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English Comprehension Skills Activity 1 – Two Donkeys


English Comprehension Skills Activity 1: Read the following story and fill in the paragraphs given at the end of the story.

English Comprehension Skills Activity 1: Hit the ‘Check Answers’ button to correct your answers in the end.

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Two Donkeys

Two donkeys were crossing the river. One was carrying salt, the other was carrying sponges. The donkey carrying the salt staggered under the weight of his burden, and fell into the water, but the water dissolved the salt so he soon got up again and went on his way feeling much better.

When the donkey carrying sponges saw how much more cheerful his companion appeared to be for the fall, he decided to follow his example, and he lay down in the river. But the water which had dissolved the salt sank into the sponges and made them forty times heavier, and the poor donkey drowned under the weight.

Moral: What is good in one case may be bad in another

 

Now, fill in the blanks using the words given in the brackets.

 

Two donkeys were crossing the (brook/river/stream). One was carrying (salt/rice/wheat) and the other was carrying (cotton/wool/sponges). The donkey carrying the salt fell into the (water/ditch/whole). But he soon got up again as water (stirred/dissolved/mixed) the salt. He went on his way feeling much (worse/good/better).

The donkey carrying sponges saw how much more (cheerful/sorrowful/furious) his companion was for the fall. Following this example, he too (fell/jumped/lay) down in the river. But the salt dissolved water (drowned/sank/dissolved) into the sponges and made them forty times (heavier/lighter/softened) and the poor donkey (floated/drowned/sank) under the weight.

 

What is the moral of this story? (What is good in one case may be bad in another / Don't carry light weights / Don't look up to others)

 

 

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