NCERT Class 7 English Solutions: Expert Detectives & Mystery of the Talking Fan Chapter 6 Part 2

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Question 2:

The words help, companion, partner and accomplice have very similar meanings, but each word is typically used in certain phrases. Can you fill in the blanks below with the most commonly used words? A dictionary may help you.

(i) Business ___________

Answer: Business Partner

(ii) My _________on the journey

Answer: My Helper on the journey

(iii) I’m mother’s little __________,

Answer: I’m mother’s little Companion

(iv) A faithful ________ such as a god

Answer: A faithful Companion such as a god

(v) The thief’s ________

Answer: The thief’s Accomplice

(vi) Find a good ____________

Answer: Find a good Partner

(vii) Tennis/golf/bridge ____________

Answer: Tennis/golf/bridge Companion

(viii) his ____________in his criminal activities

Answer: his Accomplice in his criminal activities

Question 3:

Now let us look at the used of the word break, Match the word with its meanings below. Try to find at least three other ways in which to use the word.

Meaning Table
Meaning table

(i)

The storm broke

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Could not speak; was too sad to speak

(ii)

Daybreak

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This kind of weather ended

(iii)

His voice is beginning to break

-

It began or burst into activity

(iv)

Her voice broke and she cried

-

The beginning of daylight

(v)

The heat wave broke

-

Changing as he grows up

(vi)

Broke the bad news

-

End it by making the workers submit

(vii)

Broke a strike

-

Gently told someone the bad news

(viii)

(Find your own expression

Give its meaning here)

Answer:

Answer Table
Answer table

(i)

The storm broke

-

It began or burst into activity

(ii)

Daybreak

-

The beginning of daylight

(iii)

His voice is beginning to break

-

Changing as he grows up

(iv)

Her voice broke and she cried

-

Could not speak; was too sad to speak

(v)

The heat wave broke

-

This kind of weather ended

(vi)

Broke the bad news

-

Gently told someone the bad news

(vii)

Broke a strike

-

End it by making the workers submit

(viii)

(Find your own expression

(a) Break up

(b) Broke down

(c) Break the ice

Give its meaning here)

-To end friendship

-Start Crying

- To Break the Silence

Speaking

Question 1:

Play detectives with each other. Find a person in your class (or some other acquaintance) to speak to. Find out the answers to the questions given below. Be careful to ask your questions in a polite and inoffensive way. Do not force the person to answer you. Then allow the person to ask you the same questions.

(i) Name?

Answer: Amit Verma

(ii) What newspapers or magazines does the person read?

Answer: He reads the Thriller novels and Readers digest

(iii) How long has the person lived at the current address?

Answer: The person has lived for 15 long years

(iv) What does she/he do during the day. i.e. the daily routine?

Answer: During the day, he serves as a teacher. He goes to a school situated in our locality.

(v) What do neighbours and friends say about the person?

Answer: Neighbours and friends find the person friendly and helpful. They feel that he is always ready to help and provide any kind of information as per requirement

(vi) Who are his/her visitors and what are his/her eating habits? (You can ask a few others about this)

Answer: Hi visitors are mostly students who use to come take classes. He has good eating habits. He always wishes to eat plain India food.

(vii) What do you think about the person?

Answer:

I think the person on the whole is a helpful person with good habits.

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