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Practice read comprehension. This is good for those of you that are going to be taking an entrance exam soon. it is also good for teachers to use in some tests.

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  1. 1. Live Free / Speak Free
  2. 2. Answers &ExplanationsLongPassagesShortPassages
  3. 3. In this section you will read several short passagesfollowed by a few questions. After reading thepassage, use the arrows to go to the questions andthe arrows to back to the passage as you need to.Try not to go back, if you can.When you have answered the questions on thatpage click on “Check Answers” button.Good luck.
  4. 4. Passage 1Seagulls live on the beach. They eat small fish, bread, andseaweed. Seagulls run quickly on the sand and fly quickly in thesky. Seagulls will run or fly away if you try to catch them. There aremany seagulls on the beach.Crabs also live on the beach. They eat shrimp, ocean plants, andsmall fish. Crabs crawl quickly on the sand and in the ocean. Crabswill crawl away if you try to catch them. There are many crabs onthe beach, but it is not always easy to see them.Starfish live on the beach, too. They eat clams, oysters, and smallfish. Starfish move slowly on the sand and in the ocean. Starfishwill not move away if you try to catch them. There are few starfishon the beach.
  5. 5. Questions1) Seagulls, crabs, andstarfish all eatA. clamsB. breadC. fish2) Which animal does notmove quickly?A. starfishB. seagullsC. crabs3) Based on information in thepassage, which sentence is false?A. Starfish are hard to catch.B. Crabs eat shrimp andocean plants.C. Seagulls move quickly onthe sand and in the air.4) The passage does not talkaboutA. what starfish eatB. how crabs catch foodC. how fast beach animalsmoveCheck Answers1) C2) A3) A4) B
  6. 6. 5) According to the passage,seagullsI. live on the beachII. move quickly in the oceanIII. eat bread onlyA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III6) Based on information in thepassage, which animal would you bemost likely to see at the beach?A. crabsB. seagullsC. starfish7) Based on information in thepassage, we can understand thatA. the beach is not as nice as themountainsB. the beach is a good place tovacationC. many animals live at the beachCheck Answers6) B7) C5) A
  7. 7. Passage 2There are many kinds of boats.One kind of boat is called a sailboat. A sailboat uses the windto move. Wind makes a sailboat move in the water. The windpushes the sailboat. Wind fills the sails. The sailboat moveswhen the wind blows.One kind of boat is called a motorboat. A motorboat uses amotor to move. The motor gives power to the boat. Themotorboat moves when the motor is running. The motorboatmakes a loud noise.One kind of boat is called a rowboat. A rowboat needs peopleto move it. People make a rowboat move in the water. Peopleuse oars to move a rowboat. Oars are long and flat. Oars gointo the water. A rowboat moves when people use the oars.As you can see, there are many kinds of boats.
  8. 8. QuestionsCheck Answers1) Which boat uses the windto move?A. a sailboatB. a rowboatC. a motorboat2) Which boat makes a loudnoise?A. a sailboatB. a motorboatC. a rowboat3) What is used to move arowboat?A. windB. a motorC. oars4) According to the passage,oars areA. short and fatB. long and flatC. big and heavy3) C4) B1) A2) B
  9. 9. Check Answers5) This passage is mainly aboutA. different kinds of boatsB. where to use a rowboatC. how to make a boat6) Which boat(s) can still move ifthere is no wind?I. a motorboatII. a rowboatIII. a sailboatA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III7) Tom doesnt like loud noises.Which boat(s) does he probablylike to ride in?I. a sailboatII. a rowboatIII. a motorboatA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III8) What would be the best titlefor this passage?A. Boats that Make NoiseB. The Sailboat and theMotorboatC. Three Kinds of Boats7) B8) C5) A6) B
  10. 10. Passage 3Christmas is my favorite holiday. My grandmother makesham, salad, and cupcakes on Christmas. I also get a present onChristmas! Last year I got a new set of paint brushes. This year I hopeto get new pencils and a drawing pad. I always have fun on Christmas.Halloween is another good holiday. My grandmother makes candycorn and cupcakes on Halloween. People wear costumes duringHalloween. Last year I wore a skeleton costume. This year I am goingto wear a zombie costume.July 4 is a good holiday. July 4 is the birthday of the United States ofAmerica. My grandmother makes hot dogs and salad on July 4. I don’thave to go to school on July 4. But I don’t get any presents either. If Igot presents on July 4 it would be my favorite holiday.
