EnglishEnglish Chapter Summaries Class 5 to 12

English Chapter Summaries Class 5 to 12

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    English is a part of the CBSE syllabus right from class 1. The English subject holds much importance in every class, be it class 5, 6, 10 or 12. Nowadays, it has become necessary to write and speak good English and one should have a good command of the language. That’s why it is important for students to learn the subject with great dedication and interest.

     

    English holds the same marks as other subjects, so it becomes important for students to revise and learn it carefully. Many students face difficulty in literature as they don’t understand what the author is trying to say or convey through the chapters and poems. But no need to worry anymore. Here, you can find chapter summaries of all classes starting from the 5th onwards.

     

    It is advised to the students that they start reading the chapters and poems from an early age so they will not face any problems in higher classes.

     

    Here is a list of books and chapters and poems that are included in the book.

     

    Class 5

     

    Book Name: Marigold

     

    Chapters:

     

    • Wonderful Waste

    The story unfolds the confusion of the cook at the palace and his creation of the famous dish called Avial.

     

    • Flying Together

    This story is about a flock of geese who ignore the advice given by a wise goose and end up trapped. In the end, they manage to escape the trap.

     

    • Robinson Crusoe

    This story is about a shipwrecked man named Robinson Crusoe.

     

    • My Elder Brother

    This story revolves around two brothers and their relationship.

     

    • Rip van Winkle

    This story is about a farmer and how his entire life changed after meeting three dwarf men.

     

    • Talkative Barber

    This is a humorous story with a funny account of Sultan and a talkative barber.

     

    • Gulliver’s Travels

    This story is about the second voyage of Gulliver to the land of Brobdingnag, where giant people live.

     

    • The Little Bully

    This is an excellent lesson about the consequences of bullying.

     

    • Around the World

    This story is about the journey of Mr. Froggs and Passepartout around the world and their different experiences.

     

    • Who will be Nighthou

    This story is about a king who chooses a rightful successor among his kids.

     

    Class 6

     

    Book name – Honeysuckle

     

    Chapters-

     

    • Who Did Patrick’s Homework

    This story is about a boy named Patrick, who doesn’t like doing his homework.

     

    • How the Dog Found Himself a New Master

    This story revolves around a dog who is searching for a new master.

     

    • Taro’s Reward

    This story is about a caring and hardworking son who is a woodcutter.

     

    • An Indian American Woman in Space

    This chapter is dedicated to the famous astronaut Kalpana Chawla.

     

    • A Different Kinds of School

    This story is about a school that is different from other schools.

     

    • Who I am

    This chapter teaches how everyone is different from each other.

     

    • Fair Play

    This story is about two best friends, Jumman Shaikh and Aglu Chaudhary.

     

    • A Game of Chance

    This story is about a man who is playing a game in a village.

     

    • Desert Animals

    This story is about different desert animals around the World.

     

    • The Banyan Tree

    This chapter is divided into two parts.

     

    Book name – A Pact With the Sun

     

    Chapters –

     

    • A Tale of Two Birds

    This story is about a bird family.

     

    • The Friendly Mongoose

    This story revolves around a farmer’s family.

     

    • The Shepherd’s Treasure

    This story is about a wise and poor shepherd who lived in a village.

     

    • The Old-Clock Shop

    This chapter revolves around a boy who is the owner of a clock shop.

     

    • Tansen

    This story is about India’s most incredible musician, Tansen.

     

    • The Monkey and Crocodile

    This is a touching story about two animals, the monkey, and the crocodile, who become friends.

     

    • The Wonder called Sleep

    This chapter is all about sleep.

     

    • A Pact with the Sun

    This story is about a girl and her mother who is suffering from illness.

     

    • What happened to the Reptiles

    This story is about a man who runs away from his village.

     

    • A strange Wrestling match

    This story revolves around a famous wrestler, Vijay Singh.

     

    Class 7

     

    Book name – Honeycomb

     

    Chapters –

     

    • Three Questions

    This chapter is about a king who finds answers to become a ruler.

