Read the following extract carefully and then answer the question set below.
She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a textbook out from hiding under the chair.
She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.
Mom then washed her face with a 3 – in – 1 cleanser, put on her night solution and age – fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and field her nails.
Dad called out, “I thought you were going to bed.”
“I’m on my way,” she said. She put some water into the dog’s dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the verandah light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TVs, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and bad a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.
In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her six most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.
1. What was the last thing Mother did before retiring to bed?
The Mother said her prayers and visualized the accomplishment of her goals. This was the last thing the Mother did before retiring to bed.
2. How did Mother take care of herself?
The Mother took care of herself by saying her prayers, visualizing the accomplishment of her goals and doing her duties and physical exercises to take care of her health.
3. Why did Mother place the birthday card and the note for the grocery store beside her purse?
The Mother placed the birthday card and the note for the grocery beside her purse as she may forget them doing the next day because of her age and forgetfulness.
4. a. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher. (Begin with ‘No sooner’)
No sooner did she stop by the desk than she wrote a note to the teacher.
b. The textbook was under the chair. (Frame a “Wh” type question with the underlined part as the answer)
Where was the text book?
5. a. Form verbs from (i) sure, (ii) brief.
i. Ensure ii. brief.
b. Find words from the passage where the following items may be placed. i. dirty clothes. Ii. shoes.
i. Hamper, ii. rack.
6. From the above extract, bring out four qualities that you admire of Mother.
The four good qualities that I admire in the Mother from the above extract are: i. Concern for the family, ii. Systematic in doing her work, iii. Taking care of herself for the betterment of the family. Iv. Health consciousness. V. Helping her family to adjust socially.