For students of the sixth grade: do Reading and Writing Test 6 Year 6 to develop your reading and writing skills.
Once there was a king who told some of his workers to dig a pond. The pond was dug, the king said that one person from each household has to bring a glass of milk during the night and pour it into the pond. So the pond should be full of milk by the morning.
One man decided not to take the milk to the pond. He thought that since everyone would bring milk, he could just take a glass of water. Because it will be dark at night, no one will notice. So he went and poured the water into the pond.
In the morning, the king came to visit the pond and to his surprise the pond was only filled with water! What had happened was that everyone was thinking like the other man that «I don’t have to put the milk, someone else will do it».
Dear friends, when you have a responsibility, do not think that others will take care of it. Rather, it starts from you, if you don’t do it, no one else will do it. So, change yourself and that will make a difference.
Task 1. Choose the correct title for the text.
- All is well that ends well.
- An early bird catches the worm.
- What is done by night appears by day.
- Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Task 2. Put the sentences into the correct order.
___ a. People received the command and went home.
___ b. In the morning, the king found out that the pond was full of water.
___ c. The king announced that at night one person from each household had to pour a glass of milk into the pond.
___ d. One man poured water instead of milk into the pond.
___ e. The king ordered to dig a pond.
Task 3. Choose the correct variant to complete the sentences.
1. The text is … .
- a newspaper article
- a textbook paragraph
- a letter
- a fable (a story with a moral lesson)
2. … had to bring a glass of milk and pour it into the pond.
- King’s workers
- One person from each household
- Wealthy citizens
3. The pond was filled with water in the morning because … .
- the people didn’t have milk to pour into the pond
- everyone hoped to hide a glass of water in the pond of milk
- it was the order of the king
- the people hoped the king wouldn’t check what there was inside the pond
4. The moral lesson of the story is: … .
- you mustn’t do everything yourself
- you must remember your duties
- you must be careful
- you must be attentive
Task 4. Write short answers to the questions.
- Who told some of his workers to dig a pond?
- When were the people supposed to pour milk into the water?
- What did the people pour into the pond instead of milk?
Task 1. Complete the sentences with the words as, enough, too, yet, so. There is one extra choice you don’t need to use.
- Have you had lunch _________?
- It’s_________ cold to play in the garden.
- He isn’t old _________ to drive a car.
- Our car broke down last week, _________ we came by train.
Task 2. Choose the correct forms of the verbs to complete the sentences.
1. The wind … when she went out yesterday.
a. is blowing
b. was blowing
d. had blown
2. When I got to the office, the secretary … home.
a. went already
b. has already gone
c. have already gone
d. had already gone
3. … you say it again more slowly?
4. Pupils … be in time for school.
Task 3. Imagine your teacher has asked you to write an essay about the shops of your town/city. Use the plan below:
- write the name of your town/city, types of shops in it;
- say the names, locations of the shops you recommend;
- describe the possible goods to buy; when it’s better to visit these shops;
- share your opinion about shops in your town/city.