<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Graded reader for beginners in English language learning</TITLE> <META name="description" content="Reading text: chapter 5 - the entry test."> <META name="keywords" content="reading,readers,graded readers,elt,reader,efl,self-access,self-study,materials,esl,gap fill,beginners,english language learning,elementary"> </HEAD> <body text="#000000" LINK="#000080" VLINK="#000000" BGCOLOR="#ffffff"> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=730> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"><a href="first.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">CHAPTER 5 of 22</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"><a href="firstb05.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt05.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts05.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> <p><b>Chapter 5 <font color="#ffffff">----</font>The entry test<font color="#ffffff">--------</font> <a href="http://www.poundhill.talktalk.net/first05.html">Interactive version</a></b></p> <hr> <p>At exactly half past nine, four women and two men enter the large room.</p> <p>Mrs Palmer introduces them one by one. They are all teachers. The women</P> <P>look smart, but one of the men is wearing an old pair of jeans. Mrs Palmer is</P> <P>not happy with his clothes, but she knows he is a good teacher.</P> <P> <P>"I'd like to introduce you to Kevin, one of our most popular teachers!" she<P> <P> says, "and I'd like the eight students sitting in the front row to go with him<P> <P> to Room 21. You're going to do a short test!"<P> <P> <P> It is now ten o' clock. Arturo is with a teacher in Room 11. Her name is<P> <P> Anne Evans. Arturo is looking at four pictures on his question paper. The<P> <P> pictures tell a story. Arturo is writing the story in English on his answer paper.<P> <P> <P> <P> Rosa is with Kevin in Room 21. He is testing her listening and speaking.<P> <P> <P> "How do you spell your surname?" he asks.<P> <P> "I don't understand?" says Rosa.<P> <P> "Your surname ... your family name," Kevin explains.<P> <P> "Do you mean my family in England or in Spain?" Rosa asks.<P> <P> <P> <P> <P> Kevin is very patient.<P> <P> "My name's Kevin Foster. My first name's Kevin and my surname's<P> <P> Foster. Here's a picture of Elvis, the king of rock &amp; roll. His first name's<P> <P> Elvis. Can you tell me his surname ... his family name?"<P> <P> <P> "O.K.! O.K.! Now I understand!" answers Rosa. "But in Spain we have<P> <P> two family names - one from our father and one from our mother. My<P> <P> family names are Garcia and Fernandez!"<P> <P> <P> "How do you spell Garcia?" Kevin asks.<P> <P> <P> Rosa thinks for a moment.<P> <P> <P> "J. ... I'm sorry ... G. ... A.R.C.I.A. - Is that good?" she asks.<P> <P> <P> Kevin writes a few words about Rosa's English and then looks at his watch.<P> <P> He has to speak to five more students before the coffee break at half past ten.<P> <P> <P> "Thank you, Rosa!", he says. "You understand some English, but your<P> <P> vocabulary and pronunciation are not so good. I have to check your writing<P> <P> so please finish the grammar questions and the story and put them on my<P> <P> table. Now I need to speak to Yukiko! Tell me Yukiko ... Are you learning<P> <P> English for love or for money?!"<P> <hr> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=730> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstb05.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt05.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts05.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#00AEED"><a href="firstr06.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">NEXT</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>