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Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 6th English Solutions Term 3 Prose Chapter 2 That Sunday Morning
Read and Understand
A. Answer the following questions.
How does Patna differ from Delhi?
Delhi had grand and impressive buildings and monuments, whereas Patna had none of them.
What was the girl determined to do? Why?
She was determined to win the cycle race because every time her brother wins the race and boasts about it for days.
‘Flow did the cavalry officers look? What happened to them finally?
The cavalry officers were brilliant in appearance. Their horses panicked and scattered. They were out of control. One of the cavalry officers fell into the ditch.
Haughtily means proudly or having or showing arrogant superiority.
Why did the girl reply haughtily?
The girl replied haughtily, as she did not want to admit to her brother that she was scared and frightened.
Were the girl and her brother friendly with each other?
No, they are not friendly with each other.
“I think it would be nice if we moved quickly from here.”
- Who does ‘l’ refer to?
- Why did they want to move quickly from there?
- I refer to ‘Savita’s brother’.
- They wanted to move quickly from there, as they would be called in for a lot of explanation.
B. Think and Answer.
Work in groups. Discuss and have a debate on life in bustling cities and life in calm towns.
Introduction: Village life refers to the living conditions of rural people. City life refers to the life of urban people. There is a wide difference between village life and city life. Both the city and town or village serve functional purposes in their own way. The town feeds and clothes people and the city provides learning and culture. There is a wide gap in the amenities Of life between the city and the town.
A student about city life: Dear students, I would like to say that city life is full of glamour and is very fascinating. There are magnificent multi-storeyed buildings, broad roads, shopping malls, multiplexes, electric lights, etc. In large cities, there are mills, factories, and industries too. All these dazzles the eyes of newcomers to the city. Here, there is a novelty in everything. The daily routine of life is different.
People spend their evening in a park, a library, a shopping mall or a cinema hall. Then there are football, tennis and cricket matches, public meetings, speeches by eminent persons, etc. All these are entirely absent in villages. So I conclude by saying that city life is fascinating and provides a livelihood for a larger number of poor people.
Second student about town life: I don’t agree with you. Though Town life is plain and simple, here there is no din and bustle of the city. Everything is calm and quiet. People are in direct touch with nature. Most of their time passes in looking after fields and cattle. They are religious and pious. They enjoy pure air. They get pure and unadulterated food grains, fruits, milk, and milk products. They get fresh vegetables and fruits. So I conclude that village or town life is calm, healthy and pleasant life.
Imagine you are the girl and give a different ending to the story.
When my father was posted in Patna, we had to move there. On a fine Sunday morning, my brother challenged me for a cycle race. I agreed. We started off with a big scream. I was determined to win the race, as I have not won the race earlier. So I pedalled, as fast as I could. My legs and hands ached. Gradually, I moved ahead of my brother. Suddenly I bumped into a cow, which was in the middle of the *, road. The frightened cow ran away. I fell down and immediately got up. ‘I want to win’. This thought made me not to bother with my pain. My brother was closer to me. Slowly I managed to pedal the cycle again. My brother had gone a little further than me. I gathered courage and speed after some time. I pedalled as fast as I could and reached the finishing point, two seconds before my brother. I screamed with glee that I had won the race.
C. Match the phrases with their meanings.
|1. drew level with||(a) ran very quickly in a panic|
|2. whoop with glee||(b) to leave a place quickly|
|3. jammed on the brakes||(c) as if one’s life depends on it|
|4. clung for dear life||(d) tried to stop the motion immediately|
|5. charged up the road||(e) rose to an equal level|
|6. beat a hasty retreat||(f) shout with enthusiasm and happiness|
D. Refer to a dictionary and find out the meaning of the words given below.
- beam – to smile radiantly or happily.
- smile – an amused facial expression.
- guffaw – a loud unrestrained burst of laughter.
- laugh – to show the emotion of joy.
- giggle – to laugh repeatedly without control.
E. Read the sentences given below. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the appropriate laughter words from the exercise above.
- Kavitha’s face _______ with joy as she arrived in India.
