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This is a free A1 elementary level English reading lesson about Family Gathering. It includes the reading and reading comprehension exercises in 4 different formats together with the answer keys and explanations.

  1. True/False questions
  2. Multiple choice questions
  3. Short answer questions
  4. Multiple choice cloze exercise
Free reading lesson on family, including comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 levels.

Family Gathering

Free reading lesson on family, including comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 levels.

Table of Contents

Family Gathering

We go to grandma’s house. We see grandpa too. I love them. They are old. But very kind.

My mom and dad come too. My sister is here. My little brother plays. We all laugh.

Uncle Joe brings cake. Aunt Sue brings pie. Cousins play football. We have fun.

Grandma makes dinner. The food smells good. We eat a lot. Then we talk.

After dinner, we sing. We dance in the living room. It is late. But we are happy.

We say good night. I hug everyone. We go home. I feel tired. But very happy.

CEFR Level Card

General Level: A1.4

Vocabulary: A1.1

Verb Forms: A1.0

Sentences: A1.2

Vocabulary

hug    VERB    B1    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a tight or amorous embrace
    v. fit closely or tightly

 

kind    ADJ    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    a. having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
    s. agreeable, conducive to comfort
    s. tolerant and forgiving under provocation

 

pie    NOUN    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

 

smell    VERB    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    n. the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    n. the act of perceiving the odor of something
    v. inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

Reading Comprehension Exercises

True / False

  1. We visit grandma’s home.

 

  1. We only see grandma, not grandpa.

 

  1. Uncle Joe brings a cake to eat.

 

  1. We do not like the food because it smells bad.

 

  1. We play music and dance after eating dinner.

 

  1. Everybody leaves before we say good night.

 

  1. We are sad when we go home.

Multiple Choice

1. Why do we go to grandma’s house?

     A) To eat dinner

     B) To dance in the living room

     C) To hug everyone

     D) To see grandpa too

 

2. What happens after we eat a lot?

     A) We see grandpa

     B) We sing

     C) We play football

     D) We feel tired

 

3. Who brings cake?

     A) Uncle Joe

     B) My sister

     C) Aunt Sue

     D) Grandma

 

4. What do we do in the living room?

     A) We eat dinner

     B) We bring pie

     C) We dance

     D) We play football

 

5. Why do I feel very happy at the end?

     A) Because we are tired

     B) Because we are old

     C) Because we hug everyone

     D) Because we had fun

 

6. What do we say when it is late?

     A) We say the food smells good

     B) We say let’s play football

     C) We say good night

     D) We say let’s dance

 

7. What does my little brother do?

     A) He brings cake

     B) He makes dinner

     C) He goes home

     D) He plays

Short Answer

  1. Where do we go?

 

  1. Who do we see at grandma’s house?

 

  1. What does Uncle Joe bring?

 

  1. What do we do after dinner?

 

  1. How do I feel when we go home?

 

  1. What does everyone do before going home?

 

  1. Why is the food good at dinner?

Multiple Choice Cloze

We ___1___. We see grandpa too. I love them. They are ___2___. But very kind.

 

My mom and ___3___ come too. My sister is here. My little brother plays. We ___4___ laugh.

 

Uncle Joe brings cake. Aunt Sue brings pie. Cousins play ___5___. We have fun.

 

Grandma makes dinner. The food smells good. We eat a ___6___. Then we talk.

 

After dinner, we sing. We dance in the living room. It is late. But we are ___7___.

 

We say good night. I hug everyone. We go home. I feel tired. But very ___7___.

 

 

1) A. go    B. run    C. move    D. stop   

 

2) A. old    B. new    C. big    D. small   

 

3) A. sister    B. dad    C. toy    D. dog   

 

4) A. always    B. often    C. all    D. some   

 

5) A. basketball    B. tennis    C. soccer    D. football   

 

6) A. lot    B. bit    C. piece    D. slice  

 

7) A. sad    B. angry    C. happy    D. sleepy   

Exercise Answers

True / False Answers

  1. True

Explanation: Visiting means going to see someone, which is what ‘We go to grandma’s house’ implies.

(“We go to grandma’s house.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text says ‘We see grandpa too,’ so we also see grandpa.

(“We see grandpa too.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: Uncle Joe bringing cake means he brings a cake for eating.

(“Uncle Joe brings cake.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: If the food smells good, it means we probably like the smell, which is the opposite of smelling bad.

(“The food smells good.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: Singing and dancing in the living room after dinner suggests that we play music and dance.

(“After dinner, we sing. We dance in the living room.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: If I hug everyone when we say good night, it means they are still there and haven’t left yet.

(“We say good night. I hug everyone.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text says ‘But very happy’ which means we are happy, not sad, when we go home.

(“But we are happy.”)

Multiple Choice Answers

  1. D

Explanation: The text directly says that when we go to grandma’s house, we see grandpa too.

(“We go to grandma’s house. We see grandpa too.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text says that after dinner, which follows eating a lot, we sing.

(“We eat a lot. Then we talk. After dinner, we sing.”)

 

  1. A

Explanation: The text clearly states that Uncle Joe is the one who brings cake.

(“Uncle Joe brings cake.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: According to the text, we dance in the living room, not any of the other activities.

(“We dance in the living room.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: The text implies that the happiness comes from the fun we had, not directly from being tired, old, or hugging everyone.

(“But we are happy.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text shows that when it is late, we say good night.

(“We say good night.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: The text tells us that my little brother plays, not any of the other actions mentioned.

(“My little brother plays.”)

Short Answer Answers

  1. Grandma’s house.

Explanation: The first sentence says where they go.

(“We go to grandma’s house.”)

 

  1. Grandpa.

Explanation: The second sentence mentions seeing grandpa.

(“We see grandpa too.”)

 

  1. Cake.

Explanation: The sentence ‘Uncle Joe brings cake.’ shows what he brings.

(“Uncle Joe brings cake.”)

 

  1. Sing and dance.

Explanation: The sentences after ‘after dinner’ show the activities done.

(“After dinner, we sing. We dance in the living room.”)

 

  1. Tired but very happy.

Explanation: The last two sentences share the speaker’s feelings.

(“I feel tired. But very happy.”)

 

  1. Say good night and hug.

Explanation: The sentences before ‘we go home’ describe what everyone does.

(“We say good night. I hug everyone.”)

 

  1. It smells good.

Explanation: The sentence ‘The food smells good.’ suggests that the food is good because of its smell.

(“The food smells good.”)

Multiple Choice Cloze Answers

  1. A

Explanation: The correct word is ‘go’, it indicates the action of moving to grandma’s house.

  1. A

Explanation: The adjective ‘old’ correctly describes grandma and grandpa’s age.

  1. B

Explanation: The family member ‘dad’ is correct to show both parents come too.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘All’ is correct, it includes everyone in the action of laughing.

  1. D

Explanation: The word ‘football’ is correct according to the original text.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Lot’ indicates the quantity of food they eat.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Happy’ correctly reflects their emotions despite it being late.

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