Common Core - May 2008

Training 2

In general Dave never wakes up early to exercise, but last Sunday, he got up at about 5 O'clock. He washed his face quickly with cold water and went to the park to meet his friend Peter and they started jogging for the first time. Every 10 metres they stopped to relax and drink water. A young woman came up to them and told them, "This is not the way to lose weight! You must run for a longer distance before you rest" Dave said angrily, "You say this because you are not as fat as we are".
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I. COMPREHENSION

A. Are these sentences TRUE or FALSE? JUSTIFY
  1. Dave is a sportsman  
  2. He usually goes jogging in the morning.  
  3. Peter is Dave's cousin.  
  4. There are two people in the text.  

B. Find in the text the opposite of:

  1. late  
  2. slowly  
  3. old  
  4. slim  

C. Answer these questions

  1. Did Dave wake up early last Sunday? Why or why not?  
  2. What did he do before he went to the Park?  
  3. Why did he go to the park?  
  4. Why can't Dave and Peter run for a long distance?  

D. What do the underlined words in the text refer to?


II. LANGUAGE

A. Choose the right word from the list.
  1. Dave didn't drink (many any a lot of) milk this morning.
  2. How (many much) children have the Bakers got?
  3. They needed only (a few a little) time to finish the test.

B. Put these sentences in the negative form.

  1. Hamid leaves school at six O'clock everyday.
  2. Peter can play tennis better than Dave.
  3. Peter always drinks milk in the morning.

C. Put the verbs between brackets in the correct tense

  1. They (write) the letter many days ago.
  2. They (like) to do karate a lot.
  3. Tomorrow morning, my friend and I (do) gymnastics.
  4. Last night, I (look) at some photos while my sister (listen) to music.
  5. My father (offer) me a new bike next week.
  6. Dave (drive) a lorry for the first time last week.

D. What is the question to which the underlined words are the answer?

  1. I need some oil to make a cake. 
  2. Yes, there are a lot of books on the desk. 
  3. Dave went to the park by motorbike. 
  4. He seldom goes jogging. 


WRITING

Write a short e-mail to your e-pal about the things you and your friends did last weekend.
Good Luck
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