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ASSIGNMENTS

IN ENGLISH

PLUS

8
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FULL MARKS PVT. LTD.


(A Unit of Saraswati Group) New Delhi-110002

GRAMMAR

CONTENTS SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-1


SECTION A: READING SECTION B: WRITING SECTION C: GRAMMAR FULL MARKS ASSIGNMENT-1 FULL MARKS ASSIGNMENT-2 3-5 5-11 12-14 14-15 15-17

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-2
SECTION A: READING SECTION B: WRITING SECTION C: GRAMMAR FULL MARKS ASSIGNMENT-1 FULL MARKS ASSIGNMENT-2 19-21 21-27 27-29 29-30 31-32

Note: Please note this Teachers Handbook contains the Solutions/ Hints for the Unit Assignments/ Full Marks Assignments given in the book Assignments in English Plus 8, published by Full Marks Pvt. Ltd.

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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
SOLUTIONS/ HINTS SECTION A : READING

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 1
1. A. 1. teach him the basic values of a good human being. 2. it has been earned by hard labour. 3. tough with tough. 4. on a screen of truth. 5. sell his heart and soul. 6. instil in his son certain traits of character. B. 1. scoundrel 3. cuddle 2. 2. dedicated 4. sublime 2.

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1. Because they have faith in the government. 2. They expect that the government will persuade or let them directly negotiate with farmers. 3. They want to renegotiate with the government for a better price of their land. 4. They want their ancestral land back.

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1. euphoria

2. adamant

1. (b) The Bengal Tiger 2. (d) the Leopard 3. (a) the Bear 4. (a) smiles 5. (d) ears

1. (d) have been benefited by globalisation 2. (b) Globalisation in India 3. (a) the small farmers and tribals 4. (c) has some gains than losses 3. 5. (a) dreadful

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(c) combined

2. (a) permeable 3. (b) open a cells pores with control 4. (a) choose a particular voltage to activate particular tissues 5. (b) to fight

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1. (d) The extreme positive and the extreme negative are alike 2. (b) fail to hear it 3. (a) fail to see them 4. (a) His nature 5. (c) so strong that it cannot be stopped

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1. A. 1. Hindu people of all classes and sects. 2. teaches the world tolerance. 3. shelter to the refugees. 4. took refuge with the people of India. B. (a) cordially (c) Chicago C. 1. delegates (b) religions (d) virtues. 2. remnants

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 2
1. A. 1. the court verdicts in their favour. 2. get their land back and start cultivation. 3. the Allahabad High Court verdict goes the farmers favour. 4. carefully read the offer documents.

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1. (b) he could make beautiful models. 2. (d) the doll. 3. (b) sawdust 4. (a) engaged himself in new work 5. (c) he made many different forms and creatures out of clay (c) the fear of the Gods wrath

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(c) give much importance to yourself

5. (d) too much.

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 5
1. A. 1. he was a bold, troublesome and cruel youngman. 2. he put down a rebellion in the Punjabi city of Takshila. 3. was a commoner, a fisher-woman. 4. suppressing an uprising in Ujjain. 5. taught him the basic tenets of Buddhism. B. (a) 304 (b) second (d) like (f) third 2. erupted (c) cruel (e) competent C. 2. 1. quell

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2. (d) palm leaves 3. (d) all the above. 4. (d) both (a) and (b). 5. (b) stolen or looted

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 4
1. A. 1. On Buddha Purnima Buddhists refrain from eating meat. They only eat kheer which they share with the poor. 2. Their special forms of charity include kindness to animals. 3. They decorate their houses with Vaisakh Vakats out of bamboo and festoon them. 4. In Sri Lanka, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima all homes are brightly illuminated and even the poorest light at least one oillamp. 5. On Buddha Purnima Japanese Buddhists make replicas of shrines with spring flowers and place a small idol of Buddha on them. 6. Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under a Bodhi tree that is why they are given special care. B. C. 2. 1. depict 1. include 2. rejoice 2. extraordinary 3.

1. (a) Latin America and the Caribbean 2. (b) Sierra Leone 3. (a) malnutrition 4. (d) hunger 5. (c) lack of proper food

1. (b) how winter comes 2. (d) the poignant smell of chrysanthemums 3. 5. (c) the end of the year (c) bitter smell 4. (a) sad

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 6
1. A. 1. the campus of St. Xaviers College, Calcutta. 2. attend an interactive session with the students there. 3. meet him on his next trip. 4. in the Lok Sabha close to each other. 5. a constitutional reality. 6. it does not clear which caste he belongs to. B. C. 2. 1. legacy 1. victory 2. denoted 2. close

1. (a) ran to the garden swing 2. (c) she remembered her (Nells) pouting expressions

3. (d) her school was closed that day 4. (d) all the above. 5. (b) didnt help her at all 3. 1. (a) common interest 2. (c) talk about other fellows hobby rather than your own

1. (d) Spain 2. (b) greet their victorious national team 3. (c) the king of the country

3. (b) unpleasant topics

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(c) National unity is very weak in Spain. B.

6. enhances our capability in every way. 1. undying 3. inducing 2. 2. recuperated 4. eliminate

5. (a) avoided 3. 1. (b) gastric ulcers 2. (a) it helps to relieve stress and anxiety 3. (a) cuts 4. (c) fibre 5. (b) good quality

1. (a) the Home of the Pure Heart 2. (d) Shanti Nagar 3. (b) to provide medication, bandages and food to the lepers 4. (d) orphans and homeless youth 5. (c) Venezuela (c) life

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 7
1. A. 1. our mind stress free and tension-proof. 2. helps the body release stress. 3. pranayama and meditation. 4. in our failures. 5. strengthens our nervous system and mind. 3.

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2. (b) sad songs 3. (a) act in the present 4. (b) heroic deeds 5. (c) future

SECTION B : WRITING

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 1
1. MESSAGE 12 February, 2012 10:00 a.m. Investors House You are requested to arrange a double bedroom, ground floor house near Metro station in Sector-4, Vaishali @ ` 10,000 per month as early as possible. The locality should be neat and clean and a little away from the main market. We have already shifted to Delhi and are staying with one of our relatives here. We are in urgent need of a flat. So, do the same without any delay. Roshan 2. A washing machine (laundry machine, clothes washer, or washer) is a machine designed to wash laundry, such as clothing, towels and sheets. The 3.

term is mostly applied only to machines that use water as the primary cleaning solution, as opposed to dry cleaning (which uses alternative cleaning fluids, and is performed by specialist businesses) or even ultrasonic cleaners. In most top-loading washers, if the motor spins in one direction, the gearbox drives the agitator; if the motor spins the other way, the gearbox locks the agitator and spins the basket and agitator together. Similarly if the pump motor rotates one way it recirculates the sudsy water; in the other direction it pumps water from the machine during the spin cycle. Because they usually incorporate a gearbox, clutch, crank, etc., top-loading washers are mechanically more complex than front loading machines but are generally lower maintenance since there is no need for a door seal (described below). However, the electro-mechanical components in conventional top-load washer have largely reached maturity. 121, Vir Marg Delhi 25 December, 2011

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My dear Shadhna You will be glad to know that I visited Udaipur during the winter holidays with my family members. Udaipur is really a wonderful place. Located in the state of Rajasthan it is known as the city of lakes. You can find here several palatial buildings of the Rajput era. The Lake Palace covers the entire Bland in the Pichola Lake. Udaipur is also known as the Venice of the East. Some of the famous lakes of this city are Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake and Swarup Sagar Lake. People here are very cordial. They like spicy food. They wear colourful dresses. The changes of the time can also be seen in this beautiful city. Most of the palaces have been turned now into luxury hotels. It is a place worth-visiting. Ill suggest you to see this city with your own eyes. Im sure youll enjoy your visit. Convey my regards to your parents. Rest is fine. With good wishes. Yours affectionately Ranjana 4. Use the following hints to develop the answer: Mother Teresa devoted life for mankind an angel of God messenger of peace love left home to help poor. Calcutta fortunate land. Established charity homes orphanages hospitals schools homes for poor unwanted women orphans lepers centres of missionaries of charity all over the world. Blessed with a healing touch. Honoured with Nobel Prize Woman of the year Rajiv Gandhi Peace Foundation Award. Death September 5 irreparable loss to the world.

