Fill in the blanks by replacing the given pictures with words in the passages below. One has been done for you.
1. It was a_rainy_ day. Mrs Hodges set off for the
________ holding her_________ , her_________ and leading her small________ . She bought a________ , some________ and a dozen________ . The ________ was caught in the________ and flew away. The bag of________ broke and rolled away down the ________ . Mrs Hodges’________ chased the________ and________ ran after it.
2. Betty and Gordon went to the________ . They carried bright
________ and a________ to make a________ . They also had a large________ to play with. Mummy sat in a________ reading a________ , while they played. They found beautiful
______________ and Gordon caught a________ inside his________ .
Read the following passage and answer the questions.
The sandstorm was dreadful. It rose suddenly, forcing everyone indoors. The wind seemed to rush around the house. Sometimes it roared and at other times it seemed to moan and howl. Mini and her mother, Sudha, waited for Hariram, her father, to return from the villages to which he had gone as usual to deliver letters. He was the village postman and people waited for his arrival. He was not normally so late, but the storm must have delayed him too. ‘Will Baba be able to see in this dark, Amma?’ asked Mini. ‘Oh, yes!’ assured Sudha, sounding confident, even though she herself was frightened of the dark. Villages were very scattered in this desert region and when the winds blew, sand would cover the roads. There were no street lights and the villagers learnt to find their way by looking at the stars. But tonight the stars were not visible. How would Hariram find his way home? Suddenly, above the howl of the wind, they heard a bell. ‘Baba’s bicycle!’ said Mini, and ran to the window to look out. There was Hariram, pushing his bicycle against the wind, the sand whirling all around him. He had wrapped his turban all around his face, just barely able to open his eyes. Mini forgot the storm and the sand as she ran out to hug him! Sudha stood at the door of her small hut, smiling. For the small family, the storm was over. Hariram had reached home. The last delivery for the day had been completed!
A. Answer the following questions.
Q.1. Who was Hariram?
Q.2. Where did Hariram and his family live?
Q.3. How did the villagers find their way home usually?
Q.4. Why were Sudha and Mini worried?
Q.5. Describe how Hariram came back.
B. Fill in the blanks using suitable words and phrases from the passage.
1. The dreadful sandstorm rose suddenly, ________ .
2. Sometimes the wind ________ and at other times it seemed to ________ .
3. Villages were very scattered ________ .
4. Suddenly, ________ , they heard a bell.
5. For the small family, ________ .
C. What happens in the desert when there is a sandstorm?
D. Why does the author say, ‘The last delivery for the day had been completed.’
E. Use the following phrases in sentences of your own.
1. Rush around: ________
2. As usual: ________
3. Street lights: ________
4. Barely able: ________
5. At the door: ________
F. Find three words that describe the sounds of the wind during the storm.