Tutorial World Primary 1
 
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Comprehension (5.4)

Read the passage and answer the questions.

The Ugly Duckling

 
One delightful summer's day, a duck sat on her nest waiting for her eggs to hatch. A shell cracked. Then one after another, the sweet creatures hatched. When the largest egg did not break, the mother duck became worried.
A nosy old duck paid her a visit and said, "This one must be a turkey's egg. Just leave it."
At last, the largest egg cracked and out jumped a large duckling.
"How ugly ! No doubt this is a turkey's child. If you put it in the water it will never learn to swim," the old duck said.
As it was such a sunny day, the mother duck decided to take her family for a swim. She jumped into the water and the little ducklings followed her, splashing about. The ugly duckling also jumped in and paddled along happily with his family.
1. Why did the duck sit on her nest?

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2. When did the mother duck become worried?

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3. Who thinks the largest egg is a turkey's egg?

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4. What did the old duck say of the ugly duckling?

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5. What is the meaning of the word "nosy"?

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