GARY WILLIAMS 2013 1

S.T.A.R. Police
Cedric was a brave police pilot whose job it was to catch people who broke the law. But Cedric wasn’t an ordinary police officer – he was a S.T.A.R. policeman (Special Tactical Astronaut Ranger). It was the 24th century and STAR police officers flew spaceships around the Solar System to protect people from Prince Blacklung’s space pirates.

Cedric sat in his cockpit as his ship circled Saturn gracefully. He drank a little juice from a cylinder as he watched the centre of his computer screen. His robot engineers were repairing the ship’s engine and he was watching out for space pirates. About 10 minutes earlier Prince Blacklung’s space pirates had sliced his engines with their lasers. Cedric was in trouble and he knew it!

Prince Blacklung and his pirates were the opposite of nice. If he and his pirates found Cedric they would celebrate by destroying his ship.

1) Label the pictures with words from the story:

__________________

__________________

__________________

__________________

__________________

__________________

2) Find the synonyms for these words in the writing:

fixing = __________________ defend = __________________ danger = __________________

normal = __________________ middle = __________________ good = __________________

3) Label the sentences “True” of “False”

a) Cedric was a brave soldier. b) Cedric sat in his cockpit as his ship circled Uranus. c) Cedric’s robot engineers were repairing the ship. d) Space pirates had damaged Cedric’s engines. e) The space pirates wanted to have a party with Cedric. f) Prince Blacklung was a bad person.

__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________

4) Fill in the gaps with words from the box.

police officer shooting kill

problem destroy

broken nasty

Cedric was a brave man who did his job well. He was not an ordinary ____________________ because he needed to help people anywhere in the Solar System. In this story he has a very bad ____________________. Some ____________________ space pirates had already ____________________ his engines by ____________________ them with lasers. If they caught him they would probably ____________________ him and ____________________ his spaceship.

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ANSWERS
1) Label the pictures with words from the story:

pilot

Saturn

spaceship

engine

engineer

screen

2) Find the synonyms for these words in the writing: fixing = repairing defend = protect danger = trouble normal = ordinary middle = centre good = nice

3) Label the sentences “True” of “False” a) Cedric was a brave soldier. b) Cedric sat in his cockpit as his ship circled Uranus. c) Cedric’s robot engineers were repairing the ship. d) Space pirates had damaged Cedric’s engines. e) The space pirates wanted to have a party with Cedric. f) Prince Blacklung was a bad person. false false true true false true

4) Fill in the gaps with words from the box.

police officer shooting kill

problem destroy

broken nasty

Cedric was a brave man who did his job well. He was not an ordinary police officer because he needed to help people anywhere in the Solar System. In this story he has a very bad problem. Some nasty space pirates had already broken his engines by shooting them with lasers. If they caught him they would probably kill him and destroy his spaceship.

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