The Food Festival A2

This is a free A2 pre-intermediate 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 are good friends. They love to eat tasty food. One day, they go to a food festival. There are many kinds of food there. They see pizza and sushi. Anna likes sushi very much. Sushi is from Japan. It is fish with rice. Ben loves pizza. Pizza is from Italy. It has cheese, tomato, and more.

They talk about their favorite foods. Anna says, ‘Sushi is fresh and healthy.’ Ben says, ‘Pizza is hot and yummy.’ They both eat and talk. They try different kinds of sushi. Anna tries pizza with Ben. The pizza has many toppings.

They enjoy the food festival a lot. They eat, laugh, and take photos. The sushi is very good. The pizza is very tasty too. Anna now likes pizza. Ben tries more sushi and likes it. They are happy to try new food. The day is fun for both of them.

CEFR Level Card

General Level: A2.2 (The word ‘sushi’ excluded.)

Vocabulary: A1.0

Verb Forms: A1.0

Sentences: A2.1

Vocabulary

fresh    ADJ    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. recently made, produced, or harvested
    s. (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
    s. original and of a kind not seen before
    a. not canned or otherwise preserved

 

sushi    NOUN    C2    x7

Definition (En):

  1. rice (with raw fish) wrapped in seaweed

 

tasty    ADJ    B1    x2

Definition (En):

  1. pleasing to the sense of taste

 

topping    NOUN    B2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a flavorful addition on top of a dish

 

yummy    ADJ    C1    x1

Definition (En):

s extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

Reading Comprehension Exercises

True / False

  1. Anna and Ben both think that trying new food is enjoyable.

 

  1. Ben prefers sushi over pizza.

 

  1. The food festival has only pizza and sushi available to eat.

 

  1. Before the food festival, Anna did not like pizza at all.

 

  1. Sushi is a dish that comes with meat and rice.

 

  1. Anna and Ben only eat their favorite food and do not try other foods at the festival.

 

  1. Both Anna and Ben express their opinions about why they like their favorite food.

 

  1. The pizza at the food festival does not have many toppings.

 

  1. By the end of the day, Ben does not show any interest in sushi.

 

  1. The day at the food festival is boring for Anna and Ben.

Multiple Choice

 1. What do Anna and Ben like to do together?

  A) Play sports

  B) Read books

  C) Eat tasty food

  D) Sing songs

 

2. Where does sushi come from?

  A) China

  B) Japan

  C) Italy

  D) Mexico

 

3. What does Ben think of pizza?

  A) It’s cold and ugly

  B) It’s hot and yummy

  C) It’s boring

  D) It’s bad for health

 

4. Why does Anna like sushi?

  A) Because it is from Italy

  B) Because it is soft

  C) Because it is fresh and healthy

  D) Because it is sweet

 

5. Who tries pizza for the first time at the food festival?

  A) Ben

  B) Anna’s friend

  C) Anna

  D) Ben’s brother

 

6. What do Anna and Ben do at the food festival besides eating?

  A) They play games

  B) They dance

  C) They swim

  D) They laugh and take photos

 

7. What made the day fun for Anna and Ben?

  A) Trying new food

  B) Watching a movie

  C) Going to a concert

  D) Riding bikes

 

8. What changes about Anna’s food preference by the end of the day?

  A) She likes sushi less

  B) She now likes pizza

  C) She dislikes Japanese food

  D) She wants to eat only desserts

 

9. Why might Anna and Ben have enjoyed the food festival a lot?

  A) Because it was free

  B) Because they met a celebrity

  C) Because of the good food

  D) Because they won a prize

 

10. What is true about the food at the festival according to Anna and Ben?

  A) The food was too spicy

  B) The food was not fresh

  C) The sushi and pizza were very good

D) The food was too expensive

Short Answer

  1. Where do Anna and Ben go one day?

 

  1. What does Anna think about sushi?

 

  1. Where is sushi from?

 

  1. What foods does Ben try at the festival?

 

  1. What makes Anna change her mind about pizza?

 

  1. Why is the day fun for Anna and Ben?

 

  1. What are two things Anna and Ben do at the food festival besides eating?

Multiple Choice Cloze

Anna and Ben are good ___1___. They love to eat ___2___ food. One day, they go to a food festival. There are many ___3___ of food there. They see pizza and sushi. Anna ___4___ sushi very much. Sushi is from Japan. It is fish with rice. Ben ___5___ pizza. Pizza is from Italy. It has cheese, tomato, and more.

They talk about their favorite foods. Anna says, ‘Sushi is fresh and ___6___.’ Ben says, ‘Pizza is hot and yummy.’ They both eat and talk. They try different kinds of sushi. Anna tries pizza with Ben. The pizza has many ___7___.

