Reading comprehension activity for class 3

Read the following passage and answer the questions below.

Once upon a time there lived a farmer and his wife. They had a big farm. There were a lot of hens, geese and doves in his farm. His favourite was a goose. It was no ordinary goose. It was a special goose that laid a golden egg every day.

The farmer sold the golden egg for a lot of money. Soon he became very rich, but he was not happy. He had become greedy. He wanted to make more money at once.

He told his wife, ‘Our goose lays just one golden egg a day. Let’s cut her open and get all the eggs at once. Then we will have a lot of money.’

His wife was a good woman. She told him not to kill the goose, but he wouldn’t listen to her.

He went inside the house and brought a big knife. He caught the goose from the farm and cut its body. There was not even a single golden egg in its stomach. The farmer repented his mistake.

Questions

Fill in the blanks

1. The farmer and his wife had a big ………………..

2. There were a lot of hens, geese and ………………… in his farm.

3. The farmer’s favourite was a ………………..

4. The farmer’s favourite goose laid a golden ………………….. every day.

5. The farmer had become …………………

6. The farmer repented his …………………….

Write the past tense of

7. live

8. have

9. lay

10. sell

11. go

12. bring

13. catch

Write the opposite of

14. outside

15. poor

Answers

Fill in the blanks

1. The farmer and his wife had a big farm.

2. There were a lot of hens, geese and doves in his farm.

3. The farmer’s favourite was a goose.

4. The farmer’s favourite goose laid a golden egg every day.

5. The farmer had become greedy.

6. The farmer repented his mistake.

Write the past tense of

7. live – lived

8. have – had

9. lay – laid

10. sell – sold

11. go – went

12. bring – brought

13. catch – caught

Write the opposite of

14. outside x inside

15. poor x rich

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