Name:_________________________ Date:_______________

Cloze Passage (4.4)

Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks.


Once upon a time, there was a ____________ (pretty , naughty) girl

who was very much loved by her parents. ______________ (Fortunately,

Unfortunately ) her mother died of an ___________ (illness , sickness).

The ___________ (happy , sad) daughter cried day ____________

(after , and) day. So her father _____________ (decided , undecided) to

marry again to give her a new mother.

The _________________ ( new mother , step-mother) brought two

daughters with her. After the father had left __________ (on , to) a long

journey, the step-mother and the daughters ________________ (since ,

became) cruel to the girl. They took ____________ (away , to) her nice

clothes, gave her old rags to ____________ (wear , put) and made her

work from morning ____________ (to , till) night.

A single ___________ (piece , part) of bread and a few peas were

all she was ____________ (gave , given) as a meal. They scattered the

peas over the floor and made the poor girl _____________ (pack , pick)

them up.

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