NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 13 – Topsy-turvy Land

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Question 1:

When do children go to school in Topsy-turvy Land?

Answer

The children go to school at night in Topsy-turvy land.

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Question 2:

In the poem, if buses travel on the sea, then where do the boats travel? How should it rightly be?

Answer

If buses travel on the sea, the boats travel up and down the streets. Boats should rightly be in still water.

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Question 3:

The Topsy Turvy land is very different from our land. Let’s draw a comparison by filling in sentences wherever needed.

Topsy-turvy Land Our land
(i) People walk on their heads.(i) _______________________
(ii) _______________________(ii) The buses run on land.
(iii) They wear their hats on feet.(iii) _______________________
(iv) ______________________(iv) Boats sail in the sea.
(v) People pay for what they don’t get. (v) _______________________

 

Answer

Topsy-turvy Land Our land
(i) People walk on their heads.(i) People walk on their feet.
(ii) The buses run on the sea.(ii) The buses run on land.
(iii) They wear their hats on feet.(iii) They wear their hats on head.
(iv) Boats run on the streets.(iv) Boats sail in the sea.
(v) People pay for what they don’t get. (v) People pay for what they get.

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Question 1:

Fun with sounds

pleasuretreasuremeasure
weartear
starewhere
plannedcannedscannedstrand
topsy-turvyhurly-burlycurly-whirly

Answer

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

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Question 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.

(v) kind of What child a you are?

Answer

(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 a child are you?

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Question 2:

Can you tell of some things that go topsy-turvy at home and there is disorder?

Answer

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

Things go topsy-turvy when guests come at my home and put the things in an incorrect order.

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Question 1:

Write five things that you do at home to make your home look neat and clean. (i) __________________________________________ (ii) __________________________________________ (iii) __________________________________________ (iv) __________________________________________ (v) __________________________________________

Answer

(i) I sweep the floor two times in a day.

(ii) I mop the floor.

(iii) I arrange the household things in proper order.

(iv) I spray air freshener in all the rooms.

(v) I wipe down the mirror.

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Question 2:

Let’s imagine a topsy-turvy scene and describe it in the lines below. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their experiences and observations.

One day when I was studying late night for my exams, I saw that the books were flying in my room. The lamp was singing a melodious song. Suddenly, the lights started blinking and there was rain outside. The table was running after the chair. The chair was playing a guitar. The  topsy turvy scene blew my mind off.

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Question 3:

Two stories got mixed up. Sort them out and write them in the appropriate boxes.

• We thought the lion had eaten someone.

• Suddenly the kite lifted him off the ground and took him over the treetops.

• He saw a shoe in the lion’s cage.

• Finally, the kite brought him back to the park.

• Our class had gone to the zoo.

• Puran was flying the brand new kite in the park.

• Some children stood and screamed, and some ran to the Director of the zoo.

• Puran was frightened and excited.

• The lion had not eaten anyone, because the shoe was one of the lion’s toys.

The magic kit _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

Who Did the Lion Eat? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

Answer

  • The magic kite

1) Puran was flying the brand new kite in the park. 2) Suddenly the kite lifted him off the ground and took him over the treetops. 3) Puran was frightened and excited.

 

  • Who did the Lion eat?

1) Our class had gone to the zoo. 2) He saw a shoe in the lion’s cage. 3) We thought the lion had eaten someone. 4) Some children stood and screamed, and some ran to the director of the zoo. 5) The lion had not eaten anyone, because the shoe was one of the lion’s toys.