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A. Read the following text carefully and choose the right
option to complete the sentences on the left.
1.1. Robert
Robertisis …

My name is Robert Smith, but everybody calls me Rob. I’m
a)a)Australian
Australian
b)b) American eleven years old. I was born in Brighton, England, on February
American
c)c) English
English 26th 2000, but I live with my family in Sunderland, 388 Km
north of London.
2.2. He
Helives
lives …
… My mother is Sarah and she’s 37 years old. She’s a fashion designer. She
London.
London.
designs clothes for women. She’s tall and slim, and she’s got long curly fair hair and
a)a)farfarfrom
from
b)b) near
near blue eyes. She’s very friendly and helpful. My father is Joshua and he’s 36. He’s a
c)c) inin detective. He catches criminals. He’s a little bit taller than my mom and he’s also
slim. He’s got short brown hair and brown eyes. He’s very nice and he has a good
3.3. His
Hismother
motherisis …
… sense of humour. He is always telling jokes.
than
thanhis hisfather.
father.
a)a)much I’ve got a brother. His name is Eric. He’s 7 years old and he’s in Year 2 in
mucholder
older
b)b) younger
younger Moorlands School. I also go to Moorlands school, but I’m in Year 7. My brother is
c)c) older
older shorter than me and he’s slim. He’s got short straight brown hair and brown eyes.
He looks like my father. I look like my mother. I’ve got short wavy fair hair and
4.4. His
Hisfather
fatherisisaa blue eyes. My brother and I get along well. Most of the time we are good friends,
……person.
person.
a)a)humorous but sometimes we fight because he takes my things without asking me.
humorous
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b)b) sad
sad
c)c) serious B. Complete Robert’s fact file.
serious

5.5. Robert
Robert has
hasgot…
got… Name:
a)a)aasister
sister
b)b) aabrother
brother
Age: Date of birth:
c)c) two
twosiblings
siblings

Nationality:
6.6. Robert
Robertisis…
…than
than
Eric.
Eric.
a)a)slimmer Hometown: Place of living:
slimmer
b)b)taller
taller
c)c) shorter
shorter Year: School:
B. Match the sentence halves. Write the letters in the boxes. Two of them are not necessary.

1. Robert’s parents have got a) both slim. 18


2. Robert’s mother likes to b) the middle child in the family.
3. His parents are c) his mother.
4. Eric is d) two siblings.
5. Robert and Eric are e) help people.
6. Robert looks like f) the youngest in the family.
g) two children.
h) in the same school.

D. Now answer these questions on the text.

1. What’s Robert’s nickname? ___________________________________________________________


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2. When was he born? ___________________________________________________________________

3. Where does he live? ___________________________________________________________________

4. What are his parents’ jobs? ____________________________________________________________

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5. How do Robert and his brother get along with each other? Justify your answer. _______________

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E. Say who the words in bold refer to in the text.

1.he (line 7) _____________________________________ 8


2. I (line 11) ______________________________________

3. me (line 13) _________________________________ 4. we (line 16) ____________________________________

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A. Family Relationships. Complete the sentences.
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1. Mr. Smith is Robert’s grandfather, so Robert and

Eric are his 1. She drives a bus. She is


________________________________. _________________________________
2. He treats sick people. He is _____
2. Robert’s grandfather and grandmother are his
_________________________________
_________________________________________________.
3. She teaches English. She is _____
3. Robert has an uncle – Mr. Walker. He has two
children. The children are Robert’s _________________. _________________________________

4. Robert is Mr. Walker’s ________________________. 4. He/ She puts out fires. He/ She is

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