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My English Reader Class 3 DAV Solutions Unit 4 Adventure
DAV Class 3 English Reader Book Solutions Unit 4 Adventure
1. Tell your teacher what you understand by the word ‘adventure’. It is—
(a) an exciting experience?
(b) a dangerous experience?
(c)a comic, funny experience?
Tick (✓) the correct response.
(a) An exciting experience.
2. Work is experience.
Which of the following activities involve adventure? [Textbook Page 50]
The following activities involve adventure – hiking, rafting and mountaineering.
3. Saurabh and his friends are going for a treasure hunt. Help them to reach the place where the treasure is hidden. [Textbook Page 81]
Do you think Saurabh and his friend’s journey is going to be adventurous? Discuss and give reasons.
Yes, Saurabh and his friends’journey is going to be adventurous because the way through which they have to go for the treasure is full of dangers. They will have to face a number of ferocious animals on their way. It is really adventurous to get the treasure by overcoming such animals.
A.1. Now read the following story. [Textbook Pages 82 – 83]
Man Learns to Fly
Summary of the Story
People always wished to fly up in the air like birds. At first, they tried to fly with artificial wings but they got killed. However, they didn’t stop their efforts due to these failures. In 1783, two brothers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier, made a balloon of thin linen and paper and filled it with hot air. It rose to a height of five hundred metres and then came down. The two brothers sent up another balloon with a basket carrying three animals. The second experient too proved successful. After a month, they themselves went up in the hot air balloon. This time the ballon rose to a height of nine hundred metres. This was the first time when man travelled through the air.
Summary in Hindi
लोग पक्षियों की भाँति हमेशा हवा में उड़ना चाहते थे प्रारंभ में उन्होंने नकली पंखों के सहारे उड़ने का प्रयास किया लेकिन मारे गए। फिर भी इन असफलताओं के कारण उन्होंने अपने प्रयास नहीं छोड़े। 1783 में जैकस और जोसेफ मोन्टगोल्फियर नाम के दो भाइयों ने पतले कपड़े और कागज का एक गुब्बारा बनाया और उसे गर्म हवा से भर दिया। गर्म हवा का यह गुब्बारा पाँच सौ मीटर की ऊँचाई तक उड़ा और फिर वापस आ गया। इन दो भाइयों | ने एक दूसरा गुब्बारा हवा में छोड़ा। इस गुब्बारे में उन्होंने तीन जानवर रखे थे। उनका दूसरा प्रयास भी सफल रहा। एक महीने बाद वे स्वयं गर्म हवा के गुब्बारे में ऊपर गए। इस बार गुब्बारा नौ सौ मीटर की ऊँचाई तक गया। यह पहला मौका था जब किसी आदमी ने हवा में उड़ान भरी थी।
Word – Meanings:
Wondered = got surprised – हैरान होना,
Determined = firmly want to do something – कुछ करने की उत्कंठ इच्छा,
Attached = tied – जोड़ दिया,
Discouraged = lacked courage – हतोत्साहित हो गए.
Linen = cloth – कपड़ा,
Released = sent out – निकाला,
Failure = lack of success – असफलता,
Experiment = doing something to find out what will happen – प्रयोग,
Crowd = a mob लोगों की भीड़,
Gathered = came together – इकट्ठा हुए।
A.2. Complete the following statements. First attempt individually and then compare your answer with your partner’s.
(i) When people saw birds and kites in the sky, they ________________
When people saw birds and kites in the sky, they wondered why they could not do so.
(ii) Many people got injured and many were killed when they ________________
Many people got injured and many were killed when they tried to fly with the help of artificial wings.
(iii) The very first balloon was made of and it was filled with ________________
The very first balloon was made of thin linen and paper and it was filled with hot air.
(iv) The first balloon, with a man in it, rose to a height of ________________
The first balloon, with a man in it, rose to a height of nine hundred metrres.
A.3. Answer the following questions briefly.
