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Ear-rings from Frankfurt
Reg Wright

1 Who are they? Match a number from A with a letter from B.
  A
  1     Jennifer Walton is ...
  2     Richard is ...
  3     Wendy is ...
  4     Joe Kelly is ...
  5     Barrett is ...
  B
  a... a detective.
  b... Richard’s girlfriend.
  c... a nurse.
  d... Jennifer’s brother.
  e... Richard’s boss.

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2 Where did it happen? Match a number from A with a letter from B.

  A
  1     Richard came to see Jennifer ...
  2     Wendy came to see Jennifer ...
  3     Jennifer met her friend Claire ...
  4     Richard met Wendy ...
  5     Wendy met Joe Kelly ...

  B
  a ... in her flat.
  b ... at the airport.
  c ... in his office.
  d ... at the doctor’s surgery.
  e ... at Maxim’s restaurant.

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3 Who said this in the story? Match a number from A with a letter from B.

  A
  1      ‘I don’t need to go to hospital.’
  2      ‘You’ll go to Frankfurt or there’ll be trouble.’
  3      ‘Kelly can’t send you on a job like this.’
  4      ‘Are you all right? They didn’t hurt you, did they?’
  5      ‘You can keep the money. It’s not important.’

  B
  a Joe Kelly to Wendy.
  b Richard to Wendy.
  c Jennifer to Richard.
  d The German police inspector to Richard and Wendy.
  e Joe Kelly to Jennifer and Claire.

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4 Put these sentences from Wendy’s story into the right order. Number them 1–5.
  a     When we were on the plane, Richard asked me about my work at Kelly’s.
  b     The man jumped up and pulled a gun out of his pocket.
  c     We stopped at an old house with trees all around it.
  d     Kelly called me into his office.
  e     Two men were waiting for us in a white Mercedes.

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5 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?
  a     Richard borrowed money from Jennifer to buy a present.
  b     Jennifer’s friend Claire was a secretary.
  c     Jennifer and Claire took Joe Kelly to the hospital.
  d     Wendy was wearing silver ear-rings at Maxim’s.
  e     Jennifer and Claire went to another restaurant after Maxim’s.
  f     Jennifer telephoned Wendy because she wanted to talk about Richard.
  g     Kelly wanted Wendy to bring three small boxes back from Frankfurt
  h     Kelly told Richard to go with Wendy to Frankfurt.
  i     Richard did not want the police to know about their visit to Frankfurt.
  j     The ear-rings which Richard gave to Wendy did not come from Frankfurt.

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Multiple-choice Test

Ear-rings from Frankfurt
Reg Wright


Setting

Choose the best answer.
 1 Jennifer works in a _____.
    a [ ] cafe b [ ] doctor’s surgery c [ ] school             d [ ] hospital
 2 Jennifer meets her friend at _____.
    a [ ] the cinema      b [ ] the beach     c [ ] the airport     d [ ] Maxim’s restaurant
 3 Jennifer and Claire take a man to _____.
    a [ ] the hospital    b [ ] Maxim’s restaurant          c [ ] the police d [ ] the disco
 4 Two detectives come to Jennifer’s _____.
    a [ ] hotel b [ ] office c [ ] flat        d [ ] garden
 5 Joe Kelly wants Wendy to go on a _____.
    a [ ] business trip    b [ ] shopping trip     c [ ] holiday d [ ] long walk
 6 Wendy goes to _____.
    a [ ] Hamburg b [ ] Berlin            c [ ] Frankfurt     d [ ] Munich
 7 Wendy goes by _____.
    a [ ] train   b [ ] plane c [ ] bus        d [ ] bicycle
 8 In Germany, Richard and Wendy go to an old _____ in a white Mercedes.
    a [ ] village b [ ] museum           c [ ] house d [ ] hospital
 9 At work, Wendy gives Richard the _____ for Joe Kelly’s office.
    a [ ] directions     b [ ] address     c [ ] phone number d [ ] keys
 10 Richard finds a _____ the ‘eggs’ in Joe Kelly’s office.
    a [ ] letter about    b [ ] photo of c [ ] picture of d [ ] box of

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Characters

Choose the best answer.
 11 Richard is Jennifer’s _____.

