A2 Stories: Accidental – Part2

Introduction

What happened in part 1
In the first part of the story, 'Doctor on the Couch' a woman is at the psychologist talking about her personal problems. She imagines a romantic meal with her boyfriend that evening, and what it will be like.

Pre-reading

Look at the pictures below and decide what the story is about.

Reading

Read the story quickly and order the pictures.
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The Second Telephone

She was talking on the phone when he walked in. He wanted to hold her in his arms, but she looked unhappy and there were tears in her eyes. He walked slowly to the kitchen to get her a glass of water. He never picked up the second telephone when she was talking to someone, but today everything felt different. He carefully picked up the handset and heard the voice at the other end of the line.
“We’re sorry Mrs Havers, but there was nothing we could do.” said the voice. “John was already dead when he arrived here at the hospital.”
He took the handset from his face to put it down. But when he looked, the handset was in its place and there was nothing in his hand.

Comprehension

1-5: True or False

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Language Focus: 'to' - giving the *purpose of an action (*answering 'why?' or 'What for?').

1. Look at these sentences from the story.
A) He walked slowly to the kitchen to get her a glass of water.
B) He took the handset from his face to put it down.

Practice

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