(i) When was the hot air balloon made” Who made it?
The hot air balloon was ¡nade in 1783. Two brothers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier made it.
(ii) In what way was the second attempt success ful?
The two brothers sent up another balloon with a basket carrying three animals – a hen, a sheep and a duck. The balloon successfully travelled through the air and then came down with the three animals safe inside.
(iii) Describe the first flight of man?
When the two brothers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier. got success one after the other they got encouraged and made the third attempt. This time they themselves went up ¡n the hot air balloon which rose to a height of nine hundred metres and covered a distance of ten kilometres. This was the first flight of man.
A.4. The sentences given below tell the story of how man learnt to fly. But they are jumbled up. Number them in their proper order. Work in pairs.
This was the first time, man had travelled through the air.
The two brothers sent up another balloon with a basket carrying three animals.
People always wished to fly up in the air.
In 1783, two brothers built a hot air balloon, which was made up linen and paper.
Some of them tried to fly with the help of artificial wings, but they got killed.
A month later, the two men themselves went up in a balloon full of hot air.
1 People always wished to fly up in the air.
2 Some of them tried to fly with the help of artificial wings, but they got killed.
3 In 1783, two brothers built a hot air balloon, which was made up linen and paper.
4 The two brothers sent up another balloon with a basket carrying three animals.
5 A month later, the two men themselves went up in a balloon full of hot air.
6 This was the first time, man had travelled through the air.
A.5. Find words from the text which have the following meanings.
(i) firmly want to do something. d _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(ii) you do it to find out what will happen. e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(iii) lack of success. f _ _ _ _ _
(iv) cloth made of flax. l _ _ _ _
(v) come or bring together. g _ _ _ _ _
A.6. Fill in the blanks with the words you have written in A.5.
(i) This __________ proved that the earth is round.
(ii) I am __________ to learn swimming.
(iii) The boy wanted to __________ his sheep.
(iv) A __________ does not discourage me.
(v) __________ is a rough cloth.
A.7. Find from the text, the words opposite in meaning to those given on the left. One has been done for you.
A.8. Tick (✓) the correct spellings.
What was the ancient people’s heartiest desire?
The heartiest desire of the ancient people was to fly like birds.
What inspired them to fly in the sky?
When they looked at the birds and kites flying high in the air, they also wanted to do so.
Which experiment to fly in the sky proved to be dangerous? How?
At first, some people attached artificial wings to their bodies and jumped off high mountains. They believed that the wings would help them to fly. These experiments proved to be dangerous as they lost their lives.
Name the two brothers who made the first flight.
Jacques Montgolfier and Joseph Montgolfier made the first flight.
A.9. You are adventurous young person.
You are interested in becoming a member of the ‘National Flying Club’. Fill in the application form given below. [Textbook Page 86]
Do it yourself.
B.1. Write the appropriate word that describes the following. Write them in the space provided. [Textbook Page 87]
B.2. Your mother believes that as a child you lack discipline, so she keeps things under lock and key. The refrigerator is locked. The cupboard containing your favourite toys is locked. Even the story books you are so fond of reading are locked. Your mother is willing to give you only one key. Tell your partner which key you would like to have. Why?
I would like to have the key which would open the cupboard containing the story books. I am so fond of reading story-books. I can’t live without them.
B.3. Now read this poem. [Textbook Page 55]
Summary of the Poem
A small child had a key in the pocket. The child does not know what the key actually open. He just wants to think about it. The key may open a treasure chest full of diamonds and gold or it may open a journal containing secrets. If he finds this journal and reads it he may become famous.
The child further guesses that the key might fit in a sports car. But he would not drive the car right now because he is too young. He would hide it till he is older. His friends would cheer him when he would drive it.
The child says that his adventure would go on forever. He would keep the key with himself. He does not know what it opens. But it is more fun to think about it.
