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By Charles Dickens (simplified version)

Ebenezer Scrooge was an old money lender in London. He


was rich, but he was a very greedy, stingy and selfish man.
He wasnt friendly to people and he didnt help anyone. Tick off
His only friend and partner, Jacob Marley, died many True or False
years ago.
His clerk, Bob Cratchit had to work in a cold room True False
because Scrooge didnt want to spend money on coal to 1. Scrooge wasnt rich.
heat the room. 2. He didnt like to
At Christmas Scrooges nephew Fred came to invite him spend money.
to Christmas dinner at his home and to wish a Merry 3. Jacob Marley was
Christmas, but Scrooge only answered angrily Bah, Scrooges friend.
humbug. 4. Scrooge went to
Fred to have dinner.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge was sitting alone in his cold
5. Scrooge didnt like
living room at home. Suddenly the ghost of his dead
Christmas.
partner, Jacob Marley appeared. He said to Scrooge,
6. Marleys ghost told
Change your life! You must become a better man. You Scrooge not to change
must be kind to people, you must laugh with them. Three his life.
ghosts will visit you this night. Scrooge was terribly 7. Scrooge wasnt
afraid. Then he went to bed. afraid of ghosts.

Answer the questions!


1. Where did Scrooge live? 3. Who was Fred?
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2. What kind of man was Scrooge? 4. What was Scrooge doing on Christmas Eve?
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Choose the correct answer!


1. How was Scrooge as a young boy?
a) unhappy b) friendly c) impolite

And while Scrooge was sleeping in his bed, the 2. What did the Ghost of Christmas
Ghost of Christmas Past appeared. He took
Past show to Scrooge?
Ebenezer Scrooge back to the happy days when he
a) Scrooge having a happy Christmas
had been a friendly young man. He saw himself
b) Scrooge buying presents.
celebrating Christmas with other people. He looked c) Scrooge giving money to the poor.
so happy. He also saw all the terrible things he had
3. What ghost appeared next?
done when he was older.
a) Ghost of Christmas Carols
Next the Ghost of Christmas Present appeared.
b) Ghost of Christmas Presents
Now the room was decorated with holly, ivy and c) Ghost of Christmas Present
mistletoe and looked so nice. There was a table full
4. What was on the table?
of sausages, Christmas puddings, apples and pears,
a) Turkey, cakes, and oranges.
oranges and cakes.
b) Apples, pears, and oranges.
The Ghost of Christmas Present took
Scrooge to a poor but clean room. It was Tick off
the home of his clerk, Bob Cratchit, and True or False
his family. Bob, his wife and his two
children sat at the table. There wasnt True False
much food on it, but they all said it was
1. The Ghost of
Christmas Present
the most wonderful Christmas dinner.
took
Although they were poor, they were happy and loved him to the past.
each
other so much. They saw Scrooge and invited 2. himBob
toCratchit
sit was
Scrooges clerk.
down and have Christmas dinner with them. Scrooge was
3. Bob had three kids.
very ashamed.
4. The boys name was
And there was also Tiny Tim. Bob's little boy wasTiny Tom.
handicapped and they had no money for a doctor. Look!
5. The Cratchit family
the ghost told Scrooge, The boy will die if they
satdont
around a table
get money for a doctor. Please, take me away!having X-mas dinner.
Scrooge
6. Scrooge was invited
said to the ghost.
to have X-mas dinner
with them.
7. The little boy was
handicapped and
The third ghost wasneeded
the Ghost of care.
medical Christmas Future. He
went with Scrooge to a graveyard and showed him a
neglected grave. There was Scrooges name on the
tombstone. Oh Ghost, Scrooge
Answer theshouted, I will change
questions!
my life. I will be friendly and generous.
1. Where did the Ghost of Then the ghost
disappeared. Christmas Future take Scrooge to?
When Scrooge awoke
the next morning he remembered
2. What
the three ghosts and he also did Scrooge promise?
remembered what he had

seen. It was Christmas morning. He thought What a
wonderful morning!3. What
thendid
he Scrooge
jumped remember
out of bedonand he
Christmas morning?
smiled! He dressed quickly, went out into the street, was
very friendly, gave
money to beggars and wished everyone
4. What did Scrooge do in the
A Merry Christmas!.
street?
He bought very delicious food and many presents and

carried them to Bob Cratchits house. He gave them the

food and the presents and felt very happy. He had never
5. What did he buy for
been happier in his Boblife.Cratchit?
Then he went to his nephew Fred
to celebrate Christmas with him. The ghosts had changed

all in only one night. Ebenezer Scrooge had learned his
Match the lesson
sentencefor halves!
the rest of his life and he loved his new life.

