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Thursday: 07/10/2021
GRAMMAR: ADJECTIVES


Dear students, ‘ADJECTIVES‘ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘ADJECTIVES‘ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Wednesday: 06/10/2021
GRAMMAR: TENSES


Dear students, ‘TENSES‘ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘TENSES‘ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Tuesday: 05/10/2021
WRITING SKILLS: HSC BOARD EXAM- SEPT.2021


A) Imagine, you have to conduct an Interview of a Teacher who recently received the Ideal Teacher Award from the state government. With the help of the given table and points, draft questions for an interview.

ANSWER:


B) You have recently read a book. Write a ‘Book Review‘ in about 100/150 words of the book with the help of the following points:

→ Title/author of the book
→ Subject/Story/Information
→ Language/Style/Presentation
→ Benefits/Message

ANSWER:


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Monday: 04/10/2021
GRAMMAR: PHRASAL VERBS


Dear students, ‘PHRASAL VERBS‘ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study PHRASAL VERBS‘ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Saturday: 02/10/2021
GRAMMAR: UNLESS/IF….NOT


Dear students, ‘UNLESS/IF…NOT’ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘UNLESS/IF…NOT today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Friday: 01/10/2021
WRITING SKILLS


Dear students, SECTION III of our Activity Sheet is based on Writing Skills. We have brought the Formats of  some Writing Skill topics. We hope that these Formats will definitely guide you for your systematic study of Writing Skill. Write these Formats in your notebook.


BLOG-WRITING FORMAT


BOOK-REVIEW FORMAT


FILM-REVIEW FORMAT


EMAIL FORMAT


COMPERING/ANCHORING FORMAT


VIRTUAL-MESSAGE FORMAT


S.O.P. FORMAT


INTERVIEW FORMAT: 1


INTERVIEW FORMAT: 2


INTERVIEW FORMAT: 3


INTERVIEW FORMAT: 4


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Thursday: 30/09/2021
GRAMMAR: ‘Not only…but also’


Dear students, ‘Not only…but also’ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘Not only…but also’ today!!!  Write everything in your notebook.


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Wednesday: 29/09/2021
2.2: INDIAN WEAVERS


BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES


A1: Write a Poetic Appreciation of the Poem

About poem,
poet and title
‘Indian Weavers’.
Short and meaningful poem.
Indian poetess Sarojini Naidu.
The theme i. Life of Weavers   
ii. Three stages of human life.
Poetic style Consisting three stanzas. Colourfully presented.
Depiction of human life and human actions.
Language and poetic devices Use of artistic language, Easily understood.
Use of Alliteration, Metaphor, Imagery, Inversion.
Use of rhyming with the scheme- aabb
Special features The journey of human life with three stages.
Effective use of images and symbols.
Reveals hard life of weavers.
Message, value, morals We must keep working.
Life is momentary, live happily.
Death is the final truth of human life. 
Own opinion I think, the use of birds and colours really made the poem rather beautiful. The poetess has keen observation of every aspects of human life.


A2: Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech Lines
Simile Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild.
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green.
White as a feather and white as a cloud.
Imagery at break of day, at fall of night, Blue as the wing, purple and green, white as a cloud.
Metaphor Weavers, weaving at break of day.
Weavers, weaving at fall of night.
Alliteration Weavers, weaving at break of day.
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild.
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green.
Inversion Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild.
Interrogation Why do you weave a garment so gay?…
Why do you weave a garment so bright?…
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?…


A3: Word register (Related words)

For example- the word ‘war’
Word register:
enemy, tanks, soldiers, attack, firing, cease fire, bloodshed, artillery, proxy war etc.


Make a Word Register for: clothes / attire / dress

Clothes– weaver, yarn, cotton, silk, textile etc.
Attire– coat, uniform, similarity, ‘khaki’, neck tie etc.
Dress– wear, ironing, dress material, change etc.


A4: PERSONAL RESPONSE:

Express your own views and opinions from the weavers’ point of view and complete the following table.

Stanza Activity
(done by weavers)
Views/Opinion
FIRST Robes for a new-born child The weavers feel happy and exciting. Because someone entered in this world.
SECOND Marriage veils for a queen The weavers feel very interesting. Because someone is going to start a new life.
THIRD Funeral shroud of a dead man The weavers feel very sad. Because someone goes away from us.


