NCERT Class 7 English Solutions: Fire: Friend and Foe Chapter 8– Part 4

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Question 4:

Use the words given in the box to fill in the blanks in the sentences below.

Word
Word

across

along

past

through

(i) The cat chased the mouse ____________ the lawn.

(ii) We were not allowed to cross the frontier. So we drove _________ it as far as we could and came back happy.

(iii) The horse went _______________ the winning post and had to be stopped with difficulty.

(iv) It is not difficult to see ____________ your plan. Anyone can see your motive.

(v) Go ____________ the yellow line, then turn left. You will reach the post office in five minutes.

Answer:

  • The cat chased the mouse across the lawn.

  • We were not allowed to cross the frontier. So we drove along it as far as we could and came back happy.

  • The horse went past the winning post and had to be stopped with difficulty.

  • It is not difficult to see through your plan. Anyone can see your motive.

  • Go along the yellow line, then turn left. You will reach the post office in five minutes.

Speaking and Writing

Question 1:

Look at the following three units. First re-order the items in each unit to make a meaningful sentence. Next, re-order the sentences to make a meaningful paragraph.

Use correct punctuation marks in the paragraph.

1. And eighteen fire tenders struggled/the fire began on Monday/to douse the blaze till morning.

2. In a major fire/over 25 shops/were gutted.

3. But property/was destroyed/worth/several lakhs/no casualties were reported

Eighteen fire tenders

Eighteen Fire Tenders

Answer:

  • The fire began on Monday and eighteen fire tenders struggled to douse the blaze till morning.

  • Over 25 shops were gutted in a major fire.

  • No casualties were reported but property worth several lakhs were destroyed

Paragraph

The fire began on Monday. Over 25 shops were gutted in a major fire. Till morning, eighteen fire tenders struggled to douse the blaze. No casualties were reported but property worth several lakhs was destroyed.

Question 2:

Read the following newspaper report given in the box below.

Fire Station Goes up in Flames
Fire station Goes Up in Flames

Fire station Goes Up in Flames

A fire chief was embarrassed when a station without a smoke alarm went up in flames. The building and a fire engine were destroyed in the blaze. Nobody was injured in the fire that was tackled by 30 firefighters in six fire engines from neighbouring towns.

Answer:

Read yourself

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