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welcome back to another issue of your English magazine. It’s cold outside but there’s lots for you to read and do in Ready. Try out the project on the Bric-a-brac page where you can make a musical instrument. Big hugs and... ‘Happy Valentine’s Day!’ Lisa

Summary 2 Valentine’s Day 4 Mini dictionary Musical instruments 6 Fun and games 8 The English-speaking world Yosemite National Park 10 Story time Meet the orchestra 12 Culture site Cornwall 14 The Bric-a-brac page A musical instrument 16 The pet pag A cat Ready for English c/o European Books Ltd Ashville Trading Estate The Runnings,Cheltenham GL51 9PQ UK info@elimagazines.com

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Valentine’s Day is on 14th February. Each year in Britain people send each other Valentine’s Day cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts with messages of love.

A day with friends A day to share Tell your friends you really care!

Illustration: Margherita Micheli

Hello friends,

Valentine’s Day

A Valentine’s day card Red, white and blue I’ll make a nice one And send it to you.

© 2014 ELI srl / C.P. 6, 62019 Recanati / T (071) 750701 / Fax (071) 977851 / info@elionline.com / www.elionline.com Direttore responsabile: Lamberto Pigini / Realizzazione testi: Lisa Suett / Autorizzazione tribunale n. 309 del 14 giugno 1989. © ELI Italy 2013 NO PART OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM OR BY ANY MEANS OR FOR ANY PURPOSES WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION. THE PUBLISHER IS PREPARED TO MAKE PAYMENT FOR ANY COPYRIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPHS WHERE THE SOURCE HAS BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO TRACE. ALTHOUGH WE CHECK THE CONTENT AND SUITABILITY OF THE WEB SITES FEATURED OR REFERRED TO IN OUR MAGAZINES AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRESS, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES TO WHICH MAY HAVE OCCURRED SINCE, AS THESE WEB SITES ARE IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH ELI.

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Mini dictionary Illustration: Manola Caprini

Musical instruments

Read the words out loud.

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drum

piano

guitar

flute

violin

xylophone

maracas

cymbals

tambourine

trumpet

harp

triangle

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Fun and games 1

3 Do a survey. Ask your friends...

Do the crossword.

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‘Can you play an instrument?’

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Julie, can you play an instrument?

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Yes, I can. I can play the tambourine.

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Instrument

Julie

Tambourine

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Name

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And you? Can you play an instrument? ....................................................

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4 Do you like music? What’s your favourite song? What’s your favourite instrument? Draw a picture and write.

2 Find the words.

Then use the other letters to complete the message.

IMARA

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CA

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ !

SLOVIOLINVEMUFLUTESIC

My favourite song is ............................... ............................. . My favourite instrument is the ............................... ............................. .

Answers on page 11.

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Poster The English-speaking world

Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is in the USA. It’s in the state of California. There is lots to see in the park. There are cliffs, waterfalls, streams, plants and animals.

‘Rangers’ are people who work in the park. They look after the plants and animals. You can also become a junior ranger!

What can you do in the park? You can enjoy a bike ride, go whitewater rafting, go horse riding, go for a walk and lots more.

You can see giant trees in the Yosemite National Park. Use the secret code to find the name of the tree.

a = Q q = Y e = J s = 8 i = H u = 9 o = 5

8 J Y 9 5 H Q Answer on page 11.

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Story time

Meet the orchestra!

Lucy is playing the piano. She’s very good!

Everyone can play an instrument.

Skip arrives. He listens to Lucy playing the piano. Suddenly he has an idea!

Great idea!

Skip explains that an orchestra is a group of musicians who play different instruments.

Ting, ting, ting!

Let’s make an orchestra!

Illustration: Manola Caprini

I love playing the piano.

Everyone is busy practising their instruments. Colour the musical notes. What instrument is Katie the cat playing?

Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti...

Anthony is playing the guitar.

It’s time to play together. The orchestra is ready for the musical show.

Skip’s favourite instrument is the triangle. Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.

The orchestra is ready. They are going to play ‘Twinkle twinkle’.

What instruments can you hear? Answers: Pages 6-7:1. 1 guitar 2 trumpet 3 maracas 4 cymbals 5 xylophone 6 harp 7 tambourine 8 drum 9 piano 2 maracas, violin, flute: message. I love music! 3 open answers. 4 open answers. Pages 8-9: Sequoia. Pages 10-11: Katie is playing the violin. You can hear the flute, the cymbals and the trumpet. Pages 12-13: 1 scone, 2 jam, 3 cream, 4 tea. Page 16: 1 Tom, 2 Molly.

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Culture Site © Shutterstock

Cornwall Hi, my name’s James. I live in Cornwall. Cornwall is in the south west of England. In Cornwall you can eat some delicious typical food.

Cornwall is famous for the legend of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone. Arthur was born in Tintagel Castle. Merlin was a clever magician. He looked after Arthur.

One day, Merlin put a sword in a stone. Merlin said: 'The man who pulls the sword from the stone will become king.' Lots of people tried to pull the sword from the stone. The young Arthur pulled the sword from the stone and became King of Britain!

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This is a Cornish pasty. It is a pie with meat, potatoes and onions.

Lots of people enjoy a Cornish cream tea in the afternoon. • • • •

tea cream scone jam

Label the picture with the words in the box.

2 .................................

4 .................................

Answer on page 11.

1 .................................

3 .................................

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The Bric-a-brac page

eight drinking straws

What to do:

cardboard

1 Cut eight straws in half. Cut a short piece off two of the straws. Then cut a longer piece off two of the others. Cut an even longer piece off two of the remaining straws. 2 Lay the straws in a line. Cut a piece of sticky tape and stick on the straws.

3 Cut two cardboard strips and glue them onto the straws. Then decorate them.

scissors

sticky tape

Now blow across the ends of the straws to make a sound!

ELI Readers

Illustration: Pedro Giuffra Chocano

You need:

Discover the joy of reading in English!

Panpipe straws

Graded Readers English • French • Spanish • German • Italian

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Listen! Each pair of straws makes a different musical note. You can make more notes by adding more straws.

Partner:

www.elireaders.com


Respect your pets!

A Cat

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The pet page

Complemento operativo allegato al volume MERRY TEAM 4. Non vendibile separatamente. ELI 2014

Cats are very popular pets and are easy to look after.

Fun facts Cats...

Unscramble the letters to complete the sentences. 1 2

A male cat is called a __ __ __ MTO A female cat is called a __ __ __ __ __ OLMLY Answers on page 11.

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like to sleep. They sleep 16 to 18 hours a day! Zzzzz... have very good eyesight. are carnivores. love to play! like to hunt for small creatures like mice and birds. • lick themselves to keep clean. • communicate in many different ways. They miaow, purr, hiss...

Merry team 4 2014