IN THE GHETTO

As the ________flies
On a _______ and __________ Chicago mornin’
A poor little baby child is __________
In the ghetto

And his mama_________
Cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
It’s another ___________ mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don’t you ____________________
The child needs a helping hand
Or he’ll grow to be an ______________ young man some_____________
Take a look at you and me,
Are we too ______________ to see,
Do we simply turn our _________________

And look the other way
Well the world _________________
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
_______________ in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his ______________ burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to ____________________
And he learns how to ___________________
In the ghetto

Then one night in __________________________
A young man ____________________ away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
Tries to ___________, but he don’t get__________
And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers ’round an angry young man
Face ________________ on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young ____________dies,
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’,
Another little baby child ____  ____________________
In the ghetto
And his mama _____________

 

 

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries
Cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
It’s another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don’t you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he’ll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
Are we too blind to see,
Do we simply turn our heads

And look the other way
Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
A young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
Tries to run, but he don’t get far
And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers ’round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’,
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries

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ELVIS PRESLEY – DADDY PLEASE DON´T CRY

Today I stumbled from my bed
With thunder crashing in my head
And my __________still wet
From last night’s tears
And as I _______of giving up
A voice inside my coffee-cup
Kept _________  _____
Ringing in my ______

Don’t cry daddy
Daddy, _____ don’t cry
Daddy, you’ve still  _____ me and _______Tommy
Together we’ll find a _________ new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please don’t cry

Why are children ________ first
To_____ the pain and hurt the worst
It’s cruel ______ somehow
It just don’t seem _________
‘Cause every time I cry I know
It hurts my little __________ so
And I wonder________it be the same tonight

Don’t cry daddy
Daddy, __________ don’t cry
Daddy, you’ve still ___ me and ______ Tommy
Together we’ll find a________ new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please don’t cry

 

Today I stumbled from my bed
With thunder crashing in my head
And my pillow still wet
From last night’s tears
And as I think of giving up
A voice inside my coffee-cup
Kept crying out
Ringing in my ears

Don’t cry daddy
Daddy, please don’t cry
Daddy, you’ve still got me and little Tommy
Together we’ll find a brand new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please don’t cry

Why are children always first
To feel the pain and hurt the worst
It’s cruel but somehow
It just don’t seem right
‘Cause every time I cry I know
It hurts my little children so
And I wonder will it be the same tonight

Don’t cry daddy
Daddy, please don’t cry
Daddy, you’ve still got me and little Tommy
Together we’ll find a brand new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please don’t cry

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POKER COMMON TERMS

Aces Full
A full house with three aces and any pair.

Ace-High
A five card hand that contains one Ace, with no straight or flush or a hand with no pair in it.

Aces Up
A hand that contains two pairs, one of which is Aces.

Action
Checking/Betting/Raising. A game in which players are playing a lot of pots is considered an “action” game.

Active Player
Any player who is still in the hand.

Add-on
A purchase of more chips (optional) at the end of the re-buy period in a tournament.

All-In
When a player bets all his/her chips.: In online poker, you may be deemed “All-in” when you are disconnected (even if you have chips remaining).

American Airlines
Two Aces.

Ante
Money placed in the pot before the hand is begun.

Bad Beat
When a hand is beaten by a lucky draw.

Belly Buster
A draw and/or catch to an Inside Straight.

Bet
To place chips into the pot.

Bet the Pot
When a player bets the amount of the pot.

Bicycle
A straight that is A-2-3-4-5.

Big Blind
A designated amount that is placed by the player sitting in the second position, clockwise from the dealer, before any cards are dealt. (Players joining a game in progress must post a Big Blind, but may do so from any position.)

Big Slick
A hand that contains an A-K.

Blind
The bet(s) that must be made by the two players sitting directly to the dealer’s left which will start the action on the first round of betting. The blinds are posted before any cards are dealt. (A “Blind” bet is one that is made in the dark without looking at your cards.)

Blind Raise
When a player raises without looking at his hand.

Bluff
To make other players believe that one has a better hand than he/she might otherwise have by betting or raising when they do not have the best hand.

Boardcards
The cards that are dealt face-up in a poker game for all players to see. In flop games, five cards are dealt face-up in the center of the table. In Seven Card Stud, four cards are dealt face-up in front of each player.

Bottom Pair
When a player uses the lowest card on the flop to make a pair with one of his own cards.

Broadway
An Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10).

Bring-In
The forced bet made on the first round of betting by the player who is dealt the lowest card showing in Seven Card Stud and Stud 8 or Better. In Razz (Lowball) it is the highest card showing

Bring It In
To start the betting on the first round.

