English IV

Solutions Chapter 14 – The Scholar’s Mother

Page No 118:

Question 1:

mother tongue    challenged    tickled    irritated

Answer

1) Mother Tongue: language which a person has been speaking from childhood Example sentences: 1) People should never forget their mother tongue. 2) Every mother tongue is unique in its own way.

2) Challenged: something that puts you to test Example sentences: 1) I challenged him to fight with me. 2) I accepted the challenge with dignity.

3) Tickled: a light touch that makes you laugh Example sentences: 1) My pet tickled the maid on her leg. 2) I tickled him under the ears.

4) Irritated: showing slight anger Example sentences: 1) Reena was irritated by her class teacher. 2) The street dog irritated the old man.

Page No 120:

Question 1:

Who came to Akbar’s court?

Answer

A learned Pundit came to Akbar’s court.

Page No 120:

Question 2:

What did he claim to know?

Answer

He claimed to speak many languages fluently.

Page No 120:

Question 3:

How did he challenge everybody?

Answer

He challenged everybody to name his mother tongue.

Page No 120:

Question 1:

What is your mother tongue?

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer to this question may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

My mother tongue is Hindi.

Page No 120:

Question 2:

Tell the class a joke in your mother tongue.

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer to this question may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

Page No 120:

Question 3:

Do you know any other language? Do you know a joke in English? Tell your friends.

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own experience and observation.

Yes, I do know Spanish. Yes I do know a joke.

  • What is a teacher’s favourite nation?

Expla-nation

Page No 120:

Question 1:

Listen to your favourite advertisement on the radio or T.V. Repeat it with stress on the words. Act, draw and write the advertisement.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

Disclaimer: Students are advised to act, draw and write the answer based on their own experiences and observations.

Page No 121:

Question 1:

ask bask mask task
scholar school scan skim

We say − I learnt my lesson. (action word) But A learn-ed pundit came to the court. (describing word)

We pronounce it as learn-id to rhyme with

created waited

1. Tick (✔) the words which end with the sound id. Say each word aloud

accepted answered irritated failed
completed challenged cried surprised
find licked celebrated fried

Answer

ask bask mask task
scholar school scan skim

Disclaimer: Students are advised to pracrtice this on their own.

accepted  answered irritated  failed
completed  challenged cried surprised
find licked celebrated  fried

Page No 121:

Question 1:

Make a class dictionary with words from the story. Try to find suitable words for them in your mother tongue. Say these words aloud.

Then make sentences with those words in your class dictionary.

Words in English Sentences
Converse Tickle _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

1) Converse She conversed in German with the teacher.
2) Tickle She tickles his father’s back.
3) Fluently My grandfather can speak Sanskrit fluently.
4) Difficulty The level of difficuly is going to be high this time.
5) Accepted I accepted the truth.

Page No 122:

Question 2:

Write all the words that show you are happy.

For example : Hurray, Ha! Ha! Add more

______________ ______________ ______________

Answer

_Ha ha ha Yipeeee Yayyyyy

Page No 122:

Question 3:

Tick (✔) the right answer.

(i) ‘I visited the court of Akbar’ means

(a) You always live there.
(b) You came there for a short time.
(c) You were born there.

(ii) To imitate someone means to

(a) copy someone
(b) tease someone
(c) make someone angry

Answer

(i) ‘I visited the court of Akbar’ means

(a) You always live there.
(b) You came there for a short time. 
(c) You were born there.

(ii) To imitate someone means to

(a) copy someone

(b) tease someone
(c) make someone angry

Page No 123:

Question 4:

Look and fill in the columns. One has been done for you.

quiet quietly sad _______________
fluent _______________ fierce _______________
angry _______________ gentle _______________

Answer

quiet quietly sad sadly
fluent fluently fierce fiercely
angry angrily gentle gently

Page No 123:

Question 5:

Match the words in Column ‘A’ with words in Column ‘B’.

A B
king children
teacher patients
doctor courtiers
bus driver clients
lawyer passengers
mother students

Answer

A B
king courtiers
teacher students
doctor patients
bus driver passengers
lawyer clients
mother children

Page No 123:

Question 6:

Play this game with a friend. Pick up what you want from any basket. Add a or an before it. Now say the sentences below, using these things –

Neena : Can I have _____________, please?
Rahul : Yes, here you are.
Jeevika : Can I have _____________, too.
Nikhil : No, sorry. You can’t have that.

