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Saturday: 27/11/2021
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: 26/11/2021
GRAMMAR: Articles


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


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Thursday: 25/11/2021
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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Wednesday: 24/11/2021
GRAMMAR: PREPOSITIONS


Choose the correct Prepositions from the following examples:

PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-1
Dinesh, who graduated (of, from) the University of Pune two years ago, is now doing graduate work (in, on) engineering (at, to) Galaxy Tech. He expects to receive his Master’s degree (by, in) next June. After that, he plans to accept a job (as, like) a technician (by, with) an oil company (in, at) Bangalore.

PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-2
Ajay was walking (across, over) the campus (in, at) noon when he met a friend whom he had not seen (since, during) summer. They stopped (in front of, around) the gymnasium and sat down (in, on) the steps. After they had talked (for, during) about ten minutes, Ajay said, “I must go (toward, to) Global Academy this semester. Why don’t you drop by some afternoon (over, after) classes?”

PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-3
Mr. George arrived in New York (on, in) May 10 (at, on) eight o’clock (in, on) the evening. He decided to call on his uncle who lived (on, in) Fifth Avenue. He got on a bus (at, of) the station and put his fare (on, into) the farebox. The bus was very crowded, so Mr. George had to stand up all the way. When he reached 85th Street, Mr. George got off the bus and walked a short distance (in, to) the apartment building (in, of) which his uncle lived. He knocked (at, in) the door (of, on) his uncle’s apartment. He waited (for, during) a few minutes, but no one came (to, at) the door. He was disappointed to find no one (to, at) home. He didn’t know where to go because his uncle had promised to reserve a room for him (at, by) a downtown hotel. He saw a bench (at, to) the end of the hall, and he sat down (on, in) it to wait for his uncle.

Tuesday: 23/11/2021
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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Monday: 22/11/2021
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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Saturday & Sunday: 20 & 21/11/2021
GRAMMAR: Prepositions


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


Choose the correct Prepositions from the following examples:

PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-1

1. Do you live (at, on) Bay Street (in, on) Newport?
2. I hung the picture (above, on) the fireplace.
3. She walked (in, into) the kitchen and put her packages (on, over) the table.
4. Is Jane (at, in) home? No, she is (on, at) the library.
5. Mary is sitting (in, on) the sofa (at, in) the living room.
6. Michigan is situated (in, between) Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
7. While waiting for my train, I took a walk (around, across) the station.
8. A formation of twelve airplanes flew (over, on top of) our house.
9. The artist spends many hours (in, on) his studio (on, at) 50 Charles Street.
10. John found a note pinned (in, on) his door which said: “Meet me (at, in) the corner of Pine and Fifth Streets.”


PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-2

1. The Blake family lives (at, on) Third Street (in, on) Cleveland, Ohio.
2. Don’t forget to put your return address (in, on) the envelope.
3. He sat (near, against) the camp fire.
4. Mr. Flanagan, who is (from, of) Ireland, is staying (at, to) his sister’s home in Boston.
5. Someone has spilled ink (in, on) this rug and has burned a hole (in, on) that one.
6. The door was locked; so I shoved the letter (under, around) the door.
7. He piled the books (above, on top of) the table.
8. He arrived (in, at) Switzerland last week.
9. You are ahead of me. Your name is (above, at the top of) the list.
10. Your score on the examination is well (above, over) average.


PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-3

1. Does the movie begin (at, on) 6:30? No, it will not begin (until, for) 9:00; so do not arrive (before, by) that time.
2. He asked me to come (at, in) noon.
3. We will go to Florida (since, during) the month of January.
4. The stores stay open (on, in) Mondays (until, for) 9:00p.m.
5. Mary has been in the United States (for, during) a year.
6. John has lived in France (for, since) two years.
7. I read (for, during) three hours, (at, from) 9:00p.m. (until, by) 12:00.
8. Did you meet Mr. Green (at, during) your stay in Savannah?
9. No, I did not see him because I was there (for, during) only two hours.
10. The train is (on, in) time. It will arrive (in, by) three hours.


PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-4

1. Is your birthday (in, on) April? Mine is (in, on) April 7.
2. Come (by, on) 8:00 if you can; no one will be seated at the theater (after, since) 8:30.
3. I try to get to school (in, on) time to have a cup of coffee before my first class.
4. He will leave for Thailand (at, in) the end of August. There will be a farewell party for him (in, on) the twentieth of August.
5. Columbus discovered America (in, on) 1492.
6. The projector broke down twice (for, during) the showing of the film.
7. He had been waiting here (during, since) noon.
8. I received my bill (to, in) the middle of the month.
9. Can you be ready (by, on) six o’clock?
10. We plan to finish this project (around, until) the first of the year.


PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-5

1. We accept your kind invitation (by, with) pleasure.
2. I should like to read that book (by, of) Ernest Hemingway.
3. These oranges are sold (of, by) the dozen.
4. The door (of, at) the house is painted red.
5. He says he can communicate (by, of) mental telepathy.
6. Always sign important papers (by, in) ink.
7. Would you rather write (by, with) a pen or pencil?
8. Over one-third (of, in) the oranges are spoiled.
9. The first speech will be given (by, of) Mr. Steele.
10. Do you like to travel (by, in) bus?


PRACTICE ACTIVITY SET-6

1. He toured the country (in, by) a station wagon.
2. How would you like to go (by, with) us (by, in) our car?
3. This liquid smells (like, as) turpentine.
4. This cake is (for, to) lunch.
5. We always buy olive oil (of, by) the gallon.
6. The sound (of, by) rain lulls me to sleep.
7. It looks (like, as) a nice day.
8. It will take four yards (of, by) material to make this dress.
9. He always speaks (in, by) a loud voice.
10. Stanley took a temporary job (as, like) a chauffeur.


 

Friday: 19/11/2021
4.2: To Sir, With Love


To Sir, With Love‘ is an autobiographical novel. The narrator of the story was an engineer, but he accepted the job of a teacher in ‘East End School’ at London. At the beginning, he was ridiculed and abased by the students, but later his patience, endurance and teaching style succeeded gradually earn him their respect and admiration.

Watch the video below to get an idea about the synopsis of the novel:


(Brainstorming Activities will be shared soon…)


Thursday: 18/11/2021
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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Wednesday: 17/11/2021
GRAMMAR: Change the Voice


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


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Tuesday: 16/11/2021
GRAMMAR: SPOT THE ERROR


Dear students, ‘SPOT THE ERROR’ in sentences is a skillful and intellectual task. We need to spot and locate the part which is grammatically incorrect. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘SPOT THE ERROR’ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Monday: 15/11/2021
POETIC APPRECIATION


Poetic Appreciation of all Poems

Saturday: 13/11/2021
1.4: BIG DATA-BIG INSIGHTS


BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES


Activity: Personal Response. (Textbook Page No- 41)


Activity: All the data we receive is not used for positive things. Make a list of the negative things which can be done with the help of Big Data. (Textbook Page No- 41)


Activity: Write down the skills required for doing jobs in following areas. (Textbook Page No- 42)


Activity: Interview of a student regarding the Career. (Textbook Page No- 42)


Activity: Use Conjunctions ‘as well as’ and ‘either —- or’ in the following sentences (Textbook Page No- 42)

1. Whatever activity we do online is recorded, monitored and analysed.
→ Whatever activity we do online is recorded, monitored as well as analysed.

→ Whatever activity we do online is either recorded or monitored or analysed.

2. Big Data has been useful in identifying and tracking the exact location of a place.
→ Big data has been useful in identifying as well as tracking the exact location of a place.

→ Big Data has been useful either in identifying or tracking the exact location of a place.

3. Weather sensors and satellites help us to understand the weather and help in weather forecasting.
→ Weather sensors and satellites help us to understand the weather as well as help in weather forecasting.

→ Weather sensors and satellites either help us to understand the weather or help in weather forecasting.

4. Big Data helps in monitoring the outbreaks of epidemics and diseases.
→ Big data helps in monitoring the outbreaks of epidemics as well as diseases.

→ Big Data helps in monitoring the outbreaks of either epidemics or diseases.

5. New insights have enabled the banks and finance companies to come up with suitable plans.
→ New insights have enabled the banks as well as finance companies to come up with suitable plans.

→ New insights have enabled either the banks or finance companies to come up with suitable plans.

