Painting the House

Last Saturday, my father decided (1) __________paint the house as the paint was peeling (2) __________. Without having a second thought, my brother and I decided to help him.

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We got (3) ____________ very early that day. We helped (4) ____________cover the furniture and line the floor (5) ____________newspapers and old magazines. After the furniture and floor were protected, our father took (6) __________the tins of beige paint (7) ____________the storeroom. He scraped the walls to remove the old paint.

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Then, my brother and I lay the new paint (8) _______________ the walls. In order to paint the higher parts (9) ____________ the walls, our father climbed the ladder. When my father was painting the ceiling, he had to be very careful or the paint would drip (10) _____________his head. (11) _________the time we finished the living room, we were exhausted.

We sat down to rest and discussed when to paint the bedrooms. It was hard work but we had a lot (12) _________fun. We planned to paint the bedrooms the next day.

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Cleaning up

Last Friday, my mother and I cleaned (1) ______the whole house as my grandmother was coming to stay (2) ______ us (3) ______ a few days. We wanted the house to be spick and span.

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I got (4) ______ every early that day and cleaned my room thoroughly. I folded my clothes and put my books (5) ______ the shelves carefully. After that, I helped my mother to clean the house attentively. I dusted the kitchen together as it was very dirty and oily .(6) _______the afternoon, my mother and I bought some flowers. We put them (7) _______a vase (8) ____________ the coffee table. They looked lively.

My mother and I were pleased (9) _________ ourselves. The house was very neat. We could not wait (10) ____________ our grandmother to arrive.

Catching a Pickpocket

Alice is (1) ______ the shopping centre. She goes (2) ______ the stationery store to look (3) _______ a new pencil case. The store is very (4) _________.

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Out of the blue, Alice sees a man putting his hand (5) _______ a lady’s handbag (6) _______ the entrance. The elderly lady is looking (7) ______ some pens and does not notice that her handbag is open. Seeing this, Alice shouts (8) _______ the man loudly. However, the store is too noisy. No on hears her. Just then, Alice sees a security guard. She runs (9) ______ him and tells him what is happening. The security guard runs (10) ______ to the man. The man is (11) ______ to put the lady’s purse (12) _______ his own pocket. The security guard grabs the man immediately. He takes the purse (13) ________ him and gives it back (14) _______ the lady.

The lady is very grateful (15) ______ Alice and the security guard. The pickpocket is handed (16) ______ to the police.

A Frightening Night

Alice was alone (1) _______ home. Her parents had gone (2) _________ an important meeting.

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Alice was watching television when she saw lightning flash (3) _______ the sky. Out of the blue, she heard the rumble of thunder. At that moment, she felt very uneasy. Instead, she decided to switch (4) ________ the television and go (5) ______ bed. She left the lights (6) _______ in her room and crawled (7) _______ her blanket. Before long, it started to rain cats and dogs. It became heavier and heavier. The thunder grew louder too. By now, Alice was so frightened that she had started (8) _______ cry. She tried to close her eyes and cover her ears but she could not sleep.

Alice was still awake when her parents returned (9) ______the meeting. Then, she asked to sleep (10) ________ their room.

A Nightmare

It was a sunny day. Alice heard the doorbell ring. She ran (1) ______ open the door.

(2) _________her surprise, there was a man (3) _______a long black coat (4) ________the door. He did not say a word. Instead, he gave Alice a box. Alice opened the box and was puzzled (5) ______ see a black coat and immediately floated (6) ______ the air. She floated out (7) ____________ the door and flew (8) ________the buildings. She flew so high that she almost touched the clouds. Suddenly, she saw crows and bats flying (9) ________her. Alice tried move faster. She felt a sharp pain. A crow had caught (10) _______ and was pecking her! Alice closed her eyes and screamed (11) _______fear.

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Just then, she felt someone shaking her. Opening her eyes, she realized that she was (12) ______ the floor. Her mother was beside her. Alice realized it was just a dream.

An Accident at Sea

It was a gloomy night. Many fishing boats could be seen going out (1) _______ sea.

Suddenly, there was a thunderous crash. Two fishing boats had collided! It was dark and the fishermen could not see clearly (2) ________ the dark. Fortunately, the men were not injured. One (3) _____ them had hit his head (4) ______ the side (5) ______ the boat. The other hurt his knee when he lost his balance.

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The boats, however, were badly damaged. Some (6) ______ the fishing equipment had fallen (7) ______ the sea. There were large cracks (8) _______ both boats. Water had begun (9) _____ rush (10) _____. The fishermen could not stay (11) _____ their boats any longer. The other fishing boats nearby rowed closer (12) ____ the fishermen and helped them (13) _____ their boats.

The fishermen were a little shaken (14) _____ the accident. They were experienced and did not expect this accident to happen.

Late for School

Late for School

Bryan jumped (1) ________of bed when he heard a loud honk. After looking (2) _______ his window, he saw his school bus moving (3) _______.

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Bryan looked (4) ________the clock. It was seven o’clock. He had overslept! He tore (5) _______ his pyjamas and threw (6) _______his uniform. There was no time (7) _______breakfast. After putting (8) _____his socks and shoes hurriedly, he rushed (9) ______ of the house. He decided to run all the way to school. It was a long way. Bryan was out (10) ______breath by the time he arrived (11) __________the school. He was too late. A school perfect was standing at the gate. He took down Bryan’s name and class. Then, he made him stand (12) _______ the gate until the morning assembly was over.

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Bryan regretted staying (13) ____________late to watch his favourite film. He was tired, breathless and hungry. He decided not to sleep late (14) ________then on.

A Bad Haircut

Bryan needed a haircut. He decided to go to the new barber’s (1) _________ his house.

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There were many people (2) ________line when he arrived (3) _______the barber’s. After a long wait, it was finally Bryan’s turn. After Bryan told the barber the hairstyle he wanted, he fell asleep (4) __________the haircut. When he woke up, he was shocked to see that he was bald! He questioned the barber immediately. The barber thought that Bryan wanted to shave his head. There was nothing Bryan could do. He paid the barber and hurried (5) ________of the shop.

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He wondered what his parents and friends would say. He was sure that everyone would giggle (6) ________him.

An Incident

Bryan was (1) _______his way to the library. He was carrying a heavy bag (2) _______ library books. He was supposed (3) ______use the overhead bridge but his bag was too heavy.

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Bryan made sure that there were no oncoming cars before crossing the road. However, a car came speeding (4) ___________him when he was (5) _________the middle (6) _________ the road. He was too frightened to move. Although the driver sounded the horn loudly, Bryan did not move. It was too late (7) ___________ the driver to stop. He turned the car to avoid hitting Bryan but he knocked Bryan’s big bag. Bryan fell to the ground. His legs were bleeding badly. The driver called (8) _______________ an ambulance. Luckily, Bryan was not badly hurt.

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After the accident, Bryan made sure that he used the overhead bridge whenever he crossed the road.

Cheating in a test

Bryan is having an English test. He sits next to his friend, Michael, while Jill sits next to Michael.

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During the text, Bryan notices that Micheal is looking at Jill’s paper continuously. Bryan is shocked as he does not think Micheal ever cheats in a test. Suddenly, the teacher walks over. She has noticed Micheal is looking at Jill’s paper too. She taps him on the shoulder. The teacher tells him quietly to follow her. She takes his test paper away and tells him to stand at the back of the classroom.

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Although Bryan continues with his test, he is worried. He knows that Michael will be sent to see the stern principal. The teacher will also call his parents.