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