Summary in Hindi
एक छोटे बच्चे को एक चाबी मिलती है। वह नहीं जानता है कि उस चाबी से क्या खुलेगा। वह सोचता है कि यह हीरे और सोने से भरा संदूक खोल सकता है या उस दैनिक पंजी (डायरी) को खोल सकता है। जिसमें कई गुप्त बातें लिखी हुई हैं। वह उन्हें पढ़कर विख्यात हो जाएगा।
बच्चा आगे अनुमान लगाता है चाबी क्रीड़ा कार को खोल सकता है। लेकिन फिलहाल तो वह कार चलाने लायक नहीं है क्योंकि अभी वह काफी छोटा है। अतः वह उसे छिपा कर रख देगा और जब बड़ा होगा तब चलाएगा। तब उसके दोस्त उसका उत्साह बढ़ाएँगे।
बच्चा कहता है कि उसका साहस बरकरार रहेगा। वह चाबी को अपने पास रखेगा। वह नहीं जानता है। कि उससे क्या खुलेगा।
Adventure = dangerous activity – जोखिम भरा कार्य, साहस,
Treasure = wealth – खजाना,
Stuffed = filled with – भरा हुआ,
Journaldiary = दैनिक पंजी,
Secrets = anything that is not known to others – गुप्त बातें,
Famous = well-known – विख्यात,
Cheer = make happy – खुश करना,
Forever = always – हमेशा।
B.4. On the basis of your reading of the poem, complete the following sentences and draw a rough sketch in the space provided. [Textbook Page 59]
1. A key was in the __________
A key was in the pocket.
2. The treasure chest was full of __________
The treasure chest was full of diamonds and gold.
3. Secrets were written in a __________
Secrets were written in a journal.
4. He would drive a __________ when he becomes older.
He would drive a car when he becomes older.
B.5. Given below is the flowchart of sequences of events as explained in the poem. Complete the flowchart. The first one has been done for you.
- He found it just yesterday.
- It could open a treasure chest.
- It may open a journal.
- The people would cheer if they finds the journal and read it.
- It might fit in a sports car but he is too young to drive right now.
- My friends will cheer me when I would drive it.
- But it is more fun just thinking about it.
B.6. The child does not want to know what the key will actually open, he just wants to think about it. Discuss with your partner why he only wants to think.
The child only wants to think about it because it gives him more fun.
B.7. What can we say about the child in the poem? Work in pairs and tick (✓) all the correct responses.
(i) He would like to become famous.
(ii) He is fond of reading books.
(iii) He would like to become rich.8
(iv) He loves adventures.
(v) He has a very good imagination.
(i) He would like to become famous.
(ii) He is fond of reading books.
(iii) He would like to become rich.
(iv) He loves adventures.
(v) He has a very good imagination.
B.8. Life Skills
Would you call yourself adventurous? Why/Why not? If given a chance, what kind of adventure would you want to embark on? Give reasons. Answer:
Yes, I can call myself adventurous because I love to do things that have some risks or adventures. For example, I enjoy cycling while standing on it. Whenever I, along with my parents, go to hill stations like Shimla, Kulu Manali I never miss a chance to enjoy rafting. I also like skiing and skating.
If given a chance, I would like to climb Mt. Everest. Its height always fascinates me.
What is the treasure chest filled with?
The treasure chest is filled with diamonds and gold.
How will the child become famous?
The child will become famous by reading the secrets contained in the journal.
How can the child’s adventure go on forever?
The child’s adventure can go on forever if he hangs the key onto the wall.
C.1. Is there any naughty boy/girl in your class? Who is he or she, how does he or she behave in the class and what do others think of him or her? Discuss with your partner.
Do it yourself.
C.2. Now you will read an interesting story about a little naughy boy called Michael. [Textbook Pages 91-93]
Michael Goes Climbing
Summary of the Story
Michael was a naughty boy. He used to make mischiefs to attract other’s attention. One day he reached near the church in the market place and saw a ladder below the spire near the trap door. A sudden feeling of joy came on him and he climbed the church spire. Now he wished all to see him standing right at the top of the spire like a hero.
