The boy in the striped pyjamas . Inglés A1 Graduado ESO

The boy in the striped pyjamas
On Christmas Day Father wore his brand-new uniform, the starched and pressed one that he wore every day now, and the whole family applauded when he first appeared in it. It really was something special. Compared to the other soldiers who came in and out of the house, he stood out, and they seemed to respect him all the more now that he had it. Mother went up to him and kissed him on the cheek and ran a hand across the front of it, commenting on how fine she thought the fabric was. Bruno was particularly impressed by all the decorations on the uniform and he had been allowed to wear the cap for a short period, provided his hands were clean when he put it on.
The boy in the striped pyjamas by John Boyne


1. Read the passage and answer the questions below. Your answers must be complete sentences.
a) What uniform did Father wear every day now?
b) Why did the other soldiers seem to respect him all the more now?
c) Who did Mother go up to and kiss on the cheek?
d) What was Bruno particularly impressed by?
e) When should Bruno’s hands be clean?
f) What did the whole family do when Father first appeared in his brand-new uniform?

2. Complete the dialogue with the sentences in the box
No, they haven’t. -------- Are you travelling to Paris? -------- Did you pack the bags yourself?-------- Can I see your ticket and passport, please? -------- An aisle seat, please.-------- Two.-------- Have a nice flight -------- Here it is

3. Put the following words in the correct order to make correct sentences.
a) Peter / ‘s / shirt / red / new / wearing / a / .
b) in / they / apartment / old / a / live / horrible / .
c) did / break / how / Liz / arm / her / ?
d) work / London / I / in (2) / started / gallery / art / an / .

4. Complete the sentences with some or any.
  • a) I’d like some tea, but I don’t want any biscuits.
  • b) Is there any sugar? I can’t see any.
  • c) I didn’t buy any coffee, because I thought we had some.
  • d) Peter put some water and some glasses on the table.

5. Use the prepositions in the box to complete the sentences below.
by from next on behind about to out
  • a) Can I speak to you for a moment?
  • b) Is it far from your house to the airport?
  • c) The chairs are next to the television.
  • d) I usually come to school by bus.
  • e) I’m reading a story about life in China.
  • f) The telephone is on the table.
  • g) He drove out of the garage and down the street.
  • h) The window is behind the curtains.

6. Complete the sentences and questions. Put the verbs in the present perfect or the past simple.
  • a) Have you ever been to Australia? (be)
  • Yes, I travelled around Australia two years ago. (travel)
  • b) Has he ever met a famous person? (meet)
  • Yes, he spoke to Madonna at a concert last week. (speak)
  • c) My parents have never visited a foreign country. (visit)
  • Really? My parents went round the world last year. (go)


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