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Unit 3 Under the sea

Reading – Old Tom The Killer Whale

I Read the text fast, and fill in the following blanks with the proper names:

1. ________ was 16 years of age when he went to work at the whaling station.

2. _______ ordered Clancy to go to the boat as there was a whale out there in the bay.

3. ________ was swimming by the boat, showing the whalers the way.

4. _______ told Clancy that they would return the next day to bring in the body of the whale.

5. _______ was carried by the waves further and further away from the whalers.

6. _______ knew that Old Tom would protect James.

II Choose the best answers.

1. What is the main idea of the first story?

A. About a hunting experience of old Tom.

B. About how the killer whales help the whalers to hunt a whale.

C. About how the whalers killed Old Tom.

D. About how the killer whales killed the whales.

2. What’s the main idea of the second story?

A. About how Old Tom protected and saved James.

B. About how Old Tom killed a shark.

C. About how a shark attacked James.

D. About how a shark killed Old Tom.

3. Who killed the whale at last?

A. Old Tom.

B. The killer whales.

C. The author.

D. The whalers.

4. Which of the following might be true?

A. The author was for banning whaling.

B. The author was against banning whaling.

C. Whaling was not banned at the beginning of the 20th century.

D. The author thought it was Old Tom’s duty to protect James.

5. From the text, we can conclude that ____.

A. The whalers needn’t train the killer whales.

B. The whalers may train the killer whales.

C. The killer whales lived on other whales.

D. The author worked in the whale station for a long time.

III Comprehending

Put the events in the reading passage into this timeline. Write a sentence in each of the boxes. Three sentences have been given.

1. Clancy arrived at the whaling station.

2. Clancy heard ___________________________________.

3. Clancy saw_______________________________________________.

B7U3 Reading

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