# Lesson 10 – Smart Ice Cream | Chapter Solution Class 6

 Book Name : Blossom Subject : English Class : 6 (Madhyamik) Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee Chapter Name : Smart Ice Cream (10th Chapter)

## Activity 1

Rearranges the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes:

1. Last week something bad happened.
2. All the students are to find out what was going on.
3. The narrator decided to find out what was going on.
4. At the age of three, the narrator won a prize for spelling.
5. The narrator scored full marks in Maths.
6. The narrator’s friend that the narrator was a show-off.

(1) — (5)

(2) —- (4)

(3) —- (6)

(4) — (2)

(5) — (1)

(6) — (3)

## Activity 2

Fill in the blanks with given in the Help Box. (Some extra words are given)

I was at the ____ of the class. I knew that I had a ____ brain. Other kinds of the class are ____ of me. Last week Jerom ____ me. I became sad.

Help Box: Sharp, top, jealous, near, terrific, beat, show–off

I was at the top of the class. I knew that I had a sharp brain. Other kinds of the class are jealous of me. Last week Jerome beat me. I became sad.

## Activity 3

“I had something to do that ice cream.” Why did the speaker think so?

The speaker thought so because he had seen Jerome Dadian eating ice the day he got a hundred in maths.

## Activity 4

Write “T” for true and “F” for false in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:

(a) Mr Peppi sold ice cream of only one flavour.

________

(b) The ice cream man was very unkind.

________

(c) The speaker believed that there was no other boy smarter than him in school.

________

1. False; He had every flavour there is.
2. False; He was too soft-hearted.
3. False; He gave purple ice-cream to a boy and his pimples were cured.
4. True; I was the smartest kid in school.

## Activity 5

Answer the following question in complete sentences:

1. What did Mr Peppi sell?
2. How did the speaker know that Mr Peppi was a soft-hearted person?
3. What was special about the green ice cream?
4. Why did the speaker want to do better than everyone else in the class?

1. Mr Peppi sold different kinds of ice cream.
2. The speaker knew that Mr Peppi was a soft-hearted person as he was always giving free ice cream to kinds who had no money.
3. By eating the green ice, the long nose of a kid became just a normal nose.
4. The speaker wanted to do wanted to stay as the smartless kid in the school forever.

## Activity 6

Fill in the chart with information from the text ?

 Type of Ice Cream Special quality (a)  Nose Ice Cream (b) Helped to become smart (c) Happy Ice Cream (d) Cured pimples.

(a) Special Quality – helped t make long nose just normal

(b) Type of  Ice Cream – Smart Ice Cream

(c) Special Quality – Helped to cheer the people.

(d) Type of Ice Cream – Pimple/Purple Ice cream

## Activity 7

Answer the following in complete sentences:

1. What did the speaker find inside Mr Peppi’s ice cream van?
3. Rewrite the last paragraph in normal English with correct spellings.
4. Why do you think there are peculiar spellings in the paragraph?

1. The speaker found many types of cream inside Mr Peppi’s ice cream van.
2. The speaker came to know that Dadian got one hundred in maths by eating smart ice cream.
3. It is the next day now. Something is happening to me. I don’t feel quite as smart.  I have been trying to do a really hard sum. It is one and one. What does one and one make? Is it three or is it four?
4. The peculiar spellings show the change of the narrator from the smartest boy of the school to an ordinary one. Now he commits silly mistakes. He cannot but see others beating him. He tried to he too smart, but ended up as a very ordinary kid.

## Activity 8 (a)

Now underline in the following sentences the words which connect the sentences to the previous ones.

1. I put some sand that I carried with me into every bin in the van, except for the smart ice cream. Next, I looked at the smart ice cream.
2. Dadian had been eating smart ice cream; that’s how he got one hundred for Maths. Thereafter, I decided to finish off the matter.

1. I put some sand (that I carried with me) into every bin in the van, except for the smart ice cream. (Next), I looked at the smart ice cream.
2. Dadian had been eating smart ice cream; (that’s how) he got one hundred for Maths. (Thereafter), I decided to finish off the matter.

## Activity 8 (b)

Using the linkers from the Help Box, fill in the blanks :

____ a piece of open ground is to be selected. ____ The soil is to be tilled. ____ a seed is to be planted ____ the sapling is to be watered daily. ____ green leaves appear.

Help Box: Finally, next, at first, then, thereafter

At first, a piece of open ground is to be selected. Next, the soil is to be tilled. Then, a seed is to be planted thereafter, the sapling is to be watered daily. Finally, green leaves appear.

## Activity 8 (c)

In each of the following sentences supply a verb in agreement with the subject:

1. Neither Raja nor Rani ____ invited to the party.
2. Two-thirds of the building ____ been completed.
3. The dancer and the musician ____ great friends.
4. Mother along with her daughters ____ attended the programme.

1. Neither Raja nor Rani was invited to the party.
2. Two-thirds of the building have been completed.
3. The dancer and the musician are great friends.
4. Mother along with her daughters has attended the programme.

## Activity 9

Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following words:

1. crept : ____
2. secret : ____
3. special : ____
4. decided : ____

1. The cat crept stealthily through the dark alley.
2. She whispered the secret to her best friend.
3. They planned a special surprise birthday party for their mom.
4. After much contemplation, he finally decided to pursue a career in medicine.

## Activity 10 (a)

Using the following hints write a story in about sixty words :

a hare boasts how he can run fast—teases the tortoise for his slow speed—both run a race—hare sees tortoise far behind—falls asleep midway—wakes up to see tortoise much ahead—hare’s last leap too late—tortoise beats him

In a forest, a boastful hare teased a slow tortoise for his speed. They agreed to race. The hare dashed ahead and mocked the tortoise, but complacency struck. Mid-race, the hare dozed off. On waking, he saw the tortoise close to the finish. Panic set in, but his last leap fell short. The slow but steady tortoise won, teaching the hare a valuable lesson in humility.

## Activity 10 (b)

You have all seen an ice cream peddler pushing his cart either in front of your house or school. Write a paragraph in about sixty words on what you think he does after he has finished selling all his ice creams.

After selling all his ice creams, the ice cream peddler might take a moment to rest and count his earnings. He could be seen wiping off the sweat from his brow, satisfied with a successful day of business. Perhaps, he’d start planning for the next day’s sales or head back home to spend time with his family. Regardless of his routine, his presence brings joy to many, making hot days a little cooler and brighter.

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