Monday, 13 May 2013

AN ELECTRIC MOTOR-CAR

READ THE FISRT PART OF THE STORY     
     A man was trying to build an electric motor-car. He worked in an office in the town during most of the week, but on Saturdays and Sundays he stayed at home in the country and worked on his electric car. Every Monday he told his friends at the office about his work on the car, but his news about it was never very good. Then at last one Monday morning...

1.- Answer these questions.
  • What was the man in this story trying to do?
  • What did he do most of the week?
  • What did he do on Saturdays and Sundays?
  • What did he do every Monday?
  • What was his news about the car like?
  • What do you think  happened at last one Monday morning?
2.- Choose the correct form of the verb in brakets in past continuous tense.
  • I [was biking / were biking] to school last semester.
  • He [was making / were making] a model airplane.
  • We [was caring / were caring] for the sick children in March.
  • You [was buying / were buying] donuts for breakfast at nine o'clock.
  • She [was looking / were looking] at the sign.
3.- Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in brackets in past continuous tense.
  • The child (play) _______  _________ a game with his friend when his mother called him.
  • She (think) _______  _______ of traveling to Spain, but her mother became ill, so she stayed home to care for her.
  • I (swim) _______  _______ a lot during the summer.
  • He (stop) _______  _______ often to tie his shoe.
  • We (plant) _______  _______ the garden on May 15th.
LISTEN TO THE SECOND PART OF THE STORY.



4.- Answer these questions.
  • What did the man say to his friends one Monday morning?
  • What did his friends ask him?
  • How much did it cost to get to the office?
  • Why was it so expensive?
  • Do you think it's a good idea to build a car like this one?