The Joy of Helping Question Answer, Lesson 2, Class 5 English
The Joy of Helping
The school bell rang. Raju, Nita and Gita rushed to school as they were getting late. The morning assembly was about to begin. Somehow they managed to join the assembly.
At the end of the assembly, the headmaster announced: “I have something very important to tell you. We all know about the earthquake that occured yesterday. It destroyed many areas in our neighbouring districts. People have lost their homes and belongings. Many people have died and many have got injured. So, we must help these people, Please contribute whatever is possible for you. You can give food items – fresh or dry, water bottles, clothes, money, etc. Tomorrow, after morning assembly, we will collect your contributions and a team of teachers and students representing our school will go to the affected area and distribute these items among the earthquake victims.
During the lunch break Nita, Gita and Raju discussed what they would contribute:
Raju: I’d like to give food items like bread, biscuits and fruits.
Gita: That’s great. I will contribute some money and a carton of drinking water.
Nita: Please suggest what I should contribute.
Raju: Why don’t you bring some clothes? You can collect some Om your neighbours’ homes too. You can also collect some containers to store food. That will be of great help to the affected people.
Nita: Thanks a lot, Raju, for your suggestions. I will try to collect what you suggested.
Gita: Can any one help me bring the bottles of water? Or shall T ask the shop to deliver them to the school?
Raju: I think you can talk to the headmaster.
Next day at school, all the children and teachers assembled in the school playground with their contributions. The headmaster thanked all of them for their support. The goods van and a team of teachers and students then left for their destination.
In an hour they reached the earthquake affected place. They were very sad at the plight and misery of the people there. They distributed the things among the people. Every one was very grateful to the volunteers for their help. The team members felt very happy to have helped the people in distress.
Raju said to himself, “Helping people in need is a really wonderful feeling. The next time I see anyone in such a plight, I must try to help.
1. Let’s check how much we have understood. Choose the correct alternative from the following options:
(a) The headmaster was talking about –
(i) Flood damage
(ii) Soil erosion
(iii) Earthquake disasters
Answer:- (iii) Earthquake disasters
(b) The headmaster sought contributions from teachers and students.
(i) To help the flood-affected people
(ii) To organize a function at school
(iii) To help earthquake-hit people.
(iv) To go for a picnic
Answer:- To help earthquake-hit people
(c) Raju thought of contributing-
(i) Bread, butter, and fruits
(ii) Bread, biscuits, and fruits
(iii) Clothes, water, and money
(iv) Water, biscuit, and bread
Answer:- (ii) Bread, biscuits, and fruits
(d) The contribution was carried to the earthquake-affected area in –
(i) A cart
(ii) A goods van
(iii) A mini truck
(iv) A tractor
Answer:- (ii) A goods van
(e) The team members of the school felt very-
(i) Happy to help the people in misery(Answer)
(ii) Funny at helping the people in misery
(iii) Sad to help the people in misery
(iv) Worried about helping the people in misery
Answer:- (i) Happy to help the people in misery
(f) When we help someone we always feel-
Answer:- (ii) Happy
2. Arrange the following sentences as it happened in the lesson :
(i) Tomorrow, after morning assembly we will collect your contributions.
Ans:- People have lost their homes and belonging
(ii) The team members felt very happy to have helped the people in distress.
Ans:- Tomorrow, after morning assembly we will collect your contributions.
(iii) People have lost their homes and belongings.
Ans:- During the lunch break, Nita, Gita, and Raju were discussing their contribution.
(iv) During the lunch break, Nita, Gita, and Raju were discussing their contribution.
Ans:- The goods van and a team of volunteers including Raju and Rita than left for their destination.
(v) The goods van and a team of volunteers including Raju and Rita than left for their destination.
Ans:- The team members felt very happy to have helped the people in distress.
3. Let’s read, think, and write :
a) While going to school, you find a puppy in a muddy ditch. The puppy has fallen into the ditch and is struggling to come out. What will you do in this situation? Write three sentences on the actions you would take.
Answer: (i) First of all, I will take the puppy out.
(ii) Secondly I will take puppy home and wash him with dettol.
(iii) Thirdly I will medicate and will give some milk.
(b) One of your friends gets injured in a friendly football match at your school. Write three sentences on how you will help him.
Answer: (i) First of all I will tell him to relax for sometimes.
(ii) After checking his injuries I will do medications.
(iii) Thirdly I will take him to home.
4. Choose the appropriate meaning of the underlined words from the given options :
a) The earthquake destroyed many areas of our neighbouring district.
Answer: (iv) Damaged.
c) The teachers and students then left for their destination. Destination here refers to:
i) the playground
ii) their school
iii) distant village
iv) earthquake affected place
Answer: (iv) Earthquake affected place
(c) They were very sad to see the plight and misery of the people.
(i) Playful environment
(ii) Difficult and sad situation
(iii) Happy situation
Answer: (ii) Difficult and sad situation
(d) Everyone was very grateful to the volunteers for their help.
Answer: (ii) Happy
5. Read the following sentences:
(a) They were very sad to see the plight and misery of the people there.
