Reading comprehension - My school

29. 02. 2016 23:47

Hello!

 

My name is Calvin I am writing this letter to describe my school: Bill Watterson’s school. It’s a Secondary school.

I like my school. It seems to be a bit old, but it’s cool and has got character. The teachers are nice and understanding, and we have lots of activities, so we never get bored.

There are interesting places to go. There are a gymnasium and a big playground. Some pupils like going there after classes to play football. That’s my favourite sport: I call it Calvinball! I created my rules...

There is also a library with lots of old books. At first it seems to be an unpleasant place to stay because of the dust in the bookshelves. In the library there aren’t only books; there is a television, a computer, some magazines. We can play chess or even cards in there.

Then there are the classrooms. They are many. I didn’t count them. They are cosy and comfortable. There are some specific rooms, too. Some of them are called laboratories. There is a laboratory of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths. There is one computer room, I think. Pupils can go there to do their project works or homework. This is the best place for me. Finally, there is a music room. I play the flute. I think I play it well, but my teacher doesn’t agree.

I really like studying here. My favourite subjects are English and Maths.

I love my timetable. I get up at 7:25 a.m. to come to school every day. I have classes at 8:20. I finish at 3 p.m. every day. It gives me time to do after-school activities like theatre. I am studying languages and I go to the Language Club three times a week. There I can read magazines in German and French watch a foreign video and listen to music.

I think that’s all for today. I will send a map of my school for you to see as it is really big!

Write to me and talk about your school and your timetable.

Your friend,

Calvin

 

 

ACCORDING TO THE TEXT ABOVE:

1. Mark the sentences TRUE (T) or FALSE (F)

1. Calvin’s school is modern, but it isn’t cool and hasn’t got character.

2. Pupils like going to the gymnasium and the playground because they like playing football.

3. There are several rooms in Calvin’s school.

4. The computer room is Calvin’s favourite place.

5. His favourite subject is Chemistry.

 

2. Choose the best ending to complete the sentences.

1. Calvin’s teachers are...

a) old and nice.

b) nice and understanding.

c) annoying.

2. In the library pupils can...                                                                                                                 

a) read, watch TV and play chess.

b) play tennis and watch TV.

c) read and listen to music.

3. Calvinball, Calvin’s favourite sport is...

a) basketball.

b) handball.

c) football.

4. Calvin plays...                                                                                                                          

a) the piano.

b) the flute.

c) the saxophone.

5. Calvin gets up...

a) on twenty-five past seven.

b) at twenty-five past seven.

c) at twenty past eight.

 

3. Answer the following questions.

1. What can pupils do in the computer room?

2. How many laboratories are there? Which ones?

3. What are Calvin’s favourite subjects?

4. What time does Calvin finish school?

5. Does he like his school?

 

4. Finally answer to Calvin´s letter.

Write a composition about your school (about 70 words). Refer to:

• the different rooms in your school (buildings/facilities)

• your favourite subjects

• your classroom

• your timetable

 

 

ANSWERS:

1. TRUE (T) or FALSE (F)

1.      F

2.      T

3.      T

4.      T

5.      F

2. The best ending

1. b

2. a

3. c

4. b

5. b

3. Questions

1. do their project works or homework

2. four: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths

3. English and Maths

4. at 3 p.m.

5. Yes, he does.

4. Writing letter

Your own work.

 

Použitá literatúra:

https://en.islcollective.com/

Hutchinson, T.: Project 2. 3. vyd. Oxford: University Press, 2008, IBAN 978-0-19-476300-4