Meet Kathleen the mouse and Mark the elephant. Kathleen is very brave and likes adventures, but Mark is very shy and scared of many things. But friends stay together, so Mark follows Kathleen wherever she goes. Sometimes they get into some very sticky situatuins.
All shook up 天搖地動
One morning Kathleen was fast asleep when a book fell off a shelf and hit her on the head.
"Drats!" she yelled. "The whole house is shaking. It must be another earthquake."
Kathleen got under her desk and waited for the earthquake to stop. But it never did.
"What's going on?" she wondered aloud.
Kathleen decided to go ask Mark if he knew what was making the house shake. She went to his room and was surprised to see Mark doing jumping jacks.
"Good morning," Mark said. "I've decided to start doing aerobics every day before work."
"Why do you feel the sudden urge to exercise?" Kathleen asked.
"I read about an elephant named Maggie who has trouble getting up on her own. Sometimes when she falls down, firemen need to come help her stand up. If I don't exercise, I might end up the same way."
"It's good that you're exercising. But I'm worried about the house."
"Don't be a worrywart. A little shaking won't knock down this house."
Mark kept doing aerobics. Kathleen went downstairs and was about to make breakfast when she heard Mark shout out. The ceiling lamp in his room had fallen and hit him on the head … (Michael Kearney, Staff Writer)
1. What was making the house shake?
a. An earthquake.
b. Mark was working out.
c. Mark was doing repairs.
2. Why did Mark shout?
a. He was hurt.
b. He was bored.
c. He was tired.
Ans: 1. b 2. a