A Game Of Chance
Working with the text (Page 103-104)
Complete the following sentences from memory choosing a phrase from those given in brackets.
1. ————————————— was held at the time of the Eid festival.
(A big show, A big fair, A big competition)
2. Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods—————————————.
(to display, to buy, to sell)
3. Uncle told me ———————————————————————— while he was away.
(not to buy anything, not to go anywhere, not to talk to anyone)
4. The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everybody present ——————————————————————.
(to play the game, to win a prize, to try their luck)
5. The first time I took a chance I got —————————————–—.
(a bottle of ink, two pencils, a trifle)
6. Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made ————————.
(a fool of me, a good profit, friends with many people)
1. A big fair was held at the time of the Eid festival.
2. Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods to sell.
3. Uncle told me not to buy anything while he was away.
4. The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everybody present to try their luck.
5. The first time I took a chance I got two pencils.
6. Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made a fool of me.
Answer the following questions.
1. Why do you think Rasheed’s uncle asked him not to buy anything in his absence? (3)
2. Why was the shop called ‘Lucky Shop’? (4)
3. An old man won a clock and sold it back to the shopkeeper. How much money did he make? (5)
4. How many prizes did the boy win? What were they? (6)
5. Why was Rasheed upset? (7, 8, 9)
6. In what way did the shopkeeper make a fool of Rasheed? (11)
- Rasheed’s uncle asked him not to buy anything in his absence because he was aware that the shopkeepers could cheat him and take away all his money by tricking him.
- The shop was called ‘Lucky Shop’ because it would tempt everyone to try their luck and win prizes.
- The old man earned 15 rupees by selling the clock back to the shopkeeper.
- The boy won four different prizes each time. These included a comb, a fountain-pen, a wrist watch and a table lamp.
- Rasheed was upset because he hoped to win a big prize at the Lucky Shop, but he continued trying his luck again and again. However, every time he just got a trifle. He played until he finished all his money. Seeing this, some people were laughing at his bad luck, but nobody showed him any sympathy.
- The shopkeeper tempted Rasheed to try his luck and made him believe that good luck can get him good things just like the old man and the other boy who had won in the lucky draw. Seeing this, Rasheed tried his luck again and again until he lost all his money and won just a trifle every time. This way the shopkeeper tricked Rasheed and made a fool out of him.
Working with language (Page 104-106)ncert Class 6 English Unit 8 – A Game of Chance
The words given against the sentences below can be used both as nouns and verbs. Use them appropriately to fill in the blanks.
1. (i) The two teams have ————————————— three matches already. (play)
(ii) The last day’s ————————————— was excellent.
2. (i) She has a lovely ————————————— . (face)
(ii) India ———————————— a number of problems these days.
3. (i) He made his ————————————— in essay-writing. (mark)
(ii) Articles ————————————— ‘sold’ are reserved.
4. (i) The police are ————————————— the area to catch the burglars. (comb)
(ii) An ordinary plastic ————————————— costs five rupees.
5. (i) He gave a ————————————— in answer to my question. (smile)
(ii) We also ————————————— to see him smile.
6. (i) He said he ————————————— to be invited to the party. (hope)
(ii) We gave up ————————————— of his joining the party.
7. (i) The boys put up a good athletic————————————— . (show)
(ii) The soldiers ————————————— great courage in saving people from floods.
8. (i) You deserve a ————————————— on the back for your good performance. (pat)
(ii) The teacher ————————————— the child on the cheek to encourage her.
1. (i) The two teams have played three matches already.
(ii) The last day’s play was excellent.
2. (i) She has a lovely face.
(ii) India faces a number of problems these days.
3. (i) He made his mark in essay-writing.
(ii) Articles marked ‘sold’ are reserved.
4. (i) The police are combing the area to catch the burglars.
(ii) An ordinary plastic comb costs five rupees.
5. (i) He gave a smile in answer to my question.
(ii) We also smiled to see him smile.
6. (i) He said he hoped to be invited to the party.
(ii) We gave up hope of his joining the party.
7. (i) The boys put up a good athletic show.
(ii) The soldiers showed great courage in saving people from floods.
8. (i) You deserve a pat on the back for your good performance.
(ii) The teacher patted the child on the cheek to encourage her.
Notice the use of ‘there’ in the following sentences.
- There was a big crowd at the fair.
- There were many things I’d have liked to buy.
Now rewrite the following sentences using ‘there’ in the beginning. Look at the following examples.
- I can do nothing to help you.
- There is nothing I can do to help you.
- A man at the door is asking to see you.
- There is a man at the door asking to see you.
1. This park has beautiful roses.
2. Your story has no fun in it.
3. We have no secrets between us.
4. My village has two primary schools.
5. This problem can be solved in two ways.
Answer:ncert Class 6 English Unit 8 – A Game of Chance
- There are beautiful roses in this park.
- There is no fun in your story.
- There are no secrets between us.
- There are two primary schools in my village.
- There are two ways to solve this problem.
Fill in the blanks in the paragraph below with words from the box.
There was a ————————————— Eid fair in our village. We could buy anything from a ————————————— toy to a ————————————— camel. I went to the fair on its ————————————— day with Uncle and Bhaiya. We went to the Lucky Shop. It was very—————————————. I tried my luck but did not win any prize. Later, Uncle told me that I was more ————————————— than —————————————.
There was a huge Eid fair in our village. We could buy anything from a tiny toy to a big camel. I went to the fair on its last day with Uncle and Bhaiya. We went to the Lucky Shop. It was very interesting. I tried my luck but did not win any prize. Later, Uncle told me that I was more foolish than unlucky.
Speaking and Reading Aloud (Page 106-107)
1. Suppose you are Rasheed. Describe in your own words your visit to the fair. Do not refer to the Lucky Shop.
2. Read aloud the two paragraphs that describe the boy and the old man at the Lucky Shop.
3. Listen to these children. What are they talking about?
- One fine day, my Uncle took me to a huge Eid fair. Our domestic help, Bhaiya also went along with us. My uncle met his friends in the fair and asked me to roam around with Bhaiya. He warned me not to buy anything or go too far from that place. I promised to listen to his words. Bhaiya and I went from one shop to another and enjoyed watching various things kept on those shops. Soon, my Uncle returned and he bought me various gifts from different shops. It was a wonderful visit to the Eid fair.
- Activity to be done by yourself.
- There is a conversation going on among three children. The first boy asks the other two boys whether they like tea or coffee. The second boy mentions that he doesn’t like coffee, but he prefers tea. On the other hand, the third boy mentions that he prefers coffee over tea.
Work in pairs. One of you is an agent and the other is a client looking for accommodation in a hotel. Talk to each other. Use the clues given below.
- I’d prefer a small but cozy accommodation.
- I’d like to have a room of my own with a separate bed and bathroom.
I don’t think I’d like to share my room with anyone.
- Yes, I do want a room with a television in it.
- No, thanks. I don’t need a hired car.
No, I’d prefer a car of my own instead.
- I’d like to stay in a fancy locality.
- Yes, I must have a balcony attached to my room.
Yes, give me your contact number for further correspondence.
No, no other requirements.
Dictation (Page 108)ncert Class 6 English Unit 8 – A Game of Chance
Some words are given below. Listen carefully to the word from the list the teacher speaks, and write against it another word that has the same pronunciation but different spelling. The first is an example.