Below is a short story about my friend Bob. Read it and see if you can answer questions on it.
Bob had been working hard all weekend. He had stayed up until nine o’clock working out how to add three digit numbers. He even learnt all his spellings and was actually looking forward to the test on Monday morning. He placed all his homework on the kitchen table and went to bed. On Sunday, he finished his Geography homework and put that on the table too.
In the night, he woke to a bright light beaming through his window. He peered out and saw a small, green spaceship land in his front garden. He put on his dressing gown and walked downstairs and into the garden.
“We come in peace,” said a voice from within the spaceship.
Bob was scared.
“Our planet is in mortal danger and only one thing can save us!” said the voice.
Suddenly a door slid open and revealed a small green alien. “We need your homework or our planet will explode!”
Bob did what any good boy would do – he handed over his homework and saved the planet!
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On which day did he do his Geography homework?
What was Bob looking forward to?
Seeing the aliens.
Doing his Geography homework.
His spelling test.
Telling his teacher what had happened.
What woke Bob up?
The sound of the spaceship.
The voice of the alien.
The toilet flushing.
A bright light beaming through his window.
What is the first thing the alien says to Bob?
“We need your homework."
“We come in peace.”
"Our planet will explode."
"Do you know where the shops are?"
What does Bob do first when he sees the light through his window?
He goes downstairs.
He puts on his dressing gown.
He goes back to sleep.
He peers out of the window.
What colour is the alien?
Where did Bob keep his homework?
In his school bag.
On the kitchen table.
In the garden.
By his bed.
Why do the aliens need Bob's homework?
To save their planet.
To build a new spaceship.
To read and learn from.
To use as toilet paper!
Why would Bob feel a little upset about the situation?
Because nobody will believe he saw aliens.
Because their planet might explode.
Because he had worked hard all weekend and now he has nothing to show for it.
Because he was scared and that made him feel very sad.
How do you think the aliens feel when Bob hands them the homework?