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1 Weather : Cold -48°C A Very Cold Morning News The Mrs. French is married to the Fashion photographer, Mr. French. She suspects her husband is having a love affair with a Television Showgirl. Hours later, someone kills Mrs. French. Her husband is arrested for homicide. Is Mr. French responsible? If he is not the killer, who is? ! David Hunt Private Investigator Linda Fox David’s Boss Ms. October Client THE VALLEY — My name is .... ‘David Hunt.’ I work for the Fox Hunt Agency. I am a Private Investigator. I am en route to a cocktail and coffee bar. The Vice Versa. “Morning, Mr. Hunt,” says Mario. “Who do you and Linda Fox vote for?” Mario is my friend. He is the owner of the café. He asks a lot of personal questions. I can tell you I like chewing gum but I do not like it on my shoes! Mr. French Fashion Photographer Miss Italy Fashion Model Mr. and Mrs. Scotland Agents Captain America Accountant Unfortunately, Mario knows I do not get along with my boss and Mario also knows I am very touchy about two subjects: Linda Fox and politicians. “Mario, would you What is a mind? Please don’t ask chair? questions about Linda 1.Usually a moveable Fox or politics. I do not seat that is designed to accommodate one person vote and I hate...” and usually has four legs and a back and often has “...Sorry, do you arms. want a coffee?” 2. An office or position “Yes, I do.” of authority or dignity (as of a bishop, a mayor of an English corporate town, a professor, or one who presides on a committee or at a meeting. Webster’s dictionary definition. (More than twelve) A chair. In a common situation, anything you and I agree to that allows the person (s) to rest his/ her bottom. My definition. Complete the sentences with is, isn’t, do, his, her What is ….. name? …. name …. David Hunt. He ….. a Private Investigator. ….. you like chewing gum? One What is …… name? ….. name …… Linda Fox. She …… the Boss. David Hunt ….. not married to Linda Fox. What is it? It is a knife. It is not a pen. What are they? They are shoes.

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2 What is his name? His name is ...” What is her name? Her name is …” “PRACTICE” Talk about you. What is your name? _______________ Where are you from? ________________ What is your nationality? ____________________ What is your e-mail address? ___________________ Are you married? ___________________ What is your job? ___________________ Where do you live? __________________ Who is he? Read the information: Surname: French First Name: Jean Luc Country: France Live: The Valley Job: Photographer Phone #: (905)555-1204 Address: 16 Lakeshore Drive Email French@photo.com Age: 36 Married: Yes Smoke: Yes Languages: English/French ------------------What is ….. surname? His surname is French. What is his first name? Where ..…. he from? What …... ...….. job? What …… …… phone #? What ….. …… address? What …... ....... email? How old …… …….. ? What is ….. surname? Her surname is Fox. What is ….. first name? Where ….. ….. from? Where …... ..….. live? What …... .….. job? What ….. ..…. phone #? What ….. ….. address? Is …… married? How old ..…. ……? Is ……. blonde? Is …….. beautiful? What ....... ....... email? Mr. French’s Identity Card Is ….. married? Is ….. blond? Is ..... handsome? Is ...... Italian? /Smoke?.................... /have a moustache? /speak Italian? What languages/speak? Where ..... ...... live? Where ....... .... come from? What …….. ……… do? A Day In the Life of Dragon Lady, Linda Fox Who is she? Surname: First name: Country: Live: Job: Phone # Address: Married: Age: Smoke: Two Linda@foxhunt.com Fox Linda USA TheValley Boss Unlisted Unlisted No Unknown Yes Linda Fox has a mysterious Identity

