NCERT Solutions Class 7 English – Unit 5 Poem
Working with the Poem
Question 1. What are the games or human activities which use trees, or in which trees also ‘participate’?
Answer: The games or human activities which use trees or in which trees also participate are:
- Trees are used by children to hide while playing hide and seek.
- Children make tree houses to play.
- Adults have their tea parties under the shade of the trees.
- Adults also use them as a scene to paint.
Question 2: (i) “Trees are to make no shade in winter.” What does this mean? (Contrast this line with the line immediately before it.)
(ii) “Trees are for apples to grow on, or pears.” Do you agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it? Or do you think this line is humorous?
Answer: (i) Trees provide shade during the scorching summer. During winter, trees shed their leaves as people enjoy sun during winters. Hence, trees are to make no shade in winter.
(ii) Yes, I agree that one purpose of a tree is also to provide fruits and eatables. Humans receive a lot of eatables from trees.
Question 3: With the help of your partner, try to rewrite some lines in the poem, or add new ones of your own as in the following examples.
Trees are for birds to build nests in.
Trees are for people to sit under.
Now try to compose a similar poem about water, or air.
Answer: Air is for people to breathe in.
Air is for kites to fly high in the sky.
Frequently Asked Questions on NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Unit 5 Poem
What does trees make mothers and fathers say as mentioned in Unit 5 Poem of NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English?
The trees make mothers say “What a lovely picture to paint!” and make fathers say “What a lot of leaves to rake this fall!”. The trees are so important for living beings for many things.
What are a few of many things that the trees are meant for and to whom, as discussed in Unit 5 Poem of NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English?
Trees are for birds, children, to make tree houses in, to swing swings on, for the wind to blow through, for kids to hide behind in the game ‘Hide and Seek’, for apples to grow on, and pears, adults to have tea parties under, for kites to get caught in etc… Further, trees are to make cool shade in summer and are to make no shade in winter.
What does the phrase “to rake this fall” as in Unit 5 Poem of NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English mean?
The word ’fall’ (in American English) means the same as autumn when trees shed their leaves. ‘To rake’ is to sweep or put away. Hence, the phrase means that it’s quite a job to rake heaps of dead leaves day after day to keep the place clean.
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