     

    • A Gift of Chappals

    This chapter revolves around the simplicity and innocence of a child’s mind.

     

    • Gopal and the Hilsa Fish

    This is a hilarious story of a king and a man named Gopal.

     

    • The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom

    This story is about how human nature can be cruel sometimes.

     

    • Quality

    This story is about an artist’s commitment.

    • Expert Detectives

    This story revolves around two siblings.

     

    • The Invention of Vita

    This story is about a man and his chocolate factory.

     

    • Fire Friend and Foe

    This chapter teaches students about how fire can be both dangerous and useful to us.

     

    • A Bicycle in Good Repair

    This story is about how bicycles can lead to problems. It is a humorous story.

     

    • The Story of Cricket

    This chapter is all about cricket.

     

    Book name – An Alien Hand

     

    Chapters –

     

    • The Tiny Teacher

    This story is about ants and their discipline life.

     

    • Bringing Up Kari

    This story is about an elephant and its keeper.

     

    • The Desert

    This story revolves around the life of a desert.

    • The Cop and the Anthem

    This story revolves around the life of Soapy.

     

    • Golu grows a Nose

    This story is about a baby elephant named Golu.

     

    • I want something in a Cage

    This story revolves around a pet owner and a customer.

     

    • Chandni

    This chapter is about Abbu Khan, who has a pet goat.

     

    • The Baby Bear

    This story is about a friendly bear and a lady who keep a bear in a chain.

     

    • A Tiger in the House

    This chapter is about a tiger cub named Timothy.

     

    • An Alien Hand

    This chapter is about a boy and his experience with a spacecraft.

     

    Class 8

     

    Book name – Honeydew Poem

    Poems –

    Poem 1: The Ant and the Cricket

     

    The book’s first poem is about an ant who works hard all day in the summer season and stores ample food for the winter season. On the other hand, a cricket simply enjoys the seasons by singing instead of storing food for winter.

     

    Poem 2: Geography Lessons

     

    The second poem of the book, Honeydew, tells us the importance of water for different purposes. The poet of this poem is Zulfikar Ghose, who was born in India but settled in Pakistan after the partition. Living in the USA now, he finds the cities are not well-planned when he sees them from above in a jet. The poet also talks about the importance of water.

     

    Poem 3: Macavity – The Mystery Cat

     

    The third poem of the book revolves around the mysterious abilities of a cat named Macavity. He is very secretive and escapes from the crime scene every time.

     

    Poem 4: The Last Bargain

     

    The fourth poem is about a man searching for a job. But during this search, he comes to learn some important lessons. The poem tries to teach us that we do not need money, beauty, or power for everlasting happiness. Innocence and freedom are enough to make a person satisfied and happy.

     

    Poem 5: The Schoolboy

     

    The fifth poem of the book is about a schoolboy who is not happy as he doesn’t like to go to school daily and is not interested in studying. He thinks that he is trapped like a bird and his childhood is crumpled. The boy further advises parents not to steal their kid’s freedom and happiness.

     

    Poem 6: This is Jody’s Fawn

     

    The sixth poem of Honeydew is a very touching poem about a child named Jody. When a snake bites his father, he kills a doe in order to save his father’s life. But now, he is concerned about the fawn who is left behind. His parents search for the fawn in the forest and bring it home. Jody is thrilled that the fawn is safe.

     

    Poem 7: When I Set Out for Lyonnesse

     

    The seventh poem of the book is about poet Thomas Hardy’s visit to the parish church as an architect. He went there to supervise the restoration of the church. When he returned, people noticed two things about the poet: a new glow in his eyes and a piece of paper in his pocket.

     

    Poem 8: On the Grasshopper and the Cricket

     

    The eighth poem of the book is about a grasshopper and a cricket. Both are used to symbolize the summer and winter seasons. This beautiful poem talks about how the poetry of the song continues from the summer to the winter season.

     

    Book name – Honeydew

    Chapters –

     

    This story is about a lady and her Christmas present.