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3 Ms. October Makes A Fitness DVD THE VALLEY — Ms. October, the calendar girl, has the only hard body in the country. She stars in an instructional work out DVD. “When I work out in the gym, I want to have fun,” she says. Her DVD has sold over a million copies the first weekend. “It is for adults only,” she says. In the DVD we see her get dressed. Work out. And then we see her strip. Ms. October likes her job. She also stars in the television game show ‘Hang Man.’ In the Question, there is the Answer. “I like television,” she says. “But in television you are Yes, I do. Do you like ...? limited. With my work out DVD, No, I do not. people can watch me take it all off,” Does he/she/it like ...? she says with a smile. Yes, (he/she/it) does. No, (he/she/it) does not. Complete the questions and answers 1) Where does Ms. October come from? (The Valley) 2) Where does she live?(The Valley) 3) What does she do? (Showgirl) 4) Does she speak English? (Yes) 5) Does she speak German? (No) 6) Does she like television? (Yes) 7) Do you like television? 8) Who is her brother? (Mr. French) 9) Does her brother smoke? (No) 10) Does her brother speak English? (Yes) 11) In your opinion, do blondes have more fun? 12) Do you smoke? 13) Do you like chewing gum? 14) What does work out mean? 15) Do you work out? 16) What time do you get dressed? 17) Are you Italian? 18) Do you have an Ipod? Ipad? Iphone? A Smartphone? 19) Do you like pizza? 20) Do you have a dog? Three HANG MAN Definition: Physical exercise in a gym. ____ ___ Guess: Is it a person? Is it a place? Is it a thing? To Be t Line G ra m m a r H o from the USA from the USA I He She It We You They am not is not are not from the USA Are you from Canada? Yes, I am. No, I am not.

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4 EVERYDAY ENGLISH—In a café — £ , $, , £ , $, , £ , $, , £ , $, , How much is it? How much does it cost? £ , $, , £ , $, , £ , $, , £ , $, , One Euro. Two Euros. One Cent. Two Cents. Mario. Good morning. Customer: Morning. Mario: How can I help you? Customer: Can I have a …….,, please. Mario: Here you are. Anything else? All in the Family — • • • • • • • Customer: Yes. Can I have a coffee, please? Mario: Here you are. Customer: How much is it? Mario: …. euro …. cents. Customer: Your prices are expensive. Mario: If you do not like it, my friend, you can go somewhere else. Mario MENU Tuna Salad Chicken Salad Hamburger & French Fries Pizza Donut Fruit Salad Apple Pie Coffee Tea Water €6.25 €5.55 €5.00 €3.75 €1.10 €2.6 0 €1.75 €1.20 €1.10 €1.00 Match the opposites— Describe your family • • • • • • • Boyfriend Husband Father Brother Son Uncle Nephew Sister Daughter Wife Mother Girlfriend Aunt Niece THE MAGIC ‘S’ S He comes from Krypton. She comes from Superman has Super powers. Krypton. It comes from Krypton. Ms. October Wants David To Find The Killer David Hunt meets Ms. October, the client. “Welcome to the Fox Hunt Agency,” says David. This is the first time she goes to a private investigator. She is beautiful, American and sexy. “Have a seat,” he says. “Thank you,” she says. “Where is Linda Fox?” “I’m afraid she is away Four on business.” “Are you a qualified private investigator?” “Yes, I am.” “Do you read the newspapers?” “Yes, I do.” “My brother, Mr. French, is innocent. I want you to find the real killer.” “Ok.” PRACTICE David ........... (work) for the Fox Hunt Agency. He ........... (meet) the client. ........ name is Ms. October. She ............. (love) her brother. She ............(want) David Hunt to find the real killer. David Hunt ………. (read) the newspaper. He ……… (live) in The Valley. He ……. (go) to the gym.

