NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 9 The Lazy Frog
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NCERT Solutions for Class 5 Chapter 9 Poem: The Lazy Frog


The poem describes the lazy frog’s habit of oversleeping, and he never lends a helping hand to the other frogs. The lazy frog pretends not to hear his mother when she calls for him. When a lady frog hops by, he ought to help her on her way but refuses to even open one eye. The poem shows the undesirable qualities of this particular frog.


Students are expected to:

philosophyRelate to the text

philosophyUse rhyming words

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 9: The Lazy Frog

Let’s Read

Question 1: What did the frog do all the day?

Answer : The frog slept all the day conveniently on a log.


Question 2: Besides lazy, what other word can you think of to describe the frog?

Answer : Besides being lazy, the frog was also disobedient, ignorant, and habitual of oversleeping.


Question 3: Complete the sentences with reference to the poem.
(i) When the frog’s mother called him, he pretended to______
(ii) When a lady frog hops by, he does not even______

Answer :
(i) When a lady frog hops by, he does not even open one eye.
(ii) When the frog’s mother called him, he pretended to be hard-ofhearing.


Question 4: Did you like the frog’s behaviour?

Answer : No, I do not like the frog’s behaviour.


Let’s Write

Question: Refer to the poem and understand.
The frog loved to laze and lie around all day.
He did not like to do any work at all.
Now make true sentences about yourself! Write about the people you like, a game you play, a hobby, a habit you have. You may use the following clues.
(a) I love ___
(b) I like___
(c) I don’t mind____
(d) I don’t like ____
(e) I hate____

Answer :
(a)I love to help my mother.
(b) I like to play football.
(c)I don’t mind doing some household work.
(d) I don’t like somebody who talks loudly.
(e)I hate dirty people.
(Note: You can write your own answer for the above question)


Say Aloud

Question 1: Add one more matching word to each pair.
logfrogdog
shirkwork____
vaindeign____
preferringhearing____
heapkeep____
pastlast____
waysay____

Answer :

logfrogdog
shirkworkjerk
vaindeigntrain
preferringhearingroaring
heapkeepsheep
pastlastcast
waysayday


Question : What kinds of words are they?

Answer : They are rhyming words.


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