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What do humans save? (Poem): Questions with Answers

4th English : Term 2 Unit 2 : Savings : Poem : What do humans save? : Text Book Back Exercises Questions with Answers, Solution

A. Match with their storing places.


B. Fill in the blanks with rhyming words

1. anthill - chill.

2. tunnels - channels.

3. larder – starter. 

4. tree - free.


C. Answer the following questions.

1. Where do ants pile their food?

Ants pile their food in anthills.

2. Where do the crocodiles save?

Crocodiles save food in their pantries.

3. What do you save? Why it is needed?

I save natural resources. It is needed for the use future generations.




Past tense

Simple past tense is used to describe an action that has happened. You already know the verb forms they are:

 The past form is used in simple past tense. Come let us use it.

I boiled the water.

We boiled the water.

She boiled the water.

You boiled the water.

It (stove) boiled the water.

He boiled the water.

They boiled the water.

We saw simple past tense for action verb. Now let us see the simple past tense for “be” form verbs (state of being)

 I was an engineer.

He was a pilot.

She was a soldier.

It was a computer.

We were young.

You were a patient.

They were students.

We use the past tense to talk about.

An action that has happened.

What happened?

A monkey came down from the tree.

He shouted in fear.

It grabed the banana from the boy.

The monkey ate the banana.


Write was or were to complete the sentence.

I was the leader of my class.

 Kavi was kind to me.

We were in New York , last week.

The bus was brand new.

You were a baby.

They were friends.

Ragu was my junior in school.


Write the past form of the verbs.

read - read sing - sang sleep - slept


Complete the sentence with the simple past form of the given verbs.

1. It snowed (snow) last winter.

2. The rain continued (continue) all day.

3. I lost (lose) my balance.

4. We stood (stand) for hours.

5. Tom came (come) home from school.


Future tense

Simple future tense refers to an action or event that has not yet happened.

The present form is used in simple future tense with the auxillaries

shall or will. Come let us use it.

In the above example, you can see the verb is in the present form.

The word shall and will are used for I and we.

Will is used for you, they, he, she, it.

We use the simple future tense for actions that yet to happen.

The bus will reach Arcot by the evening.


Circle/underline the sentences that is in simple future tense.

1. They washed the van.

2. Kamal will meet you at the shop.

3. My dad helps me read.

4. It will rain tomorrow.

5. He ate many mangoes.


Fill in the blanks with simple future tense of the verb.

1. Sakthi will earn (earn) a lot of money.

2. You will travel (travel) around the world.

3. Everybody will adore (adore) you.

4. Many people will serve (serve) you.

5. They will anticipate (anticipate) your wishes.




Listen to the advertisement and answer the questions given.

1. How many accounts can a parent open at most?

a. 3

b. 2

c. 3


2. When does the deposit mature?

a. Both

b. 21 years

c. 14 years


3. The minimum deposit for an account is ______.

a. 1000

b. 2000

c. 500


4. Income tax exemption given under the section ____.

a. 80C

b. 18C

c. 16A


5. The name of the savings scheme is _________.

a. Public Provident Fund

b. Selvamagal

c. Postal Life Insurance


Note to the teacher: Scan the QR code to listen to the audio. Let the children listen to the audio and answer the questions.




Learn how they speak in the bank and practise as if you were in that situation.

How can I help you?

I am here to deposit money.

Ok, let me fill the form for you.

Thanks sir. But I can fill it myself.

Good. Here is your pay-in-slip.

Which counter should I go to?

Let me check your pay-in-slip.

Here it is, sir.

Good, you have filled it correctly. You can deposit your money in counter 3.

Thank you sir.

Structures that are useful for this situation.

Will you help me fill this form, Sir ?

Can you give me a withdrawl slip?

Note to the teacher: Make the children practise these phrases and give them more scenarios to practise.

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