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Reading Comprehension

Assignment

Try the following Comprehensive Reading exercises to test your comprehension.

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Living 1

What is healthy _______? For me, healthy living is getting ten _______of sleep every night. It also means getting ________every day. Some ________I walk in the park. Other days I ride my ________. On weekends, I run up and down the _____ near my home. All of this exercise makes me hungry. Therefore, I eat three healthy _______ every day. I eat a hot _________, a lunch that I eat at school and a big dinner with my _________. That is _______I call healthy living.

Word List

hours   days   living  exercise  bicycle  family   hills   meals   breakfast   what

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Living 2

Healthy _________ includes exercising every day. That _________ different things to different _________. Mr. Smith walks many _________ every day. Nancy swims _________ in the pool. Athletes _________ before they run. Some people _________ in the park while others walk their dogs. Climbing _________ is difficult but is a good way to keep fit. Many people include some kind of _________ in their daily lives.

Word List

means   kilometres  people living  exercise laps  dance   hills   stretch

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Living 3

There are many ways to _______. A young mother _______  her baby on a  run. Bob and Jane ______  in the wood every weekend. A young _________ exercises on the bars.  Others _______ swimming lessons. Tai Chi is a popular exercise for some __________. Riding a tandem bicycle is another _______ to keep fit. ________  an exercise that is right for you and do it regularly. Exercise is an ___________ part of healthy living.

Word List: boy   takes    way   take   exercise   jog    important    people   find

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Eating 1

Healthy eating is __________ for your health. Here are some ________. Eat a healthy __________ every day. You might have nasi lemak, rice cooked in coconut milk, hard-boiled _________, cucumbers and peanuts. Choose fresh fruit such as papaya, ___________, dragon fruit, kiwi, guava, or pineapple for snacks rather than candy or soft drinks. Your _________ meal might include vegetables, ham choy soup, steamed fish,__________ , chicken, or lamb curry. Add six to eight glasses of __________, milk and fruit juices and you have a healthy balanced diet.

Word List

water    important    breakfast    eggs    evening    watermelon     pepper-crabs     choices

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Eating 2

Healthy eating is important for good__________. For a balanced ________ people choose from four basic food groups. These groups are:________, fruits and vegetables, dairy products and meat and meat alternatives. Grain products include cereals, breads, pasta, and________. There are many kinds of vegetables and fruits. Dark_________ and orange vegetables as well as orange coloured fruits are healthy choices. Dairy products include __________, yogurt, butter and ice cream. Low-fat milk products keep weight _________ . Lean meat, poultry and fish as well as dried peas, beans and lentils provide _________ needed to repair body cells. A balanced diet chosen from the __________ food groups will help keep people of all ages healthy.

Words

diet   cheese   grain    products    health     green    rice    proteins    four     down

Answer Key

Comprehension Test – Answer Key

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Living 1

What is healthy living? For me, healthy living is getting ten hours of sleep every night. It also means getting exercise every day. Some days I walk in the park. Other days I ride my bicycle. On weekends, I run up and down the hills near my home. All of this exercise makes me hungry. Therefore, I eat three healthy meals every day. I eat a hot breakfast, a lunch, that I eat at school and a big dinner with my family. That is what I call healthy living.

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Living 2

Healthy living includes exercising every day. That means different things to different people. Mr. Smith walks many kilometers every day. Nancy swims laps in the pool. Athletes stretch before they run. Some people dance in the park while others walk their dogs. Climbing hills is difficult but is a good way to keep fit. Many people include some kind of exercise in their daily lives.

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Living 3

There are many ways to exercise. A young mother takes her baby on a run. Bob and Jane jog in the wood every weekend. A young boy exercises on the bars.  Others take swimming lessons. Tai Chi is a popular exercise for some people. Riding a tandem bicycle is another way to keep fit.  Find an exercise that is right for you and do it regularly. Exercise is an important part of healthy living.

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Eating 1

Healthy eating is important for your health. Here are some suggestions. Eat a healthy breakfast every day. You might have nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk), hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers and peanuts. Choose fresh fruit such as papaya, watermelon, dragon fruit, kiwi, guava, or pineapple for snacks rather than candy or soft drinks. Your evening meal might include vegetables, ham choy soup, steamed fish, pepper -crabs, chicken, or lamb curry. Add six to eight glasses of water, milk and fruit juices and you have a healthy balanced diet.

Cloze Paragraph: Healthy Eating 2

Healthy eating is important for good health. For a balanced diet people choose from four basic food groups. These groups are: grain products, fruits and vegetables, dairy products and meat and meat alternatives. Grain products include cereals, breads, pasta, and rice. There are many kinds of vegetables and fruits. Dark green and orange vegetables as well as orange colored fruits are healthy choices. Dairy products include cheese, yogurt, butter and ice cream. Low-fat milk products keep weight down. Lean meat, poultry and fish as well as dried peas, beans and lentils provide proteins needed to repair body cells. A balanced diet chosen from the four food groups will help keep people of all ages healthy.