Man’s Best Friends
A long time ago, in a small house in Scotland, two friends lived together. Their names were John and Bobby.
John and Bobby were not rich, but they were happy. They had a warm fire when it was cold outside. They had
a good food to eat when they were hungry. They were never lonely because they had each other. John and
Bobby liked to take long walks together. After their walk, John usually cooked dinner. John and Bobby ate
dinner and then sat in front of the fire. They had a simple but good life.Then, in the spring of 1858, John got sick
and died. He was buried in a cemetary in Edinburgh, Scotland. After John was buried, Bobby stood at John’s
grave and cried. ”Come on, Bobby,” friends said. ”It’s time to go home”. Bobby went home, but later he returned
to the cemetary. He sat down near John’s grave. He stayed there all night. Bobby stayed at the cemetary the
next day, and the next, and the next. For the next 14 years, Bobby never left the cemetary. When the weather
was cold or rainy, he slept in a small house at the cemetary. When the weather was warm, he slept on the
ground near John’s grave. Finally, in 1872, Bobby died, too. Friends buried him in a little grave near John. Why
was Bobby’s grave little? Bobby, John’s best friend, was a dog.
Complete the sentences with the words below.
Grave lonely simple ground
1.John had no wife or children, but he had his dog, Bobby. John and Bobby were always together . So, John
was not alone, and he was not sad. He was not_lonely_____.
2.Every day John took a long walk with his dog. Then he went home to his small house and cooked dinner.
After dinner he sat in front of the fire. John had a ______________ life.
3.John was buried in a cemetery in Edinburgh. After he was buried, Bobby stood at his ______________ and cried.
4.When the weather was cold, Bobby slept in a small house at the cemetery. But when the weather was warm,
he slept outside, on the _______________.
One word in each sentence is not correct. Find the word and cross it out. Write the correct word.
1.Two friends lived together in a big house in scotland.
2.Their names were John and Sammy.
3.In the spring of 1958, John got sick and died.
4.He was buried in a cemetery in Edinburgh, Ireland.
5.Bobby lived in the cemetery for four years.
6.When Bobby died, friends buried him in a large grave.
7.Bobby, John’s best friend, was a man.