Lesson 2

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Vocabulary:

Study these vocabulary words before you read the paragraph below.

extraordinary
fancied
cloak-room
attendant
lobby
considerably
consider
complain

respectable
comfortably
decide
circumstance
dispute
discovery
undo
prepare

request
surprise
comply
unscrew
legal
right
management
instructions

insist
ordinary
order
disturbance
rule
dream
meekly
securely

 

 

READING #2
Find the missing words in the chart below.

The most extraordinary dream I ever 1 was one in which I fancied that, as I was going into a theater, the cloak-room attendant stopped me in the lobby and insisted on my 2 my legs behind. I was not surprised; but I was considerably annoyed. I said I had never heard of such a rule at any respectable theater 3 , and that I considered it a most absurd regulation. The man replied that he was very 4 , but that those were his instructions. People complained that they could not get to and from their 5 comfortably, because other people's legs were always in the way; and it had, therefore, been decided that 6 should leave their legs outside. It seemed to me that the management, in making this order, had gone 7 their legal right; and, under ordinary circumstances, I should have disputed it. However, I didn't want to 8 a disturbance; and so I sat down and meekly prepared to comply with the demand. I had never before

 

9 that the human leg could be unscrewed. I had always thought it was more securely fixed. But the man showed me how to undo them, and I found that they came off quite easily. The discovery did not surprise 10 any more than the original request that I should take them off. Nothing does surprise one in a dream.

Adapted from Dreams, by Jerome K. Jerome

Multiple-Choice Questions


1.

   a)

Was

   b)

Saw

   c)

Had

   d)

Wanted


 

2.

   a)

Leave

   b)

Leaves

   c)

Leaving

   d)

Left


3.

   a)

Before

   b)

After

   c)

During

   d)

So


4.

   a)

Angry

   b)

Sorry

   c)

Friendly

   d)

Helpful


 

 

5.

   a)

homes

   b)

jobs

   c)

arms

   d)

seats


6.

   a)

somebody

   b)

everybody

   c)

anybody

   d)

nobody


 

7.

   a)

beyond

   b)

from

   c)

to

   d)

around


8.

   a)

understand

   b)

know

   c)

make

   d)

learn


9.

   a)

know

   b)

known

   c)

knowing

   d)

knows


10.

   a)

him

   b)

them

   c)

me

   d)

us