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Jules Verne

AROUND the WORLD in Eighty Days


T ext a d a p ta tio n an d a c tiv itie s b y
I

E lean or D onaldson

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A larico G attia

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Contents
About the author

chapter

one

When Phileas Fogg m eets Passepartout

chapter

tw o

When Phileas Fogg m akes a bet

17

chapter

th re e

when gentlemen are thieves

28

chapter

fo u r

When our adventurers


rescu e a woman from certain death

38

CHAPTER FIVE

When Passepartout b ecom es an acrobat

55

CHAPTER SIX

When our friends risk their lives

65

chapter

seven

When Phileas Fogg com es to the rescue

76

chapter

e ig h t

When Phileas Fogg becom es


the captain of a ship

90

chapter

n in e

When it is better to travel east

100

D ossier

India and British Colonies in the East 48


A Famous Indian and a Famous Cowboy 86

T E S T

36, 53, 88
6, 12, 24, 34, 44, 53, 62, 72, 84, 88, 96, 106
109

KEY TO EXIT TEST

111

INTERNET PROJECTS
A C T I V I T I E S
EXI T

PET-style a c tiv ities


T: g r a d e s 4 / 5
T rin ity -sty le activ itie s (G rad es 4 /5 )
This story is recorded in full.
These symbols indicate the beginning and end of the extracts
linked to the listening activities.

A bout

the author

[Jules Verne was born in 1828 in the town of Nantes, in France.


When he was a boy, he ran away from home and tried to get on a
ship to the Caribbean. The men on the ship found him and sent him
back home.
In 1847, Jules's father sent him to Paris to study law. He did not like
the subject very much and his father was angry when he left law
school and started writing plays instead. His plays were not very
successful at the beginning, and he had to find another way to earn
money because he was in love with Honorine, a widow 1 with two
young children. He became a stockbroker 2 and married Honorine a
year later, in 1857. They had a son called Michel. During this time
Verne continued writing, and in 1852 he wrote a book about how a
man could travel across Africa in a hot-air balloon. 3 One publisher
suggested that he wrote an adventure story, using the same ideas.
1. w id o w : th is w o m a n s h u s b a n d is dead.
2. stockbroker : a person w ho helps people invest their m oney in o th er
com panies.
*
3. hot-air balloon :

'mm

He did this, and in 1863, he wrote Five Weeks in a Balloon. People


liked this new mixture of fact and fiction, and the book was an
immediate success.
With the help of his friend and publisher, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, he
wrote many books, sometimes two a year. Some of the most famous
of these are: A Journey to the Centre o f the Earth (1864), From the Earth
to the Moon (1865) and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1869).
In these stories his heroes are clever men who are able to find
solutions to problems and escape from dangerous situations.
This is also the case in Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). This
was not only Jules Verne's most popular story but he also saw it
performed several times as a play during his own lifetime. Many of
Jules Verne's stories became classic films, for example, Twenty
Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1954).
Jules Verne was popular in his time because of people's interest in
science. Today, people are interested to see how m any of his
imaginary inventions became reality. For example, in From the Earth
to the Moon, the story is very similar to the real events of man's first
journey to the moon in the Apollo.
Jules Verne did travel later on in his life, and in 1884 he did a tour of
the Mediterranean. He died in 1905 in Amiens, France. Many people
think of him as the 'father' of science fiction.
Q

W ritin g

Write a sentence about Jules Verne for each date on the tim eline.
Example: Ju les V ern e w as born

in 1828.

1828 1847 1852 1857 1873 1905

Before you read


Q

M e a n s o f tra n s p o r t

Find these words in the pictures.


horse driver engine guide bicycle
elephant sail sledge w heels car

Q Which of these types of transport do you think Phileas Fogg uses to


help him com plete his journey around the world?

Q V o c a b u la ry

Match the follow ing w ords (1-5) from Chapter One w ith their
definitions (A-E). You have an example.
1 |_EJ manservant

2 Q challenge
3 Q fireplace
4 Q fire brigade
5 Q] charity
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a hole in the wall where you can burn things


an organisation that stops fires burning
an association that helps people in need
a difficult situation that tests someones ability
or determination
E a man who works for someone in their house

A
B
C
D

C H A P T E R ONE

When Phileas Fogg meets


Passepartout

L o n d o n . 1872

Let m e b e g in by i n t r o d u c i n g a m y s t e r i o u s English g e n tl e m a n
called Phileas Fogg.
M ost p eo p le d o n t k n o w v e ry m u c h a b o u t him, b u t b e c a u s e he
d o e s t h e s a m e th i n g e v e r y day, s o m e p eo p le t h i n k t h e y k n o w
e v ery th in g a b o u t him.
He is v e r y h a n d s o m e a n d h e is a t r u e g e n t l e m a n . He is
certainly rich, b u t no on e k n o w s h o w he m a d e his m o n ey .
Has he ev er b e e n to a n o t h e r c o u n try ? He can n a m e a lot of
c o u n t r i e s on a w o r l d m a p a n d he k n o w s t h e m o s t in c re d ib l e
thin g s a b o u t t h e m . He p ro bab ly travelled a t one tim e, b u t s o m e
people insist t h a t he has n o t left London for m a n y years. Maybe
he only trav els in his head.
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He is a very priva te m a n a n d he do es n o t h av e m a n y friends.


The only tim e he s p e a k s to o t h e r people is a t t h e R e form C l u b ,1
w h e r e he goes to re a d n e w s p a p e r s a n d play cards. He does n o t
play to win. He plays fo r t h e e n j o y m e n t of t h e g a m e . He o fte n
wins, b u t he do es n o t keep th e m on ey. He gives it to charity. He
likes to see his g a m e s as a challenge; a challenge t h a t d oes n o t
require a n y physical effort.
He has lunch at t h e R efo rm Club ev ery day, in t h e s a m e room,
a t t h e s a m e t a b le . He g o e s h o m e a t m i d n ig h t . He lives in his
h o u s e in Savile Row, a good a d d r e s s in cen tral London. No one
ev er goes th e re, ex c e p t his m a n s e r v a n t , w h o m u s t alw ays be on
tim e an d be co m p letely l o y a l 2 to Phileas Fogg. In fact, this very
m o r n i n g , his m a n s e r v a n t l o s t his j o b b e c a u s e t h e w a t e r he
b r o u g h t P h ile a s Fogg w a s t o o h o t t o s h a v e w i th . And t h i s is
w h e r e ou r s to ry begins.
Phileas Fogg w a s sitting in his a r m c h a i r w aitin g fo r his n e w
m a n s e r v a n t a t s o m e tim e b e t w e e n eleven a n d half p a s t eleven.
At exactly half p a s t eleven Mr Fogg goes to t h e R e fo rm Club. He
l o o k e d up a t t h e h a n d s o f t h e l a r g e c l o c k by t h e w all t h a t
c o u n te d ev ery s eco n d w ith a loud tick.
There w as a knock at the door and a young m an of abo ut
t h irty c a m e in.
You say t h a t you are French, b u t y o u r n a m e is J o h n ? as k ed
Phileas Fogg, looking a t him carefully.
Jean, sir, n o t J o h n , said t h e y o u n g m a n . J e a n P a s s e p a r t o u t .

1. Reform Club : a political club in London w ith serv ices fo r m e m b e rs. It


b eg an aro u n d 1832 to give m e m b e rs of th e Liberal P arty a place to
m e e t an d discuss th e ir ideas.
2. loyal : alw ay s s u p p o rtin g s o m e o n e or s o m e th in g .
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AROUND the WORLD in Eighty Days


I a m an h o n e s t m a n , sir, a n d I m u s t tell you t h a t I h a v e n t b een a
m a n s e r v a n t all m y life. I w a s a physical ed u c a tio n t e a c h e r a n d a
music te ach er; t h e n I b e c a m e a singer. I once ro d e a h o rs e in a
circus, a n d for a tim e I w o rk e d for t h e fire brigade in Paris.
I f o u n d o u t t h a t a c e r t a i n Mr F o g g w a s l o o k i n g f o r a
m a n s e r v a n t . He is a v e r y clever, c are fu l m a n , t h e y told me.
You w o n t find a q u i e t e r m a n in all of E n gland . He d o e s t h e
s a m e thin g ev ery d a y . And so I c a m e h ere to a s k a b o u t t h e job,
in th e h o pe of finally being able to live a quiet life.
Yes, s o m e o n e a t t h e R e fo rm Club told you this I belie ve
p r o b a b l y t h e s a m e p e r s o n w h o t o l d m e a b o u t y o u . Do y o u
u n d e r s t a n d w h a t typ e of p e rs o n Im looking f o r ?
Yes, sir. I do, a n d I th in k Im p e rfe c t for t h e jo b .
Well the n, w h a t t im e is it n o w ?
Eleven t w e n ty - t w o , Mr Fogg, P a s s e p a r t o u t replied, tak in g his
p o c k e t- w a tc h 1 ou t of a small side pocket.
Exactly fo u r m i n u te s late, n o te d Phileas Fogg, looking at his
o w n w a tc h . So, lets say you s t a r t e d w o rk in g for m e as f ro m
eleven t w e n ty - s i x .
Phileas Fogg s to o d up f r o m his a rm c h a ir, picked up his hat,
and w e n t o u t of t h e d o or w i th o u t saying a n o t h e r word. From this
brief in tro d u c t io n , P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s able to m a k e n o t e of his
em ployer. He w a s a b o u t fo rty y e a rs old, an e leg an t m a n w ith an
a t t r a c t i v e , g e n t l e f a c e . He w a s ta ll, w i t h b l o n d h a i r a n d a
m o u s t a c h e . He w a s t h e s o rt of p e rs o n w h o r e m a i n e d incredibly
calm, e v e n u n d e r p r e s s u r e . He h a d g e n tl e ey es t h a t fixed you

1. p ock et-w atch :


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When Phileas Fogg meets


Passepartout
w ith a firm s t a r e . 1 He n e v e r s e e m e d u p s e t 2 or w orried. He w a s a
t y p i c a l E n g l i s h m a n . It w a s a l w a y s d i f f i c u l t t o g u e s s a n
E n g lis h m an s t r u e feelings.
And o u r F r e n c h m a n ? P a s s e p a r t o u t h ad an a t t r a c t iv e face an d
he w a s inc red ib ly s tr o n g . He h a d blue eyes, a n d u n tid y , curly
b ro w n hair. He w a s a s w e e t p e rs o n w h o u n d e r s to o d t h e m e a n in g
of t r u e friendship an d loyalty.
It w a s ju s t a f t e r half p a s t eleven an d P a s s e p a r t o u t, w h o w a s
n o w alone in his n e w h o m e, decided to look aro un d . After looking
in all t h e d if fe re n t ro o m s, he finally c a m e to his o w n b e d ro o m .
Above t h e fireplace t h e r e w a s an electric clock; it w a s t h e s a m e
electric clock t h a t Phileas Fogg had in his room . The t w o clocks
t ic k e d a t t h e e x a c t s a m e s e c o n d . Below t h e clock t h e r e w a s a
piece of p a p e r listing th e details of Mr Foggs day.
N o t b a d a t a ll, t h o u g h t P a s s e p a r t o u t . A m a n w h o is as
regular as clockwork! 3 This is ju s t w h a t I w a s looking fo r.

1. firm stare : to look a t s o m e o n e w ith o u t ta k in g y o u r ey es a w a y fro m


th e m .
2. u p set : u nh ap p y .
3. as regular as clockwork : s o m e o n e w ho alw ay s d oes e v e ry th in g on
tim e an d in th e righ t order.
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Go b a c k to the text
PET Q

C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

For each question, mark the letter next to the correct answer - A, B, C or D.

1 Phileas Fogg is a m ember of


A Q the Gentlemans Club.
B Q the Travel Club.
C Q the Reform Club.
D [ P] Saville Row.
2 In the afternoon Phileas Fogg liked to
A [ ] read magazines.
B | J play cards.
C PP travel.
D [P] shave his beard.
3 At what time did Phileas Fogg leave his house each morning?
A ] at exactly eleven-thirty
B at eleven oclock
C P J just before eleven-fifteen
D [ ] at eleven thirty-five
4 Which of these things did Passepartout not do in the past?
A PP ride a horse
B P ] put out a fire
C PP teach
D [ j be an actor
5 Why did Passepartout think that Phileas Fogg was a typical English
man?
A f j It was difficult to say what he was feeling.
B | ] He was from a rich family.
C PP He had blue eyes and blond hair.
D P J He played cards every day.

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6 Passepartout wants to work for Phileas Fogg because


A he has a similar character.
B [ 3] he wants to work as a manservant.
C Q Phileas Fogg is a good employer.
D he wants a quiet life.
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C h a r a c te r s

Unscramble these adjectives from Chapter One and say who they
describe. Then add som e of your own to describe the tw o characters.
ysturoem si

egtenl

onedam sh

eosnht

macl

yaoll

Q V o c a b u la ry

Look at the pictures. Use them to help you com plete these sentences
with the m issing words.

1
2
3
4

He could name every country on a .....................................


He o f t e n .....................................at the Reform Club.
You w ont find a quieter man in all o f .....................................
The water his manservant gave h i m
with was
too hot.
5 The clock above t h e .....................................was the same as the one in
Phileas Foggs room.
6 Phileas Fogg sat i n
and waited for his new
manservant to arrive.
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OB' Q

JESS'Q

PE T

L is te n in g

Listen to the recording. Draw the hands on the clocks below, so that
they show the tim es you hear in the conversations.

L is te n in g

You will hear the receptionist at a gentlem ans club giving a new
member som e inform ation about the club. Listen and com plete the
m issing information.
Library
Meals

These are served in the (0)


Lunch is from (1 )..............
2 p.m.
Dinner is from 6 p.m. to

dining-room

to

(2) ..........................

Afternoon (3)................ . from


4 p.m.-5 p.m. in the lounge room.
Lounge Room and

(4).............'' .T'. ..

Open all day for members until midmg

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Books can be borrowed for

(5)....................
Gym and Swimming Pool

for members
,/
for an extra
Up to (7 ).....................
cost of (8)........................

(6)

Q W h a t can you

p la y?

Look at the pictures. W hat are the people doing? W hat can you play?

C
T: GRADE 4
0

S p e a k in g : H o b b ie s /s p o r ts

Phileas Fogg played cards with his companions at the Reform Club. He also
had an interest in travel. We can say that these are his hobbies, the things
he does for enjoyment, not for work. What things do you like to do?
1 What hobbies do you have?
2 Where can you do sports in your town?
3 Would you like to learn a new sport or hobby?

Q W ritin g

Phileas Fogg does the exact sam e thing every day. Make a list of six
things you do every day and the tim e you do them . Be careful to use
the right verb!
Example:

I g e t up a t seven o'clock. I h av e b r e a k fa s t a t a qu arter p a s t seven.

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Before you read


Q

V o c a b u la ry

In Chapter Two you will read som e words connected to the story of a
crime. Match part A w ith part B to find the closest m eaning of the
words in part A. Look at the example.
A
a robbery
a thief
a cashier
a detective
the evidence
a bet
Scotland Yard
a receipt
a reward

B
tries to find criminals and understand how a
crime happened
is the information you have about a crime
is when you risk your money on the result of a
game or competition
is the crime of stealing money from a bank, shop
or vehicle
is an am ount of money given as a price for doing
something
is the main office for investigating crime in London
is a piece of paper that proves you have received
money
steals money or other objects from another
person
pays and takes money at a bank, or takes money
for something you buy

0 Find the meaning of these verbs in the dictionary: arrest, steal,


investigate.
Make one sentence using each verb and a noun from exercise 1.
Example:
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S cotlan d Yard w ere in vestig atin g th e robbery .