A5: PERSONAL RESPONSE:

The present condition of weavers:


Today, all over the world, we find the weavers facing very serious problems. Growing industrialization as well as modernization affected their life badly. To get the raw material has become a challenging task for them. Today, people prefer artificial ready-made dresses. In India, the ‘Village and Khadi Gramodyog Industry’ is absolutely ruined.



A6: PERSONAL RESPONSE:

Steps or measures to solve the problems of weavers:


→ Yarns should be available at affordable prices.
→ Government should provide loans and subsidies.
→ There must be proper marketing for the products.
→ The weavers should be trained with latest technology
→ There must be proper advertising of the products.



A7: The poet has asked a question at the beginning of every stanza. Explain the effect it creates on the reader:

At the beginning of every stanza, the poetess asks a question. She was very much eager to know what exactly is being made by the weavers. The questions show the eagerness of the poetess. Also, it automatically increases the eagerness of the readers. The questions prove that the weavers are very much busy in their work. They are working happily and seriously. Really, the use of questions made the poem alive and interesting.

 


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Tuesday: 28/09/2021
Poem: INDIAN WEAVERS


Practice Activities

Fill the blanks correctly

1. The weavers weave a bright garment at the fall of night.
2. The bright garment is compared to colours of a peacock’s feathers.
3. Weavers weave the robes of a new born child.
4. The weavers weave a white shroud which has been compared to a feather and a cloud.
5. The poetess addresses the poem to weavers.
6. The the queen’s marriage veil is purple and green coloured.
7. The weavers are weaving the robes of a new born child at break of day.

8. The robes of a new born child are compared to the wings of a wild halcyon.
9. The colours used for the veil are purple and green.
10. The weavers are weaving the marriage-veil for a queen.
11. The funeral shroud is white as a feather and cloud.
12. The three stages of life that are mentioned in the poem are infancy, youth and death.

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Monday: 27/09/2021
Grammar: As soon as/No sooner…than


Dear students, ‘As soon as/No sooner…than’ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘As soon as/No sooner…than’ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Saturday: 25/09/2021
4.1: HISTORY OF NOVEL


Practice Activities

A. Pick out odd element from each line:


1. Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Daniel Defoe, Anthony Burgess.
2. Mystery, Style, Conflict, Character.
3. The turn of the screw, Aphra Behn, Rajmohan’s Wife, Jane Eyre.
4. Drama, Novel, Psychology, Poetry.
5. Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, Kiran Desai, Charles Dickens, Arvind Adiga

6. Growth, Conflict, Setting, Language, Plot
7. Utopian, Psychological, Bildungsroman, Realistic, Philosophical
8. Scientific, Cultural, Speculative, Extraterrestrial, Technologica
9. Arun Joshi, Vikram Seth, Graham Green, Kiran Nagarkar
10. Place, Period, Theme, Climate, Lifestyle
11. Theme, Plot, Character, Novella
12. Charles Dickens, Growth, Philosophical, Cultural

B. Complete the following statements:


1. There are several aspects of the setting. It includes place, period, time, climate or weather and lifestyle.
2.
The word ‘epistolary’ derives from the Latin word ‘epistola‘.
3. The autobiographical novel is the novel based on the life of the author.
4. The novel as a literary genre has a history of about 2000 years.
5. The new literature written in the 18th century was characterised by the spirit of realism and denial of romantic features.
6. In Allegorical novel, the surface meaning is different from the symbolic meaning.
7. William James has coined the phrase: Stream of Consciousness’.
8. The two types of conflicts that the plot may have are internal or external.
9. The word ‘picaresque’ is originated from the Spanish word ‘picaro’.
10. The epistolary novel presents the narrative through a series of correspondence or other documents.
11. In the eighteenth century middle class could get the time for reading and discussing the novels because of the spread of machines.



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Friday: 24/09/2021
GRAMMAR: Infinitive/Gerund


Dear students, ‘Infinitive/Gerund‘ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘Infinitive/Gerund‘ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Thursday: 23/09/2021
GRAMMAR: Idioms


Dear students, ‘IDIOMS‘ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘IDIOMS‘ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


An Idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not associate with the literal meaning of its words. Idiom usually says one thing literally but means something else when explored in context. 

Examples:

Idiom: Apple of someone’s eyes
Meaning: a person or thing that someone loves very much.
Sentence: His youngest daughter is the apple of his eye as she is his firstborn.

