The Banyan Tree
To enable the students to read , write, speak and understand English.
To make them familiar with the fighting Cobra with Mongoose and their instant action against their enemy.
To enable them to develop thinking skill.
To enable them with the ideas of making friendship with birds and animals as the boy does in the lesson.
To motivate them to write stories about birds and animals.
To make them familiar with new words and phrases.
To enable them to use new words and phrases in their practical life.
There was a big banyan tree in the yard.
There are many squirrels, snails and butterflies lived on the tree.
The boy was fond of reading books. In his banyan tree library he collected the books like : Treasure Island, Huckleberry Finn and The Story of Dr Dolittle
He made a friendship with a squirrel and started to give it pieces of cake and biscuits.
The tree was full of birds during the fig season. The birds were parrots, myna, nightingles and crow.
The present story we study about the fight of a cobra and a mongoose.
Both are very strong opponents.
The cobra raised its body three feet off the ground.
There were three onlookers of the fight – the author, a myna and a wild crow.
There was a story fight between cobra and mongoose.
They both attacked at each other in order to kill.
They both made three attempts to kill each other.
In the third attempt, crow was bitten by the snake and it fell dead.
Still myna was sitting on the cactus plants and watching the fight
After fighting for a long time, the cobra became tired and weak.
The mongoose caught the cobra by its mouth and put it into the bushes.
The myna flew down and looked into the bushes.But it did not find and it flew away.
Finally the fight was won by the mongoose.
SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
Why did the speaker find the old banyan tree exclusively his own ?
Ans : The big banyan tree became the narrator’s property
because his grandfather was too old to climb it.
What did the speaker do while hiding himself in the banyan tree
Ans : The author used to read books and watch the world below.
When did the banyan tree become a noisy place?
Ans : The banyan tree became the noisiest place in the garden
during the fig season.
Where did the author usually spend his hot afternoons ?
Ans : On the platform he had built half way up the tree.
What exciting scene did the author enjoy from his platform in the
banyan tree ?
Ans : The fight between a mongoose and a cobra, a battle of two champions, was that exciting scene.
What trick did the mongoose apply to overpower and kill the cobra ?
Ans : He first bit the snake twice on the back. When the cobra was tired, the mongoose caught it by the snout. He finally dragged the dead cobra into the bushes.