Yun Sukís Story - Level 3

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

My life has changed so much since I arrived in Australia from Korea a year ago. I am a widow and I have lived alone in Seoul since my daughter and her husband left for Australia 10 years ago. Although I lived alone, I had a very busy life - Iím a violinist and I played regularly in a well known orchestra, as well as giving music lessons to about ten pupils each week. Then my daughter had her first baby and she persuaded me to join her in Australia.

The first two months passed very quickly, because I was so happy to see my family again. But after a while I started to feel lonely Ė my daughter was back at work part time, I had no friends to visit and although I could read and write English quite well, I couldnít speak it at all. I started to study English by myself at home, but this didnít help my speaking Ė I needed conversation so that I could meet people and make new friends. So I started an English class at Flagstaff AMES . I go to my class in the evening, so I can still look after my granddaughter while my daughter is at work. I really enjoy my English class because there are people here from many different countries and we have a lot of fun learning and speaking English together.

But my English class is only four hours a week which is not long enough. I want to learn English faster, so Iíve enrolled in a Distance Learning course at the same time. I use the Distance Learning books and cassettes at home and every two weeks I send exercises to my teacher who corrects them and sends them back to me. I also talk to the teacher on the phone about my work and practise conversation with her.

Last month something very special happened to me. I got a part time job in a school teaching music to young children. I canít believe that I have my first paid job at the age of 63!

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Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 1 - Comprehension

Click True or False

 

True
False
She started an English class in the evenings for four hours a week.

Two months after Yun Suk arrived, her daughter returned to her job and Yun Suk began to feel lonely.

She goes to Distance Learning classes at Flagstaff AMES.

When she was 63, she got a part-time job as a music teacher.

She started to study English at home.

Yun Suk goes to class. She also studies Distance Learning so she can learn more quickly.

Yun Suk had lived alone in Korea since her daughter left for Australia ten years ago.

She decided to come here when her grandchild was born.

She went to conversation classes for four hours a week.

She was a violinist and a music teacher in Korea.

Yun Sukís husband is still living in Korea.


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Yun Suk's Story
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Exercise 3
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Exercise 1 - Answers

 

True

False

She started an English class in the evenings for four hours a week.

£

 

Two months after Yun Suk arrived, her daughter returned to her job and Yun Suk began to feel lonely.

£

 

She goes to Distance Learning classes at Flagstaff AMES.

 

£

When she was 63, she got a part-time job as a music teacher.

£

 

She started to study English at home.

£

 

Yun Suk goes to class. She also studies Distance Learning so she can learn more quickly.

£

 

Yun Suk had lived alone in Korea since her daughter left for Australia ten years ago.

£

 

She decided to come here when her first grandchild was born.

£

 

She went to conversation classes for four hours a week.

 

£

She was a violinist and a music teacher in Korea.

£

 

Yun Sukís husband is still living in Korea.

 

£

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Yun Suk's Story
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 2 - Writing a Summary

Type a number next to each sentence (1- 8) to put Yun Sukís story in the correct order

Then she started an English class in the evenings for four hours a week.
Two months after Yun Suk arrived, her daughter returned to her job and Yun Suk began to feel lonely.
When she was 63, she got a part-time job as a music teacher.
She started to study English at home.
She has enrolled in Distance Learning at the same time so that she can learn more quickly.
Yun Suk had lived alone in Korea since her daughter left for Australia ten years ago.
She was a violinist and a music teacher in Korea.
She decided to come here when her grandchild was born.

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Yun Suk's Story
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Exercise 3
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Exercise 2 - Answers

Yun Suk had lived alone in Korea since her daughter left for Australia ten years ago.
She was a violinist and a music teacher in Korea.
She decided to come here when her grandchild was born.
Two months after Yun Suk arrived, her daughter returned to her job and Yun Suk began to feel lonely.
She started to study English at home.
Then she started an English class in the evenings for four hours a week.
She has enrolled in Distance Learning at the same time so that she can learn more quickly.
When she was 63, she got a part-time job as a music teacher.

 

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Exercise 3 - Definite and indefinite articles


Click in each space and type the, a or an

But my English class is only four hours week, which is not long enough. I want to learn English faster, so Iíve enrolled in Distance Learning course at same time. I use Distance Learning books and cassettes at home and every two weeks I send exercises to my teacher who corrects them and sends them back to me. I also talk to teacher on phone about my work and practise conversation with her. Last month something very special happened to me. I got part time job in school teaching music to young children. I canít believe that I have my first paid job at the age of 63!

 

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Exercise 3 - Answers

But my English class is only four hours a week, which is not long enough. I want to learn English faster, so Iíve enrolled in a Distance Learning course at the same time. I use the Distance Learning books and cassettes at home and every two weeks I send exercises to my teacher who corrects them and sends them back to me. I also talk to the teacher on the phone about my work and practise conversation with her.

Last month something very special happened to me. I got a part time job in a school teaching music to young children. I canít believe that I have my first paid job at the age of 63!

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Yun Suk's Story
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3