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A Christmas Carol

Activity Book

Exercises written by Anna Pyszak

Contents
Activities to chapter 1: Bah! Humbug! .............................................. 3 Activities to chapter 2: Remember my words .................................... 8 Activities to chapter 3: And you shall fly with me ............................ 13 Activities to chapter 4: God bless us everyone ................................ 18 Activities to chapter 5: To uncle Scrooge......................................... 22 Activities to chapter 6: The last of the Spirits .................................. 27 Activities to chapter 7: The end of it................................................ 32 Key: ................................................................................................. 36 Glossary: .......................................................................................... 43

Chapter I
A. Answer the following questions. 1. Who was Marley? 2. What kind of a person was Scrooge? 3. Who came to visit Scrooge in his office? 4. What was Scrooge’s nephew like? 5. What did Scrooge think about Christmas? 6. How did Scrooge’s nephew describe Christmas? 7. Why did Scrooge’s nephew come to visit him? 8. What happened to Marley? 9. Two other men visited Scrooge – why did they leave? 10. Where did the clerk go after work? B. Say whether the following statements are true of false.
True False 1. Scrooge was the only one who went to Marley’s funeral. 2. On Christmas Eve Scrooge was sitting in his office doing nothing. Scrooge promised the clerk a raise because he worked so hard. The two gentlemen who came with a visit asked Scrooge for some money. Outside his office window, Scrooge heard happy noises and saw bright daylight. The clerk was very sad when he was getting ready to go home.

3. According to Scrooge, Christmas was a humbug.
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.. During the Christmas season.......... for Scrooge............... 2.. 7.. his own way... Scrooge is an …………............ F. he may lose his _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ ........... a) way b) distance c) trip d) journey E.. Scrooge will not ... and goes home. 3.... .... Christmas is a time of .... If the clerk doesn’t follow the rules at work. The clerk blows out his . Scrooge wants to keep Christmas . and he had to read many reports and write many business letters.. C.... He was Jacob’s only friend. Scrooge heard the cheerful voice . a) problem b) interest c) affair d) business 8.……………. Every person should be given the chance to . A strict boss always tries to ... 6.... and happiness. Nobody stopped Scrooge .9... I closed the door .. Singers were singing ... There were many people in the streets and it took Scrooge a long time to make his ...…………. If you don’t want to help. 4.... I’ll make it my .…………… in the streets. 10..………….. 9........ a) made b) earn c) done d) spend 6... you may come . in the streets........ people think of others and become more _ _ _ _ _ t_ _ _ _.. Choose the best answer..... He doesn’t want to hear another sound .. 1. Scrooge walked .. .. 2. I’ll tell you a story. angry candle change fires fog carols giving homeless joy paperwork 1. more money in his life than his nephew ever would.... man. The clerk promised to be on time at work the following morning... is thick..………….. a) apart b) part c) in addition d) away 3. his list........ Marley left a lot of ....... with though. What prepositions are missing from these sentences? at from in of on out to to in 1.. you.... c.. who went to his funeral....... and the poor. his nephew... invite his uncle to a Christmas party......……………. The visitor looked ... to understanding Scrooge’s personality.. or d to complete each sentence.. Marely’s funeral.... Everyone should share in . Complete the words in these sentences. 4. 5 .. a.. the street to say ‘Hello’..... you must promise to remember it forever.......... an eye on his workers to make sure they work hard..... To .. his mind.. a) close b) far c)beyond d) towards 4... 8.. a) look b) leave c) hold d) keep 4 5.. The .. Complete each sentence with a suitable word from the box.……………......... Scrooge has . 8............. 3...... of his office angry....………... People light ... charitable cold-hearted money poor effort growl once position candles trembling 1. from the undertaker..………. to help those who cannot help themselves. 9.. 2... People should help the .... Scrooge went .. D.. a) deal b) begin c) end d) commence 2. If you imagine the greediest and coldest person you have ever met. 5......... 5. a) spend b) share c) give d) donate 7..... 7... in the spirit of Christmas...... b..... to his house......... He came ........... my way out. 6...........

in winter...... Match pairs of words that have opposite meanings... to see me? a) will.. He did not want to spend Christmas in a . 9.... Christmas comes only _ _ c_ a year... It is very unpleasant to walk in cold.............. came 2. 4. Group the words in the box according to the given categories... wind....... to visit him to invite his uncle to a Christmas party....... come b) was........ To greet someone during the Christmas season..... 2. 6.. Your voice is t_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ – what is wrong? Are you nervous before the Christmas concert? 10....3.. Choose the correct tense. we can say ‘God .. I......... Two gentlemen wanted Scrooge to give some money to the _ _ _ r.. 7.. Scrooge’s nephew always makes the _ _ _ _ _t to invite his uncle to a party.. To create a Christmas atmosphere....... cheek nose Weather fog rain eyes letter snow wind ruler lips Office tools thick dark big ugly hot Body parts J.... Scrooge’s nephew . Scrooge thinks that a Christmas dinner is a waste of _ o _ _ _..... People used to .. he left the office with a _r _ _ _.. atmosphere.. candles in the windows when it was dark......... 8.... people good because it is a kind and forgiving time of year....... The weather is . man. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 C H R I S T 7 M A S 1. Many people organize a ... people burn _ _ n_ _ _ _ in their windows........ 8..... G.. cold thin light small handsome H.._ _ a _ _ _ _.. a) would come b) had came c) had come d) was coming 3.. Solve the crossword puzzle.......... 1.... 9..... Scrooge was a tight-fisted and . Christmas . came d) will........ 3.. 6.. 5. ..... ..... 7.. The ... When .. you . is part of the face. Scrooge was so angry.. Scrooge’s nephew is disappointed to see his uncle so _ _ _ _ . a) had doing b) was doing c) did d) does 7 6 ....... you’. to celebrate Christmas with friends and family.. 5....... The town is beautiful when soft white ....... 4... falls in winter.... come c) did...

