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Samcheer Kalvi 7th English Books Sindbad My First Voyage

English : Term 3 Unit 1 : Supplementary : Sindbad – My First Voyage

Glossary

phenomena– events

trembling– shaking

terrified – frightened

tossed– thrown about

quenched- satisfied by drinking

poured out – expressed freely

hardship – severe suffering

witnessed  -observed

Questions Answers

A. Match the following.

[Answer: 1. (b); 2. (c); 3. (d); 4. (e); 5. (a)]

1. green island (b) huge fish

2. Mihrjan (c) the king

3. Sindbad the Sailor (d) voyager

4. Sindbad the Porter (e) poor listener

5. slaves (a) in the cave 

B. Choose the correct options from the ones.

1. Sindbad decided to sail to the Persian Gulf (Persian Gulf /Mexican Gulf) with some goods.

2. He was being tossed by powerful waves and was thrown on an /a island. (island/peninsula)

3. The men in the cave were all slaves (ministers/slaves) of the king.

4. The king was a noble and kind (noble and kind/mean and cruel) person.

5. The king gave many valuable gifts (gifts/rewards) to Sindbad.

C. Read the passage and answer the questions given below.

One day, when I was standing on the port, I saw a ship approaching the port. It was the same ship, which had sailed further after leaving me behind, struggling in the sea. When the captain of the ship saw me, he was greatly surprised to find me alive. He and the other crew members hugged me with happiness. The captain handed over my goods to me, which had been left on the ship.

1. Where was he standing?

Answer: He was standing on the port.

2. What did he see?

Answer: He saw a ship approaching the port.

3. Whom did he meet on the ship and why was the person surprised?

Answer: He met the captain on the ship. The person was surprised to find him alive.

4. What did he get back from the captain?

Answer: He got back his goods from the captain.

D. Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order.

1. I longed to go back home.

2. I narrated my tale of sufferings and hardships to the king.

3. Our group sailed from one country to another, selling goods.

4. I saw the same ship approaching the port.

5. My father was a rich merchant.

6. I was being tossed by the frequent powerful waves.

7. Sindbad completed the tale of his voyage.

8. He presented the purse full of gold coins.

Answer: 5, 3, 6, 2,1, 4,7, 8.

5. My father was a rich merchant.

3. Our group sailed from one country to another, selling goods.

6. I was being tossed by the frequent powerful waves.

2. I narrated my tale of sufferings and hardships to the king.

1. I longed to go back home.

4. I saw the same ship approaching the port.

7. Sindbad completed the tale of his voyage.

8. He presented the purse full of gold coins.

E. Work in pairs and write the answers.

1. Describe the island that the ship’s crew found.

Answer: One day, they were on board. They saw a beautiful small green island. Just to have some fun, they all got down on it. As soon as they lit the fire for cooking, they got a jerk. The island was trembling. It was not an island. It was the back of a huge animal. It got disturbed when the fire was lit on his back.

2. Did Sindbad the porter enjoy his meeting with Sindbad the sailor? Why?

Answer: Yes, Sindbad the porter enjoyed his meeting with Sindbad, the sailor. He was listening to the amazing tale of Sindbad with all wonder. The rich Sindbad bade him good bye and asked him to come the next day to hear the tale of his new voyage. He presented him a purse full of gold coins. The unexpected riches overjoyed Sindbad, the porter. He thanked him and went home.

Project, Connecting to Self, Step to Success

PROJECT

F. Brochure Making

Your school is organising an educational trip. Work in a team and prepare a brochure for the trip. Include places to see, essential things to be brought, and the activities one can do on the trip.

Remember

* Write in short paragraphs with headings.

* Use bullet points.

* Use different font size or colour to highlight.

* Use catchy slogans.

* Use pictures, drawings and graphs.

CONNECTING TO SELF

G. Road Safety

Road safety rules make our driving a better experience. As a responsible citizen we ought to obey traffic rules and pay attention to the road signs.

Look at the picture. Circle the dangerous actions of pedestrians on or near the road. Discuss in groups and write down the Pedestrians Road Safety Rules.

Answer:

1. Cross the road after looking at both ways.

2. Don’t run on the streets and road.

3. Read and Interpret road safety signs.

4. While walking, use only the sidewalks.

5. Cross the road only at Zebra crossing.

6. Ensure bicycle safety.

STEP TO SUCCESS

H. A set of words are given below. Categorize it under the appropriate columns.

Answer:

Airport

Pilot

Passport

Air Hostess

Visa

Cockpit

Railway Station

Engine driver

Compartment

TTE

Platform

Porter

Harbour

Crew

Anchor

Deck

Helmsman

Captain

ICT CORNER

Grammar – Reported Speech – I

* To learn about the Reported speech and its need in English.

* To know about rules in changing into reported speech.

Steps

1. Type the URL link given below in the browser or scan the QR code.

2. You can see a short video with many examples of reported speech.

3. After watching the video, read the conversation given below which explains the rules in changing a speech into reported speech.

4. Click the check your grammar link and practice with the exercises.

5. Complete all the exercises to check your knowledge as well as to strengthen your learning in Reported speech.

Website URL

Click the following link or scan the QR code to access the website.

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar/ intermediate-grammar/reported-speech

** Images are indicative only.

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