Cloze Reading Assignment 2 – Answer Key

Word Bank

Energy Makes Things Move

It takes ENERGY to make things MOVE. Cars and motorcycles run on the energy stored in GASOLINE. Many toys run on the energy STORED in batteries. Sail boats are PUSHED by the energy in the WIND. After a long day, do you ever feel too tired to move? You’ve run out of ENERGY. You need to eat some food to REFUEL.

Energy Runs Machines

It takes energy to run our TVs, computers, and video games. Energy in the form of ELECTRICITY. We use electricity many times every day. It gives us LIGHT and HEAT, it makes things move, and it runs our toys, electronics, and microwaves. Imagine what your life would be like without electricity.

We make electricity by BURNING, COAL, OIL, GAS, and even TRASH. We make it from the energy that holds ATOMS together. We make it with energy from the sun, the wind, and falling water. Sometimes, we use heat from inside the EARTH to make electricity.