12. Doctor Dolittle Learns Animal Language | English | Class 3

The blog discusses the Questions and Answers from the Chapter Doctor Dolittle Learns Animal Language, English from Class 3. Students can use these answers for reference in their studies.

Q1. Answer the following questions :

(a) Who was Polynesia ?
Ans. Polynesia was the name of a parrot.

(b) Why was the doctor exited ?
Ans. The doctor was exited because he was surprised to know that animals had a language of their own and could talk to one another.

(c) What did Polynesia and the Doctor do all that afternoon ?
Ans. All that afternoon, while it was raining, Polynesia gave the Doctor some bird words to note down in his notebook.

(d) What did Polynesia tell the doctor about animals talking without making a noise ?
Ans. Polynesia said that animals don’t always speak with their mouth. They also speak with their ears, feet, tails and noses and with everything. Sometimes the animals don’t want to make a noise, said Polynesia.

(e) When did the doctor give up being a people’s doctor altogether ?
Ans. After sometime with the parrot’s help when the doctor got to learn the language of animals so well that he could talk to them himself and understand everything they said, he gave up being a people’s doctor altogether.

Q2. Find out an write from the lesson the words that mean :

(a) Is the porridge hot yet ?
Ans. The words are : Ka-Ka oi-ee, fee-fee.

(b) ”Can’t you see that it has stopped raining ? ” in dog language.
Ans. The way the dog twitches up one side of his nose means : ”Can’t you see that it has stopped raining ? ” in dog language.

Yes, the two things described in the passage could be true.

Q4. If you could learn the language of one animal, which animal would you choose ? Why would you choose that animal ? What would you talk about ? Write in short ?

Ans. If I could learn the language of one animal, I would choose to learn the language of a dog. I have a pet dog and I love him very much. Dogs are very loyal friends of humans and they are very energetic. I would talk to my dog about my whole day in school and would also ask him about his day at home. I would have told him stories I read and watch
in movies and we would have enjoyed a lot. I’m sure my dog would have loved chatting with me as he always has time for me. I would also have shared my every secret with him.

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