Control Work №3
Read the information about the houses of famous people. Decide what type of dwelling they have got. For questions 1-6, write a letter A-F next to each person.
PEOPLE TYPE OF DWELLING
2 Mick Jagger
3 Elvis Presley
4 Tina Turner
5 George Michael
6 Gloria Estefan A. A two-storey building with a tiled roof.
B. A huge old stone house with big towers.
C. A classical four-storey building.
D. The house bears the name of his mother.
E. An unordinary building with a garage up at the top.
F. A white house in the countryside with a flat roof.
1 Cher’s house is big and white. It’s in a beautiful valley in California and there are lots of palm trees everywhere. There’s a large verandah on one side of the house. This house has a flat roof.
2 Mick Jagger has several homes. This is a very grand house in the country somewhere in Oxfordshire. It´s called Stargrove. It’s a very old stone house and it looks like a castle with all its big towers. It looks big enough for about ten families. It has a large garden and the front of the house looks onto a big lawn.
3 Elvis Presley’s house is called Graceland. His mother’s name was Grace. Now it’s a museum and a place of pilgrimage for Elvis’s fans. It has white stone lions near the front steps and a very classical facade with white columns and steps up to the front door.
4 Tina Turner’s house is in London. It’s a classical house with four storeys. It has a basement and a small balcony at the front. The windows on the ground floor are in the shape of arches.
5 George Michael’s house is in London. It’s a very modern style. It’s an unusual house because the garage is up at the top of the house and the living space is underneath. Many of its windows are in the roof.
6 Gloria Estefan’s house is on an island in Miami called Star Island. It has a red tiled roof. Most of the house is on just two storeys. It has a swimming pool, palm trees, lawns, and a small jetty where she keeps her powerboat.
Read the article about a man who opened a restaurant, and then answer the questions. For questions 1–7, mark A, B or C. The example is given (0).
Twelve months ago Robin Parker left his job at an insurance company. He now runs a restaurant which is doing very well since it opened four months ago.
Opening a restaurant was a big change for Robin. He loves travelling and all his favourite television programmes are about cooking. One day, he read in a newspaper about a doctor who left her job and moved to Italy to start a restaurant. He thought, ´I can do that!´ His wife wasn´t very happy about the idea, and neither was his father. But his brother, a bank manager, gave him lots of good ideas.
Robin lived in Oxford and had a job in London. He thought both places would be difficult to open a restaurant in, so he chose Manchester because he knew the city from his years at university. He found an empty building in a beautiful old street. It was old and needed a lot of repairs, but all the other buildings were expensive and he didn´t have much money.
Robin loves his new work. It´s difficult being the boss, but he has found an excellent chef. He says he enjoys talking to customers and some of them have become his good friends. He gets up at 6 a.m. and often goes to bed after midnight. It´s a long day but he only starts to feel really tired when he takes time off at the weekends.
Robin´s restaurant is doing so well that he could take a long holiday. But he´s busy with his new idea to open a supermarket selling food from around the world. He´s already found a building near his restaurant.