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Answer of these question in a short paragraph (about 30 words).

What kind of teachers did Margie and Tommy have?

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Chapter: [0.05] Writing Skills
Concept: Writing

Punctuation
Use capital letter, full stops, question marks, commas and inverted commas wherever necessary in the following paragraph. an arrogant lion was wandering though the jungle one day he asked the tiger who is stronger than you you O lion replied the tiger who is more fierce than a leopard asked the lion you sir replied the leopard he marched upto an elephant and asked the same question the elephant picked him up in his trunk swung him in the air and threw him down look said the lion there is no need to get mad just because you don’t know the answer.

[0.05] Writing Skills
Chapter: [0.05] Writing Skills
Concept: Writing

Here is a topic for you to

1. think about;

2. give your opinion on.

Find out what other people think about it. Ask your friends/seniors/parents to give you their opinion.

‘Career Building Is the Only Goal of Education.’

Or

‘Getting a Good Job Is More Important than Being a Good Human Being.’

You can use the following phrases

(i) while giving your opinion:

• I think that...

• In my opinion...

• It seems to me that…

• I am of the view that...

• As far as I know...

• If you ask me...

(ii) saying what other people think:

• According to some...

• Quite a few think...

• Some others favour...

• Thirty per cent of the people disagree...

• Fifty per cent of them strongly feel...

(iii) asking for others’ opinions:

• What do you think about...

• What do you think of...

• What is your opinion about...

• Do you agree...

• Does this make you believe...

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Chapter: [0.05] Writing Skills
Concept: Writing

Imagine that you are Santosh Yadav, or Maria Sharapova. You have been invited to speak at an All India Girls’ Athletic Meet, as chief guest. Prepare a short speech to motivate the girls to think and dream big and make an effort to fulfil their dreams, not allowing difficulties or defeat to discourage them. The following words and phrases may help you.

• self confident/confidence/sure of yourself

• self assured/assurance/belief in yourself

• morale/boost morale/raise morale

• giving somebody a boost/fillip/lift

• demoralising/unsure of yourself/insecure/lack confidence

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Chapter: [0.05] Writing Skills
Concept: Writing

Working in pairs, go through the table below that gives you information about the top women tennis players since 1975. Write a short article for your school magazine comparing and contrasting the players in terms of their duration at the top. Mention some qualities that you think may be responsible for their brief or long stay at the top spot.

Top-Ranked Women Players

I. The roll of honour of women who enjoyed life at the summit since everybody’s favourite player, Chris Evert, took her place in 1975.

Name Ranked on Weeks as No. 1
Maria Sharapova (Russia) 22 August 2005 1
Lindsay Davenport (U.S.)

October 2004

82
Amelie Mauresmo (France) 13 September 2004 5

Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium)

20 October 2003 45
Kim Clijsters (Belgium) 11 August 2003 12
Serena Williams (U.S.) 8 July 2002 57
Venus Williams (U.S.) 25 February 2002 11
Jennifer Capriati (U.S.) 15 October 2001 17
Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) 12 October 1998 82
Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 31 March 1997 209
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain) 6 February 1995 12
Monica Seles (U.S.) 11 March 1991 178
Steffi Graf (Germany) 17 August 1987 377
Tracy Austin (U.S.) 7 April 1980 22
Martina Navratilova (U.S.) 10 July 1978 331
Chris Evert (U.S.) 3 November 1975 362
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Chapter: [0.05] Writing Skills
Concept: Writing

Which of these words would you use to describe Santosh Yadav? Find reasons in the text to support your choices, and write a couple of paragraphs describing Santosh’s character

contented determined resourceful polite adventurous considerate
weak-willed fearful

independent

pessimistic

patient persevering
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Chapter: [0.05] Writing Skills
Concept: Writing

Answer these question in a few word or a couple of sentences .

How old are Margie and Tommy?

[0.03] Reading Skills
Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

What did Margie write in her diary?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

Had Margie ever seen a book before?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

What things about the book did she find strange?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

What do you think a telebook is?

[0.03] Reading Skills
Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

Where was Margie’s school? Did she have any classmates?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer the following with reference to the story.

“I wouldn’t throw it away.”

  1.  Who says these words?
  2. What does ‘it’ refer to?
  3. What is it being compared with by the speaker?
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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

 Answer the following with reference to the story.

“Sure they had a teacher, but it wasn’t a regular teacher. It was a man.”

  1. Who does ‘they’ refer to?
  2.  What does ‘regular’ mean here?
  3. What is it contrasted with?
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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer of these question in a short paragraph (about 30 words).

Why did Margie’s mother send for the County Inspector?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer of these question in a short paragraph (about 30 words).

What did he do?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer of these question in a short paragraph (about 30 words).

Why was Margie doing badly in geography? What did the County Inspector do to help
her?

[0.03] Reading Skills
Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer of these question in a short paragraph (about 30 words).

What had once happened to Tommy’s teacher?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading

Answer of these question in a short paragraph (about 30 words).

Did Margie have regular days and hours for school? If so, why?

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Chapter: [0.03] Reading Skills
Concept: Reading
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