C H A P T E R TWO

When Phileas Fogg


makes a bet

2 O ctob er

Every day, Phileas Fogg left his h o use a t half p a s t eleven. He p u t


his right fo o t in f r o n t of his left fo o t 575 tim e s he k n e w t h e
ex a c t length of ev ery ste p a n d he p u t his left fo o t in fr o n t of
his r i g h t f o o t 5 7 6 t i m e s b e f o r e a r r i v i n g a t t h e s t e p s o f t h e
R eform Club.
He u s u a ll y w a i t e d a little b e f o r e h a v i n g lu n c h a t t h i r t e e n
m i n u te s to one. T hen he w e n t to t h e lounge r o o m w h e r e he s p e n t
t h e a f t e r n o o n r e a d i n g t h e n e w s p a p e r s . At five o clock he h a d
a f t e r n o o n t e a 1 a n d a t t w e n t y t o six it w a s t i m e t o go t o t h e
1. aftern o on tea : te a w ith so m e food, trad itio n ally e a te n a b o u t fo u r or
five o clock in th e a fte rn o o n .
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AROUND the WORLD in Eighty Days


G a m e s R o o m to play c a rd s w ith o t h e r w e a l t h y a n d r e s p e c t e d 1
m e m b e r s of th e club, like Sir Ralph G au tier a n d A n d re w Stu art.
On this p artic ular day A n d re w S t u a r t s t a r t e d to re a d a sto ry
to t h e m f r o m t h e e v e n i n g n e w s p a p e r a b o u t a r o b b e r y a t t h e
Bank of E n g l a n d .2
The ro b b e ry to o k place on 29 S e p te m b e r. The th ief stole fiftyfive t h o u s a n d p o u n d s while t h e h e a d cash ier w a s b usy writing a
r e c e i p t f o r j u s t a f e w p e n c e . E n g l a n d s b e s t d e t e c t i v e s w e r e
looking for t h e th ief a f t e r h earin g t h a t t h e Bank of England w a s
o ffe rin g a r e w a r d of t w o t h o u s a n d p o u n d s to t h e p e r s o n w h o
w a s able to c atch t h e thief. From th e first inv estigatio n s into t h e
ro b b e ry t h e y k n e w only one thin g for certain: he w a s an elegant,
well-sp ok en 3 g e n tle m a n .
While t h e o t h e r m e m b e r s of t h e club s a t a t t h e table, re a d y to
play th e ir g a m e of cards, A n d re w S t u a r t co n tin u e d to talk a b o u t
t h e robbery.
W h e r e d o y o u t h i n k t h e t h i e f is h i d i n g ? H e c o u l d b e
a n y w h e re . The world is so big!
It isn t so big a n y m o r e , replied Phileas Fogg.
W h a t do you m e a n ? , said A n d re w S t u a r t w ith a laugh. The
e a r t h d o e s n t g et a n y s m aller!
Ah! But t h e e a r t h is s m a lle r, said Sir Ralph Gautier. If you
t h in k t h a t w e can n o w go a r o u n d it t e n t im e s q u icker t h a n w e
could one h u n d r e d y e a rs ago. Did you k n o w t h a t t o d a y a m a n can
travel a r o u n d t h e world in only t h r e e m o n t h s ?
1. w ea lth y and resp ected : people liked th e m b e c a u se of th e ir high
position in society, or a t th e club.
2. Bank o f England : th e ce n tra l b an k of th e U nited K ingdom .
3. w ell-sp o k en : he spo ke good English, like a w ell-e d u ca te d g e n tle m a n .
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When Phileas Fogg


makes a bet %

'rm
Eighty days to be e x a c t / Phileas Fogg c o rre c te d him.
Eighty d a y s ? as k e d a su rp rised m a n a t t h e table.
Well, m a y b e t h a t s tru e , b u t only if you d o n t c o n s id e r b ad
w e a th e r, s to rm s , s h i p w r e c k s , 1 a n d o t h e r th in g s , said a n o th e r .
In e i g h t y d ay s , c o n s i d e r i n g all p o ss ib le e v e n t s , c o n t i n u e d
Phileas Fogg.
Ah! You thin k so, do you, Mr Fogg? laughed Sir Ralph. Well,
Ill b e t f o u r t h o u s a n d p o u n d s t h a t a j o u r n e y lik e t h a t is
impossible in such a s h o r t t i m e .
I r e p e a t t h a t it is possible to do t h e j o u rn e y in t h a t t i m e , said
Phileas Fogg, his eyes fixed on Sir R alphs smile.
Well, if you are so certain, t h e n do it yourself!
I will, replied Phileas Fogg.
W h e n ?
I m m e d i a t e l y . A n d Ill b e t n o t fo u r , b u t t w e n t y t h o u s a n d
p o u n d s t h a t I c a n go a r o u n d t h e w o r l d in e i g h t y d a y s ; I will
r e t u r n h ere in 1,920 hours, or, if you prefer, 115,200 m in u te s. Do
you ag ree to t h e b e t ?
T h ey all looked a t o n e a n o t h e r . T h ey could n o t d ecide if he
w as serious. W e a g r e e , t h e y said.
Good. Ill t a k e t h e tra i n fo r Dover a t a q u a r t e r to nine this
e v e n i n g . T h e b e t s t a r t s as f r o m ... P h ile a s Fogg t o o k a sm a ll
n o te b o o k an d pencil f ro m his p o c k e t a n d m a d e a note:

Z O c to b e r,

8 A-5

p.m.

1. sh ip w reck s : th e s e h a p p e n w h e n a b ad s to r m or a n o th e r u n e x p e c te d
e v e n t d e s tro y s a ship a t sea.
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And I will re t u r n h ere to t h e R e fo rm Club at eight forty-five


on S a t u r d a y 21 D e c e m b e r . If I a m n o t h e r e by t h a t tim e , th is
ch eq u e for t w e n t y t h o u s a n d p o u n d s is yours, g e n t l e m e n .
And w ith t h e s e w o rd s he left t h e ch eq u e for t w e n t y t h o u s a n d
p o u n d s on t h e table, picked up his h a t and*went o u t of t h e door.
At t e n to eight his m a n s e r v a n t w a s su rp ris ed to see his n e w
e m p l o y e r 1 co m e th r o u g h t h e door. P a ss e p a r t o u t, w e re leaving
1. em p loyer : th e p erso n you w o rk for.

in t e n m i n u t e s . W e re t a k i n g a t r a i n to D o v e r, he said. F rom
th e re , a b o a t leav es fo r Calais a t elev en o clock to n ig h t. W e re
g o in g t o go a r o u n d t h e w o r l d in e i g h t y d a y s . W e h a v e n t
a n o t h e r s eco n d to lose.
His e m p l o y e r did n o t s e e m to be in a hurry. The o p p o s ite in
fact. He sp ok e a little quicker, b u t he b e h a v e d in t h e s a m e calm
way.

' AROUND the WORLD in Eighty Days


A round t h e w o r l d ? said P a s s e p a r t o u t to himself. Well really!
he t h o u g h t, s h ak in g his h ead . 1 Ju st w h e n he finally t h o u g h t he
h ad t h e p e rfe c t job. He w a n t e d to w o r k for Phileas Fogg b e c a u s e
he w a s a g e n t l e m a n w h o lived a q u iet life, w h o alw ay s did t h e
s a m e things. And n o w ? How could this be a quiet life?
Pack a small bag w ith j u s t m y night th in gs in it, please, an d
p ack one for yourself. W e can buy e v ery th in g else w h e n w e n eed
it, a d d e d Phileas Fogg, and w ith t h e s e o rd e rs he left t h e room.
P a s s e p a r t o u t c o n t i n u e d t o fe e l a l i t t l e c o n f u s e d b u t h e
followed his m a s t e r s orders. He quickly p ack ed the ir bags a n d a t
eig ht o clock t h e y w e r e r e a d y to leave t h e h o use. Phileas Fogg
o p e n e d P a s s e p a r t o u t s bag a n d p u t t w e n t y t h o u s a n d p o u n d s into
it. He closed it tightly. T w e n t y m i n u t e s l a t e r t h e y w e r e a t t h e
statio n .
It m u s t be th e m o n e y for t h e j o u r n e y , t h o u g h t P a s s e p a r t o u t
as he s a t on th e tra in thinking n erv o u sly a b o u t t h e m o n e y in his
bag. He did n o t w a n t to lose t h e bag.
A fter being in t h e n e w s p a p e r s Phileas Foggs j o u rn e y w a s n t a
s e c r e t . S o o n e v e r y b o d y in L o n d o n w a s t a l k i n g a b o u t P h ileas
Foggs d e p a r t u r e a n d his plan to go a r o u n d t h e world in eighty
d ays. S o m e p eo p le t h o u g h t he w a s m a d , o t h e r s said he w a s a
genius. But a few days later, t h e fr o n t p ag es had a n o t h e r story. A
c ertain In s p ecto r Fix, a d etectiv e for Scotland Yard, said he k n ew
t h e i d e n t i t y o f t h e t h i e f . All t h e e v i d e n c e p o i n t e d in o n e
direction: to a w ell-kn o w n and re s p e c ta b le m e m b e r of the
R e fo rm Club Mr Phileas Fogg.

1. shak in g his head : m oving his h ea d fro m side to side to sh o w he is


co n fu sed.

Go back to the text


PET Q

C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

Read th ese sen ten ces about Chapter Two. Decide if each sen ten ce
is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, m ark A. If it is not correct,
mark B.
A B
1 Phileas Fogg always walked to the Reform Club. #
2 Andrew Stuart told them that the robbery took place
at the Reform Club.
3 Sir Ralph Gautier said that it was possible to go around
the world in three months.
4 Phileas Fogg bet $20,000 he could go around the world
in eighty days.
5 The other members did not accept Phileas Foggs bet.
6 Passepartout was excited about their new adventure.
7 Phileas Fogg puts a lot of money in Passepartouts bag.
8 Sir Ralph thinks that Phileas Fogg is the thief.

0
0
0

Q C o m p re h e n s io n

0
0
0

check

What do these numbers in Chapter Two refer to?


Example:

8 0 P h ileas Fogg says h e can g o arou n d th e w orld in 8 0 days.

1
2
3
4
5

...........
575
10 ................................................
4,000 ........................................
1 ,920.....bus.uss.........
115,200.....................................

2 0 ,0 0 0 ...L...:......'................. ..........

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a U i V0

..... ......

0 V o c a b u la ry

Find the meaning of these words in a dictionary.

/
busy
t

The \7London Times


mem bership ports
identity reward

abroad
reason

1/

receipt

Q Complete the newspaper article with the words from exercise 3.

Scotland Yard identifies thief

etectives at Scotland Yard say they now know the (1)


of the man responsible for the robbery on 29 December at the
Bank of England. The man stole over 55,000 in cash while the banks
cashier was (2) ...'DvhL writing a (3) ...C.^C/S
Our man is almost definitely a well-respected gentleman, said
Inspector Hound of Scotland Yard. And a member of a Reform Club,
here in London. The cashier found a (4)
card on the floor
after he left the bank. We have (5) .I.C.0..vh. to believe this man is the
famous gentleman who says he is going to travel the world in eight days Mr Phileas Fogg.
Englands best detectives are travelling to the countrys (6) ...................
(Bristol, Liverpool, Glasgow) and other big ports (7) V.Q&Q., in the
hope of catching the thief.
Scotland Yard are offering a ( 8 ) .....................of two thousand pounds.
W e re taking a train to Dover... .The boat leaves for C alais
at eleven o c lo c k ...

We use the Present Simple when reading timetables and times that
dont change.
Example: The train f o r B righton le a v e s a t fiv e fifte e n . (It always leaves at
this time every day).
We use the Present Continuous to talk about the future when we have
fixed plans or arrangements.
Example: Tm g o in g to th e d o c to rs a t n ine o'clock to m o rro w m orning.
(I must go. I have an appointment).
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P r e s e n t S im p le

Look at the tim etables below. Work in pairs: Student A com plete the
train tim etable. Student B com plete the ferry tim etable. Ask and
answer questions about the tim es the trains/ferries leave and arrive.
Example:

W hat tim e is th e fir s t train to D over? W hen d o e s it arrive?


The fir s t train lea v es a t 6.15 a.m .. It arriv es a t 7.45 a.m ..

1 TRA IN S
lhr 50 min
(*Express train 1 hr 30 min)
LONDON DOVER
1 6.15 a.m.* 7.45 a.m.
2 ..M.a.m. 10.35 a.m.
3 11.10 a.m.
4 12.00 p.m.* .J& .X t.Q.rr

FERRIES

lhr 40 min
(* Superferry 1 hr 10 min)
DOVER CALAIS

P r e s e n t C o n tin u o u s

W rite a diary w ith the day and tim es of your fixed plans or
appointm ents for the next tw o w eeks. Then tell som eone else about
the events in your diary using the Present Continuous.
Example:

At ten o'clock on T hursday I'm m ee tin g m y b e s t frien d , Ja n e .

Q M ake

a bet

Read these facts. With another student decide if they are true (T) or
false (F). You have 1,000. For each question decide how much m oney
you are prepared to bet on each fact being true or false. Write the
amount in the box below. When you finish, check your answ ers on
page 111. How much m oney did you w in/lose?
T F Amount
1 In English, the word earth, comes from the
name of an ancient god.
1
1
2 More people live in Cairo than in any other city
in the world.
1
1
3 Asia is the worlds largest continent.
1
1
4 The earth revolves around the sun in the same
direction as the hands of a clock.
m i
i
5 The Pacific is the worlds biggest ocean.
i
i
6 In Ireland it is possible to pay for things in euros. i
i

Before you read


Q

R e a d in g a m a p

Read the sentences, find the places on the map and circle them .
1 Mumbai (Bombay)
is a large city in
the south-west
of India.
2 Brindisi is
a port town
in the south-east
of Italy.
3 Calcutta (Kolkata)
is a busy town in
the east of India.
4 The Suez is a
man-made canal in Egypt.
27

CHAPTER

THREE

When gentlemen are thieves

9 O ctob er

In s p ector Fix w a s one of t h e d e te c tiv e s investigatin g t h e ro b b e ry


a t t h e Bank of England. In his y e a rs as a d etectiv e he k n e w only
o n e t h i n g f o r c e r t a i n : all t h e b i g g e s t c r i m i n a l s l o o k e d like
r e s p e c t a b l e g e n t l e m e n . The m o n e y , t h e quick d e p a r t u r e . It all
m a d e sense. Phileas Fogg w a s a r e s p e c ta b le g e n tle m a n , a n d he,
In s p ector Fix, w a n t e d to g et t h e r e w a r d for catch ing him.
He so on dis co v ered t h a t Phileas Fogg w a s on t h e M o n g o lia , a
ship t h a t sailed fro m Brindisi, in Italy, to Bombay, in India.
O u r d e t e c t i v e d e c i d e d t o loo k c a r e f u l l y a t all t h e p e o p l e
g e t t i n g on a n d o f f t h e M o n g o lia . On W e d n e s d a y , 9 O c t o b e r ,
I n s p e c t o r Fix s a w P h i l e a s Fogg a n d his m a n s e r v a n t a s t h e y
arrived in th e Suez C a n a l. 1
1. Suez Canal : a m a n -m a d e river, built in Suez, Egypt. It w as used by
ships to go fro m Europe to Asia, via Africa.
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--------------------------------When gentlemen are thieves


So, t h e r e s our thief! he w h i s p e r e d . 1 All I n e e d to do n o w is
to tell Scotland Yard a n d w a it for a w a r r a n t for his arre st, 2 a n d
t h e n t h e re w a r d is m i n e .
Fix decided to s p e a k to Foggs m a n s e r v a n t .
Egypt is a beautiful c o u n tr y , b eg an th e Inspector.
Yes, t h a t s t r u e , b u t w e a r e t r a v e l li n g so q u ic k ly , rep lie d
P a s s e p a rto u t.
1. w h isp ered : spo ke in a q u iet voice.
2. a w arran t for his a rrest : a legal d o c u m e n t t h a t gives th e d e te c tiv e
th e p erm issio n to a r r e s t so m e o n e.

