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Stupid

red and Ted were not


very smart. They
were always getting
things wrong. The only work
they could get was digging
holes and painting. They were
easy jobs but Fred and Ted still
made mistakes. They dug holes

in the wrong places, or painted


things the wrong color. Once
they painted a floor and then
walked on it while the paint
was still wet.
One day their boss asked
them to paint a flagpole outside
the office building. "This
shouldn't be too difficult for
them to do," their boss thought.
"A11 they need is paint and brushes."
Their boss told them where the paint and brushes were and went
away. An hour later he came back. Fred and Ted were not painting
the flagpole. They didn't even have the paint and brushes. Fred was
standing against the flagpole and Ted was standing on his shoulders,
trying to reach the top of it with a ruler.
"What are you two men doing?" their boss asked.
"We have to find out how much paint we need," Ted said, "so
we're measuring the flagpole."
"That's not the way to do it," their boss said. "Pull the flagpole
out of the ground, and lay it down.
"Ha!" Fred said, "We're not stupid. We can't measure how high
it is that way. We can only measure how long it is."

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a. tool used for painting

2. mistake

b. something done wrong

3. brush

c. having watet on or in something

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1. What is this story about?


a. a famous paint company
c. two bad painters

b. a hard-working farmer
d. a mean boss

2. In this story, what are the men trying to paint?


b. a flagpole
a. a hole
d. a building
c. the floor
3. What stupid thing do the men do?
a. measure the wrong pole
c. take too iong for a smali job

b. do an easy iob a difficult way


d. paint the pole the wrong color

4. What does "measure" mean?


a. find the length
c. put paint on

b. look closelv at
d. tell how to do

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ground

long

paint

smart

A boss wanted to find an easy job for two workers to do. The workers were not very
a flagpole. The two men tried to measure the
The boss told the men to
The men said, "That
Their boss told them to lay the flagpole on the

will tell

us

how

it is, not how high."

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A Day at the Beach

From my diary

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for the guests to swim in.
1. The hotel had a very large
d. pool
b. shoulder c. snail
a. pole

2. If you go to the beach when the


b. fish
a. claw

is low, you can find interesting things'

d. tide

c. rock

3. She picked up the crab by its shell so it could not


c. dig
b. pinch
a. spend

her'

d. collect

ilhr:*se th* b*st &r:$w*r.

1. What did he like best about the rock pools?


b. the seashells
a. the animals
d. the sand
c. the sea water

2. The next time he finds a shell at the beach, he will


b. slowly look into it
a. throw it in the ocean
d. use it to dig a hole in the
c. make sure nothing is inside it

sand

3. When does he like to visit the beach?


b. at high tide
a. any time
d. in the niorning
c. during low tide
o'creature"?
4. Which word means the same as
b. collection
a. animal
d. wave
c. shell

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beach

shell

pools

pinched

In his diary he wrote about visiting the

creatures

He likes to look in the small

on

live in these pools. He especially likes to look at crabs


-. into a
a crab came out and
and sea she|ls. One time as he was looking
him. He will be more careful in the future.
the rocks. Many sea

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Grandmother's Problem

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Tl" :"r.once a grandmorher who lived in her


very
::ilT:H
I" she
turha{ -.^'rD Srartumother
much. T:::
However,

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some sfange habits,

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n"ro o.?iaps,
ffi;f ::f; ;.'i::,medicar
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rest of her life

tr'ouer't, tr,"
in a special hospital.

spend the

he

,,#iJT# : examine my grandmorher,,,he told a docor.

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doctor. She

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think,,,he asked

care?,,

n."or special

one last question.

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er, "your grandson

"I like hamburgers,,,she

said.
The doctor laughed. ,,fn"r.l,
l3thinS wrong wirh rhat. I
like hamburgers,
too
J,,

"you do?,,the old


woman said. ,,f,m
Then you must
co
house

care.,,

so glad.

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with me. I've gor


bo^., uid
Doxes of them
in my bedroom...

"why do you

wants you to have


special

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habit

surprised

1. I was
when I found a mouse in my shoe.
2. We could not eat the whole pizza, so we took the
of it home in a box.
of pulling on his ear when he is thinking deeply.
3. He has a funny

fh**s* the z:a*t *fi*vd*{.


L. What is the grandmother's problem?

a. Her grandson ts crazy.

c.

She doesn't have a problem.

b. Her grandson only gives her hamburgers.


d. She keeps hamburgers in her bedroom.

2. At the end of the story, the doctor probably thinks the grandmother
a. needs his help
b. has a crazy son
c. eats good food
d. should not eat hamburgers
3. How does the son probably feel about his grandmother?
a. He doesn't iike her.
b. He enjoys living with
c. He rarely thinks about her.
d. He worries about her.

her.

4. What does the word "examine" mean?


a. know well
b. help happily
c. look at closely
d. talk loudly

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told

wrong

special hamburgers

doctor

Aman thought his old grandmother might need _


care. He talked to a _,
and
the doctor told him to send his grandmother to see him. The old lady talked to the
doctor, but he found nothing
with her. But then she
him that she was
keeping a lot of
in her room. Maybe she really did need special care.

penfriends@acenet.com

I have seen your web page. You say you will help
people find pen friends. You ask people to fill in a
form.

I have done this. Here it is. I hope you can find me a


friend.

J. Colin
Family name: Cotin
First name: fean
Male or Female: Male
Age: rz
Nationality: french
lnterests: sports, especiat[y soccer and music, especia[[y
c[assical

Languages: french, tnglish, a little German


Personal description:l nt 15o cm taltand I weigh 5o kitograms. I have short blaek hair and

dark brown eyes.

Pen friend wanted


Male or Female: Not important
Age: rz - t4
Nationality: American
Language: Engtish
lnterests: NotTmportant but music and sports if possib[e

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ilh*:ci*e ih*'**orei rrritl-: the *aru:* m*;ln!ng.

tr. She did not have the correct form to apply for the school.
a. boss
b. hole
c. job
d. paper

!.

I have a very important question to ask you.


a. easv
b. rall
c. special

d. terrible

3. The teacher told the class to compose a 300-word report.


a. write
b. find
c. ask
d. help

Ch*cse ihe i:est afiswe{.

1. Why is the boy giving this information?


a. He likes to use the Internet.
b. He needs money.
d. He wants to find a friend.
c. He plans to buy a computer.

2. What is probably the name of the website Jean visited?


a. Entertainment Central
b. Homework Helper
c. International Connections
d. Write Right
3. Which of these people would be a good pen pal for Jean?
a. a fourteen-year-old American boy b. a thirteen-year-old French boy
c. a ten-year-old American girl
d. a twelve-year-old Japanese girl
4. What does "fill in" mean in this reading?
a. complete
b. do
c. go into
d. send

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classical

pal

cate

filled out

interests

A French boy
a form on the Internet to find a pen
old and likes sports and
music. He is also studying English and can speak a
little German. He wants to find a pen pal with the same
He does not _
if
pen
pal
his
is a boy or girl, but he wants the pen pal to be American.
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Meeti,hg: 'Po:ple

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Fine, thank
you. And how
are you?

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Bill Jones.
Betty, meet

Hi, Joe. How are you?

ffi@

Joe's friend Betty was with him


He introduced her to Bill.
We're going
for coffee.
Would you l':
like to join us?

l'd love too. But I'm


afraid l'm late for class

lts

nice to

{-%

One day when Bill was walking


along the street, he saw his friend
Joe and waved to him.
Hello Bill.

t""

t""t

Vou.

Nice to meel
you, too.

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Joe pointed to a ca f6 further down


the street.

Betty and Bill shook hands.


That's too bad. Maybe
some other time,

Why don t we meet


for lunch next week?

Yes. That'd be great

Betty was disappointed. She liked


Bill and wanted to get to know
him better.

i That's a good idea.

Joe wanted to arrange a meeting.

We'll meet in the caf6 at


I'm free on Friday

Bye, Bill

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See you on Friday.

Me, too

*11i.-ar'.

The three friends looked


at their planners.

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They agreed to meet on


Friday.

The friends parted and


went their different ways.

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f. introduce

a. more distant

2. fwther

b.

3. disappointed

c. not happy; let down

ne;**e

th* bc3t

cause strangers to meet

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1. Which people in the story did not know each other?


b. Betty didn't know Bi1l.
a. Joe didn't know BettY.
d. Bill knew neither Joe nor BettY.
c. Bill didn't know Joe.

2. Who will meet on Friday?


a. Joe, Betty, and Bill
c. Betty and Joe

b. Only Betty and Bill


d. Joe and Bill

3. What does Bill do?


a. He is a doctor.

c. He paints

b. He is a student.
d. He works rn a caf6.

houses.

4. What does "arrange" mean in the story?


b. meet with
a. agree to
d. set up
c. lind out

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planners

busy
Joe met his friend

Bill on the

introduced

suggested

with another friend, Betty, and


they all go and have some coffee, but Bill was
Joe was walking

Joe
and-.decided to meet again the next week on Friday. They
They checked their
- all have lunch together.
would
he

her to 8i11.

13

When I Was Your Age


ome parents are always comparing their children with themselves when they were

young. or with other people when they were children.

"When I was your age," a father


said to his sixteen-year-old son one
day,

"I

was at the top of my class

every year. And I knew what I wanted to do when I left school.I had
goals. You are always at the bottom

of your class, and you have no


goals."
The man's son said nothing. He
had heard this from his father many
times.

"And when your mother was


your age," the young man's father went on, "she had a good job and she
was earning money. You don't even have a part-time job. You earn nothing."
The man's son still said nothing.He had heard this before, too.

"And when your older brother was your age," the young man's
father went on, "he studied hard. You just waste your time."
And the man's son still said nothing.
Finally, the young man's father said, "And when Abraham Lincoln
was your age, he worked all day and studied at night."

This time the son could not stay silent.


"And when Abraham Lincoln was your age, father," he said. "He
was the President of the United States. What are vou?"

His father had no answer to this.

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L. You should
the price at other stores before you buy this one.
d. say
c. plan
a. compare b. hear

2. Even though she did not


a. answef
b. earn

much money, she loved her job.

c.

d. study

shake

3. He cannot sleep if the house is not


c. real
a. arranged b. careful

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d. silent

*ns'""tuer.

1. This story is about


a. a happy family on vacation
c. a son lying to his father

b. a father complaining about his son


d. Abraham Lincoln as a child

2. Who does the father compare the son to?


a. himself
b. the boy's brother
d. all of these people
c. Abraham Lincoln
3. How does the boy probably feel?
a. happy

c.
4.

scared

b. angry
d. surprised

When you know what you want to do, you have

a. a good friend
c. a kind ofiob .

