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During the Devastating July 2005 Floods that Hit Mumbai, Rajen Dutia Received an Urgent Call from a Relative, Lopa Vyas Late in the Evening. “A Friend’S Mother is Stranded Near Your Home, Rajen. - English

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During the devastating July 2005 floods that hit Mumbai, Rajen Dutia received an urgent call from a relative, Lopa Vyas late in the evening. “A friend’s mother is stranded near your home, Rajen. Can you please take her home? Her name is Rashmi,” Vyas told him.
Mumbai had come to a halt and people were trapped everywhere. Despite power failure and raging rain, Dutia stepped out and made his way to the spot, where he found Rashmi as well as a dozen other people. They were stranded in the dark, shivering in the rain. They all lived far away and had no place to go for the night.
Rajen took all of them to his one-bedroom flat, where he served them dinner and invited them to spend the night.
"By doing so," says Rajen, "I was simply fulfilling my karma, paying the universe back for the good it had done for me."

"God is kind. My daughter had just started her new job that day, and had gone for her training. She was stranded too. While she was trying to get to our relatives, she almost drowned, but a young stranger saved her. He and his friends even dropped her to my relative's place and phoned me to say she was safe. One good turn deserves another."

A2. Order
Look at the following sentences from the passage and put them in the correct sequence: (2)
(a) He took them to his one-bedroom flat.
(b) Rajen found Rashmi as well as a dozen other people shivering in the rain.
(c) Mumbai had come to a halt and people were trapped everywhere.
(d) Rajen Dutia received an urgent call.

A3

During the devastating July 2005 floods that hit Mumbai, Rajen Dutia received an urgent call from a relative, Lopa Vyas late in the evening. “A friend’s mother is stranded near your home, Rajen. Can you please take her home? Her name is Rashmi,” Vyas told him.
Mumbai had come to a halt and people were trapped everywhere. Despite power failure and raging rain, Dutia stepped out and made his way to the spot, where he found Rashmi as well as a dozen other people. They were stranded in the dark, shivering in the rain. They all lived far away and had no place to go for the night.
Rajen took all of them to his one-bedroom flat, where he served them dinner and invited them to spend the night.
"By doing so," says Rajen, "I was simply fulfilling my karma, paying the universe back for the good it had done for me."

"God is kind. My daughter had just started her new job that day, and had gone for her training. She was stranded too. While she was trying to get to our relatives, she almost drowned, but a young stranger saved her. He and his friends even dropped her to my relative's place and phoned me to say she was safe. One good turn deserves another."

A2. Order
Look at the following sentences from the passage and put them in the correct sequence: (2)
(a) He took them to his one-bedroom flat.
(b) Rajen found Rashmi as well as a dozen other people shivering in the rain.
(c) Mumbai had come to a halt and people were trapped everywhere.
(d) Rajen Dutia received an urgent call.

A3(i). Fill in the blanks :
Select the words given in the passage (1)
(i) Thousands Of pilgrims were …………….. due to the cloud burst in Uttarakhand.
(ii) The tiger was ……………… by the hunter.

(ii). Antonyms:
Select the correct antonyms for the given words from the alternatives :
(1) Please :
(a) unplease (b) displease (c) misplease
(2) Safe: '
(a) insafe (b) safeless (c) unsafe

A4(i) Tags :
Select the correct tag for the alternatives given below :
One good turn deserves another.
(a) Doesn’t it? (b) don’t it (c) does it?

(ii). Guess:
Choose the correct answer : (1)
Rajen can you please take her home? ‘Can’ indicates :
(a) Obligation (b) ability (c) permission

A5. Personal Response :
‘ one good turn
Deserves another.’
Explain with an
example of your own.

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Solution

A1. Complete:
Effects of Floods:
1. Life comes to a halt.
2. There are power failures.
3. People get trapped and property is damaged.
4. There is a shortage of basic supplies like food and clothing.

A2. Order:
1. (d) Rajen Dutia received an urgent call.
2. (c) Mumbai had come to a halt and people were trapped everywhere.
3. (b) Rajen found Rashmi as well as a dozen other people shivering in the rain.
4. (a) He took them to his one-bedroom flat.

A3. i. Fill in the blanks:
i. Thousands of pilgrims were stranded due to the cloud burst in Uttarakhand.
ii. The tiger was trapped by the hunter.

A3. ii. Antonyms:
(1) (b) displease
(2) (c) unsafe

A4. i. Tags:
One good turn deserves another, (a)doesn’t it?

A4. ii. Guess:
Rajen can you please take her home? ‘Can’ indicates: (a) ‘can’ indicates obligation.

A5. Personal Response:
The expression ‘one good turn deserves another’ means if someone does a good deed to me it is
my duty to return the favour if possible or at least do some good deed to help anyone in need. For
example, if my classmate shares his lunch or stationery with me in school, I should be ready to do
the same for him or for any one else in need.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
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