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The Wind and the Sun

The Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said, "I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin." So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.

Questions:

  1. How did the Sun and the Wind want to find out which was the stronger?

  2. How did the Wind try to achieve his aim?

  3. How did the Sun try to achieve his aim?

  4. What's the moral of the fable?


    Rewrite the first part of the following sentence, using a participle construction.

  5. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller.
    shone in all his glory upon the traveller.

    Write down the opposite.

  6. The wind began to blow. - The wind .


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