about the advantages of animals. They were also instructed to treat animals kindly and sympathetically. A number of activities viz. debates, declamation contests, poetry recitation, costume show and display of slogans on play cards were organised to inspire the students. I listened to their views and concluded that people treat animals inhumanly. Now, I have made up my mind to counsel those people who kill animals without rhyme or reason. Suman Kumar 2. SAINA NEHWAL Saina Nehwal has become an international image in the field of badminton. She was born on 17 March, 1990 in Hyderabad city of India. Her father is Harvir Singh and mother is Usha Rani. Saina showed her interest in badminton in her early childhood. She started her training under the Dronacharya awardee S.M. Arif. The Junior Czech Open held in 2003 proved to be a major break in her career. She gave her best performance in the Common Wealth Games of 2004. But unfortunately she couldnt win a medal. In 2004, she took part in Junior Asian Championship. In 2010, she got the opportunity to lead the Indian Womens team to finals of the Uber Cup. She won the Indian Open Grandprix Gold of 2010 by defeating Mew Choo Wong from Malayasia. Due to her excellence in badminton, she has been bestowed with awards like Padma Shri (2010) and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2010). 3. Date From To : 5 November, 2011 : preetisen@yahoo.com : rajkumar@mc.com

Subject : Accidents caused due to stray bulls Sir I am a resident of Vikas Enclave. I intend to bring to your notice that the residents of this locality are perturbed because of the stray bulls. They have become the cause of several road accidents. Moreover, they hit the children with their horns. There are nearly ten casualties due to the stray bulls.

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 2
1. 2 February, 2012, Wednesday 8:35 p.m. Today I participated in Kindness Towards Animals campaign organised on the campus of the school at 10:00 a.m. in the auditoria. The students were told

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The traffic is also disturbed by the bulls. I recollect the accident that took place two days ago. A cyclist was hit by a stray bull. Consequently, he collided with a car and got injured. I humbly request you to protect the residents of the locality from the stray bulls as early as possible. With regards Preeti 4. Use the following hints to develop the answer: Cricket the most popular sports of the day. First introduced by the British rulers in their colonies. The main intentions to keep the slaves unaware of the governance. Later even after freedom the then colonies continued to play but England itself virtually cut off from it. Today a lot of test types of cricket is available such as One Day, Test Match, T-20 and IPL. A lot of wastage of money. The audience concentrate only upon a few people in the ground sometimes for four-five days without much break. Is there any productive result of it? No, not at all. Had this expenditure or the energy of the players been utilised creatively it would have contributed to the nations development a lot. Rethink over its promotion.

inaugurate the shop. All relatives, friends and the residents of the locality are welcome. Ranjit

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The bar graph shows that the companys maximum attention is on its infrastructure and staff. It spent 20% of its revenue equally on infrastructure and salary each. The next target has been the repayment of loans and the interest spent on them (loans) is 17.5%. The third priority was the advertisement where it spent 15% followed by 12.5% on transport. Taxes and R & D account amounted to 10% and 5% respectively. It is a fact that the interest on loan repayment has been higher but the infrastructure and salary heads could contribute to the growth of country and it expects higher returns in future. C-78, Janak Puri New Delhi 10 November, 2011 The Editor The Times of India New Delhi Sub: Corporal Punishment Sir Inflicting corporal punishment on the school goers is a crime. But some of the teachers do not understand this bare fact and thrash the pupils mercilessly. It is also a well known fact that corporal punishment makes the students arrogant and obstinate. Teachers must not mar the future of the students. Those who believe in the dictum that spare the rod and spoil the child have no knowledge of the human psychology. Children need love and affection. The traditional approach to education hinders creativity, productivity and the harmonious growth of the child. Hence, I request you to publish my letter in your esteemed newspaper so as to make the teachers aware of these facts. They must stop this type of punishment. The parents should also come ahead to protest against the established convictions with firm determination. Yours sincerely Ruchika

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UNIT ASSIGNMENT 3
1. NOTICE 28 August, 2011 Inauguration of Shop I cordially invite the resident of Mayapuri to the inauguration of the shop for readymade garments and kids wear. Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav, an eminent political leader, will

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NEVER GIVE UP Once a prince was attacked and defeated. The enemy soldiers could not find the prince in the battlefield because he retreated and hid himself in a cave. He got disappointed and disheartened. He thought that there was no hope of happiness in his life. Suddenly he glanced at a spider. It was weaving a web over the opening of the cave. It was working so precisely and meticulously that the prince got inspired. The prince decided to fight a final battle against the enemy. He came out of the cave and started training the young. He trained nearly 2000 youngsters and declared war against the enemy. It is often said that fortune favours the brave. He got his empire back and lived happily.

orchestra presented a very good programme of music and entertained all and sundry. In the end the guests sang songs and played musical chairs. The females also enjoyed themselves. The celebrations ended at midnight. I can never forget the New Year celebrations which give us an opportunity to be together with our kith and kin. 3. Date From To : 15 November, 2011 : ritapanwar@gmail.com : rajeshkochar@electdeptdel.com

Subject : Power failure for long hours Sir It is to bring to your notice that the residents of Vikaspuri are suffering because of the power failure in the evening. The production of the factory gets affected by the regular and continuous power cuts. The work of packing is adversely affected. We are earning our bread and butter from these small scale industries. If the electricity board continues this practice, we will have to lock the factories permanently. There is no other alternate for us. No productive work is being done in the evening. It is not only the problem of industrialists. The ordinary residents of the locality are also disturbed. The students cannot complete their homework and revise the topic taught in the class. The problem of power has become very grave. You are requested to solve the problem as soon as possible. With regards Rita 4. 20 October, 2011 By Amrit Roy Delhi Book Fair always fascinates me. Today I visited this book fair. As usual there was a great rush on the ticket counter. There was hustle and bustle everywhere. Suddenly I saw a few youngsters began shouting at the youngsters of an another group. Soon there occurred a clash between the two groups. The volunteers of the

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 4
1. D.A.V. PUBLIC SCHOOL, PATNA NOTICE 3 March, 2012 Articles of Magazine All the students are informed that the school is going to bring out its magazine for this academic session. All those who are interested to contribute their stories, articles, cartoons, poems, etc. should submit them by 30 March positively. The contribution should be original. Manuscripts are also welcome. Saurav Student Editor 2. I celebrated the New Year with a great pomp and ceremony. I decorated the big drawing room of my house beautifully. The members of my family invited all their close friends. I also invited my friends. I also made an arrangement of the DJ system. The youngsters danced to the tunes of Punjabi songs. My father inspired us to become good human beings and help the poor. We enjoyed the delicious dishes prepared by my mother. The

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book fair organising committee tried their best to pacify the aggressive youngsters of both the groups. But all their efforts proved in vain. The youngsters continued fighting. Seeing the situation becoming worse I called the police. It was finally controlled after they (police) arrived. Some were taken into custody but later released after warning not to do such things again.

Saurav

: Okay! Ill try once more with full enthusiasm. Thank you very much for showing me the way. : Best of luck!

Rajeev 3.

13, Station Road Haldwani 4 March, 2012

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 5
1. Inter-house Folk Song Competition 23 May, 2012, Friday 10:00 p.m. Our school organised an inter-house folk song competition for secondary classes at 10:00 a.m. 125 students participated in the folk song competition. Their cultural events displayed the rich variety of cultural heritage of India. The Haryanvi group song secured the first position and the girls who sang the Rajasthani folk song bagged the second position. The third position was secured by the Punjabi group. The audience were mesmerised by the melodious songs of the budding singers. I was not the participant but I enjoyed the performance of each team. I am happy that the school inculcate the cultural values into the pupils. 2. Rajeev : Come on, Saurav, why are you so desperate. Cheer up! Failures are not the end of everything. : Of course, but it is only for those who succeed. You know this is my third failure. Dont you believe I am fated to face it? : What nonsense! Efforts can overpower the fate. One needs to be brave. : No, Rajeev. Effort is not everything. Fate is all powerful. I dont want failure, but I have to face it every time. : It is your misconception. Once you begin believing in fate, it overpowers you and makes you a coward. This results in your failure. You should forget your failures and prepare to work afresh. Youll win surely.