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5 Numbers, 1, 2, 3, Weekdays and Weekends, The Months of the Year, The Time One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Twenty Thirteen, Thirty Say the number Fourteen, Forty 19 Nineteen /n/ Fifteen, Fifty 90 Ninety /i/ Sixteen, Sixty Seventeen, Seventy Put /n/ or /i/ Ms. October Eighteen, Eighty Mon- Tues Wed- Thurs FriSaturday day nes day day day Nineteen, Ninety 30 __ 14 __ 15 __ day One Hundred 1 2 3 One Thousand 18 __ 40 __ 50 __ 5 6 7 8 9 10 One Hundred Thousand One Million 17 __ 80 __ 60 __ 12 13 14 15 16 17 January, February, March, 19 20 21 22 23 24 April, May, June, July, 13 __ 16 __ 70 __ August, September, October, 26 27 28 29 30 31 November, December 1. It’s five o’clock 2. It’s quarter past five. British What time is it? It’s five fifteen. American Are you punctual? On time? Write the times In the morning. In the afternoon. 1. 5:00 _____________________ In the evening. (a.m.., p.m. ) 2. 5:15 _____________________ 3. 5:30 _____________________ 4. 5:45 _____________________ t Line o H r a 5. 9:00 _____________________ m m a r G 6. 9:50 _____________________ 7. 6:55 _____________________ 8. 3:05 _____________________ Where am I from? 9. 3:10 _____________________ What 10. 7:15 _____________________ Where is he from? When 11. 4:01 _____________________ Where she 12. 2:15 _____________________ Why it 13. 11:00_____________________ Who 14. 12:00_____________________ How 15. 1:30 _____________________ Where are we from? 16. 8:15 _____________________ you 17. 10:10 ____________________ they What is your mobile number? It’s 555 –1234. Five Sunday 4 11 18 25

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6 Questions and Negatives — Auxiliary Verbs Read the information about Monique French. Job: Ex-Model, Housewife Country: France Town: The Valley Place of work: Home Languages: English, French, Family: Married to Jean Luc, no children. Free time: likes cooking Age: 32 Hobby/Hobbies: Dancing Write questions about Monique. What/do? What does she do? She doesn’t work. Where/come from? ................................................ Where/live? ................................................ Where/work? ................................................ /speak French? ................................................ What/do/…./her free time? ................................................ /married? /jealous? ................................................ /Age? ............................................... /Have children? Correct the mistakes. 1) She come from Valley. 2) Where live she? 3) She no married. 4) What she name? 5) What she address? 6) She like her job? 7) Do she have children? 8) What language speak? 9) She no happy. 10) Do she smoke? 11) How old are she? 12) What colour her eyes? 13) What colour her hair? 1)........................................... 2)........................................... Negatives Monique does not come from 3)........................................... Poland. 4)........................................... 5)........................................... Monique does not live in New 6)........................................... York. 7)........................................... 8)........................................... She does not have 9)........................................... children. 10)......................................... She does not like dogs. 11)......................................... 12)......................................... Does not = Doesn’t 13).......................................... ….......................................... What/like? (Describe) ................................................ _____________________ ................................................ _____________________ ……………………………… 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Finish _________ Fly ___________ Play ___________ Study _________ Work __________ Wear __________ Get Up ________ Read _________ 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Write _________ Eat ___________ Say ___________ Cost __________ Drink _________ Want __________ Like __________ Meet __________ Write the third person singular form of the verbs /////He//She//It 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Six Do ___________ Watch ________ Listen ________ Speak ________ Have _________ Walk _________ Go ___________ Live __________

