Accessed on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 08:52:04 AM [GMT +0900] EF 2 UNIT 6

1. David is from Australia. Read about his favorite festival. Guess the missing words.





When I was a kid, my favorite was January 26: Australia Day. In my town, we had a local festival. It was called the Gumi Festival. A gumi is a kind of boat. People made them out of rubber inner tubes, old cans, bicycle parts—almost anything.

The day would start with a street . People would show o their gumi boats. The parade would go own to the river.

Once we got to the river, there was a boat race. But since these gumi boats were
homemade, it was hard to control them. Some moved but others
didn’t. Some didn’t move at all. They just sank in the _ . The race was fun and funny to watch.

Because it was a festival, there was a big barbecue. We Aussies love
to barbecue. There was live music and . Some of the
gumi teams won prizes. Of course, the boat won the
race. But there were also prizes for the design and the
worst crash. There was even a Gumi King and Gumi Queen. It was like
a big party—and everyone in town was .

  Complete the sentences. Use these words. There are 2 extra. 

Listen and check your answers.

  2. Answer the questions about the story.
1. 1. What kind of food is served at the festival?
1. 2. What prizes are given?
1. 3. Does this sound like an interesting festival to you? Why or why not?

3. YOUR STORY Think of a festival from your area.
What do people do? What happens?
Write about it. Use David’s story as a model.

Follow up. Work with a partner.
Read what your partner wrote.
What else do you know about the festival?
What do you want to know?