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THE RAILWAY CHILDREN SYNOPSIS ___________________________________________ lived in __________________ with their loving parents.

They were happy and contented. One day, _______________ _________________________ came to their house and took their ________________________. After this sudden event, the children and their mother moved _______ ______________________________________________. There was a ______________________ near their new house. The children became friends with the people who ______________________________________. They enjoyed ____________________________________ ______________________________________. An ___ ___________________________ who travelled on the train always ____________________________ at them. This gentleman became their friend. The children had _______________________________ with the railway. They stopped the train when a la_______________ ____________________________________. They also saved a _________________________________ _____________________________________. The children often ________________________________ __________________ . Then Roberta ( Bobbie ) found out _______________________ ___________ _____________. She wrote to the __________ _______ ________________________ for help. With his help, their _____________________________________________ Character : Roberta @ Bobbie 1 Responsible

the gentlemans ______________________________ ______________________________________________ Themes 1. The importance of family love Bobbie and her siblings have ________________. After their father is ____________________, Mother is _________________ but she does not tell the children and the children _____________________________ so that their mother _____________________________. The children always __________________ to solve problems, for example when their mother is ____________________________________________ and when they have to ________________________________. 2. Facing lifes challenges with courage The children and their mother face problems ______________. Mother ___________________ _____________________________________ she is and works hard to _________________________________. When a ___________________________ __________________________, the children act with courage to save the train from a __________________. 3.The Importance Of A Family - The __________ between the characters in this novel is very _____________. For example, in chapter 1, mother was always at home _______________ with the children. She ________ ______________________s to them. Mother also read stories which she __________________________ ____________________. Moreover, the children had a wonderful __________________________, and was always ready to ___________________ with them.The children _________________________ and ________ __________him though they _____________________ about him. Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis were always together be it at the ____________________________________ and even when they collected gifts for Perks. 4.Hope and Optimism - The children's father was always optimistic that _______________________________.For example, when Peter showed him his ___________ _________________ engine, father looked at it and optimistically assured Peter that he would _____ it. Bobbie had _________________ that the old gentleman would be able to help her to seek the truth about her ________________________________. The old

Evidence: She _____________________________ ____________________________________ to think of a way to get their mother _______________________ ____________________________________________ _________________________________________ 2 Brave Evidence: She ________________________________ track to _______________________ when a _____ _________________________________________ 3. Determined Evidence: She is determined _______________ so that she can ______________________________________. She tells the old gentleman about him and with

gentleman helped Bobbie in her __________ because he had hopes that her father was ________________. 5.Bravery - Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis are brave children. They __________________________ to stop a train from accident. Peter and Phyllis __________________ ______ by standing along the railway line while Bobbie ran on to the ___________ waving her flags. The children aslo showed ______________ when they entered the _________________ to look for the boy in the ____ ________________. Mother stayed _______________ ___________ for the chlidren's sake while her husband was away in _________________. Moral Values We learn about: 1. Family love and loyalty

Some weeks later, she took Peter and Phyllis to ___________ the driver and the fireman. Peter was excited to ______________________________________. Furthermore, Roberta _________________ about her _____________________________________ from her brother and sister. Roberta went to the station to collect _____________________________________. Perks wrapped the _________________ with an old newspaper. On the way home, she _________________________. She ________ the newspaper. It is about her father. Roberta learnt that her father was in _______________________. Nevertheless, Roberta _____________________ Peter and Phyllis about it. She did not want them to be ________________________________ Finally, Roberta made __________________ in the tunnel. Jim had a ________________________ ______________. So, she made Jim comfortable by put her _________________________________________. She talked to him and got the ____________________ _______________________ to help him. She found out that he is _____________________________________. In conclusion, it is clear that ___________ _____________________________________ _______________________________________. That is why I find this event ____________________________. POEMS I WONDER: I Wonder I wonder why the grass is green, And why the wind is never seen? Who taught the birds to build a nest, And told the trees to take a rest? O, when the moon is not quite round, Where can the missing bit be found? Who lights the stars, when they blow out, And makes the lightning flash about? Who paints the rainbow in the sky, And hangs the fluffy clouds so high? Why is it now, do you suppose, That Dad wont tell me, if he knows? Practice 1

The children show their love for their mother by ________________________________ about their father. They are _____________________________________ and never ______________________ 2. Kindness and compassion

The station master ______________________ when he learns that the family is ________________________. 3. Bravery

The children are ______________________ that they have __________________________ and they also tell their mother that they ____________________ _________________ to get the things the doctor asked them to get for her. Based on the novel you have studied, write about an event that fills you with joy. Based on the novel, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit, an event that fills me with joy iswhen ______ ________________________________________ ____________________________________________. In this novel, Roberta asked the __________________ __________________________ to mend the ______ _________________________ When Peter gave Roberta half his toy engine, she took the __________________. She wanted to get it ____________________________. So she met the __________________________________ to ask their help. They ____________________ to mend the broken toy.

