Friday, 4 October 2019

How Daddy Decided What He Wanted to Be

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How Daddy Decided What 

He Wanted to Be



Textual Comprehension
I. Answer each question briefly:

1. Why did Daddy want to be a night watchman?
Ans. At night a watchman is up while town is asleep. He can also make noise when everyone is sleeping. That is why Daddy wanted to become a night watchman. 

Ans. Daddy wanted to be a night watchman because the job of a watchman was both attractive and exciting. He was awake while the whole town slept. The watchman kept shouting while others were sleeping.

2.. Why did he want to be an ice-cream man?
Ans. He wanted to be ice-cream man because if he became an ice-cream man, he could have a cart and eat all the ice-cream he wanted to.

3. What was it that he saw in an auto workshop?
Ans. One day he saw a man wearing blue uniform in an auto workshop. He was playing with all sorts of cars. But those cars were real, not toys.

4…What was it that Daddy liked about a car mechanic?
Ans. Daddy saw a car mechanic playing all sorts of real cars. He would crawl under the cars. Daddy liked this things about a cars mechanic.

5. How did Daddy say he would both be a car mechanic and an ice-cream man?
Ans Daddy wanted became a car mechanic but he did not want to give up the bright green ice-cream cart also. So he decided to sell the ice-cream in the morning and then go to the auto workshop in the afternoon and park his green cart outside the workshop.

6. Why did Daddy want to scratch behind his ear with his foot?
Ans. Daddy wanted to scratch behind his ear with his foot because he wanted to be a dog.

7. What was it that made Daddy feel ashamed of himself?
Ans. Daddy felt ashamed of himself when a sage asked him to think of himself. He said that Daddy was unable to understand what a man is like.

8. When did Daddy stop thinking what he wanted to be?
Ans. Daddy stopped thinking what he wanted to be when he realized that he was yet too small to know what he wanted to be.

9. What does Daddy think now to be the most important thing?
Ans. Daddy thinks that the most important thing is to be a good man.  



II. Who says these words and to whom in the story:
1.      Who’s that man?
Ans. “Daddy asked. “He’s the shunter,” He was told.
Ans. Little Daddy says these words to one of the workers.  

      2.. What are you doing?
Ans.  A sage says these words to little Daddy.

3. I am trying to be a dog.
      Ans. Little Daddy says these words to the sage

4…Think about that yourself.
Ans. The sage says these words to little Daddy.

5.. This is the most important thing whatever you want to be.
Ans. The little Daddy says these words to himself.


III. Complete each sentence with suitable words from the box:

1. I’ll sell ice cream for                                               sometime in the morning.

2. Everyone had to agree                                            with little Daddy.

3. He was quite certain he                                           wanted to be a night watchman.

4..A man doesn’t have to know                                  how to scratch behind his car with his foot.

5. The sage had not explained to him                          what a man is like.

• with little Daddy.
• what a man is like.
• some time in the morning.
• wanted to be a night watchman.
• how to scratch behind his ear with his foot.
 











Vocabulary Enrichment
I. Match the words in column ‘A’ with their meanings in column ‘B’:

A                                                                     B
pilot                                                                 one who keeps a watch
actor                                                                one who flies an aircraft
clerk                                                                one who repairs machines
sailor                                                                one who looks after sheep
stranger                                                           one who you do not know
shepherd                                                          one who keeps records in an office
mechanic                                                         one who acts in a film or on the stage
watchman                                                        one who is a member of the crew on a ship


Ans

Pilot                                                                    one who flies an aircraft

actor                                                                   one who acts in a film or on the stage

clerk                                                                   one who keeps the records in an office

sailor                                                                   one who is a member of the crew on a ship

stranger                                                              one who you do not know

shepherd                                                             one who looks after sheep

mechanic                                                            one who repairs the machines

watchman                                                           one who keeps a watch


II. Use any of the prefixes (in- / un- / dis-) to make the opposites of:




A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning; as – rearrange, dishonest, illiterate, etc.
We use some prefixes to form opposites; as – inefficent; unwise; disconnect; irregular.
 







1. real              unreal                                                 7. Human                    inhuman
2. easy             uneasy                                                 8. Do                           undo
3. active           inactive                                                9. Honour                    dishonour
4. respect         disrespect                                            10. Correct                  incorrect
5. obey            disobey                                                11. Different               indifferent
6. certain         uncertain                                             12. Pack                      unpack


III. Use the correct form of the given words to fill in the blanks:

1.  interest:      This book has interesting  many stories.

