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Gabriel was waiting for his father. His father was supposed to be there at 11 o'clock promptly but it was already half past 11 and yet there was still no sign of him. Gabriel was getting worried and impatient. He was supposed to arrive at his piano teacher's house at half past eleven. He paced the ground while looking at his watch time and again. To worsen things, he had forgotten to bring along his mobile phone today so there was no way for him to contact his father as well. Finally, after another fifteen minutes, Gabriel's father arrived. He looked all flustered and upset.

"What happened, Dad ? Why are you late today ?"

Gabriel's father started telling him about the car accident that he was in. On his way to pick Gabriel up, a car had carelessly driven into his lane and knocked into his car. It was a good thing that his father was not driving at a high speed, otherwise the consequences would have been far worse than the scratched paintwork that his car had suffered. His father had to spend some time getting down the other driver's license details and taking photographs of the damage as evidence. That was what delayed him. Luckily for everyone, it was a minor accident and no one was injured. However, the accident had put his father in a bad mood because his car was relatively new.

By the time Gabriel arrived at his piano teacher's house, he was already half an hour late for his lesson. His mother had called up his teacher earlier to explain the situation so she was not angry with him for being late.

A week after the accident, Gabriel's father told the family that he had been contacted by the driver of the other car. He had offered to pay for the damages of his car. Gabriel's father was relieved that the matter was resolved so easily. The next thing he had to do was to send the car to the garage for repairs and get the invoice so that he could claim the expenses from the driver. He was in a better mood after that.

     
  1. According to paragraph one, why did Gabriel pace the ground ?
       
    (A) He was getting impatient.
    (B) He was looking at his watch.
    (C) He was going for his piano lesson.
    (D) He had forgotten to bring his mobile phone.
       
  2. Which one of the following pieces of information is true ?
       
    (A) Gabriel waited 45 minutes for his father.
    (B) Gabriel's father was upset because he was late.
    (C) Gabriel was worried because he had lost his mobile phone.
    (D) Gabriel was impatient because his father had been in an accident.
       
  3. The car was ______ as a result of the accident.
       
    (A) dented
    (B) injured
    (C) knocked
    (D) scratched
       
  4. Gabriel's father was especially upset with the accident because ______.
       
    (A) his car was new
    (B) his car looked ugly now
    (C) the other driver had been careless
    (D) the other driver had not been injured
       
  5. How was the matter resolved ?
       
    (A) Gabriel's father painted the car himself.
    (B) Gabriel's father repaired the car himself.
    (C) The other driver repaired the damaged car.
    (D) The other driver paid for the repairs of the damaged car.
       
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  Answers : 1A   2A   3D   4A   5D
 
 
 
 

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