Who appeared in front of Scrooge? 7... merrily on the snow as he went home.. Marley told Scrooge about a joyful and beautiful future. 4.. the ghost made the window open.... 2......... 8 9 . The ghost had come to take Scrooge away. The fog. Say whether the following statements are true or false. to the charity fund.. An applause . .. Where did the metallic noise come from? 6.. Why did Marley have a chain around him? 9. 8. The clerk promised that he ... 5. Where did Scrooge live? 2. People had seen / were seen to light fires in the streets... 2. What happened to the knocker? 3.. Scrooge thinks that it’s only a time for . seven years ago.......... Scrooge believed in ghosts. L. Mr Marley ... Why . Christmas is a time of ........ 4.. What happened to the bell in his room? 5. . give please find jump contribute Chapter 2 A. The clerk was . A ghost was hiding under the bed in Scrooge’s room. 1...... Scrooge was so scared he fell of the chair he was sitting on............ The second ghost will come at one o’clock. Four ghosts will pay Scrooge a visit.. a) will come b) was coming c) would come d) has come 10. Christmas ..... Why did Marley’s ghost come to visit Scrooge? 8. Choose the correct form 1... in fact it hadn’t been / wasn’t light all day. 10.. only once a year.... ... Ebenezer was Scrooge’s first name........... 3. The clerk ...4.. ........ a) came b) comes c) will come d) has come 9.... early the next day. 4.. in the next room..... Marley was angry with Scrooge. True False 1... just like the first.... 9... you be happy for once? a) are b) is c) isn’t d) can’t 6.. How did Scrooge feel after the ghost’s visit? B.... 3....... 3. 8. 5........ 7.... a) hears b) will hear c) being heard d) was heard 5.. 6. 1....... His friend had been dead / was being dead for seven years now.. oneself a year older.... meanwhile. merrily as he went home. a) had thickened b) has thickened c) will thicken d) was thick. Answer the following questions. Who will Scrooge be visited by? 10... During Christmas people are . What did Scrooge do after he had run up to his room? 4..... 2. a) has died b) died c) would die d) have died 7..... As he was leaving... a) will dance b) has danced c) was dancing d) danced K.. Christmas did done / has done him good..... Complete each sentence with the correct form of the words from the box. Scrooge did not want to make a ... It was rather dark already...

.... Scrooge was so scared....... His eyes were wide open with ... 6. 5...... 4..... ghosts..... 3..................... . Marley fixed his death-cold .. 6. Choose the best answer. that hung on the door was very large..... 9... a...... 2.. a) vibrate b) shake c) pulse d) beat 5.......... Complete each sentence with a suitable word from the box. Scrooge was very tired and went to .. and pushed the door open... ..... The ghost wanted something from Scrooge....... 5.. about it.... he _ _ u _ _ _-_ _ _ _ _ _ his own door... or d to complete each sentence........ ..... there was nobody ... the ghost’s face fearfully... The noise was coming towards his ........ You could see through Marley because his body was ..C............ 10. sad large angry wide loud quiet happy narrow small calm 11 10 ... Scrooge took ..... a) suspicion b) doubt c) mistrust d) problem 4......... The knocker ... death-cold double-locked dressing-gown face flew nobody 1..... Even though the bells were ringing for a minute. Complete the following words.... to change before his very eyes.. Making a lot of noise......By the end of the evening Scrooge was absolutely .. Somewhere in the house a door _l _ _ open with a loud noise.. . 3... there was _ _ b _ _ _ under the sofa. Marley fixed his _ _ a _ _-_ _ _ _ eyes on Scrooge.. The ghost didn’t come to speak .. through a closed door.... When he was feeling safe. . 2...... 6....... .... 3...... The ghost had come ....... a) hour b) minute c) second d) time 3... He changed into his _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ -_ _ _n and had a little snack. he was very scared.. his usual restaurant... there was no ...... on Scrooge..... The ghost had entered through a ......the door....... a) seemed b) want c) appear d) made 2.. 5........ G.... Match pairs of words that have opposite meaning..... D... 2..... the table....... 7... b... There was a big knocker hanging .........The knocker turned into Marley’s _ _ _e. the stairs.. The ... ... a) sleepy b) exhausted c) tired d) weary E............. . Scrooge quickly turned the .......... to ask for mercy.. Even though Ebenezer did not believe .... bed chain door door eyes fear key knees knocker transparent 1... .. F..... 7......... his tie.... 9... a happy future... The third ghost will appear when the last stroke of twelve has stopped to ....... When he checked his room.. 4... Scrooge fell to his ..... c. When he checked his room... At first a noise came from downstairs.... 8.. What prepositions are missing from these sentences? at in of off on under up in in 1.. The man stared .. it seemed an ...... 8..... 1... Scrooge had his dinner . Then Scrooge heard someone coming .... 4... someone was pulling a heavy.

Answer the following questions... 2... mercy ............ ... a) is trapped b) was being trapped c) traps d) was trapping 4..... Scrooge . Based on the story you have read... because of his past..... 1. .. 3...... ‘There ...... 6.......... a) will wear b) was wearing c) had worn d) would wear 2.. Choose the correct form...... The ghost was so horrible that Scrooge......... The ghost made / was made the chain because he had been a selfish person.. something familiar about you.... Being very scared... Marley . for the ghosts’ visits.. When a ghost ‘pays you a visit’ we say you are.. Suddenly the ghost went / was gone.... looked at him . 6.. a) will examine b) would examine c) examined d) had examined K. tights and boots.. 4.. 3.. he walked quickly.. sitting room sofa dressing gown slippers House table stairs handkerchief bedroom boots Clothes Furniture Chapter 3 A.. ... across the hall to hide in his room.. Group the words in the box according to the given categories. 5.. 1. 7. Solve the crossword puzzle...... What was Scrooge hoping for when he went back to bed? 12 13 .. Marley ........ The ghost .. the door and window after the ghost left....... but he didn’t find anything. He is never going / will never enjoy happiness again.. What was the weather like outside when Scrooge woke up? 2. Scrooge said............ always a good man of business. afraid of him... The ghost will / going to change Scrooge’s life forever.... Jacob’s business.. I... his usual waistcoat..H. He ran into the house and quickly closed the door with a ........ Scrooge should have been / should been a good man since childhood. 1 3 4 5 6 7 E 2 B E N E Z E R J....’ a) appears b) must c) is d) would 3.. Instead of money.. everywhere..... He should listen to the ghost’s advice to .. 1......... a) should have been b) should be c) would have d) will have been 6. himself from a miserable future. Scrooge examined the room closely – he ... The first ghost will come / comes at one o’clock.. a) was being b) is c) was d) had been 5........... almost ........... 4...... The ghost warns Ebenezer to be ..... 1. choose the correct verb form... 5. 2.

