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Stage 4

What was it like?

1 . Para onde você foi nas últimas férias? Você se divertiu? O que você fez?

2 . Observe o anúncio deste hotel e complete as frases com as palavras do quadro.

gardens | beach | bedrooms | drink | meals | pool | staff | balcony

3 . Janice e Robert Eastwood acabaram de voltar das férias no Hotel Royal Palms. Infelizmente, eles não se divertiram em sua estadia. Ouça a gravação, observe a lista de problemas abaixo e anote os que eles mencionam.

1 The bedrooms were very small.

2 The beds were uncomfortable.

3 The service in the restaurant was slow.

4 The food wasn’t nice.

5 There was no variety of food.

6 The beach was dirty.

7 The sea was dangerous.

8 The weather was bad.

9 Drinks in the bar were expensive.

10 The swimming pool was very small.

11 It rained every day.

12 The hotel staff were not polite.

Grammar: Past Simple Tense

A forma negativa de to be no passado é feita inserindo-se not após o verbo.
She was not hungry.
They were not at the theatre last night.
My cousin was not on the train.

A forma abreviada de was not e were not é wasn’t e weren’t.
She wasn’t hungry.
They weren’t at the theatre last night.
My cousin wasn’t on the train.

A negativa de outros verbos no past simple é formada antepondo-se o verbo auxiliar did + not à forma infinitiva do verbo.
They did not go to the theatre.
We did not see them at the swimming pool.
I did not ask him to come to the picnic.
He did not buy a new coat.

A forma abreviada de did not é didn’t.
They didn’t go to the theatre.

4 . Leia a carta que Janice e Robert escreveram para o hotel e complete-a com a forma correta dos verbos entre parênteses.

Dear Sir / Madam

We want to complain about a holiday we took at your hotel recently. First of all, your advertisement promised us ‘huge, luxurious bedrooms’. Our room (1) (be) _____ very small and the beds (2) (be) _____ uncomfortable. As a result, we (3) (sleep) _____ very badly for the whole time we were there.

We (4) (be) _____ not at all happy with your so-called 5-star restaurant. The quality of the food (5) (be) _____ very poor, and the meals (6) (be) _____ always the same. We (7) (speak) _____ to the catering manager on our third day at the hotel, and he (8) (promise) ___________ us he would make some changes, but he clearly did not (9) (do) _______ anything about it while we were there.

Your advertisement (10) (describe) ___________ a ‘beautiful sandy beach’. It (1 1) (be) _____ covered with seaweed and rubbish, which is certainly not our idea of a beautiful beach. However, the weather (12) (be) _____ so bad that we could not have sat on the beach anyway; it (13) (rain) _____ every day.

We also (14) (have) _____ a few unpleasant experiences with your staff. Some of them (15) (be) _____ very rude, and one of them even (16) (shout) ___________ at us when we left our bedroom light on one evening.

We look forward to receiving an apology and compensation.

Yours sincerely,
Janice and Robert Eastwood

20 minutes+

Leia as frases sobre a carta de Janice e Robert e anote se são verdadeiras ou falsas.

1 They enjoyed the food in the hotel.

2 They did not sleep well during the holiday.

3 They sat on the beach every day.

4 All the hotel staff were very rude.

5 They left the bedroom light on one evening.

6 The beach was covered in dead plants.

7 They spoke to the catering manager on the third day.

8 The beds were huge and luxurious.


Word Bank

apology (substantivo) = desculpa

balcony (substantivo) = balcão, sacada

beach (substantivo) = praia

compensation (substantivo) = compensação

landscaped (adjetivo) = arborizado

luxurious (adjetivo) = luxuoso

meals (substantivo) = refeições

uncomfortable (adjetivo) = desconfortável

variety (substantivo) = variedade


Respostas:

Exercício 2

1 meals

2 pool

3 beach

4 balcony

5 gardens

6 drink

7 bedrooms

8 staff

Exercício 3

1 The bedrooms were very small.

2 The beds were uncomfortable.

4 The food wasn’t nice.

5 There was no variety of food.

6 The beach was dirty.

8 The weather was bad.

10 The swimming pool was very small.

11 It rained every day.

12 The hotel staff were not polite.

Exercício 4

1 was

2 were

3 slept

4 were

5 was

6 were

7 spoke

8 promised

9 do

10 described

11 was

12 was

13 rained

14 had

15 were

16 shouted

20 minutes+

1 false

2 true

3 false

4 false

5 true

6 false

7 true

8 false