The Principal ABC School Haldwani Sub: Regarding grant of leave Sir Most respectfully I beg to state that my brothers marriage is going to be solemnised on 12th of March. There is no one except me to make arrangements for the wedding. My father is always busy in his official work. He has left everything on me. I, therefore, request you to please grant me leave for one week so that I may do all the necessary arrangements at proper time. My leave will start from 06-03-2012 and it will continue upto 12-032012. I shall be highly obliged to you for this act of kindness. Thanking you Yours faithfully Manjeet Singh 4. Use the following hints to develop the answer: A river natures precious gift enjoys the status of mother provides life to human beings animals crops vegetation require good treatment in return. Alarming situation rivers getting polluted dirty dried-up water turning poisonous. Causes: industrial discharge city drains washing clothes throwing dead bodies ashes. Consequences: unavailability of clean drinking water river water poisonous unfit for irrigation and water creatures leading to stomach disorders.

Saurav

Rajeev

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Suggestions: outlet of drains water from industries to be treated check on waste disposal widespread projects for cleaning rivers to be launched.

Sir I want to draw the attention of the millions of Indian through your esteemed daily towards one of the grave problems of India, i.e. child labour. Child labour is a stigma on the Indian society. Children are employed at various places such as hotels, restaurants, shops, household, etc. They can be seen in industries also doing harmful jobs. It is really pathetic. These children are deprived of education and childhood pleasures. Not only this, their unhygienic working conditions make them victims of chest ailments and lung cancer. They are paid so poorly that they fail to spend money on their treatment and ultimately they get untimely death. Child labour must be stopped at all cost. Every child has a right to get education. Hence, he/she should not be deprived of his/ her right. Suggestions: Minimum age should be fixed for child labour. There should be fixed working hours. They should be provided necessary facilities and rights. There must be adequate provisions for medical care. Thanking you

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1. MESSAGE 15 February, 2012 4:00 p.m. Dear Mother I received the telephone call of Arnav. He informed me that he would not come this week as he was to appear in the exam. He wanted to stay in the hostel to prepare for the examination. I was to leave for Faridabad as scheduled so I could not have face to face interaction with you. Arnav was also asking you to send some money for purchasing books. Prasoon 2. The graph shows a periodical progress report of a student of class VIII during the academic session 2010-2011. In first periodical test he obtained 360 followed by a slight increase to 365 and 370 in June, 2010 and August, 2010 respectively. But in October 2010 periodical test he showed a sharp rise in his performance by obtaining 385 marks followed by another wonderful performance in December 2010 by obtaining 400 aggregate. But again in February, 2011 his performance was almost static as he obtained 405 in that month. Overall, his performance has been improving satisfactorily. 67-R, Arya Nagar Kurukshetra 10 October, 2011 The Editor The Hindustan Times New Delhi Sub: Exploitation of children

Yours faithfully 4. Discipline is essential in all walks of life. An indisciplined man creates problems not only for himself but also for the society. A teacher cannot deliver his lecture in the class if the students are indisciplined. Discipline is a virtue that enables a human being to attain his/ her cherished goals. The attainment of individual and organizational objectives solely depends on the disciplined employees. If the players of football dont follow the rules and regulation of the game, they will not be able to play. Discipline is indispensable for achieving considerable success in the world of competition. It is discipline that accelerates the rate of progress of a nation. It must be kept in mind that discipline cannot be enforced by law. It is training of the mind. It has to come from within. The members of the society should always remember that discipline breeds love and eradicates the feelings of hatred. A disciplined person faces the music of life with astonishing ease. The term discipline must not be misinterpreted.

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Some semi-literate people think that discipline imposes restriction on personal freedom. It is a misapprehension and perilous to the very existence of human life. One must not forget that the soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the security of the citizens are disciplined. If they become indisciplined the nations security will be at stake. Discipline is of utmost importance in every field of life.

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10, Indira Nagar Bhopal 20 February, 2012 The Sanitary Inspector Bhopal Sub: Unsatisfactory sanitary condition Sir This is to inform you that our town has become a hell due to lack of adequate sanitary conditions. Some green grocers throw the rubbish material on the road. As a result of this the road becomes dirty. Foul smell can be smelt even from far off areas. Whenever anyone crosses the road thousands of flies start flying. Due to dirt, mosquitoes trouble us a lot particularly at night. It becomes difficult for us to complete our homework. I, therefore, request you to please do the needful in the interest of the public. It is feared that the city will come in the grip of some epidemics like dengue and malaria if immediate action is not taken. Thanking you Yours sincerely Amar

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1. 10 April, 2011 9:00 p.m. It is very unfortunate that poverty is still deeply rooted in every corner of our country. We have not yet bridges the gap between the wealthy class of people and the most unfortunate lot i.e. the poor. Last week I had gone to Shimla for two days with my parents. We were walking leisurely on the Mall Road. Suddenly I got shocked to see a poor young man searching for eatables in a big roadside dustbin. It was really a very pathetic scene for me. Although I helped the man with pastries and ice-creams, I remained disturbed for a long time. Sachin 2. R.K. NARAYAN R.K. Narayan is regarded as one of the greatest of Indians writing in English. He is the most artistic of the Indian writers. He was born in 1906 in Madras, (now Chennai). He was never a good student and failed both in the High school and Intermediate examinations. He could get his degree only when he was twenty-four years old. He then joined as a teacher in a village school. But soon he gave up his job as a school teacher and decided to devote all his time to writing. He wrote a number of short stories and novels. All his short stories are set in an imaginary town of Malgudi. His novel The Guide received the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 1960. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1964. 4.

Use the following hints to develop the answer: Fast food junk food gaining popularity specially among youngsters more of a status symbol Indian food termed unfit outdated. Prepared in unhygienic conditions contaminated water dirty cheap cooking medium fine flour (maida) used to prepare it harmful for stomach difficult to digest spoils skin makes body bulky. Necessary to switch over to fresh fruits vegetables green fibrous juices salads lentils good for health skin stomach easy to digest keep body fit. Advice keep away from tempting fast food once in a while is OK, stick to fresh, healthy food.

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SECTION C : GRAMMAR

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 1
1. (a) (i) on (c) (iii) their (e) (ii) on (g) (i) many 2. (b) (iii) that (d) (iv) amongst (f) (iv) includes (h) (ii) entitled

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(a) can (c) shall (e) Would (g) must

(b) could (d) Could (f) used (h) should

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(a) She is a policeman as well as a poet. (b) Run fast or you will miss the first period. (c) They lost the match because the team was weak. (d) Since I am old, I cannot walk fast.

(a) (iii) requested his father to buy a bicyle (b) (ii) what the need of a bicycle was when his school was so close (c) (i) he loved to ride it (d) (iv) he would buy one in the next month

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1. (a) (iii) of (c) (iv) from (e) (i) of (g) (ii) for 2. (b) (f) (i) of (ii) of (d) (iv) to (h) (iii) in

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(a) the (c) is (e) for (g) for

(b) of (d) the (f) an (h) to

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(a) Seeing me in his room, he became surprised. (b) He could not pay the fine because he had no money. (c) All my friends were present in the party. (d) I heard my father go up the stairs.

(a) (iv) When did you arrive (b) (ii) You must have had a tough time (c) (i) How did you enjoy the vaction (d) (iii) I enjoyed it a lot

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(a) has been registered (b) support (c) has written (d) were taken ill

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(a) to of (c) among between (e) A The (g) meant meaning

(b) the an (d) has have (f) comes coming (h) for from

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1. (a) (ii) has created (c) (i) of (e) (iii) are (g) (ii) consumed 2. (a) (iv) all of them were (b) (ii) keep the readers guessing (c) (i) is solved (d) (ii) Some of the best known 3. (a) I was told the story of a king by my brother. (b) The Prime Minister was given a warm welcome by the people. (c) Whose mobile phones was spoilt by him? (d) It is hoped that the match will be won by us. 5. (b) (iv) significant (d) (iii) produced (f) (iv) used (h) (iii) from 4.

(a) Ivan Dmitritch was a middle-class man. (b) He lived with his family on an income of twelve hundred a year. (c) But he was very well satisfied with his lot. (d) He sat down on the sofa after supper and began reading the newspaper. (a) It is known to all that Raman is ill Or That Raman is ill is known to all. (b) This is Reema who won the title for the Best Girl. (c) I prefer tea to coffee. (d) He told me that he would go, but I should stay.

