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NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb chapter 5 - Quality [Latest edition]

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Chapter 5: Quality

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Working with the Text [Page 78]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 5 QualityWorking with the Text [Page 78]

Working with the Text | Q 1 | Page 78

What was the author’s opinion about Mr Gessler as a bootmaker?

Working with the Text | Q 2 | Page 78

Why did the author visit the shop so infrequently?

Working with the Text | Q 3 | Page 78

What was the effect on Mr Gessler of the author’s remark about a certain pair of boots?

Working with the Text | Q 4 | Page 78

What was Mr Gessler’s complaint against ‘big farms’?

Working with the Text | Q 5 | Page 78

Why did the author order so many pairs of boots? Did he really need them?

Working with Language [Pages 79 - 80]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 5 QualityWorking with Language [Pages 79 - 80]

Working with Language | Q 1.1 | Page 79

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

After a very long spell of heat, the weather is ………….. at last.

  • look after: take care of

  • look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior

  • look in (on someone): make a short visit

  • look into: investigate

  • look out: be careful

  • look up: improve

  • look up to: admire

Working with Language | Q 1.2 | Page 79

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

We have no right to …………. people who do small jobs.

  • look after: take care of

  • look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior

  • look in (on someone): make a short visit

  • look into: investigate

  • look out: be careful

  • look up: improve

  • look up to: admire

Working with Language | Q 1.3 | Page 79

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

Nitin has always ……………. his uncle, who is a self-made man.

  • look after: take care of

  • look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior

  • look in (on someone): make a short visit

  • look into: investigate

  • look out: be careful

  • look up: improve

  • look up to: admire

Working with Language | Q 1.4 | Page 79

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

The police are …………… the matter thoroughly.

  • look after: take care of

  • look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior

  • look in (on someone): make a short visit

  • look into: investigate

  • look out: be careful

  • look up: improve

  • look up to: admire

Working with Language | Q 1.5 | Page 79

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

If you want to go out, I will ………….. the children for you.

  • look after: take care of

  • look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior

  • look in (on someone): make a short visit

  • look into: investigate

  • look out: be careful

  • look up: improve

  • look up to: admire

Working with Language | Q 1.6 | Page 79

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

I promise to ………….. on your brother when I visit Lucknow next.

  • look after: take care of

  • look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior

  • look in (on someone): make a short visit

  • look into: investigate

  • look out: be careful

  • look up: improve

  • look up to: admire

Working with Language | Q 1.7 | Page 79

Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.

……………. when you are crossing the main road.

  • look after: take care of

  • look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior

  • look in (on someone): make a short visit

  • look into: investigate

  • look out: be careful

  • look up: improve

  • look up to: admire

Working with Language | Q 2 | Page 79

Read the following sets of words loudly and clearly.

cot – coat
cost – coast
tossed – toast
got – goat
rot – rote
blot – bloat
knot – note

Working with Language | Q 3 | Page 79

Each of the following words contains the sound ‘sh’ (as in shine) in the beginning or in the middle or at the end. First speak out all the words clearly. Then arrange the words in three groups in the table below

sheep trash marsh fashion
anxious shriek shore fish
portion ashes sure nation
shoe pushing polish moustache

initial medial final
Working with Language | Q 4 | Page 80

In each of the following words ‘ch’ represents the same consonant sound as in ‘chair’. The words on the left have this sound initially. Those on the right have it finally. Speak each word clearly.

choose bench
child march
cheese peach
chair wretch
charming research

Underline the letters representing this sound in each of the following words.

  1. feature
  2. reaching
  3. riches
  4. archery
  5. nature
  6. batch
  7. picture
  8. matches
  9. church
Speaking [Pages 80 - 81]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 5 QualitySpeaking [Pages 80 - 81]

Speaking | Q 1 | Page 80

Do you think Mr Gessler was a failure as a bootmaker or as a competitive businessman?

Speaking | Q 2 | Page 80

What is the significance of the title? To who or to what does it refer?

Speaking | Q 3 | Page 81
  • Notice the way Mr Gessler speaks English. His English is influenced by his mother tongue. He speaks English with an accent.
  • When Mr Gessler speaks, p, t, k, sound like b,d,g. Can you say these words as Mr Gessler would say them?
    It comes and never stops. Does it bother me? Not at all. Ask my brother, please.
Speaking | Q 4 | Page 81

Speak to five adults in your neighbourhood. Ask them the following questions (in any language they are comfortable in). Then come back and share your findings with the class.

  1. Do they buy their provisions packed in plastic packets at a big store or loose, from a smaller store near their house?
  2. Where do they buy their footwear? Do they buy branded footwear or footwear made locally? What reasons do they have for their preference?
  3. Do they buy readymade clothes or buy cloth and get their clothes stitched by a tailor? Which do they think is better?
Writing [Page 82]

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 5 QualityWriting [Page 82]

Writing | Q 1 | Page 82

Based on the following points write a story.

  •  Your aunt has gone to her mother’s house.
  • Your uncle does his cooking.
  • He is absent-minded.
  • He puts vegetables on stove
  • He begins to clean his bicycle outside.
  • The neighbour calls out saying something is burning.
  • Your uncle rushes to the kitchen.
  • To save vegetables, he puts some oil in them.
  • Unfortunately, it’s machine oil, not cooking oil.
  • What do you think happens to the vegetables?

Begin like this: Last month my aunt decided to visit her parents...

Extra Questions

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb Chapter 5 QualityExtra Questions

Extra Questions | Q 1

What proves that Mr Gessler was not an Englishman?

Extra Questions | Q 2

Where did Mr Gessler live?

Extra Questions | Q 3

What distinction Mr Gessler’s shop had?

Extra Questions | Q 4

How did Mr Gessler found that the boot was not comfortable for author?

Extra Questions | Q 5

What material Mr Gessler used to make the boots?

Extra Questions | Q 6

How did Mr Gessler described his brother?

Extra Questions | Q 7

Give one stance from the lesson that proves that Mr Gessler was getting older.

Extra Questions | Q 8

Why did the author went to the shoe shop for the last time?

Extra Questions | Q 9

Why was the name plate missing at Mr Gessler’s shop?

Extra Questions | Q 10

Why did author preferred boots made by Mr Gessler than that of big firms?

Extra Questions | Q 11

The author felt sorry for complaining about his boots. What made him feel so?

Extra Questions | Q 12

Why the author called those boots bought from big firm ‘ill-omened’?

Extra Questions | Q 13

Describe the boots made by Mr Gessler.

Extra Questions | Q 14

Mr Gessler in his last wasn’t in good health. Give three examples to prove this.

Extra Questions | Q 15

Mr Gessler was spending his days with great difficulty. Give suitable arguments in favour of this.

Extra Questions | Q 16

He used to work really hard to make each pair of shoe. But still everything he earned went on paying the rent of his shop and in buying leather. There wasn’t much money with him. He nearly killed himself working for hours at the shop without any food and rest.
Quality is an important aspect of business. Elaborate

Extra Questions | Q 17

He used to work really hard to make each pair of shoe. But still everything he earned went on paying the rent of his shop and in buying leather. There wasn’t much money with him. He nearly killed himself working for hours at the shop without any food and rest.
Whom does ‘his’ refers to in the above lines?

Chapter 5: Quality

Working with the TextWorking with LanguageSpeakingWritingExtra Questions

NCERT solutions for Class 7 English - Honeycomb chapter 5 - Quality

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