Saturday, 5 October 2019


                                   THE THREE FISH

Comprehension Activities
I. Complete the following sentences:
1. The fisherman looked                              into the river
2. The two fishermen spread                     their net
3. The three fish                                             the conversation
4. Chatur and Budhu refused                      to leave the river
5. The fishermen caught Budhu and         killed him.

II. Answer each question briefly:
1.     Who were Chatur, Amal and Budhu?
Ans. Chatur, Amal and Budhu were the three fish living in a river.
2.     Who was the wisest of these three?
     Ans. Amal was the wisest of these three.
3.     Why did Amal suggest that they should leave for another place?
      Ans. Amal was afraid that if they would not leave for another place they would be caught by the fishermen.
4.     Who didn’t want to leave its birthplace?
     Ans. Chatur did not want to leave its birthplace.
5.     How did Chatur save himself from the fishermen?
Ans. Chatur lay still as if he was dead and was thrown out with the other dead fish. He dragged himself to the river, jumped in and was saved.
6.     What happened to Budhu in the end?
Ans. In the end, Budhu was killed by a fisherman.

III. Who said these words and to whom:
1.     “This river is full of big, healthy fish”.
Ans. One of the fisherman said these words to the other.
2.     “Oh no! I don’t think I will leave”.
Ans. Chatur said these words to Amal.
3.     “Whatever has to happen will happen”.
Ans. Chatur said these words to Amal.
4.     “Let us leave the river……………….”
Ans. Amal said these words to Chatur and Badhu
5.     “Why should I leave my birthplace?”
       Ans. Chatur said these words to Amal.

Vocabulary Activities
I. Write the plurals of the following:
1.   ox               oxen
2.   foot            feet
3.   man           men
4.   child           children
5.   tooth         teeth
6.   mouse       mice
7.   woman      women
8.   goose         geese

I.             Do you know these people?

Artist            barber           shepherd            fisherman
  Pilot             nurse              dentist                carpenter


           1.    A fisherman catches fish in the sea.
           2.   A barber cuts people’s hair.
           3.   A pilot flies an aeroplane.
           4.   A nurse looks after sick people.
           5.   A shepherd looks after sheep.
           6.   A carpenter makes things with wood.
           7.   An artist draws or paints pictures.
           8.  A dentist looks after people’s teeth.

Grammar Activities
I. Put these sentences in the plural form:
1. A box has a lid.
Boxes have lids.
2. A fly is an insect.
Flies are insects.
3. A noun is a word.
Nouns are words.
4. A dog is an animal.
Dogs are animals.
5. A husband is a man.
Husbands are men.
6. A potato is a vegetable.
Potatoes are vegetables.
7. A teacher is a man or a woman.
Teachers are men or women.
A parrot is a bird.
Parrots are birds.

II. Put these sentences in the singular form:

1. Cities are big towns.
A city is a big town.
2. Soldiers are brave men.
A Soldier is a brave man.
3. Watches are small clocks.
A watch is a small clock.
4. Tables are pieces of furniture.
A table is a piece of furniture.
5.Dogs are good friends to men.
A dog is a good friend to a man.
6.These women have little children.
This little woman has a little child.
7. Big men ate more than small boys.
 A big man ate more than a small boy.
8. We invited our friends.
I invited my friend.

Composition Activities
You can see ponds in many villages. Rain water collects in these ponds. Villagers use this water for their cattle to drink. Ponds give them good mud to build their houses. Village children enjoy swimming and fishing in them. Visit some ponds in a village. Then give a short description of what you see there.
Ans The village pond acts as a lifeline to the villagers. Rain water is collected in the pond. Last Sunday I went to a village. I saw a pond there. The villagers were using the pond water for various works. The cattle were drinking water from the pond. Some village children were bathing there. They were enjoying swimming and fishing in the pond. Some women were taking mud from the pond. They use it to build their houses. The pond water looked very dirty.