  11. 11. QuestionsCheck Answers1) When does the author’sgrandmother make cupcakes?I. ChristmasII. HalloweenIII. July 4A. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III2) Which holiday does the author likemost?A. ChristmasB. HalloweenC. Easter3) Based on the things theauthor gets for Christmas, wecan understand that he likesA. sportsB. artC. music4) What is the author’s favoritething about holidays?A. not going to schoolB. eating candyC. getting presents3) B4) C1) B2) A
  12. 12. Check Answers5) What costume did the authorwear for Halloween last year?A. a skeleton costumeB. a zombie costumeC. a pumpkin costume6) Based on what you know aboutthe author, what costume will heprobably wear next year?A. a pumpkin costumeB. a flower costumeC. a ghost costume7) This story is mainly aboutA. why the author likes someholidaysB. how someone can get outof schoolC. which foods are the best toeat on different holidays8) What is the best title for thispassage?A. The Holidays I LikeB. Why Christmas is BestC. Hot Dogs and Salad7) A8) A5) A6) C
  13. 13. Passage 4On Monday, Robert works at the bank. He plants threebushes. He plants eight yellow flowers. He plants threetrees.On Tuesday, Robert works at the school. He plants five redflowers. He digs a hole with a shovel.On Wednesday, Robert works at the hospital. He plantstwelve bushes.On Thursday, Robert works at the school. He plants twotrees. He plants sixteen white flowers. He digs four holeswith a shovel.On Friday, Robert works at the grocery store. He plantstwo bushes. He plants one tree.
  14. 14. QuestionsCheck Answers1) Where does Robert work onWednesday?A. at the hospitalB. at the schoolC. at the grocery store2) What does Robert do on Tuesday?A. He plants twelve purplebushes.B. He plants five red flowers anddigs a hole with a shovel.C. He plants two trees, plantssixteen white flowers, and digsfour holes with a shovel.3) How many holes does Robertdig during the week?A. oneB. threeC. five4) How many yellow flowersdoes Robert plant?A. fiveB. eightC. sixteen5) How many bushes doesRobert plant during the week?A. twelveB. fifteenC. seventeen3) C4) B5) C1) A2) B
  15. 15. Check Answers6) Where does Robert plant whiteflowers?A. at the bankB. at the schoolC. at the hospital7) Robert works at the school onI. TuesdayII. ThursdayIII. FridayA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III8) Robert plants bushes at theI. bankII. hospitalIII. grocery storeA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III9) Based on information in thepassage, we can understand thatRobert is aA. doctorB. teacherC. landscaper8) C9) C6) B7) B
  16. 16. Passage 5Ann rides her bicycle. Ann rides her little bicycle to work. Annrides her little, red bicycle to work every day.Nina rides the bus. Nina rides the big bus to work. Nina ridesthe big, slow bus to work every day.Luis rides the train. Luis rides the big train to work. Luis ridesthe big, fast train to work every day.Carlos walks. Carlos walks to work. Carlos walks on thecrowded sidewalk to work every day.
  17. 17. QuestionsCheck Answers1) Where do Ann, Nina, Luis, andCarlos go every day?A. They go to work.B. They go to the bus stop.C. They go to the bicyclestore.2) Who rides a bicycle to work?A. AnnB. NinaC. Luis3) What does Nina ride towork?A. the trainB. her bicycleC. the bus4) Who rides to work?A. Ann, Nina, and LuisB. Nina, Luis, and CarlosC. Ann and Luis3) C4) A1) A2) A
  18. 18. Check Answers5) According to the passage, what is big?I. the trainII. the busIII. the bicycleA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III6) According to the passage, what is little?I. the bicycleII. the busIII. the trainA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I, II, and III7) Who probably uses themost energy to get to work?A. AnnB. NinaC. Luis8) How is Carlos different thanAnn, Nina, and Luis?A. Carlos rides the bus towork and the others ridethe train.B. Carlos walks to workand the others ride avehicle.C. Carlos rides his bicycleand the others ride thebus.7) A8) B5) B6) A
  19. 19. Passage 6There is a small fire station in town. At this station, the firefightersare volunteers. That means they work for free. The fire station getssome money from the government to take care of the building andthe fire truck. But the fire station has a problem. Last winter, a pipein the fire station froze. Then it burst. Water went everywhere.There is a lot of damage. Now the building cannot be used. What isworse, the fire station does not have enough money for the repairsneeded to fix the damage. The people in town are worried aboutwhat will happen if there is a fire and no working fire station. Butthey will figure out a way to solve the problem. They always do!
