LA WEB DE READING
COMPREHENSION PREFERIDA POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES
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SINGER - ACTIVITIES
George P. McCallum
With the help
of its mother,
the little bird
What can you remember about this short story? Read each of
the following statements. Choose TRUE if it is correct
according to the story; choose FALSE if it is not correct.
Check here your answers.
Dorothy Brown was very unhappy as
she listened to Lauren's first concert.
As a young girl, Dorothy had
studied to be a concert singer, too.
Professor Bernini told Dorothy she
should get married and forget about singing.
Dorothy and David waited a few
years before getting married.
Dorothy decided her daughter would
be the singer she always wanted to be.
Lauren began taking singing lessons
when she was only five years oíd.
Dorothy wanted her daughter to go
to Italy to study with Giovanni Bernini.
Professor Bernini had too many
students and didn't have the time to teach Lauren.
Lauren wasn't sure she had the
talent for a profession in music, but Dorothy was
positive her daughter would be a success.
Lauren's first concert took place
The newspapermen wrote that the
young singer had an unusual talent and wouldn't have
to study any longer.
After she returned to the United
States Lauren got a letter from Professor Bernini
Jim Harris was a young university
student Lauren had met in Italy.
Lauren said she was not thinking of
marrying Jim Harris or anyone else.
The young girl was very happy
during the time she was at home with her parents.
Dorothy thought her daughter wanted
to be in New York and decided to get a new teacher for
David believed Lauren, not her
mother, must decide what she wanted to do with her
Lauren's father told Dorothy that
they must not let their daughter sacrifice her life
David agreed to wait a few days
before he talked to Lauren.
When Dorothy saw the little bird
fly away with the help of its mother, she began to
understand that she, too, must help her child.
Do you know these words from the menus?
Complete each of the sentences wiíh the correct word. Use each word once.
Check here your answers.
1. During Lauren's
, her life was filled with music.
2. The young girl listened to music on her
3. She took
lessons every week from a music
4. Lauren had a beautíful
and her mother liked to listen to
5. Lauren's mother wanted her to be a concert
6. Dorothy was sure her daughter's first concert would be a
took place in Town Hall in New York.
8. After leaving the theater, Lauren went to her family's
9. Lauren didn't talk very much when she was at home. She
10. Dorothy saw a young
fly away with the help of its mother.
Contributed by LuisCarlos Valladares, Spain.