NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 2 – Wonderful Waste!

Page No 12:

Question 1:

What were the preparations in the palace for?

Answer

The preparations were made for a grand dinner in the palace of the Maharaja of Travancore.

Page No 12:

Question 2:

Why did the Maharaja go into the kitchen in the afternoon?

Answer

The Maharaja went into the kitchen to examine the dishes that had been prepared for the grand dinner.

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Question 3:

What had the cook planned to do with the vegetable scraps?

Answer

The cook had planned to throw the vegetable scraps.

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Question 4:

Ingredients are the things that are used to make a dish. Circle the ingredients of avial in the box below.

chillies  groundnut       wood       vegetable scraps coconut      roasted peanuts   curdpot              garlic         broken bangles     basket curry leaves

Answer

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Question 5:

State whether the following are True or False.

(i) The king had ordered a dinner in the palace. __________

(ii) No one had heard of or tasted avial before. ____________

(iii) The cook had planned to make another dish using the vegetable scraps. ____________

Answer

(i)   True (ii)  True (iii) True

Page No 13:

Question 1:

A recipe is a list of directions to prepare a dish. The following sentences are not in order for preparing avial. Number them in the correct order.

 

Grind some coconut, green chillies and garlic.

 

Cut the vegetable scraps into long strips.

1

Wash and clean the mix of vegetable bits.

 

Decorate with curry leaves.

 

Whip some curd and mix it in.

 

Pour some coconut oil on top.

 

Avial is ready.

Answer

3

Grind some coconut, green chillies and garlic.

2

Cut the vegetable scraps into long strips.

1

Wash and clean the mix of vegetable bits.

6

Decorate with curry leaves.

4

Whip some curd and mix it in.

5

Pour some coconut oil on top.

7

Avial is ready.

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Question 2:

Given in the box are some things that children do after they reach home from school.

Choose five things that you do when you reach home from school. Write them in order.

pack school bagput away school bag     have lunchread a story book  chat with mummy about schoolsleep for a whilewash up do the home workwatch TVgo to play  change out of school uniformFirst, I ______________________________________________.

Then, I ______________________________________________.

Next, I ______________________________________________.

After that, I __________________________________________.

Finally, I ____________________________________________.

Answer

1) First, I put away school bag. 2) Then, I change out of school uniform. 3) Next, I have lunch. 4) After that, I chat with mummy about school. 5) Finally, I sleep for a while.

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

Page No 14:

Question 1:

The Maharaja was a wise man and ordered the cook to use the vegetable scraps instead of throwing them away.

• Name some of the things which are thrown away at home or in school.

• Sit in groups of four and think of interesting ways in which they can be made useful.

• Put up your findings on the class board.

Answer

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

1) Scrap paper, seeds from fruits and vegetables and newspapers are few things which are thrown away at home or in school.

2) Scrap paper can be be used to make notes and sketches. Newspapers can be used to make book covers. Seeds from fruits and vegetables ca be used to grow new plants.

Page No 14:

Question 1:

Pair work Some words have more than one meaning.

For example, – point

Meanings: noun a dot in print or writing, full stop, decimal, the number you score in a game

        verb to show or call attention to something

Look up the following words in the dictionary. They may have more than one meaning. List these meanings.

ground ______________________________________________

survey ______________________________________________

scrap ______________________________________________

sternly ______________________________________________

tempting ______________________________________________

Answer

1) Ground Meanings: noun-  the solid part of the earth’s surface verb-   to fix something strongly

2) Survey Meanings: noun- a short summary verb- to look over carefully

3) Scrap Meanings: noun- waste material to throw verb- to dispose or throw the waste material

4) Sternly Meanings: noun- strict verb- severely simple

5) Tempting Meanings: noun- highly attractive verb- to invite or to attract

 

Page No 15:

Question 2:

Make new words by adding/dropping a few letters from the root word. Some are done for you.

–ed–ing–er–est
pound✕✕
trytried✕✕
large✕✕
new✕✕
tastytastedtastingtastier
wise✕✕
stare✕✕
clean

Do any of these words use all of four endings? ______ ______

Answer

–ed–ing–er–est
poundpoundedpounding✕✕
trytriedtrying✕✕
large✕✕largerlargest
new✕✕newernewest
tastytastedtastingtastiertastiest
wise✕✕wiserwisest
starestaredstaring✕✕
cleancleanedcleaningcleanercleanest

tasty     clean

Page No 15:

Question 1:

Name food that is made in your home

(i) for a feast/ festival.

