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Stage 10

Marianne’s Journey: Part 8

Mais um capítulo da jornada de Marianne!

Marianne gets up early and decides to go alone. She goes to the station and catches the train. She runs through the wood and sees a house ahead of her. Philip is in the garden of the house and seems to be waiting for her. He looks upset but happy to see her. They spend a wonderful day together and the time goes very quickly. At the end of the afternoon Philip sees Marianne off on the train.

1 . A seguir estão algumas palavras e expressões importantes extraídas dessa parte da história. Consulte as que você não conhece no Word Bank no final do post.

motorway | axe | fire | perfect | old-fashioned | chopping wood

1 My brother was …………………… with an …………………… .

2 It was a …………………… day for a picnic, sunny and warm.

3 The traffic on the …………………… was terrible.

4 My grandmother’s house is very …………………… .

5 It was cold in the house, so it was good to sit by the …………………… .

2 . Ouça essa parte da história com atenção e coloque as frases na ordem.

a) In fact, I was the only person who got out at the station.

b) There seemed to be fewer trees than the night before.

c) I think it’s time I took you back to the station. It’s getting dark.

d) I dressed quickly, had a cup of coffee and rang Jill.

e) It was just about light now.

f) I felt very calm and happy.

g) Suddenly, I knew it was Philip.

h) Then he smiled that wonderful smile.

i) Don’t worry about me.

j) I knew I couldn’t be far from the motorway.

k) Philip brought the tea and sat on the chair opposite me.

l) I have to go to France on business.

Do you know?

O verbo apologise significa dizer que você lamenta por ter feito algo errado ou por ter causado algum problema. O substantivo apology (uma declaração verbal ou escrita que expressa arrependimento) é formado a partir do verbo assim como o adjetivo apologetic (que se refere a algo que expressa arrependimento).

3 . Escolha a resposta correta para as perguntas abaixo.

1 Why didn’t Jill answer her phone?

a) She had gone out.

b) She didn’t want to speak to Marianne.

c) She was still asleep.

2 What does Marianne notice when she starts to walk towards the wood?

a) The birds aren’t singing.

b) That it’s cold for the time of year.

c) She can’t hear any cars.

3 What was different about the path?

a) It was easier to find than last time.

b) It was wider than before and there were fewer trees.

c) It was longer than she remembered.

4 What is Philip doing when she arrives?

a) chopping wood

b) looking for something

c) standing smiling at her

5 What does Marianne apologise for?

a) not phoning him

b) following him home

c) talking about herself

6 What does Jill say that surprises Marianne?

a) That she is worried about her.

b) That she has been looking for her.

c) That it is so late in the day.

7 How does she feel after she has seen Philip?

a) calm

b) sad

c) worried

4 . Complete as frases com less ou fewer.

1 There were …………………… trees in this part of the wood.

2 The journey took …………………… time than I expected.

3 On the way home, there were …………………… people on the train.

4 I had …………………… money than I thought.


Word Bank

apologise (verbo) = desculpar-se

axe (substantivo) = machado

calm (adjetivo) = calmo

chop (verbo) = picar

fire (substantivo) = fogo

kettle (RU) / teakettle (EUA) (substantivo) = chaleira

old-fashioned (adjetivo) = antigo

opposite (adjetivo) = em frente

perfect (adjetivo) = perfeito


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1 chopping wood / axe

2 perfect

3 motorway

4 old-fashioned

5 fire

Exercício 2

d, i, e, a, j, b, g, h, k, c, l, f

Exercício 3

1-c; 2-c; 3-b; 4-a; 5-b; 6-c; 7-a

Exercício 4

1 fewer

2 less

3 fewer

4 less