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Chapter 2: A Nice Cup of Tea

Warm UpExerciseVocabularyListeningSpeakingReadingGrammar- PrepositionsGrammar- Prepositions PhrasesGrammar- Connectives or LinkersWritingEssay Writing
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Warm Up [Page 34]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaWarm Up [Page 34]

Warm Up | Q a) | Page 34

Here are a few varieties of tea. How many of these have you tasted? Tick the boxes.

Herbal Tea  
Ice Tea  
Lemon Tea  
Green Tea  
Black Tea  
Tea with Milk  
Warm Up | Q B) | Page 34

You would have seen lovely packets of tea on the shelves in supermarkets and shops. Have you ever wondered how tea powder is obtained from the plants? Look at the pictures and describe the process.

Exercise [Pages 37 - 38]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaExercise [Pages 37 - 38]

Based on your understanding of the text, answer each of the following questions in one or two sentences.

Exercise | Q 1. a) | Page 37

What seems ‘curious’ to the author?

Exercise | Q 1. b) | Page 37

Why does the author say that it is important to include a tea recipe in cookery books?

Exercise | Q 1. c) | Page 38

Mention the countries in which tea is a part of civilization.

Exercise | Q 1. d) | Page 38

Which tea does the author prefer– China tea or Indian tea?

Exercise | Q 1. e) | Page 38

According to the author, what does the phrase ‘a nice cup of tea’ refer to?

Exercise | Q 1. f) | Page 38

What is the second golden rule in the preparation of tea?

Exercise | Q 1. g) | Page 38

How does army tea taste?

Exercise | Q 1. h) | Page 38

Do tea lovers generally like strong tea or weak tea?

Exercise | Q 1. i) | Page 38

Why should tea be directly added to the pot?

Exercise | Q 1. j) | Page 38

Why does the author prefer the cylindrical cup to a flat cup?

Exercise | Q 1. k) | Page 38

What should be poured into the cup first–tea or milk?

Exercise | Q 1. l) | Page 38

Why does the author advise removing cream from the milk?

Exercise | Q 1. m) | Page 38

Does the author like drinking tea with sugar? Give reasons.

Exercise | Q 1. n) | Page 38

Why does the author refer to himself as being in ‘a minority’?

Exercise | Q 1. o) | Page 38

Whom does the author call ‘misguided people’? What is his advice to them?

Based on your understanding of the text, answer each of the following questions in four or five sentences.

Exercise | Q 2. a) | Page 38

What are the author’s views on China tea?

Exercise | Q 2. b) | Page 38

How does adding sugar affect the taste of tea?

Exercise | Q 2. c) | Page 38

Elucidate the author’s ideas about teapots.

Answer each of the following questions in a paragraph of 100–150 words.

Exercise | Q 3. a) | Page 38

Summarise George Orwell’s distinctive ideas in “A Nice Cup of Tea”.

Exercise | Q 3. b) | Page 38

Discuss how the essay reveals the factual points and the author’s personal opinions on the preparation of tea.

Exercise | Q 3. c) | Page 38

What are the aspects that contribute to humor in the essay?

Exercise | Q 4. | Page 38

Based on your understanding of the text, complete the chart given below by choosing the appropriate words or phrases given in brackets.

Golden Rules of Tea Preparation

(add sugar, shaken, milk, infused properly, strainers, without cream, taken to the kettle, small quantities, China or earthenware, stirred, warmed)

Tea should be made in ______in a teapot.

The teapot should be made of ______

The pot should be ______beforehand.

The pot should not have ______

While pouring water the teapot should be ______

The tea leaves should be ______

After making tea, it should be ______or the pot should be ______

The milk for the tea should be ______

The author does not like to ______to tea.
Vocabulary [Page 39]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaVocabulary [Page 39]

Vocabulary | Q a) 1. | Page 39

Find out the synonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

But because the best manner of making it is the subject of violent disputes.