 

Idiom: A left-handed compliment
Meaning: An insult in the pretense of expression of appreciation.
Sentence: She said she liked my hair, but it turned out to be a left-handed compliment when she asked how long I’d been dyeing it.

 

Idiom: A sight for sore eyes
Meaning: a person or thing that one is extremely pleased or relieved to see.
Sentence: After being away from home for so long, my friends and family were a sight for my sore eyes.

 

Idiom: Bread and Butter
Meaning: someone’s livelihood.
Sentence: Coaching basketball and tennis to young boys and girls is his bread and butter.

 

Idiom: Back to Square one
Meaning: Having to start all over again.
Sentence: After days of working hard on the college project, because of the computer failure we are back to square one.

 

Idiom: Call a spade a spade
Meaning: Speak frankly and directly.
Sentence: After hours of discussion and meetings, I believe it’s time to call a spade a spade.

 

Idiom: Down to earth
Meaning: simple, decent, realistic; practical, and straightforward.
Sentence: My  friend is very down to earth, not at all attracted by the glamour world.

 

Idiom: Empty vessels make the most noise
Meaning: Those who know or have little knowledge often shout the loudest.
Sentence: George tells as if he’s an expert on everything, but empty vessels make the most noise.

 

Idiom: Hit the bull’s eye
Meaning: get something exactly right, or be on target.
Sentence: The finance minister’s speech on attracting new investments hit the bull’s eye.

 

Idiom: In the good books
Meaning: be in somebody’s favor or good opinion.
Sentence: The fact that he always managed to be in the good books of the bosses surprised one and all.

 

Idiom: Jam on the brakes
Meaning: to press the brakes suddenly and in a hard way.
Sentence: I had to jam on the brakes because a kid suddenly appeared from nowhere and crossed the road.

 

Idiom: Let the cat out of the bag
Meaning: To share a secret that wasn’t supposed to be shared.
Sentence: John let the cat out of the bag about my surprise birthday party.

 


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Wednesday: 22/09/2021
GRAMMAR: Compound Words


Dear students, ‘Compound Words‘ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘Compound Words‘ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Monday: 21/09/2021
2.2: Poem- INDIAN WEAVERS


ICE BREAKERS ACTIVITIES


A1. Artisans are also called craftsmen. They are creators of diverse goods and use their hands to create unique, functional and also decorative items using traditional techniques. Now complete the web given below- (Textbook Page No-99)


A2. Discuss with your partner, the seasons/occasions when we need. (Textbook Page No-99)         


A3. Let’s play a game. Complete the following. (Textbook Page No-99)


A4. We have often seen the picture of Gandhiji spinning on his Charkha. Discuss the reasons behind this- (Textbook Page No-99)


A5. Name some tools used by weavers. (Textbook Page No-99)


A6. Name some types of yarns.  (Textbook Page No-99)


A7. Discuss with your partner about the following vocations vyavasaaya. (Textbook Page No-101)                   

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Monday: 20/09/2021
PRACTICE TEST NO. 04


UNSEEN PASSAGE/SUMMARY/MIND-MAPPING
(HSC BOARD EXAM: September 2021)


A. Read the extract and complete the activities given below:  12 Marks

A child spends a major portion of his life in taking formal education. School and related factors (e.g. teachers, peer group, etc.) play a major role in the child’s school adjustments. Through his interaction with people in school, he learns how to behave with peers and adults other than family members. He acquires values, goals, aspirations and socially approved ways of behaviour. He gets a good exposure to a new set of adult models. His formal education in school shapes him into a mature, responsible and competent member of society.

A child’s experiences in school give him lessons in team spirit, cooperation, healthy competition, goal setting and goal attainment. A child’s school adjustments depend largely upon teachers’ values, principles and attitudes. Family background of peers, their habits also are important. Extra-curricular activities in school, a child’s participation in them, the reinforcement and punishment he gets, influence his school adjustments.

During early school years, children’s adjustment problems are related to being regular and punctual, doing homework and following discipline. Later on, children are concerned about maintaining social relations. During adolescence, the issue is how to develop and maintain relationship with opposite sex members. Adolescents are also anxious about obtaining good grades in examinations and choosing an appropriate career. School adjustments have far-reaching effects on children’s success in life.

