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Chapter 3: DEEP WATER

ExerciseThink as you readUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking About LanguageWritingThings to do

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 3 DEEP WATER Exercise [Page 23]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 23

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

  1. treacherous
  2. subdued my pride
  3. flailed at the surface
  4. fishing for landlocked salmon
  5. misadventure
  6. bob to the surface like a cork
  7. curtain of life fell
  8. back and forth across the pool

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 3 DEEP WATER Exercise Think as you read [Pages 27 - 29]

Think as you read | Q 1 | Page 27

What is the “misadventure” that William Douglas speaks about?

Think as you read | Q 2 | Page 27

What were the series of emotions and fears that Douglas experienced when he was thrown into the pool? What plans did he make to come to the surface?

Think as you read | Q 3 | Page 27

How did this experience affect him?

Think as you read | Q 4 | Page 29

Why was Douglas determined to get over his fear of water?

Think as you read | Q 5 | Page 29

How did the instructor “build a swimmer” out of Douglas?

Think as you read | Q 6 | Page 29

How did Douglas make sure that he conquered the old terror?

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 3 DEEP WATER Exercise Understanding the text [Page 29]

Understanding the text | Q 1 | Page 29

How does Douglas make clear to the reader the sense of panic that gripped him as he almost drowned? Describe the details that have made the description vivid.

Understanding the text | Q 2 | Page 29

How did Douglas overcome his fear of water?

Understanding the text | Q 3 | Page 29

Why does Douglas as an adult recount a childhood experience of terror and his conquering of it? What larger meaning does he draw from his experience?

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 3 DEEP WATER Exercise Talking about the text [Page 30]

Talking about the text | Q 1 | Page 30

“All we have to fear is fear itself”. Have you ever had a fear that you have now overcome? Share your experience with your partner.

Talking about the text | Q 2 | Page 30

Find and narrate other stories about conquest of fear and what people have said about courage. For example, you can recall Nelson Mandela’s struggle for freedom, his perseverance to achieve his mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor as depicted in his autobiography. The story We’re Not Afraid to Die, which you have read in Class XI, is an apt example of how courage and optimism helped a family survive under the direst stress.

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 3 DEEP WATER Exercise Thinking About Language [Page 30]

Thinking About Language | Q 1 | Page 30

If someone else had narrated Douglas’ experience, how would it have differed from this account? Write out a sample paragraph or paragraphs from this text from the point of view of a third person or observer to find out which style of narration would you consider to be more effective? Why?

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 3 DEEP WATER Exercise Writing [Page 30]

Writing | Q 1 | Page 30

Doing well in any activity, for example a sport, music, dance or painting, riding a motorcycle or a car, involves a great deal of struggle. Most of us are very nervous to begin with until gradually we overcome our fears and perform well.

Write an essay of about five paragraphs recounting such an experience. Try to recollect minute details of what caused the fear, your feelings, the encouragement you got from others or the criticism.

You could begin with the last sentence of the essay you have just read - “At last I felt released – free to walk the trails and climb the peaks and to brush aside fear.”

Writing | Q 2 | Page 30

Write a short letter to someone you know about your having learnt to do something new.

NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 3 DEEP WATER Exercise Things to do [Page 30]

Things to do | Q 1 | Page 30

Are there any water sports in India? Find out about the areas or places which are known for water sports.

Chapter 3: DEEP WATER

ExerciseThink as you readUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking About LanguageWritingThings to do
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NCERT solutions for Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo chapter 3 - DEEP WATER

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