(ii) when you are unwell.

(iii) everyday.

Share the information with your friends.

Answer

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

(i)  Dosa ad Sambhar (ii) Boiled rice and vegetables (iii) Roti and green vegetables

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Question 2:

Avial is a dish made in Kerala.

Do you have a similar dish in your state made from a mix of many vegetables?

• What is it called? _______________

• Note down the ingredients used to make it.

• Write down the recipe.

• Present attractively and display on the class board. You can draw and stick pictures too.

Answer

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

  • It is called Bhuggi Bajhi.
  • We need cabbage, potatoes, cauliflower and brinjal to make it.
  • First of all, we  have to boil all the vegetables in a pressure cooker. Then, put all the boiled vegetables in a pan. Pour a little amount of water and keep stirring it for five minutes. You can then add green chillies and a pinch of salt according to your taste.

Page No 18:

Question 1:

Complete the sentences meaningfully.

(i) The bridegroom left with the door of his in-laws’ house because it was made of ______________ and there was no bamboo in his ______________.

(ii) The bridegroom was unable to have bamboo curry in the end because ______________

Answer

(i) The bridegroom left with the door of his in-laws’ house because it was made of bamboo and there was no bamboo in his village .

(ii) The bridegroom was unable to have bamboo curry in the end because it was too hard to eat.

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Question 2:

Word hunt

Fill in the blanks with words from the story.

(i) The bridegroom went to visit his ______________ .

(ii) The mother-in-law pointed _________ _________the bamboo door.

(iii) He stayed the night ____________ his in-laws.

(iv) He carried the __________ __________back with him.

(v) The curry was made _________ bamboo shoots.

Answer

(i) The bridegroom went to visit his mother-in-law .

(ii) The mother-in-law pointed at the bamboo door.

(iii) He stayed the night with his in-laws.

(iv) He carried the bamboo door back with him.

(v) The curry was made from bamboo shoots.

Page No 18:

Question 1:

im-pa-tient (im-pay-shnt) de-li-cious (di-li-shius) bo-iled cho-pped bam-boo be-gan

Answer

im-pa-tient (im-pay-shnt) de-li-cious (di-li-shius) bo-iled cho-pped bam-boo be-gan

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

Page No 12:

Question 1:

What were the preparations in the palace for?

Answer

The preparations were made for a grand dinner in the palace of the Maharaja of Travancore.

Page No 12:

Question 2:

Why did the Maharaja go into the kitchen in the afternoon?

Answer

The Maharaja went into the kitchen to examine the dishes that had been prepared for the grand dinner.

Page No 12:

Question 3:

What had the cook planned to do with the vegetable scraps?

Answer

The cook had planned to throw the vegetable scraps.

Page No 12:

Question 4:

Ingredients are the things that are used to make a dish. Circle the ingredients of avial in the box below.

chillies  groundnut       wood       vegetable scraps coconut      roasted peanuts   curdpot              garlic         broken bangles     basket curry leaves

Answer

Page No 12:

Question 5:

State whether the following are True or False.

(i) The king had ordered a dinner in the palace. __________

(ii) No one had heard of or tasted avial before. ____________

(iii) The cook had planned to make another dish using the vegetable scraps. ____________

Answer

(i)   True (ii)  True (iii) True

Page No 13:

Question 1:

A recipe is a list of directions to prepare a dish. The following sentences are not in order for preparing avial. Number them in the correct order.

 

Grind some coconut, green chillies and garlic.

 

Cut the vegetable scraps into long strips.

1

Wash and clean the mix of vegetable bits.

 

Decorate with curry leaves.

 

Whip some curd and mix it in.

 

Pour some coconut oil on top.

 

Avial is ready.

Answer

3

Grind some coconut, green chillies and garlic.

2

Cut the vegetable scraps into long strips.

1

Wash and clean the mix of vegetable bits.

6

Decorate with curry leaves.

4

Whip some curd and mix it in.

5

Pour some coconut oil on top.

7

Avial is ready.

Page No 13:

Question 2:

Given in the box are some things that children do after they reach home from school.

Choose five things that you do when you reach home from school. Write them in order.

pack school bagput away school bag     have lunchread a story book  chat with mummy about schoolsleep for a whilewash up do the home workwatch TVgo to play  change out of school uniformFirst, I ______________________________________________.

Then, I ______________________________________________.

Next, I ______________________________________________.

After that, I __________________________________________.

Finally, I ____________________________________________.

