Reading Cards for Young Learners - Card 14

These cards are practice materials for young people who are learning English. They are set at elementary or pre-intermediate level.

Waylink Young Learner's Reading Card

Read this:

Last night, the family had a big surprise. A thief tried to steal things from their house! The family were all asleep upstairs. He broke a window at the back of the house and climbed in. He wasn't a very good burglar. He knocked over a vase of flowers. Then the dog woke up. It was asleep in the hall. It started barking. The man became very frightened and the tried to climb out of the window again. But the dog was quicker. It bit them man. He cried out very loudly and then he ran away. Everyone said that the dog was very clever. They gave him a big piece of meat.

Write out these sentences correctly:

Put the verb in brackets into the correct tense.

  1. A thief (come) to their house at night.

    A thief came to their house at night.
  2. He (want) to steal things from the house.

    He wanted to steal things from the house.
  3. He (break) a window and (climb) in.

    He broke a window and climbed in.
  4. He (make) a lot of noise and (knock) over some flowers.

    He made a lot of noise and knocked over some flowers.
  5. The dog (wake up) and (begin) to bark.

    The dog woke up and began to bark.
  6. The thief (be) very frightened and he (try) to climb out of the window.

    The thief was very frightened and he tried to climb out of the window.
  7. The dog (be) angry and it (bite) the man.

    The dog was angry and it bit the man.
  8. He (cry) loudly and (run) away quickly.

    He cried loudly and ran away quickly.
  9. Everyone (be) pleased with the dog.

    Everyone was pleased with the dog.
  10. They (give) him some food to eat.

    They gave him some food to eat.


 

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