Andhra Pradesh AP Board 3rd Class English Solutions 7th Lesson The Lazy Grasshopper Textbook Exercise Questions and Answers.
AP State Syllabus 3rd Class English Solutions Chapter 7 The Lazy Grasshopper
Textbook Page No. 73
Look at the picture.
Activity – 1
Answer the following questions orally.
What is the place ?
The place a hilly area in a forest.
Who are there in the picture ?
Ants and Grass hopper are there in the picture.
What is the grasshopper doing ?
The grasshopper is laughing at the ants.
What are the ants doing ?
The ants are gathering food.
Who is enjoying ?
The grasshopper is enjoying.
Who is working ?
The ants are working.
Textbook Page No. 76
Answer the following questions.
What did the grasshopper like to do ?
The grasshopper liked to sing and dance.
What did the grasshopper ask the ants ?
The grasshopper asked the ants to sing and dance along with him.
What did the ants suggest the grasshopper ?
The ants advised the grasshopper to gather food for the coming rainy season.
Why did the grasshopper laugh at the squirrels ?
The grasshopper laughed at the squirrels thinking that, they are foolish gathering food for the next season.
What happened to the grasshopper in the rainy season ?
The grasshopper had nothing to eat in the rainy season.
Do you like the ants or the grasshopper in the story ? Why ?
I like the ants in the story because they are hard working.
Fill the blanks with appropriate words.
1. The grasshopper spent his time in summer _____ (working/ collecting food / playing)
2. “Why should I gather food so early ?” said ______ (the ants / the grasshopper / the squirrels)
Answer: the grasshopper
3. The ants were going in a line, this means that the ants are _____ (disciplined / lazy / careless)
4. The ants wanted to store food for the rainy season because they ______ (cannot go out/there will be no food / are lazy)
Answer: there will be no food
5. The grasshopper learnt to _____ (be lazy / work hard / sing and dance)
Answer: work hard
Textbook Page No. 77
Read the following :
Circle the names of insects.
The ant and the grasshopper are insects. Some other insects we see around us are houseflies, butterflies, glow-worms and mosquitoes. We see them in our houses, gardens, parks, in the trees etc. Some insects are useful tous.
Write the names of insects here.
Answer: house flies
Now write some more insects that you see around you.
Answer: Dragon fly
Prepare a new word with the last letter of the given word.
Now, continue the same process with the word.
Read the following sentences from the story. Look at the underlined words.
The ants advised the grasshopper to do the same.
The grasshopper continued singing and dancing.
The grasshopper laughed at them.
The ants gathered food for the rainy season.
We get these words by adding -d or -ed to their base form. These words tell us about the completed action. They are called past tense form of verbs.
Now read the following.
The grasshopper laughs. The ant collects food.
The squirrel eats fruit. The fish swims in water.
The underlined action words above talk about an action that takes place in general as daily routine.
Read the following statements given in the columns below. Notice the differences in them.
You might have noticed that the sentences in the first column refer to the actions that take place in general. The sentences in the second column refer to the completed actions.
The action words that denote completed actions take -ed or -d at the end to their base forms, in general. Now, read the following sentences that denote completed actions.
The grasshopper met some ants.
The grasshopper went to the squirrels.
Also note that some action words are different from their base form (meet met; go-went) to denote the completed actions.
Textbook Page No. 79
Rearrange the words given below to make meaningful sentences.
1. She / to school / walked.
She walked to school.
2. He / cricket / played
He played cricket.
3. painted / Raju / the picture
Raju painted the picture.
4. liked / fruits / Somu
Somu liked fruits.
5. met / Jacob / his friend.
Jacob met his friend.
There are many insects around us. The grasshopper is also an insect. It’s read something about a grasshopper.
The grasshopper is an insect.
It lives on plants.
It eats leaves and vegetables.
It is in different colours.
Textbook Page No. 80
Now write 5-6 sentences about the “butterfly”.