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compared silent

father

b. a hero
d. a goal

as much

as

Finally

_
he was young, and he compared the boy to his brother.
A

that his son did not have any goals. He

Abraham Lincoln. The boy could not stay

Lincoln too. The father did not do

complained
the son to himself when
he compared his son to

He compared his father to Abraham

Lincoln either.

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Friends

Comedy about a
woman who wins
the lottery. Not
very funny.

A story of old

friends. Probably the


best Korean film
ever made.

FRilgNSs

Jenny Lee Wong

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Donggun Chang

ffi

) to. 4.to. q.to

zt:30; 6:30; 8:30

Underwater
adventure. Just

ln the Beginning
Very bad film about
the first human

plain silly.

beings on the earth.

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Bud Crane

Tim Hunter

6:30

l:30; 3:30; 5:30;7:30; 9:30

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but poor story.

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Not very funny


movie about a
woman gangster.

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Fl:ffire

Hank White and


Greg Brown

Linda Prune

gTffi
&eW

Wt

5:30; 8:30

5:30; 7:30; 9:30

Lost in the Desert


Excellent
cinematography and
acting. Strong story.
Don't miss it.

Lou Robson

ffi

2:30

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Prison escape movie.

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Grant Green

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Fiil ir: th* bi*r":kr.

lottery

adventure

DflSON
I

for twenty years.


1. He stole a lot of money and had to go to
when I got lost in the jungle.
2. My vacation in Hawaii turned into a(n)
3. She thought it was her lucky day, so she bought a

-ticket'
Ci"lr:*s* ti:e l:*st a'rsw*l.

l.

What information is NOT shown for each movie?


b. place
a. actors
d. times
c. price

2. Which movie is probablY a comedY?


b. On the Run
a. Lost in the Desert
d. The Godmother
c. The Deep
3. Which movie is probably not in English?
b. In the Beginning
a. Friends
d. Lucy's T,uck
c. Lost in the Desert

b.

a. Don't see the movie.


c. Don't be late to the movie.

ir: *a*h i:!a*k with li"r*

Friends

See the movie.

d. Wait for the video.

r*r:'**t w*r*.

several

adventure

choose

revlews

These posters show the movies playing at the local cinemas now. There are
movies. One movie,
different kinds of movies, like comedies, dramas, and
_, is from another country. Some of the movies are good, but others did not get
The reviews can help

good

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people

a good movie.
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; lttot My Fault
here was once a

small boy who


always had an
excuse whenever he did

something wrong. Nothing


was ever his fault.

If he spilt

some milk, his

mother would scold him for


being careless. He would
say,

"It wasn't my fault,

Mom. The milk jumped out


of my glass."
If he walked into a pole
as he was walking along the
street, his mother would say,

"Look where you are


going!" He would say, "It
wasn't my fault, Mommy, the pole moved."
If he got up late in the morning, his mother would say, "You're
late!" He would say, "It wasn't my fault, Mom. The sun was late."
Sometimes his excuses were funny because what he did was not
important. Sometimes, however, they were not funny because what
he did was bad.

One day, his mother heard a crash. She ran to find out what the
problem was and found her best vase lying in tiny pieces at the bottom of the stairs. The little boy was standing at the top of the stairs.
"Did you push my vase down the stairs?" she shouted at him.

"It wasn't my fault,"

the boy said.

"It

was the vase's fault.

only pushed it down one step. It fell the rest of the way."

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1. The driver did not think the accident was his fault'
b. mistake c. sun
a. glass

2.

She watched the tinlr ant carry a piece of bread'

b. small

a. best

d. slow

c. strong

3. Her mother scolded her for staying out after dark.


a. looked for b. found out c. ran to

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d. rest

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at

ns'""ir* i.

1. This story is about a boy who


a. always breaks things
c. usually tells the truth

b. never admits he did something wrong


d. gets into trouble for things he didn't do

2. Which of these things did the boy NOT do?


b. sleep late
a. break a vase
d. hear a car crash
c. spill some milk
3. What will the mother probablY do?
a. believe his excuse
c. punish him

b. give him some milk


d. take the'stairs out

4. In this story, an'oexcuse" is


a. asking someone to help you
-.
c. saying you are soffy

b. explaining why it is not your fault


d. teiling a story to make people iaugh

scold
A boy made many

mistakes

but he never

said

vase

he did anything wrong. He

a lot

him,
of problems. One day he broke a vase in the house. His mother tried to
fell down the other steps."
pushed it down one step. The
but he just said, "I -,
He still would not admit his mistake.

19

) At the Airport

ou go to the airport to meet a friend. You don't know


what airline he is on but you know the time he should
arrive. You also know where he is coming from.

Look at this Arrival Information Board.

gA

London

16:45

16:45

Arrived

LH

Frankfurt

17:00

16:55

Arrived

TG

Bongkok

17:t5

21:00

Deloyed

cx

Hong Kong

17:30

17:30

JL

Tokyo

18:00

18:10

QF

Sydnay

18:10

18:10

AF

Poris

21:50

AA

New York

21:55

Cancelled

?3:45

Deloyed

Your friend told you he would arrive from Bangkok at I7:15.


What airline is your friend traveling on?
What time will he arrive?

Gode:
a BA - British Airways
s LH - Lufthansa
w TG - Thai lnternational
c CX - Cathay P.acific

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w JL - Japan Airlines

e QF - Qantas
a AF - Air France

AA - American Airlines

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to a place

1. arrive

a. come

2. due

b. stop; not do

3. cancel

c. expected

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ar*'*':sr.

1. you just arrived in the airport at 5:00 p.M. How long should you wait to meet your
friend?
b. 15 minutes
d. 45 minutes

a. 3 hours
c. 4 hours

2. Which will happen with the flight from Paris?


b. It will never arrive.
a. It will arrive late
d. It will arrive early.
c. It will arrive on ti-".

3. How many flights will arrive from Asian cities?


b. three
a. one
d. none
c. five
4. If an airline is "delayed," it
a. changed
c. late

means the plane

b.

will

be

early

d. on time

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flights

figure

out

arrival

delayed

on

coming into the airport. A friend is coming in on one of


his flight
which plane he is
time. we can
the fliehts. From his
- was
He will arrive at the airport almost four hours
will arrive late. The plane

This information is for

late.

-.But

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21

i t'm

mat<ing

ai

It's a kind of puzzle.i


lt's very fun

Joe is drawing on a piece of


cardboard to make a tangram. Betty

Joe is cutting along the lines he


has drawn.

Joe has now cut the cardboard


into seven pieces and is spreading

Joe is moving some of the pieces

together.

them out.

I'll show you.

Yes, they do. You saw


me cut them out.

Betty is trying to fit the pieces

Betty is still trying to

together.

together.

i There you are! lt was easy. !,n

Joe is moving the last piece of

card board into place.

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fit

the pieces

I'm making my own puzzle.


You won't do this so easily!

Now Betty is cutting a piece of


cardboard into smaller pieces.

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1. I like solving
a. airlines

b.

puzzles

c. schedules' d.

2. Thechild tried to make the square block


a.

catch

b.

fit

c.

stations

in the round hole.

cut

d. waste

missing from the chess set.


3. I think there is one
d. card
c. piece
a. answer b. line

{lh*i'r* l.*+ **str &tit'.N{}{.


1. At the end of this story, Betty probably thinks tangrams
b. easy
a. boring
d. hard
c. expensive

are

-'

2. Who knew about tangrams before this story happened?


b. Joe
a. Betty
d. neither Joe nor BettY
c. both Joe and BettY

3. What can you guess from this


a. Betty is smarl.
c. Joe does puzzles weli.

story?

b. Tangrams are difficult to make.


d. Joe and.Betty are not friends.

4. What does "spread out" mean in this story?


b. move quickly
a. move apart
d. move together
c. move slowly

:.:,::':i:

i::i

;..

7.'* i !: i 1'; * j: *
i

together

:-

;:'trt

i.: i ai

tangram

Joe made a special ptzzle called a

solve

hard

His friend Betty watched him make it.


She could not
But it was too

Then she tried to put the puzzle


theptzzle. Joe solved thepuzzle very-.easily, so Betty got
another harder puzzle.

mad

She started to make

-.
23

11

Choosi,ng: a: Pet,,

From my diary

Mom ond Dod told me con hove o pet but hove to


loke core of it myself. Mom soid, "Lots of children osk
for pets but when Ihey get
them, they lose interest in

them. This isn't foir to the


Pet."

I promised to toke core of


my pet, ond yesterdoy f wenl
to the pel sfore. There were
birds, fish, kittens, ond puppies. I don't like to see binds

in cages, so f didn't buy q bird.


f think f ish ore boring. All
they do is swim oround their
tonk. f con't ploy with them. f

ot them.
Kitfens ore cute when they
ateyoung, but when lhey are
older ond become cqts, they don't wont to ploy. They just
wont to sleep ond eot. f decided not to hove o kitten.
This meont thot lhere we?e only puppies left. There
we?e severol diff erent kinds. Some were expensive
con only look

5ecause fhey were porticulor breeds. Others we?e cheop.


They we?e mixtures of diff erent breeds.
They oll looked so cute. Then f sow the smollest puppy.
She looked ot me with her soft brown eyes. She seemed
to soy, "f'll be o greal friend ond olwoys love you."
How could f not buy her? f'm going to coll her Lossie
ond teoch her to do tricksl

24

fiili in rh* hl*::ks


fair

particular

trick

L. Her dog can do a funny


It can walk on two legs.
2. Is there a _movie you would like to see tonight?
3. Her brother got a cookie, but she didn't. She thought it was not

ihi-:*s* ii:* i:rgt

**sY'"J*1"

1. What kind of pet does he think is best?

a. a bird
c. a dog

b. a cat
d. a fish

2. What did his mother woffy about?


a. Animals are dirty.
c. It would cost a lot of money.
3. Why did he choose Lassie?
a. She was cute.

c.

She was free.

4. A "breed" in the story


a. a baby dog
c. a kitten

pet

b. He wouldn't care for it in the future.


d. A dog would bite him.
b.
d.

She was expensive.


