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The Ant And The Grasshopper

Beginners’ English – IV
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বাংলা অর্থ জেনে নাও ––––
  • Ant – পিঁপড়া
  • Grasshopper – গঙ্গাফড়িং
  • Grass – ঘাস
  • Squirrel – কাঠবিড়াল
  • Time – সময়
  • Summer – গ্রীষ্মকাল
  • Morning – সকাল
  • Hungry – ক্ষুধার্ত
  • Food – খাদ্যদ্রব্য
  • Winter – শীতকাল


Activities:-------



1. Read and write:

Annie wants to write a letter to Hop. Let’s help Annie to complete the letter. Fill in the missing words in the letter:


My dear Hop,

Hope you are fine. What are you _______ these days?Are You working hard? Or are you spending all your time, singing and _______ ? Do ______ remember what I said? I advised you to search food for the _______. Now I am very _________ with my work. Soon it will be the _________ season. I will meet _________ soon.
Lots of love,
Annie.


My dear Hop,

Hope you are fine. What are you doing these days?Are You working hard? Or are you spending all your time, singing and dancing ? Do you remember what I said? I advised you to search food for the winter. Now I am very busy with my work. Soon it will be the winter season. I will meet you soon.
Lots of love,
Annie.


2. The bees store honey in a honeycomb. Ants store food for winter. Here are some places where we keep money. Read them aloud:


a piggy bank
a bamboo tube
a post office
a bank


3. Let’s read:


This is how Annie’s letter goes to Hop. Follow the arrow marks and read.


Annie puts the letter in an envelope. She seals it and pastes a postal stamp on it. She also writes the address on it.

Annie drops the letter in a postbox.

A postman collects the letter from the postbox. He takes it to the post office.

The post office sends the letter to Hop’s place.

A postman delivers the letter to Hop.


5. Anjan is a good boy. He likes to do all his work in time. Read what Anjan does during the day:

Now, write what Anjan does every day.



At 6 a.m. I, wake up.
At 7 a.m. I, eat breakfast .
At 4 p.m. I, play with my friends .
At 9 p.m. I, go to bed.


Sit in pairs and ask your partner what he/she does every day. You and your partner can use these words to begin each sentence:


First I, _________________________
Next I, __________________________
Then I, __________________________
After that I, ____________________


First I, wake up at 6 am.
Next I, brush my teeth at 6:15 am.
Then I, have a bath at 6:30 am.
After that I, eat breakfast at 7 am.


6. Read the announcements on the school noticeboard:

A

The students of Class III and Class IV will visit a flood relief camp next Sunday. Please bring old clothes and old books. Contact the class captain for bus timings.


B

Come One Come All!
Here’s an announcement for you. Our school is starting ‘Sanchayika’ – a small savings scheme. Don’t miss this golden opportunity. Save your pocket money. It will grow tomorrow.


Now, answer the following in one word:
i) Day of visit to the relief camp __________
ii) The name of the small savings scheme ____________


i) Day of visit to the relief camp Next sunday.
ii) The name of the small savings scheme sanchayika


7. Listen to your teacher’s instructions and draw:

First open your notebook and find a blank page.
Then take your pencil.
Now draw a house on the blank page.
Then draw a tree to the left of the house.
After that draw a bucket to the right of the house.
Also draw a bird on the roof of the house. Finally, colour the picture.


Ans: Try Yourself


8. Read the words on the block. Some of them are in full forms, others in contracted forms. Circle the words in contracted forms:




Ans:

I'm
I'll
can't
couldn't
Let's
It's
Isn't
that's
don't
doesn't
won't
didn't

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Now write the contracted forms of the underlined words

  1. Today I am going to the market.
  2. I will buy a cricket bat.
  3. I cannot play with my old bat because it is broken.
  4. My sister does not like to play cricket.
  5. So she will not come with me.

Ans: i) I'm
ii) I'll
iii) I can't
iv) doesn't
v) won't


9. Read the sentences:

The Grasshopper was singing and dancing. Therefore he couldn't store food.

Now join the two matching parts from each of the sentences given below. Write them together, beginning the second sentence with 'therefore'.

It is summer.We must store food for winter.
Annie was busy.Hop did not meet her.
Annie and Hop are friends.Annie helped Hop
Ans: It is summer therefore we must store food for winter. Annie was busy therefore Hop did not meet her. Annie and Hop are friends therefore Annie helped Hop.

10. Do you know that ants are always busy and hard working? They work together and move in a line.


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  1. The ant is a _________ insect, smaller than a bee.
  2. Ants are always ______________. They hardly take a rest.
  3. They are very ________ insects. They are not lazy.
  4. Ants always move in a _________, just like soldiers.
  5. Ants like to work_____________. They do not usually work alone.

Ans: (a) The ant is a tiny insects, smaller than a bee.
(b) Ants are always busy. They hardly take a rest.
(c) They are very hard-working insects. They are not lazy.
(d) Ants always move in a line, just like soldiers.
(e) Ants like to work together. They do not usually work alone.

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