(Moral) The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings.
Match these animals.
Introductory Discussion Questions
What talents do you have? What are you good at?
Do you know how to sing?
Do you sometimes forget things? What things do you forget?
Do you imitate some people?
What kinds of people do you like to imitate?
Matching Words and Definitions
moral a wise teaching
neigh not real
imitate the sound horses make
talent to copy someone
desire a special ability
imaginary to want something
enchanted can't remember
forgot long ago
olden times contains
Listening Blank Fill
Kites of olden times, as well as the _______, had the talent of song. But having heard _____ neigh of the horse, they were so enchanted ______ the sound, that they tried to imitate it; _____, in trying to neigh, they forgot how to ______.
The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the ______ of present blessings.
Word Bank Fill in the Blank
Kites of olden (1)____, as well as the Swans, had the talent of (2)____. But having heard the neigh of the horse, they were so enchanted with the (3)____, that they tried to imitate it; and, in trying to neigh, they forgot how to sing.
The desire for (4)____ benefits often involves the loss of (5)____ blessings.
Pair Work Discussion Questions
Did you like this story? How did it make you feel?
In what ways can imagination be good?
What things are enchanting to you?
What do you think of the moral of this story? Is it true or not? Explain.
Do you have any forgotten talents? What are they?
In what ways can imagination be bad?
Use the internet to research your favorite bird. Write about your bird by describing its appearance and habits.
Picture Matching: brown bird-->kite, white bird-->swan, horse-->horse
Matching Words and Definitions: moral-->a wise teaching, neigh-->the sound horses make, imitate-->to copy someone, talent-->a special ability, desire-->to want something, imaginary-->not real
Synonym Matching: blessing-->benefits, enchanted-->delighted, forgot-->can't remember, olden times-->long ago,
Listening Blank Fill: swans, the, with, but, sing, loss.
Word Bank Fill in the Blank: (1)-->b. times, (2)-->a. song, (3)--> c. sound, (4)-->d. imaginary, (5)--> e. present
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