AP State Syllabus AP Board 7th Class English Textbook Solutions Chapter 6B My Nasty Adventure Textbook Questions and Answers.
AP State Syllabus 7th Class English Solutions Chapter 6B My Nasty Adventure
7th Class English Chapter 6B My Nasty Adventure Textbook Questions and Answers
I. Answer the following questions.
Who do you think is the speaker in the poem?
A school boy is the speaker in the poem.
Which line in the poem suggests that the speaker was only dreaming?
The line, “I scratched myself when I woke up’ suggests that the speaker was only dreaming.
Why did the speaker feel like a fool?
The speaker felt like a fool because he realized that he hadn’t done any adventure but only dreamt of a nasty adventure.
What did the speaker finally want to do?
The speaker finally wanted to go to school rather than dreaming of nasty adventures.
Have you ever experienced any adventure in your life? If yes, share it with your classmates?
Yes. One day while I was studying silently for my exam, a thief entered my house and was trying to break the iron safe open. I heard the sound and peered into the room silently through the opening of the door. I saw him. At once I shut the door tightly and cried out loudly! My parents and my neighbours came up and informed the police. The police came and caught hold of him.
Do you think the title ‘My Nasty Adventure’ is suitable for the poem ? Give reasons. Give your own title and tell the class why you have chosen it.
I think, it is suitable because a 12 year old boy slept dreaming of an adventure of getting down on to the land from an aeroplane with a parachute. In real life if could not be possible for him.
My own title for it is ‘A Child’s Daydream’ because what the boy dreamed could not be possible for him to do. Daydreams say that dreams would not come true in rear life.
Why is the poem titled ‘My Nasty Adventure’?
The poem is titled, ‘My Nasty Adventure’ because a schoolboy who wanted to do adventures, slept dreaming of an adventure of getting down on to the land from an aeroplane with a parachute. In real life, it couldn’t be possible for that young child. So, he dreamed of a nasty adventure. Hence the title is apt.
List all the rhyming words in the poem.
The rhyming words in the poem are:
1) breeze – trees
2) fool – school
3) painfully – frantically
II. Add lines to the following poem, write it on a sheet of paper and display it in the poetry corner.
My boat was about to sink
I had a lot to think
My boat was about to sink
I had a lot to think
First, save I must myself
rescued be the rest by an elf
A lot I am yet to learn
power to make all happy I may earn
Father and mother be full of cheer
That is my desire utmost sheer
I must help at least one friend
That for me is a fine day end.
Go to a nearby library and Collect stories of adventure from the newspapers, magazines, story books. Narrate one of them to the members of your group. Paste a good story with pictures on the wall magazine.
The story of adventure:
Gerard and Denys were good friends. Once they were travelling on foot in Germany. Gerard was armed with an axe and Denys with a crossbow. On their way, Gerard bought a weapon with a short spike at the head and a long handle. He practised with it. He was able to hit any object precisely.
As they were going through a forest, they heard some sound from behind a bush. A young bear burst out of the Wood and dashed towards Gerard. He delivered a tremendous blow on its nose with his axe. He hit another blow. The bear fell down dead. They wished to keep it for their supper and also as the reward to the Mayor of the next town.
Their pleasure did not last long. The mother bear came suddenly. She was huge in size. Gerard and Denys were afraid. They climbed two different trees. The mother bear smelt the dead young bear. She confirmed that the young one was dead. She grew furious. She followed Denys. She too, started climbing the tree. Denys thought that his death was sure to come. He asked his friend to keep off. Gerard saw the danger to his friend. He got down the tree. He stood on the ground and shot a bolt into the bear. The bear’s attention was diverted. She got down and chased Gerard.
Gerard, at once, climbed a tree. The bear mounted the tree on the other side. She was fast approaching Gerard. Now it was the turn of Denys to shoot at the bear. He shot at the bear with his crossbow. She was badly hit and wounded. She slipped and fell down dead on the ‘ ground. Luckily Gerard was saved.
My Nasty Adventure Summary in English
The speaker of the poem was a schoolboy. He wished he did some adventurous thing. One day he dreamed of doing some nasty adventure. He dreamed that he was travelling by plane to somewhere. After travelling some distance, his plane was about to crash. So, at once, he grabbed his bag and took out his big blue parachute to glide him down and land.
The child was gliding down with the parachute. At last h& found a spot to land. But there was a big gentle wind. Because of the wind, he had to land painfully on some sharp pine trees. When he landed on them, he was filled with bruises as a pine fell on his ear. He sat down on the ground to rest. Then a thorn poked him. He slept on the ground very anxiously. Mosquitoes bit his nose: Bugs crept all over him and tickled his body.
The boy scratched himself when he woke up. Then he appeared like a fool. After analysing his dream of the nasty adventure, the boy thought he would rather go to school than wasting time, dreaming.
My Nasty Adventure Glossary
crash (v): fall or come down violently
bruises(n): dark marks left on the skin when one has been hit
breeze(n): a gentle wind
poked(v): pushed a pointed object into something or someone
frantically(adv): very anxiously
bugs(n): small insects
tickled(v): touched lightly in a sensitive part of the body causing laughter
scratch(v): to cut or damage a surface with something sharp or rough
grab (v): take/hold somebody/something with your hand, firmly
glide (v): move slowly and quietly as if it takes no effort
land (v): come down through the air on to the ground.
crept (v): moved slowly, quietly and carefully