Discuss in class the shrines you have visited or know about. Speak about one of them.
Maa Ganga ji Temple stands on the Pauri of Mahadev in Haridwar. People of all castes take a dip in the holy water. This place attracts a large crowd on a daily basis in the evenings when people also make their offerings to the Holy Ganges. People also distribute alms to the poor and the needy. Everyone celebrates and enjoys the atmosphere with great enthusiasm.
NOTE – The above given answers are just an example. Students can share their experiences and write more regarding the same.
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Here is your diary entry when you visited Agra. Read the points and try to write a travelogue describing your visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal. You may add more details.
January 2003 - rise before dawn - take the Shatabdi Express at 6.15 am from Delhi- meet a newly married couple on train - talk about Himachal Pradesh - get off the train - enter the once-grand city, Agra - twisted alleys - traffic dense-rickshaws, cars, people - vendors selling religious artifacts, plastic toys, spices and sweets - go to the Taj Mahal - constructed entirely of white marble - magical quality - colour changes with varying of light and shadow - marble with gemstones inside - reflection of the Taj Mahal in the pond - school-children, tourists - tourist guides following people.NCERT English - Beehive
The text you read is a travelogue where the author, Vikram Seth, talks about his visit to two sacred places in Kathmandu.
Imagine that you were with Vikram Seth on his visit to Pashupatinath temple, and you were noting down all that you saw and did there, so that you could write a travelogue later.
Record in point form:
- What you see when you reach the Pashupatinath temple
- What you see happening inside the temple
-What you do when inside the temple.
- What you see outside the temple
-What your impressions are about the place.NCERT English - Beehive
Imagine you are giving an eyewitness account or a running commentary of one of the following:
(i) a game of foot-ball, cricket or hockey, or some sports event
(ii) a parade (e.g., Republic Day) or some other national event
Speak a few sentences narrating what you see and hear. Use the simple present and the present continuous tenses. For example:
- He passes the ball but Ben gets in the way...
- These brave soldiers guard our frontiers. They display their skills here...NCERT English - Beehive
Discuss in class the shrines you have visited or know about. Speak about one of them.NCERT English - Beehive
Answer the following questions in not more than 100 - 150 words each:
Compare and contrast the atmosphere in and around the Baudhnath shrine with the Pashupatinath Temple.NCERT English - Beehive
Answer each question in a short paragraph:
What difference does the author note between the flute-seller and the other hawkers?NCERT English - Beehive
Find out the possible routes (by rail, road or air) from Kathmandu to New Delhi/ Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai.NCERT English - Beehive
Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb in brackets.
1. The heart is a pump that ------ (send) the blood circulating through our body. The pumping action ------- (take place) when the left ventricle of the heart ------- (contract). This ------ (force) the blood out into the arteries, which ------------ (expand) to receive the oncoming blood.
2. The African lungfish can live without water for up to four years. During a drought it ------- (dig) a pit and --------- (enclose) itself in a capsule of slime and earth, leaving a tiny opening for air. The capsule ------- (dry) and ------- (harden), but when rain ------ (come), the mud ------ (dissolve) and the lungfish ---------- (swim) away.
3. Mahesh: We have to organize a class party for our teacher. --------- (Do) anyone play an instrument?
Vipul: Rohit ------- (play) the flute.
Mahesh: ------------ (Do) he also act?
Vipul: No. He ---------- (compose) music.
Mahesh: That’s wonderful!NCERT English - Beehive
Use capital letters, full stops, question marks, commas and inverted commas wherever necessary in the following paragraph:
an arrogant lion was wandering through the jungle one day he asked the tiger who is stronger than you you O lion replied the tiger who is more fierce than a leopard asked the lion you sir replied the leopard he marched upto an elephant and asked the same question the elephant picked him up in his trunk swung him in the air and threw him down look said the lion there is no need to get mad just because you don't know the answer.NCERT English - Beehive
Now fill in the blanks with suitable words from the ones that you have formed.
(i) Mass literacy was possible only after the -------------- of the printing machine.
(ii) Ramesh is unable to tackle the situation as he lacks-----------.
(iii) I could not resist the------- to open the letter.
(iv) Hardwork and -------- are the main keys to success.
(v) The children were almost fainting with --------- after being made to stand in the sun.NCERT English - Beehive