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Lesson 3


Advanced English
Lesson 3 - People

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English Reading Exercise


Review of Key Words
sense of humor   
down to earth   
dining out
look forward to   
body builder   
hold hands


Read the following personal ad page from the newspaper and answer the questions.


Personal Ads
Find romance by placing an ad on our personal ad page.
Women Seeking Men
I am Susan. I love dancing, painting, and swimming. I love to travel, laugh, and have fun. I am a hopeless romantic and would love to find the special someone to spend the rest of my life with. He must be HONEST, spiritual, adventurous, and faithful. I love to cook, sew, and I am very creative. I really enjoy movies, sports including basketball and baseball, romantic picnics, and new experiences. I adore animals! Call me at 765-4321. Hi! My name is Pam. I am 42 years old, widowed, and a mother of one wonderful daughter. I am an elementary school teacher. My favorite quote is; "Life is what you make it." I am looking for a life partner. A man between the ages of 40 and 50, intelligent, honest, kind. I hope you are out there and that you quickly respond. My phone number is 123-4567.

My name's Jill. I am looking for a man with a good heart. I am 34 with blond hair and blue eyes and a great sense of humor. I am looking for an honest man who's interested in a serious relationship. I like camping, fishing, and long walks. I can be reached in the evenings at 987-6543 My name is Sally. I'm a 26 year old woman looking to meet a man from another country. I like to bowl, play tennis, travel, watch sports on TV, and enjoy nice scenery. I am in my last year of college. When I finish I will get my masters degree and start teaching. I am a very down to earth person. I'm easy to get along with. Hopefully I will hear from you soon. 234-5678
Men Seeking Women
My name is Tom. I'm a single male, age 44. I would like to meet women aged 25-40 for fun and to build a sincere friendship which could lead to a serious long term relationship. I enjoy dining out, movies, going to the theater, walks on the beach, and all types of music from jazz to classical. As you can see, I am very diverse. Looking forward to hear from you. 123-9876 I'm Mark. I'm looking for a serious relationship. I don't have any children but enjoy them a lot! I enjoy all types of music, fine dining to fast food, the gym, cars of all types, and so many more things! I love to laugh and make others laugh. My professional career is stable. I'm looking for a lady who's not afraid to show how she feels, someone who enjoys the simplicity of holding hands, has a great sense of humor, and likes to watch the sunset. If this is you, please call me! 123-3456
My name's Hank. I am an attractive, single male, who is retired from the military and is presently working in law enforcement. I am 5'10", a body builder, 185 lbs and I've been considered to be extremely handsome. I am a homeowner and I'm very financially stable. I have a sense of humor and I love children , animals, and senior citizens. My hobbies are dancing, eating out, working out in the gym, and riding my motorcycle. Call me. 765-4320 My name is Dave. I am intelligent, witty, and a little shy. I'm very open-minded and understanding. I'm 27 yrs old, 5'7" and 150 lbs. I have brown hair and green eyes. I like watching movies and listening to music (all kinds of music). I realize that honesty is the most important thing in a relationship. I am looking for romance with a woman with similar values. 102-2345


1. Which woman's husband died?

2. Which woman would be interested in meeting a Mexican man who likes sports and travel?

3. Which woman would be interested in meeting a 45-year-old man who is intelligent and very nice?

4. Which man would be interested in meeting a 30-year-old woman who likes music, movies, and eating in restaurants?

5. Which man would be interested in meeting a 25-year-old woman who likes watching movies and listening to music and who believes that honesty is very important?

6. Which man is a police officer?


More Practice
Would you match any of these men with any of these women?  Which ones?  Why?   



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