Q. 44.1( 101 Votes )
“I could feel his anguish.” What could be the anguish?
The anguish of Hawking could have been that he had so many thoughts to express and yet all he had was the little movement in his finger through which the computer voiced his thoughts. He didn’t have any other way and had to use all his strength to press what he wanted to say again and again.
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Why does the writer refer to the guitar incident? Which idea does it support?NCERT English - Honeydew
Writing a notice for the School Notice Board.
Discuss why notice are put up on the notice board. What kinds of ‘notices’ have you lately seen on the board? How is a notice different from a letter or a descriptive paragraph?
Suppose you have lost or found something on the campus. What have you lost or found? You want to write a notice about it. If you have lost something, you want it restored to you in case someone has found it. If you have found something, you want to return it to its owner.
Write a few lines describing the object you have lost or found. Mention the purpose of the notice in clear terms. Also write your name, class, section and date.
Let one member of each group read aloud the notice to the entire class. Compare your notice with the other notices, and make changes, if necessary, with the help of the teacher.
● Imagine that you are a journalist.
● You have been asked to interview the president of the village panchayat.
● Write eight to ten questions you wish to ask.
● The questions should elicit comments as well as plans regarding water and electricity, cleanliness and school education in the village.NCERT English - Honeydew
Every time he spoke to the scientist, the writer felt guilty because
(i) He wasn’t sure what he wanted to ask.
(ii) He forced the scientist to use his voice synthesiser.
(iii) He was face to face with a legend.NCERT English - Honeydew
Complete the following sentences taking their appropriate parts from both the boxes below.
(i) There was his assistant on the line…
(ii) You get fed up with people asking you to brave…
(iii) There he was……
(iv) You look at his eyes which can speak, ……
(v) It doesn’t do much good to know ……..
● tapping at a little switch in his hand.
● and I told him.
● that there are people
● as if you have a courage account
● and they are saying something huge and urgent
● trying to find the words on his computer.
● I had come in a wheelchair form India.
● on which you are too lazy to draw a cheque.
● smiling with admiration to see you breathing still.
● it is hard to tell what.NCERT English - Honeydew
What general conclusion does the writer draw from this comparison?NCERT English - Honeydew
The writer expresses his great gratitude to Stephen Hawking. What is the gratitude for?NCERT English - Honeydew
Look at the following words.
Can you create a meaningful phrase using both these words? (It is simple. Add ‘ing’ to the verb and use it before the noun. Put an article at the beginning)…. a walking stick.
Now make six such phrases using the
words given in the box.
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Say the following words with correct stress. Pronounce the parts given in bold loudly and clearly.
● In a word having more than one syllable, the stressed syllable is the one that is more prominent than the other syllable(s)
● A word has as many syllables as it has vowels.
man (one syllable)
manner (two syllables)
● The mark (‘) indicates that the first syllable in ‘manner’ is more prominent than the other.NCERT English - Honeydew
Use ‘all’ or ‘both’ in the blanks. Tell your partner why you chose one or the other.
(i) He has two brothers. ______ are lawyers.
(ii) More than ten persons called. _______ of them wanted to see you.
(iii) They ________ cheered the team.
(iv) _____ her parents are teachers.
(v) How much have you got? Give me ___ of it.NCERT English - Honeydew