29

5 AROUND the WORLD in Eighty Days


W hy are you travelling so quickly? Surely you c a n t see Egypt
in only a fe w d ay s .
My m a s t e r w a n t s to trav el a r o u n d t h e world in eighty days...
he said, looking a t t h e d e t e c t i v e s c o n f u s e d face. I kn o w , i t s
c o m p le te m a d n e s s .
Well, y o u r m a s t e r is... an un usual m a n , b u t I imagine he m u s t
be v ery rich to t ry to do a j o u r n e y like t h a t in such a s h o r t t i m e .
To tell yo u t h e t r u t h , he h a s t h e m o n e y he n e e d s . But... I
really m u s t leave. W e hav e a b o a t to catch. Good day, Mr...?
Fix, m y n a m e is Ins..., Mr Fix. A nd I b e l ie v e t h a t w e a r e
possibly going t h e s a m e way. Are you also going to B o m b a y ?
Yes, w e are. Sorry, n o t to in tro d u ce myself. My n a m e s Jean
P a s s e p a r t o u t. Im sure w e ll see each o th e r a g ain . P a s s e p a r t o u t
t o u c h e d his h a t an d w a v e d goodbye.
His c o n v e r s a t io n w ith P a s s e p a r t o u t m a d e In s p e c to r Fix feel
even m o re certain t h a t Phileas Fogg w a s t h e thief. I m u s t sto p
him , he th o u g h t. But h o w ? W ith o u t t h e w a r r a n t for his a r r e s t it
w a s impossible, a n d he could esc a p e again. He w a s worried.
Phileas Fogg, on t h e o t h e r h an d , w a s carefully p la n n in g his
jo u rn ey . He k e p t d etailed n o t e s of t h e d ate, t h e length of each
p a r t of th e jou rn ey , th e tim e a n d t h e places t h e y s to p p e d in.
On 10 October, t h e ship left Suez for t h e n e x t sto p Bombay.
The se a w a s r o u g h , 1 b u t Phileas Fogg w a s n o t w o rried a n d soon
fo u n d people on t h e ship to play card s with. On 20 O c to be r t h e y
arrived in Bombay. Phileas Fogg a n d his m a n s e r v a n t left t h e ship
a n d w e n t to th e s ta tio n to c atch t h e train to Calcutta. On th e ir
w a y t h e r e P a s s e p a r t o u t b e g a n to th in k a b o u t his m a s t e r s bet.

1. The sea w as rough : it w as m oving a lot.


30

He felt worried. Yes, it w a s true, t h e y w e re t w o d ay s early, b u t


a n y th in g could still h ap p en .
The train left B o m bay on tim e.
T h re e d a y s la te r th e tr a in s to p p e d a t a sm all village.
P a s s e p a r t o u t h e a r d t h e t r a i n drive r s h o u t, E v eryo ne m u s t g et
off. The railway line e n d s h ere! The railway line f ro m B o m b ay to
C a lcu tta w a s n o t y e t finished. The p a s s e n g e r s h a d to tra v e l to
t h e n e x t s t a t i o n , A l la h a b a d , on t h e i r o w n . P e o p le w h o o f t e n
tra v e lle d b e t w e e n t h e t w o t o w n s w e r e quick to find a w a y to
co n tin u e t h e ir jo u rn ey . A m o n g t h e d if fe re n t t y p e s of t r a n s p o r t
th e re w e re little c a r t s 1 pulled by cows and ponies, a n d rickshaws 2
pulled by bicycles or t h e m e n fro m t h e village.
P a s s e p a r to u t w as w o rried a b o u t how to get to th e n e x t
s t a t i o n , b u t P h i l e a s Fogg i m m e d i a t e l y f o u n d a m a n w i t h a n
e l e p h a n t a n d a f t e r a s h o r t d is c u s s io n , t h e m a n sold h im t h e
el e p h a n t for a v ery high price, an d t h e t w o trav ellers w e r e s oon
on th e ir w a y to t h e n e x t s ta ti o n w ith a guide a n d t h e elep h an t,
called Kiouni.
At a b o u t nine o clock t h a t night o u r a d v e n t u r e r s c a m e to a big
fo re s t of palm t r e e s w h e r e t h e y had to sto p to let Kiouni re s t an d
e a t th e leaves f ro m t h e trees. For a few d ays t h e y slept in h u ts in
the middle of t h e jungle. S o m e t im e s t h e y h e a rd t h e cries of th e
m o n k e y s a n d t h e s o u n d of t h e tigers. Their j o u r n e y w a s going
well until t h e e l e p h a n t su d d en ly sto p p ed .

1. carts : w ooden vehicles for tran sp o rtin g people and objects (see page 37).
2. rick sh aw s : a sm all vehicle w ith tw o w heels. The p a s s e n g e r sits in th e
back an d is pulled by s o m e o n e else, (see p ag e 37).
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Go b a c k to the te xt
Q

C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

Write the questions about Chapter Three in the past tense and answ er
them .
1 W hat/Inspector Fix/need/before/he/can/arrest/P hileas Fogg?
.

2 W hat/Inspector Fix/do/w hen/he/arrive/in Egypt?


.-tay.D.A..wlc.........

3 How/Phileas Fogg/spend/his tim e on the ship?


s d J .fi..........

4 W hy/they/get off/the train?

.Ubu.r..:..?. ....... 'u ....:...

5 W hat/Phileas Fogg/buy/from the m an?


...................

d.G,.CM.c>i..haU.Q:L

.c..

....

A le tte r fro m P a s s e p a rto u t

Read this letter from Passepartout to his cousin in Paris about their
journey so far. Choose a word for each space. Write one word for each
number, as in the example.
Dear Claude
I know you are going to be very 5urpri5ed when (0) ....X?.^..........
receive this le tte r -from India. Please d o n t worry. You know me well. I told
you I wanted a cpjiet (1 ).... /.j. x ..., b u t there's always a new adventure!
As I to ld you in ( 2 )
i
la s t le tte r , I S rarted w ork as th e
manservant o f an English gentleman (3) ..O.CUCtJI.:,.. Phileas Fogg.
I am now travelling with him. He plans to (4) ...d.'C&.u.'&l... around the world
in eighty days. I c a n 't begin to tell you how d iffe re n t it all is. We travelled
(5 ) .....v.......... a skip to Brindisi in Italy, and then to the Suez in Egypt,
where the people (6 ) ...vcL l . l
all sorts o f things on th e ir c o lo u rfu l
market stalls.
Now we (7) ...CM....... in India. We wanked to go to Calcutta on the new
railway, b u t we had to g e t o f f the (8)
because the line w asn't
finished! Now we are travelling on the back o f an elephant. We spenl the
night in a hut in the ju n g le and last night I heard a leopard and they say
(9 )..................... are fg e rS too!
Jean

34

9 O ctob er 1 8 7 2
Look a t th e w a y w e say and re ad dates:

21 December: on th e tw en ty-first o f D ec em b er (when we say a date, we


say on th e = d a t e + o f + th e m on th ). We use ordinal num bers (e.g., first,
seco n d , third), NOT cardinal num bers (e.g., on e, two, th ree).
1872: e ig h teen seven ty -tw o (we read years as two separate numbers).

Q D a te s

a n d y e a rs

Answer the questions. Write the figures in words.

1 W hen were you born?


2 W hen is your friends birthday?
3 Name an im portant religious or national holiday in your country.
From (d ate) to (d ate).
4 Give the year of an im portant event in your life.
Your trip around th e w o rld

Imagine you are going to go on a journey around the world. Look at


these notes of things to do. Number them in order of importance. Add
som e more things to the list.
| | have vaccinations
\ | check expiry date on passport
buy travel guides and plan route
]] buy multi-stop plane ticket
]] buy train tickets for Thailand
change money at bank
]] book hotel rooms
get visas

35

Q L is te n in g

You will hear som eone asking about an around the world ticket. Listen
to the inform ation and com plete the notes (1- 8).
8 fl CKPft CKCRS'TRRVGL
(l)atA o .^ m s . and return in Septem ber (2) O.yR.M.J*'1
Places covered on the ticket
India, (3) .T ^ U a ...,; Malaysia, Indonesia, (4)
and
New Zealand.
Cost of ticket (5) ...
Overland travel from Argentina to Colombia
Independent travel by (6) bu4.d..a\'r. - Extras?
(7)
visas.
Australia if you (8)
f

Leave'

INTERNET PROJECT

Mi

T oday m any people buy their tickets and plan their journeys on the
Internet. Find out more about the places you w ant to visit and make
notes.
Connect to the Internet and go to w w w .blackcat-cideb.com or
w w w .cid e b .it. Insert the title or part of the title of the book into our
search engine. Open the page for A ro u n d the W orld in Eighty Days.
Click on the internet project link. Go down the page until you find the
title of this book and click on the relevant link for this project.
Talk about the best places to visit and how to travel there.
For exam ple:
The price of tickets to get there.
Do you need a visa?
W hat can you visit when you get there?
W hen is the best tim e to go there?

36

V o c a b u la ry

Find the words for these pictures in the text.

h e .............

......
......... w

,d..C .k-J.L?L.LU .

....

Before you read


Q

V o c a b u la ry

Make sure you understand these words. You can use a dictionary to
help you. Find the words in the pictures.
bonfire

pagoda

flam es

storm

dawn

clouds

Q Complete the puzzle with som e of the words above and som e of the
words from exercise 6 on this page to spell their next destination.

B L IIB E K

HI IF ,! E l
1/
37

CHAPTER

FOUR

When our adventurers


rescue a woman
from certain death

26

O ctob er

T h e y s to p p e d n e a r a v illag e, w h e r e t h e y h e a r d t h e s o u n d o f
s tra n g e m usical in s tru m e n ts . T heir guide w e n t to d isco v er w h a t
w a s h ap p e n in g an d he w a s so on b ack w ith th e new s. The p eople
of th e village, th e ir guide said, w e re c e leb ratin g a local tra d itio n
called s u t t e e . O ur tra v e lle rs im m e d ia te ly w a n te d to k n ow m o re
a b o u t it. The guide told th e m t h a t w heji a w o m a n s h u sb a n d dies,
his w ife m u s t die w ith him an d th e y b u rn h e r alive in a big fire.

38

When our adventurers


rescue a woman from certain death
The n a m e of th e w o m a n is M rs A o u d a , he to ld th e m , a n d
s h e s v e ry b e a u tifu l. E v e ry o n e k n o w s h e r. She is fro m a rich
fam ily. H er f a t h e r w a s a b u s in e s s m a n in a to w n n e a r B om bay.
Her p a re n ts s e n t h e r to a E u ro p ean school in B om bay. She le a rn t
E u ro p e a n la n g u a g e s t h e r e , a n d s h e h a s E u ro p e a n w a y s . H er
p a re n ts died an d sh e h ad to m a rry an old prince. She b e c a m e a
w id o w a f t e r o n ly t h r e e m o n t h s . T h e y a r e t a k i n g h e r to t h e
p a g o d a to n ig h t. T h ey are going to b u rn h e r alive to m o rro w , a t
su n rise .
My g o o d n e s s ! H ow te rrib le ! Do su ch tr a d it i o n s still e x i s t ?
ask ed Phileas Fogg. He s e e m e d su rp rised , b u t his voice so u n d e d
curious. Poor w o m a n ! w h isp e re d P a s s e p a rto u t.
W e can still sav e h e r, said Phileas Fogg. W e are a few h o u rs
a h e a d of t im e .
Yes, b u t sir, if w e sa v e th is w o m a n , t h e y ll tr y a n d kill u s!
said th e ir guide.
I can only s p e a k fo r m yself, b u t I a m p re p a re d to ta k e t h a t
risk, replied Phileas Fogg.
Me, to o ! said P a s s e p a rto u t. W h en th e y arriv ed th e y s ta r te d
to plan th e rescu e. U n fo rtu n a te ly th e re w e re g u a rd s all a ro u n d
th e p a g o d a an d so th e y d ecided t h a t it w as to o d a n g e ro u s to do
an y th in g . T hey w e re a b o u t to leave, w h en P a s s e p a rto u t said t h a t
m ay b e he h ad an idea. W h en th e su n c am e up th e n e x t day, th e
crow d 1 arriv ed to see th e b o n fire re a d y fo r th e sacrifice. 2 O ur
tra v e lle r s d is a p p e a r e d a m o n g th e p e o p le. T h ey s a w t h e d e a d
p rin c e a n d his y o u n g w ife t h r o u g h t h e s m o k e . P h ile a s Fogg
1. crowd : large gro up of people.
2. sacrifice : th e killing of an animal or p er s o n in a special religious
c e r e m o n y as an offering to a god.
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p re p a re d h im self to ru n to w a rd s th e fire in a final e ffo rt to sav e
Mrs Aouda, w h e n su d d en ly a terrified cry ca m e fro m th e crow d.
H er h u sb a n d w as n o t dead! He sto o d up in th e flam es, to o k his
wife in his h a n d s an d ran in th e o p p o site d irectio n to th e crow d.
It w a s n o t difficult to im ag in e Phileas Foggs s u rp ris e w h e n he
la te r d isco v ered t h a t th e w o m a n s h u s b a n d w as P a s s e p a rto u t. A
few m o m e n ts la te r o u r h e ro e s d is a p p e a re d into th e fo re s t w ith
th e ir n ew trav ellin g c o m p an io n , follow ed by th e an g ry g u ard s.
Mrs A ouda slow ly s ta r te d to w ak e up w h e n th e y re a c h e d th e
s t a t i o n a t A lla h a b a d . P h ile a s Fogg t h a n k e d his g u id e f o r his
loyalty an d gave him th e e lep h an t. For a y o u n g guide an e le p h a n t
like Kiouni w as a big p re s e n t. He could m a k e a lot m o re m o n e y
n o w t h a t he h a d h is o w n e l e p h a n t . He w a s v e r y h a p p y a n d
c o n tin u e d to th a n k Mr Fogg an d th e o th e rs until th e y left.
On th e tra in to C alcu tta, Phileas Fogg an d P a s s e p a rto u t told
Mrs A ouda all a b o u t th e ir a d v e n tu re . Mrs A ouda c o u ld n t believe
it: th e s e m e n risked th e ir lives fo r her!
At sev e n o clock th e y a rriv ed in C alcu tta. The ship fo r H ong
Kong did n o t leave until tw elv e o clock m idday. F o rtu n a te ly th e y
w e re still on tim e.
In sp e c to r Fix w a s also on his w ay to H ong Kong. H ow did he
k n o w th e y w e re th e r e ? H ow did he g e t th e r e ? T h a t re m a in s a
m y ste ry , b u t o n e th in g w as sure: In sp e c to r Fix w as d e te rm in e d
to a r r e s t Phileas Fogg an d he h ad a plan. He ju s t h ad to w a it a
little longer.
A f t e r t h e s h ip s t o p p e d f o r a s h o r t t i m e in S i n g a p o r e , it
co n tin u e d on its w ay to H ong Kong w h ere, on th e m o rn in g of 6
N o v em b er, a b o a t going to Y o k oh am a, in Jap an , w a s w aitin g fo r

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t h e m . U n f o r t u n a t e l y t h e y a r r iv e d a d a y l a t e r t h a n p la n n e d ,
b e c a u se of a bad sto rm . Oh no! th o u g h t P a s s e p a rto u t. The b o a t
will leave w ith o u t us, an d m y m a s te r w o n t win his b e t!
W h en th e y w e re a t th e p o rt, Phileas Fogg a n d P a s s e p a r to u t
w alk ed to w a rd s th e c a p ta in of a sm all b o at.
W h en d o es th e n e x t b o a t to Y o k o h am a le a v e ? Fogg asked.
T o m o rro w m o rn in g , he replied.
D idnt it leave this m o rn in g ?
No, th e y h ad to re p a ir it, so its n o t leaving until to m o rro w .
P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s v e ry h a p p y to h e a r th is g o o d n e w s a n d
s h o o k th e c a p t a i n s h a n d . 1 T he c a p ta in w a s a little s u rp ris e d .
Phileas Fogg sim ply w ro te h o w late th e y w e re in his diary.
b November - minus 24- hours

1. shook th e ca p ta in s hand : he to o k his h a n d an d m o v e d it up and


d o w n to s h o w t h e y a greed.
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G o b a c k to the text
Q

C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

For each question mark the letter next to the correct answer - A, B, C or D.
1 In the tradition, called suttee, the m an s wife had to
A
sacrifice her life.
B Q light the bonfire of her dead husband.
C Q stay in the pagoda w here her husbands body was.
D Q jump in the fire.
2 Which of these sentences about Mrs Aouda is true?
A Q She was from a local village.
B Q She m arried the old prince after her parents died.
C Q ] She was a princess.
D Q She was educated in England.
3 Phileas Fogg said he was prepared to
A [J leave on another train to save the woman.
B
kill one of the guards.
C Q ] take Mrs Aouda with them to England.
D Q take the risk th a t he could die.
4 When they lit the bonfire, the man in the bonfire
A Q was not the dead man, he was Phileas Fogg.
B came back to life and kissed his wife.
C

ran into the crowd.

