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  • Songs from the Soul: Stories from Around the World Retold by Jennifer Bassett

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    1 In which story can you find these things? Complicity, the Luck of Four, Chinna and Muthu, the Deceivers, treason.a A yellow butterfly. b A little goat. c A fat chicken. d A lottery ticket. e A computer.

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    2 Who said this? Match a number from A with a letter from B.

    A

    1 ___ If you can catch one, you can have one.

    2 ___ Hey, what login name are you using?3 ___ They say I havent got long, my love,

    but youll be fine without me.4 ___ They dont want to see me. They

    disowned me years ago.5 ___ I dont like it here, Pa, lets go.

    B

    a Emeka in The Strange Child.b Bill in With Sincere Intent.c Kanna in Treason.d Gbenga in The Deceivers.e Dan in Complicity.

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    3 In which story do these things happen? With sincere Intent, the Luck of Four, treason, the strange Child, the evening train.a A husband tells his wife some funny

    stories. b A father says that his son is dead.

    c A man becomes very ill and dies.

    d A son talks excitedly about life in the city.

    e A father keeps a terrible secret from his

    daughter.

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    4 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?

    a ___ Keshto wants to stay in the village and keep the same life.

    b ___ Emma and Jimmy live on a farm in the country.

    c ___ Samy always gives Chai free tea when he comes to the coffee-shop.

    d ___ Samy learns that he has won some money.

    e ___ Nachiappa Gounder kills the goat and then the rain suddenly starts.

    f ___ Bill tells his wife the bad news immediately.

    g ___ Linda has met her husbands family before.

    h ___ Kanna looks very pretty when she goes to the big house.

    i ___ Kanna will stay and work for the grandmother.

    j ___ Gbenga chats to an American man on the Internet.

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    5 Who are these people? Match a name from A with a sentence from B.

    A

    1 ___ Keshto2 ___ Rose3 ___ Chai4 ___ Chinna5 ___ Gbenga

    B

    a is always hoping for lucky numbers.b wants to get money from a stranger.c is a person with a secret.d doesnt want to lose his son.e isnt sure if his father is angry with him.

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  • Songs from the Soul: Stories from Around the World Retold by Jennifer Bassett

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    SettingChoose the best answer.

    1 In The Evening Train, Keshto lives _____. aon a large farm bin a noisy city

    cin a small town din a quiet village2 Keshto makes and cooks delicious _____

    cakes. arice bpotato ctea dchocolate3 Emma and Jimmy in Complicity visit a _____

    with their mother. afarm bshop cmine dhouse4 In The Luck of Four, Chai goes into Samys

    _____ shop. abook bclothes ccoffee d cake5 In Chinna and Muthu, there has been no

    _____ in the village for a long time. arain bwork cmilk

    dhot weather6 In With Sincere Intent, Bill is in a _____. ahotel b hospital cschool

    dcaf7 In The Strange Child, Linda travels to

    Emekas _____. avillage boffice croom dshop8 At the beginning of Treason, Pa tells Kanna

    they are going to her _____ house. afriends bteachers ccousins

    d grandmothers9 The house in Treason is _____. aold and untidy bdark and ugly

    cbig and beautiful dsmall and pretty 10 Gbenga in The Deceivers is on a computer in

    _____ in Nigeria. aa library ba cyber caf can office

    da hotel

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    CharactersChoose the best answer.

    11 Keshtos son, Karthik, wants to go to _____. athe city bthe sea ca different

    village da different country 12 Emma and Jimmys _____ had an accident at

    the mine. aneighbour bfather cbrother

    duncle 13 Chai and Samy are _____. abrothers bcousins cfriends

    dworkers in a caf 14 Chai is _____. alarge and unhealthy bill and very thin

    cyoung and healthy dold and small 15 Chinna is the son of the village _____. adoctor bchief cteacher

    dpostman 16 Bill and his wife _____. atalk angrily bdont say anything

    cdont talk much dtalk and laugh 17 Linda and Emeka have been married for

    three _____. adays bweeks cmonths

    dyears 18 Linda has never met Emekas _____. afamily bboss cbest friend

    d doctor 19 Kanna is _____ little girl. aan unhappy ban ill ca pretty

    da rich 20 In the chat room, Gbenga says he is _____. aa guy from Nigeria ba girl from

    the US ca student from Nigeria dan architect from Kentucky

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    DialogueWho said this?

    21 I know a man in the city He can help me to start a food stall. I will get rich

    aKeshto bKarthik cBehula done of the train passengers

    22 You know what we said A chicken for a jug.

    aDan bJohnny cJimmy dRose

    23 Not the man he was since that accident. Eh, Rose?

    aEmma bJimmy c Dan dJohnny

    24 How about giving me one of your numbers? You always got good luck.

    aSamy bChai ca customer dthe kitchen-boy

    25 There is no need to be afraid. We will break a pumpkin for the Gods. It is a present from our land, from our own fields.

    aChinna bthe village priest cChinnas father dChinnas mother

    26 Do you know where to turn off the electricity in the house?

    aone of the nurses bBill cBills wife dBills son

    27 I know nothing about your past life, or your family

    aEmeka bEmekas father cEmekas brother dLinda

    28 Shell learn. Shes very quick to learn. athe maidservant bthe grandmother

    cPapa dKanna 29 I hope youve told her everything. I dont want

    her crying and sobbing. aPapa bthe maidservant cKanna

    dthe grandmother 30 Can you please spell Prescott? athe young guy sitting opposite Gbenga

    bGbenga cCelia da young woman in the caf

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    VocabularyChoose the best answer.

    31 a small, simple building with only one room astall bhut cpalace dpond 32 when something is very, very big anarrow btiny clong dhuge 33 an area of short grass in a park or in front of

    a house alawn byard chill dmine 34 to cry very noisily achat bsob cwink dnod 35 when food is very good and nice to eat adisgusting bbeautiful cdelicious

    dcool 36 to laugh in a silly way ashout bgiggle csmile

    dwhisper 37 a small wave on the water of a lake or pond aripple bbrake cflash droll 38 a person who is the leader or boss of a group

    of people aguy bgovernment cmaidservant

    dchief 39 water that shoots up into the air, and then falls

    down again awaterfall blake cfountain

    driver 40 to be slow to speak because you are not sure aforgive bchat cpuzzle

    dhesitate

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    49 When Pa leaves Kanna at the house, the _____ goes too.

    apretty girl bgrandmother cmaidservant dyellow butterfly

    50 Gbenga thinks that he is chatting to an American man, but hes really talking to a _____.

    ayoung Nigerian woman bNigerian detective cman in the same cyber caf done of his good friends

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    PlotChoose the best answer.

    41 At the end of The Evening Train, Keshto understands that his son will _____.

    astay in the village bleave the village c stop making potato cakes dsell his food stall

    42 Emma looks at her mother. She thinks she has _____.

    aa secret bsome good news ca lot of money da serious illness

    43 Samy knows that the number four sounds like _____ in Chinese.

    agood luck bgood health ca new job ddeath

    44 When Samy watches TV, he learns that _____. ahe has won money

    bChai has won money cChai is very ill dChai has died

    45 Chinna likes the goat and he takes it to _____. ahis house b the village priest

    ca secret place dhis father 46 At the end of Chinna and Muthu, there is

    _____. a a big blue sky bsome rain

    csome very hot weather dsome cold weather

    47 Bill tells his wife that hes going to _____. adie soon bcome home cget better

    dhelp her with the house 48 When Linda speaks to Emekas father, she

    learns that Emeka _____ three years ago. awas very ill bran away cdied

    dhad a son