Jack was a young sailor. He lived in England, but he was often away with his ship.
One summer he came back from a long voyage and found new neighbours near his mother's house. They had a pretty daughter, and Jack soon loved her very much.
He said to her, ‘My next voyage will begin in a few days’ time, Gloria. I love you, and I’ll marry you when I come back. I’ll think about you all the time, and I’ll write to you and send you a present from every port.’
Jack’s first port was Freetown in Africa, and he sent Gloria a parrot from there. It spoke five languages.
When Jack’s ship reached Australia, there was a letter from Gloria. It said,
‘Thank you for the parrot, Jack. It tasted much better than a chicken.’
Answer these questions
1. Why did Jack make long voyages? 2. Where did Gloria live?
3. Why did Jack think about Gloria all the time?
4. Where did Jack send Gloria the parrot from?
5. Where did Jack get Gloria’s letter about the parrot?
6. What did Gloria do to the parrot?
Which words in the story mean the opposite of:
short — _______________
worse — ______________
last — ________________
little — ________________
ugly — ________________
wine — ________________
Write this story. Put one word in each empty place. You will find all the correct words in the story
Freetown is a ________ in West Africa. Jack and another ________ from his ship went into a shop there and saw a beautiful bird. It was a red and grey ________ and it ________ ‘Hullo,’ to them. Jack said to his friend, ‘I’m going ________ it to Gloria.
She’s the daughter of my mother’s ________ It will be a nice ________ for her,’Then Jack and his friend ________ a restaurant and ate ________ and fried potatoes there.
They ________ very good.