  • agreements

  • applauses

  • conflicts

  • discussions

Vocabulary | Q a) 2. | Page 39

Find out the synonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

...tea is one of the mainstays of civilization in the country.

  • a society in an advanced state of social development

  • a society that has slow progress

  • a society that has no progress

  • a society in an average state of social development

Vocabulary | Q a) 3. | Page 39

Find out the synonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

...that they only drink it in order to be warmed and stimulated.

  • motivated

  • discouraged

  • passive

  • admired

Vocabulary | Q a) 4. | Page 39

Find out the synonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

...under the spout to catch the stray leaves.

  • fresh

  • loose

  • gathered

  • harmful

Vocabulary | Q a) 5. | Page 39

Find out the synonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

One is liable to put in too much milk.

  • likely

  • certain

  • eager

  • unlikely

Vocabulary | Q b) 1. | Page 39

Find out the antonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

…which are not to be despised.

  • hated

  • liked

  • respected

  • defeated

Vocabulary | Q b) 2. | Page 39

Find out the antonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

One does not feel wise, braver or more optimistic.

  • opportunistic

  • cheerful

  • realistic

  • pessimistic

Vocabulary | Q b) 3. | Page 39

Find out the antonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

Not the flat, shallow type….

  • narrow

  • wide

  • deep

  • direct

Vocabulary | Q b) 4. | Page 39

Find out the antonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

Predicting the arrival of visitors…

  • journey

  • departure

  • migration

  • perusal

Vocabulary | Q b) 5. | Page 39

Find out the antonym of the underlined word in each of the following sentence.

...but they are sufficient to show how subtilized the whole business has become.

  • enough

  • suffocative

  • inadequate

  • submissive

Vocabulary | Q c) | Page 39

Fill in the boxes with the correct answers. The first one has been done for you.

S. No Word with meaning and part of speech Sentence Noun/Verb/ Adj. form Sentence
1 Word: wise meaning: clever part of speech: adjective My brother is wise. wisdom My brother showed great wisdom in business.
2 harm      
3 stimulate      
4 argue      
5 strong      
6 destroy      
Listening [Page 40]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaListening [Page 40]

Listening | Q 1. | Page 40

Listen to the passage about the ‘Significance of Tea’ and answer the questions.

Tea has been an important beverage for thousands of years. It is consumed by two-thirds of the world’s population. India is the second-largest tea producer in the world after China, although over 70 percent of its tea is consumed within India. Tea has been proved to offer numerous health benefits. Scientists and researchers have found that drinking tea could reduce the risk of heart diseases. The antioxidants in tea might prevent cancer. Regular tea drinking might help one in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure. Tea might be an effective agent in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders. The consumption of tea results in the strengthening of one’s teeth, bones, and immune system. However, drinking too much tea may prove to be harmful to one’s health. So, drinking tea moderately could make one healthier. Researchers have confirmed the significant overall health benefits of drinking tea.

Questions

  1. Which country is the largest tea producer in the world?
  2. ______ percent of the tea produced in India is exported.
  3. What is the role of antioxidants in tea?
  4. Drinking tea strengthens one’s ______, ______and ______.
  5. How does drinking tea help a diabetic?
Speaking [Page 40]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaSpeaking [Page 40]

Speaking | Q 1. | Page 40

Now use these ideas and prepare a speech on the topic ‘The importance of developing a positive attitude’ and deliver the speech in the school assembly

Reading [Pages 41 - 42]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaReading [Pages 41 - 42]

Reading | Q 1. | Page 41

Look at the following non-verbal representation. Based on your understanding and inference, write a paragraph on career trends in the next decade.

Task

Reading | Q 2. | Page 42

Now read the following article on the emerging career options in the modern era and answer the questions that follow.

