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Chapter 1: Be SMART...!

Warming up!English WorkshopLanguage Study
Warming up! [Page 21]

Balbharati solutions for English - My English Coursebook 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Be SMART...! Warming up! [Page 21]

Warming up! | Q 1 | Page 21

Planning your career is not an easy task. But we can reduce the distress by making a proper choice. If we do, what we love to do, the journey becomes smooth and leads to success.

The following diagram shows important factors to be considered while choosing a career. Discuss in your group, which factors you regard as important ones.

Teacher can ask the students to find out and tell other career factors and 21st century skills.

Warming up! | Q 2.1 | Page 21

An Acrostic is a form of writing where the first letters in each of the lines form another word.

For example: FRIEND
Faithful
Respectable
Inspiring
Encouraging
Noble
Dependable

Prepare on your own such acrostics for-

Your dearest family member-

Warming up! | Q 2.2 | Page 21

An Acrostic is a form of writing where the first letters in each of the lines form another word.

For example: FRIEND
Faithful
Respectable
Inspiring
Encouraging
Noble
Dependable

Prepare on your own such acrostics for-

Name of your best friend

Warming up! | Q 2.3 | Page 21

An Acrostic is a form of writing where the first letters in each of the lines form another word.

For example: FRIEND
Faithful
Respectable
Inspiring
Encouraging
Noble
Dependable

Prepare on your own such acrostics for-

A quality or feeling

Warming up! | Q 2.4 | Page 21

An Acrostic is a form of writing where the first letters in each of the lines form another word.

For example: FRIEND
Faithful
Respectable
Inspiring
Encouraging
Noble
Dependable

Prepare on your own such acrostics for-

Any profession

Warming up! | Q 3. (a) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

I walk to school everyday.

Warming up! | Q 3. (b) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

I go for a walk everyday.

Warming up! | Q 3. (c) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

They gave me a gift everyday.

Warming up! | Q 3. (d) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

You can gift her a story book.

Warming up! | Q 3. (e) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

It was sold as a gift pack.

Warming up! | Q 3. (f) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

They bought a new house on 10th street.

Warming up! | Q 3. (g) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

The water-tanks leak a lot.

Warming up! | Q 3. (h) | Page 21

Say whether the underlined word in the following sentence is used as a Noun or Verb or Adjective.

The old-age home houses 100 aging and homeless people.

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English Workshop [Pages 24 - 27]

Balbharati solutions for English - My English Coursebook 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Be SMART...! English Workshop [Pages 24 - 27]

English Workshop | Q 1 | Page 24

Complete the following web with the words associated with the text and the given title.

English Workshop | Q 2. (A)(a) | Page 24

Pick out an example from the text that support the following fact:

Goals should be achievable.

English Workshop | Q 2. (A)(b) | Page 24

Pick out an example from the text that support the following fact:

A time-limit should be set to achieve goals.

English Workshop | Q 2. (A)(c) | Page 24

Pick out an example from the text that support the following fact:

A specific field/area has to be fixed to achieve goals.

English Workshop | Q 2. (A)(d) | Page 25

Pick out an example from the text that support the following fact:

Good results depend upon the quality and quantity of work put in.

English Workshop | Q 2. (A)(e) | Page 25

Pick out an example from the text that support the following fact:

A benchmark is needed to track progress.

Complete the following sentences.

English Workshop | Q 3. (a) | Page 25

SMART goals are ____________.

English Workshop | Q 3. (b) | Page 25

Two valuable assets of setting goals are ____________.

English Workshop | Q 4 | Page 25

‘If we don’t put anything in, we can’t get anything out.’ Guess the meaning.
Discuss in pairs and find similar quotes that bring in the same meaning.

  1. You reap as you sow
  2. Input is equal to output
  3. __________________
  4. __________________
  5. __________________
English Workshop | Q 5 | Page 25

Drafting a Speech. Discuss in groups each block and make notes about it.

English Workshop | Q 6 | Page 26

Speech development

(A) Content

  1. Greeting and introduction of the topic
  2. Exposition of main theme/clarity of message/organised thoughts and ideas.
  3. Moral and practical application with examples.
  4. Conclusion

(B) Speaking Presentation

  1. Verbal clarity- pronunciation of words, voice modulation and projection.
  2. Presentation/Speaking style -mannerism, audience eye contact, ability to keep the audience engaged.
  3. Confidence -gestures and expressions, stage courage.

