- Read the story and mark the comparisons in the text.
The perfect birthday present
It’s Daniel’s birthday next week. His friend Jason is looking for a birthday present for Daniel. Jason hasn’t got enough pocket money and it’s always difficult to find a nice present for Daniel because he has got everything. His parents are richer than Jason’s parents; his mum is a doctor and his father is a computer expert. Daniel hasn’t got any brothers or sisters. When his parents are at work, his grandfather looks after him. His grandfather always gives him a lot of pocket money so that Daniel can buy the best computer games, the most expensive sweets and other things.
“What can I buy for him? He has got everything,” Jason asks his mother.
“Why don’t you invite him to our next camping trip?” says his mum. “That could be a lot of fun for you boys. Your cousins Martin and Kevin are coming, too. You can go swimming and fishing at the lake near the campground.”
“I don’t think that Daniel likes camping. He always stays in hotels with his parents. And it’s nicer to sleep in a hotel than in a tent,” Jason tells his mum.
“Let’s make a nice birthday card for Daniel with a tent on it,” his mother says. They draw a birthday card and on the inside they write: “Voucher for a camping weekend. Bring your own sleeping bag.”
When Daniel reads the cards he smiles: “That’s the most fantastic present. I really like camping. I think camping is more exciting than staying in a hotel. My parents don’t like camping and my grandfather is too old for camping. My father is always busy. He also works at the weekend and he says: Time is money!
Decide whether the following statements are right, wrong or not in the text.
- Daniel is eleven years old.
- Jason’s father likes fishing.
- Daniel has got a lot of money.
- They make a birthday cake for Daniel.
- Daniel gets a voucher for lunch.
- Jason and Daniel will go camping alone.
- Jason’s mother has got a good idea for a birthday present.
Fill in how much or how many.
- Sally: people are going to come to our party?
- Paul: About twenty people. Here is our shopping list. bottles of lemonade do we need? sausages do we need for the barbecue?
- Sally: I think 25 are okay. is a packet of sausages? Oh, I see, that’s £5.95. We need ketchup, too. ketchup do we need? And bread should we buy?
- Paul: I think three loaves of bread are enough. But bags of popcorn do we need?
- Sally: I put three in our shopping basket. money have we still got? I’d like to buy some ice cream, but not for the party. I’d like to eat it now.
Fill in the correct possessive pronoun.
- Mum: Sam, this rucksack is but I can’t find . Where is it? My purse is in it.
- Shop assistant: Is this rucksack ? I found it in the fitting room (=Ankleideraum).
- Mum: No, it isn’t . Look at the girl over there. Perhaps it’s . My son and I are looking for a new pair of jeans. Shop assistant: We have got some special offers. What size do you need?
- Mum: My size is 14, and is 12.
- Sam: Look at the boys over there. They are wearing some very nice jeans. My jeans are boring, but are really cool.
- Shop assistant: The jeans they have got are from a different collection. We have got a great collection, too. are as cool as .
- Girl: I found this rucksack. Is it ?
- Mum: Yes, it’s , thanks a lot. Now Sam, we can buy two nice pairs of jeans.
Translate the following sentences.
- Wie viel kostet dieses T-Shirt?
- Die Tasche ist teurer als der Rucksack.
- Basketball ist genauso interessant wie Fußball.
- Ich bin der Jüngste in der Klasse.
- Ist das mein oder dein Buch? – Es ist meins.
- Wie viele Würstchen brauchen wir?
- Mein Notebook ist älter als deins.
- Pauls Skateboard ist schwerer als mein Rucksack.