1. What does the use of the word wonder in the poem show? A. thinking B. solving problems C. making silly remarks D. feeling of shock 2. The phrase how the wind looks like tells us that the writer is. A. curious B. confused C. passionate D. angry 3. What is hanging according to the persona? A. stars B. clouds C. rainbow D. wind Practice 2. I Wonder

B. hangs C. lights D. makes 2. The title of the poem implies that the persona has A. desire to know B. very little patience C. a lot anger D. no desire to know 3. State one value that we can learn from the poem? A. Nature should be appreciated B. Nature should be left alone C. We must not be so curious D. We should not ask too many questions. Practice 4: I Wonder

1. Who is the persona disappointed with? A. God B. Her mother C. Her father D. Nature 2. What is invisible? A. The lightning B. The wind C. The clouds D. The moon 3. The word fluffy means A. light B. feathery C. thin D. crispy Practice 5: I Wonder 1. The phrase blow out means A. explode B. brighten C. disappear D. appear

1. In this poem, the persona is a A. man B. child C. woman D. father 2. The persona is enthusiastic in A. exploring the nature B. finding out if his dad knows anything C. looking at the sky D. finding out more about the moon 3. What is the best title for to replace I wonder if you have to? A. I am Lost B. Oh My God C. Please Answer Me D. Please Help Me Practice 3: I Wonder 1. Which word means to make something look bright? A. paints

2. What is the persona wondering about the birds? A. How the birds can fly B. How they can build their nests C. Why they are so small D. Why they cannot talk 3. In the fourth couplet, the word they refers to the A. lights B. stars C. moon D. rainbow Practice 6: I Wonder 1. What does the phrase the missing bit refers to? A. fluffy clouds B. parts of the moon C. parts of the stars D. the trees 2. How does the rainbow look like? A. hanging B. fluffy C. painted D. round 3. Two pairs of rhyming words from the poem. A. fluffy- clouds B. round- found C. lightning-flash D. birds-build Practice 7: I Wonder 1. Which characteristics will allow a child to learn more? A. Being lazy B. Being curious C. A happy go lucky attitude D. Always being suspicious 2. What does the poet really mean when she says that the trees take a rest? A. the trees are strong B. there is no wind C. the wind is too strong D. the trees are swaying in the rain.

3. What does the use of the word wonder in the poem indicate? A. the reality of life B. magical happenings C. man is always thinking D. the creation of nature Practice 8: I Wonder 1. One of the major themes in the poem is A. the value of money B. the value of education C. nature is a crazy place to live in D. the poet is a wanderer 2. What is the poem about? A. Our world is mysterious and that there are so many crazy people. B. We are living in a world that really does not have any answers. C. We must try to find questions and answers all the time. D. Our world is mysterious and there are so many unanswered questions 3. The last two lines imply that A. fathers like to keep secrets. B. fathers are actually very stupid C. a teacher is needed to guide the curious child D. a child does not need to so busy body Practice 9: I Wonder 1. Who is the speaker relating the events? A. An angry father asking his child B. A curious child asking his father C. A child who is always disturbing his father. D. A father who does not want to answer the questions. 2. The half moon is seen as A. something not normal B. a completed puzzle C. a puzzle missing some of its pieces D. a round object

3. The poem somehow portrays the thinking of a child A. who thinks about unnecessary things in life B. who is really bored with life C. who generalises everything using his own concept D. who is very pampered and spoilt by the parents.

Grandchild we lived before your age. Because of our ignorance, we did not know pollution, stress, traffic jams destruction of forests, streams and hills we feared God and nature now nature fears you and money is your new God.

Practice 10: I Wonder 1. What can you say about the persona in the poem? A. Worried about the animals B. sensitive and alert about nature C. angry with his father for being fierce. D. sensitive about his father. 2. Which phrase show human characteristics in non living things? A. Birds build a nest B. the trees to take a rest C. the grass is green D. wind is never seen 3. The mood of the poem is A. cheerful and inspiring B. dull and uninspiring C. sad and gloomy D. humorous POEM Practice 1: HEIR CONDITIONING Grand dad did you breathe before air cons were invented? was it hard staying alive without modern inventions? Grandma werent you flustered as you fluttered with paper fans? could you communicate before faxes and long distance calls became basic necessities?

