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Activity 1

1. Tick the correct alternative:

i) When the warm sun has returned again, it is nice to –

(a) sing out loud (b) visit the still wood (c) sail down the river.

Answer: (b) visit the still wood

ii) The sapling draws its sustenance from

(a)the blue sky (b) rainwater (c) earth's loosened mould.

Answer : (c) earth’s loosened mould

iii) The birds –

(a) glance quick in the bright sun (b)sit on the branches of the trees (c) peck at the grains from the


Answer: (a) glance quick in the bright sun

iv)The green slope throws its shadow upon –

(a) the mountain (b) the hollows of the hills (c) the sand dunes.

Answer: (b) the hollows of the hills

Activity 2

2. Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

a) Spring is the season of blooming flowers and harvesting.

b)The coming-on of storms is foretold by dark and many-folded clouds.

c)The birds move along the forest openings.

d) The bright sunset fills the silver woods with light.

Activity 3

3. Answer the following question:

Why do you think the poet loves the season well?

Answer: The poet loves the spring season because the nature looks beautiful and it is pleasant to walk about in the woods watching the flowers bloom. The trees are teeming with green leaves and it is the season of harvest. The birds sing their sweet songs. The bright sunlight fills the woods, hills and valleys.

Activity 4

4. Fill the chart with the information from the text:


Did what

(i) The first flower

Sprang in the still wood.

(ii) The forest glades

Were teeming with bright forms.

(iii)The sapling

Drew sustenance from the earth’s loosened mould and throve.

(iv) The drooping tree

Revived itself.

Activity 5

5. Answer the following questions:

a) Why is it sweet to visit the wood during springtime?

Answer: One can enjoy a lovely walk in the woods during springtime. Flowers bloom on the plain, the trees are filled with leaves, the forest glades teem with their bright forms and multi coloured birds sing softly. Therefore, it is sweet to visit the wood during springtime to enjoy the beauty of nature.

b) What does winter's cold do to the trees?

Answer: During winter the trees are stricken to the heart with cold and therefore they droop.

c) What time of the day do you think it is when the green slope throws its shadows in the hollows of the hills?

Answer: The green slope throws its shadows in the hollows of the hill during sunset.

d) Why do you think the poem is titled 'An April Day’? Suggest an alternative title.

Answer: The poem is about a day in April when the season of spring begins. That is why it is called 'An April Day'. An alternative title could be ‘A Day in Spring’.

 Note – There may be some typing errors. 

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