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Chapter 2: Why we Travel

Ice BreakersBrainstorming (A1)Brainstorming (A2)Brainstorming (A3)Brainstorming (A4)Brainstorming (A5)Brainstorming (A6)Brainstorming (A7)
Ice Breakers [Page 65]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Ice Breakers [Page 65]

Ice Breakers | Q 1 | Page 65

Share your views on how travelling can be a hobby.

Ice Breakers | Q 2.1 | Page 65

Discuss in the class the benefits of travelling and complete the web.

Ice Breakers | Q 2.2 | Page 65

Make a list of your expectations when you travel to some new place:

  1. Food should be delicious and available whenever hungry
  2. ___________________
  3. ___________________
  4. ___________________
Ice Breakers | Q 3 | Page 65

Discuss in the class the various types of travels. Add your own to ones given below:

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Brainstorming (A1) [Page 74]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Brainstorming (A1) [Page 74]

Brainstorming (A1) | Q 1 | Page 74

Read the first two paragraphs and discuss the need to travel.

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Brainstorming (A2) [Pages 73 - 74]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Brainstorming (A2) [Pages 73 - 74]

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 1 | Page 74

Read the sentence ‘If a diploma can famously ________ in cultural relativism.’
Pick the sentence which gives the meaning of the above statement from the alternatives given below.

  1. A diploma certificate can be used as a passport and a passport can be used as a diploma certificate.
  2. If one has a diploma, he does not need a passport and if he has a passport, he does not need a diploma.
  3. One can acquire permission to travel to foreign countries for educational purposes based on her academic achievements and travelling to foreign countries enriches one the most regarding the knowledge and wisdom of the world.
Brainstorming (A2) | Q 2 | Page 74

Prepare a list of the litterateurs and their quotations mentioned by the writer in the passage.

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 3 | Page 74

‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new places but in seeing with new eyes.’  Marcel Proust. Justify with the help of the text.

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 4 | Page 73

Read the third paragraph and find the difference between a tourist and a traveller as revealed through the complaints made by them.

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 5 | Page 73

Write four sentences with the help of the text conveying the fact that travelling brings together the various cultures of the different parts of the world.

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 6 | Page 74

By quoting Camus, the writer has stated that travelling sets us free from circumstances and all the habits behind which we hide. Write in detail your views about that.

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Brainstorming (A3) [Pages 74 - 75]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Brainstorming (A3) [Pages 74 - 75]

Brainstorming (A3) | Q 1 | Page 74

Read the following groups of words from the text.

A B
crooked angle walking video screens
censored limits  living newspapers
impoverished places searching questions

Words crooked, censored and impoverished in group ‘A’ describe the nouns ‘angle’, ‘limits’ and ‘places’ respectively. They are past participles of the verbs ‘crook’, ‘censor’ and ‘impoverish’. But in the sentences, they act as adjectives. Similarly, in group ‘B’ wordswalking, living and searching are the present participles (‘ing’ forms) of the verbs walk, live and search. But in the above examples they function as adjectives.

Discuss in pairs and make list of some more adjectives like this and make sentences using them.

Brainstorming (A3) | Q 2.1 | Page 75

The verbs in bold letters are made up of a verb and a small adverb.

(Adverb particles are not the same as prepositions.)
For example, shake (verb) + up (adverb). These are called ‘phrasal verbs.’ The meaning of a phrasal verb may be idiomaticdifferent from the meanings of the two separate words.

Read carefully the following sentence from the text and underline the phrasal verbs.

We travel, then, in part just to shake up our complacencies.

Brainstorming (A3) | Q 2.2 | Page 75

The verbs in bold letters are made up of a verb and a small adverb.

(Adverb particles are not the same as prepositions.)
For example, shake (verb) + up (adverb). These are called ‘phrasal verbs.’ The meaning of a phrasal verb may be idiomaticdifferent from the meanings of the two separate words.

Read carefully the following sentence from the text and underline the phrasal verbs.

Abroad is the place where we stay up late.

Brainstorming (A3) | Q 2.3 | Page 75

The verbs in bold letters are made up of a verb and a small adverb.
(Adverb particles are not the same as prepositions.)
For example, shake (verb) + up (adverb). These are called ‘phrasal verbs.’ The meaning of a phrasal verb may be idiomaticdifferent from the meanings of the two separate words.

Read carefully the following sentence from the text and underline the phrasal verb.

I remember, in fact, after my first trip to Southeast Asia, more than a decade ago. How I would come back to my apartment in New York.

Brainstorming (A3) | Q 2.4 | Page 75

The verbs in bold letters are made up of a verb and a small adverb.
(Adverb particles are not the same as prepositions.)
For example, shake (verb) + up (adverb). These are called ‘phrasal verbs.’ The meaning of a phrasal verb may be idiomaticdifferent from the meanings of the two separate words.

Read carefully the following sentence from the text and underline the phrasal verb.