Peer groups range from neighbourhood play gangs and informal play groups to organized groups such as study circles. A peer group has its own group structure and expectations from its members. Non-fulfillment of these expectations causes the members to face rejection from the peers.

Children are under the influence of peers. A child’s attitude, habits and behaviour are largely influenced by his interactions with peers.


A1. Complete.  Complete the sentences with the help of the extract: (2)
a. The formal education that a child gets in school moulds him into a mature, responsible and competent member of society.
b. School adjustments have long-lasting effects on children’s success in life.
c. A child’s interactions with peers have a great influence on his attitude, habits and behaviour.
d. A child’s school adjustments have to rely largely on teacher’s values, principles and attitudes.

A2. Develop the Flow Chart given below: (2)
Children’s Adjustment Problems:

EARLY SCHOOL YEARS:
Problems related to being regular and punctual, doing homework and following discipline

LATER SCHOOL YEARS:
Concerned about maintaning social relations

DURING ADOLESCENCE:
About how to develop and maintain relationship with opposite sex members

PEER GROUP EXPECTATIONS:
Non-fulfilment of expectations may cause to face rejection from the peers


A3. Find the facts from the extract and complete the table: (2)
A B
From the interaction with people in school, a child learns and acquires a. Learns how to behave with peers and adults other than the family members
b. Acquires values, goals, aspirations and socially approved ways of behaviour
School experiences teach him Team spirit, cooperation, healthy competition, goal setting and goal attainment

A4. Express your views regarding school education in connection with character building: (2)
It is said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I think, it is school education that shapes a child and develops their character. A good school education is the key to building social and life skills. Qualities like respect, kindness, discipline, citizenship and trustworthiness can be filled in a child only through proper school education.

A5. Language Study: (2)


(i) A child spends a major portion of his life in taking formal education:

(Choose the correct alternative that indicates modal auxiliary showing ‘obligation’)
(a) A child should spend a major portion of his life in taking formal education.
(b) A child must spend a major portion of his life in taking formal education.
(c) A child will spend a major portion of his life in taking formal education.

(d) A child can spend a major portion of his life in taking formal education.(ii) A peer group has its own group structure and expectations from its members:
(Choose the correct alternative to get ‘not only…. but also’ form of the above sentence)
(a) A peer group has not only its own group structure but also expectations from its members.
(b) A peer group not only has its own group structure but also expectations from its members.
(c) Not only a peer group has its own group structure but also expectations from its members.
(d) A peer group has its own group structure not only but also expectations from its members.

A6. Match the words in column A with their Antonyms in column B:
A B
1. early a. acceptance
2. rejection b. failure
3. success c. carefree
4. anxious d. recitation
e. late

Answers: 1-e, 2-a, 3-b, 4-c


B. SUMMARY WRITING:   (3)

Write a summary of the above extract with a suitable title. Take help of the given points/hints:
(Child’s interaction with people in school – his experiences in school – adjustment problems – peer group influence)
(Answer will be given soon)

C. MIND MAPPING:   (3)
Develop a ‘Mind Mapping’ frame/design using your ideas/thoughts/concepts to illustrate/develop on the topic: ‘Best Sources of Entertainment‘.

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Saturday: 18/09/2021
GRAMMAR: Phrases


Dear students, ‘Phrases‘ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘Phrases‘ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Friday: 17/09/2021
GRAMMAR: Direct-Indirect Speech


Dear students, ‘Direct-Indirect Speech’ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘Direct-Indirect Speech’ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Thursday: 16/09/2021
2.1: SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD


BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES


A1: Write a Poetic Appreciation of the Poem

About poem,
poet and title
‘Song of the Open Road’.
Taken from the collection ‘Leaves of Grass’.
American poet Walt Whitman.
The theme i. Freedom  ii. Mobility  iii. Journey of life.
Poetic style Free verse.
Consisting four stanzas.
Use of personal pronouns.
Language and poetic devices Use of artistic language, Easily understood.
Use of Repetition, Metaphor, Paradox, Inversion.
No rhyming scheme.
Special features The word ‘road’ is symbolic.
It is compared with human life.
It is the sign of mobility.
Message, value, morals We must believe in our strengths.
Freedom is the real life.
Life is dynamic, live honestly.
Own opinion I think, we should not depend on luck. Everyone is the creator of his own life. We must face different problems in the journey of life. Life is not easy.

