Monday, March 18, 2019

A1.2-Reading-Test 18

Read the following passage and choose the best answers.

The Strange Sweat of Hippos

It is very hot during summer. This causes people to sweat. Sweating is a great way to cool your body. Animals in the wild also sweat when they are hot. Most people and animals have colorless sweat. But one animal, the hippopotamus, has a different kind of sweat: It’s red!
In the past, many people thought that hippos were sweating blood. But scientists discovered that it is not blood. The red liquid is actually just sweat. It protects the hippo’s skin from the sun. It is like a sunscreen!
The sweat of hippos also has another special purpose. The sweat has an important medicine in it. Hippos often fight and wound one another. The medicine heals the wounds. It also keeps away bad infections.
Hippos get hot and sweaty in summer, just like you! Their red-colored sweat looks very strange. However, it protects their skin and fights disease. The sweat of hippos helps them stay healthy all summer!
reading test

1. What is the main idea of this passage?
2. Most people and animals have sweat_____ .
3. Because the sweat of hippos was _____, people thought it was _____ in the past.
4. The hippo’s sweat is like a _____ for its skin.
5. Which is NOT true about the hippo’s sweat?

CHECK YOUR SCORE ______________________

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