Page No 62:
Put these sentences from the story in the right order and write them out in a paragraph. Don’t
refer to the text.
- I shall be so glad when today is over.
- Having a leg tied up and hopping about on a crutch is almost fun, I guess.
- I don’t think I’ll mind being deaf for a day — at least not much.
- But being blind is so frightening.
- Only you must tell me about things.
- Let’s go for a little walk.
- The other bad days can’t be half as bad as this.
Let’s go for a little walk. Only you must tell me about things. I shall be so glad when today is over. The other bad days can’t be half as bad as this. Having a leg tied up and hopping about on a crutch is almost fun, I guess. I don’t think I’ll mind being deaf for a day − at least not much. But being blind is so frightening.
Answer the following questions.
1. Why do you think the writer visited Miss Beam’s school? (1)
2. What was the ‘game’ that every child in the school had to play? (9)
3. “Each term every child has one blind day, one lame day…” Complete the line. Which day was the hardest? Why was it the hardest? (9, 11, 15)
4. What was the purpose of these special days? (5, 9)
1. The writer visited Miss Beam’s school because he had heard a great deal about it.
2. The ‘game’ that every child in the school had to play was that each term every child had one blind day, one lame day, one deaf day, one injured day and one dumb day. This was done to make the children appreciate and understand misfortune.
3. “Each term every child has one blind day, one lame day, one deaf day, one injured day and one dumb day.”
The dumb day was the hardest. This was because the children’s mouths could not be bandaged, so they really had to exercise their will power to remain silent. But the bandaged girl said that being blind was so frightening. Her head ached all the time just from worrying that she would get hurt.
4. The purpose of these special days was to teach thoughtfulness − kindness to others, and being responsible citizens. To make the children appreciate and understand misfortune, they were made to share in misfortune too.
Page No 63:
Match the words and phrases with their meanings in the box below.
it pains me
|Almost||it hurts me||terrible|
|test the strength of||understanding the difficulties|
|wanting to be home||a welcome change||not very caring|
|Wanting to be home|
|it pains me|
|It hurts me|
|Understanding the difficulties|
|Not very caring|
|Test the strength of|
|A welcome change|
Re-word these lines from the story:
1. I had heard a great deal about Miss Beam’s school.
2. Miss Beam was all that I had expected — middle-aged, full of authority.
3. I went to the window which overlooked a large garden.
4. “We cannot bandage the children’s mouths, so they really have to exercise their will-power.”
1. I had come to know a lot about the school run by Miss Beam.
2. Miss beam was everything I had thought her to be — in the middle years of her life and authoritative.
3. I reached a window which opened in front of a garden of a large size.
4. “The children’s mouths cannot be put into bandages, so an exercise of will power is required on their part.”
NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Chapters
- Chapter 1 – Who Did Patrick’s Homework?
- Chapter 2 – How the Dog Found Himself a New Master!
- Chapter 3 – Taro’s Reward
- Chapter 4 – An Indian-American Woman in Space
- Chapter 5 – A Different Kind of School
- Chapter 6 – Who I Am
- Chapter 7 – Fair Play
- Chapter 8 – A Game of Chance
- Chapter 9 – Desert Animals
- Chapter 10 – The Banyan Tree
- Chapter 11 – A House, A Home (Poem)
- Chapter 12 – The Kite (Poem)
- Chapter 13 – The Quarrel (Poem)
- Chapter 14 – Beauty (Poem)
- Chapter 15 – Where Do All the Teachers Go (Poem)
- Chapter 16 – The Wonderful Words (Poem)
- Chapter 17 – Vocation (Poem)
- Chapter 18 – Whatif (Poem)
A pact with the Sun
- Chapter 1 – A Tale of Two Birds
- Chapter 2 – The Friendly Mongoose
- Chapter 3 – The Shepherd’s Treasure
- Chapter 4 – The Old-Clock Shop
- Chapter 5 – Tansen
- Chapter 6 – The Monkey and the Crocodile
- Chapter 7 – The Wonder Called Sleep
- Chapter 8 – A Pact with the Sun
- Chapter 9 – What Happened to the Reptiles
- Chapter 10 – A Strange Wrestling Match
NCERT Solutions for Class 6: