Test 5

For students of the sixth grade: do Reading and Writing Test 5 Year 6 to develop your reading and writing skills.


One day a boy of about thirteen came to the gardener’s place as he wanted to buy one of the large ripe watermelons growing in the gardener’s watermelon plot. The problem was that the boy had only got a twenty-five cent coin.

“I’ll give you my twenty-five cents for that watermelon,” said the boy pointing to a beautiful, large, ripe fruit in the middle of the plot.

“No,” said the gardener, “I get $2 for a watermelon like that one.”

Then the boy pointed to a tiny watermelon just beginning to grow nearby, “Will you take twenty-five cents for that one?”

“Sure,”” replied the gardener, “I’ll give you that one for twenty-five cents.”

“OK,” said the little kid, putting the coin in the gardener’s hand, “I’ll pick it up in about two weeks”.

Choose the correct title for the text.

  1. Shopping for Watermelons
  2. Kid’s Shopping Quick Wit
  3. A Greedy Gardener
  4. Lack of Money

Put the sentences into the correct order.

___a)   The boy offered twenty-five cents for a beautiful, large, ripe watermelon.

___b)   The boy promised to be back for the watermelon in about two weeks.

___c)   The boy came to the gardener’s place to buy a watermelon.

___d)  The gardener refused to sell it for that price.

___e)   The gardener agreed to sell that tiny watermelon for 25 cents.

Choose the correct variant to complete the sentences.

1. The problem was that … .

  • the boy had no money
  • big watermelons were too expensive for the boy
  • the boy had a quarrel with the gardener
  • the boy couldn’t count

2. The boy came for watermelons … .

  • to a market
  • to a supermarket
  • to a greengrocer’s
  • to a gardener

3. The price of the gardener’s watermelons … .

  • depended on the size and ripeness of a watermelon
  • was $2 each one
  • was $2 altogether
  • was unknown

4. The boy decided to … .

  • pay 25 cents, take the unripe watermelon and go away
  • come with 2 dollars in two weeks
  • buy a big watermelon for 25 cents
  • pick the ripe watermelon up

Write short answers to questions.

  1. When was the boy going to take his watermelons?
  2. How old was the boy?
  3. What watermelon could the boy afford?


Complete the sentences with the words: ever, as, enough, too, yet. There is one extra choice you don’t need to use.

  • Rita hasn’t done the ironing ______________ .
  • I don’t have _______________ money to buy a new mobile phone.
  • Does this computer have _______________ bad processor as that one?
  • Have you _______________ met any famous person?

Choose the correct forms of the verbs to complete the sentences

1. It … colder and colder outside.

  • was getting
  • has got
  • had got
  • had been getting

2. … you already finished your test by 11 o’clock?

  • Did
  • Have
  • Had
  • Were

3. Mum, … I go and play in the park, because my friends are waiting for me?

  • should
  • must
  • may
  • need

4. You … not talk aloud in the library.

  • have to
  • must
  • could
  • need

Imagine you could make one dream of yours come true. Write about your dream using the plan below.

  • What would it be?
  • Why?
  • Who would your dream include?