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IGNOU FEG-01 Solved Assignment 2013
Foundation Course in English – 1 (FEG-01) Course Code: FEG-01 Assignment Code: FEG-1/TMA/2012-13 Max. Marks: 100 Answer all the questions

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On 24th August in the year AD 79, the people of Pompeii were going about their business in the usual way. Suddenly it grew dark, and they looked up towards the top of Mount Vesuvius. A great cloud was leaving the top of the mountain; Vesuvius was erupting. The people of Pompeii started to run out of the town, but more than 2,000 of them did not get far. Stones and cinders began to fall on the town, and then an immense quantity of ash. The town was completely buried. You can visit Pompeii today. The Italian government has very carefully cleared away the volcanic matter to uncover public buildings and private houses, theatres, shops, market-places. You can see where people lived and how they lived. The mixture of ash and cinders made, with the rain of centuries, a kind of plaster which has kept things unchanged – rooms, pictures, cups, plates, a doctor’s instruments, public notices. It even kept the shape of the people who died, and of the clothes that they were wearing. Most of them were trying to escape. The figure of one Roman soldier who died standing at his post has excited writers and artists in our time. To reach the remains of Pompeii it was first necessary to move Italian farmers, their houses and their trees and plants. Vesuvius is an active volcano. Since AD 79, when it destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the seaport town of Stabiae, it has erupted frequently. Sometimes it does not do much damage. At other times whole villages disappear under the ash or lava. But the people go back. Every year we read of the eruption of a volcano somewhere, with the loss of people’s homes and land – sometimes of their lives. ‘And why,’ we ask, ‘do they live there? They know the volcano may erupt at any time.’ Part of the answer is that volcanic matter makes wonderful soil. That is certainly true of the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Streams of lava from the 1971 eruption of Etna destroyed a number of villages and farmhouses. The lava streams moved fairly slowly, and no lives were lost. Newspaper reporters and television teams went to the scene. Farmers whose houses were in danger from the red-hot lava were calmly taking the tiles from their roofs and loading them on carts. ‘Why are you saving the tiles?’ the reporters asked.

we shall rebuild our houses. an island in the South Atlantic. . It was dormant and not really extinct. Tristan da Cunha. the matter included in volcano helps to get a wonderful soil which results in taking a risk of living near volcanoes. It was dormant and not really extinct. You can see where people lived and how they lived. During really huge eruptions lava and ash can be thrown up into the air for hundreds of feet. In 1961 the volcano erupted and all the islanders had to leave Tristan. was described as an ‘extinct volcano’. ‘when it is safe again. Why is Pompeii important today? (2) Solution: The Italian government has very carefully cleared away the volcanic matter to uncover public buildings and private houses. Ash. 1a.’ the farmers explained. shops. 1e. 1b. What is special about the volcano called Tristan da Cunha? (2) Solution: Tristan da Cunha. Why do people still live dangerously near volcanoes? (2) Solution: people dangerously live near the volcanoes in spite of lava eruption because of the wonderful soil they get with the help volcano. lava.COM ‘Well.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. but more than 2. market-places. and gasses are spilled out onto the surface of the Earth.000 of them did not get far. In books printed before 1961. Stones and cinders began to fall on the town. Even volcanoes which seemed to be extinct have erupted. The town was completely buried. What happened to the people of Pompeii in AD 79? (2) Solution: People started to run out of the town. 1d. According to the people residing there. Today Pompeii is an important city only because of Italian government who recovered from the lava within the time. was described as an ‘extinct volcano’. an island in the South Atlantic. and then an immense quantity of ash. 1c. In 1961 the volcano erupted and all the islanders had to leave Tristan. theatres. What happens when a volcano erupts? (2) Solution: When a volcano erupts.

A great cloud was leaving the top of the mountain. The people of Pompeii started to run out of the town. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Describe the scene. 'Just as I thought that there was a great big orange flash.' Heavy rocks fell just over half a mile from the eruption. but more than 2. (10) Solution. .. People now were homeless and were running for help. Stones and cinders began to fall on the town.000 of them did not get far. People were running and escaping themselves from the hot lava at the end they had to leave their town. one of four used by hikers visiting the area. big cloud and I thought: "Gee that looks like a volcanic plume"'.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. and then an immense quantity of ash. Vesuvius was erupting.COM 2. told: 'I saw this beautiful. including the plight of the people. Truck driver Bryn Rodda. On 24th August a volcano which suddenly erupted for the first time in more than a century has covered parts of Pompeii in thick grey ash over several miles. damaging Ketetahi Hut. The town was completely buried. who also witnessed the eruption. Whole town had become the river of lava. Imagine that there were televisions in AD 79. burst into life just when people were busy in their regular businesses. It was quite impressive. Police said a witness described flashes and explosions followed by a cloud of ash more than 4 miles high (7km) coming from the mount Vesuvius. You are a reporter and flying in a helicopter over Pompeii while the volcano is erupting.

COM 3. (10) i ii iii iv v Erupting Cinders Extinct Dormant Lava i Ii Iii Iv V Pieces of material that is left after something such as wood or coal has burned A kind of rock which comes out of volcano in the form of a very hot liquid Something that is not active Suddenly coming out of something A volcano that is unlikely to erupt Solution: Erupting: Suddenly coming out of something Cinders: Pieces of material that is left after something such as wood or coal has burned Extinct: A volcano that is unlikely to erupt Dormant: Something that is not active Lava: A kind of rock which comes out of volcano in the form of a very hot liquid SENTENCES: 1. There are volcanoes that are constantly erupting all over the world.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. Match the words with their meanings and use the same words in sentences of your own. .