- The show was enjoyed by all the audience and they _______ out loudly all the while.
- When I tickle Nishanth, he always makes a loud _______
- They didn’t mean any harm, they just did it for _______
- Things will calm down, you just keep _______
F. Pick the word from the text that is similar to the words or phrases given below.
- threatening and extremely angry = _________
- a heavy blow or hit = _________
- happening gently and slowly = _________
- any building of a past age, regarded as a historically important place = _________
- bad luck = _________
G. Match each word with its antonyms.
Make a sentence of your own for any five words from the above.
- We sat in a shady place for some rest after a long walk.
- I was interested to participate in the painting competition.
- Don’t panic, when you are in trouble.
- His childhood days were in misery.
- The night was clear and calm.
H. Here is a humorous story. But there are some words missing. Listen to your teacher and fill in the blanks to complete the story. Then give a title and a moral to the story.
A quick clever reply
Once there lived three friends Vani, Kavi, and Sumi. They always played pranks on one another. One day Vani bought some delicious berries and she decided to share them with her friends.
Kavi and Sumi were delighted to see the berries. The three of them sat and started eating the berries. Suddenly Sumi decided to play a trick on Kavi. When she looked under her chair she saw a small heap of berry seeds. She stealthily pushed the heap of seeds under Kavi’s chair.
Then Sumi said, “What is this Kavi? You are so greedy! You alone have eaten so many berries.” Kavi felt bad and didn’t know what to say.
Vani looked here and there. When she looked under Sumi’s chair there were no seeds. So, she replied “Sumi, Kavi was at least greedy, but see yourself. You have eaten all the berries including its seeds.” Then Kavi understood that her friend had just played a trick on her and then all three of them laughed heartily.
Moral: It is a foolish thing to play stupid with others.
I. Each person or group chooses an item from the class and takes two minutes to prepare. He/she must promote and sell the same item in the most humorous way to convince the classmates to buy the product. You can choose items such as an eraser, pencil, school bag, book, etc.
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J. Look at the picture and fill in the blanks with suitable words.
- The car was moving too _______
- The lift is moving _______
- Joanna did her classwork _______
- Keerthi Vasan arrived _______
- Paul _______ plays cricket with his friends.
- Suguna _______ helps her mother at home.
K. Read the sentences and put the adverbs in the correct boxes. Give two more examples of your own in each box.
- Anand has decided to submit his project tomorrow.
- The cat ran behind.
- Paraman sang in the choir happily.
- We never come late to the office.
- The stray elephant was set free in the forest yesterday.
- Arun and Vimala usually complete their homework on time.
- Raghav looked at his sister affectionately.
- I prepare to leave early.
L. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences. Use a different colour to write the adverbs.
Was / somebody / there / nearby / standing.
There was somebody standing nearby.
Came / Anand / to / school / early.
Anand came to school early.
Softly / Murali / speaks.
Murali speaks softly.
Beautifully / the house / have / they / decorated.
They have decorated the house beautifully.
English / classes / during / always / we / English / speak.
We always speak English during English classes.
M. Pick the words from the box and put them in the appropriate column.
(kindly, soft, sweet, everywhere, bright, benstantly, few, then, huge, loudly)
N. Work in groups and write a paragraph on “Laughter is the best medicine.”
Laughter is the Best Medicine
A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. It is a mighty good thing that sets everything straight. It is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humour lightens your burden, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focussed, and alert. A good hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. It improves the function of blood and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against heart attack and other vascular diseases. Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Therefore, one should always maintain a positive attitude in life and keep laughing to stay healthy and happy.
O. Look at the cartoon strips. Create your own humorous story. Write a sentence or two for each frame in the space provided.
Two friends Mohan and Sohan were walking in a park. They were enjoying their walk and busy chatting. They were so engrossed in their chatting that they did not look where they were walking.
Suddenly, they fell into a pit and banged into a coconut tree.
Two coconuts dropped from the tree and fell right on top of their heads.
Their heads were swollen with a big lump. It was very painful.
But still, they were happy that they can cherish the coconut water, free of cost. They immediately drank the coconut water and left the place.
