Ncert Solution for Class 6 English Honey Suckle Chapter 8 A Game of Chance
WORKING WITH THE TEXT
A. Complete the following sentences from memory choosing a phrase from those given in brackets.
- ————————————— was held at the time of the Eid festival. (A big show, A big fair, A big competition)
- Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods———————————(to display, to buy, to sell)
- Uncle told me ———————————————————————— while he was away.(not to buy anything, not to go anywhere, not to talk to anyone)
- The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everybody present————————————————————— .(to play the game, to win a prize, to try their luck)
- The first time I took a chance I got —————————————–— .(a bottle of ink, two pencils, a trifle)
- Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made ————————.(a fool of me, a good profit, friends with many people)
- A big fair was held at the time of the Eid festival.
- Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods to sell.
- Uncle told me not to buy anything while he was away.
- The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everybody present to try their luck.
- The first time I took a chance I got two pencils.
- Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made a fool of me.
B.Answer the following questions.
1. Why do you think Rasheed’s uncle asked him not to buy anything in his absence? (3)
Answer:- He asked him so because he didn’t want him to be befooled by any shopkeeperand lose his money.
2.Why was the shop called ‘Lucky Shop’? (4)
Answer:- The shop was named Lucky Shop so as to tempt the people to try their luck there once and win exciting prizes.
3. An old man won a clock and sold it back to the shopkeeper. How much money did he make? (5)
Answer:- The old man made 15 rupees by selling the clock back to the shopkeeper
4. How many prizes did the boy win? What were they? (6)
Answer:- The boy won four prizes that are- a combs, a fountain pen, a wrist watch and a table lamp.
5. Why was Rasheed upset? (7, 8, 9)
Answer:- Rasheed was upset because he hoped to win a really big prize not a trifle at the Lucky Shop.Instead at the end he lost all his money and couldn’t win anything
6. In what way did the shopkeeper make a fool of Rasheed? (11)
Answer:- The shopkeeper made a fool of Rasheed by encouraging or tempting him to try his luck over and over again.
WORKING WITH LANGUAGE
A. The words given against the sentences below can be used both as nouns and verbs. Use them appropriately to fill in the blanks.
- (i) The two teams have ———————————three matches already. (play)
- (ii) The last day’s ————————————— was excellent.
- (i) She has a lovely ————————————— . (face)
- (ii) India ———————————— a number of problems these days.
- (i) He made his ————————————— in essay-writing. (mark)
- (ii) Articles ————————————— ‘sold’ are reserved.
- (i) The police are ————————————— the area to catch the burglars. (comb)
- (ii) An ordinary plastic ————————————— costs five rupees.
- (i) He gave a ————————————— in answer to my question. (smile)
- (ii) We also ————————————— to see him smile.
- (i) He said he ————————————— to be invited to the party. (hope)
- (ii) We gave up ————————————— of his joining the party.
- (i) The boys put up a good athletic————————————— . (show)
- (ii) The soldiers ————————————— great courage in saving people from floods.
- (i) You deserve a ————————————— on the back for your good performance. (pat)
- (ii) The teacher ————————————— the child on the cheek to encourage her.
1- played, play 2- face, faced
3- mark, marked 4- combing, comb
5- smile, smiled 6- hoped, hope
7- show, showed 8- pat, patted
B. Notice the use of ‘there’ in the following sentences.
- There was a big crowd at the fair.
- There were many things I’d have liked to buy.
Now rewrite the following sentences using ‘there’ in the beginning. Look at the following examples.
- I can do nothing to help you.
- There is nothing I can do to help you
- A man at the door is asking to see you.
- There is a man at the door asking to see you.
- This park has beautiful roses.
- Your story has no fun in it.
- We have no secrets between us.
- My village has two primary schools.
- This problem can be solved in two ways
- There are beautiful roses in this park.
- There is no fun in your story.
- There are no secrets between us.
- There are two primary schools in my village.
- There are two ways to solve this problem.
C. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph below with words from the box.
huge big foolish interesting tiny unlucky last
There was a ————————————— Eid fair in our village. We could buy anything from a ————————————— toy to a ————————————— camel. I went to the fair on its————————————— day with Uncle and Bhaiya. We went to the Lucky Shop. It was very————————————— . I tried my luck but did not win any prize. Later, Uncle told me that I was more ————————————— than——————————.
There was a huge Eid fair in our village. We could buy anything from a tiny toy to a big camel. I went to the fair on its last day with Uncle and Bhaiya. We went to the Lucky Shop. It was very interesting. I tried my luck but did not win any prize. Later, Uncle told me that I was more foolish than unlucky.
Some words are given below. Listen carefully to the word from the list the teacher speaks, and write against it another word that has the same pronunciation but different spelling. The first is an example.
- fair fare
- buy Bye/by
- one won
- which bitch
- two too
- no know
- here hair/hare
- see sea
- there their
- hare here/hair
- nun none