Broomcorn’s Uncle
A player who antes himself broke.

Bullets
A pair of Aces.

Bump
To raise.

Button
Also known as the dealer button, it is a small round disk that is moved from player to player in a clockwise direction following each hand, to theoretically indicate the dealer of each hand.

Buy-In
The minimum amount of money required by a player to sit down in a particular poker game.

Call
When a player chooses to match the previous bet.

Call Cold
To call both a bet and raise(s).

Cap
To take the last of the maximum amount of raises allowed per round of betting.

Cardroom
The room or space in a casino where poker is played.

Case Chips
A player’s last chips.

Cash Out
To leave a game and convert your chips to cash.

Check
When it’s a player’s turn to act and there has been no action in front of them and he opts not to bet, he “checks.”

Check-Raise
When a player first checks and then raises in a betting round.

Chop
To return the blinds to the players who posted them and move on to the next hand if no other players call. It also means to “split the pot”.

Collusion
When two or more players conspire to cheat in a poker game.

Community Cards
Cards that are face-up and used by all players.

Cowboys
Two Kings.

Dead Man’s Hand
Two pair – Aces and Eights (Wild Bill Hickock was shot in the back while playing this hand).

Door Card
This is the first exposed card, or “up” card, in a player’s hand in Stud games.

Down Card
Hole cards. Cards that are dealt face down.

Doyle Brunson
It’s a Holdem hand consisting of a 10-2 (Brunson won the world championship two years in a row on the final hand with these cards).

Draw Lowball
Form of poker where each player is dealt five cards with the option of discarding one or more and replacing them with new ones and the low hand wins.

Draw Poker
Form of poker where each player is dealt five cards down with the option of discarding one or more and replacing them with new ones to attempt to make a better hand.

Drop
Fold.

Ducks
A pair of Twos.

Deuces
A pair of Twos.

Early Position
Position on a round of betting where the player must act before most of the other players at the table. (It’s considered the two positions located to the left of the Blinds.)

Fifth Street
Also known as the “river” card. In flop games, this represents the fifth community card on the table and the final round of betting. In Stud games, this is the fifth card dealt to each player and represents the third round of betting.

Five-card Draw
A poker game in which the player is dealt five cards down. They have one draw to replace them and the best high hand wins the pot.

Five-card Stud
A poker game in which each player is dealt five cards, one down and four up, with betting after 2, 3, 4, & 5 cards.

Flat Call
Calling a bet without raising.

Flop
In Hold’em and Omaha, the first three community cards that are dealt face-up in the center of the table all at one time. The “flop” also indicates the second round of betting.

Flop Games
Poker games (Hold ‘em and Omaha) that are played using community cards that are dealt face up in the center of the table.

Floorman
An employee of the cardroom who makes rulings and decisions.

Flush
Any five cards of the same suit.

Flush Draw
When a player has four cards in his hand of the same suit and is hoping to draw a fifth to make a flush.

Fold
To throw your hand away when it’s your turn to act.

Forced Bet
A required bet that starts the action on the first round of a poker hand.

Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same number or face value (“quads”).

Fourth Street
In flop games, it is the fourth community card dealt (also known as “the turn”) and represents the third round of betting. In Stud games, it is the fourth card dealt to each player and represents the second round of betting.

Full House
Any three cards of the same number or face value, plus any other two cards of the same number or face value.

Gut Shot
To draw to and/or hit an inside straight.

Hand
A player’s best five cards.

High-Card
To decide the first dealer in the flop tournaments each user is dealt a single card and the player with the highest card (based on the card and the suit order – of spades, hearts, diamonds & clubs) becomes the theoretical dealer.

High-Low
Split pot games.

Hold ‘em
Also known as Texas Hold ‘em, where the players get two down cards and five community cards. See our complete Hold ‘em rules in our Game Rules section.

Hole Cards
These are the Down Cards in front of the players.

House
The casino or cardroom that is hosting the poker game.

Inside Straight
Four cards which require another between the top and the bottom card to complete a straight. Players who catch this card make an Inside Straight.

Jackpot Poker
A form of poker in which the cardroom or casino offers a jackpot to a player who has lost with a really big hand (usually Aces full or better).

Jacks-or- Better
A form of poker in which a player needs to have at least a pair of jacks to open the betting.

Kansas City Lowball
Form of lowball poker in which the worst poker hand (2, 3, 4, 5, 7 of different suits) is the best hand. It’s also known as Deuce to Seven.

Keep Them Honest
To call at the end of a hand to prevent someone from bluffing.

