Jose the Baker… Basic Reading Comprehension‏

By; Ernie Os
Jose lives in the city of Madrid.
He has a little sister, her name is Jane.
Jose’s Dad is from Spain, and his Mom is from The United States.
Jose loves to play football with his friends.
Jane likes to bake cookies with Mom.
One rainy day  Jose helped Jane and Mom  bake cookies, playing football was impossible in the rain.
Cookies? Asked Jose, I don’t like to bake cookies!
That’s for girls! said Jose.
That’s not true, said Mom, Some of the best bakers are men, baking is for everyone!
So Jose tried.  He watched Mom and Jane bake the first time and then it was his turn.
He used chocolate. 
He used butter. 
He used everything Mom had in the kitchen.
Jose was surprised, it was fun to bake!
Jose’s cookies would be done in the morning.
The next morning Dad woke up early for work.
Dad smelled something in the air.
He opened the oven door, …  MMMMMMMMMM!
His favorite, chocolate chip cookies!
Later that day, Dad called Mom, from work.
It’s been a wonderful day today!
Get everyone ready, tonight were going to the football match,
It’s Madrid against Barcelona!
1. Jose’s Mom was a ………………  .
a. football player
b. foreigner
c. professional baker
2. Jose learned to …………….  .
a. eat butter in the morning
b. play football with his friends
c. bake cookies
3.  We should never be afraid to…………….  .
a.  eat chocolate
b.  try something new
c.  play football in the rain
4.  Dad’s day began ……………..   .
a. in a good way
b. smelling Jose’s cookies
c. early in the morning
d. all of the above,   a., b., c 
5. It is always good to …………   .
a.  spend rainy days indoors
b. learn new things
c. play football in the rain
6. Why was Dad happy that day?
Dad was happy that day because…
Ernie’s New Vocabulary Key…
bake –    prepare with dry heat in an oven; “bake a cake” 497577_banana_bread- Mem Youth
Pronunciación: Béik
Castellano: Hornear
Butter: an edible emulsion of fat globules made by
churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
Pronunciación: Bater o bárer
Castellano: mantequilla
812599__3-mgoren-good morning
Woke Up: stop sleeping; “She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock”
Pronunciación: uók ap
Castellano: Despertó
Smell – the sensation that results when olfactory receptors
in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; “she loved the smell of roses”
Pronunciation: smél
Castellano: oler
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