3..... There weren’t any negative signs ..3. He tried to ...... boy was sitting at one of the desks. 5.. What was Scrooge dreaming about when he was asleep again? B. Scrooge could not tell the window ...... in it – he looked very young.. He wanted to see what the weather outside was like......... It was very . 7. The old ghost’s face didn’t even have one . a..... A tear .. 8... c.. a hand..... 5........ 3. Scrooge saw himself sitting by a young girl in a black dress....... and very cold.... 7. 2. a child.... He had a horrible dream. Scrooge was feeling very tired...... What prepositions are missing from these sentences? at by from like of of off 6.. The curtains of Scrooge’s bed were drawn . ......... 5. down Scrooge’s left cheek.. the glass... 6. True False 1. 4.. of the bed were drawn.. 14 .. Why did the Ghost of Christmas Past come? 5. She loved him but she had to let him go.. exhausted lonely foggy curtains went down gently holly wrinkle 1............ E...... What was the room like in which the boy was reading? 7... After some time they came up to a little brick building. The Spirit had short hair. for the hour.. 2. It was a strange figure-....... After these experiences.. The spirits were . What did Scrooge suddenly regret about the previous night? 8. Where did the Ghost take Ebenezer at first? 6...... Choose the best answer....... He was aware .... 9...... What was strange about the Spirit’s appearance? 4.. Next. least he hoped it was just a dream... his bedroom walls.... 4.......... he was very tired – in fact. his eyes on some objects in the room.... a light flashed up in the room. When Scrooge returned home. what was Scrooge afraid of? 9.. .. a) overheard b) listened c) heard d) paid attention 3. 3...... b.... him for a long time....... later years on his face.. D... Say whether the following statements are true or false... There was a little boy reading by a small fire.. 1. so he rubbed the frost .... 4... Complete each sentence with a suitable word from the box.. a) haunting b) helped c) disappearing d) appearing 15 2... The classroom was empty – only one ........ 1. When the last bell rang out....... According to the girl.. 8. What did the girl wish him? 10.. a) meet b) direct c) come d) focus 2. The spirit held some fresh green ...... in its hand.. The ghost put out his strong hand and took Ebenezer ..... C... Scrooge was afraid of falling out the window... 7............... many different smells in the air... counting. he was . 6. or d to complete each sentence.... It was quite a warm day once the darkness in the town disappeared.... Scrooge ........ by the arm.. He opened the window to see what the weather was like outside..... and the ..

He was walking along a _ o _ _ _ _ _ r_ _ _ with houses on one side and fields on the other............ 7.. 6... 4 Scenes changed very quickly. Solve the crossword puzzle..... almost ..... and serious. A ghost can go _ _ _ _ _ g _ the wall... but a ghost doesn’t because it is transparent.. 6 A ..... a) best b) worst c) better d) worse F... He tried to explain that there is nothing ....4.... noises.. The ghost comforted Scrooge and smiled _ _ _ _ _ h _ _ _ _ _ _.............. 5 A person has a ...... Down: 1 When a person gets older.......... Complete the following words................ 7 Scrooge was very . 5.... instantly youthful entirely greediness gently old roughly generosity after a while partially H. he became very ........... may walk through closed doors and windows.. Scrooge was s_ _ _ _ _ of the spirits that haunted him. as Scrooge travelled with the spirit... . ... 1 2 3 O T 4 5 6 7 8 G T Across: 2 The ghost was making very .... 3... a) disappeared b) appeared c) misplaced d) missing 5............. Match pairs of words that have opposite meaning. Scrooge had to stand face to _ _ c_ with the ghost. in the world than poverty.. He knew she was crying as her eyes were _ _ t _ _ _ with tears.. country road face heart scared thoughtfully through watery 1. Scrooge was very sad because he had seen his _ _ _ _ t break again....... 16 17 . when he saw the ghost. 4... in the air..... 8 After Scrooge saw his past. 2. develop on his or her face.... G.... 3 People say that in a haunted house spirits are ... They walked so far that the town behind them had .

a) have taken b) to take c) was taken d) take 2... up in that place..... ‘Please take me home..’ said Ebenezer...... Choose the correct verb form for each sentence.... ‘I was brought up in this place. a) has been b) was c) is d) is going to be 5. and what are you?’ demanded Scrooge. in danger of falling. Ebenezer told the ghost that he ...The spirit put out his hand and have waived / waived to Ebenezer 5. True False 1... 3. Where did the ghost take Scrooge? 7... ‘I am in danger of falling.. Whose visit was Scrooge expecting when he woke up? 2. so selfish. When Scrooge heard a voice from inside the room. . Scrooge saw himself again – he was / has been a healthy young man. Choose the most appropriate form.... What had happened to his sitting room? 5.. Who called Scrooge’s name? 4. a) had been b) was being c) has been d) was A...’ said the ghost.I.... he ran away.. It was very cold in the sitting room. a) is b) had been c) was d) were 3.... The hair of the spirit was / were white like an old man’s. 18 19 . Say whether the following statements are true or false... 2. Did Scrooge admire the happy moment for a long time? B.’ Said Scrooge.. The ghost said that he ... The light instantly flashed. him home. 4. 1... Answer the following questions. ‘Who... 4.. the spirit wouldn’t have come to see him. What did the family Cratchit do after their dinner? 10.. Group the words in the box according to the given categories. Scrooge heard loud church bells when he woke up. Chapter 4 J....’ said Ebenezer to the ghost. 1. 6.... If Scrooge hadn’t been / wasn’t so greedy.... Where was the reddish light coming from? 3.. What was Belinda doing? 8. ‘I have been so selfish.. Scrooge said that he . Scrooge told the ghost .. a) was having b) had had c) had d) have 6.. Scrooge demanded who and what he ... 1. There were many mirrors in his changed sitting room.... They have been walking / walked along the road until the whole town disappeared behind them. when the last bell rang / had rang. What was the name of the ghost? 6.. little time... 2. 3..’ said Scrooge.... ‘I have little time..... What was wrong with Tiny Tim? 9. curtains exhausted explain memories reply selfishness Verbs Adjectives lonely spirit Nouns K.. Ebenezer said that he . a) has been brought b) had been brought c) was brought d) was being brought 4...

