Loy Krathong Reading Comprehension

It’s November full moon so English Teacher Online presents our Loy Krathong Reading Comprehension and Song Lyrics in English – to help you understand and talk about this beautiful Thai festival.

Loy Krathong Song Lyrics

November full moon shines
Loy Krathong, Loy Krathong
And the water’s high, in local river and the klong
Loy Loy Krathong, Loy Loy Krathong
Loy Krathong is here and everybody’s full of cheer
We’re together at the klong
Each one with his krathong
As we push away we pray
We can see a better day

Loy Krathong Reading Text (written by T.Steve)

Once upon a time there was a young brother and sister named Putter and Bam.

“My favourite holiday is Loy Krathong”, said Putter one November day as they sat making their krathongs.

“It’s the best. I am so excited”, Bam replied, “Please pass the banana leaves Putter, I need to cover this stem completely.”

They covered the banana stem with banana leaves; cut some more leaves into small triangle shapes and fixed them around the edge of the stem. In the middle of the Krathong they placed a flower, a candle, some incense and a small piece of their hair. They also put a 10 Baht coin in the krathong too.

“Hurry up Bam,” cried mum, “We’re ready to go.”

Putter and Bam got in the car and they all drove to a local temple next to the river.

“Be careful with your krathongs”, said mum, “You’ve both done such a great job, you don’t want to break them now.”

Bam and Putter carefully carried their krathongs through the temple grounds. There was an amazing smell of incense in the air and everyone was carrying beautiful krathongs.

“Don’t fall in you two”, laughed dad as Bam and Putter knelt by the side of the river and slowly lowered their krathongs into the water. As they pushed the krathongs downstream, they both said a little prayer, “We are so lucky to have this river.”

 

Loy Krathong Reading Comprehension

Q1. When is Loy Krathong celebrated each year?

Q2. How did the children make their Krathongs?

Q3. Where did they go to release their Krathongs?

Q4. What did the children say as they released their Krathongs?

Please write your answers in the comment section and I will mark them all personally.

Introduction to Geography

Where did you go this October holiday?

A cool waterfall, sandy coast or maybe a snow peaked mountain?

English Teacher Online welcomes you back to school with a fun filled week and an introduction to geography.

Geography is the study of the physical features of the Earth and its atmosphere including populations, resources, land use, and industries.

Key Facts

The Earth’s core is very hot!

Earth’s surface or crust is made up of tectonic plates.

Landforms are the shapes found on the surface of the Earth.

Landforms are shaped by earthquakes, volcanic activity and the movement of tectonic plates. They are also shaped by processes like weathering and erosion.

Some Types of Landforms

Mountain – A place on the Earth’s surface that is much higher than the land around it.

Volcano – An opening in the Earth’s crust where molten lava, gases and ash are ejected.

Plateau – A flat area higher than the area around it.

Hill – A naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain.

Valley – A lowland area between higher lands such as mountains.

Desert – A region that has little rainfall and therefore doesn’t support much animal or plant life.

Canyon – A deep valley with steep sides. Often with a stream flowing through it.

Basin – A hollow or depression in the Earth’s surface surrounded by higher ground.

Plain – A very flat area on Earth’s surface with few trees.

The Role of Water

There is the same amount of water on Earth today as there has always been. The water keeps moving around in an endless cycle called the water cycle.

Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water.

Ocean – The largest bodies of water on Earth that cover most of the Earth’s surface.

Coast – An area where the land ends and the ocean begins.

Island – Land that is completely surrounded by water.

Peninsula – A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.

Lagoon – A shallow body of water; especially one separated from the sea by sandbars of coral reefs.

Lake – Water that is completely surrounded by land.

River – A long flowing body of water that empties into another body of water.

Waterfall – A steep fall of flowing water over a precipice.

So, did you visit any interesting landforms this October break?
What processes do you think helped shape them?

Share your ideas in the comment section or email Steve@EnglishTeacherOnline.Org