(b) The team members felt very happy to have helped the people in distress.
The first sentence expresses sadness and the second sentence expresses happiness. Now , choose appropriate words from the butterfly and write in the boxes to make meaningful sentences:
(i) A kind man shows = Kindness
(ii) A happy man shows = Happiness
(iii) A sincere person shows = Sincerity
(iv) A brave soldier shows = Bravery
(v) An honest man shows = honesty
- Read the following line :
“A team of volunteers…”
The underlined word stands for a collection or a group of people. Now read the following sentences. They all contain words that show a collection.
(a) A flock of sheep was grazing in the field.
(b) I have a bunch of keys.
(c) Can you see the herd of cattle?
(d) He gave me a bundle of sticks.
(e) A delegation of teachers visited the Chief Minister.
- Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct word:
Players – Birds – Books – Elephants – Flowers
(a) A team of – Players
(b) A Flock of – Birds
(c) A bunch of – flowers
(d) A bundle of – books
(e) A herd of – elephants
8. Look up the meanings of these words in a dictionary:
(i) Ring – a round object with a hole in middle.
(ii) Injure – Physically or mentally hurt.
(iii) Occur – to exist or to be found somewhere.
(iv) Victim – Anything injured or hurt by something.
(v) Belongings –The things which is owned and which can be moved.
(vi) Contribution – Something that you give
- Look at the picture and read:
It was 8:30 in the morning. Rohit , Nikhil and Anjuma were walking to school. Abhi was in his wheelchair. His father was taking him to school.
The children noticed Abhi. Rohit came forward and asked Abhi’s father, “Uncle , can we take Abhi to school ?” “oh, yes,” said Abhi’s father. “He will enjoy your company”. Rohit, Nikhil and Anjuma took Abhi with them to school.
10. A) Read what Rohit told his teacher after he reached school :
We were walking to school today at 8:30 in the morning. We met Abhi and his father on the way. Abhi was in his wheelchair. His father was taking him to school. I asked him if Abhi could come with us. He agreed, and Abhi came with us .
Now, complete the following passage with the words given in the help box:
Rohit , Nikhil and Anjuma were walking to school. Abhi was sitting in his wheelchair. His father was walking behind him. He was taking Abhi to school.
10.b) Write what you were doing at the following time yesterday.
(i) At 8 o’ clock in the morning yesterday, I was having my breakfast.
(ii) At 4 o’clock in the evening yesterday, I was sleeping.
- The teacher was very happy with Rohit and his friends. They showed good manners. Read the words in the bubbles and add some more in the empty bubbles:
Good Manners –
(i) Showing respect to teachers.
(ii) Helping the poor and the needy
(iii) Talking politely
(iv) Obey traffic rules.
(v) Respect everyone.
- Read this passage to know about Abhi’s manners:
Abhi is a loving boy. He speaks politely. He is honest and obedient. He shares his food with his friends. He is neat and tidy. He respects his teachers and elders. He is intelligent too. Everyone loves him.
13.a) Anjuma speaks very politely. Listen to what Anjuma says:
1) Please take my pen, uncle.
2) Would you mind giving me my pen back?
3) I’m very sorry, I broke the glass.
4) Excuse me, may I carry the book for you?
13(b). Complete these sentences with the polite forms given below :
(i) I’m very sorry , I broke your pencil.
(ii) Excuse me , can I borrow your pen ?
(iii) Please write a letter to me.
(iv) Would you mind, bringing a glass of water for me?
14. Let us learn to make words by adding ‘ing’:
(i) Love – loving
(ii) Care – caring
(iii) Share – sharing
(iv) Make – making
We can also make words by doubling the last letter and adding ‘ing’ to them, Read these words:
(i) Run – running
(ii) Swim – swimming
(iii) Clip – clipping
(iv) Cut – cutting
Now, make words by doubling the last letter and adding ‘ing’ to them:
(i) Clap – clapping
(ii) Hop – hopping
(iii) Sit – sitting
(iv) Tap – tapping
15. Add ‘ly’ to make new words. Write the words. One is done for you :
(i) Obedient – obediently
(ii) Neat – neatly
(iii) Honest – honestly
(iv) Kind – kindly
(v) Intelligent – intelligently
- Imagine you are in a school summer camp. Write three things you should do and three things you should not do. Use the words given in the box:
(i) I should obey my teachers
(ii) I should take softly
(iii) I should share my things
(iv) I should not tell lies
(v) I should not quarrel
(vi) I should not make a noise
- a) Read the sentences on the chart :
Talk to your friends and add three more sentence to the list.
(i) Work hard
(ii) Help the poor and the sick
(iii) Respect your elders
(iv) Use a handkerchief while coughing
(v) Comb your hair neatly
(vi) Wash your hand with Dettol
(vii) Obey your teachers
(viii) Obey traffic rules
17 b) Write four sentences in cursive using ‘I must’.
(i) I must help the people in need.
(ii) I must respect all my elders.
(iii) I must maintain social distancing.
(iv) I must use dettol while washing my hands.
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Lesson 2 : All Things Bright and Beautiful