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Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board chapter 2 - The Alchemy of Nature [Latest edition]

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Chapter 2: The Alchemy of Nature

Warming up!English workshop
Warming up! [Page 37]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 The Alchemy of Nature Warming up! [Page 37]

Warming up! | Q 1 | Page 37

Rearrange the good qualities in each set, so that the first letter of each of the words should make a meaningful word. Join the sets and get a message.

Set 1: Understanding/Adaptable/Tolerant/Neat/ Encouraging Resourceful.

- The word is _____________

Set 2: Selfless/Inspiring

- The word is ____________

Set 3: Youthful/Modest

- The word is ___________

Set 4: Affectionate/Compassionate/Empathetic/ Earnest/Honest/Reliable/Trustworthy

- The word is _____________

- The message is _______________

Warming up! | Q 2 | Page 37

Various aspects of Nature have special features that make them differ from one another.

For example, Birds:- appearance, shape, colour, size, food habits, habitat, sound etc.

Write such special features of each of the following.

  • Land- _______________
  • Water- ______________
  • Trees- _______________
  • Animals- ____________
  • Insects- _____________
Warming up! | Q 3 | Page 37

Make a list of living creatures in the alphabetical order. You can write more than one beginning with the same letter.

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English workshop [Pages 40 - 43]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 The Alchemy of Nature English workshop [Pages 40 - 43]

English workshop | Q 1. (a) | Page 40

What things in nature teach us the following:

Nothing is impossible to achieve ____________.

English workshop | Q 1. (b) | Page 40

What things in nature teach us the following:

Problems are not permanent ___________.

English workshop | Q 1. (c) | Page 40

What things in nature teach us the following:

Be humble and adjust ____________

English workshop | Q 1. (d) | Page 40

What things in nature teach us the following:

Make the best use of time and opportunity__________.

English workshop | Q 1. (e) | Page 40

What things in nature teach us the following:

Be persistent ____________.

English workshop | Q 1. (f) | Page 40

What things in nature teach us the following:

Many hands make work light ____________.

English workshop | Q 1. (g) | Page 40

What things in nature teach us the following:

Delicate structures are not a sign of weakness ______.

English workshop | Q 2. (a) | Page 40

Read the question from the lesson. What do they imply?

Are you listening?

English workshop | Q 2. (b) | Page 40

Read the question from the lesson. What do they imply?

What if we too had lived our lives, however short, to the fullest?

English workshop | Q 2. (c) | Page 40

Read the question from the lesson. What do they imply?

What if we too are consistent, organized, focused...?

English workshop | Q 3 | Page 40

Go through the lesson again and complete the flow-chart that highlights the life of a ‘hibiscus’ flower.

English workshop | Q 4 | Page 40

Fill the web

English workshop | Q 5 | Page 41

The writer explains the contrasting features of ‘water’ and ‘rock’ in the lesson. Write all the features of both water and rock in the given table.

Water Rock
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
English workshop | Q 6 | Page 41

The writer bas very positively described the different things in nature. Discuss with your partner the special features of coach one of them. Add on the list.

Part of Nature Special feature Value learnt
1. Rainbow    
2. Caterpillar    
3.     
4.    
5.    
6.    
7.    
English workshop | Q 7. (a) | Page 41

Think and answer in your own words.

How should you deal with difficulties and problems?

English workshop | Q 7. (b) | Page 41

Think and answer in your own words.

‘An oyster turns a grain of sand into a pearl.’ What can we learn from this example?

English workshop | Q 7. (c) | Page 41

Think and answer in your own words.

How does nature succeed in its ‘Alchemy’? What can it turn a small person into?

English workshop | Q 7. (d) | Page 41

Think and answer in your own words.

Which two aspects of nature teach us to accept change and adjust according to the situation?

English workshop | Q 7. (e) | Page 41

Think and answer in your own words.

Why does the writer begin by quoting the lines from William Blake's poem 'Auguries of Innocence'?

English workshop | Q 8. (A) | Page 42

Pick out from lesson 10 examples of each.

  • Concrete Nouns (that you can touch or see)
    For example, sand
  • Abstract Nouns (that which you cannot touch or see
    For example, infinity
English workshop | Q 8. (B) (1) | Page 42

Underline the verbs in the sentence and say whether it is Transitive (needing an Object) or Intransitive (need not have an Object).

One can witness and experience the beauty of Heaven

English workshop | Q 8. (B) (2) | Page 42

Underline the verbs in the sentence and say whether it is Transitive (needing an Object) or Intransitive (need not have an Object).

It leaves me in complete awe.

English workshop | Q 8. (B) (3) | Page 42

Underline the verbs in the sentence and say whether it is Transitive (needing an Object) or Intransitive (need not have an Object).

Nature soothes and nurtures.

English workshop | Q 8. (B) (4) | Page 42

Underline the verbs in the sentence and say whether it is Transitive (needing an Object) or Intransitive (need not have an Object).

It withers completely.

English workshop | Q 8. (B) (5) | Page 42

Underline the verbs in the sentence and say whether it is Transitive (needing an Object) or Intransitive (need not have an Object).

The flower comes to life only for a day.

English workshop | Q 8. (B) (7) | Page 42

Underline the verbs in the sentence and say whether it is Transitive (needing an Object) or Intransitive (need not have an Object).

It smiles and dances

English workshop | Q 8. (B) (6) | Page 42

Underline the verbs in the sentence and say whether it is Transitive (needing an Object) or Intransitive (need not have an Object).

A rainbow colours the entire sky.

English workshop | Q 9. (A) | Page 42

Compose about 8-10 sets of imaginary dialogue between a bird, a tree and its fruit regarding the effects of environmental changes. Write it in your notebooks.

English workshop | Q 9. (B) | Page 42

Prepare a Fact file of any of the following plants/trees, using the points given.

[coconut / neem / basil / cactus / apple]

  • Name of Plant/Tree _________
  • Scientific name ___________
  • Region and climate ___________
  • Features ___________
  • Growth _____________
  • Size, shape and colour ____________
  • Uses __________
  • Any special feature ________
English workshop | Q 10 | Page 43

'Impossible' itself says 'I M possible'. Do you agree? Justify your answer by citing something that you have experienced or heard from someone.

English workshop | Q 11 | Page 43

You have an environment protection week celebration in your school. You have invited an environmentalist. Your friend interviews him/her about how to save the environment. Frame suitable Interview Questions

English workshop | Q 12 | Page 43

Write a News Report on the ‘Environment Day’ celebrated in your school.

English workshop | Q 13 | Page 43

Just For Laughs! Enjoy!

Divide the class into two groups. On 12 to 15 slips of paper, Group A writes 12 to 15 conditional clauses beginning with ‘If’.
(For example, If I work very hard, )

Group B writes 12 to 15 main clauses.)
(For example, I would/shall have a pizza.)

Now, one student from Group ‘A’ reads the first conditional clause (possibility) and one student from Group ‘B’ reads the first main clause. It forms crazy sentences, just for laughter and fun. ENJOY!

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Chapter 2: The Alchemy of Nature

Warming up!English workshop
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