Class 7 English Lesson 15 The Glorious Whitewasher

Class 7 English Lesson 15 The Glorious Whitewasher

Class 7 English Lesson 15 The Glorious Whitewasher

Class 7 English Lesson 15 The Glorious Whitewasher
Class 7 English Lesson 15 The Glorious Whitewasher

Reading Comprehension

  1. Answer the following questions.
  2. What was the name of the town?

Answer – The name of the town was Cardiff Hill.

  1. What was the work allotted to Tom?

Answer – Tom was allotted the work of white-washing the 30 yards broad fence.

  1. Where was Jim going?

Answer – Jim was going to bring water from the town pump.

  1. Who were Tom’s friends?

Answer – Jim, Ben, Billy Fisher, Johny Miller and many other boys were Tom’s friends.

  1. What attracted Jim?

Answer – A marble and the chance to see Tom’s sore toe attracted Jim.

  1. Make a list of five things collected by Tom from his friends.

Answer – Following is the list of the things Tom collected from his friends –

(i) A kite.

(ii)Twelve marbles.

(iii) A dead rat with a string.

(iv) Part of a harp.

(v) A piece of blue bottle.

(vi) A couple of tadpoles.

(vii) Six firecrackers

(viii) A kitten with only one eye

(ix) The handle of a knife

(x) Four pieces of orange peel

Note – You can choose any five from the list that you find interesting.

  1. Tick ( ✔ ) the correct and cross ( X ) the wrong one.
  2. Tom wanted to whitewash the wall.(X)
  3. Tom wanted to play with his friends.(✔)
  4. Jim helped him to whitewash the wall.(✔)
  5. Jim ate the apple.(X)
  6. Billy Fisher had a kite.(✔)
  7. Ben had a sore toe.(X)
  8. The fence had three coats of whitewash.(✔)


Pick out the things collected by Tom in the lesson. Write them down and complete the puzzle.

  1. Young one of frog (7 letters) – Tadpole
  2. You can see through it (5 letters) – Glass
  3. A musical instrument ( 4 letters) – Harp
  4. It was a dead ………. (3 letters) – Rat
  5. Not the oranges, but the ……………… (4 Letters) – Peel
  6. Window …………. (5 Letters) – Frame
  7. It was a tin ……….. (7 Letters) – Soldier
  8. Some dogs have it (6 Letters) – Collar
  9. He got twelve of it (7 Letters) – Marbles

B. Match the words in column ‘A’ 

with their opposites in column ‘B’.



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  1. Make a list of describing words occurring in the lesson.

Example: bright –

Answer – fresh, cheerfulness, gladness, long, broad, high, hate, happiness, peaceful, nice (add more of your own)

  1. Add – ‘ness’ to the adjectives to form ‘nouns’. Add some more words.

Example: glad + ness = gladness

happy, kind, polite, rich, good

happy + ness = happiness

kind+ ness = kindness

polite + ness = politeness

rich + ness = richness

good + ness = goodness

Added some more words –

bright + ness = brightness

clever + ness = cleverness

red + ness = redness

dark + ness = darkness

great + ness = greatness

  1. Add – ‘ly’ to the adjectives to form ‘adverbs’. Add some more words.

Example: peaceful + ly = peacefully

careful, truthful, graceful, beautiful, faithful, cheerful 

careful + ly  = carefully

truthful + ly = truthfully

graceful + ly = gracefully

beautiful + ly = beautifully

faithful + ly = faithfully

cheerful + ly = cheerfully

Added some more words –

peaceful + ly = peacefully

musical + ly = musically

final + ly = finally

slow + ly  = slowly

hard + ly = hardly

  1. Work in pairs and practise the following dialogues.

A – Do you like drinking milk?

B – Yes, I do.


No, I don’t.

Now make similar dialogues using phrases given in the box.

listening to music

going on picnic

eating sweets

reading the newspaper

singing songs

playing football





Do you like listening to the music?

Yes, I do.


No, I don’t.


Do you like going on picnic?


Do you like eating sweets?


Do you like reading newspaper?


Do you like singing songs?


Do you like playing football?

  1. Using clues in the box, make sentences similar to the one given in the example.

Example: (drink-milk-tea)

I like drinking milk but I don’t like drinking tea.

sing -old – folk songs.

go -zoo – museum

take -tea – coffee

read -comics -stories

like – music -dancing

  1. sing -old – folk songs.

I like singing old songs but I don’t like singing folk songs.

  1. go -zoo – museum

I like going to zee but I don’t like going to museum.

  1. take -tea – coffee

I like taking tea but I don’t like taking coffee.

  1. read -comics –stories

I like reading comics but I don’t like reading stories.

  1. like- music –dancing

I like listening to music but I don’t like dancing.

F. Work in pairs and make sentences similar to the example:

Sarita wants to do many things. Sarita’s teacher gave her advice.

Make sentences as in the example given below.Example:

If you work hard, you will pass the examination.

1. If you work hard, you will pass the examination.

2. If you play well, you will win the match.

3. If you run fast, you will win the race.

4. If you take milk daily, you will be healthy.

5. If you learn well, you will stand first in the class test.

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