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ARAKKONAM

ENGLISH
Question Pattern For English

VI TO VIII

Unit Total Marks : 50

I Synonyms 5x1=5

II Antonyms 5x1=5

III Choose 5x1=5

IV Question and Answer 5 x 3 = 15

V Grammar 10 x 1 = 10

VI Letter writing / General Essay 10 x 1 = 10

Exam Total Marks : 100

I Synonyms 8x1=8

II Antonyms 8x1=8

III Choose 5x1=5

IV Short Answer & Detail 5 x 3 = 15& 4 x 3 12

V Grammar 24

VI Letter writing 10 x 1 = 10

VI General Essay / Comprehension 10 x 1 = 10

VII Poem 8x1=8


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[Note : Marks may vary]

VIIIth Term I for English

Unit I

 The wooden bowl


 Poem – My Grandmother’s House
 Grammar

Monthly I

 Unit I portion fully


 Letter writing ,
 Grammar

Unit II

 Unit II prose – The power of Laughter


 Poem: You can’t be that, no you can’t be that
 Compostion , General Essay
 S.R: A women of Courage
 Grammar – Sentence, Tenses

Monthly II

 Unit II fully
 Grammar
 Letter writing, General Essay

Quarterly Exam :

 Term I Fully

Term II

Unit III

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 Prose : The brave Rani of Jansi
 Poem : Land of birth
 Grammar

Monthly III

 Unit I fully
 Grammar
 Letter writing, General Essay

Unit IV

 Prose : Our winged friends


 Poem : A tiger in the zoo.
 Grammar

Halfyearly

 Term II fully

Term III

Unit V

 Prose : Unforgettable journey


 Poem : Nine gold medals
 Grammar
Monthly IV
 Unit I fully
 Grammar
 Letter writing, General Essay
Unit VI
 Prose :What is your address
 Poem : Out in the fields with God
 Letter writing
Monthly V
 Unit II fully
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 S.R
 Letter writing & General Essay
Annual Exam
 Term III Fully

TERM 1

UNIT 1

PROSE : THE WOODEN BOWL.

POEM : MY GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE.

LEAVE LETTER.

GRAMMAR: SYLLABIFICATION, PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES,

The wooden bowl

I. Answer the following questions.


1.What Would Anbu‟s Father Tell Him?

Anbu‟sfather would always tell him not to forget beginnings.

2. What was the special bond thatAnbu and his grandfather shared?

Anbu shared the special bond of silence with his grandfather.

3.After his grandmother death, what didthe family decide to do?

After the grandmother‟sdeath, the family decided to dispose of the land.

4.What made Anbu‟s grandfather unhappy in Coimbatore?

Anbu‟s grandfather felt lonely in Coimbatore. He had lost his wife. These made Anbu‟sgrandfather
unhappy.

5. How did the grandfather‟s weakness affect Anbu‟s mother?

Anbu‟s grandfather had become weak and helpless. He would drop things because of his trembling
hands. These affected Anbu‟s mother.

6. Why did Anbu‟s mother say that his grandfather would be fed in a woodenbowl?

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One day grandfather dropped a bowl of porridge. The beautiful ceramic bowl broke in to pieces. This
made Anbu‟s mother to say that his grandfather would be fed in a wooden bowl.

7. Why did Anbu‟s start making a woodenbowl?

Anbu was upset watching the anger on his mother‟sface. He was also upset seeing the fear on his
grandfather‟sface.

II. Pick out the words and phrases that describes the thought and feelings of Anbu’s grandfather’s and
write them.

Silent bond, loved the land,that mud is more valuable than gold, staring sorrowfully at the sky,
loneliness, life moves on… weak and helpless, hurt in his eyes, there sadness in the gentle smile, look of
fear, was scared.

III. Meanings (synonyms)

1. Spoilt-Made Lad

2. Affectionate-Loving

3. Exciting-Interesting

4. Valuable -Worthy

5. Ruing -Sorrowing

6. Disposed-Sold

7. Staring-Looking Fixedly

8. Loneliness-Leaving Alone

9. Shrunk–Become Small

10. Impatient-Irritated

11. Spilled-Flowed Over

12. Harshly-Roughly

13. Trembled-Shook Violently

14. Scared- Frightened

15. Whittle- Cut Of Size

16. Glimpse- Short Look

IV. Antonyms (Opposites)

1. Loved X Hated
2. Simple X Proud
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3. Clean X Impure
4. Exciting X Dull
5. Weaker X Stronger
6. Sorrowfully X Joyfully
7. Shrunk X Grown
8. Impatient X Patient
9. Harshly X Softly
10. Confronted X Avoided
11. Upset X Delighted
12. Curious X Disinterested

V. Prefix / Suffix

1. Lucky - Unlucky

2. Cooperation- Non-Cooperation

3. Legal - Illegal

4. Experienced- Un-Experienced

5. Legitimate - Illegitimate

6. Connected - UnConnected

7. Interference - Non-Interference

8. Proper - Improper

9. Effective - In Effective

10. Effective - In Effective

11. Employed - Unemployed

12. Measurable- Non-Measurable

13. Aligned - Non- Aligned

POEM

My Grand Mothers House

I. Questions and Answers.

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1. Where did kamala feel loved?

Kamala felt loved at her grandmother‟s house.

2. What happened to that place?

After the death of her grandmother, the house became quiet as she was the only lively the person in the
house.

3. What does she often think of doing?

Often she thinks of going to her grandmother‟s house.

4. Why does kamala call the windows „behind eyes‟?

The house is dark and empty now as there is nobody and as the house is closed. So, we can see
nothing through the windows. Hence kamala calls the windows „blind eyes‟.

5. What does the kamala hope to hear from the „frozen air‟in the grandma‟s place?

Kamala wants to listen to the frozen air,as she hopes to hear the loving voice of the grandmother.

6.What the makes kamala experience „wild despite‟?

Kamala is bad in need of love. Her grandma‟s house is now empty and dark. So, she cannot see
anybody and hear any voice there, and anymore.This fact makes kamala experience „wild despair‟.

7. What makes kamala say “you cannot –believe, can you?”to the person she address in the poem?

Kamala‟s life now is wretched. So, nobody would believe that she was once proud and loved. That is
why kamala tells the people you cannot believe can you?

8. What words does kamala use to describe her feelings? What do they tell you?

Kamala use the following words in the poem to describe her feelings, silence, cold, blind, frozen,
despair, darkness, brooding, last and beg. These words tell us that her life is tragic now, as she lives alone
without love.

9. What has happened to kamala now?

Now kamala has lost her way. There is no one to give her even a little affection.

COMPOSITION OF VIII

1. You have to attend your brother‟s wedding. Write a letter to your class teacher.
24/5/2014,

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Arakkonam.

From:-

XXX,

VIII standard, ‟a‟ section,

BDMHS School,

Arakkonam.

TO:-

The Class teacher

VIII standard, „a‟ section,

BDMHS School,

Arakkonam.

Respected mam,

My brother‟s wedding will be held on July 30th 2014 in Chennai. We are leaving to Chennai on 22nd June.
We will be returning on 1st August. Therefore I request you to grant me leave for a week from today.

Thank you,

Yours Obediently,

XXX.

I. Syllabification

Syllables help us to spell and pronounce words correctly.

MONO SYLLABIC WORD

Bond

Long

Love

Must

Sit

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DI-SYLLABIC WORD

Sorrow –( sor-row)

Someone–(some-one)

Along–(a- long)

Above–(a-bove)

Again – (a-gain)

TRI SYLLABIC WORDS

Wonderful – (won-der-ful)

Beautiful – (beau-ti-ful)

Company – (com-pa-ny)

Difficult – (dif-fi-cult)

Incident – (in-ci-dent)

Permanent – (per-ma- nent)

FOUR AND MORE SYLLABIC WORD

Imaginary-(i-ma-gi-na-ry)

Experience –(ex-pe-ri-ence)

Malayalam -(ma-la-ya-lam)

Institution-(ins-ti-tu-tion)

Manufacture-(ma-nu-fac-ture)

Karamadai–(ka-ra-ma-dai)

(The easy way to read big words)

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 Syllables are single speech parts made up of one vowel sound with or without more closely
combined consonant sounds.
 Every time you speak a syllable, your mouth opens and closes- your jaw drops once.
 Every time you speak a syllable, your speech has a single beat- one clap.
 Every syllable has one and only one vowel sound.
 Never divide two vowels next to each other if they carry one sound.
 Example- breadDivide two vowels next to each other when each carries a different sound.
 Example- video
 A single consonant between two vowels goes with the second vowel if the first vowel is long
(vc/v).
 Example- belong
 A single consonant between two vowels goes with the first vowel if the first vowel is accented
and short (vc/v).
 Example- guitar
 Two or more consonants between vowels--

 Go with the second vowel if the first vowel is long.

