Class 6 A Game of Chance

### 𝐀 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞

1. Every year on the occasion of Eid, there was a fair in our village.

color{green}(•) Eid was celebrated only one day but the fair lasted many days.

color{green}(•) Tradesmen from far and wide came there with all kinds of goods to sell.

color{green}(•) You could buy anything from a small pin to a big buffalo.

2. Uncle took me to the fair.

color{green}(•) Bhaiya, who worked for us at home, came with us.

color{green}(•) There was a big crowd at the fair.

color{green}(•) Uncle was leading us through the crowd when he met a few of his friends.

color{green}(•) They wanted him to spend some time with them.

3. Uncle asked me whether I would like to look around the fair with Bhaiya till he came back.

color{green}(•) I was happy to do that. Uncle warned me neither to buy anything nor to go too far out while he was away.

color{green}(•) I promised that I would wait for him.

4. Bhaiya and I went from shop to shop.

color{green}(•) There were many things I would have liked to buy, but I waited for Uncle to return.

color{green}(•) Then we came to what was called the Lucky Shop.

color{green}(•) The shopkeeper was neither young nor old.

color{green}(•) He was a middle-aged man.

color{green}(•) He seemed neither too smart nor too lazy.

color{green}(•) He wanted everybody to try their luck.

color{green}(•) There were discs on the table with numbers from one to ten facing down.

color{green}(•) All you had to do was to pay 50 paise, pick up any six discs, add up the numbers on the discs and find the
total.

color{green}(•) The article marked with that number was yours.

5. An old man paid 50 paise and selected six discs.

color{green}(•) He added up the numbers on them and found the total was 15.

color{green}(•) He was given the article marked 15, which was a beautiful clock.

color{green}(•) But the old man did not want a clock.

color{green}(•) The shopkeeper obliged him by buying it back for 15 rupees.

color{green}(•) The old man went away very pleased.

6. Then a boy, a little older than I, tried his luck.

color{green}(•) He got a comb worth 25 paise.

color{green}(•) The shopkeeper looked neither happy nor sad.

color{green}(•) He bought the comb from the boy for 25 paise.

color{green}(•) The boy tried his luck again.

color{green}(•) He now got a fountain-pen worth three rupees.

color{green}(•) Then he tried a third time and got a wrist watch worth 25 rupees.

color{green}(•) When he tried again he got a table lamp worth more than 10 rupees.

color{green}(•) The boy was happy and went away with a smile and a good deal of cash.

7. I wanted to try my luck too. I looked at Bhaiya.

color{green}(•) He encouraged me. I paid 50 paise and took six discs.

color{green}(•) My luck was not too good.

color{green}(•) I got two pencils, The shopkeeper bought them from me for 25 paise.

color{green}(•) I tried again. This time I got a bottle of ink, also of little value .

color{green}(•) The shopkeeper bought that too for 25 paise.

color{green}(•) I took a chance for the third time. Still luck was not with me.

8. I had hopes of winning a big prize and continued to try my luck again and again, paying 50 paise each time.

color{green}(•) But every time I got a trifle. At last I was left with only 25 paise.

color{green}(•) Again the shopkeeper showed his kindness.

color{green}(•) He said I could either play once more with 25 paise or settle the account then and there.

color{green}(•) I played again and the last 25 paise also disappeared.

9. People were looking at me. Some were laughing at my bad luck, but none showed any sympathy.

color{green}(•) Bhaiya and I went to the place where Uncle had left us and waited for him to return.

color{green}(•) Presently he came. He looked at me and said, "Rasheed, you look upset.

color{green}(•) What is the matter?"

10. I did not say anything. Bhaiya told him what had happened.

color{green}(•) Uncle was neither angry nor sad. He smiled and patted me.

color{green}(•) He took me to a shop and bought me a beautiful umbrella, biscuits and sweets and some other little gifts.

color{green}(•) Then we returned home.

