NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English
Mystery of the Talking Fan Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Poem 6
Mystery of the Talking Fan NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers
Mystery of the Talking Fan Working with the poem
Fans don’t talk, but it is possible to imagine that they do. What is it, then, that sounds like the fan s chatter?
The fan is not working properly, and needs to be oiled and greased. The creaking sound produced by the fan sounds like its chatter.
Complete the following sentences.
- The chatter is electrical because the fan works through electricity and makes that sound
only when one switches it on.
- It is mysterious because no one knows what the fan was trying to say.
What do you think the talking fan was demanding?
The talking fan was demanding to be fed with some oil.
How does an electric fan manage to throw so much air when it is switched on?
An electric fan manages to throw so much air when it is switched on because when switched on, the motor inside it begins to whirl. This causes the blades of the fan to move. This increases the speed of the air that is already present in the room. Thus, the fan throws air in all directions.
Is there a ‘talking fan ’ in your house? Create a dialogue between the fan and a mechanic.
No, there is no ‘talking fan’ in my house. But there is one in my father’s office. It always makes a lot of sound.
Fan: Clatter, clatter. I think I am not well.
Mechanic: Well, what do you think has happened to you?
Fan: Clatter, clatter. Well, I could use some oil. Then I would be fixed.
Mechanic: Oh, if that’s the case. (Puts oil inside the fan) Here is some oil.
Fan: Ah, I feel so much better. Thank you.
Mechanic: Don’t mention it. That’s my job.