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Activity by: Matthew Tong

First, do these activities: vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Luego haz esta actividad y finalmente la del Quiz.


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   across      alone      ambulance      amputated      anniversary      backfiring      bang      became      blind      couple      delivered      downhill      elderly      fixed      flashing      gave      gunshot      mind      neighbour      neighbourhood      neighbours      other      out      over      relatives      retired      suffered      suicide      wheels   

National Press Agency: Matthew Tong

The bodies of an couple have been found in their home with wounds. Police are treating their deaths as . The dead man, known locally as Steve Winter, was aged 85 and his wife, Joanna, 89. They had just celebrated their 60th Wedding . They had no children. Steve was a plumber. He had severe heart problems and was in one eye. His wife, Joanna, from diabetes. She had her right leg two years ago and was nearly .

Mrs Smith, a , said “I´ve known the for 35 years. Steve was friendly and helped me around the house. He looked after my garden and everything. He and Joanna didn´t have any children but they played with my son and they were kind to the other kids in the . About ten years ago, Steve´s heart problems became worse and Joanna was diagnosed a diabetic. Since then they quieter and quieter. They went and faded out of the community”.

the road, Mss Lighthouse said “they were active members of the community and Joanna helped in the local Women’s Club. She was friendly with everybody. She listened to me and helped me get my divorce 20 years ago. We had nice times together in the Club and privately but we stopped seeing each about five years ago when her diabetes got worse. We moved our meetings to her home when she was first diagnosed but she talked less and less so we had to go to another home. She just up, she lost interest like her husband and they stayed at home”.

Several said they hadn´t spoken or seen the in over a year. They rarely came of their house. They had food by the local Meals on Service of the City Council. Mr Timeline, said he heard a at eleven o´clock but thought it was a car . “I looked out of my window and saw police lights. I knew something was wrong and a few minutes later an arrived. I hadn´t talked to them in a year. It´s a terrible end, they died . you that may have been what they wanted”. Neighbours said the couple did not have any known .