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This is a free A1 elementary level English reading lesson about technology. 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 technology reading lesson with comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1, B2 levels.

Technology in Everyday Life

Free technology reading lesson with comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1, B2 levels.

Table of Contents

Technology in Everyday Life

We use phones. Phones are smart. They help us talk. We send messages.

We play games. Games are fun. We use computers. Computers help work.

We watch TV. TV has shows. Shows are good. We see news.

We listen to music. Music is nice. We use headphones. Headphones are small.

Technology is everywhere. We use it daily. It makes life easy. It is helpful.

CEFR Level Card

General Level: A1.5

Vocabulary: A1.2

Verb Forms: A1.0

Sentences: A1.2

Vocabulary

daily    ADV    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a newspaper that is published every day
    s. of or belonging to or occurring every day
    r. every day; without missing a day

 

everywhere    ADV    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. to or in any or all places; (`everyplace’ is used informally for `everywhere’)

 

fun    ADJ    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    n. verbal wit or mockery (often at another’s expense but not to be taken seriously)
    n. violent and excited activity

 

headphone    NOUN    A2    x2

Definition (En):

n electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear

 

helpful    ADJ    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. providing assistance or serving a useful function

 

smart    ADJ    B1    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    a. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
    s. painfully severe
    s. quick and brisk

 

technology    NOUN    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. the practical application of science to commerce or industry

Reading Comprehension Exercises

True / False

  1. Do we send messages with our shoes?

 

  1. Can games make us sad?

 

  1. Do we watch shows on the radio?

 

  1. Is music loud and hurts our ears?

 

  1. Do we use the TV to see what is happening in the world?

 

  1. Headphones can be very big and heavy.

 

  1. Does technology make life harder?

Multiple Choice

1)     What do we use to talk to other people?

A)    computers

B)    TV

C)    music

D)    phones

 

2)     Why are games fun?

A)    They are small

B)    We send messages

C)    They are good

D)    We play them

 

3)     What helps us with work?

A)    headphones

B)    TV

C)    computers

D)    music

 

4)     What do we see on TV?

A)    messages

B)    news

C)    games

D)    headphones

 

5)     What do we do with music?

A)    send messages

B)    watch it

C)    play games

D)    listen to it

 

6)     What is small and we use it?

A)    TV shows

B)    headphones

C)    computers

D)    technology

 

7)     What is everywhere and makes life easy?

A)    music

B)    games

C)    technology

D)    messages

Short Answer

  1. What do we use to talk and send messages?

 

  1. Why are games good?

 

  1. What do we use to help with work?

 

  1. What has shows that we watch?

 

  1. What do we listen to that is nice?

 

  1. What are headphones like?

 

  1. Why is technology helpful?

Multiple Choice Cloze

We use ___1___. Phones are ___2___. They help us ___3___. We send ___4___.

We ___5___ games. Games are fun. We use ___6___. Computers help ___7___.

We watch TV. TV has shows. Shows are good. We see news.

We listen to music. Music is nice. We use headphones. Headphones are small.

Technology is everywhere. We use it daily. It makes life easy. It is helpful.

 

1) A. phones    B. games    C. TV    D. music   

2) A. big    B. old    C. fast    D. smart   

3) A. sing    B. read    C. talk    D. draw   

4) A. messages    B. letters    C. food    D. clothes   

5) A. make    B. play    C. do    D. have   

6) A. games    B. phones    C. computers    D. TV   

7) A. talk    B. work    C. eat    D. sleep   

Exercise Answers

True / False Answers

  1. False

Explanation: The text says that we send messages, but does not mention using shoes to send them.

(“We send messages.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text states that ‘Games are fun’, which implies they do not make us sad.

(“Games are fun.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text mentions that we watch shows on TV, not on the radio.

(“We watch TV. TV has shows.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text says that ‘Music is nice’, which implies it is not loud and doesn’t hurt our ears.

(“Music is nice.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: Seeing news on TV means we use it to see what is happening in the world.

(“We see news.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text clearly says that ‘Headphones are small’, not big and heavy.

(“Headphones are small.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text says that technology ‘makes life easy’, which is the opposite of making life harder.

(“It makes life easy.”)

Multiple Choice Answers

  1. D

Explanation: The text says ‘They help us talk’, which refers to phones.

(“We use phones. Phones are smart. They help us talk.”)

  1. D

Explanation: The text directly says games are fun and we play them.

(“We play games. Games are fun.”)

  1. C

Explanation: The text says ‘Computers help work,’ indicating computers are what help with work.

(“We use computers. Computers help work.”)

  1. B

Explanation: The text says ‘We see news,’ which indicates that news is what we see on TV.

(“We watch TV. TV has shows. Shows are good. We see news.”)

  1. D

Explanation: The text says ‘We listen to music,’ which means that listening is what we do with music.

(“We listen to music. Music is nice.”)

  1. B

Explanation: The text says ‘Headphones are small,’ which means headphones are the small thing we use.

(“We use headphones. Headphones are small.”)

  1. C

Explanation: The text explicitly states ‘Technology is everywhere. It makes life easy,’ pointing to technology as the correct answer.

(“Technology is everywhere. It makes life easy.”)

Short Answer Answers

  1. Phones.

Explanation: The text states that we use phones to talk and send messages, so the answer to what we use is ‘Phones.’

(“We use phones. They help us talk. We send messages.”)

 

  1. Because they are fun.

Explanation: The text says ‘Games are fun,’ which is why they are considered good.

(“Games are fun.”)

 

  1. Computers.

Explanation: The text mentions that computers help with work, so the answer is ‘Computers.’

(“We use computers. Computers help work.”)

 

  1. Tv.

Explanation: The text says we watch shows on TV, which means TV has the shows.

(“We watch TV. TV has shows.”)

 

  1. Music.

Explanation: The text says ‘Music is nice,’ indicating that what we listen to and find nice is ‘Music.’

(“We listen to music. Music is nice.”)

 

  1. They are small.

Explanation: The text describes headphones as small, so the answer is that they are ‘small.’

(“We use headphones. Headphones are small.”)

 

  1. Because it makes life easy.

Explanation: The text explains that technology is helpful because it makes life easy, making ‘Because it makes life easy’ the correct answer.

(“Technology is everywhere. It makes life easy.”)

Multiple Choice Cloze Answers

  1. A

Explanation: The first blank is about what we use to talk and send messages.

 

  1. D

Explanation: The second blank describes phones with a positive adjective.

 

  1. C

Explanation: The third blank is the action we do with phones and is about communication.

 

  1. A

Explanation: The fourth blank is what we can send using phones.

 

  1. B

Explanation: The fifth blank is the verb that is commonly used with ‘games’.

 

  1. C

Explanation: The sixth blank is about the device we use alongside phones and TV.

 

  1. B

Explanation: The seventh blank is the activity that computers help us with, related to productivity.

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