PENGUIN ACTIVE READING
Teacher Support Programme                              Activity worksheets                        L...
PENGUIN ACTIVE READING
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PENGUIN ACTIVE READING
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  1. 1. PENGUIN ACTIVE READING Teacher Support Programme Activity worksheets LEVEL 4 About a Boy Photocopiable While reading b Will didn’t understand why Marcus liked Chapters 1–2 Joni Mitchell. c 1 Write the names to finish the sentences. c Will didn’t want to sit with the adults Will Marcus John and Christine Fiona at the picnic because he didn’t want to Angie Suzie Marcus’s dad answer any difficult questions. c a ………………… would like Will to be d Marcus was on his own when he found godfather to their new daughter. his mother next to a pool of sick. c b ………………… had a normal life until he e In her letter, Fiona said she had nothing was eight, and then a confused one after that. to look forward to. c c ………………… lives in Cambridge with his f When Fiona got back from the hospital, girlfriend, Lindsey. she was in a strange, calm mood. c d ………………… doesn’t like having g Marcus wanted Will to go out with Suzie. c complicated relationships with women. Chapters 5–6 e ………………… had moved to London 5 Underline the wrong word and put the right because of a new job. one. f ………………… said she wasn’t ready for a a Marcus thought that Countdown was the serious relationship yet. most interesting programme in the history of g ………………… is a single mum to a television. ……………… daughter called Megan. b Marcus’s face is strange because he hates going 2 Put a word on the left with a word on the to the hairdresser’s. ……………… right. c Three ugly boys were throwing sweets at simple innocent Marcus. ……………… lovely pull d When Marcus arrived home from school, he shallow generous wasn’t wearing any socks. ……………… weird complicated e Will and Fiona met in a quiet restaurant to lost horrible talk about Marcus. ……………… push normal f Will said you should never trust a woman guilty won talking about feelings. ……………… selfish deep 6 Circle the extra word in the sentences. Chapters 3 –4 a Marcus thought he wouldn’t hadn’t want 3 Put the underlined letters in the right place to pictures like Will’s on his wall. make a word. b Every day now, Marcus felt a horrible a Suzie was annoyed when Will told her about frightened fear. Paula’s veorhibau ……………… . c When Will answered the door, Marcus was b Suzie’s daughter, Megan, was sitting in a standing in on the doorstep. hurphcsia ……………… in the park. d Will thought Marcus needed to look more c Marcus threw a piece of his dihnsacw most like the other kids at school. ……………… at a duck. e Fiona usually argued with Marcus until he d The park-keeper thought Marcus had thrown was agreed with her. enormous oelavs ……………… at the duck. f Ellie didn’t want to put take off her sweatshirt. e Fiona was wearing a hairy jumper and some g Will didn’t know how to help Marcus to trgylhib ……………… coloured earrings. coping cope with a depressed mother. f Will hadn’t cpdetexe ……………… anyone Chapters 7–8 to break into his world. 7 Answer the questions. 4 Are these sentences right (3) or wrong (7)? a What did Will buy Marcus for Christmas? a Will said that he couldn’t take Ned to the ……………………………………………… picnic because he was ill. c b What did Will help Megan to do? ……………………………………………… c Pearson Education Limited 2008 About a Boy - Activity worksheets of 2
  2. 2. PENGUIN ACTIVE READING Teacher Support Programme Activity worksheets LEVEL 4 About a Boy Photocopiable c When did Will first meet Rachel? b ‘I’d like a quiet girlfriend who likes reading ……………………………………………… and computer games.’ ………………… d What did Will think was the most interesting c ‘I thought you were a shallow person but now thing about his life? I know that you’re not.’ ………………… ……………………………………………… d ‘I’m in love and I want to be deeply involved e What did Marcus want Ellie to be? with this person.’ ………………… ……………………………………………… e ‘I didn’t really want to be a mother and f What was Marcus wearing when he went to sometimes I hate my son.’ ………………… Rachel’s house? Chapter 11 ……………………………………………… 11 Put these words into the right sentences. g What did Ali have on his bedroom walls? shook off advice effects down speech ……………………………………………… troublemaker h Why didn’t Marcus want to go back to a Ellie explained to the police that she wasn’t a Rachel’s after he had run away? ………………… . ……………………………………………… b Ellie explained that she had got 8 Find words in Chapters 7–8. ………………… the train and Marcus had a sad and unhappy (p. 54) ……………… followed. b something funny (p. 55) ……………… c Marcus’s father sat ………………… on a seat c something that children play with (p. 56) on one side of the room. ……………… d Marcus made a very cool ………………… in d something you say which isn’t true (p. 59) the police station. ……………… e The police thought that criminals would e a material we can make jackets, shoes and understand the ………………… of their belts from (p. 60) ……………… actions if they met their victims. f a part of the body, at the top of your arm f When Fiona put her face in Marcus’s neck, he (p. 61) ……………… ………………… her off. g the bottom part of a house (p. 62) g Will thought Marcus was the only person ……………… who might be able to give him Chapters 9–10 ………………… . 