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The Bears' Night Out Quiz

A. Do you understand what the words in the story mean?

Match the vocabulary with the definitions:

a gathered 1 type of mammal that keeps its babies in a little pocket called a "pouch"
b tucked in 2 people who sleep outside (in tents) in the forest for a short time
c behave 3 covered up with blankets at bedtime
d comfortable 4 follow the rules
e headed 5 went in a certain direction
f campers 6 good feeling, when the body is in a nice position
g hungry 7 brought together
h exhausted 8 feeling when you need something to eat
i extinct 9 very tired
j marsupial 10 when all of a species have died
Wish is a useful word that you can use to talk about hope in the present or future. In this story the animals wish they were in many different places.

Use: subject + wish + were (not was)
Example: I wish I were in Hawaii.
Example: I wish I were an astronaut.

Note: This is called the subjunctive form. We use it for formal English. In spoken English you may hear "was" instead of "were".
Example (informal): I wish English was easier.
Example (formal): I wish English were easier.

Look at the following wishes. How do you write the sentences?

To be in England. (you) I wish I were in England.
To be a movie star. (John) _______ _______ _______ ________ a movie star.
To be older. (you) _______ _______ _______ _______ older.
To be rich. (your mother) _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ rich.
To not be so busy. (your dad) _______ _______ _______ _______ _________ so busy.

B. Do you understand how to use the words from the story?

Fill in the blanks:

1. Most nights the bears __________ by staying in bed with Megan.

  1. head out
  2. exhausted
  3. behave
  4. comfortable

2. The bears __________ North first.

  1. headed
  2. tucked in
  3. exhausted
  4. gathered

3. Koala didn't feel ___________ because it was so cold in the North Pole.

  1. hungry
  2. thirsty
  3. extinct
  4. comfortable

4. __________ sometimes leave food out that grizzly bears will eat.

  1. Koalas
  2. Campers
  3. Megan
  4. Polar bears

5. When koala bears are __________ they eat eucalyptus leaves.

  1. sleeping
  2. extinct
  3. hungry
  4. tucked in

C. Do you understand what the story is about?

Answer the comprehension questions:

1. What is Megan's favourite thing in the world?

  1. The North Pole
  2. Sleeping
  3. Camping
  4. Bears

2. Where did Grizzly take the other bears?

  1. To the North Pole
  2. To America
  3. To Canada
  4. To Australia

3. Where do koala bears get their water from?

  1. lakes
  2. leaves
  3. the ocean
  4. streams

4. Why is Panda worried about going to China?

  1. He thinks all of the pandas will be gone.
  2. He thinks his friends will ignore him.
  3. He thinks the journey will take too long.
  4. He thinks the other bears won't like it there.

5. Who hears Koala's secret at the end of the story?

  1. Panda
  2. No one
  3. All of the bears
  4. Megan

Now check your answers!

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