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English Comprehension Skills – Activity 4


This lesson helps to improve the child’s English comprehension skills.
Read the following story and fill in the paragraphs given at the end of the story. Hit the ‘Check Answers’ button to correct your answers in the end.

The Fox And The Grapes


There was a time when foxes were as fond of eating grapes as they are of eating lambs, and it was during this time that a hungry fox who was looking for food, happened to notice a bunch of juicy grapes hanging on a vine.


He stood underneath the vine and licked his lips at the thought of eating such a delicious treat. Then he tried to get them. But the bunch was too high. He jumped and jumped and jumped, and tried a hundred times to get the grapes, but it was no good that he could not reach them. At last he gave up.


'Oh, bother the grapes,' he said. 'they are sour anyway.' And off he went pretending it did not matter.


Moral: It is easy to find an excuse for dissapointment


Now, fill in the blanks with words taken from the story.


There was a time when (lions/bears/foxes) were fond of eating (lamb/grapes/cheese). One day a (hungry/angry/clumsy) fox was looking for (grapes/food/cake), happened to notice a (comb/stack/bunch) of juicy grapes hanging on a (vine/tree/roof).

He tried to get them. But the bunch was too (low/high/small). He jumped and jumped and jumped. He (couldn't/could/wouldn't) reach them. Finally, he (succeeded/gave up/won). 'Oh, bother the grapes,' he said, 'they are (sweet/bitter/sour) anyway. And off he went, pretending it did not (matter/happen/appear).

What is the moral of this story? (It is easy to find an excuse for disappointment/Do not eat sour things/Give up if something is located very high)