NCERT Class 7 English Solutions: Fire: Friend and Foe Chapter 8– Part 3

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Question 8:

What are some of the things you should do to prevent a fire at home and in the school?

Prevent a fire

Prevent a Fire

Answer:

This question requires you to use your own perspective as well as your analytical skills. The answer to the question would vary from one person to another. It is suggested that you read the text carefully and try attempting it on your own.

Working with Language

Question 1:

Find ten examples of verbs in the simple present tense in the text ‘Fire: Friend and Foe’ and write them down here. Do not include any passive verbs.

Passive Verbs
Passive verbs

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

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-

Answer:

Table for Name
Table for name

Combines

Call

Comes

Blow

Bursts

Gets

Means

Stops

Absorbs

Lowers

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-

Question 2:

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below with words from the box. You may use a word more than once.

Word
Word

carbon

cause

fire

smother

(i) Gandhiji’s life was devoted to the ________________ of justice and fair play.

(ii) Have you insured your house against ______________?

(iii) Diamond is nothing but ____________ in its pure form.

(iv) If you put too much coal on the fire at once you will ______________ it.

(v) Smoking is said to be the main _____________ of heart disease.

(vi) When asked by an ambitious writer whether he should put some ___________ into his stories, Somerset Maugham murmured, “No, the other way round”.

(vii) She is a _____________ copy of her mother.

(viii) It is often difficult to _____________ a yawn when you listen to a long speech on the value of time.

Answer:

  • Gandhiji’s life was devoted to the cause of justice and fair play.

  • Have you insured your house against fire?

  • Diamond is nothing but carbon in its pure form.

  • If you put too much coal on the fire at once you will smother it.

  • Smoking is said to be the main cause of heart disease.

  • When asked by an ambitious writer whether he should put some fire into his stories, Somerset Maugham murmured, “No, the other way round”.

  • She is a carbon copy of her mother.

  • It is often difficult to smother a yawn when you listen to a long speech on the value of time.

Question 3:

One word is italicised in each sentence. Find its opposite in the box and fill in the blanks.

Word
Word

spending

shut

destroy

subtract

increase

(i) You were required to keep all the doors open, not ____________.

(ii) PUPIL: What mark did I get in yesterday’s Maths test?

TEACHER: You got what you get when you add five and five and ___________ ten from the total.

(iii) Run four kilometers a day to preserve your health. Run a lot more to __________ it.

(iv) If a doctor advises a lean and lanky patient to reduce his weight further, be sure he is doing it to _____________ his income.

(v) The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and ___________ we lay waste our powers.

Answer:

  • You were required to keep all the doors open, not shut.

  • PUPIL: What mark did I get in yesterday’s Maths test?

  • TEACHER: You got what you get when you add five and five and subtract ten from the total.

  • Run four kilometers a day to preserve your health. Run a lot more to destroy it.

  • If a doctor advises a lean and lanky patient to reduce his weight further, be sure he is doing it to increase his income.

  • The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.

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