 

Friday: 12/11/2021
1.4: BIG DATA-BIG INSIGHTS


BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES


“Today’s world is the world of information and telecommunication. Everyday new technology and inventions are being made in the area of information, processing and travelling. The whole world has become a small place today. Any information can be exchanged by people in few seconds. These technologies are becoming a part and parcel of our lives. They are transforming our lifestyles and habits. Digital technology is playing a vital role in our day to day life.”

The lesson ‘Big Data-Big Insights’ reveals how Information & Technology changed the present scenario, in a very systematic way. Human lifestyle has absolutely been affected by Big Data. It has become a rapidly growing part of today’s society. The whole lesson is highlighted with eight important revolutionary outcomes, with valuable insights of human development.


A1. Explain the term ‘Big Data’. (Textbook Page No- 36)
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A2.  Make Pointwise notes from the lesson regarding the Uses of Big Data in following applications. (Textbook Page No- 40)
खालील आठ मुद्द्यांच्या सहाय्याने संपूर्ण पाठ्यांश सारांश रूपाने मांडण्यात आला आहे


Thursday: 11/11/2021
Writing Skill: BLOG WRITING


Dear students, BLOG WRITING is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic BLOG WRITING today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Tuesday: 09/11/2021
Writing Skill: EXPANSION OF IDEA


Dear students, EXPANSION OF IDEA is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic EXPANSION OF IDEA today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Sunday: 07/11/2021
Writing Skill: EMAIL WRITING


Dear students, EMAIL WRITING is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic EMAIL WRITING today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Saturday: 06/11/2021
Writing Skill: APPEAL WRITING


Dear students, APPEAL WRITING is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic APPEAL WRITING today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Friday: 05/11/2021
Writing Skill: FILM REVIEW


Dear students, FILM REVIEW is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic FILM REVIEW today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Wednesday: 03/11/2021
Writing Skill: ART OF COMPERING (ANCHORING)


Dear students, ART OF COMPERING (ANCHORING) is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic ART OF COMPERING (ANCHORING) today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Tuesday: 02/11/2021
Writing Skill: SUMMARY WRITING


Dear students, SUMMARY WRITING is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic SUMMARY WRITING today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Monday: 01/11/2021
Writing Skill: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (SOP)


Dear students, STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (SOP) is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (SOP) today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Sunday: 31/10/2021
Writing Skill: BOOK REVIEW


Dear students, BOOK REVIEW is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic BOOK REVIEW today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Saturday: 30/10/2021
Writing Skill: DRAFTING VIRTUAL MESSAGES


Dear students, DRAFTING VIRTUAL MESSAGES is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic DRAFTING VIRTUAL MESSAGES today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Friday: 29/10/2021
Writing Skill: GROUP DISCUSSION


Dear students, GROUP DISCUSSION is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic GROUP DISCUSSION today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Thursday: 28/10/2021
Writing Skill: MIND-MAPPING


Dear students, MIND-MAPPING is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic MIND-MAPPING today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Wednesday: 27/10/2021
Writing Skill: TAKING INTERVIEW


Dear students, TAKING INTERVIEW is one of the important topics in Writing Skill. This topic is included in our syllabus. So let’s study more details about the topic TAKING INTERVIEW today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Tuesday: 26/10/2021
Grammar: ‘Mood’


Dear students, ‘Mood’ is one of the important topics in English Grammar.  So let’s study ‘Mood’ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Monday: 25/10/2021
Grammar: ‘either….or’ / ‘neither…nor’ (Conjunctions)


Dear students, ‘either….or’ / ‘neither…nor’ (Conjunctions) is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘either….or’ / ‘neither…nor’ (Conjunctions) today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Saturday: 23/10/2021
Grammar: ‘Subject-Verb Agreement (Concord)’


Dear students, ‘Subject-Verb Agreement (Concord)’ is one of the important topics in English Grammar. This topic is also included in our syllabus. So let’s study ‘Subject-Verb Agreement (Concord)’ today!!! Write everything in your notebook.


