NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 8 – My Elder Brother

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Question 1:

What are the things that Munna liked to do?

Answer

Munna liked to walk in the green fields. He also liked to play marbles and fly paper kites.

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Question 2:

What did Bhaiya do all day?

Answer

Bhaiya read books all day.

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Question 3:

Why was Munna not happy with the timetable that Bhaiya made for him?

Answer

Munna was not happy with the timetable that Bhaiya made for him because there was no time to play in the timetable.

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Question 4:

How do you think Munna felt when his brother was so strict with him? Why was Bhaiya so strict with him?

Answer

Munna felt like running away and going back home when his brother was so strict with him. Bhaiya was strict with him because he did not study much and instead went outside to play with his friends.

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Question 5:

Whose character do you like more — Munna’s or Bhaiya’s? Why?

Answer

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

I liked Munna’s character the most because he likes to play and enjoy his life with complete fun. He is not boring like his Bhaiya who always likes to study the whole day.

Page No 71:

Question 1:

Do you have a timetable at school?

How many periods are there for the following subjects and activities in one week?

English ___, Hindi ___, Maths ___, Science ___, Social

Studies ____, Games ___, Art ___, Craft ____, Music ____,

Dance _____, Any other activity? ____

Answer

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

English 5, Hindi 5, Maths 5, Science 3, Social

Studies 3, Games 2, Art 1, Craft 1, Music 1,

Dance 1, Any other activity? 0

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Question 2:

Now make a timetable for yourself including your study time and your play time.

Answer

DaysSchoolLunchHome workPlaySleep
Monday8 A.M.2 P.M.4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Tuesday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Wednesday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Thursday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Friday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Saturday3 P.M.5 P.M.7 P.M.10 P.M
Sunday3 P.M.7 P.M.10 P.M.

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Question 1:

The format of a letter is given to you. Letters to friends and close family are written in the same way as you speak to them.

Krishna Boys’ Hostel                                                                               writer’s address

Model Public School Kolkata

10th July, 2000                                                                                          date

My dear Ma,                                                                                              greeting

This is my first letter after the summer vacations. We started our classes the day after we reached the hostel. I have settled in well. introduction

We have a new teacher for clay modelling and pottery. She tells us how to make fruits and vegetables with clay. We then paint them. They look so real. body

We have an inter-house poetry recitation coming up in August. I am really excited about it. It is a long poem but we learn it together with our teacher.

It is nice to be back in school with my friends and teachers. I remember you and Baba a lot. Give my love to grandmother and grand father. ending

Do write back soon.

Your loving son Pratap                                                                                                         closing

After reading the letter, answer the following questions. (i) Who has written the letter?                   ____________ (ii) To whom has the letter been written?  ____________ (iii) Where is the writer of the letter?        ____________ (iv) What is the name of his hostel?          ____________ (v) On which date was this letter written? ____________

Answer

(i) Pratap

(ii) Pratap’s mother

(iii) Hostel

(iv) Krishna Boys’ Hostel

(v)  10th July 2000

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Question 2:

Now, write a letter to your friend or relative in another city telling him/her about activities/events in your school. Follow the same pattern as the above letter.

_______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _______________________

Answer

H. No 304, Shubham Enclave Laxmi agar New Delhi

10 September, 2014

Hi Roma,

Its been three months now since I shifted to Kerela. I am very excited to tell you about the recent events in my school. It has been a long time since I updated you about the activities going on in my school. We recently celebrated Onam in our school. It was celebrated wonderfully by all the teachers and students in my class. Everyone in the class prepared 10-11 dishes. They were spicy but delicious. We then performed Kathakali dance in the auditorium.

In the end, we got gifts from the principal as a token of love. You should definitely visit Kerela soon so as we both can enjoy the new culture together. Looking forward to meet you soon.

Your loving sister Nidhi

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Question 1:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Oliver was a nine-year-old boy. He lived with other homeless boys in an orphanage. He was pale and thin as were the other boys living there. This was because they had to work hard but were never given enough to eat. The owner of the orphanage, Mr Bumble, was a cruel man and he ill-treated the boys.

The boys were always hungry It was true that they were given three meals a day but each meal consisted only of a bowl of watery soup. They were almost starving. So it was decided by them to ask the master for more soup. But who would bell the cat? Finally the task fell to Oliver.