A2: Figures of Speech

PARADOX

“A paradox is a figure of speech in which a statement appears to contradict itself. The opposite idea is given. The statement may appear to be silly or absurd, but in reality it contains a truth.

For Example:
‘old delicious burdens’

 

METAPHOR

“A metaphor is a figure of speech in which we find a comparison between two unrelated things. They are not similar but having something in common.”

For Example:
The “road” in the poem

 

REPETITION

“There are certain words that are repeated in the poem. It is called Repetition.”

For Example:
‘no more’
‘before me’                                                           

‘good-fortune’
‘I carry’
‘fill them’


A3: Personal Pronoun

The use of personal pronoun ‘I’ is evident and prominent in this poem. Give reasons.
AnswerPersonal Pronouns make the poem directly addressing and appealing the reader. ‘Song of the Open Road’ is a perfect example with its skillful presence of Personal Pronouns. It directly connects the readers to the speaker and his personal life. It helps to know speaker’s capabilities and limitations very well. The use of Personal Pronoun highlights and proves the reality of speaker’s mood and his views towards life.


A4: Free Verse

Free Verse is a poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular rhythm. Following are the features of FREE VERSE:

  • Free from limitations of regular metre or rhythm.
  • No rhyming, still provides an artistic expression.
  • Poet is free to give shape as his desire.
  • Poet can use various Poetic Devices.
  • Freedom to select words and meanings.
  • Absolutely natural, not artificial.
  • Mostly common in modern poetry.
  • Internal pattern of sounds, special rhythmic beauty.
  • Completely different from ‘Blank Verse’.

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Wednesday: 15/09/2021
2.1: SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD


ICE BREAKERS ACTIVITIES


A1: Choose the mode of travel that you would like the most for a journey. Give reasons.  (Textbook Page No-93)
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A2: Discuss with your partner, the preparations you would like to make for the journey chosen. (Textbook Page No-93)
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A3: Discuss the ways in which you would overcome the problems / hindrances / difficulties you face during your journey. (Textbook Page No-93)
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A4: During every journey we have to observe certain rules. Discuss your ideas of the journey without any restrictions. (Textbook Page No-93)
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Tuesday: 14/09/2021
GRAMMAR: Modal Auxiliaries


Dear students, ‘Modal Auxiliaries’ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘Modal Auxiliaries’ today!!!
Write everything in your notebook.


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Monday: 13/09/2021
VOCABULARY: Lesson: On Saying ‘Please’


WHAT IS COLLOCATION?

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Textbook Page No. 21
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Saturday: 11/09/2021
SPEECH WRITING: Sample Speech No.1


Dear students, the topic SPEECH WRITING is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Step by step some Speeches will be given
for practice.
Read the following Speech, write in your notebook and practise it…

Courtesy is the Light of Life


Respected dignitaries on the dais and my dear friends…

Today, I’m going to express my views regarding Courtesy.

What is Courtesy? The meaning is very simple. It means our gentle and polite behaviour in our day today life. Friends, Courtesy is the valuable act of our civility and good manners. It is the way of behaving and talking with others. Imagine, you’re travelling by bus and a lady with a baby in her arms standing beside you. What will you do? This is the time to taste humanity in you. She will never forget your courtesy if you show your sympathy for her.

Courteous behaviour has the power to make the situations in favour of you. You will definitely get the satisfaction of your deed. Selfish people never experience this valuable aspect of life. Their world is quite different than others. They have neither social awareness nor knowledge about the real value of life.

Friends, Courtesy costs nothing but pays a lot in return. A Courteous person is always liked and loved by all. These people are called the real pillars of society and nation. They never behave rudely, they never discourage others. They always lead their life for showing the light to those who are in darkness. They are the Lighthouses to guide numbers of people coming in their way.

Emerson had rightly said- “Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” Really, it’s our moral duty to have Courtesy in us. It is the real Light of human Life.

That’s all! Thank You Very Much!!!