The students at the higher secondary level in schools start thinking of suitable courses to take up at the university level based on their aptitude, ability, and interests. While considering the higher education options, they should also plan the career path they wish to take. In today’s complex job scenario, there is a mismatch between demand and supply. On one hand, we have qualified professionals desperately trying to find a job, while on the other hand, there are many professions that need suitable talented employees. But such skilled employees are unavailable. Therefore, the need of the hour is that students have an understanding of the emerging career options. and globalisation has widened the scope of career options in the twenty–first century. Let us consider some popular careers.

Fashion Designing

The current cosmopolitan and fashion–conscious wave that has taken over our country has opened up a huge arena for careers in fashion. These careers encompass designing clothes, costumes, jewellery, footwear, wardrobe, cosmetics, accessories and the like.

Culinary Arts

With food and cookery shows being a major trend across the world, culinary arts, a sub-domain of the hospitality sector, has now become the most sought-after career.

Paramedical sciences

In recent times, there has been a great demand in the health care industry. Paramedical professionals who support medical practitioners in areas such as optometry, pathology, nursing, physiotherapy, and dentistry are much sought after.

Media, Journalism and Advertising

In this information era, print and entertainment media have become a force to reckon with. This arena has become a huge career playground because youngsters are attracted to it as the exposure and reach are greater through such mass media. We notice that radio and TV channels, internet companies, and advertising agencies are increasingly recruiting qualified professionals.

Hotel Management

The hotel industry is the fastest-growing industry in India. The number of international travellers (both for business and leisure) is increasing. The hospitality and service industry offers career options such as house keeping, front-desk executives, tourism management, etc.

Sports Management

With multinational companies supporting sports, careers in sports offer enormous scope. One need not be a player or an athlete to shine in a sports career because the field of sports offers various career options such as technical trainers, commentators, sports journalists, dieticians, referees, etc. Conducting sports events successfully, organizing the event laudably, preparing the ground for the event are all part of sports management.

  1. When do students start thinking about their career path?
  2. How can students build a strong career?
  3. What are the integral aspects of a successful career?
  4. What is meant by ‘culinary art’?
  5. Why is media a popular career option?
  6. Name some paramedical courses mentioned in the passage.
  7. Why is the hotel industry seen as the fastest growing in India?
  8. Does one have to be a player to opt for a career in the field of sports? Answer giving reasons.
  9. Pick one word from the passage which is the opposite of ‘modern’.
  10. Which word in the passage means ‘composed of people from many parts of the country’?
Grammar- Prepositions [Page 45]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaGrammar- Prepositions [Page 45]

Task 1

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. a) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

The boy jumped ______a narrow stream.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. b) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

Afsar will meet me ______Friday morning.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. c) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

The temple is ______the bank.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. d) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

My friend will meet me ______ his brother tomorrow.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. e) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

There is usually a garden ______a bungalow

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. f) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

Yuvan has been studying well ______childhood.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. g) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

A trekker climbed ______ a mountain meticulously

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. h) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

There was a skirmish ______my brother and sister.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. i) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

The laudable thoughts were apparent ______many scholars in a conference.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 1. j) | Page 45

Recall your learning of basic preposition and complete the sentence using the prepositions given in options.

It is easy to work ______the aegis of visionary leader.

  • over

  • under

  • on

  • between

  • among

  • into

  • with

  • since

  • in front of

  • near/beside

Task 2

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 2. i) | Page 45

Complete the following passage using the preposition given in bracket.

(among, for, at, to, in, )

When Lakshmi was (1) ___ school, she practised music from Monday (2) ___ Friday. She involved herself (3) ___ the school orchestra. She was responsible (4) ___conducting many programmes. She was very popular (5) ___ her schoolmates, as she was kind, friendly and helpful.

Grammar- Prepositions | Q 2. ii) | Page 45

Complete the following passage using the preposition given in bracket.