1. Which word rhymes with heir? A. hare B. air C. airy D. hair 2. What is the tone of the poem? A. Sad B. Sarcastic C. Anger D. Sorrow 3. How does the poet view modernization? A. optimistic B. pessimistic C. confident D. cynical Practice 2 : Heir Conditioning 1 In stanza 1, the grandparents did not have all the following except A. air conditioners B. telephone C. fax machine D. paper fans 2. What does the title of the poem suggest? A. Changes on how the younger generation thinks. B. Changes in the mindset of the older generation C. We must appreciate all the modern inventions D. Technology is very important to mankind 3. What is meant in the line we feared God and nature now nature fears you?

A. we are scared of nature B. we are scared of God C. we actually destroyed nature D. nature destroyed our faith to God

3. What is the poets main concern in the second stanza? A. Spiritual well being B. Natures gift C. Gods gift D. Respect for the elders

Practice 3: Heir Conditioning 1. What is meant by money is your new God? A. Money can buy all the new inventions B. The younger generation worship money. C. Money is very important in our lives. D. The older generation realizes the importance of money. 2. What does the word feared imply? A. scared of B. believed in C. hated D. angry at 3. How many speakers does the poem have? A. one B. two C. three D. four Practice 4: Heir Conditioning 1. What is the theme of the poem? A. The usefulness of modern inventions. B. Technology is not good for us C. Respecting God D. Effects of development 2. What can you infer from the line Grand child we lived before your age? A. Grandparents enjoyed a long life B. Grandparents have more experience than grandchild C. Grandparents have lived a difficult life for a long time. D. Grandparents do not understand grandchilds lifestyle

Practice 5: Heir Conditioning 1. What is the message that the poet wishes to express in this poem? A. Grandchild is very modern B. Grandfather is very modern C. Effects of progress D. Nurture of spiritual beings 2. Which parties are talking in the dialogue in the poem? A. Grandfather and Grandmother B. Grandfather and God C. Grandparents and Grandchild D. Grandfather and Grandson 3. The word flustered means A. comfortable B. uncomfortable C. cool D. good Practice 6: Heir Conditioning 1. According to the poem, how does man treat nature nowadays? A. with a lot of fear B. with no respect C. with a lot of love D. with a lot of care 2. What is the grandchilds reaction to his grandparents life in the past? A. angry B. disappointed C. puzzled D. sad

3. An example of basic necessities would be something that is A. expensive B. very essential C. trivial D. hardly useful Practice 7: Heir Conditioning 1. The poet suggests that damage to the environment cannot be prevented because A. human beings are trained to do so. B. of the attitude of the young generation C. of the attitude of the older generation D. it is in Gods hands 2. The phrase money is your new God show that nowadays we are A. Lazy B. Materialistic C. Very spiritual D. Very hard working 3. What is the theme of the poem? A. modern inventions are useless B. progress destroys mankind C. we should not forget our spiritual values D. importance of money to buy modern gadgets Practice 8: Heir Conditioning 1. The phrase because of our ignorance, we did not know pollution, stress, traffic jams is A. metaphor B. sarcasm C. symbolism D. personification 2. The poet wants the younger generation to have A. The exact life as their grandparents B. balance between development and conserving environment C. a good balance in the bank account and be very spiritual D. respect for their grandparents.

3. One of the messages in the poem is A. we should not be too dependent on modern gadgets to run our life B. we should be independent enough to choose modern gadgets. C. we should not be too dependent on modern gadgets as it will ruin our life D. we should be dependent on modern gadgets to run our life. Practice 9: Heir Conditioning 1. In the first stanza, the persona is the A. grandchild B. grandparent C. both grandparent and grandchild D. grand dad and grandma. 2. According to the grandparents, they did not have to live in a polluted world A. as they did not want any gadgets B. because there were a lot of trees left C. because they did not much money D. as they were not dependent on modern gadget 3. The verse we feared God and nature, now nature fears you is an example of A. Similarities between the past and present B. How things are better now C. Comparison between the past and the present D. Things that not changed at all Practice 10: Heir Conditioning 1. What are the problems mentioned in the poem? A. modern inventions B. stress and pollution C. increase in crime rate D. power failure 2. Why did the poet use many questions in stanza one? A. to portray that the young generation is stupid B. to show that the inquisitiveness of a child C. to ensure that the grandparents answer the

questions D. to portray that children were not educated in the past 3. Which of these lines show comparison between the past and present? A. Grandchild we lived before your age. Because of our ignorance,.. B. we feared God and nature now nature fears you.. C. Grand dad did you breathe before air cons were invented? D. Grandma werent you flustered as you fluttered with paper fans? SHORT STORY ONE IS ONE AND ALL ALONE Practice 1 You mean. Its still done. Certainly. Why to set up a clone laboratory, all that is required VP went on and on describing cloning techniques so I decided to press save and listen to it all later. For now I have some serious thinking to do. Ill tell you what I was thinking. The Biolab in this ship is very big. It has to be, because biology is what this trip is all about- the biology of Trion- what lives there now and what, and who, could live there in the future. At the moment the ships Biolab is deserted. It wont become busy until we reach Trion. I need to use it. I need it all to myself. I will make a clone. It will be my perfect friend and companion. Perfect, because I am going to clone myself. Make another Me. 1. Why is there no one in the BioLab? A. No one knows how to use it B. Experiments has not begun C. The ship has not reached Trion D. The BioLab is not perfect. 2. What has Trish decided to do? A. visit the BioLab

