Answer the following question briefly.
Pick out two sentences showing that the grandmother was desperate to know what happened next in the story.
Given below are five qualities that Charles Hooper displayed during his struggle for survival.
Get into groups of four. Each team will choose one quality to talk about to the whole class for about one minute. But before you talk you have two minutes to think about it. You can make notes if you wish.
At first, Private Quelch was a hero in the eyes of his fellow soldiers. Support this observation with suitable examples from the story in about 100 words.
The poem is full of images that come alive through skilful use of words. Describe
any two images that appeal to you the most, quoting the lines from the poem.
The brook appears to be a symbol for life. Pick out examples of parallelism
between life and the brook from the poem.
Imagine that you have just returned from Topo Island. The Editor of a local newspaper has asked you to write about your adventure. Write the article.
Some hints :
1) Very briefly, describe how you landed on the island, and the main features of the island.
2) Write about where you set up camp, describe one main adventure, and how you were eventually rescued.
3) Make the adventure part of your story exciting, with lots of action.
4) Include dialogue in the adventure part.
5) Try to create mystery and suspense, as in B.3.
6) Finally, give your adventure story a suitable heading.
7) Your story must be written in paragraphs and should carry your By line.
The verb ‘to have’
Be careful with the verb ‘to have’, which has many different uses and meanings. Study the box below and consider the sentences that follow.
|Health (H)||Possession (P)||Relationship (R)|
|Mr Sinha||headache||Maruti car||two daughters|
Put a tick (✓) or cross (✗) against each sentence according to whether it is correct or incorrect.
- Mr Sinha has a severe headache. ___________
- He is having a blue-coloured Maruti car. ___________
- Mr Sinha has two daughters and no sons. ___________