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Samacheer Kalvi 6th English Books Trees

English : Term 1 Unit 2 : Poem : Trees

VOCABULARY

A. Find the describing words given in the poem.

Answer

1. Small

2. largest

3. tall

4. useful

5. good

6. pleasant

7. sharp

READ AND UNDERSTAND

B. Answer the following.

a. What does the peepul do?

Answer: Peepul quivers in the breeze.

b. How does the coconut tree grow?

Answer: The coconut tree grows straight and tall 

c. What does the tamarind give?

Answer: The Tamarind gives a pleasant shade. 

d. What is as sharp as a blade?

Answer: The Date’s leaf is as sharp as blade.

e. What does the teak tree give us?

Answer: The Teak tree gives us useful wood.

Do you know

You can tell how old a tree is by counting its rings. This method of tree ring dating is called “Dendrochronology” and was developed in the early 20th century.

CREATIVE WRITING

C. Read the acrostic poem on ‘Friend’. Write an acrostic poem like this on ‘Tree’.

Friend

Friends always love each other    

Respect each other

Interact with each other

Enjoy playing with each other

Never hurt your friends

Do everything together

Tree

T

R

E

E

Tree

Towring high above

Roots take up water

Evergreens stay green all year

Everyday they keep us alive

APPRECIATING THE POEM

D. Work in pairs.

rhyme is a repetition of the same sound in two or more words. Usually they come at the end of lines in poems and songs. Eg. tower – power; king – sing

Discuss with your partner and pick out the rhyming words in the poem.

Read the poem aloud in pairs. Take turns to read the verses.

Rhyming words:

• Trees – breez

• Tall – small

• Shade – blade

• Wood – good

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