Class 7 English Lesson 4 Hard to Believe

Class 7 English Lesson 4 Hard to Believe

Class 7 English Lesson 4 Hard to Believe

Class 7 English Lesson 4 Hard to Believe

Word Meanings

Believe (बिलीव) = विश्वास करना, यकीन करना

Detergent (डिटर्जेंट) = साफ़ करने वाला पदार्थ (साबुन या पाउडर आदि)

Dirty (डर्टी) = गंदा, मैला

Uniform (यूनिफार्म) = गणवेश  

Puzzle (पजल) = पहेली

Solve (सॉल्व) = हल करना  

Mystery (मिस्ट्री) = रहस्य, गुप्त बात

Contest (कांटेस्ट) = प्रतियोगिता

Receive (रिसीव) = प्राप्त करना

Interesting (इंटरेस्टिंग) = रोचक

Fact (फैक्ट) = तथ्य

Excited (एक्साइटेड) = उत्साहित   

Announce (एनाउंस) = घोषणा करना

Competition (कम्पटीशन) = प्रतियोगिता, मुकाबला

Amazing (अमेजिंग) = अद्भुत  

Selection (सिलेक्शन) = चयन

Presentation (प्रेजेंटेशन) = प्रस्तुतीकरण

Stolen (स्टोलेन) = चुराया हुआ

Owner (ओनर) = मालिक, स्वामी  

Trapped (ट्रैप्ड) = जाल या फंदे में फंसा हुआ

Crate (क्रैट) = टोकरा  

Violent (वायलेंट) = प्रचंड, हिंसक

Storm (स्टॉर्म) = तूफ़ान

Destroyed (डिस्ट्रॉयड) = नष्ट हुआ  

Rescue (रेस्क्यू) = सुरक्षित बचा लेना

Survived (सरवाइव) = जीवित रहना    

Soccer (सॉकर) = फुटबॉल

Advantage (एडवांटेज) = लाभ, सुविधा, फायदा

Metal (मेटल) = धातु

Magnet (मैगनेट) = चुम्बक

Ability (एबिलिटी) = क्षमता

Event (इवेंट) = घटना

Clever (क्लेवर) = चतुर  

Stuff (स्टफ) = सामग्री, पदार्थ, भर लेना

Steal (स्टाल) = चोरी करना 

Reading Comprehension

  1. Put a tick mark to choose the correct word or phrase to get a true statement.

(i) Mummy handed a booklet / a puzzle /a packet of detergent / to Monty.

Answer – a booklet

(ii) Monty’s gift was a book of

Answer – interesting facts

(iii) One / two /

Answer – interesting facts

(iv) The Mud-Mania festival is organized in the month of January / June /

July.

Answer – July.

Answer – Bells

(vi) The hen lived by eating grains /

Answer – Eggs

  1. Complete the information asked for in the table about the selections on the display board. Notice that each selection talks about two facts. One of them is done for you:
 

Who

What (festival / event)

Where (place)

1.

(a) A parrot

Identified its real owners by repeating the names of her children.

In a court in New Delhi

(b) A hen

Survived for 47 days by eating its own eggs.

In the town of Gainesville, Georgia

2.

(a) Francesco Lentini

Played football with 3 legs.

Sicily,

Italy,

(b) Liew Thow Lin

Lifted more than 60 pounds of weight attached to a metal plate against his chest or stomach.

Gunung, Rapat,

Malaysia,

3.

(a) People

Mightly Mud Mania

Scottsdale, Arizona

(b) Elephants

Stealing bananas

Myanmar

  1. Look at the title of the selections on Monty’s school display-board. Now answer the following questions.

(i) Title : THE MUDDY SCENE

(a) Do you like it ?

Ans – Yes

(b) What is common in the facts under the title ?

Ans – Playing with mud.

(ii) Title : THE WINGED VICTORIES

(a) What does the word ‘winged’ stand for ?

Ans – The birds

(b) What were the victories? :

Ans – (i) The parrot was able to identify its real owner.

Ans – (ii) The hen was able to survive for 47 days by eating its own eggs.

(iii) Title : MIRACLE MEN

(a) Who are the miracle men ?

Ans – Francesco Lentini and Liew Thow Lin

(b) What is miraculous in them?

Ans – Francesco Lentini had three legs and Liew Thow Lin has magnetic abilities.

  1. Mention the paragraph numbers which contain the following facts / ideas.

1

People of all ages slip and slide over mud in the month of July.

10

2

A large quantity of mud is required for the Mud-Mania festival.

10

3

Stuffed bells help elephants in stealing bananas.

11

4

No other bird could have known the names of a client’s children

6

5

If the hen had not eaten its eggs, it would have died.

7

6

The magnetic ability of Lin was passed on to the next generations.

9

7

Lentini played football.

8

8

Monty won a book of amazing facts as the mystery gift.

3

Vocabulary

2. Match the two columns to make compound words.

No.Column 1Column 2Compound Words
1mudfieldmud-filled
2fortyfilledforty-seven
3magneticboardmagnetic-field
4threeseventhree-legged
5displaymistressdisplay-board
6headleggedhead-mistress
7railwaypowderrailway-station
8cassettestationcassette-player
9quizplayerquiz-contest
10detergentcontestdetergent-powder
  1. Francesco Lentini lived in the 1930s (Ninteen thirtees). The period between 1930-1939 is called the 1930s.

Now, complete the following information.

(i) 1960s

(ii) 1990-1999

(iii) 1950–1959

(iv) 1890–1899 1890s

(v) 1840–1849 1840s

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