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My English Reader Class 4 DAV Solutions Unit 2 Travel
DAV Class 4 English Reader Book Solutions Unit 2 Travel
People all over the world love travelling. Some people travel to far off places either for adventure or merely for sightseeing. As soon as schools close for summer vacation, we start looking forward to various travel activities.
In groups of four, discuss which places you like to visit during holidays. Complete the given holiday tree. [Textbook Page 22]
- I go to a hill station in summer holidays.
- I go to coastal regions to enjoy sea beaches.
- I go to my native place in summer holidays.
- I go to historical places in summer holidays.
- I go to my maternal grandmother in summer holidays.
A.1. Where did you go for spending your last summer vacation? Tell your partner about your visit.
Last summer vacation I had gone to Delhi with my parents and cousins. Needless to say that Delhi is the capital of India and the seat of the Indian Government. Apart from ancient monuments, one can come across several government buildings and embassies here. I had a long cherished dream to see this capital city. So, I was very much excited.
First of all, we visited the historical monuments like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, the Qutab Minar, Chandani Chowk and Connaught Place. Then we visited the government buildings like the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House, the Rail Bhawan etc. We also visited the zoo located in Purana Qila. We saw there several birds and animals. It was a very nice trip. We enjoyed it very much.
A.2. Now read the poem.
Travel Plans [Textbook Page 23]
Summary of the Poem
This is a poem by Bobby Katz. The child here makes his travel plans. He wishes to go on a long travel by putting himself in the pouch of a Kangaroo. Then he wants to go through the hole of a needle like a thread and enjoy spinning like a top on the points of his head. The child further wishes to enjoy skating on an ice cube, swimming in a glass and riding on a grasshopper.
The child says that he would make himself tall by magic and would cross the oceans and seas in a ship. He would also find out the North pole. After travelling these places, the child would turn back to his original form.
Summary in Hindi
प्रस्तुत कविता बॉबी कैट्ज द्वारा रचित है। यहाँ बच्चा अपनी यात्रा की योजनाएँ बनाता है। यह कंगारू के पेट से लगी थैली में बैठकर लंबी यात्रा पर जाना चाहता है। वह सूई की छेद में धागे की तरह घुसना चाहता है। वह लट्टू की तरह अपने सिर के बल घूमना चाहता है । बच्चा बर्फ की चिकनी सतह पर स्केट पहनकर फिसलना चाहता है, ग्लास में तैरना चाहता है और टिड्डों पर सवार होना चाहता है।
बच्चा कहता है कि वह जादू से खुद को बड़ा कर लेगा और जहाज में सवार होकर समुद्रों और महासमुद्रों को पार करेगा। वह उत्तरी ध्रुव पर भी सभी जगहों की यात्रा समाप्त कर फिर छोटा बच्चा बन जाना चाहता है।
Word – Meanings:
Pop = to put quickly – तेजी से रखना,
Pouch = small bag attached to Kangaroo’s stomach – कंगारू के पेट से लगी थैली,
Needle = a small thin piece of steel used for sewing – सुई,
Thread = a thin string of cotton, wool, etc. – धागा,
Spin = to turn round and round quickly – चक्कर काटना,
Grasshopper = a small animal – टिड्डा,
Abracadabra = a word that people say when they do a magic trick – जादू करते समय बोला जाने वाला शब्द
Shipwreck = destruction of ship – पोत-भंग ।
A.3. Work with your partner. List all the places where the poet wishes to go. The first one has been done for you.
The poet wishes to go—
(a) to the jungle.
(b) travel around the world.
(c) to the oceans.
(d) to the seas.
(e) to the North Pole.
A.4. Read the extract answer the questions that follow.
(i) And when I had seen all that I want to see,
I hope I’d know how to turn back into me.
(a) Write four things that the speaker had seen.
Seas, oceans, Ice-cubes and North Pole.
(b) What does the speaker mean by ‘turn back into me’?
The speaker would become a child again.
(c) Why do you think the speaker wants to ‘turn back’ into himself?
Because he cannot lose his childhood.
(ii) And I’d learn to say ‘thank you’ in Kangarooese.
(a) What does the speaker mean by this statement?
While sitting in the kangaroo’s pouch he would leam to say ‘Thank you’ in the same way as Kangaroo’s little ones leam new things.
(b) What is meant by the word ‘Kangarooese’?
‘Kangarooese’ here stands for the animal’s family.
(c) Why has the poet coined this word?
To give a strong sense of association and friendliness with animals.
A.5. You probably have many thoughts after reading this poem. If you get a chance to go, where would you go, express your thoughts in a form of poem/paragraph.
If a would go anywhere, I would go to a zoo to see a variety of birds and animals. I love them too much. The water-birds like ducks and cranes in the pond are very fascinating. Birds and snakes of different kinds and colours also attract my attention. The zoo is the place where I can enjoy an elephant ride. The different kinds of trees add to the beauty of the zoo. I never miss any chance to visit a zoo. It is such a beautiful place.
A.6. Write homophones of the words given below. One has been done for you.