All, in that sense, believed in, “being moved"______

Brainstorming (A3) | Q 2.5 | Page 75

The verbs in bold letters are made up of a verb and a small adverb.
(Adverb particles are not the same as prepositions.)
For example, shake (verb) + up (adverb). These are called ‘phrasal verbs.’ The meaning of a phrasal verb may be idiomaticdifferent from the meanings of the two separate words.

Read carefully the following sentence from the text and underline the phrasal verb.

But there is, for the traveller at least, the sense that learning about home and.......

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Brainstorming (A4) [Pages 75 - 76]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Brainstorming (A4) [Pages 75 - 76]

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 1.1 | Page 75

The words in bold type show to + verb form. These are Infinitives. An Infinitive is the base form of the verb. Infinitives are formed from a verb but they do not act as verbs because they are not verbs; ‘s’, ‘es’, or ‘ing’ cannot be added to that.

However, sometimes infinitives may occur without ‘to’. For example,
Thus even as holidays help you appreciate your own home more – …..
In this sentence, though ‘to’ is skipped off, ‘appreciate’ acts as an infinitive’.

Read the following sentence carefully from the text and find out the infinitive.

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 1.2 | Page 75

The words in bold type show to + verb form. These are Infinitives. An Infinitive is the base form of the verb. Infinitives are formed from a verb but they do not act as verbs because they are not verbs; ‘s’, ‘es’, or ‘ing’ cannot be added to that.

However, sometimes infinitives may occur without ‘to’. For example,
Thus even as holidays help you appreciate your own home more – …..
In this sentence, though ‘to’ is skipped off, ‘appreciate’ acts as an infinitive’.

Read the following sentence carefully from the text and find out the infinitive.

We travel to bring what little we can,…..

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 1.3 | Page 75

The words in bold type show to + verb form. These are Infinitives. An Infinitive is the base form of the verb. Infinitives are formed from a verb but they do not act as verbs because they are not verbs; ‘s’, ‘es’, or ‘ing’ cannot be added to that.

However, sometimes infinitives may occur without ‘to’. For example,
Thus even as holidays help you appreciate your own home more – …..
In this sentence, though ‘to’ is skipped off, ‘appreciate’ acts as an infinitive’.

Read the following sentence carefully from the text and find out the infinitive.

Yet one of the subtler beauties of travel is that it enables you to bring new eyes to the people you encounter.

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 2.1 | Page 75

Combine two sentences into one. You may use the word given in the bracket.

I go to Iceland. I visit the lunar spaces within me. (to)

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 2.2 | Page 75

Combine two sentences into one. You may use the word given in the bracket.

We have the opportunity. We come into contact with more essential parts of ourselves. (of)

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 2.3 | Page 75

Combine two sentences into one. You may use the word given in the bracket.

Romantic poets inaugurated an era of travel. They were great apostles of open eyes. (being)

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 2.4 | Page 75

Combine two sentences into one. You may use the word given in the bracket.

The travel spins us around. It shows us the sights and values ordinarily ignored. (showing)

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 3.1 | Page 76

Read the sentence given below and state whether the underlined word is Gerunds or Present Participles.

As it’s a hot day, many people are swimming.

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 3.2 | Page 76

Read the sentence given below and state whether the underlined word is Gerunds or Present Participles.

This is a swimming pool.

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 3.3 | Page 76

Read the sentence given below and state whether the underlined word is Gerunds or Present Participles.

It’s very bad that children are begging.

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 3.4 | Page 76

Read the sentence given below and state whether the underlined word is Gerunds or Present Participles.

Begging is a curse on humanity.

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Brainstorming (A5) [Page 76]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Brainstorming (A5) [Page 76]

Brainstorming (A5) | Q 1 | Page 76

Write an email to your friends about your proposed trek. You can take help of the following points. You can keep your parents informed about it by adding them in BCC.

  • A trek in the forest of Kodaikanal
  • Time and duration
  • Type of trek (cycle/motorbike/walk)
  • Facilities provided
  • Last date for registration
  • Fees
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Brainstorming (A6) [Page 76]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Brainstorming (A6) [Page 76]

Brainstorming (A6) | Q 1 | Page 76

There is boom in ‘Travel and Tourism’ career. Find information about different options in this field.

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Brainstorming (A7) [Page 76]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Why we Travel Brainstorming (A7) [Page 76]

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 1.1 | Page 76

Find information about Fa Hien.

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 1.2 | Page 76

Find information about Huen Tsang.

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 1.3 | Page 76

Find information about Ibn Batuta.

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 1.4 | Page 76

Find information about Marco Polo

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 1.5 | Page 76

Find information about Sir Richard Burton.

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 2.1 | Page 76

Further reading:

‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’ – Lord Byron

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 2.2 | Page 76

Further reading:

‘Gulliver’s Travels’ – Jonathan Swift

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 2.3 | Page 76

Further reading:

‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea’ – Jules Verne

Brainstorming (A7) | Q 2.4 | Page 76

Further reading:

‘Travelling Souls’ – Brian Bouldrey

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Chapter 2: Why we Travel

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