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1. (a) (ii) where he was going (b) (iv) he was going to see a patient in a hospital. (c) (iii) how much time he would take. (d) (i) he would be back within an hour. 2. (a) (iii) they (c) (i) that (e) (iv) their (g) (i) my 3. (a) to (c) which (e) lower (g) the 4. (a) was arrested (c) have been killed 5. (b) (iii) me (d) (ii) them (f) (ii) I (h) (iii) my (b) lies (d) are (f) for (h) of (b) has been cancelled (d) was chosen 5. 4.

(d) Mother enquired of me whether I had completed my work. (a) By whom has mathematics been taught to you? (b) The lesson had already been finished by the teacher. (c) You are requested to keep the book on the table. (d) She was given a beautiful gift by her brother. (a) Napoleon Bonaparte was born on 15th August, 1769. (b) He belonged to a poor family of Carsica island in France. (c) Because of his war-like nature, he joined the army. (d) He proved his military ability by suppressing a revolt in Toulon.

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1. (a) (iii) who was tending (b) (ii) the track had broken (c) (i) took off his (d) (iv) waved it (e) (i) rushing towards the (f) (ii) braked and stopped the (g) (iii) saved (h) (iv) was highly appreicated 2. (a) (i) was lying (c) (iv) need (e) (iii) much (g) (iv) any 3. (a) is has been (e) was is (g) with to 4. (a) organising (c) to publish 5. (b) (iii) could (d) (iii) The (f) (i) at (h) (iii) dared (b) for with (f) found find (h) solve solved (b) to find (d) visitng

(a) he had forgotten his glasses. (b) was cooking (c) from (d) He does not believe that I am his neighbour.

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1. (a) (i) when (b) (i) became (c) (iv) had appealed (d) (iii) responded to the (e) (ii) was posted to (f) (iii) braved challenging (g) (iv) used to be frustrated (h) (i) yearned to look out 2. (a) (ii) a (c) (iii) the (e) (ii) an (g) (iii) the 3. (b) (i) a

(c) circulated circulate (d) a the

(d) (iii) the (f) (iii) the (h) (i) a

(a) The teacher asked Rohit why he had not done his work. (b) He asked me where I had been all those days. (c) The teacher advised me to work hard.

(a) Did the lion not break out of the cage? (b) How can good marks be obtained in such a situation? (c) You must take rest for the whole day otherwise you will again fall ill.

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(d) They asked him if he would reach Patna the next day.

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(a) grows grow (c) within into (e) but and (g) is are

(b) a the (d) his its (f) needed needs (h) means meant

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1. (a) (iii) Can (c) (iii) must (e) (i) Would (g) (iv) should 2. (b) (iii) will (d) (ii) ought to (f) (ii) may (h) (iv) will 4.

(a) Since you desire it, I shall give you in writing. (b) Napoleon whom the French honour died at St. Helena. (c) He felt excited while receiving the award. (d) Accompanied by her mother, she entered the room.

(a) (iv) Are you ready to shoot (b) (iii) What can you see in front of you (c) (i) Can you not see (d) (iii) I cant say 5.

(a) has been forecast (c) were submerged

(b) were warned (d) were closed

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SECTION A
1. A. (a) the game of football was not there. (b) she made a lot of friends in the new school. (c) make the best of the things he had. (d) he was a short-tempered man. (e) his company closed down. (f) he was a football player there. B. 1. scornful 3. pleaded 2. 1. 2. (c) 45-52 (c) 60 2. tantrum 4. misfortune

SECTION B
4. AMAR JYOTI SCHOOL, PATNA NOTICE 25 August, 2011 All the students are hereby informed that our school is going to organise a cultural evening on 28 August to collect funds for the extremely poor children. Our Education Minister will be the Chief Guest on the occasion. All the students are requested to attend the cultural evening. Harsh Head Boy 5. The following graph shows the trend of the students performance in an examination in respective years. In 2006, about 50% students qualified in the examination and the next year (2007) the percentage increased. But simultaneously it decreased by 10%. It showed the declining trend. In the year 2009, the percentage of candidates took a quantum jump and it increased

3. (a) 32 4. (d) 41-48 per cent 5. (b) a disease that spreads over the whole country. 3. 1. (b) existence of human life 2. (a) a book of Swami Vivekananda 3. (d) serve humanity 4. 5. (c) Pakistan launched air attacks on Indian base (c) a noble cause

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up to 80% and in the next year it remained standstill. So this graph shows the ups and downs in the number of candidates right from 2006 to 2010. 6. Date From To : 20 November, 2011 : preetikhanna@gmail.com : rahimkhan@electromerrut.com

Subject : Street Lights Sir It is to inform you that the street lights of the locality have not been working for the last six months. The unavailability of street lights has become the cause of frequent accidents and unsocial activities. The antisocial elements of the city harass the girls who return home late. The cases of robbery and theft have also become common. The residents of the locality are terrified as they cannot go to the market after 6:30 p.m. Their condition is pitiable. So, you are requested to ask the concerned authorities to install new tube light in the streets. With regards Preeti C-207, Shastri Nagar Meerut 7. BAN CRACKERS Many malpractices have been associated with some of our religious festivals and social events. Bursting crackers on Diwali, wedding parties etc. is the pinnacle of absurdity. It is not only the wastage of money but also harmful for the people and environment. Perhaps the desire to display wealth and a misguided notion of fun urges people to enjoy the sight of their hard earned money going up in

smoke. The smoke emitted by the firework releases harmful and poisonous gases. People suffer from asthma and other respiratory disorders have to bear additional suffering. The indulgence in this malpractice encourages the social evil of child labour. Most of the factories producing firecrackers employ children as labourers. These unfortunate children are deprived of education and childhood days. They also contact diseases by handling poisonous chemicals. These crackers are perilous for the school-going children who use them on various occasions. There are numerous examples of accidents that took place because of using the crackers. Hence, it is the need of the hour to ban crackers.

SECTION C
8. (a) (iv) switched to (b) (iii) has again become (c) (i) plying on (d) (i) are now at critically 9. (a) (iii) Located (c) (i) known (e) (ii) situated (g) (ii) like 10. (a) their (c) them (e) or (g) whose 11. (a) is added (b) is rinsed (c) is then put into (d) should be allowed to stand 12. (a) was given (c) were arrested (b) has banned (d) are lying vacant (b) (iv) is (d) (h) (i) of (i) through (f) (iii) which

(b) of (d) are (f) some (h) and

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SECTION A
1. A. (a) awesome mountains.

(b) is as big as a groundhog with a coat like a squirrels. (c) berries and small vegetation.

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(d) they (mar mots) cant waddle away fast enough into their burrows. (e) their flesh and fur. (f) hurriedly run away at the sight of humans. B. 1. crevasses 3. cuddly 2. 2. azure 4. hibernating

1. (d) NRM is located in Chennai 2. (b) UNESCO 3. (a) 25% commission on gate entrance 4. (d) all the above. 5. (a) make easy 6.

Scotland. His father was Mr Alexander Melville Bell. He was a great elocutionist. Graham Bell, his distinguished son, was educated at Royal High School, Edinburg. At the age of sixteen, he secured the position as a pupil teacher of Elocution and music in Western House Academy. From 1866 to 1867 he was an instructor at Somersetshire College, Bath, England. In 2004, he was nominated as one of the top ten greatest Canadians. He died on 2 August, 1922. To The Principal Govt. Senior Secondary School Kanpur Sub: Cleanliness of rooms and tiolets Madam It is to inform you that the rooms and toilets of the school are not cleaned properly. One can find many pieces of paper and wrappers in the classrooms in the morning. There is a foul smell in the toilets. The sweepers dont wash the commodes daily. The dirty and unhygienic condition of classrooms and toilets can mar the reputation of our school. I request you to heed the problem and take prompt action. With regards Babita Head Girl 7. It was the month of December. It was biting cold. It is but natural that people sleep inside the room. At about 2:00 a.m. when people are in deep slumber, I woke for toilet. All of sudden I heard some sound in neighbourhood. I saw through the ventilator, a man was breaking the door. I didnt stop even for a minute. I went outside the room and informed the chowkidar. He was doing his job properly. He took heed of mine and immediately called his other colleagues too. I along with chowkidar went into the house of the neighbour where thieves were busy in committing theft. They were collecting money and jewellery from almirah and someone was busy in collecting other valuable materials too. We caught them red-handed. They just tried to escape but of no use. We immediately informed the police. The police came and took

3.

