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SELF–RELIANCE - Class 6 First Language English Textbook Solutions

Answer each of these questions in two or more sentences.
a.) Is there a hero, or antihero in you?
Answer:  I have a hero in me.
b.) Is he noble or ignoble?
Answer:  He is noble one
c.) Is he helpful, or dangerous?
Answer: He is very helpful.
d.) When the hero in you wants to come out, do you usually suppress him or allow him to come out?
Answer: I let my hero come out when needed.
1.) Discuss these questions with your partner and write down the answers.
a.) Why did the kid scream?
Answer:  The kid had fallen into a ditch so he screamed.
b.) How do you know that the kid is self-reliant?
Answer: When the writer offered him help, the kid said that he can help himself; this shows that he was a self-reliant.
c.) Who is the creator of your destiny?
Answer:  I am the creator of my destiny.
d.) What advice did Swami Vivekananda give his disciples?
Answer: If you are miserable try to conquer your misery and try to be calm. Stand up. Be bold. Be strong. Do not be a weakling. Take all your responsibilities on your shoulders and know that you are the creator of your own destiny- this was the advice given by Swami Vivekananda to his disciples.
e.) What is escapism?
Answer: Escapism is avoiding or running from the fact and accepting it.
f) Is feeling helpless always a form of escapism?
Answer: Feeling helpless is not always a form of escapism.
2.) We think of some human qualities as positive and some others as negative. For example ‘love’ as we all agree, is a positive quality.
Tick against each noun given below in the appropriate column. Use a good dictionary if you have to.
Quality Positive Negative
3.) Give the full forms of
1.) won’t -will not
2.) weren’t -were not
3.) couldn’t -could not
4.) shouldn’t -should not
5.) you’d – you would
6.) he’s – he is/ he has
7.) I’ll – I will
8.) who’ll – who will
9.) we’d – we would/ we had
10.) don’t- do not
4.) Spelling :
What is common in the following groups of words?
a.) knee, knife, knot, know     –           K is silent
b.) neighbour, daughter, fight, straight           –           gh silent
c.) honest, honour, hour, heir  –           H is silent
5.) Focus on Grammar :
Phrases and Idioms
Use a dictionary to identify the meaning of the idiom or phrase italicized in each sentence below. Write down the meaning in each case.
a.) The rear wheels got stuck in the mud.
Answer: Unable to move / impossible to move
b.) She stuck her tongue out at the snake in the zoo!
Answer:  To be rude or to mock
c.) The journey was long and hot and they had no drinking water, but they stuck it out cheerfully.
Answer:  To continue something even the situation is not pleasant
d.) We got stuck in a traffic jam for almost an hour.
Answer:  Unable to move
e.) He didn’t want to be stuck with strangers during the trip.
Answer: To have to spend time with someone even though you don’t want to.
6.) Writing :
Imagine you got lost in the middle of a forest; you had no food, no water to drink. Write about the things that happened to you, and the things you did when you were wandering in the forest.
Answer: Once I went on short trip with family. For some time, we took a break and got some snacks at a tea stall. As we had lot of time, I thought to wander around. It was then, I was landed in forest , I don’t know how I went there but I just lost track of everyone. I didn’t have anything with me. It was horrible. It was so frightening that I started crying loudly. I could hear the voices of animals and that made me more scared. I was thirsty but there was nothing to quench my thirst. I was completely lost, but something happened. I gathered my courage and decided to find the way that took me to the main road. I wandered in the forest for long time and could see how the forest life was. It was very terrible yet learning experience of my life.

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