His First Flight Summary Class 10

Notes for Class 10

Students should read the His First Flight Summary Class 10 English provided below prepared based on the NCERT Book for Class 10 English. In the summary, the teacher has provided the gist of the lesson. The students will be able to understand the entire chapter easily. Students should go through all Class 10 English Chapter Summary provided by us on our website.

Class 10 English His First Flight Summary

The story is about a young seagull who is afraid to fly. He observes all his siblings take their first flight but he cannot get himself to take the plunge. He feels that his wings will never support him to fly into the sky and so he hesitates each time he runs to the brink of the ledge. However, his mother’s ingenuity, empowers him to soar into the boundless skies with the vast expanse of the sea stretched down beneath him. The lesson explicitly explains his fears and doubts initially and his exhilarated feelings, as he finally soars into the skies with his family beside him.

Summary in Hindi

कहानी एक युवा सीगल की है जो उड़ने से डरता है। वह अपने सभी भाई-बहनों को देखता है उनकी पहली उड़ान लेकिन वह खुद को डुबकी लगाने के लिए नहीं मिल सकता। उसे लगता है कि उसके पंख आकाश में उड़ने के लिए कभी भी उसका समर्थन नहीं करते हैं और इसलिए जब भी वह कगार पर दौड़ता है तो वह झिझकता है कगार का। हालाँकि, उसकी माँ की सरलता, उसे में चढ़ने का अधिकार देती है उसके नीचे फैले हुए समुद्र के विशाल विस्तार के साथ असीम आकाश। पाठ स्पष्ट रूप से उसके डर और शंकाओं को स्पष्ट रूप से समझाता है और उसकी उत्साहपूर्ण भावनाओं को स्पष्ट करता है, क्योंकि वह
अंत में अपने परिवार के साथ आसमान में उड़ता है।

His First Flight Class 10 English Important Questions

Extracts From The Text

‘He stepped slowly out to the brink of the ledge, and standing on one leg with the other leg hidden under his wing; he closed one eye, then the other, and pretended to be falling asleep. Still they took no notice of him.’

Questions & Answer 

Questions. What did the young seagull do?
Ans. The young seagull wanted to catch the attention of the others. So he pretended to fall asleep on the brink of the ledge

Questions. What was the seagull afraid of?
Ans. The seagull was afraid to fly.

Questions. Why did he close his eyes one at a time?
Ans. He was pretending to fall asleep.

Questions. What could his brothers and sister do which he was not able to?
Ans. They could fly but he was not able to.

Extracts From The Text

His father and mother had come around him calling him shrilly, upbraiding him, and threatening to let him starve on the ledge unless he flew away. But for the life of him, he could not move.

Question & Answer

Questions. How did his parents try to make him fly?
Ans. First, they invited him encouragingly. Then scolded and threatened to leave him alone to starve unless he flew away.

Questions. What was the effect of their efforts?
Ans. All their efforts failed but he did not fly.

Questions. What does the passage convey about the young seagull?
Ans. He was a coward.

Questions. How was the young seagull threatened by his parents initially when he did not fly?
Ans. First his parents encouraged him to fly but later on, they even threatened to let him starve if he did not fly.

Short Answer Questions

Questions. Describe the young seagull’s expression when he saw his mother with food.
Ans. The young seagull uttered a joyful scream because he thought that his mother was bringing food for him. He tried to come nearer to her as she flew across.

Questions. How did the young seagull and his family celebrate his first flight?
Ans. When the young seagull started flying and got over his fear, his family screamed around him out of joy. They praised him and offered him scraps of dog-fish out of delight as he made a successful attempt

Long Answer Questions

Questions. How does the author describe the young Seagull’s fear of flying?
Ans. The young Seagull was afraid of flying though he wanted very much to fly. When he flapped his wings he became afraid. The sea stretched down beneath. He felt certain that his wings would never support him. So he bent his head and ran away back to the little hole. He could not get himself to fly like his siblings.

Questions. Do you think hunger was a good motivation for the young Seagull in his flight?
Ans. The young seagull was greatly afraid of flying — did not dare to come out and fly — had no self-c confidence – Parents, brothers and sister decided to leave him alone – left for twenty four hours — no food to eat — very hungry — parents rebuked — would die of hunger — getting mad with hunger — mother bought a piece of fish — offered him — but was not able to catch it – called out to her – but she did not come any closer – so he dived for it as he was hungry — fell and started going downwards — next moment wings spread outwards — wind rushed through him — started flying high — screamed with joy as he was finally flying — thus made his maiden flight.

His First Flight Summary Class 10 English