Q. 13.7( 23 Votes )
Mark the meaning that best fits the word or a phrase in the story.
(i) (sun) going down - (c) setting
(ii) brightening - (a) making (it) look bright and cheerful
(iii) spacious - (b) big and wide
(iv) prophecy - (b) prediction
(v) marvellous - (a) wonderful
(vi) proclaim - (b) declare
(vii) cease - (b) stop
(viii) (a night’s) shelter - (c) hospitality
(ix) gazed - (b) stared at
(x) took on (an expression) (c) assumed
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The poet along with Ernest addressed the inhabitants of the valley. ………………NCERT English - Honeydew
Which form of the verb is more natural in these sentences? Encircle your choice.
(a) I’m not free this evening. I will work/am working on a project.
(b) Have you decided where you will go to your higher secondary?
Yes, I have. I will go/am going to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
(c) Don’t worry about the dog. It won’t hurt/isn’t hurting you.
(d) The weatherman has predicted that it will snow/is snowing at Ranikhet tonight.
(e) Swapna can’t go out this evening. Her father will come/is coming to see her.NCERT English - Honeydew
Put each of the following in the correct order to construct sentences.
(a) a resident of Noida near Delhi,/is visually impaired/George Abraham,
(b) confidence and competitive spirit/and infuses discipline among the participants/It provides
(c) he has helped/The brain behind the World Cup Cricket,/the disabled to dream
(d) to the blind school in Delhi/It was a chance visit/that changed his life
(e) sport is a powerful tool/the disabled/He believes that/for rehabilitation ofNCERT English - Honeydew
Now rearrange the sentences above to construct a paragraph.NCERT English - Honeydew
Imagine that you are the poet. You have come to your native valley to meet a famous preacher called Ernest. Narrate the incident of your first meeting with him.NCERT English - Honeydew
Let pairs of children take turns to speak aloud the dialogues.NCERT English - Honeydew
Complete these pieces of conversation using will or going to with the verbs given.
(a) Rani: Why are you turning on the radio?
Ravi: I …………… (listen) to the news.
(b) Rani: Oh, I can’t buy this book. I have no money.
Ravi: Don’t worry. I …………….. (lend) you some.
(c) Rani: Look at those dark clouds.
Ravi: I think it ………….. (rain).
(d) Rani: What shall we have for dinner?
Ravi: I can’t decide.
Rani: Make up your mind.
Ravi: All right, then. We …………… (have) fried rice and dry beans.
(e) Rani: Why are you filling the kettle with water?
Ravi: I …………. (make) coffee.
(f) Rani: We need some bread and butter for breakfast.
Ravi: All right. I ………………(go) to the bakery and get some.
(g) Ravi: I ………………… (get) some bread and butter. Do you want anything from the bakery?
Father: Yes, I want some salt biscuits.
Ravi: Fine, I ……………… (get) you a packet.NCERT English - Honeydew
Each of the following words has the sound/ f/ as in feel. The words on the left have it initially. Those on the right have it finally. Speak each word clearly.
Flail — life
Philip — puff
Flowed — deaf
fact — tough
fail — laughNCERT English - Honeydew
Read the following sentences.
(a) I do hope I’ll live to see him.
(b) He will come! Fear not, Earnest: the man will come.
(c) Gathergold is arriving tomorrow, people said.
(d) Blood-and-Thunder starts his journey back to the valley next week, everyone proclaimed.
(e) The great man is going to spend his old age in his native town.
Notice that in the above sentences, verbs in bold type are in four different forms, denoting four important ways of expressing future time. None of these can be said to be exclusively used to show future time, though each is used to refer to some action in future.NCERT English - Honeydew
When Ernest and the poet met, they respected and admired each other equally. ……………NCERT English - Honeydew