She was quiet.

is

named

b. a kind of dog
d. a well-trained animal

decided to

play with

a
He went to the pet store to choose his pet.
He wanted to get a pet he could
He thought a cat would not want to play when
it was older, so he _
get a dog. One dog
very nice eyes. He chose that dog
and _
it Lassie.
The boy's parents let him have

25

Not My Job
here was a man who called the poiice whenever he lost

He always tried to trick the police so that they


would help him look for his lost pet.
"I've lost my pet bird," he told the police one day. "It can sing
all the best pop songs. Can you find her for me?"
"I'm sorry, sir," the police officer said. "It's not our job to look
a pet.

for pet birds. Perhaps if you leave a window open in your house,
the bird will fly back in."
Another time the man called
the police station and said, "I
can't find my dog. Can you
help me find him? He can do
some amazing tricks."
"I'm sorry, sir," the police
officer said, "but it's not our
job to look for lost dogs.
Perhaps

if you put up a sign

somewhere and offer a reward.


someone

will find your dog

and bring him home to you."

Yet, another time, the man


called the police station and
said,

"I've lost my cat. Can you

help me find him? He's a very unusual cat. He can talk."


sorry, sir," the police officer said, "but it's not our job to
look for cats, not even talking cats. And you should get off the

"I'm

telephone quickly. He's probably trying to call you now and tell

you where he is."

26

Chr:*s1i

ti:*

',vr.ilei v:'r!1i: J.1r+

rar:e *r*;ll;i:r1;.

1. He tried to give his seat on the bus to an old lady.


a. invited
c. offered
b. left

d. promised

2. The artist always paints very strange pictures.


a. amazing b. boring
c. cheap

tJ. unusual

3. The movie has great special effects !


a. amazing b. lost
c. sonJ

d. unusual

1. The man in this story is trying to get the police to _.


a. look for his animals
b. take an animal he has found
c. tell him about lost pets
d. catch the animals on his street

2. Why won't the police help the man?


a. They don't like animals.
b. They don't like him.
c. They have better things to do.
d. They need special equipment.
3. Who is acting foolishly?
a. the animals
c. the police
4. In the story,
a. advice
c. money

b. the man
d. his wife

'

aooreward" is probably something like

b. animals
d. signs

amazing
There was a man

_.

who

lost

hang

up

madeup

waste

many pets. He called the police several times, but they

to

time looking for a lost pet. The man


stories about his
pets to make the police think they were _.
He said he lost a talking cat. The policeman told him to
the phone because the cat might try to call him.
did not want

27

An l'nvitatioh

tO. ViS,it
Street

Boun6o'[*tuu'
1445 Boundory

):il-:Hi^ ,zoo?
::il-:ii.
r
o
e longJtime'

Johnny, .^,r vaardfrom


v'l 'you for
heord from lou
hovent
;; *" youll
t' nl

Deor

hope

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ffi ; ne u vocot io1 r:::. Lff


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r hove o two-ween .*;;d
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;il;:'

_..,^,,,oeksof my vocotion,

ff;;l.": T.""T;;; Hrl,"r"*f*'ltJ*, r..


il',t"-r*lXl';m*;'n5"*f-:'el
soon:s.f
v' .'
?il"i"'': il n**porents yout' i.];JIli';STff;'
os

Pleosegive

your

ond

rrJ

'

Your friend'

Alon Brown

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28

----',/--\

V!at*h q:ach rq'*rd lvlth it* r"ne*nin*.

give advice

L. cave

a.

2.

stay

b. a hole in the side of a mountain

3.

suggest

c. be or remain in one place

*h*r:s* the b*st answ*r.


1. In this letter, Alan
a. asks his friend to visit him
c. writes about his school life

b. sends his friend a ticket


d. tells his friend about his vacation

2. What does Alan suggest they do when Johnny comes?


b. go to a museum
a. get lost in a cave
d. watch movies
c. play basketball

3. How long does Alan want Johnny to stay, if possible?


b. two weeks
a. one week
d. The letter doesn't say.
c. a few days
4. Alan says he will "pick up" Johnny
a. bring Johnny home
c. put Johnny on top

at the train station. What

will Alan do?

b. choose Johnhy
d. send Johnny a package

!:iil ir: eari: h!ank".sith the corr*ct lv*rd.


cave

Alan

invited

a few

by train

Johnny to come and visit him during the

before, and the two boys got lost in a

vacation

Johnny visited Alan

If Johnny visits, he will probably come

- Alan wants him to stay for two weeks, but Johnny-.might not be able to do that.
days.
It will be good even if he can only stay-.for _
29

*s-

r:?*,

Apt. e otdtown
July Zgth, ZOOI
1,,,,

Dear Alan,

your tefier.rr
wus !?eal to
,ll$
,f.or
r"n
hear frorn youlrt
kind ofvrr r, ,r*
'
-^]:,.tt.y
wor

,j

to corne for a
few days.But r
whole
vacoti,

with you. T,d love


stov with
vou for vour

;;;;'';con't
beroreonarT.lY"r"-"{";':T;".:I':;::^t:^:i!;;
m very excifed!
Konis

b:tou

withrnll

,i.. T've been


very busysince
brg test f or

I lost

you.

r
rook o
i'rli:t"
dont know if r passed
;,-;*J:[ r"i;J.11iir":#
porents won't
have fu*r.rrin,
a..hoio.rh,o,

,"

ng

I didn,t tell mr

didni

just

formy educotion.

;;;; #porents obout our odvenr ure in the cave. T

w;:*;!riit:f#:w:r"1Jjrtt-"'Y
again!
"ttu

cQVs and
never coming

Please write
and tull me
whal plan:
doy. can wespend
ror"

T'd like to visit

;; ; Jffi'"r:::;,:

v,

really looking
forward
Take care,
Johnny

30

out

ror the

hoti_

rrom the 15th lo


' the 19th of August
: rnorningtroin.

".d;i;;;;'i#,

I'n

fu seeing/ you
again.
-Y eylrltt'
'

f hi:i:'*r: l1*

t*

:,E;*rl.:l

i:]rit

i: :l:s b!**L:

1. Her university gave her a


b. kitten
a. arrival

to study in France for one year.


d. scholarship
c. line

him.
2. The sudden loud notse
b. frightened c. planned
a. cut

3. I need to get at least 70 points in order to


c. take
b. pass
a. study

d. warmed
the test.

d. worry

ilh*r:=* t** **=t ;1*g*v*r.


L. What does Johnny tell Alan in this letter?
b. Alan's vacation is too long.
a. Johnny can't visit Alan.
c. Johnny can come for a few days. d. Alan writes very well.

2. Why can't Johnny stay for a long time?


b. He is going to travel.
a. He has to study a lot.
d. His parents want him to stay home.
money.
save
c. He wants to
3. What does Johnny want to do when he visits?
b. go in the caves again
a. eat Chinese food
d. visit the beach
c. go to the museum

4. Johnny says he "looks forward to" the visit. What does he mean?
b. He is excited about it.
a. He can see it clearly.
d. He will do it later.
c. He is worried about it.

*!;r":k

"giiil

1i':a:

:i:i'l*r:l'*.;*l"i;
pay

forward
Johnny wrote a

letter

lookins

to

for

scholarship

spending

to his friend Alan. He said he cannot stay for two weeks,


but he would like to come and stay for four days. Johnny said he was studying hard
to get a _to
_ school. When he visits, he wants to go to the beach. He is real-

lv

time with his friend.


3',l

15 A Bicycle Made,for, T*o

were
om andHarry
daY theY
friends. One
go on vacadecided to

Th:

togttY
tion to the seaside
more than loomiles
good' so
;;t.The roads were be dif*u"'t think it would

,"^i";"t
,#

ficult.
"a""'O
"We'll

.r

m^d

Dy bicYcle"'Tom
go bY

"'

each
said. "We'11

bti, .

irrr.*.

-":f"[t:;Tt""a"-,,,

We,ve got enough

buving
cheaper than
"rt'11be
said.
Hany

one sits
bicycles'" - . ,-.^1^
two
people to ride'
*:
two
for
tt
'"'"or-ut""'
-or1e
to
is a bicYcle made
to push andbrakes

##;;pedals

behind the other'


stoP the bicYcle'
this was a good
Tom thought

t{1'"'"

a tandem
they bought

front seatl'Harry
it' "Il11sit on the

and

soonf"*"Ofto*;rije met,^,,*",
you can srtbehind

said,.,and

Then they
to the seaside.
wer* uP
u"r:',

**

was hot
,^* ;:x:?li;T*':'1::"Jrj;;U
stopped' Harrv
;n'
;li
rhe hril.

;ffi';;

when

tired'

tkr-ev

,:-r c6,*rqr was a very steep hill'"


said"'That
"Wowl" HaffY
brake on' we
hadn't kept the
I
if
"and
slr '
"I knowl'
down the hill'"
Uu"ttwu'ds
would fluu" 'ofitO

and

32

i:iii !n t*e bi*ni;*.


pedals

on the bicycle.
1. His legs were so short that his foot could not reach the
when she saw the dog run in front of the car.
2. She put on the
- or back?
the front
3. When you ride the bus, do you prefer a

-in
ilh**s* !i:c i:**i

;115t''-*r.

1. What is this story about?


a. the first tandem bicycle
c. friends selling bicycles

2. Why did they want to buy


a. just for fun
c. to go to work

b. friends making a tandem bicycle


d. friends traveiing on a tandem bicycle
a

bicycle?

b.,to exercise
d. to travel

3. Why was it difficult to go up the hili?


b. One friend wasn't pedaling.
a. It was a very hot day.
d. The hill was wet.
c. The brakes were on.

4. From the story, "tandem" probably


a. easy
c. together

ilili !*

*nr:i':

*l**k

,.,vit!:

ro11

means the same as

b. long
d. steep

i*,* **rr*,;l 'iq;*trl.


ride

hill

Two friends wanted to travel, but they did not have much money. They decided to buy
time. While they were riding, they had
at the
a bicycle that they could

_.
had the brakes
to go up a big

At the top of the hill, the friend on the back of the bike said
back down the hill.
because he didn't want them to

he

33

r6

On the Telephone
Hello. 889-7653.

i ls this Jane
, Smith?

Sarah called her friend. Jane. She


dialed her number.

Betty was reading when her phone


rang. She answered it.

No, this is Betty, l'll get


Jane for you. Who's
calling, please?

Jane! Telephone

.-".-- _--..----{-..._

The call was not for her.


for her friend.

lt's Sarah.

It was

Jane was in her bedroom, combing


her hairCan you hold on for a minute,
Sarah? She's on her way.

Betty put down the phone and


went to call Jane.

Jane didn't want to keep her friend


waiting. She hunied to the telephone.
Hi, Sarah. Sorry to keep
you waiting

That's all
right. I just
called to chat.
-''':

'.

