Class 6

### 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲

Read the following passage and do the exercises that follow. Then complete the family tree of dogs given on the facing page.

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color{green}(•) The dog family is one of the 11 families that make up the Carnivores, a large group of intelligent, flesh-eating. backboned animals.

color{green}(•) In this group are such varied animals as bears, pandas.

color{green}(•) raccoons, cats, hyenas, and even seal.

color{green}(•) The dog or canine family has many wild species like wolves. foxes, coyotes, jackals, and wild dogs.

color{green}(•) The dog is the only domesticated member of the canine family though now and then someone tames a wolf. fox or coyote as a pet.

color{green}(•) All members of the dog family are descendants of a wolf-like animal which lived about 15 million years ago.

color{green}(•) From this distant ancestor, the true dogs gradually developed.

color{green}(•) But nobody knows the exact ancestor of the modern domestic dog.

color{green}(•) Several wild dogs look and behave like domestic dogs.

color{green}(•) The dingo or wild dog of Australia is one of these.

color{green}(•) It is possible that the dingo was a tamed dog brought to Australia long ago which then ran wild.

color{green}(•) Dogs were the first animals tamed by humans- perhaps 20,000 years ago.

color{green}(•) Tamed dogs were brought from Asia to the New World 5,000 or more years ago.

color{green}(•) Dogs were first used for hunting.

𝟏. 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐞.

(i) ancestor _______________

(ii) wild t _________ m _________

(iii) ancient _____________

(iv) near d ______________ t

(v) suddenly gr _____________

𝟐. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬.

(i) The dingo is ________________.

(ii) Dogs were the animals tamed by humans. The other animals tamed by humans are ________________ (Think and name some other such animals.)

(iii) The New World refers to __________________.

Dogs were brought there from _________________.

### 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠

color{green}(•) Here are some points from a similar story that you might have heard in another language.

color{green}(•) Dividing the class into two groups try and tell the story in English.

color{green}(•) One person from each group can speak alternately.

color{green}(•) Your teacher will help you. As you tell it, one of you may write it down on the board.

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color{green}(•) mouse changed into a girl by a magician ...

color{green}(•) wants to marry the strongest person ...

color{green}(•) asks whether sun or cloud stronger (why?) .. .

color{green}(•) but mountain stronger than clouds (how?) .. .

color{green}(•) but mouse stronger than mountain (how?) .. .

color{green}(•) girl asks to marry mouse, becomes a mouse again.