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DOMINOES

The Skateboarder

STARTER LEVEL

250 HEADWORDS

OXFORD

UNIVHltSl'l'Y Pn.HSS

GrcaL l:ircndon su·c ·t. Oxlord. ox:.t 1•. lh1l1tcl Kingdom Oxford Univcrsity Prcss is a el •1):1r111u:111 ol l l1t• llnív ·rsity oíOxford. ° lt fmthers Lhc Univcrsity's obj •ctiv •of l'X('l'lkrn.·t· in t't'� •;u'Ch, scholarship, and educalion by publishing worlclwlde. Oxlorcl is a rcgistcrccl Lrade mark ofOxford University Press in thc UK :md 111 ccrtain other countries (!) Oxforcl University Press 2012 The mora.l rights ofthe author have bccn asscrtccl First published in Dorn.inoes 2012

DOMINOES Series Editors: Bill Bowler and Sue Parminter

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

No unauthorized photocopying Ali rights reserved. o part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a renieval system, or transmined, in any fono or by any means. without the prior permission in writing ofOxford University Press, or as expressly permitted by law, by licence or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographics rights organization. Enquiries conceming reproduction outside the scope of the above should be sent to the ELT Rights Department, Oxford University Press, at the address above You must not circulare this work in any other form and you must impose Ulis same condition on any acquirer Links to third party websites are provided by Oxforct in good faith and for information only. Oxford disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any third pa1ty website referenced in this work

The Skateboarder Christine Lindop

Book Book and MultiROM Pack MultiROM not available separately ISBN: 978 O 19 424946 1 ISBN: 978 O 19 424944 7

Printed in China This book is printed on paper from certified and well-managed sources ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Illustrations by: Pete SmithfBeehive Illustration Agency 'lllc ¡,ulJ/islier would /ike to thank thcfollowingfor ¡xm11issio11 to reproduce photographs: Getty /mag s p.23 (woman skateboarding/Stan Liu/lconica). Cov,·1· ¡,11010: C rbis (cletail oíyoung boy standing on skatcboard/beyond).

lllustrated by Pete Smith

Christine Lindop was born in New Zealand and taught English in France and Spain before settling in Great Britain. She has written or adapted more than thirty books, including The Turn of the Screw and Green Planet in the Dominoes series. In her free time she likes reading, watching films, and making mosaic. She is not a skateboarder, but she likes watching the action at her local skatepark, and her favourite sports are rugby and Formula One.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

OXFORD

DOMINOES

UNIVHltSl'l'Y Pn.HSS

GrcaL l:ircndon su·c ·t. Oxlord. ox:.t 1•. lh1l1tcl Kingdom Oxford Univcrsity Prcss is a el •1):1r111u:111 ol l l1t• llnív ·rsity oíOxford. ° lt fmthers Lhc Univcrsity's obj •ctiv •of l'X('l'lkrn.·t· in t't'� •;u'Ch, scholarship, and educalion by publishing worlclwlde. Oxlorcl is a rcgistcrccl Lrade mark ofOxford University Press in thc UK :md 111 ccrtain other countries (!) Oxforcl University Press 2012 The mora.l rights ofthe author have bccn asscrtccl First published in Dorn.inoes 2012

Series Editors: Bill Bowler and Sue Parminter

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The Skateboarder

No unauthorized photocopying Ali rights reserved. o part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a renieval system, or transmined, in any fono or by any means. without the prior permission in writing ofOxford University Press, or as expressly permitted by law, by licence or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographics rights organization. Enquiries conceming reproduction outside the scope of the above should be sent to the ELT Rights Department, Oxford University Press, at the address above You must not circulare this work in any other form and you must impose Ulis same condition on any acquirer Links to third party websites are provided by Oxforct in good faith and for information only. Oxford disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any third pa1ty website referenced in this work

Christine Lindop

Book Book and MultiROM Pack MultiROM not available separately ISBN: 978 O 19 424946 1 ISBN: 978 O 19 424944 7

Printed in China This book is printed on paper from certified and well-managed sources ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Illustrations by: Pete SmithfBeehive Illustration Agency 'lllc ¡,ulJ/islier would /ike to thank thcfollowingfor ¡xm11issio11 to reproduce photographs: Getty /mag s p.23 (woman skateboarding/Stan Liu/lconica). Cov,·1· ¡,11010: C rbis (cletail oíyoung boy standing on skatcboard/beyond).

lllu strated by Pete Smith

Christine Lindop was born in New Zealand and taught English in France and Spain before settling in Great Britain. She has written or adapted more than thirty books, including The Turn of the Screw and Green Planet in the Dominoes series. In her free time she likes reading,

watching

skateboarder,

films,

and

making

mosaic.