,#:tt\,

il
H,:,i
t-$.ri.,1 \
Jane came into the room and took
the phone from Betty.
'

.\1

Betty gave Sarah Jane's message.

34

Ci:*r-;s* ?h* "x*i"tl

'.*;rti-i

ih* **ir:* =***lrli

L. I'm soffy. I must have called the wrong number.


c. spread
a. climbed b. dialed

d. worried

2. He tried to fix his hair, but it would not stay down.


d.
b. answer c. hide
a. comb

shake

3. They can talk on the phone for hours about nothing.


d.
c. wait
b. hurry
a. chat

spend

{?t*t:**

";?:t:

{:**l

* tl $'*Je r.

1. Why did Sarah call Jane?


a. She had to find Bill.

c.

b.
d.

She wanted to talk.

She needed some help.


She was late meeting Jane.

2. Which of the following is probably true?


b. Betty is Jane's sister.
a. Betty did not know Sarah.
d. Sarah wants to meet for dinner.
c. Jane works with Sarah.
3. In the story, Jane
a. didn't want to take the

call.
the call.
c. wanted to take-.

b. hoped it was a wrong number.


d. was confused by the call.

4. What does it mean if someone asks you t<l "hold on"?


b. continue talking
a. call again later
d. wait a short time
c. speak louder

{i,i', i:: **;:t:z

*!*::h r,r,lii: li:*

chat

l,:i'i*ti w*r*.

instead

of

apolo$ized combing

Sarah made a telephone call to Jane. Betty answered the

Jane. Jane was in

her hair. Betty called Jane to the telephone. When Jane answered

the other room


the telephone,

phone

mind

she

for making Sarah wait. Sarah did not

waiting. She had

iust called to
35

Too Expensive

t was a very hot day in the middle of summer. A gorilla


wanted to eat ice cream, so he came out of the jungle
and walked into a town. When he got to the town, he
looked for a store selling ice cream. He soon found one, and
walked in.
The sales clerk, a
young man, iooked
up from the newspaper he was reading
and said, "Yes?

'

What do you want?"

"I'd like an ice


cream cone, please,"
the gorilla said, and

ten-dollar bill to the clerk.


As the sales clerk picked up the ten-dollar bill, he thought
to himself, "Ice cream cones are only one dollar but a gorilla
won't know that. I'll keep nine dollars and give him one dolas he spoke, he showed a

lar in change."
He did this and went to get the gorilla an ice cream cone.
The gorilla picked up the one-dollar bi1l, looked at it, but said
nothing.
Soon the sales clerk came back and gave the gorilla his ice

cream cone "Here you are," he said. "One ice cream cone. I
hope you enjoy it." Then he added, "You know, I don't get
many gorillas coming in here asking for ice cream."

"I'm not surprised,"


a dollar in other store."

36

the gorilla said, "they can get one for

ir{ri*h **ri; "',i*rii i-;ith jls ;'***n;;:9"


or money returned'to a customer

1. add

a. coins

2,

b. center

change

c. say something else after saying one thing

3. middle

iii:**c* 1n* b*c: Grisvt*i"


1. This story is funny because the gorilla
b. knows the correct price
a. can talk
d. tricks the man
c. likes ice cream
2. What kind of person is the sales clerk?
b. forgetful
a. dishonest
d. stupid
c. kind

3. How much did the gorilla pay?


a. one dollar
c. nine dollars

b. five dollars
d. ten dollars

4. What does "came back"


a. gave
c. returned

b. looked
d. said

mean in the reading?

F:ii in *;*r!: t:izi=;lq"';;:'z.i:;h* l.*r;"**i n;;*rJ.


because

On a _

hot

in change

trick

few

gorilla decided to buy some ice cream. The gorilla paid with a ten
the gorilla and keep most of the money.
dollar bill. The man at the store wanted to
gorillas came into his store. The
He said
He gave the gorilla one dollar
day, a

gorilla said it was probably

ice cream cost too much there.


37

1. Open the CD player

2. Take the CD out

by lifting the lid.

of

its case.

3. Hold the disc by the

rim. Be careful not to


touch the surface of
the disc.

38

If you

4. Put the CD carefully


into the space in the
CD player. Make
sure the printed side
is facing upwards.
Close the lid.

5.

7. Set the volume control


to a low or middle
level.

8. Press play.

are using
headphones, plug
them into the

6. Turn on the power.

headphone jack.

9. Adjust the volume

control to the level


you like.

Ci:*c:* trh,:';,;*rd it f *:. !:: il:* i:i":nk.


the video was not damaged.

L. She dropped the video


b. clerk
a. case

2.

The
a. bill

b.

control
-.

i_:

il:

d. wire

store

of the lake was rough because of the wind.

3. Please turn down the


b. jack
a. cone

f ****

c.

-,but

i.:*sl,::

113r,e,,*

c.

surface

d. town

I am talking on the telephone.


d. volume
c. plug

i.

L. What do these instructions explain?


a. how to choose a CD player
c. how to take care of CDs

b. how to make a CD
d. how to use a CD player

2. These instructions are for a reader


a. famiiiar with CD players
c. listening to classical music

b. using a CD player with a remote control


d. using the CD player for the first time

3. Which step could you do before


a. step 4

c.

step

l?
b_.,

d.

step 8

4. What is the "rim" of


a. the edge

a CD?

c. the music

Fiii in e *r:h *lc;r

j-;

,,r"'iih

step 5
step 9

b. the hole
d. the writing

!-g :i,:ri-**i ';;**rtJ.


assume

how to

instructions

open the
explain how to use a CD player. The instructions explain
player and properly put a CD into the player. They also show how to turn on the play- has not used
that the reader
the volume level. These instructions
er and
These

a CD player

-.

39

A Birthday Party
diary

From
om my diary

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1. All of the children had to
it will bite you.
2. If you pull the dog's _,
reading the story.
3. The teacher asked me to

ii:':':s* ihe b*st

::'r='rr,/*i"

1. Why didn't he play games at the pafiy?

a. He was older than the others.


c. He got into a fight.

b. It rained.
d. The games were too difficult.

2. What did he do at the party?

b. He played music.
d. He won Musical Chairs.

a. He ate.

c. He watched television.

3. How does a person win at Musicai Chairs?


a. be the iast person left
b. have all the chairs
c. be the first person out
d. say the name of the music
4. People "rush to sit down" in the game. How do they move?
a. slowlv
b. silly
c. secretlv
d. quickly
J

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,h

Must'cal

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tffun

,"r'Ot

cousin

felt

birthday party. He was older _


the other children, so he
did not play the games everyone played at the party.The other children played
Chairs and Pin the Tail on the Donkey. He just
the table and ate food. He
sick by the end of the party.

He went

to.

his

_'s

41

From my diary

the most
YesterdoY wos
r wos
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mY

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or

fi':,;i:** lh* rrv*rd r*iiih ih* $niri* i-**i:ili::ii.


1. There is a very funny show on every Saturday night at 7 p.m.
d. question
c. program
b. channel
a. camera

2.

She helped me choose which things

b. enjoy

a. decide

I should keep and which things I should throw


d. speak
c. happen

away.

3. The woman came near me and asked if I would take her picture.
d. started
c. pinned
a. approached b. held

C!r**=* :h* il*$i *n*\rver.

1. The reporter wanted to talk to him because


b. she needed to interview someone
a. he played soccer well
d. no one else was in the park
c. he got good grades in school
2. Which is true about the boy?
a. He didn't like the program. b. He was interviewed before.
c. He watched the program often. d. He never watched the program.
.

3. Why didn't the boy's friends talk to the reporter?


b. They didn't want to do it.
a. They answered a question.
d. The wo{1lan chose them.
a
coin.
They
flipped
c.

4. What is a "sensible"
a. a polite answer

answer?

b. a hard answer
d. a funny answer

c. a logical answer

iiii iri ,::r:h *i;;rk

y',ri:-1

talk to

i:-i* t*i'rcci

interview

14r'*td

on television

reporter

answered

came up to him.
A boy was playing soccer in the park with his friends when a
one of the
She was a reporter for the show, Kid's Speak Out. She wanted to
her questions. Later
the reporter, so he
boys. His friends did not want to
he watched himself

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-!

2r ) rhe lnterview
Interviewer: I'm speaking to Jean
Colin. Jean is in Grade 6
and he is going to tell us
a number of things. Jean,
what do you think about
your school? Do you
think you are getting a
good education?
Yes,I think so. I like some
Jean:
teachers better than others.
Interviewer: In what way do you like some better than others? Do
they know their subjects better than other teachers?
No, it's not that. They all know their subjects very
Jean:
well. Some teachers explain things better than others.
Interviewer: Are there any other ways in which some teachers are
better than others?
Some teachers can't control their classes. The kids
Jean:
talk and make a iot of noise in class. It's hard to hear
the teacher and get our work done.
Interviewer: How do you think noisy kids should be punished?
I think they should be sent outside the room.
Jean:
Interviewer: How could your school be made better?
Jean:
It would be better if fewer students were in each
class.

Interviewer:
Jean:

Interviewer:
Jean:

Interviewer:

44

What do you think is a good number?


25 would be good. There are 40 now. It's too many.
What about the subjects you have to study? Are you
happy with them?
I'd like more English lessons.
Thank you for answering my questions on 'Kid's
Speak Out.'

1,4eici:

c*** w*rC iryith :is ille*nti:*.


a. loud sounds

1. subject

-b. what parents do if a child does a bad thing

2. noise

c.

3. punish

*h;:,:*= !i: * i;*:sl t

class or course

!1s!i?"i:!'.

L. What does he talk about with the interviewer?

a. movies

b. school

c.

d. television

sports

What does the boy want to change?

b. the number of students


d. the time for studying

a. the color of the chairs


c. the size of the rooms
3. What kind of teachers does he like?

a. ones who are funny


c. ones who punish students

b. ones who look nice


d. ones who teach well

4. In this story, the interviewer is a


a. friend
Sreporter
d. teacher
c. student

smaller
This is the interview
questions

about

that could make the

between

control

school

better

the boy and the reporter. The reporter asked the boy several

The boy said he liked his school, but there were a few things

school-.

the stu-

He thought some teachers needed to

dents more. Also the classes would be better

if they were

-.

45

22 j, 6finosing a ,Movl
1

Let's go to a

movie.

Good idea.
Which one?

1 How about Star Wars?

,. -.'.---J

Joe and Betty are at home.