Answer

1) First, I put away school bag. 2) Then, I change out of school uniform. 3) Next, I have lunch. 4) After that, I chat with mummy about school. 5) Finally, I sleep for a while.

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

Page No 14:

Question 1:

The Maharaja was a wise man and ordered the cook to use the vegetable scraps instead of throwing them away.

• Name some of the things which are thrown away at home or in school.

• Sit in groups of four and think of interesting ways in which they can be made useful.

• Put up your findings on the class board.

Answer

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

1) Scrap paper, seeds from fruits and vegetables and newspapers are few things which are thrown away at home or in school.

2) Scrap paper can be be used to make notes and sketches. Newspapers can be used to make book covers. Seeds from fruits and vegetables ca be used to grow new plants.

Page No 14:

Question 1:

Pair work Some words have more than one meaning.

For example, – point

Meanings: noun a dot in print or writing, full stop, decimal, the number you score in a game

        verb to show or call attention to something

Look up the following words in the dictionary. They may have more than one meaning. List these meanings.

ground ______________________________________________

survey ______________________________________________

scrap ______________________________________________

sternly ______________________________________________

tempting ______________________________________________

Answer

1) Ground Meanings: noun-  the solid part of the earth’s surface verb-   to fix something strongly

2) Survey Meanings: noun- a short summary verb- to look over carefully

3) Scrap Meanings: noun- waste material to throw verb- to dispose or throw the waste material

4) Sternly Meanings: noun- strict verb- severely simple

5) Tempting Meanings: noun- highly attractive verb- to invite or to attract

 

Page No 15:

Question 2:

Make new words by adding/dropping a few letters from the root word. Some are done for you.

–ed–ing–er–est
pound✕✕
trytried✕✕
large✕✕
new✕✕
tastytastedtastingtastier
wise✕✕
stare✕✕
clean

Do any of these words use all of four endings? ______ ______

Answer

–ed–ing–er–est
poundpoundedpounding✕✕
trytriedtrying✕✕
large✕✕largerlargest
new✕✕newernewest
tastytastedtastingtastiertastiest
wise✕✕wiserwisest
starestaredstaring✕✕
cleancleanedcleaningcleanercleanest

tasty     clean

Page No 15:

Question 1:

Name food that is made in your home

(i) for a feast/ festival.

(ii) when you are unwell.

(iii) everyday.

Share the information with your friends.

Answer

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

(i)  Dosa ad Sambhar (ii) Boiled rice and vegetables (iii) Roti and green vegetables

Page No 15:

Question 2:

Avial is a dish made in Kerala.

Do you have a similar dish in your state made from a mix of many vegetables?

• What is it called? _______________

• Note down the ingredients used to make it.

• Write down the recipe.

• Present attractively and display on the class board. You can draw and stick pictures too.

Answer

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

  • It is called Bhuggi Bajhi.
  • We need cabbage, potatoes, cauliflower and brinjal to make it.
  • First of all, we  have to boil all the vegetables in a pressure cooker. Then, put all the boiled vegetables in a pan. Pour a little amount of water and keep stirring it for five minutes. You can then add green chillies and a pinch of salt according to your taste.

Page No 18:

Question 1:

Complete the sentences meaningfully.

(i) The bridegroom left with the door of his in-laws’ house because it was made of ______________ and there was no bamboo in his ______________.

(ii) The bridegroom was unable to have bamboo curry in the end because ______________

Answer

(i) The bridegroom left with the door of his in-laws’ house because it was made of bamboo and there was no bamboo in his village .

(ii) The bridegroom was unable to have bamboo curry in the end because it was too hard to eat.

Page No 18:

Question 2:

Word hunt

Fill in the blanks with words from the story.

(i) The bridegroom went to visit his ______________ .

(ii) The mother-in-law pointed _________ _________the bamboo door.

(iii) He stayed the night ____________ his in-laws.

(iv) He carried the __________ __________back with him.

(v) The curry was made _________ bamboo shoots.

Answer

(i) The bridegroom went to visit his mother-in-law .

(ii) The mother-in-law pointed at the bamboo door.

(iii) He stayed the night with his in-laws.

(iv) He carried the bamboo door back with him.

(v) The curry was made from bamboo shoots.

Page No 18:

Question 1:

im-pa-tient (im-pay-shnt) de-li-cious (di-li-shius) bo-iled cho-pped bam-boo be-gan

Answer

im-pa-tient (im-pay-shnt) de-li-cious (di-li-shius) bo-iled cho-pped bam-boo be-gan

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