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A DAY IN LIFE OF TWO SISTERS FROM AFRICA
 
BEFORE READING
 
1 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs.
 
1  I  home from school at three o'clock.
2 My mum  my sister to school.
3  I always help my mum  the house.
4 My mum doesn't drive to work. She  .
5 My dad never  his clothes.
6 I usually  at six o'clock on school days.
7 My mum  my cousins.
8  I  breakfast for my family at the weekend.
9 My mum  the washing in our house.
10 We  to the supermarket on Saturday evenings. 
 
2 Read the text. Are these sentences true or false?
 
1 Mary lives with her dad and sister.                     
2 Jenny is Mary's little sister.                                 
3 Mary and  Jenny leave the house at 6.00.           
4 They have lunch at school.                                  
5 Mary and Jenny go to school in the evening.             
 
Mary is twelve and she lives in Zambia, in Africa. Every morning she
and her little sister, Jenny, get up at half past four. 
 
First they go out and get some water. It takes an hour to do that.
When they come home they have breakfast with their mother Lisa.
After breakfast, Lisa goes to work.
 
Mary and Jane walk to school. They leave the house at half past six and
they get to school at seven. At twelve o'clock they have a lunch break.
The school finishes at half past two and the girls walk home. They go
and get water again. They do the washing and clean their small house.
 
Their mother comes home from work at eight o'clock. Mary and Jenny
help their mum make dinner. After dinner, they do their homework.
 
Their life isn't easy, but they have got their mum, food and they
go to school. They are lucky because many children in Zambia haven't
got these things.
 
3 Choose the correct ending.
 
1 Mary gets up at   .
2 Mary and Jenny have breakfast at 
3 Their mother goes to work 
4 The sisters go to school
5 They have  at school.
6 They get water   a day.
7 Their mother makes  when she comes home.
8 Lisa comes home at  o'clock.
 
 
COLLOCATIONS (MAKE, HAVE AND DO)
 
4 Put the nouns into correct columns
 
the shopping     a break     a phone call     your bed
a shower     the washing     a lot of noise     a celebration
your homework
 
      make                        have                      do
 
          
          
          
 
5 Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs from Exercise 4.
 
1 I usually  a shower before breakfast. 
2 My mum  the shopping at the weekends.
3 My sister never  her bed.
4 My little brother and his friends always  a lot of noise.
5 I  the washing every morning.
6  They  a break when they  their homework.
7 When it's someone's birthday, we always  a celebration.
8 He often  phone calls with my mobile phone!