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Reading comprehension for Sweet tooth (Ch4 and 5)

Look at chapters 4 and 5 of Sweet tooth. Complete these sentences using either ‘before’ or ‘after’

1. ______ Wendy reached the top of the stairs, she listened but heard no sound.

2. Wendy wondered if she had made a mistake with the date of the appointment ______ she opened the dentist’s door.

3. ______ a loud buzzer sounded on the receptionist’s desk, the woman told Wendy to go in and see the dentist.

4. Wendy felt a little nervous ______ she went in to see the dentist.

5. Wendy thought the woman looked like a raven ______ she went in to see the dentist.

6. ______ the woman reassured Wendy, Wendy noticed that the woman had sharp teeth.

7. ______ the dentist appeared, Wendy thought about leaving.

8. The dentist pulled over a large light ______ he began to examine Wendy’s teeth.

9. ______ the dentist said ‘Streptococcus mutans’, he explained that it meant tooth decay.

10. _______ the dentist used the needle, he told Wendy to sit and wait.

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Reading comprehension with ‘before’ and ‘after’

Read the Lake (Ch16) again and complete the following sentences using either ‘before’ or ‘after’.

1. Sheriff Farley arrived at Ben Green’s garage ______ Big Donnie Brown got there.

2. ______ Sheriff Farley parked his car, Big Donnie arrived.

3. ______ Sheriff Farley sent Donnie the blackmail letter, he would be rich.

4. Sheriff Farley put on the grey wig ______ Donnie Brown left Ben Green’s garage.

5. ______ Sheriff Farley opened Donnie’s front gate with a skeleton key, he drove all over the property in the red Ford.

6. ______ Sheriff Farley heard the noise of the shutters falling, he saw Donnie walk towards the grey Buick.

7. Sheriff Farley thought about his pension ______ he followed Donnie.

8. ______ Donnie drove off, Sheriff Farley stamped on the accelerator pedal.




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Comprehension for The Lake (Chapter 1)

Look again at The Lake (Chapter 1) and use either ‘before‘ or ‘after‘ to complete these sentences.

a. ______ Annie made coffee, she saw the kingfisher.

b. ______ Annie was born, her grandfather built the house.

c. Most people moved away ______ the silver mine closed.

d. ______ the mine closed, Hunting became a ghost town.

e. It was her father’s house ______ it became Annie’s.


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