NCERT Solutions Class 7 English – Unit 5 Poem

Working with the Poem

Question 1. 

What are the games or human activities which use trees, or in which trees also ‘participate’?


The games or human activities which use trees or in which trees also participate are:

  • Trees are used by children to hide while playing hide and seek.
  • Children make tree houses to play.
  • Adults have their tea parties under the shade of the trees.
  • Adults also use them as a scene to paint.

Question 2: 

(i) “Trees are to make no shade in winter.” What does this mean? (Contrast this line with the line immediately before it.)

(ii) “Trees are for apples to grow on, or pears.” Do you agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it? Or do you think this line is humorous?


(i) Trees provide shade during the scorching summer. During winter, trees shed their leaves as people enjoy sun during winters. Hence, trees are to make no shade in winter.

(ii) Yes, I agree that one purpose of a tree is also to provide fruits and eatables. Humans receive a lot of eatables from trees.

Question 3:

With the help of your partner, try to rewrite some lines in the poem, or add new ones of your own as in the following examples.

Trees are for birds to build nests in.

Trees are for people to sit under.

Now try to compose a similar poem about water, or air.


Air is for people to breathe in.

Air is for kites to fly high in the sky.

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