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NCERT Solutions For Class 6 English Chapter 9: Desert Animals

English often poses challenges for students, with common issues ranging from spelling and writing skills to pronunciation and grammar. To address these concerns, early and consistent preparation is key. Initiating this preparation months ahead can significantly mitigate these challenges. Orchid The International School offers a valuable resource to support Class 6 students in mastering English—the NCERT Solutions for Chapter 9, "Desert Animals," from the Honeysuckle textbook. Recognizing the intricacies of providing accurate answers in the final examination, Orchid aims to equip students with the necessary tools for success. The school provides free downloadable PDFs of these solutions, ensuring students have access to comprehensive assistance in their English studies. This initiative serves as a practical solution to enhance learning outcomes and boost academic performance.

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Desert Animals

Question 1 :

Talk to your partner and say whether the following statements are true or false.


1. No animal can survive without water.


2. Deserts are endless sand dunes.


3. Most snakes are harmless.


4. Snakes cannot hear, but they can feel vibrations through the ground.


5. Camels store water in their humps 



Answer :

1 :  True


2 :  False


3 :  True


4 :  True


5 :  False


Question 2 :

Answer the Following Questions:

1. How do desert animals survive without water?




2. How do mongooses kill snakes?




3. How does the hump of the camels help them to survive when there is no water?


Answer :

1 :  Desert animals develop their own ways of coping with the severe desert conditions. They cannot survive without water but there are certain techniques which help them survive in the desert. For example, darkling beetles collect moisture on their legs and then lift them up in the air until the drops trickle into their mouths. Similarly when it is hot in the day, gerbils go in the cool underground burrows. 



2 :  Mongooses don’t get hurt in the process of killing a snake. They have very fast reactions and dodge every time the snake attacks. They continue to make a nuisance of themselves for a while and when the snake gets tired, they dive and make a kill strike.



3 :  The humps of the camels act as a storage container for them. It helps in the nourishment of the camels because it is full of fat and when there is a shortage of food, this fat comes to use. The hump gets shrunken when the camels have nothing to eat for several days because the fat in the hump is used up. This is how the hump helps the camels to survive in the desert.


Question 3 :

Read the words/phrases in the box. With your partner, find the meaning in the dictionary.


Harsh conditions, Harmless, Survive, Intruder, Threatened, Predators, Prey, Continually



1. Fill in the blanks in the following passage with the above words/phrases.


All animals in forests and deserts struggle to ______ in ______ . Though most of the animals are _______, some are dangerous when ________. If an ______ is noticed, they attack or bite to save themselves. They struggle _______ for food and water. Some animals are called _______ because they ______ on other animals.


Answer :

Survive, harsh conditions


Harmless, threatened






Predators, prey


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