(C) Useful phrases and vocabulary

  1. It’s pleasure to see you all/I am happy to see you today/It’s good to see you all here.
  2. Today’s topic is /My talk is about /My topic is
  3. The purpose /aim of this speech.
  4. I will focus on one /two/three major issues.
  5. If you have any question, feel free to ask me.
English Workshop | Q 7 | Page 26

Dos and Don’ts for delivering a speech. Add some more points.

Dos Don'ts
Talk slowly Don’t mumble
Emphasize keywords Don’t look up /down
   
   
   
English Workshop | Q 8 | Page 27

You are going to participate in an Interschool Elocution Competition. The subject given to you is ‘How to Achieve Success in Life.’ Draft a speech to present it, in the competition.

Project Work

English Workshop | Q 9 | Page 27

Your goal, this year, is to successfully pass out from secondary school. So let us be SMART and note down the following.

(a) Specific Area:

(Subjects) and number of units/lessons

  1. English 4 units
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. ______

(b) Measurable:

Comparison of scores in previous examinations and in recent one.

Test I Test II Semester I
1. Poor Fair Fair
2.     
3.     
4.     
5.     
6.     

(c) Achievable goal:

(Target scores/performance in SSC Exams.)

  1. Good %
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. ______

(d) Realisitc approach:

Plan of action that matches with your expertise/resources.
For example:

  1. Make a study time table and follow it regularly.
  2. __________________
  3. __________________
  4. __________________
  5. __________________

(e) Time-bound Action:

Days required for revision

Subject Days for revision
1. English  
2.   
3.   
4.   
5.   
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Language Study [Pages 28 - 29]

Balbharati solutions for English - My English Coursebook 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Be SMART...! Language Study [Pages 28 - 29]

Language Study | Q 1 | Page 28

Write the sentences using appropriate gerunds.

Language Study | Q 2.1 | Page 28

Underline the infinitive in the following sentence.

It was funny to read words that stood still.

Language Study | Q 2.2 | Page 28

Underline the infinitive in the following sentence.

Can I read the book?

Language Study | Q 2.3 | Page 28

Underline the infinitive in the following sentence.

To be or not to be - that is the question.

Language Study | Q 3. (a) | Page 29

Underline the verb and choose the correct option from the options.

Preeti even wrote about it.

  • Present tense

  • Past tense

Language Study | Q 3. (a) | Page 29

Underline the verb and choose the correct option from the options.

Today Sanjay found a new book.

  • Present tense

  • Past tense

Language Study | Q 3. (a) | Page 29

Underline the verb and choose the correct option from the options.

Rahul finds Maths easy.

  • Present tense

  • Past tense

Language Study | Q 3. (b) | Page 29

Underline the verb and choose the correct option from the options.

Preeti was scornful.

  • singular

  • plural

Language Study | Q 3. (b) | Page 29

Underline the verb and choose the correct option from the options.

This is the old kind of school.

  • singular

  • plural

Language Study | Q 3. (b) | Page 29

Underline the verb and choose the correct option from the options.

They are sportsmen.

  • singular

  • plural

Language Study | Q 4.1 | Page 29

Change the verb form according to the change in the subject.

I don’t know. (Change ‘I’ to ‘She’)

Language Study | Q 4.2 | Page 29

Change the verb form according to the change in the subject.

My father knows. (Change ‘My father’ to 'We')

Language Study | Q 4.3 | Page 29

Change the verb form according to the change in the subject.

I am following in your footsteps. (Change ‘I’ to ‘He’)

Language Study | Q 5.1 | Page 29

Underline the gerund/present participles/infinitive.

Setting goals may appear easy, but it is quite challenging.

Language Study | Q 5.2 | Page 29

Underline the gerund/present participles/infinitive.

Quantifying goals provide specific ways to track progress.

Language Study | Q 5.3 | Page 29

Underline the gerund/present participles/infinitive.

It is important to create goals that are within a current skill set or area of expertise.

Language Study | Q 5.4 | Page 29

Underline the gerund/present participles/infinitive.

We need to bring down life images down to earth and plan to execute our strategies.

Language Study | Q 5.5 | Page 29

Underline the gerund/present participles/infinitive.

Finding the right footing, precisely mastering the skills and getting to the next place, all depend on how we approach and tackle the problem.

Language Study | Q 6 | Page 29

Classify the following words in their respective columns.

tackle, trumpet, directly, execute, aggressive, natural, absence, exactly, achieve, clearly, imagination, precisely, create, important, expert, specific. of, if, and, oh, from, we, but, it.

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Chapter 1: Be SMART...!

Warming up!English WorkshopLanguage Study
English - My English Coursebook 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board - Shaalaa.com

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