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macmillan readers worksheets

Contents
Term 1
Macmillan Readers worksheets 1A–1B
Alissa C. J. Moore 1–2
Term 2
Macmillan Readers worksheets 2A–2B
Photo Finish Polly Sweetnam 3–4
Term 3
Macmillan Readers worksheets 3A–3B
The Lost Ship Stephen Colbourn 5–6

Answer key 7

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readers worksheet 1a term 1

Alissa
C. J. Moore
A Before reading
1 Look at the front cover of the book. Then answer the
questions about Alissa.
1 How old is she?
2 What is she holding?
3 Do you think she is:
a) happy?
b) angry?
c) sad?

B While reading
2 Read to page 7. Look at Alissa’s diary. Then write Alissa’s
diary for page 7.

I am Alissa. I like school. I like


reading. But I must obey my father.
I must go to the city. I am afraid.

3 Read to page 11. Then write Alissa’s diary for page 9 or page 11.

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readers worksheet 1b term 1

Alissa
C. J. Moore
C After reading
4 Write the last page of Alissa’s diary.

5 Write who says these things.


1 ‘How old are you?’
2 ‘You must go to the city.’
3 ‘This is Alissa. She likes reading.’
4 ‘You’re going to cook and clean and wash.’
5 ‘Can you write? Can you count?’
6 ‘Aren’t you happy here?’

6 The tall lady says, ‘Alissa isn’t a slave.’ Write which people think Alissa is a slave.

7 Look at the word picture of Alissa. The words are from pages 2–7. Then make
another word picture of Alissa, using words from pages 8–16.

S H E I S A F R A I D
S H E L E A V E S H O M E
S H E L I K E S R E A D I N G
S H E C L E A N S
S H E C O O K S
S H E I S U N H A P P Y

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readers worksheet 2a term 2

Photo Finish
Polly Sweetnam
A Before reading
1 Look at the picture on the front cover of the book.
What are these photos used for?

2 Read the back cover of the book. Then write what you think
is wrong.
There are some photos in the machine.
Lisa looks at the pictures.
But they are not Lisa’s pictures.
Something is wrong. Now Lisa is frightened.

B While reading
3 Read to the end of page 6. Then write who says these things.
1 ‘I’ll meet you outside the office at 12.30.’
2 ‘Please fill in these forms.’
3 ‘Here are my photos.’
4 ‘I hate the old bus station.’
5 ‘Go and get your photos.’

4 Read to the end of page 9. Then put these sentences in the correct order.
a) She is frightened.
b) Some photos are coming out of the slot.
c) She puts her money into the machine.
d) Lisa walks quickly.
e) Lisa goes outside the photo booth.

5 Here are the murderer and Lisa in the bus station. Write what they are thinking.

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readers worksheet 2b term 2

Photo Finish
Polly Sweetnam
C After reading
6 Imagine you are the detective. Write your plan.

7 Complete the sentences with the words in the box.


busy dark empty exciting friendly frightened interested loud nice safe

1 He has a smile.
2 Lisa is in the bus station.
3 The old bus station is and .
4 Lisa wants an holiday.
5 Everyone is at Black and Sons.
6 Alice is in the Marketing Department.
7 Lisa’s shoes make a noise on the ground.
8 The detective is very in Lisa and Alice’s story.
9 The police catch the murderer and Lisa is .

8 Lisa sends a postcard to the detective from Greece. Write her postcard.

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readers worksheet 3a term 3

The Lost Ship


Stephen Colbourn
A Before reading
1 Look at the picture on the front cover of the book.
What kind of ship is it?
a a steam ship
b a sailing ship

2 Read the back cover of the book. What is a ‘strange ship’?


a a ship that is frightening
b a ship that is not like other ships
c a ship that is old

B While reading
3 Read to the end of page 3. Then write what the Captain is thinking.

4 Read to the end of page 15. Then write what the Captain is thinking.

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readers worksheet 3b term 3

The Lost Ship


Stephen Colbourn
C After reading
5 Write the next page of the book log.

6 Find these words in the wordsearch.


cabin captain crew deck fine mist photograph sail ship wind

7 Now complete the sentences with the words from exercise 6.


1 It’s a very strange .
2 The weather is .
3 The is steering the ship.
4 I cannot see the or .
5 They want to to Florida.
6 This is the Captain’s .
7 The ship is in a thick, white .
8 There is nobody in the .
9 The Captain is below .
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answer key
Worksheets 1A–1B Worksheets 2A–2B Worksheets 3A–3B
Alissa Photo Finish The Lost Ship
C. J. Moore Polly Sweetnam Stephen Colbourn
A A A
1 Possible answers: 1 Students’ own answers. 1 b
1 between 12 and 18. Possible answers: Photos like this are
2 a book used for passports, identity cards,
2 b
3 Students’ own. driving licences. B
B 2 Students’ own answers. 3 Students’ own answers.
Students may say that something bad Possible answer: The voyage is
2 Students’ own answers. is happening in the photos. going well.
Possible answer: The thin man’s
wife shouts at me. I work 15 hours a B 4 Students’ own answers.
day. I cook and clean and wash. I am Possible answer: What is happening?
unhappy. I cry every night.
3 1 Lisa
I’m scared!
2 The assistant in the post office
3 Students’ own answers. 3 Alice C
Answers should use the text on pages 4 Lisa
9 or 11, and give information in the 5 Lisa 5 Students’ own answers.
first person, as in Question 2. Possible answer: could be about
4 a 5 b 4 c 2 d 1 e 3 the captain seeing a ship coming.
C 5 Students’ own answers. Perhaps it is bringing another captain
(in 1869) to replace the current one.
4 Students’ own answers. Possible answers may show that: the
/ Now, in 1872, another captain has
Answers should use the text on page young man recognizes Lisa from the
photos / the young man has a plan to arrived. / It could be about still being
16, and give information in the first
murder Lisa / Lisa recognizes the man alone – and similar to the log book
person, as in Question 2.
because of the tattoos / Lisa is afraid entry on page 16.
5 a the fat man because she recognizes him. 6
b Alissa’s father
c the thin man C
d the woman / the thin man’s wife
e the shop owner
6 Students’ own answers.
(Pages 14, 15 and 16 give the
f the tall lady
information needed to answer the
6 Alissa’s father question.)
the fat man
the thin man
7 1 nice
2 frightened
the thin man’s wife
3 dark; empty
the shop owner
4 exciting
7 Students’ own answers. 5 friendly
7 1 ship
Answers may describe Alissa’s 6 busy
2 fine
character, appearance or what 7 loud
3 wind
happens to her in the story. 8 interested
4 captain; crew
9 safe
5 sail
8 Students’ own answers. 6 cabin
7 mist
8 photograph
9 deck

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