NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 9 Desert Animals

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English

Desert Animals NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 9

Desert Animals NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers

Desert Animals Working with the text

A. Question 1.
Talk to your partner and say whether the following statements are true or false.

  • No animal can survive without water. True
  • Deserts are endless sand dunes. False
  • Most snakes are harmless. True
  • Snakes cannot hear, but they can feel vibrations through the ground. True
  • Camels store water in their humps. False

Question 2.
Answer the following questions.

i. How do desert animals survive without water?
Desert animals survive without water by finding different ways of coping with the harsh conditions.

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ii. How do mongooses kill snakes?
Mongooses use their fast reflexes to dodge each time the snake strikes. They continually make a nuisance of themselves until, after a while, when the snake gets tired, they quickly dive in for the kill.

iii. How does the hump of the camels help them to survive when there is no water?
The humps help the camels to survive in the desert, by acting as storage containers. They are full of fat, which nourishes them when food is scarce. If they have nothing to eat for several days, their humps shrink as the fat is used up.

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

  • harsh conditions: situations that are rough or hard state for one’s existence
  • harmless: unlikely to cause harm
  • survive: to continue to exist
  • intruder: a person who enters a place without permission
  • threatened: endangered
  • predators: animals that hunt others for food and prey
  • prey: an animal hunted by another for food
  • continually: occuring at regular intervals

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

All animals in forests and deserts struggle to survive in harsh conditions. Though most of the animals are harmless, some are dangerous when threatened. If an intruder is noticed, they attack or bite to save themselves. They struggle continually for food and water.
Some animals are called predators because they prey on other animals.

Desert Animals Speaking

Now form pairs. Ask questions using a suitable form of the word in brackets. Try to answer the questions too.
Do you know
1. Which animal is the …………………. (tall)?
2. Which animal runs the …………………… (fast)?
3. Which place on earth is the ………………. (hot) or the ………………… (cold)?
4. Which animal is the ………………… (large)?
5. Which is the ………………… (tall) mountain in the world?
6. Which is the ……………. (rainy) place on earth?
7. Which is the ………….. (old) living animal?
Can you add some questions of your own?

  1. tallest: giraffe
  2. fastest: cheetah
  3. hottest: Death Valley, USA; coldest: Vostok, Antarctica
  4. largest: the blue whale
  5. tallest: Mount Everest
  6. rainiest: Mawsynram, Meghalaya, India
  7. oldest: the bowhead whales

Some more questions of my own:

  1. Who is the heaviest person on earth?
  2. Who is the longest living person on earth?
  3. Which country is closest to the Arctic continent?

Desert Animals Thinking about language

A. Now write five sentences like these using ‘most’ and the clues below.

Question 1.
(90% of) people are honest (10%) are dishonest.
Most of the people are honest, but a few are dishonest.

Question 2.
(Lots of) fruit have plenty of sugar, (some) citrus fruit are low in sugar.
Most of the fruits have plenty of sugar, but some citrus fruits are low in sugar.

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Question 3.
(Every soft drink except this one) has lots of ‘empty calories’.
Most of the soft drinks have lots of ‘empty calories’, but not this one.

Question 4.
(The majority of films are romances, (a few) are on other topics.
Most of the films are romances, but a few are on other topics.

Question 5.
(A majority of people agree that he is a good leader, (just a few) disagree.
Most of the people agree that he is a good leader, but just a few disagree.

B. Complete these sentences using cannot and have to/has to.

  1. You cannot reach the island by land or air; you have to go by boat.
  2. We cannot see bacteria with our eyes; we have to look at them through a microscope.
  3. He cannot have a new bicycle now; he has to wait till next year.
  4. Old people often cannot hear very well; they have to use a hearing aid.
  5. Road users cannot do what they wish; they have to follow the traffic rules.
  6. She cannot accept this decision; she has to question it.
  7. You cannot believe everything you hear; you have to use your own judgement.

Desert Animals Writing

Question 1.
Imagine you are journeying through a desert. Write a couple of paragraphs describing what you see and hear.
A journey through a desert is an experience of a lifetime. There is a wide expanse of land which seems endless and full of sand. There is no road, and the sun seems to be shining so brightly. It is so hot that I can hardly believe my eyes. My throat is parched and I keep drinking water to keep myself well-hydrated.

I can see camels around and people dressed in brightly-colored clothes. All of them keep their heads and ears covered to protect themselves from the sun.

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I can also see some trees that are scattered throughout the area and lots of cactus plants. Suddenly, we have arrived on a road. We dismount our camels (who are an important source of travelling here) and get on board the vehicle waiting for us. Now the desert is on either side of us.

I can see some trees lined up on both sides of the road. Everything seems a little dry, but as we approach the road, the sun begins to fall. It is an amazing sight to behold in this huge wilderness. I would like to come back here again, for sure.

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