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Story A You are going to read a story about a boy who moved to a new country . What do you think happened to him on his first day of school ? B Read the story and answer the questions . My Name Is Adisu Adisu Melkamu was seven years old when he came to Israel with his family . Adisu and his family moved to Afula . On Adisu’s first day of school he was very excited . He got up early and put on his jeans and T-shirt . His new books were in his backpack . He ran all the way to school . His teacher said , “ Hello . What’s your name ?” “ Adisu , ” he answered . “ Adisu ? ” said his teacher . “ That’s like the Hebrew name Adi . Adi will be your new name . ” Adisu looked at his teacher . He thought , “ My parents named me Adisu because it means ‘ new to the world ’ in Amharic . But how can my new teacher know this ? ” Adisu was quiet . He wanted to be like everyone else – he wanted to be Israeli . For eleven years everyone called him Adi . When Adi finished school , at the age of 18 , he went into the army . One day a soldier asked him , “ What’s your name ?” “ Adi . ” “ Was that your name in Ethiopia ? ” asked the soldier . “ Oh , no . My real name is Adisu . ” “ Adisu ! What a beautiful name ! It’s so special . ” Adi smiled and said , “ Yes , you’re right . Adisu is a beautiful name . Call me Adisu !” And so Adi became Adisu again . What name did the teacher give to Adisu ? What does the name Adisu mean ? What did the soldier ask Adi ?

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