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Jennifer Chan is five years old. Her mother takes her to kindergarten every morning. She has fun with the other children. Her teacher is very nice. Jennifer likes her teacher very much. Her teacher's name is Mrs. Black.

Mrs. Black teaches the students about the letters and sounds of English. Sometimes Jennifer does worksheets for homework. On the B worksheet for example, she circled all the words that started with B. She circled the box, the bag, the banana, the bird, and the bed. She didn't circle the duck, the dog, or the cat.

Jennifer likes to show her mother her work. Jennifer's mother doesn't know English well. She told Jennifer to show her the worksheets. Then her mother can learn too, and Jennifer feels happy. Mrs. Black teaches the children songs too. Sometimes Jennifer sings the songs for her parents. Her mother always asks her about school.

One day Mrs. Chan got a letter from the school. It was from her daughter's teacher. Mrs. Chan was very nervous. She didn't know why her daughter's teacher wanted to talk to her. She asked her friend for some advice. Her friend told her not to worry. Her friend said the teachers always make an appointment with every child's parents every semester. It's called a "parent/teacher conference" and it's a good time for parents to ask questions too. She said the teachers want parents to be interested in their children's schoolwork.

Mrs. Chan was nervous because she was afraid the teacher might talk too fast. She was afraid she might not understand. On the day of the conference, Mrs. Chan went to school for the appointment. Mrs. Black was very nice and spoke slowly. She told Mrs. Chan that her daughter was very smart. She told her that her daughter was very helpful too. She said Mrs. Chan should feel proud.

Mrs. Chan went home and told her daughter about the conference. Her daughter was happy too.

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  1. Does Jennifer Chan go to school?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  2. Does she stay in school for five hours every day?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  3. Does Jennifer like school?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  4. Is Jennifer learning about the letters and sounds of English?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  5. Is Jennifer learning about numbers too?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  6. Did she circle the words box, bag, and banana on the D Worksheet?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. The story doesn't give the answer.

  7. Does Jennifer show her mother her school work?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  8. Does Jennifer's father speak English well?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  9. Was Jennifer's mother happy when she got a letter from her daughter's teacher?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  10. Did Jennifer's teacher tell her mother that Jennifer wasn't very smart?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  11. Are parent/teacher conferences are a good time for parents to ask questions?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  12. Did the teacher speak slowly?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  13. Was the appointment in the afternoon?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.

  14. Did Mrs. Chan tell her daughter about the conference?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't know. The story doesn't give the answer.