NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 5

NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 5 The Lazy Frog and Rip Van Winkle from Marigold updated for new academic session 2021-2022 based on latest CBSE Syllabus. All the contents are given in to use online free or download in PDF file format.

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Class 5 English Chapter 5 The Lazy Frog – Summary

This is a fund poem by some anonymous writer about the frog who is too lazy and spends his all-day sleep. The poet asked the children if they are like this frog? The Frog named frog stays on the wooden log and stays there all day, unlike other frogs he doesn’t go anywhere or doesn’t work at all.




Even when his old mother calls him for help at work he didn’t go and even acts like he didn’t even listen to her calls. He doesn’t even make a noise like other frogs make and keeps on sleeping in one heap of mud. Poet says Fred the frog is too lazy to greet if a lady frog passes by, He doesn’t even open his one eye.

New Word Meaning

WordMeaning
LollLaid in one place lazily
LogTree trunk or a big piece of wood
ShirkAvoiding the work one should do
In vain Waste, Useless
Prefer Choice
Hard of hearing Weak to hear something
BowGreet, Greetings

5th English Chapter 5 Rip Van Winkle – Summary

This is the story of a humble and good person named “Rip Van Winkle”. Who lives in a village on Kaatskill mountain the only problem with Rip is that he is a too lazy person but everyone likes him and he is a very kind and Jolly person. He teaches the kids to play marble and how to fly kites and tells them long stories, but Rip is very careless and wastes his time doing nothing his cows roam around the village as fences around the house fall.



To avoid working to spend some time idly he walks into the jungle along with his companion dog (Wolf). One fine day he did the same and went too far inside the jungle and reached the top of the mountain. Being tired he decided to rest there so suddenly an old man came asking for help with the wooden barrel that contain wine. Rip helped him and took the barrel with the man to his place and he saw the group of old men playing volley. He got scared.

When to thank him, the old man offered him wine he drinks that and more than he should and went to sleep. When he woke up he couldn’t find his dog wolf and he tried to call him. He finally decided to go back to the village, He was surprised to see different people and everyone is changed now and the village looks different, he touched his face and saw he grew a beard and now he is old. He met a neighbor who told him that he was gone for 20 years.

New Words and their Meanings

WordMeaning
NinepinsVolley, A game with balls and 9 bottles named ‘Pin’
EchoedSound loud can be heard from afar
MutteredTalking to self in a really low voice
AstonishmentSurprised

Let’s Read:

What did the frog do all day?

The frog slept on a log of wood the whole day.

Besides lazy, what other word can you think of to describe the frog?

The frog besides being lazy is also Shirker, impolite.

Did you like the frog’s behaviour?

No, I did not like the frog’s behaviour because he is very rude to his mother.

Complete the sentences with reference to the poem:

When the frog’s mother called him, he pretended to_____________ ?

When the frog’s mother called him, he hard-of-hearing.

When a lady frog hops by, he does not even ___________?

When a lady frog hops by, he does not even open one eye.

Let’s write:

Write about the people you like, a game you play, a hobby, a habit you have. You may use the following clues.

Now make true sentences about yourself!

I love……………………………………….

I love to play cricket.

I like……………………………………….

I like to read books.

I don’t mind………………………………….

I don’t mind doing my work.

I don’t like………………………………….

I don’t like to go for cinema.

I hate……………………………………….

I hate telling a lies.

Rip Van Winkle

Match the words in the box with their meanings. (grizzled, astonished, foothills, stroked, familiar)
near the lower part of a mountainfoothills
with grey hairgrizzled
to rub gently stroked
to be very surprisedastonished
known to youfamiliar
Let’s Read:

Say whether the following sentences are True or False.

Rip was kind to children.

True

Rip was a hardworking man.

False

The short old man on the mountain was his constant companion.

False

Rip helped the old man on the mountains because he wanted to have a drink from the barrel.

False

Rip was away for twenty years because he was asleep on the mountains.

False

The drink from the barrel made him fall asleep for twenty years.

True

Nobody recognised Rip when he came back because he had reached the wrong village.

True

Complete the following sentences.

Rip’s village was situated ……………………

Rip’s village was situated at the foothills of the Kaatskill.

The children of the village loved him because ………………………….

The children of the village loved him because he played with them.

………………………………….. was his constant companion.

The dog, named wolf was his constant companion.

The villagers stared at him because ……………………………..

The villagers stared at him because no one knew him.