1. (b) no farmhouse 2. 3. (c) shaking his harness bells (c) lovely

4. (a) strange 5. (a) one should not get diverted from ones promises

SECTION B
4. MESSAGE 25 December, 2011 4:45 p.m. Dear mother I received a telephone call from Mrs Saha. She was asking you to reach her house in the evening at 6:00 p.m. as she had fixed the appointment with the doctor. She will be waiting for you. She also told that the doctor would not meet after 7:30 p.m. So, you must not be late. Rekha 5. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Alexander Graham Bell was born on 3 March 1847. He was a scientist, inventor and founder of the Bell Telephone Company. In addition to his work in telecommunications technology, he also was responsible for important advances in aviation and hydrofoil technology. He was born in Edinburg,

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them away into the custody. Hearing the hue and cry all members of the neighbour also came.

(c) doing done (e) which who (g) an the

(d) to for (f) for to (h) got get

SECTION C
8. (a) (iv) knew (e) (ii) was winding (g) (i) was cooking 9. (b) (ii) had died (i) were (f) (iii) wanted (h) (iii) do not know (c) (iv) has been raining (d)

11. (a) Nainital Ropeway is established by Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam. (b) It is one of the advanced ropeways of India. (c) It is controlled by electronically and mechanically both. (d) It is used to carry 12 persons in a single time. 12. (a) Meeting too many people can be tiring. (b) Staying in a new city can be exciting. (c) Eating the local food made me feel ill the next morning. (d) Riding the horse is very exciting.

(a) (ii) that day was his birthday. (b) (i) how he would celebrate it. (c) (iv) he had arranged a party. (d) (i) if he had invited his friends.

10. (a) was is

(b) reversed reverse

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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
SOLUTIONS/ HINTS SECTION A : READING

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 1
1. A. 1. human brains get smaller with increasing age. 2. loss of neurons over time. 3. age-related changes to their brains. 4. memory and thinking skills. 5. enlarged brains and long life-span. 6. frail and weak with worn out teeth and vigour. B. 1. phenomenon 3. conferred 2. 1. (b) 2615 metres 2. (b) December to February 3. (d) Naini lake 4. (c) Naina Devi temple is situated on the southern shore of Naini lake. 2. C. 2. vulnerable 4. adaptation B.

comforts. She spent her own money on the improvement in the condition of that hospital. 3. She used to hold a lamp in her hand while visiting patients at night. So, she is better known as The Lady with the Lamp. 4. Her parents wanted her to lead a happy, comfortable domestic life. But she wanted to serve mankind without caring for her own comforts. 1. dedicating herself to the selfless service of the sick and the wounded. 2. join the medical profession. 3. come in her way to the service of mankind. 4. the patients in the British army hospital. 1. commendable 2. compassion

1. (d) all of the above. 2. (b) unpredictable 3. (b) high humidity 4. (c) September 5. (a) drains get blocked with rubbish

5. (a) travel to learn new things 3. 1. (a) the lack of spiritual strength 2. (d) to endure without complaining 3. (b) serve others 4. (c) bow down before ruthless power 5. (a) something that is unimportant 3.

1. (d) all of the above. 2. (a) old people 3. (b) bed, bhojan and bhajan 4. (a) in old-age homes 5. (c) causing worry and fear

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 2
1. A. 1. She didnt care for comforts and luxuries of homely life and dedicated herself to the service of mankind. 2. As a nurse her chief concern was to give maximum comfort to the sick and the wounded. She never cared for her own

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 3
1. A. 1. thin leaves of fine gold. 2. at the feet of the Happy Prince. 3. a large drop of water fell on his body.

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4. another drop of water fell on him. 5. the eyes of the Happy Prince filled with tears. 6. he was worried to see the misery of his city. B. C. 2. 1. glowed 1. quenched 2. alighted 2. sorrow

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 5
1. A. 1. make such foods costly. 2. regulating our habits of eating, sleeping, recreation and work. 3. keeping ourselves happy all the time. 4. herbal teas or simple tea liquor without sugar and milk. 5. ride bicycles or tricycles. 6. we want to burn extra calories. B. (a) fit (c) bad C. 2. 1. 1. glee (c) mouth remains open (b) careful (d) yoga 2. heritage

1. (a) Rajendra Prasad 2. (d) 41 people. 3. 4. (c) politicians (c) 2008

5. (a) priority 3. 1. (c) 33

2. (d) India. 3. (a) he was murdered 4. (c) Egypt 5. (a) very great

2. (d) all of the above. 3. (b) clean our nose and mouth before sleeping 4. (a) through nose 5. 3. 1. (c) move (c) Tea invites several ailments.

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 4
1. A. 1. it is a virtue that makes one a true human being. 2. we help someone in trouble. 3. intention and action. 4. we do it with great love. 5. indulging in daily trifles. 6. feels pain in others pain. B. C. 2. 1. predicament 1. expand 2. genuine 2. love

2. (a) cholesterol 3. (a) green tea 4. (b) cavities 5. (c) green and black tea are equally protective

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 6
1. A. 1. their examinations are over. 2. they give students an opportunity to learn various activities like painting, music, etc. 3. their hobbies and talents are developed to a great extent. 4. it enables young children to expand their imagination. 5. they get opportunity to channelise their energies in positive direction. 6. pave a way for a better future. B. C. 2. 1. spectrum 1. promote 2. imparting 2. aggressive

1. (b) we are careless about our diet 2. (a) they lack colour 3. (c) fight diseases 4. (b) burn calories 5. (d) colours

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1. (b) fearless men 2. (a) true men 3. (d) all of the above. 4. (c) real treasure 5. (a) true men never think of their nations betterment

1. (b) selling kites 2. (c) not many people bought kites these days 3. (a) there were no open spaces left in the city

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4. (d) its string is cut. 5. (b) attendants treavelling with a person of high rank 3. 1. (b) generous gifts of nature 2. (d) take rest 3. (a) traditional rice boats 4. (b) all the facilities of a modern hotel 5. (a) a soothing song 2.

B.

1. Martin was born. 2. 1955 3. He led a boycott of public buses in Montgomery. 4. He began visiting various places to deliver lectures.

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1. distressing

2. segregation

1. (d) does not see the person but only his disability 2. (a) one fails to hear someones cry for justice 3. (b) one develops wrong attitude towards others 4. (a) One doesnt stand up for the rights of others 5. (c) one should know the true meaning of disability

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 7
1. A. 1. he had to offer a seat in the bus to a white. 2. hearing the sad story of Bessie Smith by his father. 3. decided to follow the path of non-violence. 4. they had played a major role in building of America. 5. boycotting public buses in Montgomery. 6. racial segregation of public transport was unlawful. 3.

1. (a) village people 2. (d) all of the above. 3. (b) teachers 4. (c) ones originality 5. (b) pastime/ relaxation

SECTION B : WRITING

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 1
1. D.A.V. PUBLIC SCHOOL, PATNA NOTICE 3 March, 2012 Articles of Magazine All the students are hereby informed to send their contributions in the form of stories, poems and articles, etc. for publication in the school magazine. Your contributions will be published by the end of November. Hence, you are requested to make haste. Ranjan Student Editor

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AMITABH BACHCHAN Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most popular and successful hero of the Hindi films. He has been hailed as a super star in India, whose very presence in a film ensured his success. He was born at Allahabad in 1942. His father, Haribansh Rai Bachchan, was a renowned Hindi poet and his mother, Tezi Bachchan was a deeply religious lady. He was a science graduate. He used to take part in stage plays. His filmy career started with Saat Hindustani. Thereafter he worked in several films such as Zanzeer, Abhimaan, Namak Halal. His image in Zanzeer was that of an angry young man and that image got registered in the mind of spectators for a long time. He has won several Filmfare and Screen awards of Best Actor. He has been brand ambassador of several government projects. Polio is one of them. Presently, he is hosting the programme Kaun Banega Crorepati.

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Date From To

: 2 February, 2012 : sarosh91@gmail.com : bksharma@gmail.com

minimised. Man himself is responsible for all his problems. He should work sensibly to save environment. Deforestation must be banned. Grow more trees should be our motto. By doing this alone we can save our life from being perished.

