The old lady
walked into a chemist's shop and bought a packet of mothballs. The next
day she returned . and again bought a packet of mothballs. On the third
day she did the same and when she appeared the fourth day and asked
again for a packet of mothballs, the chemist could not restrain his
curiosity. 'You must have a lot of moths, madam?' he queried.
'Yes, I have,' she nodded, 'and I don't know what I'm going to do. I've
been throwing these balls at them for three days now and I haven't hit
Mark the best choice.
1. A '___' is a small ball made of a strong-smelling substance, used for keeping moths away from stored clothes.
2. To 'restrain' means to ___.
3. 'Curiosity' means ___.
wanting to know about things
showing things to other people
ability to say something
having much knowledge
4. To 'query' means to ___.
find out something
look after something
write something down
ask somebody a question
5. To 'nod' means to ___.
bend the head forward
show disagreement with
Questions for Discussion
1. What is funny about what the lady has been doing? 2. Why did the chemist become curious about the mothballs?
1. Now tell your student to tell the story in his/her own words.