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lunes, 11 de abril de 2011

Reading Comprehension


Exercise 1: Read the dialog and then answer the questions.

Martha: What horrible weather today. I'd love to go out, but I think it will just continue raining.
Jane: Oh, I don't know. Perhaps the sun will come out later this afternoon.

Martha: I hope you're right. Listen, I'm going to have a party this Saturday. Would you like to come?
Jane: Oh, I'd love to come. Thank you for inviting me. Who's going to come to the party?

Martha: Well, a number of people haven't told me yet. But, Peter and Mark are going to help out with the cooking!
Jane: Hey, I'll help, too!

Martha: Would you? That would be great! 
Jane: I'll make lasagna!

Martha: That sounds delicious! I know my Italian cousins are going to be there. I'm sure they'll love it.
Jane: Italians? Maybe I'll bake a cake...

Martha: No, no. They're not like that. They'll love it.
Jane: Well, if you say so... Is there going be a theme for the party?

Martha: No, I don't think so. Just a chance to get together and have fun.
Jane: I'm sure it'll be lots of fun.

Martha: But I'm going to hire a clown!
Jane: A clown! You're kidding me.

Martha: No, no. As I child, I always wanted a clown. Now, I'm going to have a clown at my own party.
Jane: I'm sure everyone will have a good laugh.

Martha: That's the plan!
Follow-up Questions

What do they think about the weather?
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What does Martha have to share?
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What are Peter and Mark going to do?
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What does Jane offer to do?
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How does Jane react to the news about the Italian cousins?
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What special plan is there?
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Why does Martha want a clown?
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Does Martha know exactly how many people are going to come? If yes, how many. If not, why not?
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How does Jane think people will react to the clown?
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Is there a theme for the party?
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