It was the night of December 31st and Primary 7 pupils were gathering at a friend's house for a special New Year’s party. Each young person had brought something notable along to contribute to the festivities, such as supplies for games, snacks for all to enjoy, and extra decorations for the room.
The room quickly filled with laughter and chatter as people began to congregate and show off the party supplies they’d brought. Soon, people had begun to start playing board games, spinning a bottle as they laughed and cheered each other on. Others arranged the food and beverages on plates, carefully crafting a display of culinary delights. And in the corner of the room, there was a small but loud group of friends discussing what their resolutions for the year ahead should be.
Every so often, the chatter and noise was drowned out by one of the pupils demanding attention – they had something very special in store. They had planned a huge countdown to kick off the new year and they wanted everyone’s help. In a big rush, they gathered streamers, confetti, noisemakers and balloons; placing then carefully around the room. Then, when everyone returned to their seats, the clock finally reached midnight.
At the sound of each new number being called out, the party erupted. People clapping and blowing noisemakers, shrieking and cheering at the top of their lungs. When the count reached zero, the room filled with a dazzling display of streamers, confetti, and balloons that flew around the room. With a huge round of applause, the party had officially begun.
1. What is the occasion of the party?
Answer: The occasion of the party is New Year's.
2. What sorts of things did the pupils bring to the party?
Answer: The pupils brought supplies for games, snacks, and extra decorations.
3. What activities were the pupils doing at the party?
Answer: The pupils were playing board games, spinning a bottle, discussing their resolutions, and setting up a countdown.
4. What did the pupils do when the clock reached midnight?
Answer: When the clock reached midnight, the pupils erupted in cheers and noisemakers and released a display of streamers, confetti, and balloons around the room.
5. How did the pupils react when the year changed?
Answer: The pupils reacted with cheering, shrieking, and clapping.
6. What does "kick off" mean in the passage?
Answer: To "kick off" means to begin.
7. Who demanded attention at the party?
Answer: One of the pupils demanded attention at the party.
8. What did the pupils do when the count reached zero?
Answer: When the count reached zero, the pupils released a dazzling display of streamers, confetti, and balloons around the room and followed it up with a round of applause.
9. What was the time of the party?
Answer: The time of the party was midnight.
10. What sort of display filled the room when the count reached zero?
Answer: When the count reached zero, the room filled with a dazzling display of streamers, confetti, and balloons.