Read paragraph 1."A long long time ago, an emperor was very fond of new clothes. The only thing important to him was to be well dressed every day. He wanted to appear before everybody in beautiful new clothes."
Read paragraph 1."A long long time ago, an emperor was very fond of new clothes. The only thing important to him was to be well dressed every day. ... The only thing his people could say about him was that 'The emperor is in his dressing room trying on new clothes.' "
Read paragraph 2."One day, two swindlers from other places arrived in the country. They pretended to everyone that they were weavers and that they could make the finest cloth in the world. They boasted, 'The colours and patterns are very beautiful and the material is so special that it is invisible to stupid persons.' "
Read paragraph 3."He invited these two rascals to his palace and gave them a large sum of money so that they would start working at once."
Read paragraphs 2 and 3."One day, two swindlers from other places arrived in the country. They pretended to everyone that they were weavers and that they could make the finest cloth in the world." "They asked for the finest silk and the most precious gold-cloth. They then hid away the expensive material and pretended to be working very hard at the empty looms from dawn till late at night."
Read paragraph 5.
What did the emperor think about the old minister?
A. "As quiet as a mouse" refers to someone who makes no noise or says nothing.
B. "As cunning as a fox" refers to someone who tricks others in order to get something for oneself.
C. "As red as a beetroot" refers to someone who is red in the face because he or she is feeling very embarrassed about something.
D. "As brave as a lion" refers to someone who does dangerous things without fear.
Read paragraph 9."The emperor put the new clothes on. He could not feel the weight of the clothes. He looked at himself in the mirror from all sides, as if he was admiring his new suit."
Read paragraph 9.
How did the emperor feel after wearing the new suit?
The Emperor's New Clothes
Extension: Time to think!
10. What is the moral lesson of the story?
11. If you were the little child, would you do the same? Why or why not? Think and share with your parents or classmates.