MP Board Class 7th General English Solution Lesson 5 : The Crowded Train

Word Meanings

Overcrowded (ओवरक्राउडेड)-बहुत अधिक भीड़ से युक्त; Official visit (ऑफिशियल विज़िट)-अधिकारिक निरीक्षण; Board (बोर्ड)-चढ़ना; Calm (कॉम)-शान्त; Intend (इन्टेण्ड)-इरादा करना; Worn out (वॉर्न आउट) -फटा हुआ; Poorly dressed (पूअरली ड्रेस्ड)-फटेहाल कपड़े पहने हुए; Well dressed (वेल ड्रेस्ड)-अच्छी पोशाक पहने हुए; Vacant seat (वेकेन्ट सीट)-खाली स्थान; Valid ticket (वेलिड् टिकैट)-उचित टिकट; Uncomfortable (अनकम्फर्टेबल)-आरामदायक न होना; Penalty (पेनल्टी)-दण्ड; A/c coaches (ए/सी कोचेज़) -वातानुकूलित डिब्बे; Appeared (अपीअड)-दिखायी दिया।


(A) Tick the correct option:
(सही विकल्प पर चिन्ह लगाएँ)

Question 1.
Where did Vinod go?
(a) Bhopal.

(b) Indore.

(c) Gwalior.

(a) Bhopal.

Question 2.
Why did Vinod decide to travel by A/C Class?
(a) He had a lot of money.
(b) The train was overcrowded.
(c) He was sick.
(b) The train was overcrowded.

Question 3.
The other passengers in the coach……..
(a) did not look to be rich.
(b) were poorly dressed.
(c) had valid tickets.
(c) had valid tickets.

Question 4.
The young man who got in just when the train moved………..
(a) was well dressed.
(b) did not seem to have a job.
(c) was carrying a new suitcase.
(b) did not seem to have a job.

Question 5.
Who did not have a valid ticket?
(a) Vinod.
(b) All other passengers.
(c) The youngman.
(a) Vinod.

(B) Read the following sentences and arrange them in the order in which they have occurred in the story

  1. Vinod wanted to go back to Indore.
  2. He was surprised to see an unusually large crowd on the platform.
  3. He noticed some seats were vacant in the A/C coach.
  4. As the train moved a poorly dressed youngman with a worn out suitcase jumped into the coach.
  5. All the passengers were surprised to see such a man in the A/C coach.
  6. The T.T.E appeared.
  7. Vinod paid the difference.

Word Power :

(A) Use these phrases in the following sentences :
(इन वाक्यांशों को निम्न वाक्यों में प्रयोग कीजिए)
(worn-out, well-dressed, poorly-dressed, highly priced, over crowded, vacant seat, valid ticket.)

  1. He is a …………. person.
  2. A …………. lady walked into the shop.
  3. Meena bought a …………. dress.
  4. My coat is really ………….
  5. Rashid found that the train was ………….
  6. It was very difficult to find a …………. in the overcrowded train.
  7. We must have a …………. for travelling in a train.


  1. poorly dressed
  2. well dressed
  3. highly priced
  4. worn out
  5. overcrowded
  6. vacant seat
  7. valid ticket.

(B) Encircle the odd word :
(विषम शब्द पर गोला खीचिए)

(C) Complete the following crossword puzzle using the given clues :
(दिए गए संकेतों से निम्न वर्ग पहेली को पूर्ण करिए।)

  1. (down) : one who travels on a public or private conveyance
  2. (across) : this runs on rails
  3. (across) : a piece of paper that gives the right to admission in a train or a bus
  4. (down) : a place near a railway track for passengers to get on and off the trains
  5. (across) : a large number of people gathered together
  6. (down) : a luxury bus used for longer journeys
  7. (across) : a structure across a river, road, etc.
  8. (across) : suitcases or other bags for carrying a traveller’s belongings
  9. (down) : a natural flow of water from one place to another


Grammar in Use (व्याकरण का प्रयोग):

(A) Read this sentence carefully.
(वाक्य को सावधानीपूर्वक पढ़िए)

1. He had no ticket at all.
Now read the follwing sentence.
2. Did he have no ticket at all ?
(This is a question-Interrogative sentence.)
Notice. the change in the Verbs.
Now change the following statements into questions :
(a) Did the man have a bag ?
(b) Did the T.T.E. have a hat ?
(c) Did he get into A/C coach ?
(d) Did Vinod live in Indore ?
(e) Did Vinod pay the difference ?
(f) Did the passengers start whispering ?

(B) Rearrange the words to make meaningful sentences and use capitals where ever necessary.
(शब्दों को पुनः व्यवस्थित कर अर्थपूर्ण वाक्य बनाइए एवं आवश्यकतानुसार बड़े अक्षर का प्रयोग कीजिए।)
(a) Vinod lived in Indore
(b) He travelled in an A/C coach
(c) He decided to pay the difference
(d) The youngman was poorly dressea
(e) Vinod kept the money ready in his hand.

(C) Use the prefix ‘re’, ‘un’ to write the new words and write their meaning in the blank spaces.
(‘re’, ‘un’ उपसर्ग का प्रयोग कर नये वाक्य बनाइए और रिक्त स्थानों में उनके अर्थ भरिए।)

(D) Use the suffix ‘ful’ to write the new words and write their meanings in blank spaces.
(‘Ful’ प्रत्यय का प्रयोग कर नये शब्द लिखिए और खाली स्थानों में उनके अर्थ लिखिए।)

Let’s Talk :

Discuss with your friends and write as many combinations as you can from the given table. (Work in pairs/groups)
(अपने मित्रों से चर्चा कीजिए और नीचे दी गई तालिका में से संयोग कर जितने शब्द बना सकते हैं, उन्हें लिखिए।) (जोड़ी-समूह में कार्य करें।)
Students can make pairs among themselves and can make the combinations as follow :

Students can make more of such combination from the given table.

Let’s Write:

(A) Using the clues, write a paragraph about a journey which you undertook.
(निम्न संकेतों का प्रयोग कर आपके द्वारा की गई एक यात्रा के बारे में एक अनुच्छेद लिखिए।)
I went to Jaipur in the month of January 2006. I had to attend a marriage there. I with my friend Mohit planned to go by bus and requested my mother to prepare some poories and pack them in a wrapper with some jam. We were only two friends who started from house but on the bus stand of Gwalior we found other people about ten in number were also going there. We both knew all of them because they were also our relatives. We reached Jaipur and attended the party. At 12 in the night we started back because we had to give our preparatory test on next day. Both of us enjoyed the journey very much.

(B) Write an application to the Principal of your school to grant you four days’ leave as you are going out of station.

Let’s Do It :

(A) Role Play (work in pairs) :
Read the given telephonic conversation in the class in groups of two. Repeat with at least four groups.
Students can read themselves the given telephonic conversation in the groups of two.
(B) Get a railway reservation form the Railway reservation window and fill it.
Students can take the reservation form from the Railway reservation counter and fill it with the help of their teacher.

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