Activity of text interpretation, aimed at students in the fifth year of elementary school, about the fox and the stork. Let's get to know this story? So, she read the text very carefully! Then answer the various interpretative questions proposed!
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A fox befriended a stork and invited her to dinner at her house. She was a housewife who was very fond of playing pranks on others. So she decided to play a big trick on the stork.
She made a nice clam chowder and served it in two shallow dishes. Imagine the struggle of the poor stork, trying to eat the soup, with its long beak!
After an hour of great effort, she had to give up and go without dinner. The stork apologized to its hostess and retired to the house. First, however, she invited the fox to her house for dinner. As she could not help being, she accepted.
When the guest arrived at the stork's house, she found a beautiful fish stew prepared, served in two long, narrow-necked jars. While the stork introduced its beak without any difficulty as far as the food, the fox tried in vain to imitate its friend. But with her flat muzzle, she couldn't do it. Of course she didn't have dinner.
Back home, the fox heard his conscience telling him: “Don't do to others what you don't want them to do to you”.
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Question 1 – The text above is:
( ) A tale.
( ) a fable.
( ) a report.
Question 2 – Read back:
"She was a housewife who loved to play pranks on others."
In this fragment, the text refers to:
Question 3 – According to the story, the stork was unable to eat the clam soup prepared by the fox. Why?
Question 4 – In the passage “The stork apologized to its hostess and withdrew home.”, the highlighted term indicates that these actions of the stork:
( ) add up.
( ) alternate.
( ) contrast.
Question 5 - In the excerpt "Before, however, she invited the fox to dinner at her house.”, the underlined word was used to indicate:
( ) place.
( ) mode.
( ) time.
Question 6 – In “As she could not be otherwise, she accepted.”, The word “How” introduces.
( ) the cause of a fact.
( ) an example of a fact.
( ) a comparison between facts.
Question 7 – According to the text, the fox “found a nice fish stew prepared” in the stork's house. However, she could not taste him. Point out the reason:
Question 8 – According to the narrator, “the fox tried in vain to imitate his friend”. In other words, she tried:
( ) unhurried.
( ) unsuccessfully.
( ) without enthusiasm.
Question 9 – Identify the moral of the story:
() “A fox befriended a stork and invited him to dinner at her house.”
( ) "Imagine the effort of the poor stork, trying to eat the soup, with its long beak!"
( ) “Don't do to others what you don't want them to do to you”.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Languages and specialist in distance education.