17. On the Water | English | Class 5

The blog discusses the Questions and Answers from the lesson 17, On the Water, English from Class 5. Students can use these answers for reference in their studies.

Q1. Answer the following questions.

(1) List the insects, birds, trees and plants mentioned in the poem.

• insects – dragonfly

• birds – swallow and kingfisher

• trees and plants – reeds, lilies, bulrush and water-mace

(2) List the rhyming words in the poem.

• glide – wide

• bright – delight

• run – sun

• see – tree

• large – marge

• place – mace

• dragonfly – by

• gleam – stream

• too – blue

• boat – float

(3) Write what the following do with the help of the poem.

• ripples – run

• lilies – float

• swallow – skims

• fishes – spring, gleam and flash

• kingfisher – darts

(4) Write what the poet is doing. Does the poet like the experience ? Write the line which tells us about it.

Ans. The poet is on a little boat, gliding on the wide and blue waters of a stream. He is enjoying the nature’s beauty.

Yes, he certainly like the experience. The line that tells us about it is : “What could give us more delight ?”

Q2. Write a short essay about your journey in a boat.

Ans. Once our family went to our uncle’s place called Dahanu near Mumbai. Its a wonderful place with many beaches. One morning
we had to go to the other side of the beach for the market and for that we had to take a small boat. The transport facility by a small
boat carrying almost 30 people at a time was wonderful and thrilling. Though I was excited to travel by boat I was also equally afraid at
the start. I could see the boat trembling in the waters and had to hold a support to be balanced. When we had just took off from the
shore I found only water everywhere and never had such an thrilling experience. Frankly speaking for a moment it came to my mind, What if the boat gets drowned ? Thank God ! no such a thing took place. I feel the boat ride was the most wonderful and different experience I had.

Q3. Prepare and present a speech on “My favorite Place”

Ans. Hello friends, today I would like to tell you something about the place I like, My favorite Place. My favorite place is also my native place, the ancient holy city, Nashik.
Nashik is situated on the banks of river Godavari, and is well known as a Hindu pilgrimage site. As per mythological tale, Nashik got its name as it was here by the wish of Lord Rama, Laxman had cut the nose of
Shurpanakha. Nashik is the fourth largest urban area of Maharashtra State after Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur.
I love to visit Nashik as my grandparents also stay there. The time I spent in Nashik with my grandparents and my cousins are always very
enjoyable. The city’s climate is very comfortable and it is cool from November to February, though its not so far from Mumbai. My cousins and me often go to nearby field and enjoy eating grapes during seasons and the raisins later. The city has many agriculture activities nearby so one can get good supply of fresh vegetables and fruits throughout the year. I wish I could always stay there.


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