Slides in Reading Comprehension
For thousands of years, the Inuit people have lived in what is now the northwest part of Canada. For the last 150 years, the Canadian government has ruled the land. Recently, the government has agreed to let the Inuit |govern| part of Canada's Northwest Territory.
Since April 1, 1999, the Canadian map has included the land of Nunavut, which means "our land" in Inukitut, the Inuit language. The Inuit want control of this land because it is the land of their ancestors. They plan to set up their own govenment.
3. You can guess from the story that
A. Canada's government once took over Inuit land.
B. Canada's government is unfair.
C. the Inuit cannot speak English.
D. many Canadian people will soon be homeless.
Animals depend on plants and other animals for food. The relationship among these animals and plants is called a food chain. The food chain keeps nature in balance. Here's how it works:
1. Producers: Plants and other organisms that provide food for animals make up the first link in the food chain.
2. Herbivores: These are animals that eat only plants. Called "prey," they are hunted by meat eaters.
3. Carnivores: These meat eaters feed on herbivores. They are also called "predators," When they die, their remains fertilize the ground and help plants grow.
In Greek mythology, Zeus and Hera were the leaders of the Greek gods. They were husband and wife, and Hera sometimes became angry with Zeus when he spent too much time away from home. Sometimes, Zeus went to the mountains to play with the forest creatures who lived there. Hera always chased after him because she thought Zeus was wasting time. But every time, a charming creature named Echo chatted with Hera and distracted her until Zeus had escaped. When Hera figured out that Echo had been tricking her, she was |furious.| "Your talk has made a fool of me!" she screamed. "From now on you will have nothing to say, except what others say to you first!" From that day on, poor Echo could only repeat the words of what others said.
When you play a sport, do you feel that you must win-or else? The Youth Sports Institute in Michigan surveyed 26,000 boys and girls on this topic, and found that many feel pushed to be the best. Where does the pressure come from? Some kids put pressure on themselves, but many say that parents and coaches are to blame. They say these adults care only about the final score-not whether kids tried hard or had a good time.
In 1844, young Elizabeth Blackwell dreamed of becoming a doctor. There was just one problem: No medical school in the U.S. accepted a woman as a student. Blackwell convinced several doctors to teach her privately. Then, in 1847, she was accepted by a small college in New York. She graduated at the top of her class. Blackwell traveled to Paris, France, where she studied at a hospital. Even after losing her sight in one eye, Blackwell did not give up her work as a doctor. In the 1850s, she returned to the U.S. and |established| a hospital for woman and children. Today, we remember Elizabeth Blackwell as the trailblazer who opened the field of medicine for woman in America.
Passage A: [1.B] [2.B] [3.A] [4.C]
Passage B: [1.B] [2.D] [3.D]
Passage C: [1.A] [2.D] [3.A] [4.B] [5.A]
Passage D: [1.C] [2.B] [3.D] [4.A]
Passage E: [1.A] [2.B] [3.D] [4.A]