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Comprehension Thursday 4th February 2021

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Read through the following text twice before trying to answer the questions.


He asked questions about a shop built from midnight bricks.

But the tall man couldn’t find a single person in the village who could recall the Emporium.

Within a day he too was gone, and all trace of these strange events faded from the history of the place.

Those who’d walked through the Emporium’s doors had no memory of anything they might have seen inside. More importantly, none of them recalled the price of admission – the little piece of themselves they’d given for a glimpse at the Emporium’s hidden secrets and wonders.


Bring your imagination, the sign in the sky had requested.



Now you have read it twice, have a go at answering the following questions independently. Use the format that has been set up for you on Purple Mash. 


Please answer using full sentences.


  1.  R - What was the man asking question about?
  2.  C - What do you think was inside the emporium?
  3.  R - True or False: The man stayed in the village for a long time?
  4.  C – Why do you think that nobody could remember what they could see inside the emporium?
  5.  C - Why do you think it says 'Bring your imagination'?


Home learners please could you submit your answers on by using the 2do template on Purple Mash.