Easy Reading Practice 1

10 Questions  I  By Nicole_dcec on December 22, 2009
Reading is fun.  We learn a lot of things when we do.  Below are three easy passages for you to read and to enjoy.  Remember that after each short story, you have to answer three or four questions about the text.  Click the box beside your answer.  Do not stay too long on one question, this practice set is time pressured.  You are only given 5 minutes to finish this set.  Are you ready?

  
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1.  Story 1: Barking DogOne night, Mr. Jones woke up because he heard a dog. He heard a dog barking outside his window. Mr. Jones got out of bed and walked to the window. When he looked out the window, there was a big brown dog on his lawn. It was barking very loudly. Mr. Jones opened his window and looked at the barking dog. “Why are you barking so loud?” he asked the dog. The dog looked at Mr. Jones. Then it stopped barking.What woke Mr. Jones up?
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2.  What happened when he asked the dog a question?
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3.  What time do you think this event happen?
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4.  Story 2:  Ben’s Favorite Pen Ben, who is eight years old, lost his favorite pen. He could not find it. “Where is my favorite pen?” he asked his younger sister. His sister did not know. “I don’t know where your pen is,” she said. Ben thought about it for a long time. He used his pen before dinner. He used it to write a note to his English teacher. The note said, “Dear teacher, Thank you for helping me. Ben.” He put the note in his notebook. Where was his notebook? He looked in the kitchen, it was not there. When he looked in the living room, he found his notebook and favorite pen there. It was next to the CD player.What did Ben lose?
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5.  Where did he eventually find his pen?
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6.  How old do you think is Ben’s sister?
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7.  Story 3:  Off to Work Nicole did not have much time. It was time to go to work. She did not want to be late for work. She would lose her job if she was late. She finished her coffee. She drank the last drop. She put the coffee mug in the kitchen sink. She turned on the kitchen faucet. She poured water into the mug. She turned off the faucet. She picked up her keys. The keys were on the kitchen table. She grabbed her black coat which was on the chair. The chair was next to the door. She walked outside. She locked her door with her house key. After locking the door, she realized she needed to go back inside the house.  She forgot her office bag on her bed.Why was Nicole in a hurry?
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8.  Did she finish her coffee?
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9.  Why did she go back inside?
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10.  What is the color of Nicole’s coat?
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