honey- a word people in love often call each other
refrigerator- cold place where food is kept
pass through- walk from one place to another
to get (film) developed- to have the film changed to pictures
automatic timer- you press a button, and the camera takes a picture by itself after a few seconds
tripod- piece of equipment with 3 legs that holds the camera so you don't have to hold it
set up- arranged say cheese- what English speakers often say when having a picture taken. When you say the word cheese, your mouth forms a smile.
Maria- Honey, I'm really going to miss you while you are gone.
Jacob- It's only going to be for a week. Hey, why don't I take a picture of us together and you can put it up on the refrigerator. You can think of me every time you pass through the kitchen.
Maria- But it'll take a few days for it to get developed and you will almost be home by then.
Jacob- No, honey. Remember I got that digital camera for my birthday? It doesn't use film so it doesn't have to be developed. We'll just print out the picture on our printer.
Maria- Oh, right. Okay. But who's going to take our picture?
Jacob- Hmmm... good question. It's too late to ask someone for help. Everyone's sleeping.
Maria- Doesn't your camera have an automatic timer on it?
Jacob- Yeah, it does. Good idea. We just have to attach it to a tripod and get it set up.
Maria- Great. But first I'm going to change my shirt.
A few minutes later...
Jacob- Say cheese!
Jacob- Okay, let's take a look.
Maria- Oh, honey. Your eyes are closed!
Jacob- Yes, and you have a strange smile.
Maria- Let's try it again.
Questions and Answers1. A word people who love each other call one another:
2. Jacob is going away for _____.
a. one week
b. one month
c. one year
3. Jacob suggested Maria put the picture on the _____.
4. You have to get film _____ to see the pictures.
5. How can you get the pictures from a digital camera?
a. using a printer
b. using a pencil
c. using a map
6. Who will take the picture?
a. the neighbor
b. the grandmother
c. the automatic timer
7. Who had a strange smile in the first picture?
c. the dog