Let’s write the opposites of the following words. slow _________ up _________ back _________ tall _________ below _________ crowd _________ loud _________ go _________ Marigold Read and listen to these two poems with your partner and find out what are the things that the village child and the The people who live in cities often wish they could live in quiet towns. Do you like the place you live in? Tell your partner two things you like and don't like about the place you live in. city child like. The Village Child My home is a house Near a wood I'd live in a street If I could! I do wish someone Lived near. There's no one to play with At all. The trees are so high And so tall: And I should be lonely For hours, Were it not for the birds And the flowers. The City Child I live in a city In a street; It is crowded with traffic And feet; There are buses and motors And trams. I wish there were meadows And lambs. The houses all wait In a row There is smoke everywhere That I go. I don't like the noises I hear I wish there were woods Marigold 1. Did you observe that in the poem, the last words in every second and fourth line rhyme with each other? Can you write a four line poem? 2. Find out how many people are there in our country. Do we have enough land for all people on this earth? Is there enough food and water for all people? 3. Find out the following from ten families living in your neighbourhood. Count the number of F1* F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 Total children below 5 years of age children from 5-14 years grown up children from 15-20 elders from 21-50 years old people who are above 50 years total number of people in the family *F = Family (i) How many members are educated in each family? (ii) From amongst the ten families, how many are educated? Now talk to your partner and then write a report about your neighbourhood. Marigold 1. Interview your teacher and get her responses for the following questions. (i) Why did you become a teacher? (ii) How do you come to school everyday? (iii) Do you have any pets? (iv) What kinds of books do you like to read? (v) What are your hobbies? 2. Now write a paragraph about your teacher with the information you have gathered. My Teacher My teacher says she became a teacher because Marigold Mr Phileas Fogg lays a bet with some of his friends to go around the world in 80 days. This is the story of how he travelled with his companion, Passepartout. Marigold 155 again. The train headed for the steep mountains. This was the most difficult part of the journey with its winding roads. They passed the highest point of their journey, 7524 feet above sea level. In a few hours they would be out of the Rocky Mountains. After the passengers had taken their breakfast the train gave a shrill whistle and braked with a jerk and came to a halt. Passepartout, a French passenger went to see what the matter was. There was nothing to be seen. The train had halted in the middle of nowhere. There was Marigold no station in sight. He heard the signalman say, “The train can't go on. The bridge near Medicine Bow won't support the weight.” It was a suspension bridge and some of its cables were broken. The driver of the train said, “Perhaps there is a chance of getting across the bridge by letting the train proceed at maximum speed.” “All aboard,” said the conductor. The passengers got on the train and the driver reversed the train for nearly a mile. Then he gave another whistle. The train began to move forward so fast that it was frightening. The passengers had the feeling that the train was not resting on the tracks but was floating through air. As the engine shrieked and the train shuddered they were over the bridge in a flash! As soon as they passed over the Medicine River, the bridge crashed down into the raging waters below. The train continued its course that evening without interruption. As the train moved forward the next day, it was suddenly attacked by hundreds of Sioux Indians (a tribe themselves bravely by answering with pistol shots. The conductor cried out, “The train must be stopped or we are lost!” “I will go,” said Passepartout. He opened a door and unseen by the Red Indians he slipped under the racing train, and holding on to the chains he slowly reached the engine. Then he separated the engine from the coaches. They started to slow down. They had neared a station where soldiers, attracted by the sound of shots, hurried towards the train. The Red Indians on board saw them and quickly jumped off before the train stopped entirely. JULES VERNE Marigold 1. Which tribe of Red Indians attacked the travellers? 2. Which was the highest point of their journey? 3. Why did the train stop the first time? 4. How many days would it take for the train to reach New York? 5. Tick the correct answer. (i) The first time the train stopped was because (a) some robbers stopped the train. (b) a herd of buffaloes was passing. (c) the tracks were broken. (ii) The bridge fell with a crash into the river (a) after the train had passed through. (b) the train was still on the bridge. (c) before the train passed over the bridge. 6. Match the following words with their meanings. You can take the help of a dictionary. 4steamed forward at full speed. The train The train 4headed for the steep mountains. Find five more such words from the lesson. 2. From the text find three more describing words like the ones given below in the example. 3. Find the opposites of the following words from the text. (i) Minimum speed _______________________ (ii) Moved forward _______________________ (iii) Disappeared _______________________ (iv) Closed _______________________ (v) Lowest _______________________ 4. In the lesson you will find many words that describe sounds like whistling, roaring, braking, crashing , raging. Can you list the things these sounds are related to? Steep mountain slopes __________________________ Deep canyons __________________________ Hair raising curves. __________________________ Sounds Things associated whistling wind, policeman roaring ___________________ braking ___________________ crashing ___________________ 1. See the picture of the people climbing on the train. We notice that most of the time we do not wait for the other people to get off the train before boarding it causing inconvenience to others. 2. Discuss with you partner the manner which you conduct your self while interactin with others. Marigold Reading a Map Look at the view of the classroom from above. Now answer the following. You can use words like front, back, left and right. 1. How many doors and windows are there in the classroom? 2. Where is the blackboard? 3. How may rows of desks are there in the middle and back rows? 1. There are______trees between the classroom and the playground. 2. The______trees line the passage from the entrance. 3. Many______trees are along the side of the playground. Marigold Use the above map to answer the questions. 1. What does the dotted line on the map show? 2. What road would Ajay take to get to the boat club? 3. What building is next to the picnic area? 4. What road passes by Ajay’s house? 5. What other way could Ajay use to get from his house to his grandmother’s house? Now write : Use verbs like: go, turn, cross Use prepositions like: across, between, in front of, beside, near, behind and write how you get home from school. Marigold (iv) The boys played ________. [quiet] (v) Do your work ________. [neat] (vi) I can do the sum ________. [easy]

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