NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 2 Flying Together
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NCERT Solutions for Class-5 Chapter-4 Story: Flying Together


The lesson Flying Together shows an appreciation of the story through group discussion. It focuses on speaking and gives sleeping skills important for teamwork.


Students are advised to:

philosophycomprehend the inferences made in the text.

philosophyimprove their written and spoken skills.

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 4: Flying Together

Let’s Read

Question 1 : Where did the geese live?

Answer : The geese lived on the top of a tall tree in a forest.


Question 2 : Why did the old bird advise the other birds to destroy the creeper?

Answer : The old bird advised the other birds to destroy the creeper because a hunter could use it to climb up the tree to kill them.


Question 3 : Why did the geese cry, "Help Help"?

Answer : The geese cried “Help Help” because they were trapped in the net by the hunter.


Question 4 : What did the hunter do when he thought that the geese were dead?

Answer : The hunter removed them out of the net and threw them one by one on the ground.


Question 5 : Why did the geese pretend to be dead?

Answer : They pretended to be dead so that the hunter would not harm or try to kill them.


Question 6 : Describe one incident when you got into trouble because you did not do your work on time.

Answer : I could not complete my holiday homework on time when I was in class 3 because I went on a tour with my parents. I had only one day to complete it. I was very nervous that the teacher might scold me. I spent the whole day completing my homework. I finally finished everything and submitted it one day later with permission from the teacher.
Note: Students can write their personal experience to answer the above question.


Question : State whether the following statements are true or false.
(1) The tree was the house of a flock of parrots.

Answer : False.


Question : (2) The wise old bird wanted the creeper to be destroyed

Answer : True.


Question : (3) The hunter climbed the tree with the help of a ladder

Answer : False.


Question : (4) When caught in the net the foolish birds began to weep

Answer : True.


Question : (5) The wise old bird helped them to escape.

Answer : True.


Let’s Listen

Question (i) : Why do you think the dove helped the ant?

Answer : The dove was kind so the dove helped the ant.


Question (ii) : How do you think the ant felt on finding the leaf?

Answer : I think the ant must have felt happy on finding the leaf near him


Question (iii) : Have you ever been in trouble like the ant? Did anyone help you?

Answer : No, I have not been in trouble like the ant.
Note: You can write your own answer for the above question


Let’s Talk

Question 1 : Work in pairs.
Ask your friend questions about all the things he does.
Use question words such as where, what, how, who, when, why.
One is done for you.
Anu : I watch TV in the evening.
Amit : When do you watch TV?
Anu : I play games.
Amit : ……………………………………
Anu : I collect stamps.
Amit :……………………………………
Anu : I play in the ground.
Amit :……………………………………
Anu : On Sunday I go shopping.
Amit :…………………………………………

Answer : Anu : I play games.
Amit : What do you play?
Anu : I collect stamps.
Amit : What do you like to collect?
Anu : I play in the ground.
Amit : Where do you usually play?
Anu : On Sunday I go shopping.
Amit: When do you go shopping?


Question 2(i) : Answer these questions about yourself. (Note:
Some solutions need to be written/said by the student.)
What is your name?

Answer : My name is Rohan


Question 2(i) : What languages do you speak?

Answer : I speak Hindi & Tamil.


Question 2(iii) : How old are you?

Answer : I am only 8 years old


Question 2(iv) : Which is your favourite food?

Answer : My favourite food is roti and veggies


Question 2(v) : Where did you go yesterday?

Answer : I went to the city yesterday.


Question 2(vi) : Which country do you belong to?

Answer : I belong to my country, India


Question 2(vii) : When do you go to sleep?

Answer : I go to sleep around 10 PM.


Question 2(viii) : Why do you drink milk?

Answer : I drink milk to stay healthy and strong. It gives me calcium so I drink it every day.


Question 3 : In the groups of five discuss what you would do if you were caught in the following situations:
(a) Your friend falls in the playfield and is hurt…

Answer : So we will immediately arrange for first aid treatment by cleaning and dressing his wound.


(b) You are trapped in a fire…

Answer : I will try to wrap a dry cloth around the body and look for a escape route


(c) You are stuck in a traffic jam…

Answer : I will wait till the road is clear once again, so I can reach my destination quickly.


Let’s Write

Question 1 : The words in the clouds describe something or someone in the story. Name them in the blanks provided.
Make sentences of your own with the words given in the clouds

Answer : Wise-Always listen to wise men.
Careless- Accident happened due to a careless driver.
Thick and strong- The rope must be thick and strong with which you tie the box.
Foolish- Don’t pay attention to that foolish guy.
Tall- He is tall enough to reach the top of the shelf.


Question 2 : Here are some answers about the given picture.
i) The colour of the ant is black.
ii) It lives on land.
iii) It has two long antennae.
iv) It crawls on the ground.
v) It eats sugar.
Now frame questions for the above answers.

Answer : a) What is the colour of the ant?
b) Where does it live?
c) How many antennae does it have?
d) How does it move on the ground? Or where does it crawl?
e) What does it eat?


Question 3 : Fill in the blanks with prepositions such as to, at, off, on, in, into, with
(a) This tree was the home ____ a flock of wild geese.
(b) He noticed the creeper _______ the foot of the tree.
(c) “It would be a pity ____ destroy it now.”
(d) As they flew _____ the tree they were trapped.
(e) The boy ran ______ the dog.
(f) The frogs jumped _____ the well.
(g) The girl was thrilled ____ see her new bicycle.
(h) The birds were caught ____ the net.
(i) The children walked ____ the bridge.

Answer : (a) This tree was the home of a flock of wild geese.
(b) He noticed the creeper at the foot of the tree.
(c) “It would be a pity to destroy it now.”
(d) As they flew off the tree they were trapped.
(e) The boy ran with the dog.
(f) The frogs jumped into the well.
(g) The girl was thrilled to see her new bicycle.
(h) The birds were caught in the net.
(i) The children walked on the bridge.


Question 4 : Complete the paragraph with suitable words from the box.

Answer : One day, as I was walking along the bank of the river. I saw my friend running across the field. He was calling my name and waving at me. I stopped and waited. After sometime he reached where I was standing.
He said, “I went all around the town looking for you. I have some exciting news to share with you. Do you remember the old house near the neem tree? Guess who is moving into that house? Janak Das, the great magician. Now we learn lots of magic tricks from him.”


Question 5(a): Fill in the blanks given below with question words.
For example, where do you live?
(a)_____ do you play?

Answer : Where do you play?


Question 5(b) : _____ do you get up?

Answer : When do you get up?


Question 5(c) : ____ do you have for breakfast?

Answer : What do you have for breakfast?


Question 5(d) : ____ do you go to school?

Answer : How do you go to school?


Question 5(e) : _____ do you like best in school games, art or music?

Answer : What do you like best in school games, art or music?


Question 5(f) : ____ is your birthday?

Answer : When is your birthday?


Question 5(g) : ____ do you want for your birthday?

Answer : What do you want for your birthday?


Question 6 : Reference to the text:
Who said this?––––––––––––––––
To whom was it said?––––––––––––––––
When was it said?––––––––––––––––

Answer :
Who said this?All the geese said these words.The hunter said these words.
To whom was it said?They were said to the wise old bird.These words were said to himself.
When was it said?The old geese said these words when the creeper was small and tenderThe hunter said these words when he went to the forest one morning.


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