Time to read!!

‘A SWIM’

Before you read. 

1) This story involves betting, and this time the auction takes place on board of a ship. What do you think the passengers bet on?

2)Check the meaning of these words in your dictionaries:

auction          deck          purser          rail  

a) Which word refers to something not usually found on a ship?

b) What is the purser on a ship responsible for?

c) What is the purpose of the rail?

d) What would poeple do on sundeck?  

 

After you read.

1) Finish these sentences

a) Every day the captain of the ship guesses the .................... .

b) Mr. Botibol thinks the captain's guess is likely to be too .................... .

c) The winner of the competition will receive about .................... .

d) If Mr. Botibol wins, he plans to .................... .

e) Mr. Botibol thinks he can slow th ship down by .................... .

f) He is careful to check the old woman can .................... and .................... .

2) Answer these questions.

(a) What does Mr Botibol bet on exactly? How much does he pay? 
(b) What did he wait for before he went to bed?
(c) Why is he alarmed the next morning?
(d) Who does he see on the deck?
(e) What reason might the person on deck have for not sounding the alarm?
(f) What does Mr Botibol tell her he does every morning?
 
 
3) Do you think Mr Botibol survived? Discuss how he might live?
4) Explain what goes wrong with Mr. Botibol's plan.
5) Compare the story and the TV episode. Find at least five similrities and five differences. Make a chart.
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Fuente: Created by Susan Zilberstein
Fecha: 17/10/2018 | Creado por: Susana Beatriz
Categoria: Reading Time
Etiquetas: Almagro, Inglés, Teens 5, 2018, Susan, Zilberstein