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Practice - Reading - 09

Hello young learners! Welcome to a fun-filled English Reading Skills Quiz exclusively for our KS2 students. This quiz will help strengthen your reading comprehension skills. Make sure to read each question thoroughly before choosing your answer. Remember, learning is fun and every question is a chance to learn something new. Best of luck!
1.
What does the term 'synonym' mean?
A word that sounds the same as another word
A word that means the opposite of another word
A word that has the same or similar meaning as another word
A word that is spelt the same as another word
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.
2.
Select the 'proper noun' from the options below.
Dog
River
Car
Scotland
'Scotland' is a 'proper noun' because it is a specific name of a place. A proper noun refers to specific people, places, or things.
3.
Which of the following is NOT a type of text?
Narrative
Persuasive
Expository
Football
Football is a sport, not a type of text. Narrative, persuasive and expository are all types of text.
4.
What does the term 'comprehension' mean in reading?
Reading quickly
Reading aloud
Understanding what is being read
Reading silently
Comprehension in reading means understanding or interpreting what’s being read.
5.
Why are titles important in texts?
They make the text look fancy
They provide a summary of the text
They often provide a hint about the content of the text
None of the above
Titles are important because they often provide a hint about the content or main theme of the text.
6.
If a sentence is difficult to understand, what could you do?
Ask an adult for help
Look up any difficult words in the dictionary
Try to work out the meaning from the context
All of the above
If a sentence is difficult to understand, you can ask for help, look up words in the dictionary, or try and work out the meaning from the context.
7.
What does the term 'antonym' mean?
A word that means the same as another word
A word that is spelled the same as another word
A word that has the opposite meaning to another word
None of these
An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word. For example, 'big' is an antonym of 'small'.
8.
What is a 'main idea' in a text?
The most repeated word in a text
The first sentence of a text
The central point or thought of a text
The final sentence of a text
The 'main idea' of a text is the primary point or concept that the author wants to communicate to the readers.
9.
What is an 'author's purpose' in a text?
To win book awards
To sell as many books as possible
The reason why the author wrote the text
To confuse the reader
'Author's purpose' usually refers to the main reason or intent why an author writes about a specific topic.
10.
What should you do FIRST when you are starting to read a new book?
Start reading from the middle.
Read the book cover and blurb at the back.
Read the last page
Skip through the pages quickly
Before diving into a book, it's good to start by reading the book cover and the blurb at the back, to get a basic understanding of the book.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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