It happened what Michael actually wanted. A big crowd of people gathered near the church. Their mouths were wide open and eyes were fixed on him. But Michael was happy on his adventure. After sometime he decided to come down but there was no ladder. The workmen had taken it away. Michael got frightened. However, he controlled himself and thought about another way to come down.
The spire of the base of the ball was only half slated. Michael broke a slate and with his toe and got a foot-hold. Then he slid down. He left the ball and then quickly caught the base of the ball. He started climbing down and finally reached down safely.
When Michael grew up, his father sent him to sea. He was very successful at sea and became famous with the name of Admiral Michael Zoon de Ruyter. Under Michael, the Dutch navy earned name and fame.
Summary in Hindi
माइकल एक बहुत ही नटखट बच्चा था। वह लोगों का ध्यान अपनी ओर खींचने के लिए कोई-न-कोई शरारत करता रहता था। एक दिन वह बाजार में चर्च के पास चला गया और मीनार के नीचे फर्शदरवाजा के पास एक सीढ़ी देख लिया। अचानक वह खुशी से झूम उठा और चर्च की मीनार पर चढ़ गया। अब वह चाहता था कि लोग आएँ और देखें कि कैसे वह हीरो की भांति मीनार के शिखर पर चढ़ा हुआ है।
आखिर माइकल जो चाहता था वही हुआ । चर्च के पास लोगों की भीड़ जमा हो गई। उनके मुँह खुले थे और आँखें माइकल पर टिकी थीं। लेकिन माइकल अपने साहस पर खुश था। कुछ समय के बाद माइकल ने नीचे उतरने का फैसला किया। लेकिन वहाँ पर सीढ़ी नहीं थी। मजदूरों ने उसे हटाकर कहीं और रख दिया था। माइकल डर गया। लेकिन अपन ऊपर काबू रखा। अब वह नीचे आने का दूसरा उपाय दूढ़ने लगा।
मीनार का केवल आधा भाग स्लेट पत्थरों का बना था। माइकल ने एक पत्थर को अंगूठे से तोड़ा और वहाँ अपना पैर जमा दिया। फिर वह फिसलकर नीचे आ गया।
माइकल जब बड़ा हुआ तो उसके पिताजी ने उसे समुद्री यात्रा के लिए भेजा। वह समुद्री यात्रा में काफी सफल रहा और एडमिरल माइकल जून डे राइटर के नाम से प्रसिद्ध हुआ । उसकी देखरेख में डच नौसेना का खूब नाम हुआ ।
Word – Meanings:
Spoiled = ruined – बर्बाद,
Brat = chap – शरारती लड़का,
Mischievous = naughty – शरारती, नटखट,
Attract = draw attention – ध्यान खींचना,
Spire = tower – मीनार,
Weather vane = a metal object on the roof of a building that turns easily in the wind and shows which direction the wind is blowing from – वातदिशा दर्शक,
Leaned = to put body against something – झुका,
Fright = fear – डर,
Despair = a feeling of hopelessness – निराशा,
Rescue = the act of saving someone from danger – बचाना,
Grasp = to hold tightly – कसकर पकड़ना,
Moisture = watery – नमीयुक्त ,
Rapidly = quickly – तेजी से,
Fleet = a group of many ships – समुद्री जहाजों का समूह,
Destroyed = to break something completely – बर्बाद कर दिया।
C.3. Complete the following:
Two women were talking to each other. One of them called Michael proud, ________ and ________. The other woman felt that sometimes ________ makes a person ________. Meanwhile, Michael climbed the church ________ where some workmen had left their ________. So he got a chance to stand over the golden ball beneath the ________. After sometime he discovered that the ladder was ________. A feeling of ________, ________ and ________ came over him, because he did not know how to get down.