9 What happened first? Number the sentences, 12 Write questions for the answers. 1–7. a policewoman / ask / Marcus and Ellie? a c Marcus asked Will to help him with his ……………………………………………… mother. Their ages and addresses. b c Will tells Rachel about Fiona’s depression. b call / Ellie’s mum? c c Will tells Rachel the truth about Marcus. ……………………………………………… d c Ellie breaks the glass window of a shop The police. with her boot. c shop owner / wear? e c Ellie gets drunk on the train to ……………………………………………… Cambridge. A Kurt Cobain sweatshirt and black eye f c Will took Marcus to get his hair cut and make-up. bought him some new glasses. d Ellie / do / Ruth? g c Ellie tells Marcus that Kurt Cobain had ……………………………………………… tried to kill himself. She hugged her. 10 Who says or thinks these words? e Will / afraid? Rachel Will Marcus Ellie Fiona ……………………………………………… a ‘I loved him. He understood me and he sang Losing Rachel. about me.’ ………………… c Pearson Education Limited 2008 About a Boy - Activity worksheets 2 of 2
  3. 3. PENGUIN ACTIVE READING Teacher Support Programme Progress test LEVEL 4 About a Boy Photocopiable 1 Are these sentences right (3) or wrong (7)? 3 Write the names to finish the sentences. a At the beginning of the book, Will often does Will Marcus Fiona Rachel Clive Ellie half-hour activities to fill all the free time he Angie Suzie Ali Lindsey has. c a ……………… cries a lot and has problems looking b Marcus’s life hadn’t changed very much since after her son. his parents’ relationship ended and he moved b ……………… is beautiful and intelligent and does to London. c drawings for children’s books. c Marcus was definitely responsible for the c ……………… has long hair and an earring and duck’s death. c wears fashionable clothes. d Marcus found a note and was very angry with d ……………… feels afraid when he falls in love. his mother for trying to kill herself. c e ……………… thinks he’s responsible for Marcus e Will thinks that musicians are probably cool getting into trouble with the police. if they take drugs and die. c f ……………… goes out with Will for six weeks but f Ellie lied to Marcus about the picture on her then finishes the relationship. sweatshirt. c g ……………… is tall and nervous-looking and a g Will was proud of lying about having a kid good friend of Fiona’s. when Suzie arrived on Christmas day. c h ……………… lives in Cambridge and wants to h Rachel’s son, Ali, wanted his mum to find a have a baby. boyfriend soon and thought Will would be i ……………… is fifteen, has a friend called Zoe a good choice. c and loves Nirvana. i Marcus wanted Will to help solve his mum’s j ……………… prefers to have lots of friends problems. c around him than be part of a small family. j Marcus didn’t want Ellie to know that Kurt 4 Finish the sentences with the right word. Cobain had killed himself. c duck cardboard trainers pumped involved 2 What happened first in the book? Number the truth fancied cope hugged weird sentences, 1–10. a In the end, Will was very ……………… with a c Will listened to stories about women’s problems Rachel and wanted to spend the rest of his life with with men at a single parents’ party. her. b c Marcus planned to make his family bigger b The kids at Marcus’s new school thought he was because he’s afraid his mum will kill herself. ……………… . c c The kids at Marcus’s school were surprised that c The park-keeper thought Marcus had killed a Marcus had made friends with Ellie. ……………… . d c Marcus and Fiona moved to London and d Fiona had her stomach ……………… after she started a new life. tried to kill herself. e c Kurt Cobain tried to kill himself by taking a lot e Eventually, Will told Rachel the ……………… of pills. about Marcus. f c Will fell in love with a woman who he thinks is f Will made Marcus happy by buying him a new pair going to make him unhappy. of ……………… . g c Some bullies stole Marcus’s new trainers. g Marcus found it difficult to ……………… with h c Will started taking Marcus and Ali out together his mother and the kids at school. on Saturdays. h Will asked Marcus to help him because he i c A duck died in the park and the park-keeper ……………… Rachel. thought it was Marcus’s fault. i Fiona ……………… Marcus at the underground j c Everybody ended up in the police station station. talking about what Ellie had done wrong. j The figure of Kurt Cobain was made of ……………… . c Pearson Education Limited 2008 About a Boy - Progress test of

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