6th Class English The Banyan Tree

  • question_answer 9) Look at these sentences. • In the spring, birds of  all kinds would flock into the banyan tree's branches. • I would spend the afternoons there.     • Grandfather, at sixty-five, could no longer climb the banyan tree. • I could hide myself in its branches. • I could look down through the leaves at the world below.   • I con/dread there.   'Would' tells us what the                               Could' tells us what the author was   author used to do, or what                            usually able to do, or grandfather is   used to happen'                                                               now not able to do                                              .   Choose would and could to replace the italicised words in the following sentences.  Grandfather says, in the old days, 1. elephants were able to fly in the sky, like clouds. They were also able to change their shapes. They used to fly behind clouds and frighten them. People used to look up at the sky in wonder. 2. because there was no electricity, he uses to get up with the sun, and he used to go to bed with the sun, like the birds. 3. like the owl, he was able to see quite well in the dark. He was able to tell who was coming by listening to their footsteps.  

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    1.elephants could fly in the sky, like clouds. They could also change their shapes. They would fly behind clouds and frighten them. People would look up at the sky in wonder. 2.because there was no electricity, he would get up with the sun, and he would go to bed with the sun, like the birds. 3. like the owl, he could see quite well in the dark. He. could tell who was coming by listening to their footsteps.  

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