ESL Pre-Intermediate Texts

Lemonade on a Hot Day

It was a hot day. The sun was shining in the sky. The air was sticky. It was a Sunday afternoon. Jane was thirsty. She went to the kitchen to get a drink. She opened her refrigerator. There was nothing to drink inside. Jane grabbed some lemons and a big pitcher. She cut the lemons in two. She filled the large pitcher with water. She squeezed the lemons into the pitcher of water. She opened her cabinet to get the sugar. She poured some sugar into the pitcher of water and lemon juice. She had made lemonade. She took a sip of the lemonade. It needed more sugar. She grabbed the bag of sugar and poured a little more. She took another sip. The lemonade tasted sweet. All it needed now was ice. She opened the refrigerator to grab some ice. There was no ice.

1. What was the weather like?
2. What did Jane go to the kitchen?
3. How did Jane make a lemonade?
4. What was not there in the refrigerator?


Lying on the Beach

She was lying on the beach. It felt really calm. It was not too hot. The weather was perfect. She was lying on her stomach. She was in paradise. Suddenly, something happened. Someone ran by. Sand was kicked on her back. She was startled. She sat up to see who kicked it. There were a lot of people around. She did not see who ran by. She felt angry. Someone had ruined her moment in the sun. She lay back down. Minutes later, someone ran by again. Sand was kicked on her back. She rose instantly. She saw a kid hiding. He was laughing. She stood up and walked towards the kid. “Were you kicking sand on my back?” she asked the kid. The kid was scared. He started crying. She felt guilty for making him cry. “Don’t cry,” she said. “I’m sorry,” the kid said. She never came back to that beach again.

1. What was the weather like?
2. How did she feel?
3. What happened to her?
4. Who was guilty?
5. Why did not she come back to that beach again?


Math Test

The day of the math test was next Monday. He had three days to study. He did not like math. It was his hardest subject. He had to study in order to pass. He locked himself in his room. He turned off his phone. He shut off his computer. There could be no distractions. He left his radio on. Music helped him study. Every day he studied for hours. After two days he stopped. He needed help. He could not solve a math problem. He called his friend. His friend was good at math. He asked his friend if he could help. His friend said yes and came over. His friend helped him study for three hours. He was ready to take the test. His friend wished him good luck. The day of the test came. He took the test. He passed the test. Studying had paid off.

1. Why did he study math?
2. How did he study?
3. Why did he call his friend?
4. What was his test result?


The source of the texts

The questions were designed by Georgian-German Academy.