 Example- between

 If the first vowel is not long- -


 The first consonant stays with the first vowel and the other consonants go with the second
vowel (vc/cv)
 Example- purpose
 Unless the consonants form a blend in which case they are not divided (v cc/v)
 Example- without
 Two identical consonants are divided when they occur between vowels.
 Example- rabbit
 Compound words are divided into the simple words that form them.
 Example- notebook
 Prefixes and suffixes usually form separate syllables.
 Examples- unkind, kindly

II. PREFIX AND SUFFIXES

Rearrange the given prefix, base and suffix to from a word that the meaning given.

Jumbled elements Meaning Word

Employ ed un Having no work Unemployed

Visible in Not able to seen invisible

Ment agree dis dispute Disagreement

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Appear dis ing dispute Disappearing

Mark able re Out of the ordinary Remarkable

Arm dis ed Having no weapons Disarmed

Understand mising Quarrel misunderstanding

Joint dis ed Not connected Disjointed

Prefixes
and
Suffixes

 A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a root word.


 A prefix changes the meaning of a word.
 A suffix also changes the meaning of a word.

Prefixes We Know
Examples

im- not improper

in- not incomplete

bi- two bicycle

non- not nonstop

dis- not or opposite of disagree

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Suffixes We Know
Examples

-er one who farmer

-or one who actor

-less without useless

-able, -ible canbe buildable

reversible
 Randy‟s bike tire was flat. He couldn‟t find the pump because the garage was in disorder.
“It‟s hopeless,” said Randy. “I‟ll never make it to the soccer game on time.”
 “That‟s nonsense,” said his brother Jake. “You can use my bike.”
 “See, I can be likable!” said Jake with a grin.

II .IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES THE LAST LETTER TAKING ON THE SUFFIX „ion‟
,LIKE

Word Suffix -e +ion

Educate Education

Animate Animation

Nominate Nomination

Associate Assosiation

Congradulate Congradulation

Celebrate Celebration

A. ADD A SUITATE PREFIX OR SUFFIX TO THEiROOT WORDS GIVEN BELOW.

(un, in, im, ness, ful)

UnAble

IN decent

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IM perfect

KIND ness

WONDER ful

CORRECT ness

IM patient

GOOD ness

HOPE ful

B. (tele,tion,un,in,im)

UN likely

IN finite

IM possible

TELE vision

EXAMI nation

C. (out, able, non, il ,ize,al)

NON violence

Channelize

IL legeble

Without

Fashion ABLE

Logic al

MY GRANDMOTHER‟S HOUSE

LET US UNDERSTAND

I. Choose the correct answer to the following

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A. The house withdrew into silence

This line means that

Nobody lived there any more

b. My blood turned cold like the moon

This line means that

She didn‟t feel warm and loved, but desolate like the moon

C. listen to the from air;

This phrase means that

Life in that house frame in to stillness when her grandma died.

d) Or in wild despair, pick on armful of darkness to bring it here to life behind my bedroom door like a
brooding dog…

These lines tell us that


b) That darkness in her grandma‟s place had made her feel secured and she wants. Some of it to be with her
likes a loyal dog.

E)The main idea in the poem is that


C) Kamala received deep affection from her grandmother, and she misses it now.

UNIT-2
UNIT : II

SUPPLEMENTARY READER: A MOTHER’S DAY GIFT

GENERAL ESSAY : A STICH IN TIME SAVES NINE

SUPPLEMENTARY READER

A MOTHER‟S DAY GIFT

I .Answering the following


1. Which class was Apsara studying in?
Apsara was studying in class VIII.

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2. What was her school planning to do?

Her school was planning to give a tea party to all care takers and mothers on school day.

3. What was the reminded of?

She was reminded of an accident which happened when she was in class V.

4. What has happened in her old school?

`The parents were invited to attend the parent teacher meeting. Apsara took her mother to the
meeting. On looking at Apsara‟s mother; Apsara‟s classmates remarked that she looks like a monster.

4. What did the mother share with Apsara?

Apsara‟s mother shared with her how she got the scare, she narrated the terrible accident which
happened when Apsara just a year old.

6. Why didn‟t Apsara want her mother to come to attend the tea party at school?

Apsara didn‟t want others to call her mother „a monster‟ once again. Hence, she didn‟t want her
monster to come to school.

7. What did Apsara discover when she took her mother to meet Mrs. Rose?

Apsara discovered that neither the principal nor a teacher showed any ugly expression on their faces,
on looking at Apsara‟s mother. They were able to see the person beneath the scars.

8. What did she find out about selvi‟s mother?

Apsara learnt that her mother had met with an accident in which she lost her legs.

9. What did Apsara learn that day?

Apsara learnt that day, the beauty lies in the heart and in the mind. It lies in the way we see life‟s
challenge and not in the challenges themselves.

GENERAL ESSAY

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine


Introduction:

Negligence of a minor defect will result in great havoe. It also tells that postponements of
action are often very harmful. One should not pull of till tomorrow what one can do today.

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Examples:

The problems must be sorted out as soon as they start. A wall must be repaired as soon as a
crack is seen or the whole building would fall. Plug the hole in the boat as soon as it is seen or the boat
would sink.

Explanation:

The story of a shrewd polish boy who took a timely action will illustrate this proverb; on his
way to home he noticed water leaking out of a small hole on the wall of a dam in the village. Immediately,
he plugged the hole with his finger and in time prevented a great flood saved the village.

Failure to stitch in time causes a lot of mental worries.

It also saves us from wastage of time, money and energy.

Conclusion:

Timely repair of a fault can save from disaster. As students we should cultivate the habit of correcting our
mistakes at all early state.

MONTHLY TEST

[ UNIT 1 AND UNIT 2 FULLY]

UNIT: 3

PROSE : THE POWER OF LAUGHTER

POEM : YOU CAN’T BE THAT, NO,YOU CAN’T BE THAT

GRAMMAR: COMPOUND WORDS,GERUNDS

LETTER: REQUISITION TO PRINCIPAL FOR TC

UNIT-3

The Power Of Laughter

I. Answer the following


1. Who was the new stranger in the village?

The new stranger was a man who boasted of his ability to solve allproblems. He had also fought and
defeated enemies. He had come there to help that village.
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2. Who were the three kinds of enemies, according to the headman?

The there kinds of enemies were

I)The one who wanted the water from Lakes Rivers.

II)The one who wanted all their money

III) The one who thought of them as his enemy.

3. What did the head man ask people to do with a person who thinks of them as his/her enemies?

The head man asked the people to make him their tired enemies.

4. What did the he say the enemies were doing?

The headman said that the enemies were, getting while the people of the village were wasting their
time &looking.

5. Whatwas the change in the village? Write 3-5 sentences describing the changes?

i. The walls in the village grew taller day by day.

ii. Every day houses has a peculiar kind of chimney which was really a spy hole.

6. What did the headman ask his astrologer?

The headman asked his astrologer when he would die.

7. Why was laughter banned in the village?

The astrologer had told the head man that the he would die when the village, over flowed with fun
and laughter .so, the headman banned laughter in the village.

8. What did the basket weaver notice?

The basket weaver noticed that everyone in the village badly needed to laugh.

9. What did she decide to do?

The basket weaver decided to use the hollow trunk of the old banyan tree to make the people laugh.

