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Samacheer Kalvi 6th English Books The Jungle Book

English : Term 3 Unit 3 : Play : The Jungle Book


Look at the pictures given below and talk about their habitat (living place, food, family, etc.)

A. Every living organism has- a habitat. Habitats vary greatly from organism to organism, because all living things have different needs for survival. A human being needs a beautiful house to live in. He needs good healthy food and a loving family around him. Most people prefer to live in cities.

B. Animals like Tigers, Lions and Monkeys live in the forests or jungles. They are happy to be in their habitat instead of being caught and kept in zoos. Lions live generally in western India and African Savannah, where the forest is not so dense. These grasslands invite a lot of herbivores to come there and be hunted by the lions. Gorillas thrive in the tropical and sub-tropical forests that run along the equatorial belt. Abundant and green vegetation is the main characteristic of the gorilla habitat. Gorillas form a family of 15-20 consisting of adults and kids and live peacefully.


Listen to your teacher read a description of the character from the story. Identify the character based on your understanding and write the name in the space provided. Number the characters in sequence as they appear in the story.

Description of the characters from the story “The Jungle Book”

* He is violent and intensely predatory, disrespectful to the law of the jungle. The main villain in the story and the archrival of Mowgli. He is nicknamed as ‘Lungri’ by his own mother.

* He always feeds on crumbs from either Shere Khan or the wolves of the Seeonee Pack. He is the only friend of Shere Khan. He acts as a spy and messenger to Shere Khan.

* She is very protective of the man-cub and raises him as her own. She is always ready to die in order to protect him. she is strong and brave but when angered she becomes the fiercest of wolf in the pack.

* He is taken away by a tiger from his village to the jungle, but fortunately he escapes and runs into a cave where a wolf family live. Mother wolf names him Mowgli the ‘Little frog’. He is the main character in the story.

* He is one of Mowgli’s main teachers, protects and guides Mowgli in all ways till the end of the story. He loves Mowgli a lot and the two spend much time together loitering in the jungle.

Mother Wolf [ 1 ]

Shere Khan (Tiger) [ 4 ]

Mowgli (the little frog) [ 3 ]

Bagheera, (Black panther) friend of Mowgli [ 5 ]

Tabaqui (the Jackal) [ 2 ]


Imagine you are Mowgli. Which animal would you befriend? What kind of adventure would you like in the forest? Make use of the hints below to talk about it.

• Hi, I’m Mowgli. The only human being living in the jungle.

• I have been raised by a pack of wolves, in an Indian forest.

• I go and hunt with my friends for food.

• My close buddy is a a black panther.

• His/ Her name is Bagheera.

• He/ She guides and accompanies me everywhere.

• We enjoy loitering in the jungle by night.

• The jungle where we live is thick.

• On the whole, I am happy.


Read scene I of the play carefully and answer the questions below.

1. List the characters that appear in the scene. What human characteristics do they exhibit?

Father Wolf, Tabaqui and Mother Wolf.

Father Wolf takes rest like human beings. Like a responsible Mother, the Mother Wolf takes care of her cubs. Tabaqui speaks like some human beings who are hypocrites. Shere Khan’s mother called her son Lungri (the lame one) as human beings give nicknames to others.

2. The scene is set inside a thick forest and it is nearing dusk. Relate this time frame with the behaviour of the animals in the forest.

Usually all predators hunt by night. These animals are active at night and they prowl about in search of prey.

3.  Did Tabaqui receive a warm welcome from the pack of wolves? How do you know?

No, Tabaqui did not receive a warm welcome from the pack of wolves. As Tabaqui acted as a spy for Shere Khan the wolves did not like him.

4.  Tabaqui acts as ____________ to the pack of wolves.

a) a guard

b) a friend

c) a messenger

d) an enemy

Answer: b) a friend

5. Whom does Mother Wolf talk about? How does she describe him?

Mother Wolf talks about Shere Khan the tiger. She calls him a ‘lame butcher’.

6.  Who is about to go on a hunt? Do the wolves panic on his arrival? Explain.

Shere Khan the tiger is about to go on a hunt. No, the wolves are not in panic on his arrival. In fact, Mother Wolf was ready to fight against Shere Khan till death.

