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Technicum Si-Tarek Of Relizane

First/Second Year Students

Technological/Technical Streams 2004/2005

Reading: The Dog And The Shadow


Question Read the following fable carefully then do the activities below.
The Dog and the Shadow

            It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now on his way home he had to cross a board on a small river.  As he was crossing it, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath.  Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that one also.  So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but when he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.


 
 
"Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” Aesop
ACTIVITY ONE: What do the underlined words in the text refer to?
 
1... carrying it home...>
2...on his way…         >
3...crossed it, he…     >
4... saw his own …     >
5... have that one…   >
 
ACTIVITY TWO: Find in the text words that are close in meaning to the following.
 
1.   Taking  =
2.   Part      = 
3.   Route   =
4.   Image =  
5.   Under =  
ACTIVITY THREE: Answer the following questions according to the text.
1.What animal was crossing a board?
2.What did the animal have in his mouth?
3.   Did the animal of this fable see another animal like him?
4.   What sentence/expression in the text shows that what the animal saw was not another animal with another piece of meat?
5.   Was the other piece of meat real?  Why?
 
ACTIVITY FOUR: Find in the text 8 prepositions of location. Write them in the order they appear in the text separated by spaces.
 
 
 
 
 

 

       

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