NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 8 A Game of Chance

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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 8 A Game of Chance


Working with the Text

A. Complete the following sentences from memory choosing a phrase from those given in brackets.

1. ____________ was held at the time of the Eid festival. (A big show, A big fair, A big competition)
2. Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods ____________ ____________ (to display, to buy, to sell)
3. Uncle told me ____________ while he was away. (not to buy anything, not to go anywhere, not to talk to anyone)
4. The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everybody present ____________ (to play the game, to win a prize, to try their luck)
5. The first time I took a chance I got ____________ (a bottle of ink, two pencils, a trifle)
6. Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made ____________ . ( a fool of me, a good profit, friends with many people)


1. A big fair
2. to sell
3. not to buy anything
4. to try their luck
5. two pencils
6. a fool of me.

Answer the following questions.

Question 1.
Why do you think Rasheed’s uncle asked him not to buy anything in his absence ? (3)
Rasheed’s uncle knew that many tradesmen and shopkeepers made a fool of the gullible persons. Therefore, he asked Rasheed not to buy anything in his absence.

Question 2.
Why was the shop called ‘Lucky Shop’ ? (4)
The shop allowed the people to try their luck. The lucky ones only won prizes. Therefore, the shop was called ‘Lucky Shop’.

Question 3.
An old man won a clock and sold it back to the shopkeeper. How much money did he make ? (5)
The old man won a clock. He sold ii back to the shopkeeper. He made 15 rupees.

Question 4.
How many prizes did the boy win ? What were they ? (6)
The boy won four prizes. They were a comb, a fountain pen, a wrist watch and a table lamp.

Question 5.
Why was Rasheed upset ? (7, 8, 9)
Rasheed was upset. He did not win any prize. All his money was lost at the ‘Lucky Shop’.

Question 6.
In what way did the shopkeeper make a fool of Rasheed ? (11)
The old man and the boy had won big prizes. They were the shopkeeper’s friends. They played tricks. They tempted Rasheed to try his luck. They got his money when Rasheed tried his luck. In this way, the shopkeeper made a fool of Rasheed. eper made a money when Raticks. They tem prizes.

Working with Language

I. The words given against the sentences below can be used both as nouns and verbs. Use them appropriately to fill in the blanks.

  1. (i) The two teams have three matches ____________ already. (play)
    (ii) The last day’s ____________ was excellent.
  2. (i) (She has a lovely ____________ (face)
    (ii) India ____________ a number of problems these days.
  3. (i) He made his ____________ in essay-writing. (mark)
    (ii) Articles ____________ ‘sold’ are reserved.
  4. (i) The police are ____________ the area to catch the burglars. (comb)
    (ii) An ordinary plastic ____________ costs five rupees.
  5. (i) He gave a ____________ in answer to my question. (smile)
    (ii) We also ____________ to see him smile.
  6. (i) He said he ____________ to be invited to the party. (hope)
    (ii) We gave up ____________ of his joining the party.
  7. (i) The boys put up a good athletic ____________ (show)
    (ii) The soldiers ____________ great courage in saving people from floods.
  8. (i) You deserve a ____________ on the back for your good · performance. (pat)
    (ii) The teacher ____________ the child on the cheek to encourage her.


  1. (i) played
    (ii) play
  2. (i) face
    (ii) is facing
  3. (i) mark
    (ii) marked
  4. (i) combing
    (ii) comb
  5. (i) smile
    (ii) smiled
  6. (i) hoped
    (ii) hope
  7. (i) show
    (ii) showed
  8. (i) pat
    (ii) patted.

B. Notice the use of ‘there’ in the following sentences.

  • There was a big crowd at the fair.
  • There were many things I’d have liked to buy.

Now rewrite the following sentences using ‘there’ in the beginning. Look at the following examples.

  • I can do nothing to help you.
  • There is nothing I can do to help you.
  • A man at the door is asking to see you.
  • There is a man at the door asking to see you.

1. This park has beautiful roses.
2. Your story has no fun in it.
3. We have no secrets between us.
4. My village has two primary schools.
5. This problem can be solved in two ways.


1. There are beautiful roses in this park.
2. There is nothing funny in your story.


There is no fun in your story.

3. There are no secrets between us.
4. There are two primary schools in my village.
5. There are two ways to solve this problem.


There are two ways in which this problem can be solved.

C. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph below with words from the box.

There was a _____ (a) _____ Eid fair in our village. We could buy anything from a _____ (b) toy to a _____ (C) _____ camel. I went to the fair on its _____ (d) _____ day with Uncle and Bhaiya. We went to the Lucky Shop. It was very _____ (e) _____ I tried my luck but did not win any prize. Later, Uncle told me that I was more _____ (f) _____ than _____ (g) _____

(a) big
(b) tiny
(c) huge
(d) last
(e) interesting
(f) foolish
(g) unlucky

Speaking and Reading Aloud

Question 1.
Suppose you are Rasheed. Describe in your own words your visit to the fair. Do not refer to the Lucky Shop.

One day my uncle, Bhaiya (our domestic help) and I went to see the Eid fair. It was held in our own village. My uncle led us through the thick crowd. Just then, a few of his friends met him. My uncle went with his friends. Bhaiya and I looked around the fair. We went from shop to shop. My uncle returned soon after. He bought a beautiful umbrella, biscuits, sweets and some other gifts for me. Then we returned home.

Question 2.
Read aloud the two paragraphs that describe the boy and the old man at the Lucky Shop.
Please read paragraph no. 3 and 4.

Question 3.
Listen to these children. What are they talking about ?
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B. Work in pairs. One of you is an agent and the other is a client looking for accommodation in a hotel. Talk to each other. Use the clues given below.

For self attempt.


Question 1.
Some words are given below. Listen carefully to the word from the list the teacher speaks, and write against it another word that has the same pronunciation but different spelling. The first is an example.

fair              fare
buy     (a) ____________
one     (b) ____________
which  (c) ____________
two     (d) ____________
no       (e) ____________
here    (f) ____________
see      (g) ____________
there   (h) ____________
hare     (i) ____________
nun      (j) ____________

(a) bye
(b) won
(c) witch
(d) too
(e) know
(f) hear
(g) sea
(h) their
(i) hair
(f) none.

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