Sam X Standard English quiz 1

Author Tammy Ruggles

This is a lovely recollection of a boy and his dog. Shelly was a school boy. He found a  dog in his front porch. It had a hurt paw. He nursed it. His mom wanted to find the real owners of the dog. What happens next is described in the lesson unit. Read it and enjoy.

However here is a short list of words that may help you to be smarter and score better.

And you should take the test also.

Main Characters in the lesson

Shelly  -    Sam   -   Shelly’s Mom  and   Diane 

Shelly    A Short Sketch    

a school boy
found the dog on the front porch
He nursed the dog’s hurt paw
Sam became dog’s temporary owner
has a first aid kit
named the dog as Goldy

Words of Shelly

“Gee, What happened to you?”
“What’s your name, huh?”
“Guess I’ll call you Goldy”
“Can I keep him, Mom?


It is Blond Labrador dog.
Sam was the dog’s  real name
guide dog to Diane
accident separated him from the owner
came with a hurt paw
Shelly named him Goldy
lost collar in the accident
followed Shelly to school
played Frisbee and Football with Shelly
reunited with Diane

Shelly’s Mom a short character sketch

want to find the dog’s owner
advertised in the news paper
allowed Shelly to keep the dog
bought chew toy for Sam   

Words of Mom

“He probably belongs to someone, Shelly”
“We need to find his owner”
“Someone must have trained him”
“Guess he’s your dog now, Shelly”


Visually impaired lady (blind lady)
dog’s real owner
white cane and sunglasses
separated by an accident
offered Shelly to visit Sam anytime   

Words of Diane

“Thank you, Shelly”
“You can come visit him anytime you like.”

Fill in the blanks with appropriate phrases given below to form a complete meaningful paragraph:

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
On a rainy morning, Shelly went out (i) . Shelly found a Labrador, who was whining (ii) . Shelly could not find out whom he (iii) because he had no collar. Shelly brought his First-Aid kit, the one with which he played (iv) . Shelly nursed his paw (v) .

i) as best as he could
ii) doctor and patient
iii) with a hurt paw
iv) belonged to
v) on the front porch


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