Tamil Nadu 6th Standard English Book Term 1 When the Trees Walked Solution | Lesson 2.1

Lesson 2.1 When the Trees Walked

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A. Describe the picture.

ப. படத்தை விவரிக்கவும்.

  • This picture is about a tree and its uses.
  • In this picture, we can see children are playing under the tree.
  • There are birds and monkeys on the tree.
  • The tree is far away from the settlements.
  • There are lot of fruits on the tree
  • இந்த படம் ஒரு மரத்தையும் அதன் பயன்களைப் பற்றியதாகவும் இருக்கிறது.
  • இந்த படத்தில், குழந்தைகள் மரத்தின் அடியில் விளையாடுவதைக் காணலாம்.
  • மரத்தில் பறவைகள் மற்றும் குரங்குகள் உள்ளன.
  • அந்த மரம் குடியேற்ற பகுதிகளிலிருந்து சற்று தொலைவில் உள்ளது.
  • அந்த மரத்தில் நிறைய பழங்கள் உள்ளன

B. Discuss and answer.

What are the children doing? Describe their activities.

குழந்தைகள் என்ன செய்கிறார்கள்? அவர்களின் செயல்பாடுகளை விவரிக்கவும்.

The children are playing. They are playing frog-jumping and swinging. One of the girls is watching a bird with binocular. One is plucking a fruit and the other one is reading a book. Some are trying to climb up the tree.

குழந்தைகள் விளையாடுகிறார்கள். அவர்கள் ஊஞ்சலாட்டம் மற்றும் பச்சைக்குதிரை விளையாடுகிறார்கள். சிறுமிகளில் ஒருவர் தொலைநோக்கியுடன் ஒரு பறவையைப் பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறார். ஒருவன் பழத்தை பறித்து கொண்டிருக்கிறான். மற்றொருவன் புத்தகம் படித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறான். சிலர் மரத்தில் ஏற முயற்சிக்கின்றனர்.

Would you like to be in their place? If so what would you enjoy the most?

நீங்கள் அவர்களின் இடத்திற்கு செல்ல விரும்புகிறீர்களா? அப்படியானால் நீ எதை அதிகம் விரும்புவாய்?

Yes, I would like to be in their place. I enjoy eating the fruits from the tree.

ஆம், நான் அவர்களின் இடத்திற்கு செல்ல விரும்புகிறேன். மரத்திலிருந்து பழங்களை பறித்து சாப்பிடுவதை விரும்புகிறேன்.

Section I

Discuss and answer.

1. When did the garden become a happy place for the author?

As soon as the author’s Grandfather joined him, the garden became a happy place.

2. What are the two reasons the author gives for the plants moving towards grandfather?

Light and warmth are the two reasons the author gives for the plants moving towards grandfather.

3. Why does the writer think that the peepul tree is a great show off?

The peepul tree’s leaves will spin like tops. It attracts our attention and invites us into the shade.


fertileable to produce a lot of plants or cropsதாவரம் வளரத்தேவையான சத்துள்ள
abandonedleft without careகைவிடப்பட்ட
vigoroushealthy and strongஆரோக்கியமான மற்றும் வலுவான

Section II

Discuss and answer.

1. Why do we need trees? List four reasons that Grandfather gives.

i) To keep the desert away ii) To attract rain iii) For fruits and flowers iv) For timber

2. Why did the author help his Grandfather plant trees?

The thought of a world without trees became a sort of nightmare to the author. So he helped his Grandfather plant trees.

3. What made Grandfather plant saplings on the rocky island?

A small mango tree was growing on the island. It made him plant saplings on the rocky island.


protestedopposed or disagreedஎதிர்ப்பு
nightmarea frightening dreamஅச்சுறுத்தும் கனவு

Section III

Discuss and answer.

1. What did Grandmother feel about trees growing in the house?

Grandmother felt angry about trees growing in the house.

2. Why did the author leave town?

The author left the town due to the Second World War.

3. How did Grandfather’s dream come true?

The trees which he had planted long ago in the rocky island had multiplied and made it a small green paradise.

4. Describe what the author saw when he went back to the island.

The author had seen the red blossoms of the coral blossom, some squirrels and Koel living in trees when he went back to the island.

ramblingwanderingசுற்றித் திரிகிற
sproutwhen seeds begin to grow small plantsவிதைகள் சிறிய தாவரங்களாக வளர ஆரம்பிக்கும் போது
spectaculareye-catchingகண்ணை கவர்கின்ற
beckonedto signal (someone) with your hand to ask the person to come closer or followசைகை


A. Tick the most appropriate option.

1. According to the author the tendril was moving towards grandfather because it

  1. needed light and warmth.
  2. did not like the light and warmth.
  3. wanted to be near Grandfather.
  4. wanted to escape from the winter.

Ans : wanted to be near Grandfather.

2. Grandmother had wanted the peepul tree cut down because

  1. she did not like trees.
  2. she wanted to grow flowers.
  3. it was an old tree.
  4. it was knocking down the bricks of the outhouse.

Ans : it was knocking down the bricks of the outhouse.

3. Grandfather helped grandma out with the gardening because he

  1. liked gardening.
  2. wanted to grow flowers to attract butterflies.
  3. wanted to beautify the garden.
  4. wanted to make the house green.

Ans : wanted to grow flowers to attract butterflies.

