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It’s raining

It’s Pouring

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(A Unit Study first assessment Third Term)

Contents:
(1) Test of listening skill
Story (audio)- Noah’s ark

(2) Comprehension (Raj & Ritu at the


Guwahati Weather Service station)

(3) Vocabulary building

(4) Language Uses

Fun with rain

4.1 Nature & Natural Phenomena related to rain.


4.2 The rain God – Indra or Zeus.
4.3 Edioms related to rain and their meaning (any
two)
4.4 What are the pleasant smells caused by the
rain drops?
4.5 Difference between rain and shower.
5. Grammar

6. Composition
Poem:
Rain in summer

How beautiful is the rain


after the dust and heat
in the broad and fiery street
in the narrow land
how beautiful is the rain

How it clatters along the roofs


Like the tremp of hoofs
How it gushes and struggle out
Like the throet
Of the overflowing spout
Across the window pane
And swift and wide
with muddy tide
like a river down gutter roar
the welcome rain

in the country on every side


where far and wide
like leopard
and spotted high
streaches the plain
to the drive grass
and the driver grein
how welcome is the rain!
Water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous
movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth. Since the water
cycle is truly a "cycle," there is no beginning or end. Water can change states
among liquid, vapor, and ice at various places in the water cycle. Although the
balance of water on Earth remains fairly constant over time, individual water
molecules can come and go.

Description

The sun, which drives the water cycle, heats water in the oceans. Water evaporates as
vapor into the air. Ice and snow can sublimate directly into water vapor. Evapotranspiration is
water transpired from plants and evaporated from the soil. Rising air currents take the vapor
up into the atmosphere where cooler temperatures cause it to condense into clouds. Air
currents move clouds around the globe, cloud particles collide, grow, and fall out of the sky as
precipitation. Some precipitation falls as snow and can accumulate as ice caps and glaciers,
which can store frozen water for thousands of years. Snowpacks can thaw and melt, and the
melted water flows over land as snowmelt. Most water falls back into the oceans or onto land
as rain, where the water flows over the ground as surface runoff. A portion of runoff enters
rivers in valleys in the landscape, with streamflow moving water towards the oceans. Runoff
and groundwater are stored as freshwater in lakes. Not all runoff flows into rivers, much of it
soaks into the ground as infiltration. Some water infiltrates deep into the ground and
replenishes aquifers, which store freshwater for long periods of time. Some infiltration stays
close to the land surface and can seep back into surface-water bodies (and the ocean) as
groundwater discharge. Some groundwater finds openings in the land surface and comes out
as freshwater springs. Over time, the water returns to the ocean, where our water cycle started.
An Artificial Flood

Downstream from the dam, sand beaches were eroding away and plants
were crowding available sandbars and canyon walls in the Grand Canyon.
Scientists who were concerned about these changes in the river
environment suggested that an artificial flood from the dam might reverse
some of the changes.
In the spring of 1996, the dam released more than double its normal water
flow for about a week to simulate a natural flood. Results of the artificial
flood are still being monitored. Examine the images from before, during,
and after the simulated flood to see some of the changes.
There is no dearth of excuses the Dibrugarh district administration can
dish out when it fails to tackle the artificial flood menace.
Last year, almost 90 per cent of Dibrugarh was under water after a flash of
artificial floods.
This year, lack of rains was being considered a blessing in disguise. But
that was till the skies opened up three days back and flooded the town.
People living in Chiring Chapori, Chowkidingee, Udaipur, West Milan Nagar,
East Milan Nagar, Rupnagar, Khaniagaon, Jiban Phukon Nagar, Graham
Bazar, Police Reserve, South Khalihamari, PWD Colony, Boiragimath were
virtually marooned by the swirling waters.
Although the authorities had promised a better Dibrugarh with a number
of new roads and drains, it took only three heavy spells of rain to wash
away the promises.
RAIN FALL PATTERN
Highest Rainfall States in India

5.0 Grammar
Read the following question passages carefully circle
the proper Nouns, underline the Prepositions and make
a list of the Adjectives.

Cherapunjee is perhaps the only place in India, which


has Justine session the monsoon. The rainfall varies
form heavy to medium to light, but there is no month
without rain. Another surprising fact about Cherapunjee
is that it rains mostly at night. Day to-day activity it’s
not really this disputed by rain. The wettest place on
earth where trains every month also has an amazing
amount of sunshine when the cloud drift away there
are a series of memorable views, and one can see as far
as Bangladesh orchids, blooming a few feet away from
a hatch devoid of vegetation.

6.0 Composition
6.1 Describe a rainy day in Maria’s Public School or
describe any interesting and memorable experience of
a rainy day.

6.2 Compose of a poem or write a short story on rain.


rain
rain, rain, rain heal my heart that is broken apart
rain, rain, rain up above from the skies
rain, rain, rain pour here and clean my soul
rain, rain, rain there will be rain here, there will be rain there
rain, rain, rain wash away my pain
rain, rain, rain wash away my debts to pay
rain, rain, rain so tired i felt wash away my guilt
rain, rain i will do anything for you to cover my tears of shame

My Sneaking Tears

How heavy fell the rain that day


From burdened clouds of mournful grey.
The torrent forced them stay their height -
Composure swayed by onerous might.

My skin wrung wet with icy chill


As mud embraced that sodden hill.
But mind of mine had elsewhere gone -
'I was clouds abandoned I was on.

The driving drops advanced their gears


To camouflage my sneaking tears -
Whence now did swell such floods of pain
To see me melt into this rain…

On equal bearing now were we:


This rain; myself, in harmony.

Q.1 Who asked Noah’s to build the Ark? Why?


Q. 2 How long did the rain last?

Q. 3 Who was sent to find out whatever the rain has stopped?

Q.4 When the dove come back with an olive twig in its beak? What did it signify?

Q.5 Draw or paste picture to illustrate the story (Use 4, 5 pictures/drawing).