Post-test of Reading Corner Level 2
1. Questions for Word Reference
Mr. Gray went to work by train every day and he always walked from the station to his office. It was about one kilometre, and he never went by bus, because he enjoyed walking fast. It sometimes rained or snowed, but then Mr. Gray put his umbrella up, turned the collar of his coat up, and walked fast.
There was always a poor man at the side of a narrow street near Mr. Gray’s office. He had one leg, and he sold matches in the street. A box of them cost 20£. Mr. Gray always smiled at the poor man and said, ‘Good morning.’ Then he gave him 20£ and did not take any of his matches, because he did not smoke. One day Mr. Gray gave the poor man his 20£ and began walking on, but the man shouted after him, ‘Sir, the matches cost 25£ now!’
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- The word “it” in line 3 refers to….
- The word “he” in line 10 refers to….
2. Questions for Finding Specific Information
The concepts of analogy and homology are probably easier to exemplify than to define. When different species are structurally compared, certain features can be described as either analogous or homologous. For example, flight requires certain rigid aeronautical principles of design, yet birds, bats, and insects have all conquered the air. The wings of all three types of animals derive from different embryological structures, but they perform the same functions.
In this case, the flight organs of these creatures can be said to be analogous. In contrast, features that arise from the same structures in the embryo but are used in different functions are said to be homologous. The pectoral fins of a fish, the wings of a bird, and the forelimbs of a mammal are all homologous structures. They are genetically related in the sense that both forelimb and the wing evolved from the fin.
- According to the passage, what are the concepts of anology and homology?
- Where in the passage does the author first focus his discussion on the concept of homology?
3. Questions for Guessing Word Meaning
All chimpanzees are extremely curious about their surroundings.
- The word “curious” in sentence above is closest in meaning to…
A business concern with two or more owners is referred to as partnership.
- The word “concern” in sentence above is closest in meaning to…
4. Questions for Finding Main Idea
Kitchens usually contain a variety of different appliances. Toasters are useful when you are eating a bagel or sliced bread. Soups are often made in slow cookers. Coffee lovers will usually have a coffee maker on their countertop.
- What does the passage mainly discuss?
- What is the subject of the passage?
5. Questions for Inferences
Sloths hang form tree branches and eat leaves and fruit. They move about 0.07 miles per hour. They are 18-24 inches (about 56-60 cm) and weight 7-18 pounds (about 4-8 kg). Sloths live about 10-20 years.
- It can be inferred from the passage that…
Cheetahs can run up to 65-70 miles per hour (about 100-110 km/h). Adult cheetahs are 6-7 feet (1.8-2.15 m) long and weight 100–125 pounds (45-55 kg). They eat other animals. They live 8-10 years.
- What can be implied from the passage about Cheetah?
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- Rogers, B. 2011. The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test 2nd edition. Heinle Cengage Learning: USA.
- Wilson, K. Student Book/Work Book Smart Choice 2nd edition for Intermediate 1 level in LIA. Oxford.
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