NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Unit-7
(i) TOPSY-TURVY LAND
QUESTIONS FROM TEXTBOOK SOLVED
Reading is Fun
1.When do children go to school in Topsy-turvy Land?
Ans. In Topsy-turvy Land children go to school at night.
2. In the poem, if buses travel on the sea, then where do the boats travel? How should it rightly be?
Ans. The boats travel in the streets. They should travel on the sea.
3. The land of topsy-turvy is very different from oUr land. Let’s draw a comparison by filling in sentences wherever needed.
1.The words in the sentences are jumbled here. Rearrange them to make meaningful sentences. Words that begin with a capital letter are the first word of the sentence.
(i)Renu naughty is a girl. (ii) untidy room Her always is.
(iii)mother Her advises her clean to it. (iv) never listens She her mother to. kind of What child a you are?
Ans.(i)Renu is a naughty girl. (ii) Her room is always untidy.
(iii)Her mother advises her to clean it. (iv) She never listens to her mother.
(v)What kind of child are you?
2. Can you tell of some things that go topsy-turvy at home and there is disorder?
Ans. Sometimes some things go topsy-turvy at home. Their list is given below:
(i)It is time to go to school and you do not find the book that you needed most because the teacher is very strict.
(ii)One of the socks is in your hand and the other is missing. You are desparately looking for it.
(iii)Your notebook is in your bag and you are looking for somewhere else.
1.Write five things that you do at home to make your home look neat and clean.
Ans. (i) I arrange my bed every morning.
(ii)I clean my toilet everyday.
(iii)I keep my book-shelves arranged.
(iv)I sometimes sweep the floor of my study room.
(v)I always keep my shoes in shoe-rack after use.
3. Two stories got mixed up. Sort them out and write them in the appropriate boxes.
â–º We thought the lion had eaten someone.
â–º Suddenly the kite lifted him off the ground and took him over the treetops.
â–º He saw a shoe in the lion’s cage.
â–º Finally, the kite brought him back to the park.
â–º Our class had gone to the zoo.
â–º Puran was flying the brand new kite in the park.
â–º Some children stood and screamed, and some ran to the Director of the zoo.
â–º Puran was frightened and excited.
â–º The lion had not eaten anyone, because the shoe was one of the lion’s toys.
The Magic Kite
Ans. Puran was flying the brand new kite in the park. Suddenly the kite lifted him off the ground and took him over the treetops. Puran was frightened and excited. Finally, the kite brought him back to the park.
Who Did the Lion Eat?
Ans. Our class had gone to the zoo. We saw a shoe in the lion’s cage. We thought that the lion had eaten someone. Some children stood and screamed, and some ran to the Director of the zoo. The lion had not eaten anyone, because the shoe was one of the lion’s toys.
QUESTIONS FROM TEXTBOOK SOLVED
Reading is Fun
1.Why did the captain send the men to the land?
Ans. The captain sent the men to the land to look for water.
2. Why did the men rush back to the ship?
Ans. The men rushed back to the ship because they were chased by a giant.
3. Choose the correct answer.
(i)The giant carried a reaping hook because
(a)he was fighting with the other giants.
(b)he was going to reap the com.
(c)he wanted to frighten Gulliver.
(ii)They put Gulliver on the ground to look at him because
(a)they had never seen a human before.
(b)they thought he was a doll.
(c)they had never seen such a tiny man.
(a) a farmer. (b) a sailor. (c) a dwarf. (d) a giant.
Ans. (i)â€”(b), (ii)â€”(c), (iii)â€”(b).
4. Name the creature to whom you would look like Gulliver. The creature is now extinct.
Ans. The word begins with the letter Dinosour.
5. From the text, write the sentence that tells you the following.
(i)The giant reapers were fascinated by Gulliver.
(ii)Gulliver was a learned man.
(iii)The farmer’s son thought Gulliver was a toy.
(iv)The farmer’s wife was a kind-hearted woman.
Ans. (i) They all sat on the ground to take a good look at me.
(ii)I tried to speak to them in several languages.
(iii)On seeing me the child grabbed me from the table and put my head into his mouth.
(iv)Later she put me on her own bed and covered me with a clean white handkerchief.
1.Read the following sentences carefully.
The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as a bellowing trumpet.
The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as thunder.
When something is very cold, we say it is as cold as ice.
This is because ice is very very cold.
Now complete the following. Use the words given in the box.
as light as a feather
as slow as a tortoise
as sweet as honey
as white as snow
as strong as an ox
as black as night
as red as a rose
as warm as a toast
as gentle as a breeze
I.Use the above expressions to complete the following sentences.
Ans. (i) The old man’s hair is as white as snow.
(ii)His feet were as cold as ice.
(iii)The newspaper boy was as slow as a tortoise in delivering the papers.
(iv)I felt as light as a feather after exercising.
II.Create your own comparisons for the following. Work in pairs.
