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Orca Mark Foster and Phillip Burrows

1 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)? 4 Put these events in the story in order. Number them
a The story starts on a boat. 1 to 10.

COMPREHENSION
b Jack is poor. a The whales save Tonya.
c They stop in France. b The friends leave England.
d They stop in Italy. c Jack saves a baby killer whale.
e They see the whale first in a net. d Jack talks to a man who knows about

TEST
f Tonya gets in the water to help the whale. sailing.
g Tonya falls into the water. e Jack finds Tonya.
h Tonya can swim. f The friends visit France, Spain and
i The birds help Tonya. Portugal.
j A whale helps Tonya. g The friends stop in Gambia.
h A big wave hits the boat.
20 marks i The friends agree to sail around the world.
j Tonya is in the water.
2 Who says this? Jack, Max, Sasha, Sasha’s sister,
tonya 20 marks
a ‘I am thinking about sailing around the world.’
………… 5 Fill in the gaps using: baby, beach, fin, killer, lifejacket,
b ‘I want to sit in the sun and catch fish.’ paddle, south, wave, wind, world
………… Jack and his friends want to sail round the
c ‘Don’t forget us!’ ………… ........................ . They say goodbye to England and
d ‘There’s something in the net.’ ………… sail ........................, to Africa. One day, they see a
e ‘She’s not in the boat.’ ………… fishing boat and a ........................ whale in a net.
f ‘Tonya is wearing a lifejacket and she can swim Jack jumps into the water with a ........................
very well.’ ………… and takes the net off. But the whale has a cut on its
g ‘This can’t happen. It can’t!’ ………… ........................ .
h ‘I want to see the sun again.’ ………… It is raining and there is a lot of .........................
i ‘I am going to die.’ ………… A big ........................ hits the boat, and Tonya
j ‘We are very, very lucky.’ ………… goes into the water. She has a ........................,
but she is tired and she cannot swim to the
20 marks ........................ . In front of her is a big
........................ whale. The whale takes her
3 Match a word from A with a definition from‑B. through the water. She is very lucky.
A
1 beach 4 fin 20 marks
2 blood 5 sail
3 cut Total marks
B
a a fish swims with this
b sand at the edge of the sea
c red liquid inside the body
d a hole in the skin
e a piece of cloth that helps a boat to move

20 marks

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Setting 18 They look for _____ in the cold, dark water for
hours.
Choose the best answer.
a F Sasha b F Lucky c F Max d F Tonya
1 Jack Griggs stands on _____. 19 _____ is five hundred metres away out in the
a F the sea b F his boat c F the wind sea.
d F his book a F Sasha b F Tonya c F Jack d F Max
2 Jack is hungry. He wants sandwiches and _____. 20 _____ walks along the beach and sees a woman.
a F drinks b F fish c F books d F birds a F Tonya b F Max c F Sasha d F Jack
3 They have a lot of money from their _____.
a F fish b F books c F business 20 marks
d F sandwiches
4 Jack is thinking about _____ around the world.
a F swimming b F walking c F sailing Dialogue
d F working
Who says or thinks this?
5 Jack is getting very _____.
21 ‘Hello, bird. How are you, today?’
M U LT I P L E - C H O I C E

a F excited b F cold c F tired d F hot


a F Tonya b F Max c F Jack d F Sasha
6 Jack talks to a man who knows about _____.
22 ‘Oh, I am going to read my book. Then I’m
a F sailing b F whales c F fish d F maps
going to sleep.’
7 Before they leave, the four friends look at lots of
a F Jack b F Tonya c F Max d F Sasha
TEST

_____.
23 ‘I think we must talk about it.’
a F boats b F maps c F fish
d F binoculars
a F Max b F Sasha c F Jack d F Tonya
24 ‘We know each other well. They are the best
8 When they leave, Sasha begins to _____.
people in the world.’
a F cry b F eat c F smile d F steer
a F Sasha b F Tonya c F Max d F Jack
9 The four friends are quiet, excited and a little
25 ‘What are we doing? Do I really want to go?’
_____.
a F Sasha b F Jack c F Tonya d F Max
a F hot b F hungry c F unhappy
d F cold
26 ‘The boat, the sea, the wind. Nothing is better
than this, is it?’
10 Jack says goodbye very _____.
a F Max b F Tonya c F Jack d F Sasha
a F quietly b F excitedly c F angrily
d F carefully
27 ‘What’s that? There is something in the net. It’s
alive, but what is it?’
20 marks a F Sasha b F Jack c F Max d F Tonya
28 ‘I can see it too. It is a baby but we must be
careful.’
Characters a F Max b F Tonya c F Jack d F Sasha
29 ‘I must be strong. I am not going to die. I want
Choose the best answer.
to see the sun again.’
11 _____ is going to read a book and go to sleep. a F Jack b F Sasha c F Tonya d F Max
a F Tonya b F Jack c F Sasha d F Max 30 ‘We are very, very lucky.’
12 _____ doesn’t want to work any more. a F Sasha b F Jack c F Max d F Tonya
a F Sasha b F Max c F Jack d F Tonya
13 _____ wants to see a whale. 20 marks
a F Sasha b F Jack c F Max d F Tonya
14 _____ wants to visit Africa.
a F Tonya b F Sasha c F Jack d F Max Vocabulary
15 _____ wants to sit in the sun and eat fish.
Choose the best answer.
a F Max b F Tonya c F Sasha d F Jack
31 to move through water
16 _____ thinks Africa is interesting.
a F run b F swim c F catch d F steer
a F Jack b F Tonya c F Sasha d F Max
32 to talk loudly
17 _____ gets the net off the baby killer whale.
a F shout b F steer c F swim d F wave
a F Jack b F Sasha c F Max d F Tonya

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33 air that moves 49 Tonya begins to swim but the water is too _____.
a F wave b F beach c F wind d F net a F hot b F strong c F cold d F dark
34 this helps you float on water 50 The _____ takes Tonya to the beach.
a F beach b F lifejacket c F swim a F boat b F killer whale c F net
d F wind d F bird
35 a very young animal or person
a F baby b F business c F strong 20 marks
d F frighten
36 to take quickly in your hands Total marks
a F catch b F swim c F cut d F kiss
37 to make something go to the left or the right
a F wave b F world c F steer d F around
38 to travel in a boat
a F sail b F swim c F steer d F net
39 the planet Earth that we live on

M U LT I P L E - C H O I C E
a F letter b F world c F lucky d F hurt
40 when good things happen to you
a F business b F strong c F fish
d F lucky

TEST
20 marks

Plot
Choose the best answer.
41 The boat moves faster and faster because the
wind is _____.
a F fast b F hot c F near d F strong
42 In _____ they stop at Biarritz.
a F Spain b F Africa c F France
d F Portugal
43 In Gambia small children bring beads and _____
and cloth.
a F shells b F whales c F birds d F maps
44 The men on the big fishing boat look at them
_____.
a F carefully b F angrily c F excitedly
d F quickly
45 The men in the big fishing boat leave their _____.
a F net b F sandwiches c F map
d F binoculars
46 It is raining very hard and the _____ get bigger
and bigger.
a F whales b F nets c F waves d F towns
47 Later the boat hits a _____.
a F beach b F whale c F net d F man
48 Jack looks at the _____, thinking about Tonya.
a F beach b F boat c F town d F sea

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