Key Card
A card that gives you a big draw or makes your hand.

Key Hand
In a session or tournament, the one hand that ends up being a turning point for the player, either for better or worse.

Kicker
The highest unpaired side card in a players’ hand.

Kick It 
Raise.

Kill Pot 
A method to stimulate action. It is a forced bet by someone who has just won a pot(s).

Knock 
Check.

Kojak
A hand that contains a K-J.

Ladies
Two Queens.

Late Position
Position on a round of betting where the player must act after most of the other players have acted (usually considered to be the two positions next to the button).

Lay Down Your Hand
When a player folds.

Lead
The first player to bet into a pot.

Limit Poker
A game that has fixed minimum and maximum betting intervals along with a prescribed number of raises.

Limper
The first player who calls a bet.

Limp In
To enter the pot by calling rather than raising. (The usual concept of “Limp In” is when the first person to speak just calls the Big Blind.)

Live Blind
An instance where the player puts in a dark bet and is allowed to raise, even if no other player raises. It’s also known as an “option”.

Live Card(s)
In Stud Games, cards that have not yet been seen and are presumed to still be in play.

Live Hand
A hand that could still win the pot.

Live One
A not so knowledgeable player who plays a lot of hands.

Look
When a player calls the final bet before the showdown.

Loose
Is a player who plays a lot hands.

Lowball
Is a form of draw poker in which the lowest hand wins the pot.

Main Pot
The center pot. Any other bets are placed in a side pot(s) and are contested among the remaining players. This occurs when a player(s) goes all-in.

Make
To make the deck is to shuffle the deck.

Maniac
A very aggressive player who plays a lot of hands.

Middle Pair
In flop games, when a player makes a pair with one of his/her down cards and the middle card on the flop.

Middle Position
Somewhere between the early and late positions on a round of betting (the fifth, sixth and seventh seats to the left of the button).

Muck
To discard or throw away your hand. It’s also a pile of cards that are no longer in play.

Minimum Buy-In
The least amount you can start a game with.

Monster
A very big hand. In a tournament, a player who begins to accumulate chips after having a small stack is considered to be a monster.

No Limit
A game where players can bet as much as they like (as long as they have it in front of them) on any round of betting.

Nuts
The best possible hand at any point of the game. A hand that cannot be beat.

Odds
The probability of making a hand vs. the probability of not making a hand.

Offsuit
Cards of a different suit.

Omaha
A game in which each player is dealt four down cards with five community cards. To make your hand, you must play two cards from your hand and three from the board.

Open
To make the first bet.

Open-ended Straight
Four consecutive cards whereby one additional (consecutive) card is needed at either end to make a straight.

Open Card
A card that is dealt face-up.

Open Pair
A pair that has been dealt face-up.

Option
An option is a Live Blind made in the dark before the cards are dealt. If no one raises, the “option” player may raise the pot.

Out Button
A disc placed in front of a player who wishes to sit out a hand(s) but remain in the game.

Paints
Face or picture cards (Jack, Queen and King).

Pair
Two cards of the same face or number value.

Pass
To fold.

Pay Off
To call on the final round of betting when you may or may not think you have the best hand.

Picture Cards
Face cards (Jack, Queen and King).

Play Back
To raise or re-raise another player’s bet.

Playing the Board
In flop games when your best five card hand is all five of the community cards.

Pocket
The down cards or hole cards.

Pocket Rockets
A pair of Aces in the pocket or hole.

Position
Where a player is seated in relation to the dealer, therefore establishing that player’s place in the betting order.

Post
When you post a bet, you place your chips in the pot. (You must post the Blinds.)

Pot
The money or chips in the center of a table that players try to win.

Pot Limit
This is a game where the maximum bet can equal the pot.

Prop
A person hired by the cardroom to work as a shill.

Push
When the dealer pushes the chips to the winning player at the end of a hand. It’s also when dealers rotate to other tables.

Put Down
To fold a hand.

Quads
Four of a kind.

Qualifier
In High-Low games, it is a requirement the Low hand must meet to win the pot.

Rack
A tray that holds 100 poker chips in five stacks of twenty chips each.

Rail
The rim of a poker table or a barrier outside a poker area.

Railbird
Someone who hangs around a poker room who watches the games and/or is looking to get into action.

Raise
To increase the previous bet.

Rake
Chips taken from the pot by the cardroom for compensation for hosting the game.

Rank
The value of each card and hand.

Rap
When a player knocks on the table indicating that he/she has checked.

Razz
Seven Card Stud where the lowest five cards win the pot.

Re-buy
The amount of money a player pays to add a fixed number of chips to his/her stack in a tournament.