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Friday: 10/09/2021
PRACTICE TEST NO. 03


UNSEEN PASSAGE/SUMMARY/MIND-MAPPING


A. Read the extract and complete the activities given below:  12 Marks

Kalpana Chawla was extremely proud of her birth-place and made every effort to bring it into the lime-light. During space flights she would proudly point it out to her fellow-astronauts. Once, during the second flight she remembered her closest friend, Daisy Chawla, who died in a road accident. In fact, despite her celebrity status she took pains to track down her former teachers, classmates and friends in India and showed a keen desire to stay in touch with them. Her affectionate and humble nature won the hearts of all who came in contact with her.

Although Kalpana had a strong desire to go to Mars, fly over its canyons and die in space, she was equally concerned about the well-being of the earth. She always urged young people to listen to the sounds of nature and take care of our fragile planet. During her space trips, she took many breathtaking photographs of the earth for various torrential studies later on the ground. When she was in space, she always felt a sense of connection with everyone on the earth.

It was Kalpana’s cherished desire to visit India again. But that was not to be.  A few months after her tragic death, Harrison visited India. He went to her school and college, met her family, teachers and friends and scattered her ashes over the Himalayas.

A1. Complete.  Complete the sentences by choosing the correct information from the extract: (2)
1. Kalpana Chawla had a strong desire to —————————————-.
2. During his visit to India Harrison ———————————————-.
3. Kalpana Chawla was extremely proud of ————————————–.
4. By nature Kalpana Chawla was ————————————————-. 
A2. Order.   Following sentences summarize the paragraphs but they are jumbled up, arrange them in order of their occurrence: (2)
1. Kalpana Chawla always urged young people to listen to the sounds of nature.
2. Kalpana’s ashes were scattered over the Himalayas.

3. Kalpana Chawla would proudly point out to her fellow-astronauts about her birth-place.
4. Kalpana showed a keen desire to stay in touch with her teachers and friends in India.  
A3. Table.  Complete the following table by finding points from the extract. (2) 
Kalpana’s urge & strong desire ———————–
Kalpana’s sensitivity & incomplete desire ———————–
A4. Personal Response. (2)
State your dream for the well-being of India.
A5. Do as directed. (2)                       
i. She took many breathtaking photographs. (Choose the correct alternative)
a. Many breathtaking photographs have been taken by her.
b. Many breathtaking photographs had taken by her.
c. Many breathtaking photographs was taken by her.
d. Many breathtaking photographs were taken by her.

ii. She felt a sense of connection with everyone.

(Change into negative sentence without changing its meaning)
A6.Vocabulary. (2)
Solve the puzzle by finding the ‘Across’ and ‘Down’ words from the extract with the help of the given clues:


Across1. Mountain range in North India    3. Persons who are trained to travel in a spacecraft.
Down– 2. Red planet in solar system    4. Insisted or requested


(B) SUMMARY- 3 Marks

Write a brief summary of the above extract with the help of the points given below and suggest a suitable title:
PointsKalpana’s affection towards India and Indians – her humble nature – her love for the earth – Harrison’s visit to India  

(C) – MIND MAPPING 3 Marks

Develop a ‘Mind Mapping’ frame/design using your ideas/thoughts/concepts to illustrate/develop on the topic- Benefits of English Language

  (Answer-key will be given soon)

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Thursday: 09/09/2021
ORAL TEST (20 marks): NEW FORMAT with SAMPLE ACTIVITIES


The Format of Oral Examination is changed from the year 2020-21. We created a Printable PDF so that Students and Teachers may easily understand the New Format, Assessment Criteria and Sample Activities.  

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Wednesday: 08/09/2021
EXPANSION OF IDEA


Dear students, the topic Expansion Of Idea is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Expansion Of Idea today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Tuesday: 07/09/2021
PRACTICE TEST NO. 02


SEEN PASSAGE (On Saying ‘Please’)/LANGUAGE STUDY


A. Read the extract and complete the activities given below:  12 Marks

The young lift man in a City office who threw a passenger out of the lift the other morning and was fined for the offense was undoubtedly in the wrong. It was a question of “Please.” The complainant entering the lift, said, “Top”. The lift man demanded “Top-please,” and this concession being refused he not only declined to comply with the instruction, but hurled the passenger out of the lift. This, of course was carrying a comment on manner too far. Discourtesy is not a legal offense, and it does not excuse assault and battery. If a burglar breaks into my house and I knock him down, the law will acquit me, and if I am physically assaulted, it will permit me to retaliate with reasonable violence. It does this because the burglar and my assailant have broken quite definite commands of the law. But no legal system could attempt to legislate against bad manners or could sanction the use of violence against something which it does not itself recognize as a legally punishable offense. And our sympathy with the lift man, we must admit that the law is reasonable. It would never do if we were at liberty to box people’s ears because we did not like their behaviour, or the tone of their voices, or the scowl on their faces. Our fists would never be idle, and the gutters of the city would run with blood all day.