     

    • The Tsunami

    This story is all about Tsunami and the huge destruction caused by it.

     

    This chapter talks about history with many pictures.

     

    • Bepin Choudhary’s Lapse of Memory

    This story revolves around Bepin Choudhary and finding many truths.

     

    This whole story is about Mr. H.P.S. Ahluwalia, who climbed Mount Everest.

     

    • This is Jody’s Fawn

    This story is about a child and his obsession with a fawn.

    This story is about two great people people who are differently-abled and spend their life in a wheelchair.

     

    This story is a collection of extracts of a nature lover boy.

     

    • The Great stone face – I

    This story is about a little boy who spots different faces from a hilltop.

     

    • The Great stone face – II

    This story tells the ending of the 9th chapter.

     

    Book name – It So Happened

     

    Chapters –

     

    • How the Camel got his Hump

    This story is about a camel and how it got the hump.

     

    • Children at Work

    This story is about a child who ran away from home.

     

    • The Selfish Giant

    This story is about a giant and his pride in his beautiful garden.

     

    • The Treasure Within

    This whole story is based on an interview between an editor and an architect.

     

    • Princess September

    This story is about the youngest daughter of the king and queen of siam.

     

    • The Fight

    This story is about a fight between Ranji and Suraj.

     

    • The Open Window

    This story is about a conversation between Mr. Framton Nuttel and Vera.

     

    • Jalebi

    This story is about a boy who spends his school fees on purchasing jalebis.

     

    • The Comet – I

    This story is about Manoj Dutta and his discovery of a comet.

     

    • The Comet – II

    This is a secret project to prevent the comet from hitting the Earth.

     

    Class 9

     

    Book name – Beehive

     

    Chapters –

     

    This chapter is about computers and their significant role in the present world.

     

    • The Sound of Music

    This chapter revolves around the lives of two musicians.

     

    • The Little Girl

    This beautiful story is about a little girl named Kezia.

     

    • A Truly Beautiful Mind

    This story revolves around a great scientist named Albert Einstein.

     

    • The Snake and the Mirror

    This story is about a doctor and his encounter with a snake.

     

    • My Childhood

    This story is about Dr. A.P.J Abdul kalam and his childhood days.

     

    • Packing

    This story is about three friends packing their luggage.

    • Reach for the Top

    This story is about two women Santosh Yadav and Maria Sharapova.

     

    • The Bond of Love

    This story is about a baby bear.

     

    • Kathmandu

    This chapter is all about Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

     

    • If I were you

    This story is about a dramatist who is on his way to leave home.

     

    Class 10

     

    Book name – First Flight

     

    Chapters –

     

    • A Letter to God

    This story is about a farmer who writes a letter to God.

     

    • Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    This chapter is the autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

     

    • Two Stories about Flying

    This chapter is divided into two parts. First is his first flight and the second is a black airplane.

     

    • From the Diary of Anne Frank

    This story is an excerpt from the diary of Anne Frank.

     

    • The Hundred Dresses – I

    This story is about a girl who has to face discrimination.

     

    • The Hundred Dresses – II

    This chapter is a continuation of the 5th chapter.

     

    • Glimpses of India

    This chapter is divided into three parts. First is a baker from goa second is Coorg and the third is tea from Assam.

     

    • Mijbil the Otter

    This story is about prose about pets.

     

    • Madam Rides the Bus

    This story is about an eight-year-old girl and her experience in the city.

     

    • The Sermon at Benaras

    This story depicts the life of Gautam Buddha.

     

    • The Proposal

    This story presents the view of marriage.

     

    Book name – Footprints Without Feet

     

    Chapters –

     

    • A Triumph of Surgery

    This story is about a dog how he fell ill and recovered with help of a doctor.

     

    • The Thief’s Story

    This story is about a thief who becomes friends with a man.

     

    • The Midnight Visitor

    This story is about an agent trying to acquire information.

     

    • A Question of Trust

    This story is about two thieves and how they got tangled with each other.

