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Pronunciation: EY

Directions: Practice by saying the word pairs and example sentences, then speak the words from this reading.

Word Pairstake-tick, bail-bill, late-lit, fate-fit, rain-ran

Example sentence:Faith takes away the tray.

Examples from this reading:Investigating -

 

Reading

Directions: Read the following passage carefully.

The crew of a Korean Air 777 airliner was forced to make an emergency landing at a military airbase on Vancouver Island after the airline received its second bomb threat in two days.

Korean Air flight 72, with 149 people on board, had taken off from Vancouver International Airport headed for Seoul, South Korea, at 2:30 p.m. PT Tuesday.

The crew turned back off the north coast of B.C. after a bomb threat was made in a telephone call to the airline's Los Angeles office, a Korean Air spokesman told CBC News.

The flight was diverted to the airbase at Comox, on Vancouver Island, escorted by U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jets that had been scrambled from Portland, Ore., according to Victoria's Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre.

Another threat was phoned in on Monday against Korea Air flight 72 before it took off, forcing a two-hour delay as RCMP cleared passengers off the aircraft to check for explosive devices, said James Koh, of Korea Air's Vancouver office.

Koh said the caller spoke English and authorities have a voice recording of both calls and are investigating.

Tuesday's flight landed at about 5:50 p.m. PT, without incident.

It's not clear yet when the flight will be able to takeoff from Comox, about 120 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, and whether or not it will be able to resume its course to Seoul.

 

Comprehension Questions

Directions: Read the following questions and answer each to the best of your ability.

  1. Identify a quote from the text that you think is very important and explain why.

 

  1. What part of the text is hard for you to understand? What do you think it means?

 

  1. Imagine that you are the teacher, what three questions would you ask your students to see if they understood this text?

 

  1. What connections can you make between the text and other texts, information, or experiences?



Identify 3 important supporting details that contribute to the main idea of the passage.

1)


2)


3)

Identify 2 details that are not very important to the main idea of the passage.

1)


2)

Write 1 brief paragraph summarizing the main idea of the passage. Use the important details to support your discussion of the main idea.

 

 

  1. What is the tone of this text?

 

 

Focus on Grammar

The present progressive describes an activity in progress right now, like "I am typing," or in a more general now, like "I am living in Boston." How is the present progressive used in the sentence(s) below?

   Directions: Identify how the present_progressiveis used in the sentence(s) below

  1. Another threat was phoned in on Monday against Korea Air flight 72 before it took off, forcing a two-hour delay as RCMP cleared passengers off the aircraft to check for explosive devices, said James Koh, of Korea Air's Vancouver office.Koh said the caller spoke English and authorities have a voice recording of both calls and are investigating.

 

Word Roots & Stems

Rule: The suffix ionchanges a verb into a noun, like education.

Directions: Identify the word that ends with -ion in each sentence and write it on the line.

  1. , according to Victoria's Search

 

Directions: Fill in the blanks below, just as in the models.

action

act + ion

There was a lot of action in the move.

infection

infect + ion

Clean your cut or you will get an infection.

option

____________

________________________________________________

celebration

____________

________________________________________________

reflection

____________

________________________________________________

limitation

____________

________________________________________________

 

Vocabulary Practice

FILL IN THE BLANK

Directions: Use the word bank to identify the word that best completes the sentence.

 

bomb

explosive

resume

investigating

threat

course

escorted

landing

       
  1. "the pilot managed to _______________ the aeroplane safely"
  2. The police chief was not in the office when the _______________ exploded in the parking lot.
  3. The dog growled as a _______________ to the stranger.
  4. The police _______________ the murder.
  5. The _______________ blast hurt many people and burned the store.
  6. The ship is on a _______________ to Spain.
  7. He took a year off from college to travel but _______________d as soon as he got home.
  8. The police _______________ the president to the airport.

Vocabulary Practice

MATCHING

Directions: Write the letter of word that matches the definition on the line. If it helps, feel free to also draw a line between the definition and the matching word.

  1. bomb
  2. explosive
  3. resume
  4. investigating
  5. threat
  6. course
  7. escorted
  8. landing

  • _______ (air travel) cause to come to the ground

  • _______ A weapon that causes an explosion.

  • _______ Message or signal of plan to hurt or punish.

  • _______ To study the facts of something.

  • _______ Loudly and violently breaking apart.

  • _______ Line of motion or direction.

  • _______ Begin again.

  • _______ Armed police or soldiers who travel guard and protect during a trip.

 

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