That Sunday Morning Additional Questions
I. Select the Suitable Synonyms.
(a) the force of moving body
(b) the rhythm of a body
(c) the gravity of a body
(a) the force of a moving body
II. Select the Suitable Antonyms,
III. Choose the Correct Answers (MCQ).
My father was posted in _______
On the first Sunday there, my _______ and I decided to do a little exploring on our bikes.
After cycling for about _______, my brother got bored.
(a) one hour
(b) two hours
(d) 40 minutes
The loser treats the other to a _______, okay?
(a) ice cream
5. My legs _______ and my skirt billowed out. –
I could see the _______ in a haze.
I jammed on the brakes and they stopped abruptly.
The horse panicked and
(b) ran away
I landed on the soft earth bordering the
With one accord, we got onto our bikes and beat a hasty
IV. Very Short Answer Questions.
Who decided to do a little exploring on their bikes?
Savita Singh and her brother decided to do a little exploring on their bikes.
Who was posted in Patna?
The author’s father was posted in Patna.
Who got bored, after cycling for half-an-hour?
Savita’s brother got bored after cycling for half-an-hour.
Who wins the cycle race always?
Savita’s brother wins the race always.
Was Savita able to move ahead of her brother?
Yes, she was able to move ahead of her brother.
What stood right in the middle of the road?
A cow stood alone right in the middle of the road.
What did Savita do to stop the cycle?
She jammed on the brakes to stop the cycle.
What happened to one of the riders?
His horse threw him down and he landed in the ditch just next to the cow.
Who was coming towards them?
One of the horse riders was coming towards them.
Who was behind the horse rider?
The man to whom the cow belonged was behind the horse rider.
V. Short Answer Questions.
Hew was toe reads In Patoa?
The roads were good and the trees lining them were shady.
What did Savita’s brother use to do, whenever he went the cycle race?
Whenever her brother won the race, he used to boast about it for days.
What happened to Savita, when she pedalled her cycle fast?
Her legs ached. Her skirt spread out in the wind, warning her to hit her face.
Was the author able to go ahead?
Yes, she drew level with her brother and then gradually moved ahead.
Where did Savita land, as seen as she saw the cew?
She jammed the brakes and stopped the cycle, but she could not stop herself, landing straight on the back of the unfortunate cow.
To whom did the horse riders belong?
They belonged to the governor’s bodyguard, as they were cavalry officers mounted on their magnificent horses.
What did the cow do to the horses?
The frightened cow charged straight at the horses who panicked and scattered.
Where did the Cow fell?
It managed to fall into a ditch and in the process freed Savita, who landed on the soft earth bordering the ditch.
Why did one of the horse riders sit down on the read?
He sat down on the road, as his pants tore in an awkward place.
Did the girl admit to her brother that she was frightened?
No, the girl did not admit to her brother that she was frightened.
VI. Paragraph Questions and Answers.
What did the author and her brother do on the first Sunday? Hew was the roads there in Patna?
On the first Sunday in Patna, the author and her brother decided to do a little exploring on their bikes. It was still very early in the morning and only a few people were walking on the roads. The roads were good and the trees lining them were shady. There were no impressive or grand buildings or monuments, as there were in Delhi. After cycling for about half-an-hour, her brother got bored and challenged Savita for a cycle race to the comer of the road. He said that the loser should treat the other to chocolate. Savita agreed to this and they were off.
What happened to Savita, while racing?
During the race, she managed to move ahead of her brother. As she was nearing the comer of the road, she saw a cow right in the middle of the road. She applied brakes and stopped the cycle abruptly. But she was unable to stop the force of her body. She flew over the handlebars and landed straight on the back of the unfortunate cow, which got startled by the sudden attack and started running. The frightened cow charged up the road and round the comer. It spotted cavalry officers mounted on horses coming towards it. So it charged straight at the horses, who panicked and scattered. There was a regular rush. The cow managed to fall into a ditch and in this process freed Savita, who landed on the soft earth bordering the ditch.
How did horses behave, after the cow charged at them?