7. Match the following.


a. Father Wolf –                      with a grey nose…feeds her four cubs

b. Tabaqui           –                  the big one from Waingunga River with a lame foot

c. Mother Wolf     –                the chief of the Wolves

d. Shere Khan    –                  begs for meat and thanks for the meal/warns the wolves about the arrival of Shere Khan


a) the chief of the Wolves

b) begs for meat and thanks for the meal/wams the wolves about the arrival of Shere Khan

c) with a grey nose…feeds her four cubs

d) the big one from Waingunga River with a lame foot 


Imagine a conversation among your friends about the four characters’ in the play – Tabaqui, Shere Khan, Mother Wolf and Father Wolf. Use the hints to write it.

* The character’s entry in the play.

* Compare and contrast their character traits.

* The reaction of the characters on seeing the man cub.

 In scene one, Mother Wolf and Father Wolf enter. Father Wolf gets ready to hunt and Mother Wolf takes protective measures by dropping the cubs into the mouth of the cave. Tabaqui, the Jackal enters from the downhill towards Father Wolf and asks for a meal. It flatters the cubs of the Wolf and warns everyone about Shere Khan, who is going to hunt among those hills for the next moon.

Father Wolf gets angry on hearing about Shere Khan and his hunt among the hills. But Mother Wolf speaks quietly and tells all what she knows about Shere Khan. Tabaqui, who comes there as a messenger to inform about the hunt of Shere Khan, goes away quietly.

Among the bushes, they see a man-cub-holding on a low branch. Mother Wolf gets excited to have him in their midst. She thinks of rearing him along with her cubs, though Father Wolf was a bit hesitant. Shere Khan and Tabaqui come in search of the baby. They see that the man-cub had gone into the mouth of the cave and asks Father Wolf to give the baby to them. But Father Wolf sternly says that the man-cub belonged to them. When Shere Khan roars angrily at this, Mother Wolf springs forward, facing Shere Khan bravely. She says that the man-cub is hers. He shall live to run and hunt with the pack. In the end, he will hunt Shere Khan. So Shere Khan backs out growling that the man-cub will come to him one day.


Let’s Recall

I. Read the situation given. Write the response of the subject in a sentence. Tick the correct box to identify the kind of sentences.

D- Declarative; In- Interrogative; E- Exclamatory; Im- Imperative :: [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 

Example: (Vendor) while weighing the fruits  

How many kilos do you want? [ ] ☑ [ ] [ ]

1. (Children) while eating ice-cream 

How delicious the ice-cream is!           [ ] [ ] ☑ [ ] 

2. (Teacher) while noticing students talking in the classroom

Stop talking [ ] [ ] [ ] ☑

3. (Waiter) while attending a new customer

What can I do for you ? [ ] ☑ [ ] [ ]

4. (Student) while introducing oneself

I am Peter of Std, VI A. ☑ [ ] [ ] [ ]

5. (Tourist) while visiting the Taj Mahal

How wonderful of Taj Mahal is! [ ] [ ] ☑ [ ]

6. (TTR) while checking the tickets of passengers

Please give me your ticket. [ ] [ ] [ ] ☑

7. (Critic) while writing a review of a book

It’s quite interesting. ☑ [ ] [ ] [ ]

8. (Receptionist) while attending to a guest in the hotel

What else do your need, sir? [ ] ☑ [ ] [ ]

II. Look at the pictures given below. Arrange the jumbled words into a sentence. Write the sequence of the sentences according to the pictures in the blanks given. Pick the adjectives from the sentences and write them below the picture.

1. order/a yummy, round and big cake/her parents

Her parents order a yummy, round and big cake.

2. her/a wonderful doll/present/Madhu’s friends/with

Madhu’s friends present her with a wonderful doll.

3. which falls on Sunday/for her birthday celebration/ Madhu/her close friends/invites

Madhu invites her close friends for her birthday which falls on Sunday.

4.  welcome/she and her parents/with a broad smile/their/guests

She and her parents welcome their guests with a broad smile.

5. enjoyed the day/felt/happy and/Madhu and her parents

Madhu and her parents felt happy and enjoyed the day.

6. the house with colourful balloons/her parents/to decorate/and attractive cartoon

Her parents decorate the house with colourful balloons and attractive cartoon.

7. pink/Madhu/frock/wears/on her/birthday/a long.

Madhu wears a long pink frock on her birthday.

Arranging the sentences in a sequence :

1. Madhu invites her close friends for her birthday which falls on Sunday.

2. Her parents order a yummy, round and big cake.

3. Madhu wears a long pink frock on her birthday.

4. Her parents decorate the house with colourful balloons and attractive cartoon.

5. She and her parents welcome their guests with a broad smile.

6. Madhu’s friends present her with a wonderful doll.

7. Madhu and her parents felt happy and enjoyed the day.

III. Frame as many sentences as possible from the substitution table given below.

Example: I enjoy playing badminton and carrom daily.


