Saturday, 5 October 2019




Comprehension Activities
I. Answer each question briefly:

      1. The little boy was very upset. Why?
      Ans. The Little boy was upset to see the way Gandhiji was dressed.
      2. What did he ask Gandhiji?
Ans. He asked Gandhiji, “Why don’t you wear a Kurta, Bapu?”
1.     Why could Gandhiji not buy even one kurta?
Ans. Gandhiji could not buy even one Kurta because he was very poor man and did not have money.
2.     Who made the clothes for the little boy?
     Ans. The little boy’s mother made all his clothes.
3.     What is the title given to Gandhiji because of his loving and caring nature?
      Ans. Gandhiji is given the title of, ‘’ The Father of the nation.”

II. Choose the correct option to fill in the blanks:
1. Gandhiji was a ……………. man.
(a) ordinary                             (b) great                                 (c) intelligent
2. Children …………………. visiting Gandhiji
(a) hated                                 (b)loved                                  (c) ignored
3. Gandhiji needed ……………… crore kurtas.
(a)forty                       (b) fifty                            (c) sixty
4. The little boy felt …………….. for Gandhiji.
(a)pity                         (b) happy                       (c) bad
5. The whole country was Gandhji’s ………………..
(a)family                     (b) enemy                     (c) friend

III. Write ‘T’ for True and ‘F’ for False statements:          Ans.

True True           False

1. The little boy’s sister sewed well.                               
2. Gandhiji is called, ‘The Father of the Nation’.         
3. Gandhiji never wore any shirt.                                                 
4. The little boy brought a shirt for Gandhiji.             
5. Gandhiji was very loving and caring.

Vocabulary Activities
I. Match the words with their meanings:
gently                                  politely
right                                     correct
poor                                     needy
little                                     small
need                                    want

I.             Synonyms are words that have nearly the same meaning.

wide - broad                     lovely – beautiful                         big – large


A. Choose the synonyms of the underlined words from the box and rewrite each sentence:

True                                little                               look                                 close
clever                             spend                             arrived                           correct

1. She is a smart girl.                                  Clever
2. Please shut the door.                            Close
3. I know the real story.                            True
4. See, what he is doing!                           Look
5. The train came very late.                     Arrived
6. He gave the right answer.                    Correct
7. You made a small mistake.                  Little
8. How do you pass your Sundays?        Spend

III. Antonyms are words that have quite the opposite meaning.
A. Find in the box the pairs of antonyms. Write the antonyms in the spaces below:
easy                foolish                        request
happy             wise                            ill
sad                  order                          fast
slow                well                           difficult
1. fast-slow                                              4. Foolish-wise
2. easy-difficult                                         5. Order-request
3. happy-sad                                              6.  Well-ill

Grammar Activities
• We use much with uncountable nouns.
• We use many with plural countable nouns.
• We can use a lot of with both countable and uncountable nouns.
1. I have done much work.                        (uncountable)
You’ve wasted much money.                    (uncountable)
2. There were many girls.                          (countable)
They plucked many flowers.                     (countable)
3. She took a lot of time to dress up.      (uncountable)
I had to face a lot of problems.                (countable)

I. Put in much or many:
1. He doesn’t eat much food.
2. He doesn’t read many books.
3. How many eggs did you buy?
4. How much bread did you buy?
5. There were many boys in the hall.
6. There wasn’t much light in the room.
7. There isn’t much coffee in the pot.
8. I don’t have many friends in this city.

II. Rewrite each sentence using much/many in place of ‘a lot of’:
1.     She got a lot of presents on her birthday.
Ans. She got many presents on her birthday.
2.     A lot of people were queuing up for the film.
Ans. Many people were queuing up for the film.
3.     Children gave a lot of trouble to their mother.
Ans. Children gave much trouble to their mother.
4.     A student has to spend a lot of money on books.
Ans. A student has to spend much money on books.
5.     A lot of boys were absent yesterday,
Ans. Many boys were absent ysterday

Composition activities
I.                   Write a few lines about Gandhiji.   or
II.                 Write a brief paragraph on your favourite leader.
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi is my favourite leader. He is called Bapuji. He was born on 2nd  October, 1869. He passed his matriculation and then he went to England. There he studied law and became a barrister. He came back to India. Soon he went to South Africa. There he worked for the good of the Indians. Then he came back to India. He fought for our freedom. He went to jail many times in the freedom struggle. At last he won freedom for us. For his services and sacrifice for the country he was named the Father of Nation.