# Pinocchio

Once upon a time, an old carpenter bought a very queer piece of wood. As he used hisplane on it, he heard a little laughing voice say, “Stop!

You’re tickling me.”

The old man was puzzled by the voice.

He said, “This is a strange piece of wood. What shall I do with it? I think I’ll make it into a puppet.”

He set to work, and as the puppet boy took shape, the old man said, “He must have a name. I will call him Pinocchio.”

As soon as he finished making the eyes, the carpenter was amazed to see them move.

Before the mouth was made, it began to laugh. “Stop laughing!” the old man said.

It did stop, but as soon as his back was turned, it put out its tongue. And its nose grew long.

No sooner were its hands ready than it snatched off the carpenter’s wig and put it on its own head. And then Pinocchio’s nose grew longer.

When its legs and feet were made, they were too stiff to use, so the carpenter showed Pinocchio how to use them.

Now, the carpenter decided to send Pinocchio to school. But there, Pinocchio did nothing but look for fun. He often ran away from school.

“Why don’t you go to school?” asked the carpenter. Pinocchio told him a lie... and his nose started growing longer and longer.

Each time he was rude to someone or told a lie, his nose grew longer. Finally Pinocchio said, “I’m glad to be a real boy. I’ll never lie again.”

– Adapted from the story of Pinocchio

## New words

carpenter, queer, plane, puzzled, puppet, took shape, amazed, finished, stiff, decided

1. What did the carpenter buy?

2. What did he make out of it?

3. What did he call his puppet?

4. What did Pinocchio say in the end?

## Let’s talk

1. Have you ever seen a puppet?

2. Tell the story of Pinocchio with actions.

## Word building

Word Fun

How many words can you make from PINOCCHIO?

Fill them in the empty boxes.

PINOCCHIO

## Let’s write

1. Make opposites with the words –

dis _____ in _____

 respect own able capable efficient secure

2. Make naming words by adding ness, ity, ty at the end of the words given below. One has been done for you.

 public publicity stupid stupidity forgive kind polite moral blind cruel swift solid

3. Which of the following would you expect a carpenter to use at work?

bench, poker, plane, chisel, fork, spade, blotting paper, lawn-mower, telescope, pincers, jaw, scissors, hammer, map, nails, lathe, pencil, anvil.

4. Now make sentences using some of the above words.

5. Give another word from the story that means

completed

surprised

strange