D
was Passepartout.
5 Phileas Fogg w anted to thank the guide
A
so he gave him the elephant.
B Q so he gave him a lot of money.
C Q because he saved Mrs Aouda.
D Q for his bravery.
6 When was the boat leaving for Yokohama?
A | | It was already on its way to Yokohama.
B [ ] It was going to leave in 24 hours.
C [ ] It was going to leave the next morning.
D Q ] It was not going to Yokohama anymore.
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Q P a s t S im p le

All the verbs from the box have irregular past tenses. Write them in
the correct past tense.
hear
give ...^9*^.fL...
tell ....A.cdftL..

leave
run
write

...! & > L...

tT.CUv

take
stand
send

Complete these sentences about Chapter Three w ith the verbs above,
in th e past ten se. You can use a verb m ore than once. W hen you
finish, put the sen ten ces in the order you read about them in the
story.
A ^ 3 They.. . . . . . C . ; . h e r to the pagoda to burn her alive with the
body of her husband.
B [^] Much to their surprise Passepartout .....0 Lkv up in the flames
and
.. in the opposite direction.
C Q The ship for Hong K ong !JLL-J.... tw enty-four hours later.
D \]After their long journey Phileas Fogg thanked their guide and
Qj&U.L... him the elephant.
E [2] The guide ....te..L..v..... them everything about the local tradition.
F Q They
the sound of strange musical instrum ents.
G Q~] Phileas Fogg ..U ^ X i..... how late they were in his diary.
Her parents
her to a European school in Bombay.
Q

C h a r a c te r s

Decide if th ese statem ents about Mrs Aouda are true (T) or false (F).
Correct the false ones.
T F
1 She was the daughter of an Indian prince.
2 She received a good education.
3 She was clever, but she was not beautiful.
4 Both her parents died when she was a little girl.
5 She did not w ant to m arry her husband.

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If w e save this w om an, th e y ll try and kill u s !

We use the first conditional to talk about possibility.

IfIcometo y o u r hou se, then we'llwatchth e film to g eth er.


Remember: if is always followed by the present tense (ifIcometo y ou r
h ou se... N
OTif I y ttflcom e...). The second phrase takes the future (...we'll
watchth e film ...).
Q

T h e F irs t C o n d itio n a l

Match the first part of the sentence (1-6) to the second part (A-F).
Choose the correct form of the verb in part one (one is negative) to
make full sentences.

1
2
3
4
5
6

PET

If you (buy) me a coca-cola,


If I (finish) my hom ew ork in time,
I (go) to university
If I (look after) my little brother,
I (buy) the trousers
We (miss) the film

H o li

A [] Ill go out with my friends.


B ] if we dont hurry.
C |~~1 if I get th a t expensive dress
D Ill give yu this packet of
crisps.
E ~\ if I do well in my exam s
F [ T | my m other will give me 10.

Read the inform ation about the traditional festival of Holi, in India.
Choose a word for each space. Mark the correct letter - A, B, C or D.

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is one of the (0) ...P.... im portant festivals in the Hindu calendar.


Holi is celebrated at the end of the cold period, (1)
around the
end of March, at full moon. The evening before the festival people
(2) .L ^ a big bonfire. The next day the streets are (3) CllL. of
colourfully-dressed people. They cover (4 )........... and everyone else!
with coloured water.
The festival celebrates how the good people of this world will win over
the bad. The king of the dem ons was (5 )
with his son because he
prayed to the god Vishnu and ordered him to burn him on a bonfire
with his sister Holika. Unlike ( 6 )
brother, Holika had a special
scarf to protect her (7 )
the fire, but it came off and covered her
brother instead. She died, but her b rother lived.
Holi

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

A all
A always
A put
A filling
A was
A brave
A her
A in

B more
B times
B light
B full
B is
B surprised
B him
B at

C better
C usually
C has
C filled
C herself
C angry
C she
C with

( m ost
D som etim es
D fired
D fill
D themselves
D sad
D his
D from

T: GRADE 5

Q S p e a k in g :

F e s tiv a ls

Talk abou t a fe stiv a l in your cou n try, or one you have been to
recently. Ask and answer the questions with another student.
1 How often does the festival take place?
2 W hat happens at this festival?
3 Is there any special food or special traditions?

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In d ia an d B ritish C olonies'

in the East

British Colonies in the East


Dn 1600 the English queen, Elizabeth I, created a company called the
East India Company. The new company was very powerful and it
controlled the buying and selling of everything that came from the
East. This company was later called the British East India Company.
By the 19th century, the company was very rich. It had its own
soldiers and it controlled large areas of Asia and Africa, such as
India, Myanmar and parts of South Africa. It also took control of big
ports that became countries, like Hong Kong and Singapore.
This situation was dangerous for Britain because nobody in the
company had official power to rule 2 these countries. The company's
men did not understand the people that lived there and they often
controlled these areas by violent methods.
The company lost a lot of money and, after a big rebellion by Indian
soldiers in 1857, the British government took responsibility for the
areas controlled by the company. The countries became British
colonies and British officials became their new rulers. The new
colonies followed British law.
The centre for British power in India was Calcutta (Kolkata today). At
the time Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days, many
British people worked in Calcutta and it was a very important port.
1. Colonies : a re a s co n tro lled by a n o th e r p ow er, usually a n o th e r c o u n try
in Europe.
2. to rule : to be in co n tro l of th e a r e a like a king or a q u e en c o n tro ls a
co u ntry .

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Map of India, X IX century.

India became an independent country in 1947. Around this time,


many other British colonies became independent too, but British
officials stayed in Hong Kong until 1997, after an agreement with
China.

India today

Dndia has the second largest population in the world. Its economy is
growing fast, but it also has some of the world's poorest people.
India is in South Asia. Over 7,000 kilometres of the country lie next
to the sea. The Indian climate is different from north to south, and
from the mountains to the low lands. In the south the climate is
tropical, but in the north it is either very hot or almost cool. On the
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high mountains of the Himalayas there is snow all year. India has
dry weather but every year heavy rains arrive with winds called the
'm onsoons'. These rains, w ith the m elting 1 snow of the high
mountains, fill the rivers, like the River Ganges. The Ganges is a very
important river because the fields in the north get most of their water
from this river.
The biggest cities are Mumbai (Bombay), in the west, New Delhi, in
the north, Kolkata (Calcutta), in the east and Chennai (Madras), in
the south.
India is a country of many different customs, 2 traditions and
languages. Among the many religious groups there are Hindus,
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists.

Varanasi, along the River Ganges.


1. m elting : (here) w h e n sn o w b ec o m e s w a te r.
2. cu sto m s : w ay s of doing s o m e th in g .

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Taj Mahal.

There are many beautiful areas to visit and interesting things to see
in India. There are a lot of beautiful temples, pagodas and forts.1
Probably one of the best-known monuments is the Taj Mahal. The
Taj Mahal is a beautiful building made of white marble 2 near Agra,
in north India.
People also come to India to stay on the beaches or go to the forests
and big national parks to see its amazing wildlife, such as elephants,
monkeys, rhinoceroses and tigers. Today there are not many tigers in
the wild, but you can go with a guide to the national parks. Killing
tigers was once big business, but it is now against the law.
Tourism is only part of India's economy. Agriculture is still one of
In d ia's m ain industries, as w ell as textiles, 3 chem icals and
electronics. In recent times there has been an increase in customer
service jobs. For exam ple, there are people in India who are
1. forts : a type of castle with soldiers; it protects a town or area.
2. marble : a hard white stone.
3. te x tile s : material for clothes.

employed to give technical help on the telephone to people in other


countries far away from India, like Britain.
Another big industry is the film industry. Every year thousands of
film s are m ade in M um bai. In fact the tow n is often called
'Bollywood' - a combination of its old city name - Bombay, and the
American film capital, Hollywood.
As well as going to the cinema to see Bollywood actors and actresses,
other popular activities include music, dancing, and the theatre with
long Hindu stories that can last for days!
Cricket is probably India's most popular sport and the country has a
strong national team.

Victoria Station, Bombay.

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INTERNET PROJECT
Follow the instructions on page 36 to find the w ebsites you need.
Find out more about one of these places that Phileas Fogg visits
next.

Hong Kong Japan San Francisco

New York

Do your own fact file with inform ation about:


Population
History
G eography
Places to visit

Your trip around th e w o rld

Q Read the email. Choose a country you plan to visit on your trip
around the world. Write an email in reply describing where you
are, w hat you have done and w hat you can do there.
Hi Sarah,
I'm in an Internet cafe in India, so finally I can write. India is great. It
is just as we imagined it. Everything is so different.
Today we went to a river festival and we saw people washing
themselves in the River Ganges. We left something for the goddess of
the river, too, just in case! You need good luck when you're
Tomorrow we're going to Bombay, or Mumbai as it is really (
want to see the film studios there. I think it'll be really good
that we plan to lie on the beach in Goa for a week!
What about you? Where are you now? You won't want to go
England after your journey to Thailand.
Kim and Jason

Before you read

pH O Listen to the first part of Chapter Five. For each question tick (/) A, B or C.
L is te n in g

1 W here are they?


2 W hat is Inspector Fix waiting for?
A Q In Singapore.
A Q The Hong Kong police.
B Qln Hong Kong.
B Q Phileas Fogg.
C [ ] l n Yokohama.
C The arrest warrant.
3 W hat happens to Passepartout?
A Q He hits Inspector Fix.
B Q He falls asleep.
C Q He disappears.

Q W o rd

gam e

Write the word for the objects or people in the picture (you can use a
dictionary to find the words). Read the letters in the red boxes and you will
read a new word to help you guess w hat happens to Passepartout.

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CHAPTER

FIVE

When Passepartout
becomes an acrobat

6 N ovem ber

Hong Kong w as th e last co u n try th e y travelled to u n d er British law.


This w as th e in s p e c to rs final o p p o rtu n ity to g et an a rre st w a rra n t
for Phileas Fogg. It w as n o t difficult to im agine his an g er w h en he
d isco v ered t h a t th e British officials in H ong Kong k n ew n o th in g
a b o u t th e w a r r a n t a n d to ld him he h a d to w a it fo r it. His only
chance to a rre st Phileas Fogg w as to keep him in Hong Kong, but
how ?
W hile he w as thinking ab o u t this, Fix recognised P a ss e p a rto u t
walking dow n th e steps of th e C a r n a tic , th e ship which w as taking
th e m to Y okoham a. An excited In spector Fix ran to w a rd s him.
Nice to m e e t you again, Mr ...?

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AROUND the WORLD in Eighty Days


Fix. W e m e t in Egypt, in th e S u ez. He sh o o k his h an d . He w as
a little o u t of b r e a t h . 1
Im so rry , Mr Fix, b u t I really d o n t h av e tim e to ta lk , said
P a s s e p a rto u t, an d he c o n tin u e d walking.
Of c o u rse , I w o n t s to p you, b u t tell m e, do y o u a lw a y s go
e v e ry w h e re so quickly?
I n e e d to go b a c k to t h e h o te l to tell m y m a s t e r t h a t th e
C a r n a t i c , i s n t l e a v in g t o m o r r o w m o r n i n g . T h e r e p a i r s a r e
c o m p lete an d th e ship is going to leave to n ig h t.
Oh, I u n d e r s ta n d , b u t let m e w alk w ith y o u on th e w a y to
y o u r h o te l, said In sp e c to r Fix.
T he tw o m e n ta lk e d a b o u t H o n g K ong, a n d t h e i r jo u r n e y .
Su d d en ly Fix h ad an idea.
M ay b e I c a n s to p P a s s e p a r t o u t f r o m te llin g P h ile a s Fogg
a b o u t t h e ship, a n d t h e n th e sh ip will leav e w i th o u t h im ! he
th o u g h t to him self.
I ts still e a rly , I n s p e c to r Fix b e g a n . W h y d o n t w e h a v e a
d rin k , M o n s ie u r P a s s e p a r t o u t ? I k n o w a n ic e p la c e n e a r t h e
hotel. Im su re w e can s to p fo r a drink. Its difficult to find a good
frien d to talk to a f te r such a long jo u rn e y aw a y fro m h o m e .
Well, ju s t one d rin k ... said P a s s e p a rto u t, w h o w a s en joying
his c o n v e rs a tio n w ith In sp e c to r Fix.
W h e n t h e y w e r e in s id e t h e b a r t h e d e t e c t i v e s p la n w a s
co m p lete. He o rd e re d th e d rink s an d ask e d th e b a rm a n to m a k e
a v e ry s tr o n g d rin k fo r P a s s e p a r t o u t. Less t h a n an h o u r la te r
P a s s e p a rto u t w as d ru n k an d fell asleep a t th e ta b le .
Ah! Phileas Fogg will n e v e r k n o w a b o u t th e ship n o w , he said
1. o u t of b r e a th : having difficulty to take air into his chest and speak
normally.

