NCERT Class 7 English Solutions: A Gift of Chappals Chapter 1– Part 3

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Question 6:

On getting a gift of chappals, the beggar vanished in a minute. Why was he in such a hurry to leave?

A Gift of Chappals

A Gift of Chappals

Answer:

When the beggar was asked to leave, he raised his eyes and looked fearfully at the road, which was gleaming in the afternoon heat. He knew his feet would burn again. However, when the children got him a pair of slippers, the beggar stared at it in amazement. He hurriedly flung his towel over his shoulder. Then, he pushed his feet into them and left, muttering a blessing to the children. In a minute, he had vanished around the corner of the street. He was tired and his feet were worn out. Since he could not have got anything better and Rukku Manni wanted him out of the house, he left in a hurry.

Question 7:

Walking towards the kitchen with Mridu and Meena, Rukku Manni began to laugh. What made her laugh?

Answer:

Walking towards the kitchen with Mridu and Meena, Rukku Manni remembered that Gopu Mama was always in a hurry to throw off his shoes and socks, and get into his slippers as soon as he came home. She wondered what he would say that evening when she would tell him that she had given his slippers to the music-master. Thinking of this, she began to laugh.

Working with Language

Question 1:

Rewrite each of the following pairs of sentences as a single sentence. Use ‘if’ at the beginning of the sentence.

(i) Don’t tire yourself now. You won’t be able to work in the evening.

(ii) Study regularly. You’ll do well in the examination.

(iii) Work hard. You’ll pass the examination in the first division.

(iv) Be polite to people. They’ll also be polite to you.

(v) Don’t tease the dog. It’ll bite you.

Answer:

(i) If you tire yourself now, you won’t be able to work in the evening.

(ii) If you study regularly, you’ll do well in the examination.

(iii) If you work hard, you’ll pass the examination in the first division.

(iv) If you are polite to people, they’ll also be polite to you.

(v) If you tease the dog, it’ll bite you.

Question 2:

Fill in the blanks in the following paragraph.

Today is Sunday. I’m wondering whether I should stay at home or go out. If I ___________ (go) out, I ___________ (miss) the lovely Sunday lunch at home. If I ___________ (stay) for lunch, I ___________ (miss) the Sunday film showing at Archana Theatre. I think I’ll go out and see the film, only to avoid getting too fat.

Answer:

Today is Sunday. I’m wondering whether I should stay at home or go out. If I go out, I will miss the lovely Sunday lunch at home. If I stay for lunch, I will miss the Sunday film showing at Archana Theatre. I think I’ll go out and see the film, only to avoid getting too fat.

Question 3:

Complete each sentence below by appropriately using any one of the following:

Complete the Sentences
Complete the sentences

if you want to/ if you don’t want to/ if you want him to

(i) Don’t go to the theatre ______________________________________________

(ii) He’ll post your letter _______________________________________________

(iii) Please use my pen ________________________________________________

(iv) He’ll lend you his umbrella _________________________________________

(v) My neighbour, Ramesh, will take you to the doctor _______________________

(vi) Don’t eat it ______________________________________________________

Answer:

(i) Don’t go to the theatre if you don’t want to.

(ii) He’ll post your letter if you want him to.

(iii) Please use my pen if you want to.

(iv) He’ll lend you his umbrella if you want him to.

(v) My neighbour, Ramesh, will take you to the doctor if you want him to.

(vi) Don’t eat it if you don’t want to.

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