A. Write a paragraph about yourself with the help of the clues given below.
Boy/girl name — studying in class 4 — school — house — location — family — father — mother — work — brothers/ sisters — others in house — aunt/uncle/ grandparents — neighbourhood — help in chores at home — hobbies: garden — pet — programmes on TV — books — friends, etc.
B. Who is your favourite person? It could be a family member, a friend, someone you admire. Write a paragraph about that person.
My favourite person — who is it? — how do you know that person — why do you find him/her you favourite — special qualities/ interests of that person — how often do you meet — what activities do you share — how does that person help you to become a better person?
Read the following story and answer the questions.
Mike, the rooster, was extremely proud of his voice. He used it every morning, after all, to wake up everyone on the farm. If he didn’t crow, no one would be up on time and Farmer Poulton and his work would get delayed.
But Mike had an enemy in the farmhouse. He hated the alarm clock. He had a hen-house full of admiring hens. ‘Why does the farmer want an alarm clock on the farm when I’m here? I’m more reliable than the clock. I wake everyone up on time,’ he told the hens. The hens were very impressed and agreed. ‘You have the most beautiful voice, Mike,’ they said. ‘We all wake up hearing you.’ Mike was so delighted with them that he flew towards the farmhouse. He searched and found the wretched alarm clock in the farmer’s bedroom. He looked all around it but didn’t know what he should do. Finally he simply pushed the clock off the table hoping it was broken for good!
There was no sound from the alarm clock after that. Mike was delighted. But four days later Mike heard the alarm ring again! He was furious. One morning, however, Mike woke up without his voice! He had been so busy showing off that he had walked around in the cold. Now he had a severe cold and couldn’t crow at all! The alarm awoke everyone, and poor Mike sat silently on his roost. He never again said anything nasty about the alarm clock!
A. Answer the following questions.
Q.1. Why was Mike the rooster proud?
Q.2. Whom did he think of as his enemy and why?
Q.3. Who said, ‘You have the most beautiful voice, Mike,’ and why? Ans. ___________________
Q.4. What did Mike do to the clock?
Q.5. How did Mike lose his voice?
B. Fill in the blanks with the correct option to complete the sentences.
1. If Mike didn’t crow, no one would be ________ .
(a) Able to see the sunrise
(b) Up on time
(c) Able to do any work
2. I’m more ________ than the clock.
3. He searched and found ________ in the farmer’s bedroom.
(a) The coffee
(b) The farmer’s hammer
(c) The wretched alarm clock
4. Now he had ________ couldn’t crow at all!
(a) A severe cold
(b) No one to admire him
(c) No new songs
5. He never again said ________ about the alarm clock!
(a) He could sing
(b) Anything nasty
(c) He wanted to wake them up
C. Here are some words used in the passage. Make sentences of your own using them.
1. Reliable ________
2. Impressed ________
3. Delighted ________