Test 9

For students of the sixth grade: do Reading and Writing Test 9 Year 6 to develop your reading and writing skills.


One day a tired and hungry traveller with just a cooking pot and no money arrived at a small village. He built a small cooking fire, placed his pot on it, and poured in some water. When a few villagers asked what he was
doing, he replied that he was making Stone Soup. He then put a smooth, round stone he had in his pocket into the pot.

As the soup warmed, the traveller told the villagers stories of his travels. He tasted his soup and said it was coming along nicely, but a bit of salt would bring out the flavour. One villager gave the traveller some salt.

The traveller told more stories and said that a couple of carrots would be a nice addition to the soup. So, another villager said he could give a few carrots for the soup.

This continued on with the traveller asking for onions, a bit of meat, potatoes to bring out the full potential of the soup.

Finally, the soup was ready and everyone enjoyed the tasty meal prepared for them from just a stone, and a few other items.

Choose the correct title for the text.

  1. Soup Recipes
  2. Stone Soup
  3. Hungry Traveller
  4. Curious Villagers

Put the sentences into the correct order.

__ a. The traveller came to a small village.
__ b. The traveller was indifferently asking for some other ingredients for his soup.
__ c. Everyone enjoyed the tasty meal.
__ d. The traveller started cooking the soup of stone.
__ e. The traveller started telling the villagers stories of his travels.

Choose the correct variant to complete the sentences.

1. The text is … .

  • a newspaper article
  • a textbook paragraph
  • a letter
  • a fable (a story used to illustrate a moral lesson)

2. The traveller in the story … .

  • knew a recipe of a stone soup
  • didn’t need any ingredients but a stone for his soup
  • was an excellent storyteller
  • ate the soup alone

3. The villagers … .

  • didn’t give him any food
  • laughed at the traveller
  • were excited to hear the traveller’s stories
  • weren’t interested in the traveller’s soup

4. The traveller did not really need … for the stone soup.

  • potatoes
  • salt
  • carrots
  • a stone

Write short answers to the questions.

  1. Where did the traveller arrive?
  2. What did he build?
  3. What did the traveller tell the villagers?


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

  1. I’m _______ hungry to wait for dinner.
  2. After the journey I was _______ tired!
  3. Is your brother _______ active as you are?
  4. I haven’t seen the results of the test _______ .

Choose the correct forms of the verbs to complete the sentences.

1. He said that he … so happy.

  • had never been
  • has never been
  • never was
  • was never been

2. When I arrived, Anthony … with his younger brother, they were fighting instead.

  • is not playing
  • did not play
  • was not playing
  • were not playing

3. Sally … feel the rhythm, but she doesn’t dance very well.

  • can
  • should
  • must
  • need

4. If you want to pass your exam, you … work very hard.

  • have to
  • could
  • may
  • need

Write an article about your favourite café using the plan below:

  • write the name of the place and its location;
  • describe good points about food, service and prices;
  • say if there is anything you don’t like about food, service and prices;
  • give your recommendations.