Answer the following questions:-
1. Why did Taro run in the direction of the stream?
Ans. Taro ran in the direction of the stream because he heard the sound of running water.
2. How did Taro’s father show his happiness after drinking sake?
Ans. Taro’s father stopped shivering and did a little dance in the middle of the floor.
3. Why did the waterfall give Taro sake and others water?
Ans. The waterfall gave Taro sake because he was a thoughtful son . To others it gave only plain water as they were greedy.
4. Why did the villagers want to drown Taro?
Ans. The villagers wanted to drown Taro because the waterfall did not give them sake but plain water.
5. Why did the Emperor reward Taro?
Ans. The Emperor rewarded Taro as he was good and kind.
B. Mark the right term:-
1. Taro earned very little money because
i. He didn’t work hard enough.
ii. The villagers didn’t need wood.
iii. The price of wood was very low.
2. Taro decided to earn extra money
i. To live a more comfortable life.
ii. To buy his old father some sake.
iii. To repair the cracks in the hut.
3. The neighbor left Taro’s hut in a hurry because
i. She was delighted with the drink.
ii. She was astonished to hear Taro’s story.
iii. She wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.
(i) He didn’t work hard enough.
(ii) To buy his old father some sake.
(iii) She wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.
Working with language
A. Strike off the words in the box below that are not suitable .
Taro wanted to give his old parents everything they needed.
This shows that he was …..
(Thoughtful, hardworking, loving, honest, considerate, trustworthy, efficient, kind.)
This shows that he was thoughtful, loving, considerate and kind.
B. 1. “ This made Taro sadder than ever.”
This refers to
i. A strong wind that began to blow.
ii. Taro’s father’s old age.
iii. Taro’s inability to buy expensive sake for his father.
2. “This,” said the emperor, “was to encourage all children to honour and obey their parents.” This refers to
i. The most beautiful fountain in the city.
ii. Rewarding Taro with gold and giving the fountain his name.
iii. Sending for Taro to hear his story.
Arrange the words below in pairs that rhyme:-
(Young, sad, money, chop, lung, last, wax, could, bad, sound, axe, wood, way, stop, sunny, fast, round, day. )
Young — lung : money —- sunny: sad — bad: chop —stop
Last —fast: round — sound: day— way : wax — axe: wood—could.
1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box:-
( lonely, little, hard, young, thoughtful, delicious, beautiful)
A _______ woodcutter lived on a ________ hillside. He was a _________ son who worked ______ but earned _______ money. One day he saw a _______ waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it _______.
A young woodcutter lived on a lonely hillside. He was a thoughtful son who worked hard but earned little money. One day he saw a beautiful waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it delicious.
2. Find these sentences in the story and fill in the blanks:-
i) This made Taro _________ than ever.
ii) He decided to work _______ than before.
iii) Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed ______ than usual.
iv) He began to chop even ________.
v) Next morning, Taro started for work even _______ than the morning before.
i) This made Taro sadder than ever.
ii) He decided to work harder than before.
iii) Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed earlier than usual.
iv) He began to chop even faster .
v) Next morning, Taro started for work even earlier than the morning before.