When all the boys had assembled in the cold stone hall for their evening meal, the soup was served. It soon disappeared. The boys whispered to one another and one boy pushed Oliver a little. Oliver, making a brave effort, stood up, walked up to the master with his bowl and spoon in his hand, and said tremblingly, “Please sir, I want some more.”

1. Why did Oliver live in the orphanage?

2. Who was Mr Bumble?

3. What meal were the boys given?

4. What did Oliver say to Mr Bumble?

5. The boys were given three meals a day. Then why were they always hungry?

(i) Because the soup they were given was never enough.

(ii) Because they worked very hard all day long.

(iii) Because the older boys drank up their soup.

6. Find the words from the passage that mean the same as

(i) Very hungry (para 2) ……………………………………….

(ii) to vanish (para 3) …………………………………………..

7. ‘All the boys assembled in the cold stone hall.’ Here the word assembled means.

(i) moved away

(ii) collected

(iii) worked together

 

8. From the word ‘assembled’ remove the last two letters. Add one letter to make a word which means a time at the school when the whole school gathers.

assembl______

9. Give a suitable title to the passage.

Answer

1) Oliver lived in the orphanage because he was homeless.

2) Mr. Bumble was the owner of the orphanage.

3)  The boys were given only a bowl of watery soup.

4) Oliver requested Mr. Brumble to give him more soup.

5) (i) Because the soup they were given was never enough.

6) (i)  starving (ii) disappear

7) (ii) collected

8) Assembly

9) Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own imaginative skills.

Oliver: The Orphanage Leader

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Question 1:

To learn means to understand or to gain knowledge. To teach means to show how or to explain. Complete the following sentences using the correct form of teach or learn.

learnlearnslearnedhas learned
teachteachestaughthas taught

(i) Will you ______________ me chess?

(ii) Mr Sharma ______________ Class VIII.

(iii) The students have ______________ about ‘road safety’.

(iv) My sister has ______________ me how to ride a horse.

(v) I have ______________ some of the customs of India.

(vi) I ______________ how to cycle when I was just four years old.

Answer

(i)   teach (ii)  teaches (iii) learned (iv) taught (v) learned (vi) learned

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Question 2:

Choose the correct word and complete the paragraph. All the class V students of our school ______________ (were/was) gathering in front of the Principal’s office. They _______ (were/was) going for the inter-school race. The bus __________ (arrive/ arrived) and they ___________ (leave/left) for the stadium. The runners were ___________(taking/ taken) to the starting point. The runners ________ (take/ took) their positions. Sir __________ (blow/ blew) the whistle. One student of our school _________ (run/ran) fast and ___________ (come/ came) first. Everyone ___________ (do/did) their best and our school __________ (won/ wins) the trophy. Everyone ____________ (feel/ felt/ fell) joyous.

Answer

All the class V students of our school were (were/was) gathering in front of the Principal’s office. They were (were/was) going for the inter-school race. The bus arrived (arrive/ arrived) and they left (leave/left) for the stadium. The runners were taken (taking/ taken) to the starting point. The runners took (take/ took) their positions. Sir blew (blow/ blew) the whistle. One student of our school ran (run/ran) fast and came (come/ came) first. Everyone did (do/did) their best and our school won (won/ wins) the trophy. Everyone felt (feel/ felt/ fell) joyous.

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Question 3:

Read the following sentences.

• Bhaiya has been studying in the same class for two years. (for a period of time)

• Munna was flying kites since morning. (from a time in the past till the present)

Fill in the blanks using for or since .

(i) I have lived in this house ______ I was a baby.

(ii) This big jar has been in our family ______ many years.

(iii) The old banyan tree in the village has been there ______the last 200 years.

(iv) Nobody has seen him ______ yesterday.

Answer

(i) I have lived in this house since I was a baby.

(ii) This big jar has been in our family for many years.

(iii) The old banyan tree in the village has been there for the last 200 years.

(iv) Nobody has seen him since yesterday.

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Question 1:

Choose a story that you like. In groups of four, write down dialogues for the story and make it into a short play. You may then present it in the class.

Answer

Disclaimer: Students are advised to write the answer based on their own imaginative skills.

Page No 71:

Question 1:

What are the things that Munna liked to do?

