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Lesson 7 | A Child's Beauty Questions Answers | Class 7 | English



A CHILD'S BEAUTY ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERS | ENGLISH | CLASS 7


Lesson 7 | A Child's Beauty Questions Answers | Class 7 | English
A CHILD'S BEAUTY 



1. Match the following facts about the story you just read.

(a) Akbar - was the emperor
(b) Salim - was Akbar's son.
(c) Birbal - was a minister in the court of Akbar.
(d) The young prince - was Salim's son.

2. Do you remember the story? Rearrange the sentences as they happened in the story to see how well you remember what happened.

(a) Each minister brought a child to judge who was the most beautiful child.
(b) Birbal said that all parents found their children very beautiful.
(c) Akbar said that no child was more beautiful than his grandson.
(d) The mother did not let Birbal bring the child to the court.
(e) Akbar with his minister went in disguise to see the child.
(f) The mother got angry when she heard Akbar's words.
(g) They found a child playing on a heap of sand .
(h) Akbar said he had never seen a child uglier than this.
(i) Akbar agreed with Birbal that all parents find their own children beautiful .
(j) The mother took the baby inside and shut the door.

Answer    (a) Akbar said that no child was more beautiful than his grandson.
                 (b) Birbal said that all parents found their children very beautiful.
                  (c) Each minister brought a child to judge who was the most beautiful child .
                  (d) The mother did not let Birbal bring the child to the court .
                  (e) Akbar with his minister went in disguise to see the child.
                  (f)  They found a child playing on a heap of sand .
                  (g) Akbar said he had never seen a child uglier than this .
                  (h) The mother got angry when she heard Akbar's words .
                  (i) The mother took the baby inside and shut the door.
                  (j) Akbar agreed with Birbal that all parents find their own children beautiful .

3. Read the lesson once again and find answers to the following questions work with a partner. 

Discuss the answers with your partner and share them with the class.

(a) Why was Akbar happy?
Answer: Emperor Akbar was happy because his son Salim had a son.

(b) Who used to say, "There is no child more beautiful than my grandson."?
Answer: Emperor Akbar

(c) Why did each minister bring a child to the court?

Answer: Everybody brought a child to the court in order to judge who was the most beautiful child.

(d) Why didn't Birbal bring any child?
Answer: The Birbal was not able to bring any child in the court because the mother of the child did not allow him.

(e) Why did Akbar and the ministers go in disguise to see the child that Birbal could not bring to court?

Answer: They had to go in disguise because the mother of that child did not allowed birbal to bring her child in the court.

(f) Why did the mother of the child scream at Akbar?
Answer: Emperor after seeing that child said that he had never seen any child uglier in his life that is the reason why the mother of the child scream at Akbar.

(g) What did Akbar realize?
Answer:  "All children seem beautiful to their parents ".

4. Find out from the lesson who said the following sentences. Write the name of the person next to each sentence.

(a) “I have found a child who is the most beautiful child in the entire country.”
     Answer: Birbal said this line.

(b) “If this is so, we can go and see the child in disguise.”
      Answer: Emperor Akbar

(c) “He is the most beautiful child God could have given me.”
      Answer: Mother of the child.

(d) " Then we can judge for ourselves."
      Answer: Ministers of Akbar’s court.

5. Let's practice speaking in English. Some sentences are missing in the conversation below. 

Complete the following conversation with your own sentences. Then, in groups, do a role play, where each of you will take one role and take part in a conversation.

Meera: You know what! I saw the most beautiful little girl on my way to school today.
Adnan: What's her name ? Where did you see her?
Ranil : Do you know her ?
Asha: Why did not you bring her with you
Meera: Wait, wait! I'm telling you one thing at a time!
                 Her name is mayuri, I saw her near  eden park. I don’t know her. She was searching her mother.

Asha: And then? What happened
Ranil:  But,
Adnan :Why did’t you bring her with you
Meera : Her mother arrived their at that time and she was happy to see her mother and they went way.

6. Let's learn some grammar :

(a) In the story, you came across the words happy, angry, and beautiful. Each of these words tells us something about the related noun e.g. a beautiful child. Here the word beautiful describes the quality of the child. Such words that describe the quality of something or someone are called adjectives.

Note that adjectives have three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative.

(i) Positive Degree: Tomorrow each of us will bring a child whom we find beautiful.
in this sentence, the adjective describes the quality of one person.

(ii) Comparative degree: There is no child more beautiful than my grandson.
in this sentence, the adjective is used to compare one child with another.

(iii)Superlative degree:  I have found a child who is the most beautiful child in the entire village.

The adjective in this sentence compares one child with all the other children.

We can arrange adjectives in their degrees as shown in the columns below

(i) Positive degree: Beautiful, Happy
(ii)  Comparative degree : More beautiful, happier
(iii) Superlative degree:  Most beautiful, happiest

When the adjective has more than two syllables {i.e. when the word is longer} we use more + adjective in the superlative degrees.

when the adjective is a short word we add er in the comparative and est in the superlative degrees.

Note that when the adjective ends in 'y' we change it to 'i' before adding 'er'. There are a very small number of adjectives outside this rule .

(b) Let's practice using adjectives of degrees and see how much you remember.

Fill the columns below with the correct forms of the adjectives.


