Lesson 1.2 Indian Seasons
Lesson 1.2 > Indian Seasons
Discuss In pairs, pick out the words related to seasons from the grid and write them in the blanks.
- RAINWIND THUNDER
What day is it?
1. We feel thirsty on a _________.
- Ans : hot day
2. We use an umbrella on a _________.
- Ans : rainy day
3. We sail paper boats on a _________.
- Ans : beginning day of harvest season
4. We fly kites on a
- Ans : windy day
Which season am I? Read the poem, understand and solve the riddle.
1. I make the feet dusty.
- Ans : summer
2. Frogs and toads will visit when I am there. ___________
- Ans : rainy season
3. I am pretty short and sweet. ___________
- Ans : spring
4. I make your garden smell sweet. ___________
- Ans : spring
5. Leaves will wither because of me. ___________
- Ans : Autumn
|blaze||bright flame or fire|
|leap||to jump high|
|dusty||covered with tiny bits of sand|
|toad||a small brown animal similar to a frog|
READ AND UNDERSTAND
A. Read the lines and answer the questions given below:
1 . Summer comes
in a blaz e of heat with
and dusty feet
a. Does the poet welcome the summer? How do you know?
Yes, the poet welcomes summer because he talks about ‘sunny smiles’.
b. Which line tells you that there is no rain in summer?
The line ‘and dusty feet’ shows that there is no rain in summer.
2 . Spring is pretty
but short and sweet
when you can smell the grass
from your garden seat
a. How does the poet describe the spring season?
The spring season is pretty and sweet. But it stays for a short time.
b. Which line tells you that the garden is fresh?
When you can smell the grass
From your garden seat
c. Who does ‘you’ refer to?
‘You’ refers to the person who owns the garden.
3 . Autumn is English
in red, yellow and brown
Autumn is Indian Whenever leaves fell down
a. How is autumn in India?
In India, autumn is marked by the falling down of leaves.
b. Compare the English autumn with the Indian autumn.
The English autumn shows change of colours. The leaves turn red, yellow and finally brown. The Indian autumn marks the shedding of leaves.
B. Pick out the rhyming words from the poem and write them in the table.
|Stanza – 1||Stanza – 2||Stanza – 3||Stanza – 4|
|heat – feet||roads – toads||sweet – seat||brown – down|
C. Find examples of alliteration and write them in the blanks.
1. ina blaze of heat with sunny smiles
- Ans : sunny – smiles
2. to muddy roads monsoons and mangoes
- Ans : monsoons – mangoes
3. Spring is pretty but short and sweet
- Ans : short – sweet
D. Work in pairs, find answers for the questions and share in the class.
1. Name the seasons mentioned in the poem?
The seasons mentioned in the poem are summer, rainy, spring and autumn.
2. What does the summer bring?
The summer brings sunny smiles and dusty feet.
3. Which word refers to ‘rain’?
The word ‘Monsoon’ refers to ‘rain’.
4. Why does the poet say the ‘Spring is pretty’?
The spring is pretty because we can smell the freshness of grass from our garden.
5. When is it autumn in India? Why does the poet say this? Is there an autumn season in India?
When the leaves fall down, it is autumn in India. The poet says this because in India, leaves rarely change colours. Only when the trees shed their leaves, we know that it is autumn in India. Yes, there is an autumn season in India during the months of September, October and November.
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