The Glorious Whatwasher

Answer the following questions.
1. What was the name of the town?
Answer – The name of the town was Cardiff Hill.
2. What was the work allotted to Tom?
Answer – Tom was allotted the work of white-washing the 30 yards broad fence.
3. Where was Jim going?
Answer – Jim was going to bring water from the town pump.
4. Who were Tom’s friends?
Answer – Jim, Ben, Billy Fisher, Johny Miller and many other boys were Tom’s friends.
5. What attracted Jim?
Answer – A marble and the chance to see Tom’s sore toe attracted Jim.
6. Make a list of five things collected by Tom from his friends.
Answer – Following is the list of the things Tom collected from his friends –
(i) A kite.
(ii)Twelve marbles.
(iii) A dead rat with a string.
(iv) Part of a harp.
(v) A piece of blue bottle.
B. Tick ( ✔ ) the correct and cross ( X ) the wrong one.
1. Tom wanted to whitewash the wall. (X)
2. Tom wanted to play with his friends. (✔)
3. Jim helped him to whitewash the wall. (✔)
4. Jim ate the apple. (X)
5. Billy Fisher had a kite. (✔)
6. Ben had a sore toe. (X)
7. The fence had three coats of whitewash. (✔)
B Match The words in column A with their opposites in column B

Like dislike
Happiness sorrow
Remember forget
Notice neglect
Careful careless


A.  Make a list of describing words occurring in the lesson.
fresh, cheerfulness, gladness, long, broad, high, hate, happiness, peaceful, nice
dilapidated, carefully.
B.  Add- ‘Ness to the adjectives to form ‘nouns. Add some more words.
Glad+ ness gladness
happy, kind, polite, rich, good

kind+ ness = kindness
happy + ness = happiness
polite + ness = politeness
rich + ness = richness
good + ness = goodness
Added some more words –
bright + ness = brightness
clever + ness = cleverness
red + ness = redness
dark + ness = darkness
great + ness = greatness
C Add ly to the adjectives to form ‘adverbs’ add some more words example
Peaceful +ly peacefully
careful, truthful, graceful, beautiful, faithful, cheerful
truthful + ly = truthfully
careful + ly = carefully
graceful + ly = gracefully
beautiful + ly = beautifully
faithful + ly = faithfully
cheerful + ly = cheerfully

Added some more words –
peaceful + ly = peacefully
musical + ly = musically
final + ly = finally
slow + ly = slowly
hard + ly = hardly

E Using clues in box, make sentences similar to one given in the example.

Drink-milk-tea – I like drinking milk but I don’t like drinking tea.


1. sing -old – folk songs.
I like singing old songs but I don’t like singing folk songs.
2. go -zoo – museum
I like going to zee but I don’t like going to museum.
3. take -tea – coffee
I like taking tea but I don’t like taking coffee.
4. read -comics –stories
I like reading comics but I don’t like reading stories.
5. like- music –dancing
I like listening to music but I don’t like dancing.

F. Work in pairs and make sentences similar to the example:
Sarita wants to do many things. Sarita’s teacher gave her advice.
Make sentences as in the example given below.
If you work hard, you will pass the examination.

1. If you work hard, you will pass the examination.
2. If you play well, you will win the match.
3. If you run fast, you will win the race.
4. If you take milk daily, you will be healthy.
5. If you learn well, you will stand first in the class test.

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