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Friday: 24/12/2021
2.5: Poem: Father Returning Home


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Wednesday: 22/12/2021
Unseen Passage


Que.2(A): UNSEEN PASSAGE


One often hears of the high prevalence of child labour in our country. Of the many reports I have read, perhaps the most disturbing was a report on the condition of children employed by Zari factories in Delhi, Mumbai and other parts of India. It grieves me to imagine children exposed to such inhumanity.

Robbing children of their childhood is a criminal act, and our society must weed this malaise out from the rood. But where does the root lie? Before you attempt an answer, let me give you an anecdote from the other end of the social spectrum. A colleague in Wipro has a child studying in Standard IX in a reputed school in Bangalore. This child wakes up at 5 a.m. and studies for an hour before going to school. She returns from school at 4 p.m. and rushes for her IIT entrance exam coaching class. At 6 p.m. she has tuitions for two hours. After dinner, she spends an hour or more on homework. I asked her when she gets time to play. She replied that she did not play. She gets half an hour of free time each day, which she spends watching her favourite serial on television. She also added that board exams and entrance exams are very important, and that you only get one chance. Is the condition of this child different from the child in the zari factory?

When I look at children, I wonder whether they have time to play with friends, to meet interesting people, to explore the world, and follow their curiosity. When the monsoon shows begin, I would think that the streets would be full of children rushing headlong into the rain, dancing and playing. However, I think today, the rains fall on empty streets.


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A1. Following sentences are jumbled up, arrange them in order of their occurrence:  (2)
a. A child of writer’s colleague spends half an hour of free time in watching T.V.

b. A child of writer’s colleague has tuitions for two hours in the evening.
c. A child of writer’s colleague wakes up at 5 every morning.
d. A child of writer’s colleague has to spend an hour on homework.

A2. Complete the following sentences with the help of the extract(2)
i.  In India, we often find out —————
ii.
The narrator surprises whether the children —————
iii. The main illegitimate offense is —————
iv. The narrator was upset because of —————

A3. Guess the intention or purpose of writing this extract: (2)

A4. Personal Response.  (2)
“I think today, the rains fall on empty streets”. Write your own opinion regarding this statement.

A5. Language Study. (2)
1. Choose correct alternative that has Present Perfect Tense form of the following sentence-

She spends an hour or more on homework.   

a. She is spending an hour or more on homework.
b. She has spent an hour or more on homework.
c. She spent an hour or more on homework.
d. She has been spending an hour or more on homework.

2. Choose correct alternative to transform the following sentence as a negative-
The condition of this child is different from the child working in the zari factory.
a. The condition of this child is not different from the child working in the zari factory.
b. The condition of this child is not differentiate from the child working in the zari factory.
c.
The condition of this child is not same from the child working in the zari factory.
d. The condition of this child is not dissimilar from the child working in the zari factory. 

A6. Vocabulary.  Find the synonyms for the following words from the passage:  (2)    

i.  episode
ii. workmate
iii. commonness
iv. cruelty

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Tuesday: 14/12/2021
1.6: INTO THE WILD


WRITING SKILL
(1.6: Into The Wild)


A1. TAKING INTERVIEW:
Imagine that you have to conduct an Interview of Mr. Kiran Purandare, on the occasion of World Environment Day. Frame a set of 8-10 questions for it. (Textbook Page No-64)

Good afternoon Sir, it’s our great pleasure to talk to you, on the occasion of a very special day today. Myself Manjusha, Secretary of the ‘Nature Club’, heartily Welcome you on the behalf of the College!!!

• What exactly inspired you to go to very close to forest?

• To spend 400 days inside the forest of Nagzira is just a thrill to listen. What exactly were there in your mind while wandering in the forest?

• What were the challenges before you while your stay in the forest?

• What are the biggest challenges to Wildlife today?

• What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Wildlife Expert?

• Tell us about a time when you made a decision you were proud of.

• You’re the founder of ‘Nisarg Wedh Foundation’. What is the Mission & Vision of it?