.l But
-...,ld
like to see it.

so have

Idontwanttosee
etse

it again. what
,^

-i^-^.

Joe is looking in the newspaper.

Acartoon.
ldliketoseethat.
?#'i[.'^'.g.
lhe Lron Krng. i i where's
snowrng /
*n",." t rt,i.i"*tgt
.gl-

Betty insists on seeing a different


movie.
It's showing
at the Regal.

l
,

What time does it start?

rc

They check more information


about the movie.
t

iil
,

46

__---_-'-___ _-__-___

Look at

all

tne peopte.

I've seen
Star Wars.

Joe finds a movie they can watch.


The first show is at 2:30. i
There's another one at 4:30. I

i Let's go to the
i 2:30 show

Joe tells Betty the times for the

movie.

i
:

We'll never get in.

Let's go and see Star Wars.

Joe and Betty get to the Regal

Joe suggests seeing a different

Cinema. There's a long line.

movie.

fh**** th* w*rd i* pl:l l;": the bia*k.


1. She thought of
a. show

good

for fixing her car.

b. education c.

idea

d. lesson

2. I like to watch Japanese on television.


c. numbers d. teachers
b. kids a. cartoons
eat at the restaurant
3. He said he would
c. often
b. never
a- always

again because the food was terrible.

d.

sometimes

Chcq:s* the besi &nst'vi:r.

1. What kind of movie did Joe and Betty agree to see first?

b. a comedy
d. a science-fiction story

a. a cartoon
c. a drama

2. The line for the first movie is too long. What kind of movie will they see instead?
b. a drama
a. a cartoon
d. a science-fiction story
c. a mystery
3. Why doesn't Betty want to
a. It is an old movie.
c. She doesn't like sci-fi.

see Star Wars?

b. It is too long.
d. She saw'it before.

4. What does "get to" mean in this story?


b. have permission
a. arrive at
d. walk away from
c. stand in line

fili

in *cch bl*nk with lh* *;:rre*? w*rd.

line

suggested

changed

agreed

Joe and Betty decided to go to a movie. Fir,st they looked at

newspaper

the

to find a good

to see
one movie, but Betty did not want to see it. They
was very long. They
another movie. When they arrived at the theater, the
movie. Joe

their plan and went to see the movie Joe wanted to see.

47

-!

hink about your hometown. Does it get a lot of rain in


summer? How much rain is normal? Rainfall can vary
from year to year. Therefore, it is important to find
the average. The following chart shows the average rainfall in a
city for each month over 10 years.

#50
s

45

From the chart, we can see that spring is the driest season.
During March, April, and May, the average total rainfall for the
entire season is about 35 mm. Summer is the wettest season of
the year. July has the most rainfall during this season. In both

fall and winter, there is moderate rainfall, with fall having a little
mors rain than winter.

48

F11l

i* rh* i:i*nks.
entire

average

therefore

1. He missed the bus; _,


he was late for work.
2. The
score on the test was sixty points out of one hundred.
day on the beach.
3. She spent the

Ch**** th* b*sl

Ensi&,*r.

1. This chart shows _


each month.
a. the'amount of rain
b. the rain farmers
c. the wettest cities in the country
d. the water used

need

2. Which season is "the rainy season" ?


a. spring
b. summer
c. fall
d. winter
3. In September, there is usually 20 rrnn. of rain. There is also 20 rrrn. of rain in
g" January
b. March
c. June
d. October
4. What does "vary"
a. show
c. increase

i:ill

i;'r

mean?

b. change
d. follow

*ach b1**k '-vi:h th* *orrecl w*rd"


According

to

/,t

chart

July

collected

average

rainfall. Data was


for ten years to make this chart.
this chart, it does not rain much in the spring. It rains the most in the summer.
There is also quite a bit of rain in the fall. The month with the most rain is usually
This

shows the

49

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Old Age

Jfi**:tmtj*ru#;::r

ta:

Every few
road to the clinic'
the
he said to
He walked U"*"'U"*n
so o1d today"'
feel
"I
tt"'
und
blocks he had

'" ';;

there
himself .
the doctor knew
him,
__^^ ^L1o
rn
see
to
was able
When the doctor
he gave him
the old man' But
wasn't much n"
and told him to
some medicine
week'
come back in a
medicine everY
Jake took the
feel
daY but he didn't
OuY, *i"" a
worse' Five
unr'O.n"t' He felt
see the doctor'
times he went to
gave him
i""n time the doctor
medicine' But
more of the same
any better'
Jake didn't get
he sPoke
On his sixth visit
"I've
angrilY to the doctor'
six times"' he said'

t""* ffi

i.1., n"'"

.,IoVe dOne What yOU'Ve


ra " the medicine
r v(, taken
do.I've
,o do.
me to

-.

I any bettef."
But
rJut
me'
given
r've
fc you, but I
besr for
ry best
doing nmv
said"'I'rn
"Jake," the doctor
younger'"'d. just
can't make you any
Jake sar' "I
younger"'
me
.'I',m not asking you to make
ot growing older'"
don't want to t"ti

;;'""

50

t':

i:,t,:":::"

Ch***e th* w*rd vt,ith th* s*n:e

rnee rii;"rg.

1. He took his dog to the animal hospital on Saturday.


b. doctor
c. road
d. war
,a. clinic
2. These pillg are very old, so I think we should throw them away.
a. blocks
b. times
c. medicines d. mornings

3.

She hit the top of the table because she was mad.

a. angrily

c. well

b. slowly

d. fast

ffu*cse the b*st answei'"

1. What is wrong with the old man?


a. He can't move his fingers.

c.

b. He has a bad heart.


d. He is too fat.

He is old.

2. Why did the old man get angry with the doctor?
b. The old man didn't feel better.
a. The doctor charged too much.
c. The doctor was too young.
d. The medicine tasted bad.

3. How did the old man's condition


a. He became worse.
c. He improved a little.
4. If someone "gets better," it
a. starts to feel good
c. has some medicine

b. gets older
d. starts to feel bad

w*r*
old

complained to

An old man went to _


gave the man

b. He felt much better.


d. He was cured.

means the person

Fil! in *ach blank v'rith the c*rr*ct

took

change after he began seeing the doctor?

some

a doctor. He was not

The

man

really sick,

medicine

just

But the doctor

the medicine but did not feel better, so he

the doctor. The doctor said he could not make the man younger. The man said
he did not want to be younger, he just did not want to get older.
51

or people in some jobs, tips are very important. A 'tip' is


an extra payment that some people give as a way of saying "Thank you" for good service. A waiter, for example,
can often earn more in tips than in his szfary. Doormen and parking
lot attendants also often get large tips. There is even one hotel in
London where people pay the hotel to work as a doorman.
In some restaurants, the waiters do not receive any wages at all
or, if they do, the wages are very small. In these restaurants, therefore, the waiters hope to get large tips. They do everything they can
to encourage their customers to give them good tips.
There are some customers who don't like giving waiters tips.
Sometimes this is because they are not pleased with the service the

waiter has given them. Sometimes it is because the customers are


rude. Sometimes, it is because they do not have enough money.
There was one customer who looked at his bill and said to the
waiter, "I'm sorry but I can't give you a tip. I've got only enough
money to pay this bi11."
The waiter, who wanted to get a tip, took the bill and said, "Let
me add up the

52

bill again, sir. I may have

made a mistake."

lori*:** g*r:!": rr,r*e"r.i

t"""'ith

itg rn**ni;rg

L. salary

a. get

2. recele

b. money for work

3.

c.

encourage

support; cheer

ei:**s* th* h*st ailsvr*r.


1. This reading is about
a. how much to leave for a tip
c. where tips were first used
2. Why would a person pay to work
a. Doormen are respected.
c. It is a famous hotel.

b. who leaves the best tips


d. why tips are important
as a doorman at the hotel

in London?

b. He could get big tips.


d. Movie stars stay at the hotel.

3. Why did the waiter look at the bill again in the story?
a. The bill was wrong.
b. The customer complained.
c. The tip was very small.
d. The waiter wanted a tip.

4. When a person is "not pleased with the service," i! means they


a. didn't do it
b. didn't like it
c. didn't pay for it
d. didn't say please

!:iii i*

***l i;i*nk

vrriil"r

leave

'ihe

**rr*;i

tipping

Here is some information


does not get a

i,v*:ri"

big

about

waiter
.

service

salary

In some places you should tip

because the

They need the tips. Some people think they only need

to1eaveatipifthey1ikethe-.Iftheserviceisbad,theydon't
they don't have much money, they don't leave a tip.
53

Asking for Directions


i

You look lost.

i Can I help you?


,Y@'3"
.,w
Y&
t@
dIEffi
flffi6

HffiW
B:@

ffi
ffig

Mffi
ffi

Bill is asking for directions. He

Bill is in

a strange town. He is
lost. He needs help.
'I

I Yes, I do. lfs

':24ltower
.

i\r:

I
:

wants to know how to find Modern

Yes, I do. I'm afraid Tower


Street is a long way from herei

; Street,

World College.

Old
city. oo you
know it?

But this
is Tower
Street,
isn't it?

This is Tower:
Street, New

City.

You

Street,

City

Bill

has the address on a piece


paper.
i Could you show me
, where it

is?

of

Bill wants the man to show him


where Old City is on his map.

'Howdol
:

i get there?

tr
IJ

There's Old City. lt's


about three miles away.

The man is pointing out where Old


City is on the other side of town.
How much to go to

54

Bill

gets on the bus. He is on his

way to Old City.

i
l

Street.

; Old City, please?

A bus is coming. It is a bus that


goes to Old City.

Old

Bill thinks he is already on Tower

wantTower

Ch*{:s* iher wcrd 1* put i;: th* blank.

1. Please write your


b.
a. address

2.

on the line below your name.

attendant c. payment

She took the wrong bus, and got

a.

enough

b. lost

d. tower

in a strange part of town.


d. wet
c. angry

when you travel in a foreign country.

3. It is a good idea to have a


b. map
a. picture

d. world

c. service

fh**s* ihe bcs! *n*$J*r.


1. Why is Billlost?
a. He got on the wrong bus.
c. The street's name changed.

b. His map is wrong.


d. He was in the wrong place.

2. Where is Bill trying to go?


a. a museum

b.

d. his friend's house

c. a university
3. Who does

Bill

a store

ask for directions?

a. a bus driver
c. a police officer

b. a friend
d. a stranger

4. What does "point out" mean in this story?

b. say strongly
d. leave

a. show
c. put

ffi
Fill ir: e *c?: L:!ar:k 'r*ith the

**rr**i

rru*iri

looking for

Bill
for

was
.

confused

take

directions

Modern World College, but he was lost. He asked a man on the street
The man told Bill he needed to be in another part of town. Bill was

because the names of the streets were

the

The man told Bill to

abusto

go to the place he was looking for.


