Class 5 English

Gulliver’s Travels

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Question 1: Read the following sentences carefully.

The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as a bellowing trumpet.

Or

The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as thunder.

When something is very cold, we say it is as cold as ice. This is because ice is very very cold.

Now complete the following. Use the words given in the box.

Red, slow, black, gentle, warm, strong, sweet, light, white

  1. As ………………… as a feather.
  2. As ………………as a tortoise
  3. As ……………..as honey
  4. As ………………as snow
  5. As ………………….as an ox
  6. As …………….as night
  7. As ……………….as a rose
  8. As ……………….as a toast
  9. As ……………..as a breeze

Answer: (a) Light, (b) slow, (c) sweet, (d) white, (e) strong, (f) black, (g) red, (h) warm, (i) gentle

Use the above expressions to complete the following sentences.

  1. The old man ‘s hair is as white as ……………………
  2. His feet were as cold as …………..
  3. The newspaper boy was as slow as …………….. in delivering the papers.
  4. I felt as light as …………..after exercising.

Answer: (a) snow, (b) ice, (c) tortoise, (d) feather

Create your own comparisons for the following.

  1. As tall as
  2. As fast as
  3. As high as
  4. As angry as
  5. As tiny as
  6. As brave as

Answer: (a) Giraffe, (b) Cheetah, (c) Skyscraper, (d) Lion, (e) Ant, (f) Soldier

Let’s Write

Look at the following examples.

I was trying to climb over the fence when he giant saw me.

The farmer’s wife was stroking the cat when her one year-old son entered.

Both the actions were in the past. When the first one was going on in the past, the second one happened.

Question 1: Match the following and write complete sentences in the lines below.

What was happening?What happened?
I was writing a letterThe light went out.
Paul was looking out of the windowThe bell rang
He was looking for his dog.He noticed a lovely butterfly.
I was just completing the last answerHe fell off the ladder
The man was painting the wallI met Arun
Amit was doing his homeworkMy pen ran out
My mother was cooking dinnerMa’am said, “Stop writing.”

Answer:

  1. I was writing a letter when my pen ran out.
  2. Paul was looking out of the window when the bell rang.
  3. When I met Arun he was looking for his dog.
  4. I was just completing the last answer when ma’am said, “Stop writing”
  5. When the man was painting the wall he fell off the ladder.
  6. Amit was doing his homework when he noticed a lovely butterfly.
  7. When my mother was cooking dinner the light went out.

Question 2: Now complete the following suitably

  1. I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when ………………
  2. He was cleaning out his cupboard when ………………….
  3. ………………..a dog ran out onto the road.
  4. …………………the teacher walked into the room.

Answer: (a) I saw Atul, (b) he found a lost ring, (c) There was peak traffic when, (d) All students were making noise when

Question 3: When we compaare two things/people, we add –er or more to the describing word. When we compare three or more things/people, we add est or most to the describing word.

Complete the following by using the words easy or strong.

  1. Skipping is ……………
  2. Jumping is ………….skipping.
  3. Walking is the ……………of all.

Answer: (a) easy, (b) easier, (c) easiest

  1. The dog is …………..
  2. The horse is ……………
  3. The elephant is ……………..

Answer: (a) strong, (b) stronger, (c) strongest

Question 4: Correct the use of the describing words in the following sentences.

  1. This is the simpler problem of them all.
  2. Which is the lightest of the two parcels?
  3. He is cleverer than I am.
  4. I like this the best of the two.
  5. The flood became badder as the rain increased.

Answer: (a) simplest, (b) lighter, (c) better, (d) bad


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