After the frightened cow charged straight at the horses, they got panicked and scattered here and there. They were out of control. Some of them were running like mad in circles, while their riders tried to bring them under control. Two horses were nowhere to be seen, and one horse threw its rider right in front of Savita’s eyes. The poor man landed in the ditch just next to the cow. Thinking that it was another attack, the cow lowered its head at the unfortunate man. The poor man climbed hurriedly out of the ditch, tearing his pants at an awkward place.
That Sunday Morning Grammar Additional
An adverb is a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or another adverb, expressing, place, frequency, manner, or, time.
Adverbs tell us when, where, how, and why an action takes place.
A number of them end in ly.
• Brutus and his companions plotted secretly to kill Caesar, plotted – verb, secretly – adverb, tells you how they plotted.
- She danced gracefully.
- Ram waited patiently for the bus.
- The student behaved insolently with the teacher, (rudely)
- The two friends met accidentally in New York, (by chance)
Here are some adverbs and their meanings.
I. Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs.
- Latha danced _______
- I will meet my sister _______
- She _______ plays with her friends.
- It is _______ hot.
- James coughed _______ to attract attention.
- He plays the flute _______
- She was walking _______
- His jokes are always _______ funny.
- You don’t _______ care, do vou?
- My grandmother always smiled _______
II. Read the sentences and put the adverbs in the correct place.
- He ran _______
- The newspaper arrives _______
- We _______ see John.
- He ate the chocolate cake _______
- He is _______ late for work.
- They go to dinner _______
- He _______ gave us the money.
- The toys are _______ the floor.
- We take a vacation atleast once _______
- Mary fell _______
|Adverb of Manner||Adverbs of Time||Adverbs of Frequency||Adverbs of Place|
III. Put the words in the correct order and identify the adverb.
go / together / they / everywhere
They go together everywhere.
abruptly / the driver / the bus / stopped
The driver stopped the bus abruptly.
now / it’s / time / go
It’s time to go now.
Saturdays / usually /1 / on / get up / late
I usually get up late on Saturdays.
for / Javed / late / work / is / never
Javed is never late for work.
Travel / weekends / Do / often / you / on
Do you often travel on weekends?
often / early / class / for / Susan / is / for
Susan is often early for class.
usually / when / go / vacation / year / do / each / you / on
When do you usually go on vacation each year?
clearly / speak / and / softly
Speak softly and clearly.
seen / have / him / before / I.
I have seen him before
An Adjective is a word that describes a noun.
Eg: sweet, red, pretty.
Adjectives describe nouns and pronouns.
- Mohan is handsome.
- Hay fever can cause a runny nose, watery eyes, and itchy skin.
If you are going to use a number of adjectives to describe something, then they must follow a certain order.
Adjective related to qualities and feelings is placed first, (jolly, happy, kind).
This is followed by adjectives of size, age, temperature or measurement, (huge, middle-aged, warm)
Place adjectives of colour (yellow, blue, red); then adjectives of nationality. (Indian, Greek, British)
Finally place adjectives of substance and matter, (gold, cotton)
- I meet a jolly middle-aged black French pop star on the flight.
- The enormous old red building was built in 1926.
Note: When adjectives precede a noun, do not use commas.
- This bottle is breakable.
- tie used to write meaningless letters.
- I met a homeless person in London.
- She is an adorable girl.
- This soup is not edible.
- He lives in a beautiful house.
- Ravi is wearing a sleeveless shirt today.
- Her hair is gorgeous.
- He is more intelligent than this boy.
- This house is bigger than that one.
- I lost my most comfortable shoes.
- Magesh is taller than Suresh.
- Alex is the most handsome man on campus.
- My job is worse than yours.
- What a wonderful machine is man!
- The classroom is very clean.
- The sky was multicolored.
- I used to buy this kind of T-shirt.
- He donated his old sweaters.
- Did you have enough food?
Spin a Yarn
The starting of a story is given. Develop it into a humorous story.