The old woman who recognised Rip was ………………….

The old woman who recognised Rip was his old neigbour.

Let’s Write:

What were the strange things about the men on the mountains?

(i) They all were dressed in the same way.
(ii) They had beards of various shapes and colours.
(iii) They were serious even while playing games.
(iv) They were very short-heighted.

What kind of a man was Rip Van Winkle?

(i) He was a kind neighbour.
(ii) He was very lazy.
(iii) He liked to play with children.
(iv) He was a good-natured fellow.

Pick out the names of the games mentioned in the story:

(i) flying kites
(ii) ninepins
(iii) shooting marbles
(iv) mountain-climbing

Sometimes we join two words to make a describing word. For example, Rip was a good-natured man, everybody liked him. Here are some more describing words. Use them to complete the given paragraph. (long-sleeved, high-heeled, well-dressed, open-mouthed, sweet-looking, odd-looking, part-time)

Mrs Das has a _______ job in a clothes shop. Yesterday, an _______ woman walked into the shop. She was wearing _______ . shoes. A _______ dog was with her. “I want a _______ shirt for my dog, please,” she said. “For your dog?” asked Mrs Das, _______ in surprise. “Yes,” replied the woman. “I want him to be for my next party.”

Mrs Das has a part time job in a clothes shop. Yesterday, an odd-looking woman walked into the shop. She was wearing high-heeled shoes. A well-dressed dog was with her. “I want a long-sleeved shirt for my dog, please,” she said. “For your dog?” asked Mrs Das, open-mouthed in surprise. “Yes,” replied the woman. “I want him to be sweet-looking for my next party.”

Silent letters

What is common in the following groups of words? knee, knife, knot, know

The sound ‘k’ is silent.

What is common in the following groups of words? neighbour, daughter, fight, straight

The sound ‘gh’ is silent.

What is common in the following groups of words? honest, honour, hour, heir

the sound ‘h’ is silent.

What is common in the following groups of words? Gnat, sign, foreign

the sound “g” is silent.

What is common in the following groups of words? Tongue, langue, antique

The sound “ue” is silent

What is common in the following groups of words? Chalk, walk, talk

The sound “l” is silent

What is common in the following groups of words? whistle: chistle, hustle

The sound “t” is silent

Read the two paragraphs given below and find the opposites of the following words from the paragraphs and complete the table.
Word Opposite word
Awake asleep
wake up go to sleep
get up lie down
lazily quickly

Fill in the blanks using the words in the previous questions.

_______ and _______ and quickly! You will be late for school.

Wake up and get up quickly! You will be late for school.

Shh! The baby is _______ . Don’t make a sound, or she will…………

Shh! The baby is asleep. Don’t make a sound, or she will wake up.

Are you still _______ ? You should be _______ now or you will not be able to in the morning for school.

Are you still awake? You should be asleep now or you will not be able to get up in the morning for school.

Let’s Talk:

Lots of things must have happened in the village when Rajan was away. Imagine you are the neighbour who greets Rajan after 20 years. One student should act as Rajan. Tell Rajan about all that had happened in the village after he left.

Rajan was away from his village since last 10 years and come back today. Lots of things must have happened in the village when Rajan was away. Gopal is the neighbour who greets rajan after 10 years. Gopal tells all the story what happened in the village after he left. Rajan feels joy seeing lot of development in village.

Read the speech bubbles. Who walks to school most often? Put them in order.

(i) Arjun: I always walk to school. I live right opposite to the school.
(ii) Nazim: I usually walk to school. It’s a nice way to start the day.
(iii) Mini: I sometimes walk to school; at times I take the bus also.
(iv) Anu: I don’t usually walk to school. I often go by cycle.
(v) John: I never walk to school. I live very far away.

Creative Writing:

Write about yourself using the following expressions (do you play in the park, go to bed late, fuss over food, study hard etc.?)

(i) I always wake up early in the morning.
(ii) I frequently meet my friend. I rarely beat anyone.
(iii) I usually finish my homework on time.
(iv) I often miss my class.
(v) I rarely watch movie in cinema hall.

Use the following clues to complete the following exercise.

Write three new things you have done in the last three years.

(a) I have started studying early in the morning.
(b) I have started helping my mother in her household work.
(c) I have started playing badminton at evening.

Write three things you have not done in the last three years.

(a) I have not played Hocky.
(b) I have not eaten fish.
(c) I have not met Sachin Tendulkar.