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Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board chapter 2 - Connecting the Dots [Latest edition]

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Chapter 2: Connecting the Dots

Warming UpEnglish Workshop
Warming Up [Page 61]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Connecting the Dots Warming Up [Page 61]

Warming Up | Q 1. (A) | Page 61

Connect the dots to get what means a lot to you.

The word is ___________.

Warming Up | Q 1. (B) | Page 61

With your bench mate, use the letters given above to make a word register of ‘computers’. Set a time -limit of 5 minutes and compare your list with that of other classmates.

Warming Up | Q 2 | Page 61

You are quite familiar with computers, especially personal computers. Form pairs and make a list of famous computer manufacturing companies. One is given to you. 

(a) Apple (b) _________ (c) _________ (d) _________.

Warming Up | Q 3 | Page 61

Complete the web by filling the various benefits of computers.

Warming Up | Q 4. (A) (a) | Page 61

Expand the following into their full form.

that’s ___________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (A) (b) | Page 61

Expand the following into their full form.

didn’t ____________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (A) (c) | Page 61

Expand the following into their full form.

here’s ______________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (A) (d) | Page 61

Expand the following into their full form.

can’t ______________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (A) (e) | Page 61

Expand the following into their full form.

I’ve ___________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (a) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

You have __________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (b) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

I would _________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (c) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

It is _________________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (d) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

You are ___________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (e) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

He will _____________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (f) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

I had

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (g) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

will not __________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (h) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

shall not ____________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (i) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

are not ___________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (j) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

need not __________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (k) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

must not ___________.

Warming Up | Q 4. (B) (l) | Page 61

Write the shortened form of the following.

ought not _____________.

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English Workshop [Pages 65 - 68]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Connecting the Dots English Workshop [Pages 65 - 68]

English Workshop | Q 1. (A) | Page 65

Rearrange the incidents in the life of Steve Jobs in chronological order.

(a) Steve Jobs started Next.

(b) Jobs underwent surgery.

(c) Jobs learned about serif and sans serif typefaces.

(d) Jobs returned to Apple Inc.

(e) Jobs married Laurene.

(f) Jobs was diagnosed with cancer.

(g) Jobs dropped out of Reed College.

English Workshop | Q 1. (B) | Page 65

Read the third story again. Complete the flow-chart given below.

English Workshop | Q 2 | Page 65

Read the lesson. Refer to a dictionary and match the words in column ‘A’ with their meanings in column ‘B’.

No ‘A’   ‘B’
(a) diagnosis (i) the power believed to control events
(b) devastating (ii) complete list of items especially in a special order and description.
(c) intuition (iii) act of identifying the nature of a problem or illness.
(d) calligraphy (iv) power of understanding situations or people’s feelings before hand.
(e) destiny (v) causing great destruction
(f) catalogue (vi) beautiful handwriting did with a special pen or brush.
English Workshop | Q 3 | Page 66

Go through all the three stories. Identify some qualities of Steve Jobs and complete the web chart.

English Workshop | Q 4 | Page 66

Complete the following table.

‘The Three Stories in the Life of Steve Jobs’

  About Setbacks Reactions Achievements and benefits
First story        
Second story        
Third story        
English Workshop | Q 5.1 | Page 66

Say HOW?

The calligraphy classes helped Steve Jobs after 10 years.

English Workshop | Q 5.2 | Page 66

Say HOW?

You can connect dots.

English Workshop | Q 5.3 | Page 66

Say HOW? 

Jobs reacted later on, after the shock of being fired from Apple.

English Workshop | Q 5.4 | Page 66

Say HOW?

Jobs was cured of rare cancer.

English Workshop | Q 5.5 | Page 66

Say HOW?

Jobs acquired the famous words ‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish’

English Workshop | Q 6 | Page 66

Besides those given at the end of the talk by Steve Jobs, pick out other pieces of advice that Jobs gives in his speech.

(a) _______________________________________________________
(b) _______________________________________________________
(c) _______________________________________________________

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (1) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

drop it

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (2) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

drop out

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (3) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

stumble on

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (4) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

look backward

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (5) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

look forward

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (6) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

let (someone) down

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (7) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

sign off

English Workshop | Q 7. (A) (8) | Page 66

Use the following idiom/phrase in sentences of your own.

begin a new

English Workshop | Q 7. (B) (a) | Page 67

Fill the gap in choosing the appropriate idioms.

The wealthy landlord made a will __________ before he could die.

  • drown out

  • hits in the head with a brick

  • get one’s affairs in order

  • connect the dots

  • begin to dawn

  • stay hungry

English Workshop | Q 7. (B) (b) | Page 67

Fill the gap in choosing the appropriate idioms.

Those who aspire for success should always ___________ learn more.

  • drown out

  • hits in the head with a brick

  • get one’s affairs in order

  • connect the dots

  • begin to dawn

  • stay hungry

English Workshop | Q 7. (B) (c) | Page 67

Fill the gap in choosing the appropriate idioms.

