NCERT Solutions for Class 3 English Chapter 17 – Don’t Tell


Page No 88:

NEW WORDS

enough    chance    giant    patient

Answer

1) Enough: as much as needed Example sentences: 1)  I had enough lunch with my friends. 2) The work is not enough.

2) Chance: possibility Example sentences: 1) You should take a chance with this question. 2) There is a chance of winning the game.

3) Giant: of a huge size. Example sentences: 1) I saw a giant building near my house. 2) I saw a giant animal in my dream.

4) Patient: to be able to wait for something for a long time. Example sentences: 1) My teacher was very patient with the students. 2) Being patient is always helpful.

Page No 89:

Question 1:

  1. How old is the speaker?
  2. Who are ‘they’ and ‘them’ in the poem?
  3. What is the secret the speaker is hiding?

Answer

1) The speaker is a child.

2) ‘They’ are the parents and ‘them’ is all the people in the poem.

3) The speaker is hiding the giant inside him.

Page No 89:

Question 1:

  1. Think of three things that ‘they’ won’t let you do.
  2. What are the things you’d like to do when you are grown-up that you can’t do now?

Answer

Disclaimer: These are sample answers. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own personal experiences and observation.

1) They won’t let me cheat in the exams, tell lies and speak rudely to anyone.

2) I would like to ride on a bike and drive a car when I grow up.

Page No 89:

Question 1:

Using the letters of the given word, make three words. One is done for you.

blackboardmothervegetablethousandhelicopter
black____________________________________________
board____________________________________________
back____________________________________________

Look at these words in the poem.

Don’tI’mI’ll

Here are their full forms:

Don’t − Do notI’m − I amI’ll − I will

i. Now write the full forms of the following words. Can’t __________ It’s ____________ Isn’t __________ What’s __________ That’s ____________ ii. Make sentences using the following

He’sShe’sYou’reWe’re

iii. Now write about two things you’ll do when you grow up. You can begin like this : When I grow up I’ll _________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

Answer

blackboardmothervegetablethousandhelicopter
blackrotablesandtop
boardhometablesatpit
backRomeeatablesoundpo
Don’tI’mI’ll
Don’t − Do notI’m − I amI’ll − I will
  • i.

Can’t    cannot    It’s    it is    Isn’t    is not What’s  what is   That’s   that is

  • ii.

1) He’s a shy boy. 2) She’s the monitor of our class. 3) You’re the best brother. 4) We’re from the same school.

iii. Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own personal experiences and observation.

When I grow up I’ll become a teacher and will teach small kids without charging any fees. I will also travel to many places in India.

Page No 90:

Question 1:

Class Word Chart — How many new words have you learnt? Write down three words you have learnt so far. Write them down on a chart or blackboard. Tell their meanings to the class.

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a group activity that is to be done with your friends in the classroom. You have to write the new words that you have learnt on the blackboard and then tell the meaning to the class.

Page No 90:

Question 1:

giantgoose
jamgrey
gymgold
Junegum

Choose and tick the words with a ‘j’ sound

a.Januarygoosegemjam
b.jacketgiraffegrowJuly
c.giantgrapesgreyJune

Answer

giantgoose
jamgrey
gymgold
Junegum
a.January()goosegem()jam()
b.jacket()giraffe()growJuly()
c.giant()grapesgreyJune()

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