Subject : Hostel life

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 2
My dear father 1. Received your loving letter. I feel bad to know that you are always worrying about me. Papa, I am studying hard. I am happily settled in the school hostel. Of course, for a few days in the beginning I did feel homesick. But now I am well adjusted. I have learnt to be independent, punctual and active. I have become more disciplined and I obey all the norms of a hostel life. We have fixed time for doing all the work. I take part in the morning physical drill and evening games. The hostel Superintendent is very strict but affectionate. We feel homely in his company. So far, food is concerned, it is not so tasty. I always remember the delicacies prepared at home. But dont worry, papa. This is not a vital point. One has to sacrifice a lot for achieving something great. Rest is fine. Convey my regards to mummy. Yours affectionately Sarosh 4. DEFORESTATION IS IMBALANCING THE ECOSYSTEM Today we are living in an injurious environment. It is killing us more than providing life to us. Environmental pollution is one of the major hazards that are threatening the ecological balance. The air that we inhale is polluted, the water we drink is contaminated and noise pollution has managed to take away the calmness and serenity from our otherwise hectic and tense lives. The incessant felling of trees, building of dams and the upcoming unplanned congested localities have disturbed the ecological balance to an alarmingly high level. To remedy this situation the urgent need of the hour is to plant as many trees wherever possible and to shift the factories and mills to places where their effect on pollution of the environment is 3. MESSAGE 30 October, 2011 5:30 p.m. Dear Father I am going to Chandigarh today with my friends. I could not seek your permission because the programme was chalked out in a hurry. I have taken all the necessary articles. I shall be back by 5 November, 2011. I hope you will forgive me this time. I shall ring you up after reaching Chandigarh. Amit 2. The graph shows that aeroplane is used by least people whereas cycle is the most common mode of vehicle. Only 10,000 people use aeroplane but 55,000 use cycle. The second largest carrier is the train amounting to 50,000 people whereas bike and car are used by 40,000 and 30,000 people respectively. It implies that cycle is the cheapest mode followed by the train whereas aeroplane is not at all affordable for everyone. C-9/130, Janak Puri New Delhi 4 February, 2012 The Manager State Bank of India Laxmi Nagar New Delhi Sub: Change of address Sir I want to bring to your kind notice that I have shifted from F-2, Mangal Bazar, Laxmi Nagar to C-

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9/130, Janak Puri. As I hold an account in your branch, I wish to set my record updated in order to avoid any inconvenience in future. Thanking you Yours faithfully Raghav Sharma 4. Use the following hints to develop the answer: A number of accidents are reported due to reckless driving. Driving fast a passion in youth today. Driving without helmet or proper license neither legal nor safe. It is said speed thrills but kills. One should be aware of the traffic rules and traffic behaviour. Drive but within control. 3.

Shalu Rajesh Shalu

: Will he be back immediately? : Shalu, whats the matter? He may come back at 10:00 p.m. : I want to inform him something very urgent. I forgot to inform him that he has to meet Dr Atul Walia tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. : Sorry Shalu, I am leaving for Cochin by the night train. I may not meet him before that. But dont worry, I will leave the message for him. : Its very important. Please dont forget. : Sure, bye.

Rajesh

Shalu Rajesh

F-Block, Buddha Colony Preet Vihar Delhi 8 August, 2011

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 3
1. 21 February, 2012 Bombay 10:00 p.m. Today the police arrested a group of 14 people in Thane under the Gambling Act. They were fighting with one another and making a hue and cry. They became so violent that one of them fired in the air to threaten the others. They had approximately two lakh rupees and three sets of playing cards. They intended to violet the Gambling Act. But the police arrested them red handed. In my opinion they were forced by the circumstances to take recourse to gambling. Their parents have numerous expectations from them. But they fail to fulfill them. They all are educated and badly in need of jobs. The government of India cannot provide them with the basic necessities of life. Consequently, they become gamblers and get entrapped. May God show them the right path! Rakesh Kumar 2. Shalu Rajesh : Hello Rajesh! Is uncle at home? : He has left for Shantis house just a few minutes back. 4.

The Station House Officer (SHO) Buddha Colony Preet Vihar Delhi Sub: Regarding theft Sir I beg to report a case of theft in our locality. It was Tuesday and we had gone out station to enjoy the birthday party of my cousin. When we returned in the evening we found that the burglars had broken the window to enter in the house. We unlocked the front door and found that all the cupboards had been broken and the things in the room lay scattered. It seemed that the burglars had enough time to search the house. They stole all the valuables and the cash available in the house. We have made an inventory of our loss which comes to about ` 60,000. You are requested to lodge an FIR and enquire the matter to bring the guilty people to book. Yours sincerely Ashok it open. I entered my drawing-room and shocked to see a scene of confusion over my writing desk. Now it was clear that burglars had

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forced an entry in my absence. I hurriedly went to fetch the porter from the basement, who telephoned to the police. Then with the porters assistance I began to search for intruders who might be still lurking in my flat. We went through the rooms, being careful to touch nothing as we did not want to hinder the police in their searching for fingerprints. Then a police inspector arrived with a constable. I told them of my discovery of the ransacked flat. The inspector began to look for fingerprints, while the constable checked how the burglars entered the flat. Soon the inspector got the trace of fingerprints.

After the lunch break our side went into bat. Each and every batsman did his best. Surya Mallick, however, proved himself the most excellent batsman after scoring a century. Finally, our team won the match. But we appreciated the game of the opposite side. Victory or defeat does not matter. What actually matters is the spirit of sportsmanship. 3. 101, Bank Enclave Gaziabad, U.P. 4 March, 2012 Respected grandpa I celebrated my birthday last Sunday and missed you a lot. It was the first time that you were not on my birthday. But your valuable gift was certainly with me. I so eagerly wanted to have the series of J.K Rowlings Harry Potter. It is really amazing that you understood my wishes and sent this valuable series on this special day. You know, I am so fond of reading novels. Ill start reading the first part of this novel right from tomorrow. It is a lovely gift for me. Yours affectionately Naman 4. 7 September, 2011 By Amrit Roy Terror returned to Delhi on Wednesday i.e. 7 September, 2011. At 10:15 a.m. on this ill-fated day, as Delhi High Courts reception counter near Gate No.5 milled with people, terrorists detonated a sophisticated improvised explosive device (IED) placed in a briefcase, leaving 11 dead and 91 injured. It was the first major terrorist attack in the capital in almost three years. Most of the casualties were among litigants, some as distinguished as Captain Ronald Nagar, who was once Rajiv Gandhis co-pilot in Indian Airlines, and some as nondescript as a band of hawkers who had come to the court in appeal for a license to sell their wares. The injured were immediately rushed to different hospitals 57 to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. There were some injured in AIIMS, Moolchand hospital, Apollo, Safdarjang, Ganga Ram and R & R Army hospital. These types of attacks leave people helpless. They miserably fail to do anything.

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 4
1. VIVEKANANDA HIGH SCHOOL, DELHI NOTICE 6 August, 2011 Science Exhibition I am extremely delighted to inform you that the Science exhibiton is to be held on 15 August, 2011. All the students are requested to participate in it whole-heartedly and make it a success. For details, please contact the undersigned. Praveen Raina Secretary Science Club 2. I always appreciate friendly matches. Last Sunday a cricket match was organised between our school and XYZ School. I was one of the most enthusiastic spectators. The match began at 10:00 a.m. with the toss. Since the captain of our school team lost the toss the other teams captain elected to bat. The batting began. The first two batsmen played very well, and they made 80 runs. But after them the team did not play well. However, the seventh batsman played a little well. He added considerably to the score. The XYZ team were all out by lunch hour and the score stood 195 only.

