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Chapter 1: THE LAST LESSON

ExerciseThink as you readUnderstanding the textTalking about the textWorking with wordsNoticing formThings to doWriting

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise [Page 2]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 2

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

  1. in great dread of
  2. counted on
  3. thumbed at the edges
  4. in unison
  5. a great bustle
  6. reproach ourselves with

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise Think as you read [Pages 7 - 8]

Think as you read | Q 1 | Page 7

What was Franz expected to be prepared with for school that day?

Think as you read | Q 2 | Page 7

What did Franz notice that was unusual about the school that day?

Think as you read | Q 3 | Page 7

What had been put up on the bulletin-board?

Think as you read | Q 4 | Page 8

What changes did the order from Berlin cause in school that day?

Think as you read | Q 5 | Page 8

How did Franz's feelings about M. Hamel and school change?

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise Understanding the text [Page 9]

Understanding the text | Q 1 | Page 9

The people in this story suddenly realize how precious their language is to them. What shows you this? Why does this happen?

Understanding the text | Q 2 | Page 9

Franz thinks, “Will they make them sing in German, even the pigeons?” What could this mean?

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise Talking about the text [Page 9]

Talking about the text | Q 1 | Page 9

“When a people are enslaved, as long as they hold fast to their language it is as if they had the key to their prison.”

Can you think of examples in history where a conquered people had their language taken away from them or had a language imposed on them?

Talking about the text | Q 2 | Page 9

What happens to a linguistic minority in a state? How do you think they can keep their language alive? For example:

Punjabis in Bangalore

Tamilians in Mumbai

Kannadigas in Delhi

Gujaratis in Kolkata

Talking about the text | Q 3 | Page 9

Is it possible to carry pride in one’s language too far? Do you know what ‘linguistic chauvinism’ means?

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise Working with words [Pages 9 - 10]

Working with words | Q 1 | Page 9

English is a language that contains words from many other languages. This inclusiveness is one of the reasons it is now a world language, for example:-

petite – French

kindergarten – German

capital – Latin

democracy – Greek

bazaar – Hindi

Find out the origin of the following words.

Tycoon, tulip, logo, bandicoot, barbecue, veranda, robot, zero, ski, trek

Working with words | Q 2.1 | Page 10

Notice the underlined words in these sentences and tick the option that best explains their meanings.

“What a thunderclap these words were to me!”

The words were ___________________ .

  • loud and clear

  • startling and unexpected

  • pleasant and welcome

Working with words | Q 2.2 | Page 10

Notice the underlined words in these sentences and tick the option that best explains their meanings.

“When a people are enslaved, as long as they hold fast to their language it is as if they had the key to their prison.”

It is as if they have the key to the prison as long as they _______________ .

  • do not lose their language

  • are attached to their language

  • quickly learn the conqueror’s language

Working with words | Q 2.3 | Page 10

Notice the underlined words in these sentences and tick the option that best explains their meanings.

Don’t go so fast, you will get to your school in plenty of time.

You will get to your school _______________

  • very late

  • too early

  • early enough

Working with words | Q 2.4 | Page 10

Notice the underlined words in these sentences and tick the option that best explains their meanings.

I never saw him look so tall.

M. Hamel _____________________ .

  • had grown physically taller

  • seemed very confident

  • stood on the chair

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise Noticing form [Page 10]

Noticing form | Q 1 | Page 10

Read this sentence.

M. Hamel had said that he would question us on participles. 

In the sentence above, the verb form “had said” in the first part is used to indicate an “earlier past.” The whole story is narrated in the past. M. Hamel’s “saying” happened earlier than the events in this story. This form of the verb is called the past perfect.

Pick out five sentences from the story with this form of verb and say why this form has been used.

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise Things to do [Page 11]

Things to do | Q 1 | Page 11

Find out about the following (You may go to the internet, interview people, consult reference books or visit a library.)

(a) Linguistic human rights

(b) Constitutional guarantees for linguistic minorities in India

Things to do | Q 2 | Page 11

Given below is a survey form. Talk to at least five of your classmates and fill in the information you get in the form.

S.No.

Languages you know

Home language

Neighbourhood language

City/Town language

School language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 1 THE LAST LESSON Exercise Writing [Page 11]

Writing | Q 1 | Page 11

Write a notice for your school bulletin board. Your notice could be an announcement of a forthcoming event, or a requirement to be fulfilled, or a rule to be followed.

Writing | Q 2 | Page 11

Write a paragraph of about 100 words arguing for or against having to study three languages at school.

Writing | Q 3 | Page 11

Have you ever changed your opinion about someone or something that you had earlier liked or disliked? Narrate what led you to change your mind.

Chapter 1: THE LAST LESSON

ExerciseThink as you readUnderstanding the textTalking about the textWorking with wordsNoticing formThings to doWriting
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