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HOME READING REPORT

PROJECT IN ENGLISH

SUBMITTED BY:
CARLOS EMMANUEL B. BAGAS

SUBMITTED TO
MRS. MERLINDA LAVADO
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE
One day a hare was bragging about how fast he could run. He bragged and bragged
and even laughed at the tortoise, who was so slow. The tortoise stretched out his long
neck and challenged the hare to a race, which, of course, made the hare laugh.

"My, my, what a joke!" thought the hare.


"A race, indeed, a race. Oh! what fun! My, my! a race, of course, Mr. Tortoise, we
shall race!" said the hare.
The forest animals met and mapped out the course. The race begun, and the hare,
being such a swift runner, soon left the tortoise far behind. About halfway through the
course, it occurred to the hare that he had plenty of time to beat the slow trodden
tortoise.
"Oh, my!" thought the hare, "I have plenty of time to play in the meadow here."
And so, he did.
After the hare finished playing, he decided that he had time to take a little nap.
"I have plenty of time to beat that tortoise," he thought. And he cuddles up against
a tree and dozed.
The tortoise, in the meantime, continued to plod on, albeit, it ever so slowly. He
never stopped, but took one good step after another.
The hare finally woke from his nap. "Time to get going," he thought. And off he
went faster than he had ever run before! He dashed as quickly as anyone ever could up
to the finish line, where he met the tortoise, who was patiently awaiting his arrival.
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TITLE
The Tortoise and The Hare

AUTHOR
Aesop Fables Illustrated by Betty Miles

REFERENCE
http://www.storyit.com/Classics/Stories/tortoisehare.htm

NO. OF PAGES
Two (1), pages 1/1

SETTING
Time: Fine sunny day
Place: In the forest

CHARACTERS
Hare: Fast and over-confident, self-assured and excessive pride
Tortoise: Slow and steady, humble, and determined

THEME
Do not procrastinate and leave important tasks last minute.

PLOT
The Tortoise and the Hare is a fable about a cocky Hare and a slow-moving Tortoise that
challenge each other to a race. A fable is a fictitious story, usually with animals as
characters, that relays a moral or lesson at the end. There are a few different versions
circulating around, but in general the story remains the same. The Hare, believing he
could never lose to a slow-moving creature such as the Tortoise, stops to rest, believing
he has all the time in the world to spare. The Hare ends up falling asleep, and the Tortoise
moves past the Hare to win the race.
MORAL LESSONS

1. No point running just start on time and do it right also an old saying that says
Haste makes waste.
2.

3. Slow and steady wins the race. To put it in more current terms, work slowly but
consistently at a challenging task. Working too fast will cause you to tire out.

VOCABULARY LEARNED

Bragging - a piece of grassland, especially one used for hay


Tortoise - to move hurriedly with short quick steps
Mapped - represent (an area) on a map; make a map of
Swift - happening quickly or promptly
course: - the route or direction followed by a ship, aircraft, road, or river
halfway - at or to a point equidistant between two others
occurred: - to happen; or to take place
trodden: - past participle of tread; meaning to walk in a specified way
dozed: - fall asleep lightly
plod: - a slow, heavy walk
albeit: - although

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