NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 12 – The Talkative Barber

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Question 1:

How many brothers did the Barber have?

Answer

The barber had six brothers.

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Question 2:

Why was the Sultan in a hurry?

Answer

Sultan was in a hurry because he had to go out at noon to give feast to some of his friends.

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Question 3:

Why did the Barber take so long to shave the Sultan?

Answer

The barber was very talkative because of which he took so long to shave the Sultan.

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Question 4:

Write True or False. (i) The Barber was shaving the Sultan’s beard. ________ (ii) The Sultan gave him three gold coins. _________ (iii) The Barber refused to leave the Sultan’s palace. _______ (iv) There were seven brothers altogether in the Sultan’s family. _________

Answer

(i)   False (ii)  True (iii) True (iv) False

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Question 5:

Why did the Barber want a lot of food?

Answer

Barber wanted a lot of food because he had invited four or five friends to come to his house for feast. He had invited those friends without making any preparations.

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Question 1:

A Lion

A lion emerged from his lair For a short summer cut to his hair, But the barber he wept, While his customers slept As they waited their turn in the chair.

JOSEPH G. FRANCIS

Answer

A lion emerged from his lair For a short summer cut to his hair, But the barber he wept, While his customers slept As they waited their turn in the chair.

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Question 1:

Did the Sultan enjoy the Barber’s talk? Why do you say so?

Answer

No, Sultan did not enjoy the Barber’s talk. It is because he tried to get rid of the barber by giving him three gold coins .

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Question 2:

Which part of the story did you find the funniest?

Answer

The funniest part in the story is when the barber stops shaving the Sultan in between to examine each dish separately.

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Question 3:

What are the things the Sultan gave to the Barber?

Answer

Sultan gave three pieces of gold, lots of food and dessert to the barber.

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Question 4:

Do you think the Sultan was really very generous? Why do you say so?

Answer

Yes, I think Sultan was really very generous. It is so because he gave three pieces of gold, and food to the barber so as he can stop talking and finish shaving him.

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Question 1:

Study the words in the first column and see the changes in them in the second column. The words in Column II are the opposites of the words in Column I.

I II
importantunimportant
patientimpatient
pleasuredispleasure

Now write the opposites of the following using un-, im-, dis.

(i) believe___________________
(ii) shaved___________________
(iii) perfect___________________
(iv) satisfy___________________
(v) polite___________________
(vi) respect___________________
(vii) pure___________________
(viii) expected___________________
(ix) obedient___________________

Answer

(i) believedisbelieve
(ii) shavedunshaved
(iii) perfectimperfect
(iv) satisfyunsatisfied
(v) politeimpolite
(vi) respectdisrespect
(vii) pureimpure
(viii) expectedunexpected
(ix) obedientdisobedient

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Question 2:

Fill in the blanks by adding un-, im- or dis- to the words given in the box.

tidypatientkindlike
ableappearpossible

(i) The teacher got upset with Rani because her work was _________________.

(ii) The dog was_________________ to climb the tree to chase the cat.

(iii) I _________________hot milk, I like it cold.

(iv) It is _________________ to cross the road during peak traffic hours.

(v) The magician waved his magic wand and made the rabbit _________________.

(vi) The passengers became_________________when the train was late again.

(vii) It is very_________________to make fun of another person’s weaknesses.

Answer

(i)   untidy (ii)  unable (iii) dislike (iv) impossible (v) disappear (vi) impatient (vii) unkind

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Question 3:

Notice the highlighted words in the sentence given below.

You ordered me to come, so I will not quit your house till I have shaved you.

While he was shaving me, he could not stop talking.

Now use the joining words given in the box to fill in the blanks.

ifortillwhereunlesssowhile

(i) Please wait with me _______ the bus arrives.

(ii) Do you like football _______ cricket?

(iii) My father packed my lunch _______ my mother combed my hair.

(iv) We will reach on time __________ we go by the car.

(v) Your speech cannot be heard by the audience ___________ you use a powerful mike.

(vi) It was a beautiful day ___________ they decided to go for a picnic.

(vii) We went to the zoo __________ we saw many animals.

Answer

(i)    till (ii)   or (iii)  while (iv)  if (v)   unless (vi)  so (vii) where

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Question 1:

Look at the words in the bubbles. Write what you do when you are at a

(i) feast?___________________
(ii) race? ___________________
(iii) cricket match? ___________________
(iv) cinema? ___________________
(v) fair? ___________________
(vi) party? ___________________

Answer

(i) feast?serve
(ii) race? compete
(iii) cricket match? play
(iv) cinema? enjoy
(v) fair? shout
(vi) party? dance

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Question 1:

How does your father/uncle shave his face every day? He lathers his face with shaving cream, then he uses his razor. He runs it over his face, in even strokes. After this, he washes his face and wipes it to get rid of the lather.

Now describe two of the following processes. (i) How to send a letter/e-mail (ii) How to make a salad. (iii) How to prepare a garden bed to grow flowers. (iv) How to paint a mural or a wall picture.

Answer

Disclaimer: These are sample answers. Students are advised to write the answers based on their own experiences and observations.

(i) How to make a salad Wash all  vegetables, tomatoes and herbs and chop them. Mix them all together. You can add nuts to it if you like. Squeeze lemon and add a pinch of salt to taste. Fresh salad is ready to serve.

(ii) How to send an e-mail Click on the tab ‘Compose’ and then type the e-mail address of the person to whom you want to send the mail. Type the subject of your e-mail which tells the reader what the mail is about before starting to read it. Type your message in the big box below the subject. After that, click on the send button when you have competed your e-mail.

Page No 105:

Question 1:

How many brothers did the Barber have?

