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Reading Test

The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster

In Scotland, there is a popular legend about a monster. The monster

lives in a lake called Loch Ness, near the town of Inverness. The
monsters name is Nessie. People say that she is very, very big, and
that she has a long, long neck, like a snake. But does Nessie really
exist? Do you think the monster is real? Nobody knows the answer.
Some people say yes, some people say no way. Scientists are
exploring the lake with cameras and sound equipment. They wait and watch, watch and wait.
But Nessie waits, too. Is the monster afraid of cameras? In fact, Nessie doesnt like cameras.
Nessie is not only a mystery; its also a big business. You can buy posters of the Loch Ness
Monster, a Loch Ness Monster game, books and videos about the Mystery of the Loch, T-shirts,
and souvenirs of all kind.
The legend of the monster is very famous in Scotland, and millions of tourists from all over
the world come to Loch Ness just to see it. The say We want a photograph of the Loch Ness
Monster, so they usually have cameras with them. Everybody wants to be the first person to
see Nessie. Come to Scotland and Loch Ness that person may be you!

1) Are these statements true (T) or false (F)?
Loch Ness is near Edinburgh ____
Nessie is very small ____
She has a long neck ____
Tourists are exploring the lake ____
A lot of tourists come to Loch Ness ____
You can buy souvenirs of Loch Ness Monster ____
2) Choose the correct option
The Loch Ness Monster
wears a T-shirt
is on T-shirts you can buy
sells T-shirts in Inverness
The Loch Ness Monster
is real
is a girl
is a mystery
The tourists coming to the Loch Ness
usually have cameras with them
dont buy any souvenirs
try to catch Nessie with nets
Reading Test

3) Find in the text 5 verbs in Present Simple and rewrite them in Present Continuous.
1st ___________________________________________
2nd ___________________________________________
3rd ___________________________________________
4th ___________________________________________
5th ___________________________________________

4) Is there any irregular plural noun? Locate the paragraph and underline the word.

5) Find two antonyms in the text. Locate and circle the words.


6) Do you know these words? Write their meanings in your language.

Legend __________________________________________
Mystery _________________________________________
Snake ___________________________________________
Town ___________________________________________
Souvenirs _______________________________________

7) Match each word with its definition.

Neck A mythological being

Famous A lot of people
Everybody Very popular
Monster Distinguishes the head from the trunk


8) Now that you have read the text, what would Nessie look like according to you? Choose
a picture.
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Nessie is the picture #.