1. We prefer playing cricket and table-tennis everyday.

2. You like watching badminton and table-tennis often.

3. They enjoy playing kho-kho and chess generally.

4. Samritha hates coaching basketball or fencing daily.

5. Kavish enjoys playing hockey or chess occasionally.

IV. Read the sentence, insert appropriate articles in the blanks and circle/Underline the noun phrases.

1. Sujatha is reading an interesting story in the library.

2. Vishal drew a wonderful picture on the board yesterday.

3. Srinath and Sandhya were bored at the awful concert.

4. Purvaja ate a salad of raw vegetables for dinner.

5. Suresh was astonished to see the huge statue.

6. The child was playing with a yellow balloon.

V. Complete the dialogue by using suitable adjectives in the blanks.

Sinduja: Hi! Venkat. Hope you received the message about our school’s sports day.

Venkat: Hmmm…! Yes… I was the only one to enrol my name in the events.

Sinduja: So, tell me for how many events have you enrolled?

Venkat: I have enrolled myself only in a few events.

Sinduja: What are they?

Venkat: As I am tall, I have given my name for long  jump and running events.

Sinduja: That’s good to hear.

Venkat: What about you, Sinduja?

Sinduja: I have decided to participate in all the events.

Venkat: Hey!! That’s fine. Expecting the best from you.

Sinduja: Thank you so much Venkat. Wish you the same. Let’s rock.


Read the story given below and follow the instructions to convert it into a play.


1. Read the complete story carefully.

2. Frame a suitable title for it.

3. List the characters occurring in the story.

4. Identify the events in the story.

5. Use a narrator to introduce the scenes occurring in the story, if needed

A little girl named Goldilocks went for a walk in the forest. On her way, she came upon a house. She knocked at the door but no one answered, so she walked right in. She found three bowls of porridge in the kitchen. As she was hungry, she tasted the porridge from the first bowl. “This porridge is too hot!” she exclaimed. So, she tasted the porridge from the second bowl. “This porridge is too cold,” she said. So, she tasted the last bowl of porridge. “Ahhh, this porridge is just right,” she said and she ate it all up happily.

After she’d eaten breakfast she was feeling a little tired. So, she walked into the living room where she saw three chairs. Goldilocks sat in the first chair to rest her feet. “This chair is too big!” she exclaimed. So she sat in the second chair. “This chair is too big, too!” she whined. So she tried the last and smallest chair. “Ahhh, this chair is just right,” she sighed. But just as she settled down into the chair to rest, it broke into pieces!

Goldilocks was very tired by this time, so she went upstairs to the bedroom. She laid down on the first bed, but it was too hard. Then she laid on the second bed, but it was too soft. Then she laid down on the third bed and it was just right. At last she fell asleep.

As she was sleeping, the three bears who lived in that house came home. “Someone’s been eating my porridge,” growled the Papa bear and Mama bear repeated the same. “Someone’s been eating my porridge and they ate it all up!” cried the Baby bear. “Someone’s been sitting in my chair,” growled the Papa bear. “Someone’s been sitting in my chair,” said the Mama bear. “Someone’s been sitting in my chair and they’ve broken it all to pieces,” cried the Baby bear.

They decided to look around some more and when they got upstairs to the bedroom, Papa bear growled, “Someone’s been sleeping in my bed,” Mama bear repeated the same. “Someone’s been sleeping in my bed and she’s still there!” exclaimed Baby bear.

Just then, Goldilocks woke up and saw the three bears. She screamed, “Help!” And she jumped up and ran out of the room. Goldilocks ran down the stairs, opened the door, and ran away into the forest. And she never returned to the home of the three bears.

Form your groups and enact the play in your class.

ICT Corner

Sentence Unscramble 

Framing sentences through Sentence Unscramble Game

Steps to Play the Game

1. Scan the QR or click the URL and open the game in the browser.

2. Click ‘Play’ to start the game.

3. Read the instruction given in ‘How to Play’.

4. Help the rabbit collect more and more gold coins by identifying the adverbs.

Language Activity

* Read a piece of article or the prose piece and pick out the different types of sentences.

* Write a story based on the game using the sentences you have learnt.

Learning Outcome

* To frame sentences.

* To use different types of sentences.

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