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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 __________.

  1. cheese
  2. farmer
  3. holiday
  4. rake

2. Farmer Tim gets his __________ from the cows.

  1. grass
  2. fence
  3. sky
  4. milk

3. The cows ate the __________ for breakfast.

  1. milk
  2. farmer
  3. sky
  4. grass

4. The __________ is used to clean up the leaves.

  1. fence
  2. rooster
  3. rake
  4. sky

5. The rooster stood on the __________ to call the farmer.

  1. sky
  2. grass
  3. rake
  4. fence

C. Do you understand what the story is about?

Answer the comprehension questions:

1. What time of day is it in this story?

  1. morning
  2. afternoon
  3. evening
  4. bedtime

2. How many chickens are on Farmer Tim's farm?

  1. one
  2. five
  3. ten
  4. one-hundred

3. Why did the cows move to the grass?

  1. to find the farmer
  2. to start their holiday
  3. to look for the rake
  4. to eat their breakfast

4. What happened when the trees got angry?

  1. The rake woke up.
  2. The apples fell down.
  3. Farmer Tim came out.
  4. The cows took a holiday.

5. Who wakes up the farmer at the end of the story?

  1. nobody
  2. Rowdy Rooster
  3. Daisy
  4. Chester Chicken

Now check your answers!

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