10. Who was rushed to the doctor? Why?

The headman‟s chief weapon maker was to be rushed to the doctor because; he had a terrible
stomach ache on account of laughing too much.

11. Who were the members of the women‟s army? How old were they?

Gopal, Kevin, Nasira and kannagi were the members of her army. They were less than 10 years old.

12. What was the question the headman posed to the lady?

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The headman asked the lady if tree was possessed.

13. Why did the headman leave the village?

The entire village had begun to laugh. The headman remembered the astrologer‟s production. He had
also become sick hearing the laughter. So, he decided to leave thevillage.

14. What did the people do, as soon as the headman left?

The people gathered at the old banyan, as soon as the headman left.

15. Why did the stranger leave the village he was coming from?

The entirevillage was dead. So, the stranger did not want to stay there so he left the village.

II. Meaning (Synonyms)

1. Concern - Interest

2. Harmony - Agreement

3. Impressive - Attractive

4. Dramatic - Exaggerated

5. Innocent - Harmless

6. Beamed - Smiled

7. Barely - Hardly

8. Fiercely - Severely

9. Flush - Luxurious

10. Silly - Foolish

11. Scaring - Frightening

12. Regime - Administration

13. Pelted - Attacked By

14. Panic - Fear

15. Astounded - Shocked

III. Opposite

1. Harmony X Disagreement

2. Impressive X Unattractive

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3. Lucky X Unfortunate

4. Loftily X Modestly

5. Innocent X Cunning

6. Mean X Honourable

7.Fierce X Mild

8. Salient X Noisy

9. Unsuspecting X alert

10. tiny X Big

11. Right X Wrong

12. Sick X Healthy

POEM

You Can‟t Be That, No, You Can‟t Be That

I. Questionsand Answer

1. In the First stanza, what doesn‟t the young person want to become when he/she grow up?

The „I‟ in the poem refer to a child and “them” refers to grown up people especially
parents,guardians or elders in charge of the child.There is no specific person or young person mentioned
here. The poem speaks of children and worldly elders in general.

2. What does she/he want to become? Why?

The young person does not want to become a scientist or a TV newsreader, when she/he grows up.

3.In the second Stanger what doesn‟t the young person want to become him/she grows up?

The young person does not want to become an airline pilot, adancer, a lawyer or an M.C.

4. What did she/he want to become? Why?

She /he want to become an ocean, as she/he wanted huge whales to swim in her/him.

5. In the third stanza,what doesn‟t the young person wants to become when he/she grows up?

The young person does not want to become a disc jockey, a computer programmer, a musician or a
beautician when she/he grows up.

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6. What did she/he want to become? Why?

She/he wants to become a range of mountains because they would contain flowing
streams,nooks,crannies,valleys and mountains be home for the eagles.

7. Why do „they‟ feel that she/he can‟t be that?

They feel that he/she can‟t be that because he/she is after all a child who ultimately obeys them.

8. What did they say when he/she asked them, what do you think I am?

When she asked them “ what do you think I am? “They said he was just a child.

9. Why does he/she say “they do not understand me”?

He says “he can fulfill any ambition like magician, which they do not realize. That is why they say
“they do not understand me”.

Grammar

Compound words:-
Compound words are formed by adding two or three words together to form a single unit.
Note :some compound words written side by side with a small space, some with a hyphen between and some
are joined together

Example:

1.walkie-wa-like
2.broadminded –broad –minded
3.spell check-spell-check
4.keyboard-key-board
5.along-a-long
6.above-a-love
7.understand-under-stand
8.recall-re-call
9.dislike-dis-like
10.beside-be-sides
11.replaced-re-placed

From antonyms attacking the prefix ‟dis‟, ‟In‟, ‟or‟, ‟un‟ to the words given in column a. Write your answers
in column

A B
Approve Disapprove
Possible Impossible
courage Discourage
Complete In complete
Mount Dismount
Secure Insecure
Agree Disagree
Appear Disappear

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Natural Unnatural
Moved Unmoved
Like Dislike

Let us recall :

State whether true (t) or false(f)

1. The new headman was a soft gentle man{f}


2. The basket weaver was lived by all.[t]
3. The village head man changed the village completely for the worse.[f]
4. The old banyan free came to the rescue of the villagers.[t]
5. The people in the village were sad when the head man left them.{f}
6. There were four children in the woman‟s army.[t]

Gerund (or) verbal nouns

1) Read the following sentences and pick out the grounds :


1.watching plays can be fun
2. Keeping left is always safe.
3. Eating moderating is good for heath.
4.climing mountains is a good sport
5. Reading poetry teachers us many things.

2.)Read the information usually found on the sign boards and try to form ground to complete the
sentences

Don‟t park the vehicle here

1.parking vehicles here is prohibited


Don‟t trespass- prohibited area
2. Trespassing is prohibited.
Don‟t cross the yellow line
3. Crossing the yellow line is prohibited.

Match the following :-

Painting Forbidden
Eating too much Interesting
Walking on the roof Dangerous
Watching television A good exercise
Swimming A pleasant hobby
Playing on the street Had for health

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Write a letter to the Principal requesting him for to issue transfer certificate.
25-6-2014,

Arakkonam.

From:

XXX,

VIII std , „A‟ sec,

BDMHS School,

Arakkonam.

TO:

The Principal,

BDMHS School,

Arakkonam.

Respected sir,

Sub: - Request to ask transfer certificate regarding

I completed my VIII standard in 2013. As my father has got a transfer order inhis service,
all members of the family have to shift to Chennai. Hence, I am in need of the transfer certificate to seek
admission in a school in city.

I request you to issue me the transfer certificate.

Thank you,

Yours Obediently,

XXX.

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To

The Principal,

BDMHS School,

Arakkonam.

MONTHLY TEST – II

UNIT – III, S.E (The Women Of Courage)

SUPPLEMENTARY READER

The Women Of Courage.

I. Questions& Answer
1. Where did Catherin marry Heilman live?

Catherin marryHeilman lived in the village in the kumoan hills.

2. What was she fascinated by & what did she do?

She was fascinated by Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom movement. She came to India and met
Gandhiji later she began to live in the village in the kumoan hills.

3. Why did she change her name to saraladevi?

She loved to live in India and with the people of India.Hence she changes her name to Saraladevi.

4. What did she do in the kumaon hills?

She started school for girls. She taught them about the earth and how to care for it. She taught them
about their environment also.

5. What did girls learn in her school?

The girls learnt about their environment, the kumaon in the Himalaya. The rivers in the front which
was their home. They learnt how the forest looked after them.

6. What did the Saraladevi do when India struggle on freedom?

Saraladevijoined the freedom fighter and led them in the kumaon district.She went from valley to
valley, helping the women, whose men had been jailed.

7. What did the she find happening in the kumaon hills after India‟s freedom?

She saw selfish people coming to the Himalayan forests for their rich timer. They cut down the trees
and carried them away in their trucks.

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8. What did she do?

She launched a new struggle. It was a struggle for the earth, its soil, its forests, rivers and lakes. It was
against the greed and stupidity of human.

9. What were her last words to the Kumaon?

The struggle to save the forest is not easy but we must not give it up. It must go on.

UNIT: 4

PROSE : LIVING AMICABLY

POEM : NO MEN ARE FOREIGN

GRAMMAR:INFINITIVE, THE PARTICIPLE

LETTER: LETTER TO THE FRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL WISHING HIM SPEEDY RECOVERY.

UNIT-4 PROSE:

LIVING AMICABLY

I. Answer the following


1. What happened when Kalam‟sfather come out of the mosque after prayers?

People of other religious were waiting for him outside. Theybrought bowls of water .Kalama‟s father
dipped his finger‟s tips in water and said a prayer.

2. How did Kalam describe his locality?

The locality was predominantly Muslim.There were quite a few Hindufamilies. They were living
amicably with their Muslim neighbours.

3. Where did kalam live?

Kalam lived in his ancestral house in Rameshwaram.

4. What did the new teacher ask kalam to do? why?

The new teacher asked kalam to shift to the back bench. The reason was that the son of Hindupriest
was sitting next to kalam. Teacher could not put up with it.

