Reading for Understanding Two #15C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The fog was very heavy, so we had to postpone the trip and wait for
  2. Your answer:
    better weather
    Sunday
    summer
    our friends


  3. In most countries, large athletic contests are opened with the playing of a national anthem. When you hear your country's anthem, you know that the game is about to
  4. Your answer:
    begin.
    salute.
    score.
    end.


  5. Not many years ago a person travelling in the western part of the United States was surprised to receive change in silver dollars. Even one silver dollar is heavy, and twenty silver dollars in one's pocket are quite a load. On the other hand, a twenty-dollar bill is no heavier than a five-dollar bill. Most people prefer paper money because it is
  6. Your answer:
    lighter
    easier to change
    worth more
    heavier


  7. In the United States, football is enjoyed during the autumn; in the winter, it's basketball; in the spring, it's baseball; and in the summer, water sports are very popular. Throughout the year there are special sports for every
  8. Your answer:
    city
    season
    player
    school


  9. To the person who enjoys skiing, snow is essential. To the U.S. farmer who needs to have winter wheat protected, snow is important. But to bus drivers, motorists, commuters, and many others, snow usually causes discomfort, delay, and even
  10. Your answer:
    protection
    skiing
    accidents
    pleasure


  11. Leona lived by the sea. She liked to watch the flying gulls and the ships that passed by her home. She liked to run barefoot along the cool, damp sand of the beach. In fact, there was not a thing about the sea that she did not
  12. Your answer:
    know
    like
    understand
    see


  13. They thought they had found a box to ship the clock in. But they did not use the box after all because they could not find a lid that would
  14. Your answer:
    open it.
    nail it.
    lock it.
    fit it.


  15. We see many animals only in the zoo because they are not native to our country. Some cities have large and interesting collections of animals in their zoos. It is a good experience for children from a small town or from the country to go to a city and see the
  16. Your answer:
    skyscrapers
    museums
    strange animals
    libraries


  17. Baking good pies, cakes, and breads is easier when the cook can control the oven temperature. It is useful to have an oven
  18. Your answer:
    thermostat
    roaster
    burner
    cleaner


  19. Cats can see better in the dark than people and some other animals. In the dark they do not
  20. Your answer:
    bump into things.
    purr gently.
    see well.
    drink milk.



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