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NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill chapter 1 - The Portrait of a Lady [Latest edition]

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Chapter 1: The Portrait of a Lady

ExerciseUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking About LanguageWorking with wordsThings to do
Exercise [Page 3]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 1 The Portrait of a Lady Exercise [Page 3]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 3

Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.

  • the thought was almost revolting

  • an expanse of pure white serenity

  • a turning-point

  • accepted her seclusion with resignation

  • a veritable bedlam of chirrupings

  • frivolous rebukes

  • the sagging skins of the dilapidated drum

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Understanding the text [Pages 6 - 7]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 1 The Portrait of a Lady Understanding the text [Pages 6 - 7]

Understanding the text | Q 1 | Page 6

Mention the three phases of the author’s relationship with his grandmother before he left the country to study abroad.

Understanding the text | Q 2 | Page 6

Mention three reasons why the author’s grandmother was disturbed when he started going to the city school.

Understanding the text | Q 3 | Page 7

Mention three ways in which the author’s grandmother spent her days after he grew up.

Understanding the text | Q 4 | Page 7

Mention the odd way in which the author’s grandmother behaved just before she died.

Understanding the text | Q 5 | Page 7

Mention the way in which the sparrows expressed their sorrow when the author’s grandmother died.

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Talking about the text [Page 7]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 1 The Portrait of a Lady Talking about the text [Page 7]

Talking about the text | Q 1 | Page 7

The author’s grandmother was a religious person. What are the different ways in which we come to know this?

Talking about the text | Q 2 | Page 7

Describe the changing relationship between the author and his grandmother. Did their feelings for each other change?

Talking about the text | Q 3 | Page 7

Would you agree that the author’s grandmother was a person strong in character? If yes, give instances that show this.

Talking about the text | Q 4 | Page 7

Have you known someone like the author’s grandmother? Do you feel the same sense of loss with regard to someone whom you have loved and lost?

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Thinking About Language [Page 7]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 1 The Portrait of a Lady Thinking About Language [Page 7]

Thinking About Language | Q 1 | Page 7

Which language do you think the author and his grandmother used while talking to each other?

Thinking About Language | Q 2 | Page 7

Which language do you use to talk to elderly relatives in your family?

Thinking About Language | Q 3 | Page 7

How would you say ‘a dilapidated drum’ in your language?

Thinking About Language | Q 4 | Page 7

Can you think of a song or a poem in your language that talks of homecoming?

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Working with words [Pages 7 - 8]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 1 The Portrait of a Lady Working with words [Pages 7 - 8]

Working with words | Q 1 | Page 7

Notice the following uses of the word ‘tell’ in the text.

1. Her fingers were busy telling the beads of her rosary.

2. I would tell her English words and little things about Western science and learning.

3. At her age, one could never tell.

4. She told us that her end was near.


Given below are four different senses of the word ‘tell’. Match the meanings to the uses listed above.

1. make something known to someone in spoken or written words

2. count while reciting

3. be sure

4. give information to somebody

Working with words | Q 2 | Page 8

Notice the different senses of the word ‘take’.

1. to take to something: to begin to do something as a habit

2. to take ill: to suddenly become ill

Locate these phrases in the text and notice the way they are used.

Working with words | Q 3 | Page 8

The word ‘hobble’ means to walk with difficulty because the legs and feet are in bad condition.

Tick the words in the box below that also refer to a manner of walking.
 

haggle

shuffle

stride

ride

waddle

wriggle

paddle

swagger

trudge

slog

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Things to do [Page 9]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 1 The Portrait of a Lady Things to do [Page 9]

Things to do | Q 1 | Page 9

Talk with your family members about elderly people who you have been intimately connected with and who are not there with you now.

Write a short description of someone you liked a lot.

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Chapter 1: The Portrait of a Lady

ExerciseUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking About LanguageWorking with wordsThings to do
Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill - Shaalaa.com

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill chapter 1 - The Portrait of a Lady

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