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Do you see how slim I am?

Its not on purpose and its not my nature either; theres a good reason for me keeping in shape: Mom. Shes a disaster in the kitchen, and esides eing una le to fry an egg properly, she always causes accidents. I cant keep track of all the times the kitchen was on fire !"? #?$ ecause of something weird she decided to do, despite of our ad%ice to keep out of the kitchen & especially the sto%e. She doesnt pay attention to our ad%ice and we ha%e to eat what she prepares & or at least we eat what we can & so we li%e constantly on an undesired diet. 'he last time she tried to prepare roast eef the result was a urning kitchen; Dad could arely sa%e the family and e(tinguish the fire. )hen she goes to the kitchen we start fearing for our li%es !and stomachs$ and thinking of a sickness well fake in order to a%oid the *result+. Despite the ad cook we ha%e at home, our house is always full of guests for lunch and dinner. I suspect they come ,ust to ha%e fun watching the disasters. -nd & of course & they want to e the first to tell our friends what her latest calamity was like. Mark true (T) or false (F) according to the text. You have to explain orally when its false: 'he girls mother is a terrific cook. ! $ 'he girls mom tends to cause accidents in the kitchen. ! $ 'he girls mother knows how to cook. ! $ 'he girls mom ga%e up cooking. ! $ 'he family asks the woman to stop cooking. ! $ 'he woman keeps cooking and doesnt listen to her family. ! $ 'hey ha%e to eat what she cooks. ! $ She set fire in the kitchen more than once. ! $ 'hey ha%e guests ecause they appreciate her food. ! $ )ho is the *terrific cook+ mentioned in the title? ...................................................................... Is she a *terrific+ cook? )hat ad,ecti%es would you use to descri e her a ilities in the kitchen? ...................................................................... Do you know someone whos a terri le cook? !If affirmati%e$ )hat kind of situations does this person cause? ...................................................................... )ho suffers the most with the conse/uences of family? 1(plain. ...................................................................... ad cooking: the cook or his 0 her guests 0 'he girl used two strong words to refer to her moms accidents in the kitchen. )hat are they? )hy do you think she has chosen them? ...................... ...................... ......................

)hats the most important /uality you need to e a good cook? ................................................ Do you think that learning how to cook is easy or difficult? )hy? ................................................ -re you a good cook? )hats your specialty? ................................................ )ould go to a friends house for dinner if you knew the cook is terri le? )hy !not$? ................................................ Do you think the story is real? )hy !not$? ...................................... ...................................................................... Do you think a ad cook & more than a healthy diet & can make people keep in shape? )hy !not$? ................................................................ ...................................................................... Do you think the te(t is ironic? )hy do you think so? .............................. ...................................................................... 2hoose another title for the story: ............................................ Mark the alternative you think that fits 3. 'he girls mother is a .. cook. a$ terrific a$ fat a$ endless a$ helpers $ terri le $ skinny $ healthy $ curious people $ eat c$ thin c$ low7calorie c$ guests c$ go on a diet with c$ creati%e 4. 'he girl is .. ecause of her mothers cooking. 5. 6ecause of the cook, the family is always in a!n$ .. diet. ". 'here are tons of .. for dinner at the girls house. #. 'he guests want to ... a$ ha%e fun and gossip them !ead the sentence taken fro" the story: *I suspect they come ,ust to ha%e fun watching etter:

the disasters.+ #fter expressions like: have fun$ have a (great$ good$ etc.) ti"e$ have
trou le$ have difficulty the ver sentences elow: that follows co"es in the %ing for". &o"plete the

I had lots of difficulties ............. to find your house, Sue. 8to find9 )e ha%e had fun .............. in the ackyard. 8to play9 Mom told us she had a great time .................. around the world. 8to tra%el9 1rnest will ha%e trou le ................. why he got a 2 on the test. 8to e(plain9 'he girls would ha%e fun .................... this mo%ie if they were here. 8to watch9

T'#&('!) *'Y) Mark true (T) or false (F) according to the text. You have to explain orally when its false: 'he girls mother is a terrific cook. ! F $ 'he girls mom tends to cause accidents in the kitchen. ! T $ 'he girls mother knows how to cook. ! F $ 'he girls mom ga%e up cooking. ! F $ 'he family asks the woman to stop cooking. ! T $ 'he woman keeps cooking and doesnt listen to her family. ! T $ 'hey ha%e to eat what she cooks. ! T $ She set fire in the kitchen more than once. ! T $ 'hey ha%e guests ecause they appreciate her food. !F $

Mark the alternative you think that fits 3. 'he girls mother is a .. cook. a$ terrific $ terri le

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creati%e 4. 'he girl is .. ecause of her mothers cooking. a$ fat .. diet. a$ endless calorie ". 'here are tons of .. for dinner at the girls house. a$ helpers $ curious people $ eat c$ guests c$ go on a #. 'he guests want to ... a$ have fun and gossip diet with them $ healthy c$ low7 $ skinny c$ thin 5. 6ecause of the cook, the family is always in a!n$

'he girl used two strong words to refer to her moms accidents in the kitchen. )hat are they? )hy do you think she has chosen them? +,)#)T'! % &#-#M,TY (.'!)/0#- #0)1'!) )ho is the *terrific cook+ mentioned in the title? T(' 2,!-) M/T('!. Is she a *terrific+ cook? )hat ad,ecti%es would you use to descri e her a ilities in the kitchen? 0/$ )(' ,)0T. ,+ 3)' T'!!,4-'$ 4#+$ 'T&. Do you know someone whos a terri le cook? !If affirmati%e$ )hat kind of situations does this person cause? .'!)/0#)ho suffers the most with the conse/uences of ad cooking: the cook or his 0 her guests 0 family? 1(plain. .'!)/0#I had lots of difficulties F,0+,02 to find your house, Sue. 8to find9 )e ha%e had fun .-#Y,02 in the ackyard. 8to play9 Mom told us she had a great time T!#5'-,02 around the world. 8to tra%el9 1rnest will ha%e trou le '6.-#,0,02 why he got a 2 on the test. 8to e(plain9 'he girls would ha%e fun 1#T&(,02 this mo%ie if they were here. 8to watch9