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Story 1 -- ESL News November 22nd, 2010

Dear Santa

1. You can write a letter to Santa this Christmas.
2. You will get a reply back from Santa.
3. Over 110,000 of Santa’s Helpers run the Santa Letter Writing Program.
4. Santa’s Helpers are mostly tired Canada Post Workers.
5. Santa’s Helpers can only write in English.
6. Make sure you send your letter before .
7. Santa's Postal code is .
8. Don’t forget to write your .
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Story 2 -- ESL News November 22nd, 2010

My Maple Leaf is Bigger

1. Joseph found a maple leaf on his way home from a park.
2. He was really when he found the leaf.
3. is 10 years old.
4. lives in Ontario.
5. maple leaf is 44 centimetres high and 34 centimetres wide.
6. saw story on the news.
7. Eve knew that the leaf she had found was .

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Story 3 -- ESL News November 22nd, 2010

A Tiny Police Dog

1. Momo weighs _____ kilograms.
    3
   6.6
   7 3
2. Momo is _____ years old.
   3
   6.6
   7
3. Momo means _____ in Japanese.
   beach
   peach
   teach
4. _____ passed the test to become a police dog.
   70 dogs
   32 dogs
   Only Momo
5. How long did it take Momo to find the injured survivor in the mock disaster?
       
6. Why will Momo’s small size be useful in Japan?
       
7. How does Momo’s owner feel?
       

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Story 4 -- ESL News November 22nd, 2010

Royal Wedding

1. Prince William and Kate Middleton met in Kenya eight years ago.
2. William gave Kate his mother’s engagement ring.
3. The ring has 40 small diamonds.
4. The ring was too big for Kate’s finger and needs adjusting.
5. Both William and Kate are very happy.
6. “Pop the question” means
   to go on vacation
    to ask someone to get married
   to say “yes”
7. “Back out” in this story means
   to change one’s mind
   to hurt one’s back
   to get married
8. “Being in the spotlight” means
   to get used to something
   to turn on a bright light
    to be watched by many people
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Story 5 -- ESL News November 22nd, 2010

Shelters Add to Number of Beds for Homeless
1. Why are agencies in the downtown area adding emergency overnight beds at their shelters?
    
2. a) In Vancouver, how many shelter beds are available throughout the year?
   b) How many more beds did Vancouver open up at temporary shelters?
3. What are two reasons some homeless people do not choose to sleep at shelters?
    
    
4. Each survival kit has a waterproof thermal , a small ,
    a brightly coloured , warm , and a
5. The weather will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
6. The low temperature will be degrees.
7. It is expected to snow again on .

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