KSEEB Solution Class 6 English Second Language Poem Unit 6 The Way To Succeed Question Answers

KSEEB Solution Class 6 English Second Language – The Way To Succeed

Class Six (6)
Subject English
Language 2nd Language
Chapter 6
Chapter Name The Way To Succeed

The Way To Succeed Class 6 English Karnataka Board Kannada





I.) Discuss in pairs and answer the following questions :


1.) “Drive the nail aright boys …….” What does the statement mean?

Answer: The statement means to hit the nail with much strength and willpower so that it would firm and one could climb high.


2.) What will happen if one never tries?

Answer: If one never tries, one will lag behind and remain unsuccessful.


3.) When should we try and try again?

Answer: If we fail in one attempt, then we should keep trying until we achieve success.


4.) Why should we try and try again?

Answer: To reach the height of success, we should try and try again.


5.) What should one do to reach the top?

Answer: We should climb the hill first to reach the top.


6.) What suggestions does the poet give to succeed in life?

Answer: Even though we face difficulties, we shouldn’t give up and keep trying until we succeed.


7.) State True or False:


a) The poet says that we must wait for the opportunity before doing anything.



b) According to the poet, failure is a stepping stone to success.



8.) Which of the following words / phrases are related to achieving success in life? Colour them.

1.) Persevere

2.) Aim high

3.) Be active

4.) Be positive

5.) Word hard

6.) Be confident


9.) What do you want to achieve in life? What efforts will you make to achieve this?

Answer: I want to be a film director. I will study hard and take admission FTII.


II.) Match the Idioms with their meanings :

1.) Drive the nail aright    – have clear aims and vision

2.) Strike while the iron is red  –  use the opportunity in the right way

3.) Standing at the foot, gazing at the sky –  hoping for the best without putting efforts


III.) Complete the sentences in column ‘A’ by matching them with those given in column ‘B’

1.) Drive the nail aright   –   c) hit it on the head

2.) Strike with all your might –   d) while the iron is red

3.) When you have work to do –  e) do it with a will

4.) To reach the top   –     a) one must first climb the hill

5.) Though you stumble oft  –  f) you will succeed at last


IV.) Which of the following sayings/proverbs are related to the theme of the poem? Tick them () and say a few sentences about each of them.

  • A rolling stone gathers no moss
  • Where there is a will there is a way√

Answer: If we have a strong will to do something, then we surely find a way to make it happen.

  • All that glitters is not gold
  • Do or die√

Answer: If you want to do, then do it with determination else death is the result.

  • An idle mind is a devil’s workshop
  • Face is the index of mind
  • There is no shortcut to hard work√

Answer: Only hard work and efforts lead to success, there is no short cut or easy way to achieve anything you want.

  • Awake, arise, stop not until you reach your goal. √

Answer: You must keep trying until you reach you goal.


Let’s Appreciate :

1.) Read the poem and pick out the rhyming words. Write them in your notebook.

Answer:  Head    –   red

Will    –   hill

Sky     –   try

Downcast   –   last


4) Suggest some more titles to the poem.

Answer: Path of success

Make it or break it


Extended activity :

Word Bingo

Write any six action words from the poem you havestudied in the boxes below.

1.) Hit

2.) Strike

3.) Climb

4.) Stand

5.) Gaze

6.) Stumble

Updated: January 18, 2022 — 10:54 am

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