Answer

The barber had six brothers.

Page No 105:

Question 2:

Why was the Sultan in a hurry?

Answer

Sultan was in a hurry because he had to go out at noon to give feast to some of his friends.

Page No 105:

Question 3:

Why did the Barber take so long to shave the Sultan?

Answer

The barber was very talkative because of which he took so long to shave the Sultan.

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Question 4:

Write True or False. (i) The Barber was shaving the Sultan’s beard. ________ (ii) The Sultan gave him three gold coins. _________ (iii) The Barber refused to leave the Sultan’s palace. _______ (iv) There were seven brothers altogether in the Sultan’s family. _________

Answer

(i)   False (ii)  True (iii) True (iv) False

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Question 5:

Why did the Barber want a lot of food?

Answer

Barber wanted a lot of food because he had invited four or five friends to come to his house for feast. He had invited those friends without making any preparations.

Page No 105:

Question 1:

A Lion

A lion emerged from his lair For a short summer cut to his hair, But the barber he wept, While his customers slept As they waited their turn in the chair.

JOSEPH G. FRANCIS

Answer

A lion emerged from his lair For a short summer cut to his hair, But the barber he wept, While his customers slept As they waited their turn in the chair.

Page No 106:

Question 1:

Did the Sultan enjoy the Barber’s talk? Why do you say so?

Answer

No, Sultan did not enjoy the Barber’s talk. It is because he tried to get rid of the barber by giving him three gold coins .

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Question 2:

Which part of the story did you find the funniest?

Answer

The funniest part in the story is when the barber stops shaving the Sultan in between to examine each dish separately.

Page No 106:

Question 3:

What are the things the Sultan gave to the Barber?

Answer

Sultan gave three pieces of gold, lots of food and dessert to the barber.

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Question 4:

Do you think the Sultan was really very generous? Why do you say so?

Answer

Yes, I think Sultan was really very generous. It is so because he gave three pieces of gold, and food to the barber so as he can stop talking and finish shaving him.

Page No 106:

Question 1:

Study the words in the first column and see the changes in them in the second column. The words in Column II are the opposites of the words in Column I.

I II
importantunimportant
patientimpatient
pleasuredispleasure

Now write the opposites of the following using un-, im-, dis.

(i) believe___________________
(ii) shaved___________________
(iii) perfect___________________
(iv) satisfy___________________
(v) polite___________________
(vi) respect___________________
(vii) pure___________________
(viii) expected___________________
(ix) obedient___________________

Answer

(i) believedisbelieve
(ii) shavedunshaved
(iii) perfectimperfect
(iv) satisfyunsatisfied
(v) politeimpolite
(vi) respectdisrespect
(vii) pureimpure
(viii) expectedunexpected
(ix) obedientdisobedient

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Question 2:

Fill in the blanks by adding un-, im- or dis- to the words given in the box.

tidypatientkindlike
ableappearpossible

(i) The teacher got upset with Rani because her work was _________________.

(ii) The dog was_________________ to climb the tree to chase the cat.

(iii) I _________________hot milk, I like it cold.

(iv) It is _________________ to cross the road during peak traffic hours.

(v) The magician waved his magic wand and made the rabbit _________________.

(vi) The passengers became_________________when the train was late again.

(vii) It is very_________________to make fun of another person’s weaknesses.

Answer

(i)   untidy (ii)  unable (iii) dislike (iv) impossible (v) disappear (vi) impatient (vii) unkind

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Question 3:

Notice the highlighted words in the sentence given below.

You ordered me to come, so I will not quit your house till I have shaved you.

While he was shaving me, he could not stop talking.

Now use the joining words given in the box to fill in the blanks.

ifortillwhereunlesssowhile

(i) Please wait with me _______ the bus arrives.

(ii) Do you like football _______ cricket?

(iii) My father packed my lunch _______ my mother combed my hair.

(iv) We will reach on time __________ we go by the car.

(v) Your speech cannot be heard by the audience ___________ you use a powerful mike.

(vi) It was a beautiful day ___________ they decided to go for a picnic.

(vii) We went to the zoo __________ we saw many animals.

Answer

(i)    till (ii)   or (iii)  while (iv)  if (v)   unless (vi)  so (vii) where

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Question 1:

Look at the words in the bubbles. Write what you do when you are at a

(i) feast?___________________
(ii) race? ___________________
(iii) cricket match? ___________________
(iv) cinema? ___________________
(v) fair? ___________________
(vi) party? ___________________

Answer

(i) feast?serve
(ii) race? compete
(iii) cricket match? play
(iv) cinema? enjoy
(v) fair? shout
(vi) party? dance

Page No 108:

Question 1:

How does your father/uncle shave his face every day? He lathers his face with shaving cream, then he uses his razor. He runs it over his face, in even strokes. After this, he washes his face and wipes it to get rid of the lather.

Now describe two of the following processes. (i) How to send a letter/e-mail (ii) How to make a salad. (iii) How to prepare a garden bed to grow flowers. (iv) How to paint a mural or a wall picture.

Answer

Disclaimer: These are sample answers. Students are advised to write the answers based on their own experiences and observations.

(i) How to make a salad Wash all  vegetables, tomatoes and herbs and chop them. Mix them all together. You can add nuts to it if you like. Squeeze lemon and add a pinch of salt to taste. Fresh salad is ready to serve.

(ii) How to send an e-mail Click on the tab ‘Compose’ and then type the e-mail address of the person to whom you want to send the mail. Type the subject of your e-mail which tells the reader what the mail is about before starting to read it. Type your message in the big box below the subject. After that, click on the send button when you have competed your e-mail.