miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2015

New Yorkers: three short stories

The Christmas presents

Answer the following questions:

1) How much money did Della have to buy her husband's present?
2) What was special about Della's hair?
3) Why was James's Dillingham Young's watch so dear* for him?
4) What Christmas presents did husband and wife buy each other**?
5) Why couldn't either of them enjoy their presents?

*preciado, querido
**el uno al otro

Soapy's choice

Write the following events in the right chronological order:

1) Soapy disturbed* a woman in the street so that she would call the police for help.
2) He decided to go to prison because he needed some shelter** in winter.
3) He repented*** and decided to change his life for good.
4) Soapy stole someone else's umbrella.
5) He broke a shop window.
6) He wasn't allowed**** into a restaurant because of his worn***** out clothes.
7) He was sent to prison for three months.

* molestó
***se arrepintió
****no le dejaron pasar

A walk in Amnesia

Say whether the following statements are true or false:

1) Elwyn Belford turned amnesiac because he worked very hard.
2) When he woke up he was on a train to New York full of doctors.
3) As he couldn't remember his name, he decided to be called Doctor Volney.
4) He had a very good time in Manhattan.
5) In the end, he decided to remain* amnesiac.