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Friday: 22/10/2021
Grammar: ‘so…that’ / ‘too…to’


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


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Thursday: 21/10/2021
1.3: THE COP AND THE ANTHEM


BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES


A1. Convert the following sentences into Negative without changing their meanings. (Textbook Page No-34)


A2. Convert the following sentences into Affirmative without changing their meanings. (Textbook Page No-34)


A3. Describe the Wonderful Change in Soapy’s soul. (Textbook Page No- 31)
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A4. State whether True or False. Correct the False sentences.      
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Wednesday: 20/10/2021
PRACTICE ACTIVITY SHEET: 50 MARKS


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Tuesday: 19/10/2021
Grammar: ACTIVE/PASSIVE VOICE


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


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Monday: 18/10/2021
Grammar: Connotation (गर्भित अर्थ / सूचक अर्थ)


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


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useful expressions in speaking english-1

Saturday: 16/10/2021
1.3: THE COP AND THE ANTHEM


BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES

‘The Cop and the Anthem’ is the famous short story about a homeless man named Soapy. Soapy faces the urgent necessity of finding some sort of shelter for the winter. He plans to put himself in prison in the New York City jail.

For this purpose, Soapy decides to do something illegal in order to attract a cop’s attention. What he does includes cheating a restaurant into serving him an expensive meal, vandalizing the plate-glass window of a luxury shop, repeating his eatery exploit at a humble diner, pretending to be publicly intoxicated and stealing another man’s umbrella.

However, no matter what he does, his plans fall into failure. Disappointed, Soapy hears the church organ playing an anthem that makes him decide to turn over a new leaf. Just at this moment a policeman taps him on the shoulder and asks him what he is doing. Soapy answers “Nothing” and then he is arrested by the policeman. He is convicted of the misdemeanor of loitering and sentenced to three months in Blackwell’s Islands.


A1. Discuss and find out the different ways in which Soapy tried to get arrested. (Textbook Page No-32)

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A2. Describe the atmosphere when Soapy reached near the church. (Textbook Page No-32)
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A3. Read the story and match the incidents given in Column A with the consequences given in Column B. (Textbook Page No-32)


A4. Pick out the lines from the text which show that: (Textbook Page No-33)
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A5. ‘He would make a man of himself again’ : The word ‘man’ in the sentence means: (Textbook Page No-33)


A6. Soapy’s earlier life was much different from his present   life. Complete the table to show this contrast. (Textbook Page No-33)


A7. After listening to the sweet and solemn organ notes, Soapy decides to:  (Textbook Page No-33)


A8. Find out the words used for the ‘degraded state of Soapy’. (Textbook Page No-34)


A9. The specific meaning of the word ‘anthem’ in the story is: (Textbook Page No-34)


useful expressions in speaking english-1

Thursday: 14/10/2021
GRAMMAR: TYPES OF VERBS


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


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Wednesday: 13/10/2021
WRITING SKILLS


Writing Skill topics from
HSC BOARD EXAM SEPT. 2021


1. Drafting a Virtual Message:

Imagine, you are Rahul/Jyoti studying in 12th standard. You are going to attend an International Awareness Programme in New Delhi the next week.

Draft a message in about 100/150 words to convey the same to your classmate. Give your own reasons to support your message.

Answer-

drafting virtual message example

2. Statement of Purpose:

You wish to pursue your graduation /diploma at a reputed university in any of the streams of your own choice, either arts, commerce, science, management, medicine, agriculture, engineering, law or any other degree you have in your mind. You have fixed your career goals and also have similar background to achieve your dreams.

Taking help of the above points/information write a ‘Statement of purpose’ in about 100/150 words as a part of your application process to get admission at a university of your choice.

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3. Group Discussion:

You and your three friends (John, Irfan and Ravina) are selected as a team for group discussion for a reputed T.V. channel. The topic of discussion is ‘Importance of English literature’.

Write suitable dialogues for each participant giving his/her opinion on the topic.

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english communication skill

Tuesday: 12/10/2021
1.3: THE COP AND THE ANTHEM


‘पोलीस व ईशस्तवन’ (The Cop and the Anthem)
ही ओ.हेन्री या प्रसिद्ध अमेरिकन कथाकाराने लिहिलेली लोकप्रिय कथा आहे. सोपि नावाच्या एका बेघर व वैफल्यग्रस्त व्यक्तीच्या असुरक्षित व भरकटलेल्या जीवनाचे वर्णन या कथेमध्ये लेखकाने अतिशय कुशलतेने केले आहे.