.............. Scrooge wanted to be prepared for the second of the three ... 6..... In his room he found turkeys. 2. at their table and said prayers....... 10. 8.. 8. The Cratchit family was ... his sitting room.. 10. Scrooge put his hand ....... the fire and everyone sat around it. When Scrooge came to the door. to see where the light was coming from. Cratchit’s family was poor but very happy.. furniture... Choose the best answer...... c.. it was .... 9. 6. ..... quietly and went to the door..... 6. Scrooge was a _ r _ _ _ man. b.. in bed.. He got . way – it looked like a beautiful garden. The Cratchit family was poor. People were playing loud music in the streets......5..... F. Everything disappeared .. What prepositions are missing from these sentences..... Complete each sentence with a suitable word from the box.. The table was neatly _ _ i_ out for Christmas dinner... reddish light.. ........ a) himself b) her c) him d) his 2..... the lock.. His room was transformed in a .... The light was coming .. 3.. 4. mistletoe happened laid brave pleased walked 1..... a. The Cratchit family sat .. Complete the following words............. The Cratchit family which was quite poor had no ... When the clock struck one. a strange voice called .... a) bowls b) basin c) mixing bowls d) sinks 3. but this time he was scared.... 21 ..... a) pavement b) motorway c) way d) ways E...... 5...... 1.. The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e is a plant with white berries that is often used as a decoration at Christmas.... He lay on his bed and thought he had been .. down from in of on to up up from up 7. C..... Scrooge’s eyes... in front of their houses.... 4... all.... 2...... red-hot chestnuts and .. 7.. D. 6........... they suddenly found themselves in the city streets. The ghost of Christmas Present told Scrooge to come . – they didn’t have nice clothes and comfortable furniture. Bob wished a Merry Christmas .. After dinner one of the Cratchit children made ... . He got up and walked slowly to the ... The ghost was wearing a white coat with green fur..... 4.... Scrooge _ _ _ k_ _ slowly in his slippers to the door.... Master Peter was preparing potatoes lazily..... The people who were shovelling snow were cheerful... by his name...... nothing _ _ p _ _ _ _ _..... geese. cheerful surprising dreaming poor door spirits 1...... at the same time... Scrooge woke up from a deep sleep and sat . His bed shone with a type ... or d to complete each sentence.. 9.... sausages...... 5... a) cosy b) relaxed c) comfortable d) convenient 20 1..... When Scrooge touched the ghost’s coat.... 2.. 5...... People in the street were shovelling and scraping the snow from the ..... Although the town looked sad. of punch.. Mr......... 3... Normally. 4...... but they were happy and _ _ _ _ s_ _ with one another..... 3......

.. is a drink served at parties... 1 Across: 4 ....... Match pairs of words that have opposite meanings.. Choose the correct verb form.... spices. and pears...G... Group the words in the box according to the given categories.. Solve the crossword puzzle... or d for each sentence 1............ people lay out many different fruits.... brave bright dry frozen miserable I.......... is usually served for Christmas dinner in Britain..... .... – being kind and loving to each other – and happiness are two characteristics of Christmas..... an old-fashioned British word for Christmas pudding. as they laugh and talk together. and wine. holly turkey 2 mistletoe pear geese sausage Meat berries orange Fruit 3 4 Plants 5 6 R T J.’ said the ghost... for almost anything.. ...... the Ghost of Christmas Present... Scrooge ... c......... a) was b) had been c) was being d) is 3. a. A voice asked Scrooge to come in............ 6 7 During the Christmas season. b.. such as apples.... . When people spend time together.............. they are joyful and . ...... 23 .. ‘Touch my coat. his coat........ It is made by mixing water.. a) prepared b) was prepared c) was being prepared d) being prepared 2.... a) had better touched b) had touched c) that he touch d) to touch 4. According to tradition . juicy timid boiling gloomy cheerful H. a) come in b) to come in c) came in d) has come in 7 Down: 1 2 3 5 22 When you stand with someone under the . The Spirit said he .’ said the voice. fruit juice.......... you should give each other a kiss... The Ghost told Scrooge ........ ....... ‘... The Spirit said: ‘I am the Ghost of Christmas Present’.....

.... True False 1... Complete each sentence with a suitable word from the box....... a) pains b) ache c) painful d) hurting 2.’ 5....... a) bright b) lightly c) dazzlingly d) gleaming 5. Ebenezer and the Spirit were flying past many towns.. Answer the following questions.. 2.... b.. 5.. 3.... 1..... a strange voice called / had called him by his name...... Scrooge’s nephew told his sister...... 3. 2. moments of life.. He . There was / were nothing very cheerful in the climate of the town.... a) nephew b) cousin c) son-in-law d) niece 3. D.... How were the people in the hut dressed? 4. a) huge b) monstrous c) small d) average 4. says d) sit. Choose the correct form.. The clock struck one and nothing happened / had happened.. Was Scrooge dreamt / dreaming? 2... 1......... And almost as soon as Ebenezer fell asleep.. Ebenezer wanted to thank his nephew.... Scrooge’s nephew made a toast to the time spent together.. or d to complete the sentences. a) enjoying b) pleasantly c) unpleasantly d) pleasant 25 . cake for Christmas dinner. c. burial-places familiar humbug raised struck Chapter 5 A.... 24 1....... There weren’t any lights in the streets.... What was said about the length of the Spirit’s life? 7.. ... When Scrooge realized what he had done. Scrooge entered but did not want to met / meet the Spirit’s eyes. and dropped his voice in tune with the wind’s music as he was singing the Christmas song. He had to know her...... When Ebenezer saw the mountains. 3...... What was Scrooge feeling when he saw his niece for the first time? 5.. The family .... 5. is the son of your brother. Scrooge knew the song the miners were singing.. 4.5.. prayers. Ebenezer realized that he had missed some of the most pleasant moments in life. a) sit.. the bell . he felt a deep ... down at the table.. 6.. ‘He said Christmas was a ..... As he came down the stairs.... of giants......... he thought that these must be the . in heart. Greedy people lose their most . and . 1. What did Ebenezer see after coming back to his room? B. What were the walls of the hut made of? 3. C.... A . about her. 7.. 4.... Grandma made a .. at him... a. The Spirit said to Scrooge... What did the nephew say about Scrooge’s money? 6. There was something .... The room was full of light – it was ......... The miners in the hut were sitting around the table.... ‘Look at me!’ The Spirit asked Scrooge ... Say whether the following statements are true or false..... say b) sat.. a) look b) to look c) looked d) to be looked 6............. said K.... said c) sat... Where did Ebenezer and the Spirit appear first? 2. Choose the correct answer... twelve. . 4...

