Friday, March 15, 2019

A1.2-Reading-Test 15

Read the following passage and choose the best answers.

The Origins of Fruit Names

You know how most fruits taste, smell, and look. You can also easily name each one. But did you know that some fruits have interesting stories about their names?
“Banana” comes from the Arabic word banan. Banan means “finger.” When Arabians discovered this fruit, they thought it looked like a yellow finger.
Many people think kiwifruits are from New Zealand. But this is not true. Kiwifruits really come from China. They were called Chinese gooseberries. New Zealanders changed the name to kiwifruit because their brown, fuzzy skin looks like a kiwi bird.
The coconut’s name is also related to an animal. In the 16th century, a Portuguese explorer discovered the coconut. In Portuguese, coco means “monkey’s face.” The explorer thought the three dark circles on the shell looked like a monkey!
Next time you’re at the grocery store, take a closer look at the fruits. Then try to guess how they got their names!
reading test

1. What is this passage mainly about?
2. Many fruits have interesting stories about their _____ .
3. The word banana comes from banan, which means _____ .
4. Kiwifruits were originally called _____ .
5. In the last paragraph, what does the word they refer to?

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