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This is a free A1 elementary level English reading lesson about shopping and clothes. 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 shopping and clothes, including comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1 levels

Shopping to Feel Good

Free reading lesson on shopping and clothes, including comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1 levels

Table of Contents

Shopping to Feel Good

Anna and Emma are friends. They feel sad today. They go shopping. Shopping makes them happy.

They see many clothes. Anna finds a dress. The dress is pretty. It is red and short. ‘Nice dress,’ says Emma.

Emma tries on pants. They are blue. They are tight. She likes them. ‘Good pants!’ Anna says.

They look at skirts. Emma picks a green skirt. It is long. Anna thinks it’s nice. They try more clothes.

Anna sees a sweater. The sweater is soft. It is yellow. ‘Wow, so warm!’ she smiles.

They check the price. The price is okay. They can pay. They go to pay. They are happy now. They have new clothes.

CEFR Level Card

General Level: A1.6

Vocabulary: A1.0

Verb Forms: A1.0

Sentences: A1.2

Vocabulary

pick    VERB    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    n. a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
    n. a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
    n. a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one’s body

 

smile    VERB    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
    v. change one’s facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
    v. express with a smile

 

soft    ADJ    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. yielding readily to pressure or weight
    a. compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    a. (of sound) relatively low in volume
    a. not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)

 

tight    ADJ    B1    x1

Definition (En):

  1. closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    s. set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
    s. affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
    a. of such close construction as to be impermeable

Reading Comprehension Exercises

True / False

  1. Anna and Emma are happy at the beginning of the story.

 

  1. Emma finds a dress that is red and long.

 

  1. Anna compliments Emma on the pants she tries on.

 

  1. Emma decides to pick a blue skirt.

 

  1. The sweater Anna finds is very hard and yellow.

 

  1. The clothes are too expensive for them to buy.

 

  1. By the end of the story, Anna and Emma have no new clothes.

Multiple Choice

1)     Why do Anna and Emma feel happy after shopping?

A)    Because they found a dress

B)    Because they see many clothes

C)    Because they go to pay

D)    Because they have new clothes

 

2)     Why does Emma say ‘Good pants!’?

A)    Because the pants are red

B)    Because she likes the pants

C)    Because they are long

D)    Because they are happy

 

3)     What can Anna and Emma do at the end of the shopping?

A)    They can try more clothes

B)    They can check the price

C)    They can pay

D)    They can find a dress

 

4)     What does Emma think of the green skirt?

A)    It is tight

B)    It is wrong

C)    It is long

D)    She doesn’t like it

 

5)     How does Anna feel about the yellow sweater?

A)    It makes her sad

B)    It is not soft

C)    It is pretty

D)    It is warm

 

6)     How is the dress that Anna finds?

A)    It is blue and tight

B)    It is green and long

C)    It is red and short

D)    It is yellow

 

7)     How do Anna and Emma feel at the beginning?

A)    They feel ready to shop

B)    They feel happy

C)    They feel sad

D)    They feel tired

Short Answer

  1. Why do Anna and Emma go shopping?

 

  1. What makes Anna and Emma happy?

 

  1. What color is the dress Anna finds?

 

  1. How does Emma feel about the blue pants?

 

  1. What color is the skirt Emma picks?

 

  1. What does Anna say about the sweater?

 

  1. Are Anna and Emma happy at the end of their shopping trip?

Multiple Choice Cloze

Anna and Emma are friends. They feel ___1___ today. They go shopping. Shopping makes them ___2___.

They see many clothes. Anna finds a dress. The dress is ___3___. It is red and short. ‘Nice dress,’ says Emma.

Emma tries on ___4___. They are blue. They are tight. She likes them. ‘Good pants!’ Anna says.

They look at skirts. Emma picks a ___5___ skirt. It is long. Anna thinks it’s nice. They try more clothes.

Anna sees a sweater. The sweater is ___6___. It is yellow. ‘Wow, so warm!’ she smiles.

