b. What were Tommy and Annika thinking while standing by their gate?
They were standing there considering what they should do, and wondering whether anything exciting was likely to happen or whether it was going to be one of those dull day's when they Couldn't think of anything to play.
c. What was unusual about how Pippi went on her morning walk?
The overall appearance of Pippi was quite unusual. She had worn a dress with little bits of red cloth, sewn on it. She had mismatched stockings and above all, she had a monkey sitting on her shoulder. d. Which three countries did Pippi say she has been to?
e. Where were Pippi's parents?
According to Pippi, her mother was an angel and her father was the King of a cannibal Island.
f. What did Annika say to Pippi about lying?
Annika said to Pippi that it was wicked to lie.
g. What did Tommy realize while he was speaking to Pippi?
h. What was the name of Pippi's pet monkey? The name of Pippi's pet monkey is Mr. Nilsson.
i. How do we know that the pet monkey was polite?
In the story of Pippi Longstocking, the pet monkey was polite because when he entered the house, he took off his hat and coat like a gentleman. These questions are more difficult. Discuss them first.
j. What details from the story show us that Pippi is a remarkable child?
Pippi Longstocking is a remarkable child in many ways. Here are some details from the story that show us why: Her physical strength: Pippi can lift her horse over her head, carry two children with one arm, and bend steel bars. Her independence: Pippi lives on her own with her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, without any adults to tell her what to do. Her creativity: Pippi invents her own words, like "thingamabob" and "whatchamacallit," and comes up with wild ideas, like having a party in the tree tops. Her kindness: Pippi helps her new friends Tommy and Annika when they are sad, and she stands up for them when they are being teased by other kids. Her sense of adventure: Pippi loves to go on adventures, whether it's exploring a haunted house or sailing on the high seas. Overall, Pippi's unique personality and abilities make her a memorable and inspiring character in children's literature.
k. How many lies do you think Pippi tells in this extract?
Say the following statements are true or false.
a. Tommy and Annika lived next door to Pippi. [T] b. The monkey was wearing an orange tie. [F] c. Pippi's shoes were too small. [F] d. Tommy was very shy. [F] e. Pippi walked home backwards. [T] f. Pippi invited Tommy and Annika to breakfast. [T]
3. Answer the questions about this line from the story. We can be friends anyway, can't we? a. Who said this? Pippi said this. b. Who replies and what do they say? Tommy replies and says they can surely be friends. c. Why was the speaker worried that they might not be friends? Pippi realized that she was unusual in her ways and appearance and also lied quite a bit. She was thus concerned about making new friends.
WORKING WITH WORDS
Use the following words and phrases from the passage in sentences of your own.
stepped out - John stepped out of the house to get some fresh air. had no idea - Maria had no idea how to solve the math problem. wondering whether - I was wondering whether to go for a walk or stay inside. grow into - The little tree will one day grow into a big strong tree. gathered - The students gathered in the school yard to play during recess. it must be admitted - It must be admitted that the movie was not very good. remarkable - The painter's work was truly remarkable. you can be sure - If you study hard, you can be sure you will do well on the test. politely - Sarah politely asked her mother for permission to go to the party.
LEARNING ABOUT LANGUAGE PARTICIPLES
1. Fill in the blanks in the following. The first one has been done for you.
Use all the words in the end columns in sentences of your own.
broken - My toy is broken and I cannot play with it. shown - My teacher has shown us how to solve math problems step by step. gone - I have gone to the park to play with my friends. cheated - It is not right to cheat in exams, it is important to study hard and do our best. stream - The stream is a small and narrow river that flows through the forest. heard - I heard a loud noise outside my window and went to check what it was. said - My mom said I can have an ice cream after dinner if I finish all my homework. spread - We can spread the joy of Christmas by sharing gifts and spending time with loved ones.