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in Eighty Days

to himself. And, n o w Mr Fogg, I j u s t n e e d to w ait until I h av e th e


w a r r a n t fo r y o u r a r r e s t , a n d it w o n t be long now, you can be
c ertain of t h a t !
T h e n e x t day, w h e n P h ileas Fogg w o k e up, he w a s a little
su rp rised to see t h a t P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s n o t the re. He p ack ed t h e
su itc a s e s him self a n d paid t h e hotel bill. T hen he w e n t s tr a ig h t to
t h e p o rt w ith Mrs Aouda. But P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s n o t the re.
H o w s t r a n g e ! t h o u g h t P h i l e a s F ogg, b u t h e s h o w e d no
su rp rise to find t h a t t h e C a rn a tic w a s n o t a t th e port. In fact, he
did n o t s e e m w o r r i e d a b o u t t h e d e p a r t u r e of t h e ship or his
m a n s e r v a n t . I n s t e a d he w e n t to s p e a k to t h e c a p t a i n s of t h e
d ifferen t b o a ts in t h e port.
I n s p e c t o r Fix, w h o w a s w a i t i n g f o r P h ileas Fogg, f o llo w e d
b eh in d . T he C a r n a t ic w a s on its w a y to Y o k o h a m a . W h a t w a s
Phileas Foggs n e w pla n? Fix s a w him pay t h e c ap tain of a small
s h i p , w h o a g r e e d t o l e a v e i m m e d i a t e l y . Oh n o ! t h o u g h t
I n s p e c t o r Fix. He a l w a y s t h i n k s of s o m e t h i n g . T h a t thief! He
c a n t escape! Not n o w .
Fix w a s v ery a n g ry a n d up se t. He w alk ed up a n d d o w n n e a r
t h e ship, until Phileas Fogg n oticed t h e p o o r m an.
Are y o u loo k in g f o r a ship, to o , m y g o o d m a n ? he a s k e d .
W e re g o in g to J a p a n . If t h a t s t h e d ir e c t io n y o u re g o in g in,
y o u re w e lc o m e to co m e with us.
T h a n k you, sir. T h a t s v ery kind of you. My ship left early an d
I a m in a terrible situation, in fact, I w a s ju s t thinking a b o u t h ow
I c o u ld fin d a n o t h e r s h ip t o t a k e m e t o Y o k o h a m a , r e p l i e d
I n s p e c t o r Fix. He w a s a m a z e d a t his g o o d lu c k b u t h e w a s
w o r r i e d t h a t t h i n g s w e r e n o t going e x a c t l y as he p la n n e d . He
w a s d e t e rm i n e d to catch his thief. Ill have to follow Fogg a ro u n d
t h e world if t h a t s t h e only w a y I can c atch him , he th o u g h t.
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But w h e r e w a s o ur friend P a s s e p a r t o u t ?
P a s s e p a r t o u t w o k e up in t h e b ar a fe w h o u rs later. His h e a d
h u rt a n d he could n o t r e m e m b e r any th in g, ex c e p t t h a t he c a m e
into a b a r w i th s o m e o n e he m e t a n d t h a t he t a l k e d to a m a n
a b o u t .. . t h e ship! T h e C a r n a t ic w a s le a v i n g t h a t e v e n i n g . He
looked a t his w a tc h . Oh no!' he th o u g h t. T m late. Mr Fogg will be
a t t h e p o r t n o w . He r a n t o t h e b o a t a n d g o t on. He l o o k e d
e v e r y w h e r e fo r Mr Fogg a n d Mrs Aouda, b u t he could n o t see
t h e m . It w a s t h e n t h a t he s t a r t e d to r e m e m b e r his a f t e r n o o n
w ith t h e m a n he m e t at t h e port. But of co urse! he th o u g h t. Mr
Fogg d o e s n t know. How could he? I w a s still in t h a t b a r w ith Mr
Fix, an d t h e n I
It w a s t o o l a t e . T h e s h i p w a s a l r e a d y s a i l i n g t o w a r d s
Y ok oh am a.
He felt very bad. This w a s terrible. His m a s t e r w a s losing his
b et b e c a u s e of him. And he did n o t have a p e n n y in his pocket!
W h e n he arrived in Y o k oh am a, he w alk ed a r o u n d t h e s tr e e ts ,
trying to decide w h a t to do. Soon he felt h u n g ry an d he decided
to sell his e leg an t E uro pe an ja c k e t an d buy an old J a p a n e s e one,
b u t t h e m o n e y w a s n o t enough. He n e e d e d m o n e y to e a t an d to
sleep, and, ab o v e all, to r e t u r n h o m e. Ju st w h e n he t h o u g h t th e
s itu atio n w a s ho peless he s a w an a d v e r t i s e m e n t for a circus.

Dont miss Batulcars Circus. The last show


before the circus moves to America. Acrobats,
clowns, lions, tigers and much more!
W h a t luck! t h o u g h t P a ssep arto u t. Ill go to th e circus owner. If
he lets m e go w ith t h e m , I can go to America, a n d fro m t h e r e to
England.
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in Eighty Days

So, you s ay y o u re f r o m P a ris ? said Mr Batulcar, a big m a n


w ith a bald 1 h ead a n d a m o u s t a c h e . He looked a t P a s s e p a r t o u t
carefully.
Yes, a t r u e Parisian, fro m Paris, replied P a s s e p a rt o u t.
Well, y o u k n o w h o w t o m a k e f u n n y f a c e s t h e n , s a i d Mr
Batulcar smiling fro m t h e co rn e rs of his m o u s t a c h e .
P a s s e p a r t o u t did n o t u n d e r s t a n d w h a t he m e a n t. Err... y e s ,
he said uncertainly. Good! T hen you can s t a r t as a clow n, said
Mr Batulcar, a n d t h e n you can do o th e r jobs if w e n eed an e x t r a
m a n . You can look a f t e r t h e tigers, for e x a m p l e .
P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s n o t v e r y h a p p y a b o u t th i s o ffe r, b u t he
n e e d e d t h e job.
T h a t night an a c r o b a t w a s ill, a n d P a s s e p a r t o u t h a d to ta k e
his place as p a r t of a h u m a n pyram id. P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s a t t h e
b o t t o m of t h e p y ra m id an d he h ad to carry t h e w e ig ht of several
m e n on his s h o u l d e r s . T h e a u d i e n c e s h o u t e d o u t loudly, t h e
d r u m s s o u n d e d like a t h u n d e r s t o r m , a n d then... t h e people in t h e
p y ram id fell to t h e floor like a p ack of cards. W h a t h a p p e n e d ?
P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s ru nn in g t o w a r d s s o m e o n e in t h e audie nce,
s o m e o n e he w a s v e r y h a p p y to see. It w a s his old e m p l o y e r ,
Phileas Fogg. But h o w did he g et t h e r e ?
W h e n Fogg a n d Mrs A ouda arrived in Y o k o h a m a a w e e k later,
t h e y s p o k e t o t h e c a p t a i n o f t h e C a r n a tic a n d f o u n d
P a s s e p a r t o u t s n a m e a m o n g t h e list of p a ss e n g e rs, b u t his ticket
only to o k him to Y o k o h am a. Phileas Fogg a n d Mrs A ouda w a n t e d
to find P a s s e p a r t o u t b efo re t h e ship left for its n e x t d e s tin a tio n
San Francisco. In s p ector Fix, on th e o t h e r hand, had no choice.
1. bald : h ea d w ith little or no hair.
SO

When Passepartout
becomes an acrobat
He w e n t w ith t h e m a n d b e c a m e t h e ir fr i e n d .
T h e y l o o k e d all o v e r t h e city b u t t h e y c o u ld n o t fin d h im
a n y w h e re . In t h e end, Phileas Fogg decided he w a n t e d to go an d
see t h e circus. W e h a v e n t m u c h t im e left in t h e city. L ets go
an d see t h e circus. I believe its v ery g o o d , he told t h e o th ers. Mr
Fix a n d M rs A o u d a a g r e e d . P h i l e a s F o g g d id n o t s e e h is
m a n s e r v a n t a m o n g t h e a c r o b a t s , b u t his m a n s e r v a n t certain ly
s a w him, a n d he left e v ery o n e else in th e h u m a n p y ra m id in a big
group of a r m s a n d legs on t h e floor.
T h ey h a d no t im e to say s o rry to a v e ry a n g ry Mr Batulcar.
The C a rn a tic w a s leaving for America.

G o b a c k to the text
Q

S u m m a ry

Read this sum m ary of the first part of Chapter Five. Complete it with
the missing words. Write one word for each space.
When they arrive in Hong Kong, Inspector Fix ( 0 ) ....... [?..........
disappointed to find that the British officials there dont know
anything about (1)....................arrest warrant. Then (2 )......................
recognises Passepartout going (3 )..................... the steps of the C arn atic
and he goes to ( 4 ) ....................to him. Passepartout tells him that he
doesnt have time to talk. He (5 ) ..................... tell his m aster that the
C arn atic is ( 6 ) ..................... that night. Inspector Fix wants Phileas Fogg
to miss the ship so he can keep him (7 )......................Hong Kong. He
makes a plan to get Passepartout drunk so that he ( 8 ) ....................
....................not tell his master about the ship.
The next day Phileas Fogg is surprised to see that his manservant is
( 9 ) ..................... there, but he goes to the port with Mrs Aouda. The ship
is not there either, so Phileas Fogg speaks to another captain, who
agrees to take (10)....................to Yokohama. He invites Inspector Fix,
who is watching him and Mrs Aouda, to join them.

Q Q u e s tio n

w o rd s

Choose the correct question word for these questions about w h at


happens to Passepartout and answer them.
Who

W hat

When

Where

Why

1............. was Passepartout when he woke u p ? ....................


2 ........ did he rem ember about what happened? ............
3............ did he feel? ........................................................................
4
did he take the job with the circus? ......................
5............ did he see in the crowd? ..............................................
6
happened to the people in the human pyramid?

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How

Q C r a c k th e

code!

Inspector Fix made som e notes in his notebook about the thief. Some of
the words are still in code. Use the code below to re-write the words.

Phileas Fogg: a very


thief. Strange, O S V ^ lT l [*]>< v
character. Always
at his
Very rich. He is able to
make ^lTLn^#lTL do what he 0 S Q 4 V . E.g., the VtyZBttA&XO of the
ship that took us to
Possibly other
friends in other ^ O ^ E lllT L V .
Passepartout: Phileas Fogg's servant. V ^0 D O Y jo , able to do lots of
jobs, maybe he is 2SlTl#3HO^o the thief? Clever, but
^ [ ^ V ^ V people too much. Very
Paid well?
Mrs Aouda: very 5[E]1TL^4S. Travelling with the two men. They Q1TL4 her
in India. A [>K=o=n|> - her husband died recently. She ITt VHJ)^3lTt=^= India
with them. Good !TL^411])p4KIIIQand intelligent. In FfL with one of
them?

A 3 B 61 C rrj) D ElTL
G^jo H ^ I H J e r K<feJ L
MO N OD P
R0
SV T < U V W > Y 0
T: GRADE 4
Q

S p e a k in g : W o rk

Passepartout finds a job in the circus. Look at the different jobs


Passepartout did in Paris in Chapter One.What does he know how to
do? Would you like to do any of the jobs Passepartout did in Chapter
One or Chapter Five? Now answer the questions about work.

1 What is your ideal job and why?


2 What job would you not like to do? Why not?
3 What jobs do you parents do?
Your trip around th e w o rld

Q Imagine that you need to find a job on your travels because you need
to save som e m oney for the next part of your trip. Discuss these
questions with another student.
1 Which country are you going to go to for work?
2 What work are you going to look for there?

f
Before you read
Q

V o c a b u la ry

Read the sentences. Complete each one with a word. Match them to a
photo.
ravines city deserts m ountains

1 San Francisco is a b ig .......................in California.


2 Nevada is a state in the west of America. There are very large
.....................in Nevada.
3 Wyoming is in the west of the United States. There are many
.....................and d e e p ........................ in Wyoming.

R e a d in g p ic tu re s

Find these words in the pictures on pages 67, 70 and 71.


carriage snow buffalo bridge
passengers coal driver engine rail tracks

K fffr

Q L is te n in g

Listen to the first part of Chapter Six.

1 What city do they arrive at in California?


2 Why does the train stop around nine oclock the following
morning?
3 Passepartout does not want to talk to Inspector Fix. Why?
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CHAPTER S IX

When our friends


risk their lives

25 N o v em b er

T hey w e r e n o w sailing a c ro s s t h e Pacific on t h e C a rn a tic in t h e


direction of San Francisco.
On t h e j o u r n e y P a s s e p a r t o u t s t a r t e d t o r e m e m b e r m o r e
d e t a i l s a b o u t his e v e n i n g w i t h Mr Fix a n d h e b e g a n t o a s k
qu estions.
W hy did t h e m a n t ry a n d keep him in th e b a r for so long? W h y
w a s he d o in g t h e e x a c t s a m e j o u r n e y as t h e m ? It w a s n t a n
unusu al route, b u t w h y did he also w a n t to do it so quickly? W as
he following t h e m ?
V m going for a walk. I believe Mrs A o u da will join me. Ill see
y o u in t h e m o r n i n g a t s e v e n - f i f t e e n , s a i d P h i l e a s F o g g ,

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AROUND the WORLD

in Eighty Days

in te rr u p tin g his m a n s e r v a n t s t h o u g h ts . His m a s t e r certainly did


n o t look w o rried a n d P a s s e p a r t o u t decided t h a t he h ad to th in k
a b o u t j u s t one thing: his m a s t e r h ad to win his bet.
In t h e n e x t few days it b e c a m e clear t h a t Mrs A o u da w a s very
close to Phileas Fogg. He, on t h e o t h e r h a n d , did n o t s e e m to
notice t h e beautiful lady by his side.
W h en th e y arrived in San Francisco he m a d e a n ote in his diary:
Tuesday - Z hours ahead.
Wednesday - 3 hours behind.
Thursday - arrived in 5an Francisco on bime.

The s a m e evening, at exactly six o clock, o u r a d v e n t u r e r s left


San Francisco to travel to New York. The j o u r n e y t h a t once t o o k
six m o n t h s to co m p lete, n o w to o k s even d ays on t h e n e w Union
Pacific Railroad t h a t t o o k t h e p a s s e n g e r s f ro m San Francisco in
th e w est, to O m a h a in th e cen tral s t a t e of N eb rask a. From t h e r e
Phileas Fogg h o p e d to co n tin u e to New York for t h e final p a r t of
th e ir journey: crossing th e Atlantic to England on 11 Decem ber.
On t h e train P a s s e p a r t o u t s a t n e x t to In s p ecto r Fix, b u t he did
n o t w a n t to talk to him. He w a s still c o n fu sed by his b e h av io u r in
t h e b ar a n d he did n o t like him.
A fter ju s t one h o u r it s t a r t e d to snow . F o rtu n a te ly t h e s n o w
did n o t slo w d o w n t h e t ra in . H o w e v e r, a b o u t n in e o clock t h e
n e x t morning, t h e train s to p p ed . To th e ir a m a z e m e n t 1 it w a s n o t
b e c a u s e of t h e s n o w b u t b e c a u s e h u n d r e d s of b u f f a l o s w e r e
crossing t h e t ra c k s in fr o n t of t h e train.

1. a m azem en t : th e feeling you h av e w h e n y o u re v ery su rp rise d .

