NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: Taro's Reward Chapter 3 Part 3

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Question D:

1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box.

Words Box
Words box

lonely

little

hard

young

thoughtful

delicious

beautiful

A __________ woodcutter lived on a _______________ hillside. He was a ___________ son who worked ___________________ but earned ________________ money. One day he saw a __________________ waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it _________________.

2. Find these sentences in the story and fill in the blanks.

(i) This made Taro ___________________ than ever. (3)

(ii) He decided to work ___________________ than before. (3)

(iii) Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed ___________________ than usual. (4)

(iv) He began to chop even ____________________. (4)

(v) Next morning, Taro started for work even _______________ than the morning before. (10)

1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box.

Answer:

  • A young wood cutter lived on a lonely hillside. He was a thoughtful son who worked hard but earned little money.

  • One day he saw a beautiful waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it delicious.

2. Find these sentences in the story and fill in the blanks.

(i) This made Taro sadder than ever.

(ii) He decided to work harder than before.

(iii) Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed earlier than usual.

(iv) He began to chop even faster.

(v) Next morning, Taro started for work even earlier than the morning before.

Speaking and Writing

Question A:

Speak the following sentences clearly but as quickly as you can. Learn them by heart.

(i) How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood.

(ii) Betty bought a bit of butter, but the bit of butter was a little bitter so she bought some better butter to make the bitter butter better.

Answer

Activity for Student

Question B

Question 1:

The story ‘Taro’s Reward’ shows that Taro is thoughtful, hardworking and also wise. Read aloud the parts of story that shows these qualities in Taro.

Answer:

  • “All day long he chopped wood in the forest. Though he worked very hard, he earned very little money. This made him sad, for he was a thoughtful son and wanted to give his old parents everything they needed.”

Question 2:

(i) Like Patrick in the story ‘Who Did Patrick’s Homework’, Taro is helped by magic. Do you believe in magic? What are the magical things that happen in these stories?

(ii) Which story do you like better, and why? Do you know such stories in other languages? Discuss these questions in class.

Answer:

  • I don’t believe in magic. It is just playing trick and practice. In this story, the magic is done as there appears a waterfall behind the rocks and the water tasted like sake.

  • Both the stories are based on the fact that hard work is the key to success. But I like Patrick’s most as it is more adventurous.

Question 3:

Now write a paragraph or two about these two stories, comparing them.

Answer:

  • Who did Patrick’s homework be more adventurous than Taro’s Reward? Patrick was hardworking but still hated homework. He was good at sports. The story was quite natural and leaves a message that hard work always pays.

  • On the other hand, Taro was a thoughtful, wise and hardworking boy. He was just opposite to Patrick. He was fully devoted to his parents and was rewarded by the emperor for the same thing.

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