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Class 5 English Unit 9 Sing a song of people – Summary

This is the really creatively presented poem about a city life of people. Poet successfully saying presenting the fact that the city people are so busy they do not have time for singing songs or listening to it, so ask us to sing for them. Sing for the people who are going in every direction up-down, sideways passing by. Sing for all the beautiful people wearing hats and holding umbrellas, waiting for the metro in subways.

In the cities, people are living in tall buildings getting less of time to enjoy nature and life at the moment some if can sing a song for them. Poet can see different types of people some are happy singing for them and some are grumpy, But everyone likes to hear songs and it makes them stop and enjoy for a little time.

5th English Unit 9 New Word Meaning

SubwayUnderground tunnel

5th English Chapter 9 Around the world – Summary

This is an adventurous story of Mr. Phileas Fogg who bet with friends that he could travel the world in 80 days. He started his extra ordinary in evening from San Francisco to New York in a Train. The Distance from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean is 786 miles. The train was running really fast through mountain and tunnel and bridges.

Once the train stopped as the herd of Buffalos passing the tracks and it took them 3 hours to cross the tracks. Soon they were travelling in Rocky Mountain which is 7524 high. Passenger had their breakfast and kept on journey the train suddenly halted in the middle of nowhere as the suspension bridge is broken and driver was on doubt if it could handle the train weight but he decided to pass the bridge in really high speed. Once the train passed the bridge, The bridge crashed and fell down all the passengers were frightened but saved.

Soon after that a group of native Indians with rifles on hands raid the running train it was very dangerous. So, Passpartout the French passenger tried to stop the train otherwise they might loose. He successfully separated the coaches from the engine and slowed the train down. after hearing all the rifle shots from native Indians. The Soldiers (Army) came towards the train. Seeing the soldiers coming the native jumped out of the train and ran away. This is how the train journey was so adventurous.

Class 5 English 9th Chapter New Words

Native IndianOld tribe called Indian
HerdGroup of buffalos
ProcessionGroup of animal running together
CanyonsDeep narrow high openings
SupportingKeep from falling
ConductorPerson of in charge of train

Reading is Fun:

Which modes of transport do the people use to move around in the city?

In the city people use cars, taxis, buses, trains, trams, rickshaws, etc. to move around.

What are the things that the people carry with them, while moving around?

People carry their hats and umbrellas with them while moving around.

Where all do you find these very busy people?

I find these very busy people on roads, on sidewalks, on subways, in lifts, in stores, at bus stops etc.

Where have you seen crowds of people?

I have seen crowds of people at railway stations, bus stands, shopping malls, stadium, cinema halls, fairs etc.

Why do you think all these people are in a hurry?

All these people are in a hurry because they have to do a lot of work in limited time.

Language Use: Opposite Words
Word Opposite Word
Slow Fast
Back Front
Below Above
Loud Slow
Up Down
Tall Short
Crowd Alone
Go Come
Let’s Talk:
The people who live in cities often wish they could live in quiet towns. Do you like the place you live in? Tell your partner two things you like and don’t like about the place you live in.

1. I live in Delhi. It is a big city. The life is busy and fast here. However, I don’t like the roads because they are very crowdie and polluted there are so many monuments and historical places. In the same city on side are posh colonies on the other side slum areas.
2. It is very near to slum area so there is no proper law and order.

Let’s Write:

Did you observe that in the poem, the last words in every second and fourth line rhyme with each other? Can you write a four-line poem?

Together we go, whenever we are low Always keep in mind Wherever you are sad I will always know.

Find out how many people are there in our country. Do we have enough land for all people on this earth? Is there enough food and water for all people?

The population of India is 1.35 billion. I don’t think we have enough land for all people on this earth. No, there is not enough food and water for all people.

Find out the following from ten families living in your neighbourhood.

(i) Amongst the ten families, nine families are educated.
(ii) There are total 85 members in ten families. Out of 85 members, there are 11 children below 5 years of age. There are 15 children from 5-14 years. There are 14 grown up children from the age group of 15-20. There are 28 elders from 21-50 years. 18 of them are old people who are above 50 years.

Let’s Interview: Interview your teacher and get her responses for the following questions:

Why did you become a teacher?

I became a teacher because I like teaching.

How do you come to school every day?

I come to school in an Auto.

Do you have a pet?

Yes, I have a pet.

What kinds of books do you like to read?

I like to read current events.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are reading books and newspaper travelling and surfing internet

Around the World

Reading is Fun:

Which tribe of Red Indians attacked the travellers?

The Sioux tribe of Red Indiana attacked the travellers.

Which was the highest point of their journey?

They passed the highest point of their journey when they were 7524 feet above sea level.

Why did the train stop the first time?

The train stopped the first time when a herd of buffaloes began to cross the railway track.

How many days would it take for the train to reach New York?

The train would take seven days to reach New York.

Select the correct answer:

The first time the train stopped was because (a) some robbers stopped the train. (b) a herd of buffaloes was passing. (c) the tracks were broken.

(b) a herd of buffaloes was passing.

The bridge fell with a crash into the river (a) after the train had passed through. (b) the train was still on the bridge. (c) before the train passed over the bridge.

(a) after the train had passed through.

Match the following words with their meanings:
halted stopped
passengers people travelling in buses, trains, etc.
defended protected from attack
shuddered trembled or shook violently
several occasions many times
interruption break the continuity of
entirely completely
Find the opposites of the following words from the text.
WordsOpposite Words
Minimum speed maximum speed
Moved forward reversed
Disappeared appeared
Closed opened
Lowest highest
In the lesson you will find many words that describe sounds like whistling, roaring, braking, crashing, raging. Can you list the things these sounds are related to?
Sounds Things associated
whistling wind, policeman
roaring lion, fire
braking car, bicycle
crashing vehicle, plane
raging war, fever
Let’s Talk:

1. See the picture of the people climbing on the train. We notice that most of the time we do not wait for the other people to get off the train before boarding it, causing inconvenience to others.

It is very important to ensure the safety and security of all the passengers. I always make sure that I let other people get down first before boarding the train. I always talk politely with people and also help them in taking their luggage down.

Discuss with your partner the manner in which you conduct your-self while interacting with others.
When I interact with other people I always respect them and if someone needed I help them.

Fill in the Blank:

There are______trees between the classroom and the playground.

There are two neem trees between the classroom and the playground.

The______trees line the passage from the entrance.

The mango trees line the passage from the entrance.

Many______trees are along the side of the playground.

Many gulmohar trees are along the side of the playground.

Let’s Write: Answer the questions that follow.

Where did you go for an excursion/holiday?

I went to Darjeeling for a holiday.

With whom did you go? iii) What did you take with you?

I went with my Parents and siblings.

What did you take with you?

Warm clothes, some eatables, camera, medicines, etc.

What was the first thing you saw when you reached your destination?

Tall mountains.

What did you like best about the place?

Climate, natural scenery etc.

How long did you stay there?

Three days.

What did you miss about home?

Home-made foods.

Look at the following words, They are group names.

The travellers rested under the _______ of trees.


The _________ sang beautifully.


The _________ of flowers was lying on the table.


The girl looked up at the _________ of stars.


The _________ of robbers escaped.


The hunter shot at the _________ of birds.


Do you know that there are seven wonders in the world? Can you tell the name of the one which is in India? Find out and write the names of all the seven wonders and the countries they are located in.
The Taj Mahal India
The Great Wall of China China
Giza Necropolis Egypt
Petra Jordon
Colosseum Italy
Chichen Itza Mexico
Machu Picchu Peru
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Last Edited: January 27, 2022