Sunday 12 April 2020

Someone by Walter de la Mare, Class: 5, Lesson: 5, Assam, English, Questions And Answers, Full Notes, SCERT

Someone by Walter de la Mare


someone by walter de la mare, class 5, lesson 5
Someone by Walter De La Mare

Summary of the poem:

In the poem "Someone", the poet Walter de la Mare narrates a scary experience of his life. One night, the poet was inside his house, then suddenly some knocked at his small door. That night was very dark and still. But, to his surprise and horror, when he opened the door, he saw no one. But he was sure that he listened someone knocking at his door. 

The outside of his house was not visible due to the darkness of the night. But he could heard the clear sound of beetle tapping in the wall. The owls were screeching to a haunting effect. Crickets were whistling. The dewdrops were falling. The night was very horrifying. But that suspicious knocking doubled the poet's fear. 

Word Meaning

wee: very small in size:

nought: nothing: 

stirring: moving: 

beetle: an insect:

screech: a loud unpleasant sound: 

cricket: a small jumping insect that makes a loud sound:

whistling: making a musical tune with lips: 

dew: a very small drop of water that falls on the ground:


1. Choose the correct answer and complete the sentences:

a)  small (small/big) door.
b)  dark (dark/bright) night.
c) Only the busy (lazy/busy).
d)  opened (opened/closed) the door.


Answer: knocking, screech, whistling 

3. Match the word.

     wee     -    tiny
     listen   -    hear
     look     -   watch
     forest   -    jungle
     call      -    cry

Ten little fingers, ten little toes,
Two little ears and one little nose,
Two little eyes that shine so bright
And one little mouth
To kiss mother good night.

5. Let's read:

    What is your name?

    How old are you?

    Who knocked at the door one night?

    Who opened the door?

    How did you feel to see the dog?


a) Yes, Nitin is opening the door.
     Is Nitin opening the door?

b) No, a dog can't knock at a door.
    Can a dog knock at a door?

c) Yes, a little dog was scratching the door with its paws.
    Was a little dog scratching the door with its paws?

d) Yes, I brought it inside.
     Did you bring it inside?


    Was he happy?

    Where is your book?

    When are you going?

    How old are you?

    Which school do you go to?

    Why are you crying?


Eight little fingers standing tall,

Two little ears to hear mummy call (roll/call)

One little nose that I can blow,

Ten little toes, all in a row. (raw/row)

9. You may have heard the story "The Cap Seller and the Monkeys". Sit in groups and write the story. Some clues are given below. Use them and complete the story:

10. Look at this sentence.

class 5, questions and answers, lesson 5, question no 10


a)  as sweet as honey.

b)  as white as snow. 

c)  as proud as a peacock.

d)  as brave as tiger.

12. In the grid below there are at least fifteen describing words. Find and circle them. Then make sentences with any five of them:


Tall: Ram is a very tall boy.

Green: Leaves are green.

Short: Rita is a short girl.

Wise: He is very wise.

Black: Coals are black.

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