हिवाळा सुरू व्हायला अवघे काही दिवस शिल्लक असतात. अशा या कडाक्याच्या थंडीत आपल्याला कुठे आश्रय मिळेल या विचारात सोपि मग्न असतो. अचानक त्याला एक कल्पना सुचते. आपण काहीतरी गुन्हेगारी कृत्य करू, पोलीस आपल्याला पकडतील व शहरातील तुरुंगात टाकतील, साहजिकच तिथे आपली किमान तीन महिने तरी राहण्याची व खाण्याची सोय होईल अशी सुपिक कल्पना सोपिच्या डोक्यात येते.

सोपि एका महागड्या व नंतर एका स्वस्तातल्या हॉटेलात जेवायला जातो. पोटभर जेवल्यानंतर पैसे न देता तो तिथून जायला निघतो, हॉटेलवाले मला पकडतील व पोलिसांच्या ताब्यात देतील असे त्याला वाटले. परंतू तसे झाले नाही, दोन्ही ठिकाणी त्याचा अवतार पाहून त्याला हॉटेलातून बाहेर जाण्यास सांगण्यात आले, धक्के देऊन त्याला बाहेर काढण्यात आले.

त्यानंतर रस्त्याने जात असताना सोपि एका दुकानाची काच फोडतो. यावेळीदेखील तो वाट पाहतो कि पोलीस मला पकडतील, परंतु तसे काहीच झाले नाही. येनकेन प्रकारे पोलिसांनी मला पकडावे या विवंचनेत सोपि एका दुकानात जातो. तिथे असलेल्या एका व्यक्तीची छत्री चोरण्याचा तो प्रयत्न करतो. छत्री मालकाने विरोध करताच सोपिने त्याला पोलिसांना बोलावण्यास सांगितले. छत्री मालकाला ती छत्री एका हॉटेलात सापडलेली असते, सोपि हा छत्रीचा मालक आहे असे समजून त्याने सोपिला ती छत्री घेऊन जाण्यास सांगितले.

सर्व प्रयत्न बेकार गेल्याने सोपि प्रचंड निराश होतो. त्यानंतर तो आपल्या नेहमीच्या जागी म्हणजेच एका बागेतील बाकड्यावर जाऊन बसतो. आता आपण कधीही तुरुंगात जाऊ शकत नाही या विचाराने तो आणखीनच हैराण होतो. अचानक त्याला बागेसामोरच असलेल्या एका चर्चमधून सुमधुर असे ईशस्तवन ऐकू येते. परमेश्वराची भरभरून स्तुती असणाऱ्या या गीताने त्याच्यामध्ये अचानक परिवर्तन होते व त्याला आत्मसाक्षात्कार होतो. चोरी करून तुरुंगात जाण्यापेक्षा उद्यापासून काहीतरी काम शोधण्याचा निर्णय तो घेतो. पश्च्यातापाने डोळे बंद करून व आपले दोन्ही हात जोडून तो चर्चसमोर शांतपणे उभा असतो. तेवढ्यात पाठीमागून कुणीतरी त्याच्या खांद्यावर हात ठेवतो, सोपि मागे वळून पाहतो तर मागे एक पोलीस असतो. पोलिस विचारतात, ‘इथे काय करतोस?’. सोपि उत्तरतो, ‘काहीही नाही’. त्यानंतर सोपिला कोर्टात उभे करण्यात येते व त्याला तीन महिन्याच्या तुरुंगवासाची शिक्षा ठोठावण्यात येते. ब्लॅकवेलच्या तुरुंगात सोपिची रवानगी करण्यात येते.

ICE BREAKERS ACTIVITIES


A1. Suppose you have gone to a place where the winter season is very severe. Discuss with your partner the ways to protect in the cold climate. (Textbook Page No- 27)

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A2. When you see a cop approaching, you feel either ‘relieved’ or ‘scared’. Discuss with your partner the situation when you feel ‘relieved’ or ‘scared’. (Textbook Page No-27)

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A3. Discuss some of the motivating things that can change a person’s life. (Textbook Page No-27)

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english communication skill

Monday: 11/10/2021
IDIOMS & PHRASES


Guess the meaning of the following idioms and phrases and use them in sentences of your own.



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Saturday: 09/10/2021
GRAMMAR: SPOT THE ERROR


Spotting the Error in sentences is a skillful and intellectual task. We need to spot or locate the part which is grammatically incorrect. The errors may be categorized differently, i.e. tense error, spelling error, punctuation error, part of speech error, sentence error, article-preposition error, singular-plural error etc. Here are some Activity Sets to practise Spot the Error.


