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Reading Comprehension
Volume 3, Number 8, October 27, 1997

Read the selection without stopping to choose the correct missing words. Then read it again, pausing to underline the correct words. Finally, read the selection again to see if it makes sense.

Halloween Dangers

xxxxHalloween is meant to be a time of fun. The scary monsters are make-believe and therefore not too __1__. Scary is OK when it’s not for __2__.
xxxxUnfortunately, there are some real __3__ associated with the holiday. In order to really have fun, you must be aware of them and take the __4__ precautions.
xxxxIf you go out trick-or-treating, you don’t have to worry about being hurt by werewolves or ghosts. You do have to worry about vehicles that could accidentally hit you as you walk along a __5__ road. If possible, stick to sidewalks. Wear bright costumes or reflecting tape so that drivers can easily __6__ you. Carry a flashlight to make __7__ even more __8__.
xxxxTragically, the real monsters of this world are a small percentage of humans who would deliberately hurt you. Children should always be accompanied by an __9__as they go from house to house. It’s best to go to the homes of people you know and trust.
xxxxWhen you get home, carefully __10__ the treats you’ve gathered to make sure that they haven’t been tampered with.
xxxxHalloween can be an enjoyable and safe holiday if you know the difference between the imaginary and real dangers of the night.

1. large interesting simple frightening
2. sale friends real parties
3. costumes treats people dangers
4. least silly necessary awful
5. wet dusty long dark
6. see hear smell touch
7. automobiles yourself stars something
8. heavy visible scary unpopular
9. ambulance actor apple adult
10. discard prepare count inspect


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