A businessman on vacation was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by
the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walking slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the
beached starfish back into the ocean. The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said,
"I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart and I know your mean well, but do you realize how many beaches there are
around here and how many starfish are dying on every beach every day. Surely such an industrious and kind hearted boy such as yourself could find
something better to do with your time. Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make difference?" The boy looked up at the man,
and then he looked down at a starfish by his feet. He picked up the starfish, and as he gently tossed it back into the ocean, he said, "It makes a
difference to that one."
A. Answer the following questions:
1. What did the businessman see the boy doing?
2. Why did he come up to the child?
3. Did the boy approve of what he had said? Why?
B: What do the following words or phrases in the story mean?
1. toss 2. industrious
3. common 4 make difference