2.  real: I am not really satisfied with your work.

3.  shame:        You should be ashamed of your behaviour.

4.  strange:       I saw two strangers standing outside the house.

5.  explain:       You will have to give an explanation of your absence.

6.  different:    What is the difference between a man and an animal?

Grammar in Use
I. Complete the following rules for the use of articles using correct words from the box:

1.         We use ‘a’ with                                      a consonant sound.

2.         We use ‘an’ with                                           a vowel sound.

3.         We use ‘the’ with                                a particular person, place or thing.


. a vowel sound.
. a consonant sound.
. a particular person, place or thing.
 






Fill in the blanks with suitable Articles:
The police have been looking for an eight-year old boy who tried to rob a sweet-shop with a gun. The boy threw a carrier bag at the shopkeeper and asked him to fill it up.  “I don’t know whether he wanted me to fill the bag with sweets or money,” said the shopkeeper the to police. “I am not sure if the gun was real or not, but I don’t think it was a toy gun.”


III. Complete each sentence so that it means the same as the one above it:
1. “Who is that man?” Daddy asked.
Daddy asked who that man was.

2. “What are you doing?” he asked Daddy.
He asked Daddy what he was doing.

3. Daddy said, “I want to be an ice-cream man.”
Daddy said that he wanted to be an ice-cream man.

4. Daddy said, “There is nothing to do at night.”
Daddy said that there was nothing to do at night.

5. “I have been a man for a long time,” said Daddy.
Daddy said that he had been a man for a long time.

6. “Don’t you want to be a man?” the sage asked Daddy.
The sage asked Daddy if he didn’t want to be a man.



IV. Punctuate the following using capital letters where necessary:
1.      whos is that man daddy asked
Ans.  Who’s that man? Daddy asked.

2. arent you ashamed of yourself
Ans. Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?

3. i want to be a dog little daddy said
Ans. “I want to be a dog”, Little Daddy said.

4.. little daddys parents were very surprised
Ans. Little Daddy’s parents were very surprised.

5. you think about that yourself said the sage
Ans. “You think about that yourself,” said the sage.
6. ill be a hunter and an icecream man he said
Ans.” I’ll be a car mechanic and an ice-cream man,” he said.


Pronunciation Practice
Say the following words aloud:

What                                     wrist                                     sage                       ship                                       chin
When                                    write                                    sip                          shop                                      chop
 white                                   wrong                                   sun                        shoe                                      chart
which                                    wrench                                 seat                      sheep                                   cheap
where                                   wrestler                               soft                        sheet                                    check
 











Composition Writing

I.                   What do you want to be in your life when you grow up? Write a short paragraph on it, giving your reasons.
Ans.    One must have some aim in life. I want to become a teacher in my life. A teacher is a nation-builder. He shapes the destiny of the students. He fills good qualities in them. He turns them into ideal citizens. He commands respect from one and all. His place in student’s life is next only to their parents.   


II. Write a few words of advice for your younger brother or sister; as –

1.     You should learn to be a good human being 

2.     You should learn to respect your elders.


3. You should learn toobsever the rules of the road.

4. You should learn to be punctual in works.

5.       You should learn to be polite with others.

6. You should learn to be religious and God-fearing.




Q.1. Why did Daddy want to be a night watchman?

 Ans. Daddy wanted to be a night watchman because a watchman is up while the whole town is asleep and he can also make noise.


Q.2. Why did he want to be an ice-cream man?

Ans. He wanted to be an ice cream man because he could have a cart and eat all the ice-cream he wanted to.

Q.3. How did Daddy say he would both be a car mechanic and an ice cream man?

Ans. Daddy thought that he would do both the jobs turn by turn.

Q.4. Why did Daddy want to learn how to scratch behind his ear with his foot?

Ans. Daddy wanted to learn how to scratch behind his ear with his foot because he wanted to become a dog.

Q.5. What was it that made Daddy feel ashamed of himself?

Ans. The thought that he was not behaving like a man made him feel ashamed of himself.

Q.6. When did Daddy stop thinking what he wanted to be?

 Ans. Daddy stopped thinking so when he realised that he was yet too small to know what he wanted to be.