<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Graded reader for beginners in English language learning</TITLE> <META name="description" content="Reading text: chapter 7 - coffee time at the language school."> <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 7 of 22</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"><a href="firstb07.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt07.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts07.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> <p><b>Chapter 7 <font color="#f1f1f1">----</font>Coffee-time at the language school</b></p> <hr> <p>It is coffee time on Tuesday morning at The English Language College.<P> <P> Arturo is standing near Angela Leach's desk in reception. He sees Rosa coming<P> <P> down the stairs.<P> <P> <P> "Hello! Rosa!" he says. He does not want to speak Spanish because Angela<P> <P> is listening to him. She tells the Course Director everything!<P> <P> <P> "Rosa! Do you like your new class?" he asks.<P> <P> <P> "I'm not sure," she answers. "The teacher is good, but the course book is<P> <P> very easy."<P> <P> <P> "Don't worry!" says Arturo. "The first lessons in course books are always<P> <P> very easy. I'm sure your book will get more difficult."<P> <P> <P> "Well, how about your class?" asks Rosa.<P> <P> <P> "I like it when the teacher's speaking," says Arturo, "but there's too much<P> <P> pairwork."<P> <P> <P> "What's pairwork?" asks Rosa.<P> <P> <P> <P> <P> "It's when you practise your English by speaking to the person next to you,"<P> <P> Arturo explains.<P> <P> <P> "But that's good!" says Rosa. "All the students have more speaking time!"<P> <P> <P> "It isn't good for me!" Arturo answers. The student next to me reads his<P> <P> dictionary all the time. He looks for words to say, but he says nothing.<P> <P> When I speak to him, he doesn't understand me!"<P> <P> <P> "Don't worry!" says Rosa. "Pairwork is very difficult the first time.<P> <P> Tomorrow it will be very easy!"<P> <P> <P> "Don't make fun of me!" says Arturo. "You're a very bad person, so I'm<P> <P> only going to ask you one more question."<P> <P> <P> "What?" asks Rosa.<P> <P> <P> "I'm alone here in England. Would you like to go shopping and sightseeing<P> <P> with me on Saturday?"<P> <P> <P> "I'm a very bad person," says Rosa, "so the answer to your question is yes!"</p> <hr> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=730> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstb07.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt07.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts07.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#00AEED"><a href="firstr08.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">NEXT</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>