  20. 20. QuestionsCheck Answers1) The main problem in the town is thatA. the firefighters do not make any moneyB. a pipe in the fire station froze last winterC. people cannot fix the fire stationD. people in town are worried2) As used in the passage, which accurately describes somethingthat has damage?A. A library is closed on Sundays. People cannot check outbooks that day.B. A hose is used to water the garden. The water goes all overthe plants.C. An old washing machine still works. It is almost 20 yearsold.D. A stack of books fell on a computer. Now it will not turn on.1) C2) D
  21. 21. Check Answers3) According to the author, the water went everywhere because thepipeA. frozeB. burstC. leakedD. broke4) In the passage, the author writes, “But they will figure out a way tosolve the problem.” In this sentence, the phrase “solve the problem”most likely meansA. get more moneyB. fix the fire stationC. make sure no fires happenD. make sure no pipes freeze3) B4) B
  22. 22. Check Answers5) The feeling at the end of the passage can best be described asA. hopefulB. worriedC. upsetD. excited6) Based on information in the passage, it can be understood that thepeople in town will be most likely toA. give money to the firefightersB. build a new fire stationC. help fix the fire station themselvesD. ask the firefighters to work for free5) A6) C
  23. 23. Passage 7Some people think you need a kitchen to cook dinner. But you can makeeasy, delicious meals outside over a campfire.One easy campfire meal is a baked potato. You wrap the potato in tin foil andput it under the flames in the hot ashes. After an hour, the heat from the firewill cook the potato. Open up the tin foil package and you have a bakedpotato!It is also easy to roast food over a campfire. You can put hot dogs or sausageson sticks and hold them in the fire. The flames will cook the meat. Fordessert, you can roast marshmallows on sticks. Hold them near the fire untilthey turn golden and begin to melt. But do not leave anything in the fire toolong, or it will turn completely black and taste like ashes.There are many nice things about campfire meals. To make these meals, youdo not even need to know anything about cooking. Some people also saythat food tastes better when cooked and eaten outside. But the best part ofthese campfire meals is there are no dishes to wash afterwards.
  24. 24. QuestionsCheck Answers1) As used in paragraph 2, which is an example of a package?A. French fries are served on a tray in the cafeteria.B. A new toy comes wrapped up in a plastic box.C. Cookies are easy to remove when there is tin foil on the cookiesheet.D. You can use a knife to cut open an orange instead of peeling it.2) The author warns that if you leave anything in the fire too long, itA. can get burnedB. can be dangerousC. will meltD. will fall off the stick1) B2) A
  25. 25. Check Answers3) Which sentence from the passage best describes why campfire meals areeasy to make?A. “But you can make easy, delicious meals outside over a campfire.”B. “You wrap the potato in tin foil and put it under the flames in the hotashes.”C. “It is also easy to roast food over a campfire.”D. “To make these meals, you do not even need to know anything aboutcooking.”4) After reading the passage, we can conclude thatA. you do not need much to cook a campfire mealB. cooking over a campfire is more fun than in a kitchenC. roasting food on a stick or wrapping it in tin foil is the only way to cook acampfire mealD. if you do not cook in a kitchen, you do not have any dishes to wash3) D4) A
  26. 26. Check Answers5) According to the author, the best part of these campfire meals isthat theyA. are easyB. are deliciousC. taste better outsideD. use no dishes5) D
  27. 27. In this section you will read several longer passagesfollowed by a few questions. After reading thepassage, use the arrows to go to the questions andthe arrows to back to the passage as you need to.Try not to go back, if you can.When you have answered the questions on thatpage click on “Check Answers” button.Good luck.
