Lesson 22: The Lost Bicycle

Last Friday, Shyam received a letter from the local police station, which really worried him. In the letter, he was asked to come to the police station the next day. Shyam wondered why he was wanted by the police. What crime had he committed?

He went to the police station and now he is no longer worried.

At the police station, Shyam was greeted by a friendly policeman who told him that his bicycle had been found in a town 200 kilometres away. It was now being sent to his house by train.

Shyam was really surprised to hear this news. Then he remembered that his bicycle had been stolen twenty years ago when he was a boy of fifteen. He had filed a police report, but there was no news about his stolen bicycle. Many years passed and he forgot all about it. He never thought his bicycle would ever be found. He thanked the policeman and went home a happy man.

A) Discussion points

Answer the questions below in full sentences.

  1. What did Shyam receive last Friday?
  2. How did he feel last Friday?
  3. What was he asked to do?
  4. Who did he meet?
  5. What had been found?
  6. Where was this thing that had been found?
  7. How will this thing be returned to Shyam?
  8. When was the thing stolen?
  9. How old was Shyam when the thing was stolen?
  10. How old is Shyam now?
  11. Did Shyam think he would find his long-lost possession?

B) Written exercise
Make sentences using the following words and phrases:

Letter, police station, policeman, worry, crime, bicycle, train, stolen, happy, surprise, news

C) Please read the text aloud. Pay close attention to pronouncing the words correctly.