NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: A Game of Chance Chapter – 8 – Part 2

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Question A:

The words given against the sentences below can be used both as nouns and verbs. Use them appropriately to fill in the blanks.

1. (i) The two teams have _________________ three matches already. (play)

(ii) The last day’s ______________________ was excellent.

2. (i) She has a lovely ________________________. (face)

(ii) India ___________________ a number of problems these days.

3. (i) He made his _________________________ in essay-writing. (mark)

(ii) Articles __________________________’sold’ are reserved.

4. (i) The police are _______________________ the area to catch the burglars. (comb)

(ii) An ordinary plastic ______________________________ costs five rupees.

5. (i) He gave a ______________________ in answer to my question. (smile)

(ii) We also _______________________ to see him smile.

6. (i) He said he _________________________ to be invited to the party. (hope)

(ii) We gave up _______________________ of his joining the party.

7. (i) The boys put up a good athletic____________________________ . (show)

(ii) The soldiers ________________________ great courage in saving people from floods.

8. (i) You deserve a ________________________ on the back for your good performance. (pat)

(ii) The teacher _________________________ the child on the cheek to encourage her.

Answer:

1.

(i) The two teams have played three matches already.

(ii) The last day’s play was excellent.

2.

(i) She has a lovely face.

(ii) India faces/is facing a number of problems these days

3.

(i) He made his mark in essay writing.

(ii) Articles marked ’sold’ are reserved.

4.

(i) The police are combing the area to catch the burglars.

(ii) An ordinary plastic comb costs five rupees.

5.

(i) He gave a smile in answer to my question.

(ii) We also smiled to see him smile.

6.

(i) He said he hoped to be invited to the party.

(ii) We gave up hope of his joining the party.

7.

(i) The boys put up a good athletic show.

(ii) The soldiers showed great courage in saving the people from the floods.

8.

(i) You deserve a pat on the back for your good performance.

(ii) The teacher patted the child on the cheek to encourage her.

Question B:

Notice the use of ‘there’ in the following sentences.

I. There was a big crowd at the fair.

II. There were many things I’d have liked to buy.

Now rewrite the following sentences using ‘there’ in the beginning. Look at the following examples.

I. I can do nothing to help you.

II. There is nothing I can do to help you.

III. A man at the door is asking to see you.

IV. There is a man at the door asking to see you.

1. This park has beautiful roses.

2. Your story has no fun in it.

3. We have no secrets between us.

4. My village has two primary schools.

5. This problem can be solved in two ways.

Answer:

  • There are beautiful roses in the park.

  • There is no fun in your story.

  • There are no secrets between us.

  • There are two primary schools in my village.

  • There are two ways to solve this problem.

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