If you ______________ you will realise that crime ultimately leads to poverty.

  • drown out

  • hits in the head with a brick

  • get one’s affairs in order

  • connect the dots

  • begin to dawn

  • stay hungry

English Workshop | Q 7. (B) (d) | Page 67

Fill the gap in choosing the appropriate idioms.

The siren of the ambulance ____________ all other traffic noise.

  • drown out

  • hits in the head with a brick

  • get one’s affairs in order

  • connect the dots

  • begin to dawn

  • stay hungry

English Workshop | Q 7. (B) (e) | Page 67

Fill the gap in choosing the appropriate idioms.

When the father learned about his son’s misdeeds, it ___________.

  • drown out

  • hits in the head with a brick

  • get one’s affairs in order

  • connect the dots

  • begin to dawn

  • stay hungry

English Workshop | Q 7. (B) (f) | Page 67

Fill the gap in choosing the appropriate idioms.

On reading exactly the same essays in both answer sheets, it _________________ the examiner, that the students had cheated during exams.

  • drown out

  • hits in the head with a brick

  • get one’s affairs in order

  • connect the dots

  • begin to dawn

  • stay hungry

English Workshop | Q 8. (A) (1) | Page 67

Name the Tense of the Verb underlined to include Time (Past/Present/Future) and Aspect (Simple/Continuous/Perfect/Perfect Continuous).

I slept on the floor.

English Workshop | Q 8. (A) (2) | Page 67

Name the Tense of the Verb underlined to include Time (Past/Present/Future) and Aspect (Simple/Continuous/Perfect/Perfect Continuous).

You haven’t found it.

English Workshop | Q 8. (A) (3) | Page 67

Name the Tense of the Verb underlined to include Time (Past/Present/Future) and Aspect (Simple/Continuous/Perfect/Perfect Continuous).

We were designing the first Macintosh computer.

English Workshop | Q 8. (A) (4) | Page 67

Name the Tense of the Verb underlined to include Time (Past/Present/Future) and Aspect (Simple/Continuous/Perfect/Perfect Continuous).

It had made all the difference.

English Workshop | Q 8. (A) (5) | Page 67

Name the Tense of the Verb underlined to include Time (Past/Present/Future) and Aspect (Simple/Continuous/Perfect/Perfect Continuous).

I am fine, now.

English Workshop | Q 8. (A) (6) | Page 67

Name the Tense of the Verb underlined to include Time (Past/Present/Future) and Aspect (Simple/Continuous/Perfect/Perfect Continuous).

I have been facing death.

English Workshop | Q 8. (A) (7) | Page 67

Name the Tense of the Verb underlined to include Time (Past/Present/Future) and Aspect (Simple/Continuous/Perfect/Perfect Continuous).

I shall be telling you three stories.

English Workshop | Q 8. (B) (1) | Page 67

Change the Tense as instructed.

I got fired. (Future Perfect)

English Workshop | Q 8. (B) (2) | Page 67

Change the Tense as instructed.

Life hits you in the head. (Present Perfect Continuous)

English Workshop | Q 8. (B) (3) | Page 67

Change the Tense as instructed.

The dots will somehow connect. (Past Perfect)

English Workshop | Q 8. (B) (4) | Page 67

Change the Tense as instructed.

I started the company. (Present Continuous)

English Workshop | Q 8. (B) (5) | Page 67

Change the Tense as instructed.

My doctor advised me. (Past Perfect Continuous)

English Workshop | Q 9. (A) | Page 67

Read the New item and write an application for a suitable job in the same company. Attach a separate CV/Resume.

May 19, 2016

Apple Opens Development Office in Hyderabad

The new office in Hyderabad will focus on the development of maps, Apple products, like iPhone, iPad, Mac. etc. This will create up to 4000 jobs.

English Workshop | Q 9. (B) | Page 67

Read the New item and write an application for a suitable job in the same company. Attach a separate CV/Resume.

May 19, 2016

Apple Opens Development Office in Hyderabad

Imagine you are already working as an Engineer in Apple Development Office, Hyderabad. Write an application for 2 weeks' leave to the HR Manager as you have to undergo urgent surgery.

English Workshop | Q 10 | Page 68

Prepare a speech on the title “The Will to Win” to be delivered before the class during a competition.

Hints -

  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Objective and Illustrations
  • Specific examples
  • Purpose of the title
  • Sources/Resources for implementation
  • Usefulness/Benefits
  • Conclusion.
English Workshop | Q 11 | Page 68

Project :

Collect more information about Steve Jobs with the help of the Internet. Complete it with images into a file.

English Workshop | Q 12 | Page 68

Do you remember doing some activities in your childhood that you didn’t like it? Form pairs and make a list of all those activities. Do you think, any one of these activities has helped you in solving your problems? Share your experience with the class.

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Chapter 2: Connecting the Dots

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