A. Discuss these questions in pairs before you write the answers.
1. Why did the dog feel the need for a master? (1, 2)
Answer: The dog felt the need for a master because he was sick and tired of wandering about alone, looking for food and afraid of those who were stronger than him.
2. Who did he first choose as his master? Why did he leave that master? (3)
Answer: The dog first chose a big, strong and fierce wolf as his master. Once, The dog saw that the wolf was afraid that the bear would eat them up. Since the dog wanted to serve only the strongest, he left the wolf and asked the bear who was stronger than the wolf to be his master.
3. Who did he choose next? (3)
Answer: He chose the bear to be his next master.
4. Why did he serve the Lion for a long time?
Answer: He serve the Lion for a long time because he found there was no more powerful and stronger than lion in the forest and so no one dared to touch the dog or offend him in any way. Therefore, the dog lived happily by serving the lion for a long time.
5. Who did he finally choose as his master and why?
Answer: He finally chose man as his master because one day he realised that lion was afraid of man. As he wanted to serve someone who was the most powerful and stronger than anyone on earth, he chose man as his master.
B. A summary of the story is given below. Fill in the blanks to complete it taking appropriate phrases from the box.
stronger than anyone else
the strongest of all
afraid of man
his own master
This is the story of —–––––—, who used to be ————— . He decided to find a master —–––––––—— . First he found ————— , but the wolf was afraid of –––————–– . The dog thought that the bear was ———— . After some time the dog met —————— , who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time. One day he realised that the lion was ———— . To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.
Answer: This is the story of a dog, who used to be his own master. He decided to find a master stronger than anyone else. First he found a wolf , but the wolf was afraid of the bear. The dog thought that the bear was the strongest of all. After some time the dog met a lion, who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time. One day he realised that the lion was afraid of man. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.