Ans. as tall as the Qutab Minar
as fast as the Chitah
as high as the Mount Everest
as angry as a bull
as tiny as an ant
as brave as a soldier
2.Now look at the pictures and discuss in groups why the following events happened. You may find more than one reason for each of them.
Look at the following examples.
â–º I was trying to climb over the fence when the giant saw me.
â–º The farmer’s wife was stroking the cat when her one year-old son entered. Both the actions were in the past.
When the first one wa^ going on in the past, the second one happened.
Match the following and write complete sentences in the lines below.
1.What was happening?
(i) I was writing a letter.
(ii)Paul was looking out of the window.
(iii)*He was looking for his dog.
(iv) *1 was just completing the last answer.
(v) The man was painting the wall.
(vi) Amit was doing his homework.
(vii) My mother was cooking dinner.
*Please note that sometimes the order of the sentences changes.
the lights went out. the bell rang.
he noticed a lovely butterfly, he fell off the ladder.
I met Arun.
my pen ran out.
ma’am said, “Stop writing.”
Ans.(i) I was writings letter when my pen ran out.
(ii)Paul was looking out of the window when he noticed a lovely butterfly.
(iii) When I met Arun, he was looking for his dog.
(iv)*When ma’am said, â€˜Stop writing’, I was just completing the last answer.
(v)The man was painting the wall when he fell off the ladder.
(vi)Amit was doing his homework when the lights went out.
(vii) My mother was cooking dinner when the bell rang.
2. Now complete the following suitably.
(i)I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when
(ii)He was cleaning out his cupboard when
(iii) a dog ran out onto the road.
(iv)the teacher walked into the room.
Ans. (i) I saw a lady calling me. (ii) he came across old diary pages.
(iii) I was running fast when (iv) Students were talking loudly when
3. When we compare two things/people, we add-er or more to the describing word. When we compare three or more things/people, we add est or most to the describing word.
Look at the following examples. When first two are compared and when all three are compared.
Now complete the following in the same way using the words easy or strong.
(i) Skipping is————.
Jumping is————than skipping.
Walking is the————of all.
(ii) The dog is————.
The horse is————.
The elephant is————.
(i)Skipping is easy.
Jumping is easier than skipping.
Walking is the easiest of all.
(ii)The dog is strong.
The horse is stronger than the dog.
The elephant is the strongest of them all.
Now complete the following in the same way using the words juicy or exciting. The order may vary according to your choice, aw fanRifeid
sugarcane———- rock climbing ———- .
skiing———- river rafting ———-
- Apple is juicy.
- Sugarcane is juicier than apple.
- Orange is the juiciest of them all.
- Rock climbing is exciting.
- Skiing is more exciting than rock climbing.
- River rafting is the most exciting of them all.
4.Correct the use of the describing words in the following sentences.
(i)This is the simpler problem of them all.
(ii)Which is the lightest of the two parcels?
(iii)He is cleverer than I am.
(iv)I like this the best of the two.
(v)The flood became badder as the- rain increased.
Ans.(i)This is the simplest problem of them all.
(ii)Which is the lighter of the two parcels?
(iii)He is cleverer than me.
(iv)I like this the better of the two.
(v)The flood became worse as the rain increased.
5.Punctuate the following sentences using capital letters, full stops (.) commas (,) question marks (?) apostrophe (‘) exclamation mark (!) wherever necessary.
i am sending you a photograph of my newest pet frisky is a bulldog and a very playful puppy by next summer he should be old enough to go with us on our long walks i m sure you are looking forward to seeing him I know you will like him. warm regards Sanju
I am sending you a photograph of my newest pet. Frisky is a bulldog and a very playful puppy. By next summer he should be old enough to go with us on our long-walks. I’m sure you’re looking forward to seeing him. I know you’ll like him.
6. Punctuate the following sentences.
(i) next Wednesday my sister mita is going to join the state bank of india
(ii) the dog wags its tail when its pleased but a cat waves its tail when its angry .
(iii) when I went fishing I caught an old shoe a plastic bag and a bad cold
(iv) she fed the baby washed the dishes put the lights off and went to sleep
(v) wasn’t tim born on the 26th of january 1989
(vi) oh no the bus has gone
Ans. (i) Next Wednesday my sister, Mita is going to join the State Bank of India.
(ii) The dog wags its tail when it’s pleased but a cat waves its tail when it’s angry.
(iii) When I went fishing I caught an old shoe, a plastic bag and a bad cold.
(iv) She fed the baby, washed the dishes, put the lights off and went to sleep.
(v) Wasn’t Tim bom on the 26th of January 1989?
(vi) Oh, no! The bus has gone.
Let’s Find Out
1. Fill in the blanks.
(i)A giant tree : Red wood trees of California
(ii)A giant bird : ——————————–
(iii)A giant land animal : ——————————–
(iv) A giant water creature : ——————————–
(v)A giant reptile : ——————————–
(vi)A giant aeroplane : ——————————–
Ans. (ii) Ostrich (iii) Elephant (iv) Whale (v) Crocodile (vi) A-380