Activity of text interpretation, aimed at fifth graders, about endangered creek fish. Will we know more about them? So, read the text carefully! Then answer the various interpretative questions proposed!
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Brazil is champion when it comes to freshwater fish diversity. More than three thousand species are found here, most of them living in small streams, fragile environments, which suffer from certain human actions.
Streams are small rivers, usually a few kilometers long and only a few meters wide – they are often quite shallow as well. There are streams that originate in high mountains and descend the slope with great speed. Others make their way into flat areas, called lows.
The waters in the streams are slow but warm and with less oxygen. Fish that live in streams are generally less than 20 centimeters long and have the structure to withstand these conditions. Their fins, for example, are stronger if they live in faster waters and their organs are very efficient at removing oxygen from the air.
Rosana Souza-Lima, Maíra Moraes Pereira and Jean Carlos Miranda.
“Ciência Hoje das Crianças” magazine. Edition 282.
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Question 1 - In the passage “[…] who suffer from certain human actions.”, the authors refer:
( ) to high mountains.
( ) to small streams.
( ) to freshwater fish.
Question 2 - Read back:
“Riches are small rivers, usually a few kilometers long and only a few meters wide – they are often quite shallow as well.”
This excerpt is:
( ) a definition.
( ) a conclusion.
( ) an example.
Question 3 - In the part “There are streams that originate in high mountains and descend the slope with great speed.”, the word “e” indicates:
( ) facts that add up.
( ) alternating facts.
( ) contrasting facts.
Question 4 - In the sentence "The waters in the streams are slow, although hot and with less oxygen.”, the highlighted term has the equivalent meaning to:
( ) "because".
( ) "but".
( ) "therefore".
Question 5 - In the segment “Fish that live in streams are generally less than 20 centimeters long […]”, the authors of the text:
( ) narrate.
( ) describe.
( ) argue.
Question 6 – In “[…] have structure to support these conditions.”, the underlined expression:
( ) retrieves information.
( ) announces information.
( ) complements information.
Question 7 – In the part “Your fins, for example, are most strong, if they live in faster waters […]”, the highlighted word expresses:
( ) place.
( ) mode.
( ) intensity.
Question 8 – Watch:
“[…] your organs are very efficient to remove oxygen from the air.”
The underlined fact is:
( ) the cause of another.
( ) the purpose of another.
( ) the consequence of another.
Per Denyse Lage Fonseca
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