55

27; Wrlte About What You See


en-year-old Johnny was one of the laziest boys in
his class. His homework was always late and it
was usually wrong. He only did half the number
of math problems the other children did and in his compositions he wrote half the number of words. And usually the
words were badly spelied because he was too Iazy to use a
dictionary.
One day his class went on a bus trip. The teacher did not
want to take Johnny with them. But there was no one to look
after Johnny at the school so she had to take him.
"Now, children," the teacher said, "On our bus trip we will
see old buildings, some beautiful countryside, and many other
things. I want you to write about everything you see on the trip."
The bus trip began. The children looked out of the windows at allthe interesting things. They recorded notes in their
notebooks. The teacher was
very pleased with them.
Then she saw Johnny
lying on the floor of the bus
and went up to him.
"Are you sick?" she
asked him.
"No, ma'am," he said.
"Then why are you lying
on the floor?"
"If I can't see anything,"
he said.ool can't write about it, can I?"

56

Fiil !* ih* bl;l*1";c.

floor

composition

spell

at my grandparent's house because there was no extra bed.


1. I slept on the
many English words.
2. It is difficult to _
for English class.
3. She stayed up all night writing her

i:r:*s* the b**1 *n*r.r*i"

1. Why did Johnny lie on the floor of the bus?


a. He was sick.
b. The teacher told him to do it.
d. He didn't want to write.
c. He was mad at his friend.

2. The teacher takes Johnny on the trip because


b. his parents want him to go
a. he is very good student
d. the school only has one bus
c. no one can watch him
3. What kind of person is Johnny?
a. hard-working

c.

mean

4. In this story, "recorded"


a. copied
c. told

through
A

boy

b.lazy
d. smart

means about the same as

b. drew
d. wrote

Iazy

always

poorly

did his homework late and did it

bus-ride to the country. The teacher told the ciass to


saw

the window. The

write down

The teacher took the class on

the interesting things they

boy lay down on the floor of the bus. He thought

if he didn't see anything, he would not have to write about it.


57

28 i tetter to a New Pen Pal


From

jcolin@popmail.com

To: tomurray@popmail.com
Subject

Hi!

Date

July 25th, 2002

Hi, Tommy,
I
I

found your name on the lnternet under Pen Pals Wanted.


want a pen pal in the USA, so I am writing to you.

a French boy and I live in Paris, the biggest city in


France. I am 1 2 years old and live with my parents and
younger sister. I am in seventh grade.
I am

I like most sports, but my favorite sport is soccer. I play on


my school's soccer team and often go to games with my
dad. My other interest is music and I play the violin. I started to learn to play when I was only five. I will probably be a
violinist when I leave school. I have to practice for two
hours every day. Sometimes I have school recitals where
friends can come and hear me play.

am not very good at schoolwork, but I usually get good


grades in English. This is because my dad has American
friends who come to visit us at home. Everyone speaks
English then, so I can practice my English conversation. My
dad's friends also often bring me comic books in English,
and I read them on the bus on my way to and from school.
I have to spend about two hours a day on buses!
I

think French children study much harder than American


children. This is what my dad's friends say. Do you think
that's true?
I

Please write to me and tell me about yourself.


Sincerely Yours,

Jean Colin

58

Ch**** the vr*rcl

r'vith

th* san:* r:ean:ng.

1. In his free time, he usually reads cartoon books.


c. beautiful
b. lazy
a. comlc

d.

2. He could see they were having a serious talk.


a. conversation b. dictionary c. violinist

d. team

sincere

3. If you study with more attention, I am Sure you can get an "A" in the class.
d. higher
c. later
b. harder
a. bigger

ehc*c* th* best

an$\rt'er.

1. Why is Jean writing this e-mail?


a. to buy a computer
c. to get information

b. to find a website
d. to introduce himself

2. How does Jean probably feel about English?


b. It is too difficult.
a. It is fun.
d. It will help his future.
c. It takes a long time.
3. How long does it take Jean to get to school?
b. thirty minutes
a. twenty minutes
d. two hours
c. one hour
4. What does he do when he gives a"rec.ttal"?
b. reads a story
a. plays music
d. writes letters
c. sings songs

Fi!l in

,,viif':

**ch i:l*nk

American

ihe e*;"r*ci rrv*rd.


practiced

Jean wrote a letter to his new pen pal. He introduced

bies

and

interests

and wrote about his hob-

English with his

He explained that he

himself

father's

friends.

When they visit Jean's father, Jean tries to speak English with them. Jean asks his pen

oal to write back

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/*-----------7:

,.
i29;, Replying to a Letter from a New Pen Pal
\-____
!*-ol

From

tomurray@popmail.com

To: jcolin@popmail.com
Subject

Re: Hi!

Date

July 26th, 2402

Hi, Jean,
Great to hear from you! l'd really like to be your pen
pal. I think "lnternet pal" is a better name, isn't it?,

l'm the same age as you are and I'm in Grade 7 at


junior high school. I live with my mom and my older
sister. My mom works. She's a nurse. My sister also
goes to work, too, so I look after myself a lot of the
time. My dad doesn't live with us but I see him once
a week. He takes me to football games.
I like most sports, too, but my favorite sport is
American football. I watch my team play every
Sunday. They are the best in the league.

My best friend is my dog. His name is Abe, after


Abraham Lincoln. Some people say it's a silly name
for a dog but I like it. And so does he! He looks like
a mixture of every dog you've ever seen. I got him
from the City Dog Pound. When he saw me, he
wagged his tail, and I knew we were going to be
friends. He goes everywhere with me. When my
mom is on the night shift at the hospital, Abe sleeps
on my bedl
Write to me soon. Tell me something about Paris.
Sincerely Yours,
Tommy

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.!

Match sn*i: w*rd rnith its m*nning.

move side to side

1. shift

a.

2.leagte

b. time for work; work schedule

3. wag

c. group of sports teams

Chr:**s the ll*$t finswer.

1. In the letter,.Tommy says he wants


a. to be his pen pal
c. to stop writing to him

Jean

2. Who is Abe?
a. Lincoln's dog

c. Tommy's

b. to write in French
d. to take him to football games
b. Jean's dog
d. his best friend's dog

dog

3. Which is true about Tommy's family?


b. His father is in the hospital.
a. His father died.
d. His parents don't live together.
c. His mother is sick.
4. What does "look after" mean in this letter?
b. see too late
a. look like
d. watch while leaving
c. take care of

iiil

in *a*h blank wi?h ihe c*rrect worel

friend

live

family

after

agam

Tommy is Jean's pen pal. He wrote a letter back to his friend to inffoduce himself. He
He lives with his mother and sister, but his father does not
wrote about his _.
is his dog. He named his dog
with them. Tommy also said his best
Abraham Lincoln. Tommy wants Jean to write to him

-.

61

From my diary

went
YesterdoY I
for o bus ride to the
The-bus
countryside'
t'
wos not full ond
ot
hod o good seot

'ri

:
thefront.
"'"Foa
hour
on
obout
free-, 'i,-'
we'weteon the

"t

.,

r\

turneo
wov. Then we
o
ofi ond drove olong

;;;

rherewos very
:*ru' ;ffil,"^ *: 1f ,y::{ +#
, ;:'Jr'frff^lirffiXi ilff*- "X?li#
sunlieh*:11"ffi;il
the driver

little

hill,

Wu
et .t"- ,'-I."of,the rld See go long
lOng WOy'
t;i;;""
lol
out''r
".,,r
*"
cold'

When We leOC
oorked the bus'

rt wos very
"'iutu.:s
"" "t
'*uru severoltht';;il
soto
'high'
tnu bus driver
oYi
*oix'
o
bef ore
r wqnted *t niitt
*ontua to leove
therewos going

;';;;;;t^

uu

the storm ,o^"'^uholfwoy down the hill, T remembered


wel
When we

somerhine

o^.n?

H#ffiffiil:

*, [ ;;-:lt:k;t':;"1#
fri ?[[T:].*';;.,d,ody

1''

on rhe

the bus

ilrn
her'Hehod to
"
obout
zr
top'
driver
I told the
he reoched the
*L.n
"::::::1
whe
oeoin'
hill
the
eo uP
#;il;'i'*n"'.111;;:; H';;["^*'
";;i';J
the ord rodY wos

bus onywhqre'

s..rlll
^"
62

i..

leoving
ln e' driver for
her'
remembering

witho

Chaose the w*rd t0 put in the b!:;nk.

1. The fatcatcbuld not go through the


c. silly
a. favorite b. narrow

2.Iheard bears
a. forest

b. bus

3. The black clouds warned us a


b. field
a. duty

d. full

used to live in this

space in the fence.

c. instrument d.

house

was coming.

c.

freeway

d. storm

Choase the be*t en$r,lr*r.

L. Where does the bus stop?


a. at afatm
c. in a storm

b. at an old lady's
d. on top of a hill

house

2. Why does the bus go back to the top of the hill?


b. One person was not on the bus.
a. An old lady forgot her purse.
d. The storm came.
c. The road was full of cars.

3. What did the old lady think about the bus driver?
b. He was hard-working.
a. He was careless.
d. He was very kind.
c. He was lazy.

4.In

the story, the bus "turned around." This means the bus

back
drove

b. looked back
d. climbed

a. went

c.

Fiil iir ench biank with th* **rrsct w*rd.

noticed

storm

pick up

ride

missing

He took a bus _

to the country. The bus drove to a hill, and everyone got out of
the bus to look around. As a
was coming, the bus driver made everyone get in
the bus. But as the bus was going down the

bus went back up the hill to

hill, he

one person was

The

an old lady. The lady was waiting in the rain.

-.

63

I've got the programs here.


Let's see what's on.

All

the TV programs for the day


are listed in Joe's magazine.

Joe doesn't want to read any more.

He wants to watch TV.


a

HANNf(

-3+.r

f,

{17

eu

iool ol

;$

News

ffi

Fo;tenu

Almost eight

o'clock.

,'1ovie:

Lov i{crY

l-)fc"',r. Anerir"r
FooihA\l

Joe looks at the programs on


Channel 2.

l.

game on Channel

Joe wants to know the time. Then


he can tell Betty what's on.