B. make a clone of herself C. help her father find Trion D. search for a good friend 3. What was the VoicePrinter doing? A. describing cloning techniques B. talking nonsense and irritating Trish C. playing games with trish D. printing all that Trish is saying. Practice 2. Dear Diary, I havent spoken to you for ages because I have been busy with my new friend Clo. Clo for Clone. Clo is me. I am Clo. We are identical twins. No, even closer than that. Clo is made of me, from me. We are one. Except that there are two of uswhich is tricky. I mean, suppose Dad put his head round the door and saw Two Trishes instead of one! But Ive solved that. My cabin door leads to an identical cabin next door. Clo can vanish through that door in a split second. The next-door cabin is empty of course. All the cabins are. They wont be filled until the return trip from Trion. So, I sleep here. Clo sleeps there. Clothes, food, toothbrushes? Well, yes. I now need two of everything- but the ship is loaded with stores. No one notices or cares about an extra toothbrush or an extra towel. 1. Trish does not need to talk to VoicePrinter very often as A. she now hates it B. she has a new companion C. she has found her mother in Trion D. she has found her twin sister. 2. Who is Clo? A. Trishs friend from Earth B. Another name given to Trish C. Identical twin created by Trish D. Trishs biological mother.

3. What will all the cabins be used for? A. To hide Clo. B. to store things from Trion C. To store all the toothbrushes and towels. D. They are actually bedrooms

3. Trishs father is A. the only grown up in the ship B. the only human in the ship C. always poking fun at Trish D. an extremely busy person Practice 4

Practice 3 Dear Diary, I get so lonely, thats my trouble. I am the only child on this space ship. Everyone else is a grown up with things to do. Theyre all busy running the ship or checking their equipment. We will soon land on the planet Trion. Our mission is to find out more about this planet. Yes, were heading for Trion. Now that might sound exciting, but its not. Its not exciting at all. When we set out, I used to tick off the days on my calendar. We left Earth on 12 March 2045. So I ticked off March 12, 13,14,15then April, May , June. Then I gave up. We dont reach Trion until mid-January 2047. By then Ill be 13. Dad does his best, hes always poking his head round my door, grinning at me. He asks, Hi Trish. Hows things? Everything all right? How do you fancy meeting me in the diner at 6 oclock for a chocolate milkshake? I grin back and say, Yum, Yum! But even as I say it his face changes. The grin is still there but the busy look is back in his eyes. 1. How old is Trish now? A. 10 B. 11 C. 12 D. 13 2. The expected duration to reach Trion is within A. 1year B. 2 years C. 15 years D. 47 years

Dad does his best, hes always poking his head round my door, grinning at me. He asks, Hi Trish. Hows things? Everything all right? How do you fancy meeting me in the diner at 6 oclock for a chocolate milkshake? I grin back and say, Yum, Yum! But even as I say it his face changes. The grin is still there but the busy look is back in his eyes. After all he is the ships captain. And I suppose he misses mum as much as I do. Almost as much anyhow. She is on Trion helping set up the space station. Busy Dad, busy Mum. Which leaves me all alone in front of my VoicePrinter, talking to it, talking and talking. Then I watch it print out what Ive been saying. Its my private diary. It corrects my spelling and punctuation. Its clever. It gives me school lessons, but it also plays game with me. My favourite game is Pop Star, where I can act out being a pop star on VPs enormous screen. I can switch it from Diary to Dialogue too. I suppose its my best friend, really. Im going to switch from Diary to Dialogue now 1. Who is the captain of the ship? A. Trish B. Trishs Dad C. Trishs Mum D. The VoicePrinter 2. Trishs best friend is A. her dad B. her mum C. her voiceprinter D. no one. 3. The Voiceprinter is able to do all of the following except

A. correct spelling and punctuation errors. B. print whatever Trish says C. play a game called Pop Star. D. read Trishs mind Practice 5