. even if it may hurt the other person... When there is something .. Group the words in the box according to the given categories. 2. They were watching the sunset until darkness fell completely ... if everyone knew the Christmas story...... It seemed .... Scrooge stood up and looked ... time to time all people were joining in the chorus. 4....... with Scrooge.. the Spirit but couldn’t find him anywhere..... his heart... he only felt pity for him. I.. 5.......... The water ...... 6...... we always think we have met them before.. and ... A girl was singing a beautiful song. money. 5.... After the horrible event Ebenezer felt a deep pain ...... brief foreign love pity raised mood 1.. Scrooge’s nephew couldn’t be . Scrooge felt very warm when he heard the wordsof _ _ v_ and hope.. down the fall – it makes a very loud but beautiful sound...... 2. He feels very sorry for him.. Match pairs of words that have opposite meaning... The life of the Spirit was really _ r_ _ _ – he would die shortly.. After that............. 3....... the nephew _ _ _ _ e_ a glass of wine in his uncle’s honour............ He didn’t understand how people could have a comfortable life .... Scrooge turned around and found the Spirit standing ...... amazing mud Nouns dark pleasantly niece poverty Adjectives moments mist Adverbs wealth naturalness miserable forget separate 27 . Fred feels _ i _ _ for Scrooge..... 7... 6. G... Complete the following words. When the Spirit was smiling ..E...... F.. 6. 2... Solve the crossword puzzle.. 3. 4.. A ...... They were flying past many _ _ _ e_ _ _ lands – they were places Scrooge didn’t know......... 3. lies are terrible... about a person.. 5.......... the world like a cold blanket..... 4. he had a huge smile on his face.. his side. Scrooge was feeling very good that day – he was in a very good _ _ o_. is a different word for a cemetery.. You should always tell the ......... humbug join cheerful remember poverty 26 1.. 1 2 3 4 5 6 H U M B U G - 1. What prepositions are missing from these sentences? as by for from in over without H....

.. Ebenezer never had / never hadn’t friends because of his greediness.. How was the last Spirit dressed? 2. Choose the correct form..... At the graveyard.... until they reached the house of Bob Cratchit.. Scrooge’s niece said that he ... . 1.. The nephew said that he ...... any patience with uncle Scrooge.J... Who were the people they met in the city centre? 5... fact......... ‘I suppose you are right.... that Christmas was a humbug.. a) haven’t got b) didn’t have c) didn’t has d) hadn’t have 3... 5... ................... funny man.’ said the nephew.... the Spirit pointed ... Seeing the good times he miss / had missed he felt deep pain in his heart.. The two businessmen spoke warmly of Scrooge......’ declared Scrooge’s niece..... When the Ghost came near. 29 . 1. 3. What prepositions are missing from these sentences? along down in on to with 1......... What part of the city did the Spirit take Scrooge to? 4. The Ghost said many important things to Scrooge. 2. 3. 4.... Scrooge’s niece said that she .. Was Camden Town a rich area of the city? 7.... Answer the following questions... Where to did the Spirit take Scrooge next? B........ ‘I can’t be angry with him.. ‘He has always been a funny man.. Walking along the streets they could saw / saw brightness of the fires. 4. in the heart of the city. Scrooge bent ... Choose the correct verb form for each sentence.... grief. ‘Uncle Scrooge said that Christmas was a humbug...... 2....’ said Scrooge’s niece.. True False 1. a) can be b) couldn’t be c) can’t be d) could be 5. Ebenezer got really scared when he has flown / flew with the Spirit past the sea. one grave..... right...... 2. The Ghost’s shadow carried Scrooge . ‘I have no patience with him.. Did Scrooge understand their conversation? 6. 6... The Cratchit family was shaken ......... The Spectre and Scrooge walked .. How did Scrooge feel about the silent shape of the Ghost? 3.. Chapter 6 A..’ said Ebenezer’s nephew. Ebenezer’s nephew cried that uncle Scrooge .. ‘Uncle Scrooge doesn’t make his life comfortable with money.. a) would say b) had said c) has said d) said 6. a) always was b) always been c) had always been d) has always been K. 28 5.. Scrooge turned round and has found / found the ghost floating behind.. 6. 1. angry with him.. Scrooge’s niece supposed . The Ghost and Scrooge were.. .......’ said Scrooge’s niece.... a) hadn’t made b) didn’t make c) can’t make d) wouldn’t make 4. Scrooge had never met / never met his niece before. Say whether the following statements are true or false. C..’ cried Ebenezer’s nephew... a) he was b) he is c) he has been d) he has being 2... his life comfortable with money. Ebenezer’s nephew said that uncle Scrooge ..

