Tamil Nadu 7th Standard English Book Term 1 Eidgah Solution | Lesson 1.1

Lesson 1.1 Eidgah

7th Standard English Book Term 1 - Eidgah Book Back Answers

Lesson 1.1 > Eidgah

Warm Up

Observe the pictures and write the names of the festivals in the blanks. One is done for you

  1. Diawali – தீபாவளி
  2. Pongal – பொங்கல்
  3. Bakrid – பக்ரீத்
  4. Chirstmas – கிறிஸ்துமஸ்
  5. Holi – ஹோலி
  6. Ramzan – ரம்ஜான்
  7. Onam – ஓணம்
  8. Navratri – நவராத்திரி

Discuss in pairs.

1. Which is your favourite festival?

உனக்கு பிடித்த திருவிழா எது?

Pongal is your favourite festival

பொங்கல் எனக்கு பிடித்த பண்டிகை ஆகும்.

2. When do you celebrate it?

நீ அதை எப்போது கொண்டாடுவாய்?

I will be celebrating Pongal in January

நான் பொங்கலை தை (ஜனவரி) மாதம் கொண்டாடுவேன்

3. Do you celebrate with your family or friends?

நீ பொங்கலை குடும்பத்துடன் கொண்டாடுவாயா? அல்லது நண்பர்களுடன் கொண்டாடுவாயா?

I celebrate pongal with my family

4. Why do you celebrate it?

நீ அதை ஏன் கொண்டாடுகிறாய்?

We celebrate for happiness and for the culture of Tamils

நாங்கள் மகிழ்ச்சிகாகவும், தமிழரின் கலாச்சாலத்திற்காகவும் கொண்டாடுகிறோம்

Section I


dazzlingextremely brightமிகுதியான பிரகாசம்
suburbsoutskirtsநகர்ப்புற எல்லை, புறநகர்
gailyin bright coloursவண்ணமயமாக

Choose the correct answers and fill in the blanks.

1. ‘Finally the day had come’. Here the day refers to _____________

  1. Pongal
  2. Christmas
  3. Eid

Ans : Eid

2. With their treasure, the boys would buy ____________ in Eidgah.

  1. pens and pencils
  2. toys and rubber balls
  3. chocolates and cakes

Ans : toys and rubber balls

3. Hamid’s friends are ______________

  1. Mahmood, Mohsin, Noorey and Sammi.
  2. Raghul, Preethi, Sam and Mufeed.
  3. Rani, Verghese, Sita and Zahir.

Ans : Mahmood, Mohsin, Noorey and Sammi.

4. ‘If only her son were there, it would have been a different kind of Eid’! What had
happened to her son?

  1. Her son had died.
  2. Her son had gone abroad.
  3. Her son had gone on a tour.

Ans : Her son had died.

5. Hamid was like one with wings on his feet. This means __________

  1. He ran fast.
  2. He ran slowly.
  3. He was an angel.

Ans : He ran fast.

Section II


gapedstaredஉற்றுக் கவனித்தல்
smack your lipsopen and close lips noisily to show enjoymentநாக்கைச் சுழற்றி சப்பு கொட்டுதல்
relishedenjoyed or took pleasure in the tasteசுவையில் மகிழ்ச்சி

Work in pairs and answer the following questions.

There were many toys in the stall. Three of Hamid’s friends had bought some toys.

1. Write the names of Hamid’s friends in column A and the toys they bought in column B

column Acolumn B
Mahmooda policeman in khaki
Mohsina water-carrier
Nooreya lawyer

2. Write the names of the toys against each picture.

SoldierWasher WomanHoly Man
Water CarrierPolice manKing

Think and Answer

‘They’ descended on the sweet and toy-vendors’ stores like an army moving to attack.

1. Who does they refer to? Did they move one by one in a line or in a big group?

‘They’ refers to the worshipers. They moved towards the sweet and toy-vendor shops in a big group (like an army)

2. Hamid’s friends enjoyed the ride in the merry-go-round. But Hamid didn’t go on it. Why?

Hamid had only three paisas. He did not want to spend his money for a few minutes fun. He wanted to spend it usefully.

3. How did Hamid’s friends show that they enjoyed eating the sweets?

Hamid’s friends enjoyed the sweets by smacking their lips.

Section III

Tick the correct answer.

1. Hamid thought that his grandma would be pleased if he bought_________

  1. a pair of tongs.
  2. sweets for himself.
  3. toys.

Ans : a pair of tongs.

2. Hamid’s heart sank because the price of the tongs was _________for him.

  1. too high
  2. too low
  3. affordable

Ans : too high

3. ‘My tongs are like a tiger among toys.’ It means ____________

  1. Hamid valued his toy.
  2. Hamid bought a tiger toy.
  3. Hamid wanted to exchange his toy.

Ans : Hamid valued his toy.

4. Hamid’s granny scolded him for buying iron tongs. Then she understood that Hamid had bought it ___________

  1. out of compulsion.
  2. out of love and concern.
  3. out of interest.

Ans : out of love and concern.


A. Answer the following questions.

1. What did Granny say about Hamid’s parents?

Granny told Hamid that his father had gone to earn money and that his mother had gone to get gifts for him from Allah.

2. Write about Hamid in one or two sentences.

Hamid was an energetic four year old boy. He was lean and poorly dressed. He lived with his granny.

3. How did Hamid’s friends enjoy the games in the fair?

Hamid’s friends paid one paisa for twenty five rounds on merry-go-round. They mounted on the wooden elephants, horses and camels and enjoyed their ride.

