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Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board chapter 3 - The Planners [Latest edition]

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Chapter 3: The Planners

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Ice Breakers [Page 91]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 3 The Planners Ice Breakers [Page 91]

Ice Breakers | Q 1. (i) | Page 91

You have heard the proverb ‘Plan your work, work your plan’. It means - ________________.

  • Planning of the work is important.

  • Without planning work cannot be accomplished.

  • Make planning and work according to that plan.

  • Planning and work are two sides of the same coin.

Ice Breakers | Q 1. (ii) | Page 91

Choose the proper alternatives from the statements given below which would explain why town planning is essential - _______________.

  1. To develop the city according to the guidelines.
  2. To get the ‘Best City Award’.
  3. To attract tourists.
  4. To use and develop the land available in the city for the interest of the citizens.
Ice Breakers | Q 1. (iii) | Page 91

Given below are various professions in column A and in column B, the nature of work in respective professions. Match the columns.

A B
(i) Anaesthetist (a) Specialist in the treatment of problems concerning the position of teeth and jaws.
(ii) Pharmacist (b) A person who designs buildings and supervises the process of constructing them.
(iii) Orthodentist (c) A person who is in charge of a newspaper or of a part of a newspaper.
(iv) Dermitologist (d) The medical study of the skin and its diseases.
(v) Architect (e) A person who has been trained to prepare medicines and sell them to the public.
(vi) Chartered Accountant (f) A person whose job is to give drugs which makes the person not feel pain especially in preparation for a medical operation.
(vii) Editor (g) A person who is engaged in the profession of accounting and examining the statements and records of accounts.
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Brainstorming [Pages 93 - 95]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 3 The Planners Brainstorming [Pages 93 - 95]

Brainstorming | Q (A1) | Page 93

Read the poem and complete the web about the activities the planners do.

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (a) | Page 93

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

Planners plan to construct buildings wherever they find a place.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (b) | Page 93

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

Planners take public consent for the alterations they make in the old structures of the city.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (c) | Page 93

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

Planners are concerned about the environment of the area.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (d) | Page 93

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

Planners make their plans mathematically perfect, at the same time they calculate their profit.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (e) | Page 94

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

Planners deliberately find drawbacks in the old city planning.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (f) | Page 94

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

The newly planned city looks modern and amazingly beautiful.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (g) | Page 94

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

Planners paint beautiful pictures of the upcoming changes in the city that charm the citizens.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A2) (h) | Page 94

Go through the poem and state whether the following statement is true or false.

Planners make tactful changes so that citizens do not recognize familiar landmarks.

  • True

  • False

Brainstorming | Q (A3) | Page 94

Read the expression:

‘the blueprint of our past’s tomorrow’. Consider in a group why the poet has not mentioned ‘the present’. It is because of the planners who have possessed our ‘present’ in order to change ‘our past’ into the ‘future’ they desire. Go through the poem and write the lines which support this thought.

  1. The buildings are in alignment with the roads which meet at desired points.
  2. ____________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________
  4. ____________________________________________
  5. ____________________________________________
  6. ____________________________________________.
Brainstorming | Q (A4) | Page 94

The term 'Anaesthesia' in the poem means - 'The planner gives beautiful pictures of the new modern city'. Now find out what is Amnesia and Hypnosis in the given context.

Brainstorming | Q (A5) | Page 94

Pick out the statements which aptly depict the theme of the poem.

  1. In the poem, the speaker memorises the past.
  2. In ‘The Planners’ the poet describes the unstoppable force of modernisation.
  3. The poet talks about the replacement of the natural environment with the concrete jungle.
  4. The poet proposes to stop modernisation.
  5. The poet laments helplessly.
Brainstorming | Q (A6) | Page 94

The tone of the poet is sarcastic. When he writes ‘All spaces are gridded filled with permutations of possibilities’ he intends to indicate the efforts made by the planner to exploit every available piece of land without any consideration of harming nature or violating attachments of people to places. Make pairs/groups and find out some more sarcastic lines having the same effect.

Brainstorming | Q (A7) (i) | Page 94

Write the appreciation of the poem.

  • About the poem / poet / title
  • Theme
  • Poetic devices, language, style
  • Special features / novelties / focusing elements
  • Values, message
  • Your opinion about the poem.
Brainstorming | Q (A7) (ii) | Page 94

Write a summary of the poem.

  • Title
  • Introductory paragraph (about the poem, type, nature, tone)
  • Main body (central idea, the gist of the poem)
  • Conclusion (opinion, views, appeal).
Brainstorming | Q (A8) | Page 95

Read the first and second stanza of the poem. We understand that the poet wants to suggest the powerful dominance of the planners who shape the town according to their selfish desires. Make a list of such expressions. You may begin with -

  1. All the spaces are gridded, filled with permutations of possibilities.
  2. ________________________________
  3. ________________________________
  4. ________________________________
Brainstorming | Q (A9) (i) | Page 94

Read the expression ‘permutation of possibility’. The consonant sound ‘P’ at beginning of the successive words creates a sonorous effect. This is an example of Alliteration. Find out more examples of Alliteration from the poem.

Brainstorming | Q (A9) (ii) | Page 95

Explain the extended metaphor related to dentistry in the poem.

Brainstorming | Q (A9) (ii) | Page 95

Give suggestions to protect our national heritage monuments.

Brainstorming | Q (A10) | Page 95

Complete the following table.

No. Figure of Speech Line of the poem Explanation
1. ________________ ________________ The sky is imagined to art like a human being.
2. ________________ with gleaming gold ________________
3. Oxymoron ________________ ________________
4. ________________ The country wears a perfect smile. Anaesthesia, Amnesia, Hypnosis ________________
5. Paradox ________________ ________________
Brainstorming | Q (A11) | Page 95

Compose four lines expressing the grief of having lost nature due to modernisation.

Brainstorming | Q (A12) | Page 95

Imagine that a person who has returned to his native place after a long time is talking to his old friend about the changes that have taken place in the village. Write a dialogue between two friends who have become nostalgic about their old village.

Brainstorming | Q (A13) (i) | Page 95

Write in short about at least five cities in India that are considered to be the most developed cities.

Brainstorming | Q (A13) (ii) | Page 95

Your examinations are only two months ahead. Plan your schedule of studies and write in your notebook.

Brainstorming | Q (A13) (iii) | Page 95

Read 'The City Planners' by Margaret Atwood.

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Chapter 3: The Planners

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