The Shop That Never Was Class 6 Activity Solution

The Shop That Never was Class 6 is a nice short story included in Blossoms: English Textbook under the syllabus of WBBSE. “The Shop That Never Was” is adapted from H.G. Well’s famous short story “The Magic Shop”.The Shop That Never was Class 6  Activitiy Solution and Word Notes have been discussed in the following.

Word Notes :

Afar – distant দূর দিয়ে

Several – many অনেক

Keenness – eagerness   আগ্রহ

Narrow  – not wide  সংকীর্ণ

Crystal – shiny glass   স্বচ্ছ কাঁচ

Scratched – scrapped with a nail   এখানে মাথার চুল কোনো

Unexpected – sudden   অপ্রত্যাশিত

Merely -only  কেবলমাত্র

Politely – in a courteous manner  নম্র ভদ্র ভাবে

Genuine – pure প্রকৃত বা খাঁটি

Friendly – having friendly manner  বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ ভাবে

Tugged -pulled  টেনে নিয়ে গেল

Fancied – imagined  কল্পনা করত

Astonishing – wonderful  অবাক করা বা চমৎকার

Distrust  – suspicion অবিশ্বাসের ভঙ্গিতে

Clockwork – the machinery of a clock ঘড়ির মেশিনপত্র

Amazement  – astonishment অবাক হয়ে

Emptiness  – voidness শূন্য বা খালি

Displaying – showing দেখানো

Collided  – head on collision  মুখোমুখি সংঘর্ষ

Scared – afraid of ভয় পেয়ে গেল

Cab  – taxi ট্যাক্সি

Mental – relating to mind মানসিক

Undamaged – not hurt অক্ষত অবস্থায়

The Shop That Never was Class 6 Activity Solution

Activity 1

Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes. One is done for you:

(1) The shopman brought out a glass ball from his hair.  [ 4  ]

(2) It was a small shop, not so well-lit. [ 2  ]

(3) Gip wanted to take the glass ball. [ 6  ]

(4) Gip dragged his father to the magic shop. [ 1  ]

(5) Gip and his father were surprised. [ 5  ]

(6) There were different kinds of magic mirrors in the shop. [ 3  ]

আরও দেখুন: English Textbook, Blossoms All Lessons Solution for Class 6

Lesson – 1. It All Began With Drip-DripLesson – 7. The Magic Fish Bone
Lesson – 2. The Adventurous ClownLesson – 8. Goodbye to the Moon
Lesson – 3. The RainbowLesson – 9. I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing
Lesson – 4. The Shop That Never WasLesson – 10. Smart Ice Cream
Lesson – 5. Land of the PharaohsLesson – 11. The Blind Boy
Lesson – 6. How The Little Kite Learned to FlyLesson – 12. Rip Van Winkle

Activity 2

Fill in the blanks using words from the Help-Box:

Gip was keen to enter the magic shop. The shop had many crystal balls. Gip’s father wanted to buy some tricks for his son. The shopman performed an unexpected action.

Help-Box: scratched, keen, unexpected, tricks, crystal ]

Activity 3

Answer the following question:

1. Why did Gip find the shopman’s palm blank?

Ans : Gip found the shopman’s palm blank as it was a magic trick. So, the ball was vanished from his palm.

Activity 4

Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:

(a) The shopman drew out a business card from his hair. F

Supporting Statement : He drew his business card from his cheek.

(b) Gip found the magic box in his pocket. T

Supporting Statement : Gip discovered the box with surprise.

(c) The toy sword was a magic item. T

Supporting Statement : A Magic toy sword – This is a unique one!

(d) The narrator found his full name on the magic box. F

Supporting Statement : Gip’s full name and address were on the paper.

Activity 5

Answer the following questions:

(a) Why was Gip surprised?

Ans : Gip was surprised because he discovered the magic box in his pocket.

(b) Why did the narrator fail to find out the cost of the magic items?

Ans : The narrator failed to find out the cost of the magic items because the shopman did not pay attention to him.

(c) What items did the shopman show to Gip?

Ans : The shopman showed A Magic Toy Sword, magic train, clockwork, and a box of soldiers to Gip.

(d) What was the cause of the narrator’s amazement?

Ans : The narrator was amazed because the shopman tied the magic box in a brown paper with Gip’s full name and address on the paper.

Activity 6

Fill in the chart with information from the text:

Cause Effect 
(a) The narrator thought that his son would be frightened He cried to take that big drum of this instant.
(b) Gip’s father jumped at the shopman He fell into utter darkness.
(c) That was the only thing possible in that mental state. the narrator called for a cab
(d) He had not paid for the magic items. Gip’s father went up and down Regent Street looking for the magic shop.

Activity 7

Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

(a) What did the shopman do with the drum?

Ans : The shopman made Gip stand on a stool and put the big drum over him and when he took it off, Gip had disappeared.

(b) Why did the narrator think that his son would be frightened?

Ans : The narrator had a strange feeling and he thought that the darkness inside the drum would frighten his son.

(c) Where did the narrator again find his son?

Ans : The narrator again found his son in Regent Street, standing a yard away from him.

(d) What was the mental state of the narrator?

Ans : For a second, the narrator was at a loss. He was extremely confused as he did not find the shop around. He called a cab and that was all he could do in that mental state.

Activity 8

Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles:

(a) Last week I saw a one-day cricket match between India and Australia.

(b) There is a university in our district.

(c) Brutus is an honourable man.

(d) She arrived an hour late.


Articles : A, An The 

Activity 9(a)

Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following words:

Prevent : My friend prevents me from doing wrong things.

Disappeared : The thief disappeared into darkness.

Stared : A strange man stared at me for a long time.

Parcel : A post man delivered me a parcel.

Activity 9(b)

Find words from the text which are similar in meaning to the following:

(i) frightened : scared

(ii) at a particular moment : instant

(iii) showing : displaying

(iv) relating to the mind : mental

Activity 10 (a)

Suppose you see a strange object displayed on the window of a shop. You go in and ask the shopkeeper about the object. Write a paragraph within sixty words on what you learn about this strange object using the following hints:

The location of the shop-description of the object-conversation you had with the shopkeeper-your feelings

Ans : One day I was returning home from school. On the way I found a new toy shop. There were several kinds of toys displaying in the shop. But I found one of them calling the customers with a man’s voice. The toy looked like an aeroplane. It had been flying in the air with remote control. I went to the shop and asked the shop- keeper about it. He told me that it was run by battery and controlled by a man. It will cost fifty rupees. I was greatly amazed by taking the toy aeroplane in my hand. I wished to buy it later as I did not have sufficient money to buy this.

Activity 10 (b)

Write a paragraph in about sixty words on two of your wishes that you want fulfilled.

 Ans : I read in class six. I am fond of reciting poems and playing drama. It is my dream to participate in the  Annual Program of our school. I also wish that my performance will be appreciated by every audience.

I lived in a village. So, I never go to , a very big city and of course our capital city. I want to go there and visit all the  remarkable places such as   Eden gardens, Victoria memorial, Birla Planetarium and Alipore Zoo.