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Reading Comprehension Essay

  • Submitted by: johnkellytitan
  • on January 6, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,023 words

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Reading comprehension 1

Read the selection then put a circle around the number   of the   correct answer.

I. Can we SEE that the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see the ship begin to disappear. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, until we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and slowly turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, just as a ship does on the earth.

A. This story is mainly about -
1. the shape of the earth.     2. Travelling to the new world   3. sailing ships in the old days    
                          4. the shapes of fruits, such as oranges.

B. The ship in this story -
1. probably sank to the bottom of the ocean.   2. Was going farther & farther away   3. was actually a toy.   4. was a sailing ship.

C. A globe is shaped like -
1. a box.     2. a pyramid.       3. an orange.       4. an ice cream cone.

D. The pin on the orange is most like -
1. the ship on the earth. 3. a sailor on the ship.
2. a person watching the ship.     4. a needle for mending a rip.

II. At the bottom of the sea there are creatures that do not know what light means. They have neither eyes nor ears, and they can only feel. For them there is no day or night. There are no seasons, no sun, no moon, and no stars. It is as if a child spent its life in darkness in bed, with nothing to see or hear.
How different our own life is! Sight shows us the ground beneath our feet and the heavens above us - the sun, moon, and stars, shooting stars, lightning, and the sunset. It shows us day and night. We hear voices, the sound of the sea, and music. We feel, we taste, we smell. How fortunate we are!

A. This story is mainly about -
1. sea creatures at the bottom of the sea.     3. how wonderful our lives...

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