(after, with, on, before, of, in, for)

(1)______ the interview, Solomon was confident (2)______ getting the job. He knew that he was qualified (3)______ the job. He was interested (4)______discharging his duty perfectly. The interview panel was impressed (5)______ his attitude and skills. So (6)______ the interview, he was (7)______ cloud nine.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases [Pages 45 - 46]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaGrammar- Prepositions Phrases [Pages 45 - 46]

Task 1

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. a) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

With reference to your advertisement in a local newspaper, I am applying for the post of a salesman.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. b) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

The assignment will be completed in a few weeks.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. c) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

Ravi was appreciated by his teachers.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. d) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

We feel sorry for our mistakes.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. e) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

The boy studied well in spite of many obstacles.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. f) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

Our nation is famous for its glorious culture.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. g) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

We are proud of our children.

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 1. h) | Page 45

Underline the prepositional phrase.

My brother will return home in the evening.

Task 2

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. a) | Page 45

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

______ Kiran, Rajesh may attend a programme.

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. b) | Page 46

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

Many tourists visited Ooty ______ heavy rains

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. c) | Page 46

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

Expressing gratitude ______ others is common in a vote of thanks.

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. d) | Page 46

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

______, I had a happy childhood.

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. e) | Page 46

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

Our teacher always acts ______ her students.

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. f) | Page 46

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

______ his laziness, the boy remained passive for a long time.

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. g) | Page 46

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

______ Gandhiji, ahimsa means infinite love.

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Prepositions Phrases | Q 2. h) | Page 46

Fill in the blank with suitable prepositional phrase given in option.

______ rain, take an umbrella.

  • in favour of

  • in case of

  • according to

  • on the whole

  • on account of

  • on behalf of

  • in spite of

  • instead of

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers [Pages 47 - 48]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaGrammar- Connectives or Linkers [Pages 47 - 48]

Task 1

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 a) | Page 47

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

I could not complete my paper in the examination ______ I was slow in answering the questions.

  • because

  • but

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 b) | Page 47

Choose the appropriate linker from within the option and complete the sentence.

It started raining, ______we could not play.

  • yet

  • so

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 c) | Page 47

Choose the appropriate linker from within the option and complete the sentence.

______ I got up early, I managed to reach school on time.

  • As

  • If

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 d) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the bracket and complete the sentence.

______ (Though/Whereas) he committed a mistake, he apologised ______(and/since ) promised that he would not repeat it.

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 e) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

This is ______ it must be done.

  • how

  • what

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 f) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

The vendor saw the train moving slowly from the platform, ______ he got in.

  • therefore

  • until

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 g) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

I was not well, ______ I did not attend the class.

  • but

  • so

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 h) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

______ she can drive, she travels by bus.

  • If

  • Although

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 i) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

______ you register your name, you cannot participate in the competitions.

  • If

  • Unless

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 j) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

______ my father arrived home, I narrated the incident.

  • As soon as

  • Besides

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 k) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

Be quick to hear ______ slow to speak.

  • then

  • and

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 l) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

I am ______(neither/either) an ascetic in theory ______(nor/or) in practice.

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 m) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

We fail to harness the rain water, ______ we suffer.

  • consequently

  • nevertheless

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 1 n) | Page 48

Choose the appropriate linker from within the options and complete the sentence.

My brother will certainly clear GRE; ______ he works very hard.

  • yet

  • for

Task 2

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 a) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

The well was deep. Therefore, the fox could not get out of the well. (because)

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 b) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

The work was over. We went home. (when)

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 c) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

A library is a public place. We see a number of books kept there for reading. (where)

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 d) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

The culprit was caught. Immediately, he was taken to the police station. (as soon as)

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 e) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

The boys were stealing mangoes from a grove. At that time, the owner of the grove came in.(while)

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 f) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

Artificially flavoured juices are hazardous to health. Moreover, they lead to kidney problems. (and)

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 g) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

Adit has been promoted. Ranjan has been promoted. (as well as)

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 2 h) | Page 48

Combine the sentence and rewrite them using the word given in the bracket.