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7 Ms. October says her brother is innocent David Hunt is in his office with Ms. October. “Nice to meet you,” says David. “How do you do,” she says. Ms. October has blonde hair, blue eyes, and beautiful legs. “What can I do for you?” “Do you read the news papers?” she asks. “Yes, I do.” “Do you know about my brother?” “Yes, I do.” “He is innocent.” “Oh.” “Can your Agency help me find the real killer?” “No, I cannot.” “Why not?” “Unfortunately, the police do not like our agency to investigate homicides.” Ms. October takes a cigarette. She starts to smoke. “For the police, the case is closed,” he says. “Is Linda Fox in her office? I want to speak to her. She is the one who has the famous name.” David sits back in his chair. “She is my business partner. We do everything together.” “Really?” “Yes.” “Where is she now?” “She is on vacation.” “Where?” “She’s in Bermuda.” “Who with?” “A ‘friend’.” “Are you sure you do everything together?” “No. But I know Linda does not like an investigation of this type.” “Please, my brother is a good man. I insist that you find the real killer,” says Ms. October. “And I pay good money.” “Really? How much?” “Double the normal price.” “Ok. Why do you think your brother is innocent?” “My brother has a dangerous job.” “What’s your brother’s job?” “He’s a photographer.” “Does he take photographs of wild animals?” “Yes, he does. He is a fashion photographer. And …” “And what …?” “And a lot of people do not like him. A lot of people are jealous of his big success.” “Who does your brother suspect?” “My brother does not know.” “The newspaper says that your brother and a Television Superstar are lovers. Is that true?” “Yes, it is.” “The newspaper says the murder weapon is a knife. Is that true?” “Yes, it is. A kitchen knife.” “And that your brother has his finger prints on it. True?” “Yes.” “And that his wife’s blood is on it. True?” “Yes. The police have a kitchen knife with my brother’s fingerprints on it and blood. Her blood.” Seven

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8 (0%) Never ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY Hardly ever Sometimes Often Usually Always (100%) (Rarely) How often do you watch television? I never watch television in the evening. I hardly ever watch television in the evening. I sometimes watch TV in the evening. I often watch TV in the evening. I usually watch TV in the evening. I always watch TV in the evening. Complete the sentences with a frequency adverb that are true for you. 1. I ________ go for a walk on Saturdays. 2. I _________ play computer games at the weekends. 3. I _______do physical exercise at a gym after work. 4. I _________ eat at the canteen at lunchtime. 10. David _________ __________ (read) the newspaper. 11. David _________ ___________(drink) coffee in the morning. 12. David _______ ___________ (like) questions about Linda Fox. Love is often blind. 13. Ms. October ______ _________ (work out) in a fitness center. 5. I ________ read 14. The police _______ the newspaper in ________( not like) the morning. private investigators. 6. I _________ go 15. Mr. French ________ swimming at the _______ (take photos) beach in the of beautiful women. summer. 16. Linda Fox is _______ 7. I am ______ late on vacation. for work. -------------------8. My friends are ______ happy to go How often do you cook? out for a drink with How often do you play golf? Go Bowling? Play me. 9. My boss is ______ cards? Listen to music? late for meetings. Go dancing? Watch TV? Pronunciation /s/ /z/ /Iz/ /s/ Miss /z/ Ms. /Iz/ Mrs. Eight

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9 Questions, Questions and more Questions After Reading 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Who is David Hunt? Where does he live? Who is Linda Fox? Where is Linda Fox? Who is she with? Who is Ms. October? ot Line Grammar H 7) Why does she think her brother is not the killer? 8) Why does David Hunt accept the case? 9) Do you think David Hunt is seduced to make his decision? Why? Why not? 10) Is Ms. October a beautiful woman? 11)What is the name of the agency? 12)What is the name of Mario’s Bar? 13)Who is the accused? Positive He She It lives in the Valley David Hunt looks for clues. in the Valley Does he she it live in the Valley? Didascalia della fotografia o immagine Negative He She It does not live Question Where does he she it live? Yes, he does. No, he does not. ROLE PLAY—Work with a partner Ask and answer questions about your life • • • • • • • Where … you live/ work? Are ….. married? What …. Job? …. like your job? Why …. like it? Because it’s interesting. What time … get up? … like cooking? • • • • • … your boyfriend / girlfriend like playing sports? cooking? Who …you live with? Where …. your sister / brother live? … go out on Saturday evenings? Where? …. have a busy life? • • • • • • Nine What …. you have for breakfast/lunch/dinner? Who…..David Hunt? Who …. the suspects? What ….. your town like? What time …. you go to bed? What….you do at night?

