Read the text given below and answer the questions that follow :
We had a kite that was big and covered with lovely red paper. We pasted gold tinsel stars all over it and had written our names full on it. -Claude Leete and Philippa Leete, Big Half Moon lighthouse.
One day there was a grand wind for kite-flying. l’m not sure how it happened, but as I was bringing the kite from the house, I tripped and fell over the rocks. My elbow went clear through the kite, making a big hole.
We had to hurry to fix the kite if we wanted to send it up before the wind fell. We rushed into the lighthouse to get some paper. We knew there was no more red paper. We took the first thing that came handy an old letter lying on the bookcase in the sitting room. We patched the kite up with the letter. A sheet on each side and dried it by the fire. We started out, and up went the kite like a bird. The wind was glorious and it soared. All at once – snap! And there was Claude, standing with a bit of cord in his hand, looking foolish. Our kite had sailed away over to the mainland.
Complete the following sentence with information from the text :
(b) After patching up the kite, they dried – it by the fire.
( c) The kite soared like – a bird.
2. Rewrite the sentences according to the instructions given in brackets:
(b) He asked his friends, “Are you going to play today?” (Change into Indirect Speech)
( c) The old man was too tired to walk. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘so….. that’)
Ans:= The old man was so tired that he could not walk.
[a fisherman went to sea — a storm arose – – – boat wrecked- he fell into the sea – – – floated for five days – – – only drank rain water – – – rescued by a ship – – – returned home]