Reading Comprehension 07 - Factual 2
This Upper Primary English quiz looks at reading and understanding factual reports.
Language is as old as anyone can remember. Probably it started off as sign language and then evolved into sounds and scripts and today you can read, write and speak a whole language! Language is a creature of habit and the more you get exposed to a language, the more you become familiar with it.
Language is used for communication and when two persons communicate there have to be some common ground rules that the two persons should follow to ensure that they both understand one another. These ground rules include the different parts of speech, grammar, spellings, figures of speech, vocabulary and pronunciation. In order to understand what is being written or said you need to be adept at reading comprehension.
Reading comprehension manifests itself into several categories based on what is being said and when. For instance, when you are reading news reports you need to be adept at understanding factual information. When you are confronted with statistics you need to be adept at data interpretation. More often than not you need to understand the purpose of the author in writing whatever he writes. Several occasions demand reading between the lines and at other times you need to understand something properly because you have to convey its meaning to others.
The English language has many nuances that have evolved over time, such as figures of speech, collocations, binomial expressions and the like. it is good advice to learn them. In your daily life you come across news stories that in a newspaper, articles in a magazine or reports on TV. In order to understand what is being said or written you need to acquire capabilities in reading comprehension.
Read the factual report that is written and answer the questions that follow to see if you have an understanding of what is being said.