The Loose Button

The Loose Button

Simon wore a pair of blue shorts around the house. They were old, faded, and ugly, but they were comfortable. In addition, when you are at home, you want to be comfortable. It would not be called "Home, Sweet Home" if you did not feel comfortable there. However, when he put on his blue shorts one morning, the button was just hanging on by a thread. That single button was the only thing that held his shorts up. Simon could do two things. He could wait until the button fell off. When that happened, it would probably roll under the sofa and be lost forever. Or, he could sew the button on securely before it fell off. He found his sewing kit. He threaded the needle and tied a knot at the end of the thread. Then he pushed the needle through the cloth. He directed it through one of the holes in the button. Then he reversed direction. He put the needle back through a different hole, and then through the cloth again. He repeated this motion through all four buttonholes until the button was tight. Then he tied a bunch of knots in the last bit of thread and cut off the excess thread. He put on the shorts and buttoned the button. It was strong. Good for another ten years, he smiled to himself.


Додано: 18 березня
Предмет: Англійська мова, 5 клас
Тест виконано: 1 раз
10 запитань
Запитання 1

1. Around the house Simon wore ...

варіанти відповідей

a) a pair of black shorts

b) a pair of blue trouses

c) a pair of blue shorts

Запитання 2

2. The shorts were old, faded, and ugly

варіанти відповідей

a) but very comfortable

b) and very cosy

c) not so comfortable

Запитання 3

3. The person is not at home if he did not

варіанти відповідей

a) feel stylish there

b) feel convenient there

c) feel comfortable there

Запитання 4

4. When the boy put on his shorts one morning, the button was just hanging on

варіанти відповідей

a) by a fishing line

b) by a crook

c) by a thread.

Запитання 5

5. That single button could

варіанти відповідей

a) fell on

b) fell off

c) fell out

Запитання 6

6. The boy decided to find his

варіанти відповідей

a) sewing box

b) sewing kit

c) sewing pillow

Запитання 7

7. At first the boy

варіанти відповідей

a) threaded the needle

b) pushed the needle

c) tied a knot

Запитання 8

8. He repeated the motion through ...... until the button was tight

варіанти відповідей

a) all four buttons

b) all four buttonholes

c) all five buttonholes

Запитання 9

9. After Simon cut off the excess thread he

варіанти відповідей

a) put off the shorts

b) put on the trouses

c) put on the shorts

Запитання 10

10. The boy was ... with his deeds

варіанти відповідей

a) satisfied

b) pleased

c) worried

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