They check the price. The price is ___7___. They can pay. They go to pay. They are happy now. They have new clothes.

 

1) A. sad    B. tired    C. hungry    D. funny   

2) A. happy    B. bored    C. busy    D. scared   

3) A. ugly    B. pretty    C. dirty    D. old   

4) A. hats    B. shoes    C. pants    D. shirts   

5) A. purple    B. yellow    C. green    D. white   

6) A. rough    B. hard    C. soft    D. wet   

7) A. expensive    B. cheap    C. big    D. okay   

Exercise Answers

True / False Answers

  1. False

Explanation: The text says Anna and Emma feel sad today, which means they are not happy at the beginning.

(“They feel sad today.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text specifically says the dress is red and short, not long.

(“The dress is pretty. It is red and short.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: Anna says ‘Good pants!’ to Emma, meaning she compliments her.

(“‘Good pants!’ Anna says.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text mentions that Emma picks a green skirt, not a blue one.

(“Emma picks a green skirt. It is long.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text describes the sweater as soft, not hard.

(“The sweater is soft. It is yellow.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text states that the price is okay and they can pay, meaning the clothes are not too expensive.

(“The price is okay. They can pay.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text says that they have new clothes, which means they do have new clothes by the end.

(“They have new clothes.”)

Multiple Choice Answers

  1. D

Explanation: The text mentions that after shopping and going to pay, Anna and Emma are happy because they now have new clothes.

(“They have new clothes.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: Emma’s expression ‘Good pants!’ is a reaction to trying on the pants and liking them, which is mentioned right before her comment.

(“She likes them. ‘Good pants!’ Anna says.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: At the end of the text, it states that Anna and Emma check the price and that it is okay, so they can pay. The other options are mentioned earlier in the text.

(“They can pay.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: Emma picks a green skirt that is described as long in the text. The other choices either don’t describe the skirt or incorrectly suggest her feelings about it.

(“Emma picks a green skirt. It is long.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: The text shows Anna’s reaction to the yellow sweater as ‘Wow, so warm!’ with a smile, which indicates she finds it warm. The other choices are unrelated or incorrect based on the text.

(“‘Wow, so warm!’ she smiles.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The description of the dress Anna finds is given as ‘pretty’ and it is ‘red and short.’ The other choices mix features of different clothing items mentioned elsewhere in the text.

(“The dress is pretty. It is red and short.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text clearly states that Anna and Emma ‘feel sad today’ at the beginning. The other emotions are not mentioned at the start.

(“They feel sad today.”)

Short Answer Answers

  1. Because they feel sad.

Explanation: The text says they go shopping after feeling sad, so shopping is what they do to feel better.

(“They feel sad today. They go shopping.”)

 

  1. Shopping makes them happy.

Explanation: The text states directly that shopping makes them happy.

(“Shopping makes them happy.”)

 

  1. Red.

Explanation: The description of the dress Anna finds is that it is red.

(“The dress is pretty. It is red and short.”)

 

  1. She likes them.

Explanation: Emma tries on the blue pants and the text says that she likes them.

(“They are blue. They are tight. She likes them.”)

 

  1. Green.

Explanation: The text specifically mentions the color of the skirt that Emma picks as green.

(“Emma picks a green skirt.”)

 

  1. Wow, so warm!

Explanation: Anna comments on the soft, yellow sweater by saying, ‘Wow, so warm!’ indicating she finds it warm.

(“‘Wow, so warm!’ she smiles.”)

 

  1. Yes.

Explanation: The text concludes by saying they are happy now and that they have new clothes, which shows their trip was successful and they are happy.

(“They are happy now. They have new clothes.”)

 

Multiple Choice Cloze Answers

  1. A

Explanation: The text says they feel sad today.

 

  1. A

Explanation: The text says shopping makes them happy.

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text says the dress is pretty.

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text says Emma tries on pants.

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text says Emma picks a green skirt.

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text says the sweater is soft.

 

  1. D

Explanation: The text says the price is okay.

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