Make more sentences using words from the baskets. ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________

Answer

  • 1) a rug  2) a pillow 3) a bed sheet   4) an alarm clock 5) a wall clock 6) a wrist watch 7) an apple 8) an orange 9) a banana 10) an ice-cream 11) a bow 12) an arrow 13) a ball 14) a bat 15) a doll  16) a waistcoat 17) a long coat  18) a raincoat  19) an umbrella
  • 1) I cannot have that stale apple.

2) The bedsheet was not clean.

3) He broke the doll into pieces.

4) The waistcoat was too long for me.

5) My wrist watch is golden in colour.

  • Neena : Can I have an orange, please?
    Rahul : Yes, here you are.
    Jeevika : Can I have a banana, too.
    Nikhil : No, sorry. You can’t have that.

Page No 124:

Question 1:

1. How did Birbal find out about the Pundit’s mother tongue? 2. Act this out with your friends and make it into a class play.

Answer

1)  One day Birbal went quietly to Pandit’s house and whispered something into his ear while he was asleep. The pundit got scared and started shouting out words in his mother tongue which turned out to be Telugu.

2) Disclaimer: This is a group activity to be done along with your friends in the classroom.

Page No 125:

Question 1:

The Truth Balloon

Suppose you are going on a camping holiday. What are the four most important things you will carry with you? Choose from the tags attached to the hot air balloon.

_______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

1) First Aid kit

2) Water Bottles

3) Food Packets

4) Money

5) Blanket

Page No 126:

Question 1:

Crossword fun

India is a country of many languages. Let’s see if you know what the people of the states in this crossword puzzle speak. The  clues are given below. The first letter of each answer has been filled in for you.

Across 1. This language is spoken in Orissa 2. It is spoken in Karnataka 4. The people of Assam speak this language 7. This language is used in Andhra Pradesh 8. You can hear this spoken in Maharashtra

Down 3. The people of Kerala speak this language 5. It is a major language of communication in our country 6. The language of the Goan people 7. This is spoken in Tamil Nadu 9. It is widely spoken in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere 

Answer

Page No 118:

Question 1:

mother tongue    challenged    tickled    irritated

Answer

1) Mother Tongue: language which a person has been speaking from childhood Example sentences: 1) People should never forget their mother tongue. 2) Every mother tongue is unique in its own way.

2) Challenged: something that puts you to test Example sentences: 1) I challenged him to fight with me. 2) I accepted the challenge with dignity.

3) Tickled: a light touch that makes you laugh Example sentences: 1) My pet tickled the maid on her leg. 2) I tickled him under the ears.

4) Irritated: showing slight anger Example sentences: 1) Reena was irritated by her class teacher. 2) The street dog irritated the old man.

Page No 120:

Question 1:

Who came to Akbar’s court?

Answer

A learned Pundit came to Akbar’s court.

Page No 120:

Question 2:

What did he claim to know?

Answer

He claimed to speak many languages fluently.

Page No 120:

Question 3:

How did he challenge everybody?

Answer

He challenged everybody to name his mother tongue.

Page No 120:

Question 1:

What is your mother tongue?

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer to this question may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

My mother tongue is Hindi.

Page No 120:

Question 2:

Tell the class a joke in your mother tongue.

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer to this question may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

Page No 120:

Question 3:

Do you know any other language? Do you know a joke in English? Tell your friends.

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own experience and observation.

Yes, I do know Spanish. Yes I do know a joke.

  • What is a teacher’s favourite nation?

Expla-nation

Page No 120:

Question 1:

Listen to your favourite advertisement on the radio or T.V. Repeat it with stress on the words. Act, draw and write the advertisement.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

Disclaimer: Students are advised to act, draw and write the answer based on their own experiences and observations.

Page No 121:

Question 1:

ask bask mask task
scholar school scan skim

We say − I learnt my lesson. (action word) But A learn-ed pundit came to the court. (describing word)

We pronounce it as learn-id to rhyme with

created waited

1. Tick (✔) the words which end with the sound id. Say each word aloud

accepted answered irritated failed
completed challenged cried surprised
find licked celebrated fried

Answer

ask bask mask task
scholar school scan skim

Disclaimer: Students are advised to pracrtice this on their own.

accepted  answered irritated  failed
completed  challenged cried surprised
find licked celebrated  fried

Page No 121:

Question 1:

Make a class dictionary with words from the story. Try to find suitable words for them in your mother tongue. Say these words aloud.