(i) Piece – __________
(ii) Male – __________
(iii) floor – __________
(iv) hair – __________
(v) plain – __________
(vi) hole – __________
(vii) eight – __________
A.7. Given below are some words from the poem with their letters jumbled up. Write the correct words and draw lines to match them with their meanings.
|eoanc||ocean||a very large area of sea|
|ipsn||spin||to go round and round on its axis|
|rgephopasrs||grasshopper||an insect with eight legs.|
|staeks||skates||a boot with wheels for gliding over ice or a hard surface.|
|oakgrano||kangaroo||an animal with a pouch on its stomach.|
A.8. Get into groups. Given below are certain words. Find out at least one synonym each for these words.
(i) kind – __________
kind – generous
(ii) tall – __________
tall – high
(iii) travel – __________
travel – journey
Why does the child want to go deep into the ocean?
The child wants to go deep into the ocean to talk to a fish.
What would the child do after hopping in Kangaroo’s pouch?
He would travel far and wide and see the world with his own eyes.
What did the child get tired of?
The child got tired of being very small.
What did he do to become tall?
He used magic tricks to become tall.
What would the child do after seeing all that he wanted to see?
He would turn back into him. In other words, he would become a child again.
B.1. India has a rich variety of landscapes and climates. This has made it a famous tourist spot for people all over the world.
Let us have a quiz to check your awareness of India, our motherland. Tick (✓) your responses.
(i) Which city is called the ‘Pink City’?
(ii) Where is the famous sun temple of ‘Konark’ situated?
(iii) Where is the holy shrine of the Sikhs, ‘The Golden Temple’ situated?
(iv) Which place is known as the ‘Paradise of Earth’?
(v) Where is Mahabalipuram?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Tamil Nadu
(vi) Which city is called the ‘Queen of Nilgiri hills’?
(vii) Which is the famous tourist city at the southernmost tip of India?
B.2. Reema’s parents are planning a holiday trip to Kanyakumari during her summer vacation. Her father, Mr Ajay Jain meets Mr Singh from Sita Travels to get information about the place.
Listen to the audio CD, titled Listen & comprehend (class-IV). After listening, answer the questions given. Thereafter, complete the notes in the question given below. The tape script is also given on Page No. 39.
The audio CD is attached to the Textbook.
B.3. While you are listening to the conversation between Mr Ajay Jain and Mr Singh, fill in the blanks in the blurbs below. [Textbook Page 28]
- It is located at the southern most tip of India.
- Nearest airport is 87 km away.
- The beaches have multi-coloured sand.
- Vivekananda Rock Memorial is an important tourist place.
- Tamil, Malayalam and English are languages spoken.
B.4. Now read advertisements given below. [Textbook Page 29]
Discuss, in groups of four, what information these advertisements provide.
These advertisements provide information about accommodation available at Manali and Shimla with all modem facilities.
B.5. A travel agency has given the ‘Travel Ads’ page to the students of your school. Read the ads carefully and show the page to your parents.
[Textbook Page 30]
Do it yourself.
B.6. Do you and your parents like the travel packages offered by Bita Travels? Why/Why not?
B.7. Find more about a place that you wish to visit during winter vacation. Paste the picture of the place and w rite 3 – 4 sentence to make a “Travel Ad” for that place.
I wish to visit Kashmir during winter vacation.
- Kashmir is well known for scenic beauty.
- Dal Lake is situated here.
- It has many beautiful gardens.
C.1. Have you ever visited any National Park or Wildlife Sanctuary?
Names of some National Parks and Animal Sanctuaries are given below. Write the names of the states where they are situated.
(i) Corbett National Park __________
(ii) Bandhavgarh National Park __________
(iii) Gir ‘Wildlife Sanctuary __________
(i) Corbett National Park – Uttrakhand
(ii) Bandhavgarh National Park – Madhya Pardesh
(iii) Gir Wildlife Sanctuary – Gujarat
Jungle Safari [Textbook Pages 32-34]
Summary of the Story
The narrator was very excited as he was going to visit Kanha National Park with his family members. They got up early in the morning and soon they were ready for the journey. There was a special boat for them. They quickly hopped into the boat and got fascinated by the beauty of the lake. They saw the colours of the lake waters turn from silver to golden. Suddenly their eyes fell on a herd of Sambhar deer close to the lake waters. Then they began trek with calm minds. Although they were scared of the forest animals, they were excited too. So they went ahead. On the way they saw the footprints of elephants, bears and tigers. They took a beautiful view of the forests from atop the watch tower.
Now it was time for their journey back. But before it, they put their legs in the cool waters of the lake and enjoyed the sight of swarm of small little fish. They also spotted a family of tiger just before the end of their journey.
