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Richard and Philip invited Mrs Moffat to their barbecue.
Richard and Philip’s barbecue was, of course, a great success. About twenty people came and Richard and Philip cooked lots of hamburgers and chicken and made a big salad and brought big pieces of watermelon and everyone laughed and joked and told Mr and Mrs Hamilton how wonderful their sons were. I ate one hamburger and didn’t talk to anybody. After a while, I left, and made sure that nobody saw me leave.
Mrs Moffat ate three plates of chicken and two hamburgers. After that she said she was very tired and was going to go and have a sleep. She walked over to her umbrella and sat down on her deckchair and went to sleep. When she woke up later, everybody on the beach was surprised to hear her screaming and shouting.“My bag!!!! My bag!!!” she shouted. “It’s gone!!! It’s GONE!!!” Everybody on the beach ran over to Mrs Moffat to see what the problem was. “Someone has taken my bag!!!” she screamed, “Someone has stolen my bag!!!” “Impossible!” said everybody else. “This is a very safe, friendly beach! There are no thieves here!” But it was true. Mrs Moffat’s big bag wasn’t there anymore. Nobody had seen any strangers on the beach during the barbecue, so they thought that Mrs Moffat had perhaps taken her bag somewhere and forgotten it. Mr Morelli from the café organised a search of the beach. Everybody looked everywhere for Mrs Moffat’s big bag.
Eventually, they found it. My father saw it hidden in the sand under a deckchair. A green deckchair. Richard and Philip’s deckchair. My father took it and gave it back to Mrs Moffat. Everybody looked at Richard and Philip. Richard and Philip, the golden boys, stood there looking surprised. Of course, they didn’t know what to say.
Mrs Moffat looked in her bag. She started screaming again. Her purse with her money in it wasn’t in the big bag. “My purse!” she shouted, “My purse has gone! Those boys have stolen it! They organised a barbecue so they could steal my purse!” Everybody tried to explain to Mrs Moffat that this couldn’t possibly be true, but Mrs Moffat called the police. The police arrived and asked golden Richard and golden Philip lots of questions. Richard and Philip couldn’t answer the questions. Eventually, they all got into a police car and drove away to the police station.
I sat there, pretending to read my book and trying to hide a big, fat purse under the sand on the beach. That was the last summer we went to the beach. My parents never talked about Richard and Philip again.
1. What does the text tell?
A. quiet beach.
B. Two golden boys.
C. A talkative woman.
D. A theft at a barbeque party.
E. A wonderful barbeque party
2. “ Richard and Philip, the golden boys…” (Paragraph 5) The closest meaning of the nderlined word is ….
3. Why did the writer steal Mrs Moffat’s purse?
A. He strongly hated her.
B. He did not like the party.
C. He tried to make a surprise at the beach.
D. He made everybody accuse the golden boys.
E. He wanted some money for a barbeque party
4. What can we learn from the story?
A. We should be helpful.
B. We should be humble.
C. We should not be jealous.
D. We should not be arrogant.
E. We should not be revengeful
The New Bridge
On Tuesday, October 23, my class went to the new bridge to see the Saint John River and to walk the bridge.
When we arrived at the bridge we got a pin and a flag and we lined up to walk on the bridge. During our walk, I saw some geese and they were flying south. I liked the cool air.
Then we got to the other side. We walked back to the stairs and we got chocolate and cookies.
After we had a snack we went back to school we had lunch, we had a short recess.
The trip was interesting. I was tired, but I had fun
5. Who are the participants of the story?
a. the new bridge
b. the writer’s classmates
c. the writer and his/her classmates
d. the Saint John River
e. the writer
6. Why did they go to the new bridge?
a. to notice the Saint John River
b. to examine the Saint John River.
c. to renovate the Saint John River.
d. to reconstruct the Saint John River.
e. to rebuild the Saint John River.
7. Which statement is the orientation of the text?
a. When we arrived at the bridge we got a pin and a flag and we lined up to walk on the bridge.
b. On Tuesday, October 23, my class went to the new bridge to see the Saint John River and to walk the bridge.
c. During our walk, I saw some geese and they were flying south. I liked the cool air.
d. We walked back to the stairs and we got chocolate and cookies.
e. After we had a snack we went back to school we had lunch, we had a short recess.
