A New Language
Students will read a story about the challenges faced when you move to a new country. Students will answer questions about main ideas, details, character, plot, and making inferences. Students will answer questions about main idea, characters, setting, and plot.
Reading Comprehension Passage
A New Language
Reading Comprehension Questions
Each of the vocabulary words below are used in the reading passage. As you read the passage, pay attention to context clues that suggest the word’s meaning.
Using context clues from the sentences in the passage, underline the correct meaning of the word in boldface.
1) "The first day Mohamed went to a delicatessen in his new neighborhood"
a. sandwich shop or food store b. library c. gymnasium d. school or academy
2) "Mohamed had been so excited when his parents told him they were immigrating to the United States, but now, his bravery and excitement felt a little misplaced."
a. excessive; over the top b. unusual; odd c. late or tardy d. foolish; misguided
3) "Mohamed, completely mystified, took the cup"
a. starving; hungry b. bewildered; confused c. satisfied or content d. thrilled; happy
4) "mulling over the possibility that he had used the wrong word"
a. chuckling or laughing b. considering; pondering c. scowling; frowning d. bubbling
5) "Later, he might find it hilarious that his English was so hard to decipher that he got a soda instead of the ice cream"
a. horrible; awful b. sad or tragic c. very funny; humorous d. understandable
6) "Later, he might find it hilarious that his English was so hard to decipher that he got a soda instead of the ice cream"
a. remember b. swallow; eat c. repeat or duplicate d. understand; decode
7) "it just felt depressing that his English was, he thought, pathetic"
a. pitiful or miserable b. highly accented c. poetic; lyrical d. unique or unusual
8) "a girl at a table near the window was giving him a rather quizzical look"
a. sickening b. uneasy or nervous c. inquiring; questioning d. friendly