NCERT Solutions for class 3 English Unit-9



Reading is Fun  
1.How old is the speaker?
Ans. The speaker is a young child.

2. Who are ‘they’ and ‘them’ in the poem?
Ans. ‘They’ and ‘them’ are the parents of the child or grown-up people.

3. What is the secret the speaker is hiding?
Ans. He is a giant from inside.

Talk Time
1.Think of three things that ‘they’ won’t let you do.
Ans. •The three things that ‘the/ won’t let me do are:
•They won’t allow me to go to market alone.
•They won’t allow me to handle electric appliances.
•They won’t allow me to bum gas stove.

2.What are the things you’d like to do when you are grown-up that you can’t do now?
Ans. Handling electric appliances, driving bikes or cars, travelling alone, washing my clothes, using mobile phone, surfing etc.

Word Building
1. Using the letters of the given word, make three words.
One is done for you.blackboard mother vegetable thousand helicopter other get sand help
board her table and pilot
back moth able hand pet

2.Look at these words in the poem.
Don’t I’m I’ll
Here are their full forms:
Don’t – Do not I’m -1 am I’ll -1 will
(i)Now write the full forms of the following words.
Ans.Can’t Cannot It’s It is Isn’t Is not
What’s What is That’s That is

(ii)Make sentences using the following.
He’s She’s You’re We’re

  • He’s – He’s my brother.
  • She’s – She’s writing a letter.
  • You’re – You’re going to play.
  • We’re – We’re going to school.

(iii)Now write about two things you’ll do when you grow up.
You can begin like this:

  • When I grow up 111 drive mv car.
  • When I grow up I’ll travel alone.

Say Aloud
1.giant    goose    jam     grey   gym
gold    June    gum
Choose and tick the words with a J’ sound
(a) January goose gem jam
(b) jacket giraffe grow July
(c) giant grapes grey June
Ans.(a) January, gem, jam
(b) jacket, giraffe, July
(c) giant, June



Reading is Fun
1.Where were the people going?
Ans.The people were climbing a small hill to go to a holy place.

2. What did the man say to Meena?
Ans. The man said to Meena why she was carrying the load of a boy on her back.

3.Why do you think Meena was carrying her brother?
Ans. Meena was carrying her brother because he was unable to walk and loved him.

Talk Time
Choose the correct answer.
1.What went up the hill?
(a)a-path, (b)a street, (c)a road, (d) a rail line
2.What is the name of the girl in the story?
(a) Seema, (b)Beena, (c)Meena, (d) Nina
3.How old was Meena?
(a) Ten, (b)Twelve, (c)Nine, (d) Eight
4.How old was Meena’s brother?
(a) Five, (b)Four, (c)Six, (d) Seven
Ans. 1. (a) a path, 2. (c) Meena, 3. (b) Twelve, 4.(b) Four.

Let’s Write
1.Fill in the blanks using the correct given words.
rat   sip    box    rug    cot    den   pit
Ans.1.The boy fell in the pit. 2. I sip hot milk.
3. The kid is in the cat. 4. My toy is in the box.
5. The lion in the den. 6. The cat runs after the rat.
7. I sit on the rug.

2.Fill in the blanks with the opposite of the underlined word given in the sentence
Ans.(i)The rat ran in when the cat ran out.
(ii)The lion is big but the ant is small.
(iii)The giraffe has a long neck but owls are short.
(iv)The sun appears in the dav and the moon at night.
(v) The tea is hot but the water is cold.
(vi) Trees are tall but the bushes are short.
(vii) Ram was sad but Radha was happy.

Team Time
1.What are the difficulties that a child who can’t see will face?

  • He will not be able to play with other children.
  • He will face problem in crossing the road.
  • He will not be able to watch television.
  • He will not be able to work on computer.

2. Would you help a child who can’t walk to school?
Ans. Yes, I would definitely help such a child.

3. How can you help such a child and make the child feel one of you?
Ans. I will give him my support so that he may not feel any problem in reaching the school. I will talk with him like a good friend. I will laugh with him. In this way I will make him feel one of us.

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