A. Read the poem aloud and fill in the wheel with its rhyming
pair. Also try giving your own rhyming word. One is done for you.
B. Fill in the table.
Contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words, with the omitted letters
often replaced in written English by an apostrophe (').
Doesn't - Does not
You'll - You will
- That is
I've I have
- He would/He had
He’s - He has
Won't - Will not
Can’t - Cannot
Answer the following questions.
1. What qualities are
needed to play a game?
To play a game we need courage, skill and team spirit.
2. What helps one win
We should pull with the team. We should work with our running
mate. This team spirit helps us win the game.
3. How is team spirit
We should forget self and co-operate with others. We should
run with our teammates, play with them and help them to score. Thus the team spirit
D. Read the lines and answer the questions given below.
1. I t’ s helping your
fellowman to score
W hen his chances hopeless
Its forgetting self
till the game is o’ re
And fighting for the
a. What does 'it' stand for here?
‘It’ stands for winning the game.
b. Write the rhyme scheme
for the above lines.
The rhyme scheme is : ab ab
2. T hey may sound
your praise and call you great,
T hey may single you
out for fame,
But you must work with your running mate
Or you’ ll never win the game;
a. Whom does ‘ they’
‘They’ refers to the people who watch the game.
b. Which line talks
about team spirit?
'But you must work with your running mate'.
c. Pick out the rhyming
words from the given lines.
great - mate;
fame - game
E. Pair work. Discuss with your partner and list out any five
4. Relay race
1. What are the things regarded as
well and fine?
is very well to have courage and skill. It is fine to be considered a star of sports.
2. What does the poet say about a
single deed and a lone hand?
single deed cannot make a player manly.
lone hand cannot win a game.
3. What is the thing that counts in
we pull with our team is the thing that counts in a game.
4. What can the spectators say about
spectators can praise a player and call him great. They may say that all credit
goes to a single player.
5. What should you do to win game?
should work with our running mate to win the game.
6. What happens to a man with a selfish
man with a selfish dream cannot do the work of life.
7. How does team spirit affect the
battle is won or lost due to the presence or absence of team spirit.
8. What is a greater thing to do?
should set his mind and will on the goal that is in front of him.
is the greater thing to do.
9. What should a player do to a fellowman?
a fellowman has no hope of winning, the player should help him to win.
10. How should a good player play
good player should forget his self. He should fight for the team with team spirit.
How does the poet stress the importance
of team spirit?
player may have courage and skill. He may be counted a star. But he should pull
with the team. There is no use in doing a single deed all alone. People may praise
a player and call him great. But the player must work with his running mate. A battle
can be won if the player plays with team spirit. He should set his mind and will
on the goal in front of him. A good player is one who forgets self. He can win a
battle if he has team spirit.