5. Why did it leave a lasting impression on kalam?

The incident shocked kalam,because hisown teacher practiced religion intolerance. A teacher who
should be a model turned out to be poisonous string.Kalamshould never forget it.

6. Whatdid Lakshmanasastrydo?

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Lakshmana sastrysummoned the teacher. He told the teacher not to spread poison of social inequality
and communal intolerance in the minds of children. He further told to apologize or quit the school.

7. Why did Kalam have to leave Rameshwaram?

Kalam had to leave Rameshwaramfor his higher studies.

8. How his friend felt?

His friend felt downcast.

9. What did kalam‟s father mean?

Kalam‟s father mean that, when a person prayed that he would not see wealth, age caste or creed he
would be above all these.

10. What kalam mean?

Kalam wanted to reach the ambition of his father in his own field of science&technology.

11. What did Sivasubramaniya Iyar mean?

Sivasubramaniya Iyarmean that we should boldly meet outproblem.

12. What did kalam‟s father mean?

Kalam‟s father meant that he had great future, which could not be seen at that time or be dreamt of.

13. What does kalam mean?

Kalam mean that in order to realize his father‟s dream, he had to control his thoughts and mind that
would influence his destiny.

II. Synonyms (meanings)

1. Harmony - unity
2. Innate - inborn
3. Amicably - cordially
4. Perturbed - worried
5. Conservatives - additional

III. Antonyms

1. Wisdom X tally
2. Generosity X selfishness
3. Inlorense X ignorance
4. Refused X accepted
5. comfort X discomfort

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I. Answer The Following

1. This poem is set in the context of war. So pick out words that refer to war?

Uniform, arms, fire.

2. What are the uniformsrefer to here?

The uniform refer to here is the military uniform of the soldier.

3. To whom does brother refer?

The enemy soldier is referring to as brother here.

4. Why does the poet compare war to a long winter?

Winter is season of cold it destroys all vegetation like winter‟ war is also very destructive and
without warmth. The suffering caused by war is for a long period so the poet compares war to long
winter.

5. What are some experiences commend to all people on earth?

Breathing, walking, awareness of the sun, air and water being fed , being starved, labouring with
hands, sleeping and waking up common to all people on earth.

INFINITIES

 Infinitives are used as nouns to function as a subject or object in sentences.


 Infinitives are used as nouns to functions as a subject or object in sentences
 Infinitives are formed when „to‟ comes before a verb

EXAMBLES

 TO OBEY the traffic rules is must


1] underline the „infinitives‟ in the following sentences

1.To get up early in the morning is good +for the health


2.David wants to study biology
3.To project the environment is the order of the day
4. To find the fault with others is easy.
5.We should learn to help others
2]pick out the least five verbs from the given here :

Try to form an infinitive with these verbs and write simple sentences

Enrich To enrich Read newspaper to enrich your knowledge


Meet To meet I WANT MEET MY GRANDMA
RESPECT TO RESPECT We want to respect our elders
Go To go I want to go school

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Obey To obey It is good to obey traffic rules
Help To help I want to help the poor
Dtive To drive I like to help drive the car
Swim To swim I LIKE to swim in river
Play To play I like to play the throw ball

3] combine the following pairs of sentences in to one ,using an infinitive


 Kishore works hard. He earns money to live his house.
 Kishore works hard to earn money to lived his house
 My friend leaves for Trichy next week. He will visit his uncle there.
 My friend leaves for Trichy next week to visit his uncle there.
 Eat well. You will be healthy
 Eat well to be healthy
 4.Be positive .you can shape your attitude
 Be positive to shape your attitude

4]Fill in the sentences with suitable infinitive given bellow


(to get, to carry, to wear, to learn, to fallow)

1. The pencil was heavy to carry.


2. These clothes are compostable to wear
3. English is easy to learn
4. Her speech was difficult to fallow
5. Apples are good to eat.

5] complete each of the following sentences with on infinitive of your choice


1. He agreed to repay the amount
2. I forget to bring the English note
3. Would you like to play with me
4. They allowed her to participant the game
5.They officer ordered his men to drive a police jeep

THE PARTICIPLE

A participle is a partly a „verb‟


And partly on „adjective‟ it is a verbal adjective
(present participle and past participle)

Underline the „participle‟ in the following sentences and say whether they are present participle and
past participles.
 Hearing the noise, I work up.
 it was sad to see the house burnt to
 Ashes .[past par]
 engaged, the leader left the meeting.[past per]
 furnishing the details, he requested for job.[pre par]
 seema is a person loved by all.[past par]
 we must a man riding on a donkey.[pre par]
 the bus was driven at the full speed.[past par]
 she rushed to the bus stand, seeing the bus there.[pre.par]

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 a rolling stone gathers no mess.[pre par]
 we should not worry about the fallen leaves.[past par]
 Recovering from illness, he was very weak.
 he saw a man legging in the streets.[pre.par]

2) Pick out the verbs from the box given bellow.


From a participate and write a sentences
(enjoy,see,observe,steal,delete,drive)

1. The ice cream the children went around the park.


2. The balloon vendor, the girl was happy to the park.
3. The energy of the children, the teacher suggested a game.
4. The police displayed the jewels to the people.
5. We need not study the portions.

COMBINE WORDS(P.114)

First gird Second gird Third gird Fourth gird


Broken Grid Broken grid Past.par
Sparkling Men Sparkling man Pre.par
Wounded Doll Wounded doll Past.par
Painted Milk Painted milk Past.par
Rolling Lights Rollinglights Pre.par
Split Furniture Split furnitiure Past.pre
Armed Dog Armed.dog Past.pre

Join the pair of sentences gather using participles

1. We listened to the radio. it was playing in the next room


We listened to the radio playing in the next room
2. We could smell something. it was bumming in the kitchen.
We could smell something burning in the kitchen
3. The formers heard the boy. He was shouting for help.
The farmers heard the boy shouting for help
4. Look at the policeman. He is controlling the traffic.
Look at the policeman controlling the traffic.

QUARTERLY EXAM

UNIT 1, 2, 3, 4
S.R(SORRY MY , BEST FRIEND),
GRAMMAR:PHRASES AND CLAUSES.
POEM COMPREHENSION.

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SORRY! MY BEST FRIEND

I. Question and Answer


1. Why did Renu and her daughter come to Mumbai?

Renu and her daughter came to Mumbai to settle there. After the papa, the mother got a job in
Mumbai.

2. How did Manju her time at home?

Manju spent her time by watching TV or reading. She would look down to see what was happening
below on the road. She spent her time in eating and then sleeping.

3. Who was Bai? What work did she do?

Bai was a maid. She would sweep the house and clean the vessels.

4. Who was Miriam?

Miriam was daughter ofBai.

5. Why was Miriam not going to school till which class she studied?

Miriam had to help Bai . She had to do the housework. So she was not going to school. She had studied
6th STD.

6. What did Manju shared with Miriam?

Manju shared with Miriam secrete she told Miriam about her friends and enemies, her father, her
relatives and how she was going to be an architect.

7. Which act of her more upset Manju?

The act of giving salary to Miriam upset Manju.

8. What happened act of beach?

At the beach Miriam and Manju played separately.When Renu brought Miriam ice-cream,Manju
asked her mother to allow Miriam to pay for her ice-cream. On hearing this,Miriam threw down her
ice-cream and ran away.

9. Why had Renu given Miriam, themoney?

Renu had given Miriam, the money. So, that she could study in school.

10. What instruction did her mother give Manju before leaving for office?

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Renu told Manju not to open the door except for Bai. She should find out, who it was at the
knock.She told her not to climb on anything in the balcony or lean out. She instructed her to take
lunch on time. Shewarned her not to turn on the gas.

11. Why was Manju upset?

Manju was upset because she had thought that Miriam was a friend. But her mother made her a
servant by offering her a salary. This made her feel uncomfortable.

12. What was Miriam‟s locality like?

Miriam‟s locality was like slum. It was a terrible smelly with garbage lying around in heaps.There
was only one water tap, with a crowd of thirty or forty around it.