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SPOT THE ERROR


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Friday: 08/10/2021
PRACTICE TEST NO. 05


UNSEEN PASSAGE


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

When my father laughs, it is not only our home that reverberates but the adjacent houses feel the ripples as well. He loves to laugh – only now, at a ripe old age. In our younger days we hardly remember seeing or hearing him laugh. He may have laughed in the company of his friends, but not at home. My father, a professor of English, had ‘rigid. cold eyes’. His eyes never flickered, penetrating deep into the person in front, if he happened to be the target, enough to upset him from his seat. And they were cold not from an absence of warmth, but like steel that had been tempered. Of course, it was not for us to question why his eyes were cold or why he rarely laughed at home.
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Ours was to accept his authority in order to live.
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Every morning, we would try to gauge father’s mood from the movement of his eyes or the few words he spoke. If his voice didn’t have a rough edge, we would breathe and move around a bit freely. On the other hand, when his throat produced grunts and rumbles, we knew we had had it for the day. The most difficult situation was when he was silent. Unable to read him, we would be on the horns of a dilemma: Was it fine to go for a football match? Or, would that invite a fine of two slaps, if not three penalty kicks? My father’s moods were like Chennai’s climate- hot, hotter, hottest. Yet, like millions of Madrasis who have not only survived their city’s climate but have also grown to love it, we came to love our father the way he was.
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He kept us on a tight leash with his stern countenance. fearing that we would go astray if given any liberties. Discipline was his motto, perhaps inherited from his own English professors. For that, I am grateful to him. At the end of the day, he exudes a quiet smile of satisfaction at having reared a brood of worthy citizens, if not exactly highly ‘valuable’ ones. Freed now from the burden of bringing up children, my father has dispensed with his rigid, cold facade. And he laughs a lot. He has to unload all those cans of laughter in him that had their lids, screwed on for so long. So it’s not strange that my children refuse to believe that their grandfather and laughter were ever strangers.


A1. Rewrite the following sentences and state whether they are True or False:
(2)
a. The writer’s father loved to laugh all the time- FALSE
b. The writer’s father did not laugh in his friends’ company- FALSE
c. Though father’s eyes appeared cold, they were full of warmth- TRUE
d. The few words father would speak, would declare his mood- TRUE

A2. Complete the following sentences: (2)
a. The father would fear about the children that they would go astray if given any liberties.
b. The rare sight for the writer in his childhood was to see or hear his father laugh.
c. The writer’s father would exude a quite smile of satisfaction at the end of the day because of having reared a brood of worthy citizens.
d. The writer’s children refuse to believe that their grandfather and laughter were ever strangers.

A3. Find facts from the extract regarding the mood of writer’s father: (2)

The children would try to gauge father’s mood from the movement of his eyes or words he spoke
a. The children would breathe and move freely, if his voice didn’t have a rough edge.
b. The children knew they had had it for the day, when his throat produced grunts and rumbles.
c. The children would be on the horns of dilemma, when he was silent.
The moods of the father were like Chennai’s climate hot, hotter, hottest


A4. Express your views regarding the importance of discipline in education. (2)
Answer– Discipline is a way in which we align our body, mind and our soul to follow a proper order. Discipline is ever more important during school life.  The process to learn and master discipline starts at school. We can’t be well educated without discipline. In school education, discipline is a set of rules & regulations that remind us of the proper code of behavior.

A5. LANGUAGE STUDY: (2)
1) He kept them on a tight leash with his stern countenance.
(Choose the correct alternative that indicates modal auxiliary showing ‘advice’)
a. He must keep them on a tight leash with his stern countenance.
b. He may keep them on a tight leash with his stern countenance.
c. He should keep them on a tight leash with his stern countenance.
d. He could keep them on a tight leash with his stern countenance.

2) We came to love our father the way he was.
(Choose the correct alternative to get the Present Perfect Tense form of the given sentence)
a. We have been coming to love our father the way he was.
b. We had come to love our father the way he was.
c. We come to love our father the way he was.
d. We have come to love our father the way he was.

A6. Match the words in column ‘A’ with their Synonyms in column ‘B’: (2)

Column A Column B
1. facade a. echoes
2. dilemma
b. important
3. valuable
c. puzzle
4. reverberates
d. appearance
  e. accepts

(1-d, 2-c, 3-b, 4-a)

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