  28. 28. Directions: Read the story. Then answer the questions below.Becca and Kai played together all day. The twofriends played outside in the morning. They rodebikes and scooters. They ate lunch on the porch.Becca’s mom made sandwiches and lemonade. They playedhide-and-seek in the house right after lunch. Then they did notknow what to do. “I know! Let’s play the number game,” saidBecca. “What number am I thinking of?” “Is it five?” asked Kai.“No, it is higher than five,” Becca said. “Okay, is it onehundred?” “No, it is lower than one hundred,” Becca said.“Let’s see,” said Kai. “Is it sixty?” Becca gave Kai a hint. “It isbetween twenty and thirty.” “Hmm, is it twenty-five?” “No, butyou are very close!” Becca said. “Well, is it higher or lower thantwenty-five?” “It is lower,” Becca said. “Okay, I think I know. Is ittwenty-two?” “Yeah! You guessed it.” Becca said. “Good job!”“What Number?”
  29. 29. 1) Where did Becca and Kai playtoday?A. at schoolB. at the parkC. at Kais houseD. at Beccas house2) What did Becca and Kai do inthe morning?I. They rode bikes.II. They played outside.III. They played hide-and-seek.A. I onlyB. I and IIC. II and IIID. I, II, and III3) Where did Becca and Kai eatlunch?A. in the kitchenB. by the swingC. at the parkD. on the porch4) Whose idea was it to play thenumber game?A. It was Kai’s idea.B. It was Mom’s idea.C. It was Becca’s idea.D. It was Kai and Becca’sidea.Questions:Check Answers3) D4) C1) D2) B
  30. 30. 5) What was Kai’s second guess?A. fiveB. twenty-twoC. sixtyD. one hundred6) Why does Kai guess one hundred?A. It is lower than twenty-two.B. It is higher than sixty.C. It is higher than five.D. It is lower than sixty.7) Which is correct?A. 178 is lower than 177B. 178 is higher than 177C. 178 is between 177D. 178 is the same as 1778) Which is correct?I. 239 is lower than 247II. 224 is higher than 256III. 224 is between 220 and 230A. I onlyB. I and IIIC. II and IIID. I, II, and IIICheck Answers7) B8) B5) D6) C
  31. 31. 9) Kais guess of twenty-five wasclose becauseA. twenty-five is a big numberB. it is near the number Beccawas thinking aboutC. it is far away from thenumber Becca was thinkingaboutD. it is lower than the numberBecca was thinking about10) What does it mean to givesomeone a hint?A. to give someone a clueB. to make a question hardC. to tell someone to give upD. to give someone theanswer11) What number was Beccathinking about?A. nineteenB. twentyC. twenty-oneD. twenty-two12) What other number couldBecca have been thinkingabout?A. tenB. fifteenC. twenty-threeD. twenty-eightCheck Answers11) D12) C9) B10) A
  32. 32. Directions: Read the story. Then answer the questions below.“Time to……”It is 6:15 a.m.It is time to wake up.It is time to take a shower.It is time to brush teeth.It is time to get dressed.It is time to eat breakfast.It is time to go to work.It is time to eat lunch.It is time to go back to work.It is time to go home.It is time to eat dinner.It is time to go to sleep.“Billy,” she says.“What?” Billy says."It is time to wake up!"