13. Why did people store at Manju and Renu?

Manju and Renu were well dressed and looked high class. They were not expected at the locality
of Miriam. Hence, the people stared at them.

PHARSES AND CLAUSES

PHARSES:

THEY make sense, but not complete sense.


 They cannot stand by themselves, but at have to be a part of a linger group of words which makes
complete sense.
 They have no subject or predicate of their own.Such a group of words is called a phrase.

Examples:

In the beginning, I thought he was crush

Discuss in groups fill in the blanks with phrases from bellow.

 despite these disadvantages


 observing my hesitation
 in our presence
 living amicably
 with their Muslim neighbors
 as children
 Despite these disadvantages, he possessed great innate wisdom
 There were a few Hindu families, living amicably with their Muslim neighbors.
 as children none of us felt any difference among ourselves
 In our presence Lakshmana sastry told the teacher that he should not spread the person of social
inequality.
 Observing my hesitation, he told me not to get upset.

CLAUSES:

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TWO TYPES:
1.MAIN CLAUSE
2. SUB ORDINATE CLAUSE
 A group of words which has a subject and a finite verb. Makes complete sense is called the main
clause.
 A group of words which has a subject and a verb. But makes incomplete sense is called subordinate
clauses.

Example:
1/when the cat is away, the mice will play
Cat->subordinate
Mice->main clause
1.fill in the blanks with given subordinate clauses:
[Which was built in the 19th century,when I revisited his house ,which left a lasting impression on me ,when
I was leaving]
1. We lived in our ancestral house which was built in the 19th century.
2.he looked downcast ,which left a lasting impression on me
3.when you pray, you become a part pf the cosmos
4.when I was leaving ,Iyer invited me to join him dinner again
5. When invited by him to his house; Iyers wife served me food with her own hands.

2)Match the Phrases with suitable clauses

On seeing the snake The teacher appreciated me 5


Despite his sickness The ship set sail 4
By working hard She ran away 1
The tide having turned He attended school 2
Observing my skill Kalam because a great scientist 3

3)Identify the main and sub ordinate clauses in the given sentences

1.shiva should petra the like which he had just bought.


m.c s.c
2.the milk man came when the sun rose
m.c s.c
3.if it rains, the match will be cancelled
s.c m.c
4.Though he is thin, thin is strong
s.c m.c
5.As Rahim is tired,he takes rest
s.cm.c
4. POEM COMPREHENSION

A NATION‟S STREANTH

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Not gold, but only man can make

A people great and strong

Men who for truth and honor‟s sake

Stand fast and suffers long

Brave, men who work while other‟s sleep

Who dare while other‟s fly

They build a nation‟s pillar deep

And lift them to the sky.

_Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Question and Answer:

1. Who can make a Nation Strength and strong?

Men who suffer a long for the sake of truth and honor make a nation great and strong.

2. What does brave man do?

They work while other‟s sleep.

3. What do the brave do while other‟s sleep?

While other‟s flee the brave men due to face any suffering or inconvenience.

4. What do brave men build?

They build a nation‟s pillar‟s deep.

5. What do brave patriot lift to the sky?

The brave patriot lifts the nation to the sky.

TERM-II

UNIT: V
PROSE: The Brave Rani Of Jhansi

POEM: Land Of Our Birth, We Pledge To Thee

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GRAMMAR: TRANSITIVE AND INTRANSITIVE VERB

COMP0SITION: DIALOGUE WRITING(MODAL VERBS)

PROSE:The Brave Rani OfJhansi

I. Questionand Answer;
1. What was the namegiven to Lakshmibai by herparents?

As a child, Lakhsmibai was called as Manirarnika. It wasthe nameof river Ganga.

2. Who ware Manu‟s friend in Bithur?

Nana sahib and Tantia Tope.She learnt to ride and shoot.

3. What was she called byeveryone .what does it mean.

Shewas calledChablisby everyone. It means the sweet one.

4. Why did Gangadhar choose Manu as his queen? What name did he give her?

Gagadhar‟s first wife Ramabai has died with childless. So he gave her a new name Lakshmibai of
Jhansi.

5. Whydid Gangadharraoadopt a son?

Gangadhar Rao adopted a son because his own son had died.

6. What was the doctrine of lapse?

If,an Indianrulerdied without a natural heir,the British took over his or her kingdom or state lapsed
into the British. The Britishevolve in only to acquire new territories.

7. How did Rani Lakshmi fought for first war of independence?

First of all she dug up all the piles of ammunition that had been hidden secretly and set up two new
factories to manufacturerifles and swords. Thousands including women were trained. She had a
strong and loyal army headed by both men and women.

8. What was the result of first war of independence?

The British on seeing Lakshmibai‟s leadership wanted to capture her. Sir Hugh Rose was given the
task. His army reached Jhansi. Though Lakshmibai‟s loyal army fought the Britishfuriously, they
were rushed back by the enemy‟s guns. The Britishblasted a huge hole in the wall of Jhansi‟s fort
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9. Describe how Lakshmibai fought her last battle?

Lakshmibai fought her last battle holding the reins between her teeth and swords in each hand. Her
eyes glittered with fire and her swords caught sunlight as she fought bravely.

10. What were her last words?

She whispered in her last breath to give her jewelsto her soldiers and look after little Damoder.

II. Meanings

1. Revolt - Rebellion

2. Wit - Intelligence

3. Thrilled - Excited

4. Peril - Danger

5. Cunning - Deception

6. Acquiring - Gaining

7. Lapsed - Was Lost

8. Determined - Firm

9. Futile - Useless

10. Disruption - Disturbance

11. Rebellion - Revolt

12. Manufacture - Produce

13. Galloping - Rushing

14. Furiously - Violently

15. Chased - Ran After

16. Fame– Popularity

17. onSlaughter - Attack

18. Glittered - Shone

19. Huddled - Crowded

20. Mutiny - Rebellion

21. Deify - Resist

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III.Antonyms

1. Revolt X Submission

2. Heart Broken X Delighted

3. Peril X Safety

4. Annex X Surrender

5. Determined X Undecided

6. Futile X Useful

7. Mutineers X Supporters

8. Loyal X Disloyal

9. Encouraged X Discouraged

10. Fame X Ignominy

11. Bravely X Timidly

12. Whispered X Shouted

13. Defy X Obey

1)Match the following (meanings)

1.mutiny 1.vilot attack [ 2 ]


2.onslaught 2.usless [5]
3.defy 3.rebel [1]
4.ammunition 4.disobey [3]
5.fulite 5.wepaons [4]

2.choose the opposite of the words given

1.charm
A)ugliness b)magic c)beauty d)elegance
Ans:A
2.smoothen
a)soften b)pleasant c)roughen d) harden
ans:D
3.strange
a)special b)common c)usual d) regular
ans:C
4.defy
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A)oppose b)accept c)consider d)join
Ans:B
5.brave
a)load b)frightened c)strongest d)peerless
ans:B

3) Tick the right answers

1. This story is about ………….


a) a kingdom b) a brave queen
Ans:b
2.”that she learnt to ride, read and write along with the boys”, Speaker of
a)her rebellious nature b)her wide interest
3. Rani Lakshmi Bai said,”I will not give up Jhansi.” This shows her
a)patriotism b)selfishness
Ans:A
4.her preposition for the 1st war of independence speaks of her
a)rudeness b)determinations
5.her least words repeal
a)her generous spirit b)her weakness
ans: A

POEM

Land Of Our Birth, We Pledge To Thee

I. Answer The Following

1. Canyou find out it one or more than one person speak in the first stanza?

More than one person speaks in the first stanza.

2. Are they young or old? How do you know?

They are young. The phrase when we are grown implies that they are young.

3. What do you think the speaker is in the second stanza? Why?

The poet is the speaker in the second stanza. Because he says oh! God thy children when they call.

4. Who is addressed in the first and last stanza?

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Motherland is addressed in the first and last stanza.

5. Whois addressed in the first stanza?

God is addressed in the rest of stanzas.

6. Can you rejoice at another person‟s sorrow?

No, I can‟t rejoice at another person‟s sorrow.

7. What should we do when people hurt us?

We should forgive them when they hurt us.