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10 En route — On the way. Get along with —to have a good relationship with someone. Owner — That which belongs to someone. Touchy— Someone who takes offense with little cause. David’s Letter to the Editor There are several content mistakes in David’s letter. Correct them. Dear Editor, In the morning I have tea with my friend James. He is married to my secretary, Linda Fox. Linda Fox is on vacation in Jamaica. I never read the newspaper but today my new client, Mrs. Cold Ethyl wants me to find the real killer. Alice Cooper is married to the accused. The police are happy to cooperate with me. I am positive that her husband is innocent. Best, David Hunt Chapter Two: The safe deposit box The Fox Hun t Age ncy ACROSS A place you eat. A place you live. // You read it. 3 A morning drink. // The pen is ________ the table Mr. Brown. 4 Put in your mouth (two words) 5 Public transport // Identify. What is your..? / /Auxiliary Verb. 6 Preposition for Travel // David's boss // Preposition for Direction. 7 Cut with a …? // Twelve in a year. 8 Opposite of out.// 24 hours// What’s she ..? 9 Subject // A male Family person 10 Buenos dias in English DOWN C You wear on feet. 1 2 Cross Words Ten

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11 Second Edition bles y trou m ll a day, away Yester so far d e m see ews The N i s Searc hing ur for yo dirty lau ndry. 3° C Snow Flurries News The Safe Deposit Key During dinner at an elegant restaurant, Mrs. French confronted her husband, Mr. French about his hot, love affair with the dirty Television Showgirl. Hours later, Mrs. French was dead, and her husband was accused. Can someone else, however, know something about the killer – or even be the assassin? the Cops, the case was closed. They don’t like me asking questions because it implies the Police made a mistake. But I decided to take a risk. Linda Fox was on holiday in Bermuda with her lover. She did not pay me last month and I had no other important case to investigate. So, I drove to the prison in my sporty red Mustang car. I walked up the prison’s entrance and stepped on dog manure. I cleaned my dirty feet on the carpet at the prison’s entrance. The prison guard was not happy. “Sorry,” I said. David Hunt Private Investigator Linda Fox David’s Boss Ms. October Client THE VALLEY— I discovered that Ms. October was wrong. The Police never found the knife. “What happened to the knife?” I asked the Chief of Police — Captain O’Really. “Mind your own business,” said O’Really. He, the Captain, warned me to stay away from the Police investigation. For The Mr. French Fashion Photographer Miss Italy Fashion Model Mr. and Mrs. Scotland Agents Captain America Accountant A private Investigator * a person concerned with the maintenance of lawful conduct or the investigation of crime or other irregularities either as the regular employee of a private interest (as a hotel or store) or as a contractor for fees (obtained a private detective to report on his wife’s associates). Webster’s Dictionary Definition * someone who puts his or her nose in people’s dirty laundry. My Definition Where was the Knife ? In/On/At/By/To Was the knife ___ the table? No, it was not. Was the knife ___ the kitchen? Yes, it was. Was the knife discovered ___ the crime scene? No, it was not. Eleven Were there fingerprints ___ the knife? Yes, there were. Was the knife __ the bedroom? No, it was not. Was the knife __ the office? No, it was not. The killer travelled ____ car and then __ train and then _____ foot. If you go _____ the kitchen, you will see the body. The killer escaped _____ midnight.

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12 Can you speak English? Can/ Can’t/Could/Couldn’t — was/were — WHAT CAN LINDA DO? Can Linda Fox drive a Porsche? (Yes) Yes, she can. Can Linda Fox sing? (No) No, she cannot. (can’t) Can she speak French? (No) ____, ___________. Can she cook? (Yes) ____ , __________. She’s a Fox • • • • • • • • • • • Can …? Drive a car Speak French Speak Spanish Speak English Cook Play tennis Ski Swim Play the guitar Dance Use a computer • • • • • • • • • • • • • • David Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes You Your Friend Yes, I can! 1. 2. 3. 4. Talking about your past Ask and answer questions with a partner. Where were you …? • At eight o’clock this morning. • At half past seven yesterday evening. • At eleven o’clock last night. • Last Saturday evening. • Last Monday. • Lunch time • Midnight • Last year • 10-years-ago Twelve PRESENT What day is it today? It is ____________. What month is it now? It is ____________. Where are you now? I am in/at _________. Can you swim? _______, I can./ can’t 1. 2. 3. 4. PAST What day was it yesterday? It was ___. What month was it last month? It was ______. Where were you yesterday? I was in/at ___________. Could you swim when you were three-yearsold? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Where were you born? I was born in _____. When were you born? I was born in _____. How old were you when you could? walk talk read ride a bike use a computer drive drink in a pub Do you know when Albert Einstein was born? (Germany/1879) How old was Albert when he could talk? (Eight-years-old)