AROUND the WORLD

in Eighty Days

P a s s e p a r t o u t b e c a m e v ery im p atie nt. I c a n t believe this! he


s h o u te d . This c o u n try has a m o d e r n railway a n d t h e train m u s t
sto p for a group of an im als!
T he t r a i n d r i v e r to ld t h e m he h a d no choice. T h e b u f f a l o s
w e re n o t m ov in g an d t h e y could d a m a g e t h e engine. They had to
w a it until t h e b uffalo s m o v e d a c ro s s t h e t r a c k s t h r e e h o u r s
later!
As t h e y w e n t t h r o u g h t h e m o u n t a i n s in W y o m i n g , P h ileas
Fogg t a u g h t Mrs A ouda h o w to play cards. Mrs A o u da w a s a very
p a t i e n t l e a r n e r , a n d t h e y w e r e s o o n so o c c u p i e d w i t h t h e i r
g a m e s t h a t t h e y did n o t ev en s e e m to no tice t h e d e e p rav in es
below th e m .
P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s looking o u t of t h e w indow , thinking a b o u t
t h e bet, w h e n he a l m o s t hit t h e s e a t in f r o n t of him. The train
s to p p e d su dd en ly an d gave several loud w h i s t l e s . 1 He go t up to
see w h a t t h e p ro b le m w as. He s a w t h e d river talking to a m a n
f ro m t h e n e x t sta tio n , a place called Medicine Bow.
The s ta ti o n g u a rd s e n t m e to tell you t h a t you c a n t go an y
f u r t h e r , he said. The bridge acro s s th e ravine is n o t s afe a n d it
c a n t t a k e t h e w e ig h t of t h e train. W e h av e s e n t a t e l e g r a m to
O m a h a , b ut it will be six h o u rs b efore a n o t h e r train arriv es .
W e c a n t s ta y h e re all night. W e ll die of cold in this s n o w !
s h o u t e d one of t h e p a s se n g e rs, h earin g the ir c o n v ersatio n .
Yes, b u t it will t a k e six h o u r s t o go o n f o o t t o t h e n e x t
s ta t i o n , said t h e train d riv e rs a s sis ta n t.
I t h in k I h av e an idea, said t h e train driver. W e can g et our
train acro s s t h e bridge, if we go f a s t e n o u g h .
1. w h is tle s : th e so u n d s a tra in m ak es
w h e n s te a m co m es o u t of it.
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When our friends


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P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s in t e r e s t e d to h e a r m ore.
If t h e t r a i n m o v e s a t its t o p s p e e d , t h e t r a i n w o n t be as
h e a v y on t h e b r i d g e , he c o n t i n u e d . A nd w e c a n g e t a c r o s s
b efo re t h e bridge b r e a k s .
P a ss e p a rto u t w as w orried for him self and the o th e r
p a s se n g e rs. The bridge could b re a k befo re t h e train re a c h e d t h e
o t h e r side! He could n o t u n d e r s t a n d w h y t h e o t h e r p a s s e n g e r s
s e e m e d to th in k this w a s a good idea.
Isnt t h e r e a sim pler solution, p e rh a p s ...? he b eg an to ask t h e
driver.
The driver w a s n o t listening. No, no, this is t h e b e s t solution
w e h a v e , he said.
Yes, b u t m a y b e n o t t h e s afest...
P a s s e p a r t o u t tried to explain t h a t he had a n o t h e r idea.
Maybe t h e p a s s e n g e r s can go acro ss t h e bridge on foot. T hen
t h e t ra in could follow a f t e r w a r d s , he said to t h e t ra in d r i v e r s
a s s ista n t.
No, t h e d r i v e r is rig h t. If w e go a t t o p s p e e d , w e c a n g e t
a cro ss t h e bridge. The t r a i n s leaving! cried his a s s is ta n t.
T he t r a i n d r i v e r b le w t h e w h is t l e a n d t h e t r a i n w e n t b a c k
along t h e tra c k s a b o u t t w o k ilom etres. T hen he blew t h e whistle
again. The train m o v e d f a s t e r a n d f a s t e r as it c a m e closer to th e
bridge. In w h a t s e e m e d like m in u te s, or m a y b e it w a s only a few
seconds, t h e y w e r e ov er on th e o th e r side, ju s t in tim e to see t h e
bridge fall into t h e d eep ravine b ehind t h e m .

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G o b a c k to the text
Q

S u m m a ry

Put the pictures in the order you read about these events in Chapter
Six. Use the pictures to write your own short summary of what
happens in Chapter Six.

0 Imagine you are one of the passengers on the train. A reporter asks
In te rv ie w w ith a re p o r te r

you som e questions about w hat happened at Medicine Bow. Answer


the questions and practise the dialogue with another student. Write
som e more questions of your own.
1 Why did the train stop?

2 What did the train driver decide to do?


3 What did the other passengers think of this?
4 Did you agree with them?
5 Were you scared?

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DET

N o tic e s

Look at these notices. What do they say? Mark the correct letter A, B or C.
CH ANG M AI
T R E K K IN G
Elephant and guide
$10 a day

A Q You can hire an elephant here.


B
You must pay $10 an hour.
C Q It costs $10 to buy an elephant.

Ships for Yokohama


once a week.
Ships leave at 10 p.m.
from the port

A J Ships leave from Yokohama port.


B [ J Ships leave every evening.
C Q There is a weekly ship to
Yokohama.

The first Russian


circus in America.
First show tonight
Wed I December

A
The show is in Russia.
B Q] The show is only on Wednesday.
C Q] The show begins on the first of
December.

The Festival of Light.


Procession shu ts in the
old town, San Francisco.

West Pacific Rail


trains depart at these
times to New York:
io a.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m.

A Q The festival celebrates old town


traditions.
B Q The Festival of Light is
in San Francisco.
C Q You must have a light to join the
procession.
A Q There are three trains a day.
B \~^\ Only West Pacific Rail travels to
the west.
C Q Trains leave at 10 a.m. and
arrive at 8 p.m.

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W e a th e r

Which of these types of w eather are more common to these parts of


the world?
1 Central America 2 Northern Europe 3 South Asia

m onsoon rains
Q

hurricanes

L is te n in g

blizzards

Listen to the w eather forecast and tick the w eather you hear. Then
match the words (1-6) to the pictures (A-F).
1 snow
4 thunderstorm
t%

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2 rain
3 sun
5 wind
6 cloudy

Before you read


Q

V o c a b u la ry

Find the words for these things in English. Then say which verbs in the
box you can use with these objects.

tie up

Eli'

shoot

fire

L is te n in g

Listen to the first part of Chapter Seven. Choose the correct answer A, B or C.
1 What does Mrs Aouda do on the train?
A 3D She plays cards.
B 3D She looks out of the window.
C 3D She sleeps.
2 Is Passepartout right to be worried?
A 3D No, nothing happens.
B Yes, because the Sioux Indians attack them.
C 3D Yes, but the Sioux Indians are friendly.
3 What does Passepartout do?
A 3D He hits a man on the head.
B He runs out of the carriage.
C [ ] He saves Mrs Aouda.
4 Who can help the passengers?
A [ 3 The train driver.
B 33 The Indians.
C 3D The soldiers.
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CHAPTER

SEVEN

When Phileas Fogg comes


to the rescue

1 D ecem ber

Their j o u rn e y c o n tin u e d acro s s t h e m o u n t a i n s of Colorado with


no o t h e r surprises. At least for now.
In t h r e e d ay s an d t h r e e nights, t h e y trav elled m o r e t h a n 2,2 00
k ilo m etres. The p a s s e n g e r s w e r e so on fam iliar w ith t h e delays;
t h e s e only s e e m e d to w o rry P a s s e p a r t o u t . P h ileas Fogg
c o n tin u e d to play card s w ith Mrs Aouda, while In s p ecto r Fix slept
l ik e a b a b y , h is h e a d g o i n g u p a n d d o w n w i t h t h e g e n t l e
m o v e m e n t of th e train.
Passepartou t correctly predicted m ore problems; he w as right: a
few days later a group of Sioux Indians attack ed their train.
The Sioux ro d e th e ir h o rs e s along b o th sides of t h e train. The

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When Phileas Fogg comes


to the rescue
p a s s e n g e r s h e a rd th e ir b attle cries b efo re t h e y arrived. Many of
t h e m k n e w w h a t w a s hap p enin g, t h e h o rs e s of t h e Sioux m o v e d
f a s t e r t h a n t h e train a n d several a r r o w s flew t o w a r d s t h e train
c a r r i a g e s , u n ti l fi n a ll y t h e t r a i n s l o w e d d o w n . S o m e o f t h e
p a s s e n g e r s p r e p a r e d to d efe n d th e m se lv e s .
The Sioux j u m p e d on th e train. Their lead er tied up t h e train
driver an d his a s s i s t a n t t o g e t h e r a n d t h r e w t h e m off th e train.
T h e n t h e y w e n t t o w a r d s t h e o t h e r c a r r ia g e s . T h e y re c o m i n g
t o w a r d s o u r carriag e! s h o u t e d Mrs Aouda. P a s s e p a r t o u t bravely
hit one of t h e m e n ov er th e h e a d w ith t h e b ack of his gun. Then
he left t h e o th e r s to see w h a t he could do to sto p t h e train a n d
a sk for help.
W e n e e d t o s t o p t h e t r a i n , P a s s e p a r t o u t t o l d a n o t h e r
p a s se n g e r. Maybe w e can ask for help fro m a n e a r b y t o w n .
T here are soldiers a t Fort Kearney, a few miles a w a y , replied
t h e m a n.
Good! said P a s s e p a r t o u t. W e ll s to p t h e train a n d s o m e o n e
can go a n d look for help.
He k n e w t h a t t h e r e w a s only one w a y to s to p t h e train to
c l i m b u n d e r it. He o p e n e d t h e d o o r a n d w e n t u n d e r t h e i r
carriage. T hen w ith his g r e a t s tr e n g t h he pulled him self along th e
b o t t o m of t h e o t h e r ca rria g e s until he finally fo u n d t h e en g in e
abo v e his head. He s e p a r a t e d t h e engine fro m t h e carriag es an d
t h e train s to p p ed . T hey w e re a l m o s t a t Fort Kearney.
The soldiers at Fort K earn ey h e a rd t h e cries of t h e Sioux and
t h e s o u n d of t h e g uns com ing f ro m t h e train. They quickly go t on
t h e i r h o r s e s a n d w e n t to se e w h a t w a s h a p p e n i n g . T he Sioux
w e re su rp ris ed to see t h e soldiers, w h o w e re alread y s h o o ting a t
t h e m fro m th e distance.

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L ets go! said t h e ir leader. But first, t a k e t h a t m a n w h o is


giving us so m u c h t r o u b le .
The g rou p ro de a w a y on th e ir h o r s e s tak in g t w o p a s s e n g e r s
w ith t h e m , a n d t h e b rav e y o un g French m a n w h o w a s trying to
save th e m .
W h e n th e b a ttle w a s o v er P h ileas Fogg could n o t find
P a s s e p a r t o u t.
The I n d ia n s t o o k h im a w a y , s aid a p a s s e n g e r . P o o r m an!
T h e y ll kill him for su re!
Ill find him an d bring him back, d e a d or alive, replied Phileas
Fogg.
Mrs A ou da looked into his eyes. He w a s h er hero. He truly w a s
a w o n de rfu l p erson.
W e can sav e t h e s e people, b u t I n e e d help, Phileas Fogg said
to t h e soldiers.
He left t h e f o r t w i th t h i r t y s o ld iers , a n d t h e i r h o r s e s , a n d
followed t h e direction of t h e Sioux.
Mrs A ouda an d Mr Fix w a ite d for him a t Fort Kearney. It w a s
incredibly cold a n d t h e w ind w a s blowing h ard . 1 In s p e c t o r Fix
a n d Mrs A o u d a s a t in t h e u n c o m f o r t a b l e s t a t i o n w a itin g r o o m
trying to keep w a rm . From tim e to tim e t h e y looked o u tsid e a t
th e snow. The d a r k n e s s of th e night s t a r t e d to b e c o m e morning,
b u t she still could n o t see Phileas Fogg.
Not long a f t e r t h e sun c a m e up t h e y h e a rd t h e s o u n d of gu ns
in t h e d is ta n c e . T h ey s to o d up, w o rried , a n d looked o u t of t h e
wind o w s. But t h e r e w a s no battle, ju s t t h e so u n d of celebrations.

1. blow ing hard : air is movi ng f a s t b e c a u s e of th e wind.


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When Phileas Fogg comes


to the rescue
A g ro u p of people, w ith Phileas Fogg in fro n t, w e r e co m in g on
ho rses to w a rd s them . P a ss e p a rto u t and the tw o o th er
p a s s e n g e r s w e re sitting on t h e h o rse s behind. They looked safe
a n d well.
Mrs A o uda ra n to m e e t t h e m . In sp ecto r Fix w a ite d o u tsid e th e
statio n . Maybe h e s n o t so clever a f t e r all, he decided. But we
m u s t re t u r n to England so on an d t h e n I can a r r e s t h im .
Y o u re all b a c k safe! This is w o n d e r f u l ! Mrs A o u d a cried.
Everyone, e x c e p t P a s s e p a r t o u t, looked happy.
Yes, w e re safe b u t Mr Fogg will p ro b ab ly lose his b et b e c a u s e
of m e , said P a ss e p a r t o u t. He left t h e m to th e ir celeb ration s an d
w e n t to t h e s ta ti o n to find o u t a b o u t tra in s to New York.
W h e n s th e n e x t train to New Y o rk ? he asked.
The n e x t one leaves to n i g h t, w a s t h e reply.
But w e re a l r e a d y o v e r t w e n t y - f o u r h o u r s late. If t h e t r a i n
leaves to n ig h t, w e ll be to o late to g e t t h e b o a t ! P a s s e p a r t o u t
felt v ery bad. He w a n t e d to be a hero, a n d Phileas Fogg c a m e to
rescu e him.
At t h a t m o m e n t I n s p e c t o r Fix r e t u r n e d w ith a m a n he w a s
talking to o u tsid e th e statio n .
This m a n says he can ta k e us to t h e s ta ti o n in O m a h a in his
sle d g e, he said. W e can t a k e a tra in to New York f r o m t h e r e .
The m a n h ad a s t r a n g e sledge w ith sails. He explained to t h e m
t h a t he o fte n to o k p a s s e n g e r s fro m one s ta tio n to a n o t h e r in th e
w inter, w h e n t h e sn o w s to p p e d t h e trains, a n d t h a t w ith a good
wind behind t h e m , t h e y could go a lot f a s t e r t h a n t h e train.

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Phileas Fogg agreed. They had no choice.


T h ey all c lim b ed o n t o t h e sledge. The sle dg e tra v e l le d v e ry
q u ic k l y a c r o s s t h e icy, f l a t l a n d s o f t h e c e n t r a l s t a t e s . T h e
p a s s e n g e r s w e re v ery cold, an d w ith an icy wind blowing in th e ir
e a r s t h e y did n o t s p e a k fo r m o s t of t h e jo u rn e y . T h ey w e r e in
O m a h a in less t h a n five hours. W h e n t h e y arrived, t h e y t h a n k e d
th e m a n an d Phileas Fogg paid him well.

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When Phileas Fogg comes


to the rescue
F o rtu n ately , t h e y f o u n d a tra in to Chicago a n d t h e n to New
York im m e d ia te ly . T h ey arriv ed in New York t w o d a y s la te r a t
elev en o clock on 11 D e c e m b e r. T h ey quickly w e n t to t h e p o rt,
b u t t h e C h in a , t h e ship tak in g t h e m to Liverpool, w a s n o t th e re.
Fogg did n o t look surprised. He looked a t his w a tc h . They w e re
forty-five m i n u te s late.