4. in the class-rooms. like a burning cinder. . I have read and heard a lot about it. balls and coffee uses. he has a house of his own to live in. I wish to see their co-eductional institutions where young girls rub shoulders with budding young men. Great is its seething. Little do most people know. recreation and rejuvenation after a period of hard and strenuous work. Extinct volcano.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. he can send his children to school and he gets best food. whether every labourer is really handsomely paid. where boys and girls mix freely. Who has ruled whole world and is still ruling. 3. the richest and the most prosperous country of the world. World’s strongest and the most powerful country. We decided these were formed by molten lava building up around trees. I am anxious to see beautiful parkland holiday homes scattered all over the country to which the Americans repair for rest. which burnt away. 4. with plenty of grape juice on his dining table. I have a curiosity to see whether really every one man out of three in America has got a car. Write a short composition on any one of the following in about 400 words: (20) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The story of cricket: yesterday and today The kindest thing that someone did for me Has civilization taught us to be subtly cruel? A country I would like to visit A Country I would like to visit The one great desire of my life is to visit America. that volcano was completely dormant? 5. good manners. I want to see their schools and colleges where the youths of the country are trained in citizenship. games and sports. el valle is famous for its Sunday Indian craft market.COM 2. a grievous thing of an ashy color. in games and sports and in clubs.

I want to see New York. said to be the best in the world. She/He sees an advertisement in Indian Daily inserted by the IWKAL Foundation offering scholarships to deserving students to study abroad. I would love to see all this live and experience it. loving sympathetic and religious. write a letter to the Foundation making relevant enquiries regarding the scholarship scheme. I shall exchange views on disarmament with the great American leaders. how they eat. I want to see how American films.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. A country where almost every person has desire to go once in their life. I want to see its big shops. shall see the President and the American Congress in session. are shot. who cooks it and how the Americans treat strangers to their houses. warehouses. As Parul Vohra/Salil Menon. hours. I want to the huge rush of traffic in its bazars and streets and on its roads. 6. I shall search the heart of the common Americans about India and Indians. what they eat. I want to study the private life 0f Americans. how they cook their food. Parul Vohra/Salil Menon is a very brilliant student who had completed her/his examinations. Hollywood and its beauties. are still hospitable. 382440 . I shall pay a visit to the White House. I want to see whether Americans who are said to be at the highest rung of modern science and civilization. (15) Solution: Sahil menon 13/B Utsav Flats Maninagar.COM I am most anxious to see their cinemas and above all.Ahmedabad Gujarat. its lofty buildings kissing the sky and its skyscrapers. the biggest city of the world.

So I request you to provide me with all the information and requirement of documents for getting the scholarship amount and all other information related to scholarship. I would be very much thankful to you if you provide me the scholarship for my masters Yours faithfully Sahil Menon 7. Fill in the blanks correctly with a/an or the: (5) Solution: . Dear Sir I am the student of LJ collage of commerce and finished my bachelor course. scoring 92% in the final.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. I have read the scholarship scheme in the Indian Daily journal and I was interested in the same. Thus I wanted to enquire about the scholarship you give to brilliant students to study abroad. i am interested in knowing how much amount is allotted and how and what are your condition behind the same. Director IWKAL Foundation 21st Dec 2013 SUB: Enquiry about the scholarship for studying abroad.COM To.

(lend) The father refused to buy him a bicycle. (go) Do you mind lending me your pen. He wanted to be an important lawyer.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. Fill in the blanks with correct gerund or infinitive forms of the verbs given in brackets: (5) Solution: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) He agreed to help me. (catch) She finished cooking in no time. (help) Suresh enjoys playing football. He was a very clever lawyer who did not care whether he was fighting for good or bad. the more skilful he became. when he got up the next morning. He was fat. 8. It reminds your friends of your thoughtfulness twelve times a year. He and Sydney Carton were often up late at night. (listen) 9. (cook) They decided to work hard. his mind was clear. with the red face and the loud voice. He was very skilful at finding the facts in every argument. and he was quickly becoming more and more successful. Even then. (buy) She loves listening to music. Mr. (5) Solution: .COM (i) (ii) Reader’s Digest is the truly inexpensive gift for all occasions. drinking. The more business he got. Stryver was little over thirty. Choose the correct form of the verbs from those which have been underlined. but he looked much older. (work) I am practicing to drive (drive) The class wanted to go for a picnic. (play) We failed to catch the train.

up. (viii) The temperature was two degrees below the freezing point. When we (3) arrived. in front of. behind. he could not let us have the larger room because he (7) had given it to another group. We do not recommend using this hotel again. we (10) suspected that he had lost the letter. (iii) He drove the car on the pavement. He leant against the wall. even bigger than ours. There was however a number of administrative problems. down: (5) Solution: (i) He lives in Kasturba Marg.For more solved Assignments visit IGNOU4UBLOG. against. (x) The teacher sat in front of the students. (vi) The car broke down in the middle of the road. Delhi. . (ii) His house is on the 3rd floor. In fact. between. we (4) discovered that the hotel manager (5) had reserved the wrong room for us and therefore we (6) did not have enough space. He (8) had also misunderstood the letter explaining what food we (9) required. Everyone agreed that this should become an annual event. below. on. across. above. (iv) We could see the mountains across/in front of the river. The seminars and talks (1) were extremely interesting and it was obvious that all the speakers (2) had prepared their material very thoroughly. at. (vii) The water in the river rose above the danger mark. (ix) When the sun sets it goes down the horizon. among. along. (v) The old man could not stand up.COM The conference was very successful. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions of place such as in. into. Unfortunately. 10.

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