Hello children!
Are you having a good time this weekend?



READING COMPREHENSION

James: Hi Alice. How are you today?

Alice: Hi James. I'm fine, and you?
James: Great, thank you. Remember, the meeting is at 3 o'clock.

Alice: Excuse me, which meeting?
James: Which meeting?! The meeting with the boss!

Alice: Are you sure there is a meeting today?
James: Alice, Alice, every month there is a meeting with the boss. This month that meeting is this afternoon.

Alice: Calm down. OK, there's a meeting this afternoon. What time is it?
James: Alice, this is important. The meeting is at three o'clock sharp!

Alice: Thank you James... By the way, what time is it now?
James: It's quarter past eleven.

Alice: It's time for lunch!
James: Lunch, now? Lunch time is at twelve.

Alice: Well, I'm hungry now.
James: You're funny Alice. This is an office.

Alice: I'm hungry ... it's just a snack ...



QUESTIONS ON THE READING

What's the first order of business

New suggestions

Quick review of last meeting

Marketing ideas


What would Robert like to hear?


Some new suggestions


Background on the suggestions


Ideas on marketing


How is the summary information presented?


By PowerPoint


Orally


In a summary document


What seems to be the main problem?


The Armstrong situation


Research and development


Customer communications


What hasn't worked well until now?


The Armstrong situation


The main points of last week's meeting


Marketing efforts



Why can't they break up into groups?


That's not the purpose of this meeting.


They're running out of time.


They need to go over other information.

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This is a video about a nice story read by Betty White. Watch it more than once

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j0OY3236jw


Harry is a white dog with blackspots who loves everything...exceptbaths. So one day before bathtime, Harry runs away. He playsoutside all day long, digging andsliding in everything from gardensoil to pavement tar. By the timehe returns home, Harry is so dirtyhe looks like a black dog with whitespots. His family doesn’t evenrecognize him!

ABOUT THE READER

Although best known as the crafty Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls,
Betty White had been in television for a long, long time before those two shows, having had herown series, life with Elizabeth in 1952. Betty has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fameand is known for her tireless efforts on behalf of animals.


About the authorGene Zionwas born in 1913. He attended the New School of Social Research and the Pratt Institute.Gene Zion is best known for his creation of the rascally dog, Harry, about whom he wrote severalfavorite stories. Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham collaborated on four books about Harry:Harry the Dirty Dog, Harry by the Sea, Harry and the Lady Next Door, and No Roses for Harry.

These books are noted for their child’s eye view of the world, where things that areimportant to the very young are depicted, and youngsters learn that things can work outwhen they ‘sit’ plants, or try to save the only ‘summer’ snowman. He died in 1975.
Some Other Books BY Gene Zion:“No Roses for Harry!”“Harry and the Lady Next Door”“Harry by the Sea”“All Falling Down”“The Summer Snowman”“The Sugar Mouse Cake”“Dear Garbage Man”“Really Spring”“The Plant Sitter”
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Hi children, this reading is supplied by Alberto from fifth level. Thank you Alberto!

A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree.
"That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree.
"Good day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking today: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds."
The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox.
"That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future: "Do not trust flatterers."



QUESTIONS:
What did the crow take in its beak?
How were the eyes of the crow, according to the fox?
What advice did the wolf give the crow?