Exercises for The Hyena's Funeral
A. How much did you understand?
A donkey heard the news that the hyena's son had died. He ran to tell his relatives.
He said three things.
Read sentences 1, 2 and 3. Now put them in the right order.
- "We must go to the hyena's funeral and show respect."
- "If we don't go, the hyenas will be angry with us. They will have a reason to eat us."
- "The hyena's son is dead."
The donkeys decided to show their respect to the hyenas. They went to see them.
The donkeys said three things when they arrived.
Read sentences 4, 5 and 6. Now put them in the right order.
- “We are sorry that your son is dead. We will pray to God. He will comfort you.”
- "Let's run away."
- "If we give them our lips, perhaps they will let us go."
When the hyenas saw the donkeys, they said three things.
Read sentences 7, 8 and 9. Now put them in the right order.
- “We can see their teeth! They are laughing at us!"
- “You must give us something to eat. Cut off your lips and give them to us."
- “Hyenas are hungry. Hyenas want meat!"
The donkeys didn't know what to do. They had to decide.
Complete each of these sentences with the best ending.
- "If we don't go,……
- "If we go,……
- "If we give them our lips,……
- …… the hyenas will be happy with us."
- …… perhaps they will let us go."
- …… the hyenas will be angry with us."
C. Now you retell the story. Tell a classmate or a friend.
Retell the story to a classmate or a friend. Pretend to be the oldest donkey, or the dead hyena's uncle.
You can start the story like this:
I am the oldest donkey ...... or I am the dead hyena’s uncle ......