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Test 30.

 

PRACTICAL ENGLISH
Match the answers a-k to sentences 1-10.
Example: How old are you?
1 How are you?
2 What time is it?
3 Have a nice day.
4 What's your address?
5 What's your phone number?
6 Thank you very much.
7 I'm really sorry.
8 Here you are.
9 How much is it?
10 Can I open the window?

a Thanks. You too.
b It's half past two.
c I'm twenty-three.
d Yes, of course.
e You're welcome.
f It's four pounds eighty.
g I'm fine, thanks.
h It's 29 Cross Street.
i That's OK - don't worry.
j It's 0785-400-461.
k Thanks. What is it?

READING
1 Read the text and answer the questions.
A day in the life of a postman.
Peter Simpson is a postman. He comes from London but now he lives and works in Bristol, a big city in the south-west of England.
Today, on the World News Web, we ask Peter about his life and his job.

How do you start a typical working day, Peter?
Well, I get up at half past three in the morning,' says Peter. 'I have breakfast and a shower. I eat eggs and I always drink a lot of coffee before I start work. It's dark outside and it isn't easy to get up when it's so early and so dark. Then I walk to the delivery office. It's about 20 minutes from my house.

What do you do at the delivery office?
I work with ten other postmen. We work for four hours putting letters into bags. It isn't difficult to do but we work very fast.

Then what do you do?
At about 8.30, I take my big bag of letters and walk outside. On a typical day, I deliver letters to 600 addresses.

Do you like your job?
Yes. Well, usually. I don't like it when it rains. And I don't like working on Saturday morning when everybody is in bed. But I meet a lot of people. Old people are very friendly and I always speak to them. Some old people don't speak to many people in a day so I think it's important to say hello and be friendly. And after lunch I'm free. I don't work in the afternoon, so I can go shopping or go cycling when other people are at work. And that's great!

Example: What does Peter do?

1 What time does Peter get up?
2 Where does Peter live?
3 What does Peter eat and drink for breakfast?
4 Who does Peter work with?
5 What time does Peter leave the office to start his walk?
6 Does Peter like working on Saturday?
7 What does Peter do in the afternoon?

2 Read the text again and tick (v) True or False.
Example: Peter Simpson is a milkman.
True False

1 Peter lives in the north of England.
True False

2 Peter doesn't have a shower in the morning.
True False

3 Peter thinks it's difficult to get up in the morning.
True False

4 Peter goes to the office in his car.
True False

5 Peter lives 20 minutes from the delivery office.
True False

6 Peter works in the office for five hours every morning.
True False

7 Peter often delivers letters to six hundred houses in a day.
True False

8 Peter doesn't meet many old people in his job.
True False

WRITING
Answer the questions and write about your life.
What time do you get up on a typical day?
What do you have for breakfast?
What do you do in the morning before you go to work / university?
What do you do?
Do you have a job or are you a student?
What time do you start work or start your studies?
What do you do on a typical day?
What time do you go home?
Do you like your job or your life as a student?
Why?
What do you like about it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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