Look at the three photographs of people, then read the magazine article quickly. Which photograph do you think matches each text? Write the names above the texts.
On my first day at secondary school I was very excited. My father walked to the school with me – he was very proud of me. A teacher took me into the hall with the other girls. She gave us some books and told us which rooms to go to. She used our surnames and we felt very important. My first lesson was in the science laboratory. Of course, very few schools had labs in those days. I was nervous of doing something wrong, but I was very interested and I soon stopped feeling worried. I became a scientist that day! I studied hard because I wanted to go to university to do science. And I went when I was eighteen.
I remember my first day at secondary school very well. I was eleven years old. When I arrived at the school, the playground was full of big boys, some of them looked like men to me. I was frightened. I asked some boys where to go, but no one helped me. When I found my classroom, the teacher was angry because I was late. I was miserable. I wanted to go home. Of course, I soon made friends and began to enjoy some of the lessons. But those first days were terrible.
My first day at secondary school was fun! I was with my friends from primary school, so I wasn’t nervous. In the morning, some of the older students took us on a tour of the school. They showed us the different departments like the art rooms, the computer rooms and the sports ground. Then we met our teachers and they gave us our timetables. Everyone was very friendly and we all felt quite happy. Of course, when we started lessons, we realized that the work was difficult. I could understand the science, but I couldn’t understand the maths at all. At the end of the day I was very tired! And we got lots of homework. I didn’t feel so confident then.
You are going to read about four young people searching for a pen friend. For questions 1–5, choose from the people (A–D).
• is fond of playing the guitar?
• lives in Russia?
• plays tennis well?
• has got an elder brother?
• is tall and well-built?
Hello! My name’s Pierre and I’m seventeen years old. I live in Paris, France. I have got short straight dark hair and brown eyes. I’m quite tall and slim. I love playing computer games and I can play tennis very well. I like reading too. Please e-mail me today!
My name is Tony Wilson. I am thirteen years old and I live in Liverpool in England. There are five of us in our family. My father, John, is an artist. He’s a very clever person and he’s very kind. My mother, Elaine, is very beautiful. She is tall and slim with long straight fair hair and blue eyes. She’s a very patient woman. My brother, Martin, is sixteen years old. He is tall with brown hair and blue eyes. He’s quite lazy. My sister, Karen, is fifteen years old. She’s short with green eyes. She is a bit bossy.
Hi! My name is Anna and I am eleven years old. I live in Moscow, Russia. I have got long straight fair hair and green eyes. I’m quite short and I like skiing. I can play the piano quite well. Please be my e-mail pen pal.
Hi! My name’s Mario and I’m twenty-six years old. I live in Florence, Italy. I’m tall and well-built with brown, wavy hair and brown eyes. I like playing the guitar and I love dancing. I can speak French too. Hope to hear from you soon.
VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR TEST
Choose the correct item.
1. I think she’s hoping to meet a few ... men at the tennis club.
2. There are a lot of traffic ... there.
3. If you pass your final exams at university, you get ... .
A. a degree
B. a lecture
C. a research
4. Does your friend come to his classes ...?
A. at time
B. on time
C. in time
5. How many classes do you have ... Monday?