........ 2.. feared hurried neglected outstretched pointed thankful 1.. 2..... at the death of their youngest son... Complete the following words. Scrooge’s room was filled with unhappiness and ...... 6..... conversation misery grief hood knelt purpose stone 1....... In the streets... When Scrooge saw the Spirit. Scrooge bent down and .. a) unimportantly b) importance c) important d) importantly 30 31 . a) gloomily b) darkly c) happy d) gloomy 4. 6. d to complete each sentence. Camden Town was full of drunk and ugly people. sometimes stopping to speak with others... and dress disappeared... His legs trembled beneath him... about Scrooge – they couldn’t say much good about him... 3. and miserable... and he found that he could hardly .. To describe the two businessmen.. The Cratchit home was filled with .. 3. under him – he couldn’t stand... of a neglected grave... a) deadened b) dead c) alive d) deadly 5... a) poor b) miserable c) wealthy d) unfortunate F... Match pairs of words that have opposite meaning...... Complete each sentence with a suitable word from the box... Scrooge _ _ a_ _ _ the silent shape.. Scrooge was in despair and promised to change. nobody towards live deep neglected away cared for die everybody shallow D. The Ghost let him erase his name off the grave. The Spirit’s ghostly .... of the Ghost’s visit was to help Scrooge.. 6. the Spirit pointed to a grave...... The .. 4...... At the end.. The spirit didn’t answer any questions but _ _ i_ _ _ _ with his hand... The cemetery was filled with n_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ graves. – they were men of business... 5..... Choose the best answer. 4. which belonged to Scrooge..... G... Scrooge saw Bob Cratchit crying like a child because his son had passed away..... one can use the words . c............. When Scrooge saw the churchyard his legs went .... and important.. 5.. 1. in front of the Ghost. The town was .......They saw two men in the street...... a.. 4. 7.. ... a) stand b) weep c) cry d) sing 2.. At the graveyard.3.... he couldn’t see anything else but an _ _ _ _ _ _ _t _ _ _ _ hand.... E... b. These men were very . Scrooge read his name upon the . 3........ Scrooge was ready to follow the Ghost with a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ l heart.. 7. – a great feeling of sadness and loneliness.. Two gentlemen had a short . 8.. 5.... merchants _ _ r_ _ _ _ up and down.. Scrooge vanished.....

. shut out the lessons that the spirits teach..... Scrooge asked.. Scrooge asked the Ghost........ was c) isn’t. c..... was 2. a) died b) has died c) had died d) had dies 5.. is d) weather..... He also said. is b) whether. 1.. Choose the correct answer. in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Future? a) weather............... and misery. a) won’t b) wouldn’t c) would d) will 33 ........... to objects to make Scrooge understand.. slowly silently feared gave visible outstretched pointed carried obscure quietly Adjective Adverb 2 L 3 B 4 5 Verb Y 6 O U R R T 7 N 8 J.......... Down: 1 Camden Town is a very dirty and foul part of town....... had been 6. and sadness remained ... ...... ‘How are you?’ One of the gentlemen asked how ..... 8 After Tiny Tim died........... b... speak to him.H.... a) would b) will c) won’t d) would not 3.. C R Across: 2 The ghost brought along with him an air of ......... People who live in Camden Town create an atmosphere of .. . 4 . than it had been on Scrooge’s first visit. was c) whether. ............ ‘Am I in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Future?’ said Scrooge? Scrooge asked .... 3 People say it is the most ...... 1 I.. only his little ...’ He also promised he . and filth..... That’s why it can be described as ... a) he was b) was he c) are you d) he is 4. or d for each sentence... .... he .... is another word for a piece of clothing... ‘I will not shut out the lessons that the Spirits teach..... ‘Will you not speak to me?’ Scrooge asked the Ghost whether he .............. 7 The atmosphere in the Cratchit family house was much ... One of the gentlemen said... Solve the crossword puzzle.... the man he ... part of town........ Scrooge cried.... Groups the words in the box according to the given categories.... has been b) wasn’t..... ‘I am not the man I was!’ Scrooge said that he ...... ‘Why has the child died?’ Scrooge asked why the child ......... 5 6 32 The Ghost won’t say anything but will .... a......... had been d) wasn’t.. a) wasn’t...

. Scrooge had so many good .K. a) certain b) never c) always d) care 2.... that his cheeks were shining with happiness.. What did he promise to Bob? B.... The Ghost looked silent / silently and strange. ..... ‘I usually don’t come late. What did Scrooge ask the boy to do for him? 5. 6... Bob as he was trembling with fear. The boy went to the shop very slowly....... As he was standing at the door... 1. the clock ...... ‘It’s only once a year.. a) problems b) smiling c) laughter d) chuckle 4... Choose the correct answer. 2. Choose the correct form.. What was Scrooge doing when he left the house? 6. Scrooge was still a very sad man... 5.... .. b... He went to work late the following morning..... Scrooge told the boy to ... Whom did Scrooge surprise in the afternoon? 7.. 3. Scrooge started to tremble when he saw his grave because he could see him / himself dead.. a. the knocker caught his .... 5... Complete each sentence with a suitable word from the box. eye hands intentions prize shot struck Sunday Chapter 7 A. c.. a) come b) return c) returned d) came 3.. Scrooge knew exactly what day of the year it was. sir.. . What promises did Scrooge want to keep? 2. 4... The boy was off like a ... back with everything in less than five minutes. 5... Scrooge saw the ghost’s outstretched / outstretching hand.. If the Ghosts wouldn’t have shown / hadn’t shown Scrooge his miserable life.. Say whether the following statements are true or false. I’m quite a baby. Why was Scrooge crying? 3. Scrooge did not keep his promises. Scrooge paid for everything with a . C..... ‘I don’t know anything... 3. 1.. Bob was already waiting for him at the office... a) give b) gave c) make d) made 5. he wouldn’t have changed.. turkey for Scrooge..... Scrooge had to / must make some changes in his life if he wanted to live a long and happy life..... As Scrooge was waiting for Bob.. True False 1.. 4. nine. D.....’ a) says b) begged c) asks d) begs 35 Scrooge was very surprised that a walk could give him so much pleasure... ....... 4.. 3..... 1...’........... 2. The scene had changed again and they were facing / are facing an entrance to a churchyard...... and laughing. mind.. 34 1.. 6....... clothes... The boy in the street was wearing his .... 7. . him pleasure. What question did Scrooge ask the boy in the street? 4. Scrooge said.. Scrooge was so enthusiastic he was rubbing his .. He ran to bring the .. Scrooge was happy and everything . Answer the following questions. 2.. 6.. or d to complete the sentences. 7.......