She

is

not

a

but she likes watching the action at her local

skatepark, and her favourite sports are rugby and Formula One.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Contents

Story Characters

Befare Reading . ..................................................................... .. vi

hlFMt§•• No skateboard

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

Activities ...................................................... .. 3

hibfüi§fj Good grades, better presents .......... 4 Activities ...................... ................................. 7

Hannah

Justin

Owen

n;¡¡.¡¡¡¡j First steps ........... ................. ....... 8 Activities ................ .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ....... 11

hibMi§i• Practice, practice, practice ........ . . .12 Activities .. . . . .. . .. . . . .. ... . . . .. . .. . . . .. ... . . . .. . .. . . . 15

n.¡¡.¡t4j Up early ..................................

-... · �· \

/J

Activities ................................. ................. 19 A real skateboarder ... ..... ... ..... 20

hlbMt§ii



A."-

Hannah's mother

-0Hannah's father

16

Activities ...................................... ........ ....... 23 Project A

Evan

... ..... ... ..... ... .....

....... .

24

Project B ...................................................... 26 Word Work . ... . .. .... ... ..... ... ........ ........ ..... . 28 Grammar

... ........ ............... ..... .. ... . . ... 31 ... ..... ... ..... ... ..... .. 34 About Dominoes

Michael

Michael's mother

A woman in the street

Contents

Story Characters

Befare Reading . ..................................................................... .. vi

hlFMt§•• No skateboard

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

Activities ...................................................... .. 3

hibfüi§fj Good grades, better presents .......... 4 Activities ...................... ................................. 7

Hannah

Justin

Owen

n;¡¡.¡¡¡¡j First steps ........... ................. ....... 8 Activities ................ .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ....... 11

hibMi§i• Practice, practice, practice ........ . . .12 Activities .. . . . .. . .. . . . .. ... . . . .. . .. . . . .. ... . . . .. . .. . . . 15

n.¡¡.¡t4j Up early ..................................

-... · �· \

/J

Activities ................................. ................. 19 A real skateboarder ... ..... ... ..... 20

hlbMt§ii



A."-

Hannah's mother

-0Hannah's father

16

Activities ...................................... ........ ....... 23 Project A

Evan

... ..... ... ..... ... .....

....... .

24

Project B ...................................................... 26 Word Work . ... . .. .... ... ..... ... ........ ........ ..... . 28 Grammar

... ........ ............... ..... .. ... . . ... 31 ... ..... ... ..... ... ..... .. 34 About Dominoes

Michael

Michael's mother

A woman in the street

Chapter 1 - No skateboard BEFORE READING 1 Hannah wants to be a skateboarder. In the story, all of these people help her. What do they do?

Hannah's mother and father

Justin

Owen

A woman in the street

Michael

Evan

Match these sentences with the pictures and write the names.

a ............... He helps her to skateboard better.

b ............... He gives her a helmet for her head.

e

..... He goes to the skatepark with her.

......... They give a skateboard to her.

d

e .... . . . . . .. ... Hannah changes after she watches him.

f ............... She smiles at Hannah and says, 'Don't stop: 2 In this story, two people learn to do new things. Who are they? What do they learn to do? 1

Person

1 Leams to ...

j

Near Hannah's house there's a new skatepark. A lot of young people in the town go there after school with their skateboards. These days Hannah often goes there with her cousin Justin. Justin goes to school with her. Hannah doesn't like school very much, or getting up early. She's always late. And she doesn't have many friends. But with the new skatepark:, she's suddenly very interested in skateboarding. The only thing is - Hannah has no skateboard!

skatepark

place where people can skateboard

a

students learn here

school

a board with little wheels that can move fast; to go on a skateboard skateboard

cousin the son (or daughter) of your mother's (or father's) sister (or brother)

Chapter 1 - No skateboard BEFORE READING 1 Hannah wants to be a skateboarder. In the story, all of these people help her. What do they do?

Hannah's mother and father

Owen

A woman in the street

Justin

Michael

Evan

Match these sentences with the pictures and write the names.

a ............... He helps her to skateboard better.

b ............... He gives her a helmet for her head.

e

d

..... He goes to the skatepark with her.

......... They give a skateboard to her.

e .... . . . . . .. ... Hannah changes after she watches him.

f ............... She smiles at Hannah and says, 'Don't stop: 2 In this story, two people learn to do new things. Who are they? What do they learn to do? 1

Person

1 Leams to ...

j

Near Hannah's house there's a new skatepark. A lot of young people in the town go there after school with their skateboards. These days Hannah often goes there with her cousin Justin. Justin goes to school with her. Hannah doesn't like school very much, or getting up early. She's always late. And she doesn't have many friends. But with the new skatepark:, she's suddenly very interested in skateboarding. The only thing is - Hannah has no skateboard!

skatepark

place where people can skateboard

a

students learn here

school

a board with little wheels that can move fast; to go on a skateboard skateboard

cousin the son (or daughter) of your mother's (or father's) sister (or brother)

Sometimes Justin asks Hannah, 'Hey, do you want to get on my skateboard?' So she