Read through the passage and give spoken answers to the questions that follow.
Jim White had worked hard for the past ten years. He thought it was time he had a holiday so, that summer, he closed up his shop in Victoria, British Columbia. He decided he needed to go somewhere different, so he booked four weeks in romantic Paris.
But Jim did not have to wait until he arrived in romantic Paris before he fell in love. When he boarded the plane he found himself sitting next to Miss Veronica Bell. He didn’t hesitate. He didn’t stop to think. It was love at first sight.
But Mr White was a shy man. He couldn’t bring himself to ask the question, so he gave the stewardess, Miss Sophie Lee, a note. He asked her to give it to the pilot, which she did. Some time later, over the middle of the Atlantic, the pilot, Captain Otis Shredd, sent this announcement over the intercom:
“Will the lady who is sitting in seat number C-27 be so kind as to accept a proposal of marriage from the gentleman sitting in the seat on her right?”
Miss Bell accepted Mr White’s proposal. Then the passengers drank several bottles of champagne, bought by the crew to celebrate.
After their honeymoon in Paris, the happy couple will return to Victoria, British Columbia, and live happily ever after.
1. Had Mr White taken it easy for a long time?
2. Did he think he ought to go to the same old place?
3. Did he hesitate to make up his mind he liked Miss Bell?
4. Did she agree to marry him?
5. Did the crew buy champagne in order to be unhappy?
1. No. He had worked hard for the past ten years. 2. No. He decided he needed to go somewhere different. 3. No. It was love at first sight. 4. Yes. She accepted his proposal. 5. No. They bought it to celebrate.