NCERT Solutions for Class 7th: Mystery of the Talking Fan (Poem) Honeycomb English

By Maude Rubin

Page No: 97

Working with the Poem

1. Fans don’t talk, but it is possible to imagine that they do. What is it then, that sounds like the fan’s chatter?

Answer

Yes, we can imagine that fans do talk as poet imagined in the poem but it is not the reality. The chattering sound made by the fan is actually the electrical fault in it because of friction due to not oiling.

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2. Complete the following sentences.

(i) The chatter is electrical because .........................................................................
(ii) It is mysterious because ...........................................................................

Answer

(i) The chatter is electrical because it runs on electricity and fan don't talk or chatter.

(ii) It is mysterious because the sound produced by the fan seems to say something but the poet not able to understand it.

3. What do you think the talking fan was demanding?

Answer

The talking fan was demanding for oiling its little whirling motor.

4. How does an electric fan manage to throw so much air when it is switched on?

Answer

The electric fan manages to throw so much air when it is switched on as it gets huge amount of power from electricity to rotate its whirling motor as well as the metallic blade so fast.

5. Is there a ‘talking fan’ in your house? Create a dialogue between the fan and a mechanic.

Answer

Yes, i have a metallic fan in my house.

Mechanic: How are you doing?

Fan: Not well, Suffering from the heat and friction. Can you do something?

Mechanic: I will try to help you. Let me check you first.

Fan: Yes, sure. Please do your best and help me.

Mechanic: I will. Please wait, let me finish my job.

Fan: Go ahead.

(After repairing)

Mechanic: Now, all okay?

Fan: Yes, Now i am feeling well. It feels so good.

Mechanic: That is great. Remember me when you are in trouble.

Fan: Yes, i will. Thanks for helping me.Greetings to you.

Mechanic: You are welcome. Bye. Take care.

Fan: Bye. You too take care.

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