8. What do the children promise to give to the motherland in the first stanza?

Children promise to give love and hard work to motherland in the first stanza.

9. What does the poet prays that the children should do for the nation in the second stanza?

The poet prays that the children build up undefiled heritage from age to age.

10. How should we use our strength?

We should not use our strength to hurt the weak. We should use it to give comfort to people in
distress.

11. Who fought for our freedom?

Forefathers fought for our freedom.

2. What do the children pledge to the nation?

The children pledge their thought,feeling, and hard work to the nation.

13. What do the children pray for in the 4th stanza?

In the 4th stanza the children pray for the ability to find delight in simple things and joy without any
bitterness, theability to forgive fully of all offence and to love the whole of mankind.

14. Write words in alliteration you find in this poem?

Women with, thatthey, forgiveness free, head, heart hand.

Transitive and in transitive verbs :-

Transitive verbs:-

The verbs which have objects are called ‟transitive verbs‟


1. Sam eats mangoes. What does same eat?
„mangoes”

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2. Valli kicked the ball. What did vale kick? The ball‟

In transitive verbs:

The verbs do not have objects. Hence they are called „in transitive verbs‟.
1. The sun shines brightly?
The sun shines…..what? no answer
2.what boils at 100‟c
What boils…. What? No answer

Say whether the highlighted verbs in the following sentences are transitive or in transitive

1.please,pass the salt- transitive verbs


2.don‟t wait here-in transitive verbs
3.you must obey elders-in transitive verb
4.stars twinkle at night- in transitive verb

Complete the following dialogue using approximate modal verbs.

1. Gotham: May I come in mam?

Teacher: Yes, Why are you late?

Gotham: My bus breaks down. So, I could not come to school on time.

Teacher: You must inform to your Class teacher, otherwise she will mark you absent.

Gotham: With your permission, I will do mam.

2. Daughter: May I help you mother?

Mother: Can you lift this box?

Daughter: I shall gladly do it for you.

Mother: Okay mom, give it to me fast. I must go to school.

3. Clerk: Will you grant me leave, sir?

Manager: May I know the reason?

Clerk: I should attend my sister‟s marriage.


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Manager: When will you return?

Clerk: I would be back with in two days.

MONTHLY TEST : III

UNIT: V , S.E (AFTER THE STORM)

SUPPLEMENTARY READER

After The Storm

I. Answer The Following

1.Saruli clung her mother when?

She neared the thunder sound.

2. Suppose was stunned to see pine trees lying on the ground.

3. Suppose…………..suppose all the trees fell downthe forestwill disappear

4. It was to be expected; dawn Singh said slowlytress havebeen hollowed by resin trapper.

5. Oaks bring rain and trap water, pinesdry out the land.

6. Saruli found gashes whichhad gone dry.

7. The tin cups were wrenched and thrown off andthe gasheswere sailed with clay.

8. Now we will have to put them again LalSingh continueddon’t you dare to touch the trees.

9. Girl, the rainshave come let’s plant the deodar.

UNIT:6

PROSE:OUR WINGED FRIENDS.

POEM: TIGER IN THE ZOO.

GRAMMAR: ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE.

LETTER:FORMAL LATTER(ABANDONED TIGER CUB)

PROSE

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Our Winged Friends

I. Answer The Following


1. Why did the government of china decided to kill sparrows?

The government of china decided to kill the sparrows. Because they thought sparrows destroyed the
crops.

2. What when they did so?

There was a huge explosion in the population of insects.

3. Why did fisherman get angry with crocodiles?

Crocodiles eat up the fish used for making curries.

So, fishermangets angry with them.

4. Why are birds important in the web of life?

Birds are links the complex web of life so they are important.

5. How do we know so much about birds today?

We know so much more today about birds of Dr. Salim Ali Khan and his associates.

6. How does the Malabar hornbill feed its young ones?

The Malabar Hornbill locks his wife and babies in the nest by covering the opening with mud. He
leaves a small kitchen doorway through which he feeds his family with insect‟s, lizards, snakes and other
delicious teats.

7. What does the writer feel it is possible for every young person to do?

Every young person should help in the study and conservation of birds. He should watch birds and
write everything in a notebook. He should have good reference books and other birds as his guide to do bird
watching.

II. Meanings

1. Roam - Wonder

2. Bruised - Hurt

3. Explosion - Sudden Increase

4. Gnash - Grind

5. Web - Network

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6. Germinate - Sprout

7. Habitats - Homes

8. Freak - Enthusiast

9. Vagaries - Strange Acts

III.Antonyms

1. Freedom X Bondage

2. Plea X Order

3. Wonderful X Pathetic

4. Unique X Ordinary

5. Spectacular X Commend Place

6. Delicious X Listless

7. Valuable X Useless

8. Discovered X Lost

9. Banned X Prescribed

POEM

A Tiger In The Zoo

I. Answer The Following

1. Where does the tiger described in the poem live?

The tiger described in the poem lives in the cage in the zoo.

2. Where does the poet think the tiger should be?

The poet feels that the tiger should be in the jungle.

3. Why should the tiger lurk in the shadow?

The tiger would lurk in the shadow to kill the deer‟s for food.

4. What would he do at the jungles edge?

He would be terrorizing the village at jungle‟s edge.

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As the tiger is in the zoo he sees visitor‟s everyday there

is nothing new in it so, the tiger is ignoring visitors.

6. What is the last sound that the tiger hears at night?

The voices from patrolling cars are the last sound the tiger hears at night.

VOICE:

• “Voice” is a characteristic of verbs which indicates the relation of the verb‟s action to its subject.

• The voice of a verb may be either “active” or “passive.”

• Active voice verbs are used when the subject is acting in a sentence.

• Example:

– Cindy steered the boat.

• “Steered” is an active verb because it allows the subject to undertake an action.

• “Passive voice” verbs are used when the subject is being acted upon in a sentence.

• Example:

– The mountain‟s peak was reached by Ed Danvers.

• “Was reached” are considered passive because they indicate that the subject (peak) is receiving an
action.

Write a letter to the Director of theVandaloor Zoological Park asking him to take change of an
abandoned tiger cub.

23-3-2010 Arakkonam.

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From

XXX,

NO: 3/5; Neruji Nagar,

Arakkonam.

To

The Director,

Vandaloor Zoological Park,

Chennai.

Respected Sir,

I am living in an area which is near a small forest. A couple days ago, on my home from
school, I found a tiger cub among the bushes. Though I was scared, I took him home and fed him. I made a
small cage with bamboo sticks and have kept him there safely. I think he is missing his mother so much and
his natural home.

I wish you would come and take change of the tiger cub as soon as possible.

Yours Faithfully,

XXX.

Address on the Envelope

To

The Director,

Vandaloor Zoological Park,

Chennai.

MONTHLY TEST :IV

UNTI: VI,

S.E : THE ANTEATER AND THE DASSIE

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SUPPLIMENTARY READER

The Anteater and Dassie

I. Answer The Following


1. Where did anteater and the Dassie live?

The anteater and Dassie lived near the Limpopo River in South Africa.

2. Where did Penguin and Dassie explore?

Penguin and Dassie would explore the bush.

3. What did penguin and Dassie usually do?

Penguin and Dassie tried to find interesting ways of challenging each other with games and races.

4. What would Dassie show his friend?

Dassie would show his friend the intricate borrows and network of porthways,built between the
rocks made by them.

5. What had Dassie observed?

Dassie had observed that it was difficult for his heavy friend to climb up and down among the rocks and
pathways.

6. What was Dassie‟ssplendid idea?

He decided to ask penguin to race against him down one of the path.

7. Why did Dassie smile to himself?

Dassie smiled angrily smile to himself because he felt quite sure that he would win.

8. Why did penguin agreed?

Penguin love to compete so, he agreed.

9. What had penguin thought about for the second race?

Penguin had thought of alternative plan to win the race he planned to role him of up in the shape of a
ball and roll down the hill instead of running.

10. What did Dassie notice as he ran?

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As he ran Dassie noticed something quickly passed him.

11. What advice did penguin‟s father give him?

Penguin‟s father advised him one way to do a thing.

