Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde (video)

Here is an animated film of The Selfish Giant, the famous story written by Oscar Wilde.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Where did the children use to play after school?
  2. How long had the Giant been away?
  3. What did he see when he came back?
  4. What did he do to keep the children out of his garden?
  5. Why didn't the Spring come in the Giant's garden?
  6. Who did the Snow and the Frost invite to stay with them?
  7. Where did the lovely music come from, which the Giant heard one morning?
  8. Where was the little boy standing and why was he crying?
  9. How did the tree try to help the boy?
  10. What decision did the Giant take?


  • A blossom is a flower on a tree. When a tree blossoms, it produces flowers.
  • A gruff voice has a rough low sound.
  • A trespasser is a person who goes on somebody's land without their permission.
  • When somebody is prosecuted, they are officially charged with a crime in court.
  • A linnet is a small brown bird that makes a pleasant sound.
  • A wicked person is an evil (bad) person.
  • If you are feeble, you are very weak, especially because you are old or ill.

  Irregular Past Forms Quiz

There is a number of irregular past forms in this story. Take the following quiz to check how well you remember them.