Do Reading Test 6 Year 7 to develop your reading skills.

Read the text. For questions (1—6) choose and circle the correct answer (a, b, c or d).

There are several ways of greeting people in the Philippines. An elderly person places his or her right hand on the forehead of a child to «bless» him or her. This is called «mano», and it is also done by godparents to their godchildren. Close friends, relatives and family members greet each other with a kiss on the cheek; while acquaintances give a polite nod or a handshake when acknowledging someone’s presence.

French people greet each other with a handshake; but close friends kiss each other on both cheeks when they meet. They do this gesture when meeting and before leaving. As for addressing people, first names are only used among friends. To show respect for an older woman or man, say «madamme» or «monsieur», respectively.

In Italy friends and family members kiss each other on the cheek when they meet. Close male friends and family members greet each other with an embrace. Formal greetings include a single handshake, and it is expected to say molto lieto (pleased to meet you) after the introduction.

1. The elderly people touch a child when they … .

a. want to say goodbye

b. want to give him or her a blessing

c. don’t want to bless him or her

d. greet him or her

2. French people call their friends … .

a. by their surname

b. by their full name

c. by their first name

d. with great respect

3. In France, a usual greeting (not for close friends) includes … .

a. a hug

b. a kiss

c. a handshake

d. a bow

4. A sign of respect for an older woman includes … in France.

a. a kiss

b. a handshake

c. a polite nod

d. the word «madamme»

5. People in Italy … use the words molto lieto (pleased to meet you) in formal situations.

a. usually

b. never

c. after the first meeting

d. sometimes

6. In Italy, relatives and friends … when they meet.

a. say nothing

b. hug and kiss each other

c. say «Nice to meet you»

d. say goodbye

Make the following sentences true to the text.

1. People in the Philippines greet each other in one way only.
2. French people kiss each other on both cheeks before leaving.
3. When Italian people meet for the first time, they kiss each other.

Read the text. Choose from (A—G) the one which best fits each space. There is one choice you do not need to use.

It is so important to have traditions. They are part of the glue that 1__ . Traditions are necessary for 2__ . First, they give children and even teens a sense of security. They know that 3__ , some things stay the same. Traditions also provide closeness at the certain moment and 4__ . Lasting memories are formed, and hopefully our children will continue the customs in 5__ and make more of their own. Sunday dinner is one 6__ that works for most families.

A. holds families together

B. homes

C. in an uncertain world

D. several ways

E. family tradition

F. a large family

G. over the years