The Food Festival A1

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This is a free A1 elementary level English reading lesson about The Food Festival. 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 foods and world cuisine, including comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 levels.

The Food Festival

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

Table of Contents

The Food Festival

Anna and Ben go out. They see a food festival. Many people are there. They smell good food.

They walk and talk. They see pizza. Anna likes pizza. It is hot and cheesy. Ben tries a piece. It is tasty.

They see sushi next. Sushi is Japanese food. It has fish and rice. Ben takes a sushi roll. Anna tries one too.

They like pizza and sushi. They drink water. They smile and laugh. The food festival is fun.

Anna and Ben are happy. They eat and enjoy. They love the food festival. They want to come again.

CEFR Level Card

General Level: A1.7 (The word ‘sushi’ excluded.)

Vocabulary: A1.0

Verb Forms: A1.0

Sentences: A1.2

Vocabulary

cheesy    ADJ    B2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. s of very poor quality; flimsy

 

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

 

japanese    ADJ    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a native or inhabitant of Japan
    n. the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
    a. of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language

 

roll    NOUN    B1    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a list of names
    n. photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
    n. anything rolled up in cylindrical form
    n. walking with a swaying gait

 

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

 

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

 

tasty    ADJ    B1    x1

Definition (En):

  1. pleasing to the sense of taste

Reading Comprehension Exercises

True / False

  1. Anna and Ben decide to visit a food festival because they heard about it from their friends.

 

  1. Ben and Anna both eat pizza and sushi at the festival.

 

  1. The pizza is cold and does not have any cheese.

 

  1. They do not drink anything at the food festival.

 

  1. Anna and Ben only like the sushi at the food festival.

 

  1. The food festival makes Anna and Ben feel sad.

 

  1. Anna and Ben want to return to the food festival in the future.

 

Multiple Choice

1. Why does Ben try a piece of pizza?

  A. Because it is a food festival

  B. Because it is hot and cheesy

  C. Because Anna doesn’t like it

  D. Because sushi is not available

 

2. What makes the food festival enjoyable for Anna and Ben?

  A. They go to the park

  B. They sit and read

  C. They drink water

  D. They smile and laugh

 

3. Why do Anna and Ben want to come to the food festival again?

  A. Because they are thirsty

  B. Because they are tired

  C. Because they love the food festival

  D. Because they see a movie

 

4. What kind of food is sushi?

  A. Chinese food

  B. French food

  C. Japanese food

  D. Italian food

 

5. What do Anna and Ben do while they walk at the festival?

  A. They run and shout

  B. They walk and talk

  C. They swim and dive

  D. They jump and sing

 

6. Which food did Anna and Ben try first?

  A. Sushi

  B. Ice cream

  C. Pizza

  D. Hamburger

 

7. How do Anna and Ben feel at the end of the food festival?

  A. Sad and bored

  B. Happy and satisfied

  C. Angry and upset

  D. Scared and worried

 

Short Answer

  1. What do Anna and Ben want to do after their visit to the food festival?

 

  1. What kind of food does Anna like at the festival?

 

  1. How does Ben find the pizza?

 

  1. What is the main ingredient in sushi that the text mentions?

 

  1. What do Anna and Ben drink at the food festival?

 

  1. How do Anna and Ben feel at the food festival?

 

  1. What activity do Anna and Ben do together, besides eating, at the food festival?

Multiple Choice Cloze

Anna and Ben go out. They see a food festival. Many people are ___1___. They smell good food.

They walk and talk. They see pizza. Anna likes pizza. It is hot and ___2___. Ben tries a piece. It is tasty.

They see sushi next. Sushi is Japanese food. It has fish and ___3___. Ben takes a sushi roll. Anna tries one too.

They like pizza and sushi. They drink ___4___. They smile and laugh. The food festival is fun.

Anna and Ben are happy. They eat and ___5___. They love the food festival. They want to ___6___ again.

 

1) A. silent    B. noisy    C. sleeping    D. reading   

2) A. sour    B. sweet    C. cheesy    D. cold   

3) A. salt    B. sugar    C. rice    D. bread   

4) A. coffee    B. juice    C. water    D. tea   

5) A. sleep    B. enjoy    C. run    D. sing   

6) A. leave    B. jump    C. come    D. dance   

Exercise Answers

True / False / Not Given Answers

  1. False

Explanation: The text only mentions that Anna and Ben see a food festival, not that they heard about it from friends.

(“They see a food festival.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: The text indicates that both Ben and Anna try pizza and sushi.

(“Ben tries a piece. It is tasty. Anna tries one too.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text states that the pizza is hot and cheesy, which is the opposite of cold and not having cheese.

(“It is hot and cheesy.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: Ben and Anna drink water at the festival, so the statement is false.

(“They drink water.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text says Anna and Ben like both pizza and sushi, not just sushi.

(“They like pizza and sushi.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text clearly states that Anna and Ben are happy, so they do not feel sad.

(“Anna and Ben are happy.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: The text says they want to come again, which means they want to return to the food festival in the future.

(“They want to come again.”)

Multiple Choice Answers

  1. B

Explanation: Ben tries a piece of pizza because it is described as hot and cheesy.

(“They see pizza. Anna likes pizza. It is hot and cheesy. Ben tries a piece.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: Anna and Ben enjoy the festival because they smile and laugh.

(“They drink water. They smile and laugh. The food festival is fun.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: They want to come again because they love the food festival.

(“They love the food festival. They want to come again.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: Sushi is described as Japanese food in the text.

(“They see sushi next. Sushi is Japanese food.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text says that Anna and Ben walk and talk at the festival.

(“They walk and talk.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text mentions that they saw and tried pizza before mentioning sushi.

(“They walk and talk. They see pizza. Anna likes pizza.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text describes that Anna and Ben are happy and they enjoy the food festival, which suggests they feel satisfied.

(“Anna and Ben are happy. They eat and enjoy.”)

Short Answer Answers

  1. Come again.

Explanation: The text states ‘They want to come again,’ which shows their wish to return to the food festival.

(“They want to come again.”)

  1. Pizza.

Explanation: Anna’s preference for pizza is indicated by the text ‘Anna likes pizza.’

(“Anna likes pizza.”)

  1. Tasty.

Explanation: Ben’s opinion about the pizza is stated as ‘It is tasty.’

(“It is tasty.”)

  1. Fish and rice.

Explanation: The text directly mentions that sushi ‘has fish and rice.’

(“It has fish and rice.”)

  1. Water.

Explanation: The text explicitly states that ‘They drink water.’

(“They drink water.”)

  1. Happy.

Explanation: The text describes their emotional state as ‘Anna and Ben are happy.’

(“Anna and Ben are happy.”)

  1. Walk and talk.

Explanation: The text ‘They walk and talk.’ indicates their activity besides eating.

(“They walk and talk.”)

Multiple Choice Cloze Answers

  1. B

Explanation: People at a festival are noisy, not silent, sleeping, or reading.

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text says ‘It is hot and cheesy,’ describing pizza.

 

  1. C

Explanation: Sushi is described as having fish and rice.

 

  1. C

Explanation: Text states they drink water with the food.

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text discusses eating and enjoying the food.

 

  1. C

Explanation: Text says they want to come again, implying they liked it.

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