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When Kiara was a little girl, she dreamed of flying. When she woke up, she was excited. The sun was shining brightly through her window. She looked out into the sky. She saw the birds. They looked so free. They flew wherever they wanted. Kiara wanted to be able to fly anywhere. She promised herself she would be flying a plane some day.

Kiara is now 21. She is in her last year of college. When she graduates, her plan is to get her pilot’s license. She looks online to find where she can take lessons. There is a flight school in Connecticut. She tells her Grandpa Poppy about the plan. He and Kiara have always talked about flying a plane. It is also Poppy’s dream to fly a plane. Grandpa Poppy says he will pay for her flight school if she gets straight As in her senior year courses. She agrees.

Getting good grades

Kiara forms a study group with her classmates. They study very hard. She gets a perfect 4.0 GPA (grade point average). She comes home proudly and shows her grandfather. Poppy is so pleased. He knows how smart Kiki is.

“Great work!” Grandpa Poppy says, “now you can learn to fly!”

Kiara signs up for the school online. Her grandfather pays for the courses out of a savings account. Poppy drives Kiara to the flight school. She is smiling and talking to her grandpa about the dream she had when she was a kid.

“I remember that,” he says, “and now you will be able to live out your dream!”

“I know, Poppy,” she tells him with tears in her eyes, “but I would never be able to do this without your help.”

“Oh, I always knew you would do this, Kiki!” Her grandfather says, “I’ve been saving a little money every month ever since you told me about your dream. You were born to be a pilot, my dear.”

Questions

1. How did Kiki get good grades?

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2. Did Grandpa Poppy plan well for Kiki’s dream?

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3. Why does Grandpa Poppy agree to pay for Kiki’s flight school?

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4. Do Kiki and her grandfather have a close relationship? How do you know?

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5. Whose dream was it to fly a plane?

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Air Travel Vocabulary

Fill-in-the-Blanks: Simple Past Verbs

When Kiara _________ a little girl, she _________ of flying. When she _________ up, she _________ excited. The sun was shining brightly through her window. She _________ out into the sky. She _________ the birds. They _________ so free. They _________ wherever they _________. Kiara _________ to be able to fly anywhere. She _________ herself she _________ be flying a plane some day.

FILL-IN-THE-BLANKS: SIMPLE Present Verbs

Kiara _________ now 21. She _________ in her last year of college. When she _________, her plan is to get her pilot’s license. She _________ online to find where she _________ take lessons. There _________ a flight school in Connecticut. She _________ her Grandpa Poppy about the plan. He and Kiara have always talked about flying a plane. It _________ also Poppy’s dream to fly a plane. Grandpa Poppy _________ he will pay for her flight school if she _________ straight As in her senior year courses. She _________.

Getting good grades

Kiara _________ a study group with her classmates. They _________ very hard. She _________ a perfect 4.0 GPA (grade point average). She _________ home proudly and shows her grandfather. Poppy _________ so pleased. He _________ how smart Kiki is.

“Great work!” Grandpa Poppy _________, “now you can learn to fly!”

Kiara _________ _________ for the school online. Her grandfather _________ for the courses out of a savings account. Poppy _________ Kiara to the flight school. She is smiling and talking to her grandpa about the dream she had when she was a kid.

“I _____________ that,” he says, “and now you will be able to live out your dream!”

“I know, Poppy,” she _________ him with tears in her eyes, “but I would never be able to do this without your help.”

“Oh, I always knew you would do this, Kiki!” Her grandfather _________, “I’ve been saving a little money every month ever since you told me about your dream. You were born to be a pilot, my dear.”

Fill-in-the-blank: Flying Vocabulary

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When Kiara was a little girl, she dreamed of __________. When she woke up, she was excited. The sun was shining brightly through her window. She looked out into the __________. She saw the __________. They looked so __________. They flew wherever they wanted. Kiara wanted to be able to fly anywhere. She promised herself she would be flying a __________ some day.

Kiara is now 21. She is in her last year of college. When she graduates, her plan is to get her __________ __________. She looks online to find where she can take lessons. There is a __________ school in Connecticut. She tells her Grandpa Poppy about the __________. He and Kiara have always talked about flying a plane. It is also Poppy’s dream to fly a plane. Grandpa Poppy says he will pay for her flight school if she gets __________ __________ in her senior year __________. She agrees.

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Questions

1. Where is he flying today?

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2. Why doesn’t he buy a plane ticket?

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3. How can he afford to fly?

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4. What does he say about discipline?

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Writing

What is your dream? How can you make that dream a reality? What is your plan?

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