# Tamil Nadu 7th Standard English Book Term 3 Man Overboard Solution | Lesson 2.3

## Lesson 2.3 > Man Overboard

### A. Complete the following statements.

1. Everyone in the ship started to pray because _____________________

Ans ; of the threatening message about the brewing storm in the Indian Ocean.

2. Vasantha’s imagination run wild because _____________________

Ans ; she recalled the incident that her class teacher told.

3. Vasantha made a lot of noise because a _____________________

Ans ; man tumbled into the wild waves of the sea.

4. Vasantha could not see the rescue operation because _____________________

Ans ; it was far away from her.

5. The captain presented a gift to Vasantha because _____________________

Ans ;  of her intention to act quickly in alerting the crew.

### B. Identify the speaker / character.

1. Don’t worry, Madam, it’s only a warning.

A gentleman to an old lady

2. A man fell into the sea. Please save him.

Vasantha – the little girl

3. Stop ship. Drop anchor. Quick!

The Captain

4. He’ll have to be given artificial respiration and kept warm

The Nurse

5. Wake up, child

A sailor

### Read the story once again and fill in the boxes.

 Plot Beginning: Vasantha explores the ship, warning about the storm is heard. Middle : She finds a man tumbled into the sea, cries for help. End : The man is rescued, Vasantha is applauded and the captain gifts her. Setting:- When : One fine morning Where: On the waters of the Indian Ocean on the way to Singapore from Madras Chracters:- Vasantha: The little girl playing the main role. Captain : Captain Lindsay, a kind hearted gentleman. Others : A man retching on the rails, who was rescued, An old lady who prays, a gentleman who consoles the old lady. Problem:- Describe the problem in the story: A huge wave lashed the ship and the man retching on the rails tumbled into the wild sea. Solution:- Describe the solution: Vasantha alerted the crew, the man was rescued and given first-aid. Problem:- Describe the problem in the story A huge wave lashed the ship and the man retching on the rails tumbled into the wild sea.

## STEP TO SUCCESS

### In each question below, there is a sentence in which some parts have been jumbled up. Rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence.

1. When he

 P : did not know Q : he was nervous and R : heard the hue and cry at midnight S : what to do
1. RQPS
2. QSPR
3. SQPR
4. PQRS

Ans ; RQPS

2. They felt safer

 P : to watch the mountain Q : of more than five miles R : as they settled down S : from a distance
1. RPSQ
2. RSQP
3. PQSR
4. PRSQ

Ans ; RQPS

3. If you need help

 P : promptly and politely Q : ask for attendants R : to help our customers S : who have instructions
1. SQPR
2. QPSR
3. QSRP
4. SQRP

Ans ; QSRP

4. He knew that

 P : and then to save himself Q : was to save all the lives R : entrusted to his care S : the duty of a captain

a. PQRS b. SQRP c. SPRQ d. QSRP

Ans ; SQRP

5. With her body

 P : dragging her unwilling feet Q : weak and infirm R : doubled with age S : she persisted in her mission
1. PQRS
2. QPRS
3. RQPS
4. SRPQ

Ans ; PQRS

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