Steve and Stella Baker live in California. They’ve got two small children, and they are an average American family, except for one thing: she goes to work, he stays at home and looks after the children. Our reporter spoke to Steve and Stella at their home in San Diego:
“My wife has a very good job. She’s an electronics engineer, and she works for the US Navy here. So she works, and I stay at home and look after the children.”
Jim Macartney is a helicopter pilot. He’s British, but he lives and works in Africa.
“I work for the hospital here. I take a doctor and two nurses in my helicopter to the jungle. There are no roads in the jungle . only rivers. People go by helicopter or by boat, or they walk.”
Mrs. Betty Brown is sixty-two. She’s a housewife, and a grandmother and a student! Mrs. Brown lives in Oxford, England, and goes to the University there. She studies Japanese, and she is the first in her class. We asked Mrs. Brown how she learns Japanese.
“My son lives in Japan, he teaches English in Tokyo and sends me Japanese magazines and newspapers, videos of Japanese TV programmes and cassettes of Japanese radio programmes.
1 -According to the text, chose the correct alternative:
a) Stella and Steve have two big children. b) Stella Baker is sixty-two.
c) Steve looks after his wife. d) Mrs. Brown’s son teaches English.
e) Steve works in an office.
2- According to the text, choose the alternative that correctly describes the people’s occupations:
a) Mrs. Brown is a nurse. b) Stella is an electronic engineer.
c) Jim is a teacher. d) Steve is a doctor. e) Steve is a pilot.
3- - According to the text, choose the alternatives which contain a correct answer for the question:
Where do they live?
a) Mrs. Brown lives in Japan. b) Jim lives in England.
c) Steve lives in Oxford. d) Mrs. Brown’s son lives in Japan.
e) Stella lives in Africa.