KSEEB Solutions for Class 6 English Prose Chapter 5 A Chat with a Grasshopper

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Karnataka State Syllabus Class 6 English Prose Chapter 5 A Chat with a Grasshopper

A Chat with a Grasshopper Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes

Preparatory Activity:

2. Can you explain to your partner why these comparisons are made? Can you think of a few more comparisons like this? List them.
I can draw the picture of grasshopper. Grasshopper is an insect. It eats other insects and is called as farmer’s friend. There are many varieties of grasshoppers in our world. It has two sets of wings for flying it has three pairs of strong legs. It can jump and walk like us. Grasshopper have five eyes and an antenna which helps to sense danger and they swiftly escape. They eat plants, wheat, out corn and barley.

Let’s understand

Question 1.
What helps a grasshopper fly?
Two sets of wings help a grasshopper to fly.

Question 2.
How many wings does a grasshopper have? 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.
Two (2) wings

Question 3.
How many eyes does a grasshopper have? 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.
Five (5) eyes.

Question 4.
How long are the world’s largest grasshoppers? 20mm, 90mm, 100mm, 120mm.
The world’s largest grasshopper is 60-90 millimeters long and the male is 45-55 millimeters long.

Question 5.
Grasshopper makes a chirping sound by
a) rubbing two legs together
b) rubbing one of its legs along one of its wings.
c) rubbing its wings together
d) rubbing its back leg against one of its antennae.
b)rubbing one of its legs along one of its wings.

Question 6.
Say True or False
A grasshopper in blind and deaf
False (It has five eyes but no ears)

Question 7.
Grasshopper does not have ears, yet they can pick up Uibrations How?
The Antennae helps the grasshopper to pick up vibrations from the air and the ground.

Let’s practice words:

V1. Read the lesson on Gross- hoppers again. Look at the words given below. Which of these words are used in the lesson? Circle them

V2. Find words from the lesson with the following meanings:

1. grain used to make flour – Corn
2. poisonous to eat or drink – toxic
3. an enemy – foe
4. outside km of an animal body – exoskeleton
5. two long thin parts on the heads of some inserts. Anienna

V3. Fill in the blanks:

1. The two-striped grasshopper will eat plants that are___________toxic to cattle.
2. The grasshopper- make sounds of ________ on a suppliers-night
3. The __________ organ can pick up vibrations from the air and on the ground to the grasshopper.
4. After a heavy rain, the farmer’s _________ field was flooded.

1. toxic
2. crackling
3. antennae
4. corn

V4. Choose the correct answers from the given words in bracket:

1. The insects that make the sound of buzz ______
2. The insects that irritate at night _________
3. The insects that build their own webs ________
4. The insects that reform as butterflies _________

1. bees.
2. mosquitoes
3. spiders
4. caterpillars.

V5. Collect the words for the male, the female, and the young ones of the animals and complete the following table. One has been done for you.

Animal – Male – Female – Young
horse – stallion – mare – foal
lion – lion – lionesscub
goat – billygoat – nannygoat – kid
tiger – tiger – tigress – cub
cock – cock – hen – chick

Let’s write:

W1. Read the lesson once more. Write a short paragraph about grasshoppers in five to six sentences.

A grasshopper is a farmer’s friend. They live everywhere. There t 11,000-18,000 species of grasshoppers. They have 2 sets of wings for flying. They have five eyes and an antenna to escape from enemies. They eat plants wheat, oat, com, and barley.

W2. Filling in a Web Diagram:

Read the passage below to find out about the almost extinct white tiger.

Wild white tigers are now very rare. They are usually located on the mainland of southeastern Asia and in central and southern India. Those living on islands have almost disappeared. Most of them are found in zoos or wildlife sanctuaries.

The white tiger is about three meters long and weighs approximately 180-258 kg. It has blue eyes and a pink nose. It has creamy white fur covered with red stripes. The white Bengal tiger lives in grassy or swampy areas and forests, where it can be well camouflaged.

The white tigers are good swimmers, but very poor climbers. In spite of being a slow runner, they are stealthy enough to catch any prey in their sight. White tigers are solitary animals who mostly hunt at night.

I. Now fill in the bubbles in the web diagram with the most important facts that you have read about the white tiger.
(clue: color, size, habits, features, habitat, etc)

II. Sit in pairs, discuss with your partner, and write two sentences on how the tiger can be saved:

1. We should stop hunting tigers for sports and fashions. We should love animals.
2. We should hot take out their skins and sell. They only live happily. We should protect them in zoos or wildlife sanctuaries.

Let’s Speak

S1. Ask questions to your partner about the grasshopper using the clues. One has been done for you.

e.g. What does a grasshopper eat? (what/eat)

1. Where does the grasshopper live? (where/live)
2. How many eves do the grasshopper have? (how many/eyes)

S2. Collect picture cards of animals/birds/objects.

Show the picture cards and ask two or three questions on it to your friends.
For Student

S3. Sit in pairs. Read the following statements and frame questions. Use the clues given in the bracket:

e.g. A: My father is a teacher.

1. A: This book is (mine).
B: Whose book is this? (whose)
2. A: I like blue color.
B: What color do you like? (what)
3. A: We celebrate Vanamahotsava on June 5th
B: When do we celebrate Vanamahotsava? (when)
4. A: Deon likes cows because they give us milk
B: Why does Deon like cows? (Why)
5. A: Sachin is my favorite batsman.
B: Who is your favorite batsman? (Who)
6. A: Naija goes to school every day.
B: Where does Naija go every day? (where)

• Keep away from insects.
• Don’t touch them.
• If you touch them immediately wash your hands.
• Keep the surroundings clean.
• Keep the pesticides away from children.

Write some more instructions/ slogans you know:

1. Do not pluck flowers.
2. Do not walk on the lawn.
3. No parking in front of the gate.

Where do you see the following instructions/warnings?

• Beware of dogs
In front of gates
• Thanks for not smoking
Public places
Outside temples, clinics, hospital ICU’s
• Switch off your mobile phone Hospitals, banks

Extended Activity:

And …….. What?

Each learner will repeat the sentence and add one more item. The class will thus try to make a very long sentence.

1. Topic: Fruits, vegetables and eatables
I went to the shop and bought mangoes, apples, banana, beetroot _____
e.g. I went to the shop and bought mangoes.
2. Topic: toys and gift items
For my birthday I got some toys car, toy train, pen, crayons, books
3. Topic: Birds and animals
I saw lion, tiger, bear, eagles, snakes, monkeys in the forest.

A Chat with a Grasshopper Summary in English

Raju, Ramya, Rani, and Ani are 5th Class students. They visited the park along with their teacher and other friends. They played and enjoyed it. Suddenly they noticed a green insect flying around and sitting on the stem of a tree. They all exclaimed that it was a very beautiful insect. They conversed with it. They called it Hopi. Ramya asked the name and Hopi told that he is a summertime singer and he has several eyes and legs. He is also a friend of the farmer.

Hoppi went on telling about himself that he lived in different places and one can see 11,000 to 18,000 varieties. Raju wanted to know how he flew. Hoppi answered that he has two sets of wings to fly. He too has three pairs of strong legs and he can jump and walk like him.

To avoid enemies, he has five eyes and an antenna which helps him to sense the danger and he will swiftly escape. Hoppi told the children that he is their friend and starts playing. The children came to know that the antenna helps the grasshopper to pick-up vibration from the air and the ground. They also came to know that the Grasshopper eats plants, wheat, oat, corn and barley. So they spent some with it and bade good-bye.