<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Graded reader for beginners in English language learning</TITLE> <META name="description" content="Reading text: chapter 6 - Lunch time in the English family."> <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 6 of 22</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"><a href="firstb06.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt06.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts06.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> <p><b>Chapter 6 <font color="#ffffff">----</font>Lunch-time in the English family<font color="#ffffff">--------</font> <a href="http://www.poundhill.talktalk.net/first06.html">Interactive version</a></b></p> <hr> <p> "Roger, your lunch is on the table!"<P> <P> <P> Roger Frost is writing in English on his computer, but there are many French<P> <P> books on his desk.<P> <P> <P> "I'm coming, dear!" he shouts.<P> <P> <P> Downstairs in the kitchen, Diana is serving the potatoes. She puts a<P> <P> potato on Isaac's plate and cuts it up into small pieces.<P> <P> <P> "How many potatoes would you like, Elisabeth - one or two?"<P> <P> <P> Elisabeth is already eating sausages and beans. She has a good appetite.<P> <P> <P> "Two please, mummy!" she answers quickly.<P> <P> <P> <P> On weekday mornings, the two children go to a play group in the centre of<P> <P> Wembley. Some mothers and fathers help with the play group, but usually<P> <P> parents are free to do shopping and other jobs.<P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> "It's just a simple lunch, today!" Diana tells Roger. "Monday's my busy <P> <P> day!"<P> <P> <P> Diana is a nurse at a hospital in West London. She works four days a week<P> <P> from 3 o'clock in the afternoon to 10 o'clock in the evening.<P> <P> <P> "Every day's your busy day!" Roger tells her. "That's why you're my<P> <P> wife!"<P> <P> <P> Roger is also very busy, but he does not often leave the house. He works<P> <P> upstairs on his computer. He translates books from French, Italian and<P> <P> Spanish into good English.<P> <P> <P> "Well, today you can work very hard with your translation. Rosa's coming<P> <P> home at half past two and she can look after the children." Diana tells him.<P> <P> <P> The dessert is also very simple, but the children enjoy it. It is jelly and<P> <P> ice-cream - a hospital favourite because it is quick to serve and easy to eat!<P> <P> <P> Diana leaves her husband with the children and goes upstairs to get ready<P> <P> for work. It is his job to put the kettle on and do the washing up.<P> <hr> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=730> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstb06.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt06.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts06.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#00AEED"><a href="firstr07.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">NEXT</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>