CLASS 7 NCERT SOLUTION FOR ENGLISH (HONEYCOMB) POEM UNIT – 4 Chivvy

Chivvy

Working with the poem (Page 70)

Question 1.
Discuss these questions in small groups before you answer them.

(i) When is a grown-up likely to say this?
Don’t talk with your mouth full.

Answer:
A grown up is likely to say this when a child is 2 or 3 years old. This will be said when a child is talking while eating.

(ii) When are you likely to be told this? Say thank you.

Answer:
I will be told to say thank you’ when I am about five to six years old.

(iii) When do you think an adult would say this ? No one thinks you are funny.

Answer:
I think this will be told when one starts understanding things.

Question 2.
The last two lines of the poem are not prohibitions or instructions. What is the adult now asking the child to do? Do you think the poet is suggesting that this is unreasonable ? Why ?

Answer:
The child is now growing up. He is about to enter his teens. So, he is being told to make out choices and take his own decision. I think the poet is suggesting that it is unreasonable because all the time he had been told to do this or don’t do that. So how he can think independently now.

Question 3.
Why do you think grown-ups say the kind of things mentioned in the poem ? Is it important that they teach children good manners, and how to behave in public?

Answer:
I think the grown-ups give such instructions because they want to make their children more sensible and better citizens. It is very important to teach children good manners and how to behave in public. This will make children well-behaved and useful members of society.

Question 4.
If you had to make some rules for grown-ups to follow, what would you say? Make at least five such rules. Arrange the lines as in a poem.

Answer:
Don’t nag us.
Let us think independently.
Let us take our own decisions.
Give us clean and green environment.
Guide us but don’t goad us.

Introduction

In this poem the poet wishes to highlight the irritating effect of nagging. All the time children are given instructions as do this or don’t do that. The children can’t develop their independent thinking if too much instructions are given to them. They get fed up also.

Word Notes

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Poem 4 Chivvy

Complete Hindi Translation

Part-I

Ask yourself ……… ………poem now. (Page 69)

स्वयं से तथा अपने सहपाठी से पूछो : क्या तुम्हें यह पसंद आता है हर समय यह कहा जाए कि यह करो या यह ना करो? आपके अनुभव में क्या बड़े लोग ऐसा करते हैं? जब माइकल 5 वर्ष का था, उसकी माँ उसे एक पास के विद्यालय में प्रवेश दिलाने ले गई। अध्यापक ने पूछा, “बच्चे, तुम्हारी माँ तुम्हें घर पर क्या कहकर बुलाती है?” “माइकल नहीं,” विश्वासपूर्वक उत्तर आया।
नोट : छिवी का अर्थ है आलोचना करना, “हमारे कुछ भी करने की कोशिश करते रहना,
प्रायः नाराज करने के तरीके में”, शब्दकोश के अनुसार। अब कविता पढ़ें।

1. Grown-ups say …… ….your nose.(Page 69)

बड़े लोग ऐसी बातें (चीजें) कहते हैं;
बोलो
अपना मुँह भर कर मत बोलो,
मत घूरो,
इशारा मत करो,
नाक में अंगुली मत डालो।

2. Sit up……. ……… your pockets. (Page 69)

बैठ जाओ, विनम्रता से बोलो
शोर कम करो।
अपने पीछे दरवाजा बंद करो
अपने पैर मत घसीटो
क्या तुम्हारे पास रूमाल नहीं है?
अपनी जेब से हाथ बाहर निकालो।

3. Pull your socks up.. …..anything? (Page 70)

अपनी जुराबें ऊपर करो
सीधे खड़े हो जाओ
धन्यवाद कहो
बीच में हस्तक्षेप मत करो
कोई नहीं सोचता कि तुम मज़ाकिया हो ।
अपनी कोहनियाँ मेज़ से हटाओ
क्या तुम अपना मन किसी भी चीज के बारे में नहीं बना सकते ?

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