Jagatu the Gardener

Reading Comprehension
A. Answer the following questions:
1. What did Jagatu see in the garden one night?
Ans. One night Jagatu saw a large elephant descending from the sky.
2. Why did Jagatu hide behind the tree?
Ans. Jagatu hid behind the tree in a great free.
3. What was the name of the elephant?
Ans. Airavat was the name of the elephant.
4. What did the elephant do in the garden?
5. Where did Jagatu spend the whole day?
Ans. Jagatu spent the whole day in the heaven.
6. What did Jagatu bring from heaven?
Ans. Jagatu brought some betel leaves and some betal nuts from heaven.
7. What did Jagatu’s wife ask him?
Ans. Jatatu wife asked him about big betel leaves and betel-nuts.
Or She asked –“Where did you get these big betel leaves and betel nuts”?
Or Where have you been?
8. What did the villagers do?
Ans. Villagers also wanted to go in the heaven with Jagatu and his wife. All te villagers held one another in turn.
9. Why did they tumble down?
Ans.– When Jagatu spread his arms to show the size of the nut, he lost his grip on the elephant’s tail and they all came tumbling down.
Match the words in A with their opposites in B

Ascend  descend
Enormous small
Picking dropping
Depart arrive
Employed unemployed

B. Say if the following statements are right or wrong:

1. Jagatu was not amazed to see the elephant. (Wrong)
2. He had seen such an elephant earlier. (Wrong)
3. Jagatu’s wife asked him to bring more betel-leaves. (Wrong)
4. The villagers were eager to go to heaven. (Right)
5. Airavat was a heavenly animal. . (Right)

B. Choose the appropriate words from the box and fill in the blanks.
(insist on, climb, enormous, employee)

1. The new employee in our office works sincerely.
2. The African elephants are the most enormous elephants in the world.
3. Why do you insist on me to complete this exercise today?
4. Climb these steps and you will be on the top floor.
C Make meaningful words from “Elephant’ as has been done in the case of ‘Gardener’

D. Pick out the words from the text and put them in the appropriate column below. Also add three more words in each column:



Words ending in –er   Words ending in -r
Greater =Tank+er Manager= Manage+r
Tanker =Tank+re Larger = large+ r
sooner= soon+er Villager village+r
longer= long+er employer +employee +r
teach= Teah+er take= take+r

A. Read the following sentence carefully:
As soon as she saw him coming, she ran to meet him.
 Now frame similar sentences with the help of the table. 

Ans. 1 As soon as the teacher entered the class, the children stood up.
2 As soon as the teacher entered the class, the children wished her.
3 As soon as the teacher entered the class, the children said “Good morning.”
4 As soon as the teacher entered the class, children became silent.
5 As soon as the teacher entered the class, the children opened their books.

Make list of the things flying that you see day and night and both day and night.

Living things:
1. Birds
– Seen: Day and night
2. Insects
– Seen: Primarily during the day, some species visible at night (e.g., fireflies)
3. Bats
– Seen: Primarily at night, nocturnal creatures

Non-living things:
1. Airplanes
– Seen: Day and night
2. Helicopters
– Seen: Day and night
3. Drones
– Seen: Primarily during the day, but can also operate at night with appropriate lighting

Here’s the proper sequence of the dialogues:

1. Crane: Why do you look sad?
2. Tortoise: There is no water in the pond.
3. Children: Hey! Look at the tortoise!
4. Crane: We will take you along with us where there is water.
5. Tortoise: How?
6. Crane: We will hold the two ends of a stick in our mouth. You also hold the same stick in the middle.
7. Tortoise: That’s a fine idea.
8. The tortoise opened its mouth to speak and fell down.

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