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Go back to the text


PET Q

C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

Read these sentences about Chapter Seven. Decide if each sentence is


correct or incorrect. If it is correct, mark A. If it is not correct, mark B.
A
B
1 The Sioux only attacked the train driver.
2 Passepartout did not know how to separate the
carriages from the engine.
3 The Sioux were surprised by the arrival of the soldiers.
4 The Sioux took two passengers and Passepartout.
5 Inspector Fix went with Phileas Fogg.
6 Passepartout did not want to celebrate Phileas Foggs
return.
7 The sledge travelled quicker than the train.
8 The train to New York did not leave until the next day.

Q C h a r a c te r s

Look at the title of Chapter Seven. Who is really the hero? Passepartout or
Phileas Fogg? Choose the best answ er in your opinion.

1 Q Phileas Fogg is the real hero because he does not get caught.
2 Q Passepartout is the real hero because he saves everyones life,
including Phileas Fogg.
3 Q They are both heroes. Without each other, they could both be dead.
T h e S io u x w e re su rp ris e d to see the so ld ie rs, w h o w e re
alrea dy shooting at them from the d is ta n c e .

We use the Past Continuous to describe several situations in progress in


the past, happening at the same time, or when the action in progress is
suddenly interrupted by something or someone else.
Example: Mrs A ou da w as lo o k in g ou tside, w hile th e o th e r p a s sen g e r s
w ere w aitin g in th e w aitin g room .
P a ssep a rto u t w as a s k in g a b o u t trains, w hen In sp ecto r Fix told him a b o u t
th e sled g e.
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Q P a s t C o n tin u o u s

Connect the tw o parts to make sentences. Write the correct form of


the verb in the correct past ten se in 1 - 5.

1 I (cut) my finger
2 He (make) dinner
3 They (met) their friend at the
station
4 Her brother (play) his music
loudly
5 He (talk) to the neighbour

A Q while they were waiting


for a train.
B Q while she was trying to study.
C Q when the postman arrived
with a letter.
D Q while I was peeling the
potatoes.
E Q when his wife arrived home
from work.

L is te n in g

You will hear a man booking a ticket at the station. Complete 1- 5 with
the inform ation you hear.
Date of journey:
Destination:
Time of the journey:
Price of a return ticket:
Return journey:

1 ................................
2

..............................

3....................................
4
if booked today.
5 return on t h e ................................

Your trip around th e w o rld

Create your own dialogue about a place you w ant to visit by train with
the person at the ticket office. Practice the dialogue with another
student.
Remember to:
1 say when you want to leave
2 ask how long it takes
3 ask how much it costs
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A Famous Indian
a n d a F am o u s C ow boy
Sitting Bull
Oatakea Iyotake, called
'Sitting Bull', was a famous
Sioux Indian. His father
was rich and had a lot of
horses. At the age of ten he
killed his first buffalo.
When he was fourteen, the
other members of his tribe
named him 'Sitting Bull'. A
male buffalo is also called a
bull and, like the animal, he
was strong and slow to
move until he was ready.
Sitting Bull became the leader of all the Sioux Indians in the area.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company decided to build a line that
went from the Pacific Ocean in the west, to central and east America.
This line went through the land belonging to the Sioux. US soldiers
went to the area to protect the railway workers.
In 1876, a group of Sioux fought an important battle against a group
of US soldiers. Sitting Bull had a dream that they were going to win
the battle and this gave the other leaders courage. Many US soldiers
were killed in the battle. It was an incredible victory for the Sioux.

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Sitting Bull left a note for the soldiers telling them to leave their land
because the buffalo were running away, but they fought many more
battles with the soldiers before Sitting Bull finally left for Canada for
two years.
Towards the end of his life, Sitting Bull joined the famous cowboy
Buffalo Bill in his tour around A m erica - a show about the
adventures of famous cowboys and Indians. Here he played himself
in the great battle of 1876.
In 1890 the American Government sent the Indian police - special
police who controlled Indian land - to arrest Sitting Bull for the
organisation of an illegal Indian dance called the 'Ghost Dance'.
When the Sioux chief resisted arrest, the officers shot him. They
buried him in the area of Dakota.

Buffalo Bill
Sfflilliam Cody was born in Iowa in
1846. They called him 'Buffalo Bill'
because he brought buffalo meat to
the soldiers and railway workers.
('Bill' is a short name for William).
At the age of 14 he went to look
for gold, but he did not go far. He
took a job with the Pony Express.
The Pony Express riders carried
m essages and letters by horse.
They rode long distances and had
to be very quick. Later he took
food and other necessities to the
soldiers in the forts. He wanted to

be a soldier, but he was too young, so he began work as a scout. A


scout is a young boy or man that goes ahead of the soldiers to tell
them of any possible dangers, for example a group of Indians in the
next valley. Buffalo Bill knew all about the Indians because of this
job and became an excellent and loyal scout.
He also caught buffalo and he soon became famous for the large
number of buffalo he caught.
In 1883 William Cody opened a show called 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West'.
Many famous cowboys and Indians played parts in the show, telling
their own adventures. There were stories of Indians attacking trains,
robberies, and shooting competitions between famous cowboys.
Although the Indians were the 'enemy' in his shows, he had a lot of
respect for them and made friends with some of their families.
He died in 1917 and is buried on a high mountain in Colorado.
C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

Are these statem ents true (T) or false (F)? Correct the false ones.
T
1 Sitting Bulls real name was Buffalo Bull.
2 Sitting Bull became the leader of the Sioux.
3 The American soldiers won the battle of 1876.
4 Buffalo Bill was an American soldier.
5 Buffalo Bill killed buffalo for the railway workers.
6 Sitting Bull was one of the Indians in Buffalo Bills
Wild W est.

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Before you read


Q

V o c a b u la ry

Match the words in the box to a picture.


coal

pirate

wheel

cargo ship

captain

crew

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CHAPTER

E IG H T

When Phileas Fogg


becomes the captain of a ship

11 D e c e m b e r

None of t h e b o a ts in t h e p o rt of New York w e re leaving befo re 14


D e c e m b e r : t o o late to a rriv e a t t h e R e f o r m Club b e f o r e eig h t
forty-five on 21 Decem ber.
P a s s e p a r t o u t w a s v e r y u p s e t . T h e y w e r e o n ly f o r t y - f i v e
m i n u te s late a n d he w a s certain it w a s his fault. Phileas Fogg did
n o t w a n t P a s s e p a r t o u t to feel r e s p o n s ib le a n d he sim ply said,
We'll see w h a t h a p p e n s t o m o r r o w .
The n e x t d ay a t m id d a y on 12 D ecem b er, w ith ju s t nine days,
th irte e n hours and forty-five m in u te s to re tu rn to London,
Phileas Fogg w e n t to look for a ship large or small to ta k e
t h e m acro ss t h e Atlantic.

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A ft e r try in g s e v e ra l sh ip s w ith no s u c c e s s , he s p o k e to t h e
ca p ta in of a cargo ship, th e H e n r ie t t a .
W h e n is t h e ship leav ing ? he as k ed t h e captain.
In an h o u r , he replied.
W h e re is t h e ship going t o ? Phileas Fogg asked.
To France. B o rd ea u x .
W ill y o u t a k e m y s e l f a n d t h r e e o t h e r p a s s e n g e r s t o
Liverpool?
To Liverpool? Certainly n o t , said t h e captain, looking a t him
like h e w a s m a d . T h is s h ip m u s t a r r i v e in B o r d e a u x by 2 0
D e c e m b e r.
P h i l e a s F o g g t h o u g h t f o r a m o m e n t . Ill g i v e y o u t w o
t h o u s a n d dollars for each p a s s e n g e r if you ta k e us to Bo rdeaux
t h e n , he said.
Two t h o u s a n d dollars e a c h ? he re p e a t e d , a m a z e d a t such a
g e n e r o u s o f f e r . He s c r a t c h e d 1 his h e a d . W h y w a s t h i s m a n
offering him so m u c h m o n e y ? Did he h ave s o m e t h in g to hide? It
w a s a lot of m oney.
He agreed. The ship leaves a t nin e, he said.
Two h o u rs later our fo u r trav ellers w e re on t h e H e n r ie t t a an d
th e y w e re leav in g th e p o rt of N ew Y ork on th e ir w a y to
Bordeaux.
T h e n e x t day , on 13 D e c e m b e r , P h ileas Fogg w a s t h e n e w
cap tain of t h e ship, a n d t h e H e n r ie t t a w a s going to Bordeaux.
However, Phileas Fogg gave t h e sailors s o m e m o n e y an d t h e y
a g re e d to go to Liverpool instead. The c re w locked t h e c ap tain in
his cabin, a n d he w a s n o w in t h e r e s h o u tin g a n d try in g to free

1. scratch ed : t o u c h e d it with his fingernails.

When Phileas Fogg


becomes the captain of a ship
i

h im self u n su cc essfu lly. His c o m p a n i o n s w e r e s u r p r is e d to find


t h a t Phileas Fogg w a s a g o od sailor. P a s s e p a r t o u t trie d to a s k
him a b o u t this, b u t Phileas Fogg did n o t w a n t to talk. He h ad to
t ry a n d cro ss t h e Atlantic in s t o r m y w e a t h e r a n d his m in d w a s
c o n c e n t r a t i n g on arriv in g in E nglan d on tim e . He also did n o t
w a n t to lose t h e ship an d all its crew!
Fix decid ed t h a t Phileas Fogg w a s n o t j u s t a thief, he w a s a
pirate . H e s n o t tak in g t h e ship to Liverpool, he t h o u g h t, b u t to
s o m e u n k n o w n place w h e r e its safe for him to escape. If I d o n t
g et help f ro m t h e police the re, all is lost!
They w e re h alf-w ay acro s s t h e Atlantic w ith only five days to
go. They w e re going a t to p s p eed a n d e v ery th in g w a s going well,
until one of t h e m e n c a m e to s p e a k to Phileas Fogg.
If w e c o n tin u e a t this sp eed , w e w o n t h av e e n o u g h coal to
g et t h e ship to Liverpool, he said. W e m u s t slow d o w n !
W e c a n t , replied Phileas Fogg. W e ll b u rn all t h e w o o d on
th e ship, if w e hav e t o , he told t h e w o rried crew m e m b e r .
W h e n t h e y c a m e close to Ireland, only t h e o u ts id e m e ta l of
th e b o dy of th e ship r e m a in e d . The ship could n o t g e t to
Liverpool, so t h e y s to p p e d in Ireland.
Phileas Fogg t o o k t h e ship to a p o rt called Q u e e n s to w n . From
th e r e t h e y to o k a t rain to Dublin and t h e n a ship to Liverpool.
I n s p e c t o r Fix did n o t u n d e r s t a n d t h e m a n . W h a t w a s in
Liverpool? W h a t w a s in London t h a t he w a n t e d to r e t u r n fo r?
This vo ya ge s e e m e d endless.
At t w e n t y to m id n ig h t on 20 D ecem b er, t h e y finally arrived in
L iv e r p o o l. T h e y w e r e e x a c t l y six h o u r s a w a y f r o m L o n d o n .
Enough tim e to g et to t h e R efo rm Club to win t h e bet. In sp ecto r
Fix p u t his h a n d on Phileas Foggs shoulder.

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%,

You are Mr Phileas Fogg. Is t h a t c o r r e c t ? he said.


Yes, said Phileas Fogg slowly. He w a s a little co n fu s e d by th e
question.
Phileas Fogg, I a m a rre s tin g you in t h e n a m e of t h e law, 1 he
said. In a m o m e n t t w o p olicem en sto o d n e x t to Phileas Fogg.
Phileas Fogg w a s v e ry ang ry . You...! he b eg an . I d o n t like
m e n w h o have no loyalty to people w h o help t h e m like his o w n
f r i e n d s . H o w co u ld y o u do this, w h e n I t h o u g h t y o u w e r e a n
h o n e s t p e rs o n ? You are w o rs e t h a n a criminal!
For t h e first t im e In sp ecto r Fix felt bad. He did n o t k n o w w h a t
to do n o w t h a t he did n o t h av e to follow Phileas Fogg a ro u n d th e
world. He could see t h a t he w a s n o t really a bad m a n . But... he
w a s a thief, a n d he w a n t e d t h e r e w a r d for his efforts. He w e n t
o u t of t h e ro o m . A po lic e m a n t o o k Phileas Fogg a w a y a n d Mrs
A o u da s t a r t e d crying loudly. She p u t h e r h e a d on P a s s e p a r t o u t s
sh ou ld er a n d t h e y left.
P hileas Fogg loo k ed a t t h e walls. He h a d no m o n e y . All his
h o p e s w e r e g o n e ! He w a s in a p o li c e s t a t i o n b e c a u s e t h e y
t h o u g h t he w a s a thief. He w a s losing a lot of m o ney . He could
only h o p e fo r o n e m o r e a m a z i n g e v e n t to r e s c u e him. It c a m e
s o o n e r t h a n he th o u g h t.
P a s s e p a r t o u t ran b ack to t h e police sta ti o n w ith Mrs Aouda.
T hen In sp ecto r Fix arrived too. His hair w a s un tid y an d he could
n o t b re a th e .
Mr Fogg, he cried w h e n he could finally speak. Mr Fogg! You
are free to go! They c a u g h t t h e th ief t h r e e days ago!

1. I am arresting you in th e n am e o f th e law : poli cemen sa y this bef ore


th e y ta k e s o m e o n e to th e police stat ion.
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G o b a c k to the text
PET Q

C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

For each question mark the letter next to the correct answer - A, B, C
or D.
None of the ships in the port could leave for Britain before
A [ ] 14 December.
B 21 December.
C Q 25 December.
D 20 December.
The captain of the
A Q Liverpool.
B Q Dublin.
C Q Bordeaux.
D Q London.

H en rietta

agreed to take them to

Phileas Fogg becam e the captain of the ship because


A
the captain was not good enough.
B Q the crew w anted to kill the captain.
C Q he paid the crew.
D [ ] he could sail better than the captain.
The boat could not get to Liverpool because
A
there was too little coal.
B Q ] they burnt the ship.
C [_] the captain said they m ust go to Bordeaux.
D Q it was too expensive.
W hat happened when Phileas Fogg arrived in Liverpool?
A ^ ] He shouted at Inspector Fix.
B U~] He paid the captain for the ship.
C
He took the train to London.
D Q Inspector Fix arrested him.

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6 After a few hours in the police station, Fogg was free to go because
A U he paid the policemen.
B Q the police caught the real thief.
C Q Inspector Fix felt bad about it.
D Q Phileas Fogg w asn t really a bad man.

Q S u m m a ry

Put these events in the right order to make a summary of Chapter


Eight.

They arrive in Ireland and take a train to Dublin.


Phileas Fogg burns everything he can to get the ship to Ireland.
When he arrives in Liverpool, Phileas Fogg is arrested.
They take a ship to Liverpool.
He pays the captain of a cargo ship to take them to Bordeaux.
Phileas Fogg tries to find another ship to travel across the
Atlantic.
G Q There is no more coal to take the ship to Liverpool.
H Q Phileas Fogg becomes the captain of the ship.
A
B
C
D
E
F

Q
QJ
Q
Q]
Q
Q

Q C h a r a c te r s

In your opinion, which of these sentences do you think best describes


Inspector Fix?

1
2
3
4
5
6

He is greedy and only thinks about money.


He is professional.
He is a loyal and true friend.
He is able to get out of difficult situations.
He has a lot of determination.
He hates travelling.

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Q Fill in th e g a p s

Complete the police form.


Liverpool Police

Name: Phileas Fogg


A rrested on: (date) 1
At (place) 2 ..................
By: Inspector 3 ..........
Crime: 4 ....................
Your trip around th e w o rld

Q Phileas

Fogg gives the crew som e m oney but he probably had to


bargain first. To bargain m eans you m ust agree on the price you
w ant to pay for the object with the seller. Choose the correct answ ers
for the conversation then decide how much you w ant to pay for these
objects. Practice bargaining with another student using the language
in the example.

