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Honesty is the best Policy

Honesty is the best Policy. Find the new words in the dictionary. A wood A woodcutter To drop into the river An axe To dive out of the water.

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Honesty is the best Policy

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  1. Honesty is the best Policy

  2. Find the new words in the dictionary. • A wood • A woodcutter • To drop into the river • An axe • To dive out of the water

  3. There were an old woodcutter. He went to the wood to cut trees every day. He lived in a village near the wood. His house was the oldest and the smallest in the village. One day the old woodcutter dropped his axe in the river. He sat down on the ground near the water and cried,” My axe! What shall I do?

  4. How shall I work for a living?” There was a noise and the god, Mercury by name, dived out of the water. He listened to the man’s problem and wanted to help him. Mercury dived into the water and in a few minutes he had an axe.

  5. Fill in the missing letters. • W _od • C _t • P _or • M _n • A _e • W _ter • Tr _e

  6. Unscramble these words. • odow ---------------- • ropd ---------------- • rvire ---------------- • orop ---------------- • esino ---------------

  7. “Is this your axe, old man? He asked the woodcutter. The woodcutter looked in Mercury’s hands. It was a golden axe. “No, it’s not mine,” said the woodcutter. Mercury jumped into the water again and some time later got a silver axe.

  8. “Is this your axe, old man?” he asked. “No, it’s not mine,” said the poor man.Mercury jumped into the water again and brought an old dirty wooden axe.“Is this yours? he asked.“Yes, that’s mine! Thank you very much!” the woodcutter was very happy.

  9. Mercury was so surprised with the man’s honest heart, that he presented him the golden and the silver axes. The woodcutter ran away home to tell his friends about it.

  10. At home the old woodcutter met his friend Bill.“Hello, Bill!” he said to his friend.Bill was a woodcutter too. Bill saw those axes and asked, “Who gave you them?” “Mercury, who lives in the river. I dropped my axe in the water and started crying.

  11. At that moment Mercury dived out of the water and then gave me these beautiful axes.” “Oh, I see”, said Bill.Bill wanted to have such axes too. So he went to the river, dropped his wooden axe into the water and waited.

  12. Mercury jumped out of the water and Bill cried: “Please, help me! My axe is in the water”.“All right, I’ll help you,” said Mercury.In a few minutes he dived out of the water with a golden axe. “Is this your axe?” he asked Bill.

  13. “Oh, yes! Yes! That is mine!” cried happy Bill. “No, it isn’t yours,” said Mercury. “You are not honest with me. You are bad and lazy. I don’t want to help you. “Mercury jumped into the water and he didn’t come out again. And Bill had nothing to do but to go home without any axe.

  14. Match two halves of the sentences. • Bill saw those two axes asked Mercury. • So he went to the river in his hands. • “Is this your axe?” very angry and sad. • Mercury had a golden axe and wanted to have them, too. • Bill came back home and dropped his wooden axe into the water.

  15. Match the opposites. poor honest dishonest sad bad good angry happy kind rich

  16. Unscramble these sentences. • bad/you/a/man/are. • a/was/Bill/woodcutter/too. • dived/Mercury/river/out/the/of. • axe/it/a/was/golden. • much/you/very/thank.

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