NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 7

NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 7 Topsy-turvy Land and Gulliver’s Travels Marigold for current academic year 2021-2022 free to use online or download in PDF file format.

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Class 5 English Chapter 7 Topsy Turvy Land – Summary

This is a poetic story of a fantasy place named “Topsy-Turvy land”. Everything about this place is different and upside down. The poet describes this place as the people here walks on hands, and Sea is made of sand on which bus is running and on roads pleasure boats are running up and down.




One wears his hat upon his feet and pay for something you’ll not receive. The poet (H.E. Wilkinson) makes children imagine if there is such a place where everything is running upside down or oppositely, what would all be the things they can imagine will happen. This poem will make their imagination run wild.

5th English Chapter 7 New Words and Meaning

WordMeaning
Topsy-turvyUpside down
PleasureHappiness, Fun
Grand Big, Massive

Class 5 English Chapter 5 Gulliver’s Travel – Summary

This is the story of a sailor named Gulliver, who stuck in the land giants and escaped and from there and remained tell his autobiography. On 16th June 1730, the sailor Gulliver was traveling and stopped in one island to discover around about the people and river and plants. When he came back to board his ship, he saw his crew was running to save their lives and a huge man was running to catch the boat of the crew in the ocean.



Scared Gulliver went past the field of Corn and Barley which is almost 40 Ft. tall. He reached a place which house of these giants. He could climb the stairs as every step of the stare is almost 6 ft. so he hides and when one the giant caught him Gulliver screamed his lungs out. Gulliver tried to speak to him as loud as possible but they couldn’t hear a thing Giant did no harm to him and Gulliver greeted them. One of the giants took him to his house where he met the Giant family and his baby and cat. They all are really huge. The giant lady served Gulliver bread. Post dinner Lady giant took him to bed and gave him a place to sleep.

5th English Unit 7 Word Meaning

WordMeaning
BellowingLoud noise
InhabitantsOccupants, residents
BarrenDeserted land
CrumbledSmall bread pieces
Grab Hold

Reading is Fun:

When do children go to school in Topsy-turvy Land?

In Topsy-turvy Land children go to school at night.

In the poem, if buses travel on the sea, then where do the boats travel? How should it rightly be?

The boats travel in the streets. They should travel to the sea.

The Topsy-Turvy land is very different from our land. Let’s draw a comparison by filling in sentences wherever needed.
Topsy-turvy LandOur Land
(i) People walk on their headsPeople walk on their feet.
(ii) The buses run on the sea. The buses run on land.
(iii) They wear their hats on feet. They wear their hats on head.
(iv) Boats sail in the streets. Boats sail in the sea.
(v) People pay for what they don’t get. People pay for what they get.

Let’s Talk: The words in the sentences are jumbled here. Rearrange them to make meaningful sentences. Words that begin with a capital letter is the first word of the sentence.

Renu naughty is a girl.

Renu is a naughty girl.

untidy room Her always is.

Her room is always untidy.

mother Her advises her clean to it.

Her mother advises her to clean it.

never listens She her mother to.

She never listens to her mother.

kind of What child a you are?

What kind of a child you are?

Can you tell of some things that go topsy-turvy at home?

Yes, things go topsy-turvy, when we have a function at home, and we put things anywhere to make space.

Let’s Write:

Write five things that you do at home to make your home look neat and clean.

(i) I arrange my bed every morning
(ii) I clean up my room daily.
(iii) I keep my book-shelves arranged.
(iv) I water garden.
(v) I always keep my shoes in shoe-rack after use.

Let’s imagine a topsy-turvy scene and describe it in the lines below.

One morning, I got up early. Came out, and saw the animals were flying and birds were walking. Our pet dog Jimmy was calling me to play. Roots of Trees were toward sky. Sun rises from west direction. Suddenly, I got up, oh! It was a dream.

Two stories got mixed up. Sort them out and write them in the appropriate boxes.

We thought the lion had eaten someone. Suddenly the kite lifted him off the ground and took him over the treetops. He saw a shoe in the lion’s cage. Finally, the kite brought him back to the park. Our class had gone to the zoo. Puran was flying the brand new kite in the park. Some children stood and screamed, and some ran to the Director of the zoo. Puran was frightened and excited. The lion had not eaten anyone, because the shoe was one of the lion’s toys.

The Magic KiteWho Did the Lion Eat?
Puran was flying the brand new kite in the park.Our class had gone to the zoo.
Suddenly the kite lifted him off the ground and took him over the treetops.He saw a shoe in the lion’s cage.
Puran was frightened and excited.We thought the lion had eaten someone.
Finally, the kite brought him back to the park.Some children stood and screamed, and some ran to the Director of the zoo.
Puran start flying kite again.The lion had not eaten anyone, because the shoe was one of the lion’s toys.

Reading is Fun:

Why did the captain send the men to the land?

