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Chapter 1: An Encounter of a Special Kind

Warming up!English WorkshopLanguage Study
Warming up! [Page 7]

Balbharati solutions for English - My English Coursebook 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 An Encounter of a Special Kind Warming up! [Page 7]

Warming up! | Q (1) | Page 7

  1. What do you see in the picture?
  2. What do you think the girl is trying to do? why?
  3. If you were in the place of that girl, what would you do?
  4. Do you think she will become successful in her mission?
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English Workshop [Pages 12 - 15]

Balbharati solutions for English - My English Coursebook 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 An Encounter of a Special Kind English Workshop [Pages 12 - 15]

English Workshop | Q 1. (a) | Page 12

State whether you agree or disagree with the following statement. Justify your choice with proper reason.

The compound where the writer was living, was rich in nature’s bounty.

  • agree

  • disagree

English Workshop | Q 1. (b) | Page 12

State whether you agree or disagree with the following statement. Justify your choice with proper reason.

Holidays provide us an opportunity to read various magazines and storybooks.

  • agree

  • disagree

English Workshop | Q 1. (c) | Page 12

State whether you agree or disagree with the following statement. Justify your choice with proper reason.

The narrator made a mistake by saving the baby langur.

  • agree

  • disagree

English Workshop | Q 1. (d) | Page 12

State whether you agree or disagree with the following statement. Justify your choice with proper reason.

Animals cannot convey emotions.

  • agree

  • disagree

English Workshop | Q 1. (e) | Page 12

State whether you agree or disagree with the following statement. Justify your choice with proper reason.

The narrator was fifty-five years old when this incident occurred.

  • agree

  • disagree

English Workshop | Q (2) | Page 12

Match the phrases given in Group ‘A’ with their meanings in Group ‘B’.

Group A Group B
(a) to be a part and parcel of (i) to observe and give attention
(b) to be engrossed in (ii) to be able to solve a problem
(c) to take notice of (iii) to find comfort and peace
(d) to figure out (iv) to think about seriously
(e) to ponder over (v) to be completely occupied in
(f) to be overwhelmed by (vi) to be an essential or integral part
(g) in a flash (vii) to be affected emotionally in a powerful way
(h) to find a solace (viii) very quickly
English Workshop | Q 3. (a) | Page 12

Write in your own words.

Why did the narrator ignore the barking of dogs?

English Workshop | Q 3. (b) | Page 12

Write in your own words.

Why did the mother-langur make no effort to grab her baby from the coop?

English Workshop | Q (4) | Page 13

Read the text carefully and arrange the occurrence of happenings in the text in sequential order.

1 I took the baby langur to the backyard.  
2 I cannot forget that look in her eyes.  
3 I heard the disturbance approaching closer.  
4 I recalled the terrible custom in the animal clan.  
5 I became deeply absorbed in the book.  
6 I was engrossed in various magazines and storybooks. 1
7 I offered him a peeled banana.  
8 I still fondly remember that encounter.  
9 I gathered a stout stick and then started throwing stones.  
10 I saw something horrible.  
11 I was shown that food was not the only means of communication.  
12 I managed to catch hold of the baby langur’s tail.  
13 I allowed the mother, access to her baby.  
English Workshop | Q 5. (a) | Page 13

Discuss the following and write about it in your own words in 5-6 lines.

What would you do, if you find an injured bird while returning from your school?

English Workshop | Q 5. (b) | Page 13

Discuss the following and write about it in your own words in 5-6 lines.

What opinion do you form about the narrator, from the story?

English Workshop | Q 6. (1) | Page 14

Complete the following and write a paragraph for the given activity.

English Workshop | Q 6. (2) | Page 14

Complete the following and write a paragraph for the given activity.

English Workshop | Q 7 | Page 14

Work in pairs and make as many words as you can, using letters in the word. ‘ENCOUNTER’. 

Three-letter words Four-letter words Five/Six-letter words
TEN TOUR ENTER

Allow the students to use other bigger words from the story from time to time to make different words.

English Workshop | Q 8. (1) | Page 14

Translate the following proverb in English.

जनसेवा हीच खरी ईश्वरसेवा.

Encourage students to find such proverbs/slogans/maxims in their mother tongue and English.

English Workshop | Q 8. (2) | Page 14

Translate the following proverb in English.

पेरावे तसे उगवते.

Encourage students to find such proverbs/slogans/maxims in their mother tongue and English.

English Workshop | Q (9) | Page 14

Write a paragraph and give an appropriate title to it. Use the following points.

Birds and Animals Love and Affection
Loyal Our Best Friends
Serve us Protection and Security
Kindness, honesty, compassion Do not hurt or destroy us
Loneliness Avoided
English Workshop | Q 10. (A) | Page 15

Complete the remaining blocks determining the types of news.

Template for a News Report

  1. Headline (Title)
  2. Dateline (Day, Date, Place, Resource)
  3. Intro (Covering Maximum WH questions)
  4. Short continuing paragraph (Details)
English Workshop | Q 10. (B) | Page 15

Read the following headline and write a news report. Follow the steps as given.

  • Headline: ‘Tiger attacks 8 years old at Rajiv Gandhi National Park.’
  • Date line: ______
  • Leadline: ______
  • Body of the Report (Use only 3rd person pronouns/Passive voice): ______ 
English Workshop | Q 10. (C) | Page 15

Read the following Headline and write the dateline, intro, and a short continuing paragraph.

Achievers narrate their success stories at career counseling events.

Ask the students to read different news from English Newspapers and write the given points in the news. 

English Workshop | Q 10. (C) | Page 15

Read the following Headline and write the dateline, intro, and a short continuing paragraph.

India’s first-ever tourism university to be established by IIHM

Ask the students to read different news from English Newspapers and write the given points in the news.

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Language Study [Page 16]

Balbharati solutions for English - My English Coursebook 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 An Encounter of a Special Kind Language Study [Page 16]

Language Study | Q (1) | Page 16

Present Participle: The form of a verb, ending in ‘ing’, which is used in forming continuous tenses.

For example, He is sitting here. Present participle can also be used as an adjective. For example, He uses a walking stick.

Now, find out the ‘ing’ forms from the story and classify them into the following table.

Present Participle used as an Adjective Present Participle used as a Verb in the Continuous Tense
twinkling eyes was oozing
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
5. 5.
Language Study | Q (2) | Page 16

Spot the error and correct the following sentences.

  1. My grandparents laid down for an afternoon nap.
  2. A stranger were knocking at our door.
  3. My sister and I shares a study room.
  4. One of my friend, is leaving school.
  5. A flock of birds were flying overhead.
Language Study | Q 3. (a) | Page 16

Rewrite the sentence as per the instruction given along.

I took the baby langur to our backyard.

(Rewrite the sentence in the Past Perfect Tense)

Language Study | Q 3. (b) | Page 16

Rewrite the sentence as per the instruction given along.

She simply sat there quietly.

(Rewrite the sentence in the Present Continuous Tense)

Language Study | Q 3. (c) | Page 16

Rewrite the sentence as per the instruction given along.

The mother langur looked straight into my eyes.

(Rewrite the sentence in the Simple Present Tense)

Language Study | Q 3. (d) | Page 16

Rewrite the sentence as per the instruction given along.

She surveyed the area for the vicious male langur.

(Rewrite the sentence in the Simple Future Tense)

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Chapter 1: An Encounter of a Special Kind

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