Reading Exercise – Earth Day

Let’s develop Reading Skills.
Read the text about the Earth Day and answer the questions.  Correct with the answer key.

Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day is on April 22nd every year. Earth Day is a

day to remember to take care of our planet, Earth. We

can take care of our planet by keeping it clean.

We can keep Earth clean by following the rule of

“reduce, reuse, recycle”. Reduce means use less. We

can reduce our use of resources like water or

gasoline. Reuse means use again, rather than throw

things away. We can reuse many things, such as jars,

plastic bags, and boxes.  Recycle means  to make

something new from something old. We can keep

Earth clean by recycling materials such as aluminum,

paper, and plastic.  If we take these materials to a

recycling center, they can be used again in a different


On Earth Day, we remind ourselves and everyone on

Earth that we must do these things. We must do

these things every day, not just on Earth Day. We

must all do our part, and we can make a difference.

On April 22nd, remind everyone you know that every

day is Earth Day!

Answer the following questions about Earth Day:

1.  What is the purpose of this essay?

a. to entertain

b. to inform

c. to test your knowledge

d. none of the above

2.  In which month is Earth Day celebrated?

a. February

b. March

c. April

d. May

3.  On Earth Day we remind people to…

a. recycle paper

b. recycle cans

c. reuse materials

d. all of the above

4.  Why does the writer think that Earth Day should be every day?

a. People want to play in clean parks every day.

b. People should take care of the planet every day.

c. People like to read the newspaper every day.

e. None of the above.

Match the words with their meanings:

recycle       to use something over again

reuse         to use a material and make it into something else

reduce       to use less of something


1. b
2. c
3. d
4. b
recycle : to use a material and make it into something else
reuse : to use something over again
reduce: to use less of something

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