Reading Comprehension  Questions for " A Spooky Story" (2)



13. Did the storyteller turn his head back to see if he was being followed ?

14. What was making banging sounds on the street ?

15. The storyteller lit a cigarette and blew out a steady stream of what colored smoke ?

16. How far away was home ?  How many minutes ?

17. How many cans of Kirin did he have in his briefcase ?

18. What did the storyteller have in the pocket of his leather jacket ?

19. What does the word "paranoia" mean ?

20. The storyteller "stopped dead in tracks".  What had gotten the best of him to cause him to do so ?

21. The night air was chilly but it suddenly turned ice-cold.  Why do you think this happened ?

22. Describe what the storyteller saw coming towards him out of the mist.

23. What color was the raincoat ?   Did it have a dull or shiny finish ?

24. Was the woman moving quickly or slowly ?  Was her body bent ?

25. Could her footsteps be heard ?

26. Was everything noisy or very very quiet ?

27. Describe what she looked like: hairstyle ?  complexion ?  lips ?  eyes ?  facial features ?  nose ?  Was she attractive ?  If so, in what way ?

28. What kind of glow did she have ?  Was she solid, or semi-transparent ?

29. Was this a scary surrealistic situation ?  Could the storyteller look away or did he feel drawn to stare at her as if she was a carnival freak ?

30. Was this a hallucination ?  Or was this a real close encounter with a ghost ?

31. Did the ghost's left shoulder slam into the storyteller, or did it pass through him ?

32. Where was the Buddist Temple ?  To his left or to his right ?         (V.C)

お役立ち英会話表現 その128
if he was being followed       つけられているかどうか
the best of him           彼にとって一番重要な点(押さえどころ)
dull or shiny finish      つやがある材質かどうか
complexion           顔の色つや
facial features        顔立ち
solid         輪郭のはっきりした
carnival freak        お祭りの見世物
slam into or pass through         実際にぶつかったのか通り抜けたのか

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