12. What did penguin understand about himself?

Penguin understands that about he could not run fast as Dassie. It could roll down faster than his
friend.

HALF-YEARLY EXAM:

UNIT: V, VI.

TERM 3

UNIT : VII

PROSE: UNFORGETTABLE JOHNNY.

POEM :NINE GOLD MEDALS

GRAMMAR:ABBREVIATION,DIRECT TO INDIRECT SPEECH ,

LETTER;PERMISSION LETTER.

PROSE

The Unforgettable Jhonny

I. Answer The Following


1. What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is the learner difficulty with reading and spelling.

2. What problem did Johnny have with learning?

Johnny had problems with reading and writing. He could not correctly write the letters of the alphabet.
He could not differentiate between „b‟and„d‟, „g‟and „q‟and „p‟and „b‟ these were the problem that
Johnny had with learning.

3. What was Johnny‟s past school history?

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Johnny‟s mother was looking after him. There was no sign of his father. His mother could not work
hard at any job. So she frequently from one place to another. As she was unhappy she often neglected
Johnny. This was Johnny‟spast school experience.

5. Why was it not easy for Mr. Davis to help Johnny? It was not easy for Mr.
Davis to help Johnny because he was distracted.

5. Whotroubled Johnny? What did they do?

Some of Johnny‟s class mate troubled by bulling him.

6. Why did they trouble him?

They troubled him because of his dirty cloths and lack of manner. They also wanted him to fight back.

7. What did Mr. Davis do about?

Mr. Davis lashed out against the bullies.

8. What did she notice?

She notices that two other boys had bruised knuckles.

9. Why did Johnny not hit them back?

Johnny did not hit them back because he did not want them to feel as bad as he did.

10. Whatwas Johnny‟s reaction when Mr. Davis presented him a set of cloth?

The cloths gave Johnny more confidence.

11. In what two way did Mr. Davis help Johnny?

Mr.Davis spent extra hours after school, coaching Johnny and helping him with his home work. She
also read for an half an hour every day story book and biographies. In these two ways Mr.Davis
helped Johnny.

12. What was the turning point in Johnny?

When Mr.Davis told Johnny that his favourite film maker Walt Disney was dyslexia from there
positive change in Johnny.

13. Why did Johnny‟s mother want his T.C?

Johnny‟s mother wanted his T.C as they were baring that turn in two days.

14. How did Johnny‟s classmate send him off?

Johnny‟s classmate sends him off with the warm and cordialFarwell party.

15. What did Johnny do before he left?

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Johnny had collected from the time he was four, many children books, he gave all of them to the class as
his party.

II .Meanings

1. Dyslexia - Difficulty with Reading and Writing

2. Greet -Say Words of Welcome

3. Gruff - Rough

4. Puzzled - Perplexed

5. Battered -Beaten Out Of Shape

6. Gunning - Sowing a Teeth RelievingBroad Smile

7. Parables - Stories With Morals

8. Heart Broken -Terribly Shaken

9. Cherished -Remembered With Love

10. Generous -Noble Minded

III. Antonyms

1. Loved X Gentle

2 .Proudly X Humbly

3. Avoid X Seek

4. Correctly X Wrongly

5. Frequently X Occasionally

6. Neglected X Protected

7. Determined X Wavering

8. Admitted X Denied

9. Confidence X Diffidence

10. Improved X Deteriorated

11. Gradually X Suddenly

12. CordialX Hostile

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13. Thrilled X Distressed

14. Cherished X Hated

15. Generous X Stingy

16. Strict X Lenient

POEM

Nine Gold Medals

I. Answer The Following

1.When does one get a gold medal?

One who gets a gold medal for being first in thecompetition?

2. Who gets a silver medal?

One who gets a silver medal for being second in the competition?

3. Where does the scene take places?

The scene takes places in the Special Olympics.

4. Who do you think competitor? How do you know which is the event mentioned?

Mentally challenged people are the competitors. The banner said that SpecialOlympicsreveal that it
is for these special people. The event mentioned is the 100 yard dash.

5. How many competitions were there for the events?

There are nine competitors for the event.

6. What happened when the gun was fired?

When gun was fired all the nine athletes took off and charged ahead.

7. Did all hope to win? How do you know? Why did the light runners pull up on their heels?

They all took off and charged ahead when gun was fired. So I think that they all hoped to win. The eight
runners pulled upon their heels, because the smallest of the competitors slipped, swayed and fell down on
the asphalt track.

8. In how many ways was this Olympic special? Explain?

This Olympic was special for people. In 100 yard dash event the nine participants did not care to
win the race. They stopped running to raise the smallest of them who had stumbled. These athletes walked
together and completed the race. All the nine were winners of the gold. The spectators also applauded them
all. They did not have their favourite.

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9. Who gave standing ovation? Why?

The spectators gave the standing ovation, as they were moved by the feeling of brotherhood and
oneness displayed by the handicapped athletes.

10. What would you have done, if you had been one of the eight runners?

If I had been one of the eight runners were intellectually handicapped.


I would have also stopped on my heels and helped the smallest of
us.ABBREVIATION

1. ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation


2. IAS – Indian Administrative Service

3. ATM – Automatic Teller Machine

4. BPL – Below Poverty Line

5. NCC – National Cadet Corps

6. UNO – United Nation Organisation

7. WHO – World Health Organisation

8. ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

9. AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

10. ASEAN – Association of South East Asian Nations

11. BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

12. BSNL – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

13. CD – Compact Disc

14. CID – Criminal Investigation Department

15. HIV – Human Immune Deficiency Virus

16. HSS – Higher Secondary School

17. NASA – National Aeronautical and Space Administrations

18. VIRUS – Vital Information Resource under Seize

19. CBI – The Central Bureau of Investigation

20. NSS – National Social Service

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DIRECT TO INDIRECT SPEECH:

There are two ways of reporting what somebody says;

• direct speech

• indirect (or reported) speech.

wo“In text we
In direct speech we use put speech “Speech
the speaker‟s own marks around marks are
words. the rds also

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“I am going home.”

Helen said she was going home.

When using direct speech in your writing you need to use the correct punctuation.

• The exact words spoken must be enclosed in speech marks.

• The first word of the speech must begin with a capital letter.

• The words in the speech marks must be separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.

• You must use a new line when a new speaker begins to speak.

MONTHLY TEST:

UNIT: VII,

S.R: GOD THIS IS CHARLES.

GRAMMAR: SINGULAR & PLURAL

SUPPLIMENTARY READER

God This Is Charles

I. Answer The Following


1. Whatburning difficulties does Charles experience?

Because of his dysgraphia and Attention DeficitDisorder (ADD) Charles found it hard to write. His brain
could not sense what his hand was doing. Art was all the more difficult for him to draw.

2. Why does he say that god would think he would not have a mind?

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Charles handwriting was very poor. So he says that god would think that he would not have a mind.

3. How did dysgraphia affect Charles writing?

Because of his dysgraphia, Charlescould not hold the pencil properly. Whenhe tried his hand would
cramp up&the lines would be too dark. The marker would get all over his hand.

4.What is Charles good at? What does he find in difficult to do?

Charles is good at dictating. He finds it difficult to write anything.

5. What does he want to be? Why?

He wants to be layer, because he is good at examining evidences and presenting the cases which do not
involve writing.

6. Why does he say that his teacher is best?

He says that his teacher is best because he allowed Charles to do a lot of his work on completed this
is a greatboon to Charles for whom writing is a torture.

7. How does the computer help Charles?

The computer helps Charles to draw anything that he had in his mind. It is on the computer that
Charles does all his work.

8. What do you like more about Charles?

Even though Charles has disabilities, he doesn‟t complain. He has bold enough to face challenge of
life. He even thanks god for what he was given him. I admire this positive attitude of Charles most.

