Taste and other tales

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Taste and Other Tales
While reading Taste 1 Answer these questions. a Does Richard Pratt drink the first wine? b Why is the claret in the study? c What is Mike’s first bet? d What does Pratt then ask him to bet? e What does Mike’s wife think of the bet? f What does Mike say to Louise to show that he isvery confident? g Does Pratt guess the name of the wine correctly? h How does he do this? 2 Put these events in the right order. a c Mike goes and gets the claret. b c Richard bets his two houses. c c Mike, his wife and daughter and Richard Pratt get ready for dinner. d c Richard wants Mike to bet the hand of his wife in marriage. e c They eat fish with a Mosel wine. f c Richardguesses where the wine comes from. g c They bet a case of the wine. A Swim 3 Correct these sentences. a Mr Botibol bets on the speed of the ship. b Mr Botibol consults the captain. c Mr Botibol wants a new house. d Mr Botibol has plenty of possibilities to win the bet. e The woman at the end of the story is very reliable. 4 Who says the sentences below, and who do they say them to?What are they talking about? a ‘Going at a 150 …’ ……………………………………………… b ‘Two hundred!!’ ……………………………………………… c ‘About how long do you think he did it?’ ……………………………………………… d ‘What shall I do?’ ……………………………………………… e ‘I’m very lazy.’ ………………………………………………

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Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat 5 Find words in the story to show that these statements are false. a Mrs Bixbygoes to see the Colonel twice a month. b Mrs Bixby is disappointed by the Colonel’s letter. c Aunt Maude is very rich. d Pawnbrokers never give people the full value of the goods they exchange. e Mrs Bixby likes the way her husband dresses. f Mr Bixby does not think his wife will be pleased with the present from the pawnbroker’s. The Way up to Heaven 6 Who is being described in questions(a) and (b) and who is speaking to whom in questions (c)–(g)? a She began walking up and down the hall and whenever the butler came by, she asked him the time. b He walked down the stairs slowly, pausing halfway to look at the sky. c ‘I warned Mr Foster that you must leave at 9.15.’ d ‘I’m just going to wash my hands.’ e ‘Well … how was Paris?’ f ‘I must have left it in my bedroom.’g ‘Isn’t your husband travelling with you?’ 7 Make true sentences about the story using the following words in each one. a fear – plane – train b unnecessary – Mr Foster c six-floor house – New York d study – ready e Paris – alone The Sound Machine 8 Find the questions for the following answers. a Because Klausner phones him. b Plants cry. c Because she is afraid ofKlausner. She thinks he is acting crazy. d Because Klausner phones him again. e The branch makes a horrifying sound, as if it were crying. f Because he thinks Klausner is mad so agrees to use iodine.
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Activity worksheets

LEVEL 5

PENGUIN READERS Teacher Support Programme

Taste and Other TalesThe Leg of Lamb 9 Put these events in the correct order. a c Mrs Maloney telephones the police. b c Mrs Maloney gives Jack a drink. c c Patrick tells his wife some bad news. d c Mrs Maloney goes to the shop. e c Mrs Maloney kills her husband. f c Mrs Maloney puts the meat in the oven. g c A doctor and a photographer come to the house. h c Jack Noonan arrives. i c A policemangoes to the shop. j c The policemen have a meal. Birth and Fate 10 Find the correct answer to these questions. a Which of the woman’s other children was the oldest? ….. 1) Gustav 2) Otto 3) Ida b Which of her other children died first? ….. 1) Gustav 2) Otto 3) Ida c What is her husband’s job? ….. 1) police officer 2) postman 3) customs officer d...
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