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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Reading Comprehension

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Cacti are those plants with sharp spikes on them that live in dry places.
TASK:
This task is about reading to recall information. Answer the following questions by highlighting what answer you think is correct.
a
The writer grew cacti plants because she liked
(A)   their colours and prickles.
(B)   their leaves and pots.
(C)   the fact they were easy to buy.
(D)   their weird shapes and spines.
b
The thing that is special about the plants called "succulents" is that they
(A)   can do without water longer than other plants.
(B)   can be eaten.
(C)   are green all year.
(D)   can hold water in their prickles.
c
Cacti store water in their
(A)   leaves.
(B)   needles.
(C)   roots.
(D)   stems.
d
Succulents grow where there isn't much water. They grow in high mountains because
(A)   there is little rain.
(B)   the water flows down the mountain.
(C)   the water freezes.
(D)   the wind dries the rain.
e
What do cacti use most often to protect themselves from the sun?
(A)   Spines
(B)   Leaves
(C)   Nearby rocks
(D)   Passing clouds
f
Why do birds and insects bore holes into cacti?
(A)   For water
(B)   To eat the spines
(C)   To use them as homes
(D)   To protect the cactus

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