Three Men in a Boat

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Comprehension Test
Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome
1Match a number from A with a letter from B to make complete sentences. A
1 The people in the maze were angry with Harris ...
2 George said it was most exciting to let girls tow your boat ... 3 The three men decided to go home early ...
4 Five different men said that they caught the fish ... 5 One morning George got up very early ...
B
a... because his watch stopped the night before.
b... but then they discovered that it wasn’t real.
c... because he had no idea how to find the exit.
d... because it rained for two days.
e... because there were always problems.
20 marks

2Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?
a George worked in a bank in the city.
b They decided to sleep in hotels every night.
c They packed the clothes and food very quickly.
d On Saturday morning they left very late.
e Montmorency lost himself in the maze at Hampton Court Palace. f They had problems putting the cover on the boat.
g It was very easy to open the tin of fruit.
h Montmorency wasn’t afraid of the cat.
i Harris was attacked by thirty-two swans.
j When they arrived in London they went immediately to a restaurant.
20 marks

3Is Montmorency usually afraid of cats?

10 marks

4Fill in the gaps using: but, when, after, however, if.
............... they left Oxford it started to rain, ............... everyone agreed they should continue the trip. ............... when they arrived in Pangbourne they started to think again. ............... they took a train they could spend the evening in London. ............... they had left the boat in a boathouse they went to the station.

10 marks

5During the holiday the three friends have many problems. List five things which go wrong. a..............................
b..............................
c..............................
d..............................
e..............................
10 marks

6Imagine you are one of the three friends. Write a short letter to another friend describing the most exciting parts of the trip.

30 marks

Total marks

Multiple-choice Test
Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome

Setting
Choose the best answer.
1The three men often talk about their _____.
a [ ] jobs b [ ] health c [ ] money d [ ] girlfriends 2When J. was a boy, he believed he had a bad _____.
a [ ] stomach b [ ] foot c [ ] heart d [ ] arm 3The three men decide to have a holiday _____.
a [ ] at sea b [ ] on the beach c [ ] in a hot country d [ ] on the river 4They decide to sleep in hotels _____.
a [ ] on rainy nights b [ ] on fine nights c [ ] every night d [ ] at the weekend 5They take a _____ with them on their trip.
a [ ] cat b [ ] dog c [ ] rat d [ ] bird
6_____ believes he is very good at packing.
a [ ] Harris b [ ] George c [ ] Montmorency d [ ] J. 7While they are packing, Montmorency attacks the _____.
a [ ] boots b [ ] plates c [ ] oranges d [ ] tins 8As well as food, they take a bottle of _____ with them.
a [ ] whisky b [ ] fruit juice c [ ] beer d [ ] wine 9They finish packing at about _____.
a [ ] one o’clock in the morning b [ ] four
o’clock in the afternoon c [ ] seven o’clock in the evening d [ ] eleven o’clock at night 10On the first morning of their trip, they have to wait a long time for _____. a [ ] a train b [ ] a taxi c [ ] a boat d [ ] an aeroplane

20 marks

Characters
Choose the best answer.
11When J. was a boy, he was _____.
a [ ] lazy b [ ] hardworking c [ ] clever d [ ] unhealthy 12George works at _____.
a [ ] a hospital b [ ] a shop c [ ] a school...
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