Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Write down five or more words related to winter.
b In which country lies:
Storm Filomena caused heavy snowfall in parts of South-Western Europe. Road, rail and air travel were disrupted.
Read all about it here.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. an expat||a. cold|
|2. an event||b. different from what is normal or expected|
|3. to enjoy||c. extreme; very heavy|
|4. a helping||d. feeling wonder because something happened that you did not expect|
|5. unusual||e. long strip of ground where airplanes take off and land|
|6. a native||f. noisy excitement and confusion|
|7. to self-isolate||g. to not leave your home for some time because you might be sick|
|8. actually||h. a person who was born or raised in a particular place|
|9. phenomenal||i. a pleasant extra thing|
|10. runway||j. a portion|
|11. commotion||k. really|
|12. intense||l. someone who does not live in his own country|
|13. a bonus||m. something that happens|
|14. surprised||n. to take pleasure in something|
|15. chilly||o. very impressive or remarkable|
a What happened to Gregory Foulger and his family?
1 First they had lots of snow at home in Spain, then they visited England and it snowed again.
2 First they had lots of snow in England, then they went home to Spain and it snowed again.
3 They moved to Madrid and for the first time in their life they had a white Christmas.
4 They moved to Spain because of Brexit and had to self-isolate for ten days.
b “We were lucky to get home,” said Mr Foulger. Why were they lucky?
1 At home, they could enjoy the snow again and build three snowmen.
2 In Madrid, many roads were impossible to drive on, but they still got home.
3 In the plane, they met some players of Real Madrid before they went home.
4 They managed to get home just before the airport was closed.
c “Mr Foulger admitted his family were not prepared for the chilly conditions in Spain.” In what way were they not prepared?
1 Their home in Madrid was not warm enough for the cold weather.
2 They didn’t have enough food at home in Madrid.
3 They left a lot of their winter clothes in England.
4 They were really surprised there was extra snow.