1 The third ghost went with Scrooge to a Christmas with Fred.


2 I will change my life and for the rest of his life.
3 He bought very delicious food graveyard and showed him a neglected grave.
4 Scrooge celebrated and carried it to Bobs house.
5 Ebenezer Scrooge had learned his lesson I will be friendly and generous.
By Charles Dickens (simplified version)

Ebenezer Scrooge was an old money lender in London. He


was rich, but he was a very greedy, stingy and selfish man.
He wasnt friendly to people and he didnt help anyone. Tick off
His only friend and partner, Jacob Marley, died many True or False
years ago.
His clerk, Bob Cratchit had to work in a cold room True False
because Scrooge didnt want to spend money on coal to 1. Scrooge wasnt rich. x
heat the room. 2. He didnt like to x
At Christmas Scrooges nephew Fred came to invite him spend money.
to Christmas dinner at his home and to wish a Merry 3. Jacob Marley was x
Christmas, but Scrooge only answered angrily Bah, Scrooges friend.
humbug. 4. Scrooge went to x
Fred to have dinner.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge was sitting alone in his cold
5. Scrooge didnt like x
living room at home. Suddenly the ghost of his dead
Christmas.
partner, Jacob Marley appeared. He said to Scrooge,
6. Marleys ghost told
Change your life! You must become a better man. You Scrooge not to change x
must be kind to people, you must laugh with them. Three his life.
ghosts will visit you this night. Scrooge was terribly 7. Scrooge wasnt
afraid. Then he went to bed. afraid of ghosts. x

Answer the questions!


1. Where did Scrooge live? 3. Who was Fred?
In London. He was Scrooges nephew.
2. What kind of man was Scrooge? 4. What was Scrooge doing on Christmas Eve?
He was an old, rich, greedy, stingy, He was sitting alone in his cold living room.
and selfish man.

Choose the correct answer!


1. How was Scrooge as a young boy?
a) unhappy b) friendly c) impolite

And while Scrooge was sleeping in his bed, the 2. What did the Ghost of Christmas
Ghost of Christmas Past appeared. He took
Past show to Scrooge?
Ebenezer Scrooge back to the happy days when he
a) Scrooge having a happy Christmas
had been a friendly young man. He saw himself
b) Scrooge buying presents.
celebrating Christmas with other people. He looked c) Scrooge giving money to the poor.
so happy. He also saw all the terrible things he had
3. What ghost appeared next?
done when he was older.
a) Ghost of Christmas Carols
Next the Ghost of Christmas Present appeared.
b) Ghost of Christmas Presents
Now the room was decorated with holly, ivy and c) Ghost of Christmas Present
mistletoe and looked so nice. There was a table full
4. What was on the table?
of sausages, Christmas puddings, apples and pears,
a) Turkey, cakes, and oranges.
oranges and cakes.
b) Apples, pears, and oranges.
The Ghost of Christmas Present took
Scrooge to a poor but clean room. It was Tick off
the home of his clerk, Bob Cratchit, and True or False
his family. Bob, his wife and his two
children sat at the table. There wasnt True False
much food on it, but they all said it was
1. The Ghost of x
Christmas Present
the most wonderful Christmas dinner.
took
Although they were poor, they were happy and loved him to the past.
each
other so much. They saw Scrooge and invited 2. himBob
toCratchit
sit was x
Scrooges clerk.
down and have Christmas dinner with them. Scrooge was
3. Bob had three kids. x
very ashamed.
4. The boys name was x
And there was also Tiny Tim. Bob's little boy wasTiny Tom.
handicapped and they had no money for a doctor. Look!
5. The Cratchit family
the ghost told Scrooge, The boy will die if they
satdont
around a table x
get money for a doctor. Please, take me away!having X-mas dinner.
Scrooge
6. Scrooge was invited
said to the ghost.
to have X-mas dinner x
with them.
7. The little boy was
handicapped and x
The third ghost wasneeded
the Ghost of Christmas
medical care. Future. He
went with Scrooge to a graveyard and showed him a
neglected grave. There was Scrooges name on the
tombstone. Oh Ghost, Scrooge
Answer theshouted, I will change
questions!
my life. I will be friendly and generous.
1. Where did the Ghost of Then the ghost
disappeared. Christmas Future take Scrooge to?
When Scrooge awoke To the graveyard.
the next morning he remembered
the three ghosts and he alsoScrooge
2. What did promise?
remembered what he had
To change his life.
seen. It was Christmas morning. He thought What a
3. What did Scrooge remember on
wonderful morning! then he jumped out of bed and he
Christmas morning?
smiled! He dressed quickly, went out into the street, was
The three ghosts.
very friendly, gave money to beggars and wished everyone
4. What did Scrooge do in the
A Merry Christmas!. street?
He bought very delicious food and
He gave money many presents
to beggars and and
carried them to Bob Cratchits
wished everyone house. He gave them the
A Merry
food and the presents and felt very happy. He had never
Christmas.
been happier in his5. What did hehe
life. Then buy for to his nephew Fred
went
Bob Cratchit?
to celebrate Christmas with him. The ghosts had changed
Food
all in only one night. and presents.
Ebenezer Scrooge had learned his
Match the lesson
sentencefor halves!
the rest of his life and he loved his new life.

1 The third ghost went with Scrooge to a 4 Christmas with Fred.


2 I will change my life and 5 for the rest of his life.
3 He bought very delicious food 1 graveyard and showed him a neglected grave.
4 Scrooge celebrated 3 and carried it to Bobs house.
5 Ebenezer Scrooge had learned his lesson 2 I will be friendly and generous.