And then Scrooge smiled and promised to raise Bob’s _a _ _ _ _...... the boy... caught fresh heart laughed obvious salary tremble 1..... The knocker c_ _ _ _ _ his eye..... Scrooge ran . so he was off like a .. because he was so energetic and optimistic.. 6 7 A beautiful poor girl caught his .... He was . on time kind more warm unpleasant 2 He laughed out . They’ll discuss Bob’s situation over a ... light as a feather..6.... 37 ... 7....... Scrooge had set his _ _ _ r _ upon catching Mr. The air was cold and _ _ _ s_ ....... G............ He was laughing for no _ _ _ _ _ u_ reason..... whether the turkey was still for sale..... What prepositions are missing from these sentences? as at for in of to to H..... to get the turkey.. .... 2.... 3.. 6... Cratchit late for work............ F.................... 1 2 3 E Q 4 5 S 1.... 3 Scrooge .. he had many good. 5..... 4 He had his ....... of soup.... 3... with fear because he was late for work.......... he watched him _ _ _m _ _ _ with fear.. There were tears . He _ _ u_ _ _ _ out loud........ Down: 1 Scrooge could not believe it that a walk – that anything – could give him so much .. He called downwards ..... The Butcher’s shop was in the next street .. 2...as he was walking down the street.... Match pairs of words that have opposite meaning....... Complete the following words... 4.. joy on his cheeks. the corner.. 7.......... 5 Bob . Scrooge quickly got dressed and was waiting .... the window..... .... wicked cold delightful less late 36 M 6 7 Across: 3 When Scrooge got up in the morning....... the present.. set upon making Bob’s life easier.. a) bowl b) bowls c) basin d) washbasin E...... 6. When Bob came in late.... Scrooge wants to live ............ He wanted to receive half-a-crown. 4... 5. Solve the crossword puzzle......... a boy in Sunday clothes.

Key Chapter 1 A. his word and helped Bob’s family. 4... He asked the boy whether he . carols 10. B. fog 2... The turkey was still hanging / still hung there.. 1. a) was going b) went c) goes d) had gone 5. 3.. 1.... inside.. 1.. poor 7.. 6. on 9.. F 9. 7.. 8... out his head. d) 5.... The clerk went home. giving 5.... ‘I haven’t missed it’. a) 6.. forgiving. F 7. charitable and pleasant time. He said it was a kind. 9. there with his mouth open.. T C. a) kept b) keeps c) was keeping d) has kept 7.. growl 39 .... b) 2. homeless 6. d) 8. Marley was Scrooge’s business partner... mean and tight-fisted person. trembling 10. a) 4. a) E.... Scrooge thought it was a humbug. Christmas comes / came only once a year. Sprits can do anything they like / liked.. ‘It’s Christmas Day!’ said Scrooge to him / himself. 38 2.. Scrooge opened the window and .... fires 9. at 8. F 5... a) stands b) standed c) stood d) was standing 6. 5. 1. He came to invite his uncle to a Christmas party.. J. T 6...I. to 2. F 8. He . The two gentlemen left because they knew Scrooge wouldn’t change his mind and wouldn’t give them any money.. He was walking around until he saw a church.. Marley died seven years ago. 1. a) was putting b) put c) had put d) putted 2.... angry 3. for everything happily before he left the house. T 4.. Scrooge spoke with the boy. position 2.. of 4.. His nephew came to visit him in his office. cold-hearted 6. He was warm and handsome. paperwork 4.. a) knows b) had known c) knew d) knowed 3. F 2.. He asked the boy to come back with the man and promised to have given / give him a shilling.. He . once 9... 5. a) paid b) payed c) was paying d) has paid 4. Bob was shocked and he just .. a) becomes b) became c) become d) has become K. 1. a friend to all people and lived with them in harmony. b) 7. Choose the correct form... 1. fog fresh laugh merrily mist perfectly stirring wicked wonderfully Nouns Adjectives Adverbs 3. Scrooge was a very cold. 10. Group the words in the box according to the given categories.. if they’d sold the turkey. candle D.. Choose the correct verb form for each sentence. 4........ 6. charitable 3. in 3.. money 5. He ... Scrooge . in 6. to 5... a) 3... 2. change 8.. from 7. effort 4. It was a pleasure to talk to himself / him.. out F. 1. F 3.. candles 8... joy 7....

slippers. off 6. door 10. in F. a) 3. sofa clothes: dressing gown. 1. b) 9. fog. handsome-ugly H. a) 8. c) K. d) 6. A ghost appeared in front of Scrooge. up 7. pleasant 4. a) 6. under 5. contribution 2. F 2. C K R I I. c) 5. 5. 9. sad-happy large-small angry-calm wide-narrow loud-quiet H. will 6. T C. F 7. a) 4. nose. death-cold G. b) E. b) 7. small-big. at 4. fear 4. 1. will come 40 41 . 2. knees 2 3 B 4 6 P A 8 P L 9 B L 1 C U B 5 R 7 E E C H R I S T M A S O E N T N Y E S S L D E K I N G O W A N A N T 9. b) 4. of 9. was gone 2. and with time. The knocker seemed to change into Marley’s face. 8. nobody 4. He was very tired. 6. it started to ring loudly. He will be haunted by three ghosts. handkerchief J. 3. 1. light-dark. transparent 8. eyes. made 4. had been dead 2. Scrooge lived in the same house which once belonged to Marley.G. 7. finding 5. weather: rain. c) K. b) 2. jumping 1 3 4 S 5 6 7 F 2 E B E A R F U L L Y A N G E A D R E E E D D L Y D A V P R H A U N T E Z C H E H U R P Chapter 2 A. in 8. face 2. letter J. hadn’t been 3. thin-thick. a) 2. F 3. 1. d) 5. 4. a) 2. F 9. 1. I. He had a chain around him because he had made it himself by being selfish human being. will never 5. double-locked 3. snow body parts: cheek. 1. key 3. F 5. B. were seen L. a) 5. giving 3. bed D. flew 6. 10. in 2. dressing-gown 5. door 6. c) 3. 1. c) 10. house: sitting room. d) 4. should have been 3. stairs furniture: table. F 6. c) 3. 1. cold-hot. T 8. The noise came from down deep in the house. knocker 2. He came to warn Scrooge. on 3. A bell began to swing. bedroom. T 10. 1. 1. 1. He double-locked his room and checked that nobody was there. eyes 7. has done 4. F 4. boots. chain 5. lips office tools: ruler. wind.