C. putting her into the disposal system D. telling her father about Clo. Practice 6 One of the features of this ship is its disposal system. There are five big hatches, each one marked DISPOSAL. You open the hatch, put the thing you want to get rid of into the hole, and whoosh its gone. Disposed of for ever in infinite space. One of the five hatches happen to be outside my cabin, in the corridor. Theres never anyone in the corridor at night. There you are then. Tonights the night. Ill be disposing of something definitely. I am going to write a note to go with the item. The note will read, Goodbye, Clo. Have a good trip. Yours never, Trish. Well, it wouldnt be murder, would it? How could it be? You cant be charged with murdering yourself, can you? You couldnt even be charged with suicide because there will still be one person left and that person will be alive- walking and talking, eating and sleeping. So, its foolproof. Goodbye, Clo. Yours never Trish. 1. What is Trish planning? A. She wants to destroy Clo B. She wants to dispose garbage C. She wants to kill herself D. She wants to tell her family the truth. 2. The phrase one person refers to A. Trishs Dad B. Trishs Mum C. Clo D. Trish herself. 3. The words on the note, Yours never implies that Trish A. Loves Clo very much B. Hates Clo C. Never wanted a friend D. Loves to be alone

And those are only the small things. To be truthful, I cant stand the way Clos mind works. I cant stand Clos corny jokes and her dismal sulks. I cant stand Clos laugh or eating habits or finger picking. And I wont stand Clo intruding on my most private and personal thoughts. One of the features of this ship is its disposal system. There are five big hatches, each one marked DISPOSAL. You open the hatch, put the thing you want to get rid of into the hole, and whoosh its gone. Disposed of for ever in infinite space. One of the five hatches happen to be outside my cabin, in the corridor. Theres never anyone in the corridor at night. There you are then. Tonights the night. Ill be disposing of something definitely. I am going to write a note to go with the item. The note will read, Goodbye, Clo. Have a good trip. Yours never, Trish. . 1. All of the following things about Clo makes Trish angry except A. for the way Clo jokes B. for how Clo sulks C. for Clos looks D. for the wat Clos thinks. 2. How many hatches are there for disposal? A. two B. three C. four D. five 3. Trish intended to dispose Clo by A. giving her a note B. asking her to go away

Practice 7 Last night Clo did something I cannot forgive. I was thinking about Mum. I am always thinking of herand I suppose I gave a sort of sigh and murmured, Oh, Mum. As I said it, Clo said precisely the same thing. Oh,Mum. Clo said precisely the same thing and gave a sigh. Now thats going too far, dont you angry. I mean my is my mum. Nothing to do with Clo. Mu mum, mine only. Im not going to put up with this kind of thing. Its like being swamped, invaded, taken over. She wears the same clothes as me. And crossword puzzles! And how would you like it when, after puzzling over a clue for ages, you finally find the answer and shout it out NAVIGATOR!- and at that very moment, hear a voice from the cabin next door shout NAVIGATOR!. And those are only the small things.

Over and done with. Finished and forgotten. No, thats not true. Theres no question about forgetting. Just the opposite. Every minute of every hour. I mentally hug myself and give a silent shout. Of Whoopp! Yarroop! Hooray! Finally Free! Alone at last! Even dad noticed a change in me. Youre looking wonderful today, he said. Suddenly youre bright as a button. I feel terrific! I said. Can I have a chocolate milkshake? Have as many as you like. Just one. I said. Only one. Ones enough isnt it? Who needs two? Theres only one Me. No longer do I have to remind another me to wipe chocolate from its greedy mouth. No longer do I have to listen to that other Mes corny Yum,yum! Noises whenever chocolate milkshakes are mentioned. From now on, theres only one me. You have no idea how wonderful it feels, how bright the future looks. 1. Dad shows surprise at his daughters good mood because

1. Why was Trish so angry with Clo? A. Clo calls her Mum B. She does not want Clo to share her mother C. She has to learn to share things D. Clo imitates her all the time.

A. usually Trish hates chocolate milkshake B. Trish is usually moody C. She likes to talk to the Voice Printer D. Trish is always hot tempered. 2. What has happened to Clo?

2. All of the following events made Trish angry, except A. They wear the same clothes B. Clo solves the puzzle at the same time C. She solves the puzzles faster D. Clo calls Trishs mother as her mum. 3. Trish is always thinking of A. Clo B. Her father C. Her mother D. Herself
Practice 8 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the short story One Is One And All Alone.

A. She is now dead B. She is living the life of Trish C. She is sleeping D. She left because she was unhappy. 3. Clos feelings can be described as A. extremely happy B. very sad C. disappointed D. very confused Practice 9 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the short story One Is One And All Alone. One of the features of this ship is its disposal system. There are five big hatches, each one marked DISPOSAL. You open the hatch, put the thing you want to get rid of into the hole, and

whoosh its gone. Disposed of for ever in infinite space. One of the five hatches happen to be outside my cabin, in the corridor. Theres never anyone in the corridor at night. There you are then. Tonights the night. Ill be disposing of something definitely. I am going to write a note to go with the item. The note will read, Goodbye, Clo. Have a good trip. Yours never, Trish.