Caesar was declared emperor. The conspirators killed him. (After)

Task 3

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 3 a) | Page 48

Fill in the blank with appropriate correlative conjunction.

She is ______an understanding person ______everybody likes to be with her.

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 3 b) | Page 48

Fill in the blank with appropriate correlative conjunction.

Suraj owns ______a typewriter ______ a computer.

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 3 c) | Page 48

Fill in the blank with appropriate correlative conjunction.

Vani is ______a good singer ______a good dancer.

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 3 d) | Page 48

Fill in the blank with appropriate correlative conjunction.

Amit did not know ______his father met his class teacher ______not.

Grammar- Connectives or Linkers | Q 3 e) | Page 48

Fill in the blank with appropriate correlative conjunction.

I would ______starve ______ beg.

Writing [Page 50]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaWriting [Page 50]

TASK 1

Writing | Q 1. | Page 50

The Government of Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on the use of plastic. Effective implementation of this ban depends on public awareness and individual responsibility.

Write an article of 150 words for your school magazine to create an awareness of the dangers posed by indiscriminate use of plastic. Expand the ideas given below as notes.

Notes:

a. Introduction

(i) Plastic – synthetic material – doesn’t decompose in soil

(ii) Inevitable role of plastic – man’s day-to-day life

b. Human Health Hazard

(i) Leeching of plastic into food – micro plastic entering food chain

(ii) Human body’s inability to deal with this unnatural substance

(iii) Reaction of microplastic in human body and ill effects

c. Adverse Effects on Plants and Animals

(i) Plastic particles choking waterways – affect aquatic animals

(ii) Ingestion by aquatic and terrestrial animals–blocking of intestines and respiratory passages

d. Environmental Degradation

(i) Manufacturing process and burning of plastics–pollute atmosphere

(ii) Plastic–non-biodegradable – interferes with soil microorganisms – affects soil fertility

e. Conclusion

(i) Suggestions for restricted use – alternatives for one-time use of plastics

(ii) Segregation of plastic waste – for recycling

TASK 2

Writing | Q 2. | Page 50

Urban living brings with it a possibility of various communicable diseases.

Now write an article of about 150 words for a leading newspaper on the various ways of maintaining personal hygiene and sanitation in order to ensure a healthy living. Make use of the hints given below

Hints:

a) Introduction – ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ – brief explanation

b) Personal hygiene 

(i) Frequent washing of hands and regular bathing

(ii) Brushing of teeth, trimming of nails and hair

(iii)Wearing clean clothes

c) Keeping diseases at bay

(i) Avoid street food

(ii) Keep food containers covered

(iii)Drink boiled water

(iv) Wash fruits and vegetables in flowing water

d) Keeping living areas, surroundings and the environment clean

(i) Disposal of domestic organic waste on a daily basis and hazardous waste in designated places

(ii) Regular sweeping, mopping and dusting

(iii)Disinfection of toilets and bathing areas

(iv) Avoid littering of public places

(v) Avoid spitting, urinating and defecating in public places

e) Conclusion – hygiene – a collective exercise – everyone’s involvement and practice, a must – ensure community health and happiness – celebrate life

Essay Writing [Page 51]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 12th English Class Answers Guide Chapter 2 A Nice Cup of TeaEssay Writing [Page 51]

Task 1

Essay Writing | Q 1. | Page 51

Write an essay of about 200 word 

The profession you would like to choose

Essay Writing | Q 2. | Page 51

Write an essay of about 200 word 

The importance of a balanced diet

Essay Writing | Q 3. | Page 51

Write an essay of about 200 word 

A memorable journey

Chapter 2: A Nice Cup of Tea

Warm UpExerciseVocabularyListeningSpeakingReadingGrammar- PrepositionsGrammar- Prepositions PhrasesGrammar- Connectives or LinkersWritingEssay Writing
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