Q. 33.9( 22 Votes )
Are you fond of reading stories? Did you read one last month? If not, read one or two and then write a paragraph about the story. Use the following hints.
● title of the story
● name of author
● how many characters
● which one you liked
● some details of the story
● main point(s) as you understand it
(Nancy Drew notebooks)
Last month I borrowed ‘The Secret of the Old Clock’ by Carolyn Keene from the school library to read over the weekend. The book is first in the series of Nancy Drew mystery stories. The lead character of in the story was named Nancy Drew who was an amateur detective and solved mysterious case in her hometown River Heights with her best friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne who were cousins. Bess was chirpy and George like her boyish name was tom boy. Together, the three girls were a good team of sleuths. I liked Nancy the best because of her balanced demeanour, while Bess would get anxious and George would angry on reflex, Nancy would stay calm and think straight even in the face of danger. Nancy is home from college and meets the Turners who had come to her father, Carson Drew who was a reputed attorney, for legal help to claim their family fortune following the death of their more prosperous relative Josiah Crowley. She overhears somebody in the departmental store talk about a missing heirloom, an old family clock which was worth a lot of money. Nancy decides to help the Turners by finding the clock. She, along with Bess and George, interviews family friends of the old Crowley trying to put together the facts about the clock and the night that it went missing. She learns that the clock might be hidden in the abandoned summer house of the nasty Tophams, the rival family to stake claims to the Crowley’s legacy. The house was old, far from the city and abandoned because it was rumoured to be haunted. On reaching the summer house, she finds a bunch of local thugs occupying the place that had started the rumour, complete with spooky tricks, to keep people away from the deserted house but had no idea about the old clock. She is overpowered by burglars who lock her in the empty house and desert the hideout. She finds the clock in the attic and managed to slip away. She reports the thugs to the police and returns the clock to the grateful Turners. It was found that the clock was a nothing but a rotting piece of wood with antique carving that did not value much but just when everybody in the room is about to give up hope, Nancy discovers a secret compartment in the clock that contained Crowley’s original will which declared the Turners as his true heirs, thus making them millionaires overnight.
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Write appropriate question words in the blank spaces in the following dialogue.
Neha : ______ Did you get this book?
Sheela : Yesterday morning.
Neha : ______ is your sister crying?
Sheela : Because she has lost her doll.
Neha : ______ Room is this, yours or hers?
Sheela : It’s ours.
Neha : ______ do you go to school?
Sheela : We walk to school. It is nearby.NCERT English - Honeycomb
The old farmer is a kind person. What evidence of his kindness do you find in the first two paragraphs?NCERT English - Honeycomb
Read the following sentences :
Use a, an or the in the blanks.
There was once in ____ Play which became very successful. ____ famous actor was acting in it. In ____ play his role was that of ____ aristocrat who had been imprisoned in ____ castle for twenty years. In ____ last act of ____ Play someone would come on ____ stage with ____ letter which he would hand over to ____ prisoner. Even though ____ aristocrat was not expected to read ____ letter at each performance, he always insisted that ____ letter be written out from beginning to end.NCERT English - Honeycomb
Why did the daimio reward the farmer but punish the neighbour for the same act?NCERT English - Honeycomb
What did the dog do to lead the farmer to the hidden gold?NCERT English - Honeycomb
How did the spirit of the dog help the farmer first?NCERT English - Honeycomb
Mark the right item.
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Encircle the correct article.
Nine was looking for (a / the) job.
After many interviews she got (a / the) job she was looking for.
A : Would you like (a/an/the) apple or (a/an/the) banana?
B : I’d like (a/an/the) apple, please.
A : Take (a/an/the) red one in (a/an/the) fruit bowl. You may take (a/an/the) orange also, if you like.
B : Which one?
A : (A/An/The) one beside (a/an/the) banana.NCERT English - Honeycomb
Mark the right item.
The old farmer and his wife loved the dog.NCERT English - Honeycomb
Fill in the blanks with the words given in the box.
How what when where which
(i) My friend lost his Chemistry book. Now he doesn’t know ______ to do and ______ to look for it.
(ii) There are so many toys in the shops. Neena can’t decide ______ one to buy.
(iii) You don’t know the way to my school. Ask the policeman ______ to get there.
(iv) You should decide soon ______ to start building your house.
(v) Do you know ______ to ride a bicycle? I don’t remember ______ and ______ I learnt it.
(vi) “You should know ______to talk and ______ to keep your mouth shut,” the teacher advised Anil.NCERT English - Honeycomb