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Read the following text carefully and then answer the multiple choice questions that follow:
Text: For many years, people believed that the cleverest animals after man were chimpanzees. Now, however, there is proof that dolphins may be even cleverer than these big apes.
Although a dolphin lives in the sea, it is not a fish. It is a mammal. It is in many ways, therefore, like a human being. Dolphins have a simple language. They are able to talk to one another. It may be possible for man to learn how to talk to dolphins. But this will not be easy because dolphins cannot hear the kind of sounds man can make. If man wants to talk to dolphins, therefore, he will have to make a third language which both he and the dolphins can understand.
Dolphins are also very friendly towards man. They often follow ships. There are many stories of dolphins guiding ships through difficult and dangerous waters.
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS:
1.Which animals do people think may be the cleverest?A. Chimpanzees. B. Dolphins. C. Big apes. D. Mammals
2.What other beings are dolphins like in many ways?A. Fish. B. Animals. C. Reptiles. D. Men
3.What have scientists discovered about dolphins?A. They understand simple language. B. They can speak to one another. C. Men can now talk to them. D. They can teach men their languages.
4. Which is a third language necessary if man wants to talk to dolphins? A. Most men do not speak English.B. The dolphins’ language is hard to learn. C.Dolphins cannot hear men speaking. D.Men want to talk to dolphins insecret.
5. In what way are dolphins friendly to man?A. They like interesting things about man. B. They often follow ships. C. They often jump on to ships. D. They seem to like stories.
Grammar Rules: Adjectives, Comparative and Superlative form.
Cleverer and cleverest, what type of adjectives are they?
Are they used in superlative or comparative form?
Find other types of adjectives and put them in comparative and superlatives forms.
Essay Writing Topic:
Do you think that those who are rich become so because they are smarter? Give your reasons.
English Expressions: “Every dog has its day”
This expressionis said to emphasize that everyone is successful or happy at some time in their life.
E.g.:I did not win this time, but I will be lucky one day. Every dog has its day.
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