4. What did Hamid buy at the fair? And for whom?

Hamid bought a pair of tongs for his grandmother so that she would never burn her fingers while making chappatis.

5. Why did Granny scold Hamid?

Granny felt that Hamid had wasted his money on buying the tongs. She was angry that he did not get anything to eat or drink.

B. Rearrange the jumbled sentences and write them in the correct order.

  1. But Hamid bought a pair of tongs.
  2. Granny Ameena felt proud of her grandson.
  3. Hamid’s friends bought different toys of their choice.
  4. Hamid proudly compared his tongs with a brave tiger.
  5. Hamid had less money than his friends.
  6. Granny Ameena was worried as he had to go to the Eidgah alone.

Ans :

  1. Granny Ameena was worried as he had to go to the Eidgah alone.
  2. Hamid had less money than his friends.
  3. Hamid’s friends bought different toys of their choice.
  4. But Hamid bought a pair of tongs.
  5. Hamid proudly compared his tongs with a brave tiger.
  6. Granny Ameena felt proud of her grandson.


C. Fill in the blanks with the help of the picture clues.

  • A Pair of binoculars
  • A Pair of tongs
  • A Pair of pliers
  • A Pair of shorts
  • A Pair of gloves

D. Who am I? (Use a pair of …)

1. We wear this on our face to see better _____________________

Ans : a pair of glasses

2. We wear this on our ears _____________________

Ans : a pair of earphones/earrings

3. We wear this on our face when it is sunny _____________________

Ans : a pair of sunglasses

4. We cut things with _____________________

Ans : a pair of scissors

5. We wear this on our feet _____________________

Ans : a pair of socks

E. Add a suitable prefix or suffix and make new words.

-less– ful-mentim--ous
  • childhood
  • wonderful
  • afternoon
  • countless
  • relationship
  • impatient
  • unhappy
  • excitement
  • dangerous
  • perfection

F. Match the following

a cupful ofmoney
a bagful ofsugar
a spoonful ofcoffee
a pocketful ofsilver

Ans :

  • a cupful of coffee
  • a bagful of silver
  • a spoonful of sugar
  • a pocketful of money

G. Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the box.


1. The thieves came out of the house with a _________ of gold and silver.

Ans : bagful

2. My mother throws a _________ of grains for the parrots every day.

Ans : handful

3. He took a ____________ of the cake.

Ans : mouthful

4. Ram takes a __________ of soup before food.

Ans : cupful

5. John added a ____________ of sugar to the lemon juice.

Ans : spoonful

6. The child was happy with his ___________ of chocolates.

Ans : pocketful

Language Check Point

Don’t saySayNote
She is my cousin sister and he is my cousin brother.They are my cousins.The word ‘cousin’ is used to refer both male and female.
I have two daughter in-laws.I have two daughters-in-law.‘s’ is added to the first word ‘daughter’ to form the plural.


H. Listen to the teacher read the passage. Read the questions given below. Then listen to the passage again and tick the correct answers.

1. The three boys went for bathing /swimming in the sea.

Ans : The three boys went for swimming in the sea.

2. They watched the waves / dolphins tumbling towards the shore.

Ans : They watched the waves tumbling towards the shore.

3. The gulls were flying over the sea / oyster catchers.

Ans : The gulls were flying over the oyster catchers.

4. When the sea was calm / rough they would skim stones.

Ans : When the sea was calm they would skim stones.

5. Twenty six / thirty six was Gopal’s record.

Ans : Twenty six was Gopal’s record.


I. Talk about yourself using the clues given. You may start like this.

  1. When I was a little boy, I had a red bicycle.
  2. On the first day of school ………….. I went by my bicycle.
  3. As a child, I spent my free time… in riding my whole village.
  4. I used to admire ………………………. my seniors riding the cycle fast.
  5. Last year at this time, I ……………..participated in a cycle race.
  6. Now I really enjoy ……………………recalling those memories.
  7. While I was ……………………………. riding fast, luckily I have escaped from an accident.
  8. I have never visited …………………. my neighbouring town by my bicycle.


J. Tick the correct option.

1. There are _____ (many/much) apples in the basket.

Ans ; many

2. There isn’t _____ (many/much) traffic on Sundays.

Ans ; much

3. There isn’t ____ (some/ any) water in the glass.

Ans ; any

4. There aren’t ____ (some/any) eggs in the basket.

Ans ; any

But there are ____ (much/a few) near it.

Ans ; a few

K. Fill in the blanks with some/ any/ much/ many. Some options can be used more than once.

1. There is __________ coffee left in the pot. Do you want?

Ans ; some

2. Do you have __________ coins with you? I need some.

Ans ; any

3. She asked me for __________ magazines, but I could not find __________.

Ans ; some, any

4. I can’t carry the luggage more. I need __________ help.

Ans ; any, some

5. There are __________ places to visit but we don’t have __________ time to visit them

Ans ; many, much

L. Here are some words that express feelings. Read the situations and write the suitable one in the blamks.


1. Your mom made your favourite dinner. __________

Ans ; joyous

2. You lost your geometry box, and some one returns it to you. ______________

Ans ; thankful

3. You are waiting for your exam results. ___________

Ans ; anxious

4. It is very late at night and your father hasn’t returned from the office. _________

Ans ; worried

5. You have won the first prize in the essay writing competition. ________

Ans ; proud

6. The first day at school _______________

Ans ; excited

7. You find it tough to learn a new language ___________.

Ans ; dejected

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