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Reading comprehension

 

 Read the text carefully.                                                              

 

Mary's family

 

Mary is ten years old. She is from Dorset. Her hair is long and brown. She has got brown eyes. She has got a cat and a dog. Their names are Pat and Fluffy. Pat, the dog has got a small house in the garden. Mary's cat, Fluffy is 3 years old.

                                                            

  Mary's mother is Jane. She is a teacher. She's thirty-six years old. Her husband is Nick. He is thirty-eight. He's a bus driver. He has got brown hair and blue eyes. Jane's hair is blonde and her eyes are brown. They have got three children Mary, Sean and Peter.

Sean is six and Peter is twelve years old. The children are pupils. Sean's hair is blonde, Peter's hair is brown. The boys have got blue eyes.

Jane hasn't got a pet. She has a friend. Her name is Laura.

Nick has got a horse. Its name is Lightning. Nick's friends are bus drivers. They are Tom, Charles and John.

Peter's pet is a hamster. Its name is Tiny. She is so small. Sean has got a goldfish. Its name's Goldie.

                                                                                                             
  Peter and Sean have got four friends. Peter's friends are James and Doug. Brian and Adam are Sean's friends. Mary's friends are Maggie and April.

 

 Fill in the chart with the suitable information from the text. Write "no" if we have no information.

name

Mary

 

 

 

age

 

 

36

hair

 

 

 

blonde

eyes

 

 

 

job

 

bus driver

 

 

friend(s)

 

 

 

pet(s)

 

 

hamster

 

 

pet’s name

 

 True or false. Put a tick into the correct place.

sentence

true

false

1)      Mary has got a spider.

 

 

2)    Mary's mother is 38 years old.

 

 

3)    Nick is Sean’s father.

 

 

4)    Sean has got a sister.

 

 

5)    Mary has got two brothers.

 

 

6)    The children have got four friends.

 

 

7)    Tiny is a horse.

 

 

8)    John is a bus driver.

 

 

9)    Tom is Peter's friend.

 

 

10) Fluffy is a cat.

 

 

 

 Write short answers to the following questions.

1)      How many pets has the family got?     .

2)    Has the family got a garden?              .

3)    Where is the family from?                 .

4)    Who is the daughter in the family?     .

5)    How many friends has the family got? .

6)    Who has got a fish?                           .

7)    Who has got blonde hair?                   .

8)    Who is Peter?                                    brother.

9)    Who has got blue eyes?                      .

10) Who is Doug?                                    .

 

 Here are some definitions. Can you guess the word or name? (The words are from the text.)

1)      It's an animal. It is small. It has got four legs.

2)    It's a person. He is a bus driver. He has got a long name. He is the father's friend.

3)    He is Jane’s son. He is very young.

4)    Mary, Sean and Peter.

5)    It is an animal. We have it at home.

6)    It is not in the house.

7)    Not big.

8)    He has got a horse.

9)    It is a job at school.

10) Not a girl.

 

HOMEWORK

Read the text again. Then write a composition about your family. Write down the following information about mother, father, sister(s), brother(s) and you: name, age, hair, eyes, pets and friends. You can use the text to help you.

 

 

                                                                                                 

 

       

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