Text 1 :
A farmer came across a bird with a broken wing. He picked it up, took it home and looked after it lovingly, even though his wife complained bitterly about his wasting too much time on the creature.
After some time, the wing mended and, because the bird did not want the farmer to have kept on arguing with his wife all the time, it decided to go back to its nest.
When the farmer discovered that the bird was gone, he was so upset that he went out to look for it. Eventually, he found it again, and was greeted happily by the whole family of the bird. As a sign of their thanks for his care and attention, the birds gave him a little box, and told him not to open it until he got home.
To his surprise, the farmer found the box full of precious stones. When his wife saw them, she decided that she too deserved a reward, and she went to see the birds. The birds gave her a little casket; but this one was full of devils. The devils jumped on her as soon as she opened the casket and chased her away.
Left alone, the farmer went to live near his friend, the bird. There he built a hut of perfumed wood; and the birds decorated it with flowers of every kind.
1.Which of the following statements do you agree with ?
a.The farmer chased his wife away.
b.The farmer lived happily with his wife.
c.The farmer’s wife took care of the bird.
d.The bird was very thankful to the farmer.
e.The farmer’s wife was a very kind woman.
1. The farmer’s new hut was….
a. Well furnished
b. Built by the birds
c. a gift from the birds
d. decorated luxuriously
e. built of perfumed wood
2. What do we learn from the text?
a. A gift shows kindness.
b. Sufferings bring happiness.
c. Arguing makes you distressed.
d. A good deed deserves a reward.
e. Having no heart makes you isolated.
4.What is the main information discussed in the third paragraph?
a.The bird left the farmer.
b.The birds welcomed the farmer
c.The farmer got a little casket from the birds.
d.The farmer was so angry and went out to find the bird.
e.The farmer was happy having got a box of precious stones.
5.The word “discovered” (p3) means….
a. proved b. found out c. saw
d. invented e. believed
Once upon a time, there lived a group mice under a tree in peace. However, a group of elephants crossing the jungle unknowingly destroyed the homes of all the rats. Many of them were crushed to death.
Then the king of rats decided to approach the elephant’s chief and request him to guide his herd through another route. On hearing the sad story, the elephant’s king apologized and agreed to take another route. And so the lives the rats were saved.
One day elephant hunters came to the jungle and tripped a group of elephants in huge nets. Then the elephant king suddenly remembered the king of rats. He summoned one of the elephant of his herd which had not been trapped, to go seek help from the king and told him about the trapped elephants.
The rat’s king immediately took his entire group of rats and they cut the nets which had trapped the elephant’s herd. The elephant’s herd was totally set free. They danced with joy and thanked the rats.
6. What destroyed the homes of all rats?
A. Group of mice did.
B. The hunters did.
C. Elephant hunters did.
D. A group of elephants did
E. Elephant’s herd did.
7. What helped the elephant’s herd free?
A. The elephant’s herd did.
B. The hunter did.
C. A trapped elephant did.
D. A group of kings did.
E. Entire group of rats did.
8. When did the story occur?
A. Deep in the writer’s mind
B. In the jungle
C. In the black forest
D. In the home of mice group
E. In the nests which had trapped the elephant’s herd
9. At the end of the story, how was the elephants’ herd?
A. angry B. sad C. happy
D. dead E. disappointed
10. The word “ summoned” means ….
a. ordered to come b. asked to do
c. offered to come d. got to make
e. forced to do
Text 3 : The Good Stepmother
The old witch locked Hansel in a cage and set Gretel to clean the house. She planned to eat them both. Each night the children cried and begged the witch to let them go.
Meanwhile, at home, their stepmother was beginning to wish she had never tried to get rid of the children. “I must find them,” she said and set off into the forest.
Many hours later, when her feet were tired from walking and her lips were dry from thirst, she came to the cottage belonging to the witch. The stepmother peeped though the window. Her heart cried out when she saw the two children.
She picked up the broom leaning against the door and crept inside. The witch was putting some stew in the oven when the stepmother gave her an almighty push. The witch fell into the oven and the stepmother shut the door.
‘Children, I have come to save you,’ she said hugging them tightly. I have done a dreadful thing.
I hope in time you will forgive me. Let me take you home and become a family again. They returned to their home and the stepmother became the best mother anyone could wish to have, and of course they lived happily ever after!
11. The story is about a stepmother who ……
a. cried every night
b. planned to eat her children
c. begged a witch for money
d. tried to run away from a witch
e. saved her children from a witch
12. Which statement is TRUE about the step mother?
a. She was the witch’s friend.
b. She loved her stepchildren.
c. She hit the witch with a broom.
d. She locked her children in a cage.
e. She visited the witch to see her children.
13. “The witch fell into the oven and the stepmother shut the door.” (Paragraph 4)
The underlined word can be replaced by the word …………..
a. Closed b. opened c. painted
14. How did the witch die?
a. She was burn in the oven.
b. She was trapped in a cage.
c. She was hit with a broom.
d. She was locked in her house.
e. She was pushed against the wall.
Text 4 : The Lion and The mouse
Once when a lion was asleep, a little mouse began up and down upon him; this soon awoke the lion, who placed his huge paw upon the mouse, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.
