Find a possible opposite for the following words.
Example: new ↔ old
- future ↔ _________
- strong ↔ _________
- to destroy ↔ ________
- somewhere ↔ ______________
- to arrive ↔ ______________
- right ↔ ___________
- to stop ↔ ___________
- to be awake ↔ ___________
With or without the? Insert the article the where necessary.
Starry magazine is very popular with ___ young in Britain. There are many articles about ___ pop culture, and there is usually an interview with a star from ___ world of sports. Last week, there was an article about the success of Britain's disabled athletes. 'Marsha's page' is for people who have problems with ___ love - or with ___ life.
Quelle: Green Line 3 Gym (2007). S. 71
Read the following story about Sam. Answer the following questions in your own words.
- Who is Sam, and who is Mr Fenton?
- Why does Sam not live with his family?
- What happened in London on 2nd September 1666?
- What did Sam’s family probably do after the fire?
- Why is Sam worried in the end?
Sam was 13, and he was learning to become a shoemaker. He worked for Mr Fenton, and he lived and worked in the Fentons' house. Mr Fenton taught Sam how to make new shoes and mend old ones. Sam's own family lived in another part of London. He visited them when he had a holiday, but that was not very often, and he missed them.
On 2nd September 1666, Mr Fenton woke Sam up very early. "Quick!" he shouted. "Get up!" People were shouting, and there was a terrible smell. Something was burning. The buildings in the next street were on fire. The houses were of wood, so they burnt easily.
The strong wind was bringing the fire nearer. Everybody ran through the smoke down to the River Thames. Mrs Fenton, her children and Sam got into a boat, then Mr Fenton went back and helped to fight the fire.
Sam stayed with Mr Fenton's family for five days. He found out later that the fire had started in a baker's house in Pudding Lane. Only six people died in the fire, but it burnt down more than 13,000 houses.
On 7th September, Sam went back to where Mr Fenton's house and workshop had been. The buildings were not there any longer, but Mr Fenton was - he was busy with plans for a new house. “Your family is OK," Sam said, "but I have no news of mine. Please let me go and look for them!" Mr Fenton was a kind man, and Sam was allowed to go. His parents' house had burnt down, and he could not find his family anywhere. Some neighbours said, "They've gone to the country to stay with a man called Will. He's a farmer somewhere." Sam had an uncle whose name was Will.
Sam went back sadly to Mr Fenton. "I want to go and look for my family," he said. Mr Fenton was angry. "I made an arrangement1 with your parents," he said. "I teach, and you help. And I really need your help now. You can look for your family later."
Sam knew Mr Fenton was right: He wasn't allowed to break the arrangement. That could mean prison! But he was so worried about his family. Should he walk to his Uncle Will's farm anyway? Should he risk his job and his future?
Quelle: Green Line 3 Gym (2007). S 41
1 arrangement = Abmachung
Write a letter to Sam, and explain why he should go to Uncle Will’s farm or not. Also explain what could happen if he did/didn’t go. Write between 120 and 150 words.