I may be as uncivil as I may please and the law will protect me against violent retaliation. I may be haughty or boorish and there is no penalty to pay except the penalty of being written down an ill-mannered fellow. The law does not compel me to say “Please” or to attune my voice to other people’s sensibilities any more than it says that I shall not wax my mustache or dye my hair or wear ringlets down my back.​ It does not recognize the laceration of our feelings as a case for compensation. There is no allowance for moral and intellectual damages in these matters.

A1. Rearrange. Rearrange the jumbled sentences as per the facts given in the extract:  (2)
i. Bad manners do not come under legislative system.
ii. The lift man dashed the passenger out of the lift.

iii. Law doesn’t force anyone to say ‘Please’.
iv. The complainant said that he wanted to go to the top floor. 
A2. Describe. (2)
Describe what the lift man expected from the passenger and how was he responded from the passenger.
A3.Distinguish. (2)
Distinguish between a legal offense and a moral offense on the basis of the extract.
A4. Personal Response (2)
List the words of courtesy that we use in our daily life.
A5. Language Study. (2)
1. Pick out the ‘finite’ and ‘non-finite’ verbs in the following sentence-
It will permit me to retaliate with reasonable violence.

2. The lift man demanded “Top-please”.
(Frame a Wh-question so as to get an underlined part as an answer)
A6. Vocabulary. (2) 
Find out the words in column ‘B’ which collocate with the words in column ‘A’:   

traffic         time
key              food
free             concept
fast              jam


(B)  LANGUAGE STUDY4 Marks

A1. Do as directed: (3) 
i.
Rehan said to Ahmed, “Did you go to meet your uncle yesterday?”

(Change into Indirect Narration)
ii.
Mrunal would be here right now, if her train wasn’t late. (Use ‘unless’)
iii.
We need money. We will use it to buy things.
(Change the voice)
A2- Rewrite the following sentence by correcting the error in it. (1)
Ashok is very proud for his promotion in company.
  

     (Answer-key will be given soon)

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Monday: 06/09/2021
PRACTICE TEST NO. 01


UNSEEN PASSAGE/SUMMARY/MIND-MAPPING


A. Read the extract and complete the activities given below:  12 Marks

My home is a haven for not just me and my wife, but for a horde of cockroaches as well. Most mornings my wife enters the kitchen to find them scurrying away after a night of feasting – a sight that certainly doesn’t improve her disposition, already soured by having to rise early. Grabbing a fly-swatter, she clobbers the fugitive to pulp. The stink would floor anybody, but frequent exposure has hardened her. To the accompaniment of some unladylike swearing, she resolutely cleans up the mess and tackles the housework.

This pre-dawn massacre is a regular feature. Yet the cockroach population has not decreased. On the contrary, much to our dismay, we notice fresh ‘reinforcements’. Prolific breeders, the vermin are as determined to survive as we are to exterminate them. Indeed, our ‘chemical warfare’ against the pests would have raised Hans Blix’s hackles. In the process we have built up a small arsenal of spray guns and supposedly toxic pesticides, to which they appear to be largely immune. In fact, it’s not unusual to find them curiously nosing around the pesticides-our WMD or “Weapons of Minimal Damage,” as my better half scornfully terms them. No wonder it’s said that cockroaches will survive even a nuclear attack.

We have tried various home-spun remedies in vain. Then we were told that chickens relish roaches. So we starved our six hens and two roosters for half a day and then marched them into the kitchen. They did a good job. Craning their necks into every nook and cranny, they worked overtime gobbling up the vermin.

ANSWER-KEY

A1: Different words used to refer the cockroaches:
fugitive, reinforcement, prolific breeders, vermin, pests, roaches (accept any four)

A2:
Complete the statements using correct alternatives.                          
i. The writer’s home was shared by the writer’s wife and cockroaches.
ii. The ‘chemical warfare’ arsenal of the writer includes spray guns and toxic pesticides.
iii. WMD stands for Weapons of Minimal Damage.
iv. The writer got some hens and roosters to relish the cockroaches.