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    a [ ] boyfriend   b [ ] brother c [ ] father d [ ] boss
 12 Jennifer sometimes helps Richard and gives him _____.
    a [ ] money b [ ] books        c [ ] computer lessons     d [ ] food
 13 Richard has had a lot of _____.
    a [ ] accidents   b [ ] girlfriends c [ ] bicycles d [ ] guitars
 14 Jennifer is a _____.
    a [ ] teacher b [ ] singer c [ ] nurse d [ ] detective
 15 _____ is Jennifer’s friend.
    a [ ] Claire b [ ] Kelly c [ ] Wendy d [ ] Mary
 16 _____ is Richard’s boss.
    a [ ] Dr Gibson    b [ ] Detective Barrett    c [ ] Maxim      d [ ] Joe Kelly
 17 Wendy makes a phone call and then visits _____.
    a [ ] Claire b [ ] Jennifer c [ ] Richard d [ ] Joe Kelly
 18 _____ gives Wendy some ‘egg boxes’.
    a [ ] Joe Kelly b [ ] Jennifer c [ ] Dr Gibson          d [ ] Detective Barrett
 19 Joe Kelly is a _____ man.
    a [ ] nice b [ ] famous       c [ ] good   d [ ] bad
 20 In the end the police catch _____.
    a [ ] Claire b [ ] Dr Gibson      c [ ] Joe Kelly d [ ] Detective Barrett

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Dialogue

Who said or wrote this?
 21 ‘Did I hear the doorbell, nurse? Was it another patient?’
    a [ ] Dr Gibson    b [ ] Richard c [ ] Jennifer d [ ] Detective Barrett
 22 ‘I don’t need very much. Only twenty pounds. I’ll pay you back next week – really I will.’
    a [ ] Dr Gibson    b [ ] Richard c [ ] Claire d [ ] Detective Barrett
 23 ‘Come on, Jenny, let’s enjoy ourselves – we’re having a night out.’
    a [ ] Wendy b [ ] Richard c [ ] Claire d [ ] Joe Kelly
 24 ‘Look, Detective Barrett, I’m getting tired of this. What’s it all about? You want me to answer
 your questions and you don’t tell me why.’
    a [ ] Wendy b [ ] Claire c [ ] Jennifer d [ ] Dr Gibson
 25 ‘We’re looking for some stolen jewellery, from Germany. And we believe that your brother

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 knows something about it.’
    a [ ] Dr Gibson       b [ ] Joe Kelly c [ ] Claire d [ ] Detective Barrett
 26 ‘You see, Richard has told me about you. He says that you are very kind … you always help
 him.’
    a [ ] Wendy b [ ] Jennifer c [ ] Claire d [ ] Joe Kelly
 27 ‘I’m sorry, Mr Kelly. I’ve just remembered. I’m busy next weekend. I can’t do it.’
    a [ ] Dr Gibson       b [ ] Wendy c [ ] Richard d [ ] Claire
 28 ‘You will leave on the first plane on the Saturday morning and come back the same evening.
 With the three boxes.’
    a [ ] Detective Barrett       b [ ] Jennifer c [ ] Richard d [ ] Joe Kelly
 29 ‘I’m sorry about Barrett’s visit to you last night, but we didn’t know about Richard and Wendy
 then. I talked to the Frankfurt police an hour ago.’
    a [ ] Maxim        b [ ] Jennifer c [ ] Chief Superintendent Edwards            d [ ] Joe Kelly
 30 ‘I’ve got a new job. Started yesterday. And this time I’m not working for a jewellery thief!’
    a [ ] Claire b [ ] Jennifer c [ ] Detective Barrett             d [ ] Richard

