1. All those wet clothes. The children will want to stay outside and I'll spend my time trying to keep them dry.
2. I can hardly wait to make the first snowball. I've been waiting all year to get back at her.
3. Oh, my aching back. The car will be covered and I'll have to shovel it out.
4. Isn't it great that school might be closed? I'd much rather have fun outside than stay in school. What better way to spend a snowy day.
5. I'm going to be awfully hungry. I shouldn't have hidden that bone. It would have been better to leave it in the house.
1. One girl is eating ice cream but two aren't. ( picture )
2. The small square is in the upper left corner. ( picture )
3.He is bending over to pink up the box. ( picture )
4.The car almost hit him while he was crossing the street. ( picture )
Sample Passage and Questions
1. Sound is something we
(A) hears. (B) hearing. (C) heard. (D) hear. It comes to your
2. (A) eyes (B) nose(C) ears (D) mouth in different ways. It might be pleasant,
3. like the voice of a friend, (A)when (B) as (C) or (D) since unpleasant, like the screech
4. of a train's wheels on a railroad (A) station. (B) track.(C) light. (D) conductor. Some sounds are loud,
5. and some are soft; some are high, and some are (A) full. (B) low. (C) quiet. (D) big. Sound is
6. very (A) importance (B) importantly (C) important (D) import to us because it is the basic means of communcation.
7. What does screech in line 3 mean?
8. Which of the phrases below is another example of a pleasant sound, similar to the phrase in the sentence that begins in line 2, "like the voice of a friend" ?
（A）Like the ring of an alarm（B）Like the wail of a siren
（C）Like the honk of a horn （D）Like the song of a bird
9. Which sentence below has almost the same meaning as the sentence that begins in line 5 ?
(A) It is meaningful to communicate with sound.
(B) The main way we communicate is with sound.
(C) The meaning of sound is basic to communication.
(D) In order to communicate, we need basic sounds.
Sample Passage and Questions
The footsteps began about a quarter past one o'clock in the morning, a rhythmic, quick-cadenced walking around the dining room table. My mother was asleep in one room
upstairs, my brother Herman in another; grandfather was in the attic, in the old walnut bed. I had just stepped out of the bathtub and was busily rubbing myself with a
towel when I heard the steps. They were the steps of a man walking rapidly around the dining room table downstairs.
1. What did the writer hear?
（A）A soldier marching （B）His brother snoring
（C）His mother talking （D）A person walking
2. Where did the sounds come from?
（A）The attic （B）The dining room
（C）The bathroom （D）The stairs
3.What was most of the family doing?
4.What was the writer doing?
（A）Talking to himself （B）Drying himself
（C）Brushing his hair （D）Getting dressed
5.The bed in the attic was made of which of the following materials?
6.What time did the sounds begin?
（A）12:45 p.m.（B）1:00 a.m.（C）1:15 a.m.（D）1:30 p.m.