     

    • Footprints without Feet

    This story is about a man who discovers invisibility.

     

    • The Making of a Scientist

    This story is about the question of whether academic knowledge is enough or not.

    • The Necklace

    This chapter is about a girl and her thirst for materialistic things.

     

    • The Hack Driver

    This story is about a young lawyer who set out in search of a man.

     

    • Bholi

    This story is about a simple girl named Bholi.

     

    • The Book that Saved the Earth

    This chapter is set in the future.

     

    Book name – Literature

     

    Chapters –

     

    • Two Gentlemen of Verona

    This story is about two teenage boys.

     

    • Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger

    This story is about a lady who wants to be better than her neighbor.

     

    • The Letter

    This story is about human emotions.

     

    • A Shady Plot

    This story is about how supernatural, ghostly elements can backfire.

     

    • Patol Babu, Film Star

    This story is about a man who is passionate about acting.

     

    • Virtually True

    This chapter is all about computers, videos games, and different techniques.

     

    Class 11

     

    Book name – Hornbill

     

    Chapters –

     

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    This story revolves around the author and his grandmother.

     

    • We’re not afraid to die..if we can all be Together

    This story talks about different struggles that a group of people faces.

     

    • Discovering tut: The Saga Continues

    This chapter tells the mysterious incidents behind the death of King Tut.

     

    • The landscape of the Soul

    This chapter talks about Chinese art and European art.

     

    • The Ailing Planet: The Green Movement’s Role

    This chapter is about the condition of the earth and the problems arising from it.

     

    • The Browning Version

    This chapter tells the challenges faced by a fifth-class student.

     

    • The Adventure

    This chapter is about transitioning experiences between two young people.

     

    • Silk Road

    This story revolves around the journey of the author to Mount Kailash.

     

    Book name – Snapshots

     

    Chapters –

     

    • The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

    This story is about two young boys and a Horse.

     

    • The Address

    This chapter is about the destruction of war.

     

    • Ranga’s Marriage

    This chapter is about the marriage of Ranga.

     

    • Albert Einstein at School

    This story tells the struggles of Albert Einstein during his school days.

     

    • Mother’s Day

    This story is about the importance of a mother in every household.

     

    • The Ghat of the Only World

    This story is about friendship.

     

    • Birth

    This chapter is about a doctor who deals with a difficult case while his mental state is not good.

     

    • The Tale of Melon City

    This story is about how the continuation of age-old beliefs leads to good people being punished.

     

    Class 12

     

    Book name – Flamingo

     

    Chapters –

     

    • The Last Lesson

    This story depicts how people feel when they are not able to communicate in their own tongue.

     

    • Lost Spring

    This story speaks out against child labor.

     

    • Deep Water

    The author describes how he overcame his phobia of water.

     

    • The Rattrap

    This story is of a peddler who has a negative view of the world.

     

    • Indigo

    Indigo chapter is about Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle for the disadvantaged peasants of Champaran.

     

    • Poets and Pancakes

    This chapter deals with the film industry.

     

    • The Interview

    This chapter tells the functions, procedures, and benefits of conducting an interview.

     

    • Going Places

    This chapter is all about teenage years.

     

    Book name – Vistas

     

    Chapters –

     

    • The Third Level

    This chapter is about the subway at New York’s Grand Central Station.

     

    • The Tiger King

    This chapter is about the time when kings ruled.

     

    • Journey to the end of the Earth

    This chapter is about the journey of the author to Antarctica aboard a Russian vessel.

     

    • The Enemy

    This story is about a Japanese surgeon and his chance meeting with an American prisoner.

     

    • Should Wizard hit Mommy

    This story is about bonding between parents and children.

     

    This story is about the friendship between a small child named Derry and an elderly man named Mr. Lamb.

     

    • Evans Tries an O-level

    This chapter is about a man Evan.

     

    • Memories of Childhood

    This chapter is divided into two sections and each contains two different autobiographical incidents.

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