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13 Practice—Talking about you. Match the questions & answers Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What time Where What When Who Why How Do do you like your job? do you travel to work? do you go after work? do you go to bed? you go out in the evening? do you live with? do you do on Saturdays? do you do your housework? Answers A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Linda Fox. To Mario’s Bar. After lunch. At midnight. I always relax. Because it’s interesting. By car. No, I do not. (don’t) Solve problems Play chess Have conversations Laugh Fall in love /d/ Past Simple—Regular verbs finish with /ed/ But have three different pronunciations Can computers do the following? 1) Translate 2) Check spelling 3) Feel 4) Make music 1 2 discover happen ask warn stay decide walk step clean close work start watch kiss want laugh visit Thirteen ot Line Grammar H 3 4 /t/ Question : Modal Verbs can could I you he/she/ it we they 5 6 7 /Id/ What do? 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Yes/No Questions Can Could I play tennis? you he/she drive? it we cook? they speak English?

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14 Switch — The Safe deposit box key Very big prison guards escorted me to the prison’s meeting room. “David Hunt.” I said. “How do you do?” “How do you do?” I walked in the room. There was a small table and there were two chairs. “Can I sit down?” I asked. Ms. October’s brother did not answer. He had on an orange prison uniform. “Who do you think is responsible?” I asked. I waited for an answer. The interview was very slow and difficult. “I don’t know,” he said finally. I put my mobile phone on the table and activated the video/audio recorder. “What happened?” I asked. “There was …” “Wait!” I said. I pressed the pause button. “Do you know the rules?” I asked. “Rules? What rules?” “When you name the people involved, identify them via nationalities.” “Nationalities?” “Yes.” “Why?” he asked. “The names must be changed to protect the Fourteen Shattered to pieces innocent. We change the names, especially when tape recording, so we don‘t have a lawsuit for invasion of privacy,” I said. “So, how do I do this?” he asked. “Did you see Quentin Tarantino’s film, Reservoir Dogs?” I asked. (Le Iene) “Yes.” “Same thing,” I said. “But instead of colours… nationalities.” “So who am I,” he asked? “We’ll call you Mr. French,” I said. “Get the idea?” Mr. French nodded ‘yes.’ I switched on the play button of my cellular phone. There was a silent pause. And then finally Mr. French began to speak. A Roman soldier and some impossible architecture. Do you see the problem?

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15 Describing Your Last Holiday Questions Where/go? When/go? How long/stay? How/travel? Where/stay? What/do? What/see? David Hunt Las Vegas Christmas Two nights Car Motel Gamble Casinos Linda Fox Bermuda Last October Two months plane Five Star Hotel Go Sightseeing The beach Yes Me Friends Enjoy the holiday? No Complete the questions and answers about David Hunt, Linda Fox , you and a friend. Example: Where did David Hunt go on his last holiday? He went to Las Vegas. To Gamble ot Line G ra m m a r H • • • • Past Simple expresses a past action that is finished. Positive Negative I He/ She/ It We You They moved went to the Valley I He/ She/ It We You They to the Valley did not move go QUESTION ‘Wh’ Yes/No QUESTIONS Where When Why How did I you he/ she/it we/ they go? Did I you he/she/it we they move? go? Short answers: Yes, I did. No, I did not. Yes, he did. No, he did not. Fifteen

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