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READING COMPREHENSION

Lisa is a 14-year old British girl who has created a blog about her last summer
holidays. Let’s read what she wrote about her summer holidays:
SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Those two weeks were perfect! I flew to Mexico and it was really amazing. The weather
was gorgeous and the hotel was absolutely lovely. The staff was very welcoming and
helpful. I went there with my family. There was a mixture of people in the hotel – big
groups of boys, couples, etc. Everyone was very friendly to each other.
Besides sunbathing and swimming at the wonderful beaches, we did lots of things there.
In fact, the entertainment team went out of their way to ensure everyone had a good
time and they really made the holiday for us. They managed to involve those who
wanted to be involved in the pool or hotel activities and left those who did not want to
take part alone. They ensured there was always some form of evening entertainment
with prizes and then organized brilliant nights out to the party zone in Cancun.
We did lots of new things in Mexico. We never saw the resident alligator but saw some
pictures of it taken by a couple who was staying there too. So it does exist! We did see
racoons and lizards and plenty of fish in the lagoon.
We found the food pretty good but a bit repetitive. It was always well cooked and
plentiful but quite basic – rice, pasta or chicken. There was always soup and a salad bar
available at lunch and dinner as well but very few real Mexican dishes – apart from the
tortilla soup which was good and spicy! The ice cream a la carte was really delicious.
What else can I say? I loved the summer holidays. I miss all that. Fly to Mexico. It’s
worth it.
A. Say if the following sentences are TRUE or FALSE. Correct the false ones with
sentences from the text.
1. The weather in Mexico was awful. _________________
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2. There wasn’t much to do there, besides sunbathing and swimming at the beaches.
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3. She thinks her trip was worthwhile. _______________
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B. Go to the text and find the words/expressions that mean the same as:

How did she travel? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ 3. What was her opinion about the food? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ 4.1. Where did Lisa travel to? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ 2. She ____________________________ (travel) by plane. 1. Not varied. __________________________ 2. ___________________________ 3. Last summer holidays Lisa ___________________________ (go) to Mexico. 3. Except for. Fill in the blanks with the PAST SIMPLE of the verbs in brackets. Answer the following questions about the text. B. Ready to use. Lisa and her parents never _________________________ (travel) by bus. 2. Use your own words as far as possible. Lisa ___________________________ (love) travelling. Fill in the blanks with the PRESENT SIMPLE or PRESENT CONTINUOUS of the verbs in brackets. Lisa _____________________ (enjoy) her holidays very much. When _______________________ (they / arrive)? . 1. 4. She _________________________________ (not travel) by car. What about you? Would you like to go to Mexico? Why/Why not? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________ II GRAMMAR A. __________________________ C. 4. 3. What ___________________________ (Lisa / read) now? 2. At the moment. 1. Lisa ______________________ (pack) her things and her parents ________________________ (clean) the house.

Complete the sentences putting the verbs in brackets in the Future with WILL or GOING TO. is always here with me because _________________ loves the ocean too. My first name is Sandy and ______________ house is in Los Angeles. ____________ love _______________ house because _______________ is on the beach. Lisa _____________________________________ (travel) to London. Lisa and her parents ____________________________ (visit) some friends next week. She saved all the money she needed to buy the plane ticket. 3 x 3 = 9 . “The door bell is ringing. 2. 1.” “I_____________________________ (open) it. _______________ sister and I have got a dog so every morning _______________ take _______________ dog to the beach. What about you? Write a text about your last summer holidays. 3. III WRITING A. Write a text of about 70 to 90 words on the following topic: Lisa loved her summer holidays.” D.C. 3 x 5 = 15 B. My best friend. in the USA. Fill in the blanks with the correct PERSONAL PRONOUN SUBJECT or POSSESSIVE DETERMINER. Lisa. ______________ parents have got a boat and sometimes they take ________________ boat and go sailing. They arranged it two weeks ago. ______________________________________________________________________ ______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________________ _______ COTAÇÕES: I – Reading Comprehension A.

3 x 5 = 15 1x6=6 II – Grammar A.C. 3 x 3 = 9 D. 4 x 2 = 8 B. 10 x 1 = 10 III – Writing A. 4 x 2 = 8 C. 1 x 20 = 20 .

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