Reader At Work 1

Reader at work 1

Mary Snyder is American. She is from Michigan. She is a teacher at METU. Her class is small, but it is nice. The students aren’t all from Turkey. Robab is from Iran. Mohan is from India and Habib is from Egypt. Mrs. Synder is a very good teacher.

Hanako Sato, a well-known businesswoman, is the new director of Pop Fun, an international record company with two offices in Japan. Mrs. Sato is the first woman to direct the company’s Tokyo office in it’s fifteen-year history. Mrs. Sato is also a successful housewife and mother. She and her husband, Taro Sato, have got two daughters. Tomiko, 24, is a secretary for Japan Airlines in New York City. Akiko, 19, is a student at New York University.

Longleat House is 140 kilometres west of London, between the cities of Salisbury and Bath. The house is the home of Lord Bath. It is about 400 years old. Visitors can walk through and look at the beautiful rooms and they can see the antique furniture in the rooms. There is also a Safari Park at Longleat House. Visitors can drive through the park and see many animals there.

New York University is in Greenwich Village. Students can get almost everything they need near the university campus. There is a post office on 9th Street. There is a bank on 5th Avenue and there are two on 8th street. The restaurants and coffee shops in Greenwich Village are very popular.

The University of London is in Bloomsbury. It was founded in 1836. There are many other famous buildings in Bloomsbury. The British Museum, which is near the university, is one of these buildings. There are also many restaurants and coffee shops, where you can buy things to eat. The restaurants are not always very cheap, but the coffee shops are excellent for the price.

Jim Chapman, a famous cameraman, is the new assistant director of Video Sound, a large film company. It has fifty-two offices all over the world. Mr. Chapman is the first American to work at the company’s Paris office in its thirty-year history. Mr. Chapman is not married. He’s got a sister – Mary. She lives with her friend Paul in London. She goes to the Faculty of Arts at the University of London. There are also the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Medicine and Music there.

My name is Catherine, but I’m called ‘Kate’ by my friends. I live near Leeds, in the north-east of England. I’m a dental nurse. I work for a young Australian dentist. He’s very nice and he’s a very good dentist, but I don’t like my job very much. My sister is called Bianca. She’s married with two children, a girl and a boy, and lives in a house near London, in a town called Enfield. She’s a teacher. She teaches in a big school in the north of London. She likes her job very much. My brother’s name is George. He doesn’t have a job. He’s unemployed.

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Many tourists visit this famous statue every year. It was a present from the French to the Americans. The statue is on Liberty Island. There are ferryboats from Battery Park to Liberty Island. The trip to the Statue of Liberty takes 15 minutes. Tickets for the boat trip are $6 for adults, $3 for children 3-7 years old and free for children under 3 years old. Boats leave Battery Park seven days a week, every half hour from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The statue is open until 5 pm. The last boat returns at 5:00 pm.

Mr. and Mrs. Garston live in a small village near London. They’ve got two dogs. Their names are Bruce and Spot. The dogs eat meat, biscuits and special dog food. Mr. Garston buys their food in London because the shops in their village don’t sell dog food. The Garstons have got neighbours, too, but they don’t like Bruce and Spot because they’ve got a cat. The postman doesn’t like the dogs, either.
Mr. Garston goes to London every day because he works there. He comes home at six. The dogs always wait for him. They stand near the door and bark. They are happy because they go for a long walk in the evening with Mr. Garston.


Derek Matthews wasn’t a good student at school. He liked horses so he wanted to be a jockey. Today, at 55, he is very famous and has got a riding school in Ascot, a few miles from London. He drives to Ascot three days a week, visits his horses and rides them. He says he enjoys his days at the riding school a lot.


Roland Kohl is an engineer in Berlin, Germany. Roland is a very active person. He is a good basketball player. He started the sport at the age of eleven. And he goes skiing in the Alps every winter. Roland’s mother and father live in New York. He was with them last year. Roland wants to live in the States, too.

Evi Pappas is from a small town near Athens and she studies English at university. She wants to be an English teacher. She plays the guitar in a group called New Band. She says, “We play in the evenings at a cafe. Many people like pop music. They come to the cafe and listen to us.” Evi isn’t married but she has an Italian boyfriend called Luigi. Evi speaks Greek, English, French and Italian.

Delia Chan is from Hong Kong. She is a student at a school for foreign students in New York. She has a restaurant in Hong Kong. She wants to speak English to the people in her restaurant.


Pam Robinson is a stewardess. She is from the U.S.A. She works for a big airline company. She flies to a lot of countries. She wrote a letter to her father from Tokyo.

Dear father,
We are. in Tokyo today and I’m happy because I can write to you.
You know, this is my second month in this job but I like it very much. I was in a lot of different places last month. I was in England, Canada, and Turkey. I wanted to phone you from Istanbul but I didn’t have any time.
Yesterday we were in Istanbul again. We were free for twelve hours. We didn’t want to stay at the airport. First we went to a restaurant near the airport and had lunch because we were very hungry. The food wasn’t very good but it was cheap. Then we went to the city and saw a lot of interesting places, too. The people, the houses, the food! Everything is wonderful in Tokyo, too. I want to buy some things for you here.
I thinks I’ve got a wonderful job but I was really very tired last month.
Wait for my next letter from Berlin. We are going there next.
Love, Pam


Joan was a very good student when she was at school. Computers were very interesting for her so she wanted to work with computers. She finished school two years ago and started to work as a computer programmer. Now she enjoys the work in the office very much. She can draw pictures with computers.


Mahatma Gandhi was born in India in 1869. He became one of his country’s leaders. Life was difficult when he was young. He got married at the age of thirteen; a common custom in India at that time. He studied law at the university. He went to London and became a lawyer. Then he returned to his country. A few years later, he went to work in South Africa. He organised demonstrations and they sent him to prison several times. Twenty years later, he returned to India. There, he worked hard to help the poor. He played a very important role in the independence of India. A fanatic killed him in 1948.