This reading activity is designed for students of classes 4 and 5.
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Class 4 English Worksheets – Reading
Ramchand, a poor farmer, and Premchand, a wealthy landlord were neighbours. Ramchand was relaxed and happy. Though he was not rich, his life was devoid of stress. He never bothered to close the doors and windows of his house at night. He had a sound sleep every night. He led a very peaceful life.
Premchand was always stressed and worried. He used to carefully close the doors and windows of his house at night. He could not sleep well because of his anxiety for his wealth. He was always bothered that someone might break open his safe and steal all his money. He envied the peaceful life of Ramchand.
One day, he called Ramchand and gave him a boxful of cash saying, ‘Look my dear friend. I am blessed with plenty of wealth. I find you in poverty. So, take this cash and live in prosperity.’ Ramchand was very happy. He was joyful throughout the day, and night came. Ramchand went to bed as usual. But today, he could not sleep. He went and closed the doors and windows. He kept staring at the box of cash the whole night with his eyes wide open. He could hardly get any sleep. As soon as day broke, Ramchand went to return the box of cash to Premchand. He gave away the box saying, ‘Dear Friend, I am poor. But your money took away my peace from me. Please take back your money. I cannot afford to lose my peace of mind for anything in this world.’
Write the past tense of
True or false
e) Ramchand built a house with the money.
f) Premchand was a wealthy landowner.
Answer the following
g) Why was Ramchand relaxed and happy?
h) What did Premchand give to Ramchand?
a) keep – kept
b) worry – worried
c) day x night
d) give x take
e) Ramchand built a house with the money. (False)
f) Premchand was a wealthy landowner. (True)
g) Ramchand was relaxed and happy because his life was devoid of stress.
h) One day Premchand gave Ramchand a boxful of cash.