Lesson 7 | A Child's Beauty Questions Answers | Class 7 | English
 A CHILD'S BEAUTY


                  

(c) Now, in your notebook, make three sentences using an adjective form each of the three columns :

(i) There was nothing ugly in that child
(ii) he looks more uglier than his brother when he is drunk.
(iii) Drinking habits is one of the ugliest thing

7. Let's come back to clauses. you have learned that a clause is a group of words that contains a verb that shows tense. The verb which shows tense is called a finite verb.

(a) Look at the following sentences : 

(i) The child's mother overheard Akbar.
(ii) Akbar became angry when he heard this.

Notice that the whole sentence in (i) has been underlined as a group of words whereas sentence (ii) has been underlined as two groups of words. The underlined parts are called clauses

(b) Read the following sentences. Identify the subject and the finite verb in each clause in the sentences. Write 'S' under the subject and 'F' under the finite verb.

(i) He plays cricket for the school team.
Answer: Plays(F) CRICKET(S)

(ii) Rita, will not come today because she has gone to town.
Answer: Rita(subject) and come (finite verb)

(iii) She took, the umbrella S, as it was raining.

Answer: Took(f), Umbrella(s)

(iv) I forgot to bring my book.
Answer: Bring(f) Book(s)

(v) Ron was reading, a novel, when I came to his house.
Answer: Reading(f) and Novel(subject)

The predicate contains the finite verb which may be followed by phrases. But it may not be so always. Sometimes the predicate may just be a one-word verb. For example :

The child cried.

In this sentence, 'The child' is the subject. The predicate contains only the finite verb 'cried'. Here the sentence is made up of one clause.

A clause may be a sentence or a part of a sentence. Now, look at sentence (i) and sentence (ii) again.

(i) The child's mother overheard Akbar.
(ii) Akbar became angry when he heard this.

you might have noticed that sentence (i) is formed with one clause whereas sentence (ii) is formed with two clauses.

(c) Underline the clauses in the following sentences.

(i) Whoever comes to this house was chased by that dog.

(ii) After the man came, the boy closed the library door.
(iii) Swimming is my favorite summer time activity.
(iv) The bananas look ripe but they are not ready to be eaten.
(v) She ate an apple from the basket.

8. Learning how to debate:

Your teacher will divide the class into four groups and ask each group to read the following content that explains what a debate is and the rules of debate.

A Debate is a discussion which involves looking at a particular topic from different view points. In a debate, arguments are put forward to argue opposite viewpoints. Debates occur in public meetings, academic institutions, legislative assemblies, etc. It is a formal type of discussion, often with a moderator and an audience, in addition to the participants of the debate.

Arguments for or against the motion must be based on facts, logic and examples.

In debating competitions, teams compete against each other and are judged on certain criteria, or a set of pre-decided standards and fixed rules. It is presided over by two or more judges. Both sides seek to win against the other while following the rules. One side is in the favour of the given topic statement, the other is against the given statement. Each side must give clear arguments to explain their stand/viewpoint.

Each team member of either side is given a fixed period to speak on alternating viewpoints, that is one ‘for’ and one ‘against’ the motion. Then again one team speaks ‘for’ and the speaks ‘against’ the motion and the process is repeated till all the team members of both sides have spoken.
Then there is an ‘open house’, where views from the audience may be entertained. The winning team is decided by the judge.

As you read in the lesson, even a child considered ugly by others looks beautiful to its mother. You must have seen,read or heard about differently abled children. There are children who cannot see, hear or talk: there are children with no limbs or ill-formed limbs, and there are children born with conditions such as Autism (having problems with social and communication skills) or down syndrome (delay in physical and mental growth). These children are called with special needs (CWSN). Do you think parents will love their child less if it is not born with perfect physical and mental health?
Your teacher will write the following topic on the blackboard for a class debate.

“All mothers love their children and think their child is the most beautiful.”

Half the groups will prepare arguments for the motion. The other half will prepare arguments against the motion. The group members will discuss and write down at least six points in favour of or against the motion, respectively. The group leader or any member choosen by the group will represnet the views of the group at the debate. The other members can add more points when the debate is open for the house. The teacher will preside over the debate and judge the winning side.

9. Write a short paragraph on what you understand from the following statement- ‘All children seem beautiful to their parents.’

10. Read the conversation below. Some of the sentences are missing. Write to them and enact the conversation in the class.

Akbar: Look, how beautiful my grandson is!
Minister: Yes, Huzur, there is no child more beautiful than your grandson.
Birbal: The young prince is very beautiful, but all parents find their children beautiful.
Akbar: Then, let's find out tomorrow.
Minister: Tomorrow each of us will bring a child whom we find beautiful and we can then judge.

[Next Day]

Akbar: Birbal, why are you without a child?
Birbal: Sorry Huzur, the mother is refusing to let me bring the child to the court.
Akbar: How dare she! Let's go and see the child in disguise.
Birbal: That child playing on a heap of sand, is the most beautiful child.
Akbar: I have never seen an uglier child than this before in my life!
Birbal: He is the most beautiful child God could have given to her.
Akbar: You are right, Birbal, All children seem beautiful to their parents.

11. Choose the correct synonyms from the options given below :

(a) beautiful - pretty
(b) happy - glad
(c) dirty - filthy
(d) scared - afraid
(e) disguise - to change the appearance
(f) screamed - shouted.






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