They enjoy the food festival a lot. They eat, laugh, and take photos. The sushi is very good. The pizza is very tasty too. Anna now likes pizza. Ben tries more sushi and likes it. They are happy to try new food. The day is fun for both of them.

 

1) A. friends    B. enemies    C. brothers    D. cooks   

2) A. bitter    B. sour    C. tasty    D. cold   

3) A. colors    B. kinds    C. sizes    D. tastes  

4) A. buys    B. needs    C. likes    D. cooks   

5) A. looks    B. loves    C. eats    D. has   

6) A. heavy    B. healthy    C. noisy    D. dirty   

7) A. toppings    B. boxes    C. slices    D. layers   

Exercise Answers

True / False Answers

  1. True

Explanation: If they are happy to try new food, it means they find it enjoyable.

(“They are happy to try new food.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: Since Ben loves pizza, it indicates he prefers pizza over sushi.

(“Ben loves pizza.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The phrase ‘many kinds of food’ suggests that there is more to eat than just pizza and sushi.

(“There are many kinds of food there.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: Since it says, ‘Anna now likes pizza,’ it implies she may not have liked it before, but she does after the festival.

(“Anna now likes pizza.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: Sushi is described as fish with rice, not meat with rice.

(“It is fish with rice.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The text shows that they try different foods, not just their favorites.

(“They try different kinds of sushi. Anna tries pizza with Ben.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: They both describe what they like about their favorite food.

(“Anna says, ‘Sushi is fresh and healthy.’ Ben says, ‘Pizza is hot and yummy.'”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: It is specifically stated that the pizza has many toppings.

(“The pizza has many toppings.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: Ben likes the sushi after trying more, showing his interest.

(“Ben tries more sushi and likes it.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The day is described as fun, which is the opposite of boring.

(“The day is fun for both of them.”)

Multiple Choice Answers

  1. C

Explanation: Anna and Ben’s shared activity is eating tasty food, as mentioned in the text.

(“They love to eat tasty food.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: Sushi is explicitly stated as being from Japan in the text.

(“Sushi is from Japan.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: Ben’s opinion on pizza is that it is hot and yummy, as he expresses in the text.

(“Ben says, ‘Pizza is hot and yummy.'”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text states that Anna finds sushi to be fresh and healthy.

(“Anna says, ‘Sushi is fresh and healthy.'”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: According to the text, Anna tries pizza, possibly for the first time, while she is with Ben.

(“Anna tries pizza with Ben.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: In addition to eating, the text says Anna and Ben laugh and take photos.

(“They eat, laugh, and take photos.”)

 

  1. A

Explanation: The text mentions that trying new food contributed to their enjoyable day.

(“They are happy to try new food.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text states that by the end of the day, Anna’s preference changes to include liking pizza.

(“Anna now likes pizza.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The context of the text implies that they enjoyed the festival a lot due to the good food since that is the focus of their experience.

(“They enjoy the food festival a lot.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text directly states that both the sushi and pizza were very good according to Anna and Ben.

(“The sushi is very good. The pizza is very tasty too.”)

Short Answer Answers

  1. A food festival.

Explanation: The text directly states that Anna and Ben go to a food festival one day.

(“One day, they go to a food festival.”)

 

  1. Fresh and healthy.

Explanation: Anna’s opinion on sushi is stated as ‘fresh and healthy.’

(“Anna says, ‘Sushi is fresh and healthy.'”)

 

  1. Japan.

Explanation: The origin of sushi is mentioned as being from Japan.

(“Sushi is from Japan.”)

 

  1. Sushi.

Explanation: Ben tries more sushi at the festival as noted in the text.

(“Ben tries more sushi and likes it.”)

 

  1. Trying it.

Explanation: Anna starts to like pizza after she tries it.

(“Anna tries pizza with Ben. The pizza has many toppings. Anna now likes pizza.”)

 

  1. They try new food.

Explanation: Trying new food makes the day fun for them, as described in the text.

(“They are happy to try new food. The day is fun for both of them.”)

 

  1. Laugh and take photos.

Explanation: Besides eating, Anna and Ben laugh and take photos at the food festival.

(“They eat, laugh, and take photos.”)

Multiple Choice Cloze Answers

  1. A

Explanation: The correct answer is ‘friends’, which indicates a close relationship.

 

  1. C

Explanation: The word ‘tasty’ suggests the food is delicious.

 

  1. B

Explanation: The word ‘kinds’ refers to different types of food.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Likes’ indicates a preference for sushi.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Loves’ is a strong positive feeling towards pizza.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Healthy’ describes the beneficial qualities of sushi.

 

  1. A

Explanation: The word ‘toppings’ refers to what is put on top of the pizza.

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