“Pardon, O King “cried the little mouse “forgive me this time. I shall never forget it: who knows I may be able to do you a good turn some of these days? ”. The lion was so tickled at the idea of the mouse being able to help him. Then he lifted up his paw and let him go.
On day the lion was caught in a trap. Some hunters who to carry him alive to the king, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him in. Just then the little mouse happened to pass by and see the sad plight in which the lion was. The little mouse went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the king of the beats. Soon the little mouse had finished growing away the ropes, he asked the lion to run away.
15.What is the moral lesson from the text?
a.Don’t look at someone because of his clothes
b,It is best to prepare for the days of necessity
c.Common people may prove great ones
d.United we stand, divided we fall
e.Honesty begins at home.
16. Paragraph three mainly tells that….
a.the little mouse asked forgiveness
b.the hunters carried the lion alive to the king
c.the lion was tied to a tree by the hunters
d.the little mouse could prove that he could help the lion
e.from the first, the lion believed in what the little mouse said
17. What did the little mouse do to prove his words?
a.He would never forget the lion.
b.He tried hard to help the lion free.
c.He ran up and down upon the lion
d.He asked for apology to the king of the beast
e.He tied the lion to the tree so that the hunters could carry him
18. The word “huge” (p.1) means very…..
a. old b. large c. tall d.Tiny e .giant
Text 5 :
Once upon a time there lived as neighbors, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was a good shot, and the bear, being very clumsy, could not use the arrow to good advantage. The bear would call over the rabbit, and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and came with the bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit, fearing to arouse the bear’s anger by refusing, consented and went with the bear and shot enough buffaloes to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed he shot and killed so many that the was lots of meat left after the bear and his family had loaded themselves, and packed all they could carry home. The bear was gluttonous and did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat, so the poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from butchering. As the bear would throw e blood and dry it up. Poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day’s work.
The bear was the father of five children. The youngest child was very kind to the rabbit. The mother bear, knowing that her youngest child was very hearty eater, always gave him an extra large piece of meat, but the youngest child didn’t eat. He would take with him and pretend to play ball with it, kicking it toward the rabbit’s house. When he got close to the door, he would give the meat with such a great kick, that it would fly into the rabbit’s house, and in this way the poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the papa bear.
19.The poor rabbit didn’t get any of the meat because …..
a. They are already given to the butcher
b. They are eaten by the youngest bear
c. The bear carried all the meat home
d. They are already dried up
e. The bear ate all the meat
20.Which statement is NOT TRUE according to the text ?
a. The papa bear was not very kind to the rabbit
b. The rabbit got nothing from his shooting
c. The mother bear always gave her youngest extra meat
d. The papa bear didn’t like giving the rabbit some meat
e. The papa bear knew that his youngest child gave the rabbit some meat.
21.The story teaches us that ……
a. Poverty makes people suffer
b. We must keep our promise
c. Being greedy makes other people happy
d. People should love each other
e. We must keep our relationship with others
The Magic Box
Once upon a time, there was a poor farmer who lived with his wife. One day, he dug up his field and found a big box. He took it home with him and showed it to his wife. His wife cleaned the box and kept it in their house.
One sunny morning his wife dropped an apple into it. Suddenly the box began fill up with apples. No matter how many the apples were taken out, more apples took their place, So the farmer and his wife decide to sell the apples and in short time they were able to live quite comfortably.
One day, the farmer dropped a gold coin into the box. At once, apples disappeared and the box began to fill itself with coins. Everyday, the farmer and his wife collected hundreds of gold coins from the box. Soon they became very rich.
Having heard that his son had gone rich, the farmer’s grandfather visited the couple. He was not very strong and he could not go out to work anymore. So the farmer asked the old man to help him take the money out of the box. When his grandfather told his son that he was tired and wanted to have arrest, the farmer shouted at him,” why are you so lazy? Why can’t you work harder?”
The old man didn’t say anything, and continued to work until he fell into the box and suddenly died. At once, the money disappeared and the box began to fill up with dead grandfathers.
The farmer had to pull them out and bury them. To do this, he had to spend all the money he had collected. When he had used up all the money, the box broke and the farmer was just as poor as he was before.
22. How was the farmer according to the writer ? He was….
a. mean b. generous c. kind
d. humorous e. rich
23. The complication started when ……
a. the farmer dug up a big box in his field, took it home, and showed it to his wife.
b. his wife dropped an apple into a big box and suddenly the box filled up with apples.
c. the farmer and his wife sold the apples were able to live quite comfortably
d. the farmer dropped a gold coin into the box
e. the apple disappeared and the box began to fill itself with coins.
24. Which statement is TRUE according to the story ?
a. His wife cleaned and kept the box for her.
b. The box was full of valuable things when it was found
c. The farmer had to pull dead grandfathers out and bury them
d. The poor farmer was finally killed by his grandfather
e. The farmer’s wife was happy after the grandfather passed away
25 What did we learn from the story ?
a. Being honest is not always wise
b. All that glitters is not good
c. It is good to be honest in life
d. We must respect our parents
e. Being a miser is sometimes important.