Reading for Understanding Two #9A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. A pencil seems to be a simple thing, but making a pencil by hand would be very hard. The factories that make pencils have methods of making them so that they are cheap and good. We should be glad that we do not have to
  2. Your answer:
    buy pencils.
    make our own pencils.
    take care of our pencils.
    use pencils.


  3. The shopping mall has a new toy shop where you can buy all kinds of
  4. Your answer:
    fruit.
    shoes.
    cakes.
    presents.


  5. She did not have quite enough money in her purse to pay for the groceries, so she
  6. Your answer:
    counted her money.
    asked for credit.
    took the change.
    opened her purse.


  7. The children were very happy. A circus was coming to a town near their home. They knew all about circuses, even though this was the first one to come so near. The circus would perform so close to their home they would be able to
  8. Your answer:
    see pictures of it.
    stay at home.
    go to it.
    read about it.


  9. Axes are a symbol of the North American pioneers. With their axes the pioneers cut their path through the
  10. Your answer:
    forest.
    house.
    road.
    ground.


  11. The baby could not talk plainly, and it was hard to understand what he was trying to
  12. Your answer:
    talk.
    do.
    say.
    want.


  13. We planted grass seed, but it will not sprout because the ground is so dry. We shall have to turn on the
  14. Your answer:
    lights.
    rain.
    hose.
    fan.


  15. It grew steadily colder. The children got out their ice skates and waited eagerly for the river to
  16. Your answer:
    skate.
    freeze.
    flow.
    rise.


  17. All the animals added to the noise. The dog barked, the horse whinnied, and the rooster
  18. Your answer:
    scratched.
    flew.
    meowed.
    crowed.


  19. It will take us about three hours to drive home. If we start right after lunch, we can get home before
  20. Your answer:
    dark.
    noon.
    breakfast.
    school.



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