NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 17 – Sing a Song of People

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Question 1:

Which modes of transport do the people use to move around in the city?

Answer

People use buses and taxis to move around in the city.

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Question 2:

What are the things that the people carry with them, while moving around?

Answer

People carry their hats and umbrellas with them while moving around.

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Question 3:

Where all do you find these very busy people?

Answer

We find busy people on sidewalk, subway, tall buildings and riding elevators.

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Question 4:

Where have you seen crowds of people?

Answer

I have seen crowds of people in a mall.

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Question 5:

Why do you think all these people are in a hurry?

Answer

These people are in a hurry because they have got a list of things to do in less amount of time.

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Question 1:

Let’s write the opposites of the following words.

slow_________up_________
back_________tall_________
below_________crowd_________
loud_________go_________

Answer

slowfastupdown
backforwardtallshort
belowupcrowdindividual
loudsilentgocome

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Question 1:

Read and listen to these two poems with your partner and find out what are the things that the village child and the 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 Very near.

Answer

Disclaimer: Students are advised to read this poem on their own.

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Question 1:

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.

Answer

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

I live in Gwalior. It is a small city but extremely pleasant. The life is very slow here. I like its simplicity and greenery. However, I don’t like the roads because they are not properly constructed and there is only one shopping mall over here.

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Question 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?

Answer

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

Together we go, whenever we are low Always keep in mind Wherever you are sad I will always know.

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Question 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?

Answer

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

The population of India is 1.237 billion. I don’t think we have enough land for all people on this earth.

No, there is not enough food and water for all people.

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Question 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.

Answer

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

(i) Following is the information of the number of members educated in each family:

Family Name         No. of educated members F1                             8 F2                             7 F3                             6 F4                             5 F5                             7 F6                             7 F7                             5 F8                             5 F9                             7 F10                           7

(ii) Amongst the ten families, nine families are educated.

(iii) There are total 85 members in ten families. Out of 85 members, there are 11 children below 5 years of age. There are 15 children from 5-14 years. There are 14 grown up children from the age group of 15-20.  There are 28 elders from 21-50 years. 18 of them are old people who are above 50 years.

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Question 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?

Answer

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

(i) I became a teacher because teaching is my passion.

(ii) I come to school in my car everyday.

(iii) Yes, I have two pets.

(iv) I like to read romantic fiction.

(v) I like to read and write short stories.

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Question 2:

Now write a paragraph about your teacher with the information you have gathered.

My Teacher

My teacher says she became a teacher because _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Answer

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

My teacher says she became a teacher because teaching is her passion. She comes to school in her car everyday. She has two pets. She likes to read romantic fiction. Reading and writing short stories are her hobbies.

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Question 1:

Which modes of transport do the people use to move around in the city?

Answer

People use buses and taxis to move around in the city.

Page No 150:

Question 2:

What are the things that the people carry with them, while moving around?

Answer

People carry their hats and umbrellas with them while moving around.

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Question 3:

Where all do you find these very busy people?

Answer

We find busy people on sidewalk, subway, tall buildings and riding elevators.

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Question 4:

Where have you seen crowds of people?

Answer

I have seen crowds of people in a mall.

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Question 5:

Why do you think all these people are in a hurry?

Answer

These people are in a hurry because they have got a list of things to do in less amount of time.

Page No 150:

Question 1:

Let’s write the opposites of the following words.

slow_________up_________
back_________tall_________
below_________crowd_________
loud_________go_________

Answer

slowfastupdown
backforwardtallshort
belowupcrowdindividual
loudsilentgocome

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Question 1:

Read and listen to these two poems with your partner and find out what are the things that the village child and the 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 Very near.

Answer

Disclaimer: Students are advised to read this poem on their own.

Page No 151:

Question 1:

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.

Answer

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

I live in Gwalior. It is a small city but extremely pleasant. The life is very slow here. I like its simplicity and greenery. However, I don’t like the roads because they are not properly constructed and there is only one shopping mall over here.

Page No 152:

Question 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?

Answer

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

Together we go, whenever we are low Always keep in mind Wherever you are sad I will always know.

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Question 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?

Answer

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

The population of India is 1.237 billion. I don’t think we have enough land for all people on this earth.

No, there is not enough food and water for all people.

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Question 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.

Answer

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

(i) Following is the information of the number of members educated in each family:

Family Name         No. of educated members F1                             8 F2                             7 F3                             6 F4                             5 F5                             7 F6                             7 F7                             5 F8                             5 F9                             7 F10                           7

(ii) Amongst the ten families, nine families are educated.

(iii) There are total 85 members in ten families. Out of 85 members, there are 11 children below 5 years of age. There are 15 children from 5-14 years. There are 14 grown up children from the age group of 15-20.  There are 28 elders from 21-50 years. 18 of them are old people who are above 50 years.

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Question 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?

Answer

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

(i) I became a teacher because teaching is my passion.

(ii) I come to school in my car everyday.

(iii) Yes, I have two pets.

(iv) I like to read romantic fiction.

(v) I like to read and write short stories.

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Question 2:

Now write a paragraph about your teacher with the information you have gathered.

My Teacher

My teacher says she became a teacher because _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Answer

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

My teacher says she became a teacher because teaching is her passion. She comes to school in her car everyday. She has two pets. She likes to read romantic fiction. Reading and writing short stories are her hobbies.