Karl’s Story – Level 3

(Level 2 and Level 3 stories are the same, but the exercises are different.)

It all started in 1995 in Germany. I was living in Berlin and studying Accounting at the university. One of my friends introduced me to an Australian girl called Kylie who was on holiday there – it was love at first sight! It was so hard for us when she returned to Australia a few weeks later, but we continued to phone and write to each other. Finally we realised that we wanted to spend our lives together – so here I am in Melbourne, a married man!

My first goal in Australia was to return to university. I had studied English at school in Germany for 6 years, but it was certainly not good enough to study at university here. And I wasn’t used to Aussie English either! So I enrolled at Springvale AMES in a Certificate 3 English class with other students who also wanted to return to study. Our teacher helped us to prepare by developing our study skills as well as our English.

She also encouraged us to use the Individual Learning Centre. I spent many extra hours in the ILC doing my homework. The teacher in the ILC showed me how I could use different resources – computer programs, cassettes and videos – to improve my English. I also learnt to touch type and to use a computer for word processing. Because I wanted to complete Certificate 3 as soon as possible, the ILC teacher suggested that I try the Learner Guides. Each Learner Guide has a list of exercises that you can do to practise for your competencies. When you are ready you can have an assessment for that competency in the ILC. They were really useful for me because I like to work by myself – I passed two of my competencies last term with the Learner Guides.

After two terms at AMES I have returned to study Accounting at a TAFE College. It’s not easy, but the support I received in my English class has given me the confidence to succeed. I haven’t yet completed my 510 hours, so I’m still studying English at Springvale AMES in an evening class twice a week.

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Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

 

Exercise 1 - Comprehension

Click True or False

True
False
Karl met Kylie while he was on holiday in Melbourne.
They will get married soon in Melbourne.
Karl was a student in Berlin and he wanted to study again in Australia.
Karl had already studied some English in Germany.

At Springvale AMES, he was in a special class for students who wanted to return to study.

They didn’t learn any English in this class.

Karl’s class teacher told the students about the Individual Learning Centre.

Karl used a lot of different ILC materials to improve his English.

He completed some of the Certificate 3 competencies with the Learner Guides.

Karl has finished his 510 hours at AMES.

He studies Accounting at a TAFE college.
He studies English in a part-time class at night at Springvale AMES.

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Karl's Story
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Answers

 

 

 

 

Exercise 1 - Answers

 

True

False

Karl met Kylie while he was on holiday in Melbourne.

 

£

They will get married soon in Melbourne.

 

£

Karl was a student in Berlin and he wanted to study again in Australia.

£

 

Karl had already studied some English in Germany.

£

 

At Springvale AMES, he was in a special class for students who wanted to return to study.

£

 

They didn’t learn any English in this class.

 

£

Karl’s class teacher told the students about the Individual Learning Centre.

£

 

Karl used a lot of different ILC materials to improve his English.

£

 

He completed some of the Certificate 3 competencies with the Learner Guides.

£

 

Karl has finished his 510 hours at |AMES.

 

£

He studies Accounting at a TAFE college.

£

 

He studies English in a part-time class at night at Springvale AMES.

£

 

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Karl's Story
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

 

 

 

 

Exercise 2 - Writing a Summary

Type a number next to each sentence (1- 9) to put Karl’s story in the correct order

So he enrolled in a special class for students who want to return to study.

He was a student in Berlin and he wanted to study again in Australia.

Karl used a lot of different ILC materials to improve his English.

Karl came to Melbourne from Berlin in 1995.

In class the students developed study skills and English.

Karl had already studied some English in Germany, but it wasn’t good enough to study in Australia.

He studies Accounting at a TAFE college and English in a night class at Springvale AMES.

Karl’s class teacher told the students about the Individual Learning Centre.

He completed some of the Certificate 3 competencies with the Learner Guides.

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Karl's Story
Exercise 1
Exercise 3
Answers

 

 

 

 

Exercise 2 - Answers

Karl came to Melbourne from Berlin in 1995.

He was a student in Berlin and he wanted to study again in Australia.

Karl had already studied some English in Germany, but it wasn’t good enough to study in Australia.

So he enrolled in a special class for students who want to return to study

In class the students developed study skills and English.

Karl’s class teacher told the students about the Individual Learning Centre.

Karl used a lot of different ILC materials to improve his English.

He completed some of the Certificate 3 competencies with the Learner Guides

He studies Accounting at a TAFE college and English in a night class at Springvale AMES.

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Exercise 3 - Definite and indefinite articles

Click in each space and type the, a or an

Our teacher encouraged us to use Individual Learning Centre. I spent many extra hours in ILC doing my homework. The teacher in the ILC showed me how I could use different resources – computer programs, cassettes and videos – to improve my English. I also learnt to touch type and to use computer for word processing. Because I wanted to complete Certificate 3 as soon as possible, ILC teacher suggested that I try Learner Guides. Each Learner Guide has list of exercises that you can do to practise for your competencies. When you are ready you can have assessment for that competency in the ILC. They were really useful for me because I like to work by myself – I passed two of my competencies last term with Learner Guides.

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Exercise 3 - Answers

Our teacher encouraged us to use the Individual Learning Centre. I spent many extra hours in the ILC doing my homework. The teacher in the ILC showed me how I could use different resources – computer programs, cassettes and videos – to improve my English. I also learnt to touch type and to use a computer for word processing. Because I wanted to complete Certificate 3 as soon as possible, the ILC teacher suggested that I try the Learner Guides. Each Learner Guide has a list of exercises that you can do to practise for your competencies. When you are ready you can have an assessment for that competency in the ILC. They were really useful for me because I like to work by myself – I passed two of my competencies last term with the Learner Guides.

 

 

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