Answer

Munna liked to walk in the green fields. He also liked to play marbles and fly paper kites.

Page No 71:

Question 2:

What did Bhaiya do all day?

Answer

Bhaiya read books all day.

Page No 71:

Question 3:

Why was Munna not happy with the timetable that Bhaiya made for him?

Answer

Munna was not happy with the timetable that Bhaiya made for him because there was no time to play in the timetable.

Page No 71:

Question 4:

How do you think Munna felt when his brother was so strict with him? Why was Bhaiya so strict with him?

Answer

Munna felt like running away and going back home when his brother was so strict with him. Bhaiya was strict with him because he did not study much and instead went outside to play with his friends.

Page No 71:

Question 5:

Whose character do you like more — Munna’s or Bhaiya’s? Why?

Answer

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

I liked Munna’s character the most because he likes to play and enjoy his life with complete fun. He is not boring like his Bhaiya who always likes to study the whole day.

Page No 71:

Question 1:

Do you have a timetable at school?

How many periods are there for the following subjects and activities in one week?

English ___, Hindi ___, Maths ___, Science ___, Social

Studies ____, Games ___, Art ___, Craft ____, Music ____,

Dance _____, Any other activity? ____

Answer

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

English 5, Hindi 5, Maths 5, Science 3, Social

Studies 3, Games 2, Art 1, Craft 1, Music 1,

Dance 1, Any other activity? 0

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Question 2:

Now make a timetable for yourself including your study time and your play time.

Answer

DaysSchoolLunchHome workPlaySleep
Monday8 A.M.2 P.M.4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Tuesday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Wednesday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Thursday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Friday8 A.M2 P.M4 P.M.6 P.M.9 P.M.
Saturday3 P.M.5 P.M.7 P.M.10 P.M
Sunday3 P.M.7 P.M.10 P.M.

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Question 1:

The format of a letter is given to you. Letters to friends and close family are written in the same way as you speak to them.

Krishna Boys’ Hostel                                                                               writer’s address

Model Public School Kolkata

10th July, 2000                                                                                          date

My dear Ma,                                                                                              greeting

This is my first letter after the summer vacations. We started our classes the day after we reached the hostel. I have settled in well. introduction

We have a new teacher for clay modelling and pottery. She tells us how to make fruits and vegetables with clay. We then paint them. They look so real. body

We have an inter-house poetry recitation coming up in August. I am really excited about it. It is a long poem but we learn it together with our teacher.

It is nice to be back in school with my friends and teachers. I remember you and Baba a lot. Give my love to grandmother and grand father. ending

Do write back soon.

Your loving son Pratap                                                                                                         closing

After reading the letter, answer the following questions. (i) Who has written the letter?                   ____________ (ii) To whom has the letter been written?  ____________ (iii) Where is the writer of the letter?        ____________ (iv) What is the name of his hostel?          ____________ (v) On which date was this letter written? ____________

Answer

(i) Pratap

(ii) Pratap’s mother

(iii) Hostel

(iv) Krishna Boys’ Hostel

(v)  10th July 2000

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Question 2:

Now, write a letter to your friend or relative in another city telling him/her about activities/events in your school. Follow the same pattern as the above letter.

_______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _______________________

Answer

H. No 304, Shubham Enclave Laxmi agar New Delhi

10 September, 2014

Hi Roma,

Its been three months now since I shifted to Kerela. I am very excited to tell you about the recent events in my school. It has been a long time since I updated you about the activities going on in my school. We recently celebrated Onam in our school. It was celebrated wonderfully by all the teachers and students in my class. Everyone in the class prepared 10-11 dishes. They were spicy but delicious. We then performed Kathakali dance in the auditorium.

In the end, we got gifts from the principal as a token of love. You should definitely visit Kerela soon so as we both can enjoy the new culture together. Looking forward to meet you soon.

Your loving sister Nidhi

Page No 74:

Question 1:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Oliver was a nine-year-old boy. He lived with other homeless boys in an orphanage. He was pale and thin as were the other boys living there. This was because they had to work hard but were never given enough to eat. The owner of the orphanage, Mr Bumble, was a cruel man and he ill-treated the boys.

The boys were always hungry It was true that they were given three meals a day but each meal consisted only of a bowl of watery soup. They were almost starving. So it was decided by them to ask the master for more soup. But who would bell the cat? Finally the task fell to Oliver.

