Easy Reading Practice 1

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Reading isfun. We learn a lot of things when wedo. Below are three easy passages foryou to read and to enjoy. Remember thatafter 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, thispractice set is time pressured. You areonly 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?

    • A.

      A dog woke Mr. Jones up.

    • B.

      His neighbors woke him up.

    • C.

      A phone call woke him up.

    Correct Answer
    A. A dog woke Mr. Jones up.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A dog woke Mr. Jones up." This is because in the story, Mr. Jones woke up because he heard a dog barking outside his window. The story specifically states that he heard a dog and not his neighbors or a phone call.

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  • 2. 

    What happened when he asked the dog a question?

    • A.

      Nothing happened

    • B.

      The dog stopped barking.

    • C.

      His dog answered the question.

    Correct Answer
    B. The dog stopped barking.
    Explanation
    When he asked the dog a question, the dog stopped barking. This suggests that the dog was responsive to the question and ceased its barking.

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  • 3. 

    What time do you think this event happen?

    • A.

      This event happened in the morning before he went to work.

    • B.

      The dog started barking at lunch time.

    • C.

      It happened around 10 in the evening.

    Correct Answer
    C. It happened around 10 in the evening.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the event happened around 10 in the evening. This is supported by the information provided in the question, which states that the event occurred before the person went to work in the morning and the dog started barking at lunchtime. Therefore, the most likely time for the event to have happened is in the evening around 10.

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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?

    • A.

      C. He could not find his favorite notebook.

    • B.

      He lost his favorite pencil.

    • C.

      He could not find his favorite pen.

    Correct Answer
    C. He could not find his favorite pen.
    Explanation
    Ben lost his favorite pen. This is evident from the story where Ben is searching for his pen and asks his sister about it. He remembers using the pen to write a note to his English teacher and puts it in his notebook. When he finds his notebook, he also finds his favorite pen next to the CD player in the living room. Therefore, the correct answer is that Ben could not find his favorite pen.

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  • 5. 

    Where did he eventually find his pen?

    • A.

      It was under his bed.

    • B.

      He found it next to the CD player

    • C.

      It was lying on the kitchen counter.

    Correct Answer
    B. He found it next to the CD player
  • 6. 

    How old do you think is Ben’s sister?

    • A.

      She is eighteen years old

    • B.

      His sister is less than 8 years old.

    • C.

      They have the same age because they are twins.

    Correct Answer
    B. His sister is less than 8 years old.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "His sister is less than 8 years old." This answer is supported by the statement that Ben's sister is younger than him. The other options of her being eighteen years old or being the same age as Ben contradict this information.

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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?

    • A.

      She was late for her date.

    • B.

      She wanted to go to a coffee shop before going to work.

    • C.

      She did not have much time left.

    Correct Answer
    C. She did not have much time left.
    Explanation
    The passage states that Nicole did not have much time and that she would lose her job if she was late. This suggests that Nicole was in a hurry because she did not have much time left to get to work on time and wanted to avoid losing her job.

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  • 8. 

    Did she finish her coffee?

    • A.

      Yes, she did.

    • B.

      She did not.

    • C.

      She dropped the coffee mug before leaving the house.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, she did.
    Explanation
    The answer "Yes, she did" suggests that she finished her coffee. This is supported by the fact that the question is in the past tense, indicating that the action of finishing the coffee has already occurred.

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  • 9. 

    Why did she go back inside?

    • A.

      She needed to drink more coffee.

    • B.

      She wanted to eat breakfast.

    • C.

      She forgot her bag.

    Correct Answer
    C. She forgot her bag.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She forgot her bag." This is indicated by the word "forgot" which implies that she had left her bag behind and needed to go back inside to retrieve it. The other options, drinking more coffee and eating breakfast, are not mentioned in the given information and therefore cannot be inferred as the reason for her going back inside.

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  • 10. 

    What is the color of Nicole’s coat?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Brown

    • C.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    A. Black
    Explanation
    The color of Nicole's coat is black.

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