• How can Social Media be helpful for Wildlife protection?

• Is Wildlife a better career option?

• What message would you like to give to our students?


A2. REPORT WRITING:
Imagine you have visited the jungles of Nagarhole. Write a Report, to be published in your college magazine/in a local newspaper. (Textbook Page No-64)

DIPAK BURHADE
Mumbai, 25 April

Last month, we spent a week at Nagarhole National Park, located in Kodagu District, Karnatak. The Park is considered as World Heritage site by UNESCO. Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena are the predators that can be spotted here.

What a thrill that was! It was the month of April. The Park was absolutely decorated with small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls. We stayed in a tent built at one of the lake, really enjoyed being closure to nature. We experienced the real thrill when we saw a pair of Bengal Tigers. Some of us captured the moment in camera.

The roaring and barking sounds, twittering of birds and the sounds of streams brought us very close to nature. We were taking care of the environment and enjoying much. The sounds of animals, their frequently coming at the lake, darkness, starry sky etc. made us crazy. Really fantastic!!!

Whole day we would wander in the jungle, observing and exploring something different. We talked with local people and shared meal with them.

What a thrilling tour that was. A Real Thrill in Jungle!!! Memorable!!!


A3. MIND MAPPING:
‘Nature is a great teacher and a guide’. Complete the Mind-map as instructed as per the titled concept: (Textbook Page No-64)

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A4. APPEAL WRITING:
Shaaz Jung has contributed towards conserving the wild animals and their habitat. Your college has decided to spread the message in the society and arrange a rally. Prepare an Appeal to ensure maximum participation informing the day, date and relevant details: (Textbook Page No-64)

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ENGLISH GRAMMAR

Sunday: 12/12/2021
4.1: HISTORY OF NOVEL: Modified PDF

 

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Wednesday: 08/12/2021
UNSEEN PASSAGE

When shoes were first made, they were made flat without a heel. Since normal walking requires that the heel of the foot should strike the ground before the toes, these early shoes used to wear out quickly at the heel, prompting shoemakers to reinforce the heel, and so creating heeled shoes.

Women have been wearing high-heeled shoes for centuries in the pursuit of fashion. However, regularly wearing shoes with high heels can be hazardous. The biggest risk, perhaps, is losing your balance and breaking an ankle. Wearing high heels interferes with your normal gait. They throw your weight forward, making it difficult to sustain upright balance. They force you to use a lot of extra muscular effort to keep from falling forward.  Much of this extra effort is concentrated in the lower back arch, which can lead to back pain. Experts warn that high heels can also result in a variety of foot problems, including metatarsalgia, which is pain in the ball of the foot. Another condition called Morton’s neuroma, which is 10 times more common in women than men, is caused by the thickening of tissue around a nerve between the third and fourth toes. It usually envelops in response to imitation and excessive pressure, such as the burden of weight high heels place on the ball of the foot.

However, if one cannot resist wearing ‘heels, the following tips can help to keep your feet healthy. Always wear the correct fit. Have both feet measured the next time you buy shoes. You will probably find that one foot is larger than the other – always buy shoes to fit the larger foot, never buy shoes that are too tight. Buy shoes later in the day when your feet are a bit swollen. Never wear a heel higher than 6.5 cm. Only buy heels that you are comfortable in.

A1. Rewrite the following sentences and state whether they are True or False:   (2)
a. Initial shoes were without a heel.
b. Women have been wearing high- heeled shoes for centuries to get comfort.
c. High heels can create a variety of foot problems.
d. It is quite comfortable to wear a heel higher than 6.5 cm.

A2. Write. Drawbacks of regularly wearing shoes with high heels are:   (2)
i.   —————————————–
ii.   —————————————-
iii.   —————————————
iv.   —————————————

A3. Complete.   Complete the following statements:   (2)
i. The initial shoes were not very uncomfortable because
————————————.
ii. To keep our feet healthy we must
————————————.

A4. Personal Response.    (2)
Express your views regarding to wear shoes with high heels.

