Reading

Read the text and answer the questions.

My name is Alex and I’m twelve years old. I’m not good at studying or house chores, but I’m fond of sports. I go to the gym to play basketball, volleyball and tennis. I visit the gym on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I also go to the swimming pool two times a week.

My parents like my hobby, because they are good sportsmen, too. My father enjoys playing football and my mother is fond of swimming and skiing. But some weeks ago I was playing basketball with my friends and hurt my hand. It ached badly and I went to the doctor. The doctor examined my hand and said that the problem wasn’t serious.

At first I was very upset to know that I couldn’t play basketball for two weeks. But in ten days my hand was fine and I played basketball again.

Read the text and put the sentences in the correct order.

___ a) Alex likes to do sports.

___ b) Alex hurt his hand when he was playing basketball.

___ c) His parents also go in for sports.

___ d) In ten days his hand didn’t hurt any more.

Choose the correct variant to complete the sentences.

1. Alex is good at … .

a) studying

b) house chores

c) sports

d) learning

 

2. Alex goes to the gym … times a week.

a) two

b) three

c) four

d) five

 

3. Alex’s father likes … .

a) swimming

b) tennis

c) skiing

d) football

 

4. Alex couldn’t play basketball for … days.

a) seven

b) ten

c) twelve

d) fourteen

 

Write short answers to the questions.

1) How often does Alex go to the swimming pool?

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2) What kinds of sport does Alex’s mother like?

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3) When did Alex hurt his hand?

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4) Who examined Alex’s hand?

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Writing

Complete the sentences with the words: bus, souvenirs, honest, sums.

  1.  Pupils always do _____________ at their Maths lessons.
  2. My friend has brought me some nice ___________ from Germany.
  3. Do you usually go to school by ______________?
  4. Peter is an ___________ boy, he always tells the truth.

Choose the correct form of the verbs to complete the sentences.

1.Where … you usually … on Sundays?

a) do … go         b) are … going        c) will … go       d) did … go

2. Molly … basketball next Thursday.

a) doesn’t play      b) isn’t playing         c) won’t play         d) didn’t play

3. I … your e-mail yesterday.

a) don’t get      b) didn’t get      c) won’t get      d) hasn’t got

4. … Susan … on the phone now?

a) Does … speak       b) Is … speaking       c) Did … speak      d) Will … speak

Write a letter to your pen friend about the things you do about the house. Use the plan below:

  • what house chores you have to do;
  • how often you do them;
  • what house chores you like/dislike doing and why;
  • ask your friend how he/she helps his/her parents.