Read the following passage and do the activities:
A1. Complete the following web:
We saw small bits of grass peeping through the small cracks in the concrete pavement. It left us thinking: however impossible things may look, there is always an opening......
We saw a tree bare of all leaves in the cold winter months. We thought its chapter was over. But three months passed, spring set in, and the tree was back to its green majesty once again, full of leaves, flowers, birds, and life. What if we too had the conviction that, however difficult things are right now, it will not remain so forever. Remember, this too shall pass.
We saw an army of ants lugging a fly which was at least ten times the ant’s size. The ants organized themselves around the fly, lifted it on frail feelers, and carried it to quite a distance. Their teamwork and perseverance were impressive. What if we too are consistent, organized focused.......
Spider webs are delicate, yet very strong. A rainbow colours the entire sky. Oysters take in a grain of sand they open up with a pearl. Innumerable stars shine across the infinite sky. Clouds take new shapes with every passing moment. The wind makes trees dance with unhindered passion. Water, without a hint of ego, changes its form according to the dictates of the sun and the wind. When we see a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, a flower turns into a fruit, we experience the alchemy of nature… we touch it and become gold ourselves.
A2. What do the following things in nature teach us: (02)
- Ants ______
- Grass ______
A3. Complete the following collocations with the help of the passage: (02)
- ............... winter
- ................... moment
- ……………. sky
A4. Do as directed:
- Spider webs are delicate, yet very strong. (02)
(Rewrite the sentence beginning with ‘Although ..........’)
- We touch it and become gold ourselves.
(Add a question tag and Rewrite the sentence)
A5. How do you deal with difficulties and problems in life? Explain in brief. (02)
- Stars - shine across the infinite sky.
- Clouds - take new shapes with every passing moment.
- Rainbow - colours the entire sky.
- Trees - dance with unhindered passion.
- Oysters - taken in a grain of sand and open up with a pearl.
- Ants teach us teamwork and perseverance.
- Grass teaches us however impossible things may look, there is always an opening to grow and thrive.
- Cold winter
- Passing moment
- Unhindered passion
- Entire sky
- Although spider webs are delicate, they are very strong.
- We touch it and become gold ourselves, don’t we?
Whenever I am faced with difficulties and problems in life, I believe in not making room for stress and worries. Instead, I try to understand the situation in the best possible manner. This helps me understand all possible causes and outcomes of my situation. After evaluating the situation well, I invest faith in myself and take one step at a time to fix the problem at hand. I always show hope and perseverance when dealing with a negative situation.