Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland



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Comprehension Text Level A

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and talking over its head. “Very uncomfortable for the dormouse,” thought Alice: “ only as it’s asleep, I suppose it doesn’t mind”
The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at the corner of it: “No room! No room!” they all cried out when they saw Alice coming.
“There’s plenty of room!” said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at the one end of the table.
“ Have some wine,” the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.

Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.” I don’t see any wine,” she remarked.


“There isn’t any,” said the March Hare.

“Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,” said Alice angrily.

“ It wasn’t very civil of you to sit down without being invited,” said the Mare Hare.

“I didn’t know it was your table,” said Alice, “it’s laid for a great many more than three.”


“Your hair needs cutting,” said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech.
“You should learn not to make personal remarks,” Alice said with some severity; “it’s very rude.”
The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was,” Why is a raven like a writing desk?”

“Come, we shall have some fun now!” thought Alice.



Answer the Questions:

1. Who was sitting at the table under the tree when Alice arrived?

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2. What were the March Hare and Hatter resting their elbows on?
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3. What did the March Hare offer Alice?
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4. Why didn’t she take any?
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5. List three ways in which Alice spoke to her hosts.
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6. Why was Alice angry with the March Hare ?
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7. Was the Hatter mad or angry or both? Give reasons for your answer.
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8. Why does Alice think they will have fun now?
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Underline the correct answer:
a) Who was fast asleep when Alice came ? the Hatter

The March Hare

The Dormouse

b) When Alice came at the table : they told her to sit down


They told her that there was no place for her

They ignored her.
Explain the following words:
Indignantly: _______________________________
Rude: __________________________________
Raven: ________________________________

There isn’t any. Any refers to the ____________________________

Comprehension Text Level B:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice was a little girl who got lost. One day she saw a table under a tree. There was a rabbit, a mouse and a man having tea. Alice wanted to sit but the rabbit and the mouse didn’t want Alice to be their friend. Still the girl sat down.
The girl wanted to drink. The rabbit told her to drink wine but there wasn’t any. Alice was angry. Then the man told Alice that her hair was ugly. Alice thought that the man was very rude. The man and the girl started to fight.


Answer the Questions:
1. Who is Alice?
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2. Where was the table?
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3. Who was having tea?
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4. What did the man tell Alice?

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5. How did Alice feel?
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Fill in:
Alice was a ___________ girl who got ____________.
There was a _________ under a tree.
The girl wanted to _______________.
Then the man told Alice that her hair was _______________.

Underline the correct answer:
The table was under a a) tree

b) house

c) door
The rabbit told Alice to drink a) water

b) wine

c) tea.
The man and Alice started to a) fight

b) laugh

c) smile


Comprehension Text Level A
Sinbad and the Coconuts
I was wandering from one port to another looking for an adventure. Yet there wasn’t only adventure on my mind, I had lost all the riches which I earned from previous experiences. I had barely enough money to buy food. One day a merchant gave me a large bag and advised me to go picking coconuts with some men whom we met in a market place much visited by foreign traders. I didn’t hesitate, and quickly made up my mind to follow the traders in their quest for coconuts.
The voyage was long and tiring. Once we were caught in a storm. The wind blew so strong that I thought that the sails were going to be ripped apart. The waves were high and kept crushing against the ship. Some men were horrified and I could see their white faces full of fear. Still after three days,

the storm was over and we continued our voyage without much peril.

The ship docked in harbour. Later that day we moved inland until we arrived to our destination. We stood in front of tall trees. These were so tall that I wondered how we should get the nuts. The men, picking up some stones, threw them at the monkeys, of whom there were many on the branches. These creatures flew into a rage and in return pelted us with coconuts, throwing them down so quickly that we soon filled our bags. We were thrilled.
Day after day this was done until at length we had enough to fill the ship which waited for us in the harbour. Then, bidding the friendly merchant good-bye, I went aboard, and in due time arrived in Baghdad, none the worse for my adventures. I had done well, too, with my coconuts, having changed them for pearls and spices in the places at which we had called the voyage.
Answer the Questions:
1. What made Sinbad venture into another adventure?
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2. What did one of the merchants give Sinbad to carry the coconuts in?
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3. What made Sinbad’s voyage perilous?
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4. Why did Sinbad wonder how they would get the coconuts off the tree?
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5. Where did Sinbad’s voyage end?

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6. In what ways had Sinbad done well with his coconuts ?
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7. Explain how Sinbad and his men managed to get the coconuts.
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The men,picking up some stones, threw them at the monkeys. Them refers to
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Underline the correct answer:
Sinbad met the merchants in a : house

market

harbour


Sinbad changed the coconuts with : jewellery and gold coins

Diamonds and money

Pearls and spices
Explain the following words:
foreign: _______________________________
pelted: __________________________________
bidding: ________________________________
voyage: ____________________________

Comprehension Text Level B

Sinbad and the Coconuts
One day a merchant gave me a large bag and advised me to go picking coconuts with some men. We arrived at the place where the coconuts grew.
We were in front of tall trees. These were so tall that I wondered how we should get the nuts. The men, picking up some stones, threw them at the monkeys, of whom there were many on the branches. The monkeys were angry and in return hit us with coconuts, throwing them down so quickly that we soon filled our bags. We were happy.

We had bags full of coconuts. I had done well. I changed the coconuts with pearls. I became very rich.


Answer the Questions:
1. What did the merchant give Sinbad/?
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2. How where the trees?
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3. What did the men throw at the monkeys?
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4. Where were the monkeys ?
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5. What did the monkeys throw?
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Fill in:
One day a ___________ gave me a large ____________.
We were in front of all _________.
The monkeys were __________ and in return hit us with __________________.
I changed the coconuts with _______________.

Underline the correct answer:
The men threw a) stones

b) wood

c) iron
At the end Sinbad became a) poor

b) sad

c) rich
The trees were a) short

b) small

c) tall

Lesson Plan – English Comprehensions (For the three written comprehensions).
Objective: Children are trained in reading and comprehension skills. Pupils are trained in carrying out tasks given to them.

Step 1: Teacher introduces the title of the comprehension. If the story is taken from a book, for example Alice in Wonderland, a brief descriptions on the theme of the book is given. ( 5 min).

Step 2: The comprehension is read by the teacher. Children are encouraged to read quietly to themselves. ( 5 mins).
Step 3: Questions are asked to check what the children have understood. (5 min.).
Step 4: Some children are chosen to read the text. ( about 5 mins).
Step 5: A small discussion is created on the story. This step will help children to familiarize more with the story. ( about 5 min).
Step 6: Questions are read. ( 3 min).
Step 7: Children have time to answer the questions. ( 20 min).
Step 8: Questions are corrected. ( If for any reason no time is left this step should be given as H.W.)
Conclusion: Text is read again so that children get more the idea of what they did wrong.
H.W. ( If step 8 is done in class, more questions about the text can be given according teacher’s discretion)


Lesson Plan – English Listening Comprehension
Objective: To improve children’s listening skills.
Step 1: The text is read by teacher. Children cannot read or answer questions.
Step 2: Questions are read by teacher.
Step 3: Text is read again. ( Repetition of step 1).
Step 4: Children have about 5 min to answer the questions.
Step 5: Text is read again but this time children can correct their answers while the reading is done.

Step 6: Children have about three mins to check their answers.
Step 7: Papers are corrected by the students themselves. To avoid any mischievous correcting ask children to correct each other’s papers.




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