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UNIT ASSIGNMENT 5
1. MESSAGE 3 March, 2011 7:00 a.m. Dear Anil Sandeep rang me up to apprise me of your fathers heart operation, which is fixed for 4 March at National Heart Institute, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. He has requested you to reach the hospital on the appointed day at 8:00 a.m. with two O blood donors and some cash as reserve for emergency. Arun 2. ABHINAV BINDRA Abhinav Bindra is a famous Indian shooter. Born on 28 September, 1983 to a wealthy Punjabi family, Bindra developed the passion for the game at an early age. He became a shooter at the age of 15. He was the youngest participant at the 1998 Common Wealth Games. He came into limelight by winning a bronze medal in the 2001 Munich World Cup. He won Indias first individual Olympic gold medal in 2008. He was conferred on the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2001. In 2004 he received Padma Bhushan, Indias most prestigious civilian award. 3. Date From To : 2 March, 2012 : neeraj@gmail.com : generalmanager@mtnl.nic.in 4.

to please instruct your staff do the necessary service. I hope this time my request will not be ignored. Thanking you Yours faithfully Neeraj Undoubtedly, smoking is harmful to health. But it is also the harsh reality of life that youngsters smoke tobacco and they consider it their social status. The irony of the situation is this that they are well aware of the fact that smoking deteriorates the quality of their living but they strictly adhere to this addiction. They justify their act by one or the other illogical logic. Smoking hampers the functioning of lungs as the smoke which smokers inhale contains carbondioxide. Human lungs need oxygen to purify blood. Lungs get severely affected by the poisonous smoke. Moreover, tobacco smoke comprises nicotine which makes the smokers addicted. Nicotine does not kill humans but the moment it dissolves in the blood, the body demands it time and again. Smoking causes lack of appetite, narrowness of arteries, T B, asthma and lung cancer. It is a killer which must not be allowed to kill the human body. One should never smoke. It is also to be noted that the smokers become the cause of others irritation. They smoke at public places and victimise the fellow beings. This is the pinnacle of absurdity. The habit which is neither beneficial to the doer nor to mankind must be avoided.

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 6
1. 4 January 2012, Saturday 8:30 p.m. The Cultural wing of the school organised a Kite Making Competition on the school campus at Arts and Crafts Hall. The students of class VIII participated in the competition enthusiastically. They made attractive and colourful kites. The competition was very tough. I also designed beautiful kites and decorated them with bright colours. I took nearly half an hour to prepare that kite. My friends praised me and hoped that I would be given the first prize. The other participants were also talented and did their best. I got the second position. But I dont feel disheartened. I am proud of my school that gives ample opportunities to the young to hone their skills. Shivam

Subject : Unsatisfactory service of telephone Sir I want to draw your attention to unsatisfactory working of our telephone. It is 33447790. It has not been working properly since the last ten days. At first, the incoming calls could be heard but we could not send outgoing calls. Sometimes there is a bell ringing but on lifting the receiver we find it dead. Now it is lying totally dead. I complained about it a number of times but no one took notice. Therefore, I request you

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Hints: Computer an electronic gadget. A very common device with memory. Can be handled easily. One can have the whole world at a mouse click. Can provide all sorts of information from anywhere or from any institution. A very useful device.

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 7
1. MESSAGE 2 February, 2012 4:50 p.m. Dear Chitra Raman, one of your brothers friends telephonically informed me that your brother is critical in Amritsar. He had asked you to reach their immediately with atleast 10,000 rupees. I pray for your brother. You should leave soon. Receptionist 2. The pie-chart shows the expenditure on publishing a book. It was 25% on the paper cost followed by 20% each on binding and printing, whereas on royalty the expenditure was only 15%. The promotion and transportation cost were equally same amounting to 10% each. It implies that the cost on binding was excessive which should have been even lesser. But promotion cost should be increased for the growth of the industry. Date From To : 1 February, 2012 : neeraj@gmail.com : 121@airtel.in

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935, Nehru Nagar Ujjain 31 March, 2012 My dear Arjun I am glad to know the results of your final examination. You have done very well. Seeing all the grades in A or A+ is really amazing. In the First Terminal you had performed so badly. Father had become so upset. But this time he is extremely happy. He always says It is never too late. Therefore, I had written to you earlier to work hard. You listened to me and studied well. As a result you got excellent grades in all the subjects. Now you are in class VIII. The course is a little harder than before. Hence, keep on studying sincerely. Mother feels proud of you. And I too. I congratulate you on your wonderful achievement. Rest is fine. Take care of your health. With best wishes Yours loving Balbir

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Subject : Billing error The Customer Care This is to bring to your notice that I have received the bill for my postpaid connection which is not proper. As per my plan I have to pay ` 299 monthly rent. But I have got the bill indicating ` 599 rental. Other than this I have not subscribed to any other pack but in my bill there is the amount charge for joke pack. Please verify my billing plan and rectify the error. Thanking you Yours faithfully Neeraj

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The US first President George Washington was a very kind man. He could not see anyone in distress. Once he was going somewhere in his car. Suddenly his eyes fell on a small dog who was caught in mud. The poor animal was trying its best but could not manage to come out. George Washingtons soft heart moved greatly to see the animals helplessness. He got down from his car, jumped into the mud without thinking even for a while and pulled the poor creature out on the dry land. His friends who were with him praised him a lot for bringing relief to the animal. But the great President said to them, Seeing the dog in misery, my heart pained. By helping it I relieved myself of my pain.

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15 September, 2011 By Surabhi Yesterday I along with my parents and a few friends visited a nearby temple on the very first day of Ganesh Chaturthi to worship the God and witness the decoration. The temple was decorated wonderfully. The idol of lord Ganesha was marvellous. I got excited to see the big crowd that

gathered in the temple premises. A huge pandal was erected outside the temple. The devotees were singing religious songs. Some artists and performers were called from Banaras. They were performing their arts. The whole arena was lost in deep religious sentiment. There was strict security arrangement. Everyone had to pass through a metal detector while going inside the pandal and temple. The show will continue for seven days. It was a nice experience to visit the site.

SECTION C : GRAMMAR

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 1
1. (a) (i) if (c) (ii) survives (e) (iii) most (g) (iv) believed 2. (b) (iv) living (d) (ii) off (f) (i) with (h) (iii) than

5.

(a) I met Sumit who paid my money back. (b) I cannot walk any more beacuse I am badly tired. (c) You said that Naveen had gone to the market. (d) My brother works hard to stand first in the examination.

(a) (iii) leaves at 8:00 p.m (b) (iv) has been blowing since last night (c) (i) was waiting for me (d) (iii) is feeling unwell (e) (ii) hanged to death (f) (i) has recovered fully (g) (i) began to shout (h) (i) I came

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 2
1. (a) (ii) predicted (c) (ii) But (e) (i) come (g) (i) very 2. (b) (iii) soon (d) (iii) several (f) (iv) and (h) (iii) shattered

(a) (iii) What is your plan for this summer (b) (ii) Have you visited Kashmir earlier (c) (i) What different places will you visit there (d) (ii) Wont you enjoy boating in the Dal Lake

3.

(a) become became (b) magnificence magnificent (c) prepared prepare (d) summon summons (e) have had (f) going go (g) a the (h) Many Some 4. 3.

(a) the (c) famous (e) and (g) for

(b) is (d) with (f) is (h) the

(a) An article for the newspaper is being written by boys. (b) The door was opened by the servant. (c) No news of my ailing uncle has been received by me. (d) A new washing machine has been purchased by us.

4.

(a) The body is constituted of elements. (b) It undergoes six kinds of modifications. (c) The soul is unborn, eternal, constant and ancient. (d) It is not killed when the body is slain. 5.

(a) could (c) might (e) must (g) mustnt

(b) can (d) Might (f) ought to (h) should

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UNIT ASSIGNMENT 3
1. (a) (iii) found (c) (iii) where (e) (i) And (g) (i) near 2. (b) (iv) deserted (d) (f) (i) believing (ii) curious 5.

(c) many (e) All (g) the little (a) fall (c) is spoiled

(d) Both (f) Much (h) both (b) are forced (d) could be saved

(h) (iv) well

(a) (ii) advised me to avoid bad company. (b) (i) requested her class teacher to forgive her that time. (c) (iii) said that the earth revolves round the sun. (d) (i) asked me where I was going.

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 5
1. (a) (ii) appears (c) (i) of (e) (i) also (g) (i) carry 2. (b) (iv) with (d) (iii) all (f) (ii) produced (h) (iii) on

3.

(a) were killed (c) directed

(b) stunned (d) will make

(a) (iv) how far is the Jubilee Hotel (b) (i) Should I take an autorickshaw to reach there (c) (i) Is there any other hotel nearer (d) (iii) Is this hotel very expensive

4.

