1 Read the text.
A lucky escapePam Tyler has just returned from a winter holidayand has a story to tell about a very near accident.Pam travelled with her husband, Steve, and hertwo children, Kev and Lucy. They were very happywhen they started the journey. ‘The children wereso excited,’ says Pam. ‘Christmas with lots of snow.It was the perfect holiday!’The Tyler family went by car and took the carferry from England to Norway. ‘It was very cold,’continues Pam. ‘And the children asked again andagain, “Is it snowing in Norway?” When the boatarrived it was amazing. The snow was really heavy!’They arrived at 6.30 in the evening and they had todrive for two hours to get to their holiday home.But first they had to drive through the town – onthe right hand side of the road! Pam was the driverwith Steve beside her and the children were in theback. At that time of the evening it was dark andsnowy and it was difficult to see the road. Pamdrove slowly. Suddenly she saw a red light andstopped quickly. She was just past the light.Steve shouted, ‘Drive!’‘But it’s red,’ said Pam.‘Just drive!’ Steve shouted. ‘Now!’Pam drove and a few seconds later a tram passedbehind them. The red light was there to stop thecars when the trams passed. In the snow Pamstopped the car after the light and she stoppedON the tram lines. Luckily, Steve saw the tram andsaved their lives!‘There aren’t any trams in my town in England,’says Pam. ‘I didn’t know about the tram lines. Wenearly died. We were very lucky. Of course, Stevedrove for the rest of the holiday!’
2 Answer the questions.
1 Why were the children excited about the holiday?_________________________________
2 What was the weather like when they arrived in Norway?________________________________
3 Why was it difficult to drive?_________________________________
4 What did Pam see and what did she do?_________________________________
5 Why did Steve shout ‘Drive!’?_________________________________Mark
Complete the sentences with the correct words.
1 We _______ everywhere on foot because it’sgood exercise!
2 _______ a taxi from the station to our house.
3 You can still _______ the 12.30 p.m. bus. It’sonly 12.15 p.m.
4 I always _______ by Underground when I’m inLondon.
5 Can you _______ me a lift home, please?Mark /54
Complete the sentences with the correctanswers.
3 Last night it was _______ in my room.
A snowy B freezing C stormy
4 It’s hard to walk when the path is _______.
A cold B rainy C icy
5 It was very _______ last night.There’s a treeacross the road.
A windy B cloudy C icy