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Reading Comprehension 10
A nice, relaxing pool where one can read a book.

Reading Comprehension 10

You and your friends must have gone on holidays together a number of times. You must have stayed in your relatives’ homes or friends’ places or even hotels. Let's assume that your father wants you to check out a hotel for him to book for the next holiday. He gives you a write up a friend of his gave him. He wants you to study the write up and then to advise him. How would you go about understanding the information given in the write up?

The first thing you would have to do is read the write up fully and completely. Obviously, your father would have given his requirements or by now you know what kind of hotel your father likes. So, when you read the write up you would check for all the things that your father likes and see if the hotel described in the write up provides them.

In order to check the various facilities available in the hotel you need to know what each facility stands for. Assume that the write up has a Jacuzzi facility. Do you know what a Jacuzzi is? If you know then all well and good, but if not you would need to look the word up in a dictionary to find out the meaning.

Once you have thoroughly studied the write up and understood the various information set out in the write up you would be ready to advise your father. Remember, it is not that you cannot check with your father to know what he wants. You can seek clarifications from your father so that your information is up to date and then you will be in a better position to advise your father.

Read the text that follows and then test your reading comprehension levels by taking the quiz. Think about the long hours you have spent in understanding the English language. Apply all that you have learnt to understand the text so that you can advise your father appropriately.


For any family with lots of kids and limited budget your search for a resort ends with the Santana Beach Resort in Goa. The place is awesome with many activities for kids and two pools with one of them sunken for people like me to enjoy reading a book with a mug of chilled beer in my hand. The resort is extremely quiet except for the sound of the waves as it is surrounded by greenery. Since the food inside, at the Calamari and Olegario, is excellent you need not go outside. The resort offers international cuisine. This is a place where you can spend a whole week without pinching your pocket too much. The other feature is the quality of service which I suspect stems from the fact that this is a family run resort and the owners do care for their customers.
1.
Where is Goa?
In India.
In Pakistan.
In Sri Lanka.
In Bangladesh.
Although it does not say so in the text, Goa is a state of India located on the Arabian Sea coast in the western part of India. Goa is a popular summer holiday destination with its many wonderful beaches. Remember, reading comprehension also incorporates general knowledge which may not be apparent in the text that you are reading
2.
Which of the following does the resort not offer?
International cuisine.
Restaurants.
Swimming pools.
Horse riding.
The text is silent on horse riding whereas all the facilities mentioned in the other options are said to be available
3.
How would you rate the quality of service?
Bad.
Very good.
Indifferent.
Moderate.
The text says that the resort is run by a family because of which the writer feels the quality of service is very good
4.
According to the text, what is Calamari?
A surface swimming pool.
A gym.
A restaurant inside the resort.
A sunken swimming pool.
All hotels have many restaurants within the premises to serve different kinds of cuisine. The phrase 'Since the food inside' in the text clearly identifies the name of the restaurant. Another clue is that calamari is a dish cooked with squid, though this is not mentioned in the text
5.
Which of the following statements is false?
The resort has two pools.
The resort has two restaurants.
The resort is for families with lots of kids.
The resort is very noisy.
The text indicates that the resort is extremely quiet except for the sound of waves
6.
What does 'your search for a resort ends with Santana Beach Resort' mean in the text?
You have found your hotel and need look no further.
The resort is the last resort in Goa.
The resort was lost and it is found now.
This is the only resort in Goa.
When you are searching for something such as a resort you look at many of them and when you find the one to your liking you stop searching
7.
Santana Beach Resort is good for who?
Good for couples only.
Good for adults only.
Good for families with lots of children.
Good for illiterate people.
The text clearly says that the resort is good for families with children and the resort has many activities for both children and adults
8.
What is the sunken pool good for?
Good for diving.
Good for adults to enjoy reading a book with a drink in hand.
Good for fishing.
Good for playing water sports.
Sunken pools are shallow pools meant for light activities and people generally laze around the pool
9.
According to the text, what is Olegario?
The sound of waves.
A restaurant outside the resort.
International cuisine.
A restaurant inside the resort.
All hotels have many restaurants within the premises to serve different kinds of cuisine. As was also the case with Calamari, the phrase 'Since the food inside' in the text clearly identifies Olegario as a restaurant inside the resort
10.
Would you say the resort is affordable?
Yes, it is affordable.
It may be expensive because it has two pools.
It may be expensive because it has two restaurants.
It may be expensive because it offers international cuisine.
The opening sentence 'For any family with lots of kids and limited budget your search for a resort ends with the Santana Beach Resort in Goa' itself states that the resort is affordable, supported by another sentence 'this is a place where you can spend a whole week without pinching your pocket too much.' The phrase 'limited budget' means where the amount of money to be spent is limited or less and 'without pinching your pocket' means not too much money is needed to be taken out of your pocket to pay for the services
Author:  V T Narendra

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