Saturday 16 January 2021

Chapter-10 The Cracked Pot


 Chapter-10 The Cracked Pot


Activity 1: Dictionary Reference: Learning New Words

Water-bearer: pwxI vwlw

Delivered: phuMcwieAw

Perfect: au`qm/sMpUrn

Ashamed: Srmswr

Planted: bIijAw

Apologised: muAwPI mMgxw


Activity 2: Look at the words given below. Write as many words as you can think of that may be related to the given words:

Example: Flowers: yellow, beautiful, smell, lovely, soft, pretty, bunch, bouquet, etc.

crack: pot, repair, soil, water, water-bearer, river, house, etc.

planted: seeds, plants, flowers, water, fruits, trees, greenery, environment, etc.

seeds: water, grow, flowers, plants, trees, fruits, etc.

river: water, clean, long, deep, blue, ducks, birds, animals, etc.

pot: flowers, water, soil, river, crack, etc.

house: family, parents, room, kitchen, garden, etc.


Activity 3: Read the story and answer the following questions


1. How many pots did the water-bearer have?

Ans. He had two large pots.


2. How did he carry the pots?

Ans. Pots were hung on a pole. Then he carried them on his shoulders.


3. Where did he live?

Ans. He lived in India.


4. What did he do with the pots?

Ans. He delivered water from the river to his master’s house.


5. What problem did one of the pots have?

Ans. It had a crack.


Activity 4: Read the story and fill in the blanks in the passage given below:

One of the two pots had a crack in it but the other pot was perfect. The cracked pot was half filled but the other pot had full water when the water-bearer reached his master's house. For two years, this went on daily. The bearer delivered only one and a half pots full of water to his master's house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of itself. It was perfect for what it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its crack.


Activity 5: Who said to whom?


1. For these past two years, I delivered less water than the other pot because of this crack in my side.

Ans. The cracked pot to the water-bearer.


2. My water leaks out all the way back to your master's house.

Ans. The cracked pot to the water-bearer.


3. You don't get full value for your efforts because of my crack.

Ans. The cracked pot to the water-bearer.


4. Today when we return to the master's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.

Ans. The water-bearer to the cracked pot.

5. Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path?

Ans. The water-bearer to the cracked pot.


Activity 6: Select the right option from the three given


1. The water bearer had ______________ perfect pot.

a. two b. three c. one

Ans. (a) one.


2. The water-bearer _____________about the crack in the pot.

a. did not know b. knew c. felt ashamed

Ans. (b) knew


3. The cracked pot took notice of _______________________on their return from the river.

a. beautiful flowers b. water leaking from its crack c. the other pot

Ans. (a) beautiful flowers


4. The water-bearer had ________________ on one side of the path.

a. planted flower seeds b. planted vegetables c. planted small trees

Ans. (a) planted flower seeds


5. The pot ________________________________ its fault.

a. informed the water-bearer about b. apologised to the water-bearer for

c. tried to hide from the water-bearer

Ans. (b) apologised to the water-bearer for


Activity 7


Write in the given space what you usually do every morning and evening. Start your sentences with "I"

Morning Evening

I get up at 6 o'clock every morning. I play cricket every evening.



I brush my teeth every morning

I do my homework every evening

I learn my lessons every morning

I take tea every evening

I solve sums every morning

I talk to my friend every evening

I prepare my bag for school every morning

I go to the garden every evening

I polish my shoes every morning

I help my mother in the kitchen every evening



Activity 8


Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb (present simple)

1.  She reads the newspaper every day.

2. We come to school by bus.

3. You work very hard.

4. She likes sitting in the sun.

5. We play in the park every day.

6. Neelam and I always try to arrive in time.

7. Sanjiv always walks to school.

8. The dog chases the cat all around the house.

9. We eat together every day.

10. Raja speaks several foreign languages.