Use the clues given in the brackets.
You may begin like this.
It is an ________ (insect)
It is ______ (colours)
Answer:in different colours.
It has _____ wings. (wings)
It ______. (nectar / honey)
Answer: collects honey from flowers
Activity – 8
Read the following and rewrite it using full stop, question mark, capitalization wherever necessary.
the rainy season is far away why should i gather food so early asked the grasshopper and he continued to sing and dance
“The rainy season is far away ! Why should I gather food so early
?” asked the grasshopper and he continued to sing and dance.
Textbook Page No. 81
Listening & Responding
Here is a dialogue between the grasshopper and the ants. Form into pairs. Role-play the dialogues.
Grasshopper : Hi! Ants, Come on. Let us dance.
Ants : Sorry, dear ! We are busy.
Grasshopper : Where are you going ?
Ants : To collect food for rainy season.
Grasshopper : Hah ! Ha! Ha! Why ? so early ?
Ants : It will be difficult later.
Grasshopper : Oh! Poor ants! You don’t know how to enjoy.
Ants : We enjoy our work. Bye!
Activity – 9
Your teacher will show you the pictorial chart of insects displayed on your classroom wall. Identify the insects. Say 2 or 3 sentences. Which insect do you like the most ? Why ?
I like butterfly the most. It is in different colours. It is so beautiful to see.
Where do we see them ?
We see butterflies on many plants in gardens.
Activity – 10
Your teacher will read the following words. Observe the pronunciation. Repeat after your teacher.
Textbook Page No. 82
Read the following quotations.
- Work is worship.
- Make hay while the sun shines.
- Haste makes waste.
- Practice makes perfect.
- Today’s work leads to tomorrow’s benefit.
Collect some more quotes and paste on your classroom wall.
- Empty’ vessels make more noise.
- Pen is mightier than a sword.
- Don’t sit like a rock, work like a clock.
- Health is wealth.
- Actions speak louder than words.
- All that Glitters is not gold.
- No hard work, No gain.
- A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Knowledge is Divine.
The Lazy Grasshopper
Once there was a lazy grasshopper. It was so lazy. Always it spent its time singing and dancing. Once, it also called the ants to join but they said that they are busy gathering food for rainy season. They advised the grasshopper to do the same. But he laughed at them. Then the grasshopper met some squirrels. The same happened as in the case of ants. Slowly, the rainy season started. The grasshopper had no food. He went to the ants and squirrels to ask for a meal. But they refused. The grasshopper learned a lesson and started to work hard.
అనగనగా ఒక మిడత ఉండేది. అది ఏ పని చేయడానికి ఇష్టపడేది కాదు. ఎప్పుడూ ఆడుతూ, పాడుతూ కాలం గడి పేది. ఒకసారి దానికి వానాకాలానికి ఆహారం సేకరిస్తూ కొన్ని చీమలు కనిపించాయి. అవి మిడతకు కూడా ఆహారం సేకరించమని సలహా ఇచ్చాయి. కాని అది వినలేదు. తర్వాత అది కొన్ని ఉడుతలను ఆహారం సేకరిస్తూ చూసింది. చీమల విషయంలో జరిగినట్టుగా జరిగింది. కొన్ని రోజులకు వానా కాలం మొదలైనది. మిడతకు ఆహారం లేదు. అప్పుడు అది చీమలను, ఉడుతలను ఆహారం కోసం అడిగింది. కాని అవి నిరాకరించాయి. మిడతకు బుద్ధి వచ్చి, కష్టపడటం మొదలు పెట్టింది.
gather = collect; సేకరించు
season = a particular period of a year; ఋతువు
foolish = not intelligent, stupid ; తెలివిలేనివాడు
enjoy = taking delight; సంతోషించు,
realize – understand clearly ; గ్రహించు,
interest = liking; ఇష్టము
advise = offer helpful information; సలహా