2. What is VP? A. Vice President B. Very Popular C. Voice Printer D. Very Proud 3. The word deserted means

1. The word item refers to A. the dustbin B. garbage C. Clo D. the note

A. dry as a desert B. no air and water C. not being used D. very dry DRAMA

2. What is Trish planning as in the extract? A. to clear her space B. clear the garbage C. destroy her clone D. write notes to Clo. 3. What is the function of a hatch? A. to store things B. to throw garbage C. a place to send letters or notes D. to keep clothes Practice 10 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the short story One Is One And All Alone. VP went on and on describing cloning techniques so I decided to press save and listen to it all later. For now I have some serious thinking to do. Ill tell you what I was thinking. The Biolab in this ship is very big. It has to be, because biology is what this trip is all about- the biology of Trion- what lives there now and what, and who, could live there in the future. At the moment the ships Biolab is deserted. It wont become busy until we reach Trion. I need to use it. I need it all to myself. 1. Why does Trish need to use the BioLab? A. she wants to play B. to create a clone C. to investigate who is in Trion D. she will do some research on her own.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN Practice 1 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin FATHER : Yes, do hang on, Your Majesty, and Ill tell you about Lisa. She can bake the best pies in the world and she can weave the most beautiful cloth and spin the finest thread. LISA : Oh father, please be quiet. Im sure the King is in a hurry. KING : There are plenty of people at the palace who can bake and weave the pin. FATHER : None of them can be as clever as Lisa. Shes so clever she can do anything. Anything at all. LISA : Father, dont be silly. 1. Why did Lisa say Father, dont be silly? A. she thought her father was stupid B. she was feeling nervous C. She was uncomfortable with her fathers boastings. D. She does not like talking to the King. 2. What is Lisas father trying to do? A. to show off B. impress the King C. get a job at the palace D. bake some cakes for the king 3. Lisas father can be described as all of the following, except A. greedy B. foolish

C. boastful D. rational Practice 2 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Narrator : In a cottage in a village in a small country, Lisa has been baking. Her mother and father are very proud of her. They are always telling people how clever she is and all the wonderful things she can do. Mother : Oh Lisa. What lovely things you have made. Youre really brilliant. Twenty currant buns, twenty jam tarts, and one apple pie. All fit for a King to eat. Father : When the King comes to the village today, Im going to tell him how clever you are. Narrator : At that moment there is the sound of cheering outside. Mother : Quick Lisa. See if thats the King coming. I hope he visits us so I show him all the wonderful things you have made. Narrator : Lisa goes to the window and looks out. Lisa : Look the King has stopped at our gate. Father : I bet he can smell all this lovely food! I am sure the King would want to marry a girl as clever as you. Narrator : Just then the King puts his head through the window. King : I can smell apple pie. My favourite. Mother : Of please, Your majesty. Come and try a slice.

Practice 3 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Narrator : In the morning Lisa wakes up to find a heap of shining gold instead of the heap of straw. The King comes in. King : So your father told the truth. You can spin straw into gold. Narrator : Lisa wants to tell the King what has happened but she is so frightened that when she opens her mouth to speak no words come out. King : Theres no need to be afraid Lisa. Youve kept your word. Lisa : Can I go home now? King : Not yet. I need more gold. Narrator : The King leads Lisa to another room in the castle. It is even bigger and filled with straw. King : Tonight you must spin all this straw. But rememberif it isnt turned into gold by tomorrow morning, Ill cut off your head. Narrator : That night Lisa hears the scratching noise at the window. The strange little man climbs in through the window. Rumpelstiltskin: More straw to spin? My favourite task. Lisa : But I have nothing to give you. Rumpelstiltskin : What about that pretty ring you are wearing? Lisa : This? Narrator : The little man nods and Lisa takes off her ring and hands it to him. 1. What will happen to Lisa if she cannot spin the straw into gold?

1. Why are Lisas parents eager to impress the King? A. So that the King will invite them to the palace B. So that the King will want to marry Lisa C. To show off how clever Lisa is. D. They have nothing much to do.

A. The King will marry her B. The King will chop off her head C. The King will let her go home D. The King will punish her. 2. What does the little man like to do?

2. What does the King like? A. tarts B. currant buns C. apple pie D. everything

A. Make deals B. Steal things C. Make straw into gold D. Disturb Lisa when she cries. 3. Why did the King take Lisa to a bigger room?

