Class 7 English Lesson 12 The Chinese – Our Neighbour

Class 7 English Lesson 12 The Chinese – Our Neighbour

Class 7 English Lesson 12 The Chinese – Our Neighbour

Lesson 12 The Chinese – Our Neighbour

Reading Comprehension

  1. Answer the following questions.
  2. Write the names of the two rivers mentioned in the lesson.

Answer – The names of the two rivers mentioned in the lessons are Lo and Huang Ho.

  1. Where was Chang going?

Answer – Chang was going to his native village.

  1. What was happening in Loyang?

Answer – The New Year celebration was happening in Loyang and everyone was in a holiday mood.

  1. What was carried along the street during the festival?

Answer – A huge paper model of a dragon with twinkling little lamps lit inside was carried along the street during the festival.

  1. What did the Emperor do at the beginning of the festival?

Answer – At the beginning of the festival the Emperor took part in ploughing a furrow to begin the week-long celebration.

  1. What did Chang want to be?

Answer – Chang wanted to be a mandarin.

  1. What shows were going on in the fair?

Answer – There were many shows of jugglers, acrobats, wrestlers, weightlifters, dancers, musicians going on in the fair.

  1. Did Chang buy anything from the stalls?

Answer – No, Chang did not buy anything from the stalls.

  1. Why was Chang happy?

Answer – Chang was happy to be a part of the wonderful and great Chinese Civilization.

  1. 1. Tick (✔) the correct sentences.
  2. Chang lives in our age.(X)
  3. Chang lived before the invention of silk.(X)
  4. Chang lived before the invention of paper.(X)
  5. Chang lived during the age when paper was invented.(✔)
  1. Write True or False against the statements.
  2. It was the festival of harvest.(False)
  3. It was the festival of lights.(False)
  4. It was the festival of lanterns.(True)
  5. It was the festival of New Year.(True)
  6. It was the festival of kite flying.(False)
  1. Choose the correct answer.
  2. The Great Wall of China is —————————.
  3. 2,500 kms long b. 2,700 kms long
  4. 2,300 kms long d. 2,400 kms long

Answer – d. 2400 kms. long

  1. The wall is stretched along the river ——————.
  2. Lo b. Huang Ho
  3. Yellow river d. Si-Kiong

Answer – b.Huang Ho

Vocabulary

Add ‘-ion’ to the words given in column A and write them in column B. One is done for you.

VERB

 

NOUN

Calculate

Celebrate

Dictate

Participate

Vacate

Narrate

Operate

Locate

–  ion

Calculation

Celebration

Dictation

Participation

Vacation

Narration

Operation

Location

Note:  A letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word is called SUFFIX. It is used to change the class of a word; like change of Verb to Noun. Suffixes do not change the meaning of a word.

  1. Write the phrases as given in the examples using

(–ed, –en, –ing)

   

-ed

-en

-ing

Boil – rice

(Boiled-rice)

Earth – pots

(Earthen – pots)

Fly – kite

(Flying – kite)

Increase – price

(Increased – price)

Wood – furniture

(Wooden – furniture)

Talk – bird

(Talking – bird)

Cook – food

(Cooked – food)

Gold – ring

(Golden – ring)

Weep – child

(Weeping – child)

Colour – pictures

(Coloured – pictures)

Rot – apple

(Rotten – apple)

Love – mother

(Loving – mother)

Note: -ed, -en, -ing are used to frame describing words.

  1. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the box.

increasing, stretch, inventions, fertile, utensils, civilization

  1. Land which produces good crops has fertile soil.
  2. Prices of all the items are increasing now-a-days.
  3. Now-a-days we are using a lot of utensils made of steel.
  4. Modern age is called the age of inventions.
  5. We are a part of the great Indus valley civilization.
  6. Stretch a fence around this field.

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