READ AND UNDERSTAND
A. Tick the most appropriate option.
1. According to the author the tendril was moving towards grandfather because it
a. needed light and warmth.
b. did not like the light and warmth.
c. wanted to be near Grandfather.
d. wanted to escape from the winter.
2. Grandmother had wanted the peepul tree cut down because
a. she did not like trees.
b. she wanted to grow flowers.
c. it was an old tree.
d. it was knocking down the bricks of the outhouse.
3. Grandfather helped grandma out with the gardening because he
a. liked gardening.
b. wanted to grow flowers to attract butterflies.
c. wanted to beautify the garden.
d. wanted to make the house green.
4. The author did not want to plant saplings in the forest because
a. no one would come to see them.
b. it was dangerous to enter the forest.
c. it would not be of any use to them.
d. no one would appreciate them.
5. Grandfather felt planting trees would help the forest because
a. he wanted to make the view beautiful.
b. the river-bed was dry.
c. animals and birds in the forest would love him.
d. the animals and birds would find it easier to live.
6. When the author returned from England to Dehradun, he found Grandfather's dream had come true because the
a. old house had changed.
b. river was full.
c. trees had red flowers.
d. forest covered the island.
B. Read the story on your own. Discuss in a group and complete the story map below.
A story map is the main events of the story given in a flow chart.
C. Work in groups of five. Tell the story in ten sentences.
You can begin the story like this:
The author’s Grandfather served in the Indian Forest Service.
After his retirement he built ------------
Now continue the story. Each one should say one sentence.
1. The author's grandfather served in the.India Forest Service.
2. After his retirement he built a bungalow on the outskirts of Dehradun.
3. He like planting trees.
4. Grandmother was interested in growing flowers.
5. Flowers will attract butterflies.
6. Grandfather used to go into the jungle beyond riverbed with cuttings and saplings
7. He liked to plant in the forest.
8. He planned such that the forest will help animals and birds to live happily with food and shelter.
9. second world war - author was sent to boarding school.
10. Many years later author came to see the riverbed it looked like a paradise.
D. Write a summary based on the story map.