Grammar & Reading Comprehension Exercises

โปรดระวังในการพิมพ์ อย่าให้มีช่องว่างที่ไม่จำเป็น _____ (xxx) ใช้คำในวงเล็บให้ถูกหลักภาษา

THE CONFERENCE OF THE MICE
Once upon a time . . . there was a large tabby cat which, from the minute she arrived at the farm, spread terror among the mice that _______(1. live) in the cellar. Nobody dared go outside for fear of falling into the clutches of the awful cat. The fast-shrinking mouse colony decided to hold a conference to seek a way of stopping themselves from becoming extinct. Taking advantage of the cat's absence one day, mice of all ages streamed into the conference room. And certain that they could solve the matter, each one put forward a suggestion, but none of the ideas were really practical. "Let's _______(2. build) an outsize trap," one mouse suggested. When this idea was turned down, another said: "What about ________(3. poison) her?" But nobody knew of a poison that would kill cats. One young widow, whose husband ________ (4. fall) prey to the ferocious cat, angrily proposed: "Let's cut her claws and teeth, so she can do no more harm." But the conference ________ (5. not/approve) of the widow's idea. At last, one of the mice, wiser than the rest, scrambled to the top of the lantern that ______ (6. shine) over the meeting. Waving a bell, he called for silence: "We______(7. tie) this bell to the cat's tail, so we'll always know where she is! We'll have time to escape, and the slow and weaker mice will hear her coming and be able to hide!" A round of hearty applause ______(8. meet) the wise mouse's words, and everyone congratulated him on his original idea. "...We'll tie it so tightly that it ________(9. not/come off)!" ". . . She'll never be able to sneak quietly up on us again! Why, the other day, she suddenly loomed up right in front of me! Just imagine..." However, the wise mouse rang the bell again for silence "We must decide who is going to tie the bell on the cat's tail," he said. There _______ (10. not/be) a sound in the room except for a faint murmur: "I can't, because . . " "Not me!" "I'd do it willingly,but . . ." "Neither can I . . ." "Not me!" "Not me!" Nobody was brave enough to come forward to put the plan into action, and the conference of the mice ended without any decision being made.

It's often very easy to have bright ideas, but putting them into practice is a more difficult matter...