3. Why was there a sound of cheering outside the gate? A. Lisa was getting married B. The King stopped by the house C. Lisas parents invited the King D. The people wanted to eat the food.

A. To use a better and bigger room B. Lisa wanted to change room C. He rewarded Lisa with a bigger room D. To turn more straw into gold

Practice 4 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin

Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Lisa : Perhaps I can pay you after I get home.

Narrator : Lisa goes to the window and looks out. Lisa : Look the King has stopped at our gate. Father : I bet he can smell all this lovely food! I am sure the King would want to marry a girl as clever as you. Narrator : Just then the King puts his head through the window. King : I can smell apple pie. My favourite. Mother : Of please, Your majesty. Come and try a slice. Narrator : The King comes into the cottage. Mother cuts a slice of pie and gives it to him. King :Scrumptious! Delicious! Narrator : The King licks his fingers. King : Thats the best pie I have ever tasted. Who made it? Father : My daughter Lisa made it and shes the cleverest girl there ever was. Narrator : The King starts to move to the door, but Lisas mother takes hold of the Kings arm. Mother : Now before you rush off Father : Yes, do hang on, Your Majesty, and Ill tell you about Lisa. She can bake the best pies in the world and she can weave the most beautiful cloth and spin the finest thread. Lisa : Oh Father, be quiet. Im sure the King is in a hurry. 1. What did the King have? A. A slice of fruit cake. B. A grand dinner C. A slice of apple pie D. All kinds of food 2. Why did Lisas father say hang on? A. to eat with the King B. to find out the truth about the King C. to discuss something D. to ask the King to wait 3. Why did Lisa ask her father to keep quiet? A. She was angry B. She was tired C. She was worried D. She was embarrassed Practice 5

Narrator : The little man puts his head on one side and looks at Lisa. Rumpelstiltskin : Perhaps, Perhaps Lisa : Please help me this one last time. The King said hell make me the queen if I turn this straw into gold but if I dont he will cut off my head. Narrator : Lisa nods Rumpelstiltskin : Then lets shake hands on it. Lisa : But what do you want? Rumpelstiltskin : When you are the queen you must give me your first born child. Narrator : Lisa remembers her fathers words.promise him whatever he wants Rumpelstiltskin : Is it a bargain? Lisa : Yes, I promise. Narrator : In the morning the tower is full of gold. The King comes in and claps his hands with delight. King : Well done Lisa. Im going to marry you and you will be my queen. You and your mother and father will live in this palace for the rest of your lives. Narrator : Lisa is so delighted that she forgets all about her promise to the little man. 1. What did Lisa promise to the little man? A. She will marry him B. She will give him a lot of money C. She will give him her first born D. She will be his queen. 2. The phrase lets shake hands on it shows that they must promise to A. be friends forever B. confirm that the promise is not false C. never see each other again D. make bargains later in their lives. 3. Lisa was willing to do as what the little man says because she A. was afraid of the little man B. wanted to marry him

C. wanted to become the Queen D. needed to get more gold Practice 6 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Father : This is the Kings son. You cant take him away. Rumpelstiltskin : Cant I. Just wait and see. Lisa : You can have as much gold as you want but leave me my baby. Narrator : Lisa picks up the baby and holds him tightly. The little man comes very close. Rumpelstiltskin : Ive plenty of gold. But I will do you a deal. I have a riddle and if you can answer it within three days, you shall get to keep your son. If not,the babys mine. Lisa : Whats the riddle? Rumpelstiltskin : Just tell me my name. Each day you can have three guesses. Narrator : Lisa thinks hard. Lisa : Is it John? Or is it Samuel? Could it be Mark? Narrator : Each time the little man shakes his head. Then he laughs and sweeps his feet on the ground and whirls out of the room. Lisa : Oh Mother. How can we possibly find out his name? There are thousands to choose from. 1. What was the deal Lisa made? A. Lisa must give her baby on the third day he comes B. Lisa must guess his name within three days C. Lisa must give three names to the little man D. Lisa must bake cakes on the third day he comes. 2. What was the little mans reaction when Lisa could not guess his name? A. Became excited B. Felt very bored C. felt very happy D. became angry 3. What will happen if Lisa cannot guess his name? A. he will cut hear head B. he will take her baby

