NCERT Solutions for Class 2 English Chapter 5 A Smile
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NCERT Solutions for Class-2 Chapter-5 Poem: A Smile


The poem, ‘A Smile’ shares the poet's thought that a smile is a funny thing as it wrinkles up your face when you see it. However, you will never find its secret place when it is gone. When you smile at someone, they smile back at you which makes two smiles.


In this unit 3 of class two, learners are shown:

philosophyto recite the poem with the correct pronunciation.

philosophyto comprehend the poem and think of similar situations.

philosophyto trace letters.

The NCERT textbook Marigold questions are answered in a simple and engaging manner. We also have related ‘Learning Concepts’, and interactive worksheets with solutions. Our ‘Learning Beyond’ segment caters to all the probable questions that the child might think out of curiosity.

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Questions and Answers

Chapter 5: A Smile

Reading is Fun

Question 1 : Why is a smile a funny thing?

Answer : A smile is a funny thing for the reason that it creates wrinkles on the face when you smile but as you stop smiling, the wrinkles disappear. The poet says that no one will be able to find where the smile is hiding


Question 2 : What happens when you smile at someone?

Answer : When you smile at someone, the other person will also smile back at you.


Say Aloud

Question 3 :
All the following words have an ‘i’ sound that rhymes with ‘my’.
Can you fill in the letter and then say the words aloud?
sm_le, k_te, m_ce, l_ne

Answer :
smile, kite, mice, line


Let’s Write

Question : Play this game with your partner. Close your eyes. Move your fingers over the page while you sing.
TIC TAC TOE, ROUND I GO, IF I MISS, I ‘LL TAKE THIS.
When you finish reciting the poem, stop moving your finger. Open your eyes, see which letter you stop at. Use the clues to write the beginning with the letter that you would find.

Answer :
CluesWordCluesWord
Aa Something you eatAppleNn A bird’s homeNest
Bb Something that fliesBeesOo A fruitOrange
Cc It mewsCatPp You write with thisPencil
Dd A pet you loveDogQq It keeps you warm in the winterQuilt
Ee A big animalElephantRr A beautiful flowerRose
Ff A part of the bodyFaceSs Something you wearSock
Gg A personGrandmotherTt A hot drinkTea
Hh A place where you liveHouseUu It keeps you dry in the rainUmbrella
Ii This is my countryIndiaVv It moves on wheelVan
Jj Fill it with waterJugWw Something you drinkWater
Kk It flies in the skyKiteXx A tree with lights and a starX-mas tree
Ll King of the jungleLionYy A colourYellow
Mm It swings from a treeMonkeyZz A planeZoo


Let’s Practice

Question 1 :


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