Summary in Hindi
वर्णनकर्त्ता बहुत खुश और उत्तेजित था क्योंकि वह अपने परिवार के सदस्यों के साथ कान्हा राष्ट्रीय उद्यान देखने जा रहा था। वे सुबह जल्दी उठे और यात्रा के लिए तैयार हो गए। उनके लिए एक विशेष नाव था। वे नाव में सवार हो गए और झील की सुंदरता में खो गए। उन्होंने झील के पानी के रंग को दुधिया से सुनहला होते देखा। अचानक उनकी नजर सांभर हिरण के एक झुंड पर पड़ गयी जो झील के काफी करीब था। उसके बाद उन्होंने बड़े ही शांत दिमाग से जंगल की यात्रा शुरु कर दी। यद्यपि वे जंगल के जानवरों से डर रहे थे, लेकिन काफी उत्साहित भी थे। अतः वे आगे बढ़ गए। रास्ते में उन्होंने हाथियों, भालुओं और बाघों के पैर के निशान देखा।
अब उनके वापस लौटने का समय आ गया। लेकिन इसके पहले उन्होंने झील के ठंडे पानी में अपना पैर डाला। छोटी-छोटी मछलियों के झुंड के दृश्य का आनंद उठाया। उन्होंने यात्रा खत्म करने के तुरंत पहले बाघ के एक परिवार को देखा।
Word – Meanings:
Excitement = happiness – खुशी, उत्साह,
Peak = highest point – शिखर,
Novel = fiction – उपन्यास,
Quickly = without any delay, तेजी से,
Thrilling = exciting and enjoyable – आनंददायक
Infused = injected – संचार किया
Zeal = happiness – खुशी
Approached = came near – नजदीक आया,
Foggy = not clear – कुहासा से पूर्ण
Deter = to discourage from doing something – हतोत्साहित करना,
Exclusive = special – विशेष.
Hopped = went or moved somewhere quickly – तेजी से चल दिया,
Mesmerised = fascinated – आकर्षित होना
Dazzled = overwhelmed – विस्मित कर दिया
Spotted = saw – देखा
Agillity = quickness – फुर्ती, तेजी,
Disappeared = became out of sight – गायब हो जाना,
Hastly = quickly – तेजी से
Trek = expedition – लंबी यात्रा
Scared = afraid – डरा हुआ
Enthusiastic = Enerbetic – उत्साहित
Immerse = put – रकना
Amazed = surprised – आश्चर्यचकित
Unforgettable = that cannot be forgotten – जिसे भुलाया न जा सके
C.2. On the basis of the story read, organise the events in the correct order by writing the number against each sentence.
We saw the footprints of elephants bears and tigers.
There was a special boat for our family.
We spotted a family of tiger.
We began trek with calm minds.
We got up early in the morning.
We put our legs in the cool waters of the lake.
We saw a herd of sambhar deer close to the lake.
1 We got up early in the morning.
2 There was a special boat for our family.
3 We saw a herd of sambhar deer close to the lake.
4 We began trek with calm minds.
5 We saw the footprints of elephants, bears and tigers.
6 We put our legs in the cool waters of the lake.
7 We spotted a family of tiger.
C.3. Find the words for the given meanings from the text.
(i) discourage from doing something __________
discourage from doing something – deterr
(ii) quickness __________
quickness – agility
(iii) overwhelm __________
overwhelm – dazzle
(iv) expedition __________
expedition – trek
C.4. Answer the following questions briefly.
(i) What is the narrator excited about?
The narrator is excited about his visit to Kanha National Park.
(ii) How did the lake water turn from silver to golden?
As soon as the mist started clearing, the colours of the lake water turned from silver to golden.
(iii) Was the narrator scared of wild animals in the forest? Give a reference from the text to justify your answer.
Yes, the narrator was scared of wild animals in the forest. The reference from the text to justify the answer is given below-
“We pretended that the knowledge of bears, pythons and cobras being present in the forests did not matter to us at all! But were we not fooling ourselves?
C.5. Words used like ‘herd’ and ‘swarm’ are collective nouns. Find collective nouns for the groups mentioned below.
(i) A group of sheep __________
(ii) A group of wolves __________
(iii) A group of monkeys __________
(iv) A group of geese __________
(v) A group of tigers __________
(vi) A group of whales __________
C.6. Life Skills
What arrangements would you make if you were to travel to a National Park? (e.g. some pre-information about the place, kind of clothes you would wear, etc.)
Discuss in the class. Also, make a list of things that you would carry along for the travel.
A list of things that I would make are:
- clothes according to the weather;
- Some eatables;
- First-aid box;
- Toiletries, etc.
What do you know about The Jungle Book?
The Jungle Book is a classic novel written by Rudyard Kipling. The novel is set in the background of the Kanha National Park.
Why did the narrator sleep early that night?
The narrator slept early that night because he had to get up early, the next morning and get ready for his journey to Kanha National Park.
What infused zeal in the narrator?
The narrator was going to visit Kanha National Park on a boat. This very thought infused zeal in him.
What happened when the mist started clearing?
When the mist started clearing, the narrator and his family members could see the colours of the lake waters turning from silver to golden.
Which qualities of the sambhar deer left a lasting impression on the narrator?
The agility and swiftness of the sambhar deer left a lasting impression on the narrator.
Read it Yourself
Aastha lives in Kashmir. She is in Class-IV. During her summer vacation, she visited many places. During her tour, she clicked many photographs and made notes. Let us know about these places through Aastha’s pictorial diary.
Read Textbook pages 37 – 38 and gather knowledge about the Dal Lake in Kashmir, the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the India Gate in Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Peacocks in Rajasthan and the Gateway of India in Mumbai.