A3: Explain the remedies tried by the writer and his wife to get rid of the cockroaches:

Points- 
clobbering with fly-swatter – use of spray guns – use of toxic pesticides – hens & roosters

A4:
(Any reasonably correct answer is acceptable)  

A5: Language study.   Do as directed:                              
i. Simple Sentence               ii. Perfect Present Tense

A6: Vocabulary. Write the Antonyms of the following words using Prefixes:                    
i. disappear         ii. irregular
iii. undetermined      iv. infrequent

SUMMARY:

Title: Dominant Members
Cockroaches are the dominant members of the family. The operation against them has been continuously going on. Different remedies are tried to get rid of them. Cockroaches are clobbered into pulp and also killed by using spray guns and toxic pesticides. But all in vain. These weapons are called as the ‘Weapons of Minimal Damage’. Finally, six hens and two roosters are brought to gobble up the vermin. The cockroaches not only harassed the family but also disturbed the mentality of all.

Covering all points               1 
Language & Vocabulary     1
Grammar                               1

MIND-MAPPING:
mind-mapping

Covering all points      2
Presentation                 1


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Sunday: 05/09/2021
APPEAL WRITING


Dear students, the topic Appeal Writing is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Appeal Writing today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Saturday: 04/09/2021
MIND MAPPING


Dear students, the topic Mind-mapping is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Mind-mapping today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Friday: 03/09/2021
BLOG WRITING


Dear students, the topic Blog Writing is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Blog Writing today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Thursday: 02/09/2021
SUMMARY WRITING


Dear students, the topic Summarizing is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Summarizing 
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Wednesday: 01/09/2021
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (SOP)


Dear students, the topic Statement Of Purpose (SOP)  is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Statement Of Purpose (SOP)  today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Tuesday: 31/08/2021
GROUP DISCUSSION


Dear students, the topic Group Discussion  is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Group Discussion today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Monday: 30/08/2021
ART OF COMPERING/ANCHORING


Dear students, the topic Art of Compering/Anchoring  is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks.
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Saturday: 28/08/2021
FILM REVIEW


Dear students, the topic Film Review is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Film Review today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Friday: 27/08/2021
BOOK REVIEW


Dear students, the topic Book Review is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Book Review today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Thursday: 26/08/2021
DRAFTING VIRTUAL MESSAGES


Dear students, the topic Drafting Virtual Messages is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills Section for 4 marks. Let’s study Drafting Virtual Messages today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Wednesday: 25/08/2021
TAKING INTERVIEW


An Interview is a structured dialogue where one participant asks questions, and the other gives answers. The word Interview refers to a one-on-one conversation between an Interviewer and an Interviewee. Interviewee responds the questions asked by an Interviewer. Simply, Interview is the situation where Formal Meeting takes place.

Dear students, Taking Interview is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills section for 4 marks. Let’s study ‘Taking Interview’ today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Tuesday: 24/08/2021
EMAIL WRITING


Email
means Electronic Mail, one of the most commonly used and popular services on Internet. Email is an effective method of exchanging messages between people with the help of electronic devices.

Dear students, Email Writing is included in our syllabus in Writing Skills section for 4 marks. Let’s study Email Writing today! Write everything in your notebook.


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Monday: 23/08/2021
4.1: HISTORY OF NOVEL


Activity No.12: Realistic Novel
01_Realistic Novel


Activity No.13: Picaresque Novel
02_Picaresque Novel


Activity No.14: Historical Novel
03_Historical Novel


Activity No.15: Epistolary Novel
04_Epistolary Novel


Activity No.16: Gothic Novel
05_Gothic Novel


Activity No.17: Autobiographical Novel
06_Autobiographical Novel


Activity No.18: Allegorical Novel
07_Allegorical Novel


Activity No.19: Utopian Novel
08_Utopian-Dystopian Novel


Activity No.20: Psychological Novel
09_Psychological Novel


Activity No.21: Stream of Consciousness
10_Stream of Consciousness


Activity No.22: Bildungsroman Novel
011_Bildungsroman Novel


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  1. A very detailed is given on each topic. Helpful for teacher and student.
    Thank You. A great effort and valuable contribution in teaching learning.

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