A5. Language Study.   (2)
1. Choose correct alternative to get ‘not only….but also’ form of the following sentence-
The biggest risk is losing your balance and breaking an ankle. 
a. The biggest risk not only is losing your balance but also breaking an ankle.
b. The biggest risk is not only losing your balance but also breaking an ankle.
c. Not only the biggest risk is losing your balance but also breaking an ankle.
d. The biggest risk is losing not only your balance but also breaking an ankle.  

2. Choose correct alternative to transform the sentence into Passive Voice-
Women were wearing high-heeled shoes.
a. High-heeled shoes are being worn by women.
b. High-heeled shoes have been worn by women.
c. High-heeled shoes were being worn by women.
d. High-heeled shoes are worn by women. 

A6.
Vocabulary.   (2)
Give antonyms of the following words by adding prefixes- under, im, ir, un                                       

 i. regularly         ii. balance
iii. comfortable    iv.  pressure 


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Sunday: 05/12/2021
PRACTICE ACTIVITY SHEET

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Friday: 03/12/2021
1.6: INTO THE WILD


BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES


Activity   Discuss the professions and challenges one can take happily if one is really passionate about job.  (Textbook Page No- 61)
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Activity– Organize a Role Play Activity associated with ‘Wild Life Expert’/ ‘Wild Life Photographer’/ ‘Wild Life Conservator’, explaining  the differences and similarities involved in their profession . (Textbook Page No- 61)
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Activity–  Arrange the following incidents in a proper sequential order as they have occurred in Part-I.  (Textbook Page No- 61)
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Activity–  State whether True or False. Correct the FALSE statements. (Textbook Page No-61)

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Activity–  Complete the Web. (Textbook Page No-62)

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Activity–   Complete the following. (Textbook Page No-62)

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Activity–  Complete the flow-chart stating the reactions of the petrified ‘Langurs’ due to the presence of the Leopard. (Textbook Page No-62)
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Activity–  Complete the Web, describing each step taken by the writer as a solitary traveller while moving in the jungle with great precaution. (Textbook Page No-62)

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Activity–  Complete the Table explaining the qualities that you would like to imbibe from Nature within yourself and provide the reasons for the same. (Textbook Page No-62)

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Activity–  Choose appropriate phrases/expressions from the extract given in the brackets. (Textbook Page No-62,63)
(time and again, to one’s heart’s content, frantic speed, in a jiffy)

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Monday: 29/11/2021
1.6: INTO THE WILD


ICE BREAKERS ACTIVITIES

The lesson Into The Wild is systematically divided into two parts under two titles, ‘Lost in the Jungle’ and ‘Tracking the Panther of Nagarhole’, respectively.

First Part is an amazing experience of Kiran Purandare, the solitary traveller, completely lost in the jungles of ‘Umbarzara’. He narrates how he lost his way at the fall of the dusk and the terrifying turmoil he underwent thereafter. Shouting for help would literally mean ‘crying in the wilderness’. He also gives a detailed description of how he found his way towards the ‘Pitezari’.

Second Part has been extracted from ‘CN Traveller Magazine’. It is about Shaaz Jung, known for his wildlife photography. It briefs us about his entry into this world of wildlife photography. It also reveals the insight that he received during this journey regarding the loss of the habitat of Jungle Heroes. The extract is the witness of his genuine efforts he took by establishing BCRTI. It is his honest effort for the conservation of forests by educating the rural folks as well as by providing them with a sound reliable source of income.


ActivityNarrate any of the incidents of your life when you were extremely terrified or awestruck. (Textbook Page No- 55)
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ActivityComplete the table regarding the factors/situations/ reasons- why  you sometimes get scared and the factors that add to it. Give possible solutions. (Textbook Page No- 55)
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ActivityGiven below are various activities which you can pursue as your hobby, passion or profession.  Complete the table accordingly. (Textbook Page No- 55)   

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ActivityMatch the following.   (Textbook Page No- 55)  

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