Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - Vocabulary

B. Vocabulary
I. The  following sentences are  from your  lesson. Read  them carefully and  tick ( ) the correct meaning of the underlined word in each sentence.

  1. He has asked me to spend a week in the countryside.
(a) a land with towns and cities.
(b) a neighbouring  country.
(c) a land outside towns and cities with fields, woods etc.

  1. The town mouse packed his bags.
(a) put something in a container so that it can be stored
(b) put clothes etc., into a bag in preparation for a trip away from home
(c) put expensive things in a bag so as to keep them safe

  1. The day was bright and sunny.
(a) with a lot of bright light from the sun
(b) with a cool wind from the east
(c) without rain

  1. He nibbled at the root and the sugar-cane.
(a) took a large quantity of food
(b) took a small quantity of  food showing a slight interest
(c) took food with a great interest

  1. The country mouse arrived in town.
(a) left for a place
(b) got to a place
(c) left a place

II. Fill in the blanks using appropriate phrases given below.
looked around,       plenty of,      full of ,     piece of ,     got off

Rambabu started his journey to his  grandfather’s village in Prakasam District. He caught a train to reach the village. The train arrived at the station. At that time, he was hungry and thirsty. As soon as he _________________ the train, he wanted to drink and eat  something. So he ________________ but  found nothing to eat or drink. He started walking  towards  his  grandfather’s  house. On  the way  he  found  a  shop which was ______________   cool drinks. He had ______________ money. So he bought a cool drink and a _______________ bread.

III. Read  the  following  sentence  from  your  lesson  and  identify  the underlined expression.

He nibbled at the root and the sugar-cane.  The expression sugar-cane is a compound noun. It is a combination of two nouns.

sugar + cane   = sugar-cane

Now read your lesson and pick out at least two compound nouns.

Let’s form some compound nouns now.

Join  each word  in  column –A with a  suitable word  in  column – B  to  form compound nouns. The first one is done for you.

Column – A              Column – B              Compound Word
birth                                      cycle                                      birthday
door                                      bell                                         _____________________
fire                                         kerchief                               _____________________
hand                                      light                                       _____________________
moon                                    shine                                     _____________________
motor                                   way                                        _____________________
sun                                         wood                                    _____________________
gate                                       day                                         _____________________

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