Stories for Reading Comprehension 4 Unit 16

1. assail
2. attached
3. bounds
4. clinked
5. conduct
6. cord
7. dashed
8. delightful
9. deplorably
10. devoured
11. dissentient
12. embellishment
13. estimation
14. evidently
15. favour
16. flicker
17. gasp
18. grin
19. hummed
20. immense
21. improper
22. listlessly
23. matter
24. might as well
25. morsel
26. murmur
27. notice
28. obedience
29. petulant
30. pick
31. pinafore
32. prowling
33. rescuers
34. retort
35. scent
36. shrubbery
37. sniffing
38. tunes
39. undermined
40. variegated

1. Transform the Voice of the sentences.

1) The children's momentarily-aroused interest began at once to flicker.
2) The garden was so beautiful that no children were ever allowed in it.

2. Transform the sentences into Indirect Speech.

"Why weren't there any sheep?" came the inevitable question arising out of that answer.
"There were no sheep in the park," said the bachelor, "because there were lots of little pigs running all over the place."

3. Transform the passage into Direct Speech.

At the end of the story a dissentient a-most-improper-story-to-tell-to-young-children opinion came from the aunt.

4. Transform the sentence into/from 'there + to be' pattern.

1) There were lots of other delightful things in the park.
2) A dissentient opinion came from the aunt.

5. Transform the sentence into State pattern.

"Tell us a story," demanded the bigger of the small girls.

6. Transform the bold part of the sentence into Action pattern.

"She was so good," continued the bachelor, "that she won several medals for goodness.

7. Transform the sentence from/into Complex Subject pattern.

1) "You don't seem to be a success as a story-teller," said the bachelor suddenly from his corner.
2) Just then it happened so that an enormous wolf came prowling into the park to see if it could catch a fat little pig for its supper.

8. Transform the sentence from/into Complex Object pattern.

1) Most of the aunt's remarks seemed to begin with "Don't," and nearly all of the children's remarks began with "Why?"
2) The storyteller paused to let a full idea of the park's treasures sink into the children's imaginations.

9. Transform the sentence into Cleft pattern.

She began an unenterprising and deplorably uninteresting story about a little girl who was good, and made friends with every one on account of her goodness.

10. Change the sentence into Conditional II and III patterns.

The children's momentarily-aroused interest began at once to flicker; all stories seemed dreadfully alike, no matter who told them.

11. Transform the sentence into inverted emphatic pattern.

The wolf was just moving away when he heard the sound of the medals clinking in a bush quite near him.

12. Transform the sentence into what + subject + predicate + to be + to inf pattern.

"Were there any sheep in the park?" demanded Cyril, the boy.

13. Change the verb into an analytical one.

The children all agreed that it was the ONLY beautiful story they had ever heard.

14. Transform the sentence into Causative pattern.

"Perhaps you would like to tell the children a story," was the aunt's retort.

15. Transform the sentences to use the bold parts as Attribute Subordinate Clauses.

They were large metal medals and they clicked against one another as Bertha walked.

16. Transform the sentence to use the bold part as Holophrasis.

"It's the stupidest story we've ever heard," said the children, with immense conviction.

17. Put questions to the words in bold type.

1) "No;" said the bachelor, "there were no sheep."
2) The first thing that the wolf saw was Bertha.
3) Bertha was trembling very much at having the wolf prowling and sniffing so near her.