When all the boys had assembled in the cold stone hall for their evening meal, the soup was served. It soon disappeared. The boys whispered to one another and one boy pushed Oliver a little. Oliver, making a brave effort, stood up, walked up to the master with his bowl and spoon in his hand, and said tremblingly, “Please sir, I want some more.”

1. Why did Oliver live in the orphanage?

2. Who was Mr Bumble?

3. What meal were the boys given?

4. What did Oliver say to Mr Bumble?

5. The boys were given three meals a day. Then why were they always hungry?

(i) Because the soup they were given was never enough.

(ii) Because they worked very hard all day long.

(iii) Because the older boys drank up their soup.

6. Find the words from the passage that mean the same as

(i) Very hungry (para 2) ……………………………………….

(ii) to vanish (para 3) …………………………………………..

7. ‘All the boys assembled in the cold stone hall.’ Here the word assembled means.

(i) moved away

(ii) collected

(iii) worked together

 

8. From the word ‘assembled’ remove the last two letters. Add one letter to make a word which means a time at the school when the whole school gathers.

assembl______

9. Give a suitable title to the passage.

Answer

1) Oliver lived in the orphanage because he was homeless.

2) Mr. Bumble was the owner of the orphanage.

3)  The boys were given only a bowl of watery soup.

4) Oliver requested Mr. Brumble to give him more soup.

5) (i) Because the soup they were given was never enough.

6) (i)  starving (ii) disappear

7) (ii) collected

8) Assembly

9) Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own imaginative skills.

Oliver: The Orphanage Leader

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Question 1:

To learn means to understand or to gain knowledge. To teach means to show how or to explain. Complete the following sentences using the correct form of teach or learn.

learnlearnslearnedhas learned
teachteachestaughthas taught

(i) Will you ______________ me chess?

(ii) Mr Sharma ______________ Class VIII.

(iii) The students have ______________ about ‘road safety’.

(iv) My sister has ______________ me how to ride a horse.

(v) I have ______________ some of the customs of India.

(vi) I ______________ how to cycle when I was just four years old.

Answer

(i)   teach (ii)  teaches (iii) learned (iv) taught (v) learned (vi) learned

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Question 2:

Choose the correct word and complete the paragraph. All the class V students of our school ______________ (were/was) gathering in front of the Principal’s office. They _______ (were/was) going for the inter-school race. The bus __________ (arrive/ arrived) and they ___________ (leave/left) for the stadium. The runners were ___________(taking/ taken) to the starting point. The runners ________ (take/ took) their positions. Sir __________ (blow/ blew) the whistle. One student of our school _________ (run/ran) fast and ___________ (come/ came) first. Everyone ___________ (do/did) their best and our school __________ (won/ wins) the trophy. Everyone ____________ (feel/ felt/ fell) joyous.

Answer

All the class V students of our school were (were/was) gathering in front of the Principal’s office. They were (were/was) going for the inter-school race. The bus arrived (arrive/ arrived) and they left (leave/left) for the stadium. The runners were taken (taking/ taken) to the starting point. The runners took (take/ took) their positions. Sir blew (blow/ blew) the whistle. One student of our school ran (run/ran) fast and came (come/ came) first. Everyone did (do/did) their best and our school won (won/ wins) the trophy. Everyone felt (feel/ felt/ fell) joyous.

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Question 3:

Read the following sentences.

• Bhaiya has been studying in the same class for two years. (for a period of time)

• Munna was flying kites since morning. (from a time in the past till the present)

Fill in the blanks using for or since .

(i) I have lived in this house ______ I was a baby.

(ii) This big jar has been in our family ______ many years.

(iii) The old banyan tree in the village has been there ______the last 200 years.

(iv) Nobody has seen him ______ yesterday.

Answer

(i) I have lived in this house since I was a baby.

(ii) This big jar has been in our family for many years.

(iii) The old banyan tree in the village has been there for the last 200 years.

(iv) Nobody has seen him since yesterday.

Page No 76:

Question 1:

Choose a story that you like. In groups of four, write down dialogues for the story and make it into a short play. You may then present it in the class.

Answer

Disclaimer: Students are advised to write the answer based on their own imaginative skills.