Joe is checking the program times

on Channel

1.

watch

New York Police

Action is about to
start on Channel 2

ri

ii.\f

Joe looks at the programs on

Channel

il^rx

--l',^i

EqseLqil

lafe

We shouldn't have
it on too loud.

You don't mind if I


the baseball game, do

you?

i lt's time for me


i

Joe is checking the Fogram

times on Channel 2.

64

Joe is getting up to go to
the TV and turn it on.

to go home.

Joe's dad wants to watch


the baseball game.

?ili :r: tY:* !:1;,inks.


fortune

current

channel
1. She used cards to tell her friend's

She reads the iiewspaper every morning to learn about

events.

3. The news is about to come on, so let's change the

t'::::r;s* ih* l]**t

*?-:si,{isr.

1. Why does Betty want to go home?


a. It is late.

c. Joe's dad is rude.

b. She doesn't want to watch sports.


d. She wants to read some more.

2. How does Joe probably feel about watching New York Police Action?
b. He is disappointed.
a. He is angry.
c. It is his favorite show.
d. It is OK with him.
3. What kind of show do Joe and Betty choose to watch?
b. a crime show
a. a comedy
d. a science-fiction movie
c. a game show

4. What does "checking" mean in this story?


a. correcting
b. looking at
c. marking
d. spending

Fii!

ir *x*h i:i**k'.,r:i:r: 'i ir* r*rrelt w*ri


t,

baseball

game

Joe and Betty were


the television

_,

reading

criminals guide

but then they decided to watch television. Joe looked at

to find a good

Betty said she didn't want to watch sports.

They decided to watch a program about police and

to watch the _.

program

_.

Joe's father came and.wanted

Betty said she should go home.


65

32') Making and Playing a Board Game

1. Divide a large piece

2.Inthe bgttom lgft

of thick white card


into 400 sguares (20
x 20).

hand corner square,

4.,C,olor the squares: 30


red- 30 blue.30

5. Make some small


plastic pieces or use

gieen,30 yellow,30
orange? and 30 pink.

7.

write'Start.'

coins as pieces.

8. Players may
On a colored square, do the
following: Red-have another
move their
turn;
a
Blue-lose
turn;
pieces up, down
Green-move forwards 5 squares;
or sideways but
Yellow-move backwards 5 squares;
not diagonally.
Orange-move the same number of
squares forwards; Pink-move the
same number of squares backwards.

66

3. In the top right hand


cofiler Square, write

'Finish.'

6. The players take turns

throwing two dice to


show the number of
squares they can move.

9. The winner of
the game is the
player who gets

from Start to
Finish first.

Ch*slse fh* ryu*rei with

th* *an:* m*aning.

1. There is onlj one piece of pizza, so let's cut it in half.


a. use
b. divide
c. touch
d. throw
2. I don't like to read a book if it is too big.
a. exciting
b. diagonal
c. thick

d. long

3. The teacher asked the students to go one after the other reading from the book.
a. take turns b. write down c. get up
d. sit down

eh**s* the best

*nsl-t/*r.

1. How do players know the number of squares to move?


a. by the number on a square
b. by moving one square each turn
c. by rolling the dice
d. by listening to the winner

2. How many of the squares on the board are colored?


a. none ofthem
b. less than half of them
c. more than half of them
d. all of them

3. You ro11 the dice, move four squares, and land on orange. What should you
a. lose a turn
b. move five squares back
c. move four squares forward
d. ro11 again

4.If

a player "lands

on" a square, it means the player

a. counts
c. moves past

do?

the square.

b. erases
d. stops on

ffi
Fili in *ach b!;:nk vui?h ihe c*rrsct rtycrci
lands on

board

corner

dice

reach

This game is played on a

with lots of colored squares. Players try to move from


one
of the board to the far corner. A players knows how far to move by the
number shown on two If the player
a colored square, she or he has to
do something special. The first player to _
the far corner wins.
67

Too Much Dirt

:,,)a/a:a

t was so hot one day that a teacher had to open all the. windows in her classroom. This helped to make the classroom
cooler but it did not make it easy for the teacher to do her
work. It was playtime for the younger children in the school.
There was so much noise from the playground outside that she
had to shout.
She continued her lesson for as long as she couid, but her
throat soon became sore from shouting.
"We can't go on like this," she said to her students. "I must
either close the windows or stop the children outside from making
so much noise. What do you want me to do?"
"Please don't close the window!" her students said. "We'11
cook in here if you do. Stop the children from making so much
noise."

"All right,'.'the

teacher said and walked to the window. She put


her head out of the window, and pointed to a child who was shouting and screaming, and rolling on the ground in a game. She called

to him, "Come here,


please."

The small boy stood


up and walked slowly
towards the teacher.
"How old are you?"
the teacher asked him,
looking him up and
down.
"I'm eight," he said.
"Don't tell lies,"
the teacher said, "No
one could get as dirty as
you are in only eight years!"

68

inri::i*h

*a*h

it* m*:*n;::g

r**i',,:i ';viih

1.

ro11

a. hurting; in pain

2.

sore

b. turn over and over

3.

scream

c. cry out loudly

i-*r-:,.t'** :*

* ***i

:t*'*r{':

:'.

1. Why does the teacher want to close the window?


a. Dirt is coming into the room. b. She wants to play with the students.
c. The children outside are loud. d. The students are cold.

2. What is probably true about the school?


a. It has few students.
b. It has no air conditioner.
c. It is a high school.
d. It is very new.

3. The teacher says the boy is lying


a. he did not answer quickly
c. she has a sore throat
4. A word that
a. call
c. tell

because

_.

b. he is very dirty
d. she saw him playing

means the same as "shout" is


b. speak
d. yell

Fiii i* *;:*l': i:l**k rvi:* 1i:* r:r':rr*r?,.-;*rd

dirty

classroom

noisy

outside

was very hot, so the teacher opened the window during class. The children

outside were

very

The

went to the window to tell the children

to

one

boy playing outside. He said he was eight years old,


but she said he could not get that dirty in only eight years.
be quiet. She called to

69

Titanic

itanic is a movie
about the love story
of a young
couple who meet
on the ,frip, tfr.
ntanic. They
though
Do!
comes from
poor family and
rrom aa
the girt
a
"";;;;:;,rc rich one. The girl,s
family tries to stop
the friendship

l:H*,::,"]*

*"";;;;;es

between their daugh_


ter and the young
man.

The story is toid


against the back_
ground of the sinking
was a real

of the Titanic. This


ship'fr w1s rhe biggesr
ship .;ilH:anic'
lert
ror New york on
irs

t;il;

"",*iil?,:;::'^ic

people in rhe
valuables. tt

of passengers' There
o.11Ii"ot
class, traveling
wirh rheir

j.r;;

"r"tl
America b..;;,"
there. They were

r"r.

:# ;:ilfl[tJ*re

going,o

nrsr
u"ry ri.t,
uno

i,*,n

rhepasse;;i,F*1*Th,,,,

otir.,

:i"'-

everyone said the


ship could n"i
,rnO.
Then it hit an ic.h""_ -n"^^l_ "" .
The huge piece
of ice made a large
hole in tfre fitaniclceberg.

#ln*H!f

n:i,i_T T#
boyrrien J w;
;;""":'T"::';ff n iT#.;
s *f

70

,ly:fi

il.H

"
i".
.,

Ch**se th* w*rel

l* put in th* i:?ank'

1. She dreamed of taking a


b. couple
a. plece

around the world'

c. playtime

d.

voyage

2. He wanted to sit by the window, so he asked to change seats with the other
a. background b. passenger 'c' playground d. sail
3. Ships sailing far north should watch out for
c. jewels
b. icebergs
a. boats

d. windows

Cho*** {he b*st *nswsl.

1. What information is not in the reading?


b. how some people escaPed
a. who traveled on the Titanic
d. why the Titanic hit the iceberg
c. where the Titanic traveled
2. Why did the passengers feel safe on the Titanic?
a. They thought it could not sink. b. They thought it was rich.
d. It was a fast ship.
c. It was full of people.

3. Which is probably true about the


a. It traveled very faSt.
c. The food was not good.
4. What does "drown"
a. drink a lot
c. die under water

ship?

b. It was not well built.


d. The back wap crowded and dirtY.

mean?

b. swim quickly
d. think well of

F!ll i;: *a*fr L:l*nk rryirh th* c*rr**'i vv*rd"


drowned

England

sank

trip

to the United States.


The Titanic was a big ship people could use to go from
The ship looked very strong because it was so big. Many people, both rich and poor,
across the Atlantic
the ocean. But on its first
wanted to take this ship
Ocean,

it

Most of the people on the ship

71

l--

,
i

|1

.*.

lhrs rs gorng.to 0e
an exciting race.

'

i
.;

Joe and Betty are standing by the


track at a school sports meet. The
runners are lined up.

The Starter is speaking to the

The runners are 'set.'

The runners start the race.

runners.

(*

Jack's ahead of Sally.

The two leading runners, Jack and


Sally, are neck and neck.

The runners are passing Joe and


Betty who are shouting.
It's neck and

neck! ii

tt's soing
be a tie

The two runners are approaching


the tape.

72

to I ,

won.
Sallyl -

No. it isn t. Sally


Great job.

Good race, Jack. Well.


that was exciting!

Sally breaks the tape a fraction of


second before Jack.

'

ilh**se ii':* ll;*i*

'uviih

the **m* n:*airi:lg.

L. Students from many schools came to the track meet.


d. runner
c. race
b. mark
a. tape

2. The lazy student only did


b. lot
a. part

a fraction of his homework'

d. tie

c. much

3. The pilot told the passengers to get set for takeoff.


d. angry
c. excited
b. ready
a. late

h**:;* ?h* h**t

afis'{'v*i".

L. During the race, Joe and Betty were

a. cheering each other up


c. cheering for different runners

b. cheering lor a tie


d. cheering for the same runner

2. Who is probably running in the race?


c. professional

b. students
d. teachers

athletes

3. What did Joe and Betty think about the race?


b. It was finished very quickly.
a. It wasboring.
d. It was not fair.
c. It was fun to watch.
4. When the runners are "neck and neck," it means they are
b. behind other runners
a. ahead of everyone
d. very tall
c. equal in the race

in *a*l'i hi*;:t wit* :i:* i:*rrs*t w*rri.


won
Joe and Betty were watching a

w1n

_.They

cheered

exciting

knew two of the people running in the race.

for one person. Betty cheered for the other person. The race was very
the race as the runners ran. In the end,
. It was hard to tell who would
the race by a little bit.
Sally

Joe

73

Meeting a Famous Person

My favorile

stor come tu tfiq


city center
',-'=
crt<tu9t1
noney to buy
e.f
et lo
ro see
see him,
buv q
hin ro'a
I aeeided
l:y: ,en.ough noney
., tick_
+
t
"^
to
wair
the city ce;;;:
ot
rhe
bock
arrived. :nd try to speok to hirn ;;;1"r,of
o,
y"tt.rai);;;#o

Several thou:

;: ffi?:T

tii,r':i:;;lt:^i:t'ih

e sam e ideq!

