The Old Woman and the Lime Tree
A. Replace the words in red with their synonyms from the story.
The old bridge was going to collapse which terrified the people.
The little girl pleaded with her parents to buy her a bicycle.
The players were delighted after scoring the winning goal.
When I lost my passport, I felt such an idiot.
The mountaineer was scared as he tried climb dangerous rock.
B. Put the following events in the correct order.
There lived an old man and an old woman.
The old man went to the forest to cut down a lime tree.
The old woman sent her husband to ask for a horse and a cart.
The old man asked for a new hut.
The two old people were as happy as children.
The old woman wanted to frighten everyone.
Everything was lost at the end.
C. Answer these questions.
Why did the old man go to the forest with an axe?
The old man went to the forest with an axe to cut down a lime tree for firewood.
What did the lime tree tell the old man when he was about to cut it down?
The lime tree told the old man not to chop it down and added that it would do him a good turn someday.
List the things that the old people received from the lime tree.
The old people received the following things from the lime tree:
-a horse and a cart
-a new hut
-livestock and fowls
-the ability to make everyone fear them
Do you like the old woman? Why?
No, I don’t like the old woman because she constantly desires more and has a greedy nature. Her character serves as a cautionary example, highlighting the negative consequences of excessive greed and dissatisfaction.
What lesson did you learn from this story?
The story teaches us the importance of contentment and not being greedy. The old couple’s desire for more and more led to their downfall, losing everything they had gained from the lime tree. It reminds us to appreciate what we have and not to let greed cloud our judgment.
What would you do if you were the old woman? Discuss.
If I were the old woman in the story, I would have been happy with what the lime tree gave us. I would have appreciated the horse and cart, the new hut, and all the animals we received. I would have enjoyed our newfound happiness and not asked for more.
I would have learned that it’s important to be content with what we have. Sometimes, wanting too much can lead to trouble. The old woman in the story kept asking for more and more, and in the end, everything was lost. It teaches us the lesson of being grateful and appreciating the blessings we already have, rather than always wanting more.
A. Choose the correct alternative.
a. Jiban said, “Clean the bedroom.”
- Jiban told me to clean the bedroom. √
- Jiban said me clean the bedroom.
- Jiban said clean the bedroom.
b. The teacher said to her, “Work with your classmates.”
- The teacher told her to work with your classmates.
- The teacher told her to work with her classmates. √
- The teacher told her to work with my classmates.
c. The doctor said to him, “Take your medicine regularly.”
- The doctor advised him to take her medicine regularly.
- The doctor advised to took his medicine regularly.
- The doctor advised him to take his medicine regularly. √
d. She told me, “Don’t do it.”
- She told me to do it.
- She told me to not do it.
- She told me not to do it.√
e. I said to him, “Please go to the market.”
- I asked him to go to the market.
- I told him go to the market.
- I asked him not to go to the market. √
f. He said to me, “Post this letter at once.”
- He told me to post that letter at once.
- He said to post this letter at once.
- He told me to post this letter at once. √
g. He said to me, “Wait here till I return.”
- He asked me to wait there till he returns.
- He asked me to wait there till he returned. √
- He asked me to waited here till he returned.
h. Sunita said to him, “Don’t stay here anymore.”
- Sunita ordered me not to stay here anymore.
- Sunita ordered to stay there anymore.
- Sunita ordered him not to stay there anymore. √