SINGULAR - PLURAL

1.Luggage – Luggage

2.Furniture– Furniture

3.Equipment – Equipment

4.News – News

5.Deer – Deer

6.Fish – Fish

7.Scenery – Scenery

8.Sheep – Sheep

9.People – people
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11.Perch – Perches

12.Toe – Toes

13. Index – Indices

14. Matrix - Matrices

15.Passerby– Passers By

16.Son-In-Law – Sons-In-Law

17.Cousin – Cousins

18.Radish – Radishes

19.Potato – Potatoes

20. Rose – Roses

21.Essay – Essays

22.Child – Children

23.Grub – Grubs

24.House - Houses

25.Louse -Lice

26.Comb - Combs

27.Datum – Data

28.Medium - Media

29.Goose - Geese

30.Tooth – Teeth

31.Foot –Feet

32.Calf -Calves

33.Leaf – Leaves

34.Ox – Oxen

35.Mouse – Mice

UNIT VIII

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PROSE:WHAT IS YOUR ADDRESS?

POEM:OUT IN THE FIELD WITH GOD

GRAMMAR:PREPOSITION.

GENERAL ESSAY:SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.

WHAT IS YOUR ADDRESS

I. Questions and Answers

1. How are galaxies formed?

Galaxies are formed when newly born stars are drawn together by gravity.

2.What makes the earth look beautiful?

The mountains and valleys,rivers, lakes and oceans make the earth look beautiful.

3.Why did dinosaurs go extinct?

A massive rock slammed in to the earth. The explanation was so powerful that it burnt up everything
within a thousand mile radius only dinosaurs that were able to fly could escape allothers perished.

4. How did tree dwelling mammals evolve in to early human bring?

Some tree dwelling mammals evolved fingers and thumbs for evolved fingers and thumps for
grasping into branches. Some of this ape like creatures moved from the forests and began burring on
the grass covered plains. They began walking upright. These animals were the early ancestors of
humans.

5. What have human being done to earth?

Human being had made earth unavailable by deforestation, killing birds and causing pollution. This
has resulted in the climatic changes.

6. What is global warming?

Global warming is increased in temperature around the world.

7. Why is the temperature around the world increasing?

We use full like cool, oil and gas excessive. They give out carbon dioxide. This gas accumulates in the
atmosphere. Its acts like a blanket and increase the temperatures around the world.

8.What are the effects of global warming on our earth?


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As a result of global warming sea level rises displacing thousands of people,famine, low agriculture
yields and destruction of more species are the devastating effects of global warming.

9.Whatis carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is term used for mission of carbon di-oxide by an individual.

10.What can you do to preserve the beautiful earth?

We can walk or cycle instead of using petrol fuelled vehicles. We should keep our
environment, by recycling waste, plant trees for fresh air and use non pollutant sources for energy
such as solar and wind energy.

II. Meanings

1.Explosion - Sudden Burst

2.Galaxy - Collection of Stars

3.Swarming - Flooded With

4. Evolve - Develop Gradually As A Natural Process

5.Extinct1 - Species That Has Died Out

6.Denuding - Removing, Stripping

7.Segregate - To Separate.

8.Refrain - Stop Doing It

9.Submerged - Completely Under Water

10.Quickly - Calmly

11.Gravity - Force Of Attraction

12. Countless - Innumerable

13.Revolving - Going Round

14.Expend - Become Larger

15.Myths - Traditional Stories

16. Sacred - Holy

17.Propel - Move Forward

18. Reptiles - Crawling Animals

19.Dominate - Control

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20.Slammed - Knocked Down

21.Devastating - Damaging

22. Accumulate - Amass

23.Famine - Scarcity

24.Garbage - Waste

25.Ample - More Than,Enough

III. Opposites

1. Swarm X Scattered

2. Rapidly X Slowly

3. Able X Unable

4. Shallow X Deep

5.beneath X Above

6. Aggressive X Timid

7. Massive X Tiny

8. Upright X Sloping

9. Gradually X Suddenly

10. Destructive X Constructive

11. Profound X Shallow

12. Vast X Narrow

13. Ample X Scarce

14. Approximately X Exactly

15. Wild X Tamed

16. Dominate X Surrender

17. Grasp X Release

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1.Look of seasonal rains will cause FAMINE.

2.The deer is a TIMID animal.

3.If a team puts up aACCUMALATINGtotal, it is difficult for the other them to chase it.

4.All the countries in the world should agree to put an end to the use of DESTRUCTIVE weapon.

5.The universe is god‟s CREATION.

1.In the tsunami, many houses got SUBMERGED into the sea at Nagapattinam.

2.Chris gargle is an AGGRESSIVE batman.

3.Velankani is a SACREDpilgrimcenter of the Christians.

4.COUNTLESSbees together built a honey comb.

5. Our government allots ENORMOUS funds for prompting children‟s welfare.

POEM

Out In The Fields With God

I. Answer The Following

1.Where did the poet go for walk?

The poet went for a walk on the field.

2.Was she happy or worried?How do you know?

Yes,she was worried. When she says tale little cares fretted her.

3.The poet heard many sounds during her walk, fill the table.

Living things sound

Winds play

Herds mow

Trees rustle

Birds sing

Bees rungs

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New- mown hays

The tusking of tusking of the corn

Drowsy – poppies

9. What was the mood of the poet when she went for the walk?

The poet was very much worried when she went out for a walk.

10. What changed her mood?

Her walks in the field and the object of nature witnessed by he was changed the mood.

11. How was she able to throw away her fears?

She was able to throw away all her fear when the ill thought die and good are born in her life with god.

12. Do you have fears about our world, our environment? List the fears?
 Water scarcity
 Global warming
 Pollution in land, water and air;
 Disaster and
 Deforestation

13. What can you do to get a rid of these fears about our world?

We can get rid of fears about our world by protecting our environment against pollution, avoid using
plastics, plant more trees , recycle wastes, save waste and use solar power.

PREPOSITION:

 A preposition is a word which shows the relationship between one thing and another.

 It links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in the sentence.

 The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the sentence.

Slow and steady wins the race

Introduction:-

As soon as we read this prove ale the story “the hare and the tortoise flashes into our mind.
The have laugher at t5he slow face of the tortoise. Put at the end the tortoise reached the goal first because
the hare overslept under. a free, it is said that some was not built in a day.

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Explanation:-

The saying implies that we have to plan a task and execute it meticulously & diligently. A
grand plan cannot be accomplished suddenly. We have to play minute attention to all the details and work
out the plan solely and steadily then only we can win the goal. Haste is waste. Good beginning is half done

Examples:-

A flower does not blossom suddenly. The seed must be planted. Watered, manured, fenced and
cultivated carefully only at the end we can enjoy the beautiful flowers. Think thrice before you can
accomplish your purpose easily and surely.

Conclusion:-

Students must read this lesson daily. Then they can come out in flying colors in the final
examination. We can read successful life by adopting this proverb in our life.

MONTHLY TEST :VI

UNIT:VIII,

S.R: THE SUN BEAM

SUPPLEMENTARY READER

THE SUNBEAM

I. Answer The Following


1.What made the butterfly like humming a song?

The fresh smell of leaves and crape of blowing wind made the butterfly feel like humming a song.

2. What did the butterfly see in the broad shaft of light?

In broad shaft of light, the butterfly could see a lot of tiny practices dancing.

3.What does the sunbeam tell the butterfly about the practices?

The sun beam tells the butterfly that they are dancing dust practices and those dust practices are
everywhere. They can‟t be seen unless light falls on them.

4.What is the butterfly question about still nest?

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The butterfly asks why the dust practices could not remain still. It also asks why solid rock alone would
be still.

5. How does the sun beam answer it?

The sun explains that all the universe is one big dance what looks still may not really be so.

6.What is butterfly‟s next question?

The butterfly‟s next question is whether these are dancing atoms inside in rock over there.

7. What was the sunbeam‟s answer?

The sunbeam says that these are dancing atom inside all matter. The entire universe is made up of
atoms and molecules, consultancy whirling and dancing.

8. What did the butterfly feel about itself aboutlistening tosunbeam?

When sunbeam told butterfly that it also uses energy from same sources that sunbeam draw up on to
shine. The butterfly remained silent. It seemed that the entire universe was dancing step with itself and
that the dance of atoms was connected somehow to it light. It began to feel as a part of what was
around it.

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