داستان اول ردینگ – سطح ۳
Grade 3 , 650L
Bee-eaters are birds that eat…well…bees. Technically speaking, they eat “flying insects”. Honeybees are their favorite. (Though they will eat a wasp from time to time.)
Now, you might be wondering exactly how a bee-eater eats a honeybee. After all, a honeybee doesn’t seem like a meal that goes down easy. What about its stinger? And what about the venom inside it?
Here’s how it happens. First, a bee-eater catches a honeybee in its beak. But it does not swallow it right away. It hits and rubs the honeybee against a hard surface. It does this repeatedly. It hits and rubs and hits and rubs and hits and rubs. After all this hitting and rubbing, the honeybee’s stinger eventually falls off. And the honeybee’s venom leaks out. The bee-eater can then eat a tasty (and safe) meal.
The purpose of paragraph 3 is to
In paragraph 1 of this passage, the author introduces the bee-eater—a bird that eats bees. In paragraph 2, the author questions how a bird could eat a honeybee, an insect that has a stinger and venom inside it. In paragraph 3, the author explains how this happens. The author does this by telling us that, “a bee-eater catches a honeybee” but it “does not swallow the honeybee right away.” Instead, it “hits and rubs the honeybee against a hard surface.” Eventually, “the honeybee’s stinger eventually falls off” and its “venom leaks out.” Using this information, we can understand that the purpose of paragraph 3 is to explain how bee-eaters eat honeybees. Therefore choice (B) is correct.
The passage does not provide evidence to support choices (A), (C), (D), and (E). Therefore they are incorrect.
The author tells readers, “Mark your calendar!” But this is not really a command. It is simply a suggestion to try to remember when Halley’s comet will appear again. The author does not really expect people to get a calendar for 2061 and mark it. Therefore (E) is incorrect.