The Chickens Take a Holiday Quiz
A. Do you understand what the words in the story mean?
Match the vocabulary with the definitions:
|a||fence||1||white liquid produced by cows|
|b||holiday||2||information about recent events|
|c||milk||3||one of the four periods of the year when the weather changes|
|d||grass||4||a structure made of wood or wire that divides land|
|e||news||5||a time when someone does not go to work|
|f||farmer||6||a male chicken that crows|
|g||rake||7||food made from milk, usually yellow or orange in colour|
|h||cheese||8||person who looks after the grounds for raising animals and growing crops|
|i||rooster||9||a low green plant that covers the Earth's surface|
|j||season||10||a garden tool with a long handle, used for gathering leaves|
|A noun can be count or non-count.|
Count nouns are easy to count. For example: 1 banana, 1 car, 1 pencil
You can make count nouns plural. For example: 3 bananas, 7 cars, two dozen pencils
Non-count nouns are impossible to count. For example: water, love, air
You cannot make non-count nouns plural.
Which words in the vocabulary list are count nouns?
__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________
Which words in the vocabulary list are non-count nouns?
__________ __________ __________ __________
|Sometimes we want to measure non-count nouns.|
We can use containers and other nouns to help us.
For example: a cup of water, a lot of love, a breath of air
Look at the non-count nouns in the story. How can you measure them?
|grass||a blade of grass|
|cheese||a __________ of cheese|
|milk||a __________ of milk|
|news||a __________ of news|
B. Do you understand how to use the words from the story?
Fill in the blanks:
1. The chickens worked hard and wanted to take a __________.
2. Farmer Tim gets his __________ from the cows.
3. The cows ate the __________ for breakfast.
4. The __________ is used to clean up the leaves.
5. The rooster stood on the __________ to call the farmer.
C. Do you understand what the story is about?
Answer the comprehension questions:
1. What time of day is it in this story?
2. How many chickens are on Farmer Tim's farm?
3. Why did the cows move to the grass?
- to find the farmer
- to start their holiday
- to look for the rake
- to eat their breakfast
4. What happened when the trees got angry?
- The rake woke up.
- The apples fell down.
- Farmer Tim came out.
- The cows took a holiday.
5. Who wakes up the farmer at the end of the story?
- Rowdy Rooster
- Chester Chicken
Now check your answers!