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  Early one Sunday morning, Mrs. Tang woke up feeling good. She pottered around the house. Then, feeling bored, woke her daughter. "Let's go to the market today and see if we can get some really fresh prawns," she said, "I feel like cooking an extra-special dinner. I hope the prawns are cheap today."

"Is it someone's birthday ?" asked daughter, Anna.

"No. It's no occasion. Just an impulse," answered her mother.

They went to wake Calvin, Anna's elder brother. His door was locked. All their tapping and calling did no good. They decided that he must be fast asleep so they gave up.

"Let's wake Dad then. He can take us," suggested Anna.

Mr. Tang was rather grumpy at being woken up so early on the only day that he could sleep-in late. But, on being told the reason for his being awakened so early, he soon started smiling. He loved prawns and his wife was an excellent cook. And, he did enjoy an occasional trip to the market, too. He liked looking at the sea food, most of all, the fish, shiny and bright-eyed, in all shapes, sizes and colors, the translucent cuttlefish and the long-whiskered prawns.

When they got back with their overflowing market baskets, it was way past nine. Calvin's door was still locked and he still didn't answer. Mrs. tang was rather worried but her husband said that she always made too much fuss about nothing and went on reading the newspaper.

               
1.   Mrs. Tang woke up early
               
    (A) because she was feeling well.  
(B)

for no real reason.

    (C) to go to the market.  
    (D) because it was Sunday.  
               
2.   Mrs. Tang wanted to buy prawns
               
    (A)

because she felt like cooking prawns for dinner.

 
(B) because she felt that prawns might be cheap that day.
    (C) because it was the birthday of someone in her family.  
    (D) because the prawns would probably be very fresh that day.  
               
3.   They tried to wake Calvin
               
    (A) because it was a special occasion.  
(B) for no special reason.
    (C) purely on impulse.  
    (D)

because they wanted him to take them to the market.

 
               
4.  

Mr. Tang soon lost his "grumpy" mood because

               
    (A) it was Sunday  
(B) he could not sleep anyway.
    (C)

he would enjoy the prawn dish too.

 
    (D) he enjoyed going tot he market.  
               
5.   What did Mr. Tang like about the market ?
               
    (A)

He enjoyed looking at the sea food, especially fish.

 
    (B) He liked the fish, prawns and cuttlefish.
    (C) He enjoyed looking at the food, especially the sea food.  
    (D) He enjoyed buying food.  
               
6.  

When did they get back from the market ?

               
    (A) Just before nine o'clock.  
    (B) At about nine o'clock.
    (C) Nine o'clock.  
    (D)

Nearer ten than nine o'clock.

 
         
7.   What was Mr. Tang's attitude to Calvin's not being able to be woken up ?
         
    (A)

He was not at all worried.

 
    (B) He was slightly worried only.  
    (C) He was rather worried but would not admit it.  
    (D) He was very worried and made a fuss about it.  
         
8.   Which of these expressions means "translucent" ?
         
    (A)

semi-transparent

 
    (B) glimmery  
    (C) beautiful  
(D) hard and brittle
         
 
 
 
 
 

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