# Lesson 8 – Goodbye to The Moon | Chapter Solution Class 6

 Book Name : Blossom Subject : English Class : 6 (Madhyamik) Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee Chapter Name : Goodbye to The Moon (8th Chapter)

## Activity 1

Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the boxes:

1. Kepler’s home, the Moon, appeared very small from the view room.
2. Kepler Masterman was born on the Moon.
3. He was heard about planet Earth from his mother.
4. The governor was surrounded by reporters at the centre of the space station.
5. Kepler’s father was the governor of the Moon.

(1) — (6)

(2) — (1)

(3) — (4)

(4) — (2)

(5) — (5)

(6) — (3)

## Activity 2

Fill in the blanks with words from the help box. There is one extra word.

Kepler had seen the ____ of the earth. he was making an ____ to the earth for the first time. Kepler left ____ as he had wait for the journey to begin. The moon ____very small when he looked out into space.

Help Box: expedition, appeared, photographs, crept, restless

Kepler had seen the photographs of the earth. He was making an expedition to the earth for the first time. Kepler left restless as he had to wait for the journey to begin. The moon appeared very small when he looked out into space.

## Activity 3

Why did the moon appear small to Kepler from space the space station?

The moon appeared small to Kepler from the space station because he saw looking out into space from a distant spacecraft.

## Activity 4

Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:

(a) The Earth ferry was there timed as big as the Moon ferries

____

(b) There is hardly any water on the earth

____

(c) On Moon, oxygen is more easily available than water

____

(d) Kepler weight six times more than his usual weight

____

1. True; It was there times as big as our Moon ferries.
2. False; Now I could see that Earth was covered with (water).
3. True; On Mon, water was harder to get than oxygen.
4. True; I realized I weighed six times my normal weight.

## Activity 5

Answer the following question in complete sentences :

1. Whose excited voices did Kepler hear?
2. Why was water precious on Moon ?
3. Why were Kepler’s feelings unwell?
4. What led his father to help Kepler as they landed?

1. Kepler heard the people’s excited voices.
2. On the moon, water was precious because three was hardly any water on Moon.
3. Kepler was feeling unwell for the weight difference.
4. The situation was that Kepler struggled to unfasten his safety belt and his father helped him as they landed.

## Activity 6

Fill in the following chart with information from the text :

 Cause Effect (a) the Governor went right away after he was called. (b) Kepler practised walking down the aisle (c)All the cultural ties of the Governor were with the Earth. (d) Kepler was not wearing a space suit.

(a) Cause – Reports from the press and TV are waiting for him.

(b) Cause – Standing was tough and walking was very difficult.,

(c) Effect – it was a difficult question to answer for the Reporters.

(d) Effect – it was strange being outside without a space suit.

## Activity 7

Answer the following questions in complete sentences :

1. Who was waiting for the Governor of the Moon?
2. How, according to Kepler’s father, could the difference between Earth and Moon people be resolved?
3. How is Kepler’s attached to the Mon?
4. Why did Kepler feel that Earth would certainly be fun?

1. Reporters from Press and TV were waiting for the Government of the Moon.
2. According to Kepler’s father, the difference between  Earth and Moon People could be resolved in a friendly manner.
3. Kepler’s father is attached to the Moon as his son was born three, his wife was buried there and his work is there.
4. Kepler felt that Earth would certainly be fun being without a space suit.

## Activity 8 (a)

1. What a lovely sight!
2. Shut the door.
3. May God bless you.
4. Do not run in the sun.
5. How stormy the night is!
6. May she live long?

Now fill in the following table correctly:

 Sentences expressing advice/suggestion/order/comment /request Sentences expressing a wish Sentences expressing a sense of surprise/strong feeling of happiness or sadness

• “Shut the door.” – This is an order or command to close the door.
• “Do not run in the sun.” – This is a piece of advice or suggestion to refrain from running in the sun.
2. Sentences expressing a wish:
• “May God bless you.” – This is a wish for God’s blessings upon the person.
• “May she live long?” – This is a wish for the person’s long life.
3. Sentences expressing a sense of surprise/strong feeling of happiness or sadness:
• “What a lovely sight!” – This expresses a sense of happiness or admiration for the beautiful sight.
• “How stormy the night is!” – This expresses a sense of surprise or strong feeling about the stormy night.

## Activity 8 (b)

Write what kinds of sentences the following are :

1. How beautiful is the scene! ____
2. May God have mercy. ____
4. Have a safe journey. ____
5. Please give me a glass of water. ____
6. Alas! We have lost the match. ____

1. How beautiful is the scene! – This is a sentence expressing a sense of surprise/strong feeling of happiness or admiration. It indicates the speaker’s amazement at the beauty of the scene.
2. May God have mercy. – This is a sentence expressing a wish. The speaker is expressing a desire or hope that God shows mercy.
3. Obey your teachers. – This is a sentence expressing advice or order. It is a command or directive to follow the instruction of teachers.
4. Have a safe journey. – This is a sentence expressing a wish. The speaker is wishing someone a safe journey.
5. Please give me a glass of water. – This is a sentence expressing a request. The speaker is politely asking for a glass of water.
6. Alas! We have lost the match. – This is a sentence expressing a sense of sadness or disappointment. The exclamation “Alas!” signifies the speaker’s grief or regret over losing the match.

## Activity 8 (c)

Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

1. He ran ____ the room.
2. The bird flew ____ her head.
3. I am walking ____ the station.
4. The cow is ____ the field.

1. He ran into the room.
2. The bird flew above her head.
3. I am walking to the station.
4. The cow is in the field

## Activity 9 (a)

Fill in the blanks by correctly choosing words from the Help Box:

1. The teacher ____ my problem.
2. It was a ____ sight.
3.  ____ vessels make the most noise.
4. The house looked ____ to me.

Help Box: familiar; empty, magnificent, realized

1. The teacher realized my problem.
2. It was a magnificent sight.
3. Empty vessels make the most noise.
4. The house looked familiar to me.

## Activity 9 (b)

Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following words:

1. restless : ____
2. excited : ____
3. precious : ____
4. friendly : ____

1. restless: After drinking too much coffee, I felt restless and couldn’t fall asleep.
2. excited: The children were excited about the upcoming trip to the amusement park.
3. precious: She treasured the precious necklace that had been passed down through generations.
4. friendly: The new neighbours greeted us with warm smiles and showed a friendly attitude.

## Activity 10 (a)

Suppose you have met a visitor from another planet. Write a paragraph in about sixty words on your experience. Use the following hints:

place and time of meeting the visitor—what he looked like—what he said- how he was different from you—your feelings.

One extraordinary day, I encountered a visitor from another planet during a starry night on a secluded hilltop. The being had a luminous, ethereal appearance with shimmering, multi-coloured skin. It communicated in a melodious language that I couldn’t comprehend, yet somehow understood its message of peace and curiosity. The visitor’s unique form and otherworldly aura left me awe-struck, filling me with a mix of excitement and wonder about the vastness of the universe and the possibilities it holds.

## Activity 10 (b)

Write a story in about sixty words using the following hints:

a sailor and his friends—landed on an island—started cooking—island shook—the island was actually a huge sea-creature in reality—sailor and his friends fled to the ship

A sailor and his friends landed on an island for a break, planning to cook a feast. Suddenly, the island shook violently, revealing its true form – an enormous sea-creature! Terrified, they rushed back to their ship, narrowly escaping the creature’s wrath. Their thrilling escape became a tale of warning to never underestimate the mysteries lurking in the vast ocean.

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