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NCERT Solutions for Class-3 Chapter-12 Story:The Story of The Road


The story of the road talks about the occurrences on the road that take place in the morning. The birds chirp, the newspaper boy rings his bicycle bell, and school children's chatter is the sound one would hear.


The NCERT solutions for this chapter helps the child to:

philosophystate the sounds heard in the story.

philosophyuse modal auxiliaries in a sentence.

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 12: The Story of the Road

Reading is Fun

Question 1 : What sounds do you hear on the road in the morning?

Answer : In the morning, I hear the sound of birds calling and the newspaper boy’s bicycle bell ringing. I can also hear the vegetable man selling vegetables and the school kids talking among themselves.


Question 2 : What is the vegetable man selling?

Answer : The vegetable man is selling cauliflowers, peas, cabbages, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots and radishes.


Question 3 : Why is the road annoyed with the crow?

Answer : The road is annoyed with the crow because the crow was trying to wake the road up when it was already awake.


Talk time

Question 1 : Talk about how you would cross the road.

Answer : I look at my left and right side to check for any oncoming vehicles, and only when the traffic signal is a red light, I cross the road.


Question 2 : Can you make the sounds which you hear when you walk on the road? Talk about them.

Answer : When I walk on the road, I can hear vehicle horns honking, cycle bells ringing, vendors shouting, and the traffic police whistling. I can also hear auto-rickshaw drivers persuading passengers, people talking amongst themselves.
(Note: You can write an answer of your choice.)


Question 3 : Use can and cannot alternatively in the following sentences:
I ________ hear the sound of cars.
I ________ hear the train whistle.
I ________ hear the wind blow.
I ________ hear the clock.
I ________ hear the sound of feet.
I ________ hear the sound of moving of chairs.
I ________ hear the dogs barking.

Answer :


I can hear the sound of cars.
I cannot hear the train whistle.
I can hear the wind blow.
I cannot hear the clock.
I can hear the sound of feet.
I cannot hear the sound of moving of chairs.
I can hear the dogs barking.


Team time

Question 1: Look at the picture and write four sentences about what you see.

Answer :
1. I can see a coconut tree. 2. I can see a flowing river and its bank.
3. I can see a few vehicles moving on the road.
4. I can see a zebra crossing on the road.
5. I can see a huge truck on the road.


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