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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The Ant and the Grasshopper | Class 4 | Lesson 2 | questions | answers | SCERT | ASSAM

  Lesson 2: The Ant and the Grasshopper

The ant and the Grasshopper | Class 4 | Lesson 2 | questions | answers | SCERT | ASSAM
The ant and the grasshopper

1. Read and write:
Annie wants to write a letter to Hop. Let's help Annie to complete the letter. Fill in the missing words in the letter:

My dear Hop,

Hope you are fine. What are you doing these days? Are you working hard? Or are you spending all your time, singing and dancing? Do you remember what I said? I advised you to store food for the winter. Now I am very busy with my work. Soon it will be the winter season. I will meet you soon.

Lots of love,

2. The bees store honey in a honeycomb. Ants store food for winter. Here are some places where we keep the money. Read them aloud:

(a) A piggy bank
(b) a bamboo tube
(c) a post office
(d) a bank

5. Anjan is a good boy. He likes to do all his work on time. Read what Anjan does during the day:

Now, write what Anjan does every day.
(a) At 6 a.m. I, wake up
(b) At 7 a.m. I, eat breakfast
(c) At 5 p.m. I, play with my friends
(d) At 9 p.m. I, go to bed.

Sit in pairs and ask your partner what he/she does Every day. You and your partner can use these words to begin each sentence:

First I, wake up
Next, I, brush my teeth
Then I, eat breakfast
After that, I, go to school

6. Read the announcement on the school notice board :

Now, answer the following in one word:

(i) Day of a visit to the relief camp Sunday.
(ii) The name of the small savings scheme 'Sanchayika'.

8. Read the words in the block. Some of them are in full forms, other in contracted forms. Circle the words in contracted forms:

The ant and the Grasshopper | Class 4 | Lesson 2 | questions | answers | SCERT | ASSAM

Now, write the contracted forms of the underlined words:

(i) Today I'm going to the market.
(ii) I'll buy a cricket bat.
(iii) I can't play with my old bat because it is broken.
(iv) My sister doesn't like to play Cricket.
(v) So she won't come with me.

9. Read the sentence:

The Grasshopper was singing and dancing. Therefore, he could not store food.

Now, join the two matching parts from each of the sentences given below. Write them together, beginning the second sentence with 'Therefore'.

(a) it is summer, therefore, we must store food for winter.
(b) Annie was busy therefore Hop did not meet her.
(c) Annie and Hop are friends therefore Annie helped Hop.

10. Do you know that ants are always busy and hard working? They work together and move in a line.

Choose words from the box and complete the sentences below.

Busy, tiny, hardworking, together, line

(a) The ant is a tiny insect, smaller than a bee.
(b) Ants are always busy. They hardly take a rest.
(c) They are very hard-working insects. They are not lazy.
(d) Ants always move in a line, just like soldiers.
(e) Ants like to work together. They do not usually work alone.

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