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The Invention of Masking Tape
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Vocabulary
     challenging words:    adhesive, initiative, project-sandpaper, solution-leave, sandpaper, finding, painters, tolerate, grit, engineer, jobs, bosses, ever, backing, paint, working
     content words:    Dick Drew
The Invention of Masking Tape

By Mary L. Bushong
1     Have you ever watched someone paint a wall? He has to be very careful not to let the paint drip. Most people cover the floor, but what to do around the windows or edges? Mask them off, of course! Masking tape was invented to do just that.
 
2     In the early 1920s, cars with two-color paint jobs had become popular. After one part had been painted and dried, the painters masked off the area with paper and tape. That sounds easy enough, but the tape they had back then was very strong.
 
3     When it was put on new paint, it stuck too well. When the men tried to take it off, it would often pull off part of the new paint as well. Not only was the paint job messed up, but there was the added expense of fixing the marred places.

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     English Reading Comprehension: The Invention of Masking Tape
     French Reading Comprehension: L'invention du ruban de masquage
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: La invención de la cinta adhesiva
     Italian Reading Comprehension: L'invenzione del nastro adesivo protettivo
     German Reading Comprehension: Die Erfindung des Abdeckbands


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