Andhra Pradesh AP Board 3rd Class English Solutions 8th Lesson King Sibi and the Dove Textbook Exercise Questions and Answers.
AP State Syllabus 3rd Class English Solutions Chapter 8 King Sibi and the Dove
Textbook Page No. 83
Go through the following notice.
Activity – 1
Answer the following questions orally.
What is the notice about ?
The notice is about helping the people affected in the cyclone.
Who are asked to help ?
The students of the school are asked to help.
Have you ever read such a notice ?
Yes, I have read.
Mention the things that you want to donate ?
Clothes, utensils, food grains etc.
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Answer the following questions.
What is the name of the king ?
The name of the king is Sibi.
What is the king Sibi known for ?
King Sibi is known for keeping his word.
Who chased the dove ?
The eagle chased the dove.
What did king Sibi do finally ?
Finally, king Sibi himself sat in the scale.
“That dove is my prey”, who said these words ?
The eagle said these words.
Chose the right option and fill in the blanks.
1. King Sibi was a ______ ruler. (kind / cruel)
2. A _____ flew and sat in his lap. (dove / eagle)
3. The eagle chose a portion of the body. ______ (dove / eagle / king Sibi)
Answer: King Sibi
4. The scales were ______ on the dove’s side only. (heavier/lighter)
5. The dove turned into the God _____ (Indra / Agni / Varan)
Fill the following puzzle with the help of the clues given.
1. Iam black in colour, I say caw… caw…
2. I am a symbol of peace.
3. Iam blue with long colourful feathers. I can dance.
1. I am in green colour with red beak. I like to eat fruits.
2. I am also a bird. I am black. I sing well.
Activity – 5
Write the opposite words for the following with the help of the words given in the help box.
kind × _____
same × _____
high × _____
heavy × _____
gentle × _____
Your teacher will read out the pairs of words. Write them down in the given space.
high – low heavy – light
kind – cruel gentle – rough
Read the following sentences from the story.
One day the king was in his court
A dove is on the branch of a tree.
In the above sentences, the underlined words ’in’ and ’on’. Observe their usage answer the following questions.
Where was the king ?
The king was in his court.
Where did the dove sit ?
A dove is on the branch of a tree.
We call these words “prepositions of place.”
A preposition is the position of things and people. Prepositions are placed before nouns and pronouns.
Let us see some more prepositions of place like under, behind, beside, in front of.
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Activity – 6
Fill in the blanks.
1. The cat is in the box.
2. The cat is on the box
3. The cat is _____ the box.
4. The cat is ____ the box.
5. The cat is ____ the box.
Answer: in front of
Look at the picture. Fill the blanks with the appropriate prepositions.
behind on in infront of beside under
1. The girl is _____ the house.
2. The dog is _____ the house.
Answer: in front of
3. The cow is _____ the tree.
4. The hen is ____ roof of the
5. The cat is _____ the window.
6. The tree is ____ the house.
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Activity – 8
King Sibi saved the dove from the eagle. The dove shared his happiness with her friends. Let us fill in the conversation with the help box.
The dove : Hi! Friends !
Friends : Hello! Where did you go?
The dove : Do you know ____?
Answer: king Sibi ?
Friends : Yes, of course ?
The dove : I was there in Sibi’s __________
Friends : Why? what happened ?
The dove : He ____ my life from an eagle
Friends : Oh! Is it? He is very _____
The dove : Yes, really.
You have already learnt how to use a full stop (.) and a question mark (?) at the end of a sentence. These are called punctuation marks.
Rewrite the following using full stop, question mark and capitals.
1. king sibi saved the dove
King Sibi saved the Dove.
2. the dove changed into god indra
The dove changed into God Indra.
3. indra and agni praised the charity of the king sibi
Indra and Agni praised the charity of king Sibi.
4. what is the name of the king
What is the name of the King?
Listening & Responding
Textbook Page No. 91
Form into groups and discuss. Share your opinions with the other members of the group.
King Sibi is ready to lose his body to save the dove.
What do you say about this?
Have you heard about such people in your place ? Share your experience with your friends.
Sing & Enjoy
The Little Plant
In the heart of a seed,
Buried deep, so deep,
A dear little plant,
Lay fast asleep.
Wake ! said the Sunshine,
And creep to the light.
Wake! said the voice
Of the Raindrops bright.
The little plant heard,
And rose up to see,
What the wonderful outside
World might be.
— K.L. Brown
Where was the little plant buried ?
The little plant was buried in the heart of a seed.
What was buried deep?
The little plant was buried deep.
What did the little plant see?
The little plant saw the wonderful world outside.
What did the sunshine say?
The sunshine said to wake up.
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Read the following rhyming word pairs:
deep — asleep;
light — bright;
see — be
Say some more such rhyming word pairs.
sad — bad
toy — boy
hop — cop
clap — slap
round — ground
bun — gun
hike — bike
blow — flow
low — bow
jail — bail
Your teacher will read the following words. Observe the pronounciation. Repeat after your teacher.
King Sibi And The Dove
King Sibi was a very kind ruler. One day, while he was in the court, a dove flew and sat on his lap. The dove said that the king should protect it from the eagle. The king agreed to take care of it. Then the eagle came and asked the king to leave its prey, or else it should starve. The king, as he has given a word to dove told the eagle that he would provide anything other than the dove. Then, the eagle asked him, a portion of his flesh equal to the weight of dove. The king ordered to bring scales and placed dove in one scale and his flesh in the other. Many times scales were heavier on the doved’s side. So, the king himself sat in the scale.
The dove and the eagle turned as God Indra and God Agni. They said, they wanted to test his char¬ity and got satisfied. And gave his body back.
శిబి చక్రవర్తి ఎంతో దయగల పరిపాలకుడు. ఆడినమాట తప్పడు. ఒక రోజు తాను రాజమందిరంలో ఉండగా ఒక పావురం వచ్చి తన ఒడిపై వాలింది. ఆ పావురాన్ని గ్రద్ద నుంచి కాపాడమని వేడుకుంది. శిబి చక్రవర్తి సరేనంటూ మాట ఇచ్చాడు. కాసేపటికి గ్రద్ద అక్కడకు వచ్చి ఆ పావురం తన ఆహారమని, దాన్ని విడిచి పెట్టమని అడిగింది. అప్పుడు శిబిచక్రవర్తి, తాను ఆ పావురానికి మాట ఇచ్చానని, దాని బదులుగా ఇంకేదైనా ఇస్తానని అన్నాడు. అయితే నాకు నీ కండ భాగాన్ని ఆ పావురం బరువుకి సరిపడా తూగేలా ఆహారంగా ఇవ్వమంటుంది. దాంతో శిబి చక్రవర్తి తూకం తెమ్మని ఒక దాంట్లో పావురాన్ని, మరో దాంట్లో తన శరీర కండ భాగాన్ని పెడుతూ వుంటాడు.
కానీ ఎప్పుడూ పావురం వైపున బరువుగా ఉండడంతో, శిబి చక్రవర్తి తనకు తాను వెళ్ళి ఆ తూకంలో కూర్చుంటాడు. వెంటనే పావురం మరియు గ్రద్ద దేవతలు ఇంద్ర మరియు అగ్నిగా మారి శిబి చక్రవర్తి దానధర్మాలను పరీక్షించి సంతోషించారని అంటారు. తన శరీరాన్ని తిరిగి ఇస్తారు.
generous = kind ఉదారమైన
chase = run after to catch వేటాడుట
prey = food ఎర, ఆహారం
provide = offer ఏర్పాటు చేయు
starve = suffer from hunger పస్తుండు
satisfy = fulfill the desire తృప్తిపరచు