The captain sent men to the land to fetch water.

Why did the men rush back to the ship?

The men rushed back to the ship because a giant to chase them.

Choose the Correct Answer:

The giant carried a reaping hook because (a) he was fighting with the other giants. (b) he was going to reap the corn. (c) he wanted to frighten Gulliver.

(b) he was going to reap the corn.

They put Gulliver on the ground to look at him because (a) they had never seen a human before. (b) they thought he was a doll. (c) they had never seen such a tiny man.

(c) they had never seen such a tiny man.

Gulliver was (a) a farmer. (b) a sailor. (c) a dwarf. (d) a giant.

(b) a sailor.

Name the creature to whom you would look like Gulliver. The creature is now extinct. The word begins with the letter D_________

Name the creature to whom you would look like Gulliver. The creature is now extinct. The word begins with the letter D: Dinosaur.

From the text, write the sentence that tells you the following:

The giant reapers were fascinated by Gulliver.

They all sat on the ground to take a good look at me.

Gulliver was a learned man.

I went on to explore.

The farmer’s son thought Gulliver was a toy.

On seeing me the child grabbed me from the table and put my head into his mouth.

The farmer’s wife was a kind-hearted woman.

Later she put me on her own bed and covered me with a clean white handkerchief.

Let’s Talk: Read the following sentences carefully.

(i) The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as a bellowing trumpet.
or
The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as thunder.
(ii) When something is very cold, we say it is as cold as ice.

Now complete the following. Use the words given in the box: (slow, black, gentle, warm, strong, sweet, light, white)

as ____________ as a feather

as Light as a feather

as ____________ as a tortoise

as Slow as a tortoise

as ____________ as honey

as Sweet as honey

as ____________ as snow

as White as snow

as ____________ as an ox

as Strong as an ox

as ___________ as night

as Black as night

as ___________as a rose

as Red as a rose

Use the above expressions to complete the following sentences.

The old man’s hair is as white __________.

The old man’s hair is as white As snow.

His feet were as cold _____________.

His feet were as cold As ice.

The newspaper boy was as slow ________ in delivering the papers.

The newspaper boy was as slow As a tortoise delivering the papers

I felt as light _____________________ after exercising.

I felt as light As a feather after excercising.

Create your own comparisons for the following. Work in pairs.
Phrase IPhrase II
as tall as a tower
as fast as a horse
as high as a kite
as angry as a tiger
as tiny as an ant
as brave as a lion

Let’s Write:

Match the following and write complete sentences in the lines below.
What was happening?What happened?
I was writing a letter. the lights went out.
Paul was looking out of the window. he noticed a lovely butterfly.
I met Arun.He was looking for his dog.
I was just completing the last answer.ma’am said, “Stop writing.”
The man was painting the wall. he fell off the ladder.
Amit was doing his homework. my pen ran out.
My mother was cooking dinner. the bell rang.

Now complete the following suitably:

I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when _____________

I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when I saw a man running behind it.

He was cleaning out his cupboard when_____________

He was cleaning out his cupboard when he saw a dead rat lying there.

_____________ a dog ran out onto the road.

A mad dog ran out onto the road.

_____________ the teacher walked into the room.

My favourite teacher walked into the room.

When we compare two things/people, we add or to the describing word.

Skipping is ______________. Jumping is ______________ than skipping. Walking is the ——–of all.

Skipping is easy. Jumping is easier than skipping. Walking is the easiest of all.

The dog is ______________. The horse is ______________. The elephant is ____________.

The dog is strong. The horse is stronger. The elephant is strongest.

Apple is ——-. Orange is ——– then Apple. Sugarcane is ———.

Apple is juicy. Orange is juicier than Apple. Sugarcane is juiciest.

Climbing is ——–. Skiing is ———— than climbing. River-rafting is ————-.

Climbing is exciting. Skiing is more exciting than climbing. River-rafting is most exciting.

Let’s Find Out:

Fill in the blanks:

A giant tree…………………….

Red wood trees of California

A giant bird ________________________

Ostrich

A giant land animal _________________

Elephant

A giant water creature ___________

Blue Whale

A giant reptile ________________________

Crocodile

A giant aeroplane ___________________

Antonov An-225 Mriya

Creative Wrinting:

You woke up one morning and found yourself in the land of dwarfs! Write a paragraph describing your experiences there and how you got back home finally. You may begin like this.

Everyone around me looked different. They were very small in height but at the same time also looked very cute. They looked at me with amazement. I had to pick them up on my hand to talk to them. They ate extremely less food. I was excited to see that I was the tallest of all. I helped them all in their daily work. Finally, it was time for me to go back home. They helped me in making a boat in which I could travel back. home. It took six months for us to make the boat. They also arranged good quantity of food for me to take away in the boat. I realised that I was not very happy after reaching home. It was once again an ordinary life for me.