GARY WILLIAMS 2011 1 Grade 4 Unit 11 Simplified Unseen Comprehension (117

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The Australian Outback

The Outback of Australia is what we call the wild parts of Australia. It is a hot sandy desert. There are small towns in the Outback but they are a long way from each other. When people get sick they need to call the “flying doctor.” This is a doctor that uses a plane to fly from a hospital to any town in the Outback. The plane will land in an airfield and the doctor will go to help whoever is sick.

The plane needs to have enough petrol to get to the sick person and also to get back to the hospital. The hospital needs to have an engineer who can do repairs on the plane.

1) Choose the words that best describe the Outback of Australia: i) sunny and sandy ii) wet and small iii) long and wild iv) sick and tired

2) Where is the Outback? i) in the city ii) in small towns iv) in the countryside iv) at the hospital

3) Label the pictures: hospital plane airfield doctor town engineer

4) When should people in the Outback call the flying doctor?

5) Who fixes the airplane at the hospital?

6) What does the flying doctor use to go to a town in the Outback?

7) Where does a flying doctor’s plane land?

8) What does a plane need to fly?

9) Circle the Outback:

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1) Choose the words that best describe the Outback of Australia: i) sunny and sandy ii) wet and small iii) long and wild iv) sick and tired

2) Where is the Outback? i) in the city ii) in small towns iv) in the countryside iv) at the hospital

3) Label the pictures: hospital plane airfield doctor town engineer

doctor

town

airfield

engineer

plane

hospital

4) When should people in the Outback call the flying doctor? They should call the flying doctor when they get sick.

5) Who fixes the airplane at the hospital? An engineer fixes the airplane at the hospital.

6) What does the flying doctor use to go to any town in the Outback? The flying doctor uses a plane to go to any town in the Outback.

7) Where does a flying doctor’s plane land? It lands on an airfield.

8) What does a plane need to fly? A plane needs to have enough fuel. (Other answers possible)

9) Circle the Outback: