A White Heron (Part 1): Listening Practice 3 (narrative)

By | July 24, 2018

The following questions are based on a narrative story called A White Heron, which was written by Sarah Orne Jewett. The story was taken from the Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link A White Heron (Part 1)

1. We know from the story that Silvy was still in the forest when … .
A. it was getting dark
B. the sun was rising
C. the morning broke
D. there were shadows
E. the sun was shining

2. What was the season?
A. winter
B. autumn
C. fall
D. summer
E. spring

3. How was Silvy probably feeling, knowing that she would be late for home?
A. afraid
B. happy
C. worried
D. excited
E. amazed

4. What did Silvy go to the forest for?
A. milking their cow
B. bringing their cow home
C. feeding their cow
D. giving their cow some water
E. walking their cow

5. What did the cow do in the open country?
A. slept in the open area
B. roamed in the forest
C. wandered around
D. drank water
E. ate grass

6. What time did Silvy usually leave her grandmother’s house?
A. five thirty
B. five o’clock
C. three fifteen
D. four thirty
E. four o’clock

7. What did Silvy do after she got her cow home?
A. she fed the cow
B. she walked the cow
C. she milked the cow
D. she bathed the cow
E. she sat by the cow

8. How long had Silvy been living with her grandmother?
A. 1 year
B. 2 years
C. 3 years
D. 4 years
E. 5 years

9. Where had she lived before she lived with her grandmother?
A. farm area
B. remote village
C. factory town
D. big city
E. dirty factory

10. Why did she live with her grandmother?
A. to accompany her grandmother
B. to help her grandmother
C. to watch her grandmother
D. to take care of her grandmother
E. to look after her grandmother

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