4. The author did not want to plant saplings in the forest because

  1. no one would come to see them.
  2. it was dangerous to enter the forest.
  3. it would not be of any use to them.
  4. no one would appreciate them.

Ans : no one would come to see them.

5. Grandfather felt planting trees would help the forest because

  1. he wanted to make the view beautiful.
  2. the river-bed was dry.
  3. animals and birds in the forest would love him.
  4. the animals and birds would find it easier to live.

Ans : the animals and birds would find it easier to live.

6. When the author returned from England to Dehradun, he found Grandfather’s dream had come true because the

  1. old house had changed.
  2. river was full.
  3. trees had red flowers.
  4. forest covered the island

Ans : forest covered the island

B. Read the story on your own. Discuss in a group and complete the story map below.

A story map is the main events of the story given in a flow chart.

C. Read the story on your own. Discuss in a group and complete the story map below.


D. Look at the words in the box. Make new words by adding ‘ly’ wherever possible. It will not be possible with all the words.




E. Look at the words in the box. Fill the wheel with their antonyms. All the words begin with ‘S’ and are from the text.

  • hard x soft
  • fat x slim
  • weak x strong
  • big x small
  • fast x slow
  • hide x seek
  • rough x soft
  • dull x smart


F. Listen to your teacher read out what happened to Nandhu. Some of the statements given below are correct. Tick them ().

One morning, as Nandhu was walking to school, a big truck went past him. The truck went over a bump in the road and a box fell down. The box
broke open. The truck kept going and was soon gone.One of the broken box there fell a small brass lamp. It looked just like the magic lamp that was drawn in Nandhu’s storybook. It was small and made of brass.It had a handle and a cover. Nandhu wondered if this was a magic lamp too.
He decided to take it home and try it out.“Where did you get it?” said his mother, “It looks like a lamp.”“It fell off a truck. Is it a magic lamp? It looks just like the one in the book,” said Nandhu. As he wiped the lamp, Nandhu noticed a small button on the side. When he pressed it a bright blue light came on and lit the whole room.
  1. The truck went over a stone. ()
  2. The box fell out of a truck. ()
  3. The brass lamp was in the truck.
  4. Nandhu wanted to play with the lamp. ()
  5. It was like the lamp Nandhu had at home.
  6. Nandhu pressed a button. ()

G. Take something from your school bag. Describe it in three sentences. Ask the class to find out the thing you have described.

Thing -1: i) I have a cap. ii) You use me to write. iii) You fill me with ink.

Thing -2: i) You use me to draw. ii) I decrease if you use. iii) I am very thin.

Thing -3: i) Contains information. ii) Divided into parts. iii) I have pictures.

H. Discuss in groups of five. Make a story about the comic strip. Then share it in the class.

A boy and a girl planted a sapling. It grew into a tree. They played under it. They grew into a man and woman. Their kid also played under it. The man chopped the tree mindlessly. He struggled without pure air and shade in old age.


A. Tick the right option to fill in the blanks.

1. ___________ a beautiful flower!

  1. How
  2. Wow
  3. What
  4. Hurrah

Ans : What

2. ___________ play football?

  1. You can
  2. Can you
  3. Have you
  4. You could

Ans : Can you

3. ___________ did you go yesterday?

  1. Which
  2. Where
  3. What
  4. Who

Ans : Where

4. ___________ us go for a walk.

  1. Shall
  2. May
  3. Let
  4. Can

Ans : Let

5. ___________ like to play hide and seek.

  1. He
  2. She
  3. I
  4. Muthu

Ans : I

B. Look at the punctuation of these sentences. Why are they punctuated differently? Discuss in class.

1. One always felt like drawing close to him.

  • It is a statement. Full stop is marked at the end.

2. But no one ever comes here!

  • It expresses a feeling. An exclamation mark is put in the end.

3. Who’s is going to see them?

  • It is an interrogative sentence. A question mark is put in the end.

4. Come here.

  • It is a command. Full stop is marked at the end.

C. Work in pairs and say the sentences to each other. Do you hear any differences in the way it is spoken? Discuss and share with the class. Discuss the difference in the meaning of the sentences.

  1. This is a banyan tree. – Statement (Assertive)
  2. Is this a banyan tree? – Interrogative sentence. (Yes / No type)
  3. What a beautiful banyan tree! – Exclamatory sentence.
  4. Look at this banyan tree. – Imperative sentence (Command).

D. Read these sentences from the story carefully. Do they give commands or requests or make statements? Write ‘(C)’ for command and ‘(R)’ for request and ‘(S)’ for statement.

  1. The tendril moved towards grandfather. – (S)
  2. I want a roof over my head. – (S)
  3. Please do not cut trees. – (R)
  4. We spent the whole day planting saplings. – (S)
  5. Will you please remove the trees growing on the wall? – (R)
  6. There was a forest on the island. – (S)
  7. Go to the river bed. – (C)
  8. The island was a green paradise. – (S)
  9. Grow more trees to protect nature. – (C)
  10. Grandfather’s dream had come true. – (S)

E. Look at the picture and write a paragraph using the clues in the picture.


Trees are very useful to us. They give us medicine. They give us fruits. They prevent soil erosion and landslides. They intake carbon-di-oxide and give out oxygen. They bring rain to the earth. They keep the temperature of the earth low. They provide shelter and shade to us. They are home of different birds and insects. So we should not cut trees mindlessly. Before we cut a tree we should plant more trees.

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