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Jane’s great passion in life was animals. She had dozens of books about them.
The walls of her bedroom were covered with pictures of animals, just as other girls
of her age had posters of popstars.
She used to keep animals in the garden and, if she could, she brought them into
the house too. Usually, however, her mother caught her.
“Get those animals out of here!” she used to shout. “If you must keep them, use
the shed at the end of the garden!”
Most of Jane’s animals were quite small: rabbits, mice, birds – that sort of thing.
But one day something quite big came her way.
Jane’s mother noticed that she was spending quite a lot of time in the shed.
She also noticed that food was disappearing from the house – especially
bread and fruit.
One evening she decided to go down to the shed to investigate for herself.
As she stood outside the door of the shed, she could hear Jane talking to someone
inside. “She’s got a friend in there with her,” she thought. She opened the door
and looked in. At first she could only see Jane sitting on the ground. Then she
made out the silhouette of an animal sitting beside Jane. Two huge eyes
up at her. She nearly screamed. It was a gorilla!
“Jane! Where on earth … ?” she started to say. But then she remembered.
A few days before, a young gorilla escaped from the zoo and, in spite of every
effort to find it, the animal simply vanished.
“I found it wandering through the park,” Jane explained. “It seemed so lonely!
I talked to it and we became friends at once. And then it followed me back
here … “
“Well, you know you can’t keep it,” her mother said. “You’d better phone
the police and explain.”
Not long after, the police came and also a van from the zoo. Nobody was even
angry with Jane when she told her story. The police knew all about Jane and her
animals. And the zoo keeper said: “I can see that Gor likes you. But we need him
back at the zoo! But you can come and see him as often as you like. We’ll send
you a free pass!”
These days Jane has almost given up collecting small animals – but you can
often find her talking to her friend Gor at the zoo!
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Jane was very interested in:CorrectIncorrect
Jane sometimes tried to take animals into the house. Her mother:CorrectIncorrect
Jane’s mother went to the shed because she wanted to find:CorrectIncorrect
Before Jane’s mother went into the shed, she:CorrectIncorrect
When Jane’s mother first saw the gorilla, she was:CorrectIncorrect
Read each of the following sentences and decide whether the sentence is true or false.
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Jane secretly brought animals into the house.
Jane worked as a zoo keeper at the zoo.
The gorilla was tamed by Jane.
Jane called the police to investigate.
Jane completely stopped collecting small animals.
A synonym for the word passion (line 1) is:CorrectIncorrect
A synonym for the word investigate (line 13) is:CorrectIncorrect
A synonym for the word silhouette (line 17) is:CorrectIncorrect
A synonym for the word vanished (line 21) is:CorrectIncorrect
A synonym for the word wandering (line 22) is:CorrectIncorrect
The gorilla belonged to:CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is/are true about the gorilla?CorrectIncorrect
Jane told the police her story. She said:CorrectIncorrect
Who came to Jane’s house to take the gorilla back?CorrectIncorrect
When did Jane’s mother become suspicious? (Tick 2 boxes)CorrectIncorrect
Which two things show us that Janet was an animal lover? (Tick 2 boxes)CorrectIncorrect