NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: Who Did Patrick's Homework? Chapter 1 Part 4

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Question B

Look at these sentences.

1. “Too boring,” he said.

2. Cleaned his room, did his chores.

When we speak, we often leave out words that can easily be guessed.

We do not do this when we write unless we are trying to write as we speak (as in the story).

So, if we were to write carefully, we would say:

∙ “Homework is too boring,” he said.

∙ He cleaned his room and did his chores.

Answer:

Question C:

Rewrite the following incomplete sentences carefully, so that the reader does not have to guess what is left out.

1. More and more books

2. Too difficult

3. Got up late, missed the bus

4. Solved the mystery

Answer C

  • My teacher read more and more books.

  • Geometry is too difficult to understand.

  • When he got up late on Monday morning, he missed the bus for school.

  • ISRO and NASA solved the mystery of the universe.

Question D

Look at this cartoon by R. K. Laxman. Read the sentence given below the cartoon. Discuss the following questions with your partner.

∙ What is it about?

∙ Do you find it funny? If so, why?

∙ Do you think a cartoon is a serious drawing? Why or why not?

Answer:

Homework

Homework

  • It is about a parent’s concern for the betterment of the child to work hard (labour).

  • Yes, the cartoon is really funny. Father orders the child to work hard (labour) with studies. But he forbids the boy to read the laws against child labour.

  • A cartoon is chiefly meant to make us laugh. It is also a serious drawing in one sense. It draws our attention to some problem that affects us all.

Working with the Poem

Question

Do you agree with what the poet says? Talk to your partner and complete these sentences.

(i) A house is made of ___________________________________________

(ii) It has _________________________________________

(iii) A home is made by ______________________________________

(iv) It has _____________________________________________

Answer:

(i) A house is made of lifeless brick and stone.

(ii) It has window glasses, a courtyard, tile floors, doors and a roof.

(iii) A home is made by loving and caring parents and children.

(iv) It has members who understand each other. They love and care for one another.

Question 2:

Now complete these sentences about your house and home.

(i) My house is _____________________________________________

(ii) The best thing about my home is ______________________________

Answer:

(i) My house is a structure of bricks, marbles and tiles. It has beautiful windows, doors with curtains, a nice drawing room and a specious study room

(ii) The best thing about my home is that all the members very loving and caring. There are no disputes or misunderstanding among us.

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