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LEARN GROW GIVE

Through Knowledge And Growth We Can Give

READING

1   Read the text and answer the questions.

A day in the life of a mail carrier

Peter Simpson is a mail carrier. He comes from a small town in Pennsylvania but now he lives and works in Chicago, a big city in the  United States.

Today, on World News Web, we ask Peter about his life and his job.

How do you start a normal working day, Peter?

Well, I get up at three thirty in the morning. I have breakfast and take a shower. I eat eggs and I always drink a lot of coffee before I start work. It’s dark outside and it isn’t easy to get up when it’s so early and so dark. Then I walk to the mail sorting center. It’s about 20 minutes from my house.

What do you do at the mail sorting center?

I work with ten other mail carriers. We work for four hours putting letters into bags. It isn’t difficult to do but we work very fast.

Then what do you do?

At about 8:30, I take my big bag of letters and walk outside. On a normal day, I deliver letters to 600 addresses.

Do you like your job?

Yes. Well, usually. I don’t like it when it rains. And I don’t like working on Saturday morning when everybody is in bed.  But I meet a lot of people. Old people are very friendly and I always talk to them. Some old people don’t talk to many people in a day so I think it’s important to say hello and be friendly. And after lunch I’m free. I don’t work in the afternoon, so I can go shopping or go biking when other people are at work. That’s great!

1   What time does Peter get up?                                                                 _______

2   Where does Peter live?                                                                           _______

3   What does Peter eat and drink for breakfast?                                              _______

4   Who does Peter work with?                                                                    _______

5   What time does Peter leave the mail sorting center to start his walk?              _______

6   Does Peter like working on Saturday?                                                          _______

7   What does Peter do in the afternoon?                                                        _______

2   Read the text again and check (ü) True or False.

1   Peter lives in a small town.

     True          False         

2   Peter doesn’t take a shower in the morning.

     True          False         

3   Peter thinks it’s difficult to get up in the morning.

     True          False         

4   Peter goes to the mail sorting center by car.

     True          False         

5   Peter lives 20 minutes from the mail sorting center.

     True          False         

6   Peter works in the mail sorting center for five hours every morning.

     True          False         

7   Peter often delivers letters to six hundred houses in a day.

     True          False         

8   Peter doesn’t meet many old people in his job.

     True          False          

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