Lesson 3

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Vocabulary:
Study these vocabulary words before reading the story below.


poor
tailor
careless
idle
trade
overjoyed
nightfall

mend
prayer
spite
stranger
hung
stock
offer

likeness
reply
magician
famous
merchandise
sights
burst

prepare
supper
seek
laden
fine
suit
recently

Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with the words from the exercise below.
READING #3

There once lived a poor tailor who had a son called Aladdin, a careless, idle boy 1 would do nothing but play all day long in the streets with little idle boys like himself. This so grieved the father that 2 died; yet, in spite of his mother's tears and prayers, Aladdin did not mend his ways. One day, when he was playing in the streets as usual, a stranger 3  him if he was not the son of Mustapha the tailor. "I am, sir," replied Aladdin; "but he 4 a long while ago." On this the stranger,

who was a famous magician, fell on his neck and kissed him saying: "I am your uncle, and 5 you from your likeness to my brother. Go to your mother and tell her I am coming." Aladdin ran home and told his mother of his newly found uncle. "Indeed, child," she said, "your father had a 6 , but I always thought he was dead." However, she prepared supper, and told Aladdin to seek his uncle, who came laden with wine and fruit. He fell down and kissed the place where Mustapha used to sit, telling Aladdin's mother not to be 7 at not having seen him before, as he had been out of the country for forty years. He then turned to Aladdin, and asked him his trade, at which the boy hung his head, while his mother burst into tears. On learning that Aladdin was idle and had learned 8 trade, he offered to get a shop for him and stock it with merchandise. The next 9 he bought Aladdin a fine suit of clothes and took him all over the city, showing him the sights, and brought him home at nightfall 10 his mother, who was overjoyed to see her son dressed so fine.
Adapted from Aladdin and the Lamp.

Multiple-Choice Questions


1.

   a)

He

   b)

Who

   c)

Which

   d)

What


2.

   a)

He

   b)

They

   c)

Someone

   d)

Nobody


3.

   a)

Asks

   b)

Asked

   c)

was asking

   d)

had asked


 

4.

   a)

Dead

   b)

is dead

   c)

Dies

   d)

Died


5.

   a)

Saw

   b)

Thought

   c)

Understood

   d)

Recognized


6.

   a)

Brother

   b)

Father

   c)

Friend

   d)

Nephew

 


7.

   a)

Surpise

   b)

Surprised

   c)

Surprising

   d)

in surprise


8.

   a)

A

   b)

Some

   c)

Any

   d)

No


9.

   a)

Day

   b)

Time

   c)

One

   d)

Thing


 

10.

   a)

For

   b)

With

   c)

To

   d)

From