Class 5 A Lesson 14 A Lesson for all
Things to do
1. Answer the following questions.
(1) What difficulties do the people in the play face in the morning?
Ans. The people in the play did not get their newspaper and milk in the morning.
(2) What more difficulties would they have to face, if the roads are not cleared?
Ans. If the roads are not cleared then the adults would not be able to go to work, the children may have to miss school, and the people maybe injured.
(3) What are the complaints of the animals?
Ans. The animals complaint that the people are dumping the garbage in the forest and contaminating the water of chemicals and other poisonous substance. Due to which the animals and tree are dying.
2. List the characters in the play
Newspaper boy, milkman, hawker, school-bus driver, Dr Sawant, Mrs Patel, Mr.Desai, Mayor of the town, Mrs Joshi, Nidhi and Madhu ( School-going girls)
Rabbit, deer, peacock, squirrel, bear, birds, tortoise
(1) Enact the play
(2) Write slogans for the cleanliness drive in your area
Cleanliness is next to Godliness
A clean Earth leads to green Earth
(3) Write a short note/story based on the ill effects of pollution.
4. Language Study
(1) Find two examples of each of the following from the lesson.
A Statement : Mr Patel is waiting for his morning cup of tea.
A Question: Where did this litter and garbage come from?
A Command: Nidhi, run and fetch Dr Sawant.
An Exclamation: What nonsense is this!
5. Group Activity
(1) Form groups of four or five.
Try to find the answers to the following questions through observation and by talking to your teachers, parents and others. Discuss your answers in the group.
How is waste generated?
How is it removed or cleared?
How can we help in the task of clearing or removing garbage?
(2) In what way can we help to reduce or minimize waste generation? Discuss the issue in groups of 4 or 5 and note down all good suggestions. Resolve to follow them yourself. Some have been given below for your reference.
Don’t waste food.
Take as much as you want but finish everything that’s on your plate.
Don’t throw away broken or half-used things. Repair them and use them.
Avoid things which can be used only once.
For example: thermocol (polysterene) cups, plastic glasses, etc.
Meanings of difficult words from the lesson:
grumpy – irritable
bare – without anything / empty
limping – walking with difficulty
tripped – to fall over something
sprained – twist the ligaments of any part of the body causing pain and swelling
fetch – bring
dispose – to throw away something
endanger – to put someone or something in danger
hinder – to make it difficult for someone
confess – admit to one’s mistake
dwelling – a place of residence
vanishing – disappearing
Meaning of phrases from the lesson:
turned up – arrive or appear
presence of mind – to take quick and sensible action
spare anyone – to punish someone
have a point – to be right
opened our eyes – to realize the truth