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King Midas

King Midas
Once upon a time, there was a king. His name was Midas.
King Midas was very greedy. Gold was very important to him. He always wanted more and more gold.
One day he met a genie. I can give you one wish, said the
genie.
What do you think King Midas wished for?
King Midas made his wish.
He said, When I touch something, it should turn into
gold.
His wish came true.
King Midas became very rich, but he was not happy.
He could not smell the gold flowers from his garden.
He could not eat gold food!
King Midass daughter was very sad.
He gave her a hug and she turned into gold!
Before you read
Pair work Look at the pictures below. They are the characters of the story you will
read. Make a guess and write the names of the characters below their pictures.
King Midass Daughter Genie King Midas

King Midas Kings Daughter (ten year old princess) Genie

____________ __________________________ ___ ______________

King Midas asked the genie, Please take back my wish! My daughter is more important than gold!
The genie said, I will.
Now King Midas was very happy.
He learned his lesson. Now he knows love makes people rich. Gold was not very important.

Word power
1. Write the words that give opposite meaning to the given words. Find the correct words from the
box below.
false less give
poor sad

a. rich_________________
b. happy _______________
c. true _________________
d. take ________________
e. more ________________

2. Use each of the following words in the sentence of your own.
more love king
greedy genie daughter

3. Now find the same words in the word puzzle given below.



G A D W T Q U I G P
M D A U G H T E R Y
O S F J G E N I E Q
R O P L B T W Z E N
E K I N G Z K V D B
V Y X L O V E P Y M
Comprehension check

1. Answer each of the following questions.
a. What did King Midas want?
b. Who granted him a wish?
c. What did he wish for?
d. Why was King Midas not happy after getting his wish?
e. What happened to King Midass daughter?
2. Write T for true and F for false statements.
a. King Midas was very greedy. ________
b. He could smell the gold flowers from his garden. _______
c. King Midass daughter was very sad. _______
d. King Midass daughter turned into gold! _______
e. Genie did not take his wish back. ________
3. Match the following and complete the sentences.
When I touch something,
King Midas became very rich,
He could not smell
He gave her a hug
Now he knows
the gold flowers from his garden.
and she turned into gold!
love makes people rich.
it should turn into gold.
but he was not happy
Talk time
Imagine you can ask for a wish just like King Midas, what would you ask for? Why would you ask that?
Discuss with your class.

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