Lesson 6: The Story of a Butterfly

A butterfly lays a tiny green egg on a leaf. The egg sticks to the leaf even in the wind and rain. Inside the egg is a little caterpillar. After a week it begins to move, and splits the shell open. The tiny caterpillar is hungry. It needs to eat. It chews the fresh green leaf. Its body is soft and fuzzy. It has fourteen short, thick legs. A few days later the caterpillar has eaten so much, that it is too big for its skin. It wriggles and splits its tight skin open. It crawls out. It grows wider and longer. Three more times the caterpillar eats, grows fat and cracks open its skin.
Three weeks later, when the caterpillar is as big as your toe, it finally stops eating.
The caterpillar weaves a small sticky bed on the back of a leaf. It clings to this bed and hangs with its head down. One last time, it sheds its skin.
But this time, the caterpillar’s new skin is different. It is tight and stiff.
It is now called a pupa.
Inside it, the caterpillar is changing. The pupa cracks open. Slowly, the wings unfold.
A butterfly is born.

A) Use the correct form of the verb given in brackets, to show the action in present and past tense:
 Example: He ___ (to eat) an apple every day.
He eats an apple every day. Present
He ate an apple every day.   Past

  1. Jasbir ___ (to show) me how to run fast.
  2. Ram___ (to write) in his notebook.
  3. They ___ (to go) to school, but it — (to be) a holiday.
  4. I ___ (to fall) down and ___ (to injure) my knee.
  5. Maya___(to like) cake but her sister___ (to prefer) ice cream.
  6. The children ___ (to blow) bubbles in the air and ___ (to laugh)a lot.
  7. In the show, the singer ___ (to sing) a sad song.
  8. The doctor___ (to give) me an injection.
  9. I ____ (to tell) my friend to come to my house, but he ___ (to do) not come.
  10. I ___ (to run) fast but ___(to come)  second in the annual race.