Do Reading Test 10 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).

When Ben was 4 years old, he loved to play Batman. He used to put on his Batman pyjamas and pretend to fly all over the house. But one night, just before bedtime, he tried to «fly» from one end of his bed to the other. Ben missed his mark and ended up banging his elbow hard on the wooden floor. Ouch! His mum put ice on it, but his elbow got really swollen and he had trouble moving his arm.

When you need help right away, the best place to go is the nearest emergency room (ER). Your parents also can call an ambulance. Ambulances bring people to the ER quickly. Their sirens clear a path through traffic by warning other cars to get out of the way.

When you get into an ER, the first thing you or your parents will usually do is signing in at a front desk. Then you go to see a doctor. The doctor will decide what should happen next. In Ben’s case, he needed an X­ray. The X­ray showed that he had a broken his arm and needed a cast. His mum helped him to get into the Batmobile (the family car) and took him home.

1.Ben liked to play Batman when … .

  • he didn’t go to school
  • his mother let him do so
  • he was home alone
  • his friends came to play with him

2. Once Ben broke his … .

  • leg
  • arm
  • Batmobile
  • head

3. When you are injured you should go to the nearest … .

  • chemist’s
  • ambulance
  • emergency roomd
  • kindergarten

4)Ben needed … .

  • an X­ray and some medicine
  • a cast
  • a doctor’s examination, an X­ray and a cast
  • a sign-­in

5. The ambulance sirens … .

  • clear somebody’s ears
  • warn other cars to get out of the way
  • do extra help
  • make other cars run slowly

6. Ben got home … .

  • by bus
  • by ambulance
  • by car
  • on foot

2. Make the following sentences true to the text.

  1. One morning Ben fell down the stairs.
  2. At an emergency room you should go straight to a doctor.
  3. Ben needed an operation on his leg.

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

In 490 BC, Pheidippides, 1_____ , ran from Marathon to Athens (about 25 miles (= 40.23 km) to inform the Athenians about the outcome of the battle 2_____ . The distance was filled 3_____ ; thus Pheidippides arrived in Athens exhausted and 4_____ . After telling the townspeople of the Greeks’ success 5_____ , Pheidippides fell to the ground dead.

In 1896, at the first modern Olympic Games, they held a race of approximately 6_____ in commemoration of Pheidippides.

A. the Olympics

B. the same length

C. with bleeding feet

D. in the battle

E. with invading Persians

F. with hills and other obstacles

G. a Greek soldier