  33. 33. Questions:1) What time is it?A. 5:30 in the morningB. 5:30 at nightC. 6:15 in the morningD. 6:15 at night2) What is it time to do first?A. brush teethB. take a showerC. wake upD. go to work3) What is it time to do second?A. brush teethB. wake upC. take a showerD. go home4) What is it time to do last?A. go to sleepB. go to workC. go to a movieD. eat dinner6) Billy wakes up. This means heA. starts sleepingB. starts workingC. stops sleepingD. eats dinner5) What is it time to do after it istime to go home?A. eat dinnerB. brush teethC. get dressedD. wake upCheck Answers4) A5) A6) C1) C2) C3) C
  34. 34. 7) Billy isA. busyB. shortC. nervousD. honest8) It is time to brush teeth. Thismeans it is time for Billy toA. clean his teethB. chatter his teethC. bite with his teethD. chew with his teeth9) Billy goes back to work. Thismeans heA. likes workB. is late for workC. returns to workD. stays home10) What is the correct order?A. Breakfast – Dinner – LunchB. Breakfast – Lunch – DinnerC. Dinner – Lunch – BreakfastD. Lunch – Dinner – BreakfastCheck Answers9) C10) B7) A8) A
  35. 35. Directions: Read the story. Then answer the questions below.“Seeing Stars”Yana is my mother.Tony is my father. My name is Sasha.We live in a red house.We have a blue car. We sit in the yard at night.We look at the stars. Father says the stars make him happy.Mother says the stars make her want to sing.I like to think about how many stars are in the sky. We hear a babycry next door. My mother sings.The baby stops crying. We think he heard my mother’s pretty song.We all smile.
  36. 36. Questions:1) Who is Yana?A. Sashas fatherB. Sasha’s motherC. Tonys fatherD. Tony’s mother2) What color is Sashas house?A. redB. blueC. purpleD. orange3) Who is telling the story?A. fatherB. motherC. SashaD. the baby4) When does the family sitin the yard?A. in the morningB. in the afternoonC. in the eveningD. at nightCheck Answers3) C4) D1) B2) A
  37. 37. 5) How do the stars make Sashasfather feel?A. funnyB. happyC. like countingD. like singing6) What happens after Mothersings?A. A friend comes by.B. Father gets sleepy.C. Sasha counts stars.D. The baby stops crying.7) What does Sasha like to dowhen she sees the stars?A. She likes to sit in the car.B. She likes to hold the baby.C. She likes to sing with hermother.D. She likes to guess howmany there are.8) What do Mother, Father, andSasha do at the end of the story?A. They cry.B. They laugh.C. They smile.D. They talk.Check Answers7) D8) C5) B6) D
  38. 38. Directions: Read the story. Then answer the questions below.“Birds”A bird is a kind of animal. A bird has twowings. Birds are the only animal withfeathers. Pigeons, eagles, swans, and bluejays are all different kinds of birds. Mostbirds can fly. Turkeys and penguins are twokinds of birds that cannot fly.
  39. 39. Questions:1) What is this passage about?A. what birds are likeB. why some birds can’t flyC. where birds have feathers2) What birds can fly?A. all birdsB. most birdsC. some birds3) According to thepassage, which of these birdscannot fly?A. eaglesB. swansC. turkeys4) All birds areA. animalsB. blue jaysC. penguinsCheck Answers3) C4) A1) A2) B
  40. 40. Directions: Read the story. Then answer the questions below.“Gas”Machines need gas to work.Cars need gas.Buses need gas.Airplanes need gas.Machines use a lot of gas.Gas makes machines work.
  41. 41. Questions:1) What needs gas to work?A. animalsB. machinesC. plants2) What is a machine?A. a busB. a frogC. a person3) Machines use a lot of gas. This meansA. Machines dont use gas.B. Machines use a little gas.C. Machines use much gas.Check Answers1) B2) A3) B
  42. 42. Answers & ExplanationAnswers I have placed here. If you need theexplanations also please download themfrom the link below.
  43. 43. 1Answers1) C2) A3) A4) B5) A6) B7) C2Answers1) A2) B3) C4) B5) A6) B7) B8) C3Answers1) B2) A3) B4) C5) A6) C7) A8) A4Answers1) A2) B3) C4) B5) C6) B7) B8) C9) C5Answers1) A2) A3) C4) A5) B6) A7) A8) B6Answers1) C2) D3) B4) B5) A6) C7Answers1) B2) A3) D4) A5) DAnswers for short passages.
  44. 44. Answers for long passages.“What Number?”Answers1) D2) B3) D4) C5) D6) C7) B8) B9) B10) A11) D12) C“Time to……”Answers1) C2) C3) C4) A5) A6) C7) A8) A9) C10) B“Seeing Stars”Answers1) B2) A3) C4) D5) B6) D7) D8) C“Birds”Answers1) A2) B3) C4) A“Gas”Answers1) B2) A3) B