Then make sentences with those words in your class dictionary.

Words in English Sentences
Converse Tickle _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

1) Converse She conversed in German with the teacher.
2) Tickle She tickles his father’s back.
3) Fluently My grandfather can speak Sanskrit fluently.
4) Difficulty The level of difficuly is going to be high this time.
5) Accepted I accepted the truth.

Page No 122:

Question 2:

Write all the words that show you are happy.

For example : Hurray, Ha! Ha! Add more

______________ ______________ ______________

Answer

_Ha ha ha Yipeeee Yayyyyy

Page No 122:

Question 3:

Tick (✔) the right answer.

(i) ‘I visited the court of Akbar’ means

(a) You always live there.
(b) You came there for a short time.
(c) You were born there.

(ii) To imitate someone means to

(a) copy someone
(b) tease someone
(c) make someone angry

Answer

(i) ‘I visited the court of Akbar’ means

(a) You always live there.
(b) You came there for a short time. 
(c) You were born there.

(ii) To imitate someone means to

(a) copy someone

(b) tease someone
(c) make someone angry

Page No 123:

Question 4:

Look and fill in the columns. One has been done for you.

quiet quietly sad _______________
fluent _______________ fierce _______________
angry _______________ gentle _______________

Answer

quiet quietly sad sadly
fluent fluently fierce fiercely
angry angrily gentle gently

Page No 123:

Question 5:

Match the words in Column ‘A’ with words in Column ‘B’.

A B
king children
teacher patients
doctor courtiers
bus driver clients
lawyer passengers
mother students

Answer

A B
king courtiers
teacher students
doctor patients
bus driver passengers
lawyer clients
mother children

Page No 123:

Question 6:

Play this game with a friend. Pick up what you want from any basket. Add a or an before it. Now say the sentences below, using these things –

Neena : Can I have _____________, please?
Rahul : Yes, here you are.
Jeevika : Can I have _____________, too.
Nikhil : No, sorry. You can’t have that.

Make more sentences using words from the baskets. ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________

Answer

  • 1) a rug  2) a pillow 3) a bed sheet   4) an alarm clock 5) a wall clock 6) a wrist watch 7) an apple 8) an orange 9) a banana 10) an ice-cream 11) a bow 12) an arrow 13) a ball 14) a bat 15) a doll  16) a waistcoat 17) a long coat  18) a raincoat  19) an umbrella
  • 1) I cannot have that stale apple.

2) The bedsheet was not clean.

3) He broke the doll into pieces.

4) The waistcoat was too long for me.

5) My wrist watch is golden in colour.

  • Neena : Can I have an orange, please?
    Rahul : Yes, here you are.
    Jeevika : Can I have a banana, too.
    Nikhil : No, sorry. You can’t have that.

Page No 124:

Question 1:

1. How did Birbal find out about the Pundit’s mother tongue? 2. Act this out with your friends and make it into a class play.

Answer

1)  One day Birbal went quietly to Pandit’s house and whispered something into his ear while he was asleep. The pundit got scared and started shouting out words in his mother tongue which turned out to be Telugu.

2) Disclaimer: This is a group activity to be done along with your friends in the classroom.

Page No 125:

Question 1:

The Truth Balloon

Suppose you are going on a camping holiday. What are the four most important things you will carry with you? Choose from the tags attached to the hot air balloon.

_______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

1) First Aid kit

2) Water Bottles

3) Food Packets

4) Money

5) Blanket

Page No 126:

Question 1:

Crossword fun

India is a country of many languages. Let’s see if you know what the people of the states in this crossword puzzle speak. The  clues are given below. The first letter of each answer has been filled in for you.

Across 1. This language is spoken in Orissa 2. It is spoken in Karnataka 4. The people of Assam speak this language 7. This language is used in Andhra Pradesh 8. You can hear this spoken in Maharashtra

Down 3. The people of Kerala speak this language 5. It is a major language of communication in our country 6. The language of the Goan people 7. This is spoken in Tamil Nadu 9. It is widely spoken in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere 

Answer

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