Three Men in a Boat

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Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome
1 Match a number from A with a letter from B to make complete sentences. A 1 The people in the maze were angry with Harris ... 2 George said it was most exciting to let girls tow your boat ... 3 The three men decided to go home early ... 4 Five different men said that they caught the fish ... 5 One morning George got up very early ... B a ... because his watch stopped the night before. b ... but then they discovered that it wasn’t real. c ... because he had no idea how to find the exit. d ... because it rained for two days. e ... because there were always problems. 20 marks

2 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)? a George worked in a bank in the city. b They decided to sleep in hotels every night. c They packed the clothes and food very quickly. d On Saturday morning they left very late. e Montmorency lost himself in the maze at Hampton Court Palace. f They had problems putting the cover on the boat. g It was very easy to open the tin of fruit. h Montmorency wasn’t afraid of the cat. i Harris was attacked by thirty-two swans. j When they arrived in London they went immediately to a restaurant. 20 marks

3 Is Montmorency usually afraid of cats?

10 marks

4 Fill in the gaps using: but, when, after, however, if. ............... they left Oxford it started to rain, ............... everyone agreed they should continue the trip. ............... when they arrived in Pangbourne they started to think again. ............... they took a train they could spend the evening in London. ............... they had left the boat in a boathouse they went to the station. 10 marks

5 During the holiday the three friends have many problems. List five things which go wrong. a .............................. b .............................. c

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