Listening My Weekend Every Saturday I get up late. At eleven o'clock I go shopping at the supermarket and the fruit and vegetable market. Then I go swimming at the local swimming pool. After that, I have lunch and then clean my house. In the evening I usually go out to a restaurant with friends.
On Sundays I also get up late. After breakfast I go swimming for some more exercise. In the afternoon I visit my parents. In the evening I cook dinner and watch TV. I sometimes read a book in bed.
1. Where do I go at seven o’clock? __________________________________________
2. Where do I go for swimming? ____________________________________________
3. What do I do in the evening with my friends? _______________________________
4. On Sundays I get up ___________ .
5. I sometimes _____________ I bed.
Reading Version 1 My working day On weekdays the alarm clock wakes me up at 6.30 a.m. and my working day begins. I am not an early riser, that’s why it is very difficult to get out of bed, especially in winter, but I got used to it. I switch on the radio and do my morning exercises. Then I go to the bathroom, take a warm shower and clean my teeth. After that I go to my bedroom to get dressed. As a matter of fact, morning in our family is very fussy, because my parents are also getting ready to go to work, and mother helps my little sister to put on her clothes and get ready for school.
At about 7 o’clock we have breakfast. As a rule, it is quick and light. It consists of a cup of coffee or tea, some sandwiches or omelets.
After breakfast I put on my coat or jacket, take my bag and go to school. Fortunately, my school is not far from my house and it takes me ten minutes to get there. On my way to school I never take a bus or a trolley-bus.
The lessons at school start at 8 o’clock. The ordinary timetable is six or seven lessons a day. The breaks between the lessons are not long, but there is one for nearly twenty minutes. At these time pupils usually go to the canteen to have lunch. I seldom have lunch there, because I have a packed one in my bag, it is juice or an apple with the sandwich.
At about three o’clock the classes at school are over. Twice a week I stay at school because I have the English language club.
Do I like to get up early? _____________________________________________
What are my usual actions in the morning? _________________________________________________________________
When do my lessons at school begin? _________________________________________________________________
How many lessons a day do I have? _________________________________________________________________
Do I like big lunch? _________________________________________________________________
Version 2 The unpopular animals of Australia You know, there are many animals that are ‘unpopular’ in Australia including spiders which are dangerous. You can find these in Sydney. If they are hungry, they will attact anything that moves. They have sharp teeth and poison. Luckily, there is an antidote if you can get to hospital quickly. There have been 12 deaths since 1927. Other ‘unpopular’ animals include dingoes. These are a cross between wolves and dogs. They are unpopular because they eat farmer’s animals.
The Queensland Government brought cane toads to Australia to eat cane beetles. Unfortunately, cane toads can’t fly but cane beetles can. Now the toads are more of a problem than the beetles. Hundreds of thousands are born every year. The toads eat everything including rare Australian animals. The toads are also poisonous to eat. Animals that eat them die. Though they are unpopular animals, some people like them and keep them as pets or write songs about them.
Questions: What animals are ‘unpopular’ in Australia? _________________________________________________________________
Why did Australian government bring cane toads to Australia? _________________________________________________________________
What danger do dingoes cause to the Australian farmers? _________________________________________________________________
How many cane toads are born every year? _________________________________________________________________
Why do animals that eat cane toads die? _________________________________________________________________