"i i " i *|,,,!il ;'l: !:_yJi^ii;;i;il :!",' "ll"


,n!,!",|1,il:H to ihei.;;; .; i;:Iif; renter
ay

//i

:;
,,,s oacK of; :;.
fhe
door is lhe one
! ?j:t:!
cenfe..
fi,v
,r;i *i"r,..r;n:^;:^jffii, p"opt.usuoly

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dli i:i:\?t:,::;7

.)

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fh"'bJ
"[: y

ur", ,J_.k

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fo coll the ?
wherern" ^l:t-:4
t;r""'lo"n,,
"tt^ .o,l,lln
Yn:g"l
lff^-f;"'[71^o
.- -,,y
Centep,',
A
f soid. ,,T.t
I hqd an idea rl,"-rll. ,,
mY cell ph.one
hotel
will
if you corne to be
front of the

b,efter
/r

il

!.
+x:':;i:::i,i,.:ifi!J;;"
back."

/
/

a;

E $=

.',O-.I,,, his rnanager


soid. "Thonks.,,
Wh?n rhe pop
sror

^
arrtved,I

wos ot

1"r
7"oi.;#; ""'riill"
f ro,nt
of the

center.

T
tolked to hirn
and he gor.

74

^"

his outogroph.

"{

- ii

-.j

f hcr:s* lhs w*r.j with th* *ame meaning.


1. Why is that big group of peopie over there in front of the store?
a. crowd
c. manager d. few
b. good

2. The singer bowed to his followers before he left the stage.


d. tickets
a. doors
b. fans
c. marks
3. The well-known actor hated to have his picture taken.
d. huge
a. famous
b. fewer
c. fraction

Cho*s* ihs b*$t snswr.

1. This story is about


a. how he saw a concert
c. how good the concert hall is

b. how he met his favorite singer


d. why the.singer was late

2. What were the people doing behind the concert hall?


b. hiding
a. buying tickets
d. waiting
c. singing t
3. Why didn't many people meet the singer before the concert?
b. He dressed up like one of the fans.
a. Everyone left early.
c. He went in'the front door.
d. The police made the people leave.

4. An "autograph" is a
a. big machine
c. famous song

b. painted picture
d. written name

Fill !r: ***h'bl;:r^r* rviti"r th* ci::'r*ct w*rd.

front

He went to a concert to see his

waiting by

the

favorite

manager

back door

singer.

autograph

At the concert hall, many people were

before the show. He went to the f,ront door. Nobody else was

there. He called the singer's hotel and told

the

singer arrived, he got to meet him and get his

to use the

door. When the

75

3? i

Speech

ood evening! Thank you for coming to this meeting' I


want to tell you about the Music Club. This is a new'
club for students who like music. Anyone can join'
There is nothing to PaY.
The Music Club will meet
every day after classes. It will
meet in the librarY.
On MondaYs, WednesdaYs
and Fridays we wili listen to
CDs that other club members
bring to the meetings. There
will be many different kinds

of music. Club members


wili talk about the PeoPle
who have written and,Performed the music.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays club members will perform their
own music. Many students here can sing or play musical instruments. The Music Club will give them a chance to perform in front

of other students.
The Music Club will have a committee. At the next meeting we
will choose the members of this committee. This committee will
decide the program for the club-what CDs we will play and who
will perform.
.:,t If possible, the Music club will also have an orchestra. This
orchestra will give concerts. However, this will not happen for several months.
If you want to join, please write your name and phone number
on the paper on the table by the door on your way out'
ti, Thank you again for coming to this meeting'

75

ldlatr:i:

*rl:

',n;i:,;'d

lvith ils *:**ni*g'

apersonmagroup

1. join

a.

2. committee

b. a group of leaders

3. member

c. become part

{"i:i;*:;* t** b*5t

of

*?":*x{J*1".

1. What is this speech about?

b. a new class
d. a special group

a. a concert
c. a problem in the school
2. How often will they meet each
a. one time
c. five times

week?

b. three times
d. seven times

3. What does a person do to join the club?


b. puy some money
a. give a speech
d. write her or his name on a list
c. work on the committee

4.If

aperson "performs" at a meeting, this means she or he


b. joins a committee
a. explains something
-'
d. sings or plays music
c. plays a CD

Fii! !n

**c*

Llnnk ',"r;iih ti:*

concerts

**rr*ri n'*rci.

speech

share

perform

instruments

is about a new club for people who really like music. People in the club
it with everyone
can bring their favorite music. They can talk about the music and
The club will
can
in the club. Also, club members who piay musical

This

make an orchestra and give

-.
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Ch**s* th* w*rd t{i

pLrt in

lh*

bl*nk"

1. Even though the car is very old. it is still in good

a.

2.

condition

b. instrument c.

collection d. stamp

The

of the house was on vacation when the boy broke the window.
d. river
c. owner
a. committee b. motor

3. How long did it take you to


b. offer
a. decide

fha*se ths best

the flat tire?

d. repair

c. Prefer

ans\ffsr.

L. What are these ads for?


a. broken things

b. damaged things
d. used things

c. new things

2. If you want to buy the notebook cornputer, how can you contact the
b. send an e-mail
a. write a note
d. call
c. fax an offer
3. Which of these things is not for
a. a computer

sale?

b. furniture
d. toys

c. musical instruments
4.

Some ads say "make an offer.

a. will

c.

F!ll

iI

discuss the price


has several things to sell

eaclr

i; i( \,'liih

These

buy

CD player

for sale

Another person wants to


like a computer and a
such as
A few of the ads are for things that people want to

things

sell a stamp

or

ads

are for things that people want to sell. One person wants to sell a bicycle.

There are also


a piano

This means the seller


b. wants a lot of money
d. does not know the Price

:Cl frv*i'd

collection

"

seller?

a boat.

-?
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W
8:30

9:45

Moth

Moth

Moth

Moth

Librory

9:45 - 10:30

English

English

English

Physicol Ed.

English

10:30

11:00

Geography

History

Geogrophy

History

Geography

L1:15

12:30

Science

Science

Computer Ed.

Computer Ed.

Science

12:30

13:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

- Lunch

13:30

14:15

Art

Art

Sports

CrafI

Craft

Sociol Studies

Sports

Sociol Studies

Sociol Studies

14:i5 - 15:00 Sociol Studies

otice these changes to the schedule above:


On the first Monday of each month, students will have
Math. On other Mondays, students will have Music from
8:30 to 9:45 inthe morning.
Students will attend the Library class on Friday morning only
during January. Students will attend Physical Education at this time
during other months.
The Friday morning English class will always be held in the
library. Students may use this time for free reading or research for
their term paper_s.
Wednesday Sports will be held outdoors when the weather permits, or in the gymnasium if it rains. Students will participate in
team sports such as soccer, kickball, softball, etc. During physical
education classes, students
rules for individual sports.

will learn stretching techniques and

Art classes will focus on art theory and the study of famous
works of art. Craft classes will give students the chance to work
with various mediums of art (water colors, oil paints, clay, etc,.).

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Fill in th* blanks.


geography

attended

research

1.. We learned about other countries

in our

class.

medical school to be a doctor.


2. He
the history of her hometown.
3. She wanted to

Chc*se th* best sr':swer.

1. How many times each month will students have Music class?
b. twice
a. once
d. none
c. three times
2. Where will students have English class on Friday?
b. in the library
a. in the lab
d. in the classroom
c. in the park'
3. What will students do in art class?
a. go to museums

b. learn about art works


d. paint pictures

c. make art

4. What does "participate" mean in this schedule?


b. learn
a. take part
d. write
c. teach

ffi
Fili in eacr biank wrth tlre correct word.
three

take

library

raining

meet

The Sports class will only meet


This schedule shows the classes students will _.
in
And the Friday morning Library class will only
outside if it is not
Students will have
January. Once a week, the English class will meet in the
mornings times each month.
Music on Monday -.

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; gryin,g a Watch
i Can t netp youz j,,j

Joe and Betty are looking in the


window of a watch store.

want to buy a watch. I

Joe and Betty are in the watch store


standing at the counter. A salesperson

is speaking to them.
I
jJ

How much do you

hrs rs a verv

i good watch.

want to spend?

Not more than $50

Joe does not'want to spend much

The salesperson puts the watches

money.

away.

We have some very good

The salesperson shows them some


cheaper watches.
It's a very inexpensive
watch. lt's only $19.95.

O.K. I'll take this one.

The salesperson is showing them


a very simple watch.
t'

What time is

.-" t

Joe likes the price.

That's better, Joe.

How about this?

it?

i
i

has stopped!

f(&4
i

Joe and Betty are walking along


the street. Joe is looking at the new

watch on his wrist.

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don't knowl The

i watch

ih***r* rh* .-*.;*rd 'uviiir li:* s**r* nr**n!ng.


1. She wore a very @
b. fancy
a. cheap

dress to the party.

c. simple

d. wet

2. I broke my arm between my hand and lower arm.


a. counter b. physical c. reward

d. wrist

3. He wanted to buy a plain black belt.


c. particular
a. average b. middle

d. simple

e:=*t:*+ ii-:* i:e:i *iii"irr*i'.

1. Who bought a watch for whom?


a. Betty bought it for herself.
c. Joe bought it for himself.

b. Betty bought it for Joe.


d. Joe bought it for Betty.

2. What kind of watch did Joe buy?


a. an expensive one

b. a lancy one
d. a simple one

c. a gold one

3. How did Joe probably feel about the watch he bought?


b. upset
a. very satisfied
d. not bad
c. proud
4. In this story, "9K"
a. No
c. That's too bad

7ii1 r; t: at:'::
z

!: l ;i n !r,rvi?

salesperson

i:'l

means

o'

b. Thank you
d. Yes

i:

cc' i

i'**i

";,;*

r*.

fancv

left

working

pay

Joe wanted to buy a new watch, so he went to the store with Betty. He did not want

The

showed him some

others, and he found one he liked. He bought the watch and

the store. As he

very

watch. He only wanted to

was walking home, the watch stopped-

about $50.

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