Reading

Past Simple

 

Childhood Memories

 

Tom lived with his family in a small town called Irbid near the farms. He has three brothers. He was around 7 years old. His father worked at a small hospital in town. His mother stayed at home and looked after Tom, his brothers, and his dad. They lived in this small town for around 5 years.

The town was small and the people were very kind and friendly. Tom used to live in a big house and garden near the tomato farms. After school Tom used to play with the goats, chicken, dogs, and cats in the yard. He used to collect the fresh eggs from the chicken every day. Then he looked after the garden and collected some green onion leaves and green beans sometimes. He really loved being in the garden.

Tom used to like the spring season the most because everything becomes green with a lot of wild flowers he played with his brothers and they collected wild flowers and played with the ladybirds.

Tom thinks that these were the best five years of his life. He said that he will never forget these days.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions:

1.     What is the topic of this reading text?

 

2.     What is the boy’s name?

 
3.     What is the name of the town?

 

4.     When did he live in the small town?

 

5.     How old was Tom?

 

6.     What did his father do?

 

7.     What did his mother do?

 

8.     What did they do in the spring season?

 

9.     What did Tom collect every day?

 

10.            How long did Tom live in the small town?

11.            Fill in the blank

 

Tom ________ with his family in a small town _________ Irbid near the farms. He has three brothers. He was around 7 years old. His father__________ at a small hospital ___ town. His mother ___________ at home and looked after Tom, his brothers, and his dad. They lived in this small town for around 5 years.

The town _________small and the people were very kind and friendly. Tom used to live in a big house and garden near the tomato farms. After school Tom used to play with the goats, chicken, dogs, and cats in the yard. He used to collect the fresh eggs from the chicken every day. Then he ______ after the garden and _______ some green onion leaves and green beans sometimes. He really ______ being in the garden.

Tom used to like the ________ season the most because everything becomes _______ with a lot of wild flowers he ______ with his brothers and they ________ wild flowers and ______ with the ladybirds.

Tom thinks that these were the _______ five years of his life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

1.     Childhood or Tom’s Childhood

2.     Tom

3.     Irbid

4.     When he was around 7 years old

5.     7 years old

6.     Worked in a small hospital

7.     Looked after the family

8.     Collected wild flowers, and played with the ladybirds.

9.     Eggs

10.                        5 years

11.                        Check the passage to get the answers