"Victor" - Reading Comprehension

by John Bennett - An English teacher in Tres Cantos, Madrid.

Simple: Read the text on the left and then answer the questions on the right.
Lee el texto a la izquierda y responde a las preguntas a la derecha.

More complicated: Listen to the text      (MP3) then answer the questions on the right.
Escucha el texto y responde a las preguntas a la derecha.

Gramática para españoles: Presente Simple - Continuo


From Monday to Friday, Victor wakes up at seven o’clock. He stays in bed until a quarter past seven, and then he gets up. Then he has a shower. After that, he gets dressed and goes downstairs to have breakfast.

At exactly eight o’clock he leaves his house and drives to work. Before arriving to the office, he stops to buy his daily newspaper. He turns on his computer at eight-forty-five and works “non-stop” until ten-thirty.

At ten-thirty, he usually has a coffee until ten forty-five. Unfortunately, today is Friday, the busiest day of the week. Victor is having his coffee at his desk. Normally, he finishes at three o’ clock on Fridays; however, Victor thinks he is not leaving the office until five or six o’ clock today. To cheer himself up, Victor starts thinking about the weekend.

Tomorrow is Saturday and Victor has some plans. He is getting up very late, about ten o’clock. He is having a late breakfast with his girlfriend in the café. Then they are visiting the art gallery, Carol Ashe, the famous artist, is exhibiting her latest sculpture.

After visiting the art gallery they are having lunch in a new restaurant in the centre of town. After lunch, they are going for a walk and then in the evening they are going to the cinema.

On Sunday, they normally stay in bed reading the newspapers, but this Sunday they are going for a walk in the mountains with some friends. It's three hours to reach the top and two and a half hours to come down. They are having a picnic at the top of the mountain and Victor is looking forward to enjoying the view, the peace and, of course, not being in the office.

Suddenly, the telephone rings and Victor is once again back in reality. His boss says, “Victor you are working until five or six o’clock today.” Victor looks at the clock and it is still only eleven o’clock.