Exercise 1

1    Hi Jerry,

      How are you? How is England?

2    I’m fine. My new job in Australia is good. The office is in Brisbane and it’s in the centre of the city. Brisbane is great!

3    I’m in an office with three people: Tony, Martin and Toko. Our office manager is Tony. He’s not Australian. He’s from a small town in the USA, but he’s married to an Australian woman. Her name’s Janine and she’s a teacher in a language school. Martin is Australian. He’s from Sydney, but his home is Brisbane now. Yoko is Japanese. She’s from Osaka. She’s in the office from 8 am to 1 pm and she’s a student at an English school in the afternoon.

4    Say hello to all my friends in England!

      Bye for now,


A. Read the email and match a—d to the parts of the email 1—4.

a   saying goodbye

b   Mark’s new job


d   people in Mark’s office

B. Read the email again. Are the sentences true or false?

 Jerry is in Australia.

 Mark is in Brisbane.

 Tony is Australian.

 Tony and Janine are married.

 Janine is a teacher.

 Martin is from England.

 Yoko is from Japan.

 Yoko is at home in the afternoon.

C. Write an email to a friend about your new English class. Remember to say:

•   where your class is

•   who your teacher is and where he or she is from

•   who the students are and where they are from.



a 4   b 2   c 1   d 3


True: 2, 4, 5, 7; False: 1, 3, 6, 8

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