English Comprehension Exercise

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Reading Comprehension

The Clever Cat

One day there was a thirsty cat. It was sitting on the master’s breakfast table and looking at the jug full of milk right next to the master’s right hand on the table. The milk was very hot so that the master left the milk cool and went out for a while.

The cat wanted to drink the milk. But it was too hot for the cat to drink. He had a very clever idea. He thought of knocking off the jug onto the table. With his front paws he slapped the jug of milk off with his might. The jug of milk fell onto the table and the milk was upset. The spilt milk was all over the table and soon was just right for the cat to lap up. The cat was so pleased with its action. It was indeed a naughty thing to do! The clever cat had lapped up all the milk before the master came back for the milk.

Decide whether the statements are true or false.

1. The cat was not thirsty but it was hungry.

2. The cat was sitting right next to the master’s right hand on the table.

3. There was full of milk in the jug.

4. The milk was scalding hot for the master to drink. ( Scalding hot= very hot)

5. The cat thought of knocking off the table with its fore legs. (fore legs= front legs)

6. The cat kicked off the jug of milk.

7. The milk was spilt all over the table.

8. The cat was so happy.

9. The master drank all the spilt milk with the cat.

10. The cat lapped up all the milk in the jug.

2. Write a complete answer for the questions.
1. Was the cat thirstly?

2. Where was the cat sitting?

3. What was the cat looking at?

4. Where was the jug of milk?

5. Was the jug of milk full?

6. Where was the master sitting?

7. What was the milk like?

8. Why couldn’t the master drink the milk at first?

9. Who wanted to drink the milk?

10. What did the cat think at first?

11. How did the cat knock off the milk?

12. What happened to the milk?

13. What did the cat do afterwards?

3. Complete the sentences about the story.

1. The master could not drink the milk at first because ………………………………………………………….. .

2. The cat wanted to drink the milk but …………………………………………………………………………………. .

3. The cat thought of …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. .


Word study

1. Learn these adjectives which can be used with liquid that is extremely hot.

· Boiling water

· Scalding tea

· Streaming coffee

2. Used about weather that is very hot.
scorching sun

Baking weather
roasting week

Circle the correct word

1. I can’t walk in the (scalding/boiling/scorching) sun.

2. The tea is (scalding/roasting/baking)

3. What was the weather like when you were on holiday? Oh, it was (scalding/streaming/baking)

4. She knocked off a cup of (scalding/baking/scorching) tea by mistake.

5. It is a (baking/streaming/ boiling) hot day in summer.

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glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

This is interesting! I can see how someone would want to use these useful exercises. Thanks!


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Jordan Riley 5 years ago

Fantastic article that you have presented. Somebody get’em a beer!

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