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The Father and His Two Daughters – Intermediate Level

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Read this story and answer the comprehension questions below:

A man had two daughters, one was married to a gardener, and the other to a tile maker. After a time he went to the daughter who had married the gardener and enquired how she was and how all things went with her. She said, "All things are prospering with me, and I have only one wish, that there may be a heavy fall of rain, in order that the plants may be well watered."

Not long after, he went to the daughter who had married the tile maker, and likewise enquired of her how she fared. She replied, "I want for nothing, and have only one wish, that the dry weather may continue, and the sun shine hot and bright, so that the tiles might be dried." He said to her, "If your sister wishes for rain, and you for dry weather, with which of the two am I to join my wishes?

Moral of the story...You can't please everybody!

Comprehension Questions

  1. What were the husbands' jobs?
  2. How many daughters did the father have?
  3. What was the first daughter's wish?
  4. Why did she wish for that?
  5. Did the father care about his daughters?
  6. What was the second daughter's wish?
  7. Why did she wish for that?
  8. Were both daughters wishing for a lot from their father?
  9. What was the father's problem with the daughters' wishes?
  10. Were both daughters married?

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