Amerique du sud 2005

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1. a. Who is the narrator? How is he/she related to Sam?
The narrator is a British woman, married to Sam. They 've got two children. She used to be a schoolteacher abroad.

b. Justify your answerby quoting from the text.
l.12. "We'd spent our honeymoon in Dorset in '76".
l.4-5. "We produced two sons".
l.6. "I could always find teaching jobs".

2. Match one element from column A with anelement from column B.

A

B

1. Sam had a heart-attack

a. in '76

2. They had children

b. in the late 70s

3. They got married

c. in the early eighties

4. Sam found a good jobabroad

d. at the age of fifty-two

5. They moved back to England

e. in the summer of '99



A

B

1. Sam had a heart-attack

d. at the age of fifty-two

2. They had children

c.in the late early eighties

3. They got married

a. in '76

4. Sam found a good job abroad

b. in the late 70s

5. They moved back to England

e. in the summer of '99

3. Whatconsequences did Sam's job have on his lifestyle ? (30 words)
His job as sales director involved a lot of geographical mobility, which meant being cut off from his roots. He also had many business meals andlittle time to keep fit. (31 words)

4. Choose the right answer.
They decided to
a. buy a brick house in Richmond.
b. rent a place in Dorset.
c. buy a farmhouse in Devon.
d. rent a flat inTorquay.

Questions 5, 6 and 7. Focus from line 18 to 29 ("We'd done well ...world sporting fixtures").

5. a. l.19. "There was no immediate hurry for either of us to find a job."
What does it revealabout their standard of living while abroad? (15 words)
They earned enough money to afford to live on their savings for a while, back to England. (17 words)

b. l.19-20. "Or so we imagined." - Whatdoes this mean? (20 words)
They didn't expect to face money problems but they found out that life in Britain was more expensive than they thought. (21 words)

6. How do they see the British...
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