Variant 8

1. Read the text and mark the following statements «True» or «False».
1 The main character in the story was kind and good-natured. FALSE
2 His father gave him a bag of nails in order to build a fence. FALSE
3 First, the boy drove many nails into the fence. TRUE
4 Driving nails into the fence taught the boy to control his anger. TRUE
5 For the boy it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. TRUE
6 Finally the day came when there were no nails left. TRUE
7 The boy was told to pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. TRUE
8 The nails left holes in the fence. TRUE
9 The father wanted the boy to repair the fence. FALSE
10 Using the example of the fence the father wanted to demonstrate that words can be as painful as a knife. TRUE

2. Complete the text with the correct words from the table.
1 do
2 hard
3 race
4 aim
5 have won



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