Enisaís Story Ė Level 3
(Level 2 and Level 3 stories are the same, but the exercises are different.)
When my husband and I arrived in Australia from Albania a year ago, we went to live in Shepparton, a town in north-east Victoria. There is a large Albanian community there. Shepparton is the centre of a fruit growing area and there was work for us in the canning factory. Itís a very nice town, the people are friendly and I like living in the country. In Albania we lived in a small town. I donít like big cities.
Soon after I arrived in Shepparton, I was visited by the volunteer tutor from AMES who told me about some English courses that were available at Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE. But these courses didnít suit me because Iím working full-time at the canning factory. The other possibility for me, according to the volunteer tutor, was to enrol in Distance Learning. Distance Learning is for people who want to learn English, but canít attend classes.
I work at home with the Distance Learning books and cassettes. I practise my English but I also learn a lot about life in Australia. Every two weeks I send exercises back to my teacher to correct. I record the speaking exercises and send them back too. I practise conversation with my teacher on the telephone. My teacher also helped me to make contact with other Distance Learning students around Shepparton, and we sometimes meet and talk together.
With the Distance Learning course Iíve finished Certificate 2, and started Certificate 3. Next year I want to change to part-time work at the factory so that I can go to a Certificate 3 class at Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE.
Exercise 1 - Comprehension
Click in the box and type the answer
Exercise 1 - Answers
When they arrived in Australia, Enisa and her husband went to live in Shepparton. She gives five reasons for their choice. What are they?
They went to Shepparton because:
there is a large Albanian Community there.
there was work at the canning factory for Enisa and her husband.
it's a nice town.
the people are friendly.
she likes living in the country.
How did the AMES volunteer tutor help Enisa?
The volunteer tutor told her about English courses at Goulburn Ovens TAFE, and about the Distance Learning program.
How did she learn English with the Distance Learning program?
She used the Distance Learning books and cassettes
at home and sent the exercises back to her teacher to correct.
She recorded the listening exercises and sent them back to her teacher too.
She also practised conversations with her teacher on the telephone.
What are her plans for the future?
Next year she is going to work part time so that she can do a Certificate 3 course at Goulburn Ovens TAFE.
Your answers might not be the same. Ask your teacher to check them.
Exercise 2 Ė Linking wordsUse the words on the right to complete the sentences.
Exercise 2 - Answers
There are a lot of Albanians in Shepparton , so Enisa and her husband decided to live there.
She wanted to study English but she couldnít attend classes.
She canít study at Goulburn Ovens TAFE because she is working full- time at the factory.
Although she is working full-time, she can still study English with the Distance Learning program.
The Distance Learning program is for people who want to study English but canít go to classes.
When she has finished her exercises, Enisa sends them back to her teacher to correct.
She wants to change to part-time work so she can go to a class.
If Enisa can work part time next year, she will study Certificate 3 at Goulburn Ovens TAFE.
Exercise 3 - Questions
Click in the box and type a question(Q) for each answer(A)
Q:When did Enisa arrive in Australia ?
A:Enisa arrived in Australia a year ago.
Exercise 3 - Answers
Q: Why does Enisa like living in Shepparton?
A: Enisa likes living in Shepparton because itís a nice town and the people are friendly.
Q: Who told Enisa about Distance Learning?
A: The volunteer tutor told Enisa about Distance Learning.
Q: Why canít she study during the day?
A: She canít study during the day because she is working full-time at the canning factory.
Q: How does she practise conversation?
A: She practises conversation on the telephone.
Q: Where does she want to study next year?
A: She wants to study at Goulburn Ovens TAFE next year.