Once there lived a boy who bragged endlessly about himself. One day, he challenged his friend for a running race. He boasted that he was the fastest runner in school and no one had beaten him so far. The two friends started their race on their school grounds. The boy started off as fast as he could and was far ahead of his friend. There was a small stone on his way. He tripped and fell down. He was badly hurt. Meanwhile, his friend crossed him and won the race. Henceforth the boy stopped bragging about himself.
That Sunday Morning Summary
This story is an unpleasant episode of the author Savita Singh and how she managed to get out of it. The writer’s father was posted in Patna. On the first Sunday, she and her brother decided to go cycling in the morning. As it was very early in the morning, only a few people were on the roads. The roads with the trees lining them were good and shady. There were no grand buildings or monuments, as in Delhi.
After cycling for about half-an-hour her brother got bored and challenged his sister for a cycle race and the loser should treat the other with chocolate. Savita agreed and they were off for the race. That was not the first time, they had raced. Usually, her brother would win and boast about it for days. But Savita Singh was determined to win this race. She pedalled as fast as she could. Her legs ached and her skirt was spread out, warning to hit her face. She was breathing fast and couldn’t see anything clearly. Soon, she drew level with her brother, and then gradually, she moved ahead.
Answer in one or two sentences.
Why did the family move to Patna?
Savita Singh’s father was posted in Patna. So they had to move there.
Who was challenged for a race?
Savita was challenged for a race by her brother.
Is the brother boastful? What makes you think so?
Yes, the brother is boastful because whenever he wins, he boasts about it for days.
Why did the trees become a green blur?
The trees became a green blur to Savita, as she was cycling very fast and due to that, she could not see the trees clearly.
Which line tells you that the girl was faster than the boy?
The line ‘Soon I drew level with my brother and then gradually, I moved ahead’, tells us that the girl was faster than the boy.
As Savita was ahead of her brother, she could see the comer in a cloudy form. She was about to shout with joy. Just then, she saw a cow that stood in the middle of the road. She applied the brakes suddenly but was thrown off the cycle. She landed on the back of the cow. The cow was startled and started running out of fear. Savita clung to her tightly for her dear life. The frightened cow charged straight at the cavalry officers, who were on horseback. The horses panicked and scattered. There was a regular rush everywhere. The cow managed to fall into a ditch and in the process freed Savita. She landed on the soft earth bordering the ditch.
Read the events of the story. They are in the wrong order. Put them in the correct order.
- And it charged straight at the cavalry officers on horseback. 
- And so she flew onto the back of the cow. 
- So everybody panicked and made a general rush to safety. 
- The startled cow charged off in fear. 
- She applied the brakes but was thrown off the cycle. 
- Just then, she saw a lone cow in the middle of the road. 
- Finally, the cow fell into a ditch and dislodged the girl. 
- The girl cried out in delight as she overtook her brother on her cycle. 
Savita sat up with pain. The cavalry horses were still out of control. Some of them were running madly in circles. Their riders tried to bring them under control. Two horses were not seen anywhere and another horse threw its rider right in front of the narrator’s eyes. He landed in the ditch just next to the cow. The cow thought it was another attack and lowered its head at the unlucky man.
The poor man climbed hurriedly out of the ditch, tearing his pants at an awkward place. Realizing his pants being tom, he sat on the road with a thump. Her brother approached her and commented that she looked such a sight on top of that cow. He started laughing and asked her whether she was alright. She did not want to admit to her brother that she was frightened. So she arrogantly told him that she was alright. Just then, her brother saw one of the horse riders coming towards them with a threatening look and there was also a man to whom the cow belonged coming behind him. So they thought that it would be safe if both of them moved fast from that place.
Otherwise, they would be called in for a lot of explanation. Both got into their cycles and moved away fast, as they did not want to add another unpleasant episode to the morning event.
Based on your reading, put a (✓) for the correct and (×) for the incorrect statements.
- The man didn’t want to get up because he was tired as he was thrown into the ditch. (×)
- The boy was rather unsympathetic to his sister. (×)
- The girl was badly hurt. (×)
- The boy and the girl were taken by the cavalry to explain their action. (×)
- They rode back home quickly. (✓)
- The girl admitted to her brother that she was badly frightened. (×)