Two women were talking to each other. One of them called Michael proud, spoiled and mischievous. The other woman felt that sometimes mischief makes a person courageous. Meanwhile, Michael climbed the church spire where some workmen had left their ladder. So he got a chance to stand over the golden ball beneath the weather vane. After sometime he discovered that the ladder was gone. A feeling of fright, despair and sickness came over him, because he did not know how to get down.
C.4. Write ‘T’ for true statements and ‘F’ for false statements.
(i) The first woman called Michael a nice boy.
(ii) The second woman called Michael courageous.
(iii) The church was in the market.
(iv) The workmen had left their ladder below the spire near the trap door. Michael could not reach the top of the spire.
(v) A sudden feeling of joy came on Michael when he found the ladder missing.
(vi) The spire on the base of the ball was fully slated.
(vii) It was safe to grasp the spire and come down.
C.6. Complete the following statements.
(i) Michael belonged to ________. (Write the name of the country.)
Michael belonged to Denmark.
(ii) Michael wanted to climb over the golden ball because __________.
Michael wanted to climb over the golden ball because he was adventurous by nature.
(iii) Wehn the people saw Michael standing on the golden ball, they ________.
When the people saw Michael standing on the golden ball, they fixed their eyes on him with their mouths wide open.
(iv) Michael’s father who had lost all hope from him ________.
Michael’s father who had lost all hope from him sent him to sea.
(v) Michael was very successful at sea. He became ________.
Michael was very successful at sea. He became Admiral in Dutch navy.
(vi) Under Michael, the Dutch navy ________.
Under Michael, the Dutch navy earned name and fame.
C.7. Answer the following questions briefly.
(i) Why did the first woman say that she felt like hitting Michael every time she saw him?
She said so because she had never seen a spoiled, proud and mischievous boy like Michael in her life.
(ii) Why had the workmen left the ladder near the trap door?
They had left the ladder near the trap door because they had been slating the church spire.
(iii) Why did Michael not want to take help from others?
Michael did not want to take help from others because this would be a poor sort of end to his adventure.
(iv) How did Michael finally reach safely?
Michael broke a slate with his toe and got a foot-hold. Then he slid down slowly, left the ball and then quickly caught the base of the ball. Afterwards he climbed down safely.
C.8. Find words from the story, which have the following meanings. Clues are there to help you.
(i) The act of saving someone from danger. r _ _ _ _ _
(ii) A feeling of hopelessness. d _ _ _ _ _ _
(iii) To put body against something. I _ _ _ _ _
(iv) To hold tightly. g _ _ _ _
(v) Quickly. r _ _ _ _ _ _
(vi) To break something completely. d _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
C.9. Now fill in the blanks with suitable form of the words you have written.
(i) The disease is spreading ________ with alarming rate.
(ii) She __________ my arm so that she might not fall.
(iii) The earthquake ________ several buildings.
(iv) I was lost. A policeman came to my ________ and guided me.
(v) The old man ________ against the wall.
(vi) She overcame her ________ and decided to try again.
C.10. Find from the story the words opposite in meaning to the following:
(i) start ________
(ii) safe ________
(iii) defeat ________
(iv) slowly ________
(v) above ________
(vi) empty ________
full / filled
(vii) soft ________
(viii) healthy ________
C.11. Some of the words given below are spelt incorrectly. Correct their spellings and write all the words again.
(i) mischevous __________
(ii) courageous __________
(iii) whether vane __________
(iv) dispare __________
(v) controled __________
(vi) dangrous __________
(vii) cought __________
(viii) neighbours __________
C.12. Life Skills
(i) Michael was scared to come down from the spire yet he took the risk. Do you think he was right in doing so? Had you been in his place, what would you have done? Explain with reasons.
I can’t say whether he was right or not. Moreover, if I had been in his place, I would have made loud noise to gather people in hope that they would do something to bring me down. They would likely help me with the ladder. But I had not taken such a big risk.
(ii) Do mischievous people always succeed in life? Why or Why not? Discuss with your partner.
