NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: Fair Play Chapter 7 Part 3

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Question A:

Replace the italicised portion of each sentence below with a suitable phrase from the box. Make necessary changes, wherever required.

look after swallow make it up keep mum go into ease one’s conscience as ill luck would have it a tight spot take chances my heart sank

1. The best way to avoid an unnecessary argument is to remain silent.

2. Unfortunately, the train I was trying to catch was cancelled.

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3. He has been told not to take risks while driving a car through a crowded street.

4. The patient needs to be properly taken care of.

5. Why don’t the two of you end your quarrel by shaking hands?

6. I was in a difficult situation till my friends came to my rescue.

7. When I saw a pile of dirty dishes, I felt very disappointed.

8. I will examine the matter carefully before commenting on it.

9. They criticised him in the meeting but he accepted without protest all the criticism.

10. It will free me from worry to know that I had done nothing wrong.

Answer:

  • The best way to avoid an argument is to keep mum.

  • As ill luck would have it, the train I was trying to catch was cancelled.

  • He has been told not to take chances while driving a car through a crowded street.

  • The patient needs to be properly looked after.

  • Why don’t the two of you make it up by shaking hands?

  • I was in a tight spot till my friends came to my rescue.

  • When I saw a pile of dirty dishes, my heart sank.

  • I will go into the matter carefully before commenting on it.

  • They criticised him in the meeting but he swallowed all the criticism.

  • It will ease my conscience to know that I had done nothing wrong.

Question B:

Look at the following phrases and their meanings. Use the phrases to fill in the blanks in the sentences given below.

Phrases and Their Meanings
Phrases and their meanings

Set up

Put in place or start

Set aside

Save or keep for a particular purpose

Set down

Write or record

Set out

Start on a journey

Set in

Begin and seem likely to continue

1. Why don’t you _______________________ your ideas on paper?

2. A fund has been ________________________ for the soldiers’ families.

3. We should _________________________ a little money every month.

4. You should buy some woollens before winter _______________.

5. They __________________ on the last stage of their journey.

Answer:

  • Why don’t you set down your ideas on paper?

  • A fund has been set up for the soldiers’ families.

  • We should set aside a little money every month.

  • You should buy some woollens before winter sets in.

  • They set out on the last stage of their journey.

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