Carolina is telling Lizzie about the
first lesson of her new English class:
“Well, I was nervous before it started. There were eight of us
altogether, including the teacher. My teacher’s name is Charlotte. She’s only been working there for
two months. She used to teach in Spain. The first thing we did was
stand in a circle and we had to try to learn everybody’s name, age and where
they come from. I don’t know if I can remember all of them, but I’ll try. There
was someone called Alexandre. He’s from Portugal too and he’s 23. No, he
was 24. There was Mohammad, from Kirkuk in Iraq.
He’s 30 – two years older than me. There were two other women – Hélène and Yui-Gui.
Hélène’s 38 and comes from France.
She was a bit loud and I didn’t talk to her much. Yui-Gui was really nice. We
worked together – she was my partner for some of the lesson. She’s from China and used to live in Beijing
before she moved to England.
She’s 41 years old and married with two children. Patrick came half an hour
late. He’s 57 and comes from Eritrea
in Africa. Charlotte said that he’s got to come on time
if he wants to stay in the class. The other student was Kamal. He was very
quiet and didn’t want to tell anyone his age, but I asked him at break-time; he
told me that he’s 29. He’s from Afghanistan.”
- Where did Charlotte used to teach?
- Which student was quiet and
which was loud?
- Which city and country does
Mohammad come from?
- Who is French?
- Who is 28 years old?
- What is the name of the
- How old is Alexandre?
- Who comes from China?
- How many students were female
and how many were male?
- Where does Patrick come from?
- In which city did Yui-Gui used
- Who is the oldest student in
the class and who is the youngest?
- How old is Hélène?
- Who is Eritrean?
- Who used to live in Spain?
- Who is Portuguese?
- How many children does Yui-Gui
- Who is 29 years old?
- Who came late to the class?
- What is the average age of the