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