A Nickel’s Worth of Fun

Reading Comprehension
Answer the following questions:

1. Who found a nickel ?
Ans. Jerry found a nickel.
2. Who were Jerry and Bruce?
Ans. Jerry and Bruce were friends
3. What did Jerry want to do for his little sister?
Ans. Jerry wanted to buy a birthday present for his little sister, Sally.
4. Why did his friend laugh at him?
Ans. His friend laughed at him because he didn’t think a nickel was worth much and couldn’t buy anything.
5. Why couldn’t Jerry buy a gift for his sister from the toy store & the dime

Ans. Jerry couldn’t buy a gift for his sister from the toy store and the dime store because everything cost more than a nickel.
6. What did he decide to buy for his sister on her birthday?
Ans. He decided to buy a crushed loaf of bread for his sister on her birthday.
7. Did his sister accept the gift?
Ans. Yes, his sister accepted the gift.
8. What did Sally do with the gift?
Ans. Sally fed the bread to the ducks by the lake.
9. Pick out the sentence that shows that Jerry and his sister knew the ducks?
Ans. The sentence is “A few ducks came swimming by.”
10. Do you think Jerry was clever enough to buy a loaf as a gift ? Why ?
Ans. Yes, Jerry was clever enough to buy a loaf as a gift because he turned it into a memorable experience for
his sister by feeding the ducks together.He thought creatively and made the most of what he had, turning a simple loaf of bread into a meaningful gift

Complete the following web with the names of some gifts that one may receive or give on a birthday.
Gadgets (phones, tablets, etc.)
Art supplies
Home appliances
Sports equipment
Musical instruments
Board games or puzzles
Handwritten letters or cards

2 Make a list of the things you want to buy from the shops given in
the columns

Sure, here’s a list of things one might want to buy from each of the shops:
Toy Shop:
1. Action figures
2. Dolls
3. Board games
4. Puzzle sets
5. Remote-controlled cars
6. Building blocks or LEGO sets
7. Stuffed animals
8. Toy vehicles (cars, trains, airplanes, etc.)
9. Playsets (dollhouses, farm sets, etc.)
10. Educational toys (science kits, art supplies, etc.)
Fruit Shop:
1. Apples
2. Oranges
3. Bananas
4. Grapes
5. Strawberries
6. Kiwi
7. Pineapple
8. Mango
9. Watermelon
10. Berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
Stationery Shop:
1. Pens
2. Pencils
3. Notebooks
4. Erasers
5. Rulers
6. Highlighters
7. Markers
8. Glue sticks
9. Sticky notes
10. Correction tape or fluid.
3 Complete the following phrases by choosing suitable words from the box. You can use the words with more phrases than one.

(butter, soap, sugar, cloth, paper, water, juice, ink,
cake, ice, milk, biscuits , toffees, chalk, chocolate.

ans. A sheet of paper
A piece of cake
A drop of water
A bar of chocolate
A tin of biscuits
A cake of soap
A slice of cake
A cube of ice
A packet of toffees
A lump of sugar
A bottle of juice

Separate the words given in the box in the previous
exercise into the following columns.

Things we can count:
– Biscuits
– Toffees
– Sheets of paper
– Pieces of cloth
– Drops of water
– Bars of chocolate
– Cakes of soap
– Slices of cake
– Cubes of ice
– Packets of toffees
– Lumps of sugar
– Bottles of juice

Things we cannot count:
– Water
– Milk
– Juice
– Butter
– Cloth
– Sugar

Write a note to your father for bringing the things you need on your birthday party

Dear Dad,
Please bring the following things as my birthday is approaching:-
1 New clothes.
2 colour box and pencil
3 tie and belt
4 cake and candles
5 Shoes and toffees
6 Decorative items

You can read other chapters by clicking the links below:

1 Conversation
2 The Sun Goes on a Holiday
3 Pretending
4 A Masai Home
5 Alice in Wonderland
6 In the Heart of a Seed
7 Jolly Kittens
8 The Hare on the Moon
9 Running and Shouting
10 Jagatu the Gardener
11 Left in Charge
12 Who has Seen the Wind
13 Gopal Bhand and Mahagyani
14 Puppy and I

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