heart 7. lonely Nouns: curtains. They sat down together by the fire. spirits 2. It was very foggy and cold. He came to help Scrooge. His sitting room had been transformed. watery 4. there were only wooden desks there. 6. 4. its hair was white like an old man’s but he didn’t have any wrinkles in his face. 1. 10. He regretted that he hadn’t given the carol singer anything when he came to sing the previous night. It looked like a child. He was hoping that his dream had only been a nightmare. F 3. was 3. wrinkles 4.c 3. 2. 1. It was bare. hadn’t been 6. at 3. His name was the Ghost of Christmas Present. wrinkle 4. 1. The light was coming from the sitting room. exhausted E.b 2. waived 5. F 4. holly 5. through 3. lonely 8. He was dreaming of himself when he was younger. He was expecting the second of the three spirits. She wished him a happy life. up 9. Verbs: explain. F 3. scared 2. country road 5. by C. on 6. thoughtful Down: 1. a) 3. pleased 6. T I. rang 2. B. He took him to the city streets. c) 2. F 5. 5. T 8.Chapter 3 A. 1. reply Adjectives: exhausted. up 2. T 4. T 7. poor D.b 5.c 6. scared 8. There was a light flashing from its head. shadow 7. a) E. T 9. d) F. like 4. door 4. face G. juicy-dry timid-brave boiling-frozen gloomy-bright cheerful-miserable D. 1. First he took him to place where Scrooge was brought up. went down 7. Tiny Tim couldn’t walk properly and he had to carry a little crutch. F 8. F 6. a) 4. spirit. 8. Scrooge was afraid of the world. 3. No he didn’t because the scene vanished. in 7. 1. 1. T 9. 8.b 4. surprising 5. ghost 42 43 . of 7. 3. mistletoe 5. F 5. cheerful 6. brave 2. 10. foggy 2. from 4. walked Chapter 4 A. 1. Across: 2. 6. F 2. of 3. 4. down 8. up 5. was 4. b) 3.T 2. 1. F 6. strange 3. 1. T 10. 1. c) 4. B. from 2. 5. 2. 9. laid G. selfishness J. T 7. 1. walked 4. to 10. 9. A strange voice called his name. curtains 3. 1. F C. thoughtfully 6. 7. 7. 1. instantly-after a while youthful-old entirely-partially greediness-generosity gently-roughly H.a K. gently 6. happened 3. Belinda was sweetening up the apple-sauce. of 5. floating 5. d) 2. from F. a) 5. dreaming 3. instantly 6. memories. off 6.

F 5. it wasn’t. 5. T 4. burial-places 2. knelt 2. The spirit was wearing a black piece of clothing. poverty.raised 3. 1. had never met 3. holly meat: turkey. Scrooge was afraid of the Sprit.pity 2. a) 3. b) 6. 6. mistletoe 2. found 6. 1. He took Scrooge to a graveyard. b 6. plants: mistletoe. 1. It was quite poor. 2.love 6. F 7. for F. No. d) 4. 1. as 4. oranges 7. on 5. b 3. 5. 4. F D. 1. with 6. d 4. c K. hood E. Across: 4.P L A C E I.brief 5. b) 2. in 6. familiar D. humbug 5. T H U N 2 T R U T H 3 F A M I L 4 B R O 5 B U R I 6 A N G R Y 1 D E R S I A R A D L Y A L . 1. 3. sausage fruit: berries. turkey 5. b) K. Nouns: moments. meet 5. without 7. niece.raised 4. 1. plum-pudding 6. along 3. 1. dreaming 2. a) 2. down 2. F 2. Everyone was dressed in their holiday clothes. T 7. 2.mood 3. flew Chapter 5 A. warmth I. struck Chapter 6 A. c) 3. They were very important businessmen. No. T 6. T C. from 3. a 5. mist. 4. 3. 1. 1. B. called 4. mud Adjectives: dark. happened 3. orange. It was said that the Spirit’s life was very brief and that it ended that night. F 3. he didn’t. amazing. misery 3. He said ‘He doesn’t even make his own life comfortable with it. saw 2. geese. by 5. had missed 5. over 2. They were made of mud and stones.foreign G. He saw a dark hooded figure coming towards him. 5. never had 4. b. cheerful Down: 1. F 3. punch 3. They first appeared at a place where miners live. to E. d) 4. T 5. B. 1. conversation 5. 1.’ 6. a) 5. T 4. Scrooge felt a deep ache in his heart. 1. pear J. grief 6. F 8.b 2. stone 7.T 2. b 4. in 4. 1. b) 5. hooded Adverbs: pleasantly J. c) 44 45 . was H. He took Scrooge to the heart of the city. purpose 4. 7. 1. 7. T 6. humbug-naturalness join-separate cheerful-miserable remember-forget poverty-wealth C.b 4.H. a 2. a 3.

1. different 8. 1. F 6. d) 3. F C. give 4. 4. shot Down: 1. tremble 7. b) 2. inquired 4. caught 5. heart 6. himslef 5. feared 4. Sunday 3. a) 7. for F. c) 6. loud 3. b) 2. 1. 1. He promises Bob raise his salary. to 6. intentions 5. comes G. b) 5. quietly J.Across: 2. perfectly J. himself 5. c) 3. a) 4. as 4. in 2. at 7. hands 6. carried adjectives: visible. a) 4. silently. outstretched 2. T 5. obscure 4. c) 5. laugh adjectives: wicked. pointed 3. was still hanging 3. heart I. eye 7. gave. outstretched 2. b) 5. him 2. had to 6. 1. 1. shot 4. prize 5. a) 3. fog. 2. He was crying because he was so happy. obvious 3. d) 4. d) 6. F 7. 5. his nephew’s wife and their guests. obscure. silent 3. the present and the future. merrily. 1. Scrooge asked him what day it was. hurried 6. eye 7. verbs: pointed. hadn’t shown Chapter 7 A. The boy asks the boy to run to the Butcher’s and to buy the prize Turkey for him. like 6. garment 5. 7. Scrooge promised to live in the past.F. 3. F 2. 1. nouns: mist. feared. intentions 2. stirring. a) 46 47 . b) 6. fresh adverbs: wonderfully. Scrooge was dancing merrily.Across: 3. laughed 2. outstretched adverbs: slowly. gloom 7. filthy 3. of 3. fresh 4. 6. salary G. struck D. neglected E. F 4. point 6. 1. crutch Down: 1. 1. nobody-everybody towards-away live-die deep-shallow neglected-cared for H. B. b) K. pleasure 2. wicked-kind cold-warm delightful-unpleasant less-more late-on time H. b) K. He surprised his nephew. were facing 4. thankful 5. 1. crime I. trembled 6. to 5. b) 2. F 3.

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