CAE :: Lesson 11

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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American Short Stories
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI - O'Henry

ACTIVITY 44a: You are going to listen to THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O'Henry. Listen carefully and for questions 1-6, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think best completes each question.

Questions 1-6

1.

What does Della buy for Jim?

4.

What does Madame Sofronie do for a living?

 

A.  A fine cigar.
B.
 A better wedding ring.
C.  A chain for his pocket watch.
D.  A moleskin wallet.

 

A.  She only buys hair combs.
B.
 She only sells hair combs.
C.  She buys only hair.
D.  She buys hair goods of all kinds.

2.

How much did Della have initially to spend on Jim’s gift?

5.

What does Della worry about her husband Jim?

 

A.  $21.87
B.
 .60
C.  $20
D.  $1.87

 

A.  That he will no longer find her attractive.
B.  That he won’t like her gift.
C.  That he did not purchase a gift for her.
D.
 That he will be angry at her for spending
            too much.

3.

What does Della’s husband buy for her?

6.

What does Della sell to raise additional money?

 

A.  Hair combs.
B.
 Gets their china out of pawn.
C.  A better wedding ring.
D.  A locket.

 

A.  Her long hair.
B.
 Her locket.
C.  Her mother's wedding ring.
D.  Their wedding china.

 
 

ACTIVITY 44b: Choose the right adverbial expression to complete each sentence. Then check the audio transcription together with the correct answers of the two activities.

1.  Della had saved some money by the unpleasant means of the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher.

2.  When the story opens, the time is .

3.  Jim only $20 a week..

4.  Jim's most precious possessions are Della's hair and .

5.  Madame Sofronie gives Della for her hair.

6.  Della's Christmas present to Jim was a .

7.  His gift to her was for her hair.

8.  Della was afraid that Jim would think she was no longer .

9.  Jim's reaction when he came home was .

10.  The most important gift that Jim and Della gave each other was .

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 11  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you have learnt here.

 

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