8. The following is the text organization of recount.
a. Abstract, Orientation, Events, Coda
b. Orientation, Crisis, Resolution, Reorientation
c. Orientation, Events, Re-orientation
d. Orientation, Complication, Resolution
e. Orientation, Events, Twist
9. There are some temporal sequences in the text, except…
a. When d. During
b. Then e. After
10. How did they walk on the bridge?
a. They walked hand in hand.
b. They walked wherever they liked.
c. They walked by marching.
d. They walked in a queue.
e. They walked one by one.
11. Where did they have lunch?
a. on the stairs d. on the bridge
b. near the river e. at school
c. on the other side of the bridge
12. ‘The trip was interesting. I was tired, but I had fun’. (last line)
What does the sentence show?
a. Orientation d. Events
b. Complication e. Crisis
13. The following words belong to material processes taken from the text, except….
a. arrived d. lined up
b. saw e. walked
14. ‘…we had a short recess’. (line 8)
What is the synonym of the underlined word?
a. vacation d. interest
b. rest e. visit
Complete the missing words by choosing the best options.
Yesterday, on October 23, my mom ……(15)…….. me off at my Nana’s house.15. a. took d. dropped
Once we had a snack, I went to the eye doctor and she ……(16)…… my eye’s. Then she tested Nana’s eyes.
After lunch, I ……..(17)….. on the computer. First I played Frogger but I got squished by the cars.
After I …….(18)….. on the computer I …..(19)……to watch TV.
It was a good day. I …….(20)……school.
b. put e. laid
16. a. examined d. noticed
b. watched e. studied
17. a. broke d. turned off
b. played e. switched off
c. turned down
18. a. started d. hit
b. rebuilt e. finished
19. a. told d. whispered
b. screamed e. forgot
20. a. went d. missed
b. played truant e. was out
Questions no 211 to 27 are based on the above text
21. The following are the temporal sequences written in the text above, except…
a. Once d. Then
b. After e. First
22. Why did the writer and Nana go to the eye doctor?
a. They got their eyes tested.
b. They tested the doctor’s eye.
c. Their eyes will be operated soon.
d. The eye doctor asked them to operate her eye.
e. The tested their eyes by themselves.
23. Who are the participants of the story above?
a. The writer’s mother b. the writer
b. Nana e. the writer and Nana
c. The writer, his/her mother and Nana
24. Which sentence shows the orientation of the story?
a. sentence 1 d. sentence 4
b. sentence 2 e. sentence 5
c. sentence 3
25. ‘Then she tested Nana’s eyes’.
What is the synonym of the underlined word?
a. operated d. examined
b. discovered e. rinsed
26. ‘Then she tested Nana’s eyes’.
What does the underlined word refer to?
a. The writer d. Nana
b. The eye doctor e. The writer’s mother
c. The writer and Nana
27. What do you call a doctor who tests your eye?
a. Oculist d. Optician
b. Pediatrician e. Physician
On Wednesday evening, we went to the Town Hall. It was the last day of the year and a large crowd of people had gathered under the Town Hall clock. It would strike twelve in twenty minute’s time.28. When did the writer go to the Town Hall?
Fifteen minutes passed and then, the clock stopped. The big minute hand did not move. We waited and waited, but nothing happened. Suddenly someone shouted, “ It was two minutes past twelve! The clock has stopped!” I looked at my watch. It was true. The big clock refused to welcome the New Year.
At that moment, everybody began to laugh and sing.
a. January 1st
b. December 1st
c. December 31st
d. January 31st
e. December 30th
29. It would strike twelve in twenty minute’s time.( Paragraph 1)
The underlined word ‘It’ refers to…..
a. the Town Hall
b. the Town Hall clock
c. a large crowd of people
d. the last day of the year
30. What time did the big minute hand not move?
a. at five to twelve
b. at twenty to twelve
c at fifteen to twelve
d. at twelve sharp
e. at fifteen past twelve