Chapter 18: Weeds in the Garden English 5th Standard Maharashtra State Board Balbharati solutions

THINGS TO DO [PAGES 45 - 46]

Balbharati solutions for English 5th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 18 Weeds in the Garden Things to do [Pages 45 - 46]

Things to do | Q 1. | Page 45

List words and phrases in this story that indicate 'time'.

SOLUTION

When, time and again, soon, early one morning, suddenly, after a while, again, then, after the hard work, throughout his life, never

Things to do | Q 2. | Page 45

Add proper prefixes like up-, un-, dis-, in- to the following to form opposites.

  1. happy- 
  2. root- 
  3. effective- 
  4. noticed- 
  5. believe- 
  6. civilized- 
  7. continue- 

SOLUTION

  1. happy- unhappy
  2. root- uproot
  3. effective- ineffective
  4. noticed- unnoticed
  5. believe- disbelieve
  6. civilized- uncivilized
  7. continue- discontinue

Answer the following questions.

Things to do | Q 3. (1) | Page 45

When do the parents feel sorry and become unhappy?

SOLUTION

Parents feel sorry when they cannot indulge their kids or when they have to scold them for some thing wrong which they do. Even when scolding has no effect on improving the kids, parents become unhappy.

Things to do | Q 3. (2) | Page 45

What methods did Anshuman’s parents use to warn Anshuman about his bad habits?

SOLUTION

Except for beating Anshuman, his parents used gentle words, strict warnings, and scolding him now and then to warn him about his, bad habits.

Things to do | Q 3. (3) | Page 45

What did Anshuman’s father compare bad habits to?

SOLUTION

Anshuman's father compared bad habits to the weeds. The longer you allow them to grow the harder it gets to uproot them. He further said that the wisest thing to do is to get rid of them when it is easy to do so.

Things to do | Q 4.1 | Page 45

Use the following phrase in your own sentence -
in vain

SOLUTION

in vain - without success
The football team tried its best to win but in vain.

Things to do | Q 4.2 | Page 45

Use the following phrase in your own sentence -
get a hold of

SOLUTION

get a hold of - to take possession.
The police got hold of the criminal after a long search.

Things to do | Q 4.3 | Page 45

Use the following phrase in your own sentence -
to get rid of

SOLUTION

to get rid of - to do away with, to discard.
We are going to get rid of our old car for a new one.

Things to do | Q 5. (1) | Page 45

Read the following sentences and then highlight the prepositions.

  1. for a walk
  2. around the farm
  3. specialities of plants
  4. in the soil
  5. with great effort

SOLUTION

  1. for a walk
  2. around the farm
  3. specialities of plants
  4. in the soil
  5. with great effort
Things to do | Q 5. (2) | Page 46

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.

The tiger jumped into the river.

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.  The tiger jumped into the river.

SOLUTION

The tiger jumped out of the river.


Things to do | Q 5. (2) | Page 46

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.

Put the cubes in the box.

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.  Put the cubes in the box.

SOLUTION

Put the cubes near the box.

Things to do | Q 5. (2) | Page 46

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.

We travelled to Mumbai by train.

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.  We travelled to Mumbai by train.

SOLUTION

We travelled from Mumbai by train.

Things to do | Q 5. (2) | Page 46

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.

There were many people around the house.

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.  There were many people around the house.

SOLUTION

There were many people inside the house.

Things to do | Q 5. (2) | Page 46

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.

The children were asked to come without their parents.

Change the meaning of the sentence by changing the preposition.  The children were asked to come without their parents.

SOLUTION

The children were asked to come with their parents.

Things to do | Q 5. (3) | Page 46

Change the meaning by changing the adverb.

  1. Speak gently
  2. Come in
  3. Hit the stone-hard with the hammer

SOLUTION

  1. Speak gently - Speak politely, quickly, slowly
  2. Come in - Come here, fast
  3. Hit the stone-hard with the hammer - Hit the stone gently with the hammer.

Group Work

Things to do | Q 6. (1) | Page 46

Form groups of 5-8 and list the following.

  • Bad habits
  • Very harmful habits

SOLUTION

  • Bad habits:
  1. biting nails
  2. getting up late
  3. being untidy
  4. talking while eating
  5. talking loudly
  6. playing with the hair
  7. picking the nose
  • Very harmful habits:
  1. stealing
  2. using slang words
  3. disrespecting elders
  4. speaking rudely
  5. fighting with everyone
Things to do | Q 6. (2) | Page 46

Discuss the following in groups.

Do people admit that they have bad habits?

SOLUTION

We all have bad habits that we can admit to. Some of these bad habits keep up from being productive. Others cause us to work harder and impose stress on our lives. To improve our ability to get things done and reduce the effort required, we need to break these habits.

Things to do | Q 6. (2) | Page 46

Discuss the following in group.

What can we do to get rid of bad habits?

SOLUTION

here are some tips to help you break that old, stubborn and bad habits.

Identify your triggers.

Focus on why you want to change.

Enlist a friend's support.

Practice mindfulness

Replace the habit with a different one.

Leave yourself reminders.

Prepare for slipups.

Let go of the all-or-nothing mindset.

Things to do | Q 6. (2) | Page 46

Discuss the following in group.

Do’s and Don’ts for young children.

SOLUTION

Do’sDon’ts
(1) Wash hands before eating.(1) Talk while eating.
(2) Take small portions of food. (2) Fill your plate when you can't finish it.
(3) Eat everything served in the plate.(3) Waste food.
(4) Respect elders.(4) Disrespect elders.
(5) Be kind and gentle to all.(5) Be rude and impolite.
(6) Be neat and presentable.(6) Be untidy and unclean.
(7) Speak politely.(7) Speak loudly.
(8) Help others in need.(8) Ignore those in need.
(9) Help parents at home.(9) Avoid work.
(10) Make friends/be friendly.(10) Make enemies.

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