C. she must marry him D. she must leave the palace Practice 7 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Narrator : In the morning the tower is full of gold. The King comes in and claps his hands with delight. King : Well done Lisa. Im going to marry you and you will be my queen. You and your mother and father will live in this palace for the rest of your lives. Narrator : Lisa is so delighted that she forgets all about her promise to the little man. Narrator : A year passes and the King and Lisa have a baby son. In the nursery Lisa and her mother and father are playing with the baby. They are bending over the cot when the door springs open. It is the strange little man with pointed nose. Rumpelstiltskin : Its time to keep your promise little Queen. Lisa : What promise? Rumpelstiltskin: Your first born child. You promised me. Lisa : But that was a long time ago. Father : This is the Kings son. You cant take him away. Rumpelstiltskin : Cant I. Just wait and see. Lisa : You can have as much gold as you want but leave me my baby. Narrator : Lisa picks up the baby and holds him tightly. The little man comes very close. 1. The King is delighted because A. the castle was full of straw B. the tower was full of gold C. Lisa agreed to marry him D. The little man has gone away. 2. What did Lisa offer to the little man in exchange for her baby? A. A tower full of gold B. Her father C. As much gold as he wanted D. As much straw as he wanted 3. Who is the little Queen? A. the baby B. Lisa

C. Mother D. The Queen mother. Practice 8 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin : Ive plenty of gold. But I will do you a deal. I have a riddle and if you can answer it within three days, you shall get to keep your son. If not,the babys mine. Lisa : Whats the riddle? Rumpelstiltskin : Just tell me my name. Each day you can have three guesses. Narrator : Lisa thinks hard. Lisa : Is it John? Or is it Samuel? Could it be Mark? Narrator : Each time the little man shakes his head. Then he laughs and sweeps his feet on the ground and whirls out of the room. Lisa : Oh Mother. How can we possibly find out his name? There are thousands to choose from. Mother : Its our fault. I am sorry. Narrator ; The following day Lisa is in the nursery holding the baby. The door opens and the little man dances into the room. Rumpelstiltskin : Well now. Have you guessed? Three days and three guesses on each day. Narrator : The little man laughs but his laughter is cruel. 1. Whats the riddle? A. three guesses in three days B. three guesses in three visits C. three names for the new born baby D. three guesses on the third day. 2. Why is the little mans laughter cruel? A. He thinks he will lose the bargain. B. He thinks he will win in the bargain C. He hates the Lisa and the baby D. He is a very cruel person. 3. What type of feelings were reflected by Lisas mother? A. Regret and remorse B. Happy and joyful C. Sorrow and misery D. Nervous and frightened

Practice 9 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin : Dry your tears, Lisa. I will help you, but this will be the last time. Lisa : But I cant pay you. Ive nothing left. Rumpelstiltskin : Now thats a pity. I dont work for nothing. Lisa : Perhaps I could pay you after I get home. Rumpelstiltskin : Perhaps, perhaps. Lisa : Please help me this one last time. The king said hell make me the Queen if I turn this straw into gold but if I dont, hell cut off my head. Rumpelstiltskin : Perhaps we could make a bargain. Are you any good at keeping promises? Then, lets shake hands on it. Lisa : But what do you want? Rumpelstiltskin : When youre the Queen, you must give me your first-born child. Is it a bargain? Lisa : Yes, I promise. 1. Why was Lisa crying? A. she does not know how to weave B. she was scared of Rumpelstiltskin C. she does not how to turn straw into gold D. she does not want to be the queen 2. What did Lisa promise to Rumpelstiltskin? A. pay him a lot of money B. pay him a lot of gold C. allow him to stay at the palace D. allow him to take her first child. 3. What quality does Rumpelstiltskin have? A. Very smart B. Magical powers C. Cruel D. Gullible Practice 10 Questions 1-3 are based on extracts from the Drama Rumpelstiltskin Narrator : It is night. In a room high in the tower, Lisa is crying. There is a spinning wheel beside her and a big heap of straw.

Lisa : Oh, dear. I cant possibly make gold out of straw, and when the King finds out, he will cut of my head. Narrator : Suddenly, there is a scratching noise and a strange little man with a pointed nose climbs through the window. Rumpelstiltskin : Why are you crying? Lisa : Because my father told the king I could spin straw into gold. Now the King will cut off my head. Rumpelstiltskin : Thats nothing to cry about. Ill help you if you give me something in exchange. Lisa : But, I havent got anything. Rumpelstiltskin : What about that pretty necklace you are wearing.? Lisa : This? Narrator : The little man nods and Lisa unfastens the necklace and hands it to him. Rumpelstiltskin : Thats right. Now you go to sleep. By the time you wake up, your troubles will be over. 1. What was Lisa instructed to do in the palace? A. Make straw and gold B. Make golden clothes C. Spin straw into gold D. Spin gold into straw 2. What did Lisa give Rumpelstiltskin? A. gold B. ring C. necklace D. straw 3. Why is Lisa crying? A. she hates her parents B. she is the victim of her parents lies. C. her parents are evil D. the king is evil and tortures her

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