I don’t think so. In fact, it doesn’t happen all the time. Sometimes, mischievous people may succeed but sometimes they are perished and nobody takes notice to them.
(iii) Did you ever make any mischief for which your parents scolded you? Describe the whole incident briefly. What did you learn from that incident?
Do it yourself.
What did Michael always want to do? Why?
Michael always wanted to make some mischief to attract other’s attention.
What was the other woman’s opinion about mischievous boys?
Mischievous boys, according to the
other woman, sometimes become great
How did Michael react when he found out that someone had taken away the ladder?
He was overcome by a sudden feeling of fright, despair and sickness.
What did Michael do to get a foot hold?
He broke a slate with his toe to get a foot-hold
D.1. You are standing in front of a magic room. which is about to open. What do you expect to see inside? Share your thoughts with your partner.
I expect to see a magician inside with his magic wand.
D.2. A genie offers to fulfil one wish of yours. Tell your partner what this wish would be and why?
I wish to be a famous cricketer. So, if a genie offers to fulfil one wish of mine, I would like to get this wish to be fulfilled.
D.3. Now read the story. [Textbook Pages 98 – 100]
The Magic Room
Summary of the Story
Poppy’s parents had gone abroad leaving her with her aunt, Aunt Bella in her funny old house. One day, Poppy was alone in the house and was feeling bored. She went upstairs and stood in front of a locked room. She brought the key and opened the rusted lock. She heard a click and the door opened as if by magic. The room in which Poppy stepped into was a strange one with some furniture hanging in the air near the ceiling. Poppy sat on a chair lying on the floor. Soon delicious food appeared in front of her. Poppy enjoyed the food. She got surprised to see the room filled with a light mysterious darkness.
As soon as she switched on the gold lamp, she heard a strange sound and the room was filled with smoke. As the smoke settled down, a boy appeared before her. The boy said that he was the genie of the lamp. He ased Poppy if she had a wish that he could fulfil. Poppy told genie that she was feeling lonely. The genie disappeared without saying anything. After a while, Aunt Bella brought a cute little puppy for her. Poppy felt happy to get the little creature. She went to the room to thank the genie but there was nobody inside.
Summary in Hindi
पॉपी के माता-पिता उसे उसकी चाची बेला के पास छोड़कर विदेश चले गए थे। एक दिन पॉपी घर में बिल्कुल अकेली थी और ऊब रही थी। वह ऊपर गयी और एक बंद कमरे के सामने खड़ी हो गयी। वह चाबी लायी और जंग लगे ताले को खोल दिया। उसे टिक की आवाज सुनाई दी और ऐसा लगा जैसे जादू से दरवाजा खुल गया। पॉपी ने जिस कमरे में प्रवेश किया वह विचित्र था क्योंकि उसमें मेज- कुर्सी आदि सभी छत से हवा में झूल रहे थे। पॉपी फर्श पर पड़ी एक कुर्सी पर बैठ गयी। तुरंत उसके सामने जायकेदार खाना हाजिर हो गया। पॉपी खूब मजे लेकर खाना खाया। अचानक उसे हैरानी हुई क्योंकि कमरा रहस्यात्मक अंधकार से भर गया। पॉपी ने जैसे ही सोने का चिराग जलाया, उसे एक विचित्र आवाज सुनाई दी और उसी के साथ कमरा धुआँ से भर गया।
धुआँ जैसे ही शांत हुआ, एक लड़का उसके सामने खड़ा हो गया। लड़के ने कहा कि वह चिराग का जिन्न (प्रेत) है। उसने पॉपी से कहा कि अगर उसकी कोई इच्छा है तो वह पूरी कर सकता है। पॉपी ने जिन्न को बताया कि वह अकेलापन महसूस कर रही है। लेकिन जिन्न बिना कुछ कहे गायब हो गया। कुछ क्षण बाद, आँट बेला ने पॉपी के लिए एक सुन्दर सा पिल्ला लेकर घर में प्रवेश किया। पॉपी इस छोटे से जीव को पाकर खूब खुश हो गयी। वह तुरंत कमरे की तरफ भागी जिन्न को धन्यावाद करने के लिए लेकिन वहाँ पर कोई नहीं था।
Word – Meanings:
Stepped = into entered – प्रवेश किया,
Funny = interesting – दिलचस्प,
Rusted = covered with rust – जंग लगा हुआ,
Delicious = tasty – जायकेदार,
Mysterious = something strange that we don’t understand – रहस्यात्मक,
Settled down = स्थिर होना,
Genie = जिन्न, प्रेत,
Replied = answered – जवाब दिया,
Expensive = costly – मँहगा,
Ordinary – simple – साधारण,
Muttered = spoke in low voice – भुनभुनाया,
Spell = word – शब्द,
Paused = stopped for a while – रुका,
Patiently = remaining cool – धैर्यपूर्वक,
Banged = caused to knock – खटखटाना ।
D.4. Answer these questions briefly.
