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MORAL: Don't count your chickens before they've hatched.

The Mouse, the Cat and the Rooster

The young mouse returned from his first journey into the outside world with a tale of two creatures he'd met. One he described as a fearsome monster wearing a bright red crown. It flapped its arms about and scratched up the earth with its big claws. It threw back its head to give out terrifying screeches from its big yellow jaws. "Oh, that was only old Rooster the Cockerel, " his mother told the young mouse. "Well, he frightened me so much," said the young mouse, "that I fled in fright just as I was about to speak to that other creature who had a furry coat and a pretty face with such a friendly smile." "Gracious!" cried Mother Mouse, "That was the cat, our greatest enemy who catches mice and eats them up. Keep well away from the cat!"

MORAL: Do not judge a person only by HIS outward appearance.


A fox had fallen into the well and couldn't get out. A thirsty goat came along and, upon hearing the fox call for help, looked down into the well and asked the fox if the water was good. "The water is so good that I cannot get enough of it," replied the fox and invited the goat to join him. The goat promptly jumped down into the well and drank his fill. Only then did the fox tell him that now they were both trapped, with no way of escape. The cunning fox explained that they could escape if the goat stood up on his back legs, with his front feet against the wall. Then, the fox would be able to run up the goat's back and reach the top of the well. "Then, I'll go and fetch some help and get you out of the well, also," added the fox. The goat did as he suggested and the fox ran up his back. But, when the fox jumped out of the well, he began to run away. He called out that he was in a hurry for an important meeting. "Hey, what about me?" the goat cried after him. "We had an agreement! " The fox did come back, but only to tell the goat: "If you had half as many brains as the hairs in your beard, you'd never have jumped down the well in the first place. You should have made sure there was a way to get back up again. I must dash away now or I'll be late for my meeting. Bye! Bye!" With that, the fox was gone, leaving the goat down the well.

MORAL: Always look before you leap.

Sour Grapes

The hungry fox tried again and again to reach the bunch of grapes hanging from a vine, high up on a fence. They were too high up for him to reach. So, he walked away, telling himself: "Ugh! They were not ripe enough to eat, anyway!"


Those who fail to get what they want often become critical of that which they cannot possess.

The Wolf and the Heron

The greedy wolf swallowed his food so quickly that a bone became stuck deep in his

throat. The wolf howled with pain, but no creature dared come near to help him. Only

when he offered a rich reward did a heron take pity on him. The heron popped her

head into the wolf's mouth and reached down his throat with her beak. She got hold

of the bone and gently removed it, relieving the wolf of his terrible pain. Then, the

heron politely asked the wolf for the reward he had promised. "Reward!" exclaimed

the wolf. "Your life is your reward, for not many place their heads into the mouth of a

wolf and live to tell the tale!"



Learning outcome 4: writingthe learner is able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

4.4 applies knowledge of language at various levels:

4.4.1 word level.


Activity 1

  • curry and rice
  • bacon and eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • fish and chips
  • oranges and lemons
  • bread and jam
  • peaches and cream
  • pie with sauce
  • sugar and spice
  • tea and coffee


  • Someone who mends leaks in pipes is called a plumber.
  • A comb has teeth and you use it to neaten your hair.
  • A crumb is a very small piece of bread or cake.
  • Your fingers go numb when they are so cold that you cannot feel them.
  • Little Jack Horner stuck his thumb into his Christmas pie and pulled out a plum.

Questions & Answers

can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
im all ears I need to learn
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
im not good at math so would this help me
Rachael Reply
I'm not good at math so would you help me
what is the problem that i will help you to self with?
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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