Reading Comprehension 6A
Grade 6, Set A (15 Questions)
Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. They draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed (e.g.; generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, refer to the text, comparing information from several sources). These are some of the many strategies used in 'close reading'.
From Mr. Anker Tests
The Terrible Flight
To the Attention of Sergio Alvardo:

I am writing this letter to inform you of our disappointing experience flying with your airline on December 21, 1998. The flight was Flight 126 (Los Angeles-Torreón-Durango).

To begin with, the flight departed two hours late. On the flight, we found the engine noise unbearable! Upon landing in Torreón, we disembarked to pass through immigration, then were sent back on the plane while the luggage handlers tried to open the luggage compartment with a crowbar (apparently, the key had been lost). An hour later, all of the passengers, including my family with two small children, were taken off the plane again. We waited nearly an hour while your employees worked to open the luggage door. Finally, we arrived in Durango, nearly 7 hours after the departure time. Ours was supposed to be a 3 hour flight. Only 1 out of our 5 suitcases arrived with us.

Incidentally, this was not the first time we experienced such delays with AirCalifornia. A few years ago, our return flight from Durango back to Los Angeles was also delayed by a total of five hours.

On this trip, once we did land, we found that our group’s suitcases again had not been loaded onto the plane. In both incidences, we waited nearly a week for them, having to make dozens of phone calls and trips to the airports before all of the suitcases were returned. These delays and inconveniences ruined many of our holiday plans.

I am hopeful that you will do your best to rectify this situation to our satisfaction and the betterment of your airline.

Sincerely,

Henry Anker
1. What is the purpose of this letter? *
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2. What does the word 'unbearable' mean? *
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3. How many hours longer was flight 126 than scheduled? *
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4. Which of the words used in the letter means 'improvement'? *
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5. What position with the airline do you think Sergio Alvardo might have? *
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6. When were the letter writer's suitcases mishandled? *
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7. Which of these incidents is the letter writer -not- complaining about? *
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In case you were wondering how airplane restrooms work, try this site: https://thepointsguy.com/2018/01/how-airplane-toilets-work/
In case you were wondering how airplane restrooms work, try this site: https://thepointsguy.com/2018/01/how-airplane-toilets-work/
8. Which word in the letter means that 'a passenger gets off an airplane'? *
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9. Which of the following is not the title of an airline employee? *
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Here is a short video about what it is like to be a flight attendant: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/company/career/flight-attendant.html
Here is a short video about what it is like to be a flight attendant: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/company/career/flight-attendant.html
10. What does the word 'rectify' mean in the sentence from the letter below? *
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11. Why did the passengers first get off the plane in Torreón? *
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12. Why did the complainants make so many phone calls and trips to the airports after the flights? *
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13. This type of letter would be similar to one where a person... *
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14. What response to this letter would Sergio Alvarado most likely make? *
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15. What do you think Henry Anker would do the next time he plans to fly with his family to Durango, Mexico? *
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