(i) Where had Poppy’s parents gone?
Poppy’s parents had gone to a long world tour.
(ii) Why didn’t Poppy accompany her parents?
Poppy was too young to go with her parents.
(iii) When Poppy went into the magic room, what did she see on the walls?
She saw sparkly silver and gold stars and moons on the walls. They were changing colours very fast.
(iv) What was strange about the sofa?
The sofa wasn’t on the floor. It was hanging in the air and moved around on the ceiling.
(v) What happened when Poppy switched on the light?
As soon as Poppy switched on the light, she heard a strange sound ‘whoosh!’ and the room was filled with smoke.
(vi) How did the boy prove that he was the genie of the lamp?
He proved it by dint of his magic. He muttered a kind of spell ‘Hip hop hip hop’ and suddenly Poppy was in the air, on the ceiling.
(vii) What did Poppy tell the genie about herself?
Poppy told the genie that she was lonely as she didn’t have any friends.
(viii) How was Poppy’s wish fulfilled?
Poppy’s aunt, Aunt Bella brought a cute little puppy for her. Poppy felt happy to get a playmate.
D.5. The following sentences tell Poppy’s story but they are given in a jumbled order. Number them in their proper order.
The genie disappeared without saying anything.
Poppy enjoyed the food.
It was a strange room with some furniture hanging in the air near the ceiling.
After a while, Aunt Bella brought a cute little puppy for her.
Poppy was alone in the house and was feeling bored.
Poppy felt happy to get a playmate.
When Poppy sat on a chair, delicious food appeared in front of her.
She went to a room on the upper floor.
Poppy told the genie that she was feeling lonely.
Poppy went to the room to thank the genie but there was nobody inside.
1 Poppy was alone in the house and was feeling bored.
2 She went to a room on the upper floor.
3 It was a strange room with some furniture hanging in the air near the ceiling.
4 When Poppy sat on a chair, delicious food appeared in front of her.
5 Poppy enjoyed the food.
6 Poppy told the genie that she was feeling lonely.
7 The genie disappeared without saying anything.
8 After a while, Aunt Bella brought a cute little puppy for her.
9 Poppy felt happy to get a playmate.
10 Poppy went to the room to thank the genie but there was nobody inside.
D.6. Draw lines to match the given words with their meanings.
|(i) mysterious||something strange that we don’t understand.|
|(ii) expensive||costing a lot of money.|
|(iii) ordinary||about which there is nothing special.|
|(iv) pause||to stop for a short time.|
|(v) patiently||remaining very cool.|
D.7. Now fill in the blanks with the above words.
(i) Her looks were ________ but she had a very sweet voice.
(ii) We __________ waited for the doctor.
(iii) We heard some __________ noise coming from inside the house.
(iv) My mother is not fond of wearing __________ jewellery.
(v) Did he __________ before answering the question?
D.8. Some words given below are spelt incorrectly. Correct their spellings and write all the words again.
