Reading Exercises: Springfield, Quahog or Langley Falls, Virginia?

Springfield, Quahog or  Langley Falls, Virginia?, are these places familiar to you ? are these places even real? Well they are  real if you belong to one of these three families,  Those are the places  where  the  Simpsons,  the  Griffins and the Smiths live.

The  Simpsons

The Simpsons has  been a show which  has been on air for more  than  25 seasons . Homer is the head  of the family , he has worked various jobs but we are used to seeing him as an employee for the Springfield power plant owned by Mr Burns. Homer loves eating and one of his favorite places to grab a beer is on the  Moe’s Tavern .  He is married to Marge who is a stay-at-home mom and both have three children ; Bart , Lisa and Maggi. The family has a cat  and a dog as pets.

The Griffins

The Griffins are a family  which  has been part of  American television for  12 seasons  with a family who never  ceases to surprise us. Peter Griffin is the husband of Lois and the biological father of Meg, Chris and Stewie. The dog sitting at the table is  Brian Griffin,  the dog actually can talk and do  things that regular people do so  he is considered a close friend to the family.

The Smiths

The Smiths have been entering millions of homes through our TV sets for more than ten seasons. Stann is a CIA agent  and he is married to Francine Smith. He is indisputably the biological father of only Steve.  Also living under Stan’s roof are two housemates: Roger, an alien and  Klaus, the family’s man-in-a-fish-body pet.

These three series are  adult animated sitcoms which aren’t suitable for  children and teenagers as episodes have graphic violence, sexuality or black comedy in a manner that is unsuitable for younger audiences.


Make sure to read and look at the pictures and identify to what family  the following sentences refer to.

  1. A  visitor of another planet resides with them:___________________________
  2. They have a non-talking dog:_______________________________________
  3. The head of the family is a CIA agent:_________________________________
  4. They live with a talking fish:________________________________________
  5. This family has a cat:_____________________________________________
  6. He wears a suit for work:___________________________________________
  7. The father is almost bald:__________________________________________
  8. She is seen sucking on her pacifier:___________________________________
  9. The head of the family works in a power plant:___________________________
  10. This sitcom has been on air for more that 16 seasons:_______________________
  11. The  couple has three children:_______________________________________