The Mystery of the Shattered Ice Exercises, Comprehension and Essay Writing

An Intermediate Level Lesson to Practice Winter Vocabulary

This lesson is for intermediate students (see our chart of English levels). It practices reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, essay writing, sentence structure, and role play.

Follow these steps:

  1. Before reading: go over the story's glossary. It contains winter words and other more advanced words.
  2. Reading: read the story. It has 3 parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
  3. After reading: do the exercises. The exercises section has several parts:
    vocabulary questions 1 (winter words)
    vocabulary questions 2 (non-winter words)
    grammar questions
    - comprehension and essay writing (this page).
    sentence jumbles and role play
  4. Answers: check your answers using the answer key.

After Reading: Exercises

Comprehension Questions

1. In the story, why does Roger play with the kids instead of catching criminals?

2. What does Charlotte say to convince Roger that the ice is safe in the park?

3. How does Roger find out that Charlotte smashed the ice?

4. Why did Charlotte destroy all of the ice?

5. What does Roger do when he finds out that Charlotte is responsible for the broken ice?

6. Why does Roger say he does not want to be mayor?

Essay Questions

1. In your opinion, does Charlotte’s reason for why she smashed the ice justify her actions? Why or why not?

2. Imagine you are Roger. How do you respond when Charlotte says you aren't a real cop? Why do you say that?

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