(i) immidiately __________
(ii) delicious __________
(iii) floated __________
(iv) loanly __________
(v) cieling __________
(vi) fullfill __________
(vii) havenly __________
(viii) freind __________
(ix) mysterous __________
(x) boared __________
D.9. Life Skills
When Poppy went upstairs to thank the genie, she did not find anyone in the room. Do you think there was a genie upstairs or was it all Poppy’s imagination? Discuss with reasons.
So far I think there was no genie upstairs. It was all Poppy’s imagination. I don’t believe in such things.
D.10. Imagine that you are Poppy. In a few sentences describe your experience in the magic room. Begin like this: When I opened the door, I was surprised to see the scene inside
When I opened the door, I was surprised to see the scene inside. The walls were decorated with sparkly silver and gold stars and moons and they were changing colours very fast. The sofa was hanging in the air and moved around the ceiling. When I sat on the chair, I was served with delicious food. Soon there spread darkness in the room. I switched on the lamp but suddenly the room got filled with smoke.
When the smoke settled down, I saw a boy appeared before me. He called himself the genie of the lamp. He assured me that he would fulfil my wish if any. I requested him to end my loneliness. The genie disappeared without saying anything. But the next moment my aunt came with a cute puppy. She had brought the creature for me. I was happy to get a playmate.
Why did Poppy think about her parents?
Poppy thought about her parents because they were not with her. They had gone on a world tour.
In what way was Aunt Bella’s house funny?
Aunt Bella’s house was very old. It had lots of rooms and strange noises.
Why did Poppy feel bored?
She felt bored because her aunt had gone somewhere and she was all alone in the big house.
What did the genie of the lamp claim?
He claimed that he could fulfil Poppy’s wishes.
What did Aunt Bella give Poppy? What was inside it?
Aunt Bella gave Poppy a box. There was a cute little puppy inside it.
E.1. A ‘hero’ is a person who is admired by man for her or his noble qualities or courage. Discuss with your partner and list a few qualities that the hero possess. [Textbook Page 104]
Hero should be:
E.2. The story ‘India’s Young Heroes’ is a story of act of bravery and courage, exhibited by a young girl. Do you know any child who was awarded any bravery award? If yes, what was his/ her act of bravey? Discuss.
Do it yourself.
E.3. Based on your listening to the script, complete the following:
__________ Awards were started in __________ by the Indian Council of Child Welfare. The awards were given in order to __________ the children who perform __________ deeds of bravery. They are announced on __________ but are presented in New Delhi by the __________ on the eve of __________.
The National Bravery Awards were started in 1957 by the Indian Council of Child Welfare. The awards were given in order to honour the children who perform outstanding deeds of bravery. They are announced on 14th November but are presented in New Delhi by the Prime Minister on the eve of the Republic Day.
E.4. Write ‘T’ for the true and ‘F’ for the false statements.
(i) Majda Alias Babli was eighteen years old.
(ii) She was a resident of Delhi.
(iii) Majda was six children playing on the banks of a canal.
(iv) The water in the canal was moving slowly.
(v) Majda’s elder brother helped her to save two children.
E.5. Write words from the Help Box for their meanings given below:
(i) Making a piercing sound.
(ii) Ability to control fear when facing danger.
(iii) Exceptionally good.
(iv) A person who lives or has a home in a place.
(i) Save from danger or distress.
(ii) Seize and hold firmly.
(iii) Great respect.
(iv) Know from having encountered before.
E.6. Taking help from the given clues solve the following crossword. [See Texbook Page 106]
Do it yourself.
Read it Yourself
Florence, Nightingale, an English woman, is popularly known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp.’ She served the sick and wounded English soldiers in a hospital in Turkey. In 1854, these soldiers had fought a war. Florence Nightingale arranged food, clothes, and medicines for them. Every night she went through the wards carrying a little lamp. She worked so hard that she fell serious ill and ultimately died. Although she is no more among us, she is remembered throughout the world for her inspiring work.