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Words "A"____Paola and her jealous boyfriend

A-1 Ask & answer the following questions with a friend____Then Click HERE to test yourself____Then try the gap fill or interactive test

  1. Are you able to drive a car?
  2. How often were you absent from work or away from college or school last year?
  3. Have you ever accompanied a singer on a musical instrument?
  4. Have you ever accompanied a boy/girl friend to a pub, disco, night club or casino?
  5. How well did you do when you first went to school according to your teachers?
  6. What was your worst habit when you were a baby according to your parents?
  7. What is your worst habit according to your best friend?
  8. Has anybody ever accused you of something you didn't do?
  9. Has anybody ever accused you of something you did do?
  10. Are you accustomed to taking your shoes off when you go into a house?
  11. Who do you feel most admiration for, film stars, pop singers, footballers or teachers?
  12. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being you?
  13. Do you feel equal affection for all the members of your family?
  14. Are you afraid of any insects or animals?
  15. Are you afraid of making mistakes with your English?
  16. Do you agree with your parents' opinions about most subjects? Is there anybody in your family with whom you disagree strongly?
  17. When you first started school, were you ahead of most of the other children in reading and writing?
  18. Have your parents made any financial allowance or has your employer given you any holiday allowance for your visit to England and The English Language Centre?
  19. Would you make any allowance for someone who was very rude to you if their mother or father had just died?
  20. When was the last time you were really angry or annoyed with someone? Why were you so annoyed with them?
  21. Have you ever been anxious about an examination, a visit to the dentist or hospital treatment?
  22. What is the longest period of time that you have lived apart from your parents or your partner?
  23. Have you ever apologized for something you did or said?
  24. Which jobs have you applied for before or what kind of work do you think you will apply for in the future?
  25. Have you ever argued with your best friend about anything? What did you argue about?
  26. Have you ever done anything which either you or your parents were ashamed of?
  27. When you telephone home, which member of your family, pet or friend do you ask after first?
  28. Have you ever asked for the manager in a hotel, shop or restaurant when the service was very bad?
  29. Have any of your friends ever been astonished at your skills, abilities and achievements?
  30. Have any of your teachers ever been astonished at your good or bad performance in any school subjects?
  31. Which of your possessions are you most closely attached to?
  32. Did you ever become closely attached to a family pet when you were a child? If so, which animal was the pet?
  33. What is your attitude towards smoking in public places?
  34. What is the main attraction of visiting another country?
  35. Do you think you are normally aware of what other people in the same room are thinking and feeling?

Gap fill ____Paola and her jealous boyfriend

A-2 Fill in the missing particles: [Click HERE for interactive version]

Paola had applied _______ a place on a Psychology Course at a British University, but she was aware _______ her low level of English and anxious _______ meeting the language requirements of the course.

Consequently, she decided to do an English Course first. At first she wanted to study in London. This was her dream. But then she thought about the expense and disadvantages _______ studying in a noisy, polluted city and the attractions and advantages _______ learning English in Brighton, a town which her friends described as London-by-the-sea.

Her first problem was that she didn't have any money, but her parents agreed _______ her plan and decided to help her. They gave her some money. This was an allowance _______ her course fees and living expenses. It was not enough to cover Paula's appetite for discos, pubs, night clubs and casinos.

Paola's second problem was Alberto, her very jealous boyfriend. She had often argued _______ him _______ her plan to study at a British University. On one occasion, Paola became so angry_______ him and Alberto became so annoyed _______ her that they started to fight on the pavement outside an Italian night club. In fact, Alberto accused her _______ being unfaithful to him and she broke his nose. They were both ashamed _______ their behaviour for about a week.

Paola had never lived apart _______ her family. Her parents had exercised some form of control. Alberto apologised _______ his accusations, but he was still afraid _______ her life-style. She was accustomed _______ dancing with many friends in expensive night clubs. She had great admiration _______ any young man who could dance like Michael Jackson and Alberto had two left feet! At the same time, he felt closely attached _______ her. Since he wasn't able _______ dance well, he was aware _______ the danger of losing her and was very anxious _______ what would happen if she was away _______ Italy for as long as four years. She only had to speak to the doorman at a club to ask _______ one of her favourite dance partners and Alberto would go crazy! Such was his affection _______ her!

Although Alberto was a little older than Paola, she was ahead _______ him in terms of maturity. She finally applied _______ a course at the ELC as well as her course in Psychology and persuaded Alberto that according _______ Sigmund Freud, absence made the heart grow fonder.

Finally, Alberto learnt never to trust psychologists. Paola was absent ________ him for the rest of her life because she fell in love with her English teacher, who could dance better than Michael Jackson, and never returned to Italy. Alberto was astonished _______ her change of heart, but wasn't able _______ do anything about it.


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