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Vocabulary

Choose the best answer.
 31 a person who is ill and goes to see a doctor
    a [ ] teacher b [ ] student         c [ ] tourist    d [ ] patient
 32 a piece of cloth that you use for drying yourself when you are wet
    a [ ] T-shirt     b [ ] scarf c [ ] towel      d [ ] jacket
 33 when you tell someone that they must do something
    a [ ] laugh      b [ ] order c [ ] repeat      d [ ] sing
 34 when something is beautiful or very nice
    a [ ] lovely b [ ] exciting c [ ] different              d [ ] free
 35 when you go on a short journey to a place and back again
    a [ ] road      b [ ] trip   c [ ] airport   d [ ] accident
 36 the room where a doctor sees patients
    a [ ] home b [ ] hall         c [ ] bathroom        d [ ] surgery
 37 the part of the body which pushes the blood round
    a [ ] hand b [ ] face c [ ] heart d [ ] head

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 38 a person who tells people what they must do at work
    a [ ] doctor b [ ] boss      c [ ] father d [ ] president
 39 when you feel unhappy because you think something bad will happen
    a [ ] thirsty b [ ] hungry c [ ] worried          d [ ] pleased
 40 beautiful things such as rings, bracelets or necklaces
    a [ ] jewellery b [ ] journey c [ ] money d [ ] clothes

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Plot

Choose the best answer.
 41 Richard goes to see Jennifer. He has lost his _____ and he hasn’t got any money.
    a [ ] bag b [ ] job     c [ ] car d [ ] jacket
 42 When Jennifer goes to the restaurant she sees a girl with large gold _____.
    a [ ] rings   b [ ] ear-rings     c [ ] shoes d [ ] teeth
 43 The girl in the restaurant looks very _____.
    a [ ] unhappy b [ ] happy c [ ] tired          d [ ] ill
 44 Some detectives talk to Jennifer. They are looking for stolen _____ from Germany.
    a [ ] computers     b [ ] paintings    c [ ] money d [ ] jewellery
 45 Wendy tells her story to Jennifer. She _____ working for Joe Kelly.
    a [ ] loves b [ ] enjoys        c [ ] doesn’t like d [ ] stops
 46 For his work, Joe Kelly _____ a lot of different things.
    a [ ] buys and sells    b [ ] paints    c [ ] makes      d [ ] takes photographs of
 47 The German police give Wendy and Richard some _____ to take back to England.
    a [ ] dollars b [ ] shoes c [ ] letters       d [ ] ‘egg boxes’
 48 When Wendy comes back to England, Joe Kelly is very _____ her.
    a [ ] angry with    b [ ] happy with     c [ ] unhappy with       d [ ] afraid of
 49 The British detectives talk to _____ on the phone.
    a [ ] Maxim’s restaurant        b [ ] Dr Gibson       c [ ] the German police d [ ] Claire
 50 At the end of the story Richard buys Wendy some _____ for her birthday.
    a [ ] ear-rings    b [ ] flowers c [ ] pictures        d [ ] clothes

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Ear-rings from Frankfurt
1 1 c
  2 d
  3 b
  4 e
  5 a
2 1 d
  2 a
  3 e
  4 b
  5 c
3 1 e
  2 a
  3 b
  4 d
  5 c
4 a 2
  b 5
  c 4
  d 1
  e 3
5 a T
  b F
  c T
  d F
  e F
  f F
  g T
  h T
   i F
   j T




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Ear-rings from Frankfurt
Setting

   1      b
   2      d
   3      a
   4      c
   5      a
   6      c
   7      b
   8      c
   9      d
  10      a

Characters

  11      b
  12      a
  13      b
  14      c
  15      a
  16      d
  17      b
  18      a
  19      d
  20      c

Dialogue

  21      a
  22      b
  23      c
  24      c
  25      d
  26      a
  27      b
  28      d
  29      c

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  30   d

Vocabulary

  31   d
  32   c
  33   b
  34   a
  35   b
  36   d
  37   c
  38   b
  39   c
  40   a

Plot

  41   b
  42   b
  43   a
  44   d
  45   c
  46   a
  47   d
  48   b
  49   c
  50   a




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