(a) Punctuality is a necessary habit in all public affairs of a civilised society. (b) Without it nothing could ever be brought to a conclusion. (c) Everything would be in a slate of chairs. (d) People who are not punctual can never be appreciated.

3.

(a) Since/ As (c) while (e) because (g) Though/ Although

(b) until (d) however (f) since (h) whether (b) confiscated (d) has sent

5.

(a) reading (b) The sun having risen, we returned home. (c) Did Mihir not go to Chennai last week? (d) should 5. 4.

(a) died (c) pledged

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 4
1. (a) (iii) could (c) (i) found (e) (iv) with (g) (ii) which 2. (b) (ii) spending (d) (i) their (f) (iv) of (h) (iii) generate

(a) The Supreme Court, consisting of the Chief Justice of India and other judges, is the guardian of the Constitution. (b) Unless you work hard, you will not succeed (c) Loose My new dress is very loose. Lose I lost my purse yesterday. (d) He asked me when I would do that work.

(a) (ii) that he would die so soon (b) (ii) that we may live (c) (i) that he is a gentle man (d) (iii) he were frightened

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 6
1. (a) (iv) clearly linked to (b) (ii) saves millions of lives (c) (iii) a universal preservative (d) (ii) sore throats 2. (a) (i) magnificent (c) (iii) capturing (e) (iii) always (g) (i) still (b) (f) (i) fascinating (ii) culture

3.

(a) with to (c) what which (e) Swami Swamis (g) these this

(b) arranging arrange (d) has had (f) a the (h) pay paid (b) many

(d) (ii) add (h) (iv) initiated

4.

(a) a few

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3.

(a) on in (c) to of (e) into in (g) but and

(b) saying said (d) a the (f) sitting seated (h) has is

2.

(a) (iv) rang up (c) (i) you come (f) (iii) we came out

(b) (iii) he comes (d) (i) were here

(e) (ii) his mother has died (g) (i) has already arrived (h) (ii) was writing an article 3. (a) Louis Braille lost his eyesight as a result of an accident. (b) His father had a leather workshop. (c) One day he took a sharp needle and hit it playfully with a hammer. (d) The needle bounced up and pierced one of his eyes. 4. (a) the (c) be (e) of (g) more (b) in (d) by (f) presents (h) than

4.

(a) My father has just arrived. (b) My brother frequently makes a mistake. (c) We are still waiting for the money. (d) He never tells a lie. (e) Mr Jain is often late for his lecture. (f) Julia seldom goes out at late night (g) I will surely help you. (h) Ruchika has already cooked food.

5.

(a) has been (c) will be

(b) died (d) arrested

UNIT ASSIGNMENT 7
1. (a) (ii) was (c) (i) who (e) (i) in (g) (iii) was (b) (iv) and (d) (ii) very (f) (iii) at (h) (i) completely 5.

(a) Did he know that his master was outside? (b) The children were followed to school by the tiger. (c) He asked me if I would visit Chandigarh the next day. (d) The members of my family have gone to Chennai to attend a marriage ceremony.

FULL MARKS ASSIGNMENT 1

SECTION A
1. A. (a) it is no more a profitable occupation now (b) four to six inch broad reddish maroon borders with traditional designs. (c) start weaving the sari on piecemeal basis. (d) they want more profitable business. (e) this stone is available there in abundance. B. (a) dyers (c) indigo (e) yarn C. (a) advent (b) Bijapur (d) cotton (f) Ilkali (b) ventures

2.

1. (b) power surpasses our ability 2. (a) developing our ability 3. 5. (c) we live in free India (c) showing favour for our relatives 4. (b) eradicating corruption in every field

3.

1. (b) the voice of small people is not heard by big/ powerful people 2. (b) he had been beaten by the landlord 3. (b) poor family 4. (a) insult 5. (d) a rope or chain

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SECTION B
4. ST. MICHAELS SCHOOL NOTICE 6 December, 2011 All the students are hereby informed that my cricket bat was lost in the school premises yesterday during lunch break. Anyone who has found the bat may contact and submit it to the undersigned without any delay. Sameer 5. The pie-chart shows how the students come to our school. Half of the total students come to school by school buses. 20% of the total students use bicycle while 15% hire three wheelers. 15% of the total students still come to school on foot. It implies that the largest number of the students use school buses followed by those who use bicycles. Use the proper format of a formal letter. The following hints may help you: Contents 7. Garbage throwing on road makes the road dirty. Creates problems for the commuters. Pollutes the surrounding environment. Invites mosquito-breeding followed by critical diseases and epidemics. Affects our health badly. Completely uncivil. Be sensible, promote hygiene, and contribute positively to the environment.

Children tempted to cartoons, horrors, ads, stunts, etc. Children mature before their age. Not healthy for their future nor for society. No control of any authority programmes to be telecast. Need to control the policies. Healthy entertainment are promoted. on the

Even advertisements put adverse effect.

SECTION C
8. (a) (ii) with (c) (i) has (e) (iii) do (g) (iv) ours 9. (b) (iv) is (d) (f) (h) (i) to (ii) of (i) for

(a) (iii) made them insecure (b) (ii) may be the victims of (c) (i) who have been created (d) (i) are spreading it

6.

10. (a) the a (c) but and (e) realised realise (g) meet meets

(b) him me (d) return returning (f) had has (h) went gone

11. (a) Their father had died when they were very young. (b) The children had always wanted to see the beach. (c) The mother had saved some money over the years so that they could enjoy a sea-side. (d) At last their long-awaited dream was fulfilled. 12. (a) The teacher became angry with the students and asked why they had again started talking at the top of their voice. (b) Since it was a public holiday there was no school that day. (c) A reward of five hundred rupees was given to me by the Principal next day. (d) When I had been walking along the road the wind blew off my hat.

Use the following hints to develop your answer: Contents TV the largest used house-hold device. Provides entertainment. Turning hazardous to our life.

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FULL MARKS ASSIGNMENT 2

SECTION A
1. A. (a) shooted his flowery arrow at Shiva himself. (b) he was Ananga, the bodiless one. (c) follow truth in all circumstances. (d) they are interwoven together. (e) they tell us about the heroic deeds of our ancestors. (f) help us every now and then throughout our life. B. 1. amalgam 2. drudgery 3. heroic 4. endeavour 2. 1. (b) English. 2. (a) his grandfather was a reputed military doctor 3. (d) lay down his head on the desk and sleep 4. (c) called 5. (a) he often looked outside through the window 3. 1. (d) making a person more relaxed and easy going. 2. (d) by people of any age. 3. (a) engaging in a series of stretches 4. (b) focus your attention on what you are doing 5. (c) narrow

5.

DR N NAGRAJAN Dr. N. Nagrajan is our family physician. We often visit him. He is around 45, well-built and of about 510" in height. He is always very positive in attitude. He is very sincere. He listens to the patients very patiently and tries to observe the quality of the patients. His way of interaction makes the patients forget half of their worries. As Dr Nagrajan is well-qualified and a man of long experience in USA he treats the patients very successfully.

6.

Use the proper format of e-mail. Develop the answer using the following hints: Rainy season approaching. Chances of diseases. Be careful. Dont get wet. Avoid junk food. In case of emergency contact the doctor immediately.

7.

12 January, 2012 By Saurav Shukla Hints: The World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan a memorable occasion for Delhites. A lot of publishers from all over India and abroad participated in it. Rare books of different varieties at discount price. A large gathering. Many cultural programmes held. Different competitions also held.

SECTION B
4. 2 March, 2011 10:30 p.m. Today while coming back from school I was extremely shocked to see a helpless old woman trying to cross the road. Nobody was there to extend to her any support. Everyone was in hurry and running after ones own pursuit. The old woman was crying for help as the traffic was heavy. I ran to her and supported her to cross the road. She blessed me a lot. She got emotional and I too.

SECTION C
8. (a) (i) would (c) (i) where (e) (iii) looked (g) (ii) rested (b) (ii) see (d) (iv) getting (f) (iv) see (h) (i) hear

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9.

(a) (iii) has been widely used for (b) (iv) could think of using (c) (i) get a continuous (d) (iii) are able to

(g) was promised 11. (a) in (c) and (e) of

(h) was given (b) have (d) will (f) the (h) of (b) has decided (d) spoke

10. (a) took (c) was (e) was asked

(b) was asked (d) came (f) was told

(g) which 12. (a) was used (c) retired

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