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Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Online English Lesson Plans, Lesson Material and Ideas
for Semester 2 Reading Lessons...
Reading: Revision Exercises
- "The Main Idea" / Adjectives
Read the following news article then complete the exercise below.
"Police Officer K-9 Knows Her Job":
Boots is a four-year-old German Shepherd, often called a police dog. She
weighs in at a sleek 90 pounds, all muscle, according to her handler, Sgt.
Paul Rizzo of the Gailsburg Police Department. "Boots is a police
officer who really knows her job," Rizzo said. "Nobody wants to
argue with Bootsy when she shows her teeth."
To prove his point, Sgt.
Rizzo ordered the dog to speak. Boots barked and growled deep in her throat.
In the process she showed a gleaming set of canine teeth that you wouldn't
want to tangle with.
"Her teeth are like
my club," Sgt. Rizzo explained. "She won't use them unless she's
ordered to or unless she has to in self-defense." At a word from her
handler Boots was instantly quiet and lay down to relax at his feet.
"Boots is not mean
or vicious," Sgt. Rizzo said. "No trained K-9 officer is. Like
other police officers, she was trained to earn respect by doing her job well
and with a minimum of force.
"Boots can help
control a crowd or hold a criminal just by showing her teeth. She can also
find a missing child or sniff out illegal drugs."
Sgt. Rizzo scratched
Boots behind the ear and she licked his hand. "On duty she's all
business," Rizzo said. "But when she's off duty, she's a cream
1. The main idea of the
story is that:
a. Boots is a police
b. Boots is really a
c. Boots is good at
d. Boots can control
2. Another main point in
the story is that Boots is well trained. Give two examples to show that this
3. Look at the
adjectives used in the article, are they suitable? Do they help the reader
to understand the article?