11. Back home, Uncle told me that the Lucky Shop man had made a fool of me.

color{green}(•) "No, Uncle," I said, "it was just my bad luck."

color{green}(•) "No, my boy," said Uncle, "it was neither good luck nor bad luck."

color{green}(•) "But, Uncle," I said, "I saw an old man getting a clock and a boy getting two or three costly things."

color{green}(•) "You don't know, child," Uncle said, "they were all friends of the shopkeeper.

color{green}(•) They were playing tricks to tempt you to try your luck.

color{green}(•) They wanted your money and they got it. Now forget about it, and don't tell anybody of your bad luck or

### 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐭

𝐀. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐩𝐡𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐬.

1. _______________________ was held at the time of the Eid festival. (A big show, A big fair, A big competition)

2. Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods. _____________________. (to display, to buy, to sell)

3. Uncle told me ________________________while he was away. (not to buy anything, not to go anywhere, not to talk to anyone)

4. The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everybody present ___________________(to play the game, to win a prize, to try their luck)

5. The first time I took a chance I got ____________________________(a bottle of ink, two pencils, a trifle)

6. Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made _________________(a fool of me, a good profit, friends with many people)

𝐁. 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.

1. Why do you think Rasheed's uncle asked him not to buy anything in his absence? (3)

2. Why was the shop called 'Lucky Shop'? (4)

3. An old man won a clock and sold it back to the shopkeeper. How much money did he rnake? (5)

4. How many prizes did the boy win? What were they? (6)

5. Why was Rasheed upset? (7, 8, 9)

6. In what way did the shopkeeper make a fool of Rasheed? (11)

### 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞

𝐀. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬. 𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬.

1. (i) The two teams have _________ three matches already. (play)

(ii) The last day's ______________ was excellent.

2. (i) She has a lovely ______________. (face)

(ii) India ___________________a number of problems these days.

3 (i) He made his _____________ in essay-writing.(mark)

(ii) Articles __________________ 'sold' are reserved.

4. (i) The police are ______________the area to catch the burglars. (comb)

(ii) An ordinary plastic _________________ costs five rupees.

5 (i) He gave a ____________________ in answer to my question.(smile)

(ii) We also ___________________ to see him smile.

6. (i) He said he __________________ to be invited to the party.(hope)

(ii) We gave up ________________ of his joining the party.

7. (i) The boys put up a good athletic. _________________ . (show)

(ii) The soldiers __________________ great courage in saving people from floods.

8. (i) You deserve a ___________________ on the back for your good performance. (pat)

(ii) The teacher __________________ the child on the cheek to encourage her.

𝐁. 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 '𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞' 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬.

• 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 was a big crowd at the fair.

• 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 were many things I'd have liked to buy.

Now rewrite the following sentences using 'there' in the beginning. Look at the following examples.

• A man at the door is asking to see you.

• 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 is a man at the door asking to see you.

1. This park has beautijid roses.

2. Your story has no fun in it.

3. We have no secrets between us.

4. My village has two primary schools.

5. This problem can be solved in two ways.

𝐂. 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐱.

There was a ___________________ Eid fair in our village. We could buy anything from a _________ toy to a _______ camel. I went to the fair on its __________ day with Uncle and Bhaiya. We went to the Lucky Shop. It was very ____________ . I tried my luck but did not win any prize. Later, Uncle told me that I was _________________more _______________ than ______________.

### 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐝

𝐀. 1. Suppose you are. Rasheed. Describe in your own words your visit to the fair. Do not refer to the Lucky Shop.

2. Read aloud the two paragraphs that describe the boy and the old man at the Lucky Shop.

3. Listen to these children. What are they talking about?

𝐁. Work in pairs. One of you is an agent and the other is a client looking for accommodation in a hotel.

Talk to each other. Use the clues given below.

### 𝐃𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

1. Some words are given below. Listen carefully to the word from the list the teacher speaks, and write against it another word
that has the same pronunciation but different spelling. The first is an example.

"fair" \ \ \ \ ul("fare")

"buy" __________________

"one" ________________

"which" _______________

"two" ________________

"no" _________________.

"here"  _______________.

" See"  ____________

"there" ________________.

"hare"  ________________.

" nun" ________________.