Re-raise
To raise a raise.

Ring Game
A “live” game that is not a tournament.

River
This is the last card given in all games. In Hold’em and Omaha, it is also known as 5th street. In Stud games, it is also known as 7th street.

Round of Betting
This is when players have the opportunity to bet, check or raise. Each round of betting ends when the last bet or raise has been called.

Rounders
Guys who hustle for a living. This is also the name of a popular poker movie starring Matt Damon and Ed Norton.

Royal Flush
This is an Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10) of the same suit. It is the best possible hand in poker.

Satellite
It is a mini-tournament to gain an entry into a larger tournament.

Scoop
To win the entire pot.

Seating List
A waiting list. A player would put his or her name on this list if there were no seats at the table at which they wish to play.

Second Pair
In flop games, when you pair the second highest card on the board.

See
To call.

Seven-card Stud
A well-known poker game in which players get three down cards and four up cards. You play the best five of those seven cards. Click here for information on Seven-card Stud.

Seventh Street
This is the final round of betting in Seven Card Stud and Stud 8 or Better.

Shills
Shills are paid props who help start and maintain poker games.

Showdown
At the end of the final betting round, it’s when all active players turn their cards face-up to see who has won the pot.

Side Pot
A separate pot(s) which is contested by remaining active players when one or more players are all-in.

Sixth Street
In Seven-card Stud, this is the fourth “up” card dealt to the player (their 6th card). It is also the 4th round of betting.

Solid
A fairly tight player (and reasonably good).

Small Blind
The amount put in the pot by the person immediately to the left of the dealer “button” prior to the cards being dealt.

Speed Limit
A pair of fives.

Split
Tie.

Stack
A pile of chips.

Stay
When a player remains in the game by calling rather than raising.

Steel Wheel
A five high straight (A-2-3-4-5) of the same suit.

Straddle
A straddle is a Blind bet which is usually double the size of the Big Blind\ (and that player may raise when the action gets to him).

Straight
Five consecutive cards of any suit.

Straight Flush
Five consecutive cards of the same suit.

Structure
The limits put on the blinds/ante, bets, and raises in any particular game.

Stud Games
Games in which players get down cards and up cards.

Stuck
A player who is losing in a game.

Texas Hold’em
This is also the name for Hold’em, the most popular form of poker.

Third Street
In Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud 8 or Better, this is the first betting round on the first three cards.

Thirty Miles
Three tens.

Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same number or face value (“trips”).

Tight
A player who doesn’t play many pots. A tight game is one that doesn’t have much action.

TOC
Tournament of Champions.

Top Pair
In flop games, when the player pairs one of his down cards with the highest card on board.

Treys
A pair of threes.

Trips
Three of a kind.

Turn
In flop games, this is the fourth card dealt. It is the third round of betting.

Two Pair
A hand consisting of two different pairs.

Up Card
A card that is dealt face-up.

Walking Sticks
A pair of sevens.

Wild Card
A card that can be played as any value.

Worst Hand
A losing hand.

WSOP
World Series of Poker.

Source: http://pokerterms.com/

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Easter Bunny

Reading Comprehention 


The Easter Bunny (also called Easter Hare or Spring Bunny) is a character who brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter. It is depicted as a rabbit sometimes with clothes. When Easter Bunny brings the gifts, it will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up in the morning.
Like Santa Claus, Easter Bunny brings gifts to children on the night before the holiday. Easter Bunny and the eggs symbolize fertility. Since birds lay eggs and rabbits and hares give birth to large litters in the early spring, these became symbols of the rising fertility of the earth and were adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.

Comprehension:

1. The Easter Bunny is also called Easter Hare
( ) True
( ) False

2. The Easter Bunny brings toys for the kids on Easter Sunday morning.
( ) True
( ) False
3. The Easter Hare sometimes wear clothes.
( ) True
( ) False
4. What does the Easter Bunny bring to the children? And when does that happen?
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SILENT LETTERS

Here is a list of common letter combinations with silent letters. This list contains most of the silent letters that give English as a second language students difficulties.