Example:
How m u ch is th at?
It's.... (price).

(Price e.g., 55!)

No, no. 45.


Ok, 4 0 .
Yes, a lrig h t 40.

That's too expen sive! I'll g iv e you...

(am ount e.g., 35)

Before you read


Q

T h e title

Look at the title of Chapter Nine. W hat do you think it means?

1 That it is easier to travel from east to west.


2 That you have extra time if you travel from east to west.
3 That life in the East is better than in the West.

Q R e a d in g

p ic tu re s

Look at the picture on page 105.

1 Who is in the picture?


2 W here are they?
3 W hat do you think Mrs Aouda is saying?
CTSr

Q L is te n in g

Listen to the first part of Chapter Nine. Complete the text with the
words you hear.
2 0 D ec em b er

Phileas Fogg was (1) .................... and he knew exactly w hat to do. He
looked at Inspector Fix and then he (2) ....................him: first with one
hand, then with the other. Fix fell to the floor. Passepartout was very
(3).................

Good! he told his m aster. Then he turned to Inspector Fix. T h ats


w hat happens to people who ( 4 ) ....................like you, he shouted at the
confused detective.
They left the police sta tio n and w en t to w a rd s th e railway sta tio n
immediately.
They were ( 5 ) ......................time for the train, but the train was late and
w hen they arrived in London they looked up at the clock in Euston
Station to see th a t it was ten to ( 6 ) ......................
Phileas Fogg lost his (7 )...................... by five minutes!
Phileas Fogg accep ted this in his usual way, w ith o u t show ing any
particular emotion. Mrs Aouda, on the other hand, was very emotional.
She continued to ( 8 )
She did not know w hat to do.
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CHAPTER

N IN E

When it is better
to travel east

20 D ecem ber jS@

Phileas Fogg w as free an d he k n ew ex actly w h a t to do. He looked


a t In s p e c to r Fix a n d th e n he hit him: firs t w ith o n e h an d , th e n
w ith th e o th e r. Fix fell to th e floor. P a s s e p a rto u t w as v ery happy.
G o o d! he told his m a s te r. T hen he t u r n e d to In s p e c to r Fix.
T h a ts w h a t h a p p e n s to p eople w h o b e h av e like y o u , he s h o u te d
a t th e c o n fu sed d etectiv e.
T h ey le ft t h e p olice s ta ti o n a n d w e n t t o w a r d s t h e ra ilw a y
s ta tio n im m ed iately .
T h ey w e re in tim e fo r th e tra in , b u t th e tra in w a s la te a n d
w h e n t h e y a r r i v e d in L o n d o n t h e y lo o k e d up a t t h e c lo ck in
E u sto n S ta tio n to see t h a t it w as te n to nine.

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r
When it is better ip ^
to travel east fck
Phileas Fogg lost his b e t by five m in u tes!
Phileas Fogg a c c e p te d th is in his usual w ay, w ith o u t sh o w in g
an y p a rtic u la r em o tio n . Mrs A ouda, on th e o th e r h an d , w as v ery
e m o tio n a l. She c o n tin u e d to cry. She did n o t k n o w w h a t to do. IBWfr
P a s s e p a rto u t w as also w o rried fo r his m a s te r, a n d his job. It w as
his m a s t e r s choice to sp e n d all his m o n e y on th e bet, b u t he w a s
such a good, h o n e s t p erso n . It w as n o t good to see him like this.
He still could n o t s to p thin k in g t h a t it w as his fault.
The n e x t d ay P a s s e p a rto u t follow ed th e sa m e ro u tin e, e x cep t
fo r one thing. W h en th e y h e a rd th e so u n d of Big Ben 1 a t half p a s t
eleven th e n e x t day, Phileas Fogg did n o t go to th e R eform Club.
The h o u se felt s tra n g e . It w as like no one lived th e re .
At a b o u t h alf p a s t sev en t h a t ev en ing Phileas Fogg ask e d Mrs
A ouda if he could co m e to h er ro o m to s p e a k to her.
M a d a m , h e b e g a n s a d ly . I w a n t e d to t a k e y o u b a c k to
England w ith m e b e c a u se I th o u g h t I could o ffer you a good life
here. Now I am a p o o r m an... a n d I h av e n o th in g to o ffe r y o u .
It w a s t h e f i r s t tim e M rs A o u d a s a w P h ile a s Fogg lo o k in g
really sad.
I k n o w , Mr Fogg, a n d Im so so rry . You s a v e d m y life. You
to o k tim e to rescu e m e, an d you lost y o u r b e t b e c a u se of m e .
M adam , I co u ld n t let you die t h a t terrib le d e a th , b u t n o w you
are h ere, an d you n e e d a w a y to live. I h av e m y h o u se a n d m y
p o sse ssio n s...
But w h a t a b o u t y o u ?
I d o n t n eed a n y th in g .
M aybe y o u r frien d s could...
I h av e no frie n d s , he said sadly.
1. Big Ben : clock in th e to w e r of th e H ouses of P a rlia m e n t in London.
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AROUND the WORLD

in Eighty Days

Well, w h a t a b o u t y o u r re la tiv e s ?
I h av e no re la tiv e s.
It is e a s ie r to live in p o v e r ty w h e n t h e r e a re tw o o f us to
s h a r e 1 it, said M rs A o u d a ta k in g his a rm . I w a n t to be y o u r
w ife.
Mr Fogg g o t up. Mrs A ouda saw t h a t th e re w as a sm all t e a r in
his eye.
I love y o u , he said. And I w a n t to sp e n d m y life w ith y o u .
Oh..! said Mrs A ouda w ith a s u rp rise d cry. She w a s so h ap p y
t h a t she p u t h e r h a n d to h e r h e a rt.
P a s s e p a r t o u t c a m e i n t o t h e r o o m a n d s a w h is m a s t e r
s ta n d in g close to Mrs Aouda. He u n d e rs to o d im m ed iately .
This is w onderful new s! he said, W e all need so m e good n ew s.
Y es, said Phileas Fogg, If you ag re e Mrs A ouda, w e can g et
m a rrie d im m e d ia te ly . P a s s e p a r to u t, do you k n o w w h e re
R ev eren d W ilson lives?
P a s s e p a r t o u t r a n to R e v e r e n d W i l s o n s h o u s e , b u t fiv e
m in u te s later, a t tw e n ty -fiv e to eig ht he w as alre a d y b ack a t th e
house.
T o m o rro w m o rn in g ... he said o u t of b re a th . You c a n t g e t
m a rrie d !
W h y ? a sk ed Phileas Fogg.
B ecause to d a y is S a tu rd a y an d to m o rro w is S u n d ay ! he said
excitedly.
S a tu rd a y ? Im possible! replied Phileas Fogg.
Yes, y es it is. Do you re m e m b e r? W e w e n t a ro u n d th e w orld
a n d w e tra v e lle d e a s t a n d tim e c h a n g e s as you go a ro u n d th e

1. s h a re : (here) to live th e s a m e life to g e th e r.


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w o rld a n d w e re n o w t w e n ty - f o u r h o u rs a h e a d . Its S a tu rd a y !
H urry, Mr Fogg! W e only h av e te n m in u te s. You can still win y o u r
b e t.
T hey to o k Phileas Foggs c a rria g e to go to th e R e fo rm Club.
P a s s e p a rto u t w a n te d to drive. He a lm o s t hit tw o dogs an d th e y
a lm o s t h ad m o re a c c id e n ts b e fo re th e y a rriv e d a t th e R e fo rm
Club a t e ig h t f o r t y - f o u r . P h ile a s F o g g s f r ie n d s w e r e w a itin g
a ro u n d th e tab le im p atiently .
W ell, hello m y f r i e n d s , he said, w h e n he s te p p e d in to th e
G am es Room a t eight fo rty -fiv e. I believe t h a t I am no w a rich
m a n , he said w ith a sm all smile.
T hey all ag reed . H ere he w as, eig h ty d ay s later.
And t h a t w a s h o w Phileas Fogg w o n his bet.
O n M o n d a y m o r n i n g P h i l e a s F o g g a n d M rs A o u d a w e r e
m a rried . L ater t h a t m o rn in g P a s s e p a rto u t c am e into his room .
Do you know , Mr Fogg, he said, t h a t if you d o n t go a cro ss
India, you can go a ro u n d th e w orld in j u s t s e v e n ty -e ig h t d a y s ?
M ay be t h a t s t r u e , said P h ileas Fogg. B ut w h e n w e w e n t
a c ro ss India, I m e t Mrs A ouda, w h o is n o w m y lovely w ife.
A nd w ith t h e s e w o rd s t h e y c e le b r a te d P h ileas F o g g s g o o d
fo rtu n e .

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Go back to the text


Q

C o m p re h e n s io n c h e c k

Are these statem ents true (T) or false (F)? Correct the false ones.
T F
1 Phileas Fogg was only ten minutes late when he arrived
in London.

2 Phileas Fogg returned to his normal routine when he
returned home.

3 Mrs Aouda w anted to be Phileas Foggs wife.

4 Phileas Fogg and Mrs Aouda w eren t able to get married
on Monday.

5 Phileas Fogg won his bet because they were 24 hours
ahead of time.

6 Phileas Fogg says it is possible to travel around the
world in seventy-eight days.

W o rd g a m e

Complete the crossword with these words from Chapter Eight and
Chapter Nine.
Across
,
1

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3
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! Q Q Q Q
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1 m ade from trees, it burns in a fire


2 the person responsible for sailing a ship
3 take som eone to a police station for a crime
4 to become husband and wife
5 the people working on the ship
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T im e z o n e s

Look at the map and answ er the questions.

1 W hat is the time difference betw een Bombay and Sydney; San
Francisco and W ashington?
2 W hat longitude is London zero or one degree?
3 Do you know anyone in another country? What time is it for them now?
4 W hat time is it in the places you would like to visit?
107

Your trip around th e w o rld


Q

S p e a k in g a n d w ritin g

Imagine that you are now back in your country after your trip around
the world. Look at the notes you made in the previous chapters.
Choose four places to talk about. You can use the pictures to help you.
Example: In December I w ent to Singapore. Singapore is a beautiful,
modern city with lots of tall buildings, but it is too hot. I m et a
lovely girl but I had to leave the next day to go to Australia.

PET 0

W ritin g

Your teacher has asked you to write a story. Your story m ust have the
following title:
My arou n d th e w orld adven tu re.

Write your story in about 100 words.

108

P ic tu re s u m m a ry

Look at these pictures from the story. Which chapters do they come
from? Put them in the correct order.

W ritin g

Choose one picture and write about the adventure in that part of the
story in about 200 words.

Q W o rd

gam e

Complete these sentences about the story with a suitable word. Write
the words in the boxes. What do the red boxes spell?
1 Passepartout was a ........................servant.
2 Phileas Fogg bet 20,000 th a t he could go around t h e ......................
in eighty days.
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........................Fix w anted to catch the thief.


They travelled first to t h e ........................and then to Bombay.
They rescued a young w om an from dying in a b ig .........................
Phileas Fogg gave t h e ........................the elephant called Kiouni.
In Hong Kong they knew nothing of t h e ........................for Phileas
Foggs arrest.
Mrs Aouda, Inspector Fix and Phileas Fogg found a ship to
Passepartout left the circus when he saw h is ........................in the
audience.
The train d riv e r........................to go across the dangerous bridge.
S o m e ........................Indians attacked the train.
They travelled from t h e ........................station to Om aha on a sledge.
There was no m o r e
so they burnt the ship.
Phileas Fogg won his bet a n d
Mrs Aouda.

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the answers (A-H) below.
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2 How m uch m oney/Phileas Fogg? (bet)
3 W hat/Phileas Fogg/the young guide? (give)
4 W hy/the hum an pyram id/to the ground? (fall)
5 Who attack ed the train in ...?
6 H ow /they/to O m aha? (travel)
7 W h at/th e m o m en t/th ey /in Liverpool? (happen/arrive)
8 W ho/Phileas Fogg? (m arry)
A [ ] He w anted to live a quiet life.
B A group of Sioux.
C Q 20,00 0 pounds.
D Q An elephant.
E Q Because P assepartout left it to run to his m aster.
F Q Inspector Fix arrested Phileas Fogg.
G lZH Mrs Aouda.
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anticlockwise, in the opposite direction.; 5 T; 6 T
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2 Open answer.
3 1 loyal; 2 world; 3 Inspector; 4 Suez; 5 bonfire; 6 guide; 7 warrant; 8 Yokohama;
9 employer; 10 wanted; 11 Sioux; 12 railway; 13 coal; 14 married
Answer: AROUND THE WORLD
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Phileas Fogg bet?; 3 W hat did Phileas Fogg give the young guide?; 4 Why did the
human pyramid fall to the ground?; 5 Who attacked the train in Nebraska?;
6 How did they travel to Omaha?; 7 W hat happened the moment they arrived in
Liverpool?; 8 Who married Phileas Fogg?
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The new structures introduced in this step of


our R E A D IN G & T R A IN IN G series are listed
below. Any one reader may not always include
all of the structures listed, but it will certainly
not include any structures from higher steps.
Naturally, structures from lower steps will be
included. For a complete list of all the
structures used over all the six steps, consult
the Black Cat Guide to Graded Readers,
which is also available online at our website,
www.blackcat-cideb.com or www.cideb.it.
Apart from the structural control, we also take
great care to grade the vocabulary
appropriately for each step.

Step Tw o B1.1
All the structures used in the previous levels,
plus the following:

Verb tenses

Present Perfect Simple: indefinite past with


yet, already, still; recent past with just; past
action leading to present situation
Past Perfect Simple: in reported speech

Verb forms and patterns

Regular verbs and most irregular verbs


Passive forms with going to and will
So / neither / nor + auxiliaries in short answers
Question tags (in verb tenses used so far)
Verb + object + full infinitive (e.g. I want
you to help)
' Reported statements with say and tell

Modal verbs

Canyt\ logical necessity


Could', possibility
May', permission
Might (present and future reference):
possibility; permission
Must: logical necessity
Don *t have to / havent got to:
lack of obligation
Don t need to / needn 7: lack of necessity

Types of clause

Time clauses introduced by when, while, until,


before, after, as soon as
Clauses of purpose: so that; (in order) to
(infinitive of purpose)

Available at Step Two:

Alices Adventures in Wonderland


Lewis Carroll

i Animal Tales
Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne

The Fisherman and his Soul


Oscar Wilde

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

The Jumping Frog


Mark Twain

The Mutiny on the Bounty


The Ransom of Red Chief
and Other Stories
O. Henry

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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ill Eighty Days


e n t*em a n > Phileas Fogg, m akes a bet th at he
can go around th e w orld in eigh ty days. A ccom panied by his French
m anservant, P assep artout, he se ts o ff on an incredible race against
th e clock, over land and sea. The ten a cio u s Inspector Fix, convinced
th at Phileas Fogg is a th ief, pursues him relen tlessly across th e con
tin en ts.
W ide range o f a ctiv ities practising th e four skills
PET-style activities
T rin ity-style a ctiv ities (G rades 4 /5 )
D ossiers on IndiaandBritishColoniesintheEastand

AFamousIndianandaFamousCowboy.
Internet projects
Story recorded in full
Exit te st w ith an sw er key

Step One
Step Two
Step Three
Step Four
Step Five
Step Six

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CEF B2.2
CEF C1

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