Lesson 9: My Favourite Fruit

Mango is my favourite fruit. Mangoes are indigenous to the Indian subcontinent especially India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asia. Mangoes are fleshy. They are the national fruit of India. There are over 100 varieties of mangoes in India. These are in …

Lesson 8: Meet My Family

I live with my family in Patna. My mother, father and two sisters live with me. I have an elder sister and a younger sister. We have fun playing together, but sometimes we quarrel over petty things. Ours is a …

Lesson 7: Dreams

Rina works in Shruti’s house. As she cleans the house, she often sees Shruti sitting in her room, quietly absorbed in a book. One evening, Rina asked Shruti what she was reading. Shruti smiled and said, “I’m reading a book …

Lesson 6: Transport and Safety

People have been using wheels for thousands of years for transporting heavy objects by road. On a bicycle, we have to push the pedals to move gears and a chain to get the wheels to move. Horses or bullocks pull …

Lesson 5: The Bus Journey

I take a bus every day. Sometimes, I get a seat. That is when I look out the window. There are many things I can see through the bus window: I see the vegetable and fruit sellers next to their …

Lesson 4: My Favourite Day of the Week

Sunday is my favourite day of the week. There is no school and no college nor work. I like to wake up late on Sundays, so I don’t eat breakfast. I have lunch with my family. The rest of the …

Lesson 3: Conversation about Colours

Young Raghav asked his mother: “What colour are chicks?’ “Chicks are yellow.” ‘What colour is that thing inside a boiled egg?’ ‘That thing is a yolk, and it is yellow.’ “What are you drinking?” “‘I am drinking lemonade.” “Lemonade is …

Lesson 2: Carrots and Nutrition

Carrots originated in Afghanistan. They were mostly purple and skinny. In the 1700’s, Dutch scientists bred the pale orange carrot. Dutch botanists also got rid of the bitter taste of the original wild carrot. Now there may have been black …

Lesson 1: Punctuality

My friend’s parents had invited me to go to India Gate with them. It was a short distance from where they lived. They told me to be at their house by 1 pm. It was a ten minute bike ride …