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One hot summer's day, a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty.

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2 One hot summer's day, a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. One hot summer's day, a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. The Fox and the Grapes stroll 閒逛 bunch 串 train 延著 … 生長 lofty 高聳的 branch 樹枝

3 "Just the thing to quench my thirst," said he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. "Just the thing to quench my thirst," said he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. quench 解 ( 渴 ) draw back 退回 pace 步

4 Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: "I am sure they are sour." Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: "I am sure they are sour." Text quoted from http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/cgi/aesop1.cgi?sel&TheFoxandtheGrapes2 tempting morsel 誘人的佳餚

5 What does the fable mean to you?

6 Which of the following is the moral of this story? (A) We should use our judgment before coming to a decision. (B) It is easy to despise what you cannot get. (C) Be content with what you have. (D) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

7 Which of the following is the moral of this story? (A) We should use our judgment before coming to a decision. (B) It is easy to despise what you cannot get. (C) Be content with what you have. (D) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

8 A crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water. A crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water. pitcher 水壺、水瓶

9 But when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher, he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it. But when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher, he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it. He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair. He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair. beak 啄 despair 絕望

10 Then a thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then a thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. pebble 小石子

11 At last, after many pebbles, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst. At last, after many pebbles, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst.

12 What does the fable mean to you?

13 What is the moral of this story?

14 Which of the following is the moral of this story? (A) Little by little does the trick. (B) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. (C) Actions speak louder than words. (D) We should always make plans for the future.

15 Which of the following is the moral of this story? (A) Little by little does the trick. (B) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. (C) Actions speak louder than words. (D) We should always make plans for the future.

16 What does the fable mean to you?

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