B.† LISTENING:† Now, listen to the poem and† complete it with†some of†the words from exercise 1 and other school words.
At (1)Iím hopeless
At (2)I stink
In (3)Iím useless
From (4)I shrink
At (5)Iím atrocious
In (6)Iím a klutz
At (7)Iím rotten
And (8)makes me nuts
At (9)Iím lousy
?(10) Iím cursed
In †(11)Iím dreadful
My ís (12) the worst
Thereís only one subject
Iím sure I would pass
But they do not teach
†(13)in my class
My name is Martina. I live in a small town near Soria, in Spain. In my country students must go to school until they are 16 years old. First they go to primary school and then to high school. I am eleven years old, so I go to high school. My high school is big and quite old. There are many classrooms for the different groups but there are also classrooms for special subjects: We have a technology classroom, a computer classroom, a music classroom, a language laboratory classroom, a gymnasium, a library and three classrooms where we can watch videos.
My favourite lesson is Computers and my favourite classroom is the computer classroom. There is a computer for every student when we go there, so we can work individually, but we can ask the teacher if we have any question. I love surfing the internet, chatting with my friends and I am even thinking of making my own website or blog.
My second favourite lesson is Music. I can play the flute and the piano and I can read scores, so this subject is easy for me. I like it when the teacher plays classical music for us. My favourite composer is Mozart.
My least favourite lesson is Sport. I am a bit clumsy and I canít run for a long time because I suffer from asthma. But I enjoy team sports such as basketball because you have fun with your classmates.
a.†††† How old do you have to be to leave school in Spain?† 3161518
b.†††† How many special classrooms are there in Martinaís school? 9653
c.†††† What is Martinaís favourite subject? MUSICSPORTICT
e.†††† What is Martinaís least favourite subject? COMPUTERSMUSICPEASTHMA
D.† Find in the text synonyms or words with a similar meaning:
a.†††† small city† townsmallcountry
b.†††† place used for sports† laboratorygymnasiumclassroom
c.†††† alone† onlyevenindividually
d.†††† talking surfingchattingthinking
e.†††† written notes used to play music scoresclassicalsubject
f.††††† illness which makes breathing difficult and tiresomesufferclumsyasthma