Reading Practice: Intermediate
Stories with Questions
Pike Place Market
Every day, people visit Pike Place Market in Seattle. There are many
reasons why Pike Place is famous. It is located along the waterfront
and has wonderful views of Elliot Bay. There is a cobblestone walkway
where people can relax, walk and shop.
2. The shopping is unique at Pike
Place: Seattle artists buy booths and sell their arts autonomously. People can
buy many things: fresh fish, appropriate, seasonal hats, attractive jewelry and appealing watercolor prints. Since
there are many customers daily, the salespeople amuse
passersby to attract business. The team that sells fresh fish is famous
for their fish-throwing routine.
3. In the picture, you can see a
Starbucks coffee shop. This is the first Starbucks in Seattle, and many
people take pictures of it. The woman on the left with short red hair
is taking a picture. Perhaps the couple on the right, the woman with
the pink shirt and the man with the blue shirt, are discussing the
Starbucks cafe. In Seattle, where coffee is important, some people
favor the large company model taken by Starbucks, and other people
prefer the small business model used by many local cafes. Coffee is a complex topic in Seattle.
1. What is the main idea of the
A. People visit Pike Place every
B. Pike Place is famous.
C. The team that sells fish is
famous for their routine.
D. There are many reasons why
people visit Pike Place Market.
2. What is the main idea of the
A. There is a Starbucks cafe in
Pike Place Market.
B. People are interested in
Starbucks, whether they like the company or not.
C. All the people in the picture
are interested in Starbucks.
D. Some people like Starbucks and
some do not.
3. Which statement is an
inference, not a fact?
A. The team that sells fish is
B. The couple on the right might
be talking about the Starbucks cafe.
C. The success of Starbucks can be
a controversial topic in Seattle.
D. People buy many different
things at Pike Place Market.
4. Match the words with their definitions.
appealing a. looks good
appropriate b. has many different points
c. good for the senses, liked
autonomous d. good for the time and place
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1. d, 2. b, 3. c, 4. appealing: c, appropriate: d, attractive: a, autonomous: e, complex: b