Reading comprehension Form 4
An old tale
Once there lived a man. He was very fond of gold. All his life he saved money. He had lots of money. He was the happiest man in the world.
One day he went to the desert of South Africa. Suddenly he lost his way. He didn`t have any food or water. The heat was terrible. The man was very weak. He couldn`t walk, he could only crawl. There were only stones and sand around.
Suddenly the man saw a bag. He hoped that he would find food and water in it. He crawled up to the bag and opened it. The bag was full of gold. At first, he was happy to find gold in the bag but then he thought:
`What is the use of gold to a hungry man in a desert?`
He left the bag on the sand. He cried bitterly, `I`m the most unhappy man in the world!`
Now you see that gold does not always make a man happy.
I. Choose the correct answer:
1. Why did the man think that he was the happiest man in the world?
a) Because he had a lot of friends
b) Because he had a lot of money.
c) Because he was fond of reading.
2. Why was the man weak?
a) Because the weather was cold.
b )Because he didn`t have any money.
c)Because he didn`t have any food and water.
II. Write True or False