Silent B

B is not pronounced when following M at the end of a word.

climb
crumb
dumb
comb

Silent C

C is not pronounced in the ending “scle”

muscle

Silent D

D is not pronounced in the following common words:

handkerchief
sandwich
Wednesday

Silent E

E is not pronounced at the end of words and usually makes the vowel long.

hope
drive
gave
write
site

Silent G

G is not often not pronounced when followed by an N

champagne
foreign
sign
feign

Silent GH

GH is not pronounced before T and at the end of many words

thought
through
daughter
light
might
right
fight
weigh

Silent H

H is not pronounced when following W. Some speakers whisper the H before the W.

what
when
where
whether
why

Silent H

H is not pronounced at the beginning of many words. Use the article “an” with unvoiced H. Here are some of the most common:

hour
honest
honor
heir
herb

Pronounced H

is pronounced at the beginning of these common words. Use the article “a” with voiced H.

hill
history
height
happy
hangover

Silent K

K is not pronounced when followed by N at the beginning of a word.

knife
knee
know
knock
knowledge

Silent L

L is often not pronounced before L, D, F, M, K.

calm
half
salmon
talk
balk
would
should

Silent N

N is not pronounced following M at the end of a word.

autumn
hymn

Silent P

P is not pronounced at the beginning of many words using the suffix “psych” and “pneu”.

psychiatrist
pneumonia
psychotherapy
psychotic

Silent S

S is not pronounced before L in the following words:

island
isle

Silent T

T is not pronounced in these common words:

castle
Christmas
fasten
listen
often
whistle
thistle

Silent U

U is not pronounced before after G and before a vowel.

guess
guidance
guitar
guest

Silent W

W is not pronounced at the beginning of a word followed by an R.

wrap
write
wrong

Silent W

W is not pronounced with these three pronouns:

who
whose
whom

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VERB TO BE vs. DO/DOES

Verb to be

Affirmative             Negative                   Question

I am                          I am not                    Am I

You are                    You aren´t                Are you

He is                         He isn´t                     Is he

She is                       She isn´t                    Is she

It is                           It isn´t                        Is it

They are                 They aren´t               Are they

We are                    We aren´t                 Are we

  1. Put in am, is or are.
  1. The weather_______nice today.
  2. I_____________not tired.
  3. This bag_________heavy.
  4. These bags____________heavy.
  5. Look! There_______Carol.
  6. My brother and I__________good tennis players.
  7. Ann_____________at home. Her children____________at school.
  8. I__________a taxi driver. My sister_________a nurse.
  1. Write full sentences Use is/isn´t/are/aren´t.
  1. ( your shoes very dirty)________________________________________________
  2. (my brother a teacher)________________________________________________
  3. (this house not very big)_______________________________________________
  4. (the shops not open today)_____________________________________________
  5. (my keys in my bag)___________________________________________________
  6. (Jenny 18 years old)___________________________________________________
  7. ( you not very tall) ____________________________________________________

AUXILIAR VERB DO/DOES

Affirmative                                          Negative                                   Question

I work at home.                             I don´t work at home                          Do I work at home?

You work at home.                       You don´t work at home.                    Do you work at home?

She works at home.                      She doesn´t work at home.                Does she work at home?

He works at home.                       He doesn´t work at home.                  Does he work at home?

It works at home.                          It doesn´t work at home.                    Does it work at home?

They work at home.                     They don´t work at home.                  Do they work at home?

We work at home                         We don´t work at home.                    Do we work at home?

       Put the verb into the correct form, positive or negative.

  1. Margaret____________four languages – English, French, German and Spanish (speak)
  2. I _______________ my job. It´s very boring. ( not like)
  3. “Where´s Martin?”. “ I´m sorry. I ____________________”. (not know)
  4. Sue is a very quiet person. She________________very much. (not talk)
  5. Jim ___________ a lot of tea. It´s his favorite drink. (drink)
  6. It´s not true! I _________________it! ( not believe)
  7. That´s a very beautiful picture. I ______________it very much. ( like)
  8. Mark is a vegetarian. He ____________________meat. ( not eat)
  9. I _____________(not be) like Margaret. I______________four languages. (not speak)

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Abbreviations

Commercial English – Abbreviations

Abbreviations

a/c  or acct. account
attn. (for the) attention (of)
B/E bill of exchange
B/L bill of lading
cc carbon copy
cf. compare
cfr. cost and freight
cif cost, insurance, freight
cip carriage and insurance paid to
C/N credit note
c/o care of
cod cash on delivery
Corp. Corporation
cpt carriage paid to
cwo cash with order
D/A documents against acceptance
ddp delivery duty paid
ddu delivery duty unpaid
des delivered ex ship
DN debit note
D/P documents against payment
enc(s) enclosure(s)
EXW ex works
fob free on board
for free on rail
Inc Incorporated (US)
L/C letter of credit
Ltd limited
p&p postage and packing
p.p. * on behalf of
pto please turn over
re with reference to, regarding
RRP recommended retail price
SAE stamped addresses envelope
VAT Value Added Tax
ZIP (code) zone of improved delivery (US)

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