Q. 2 B4.1( 26 Votes )
Use a dictionary to do the tasks below.
Notice the spellings of these words in this lesson: airplane, program. This is how these words are spelt in American English. How are they spelt in British English?
The spelling of the word “airplane” in British English is – Aeroplane
The spelling of the word “program” in British English is – Programme
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Read the newspaper report to find the following facts about the Columbia’s ill-fated voyage.
1. Date and place of lift off: _________________________
2. Number of astronauts on board: ___________________
3. Number of days it stayed in space: _________________
4. Number of experiments done by scientists: ___________
5. Date of return journey: ___________________________
6. Height at which it lost contact: _____________________NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Describe Kalpana Chawla’s first mission in space. (5)NCERT English - Honeysuckle
What abilities must an astronaut have, according to the journalist? (6)NCERT English - Honeysuckle
What does Kalpana Chawla say about pursuing a dream? Do you agree with her that success is possible? (7)NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Given below are some words that are spelled differently in British and American English. Fill in the blanks accordingly.
Do you have a ‘dream’, or something you very much wish to do? Write a paragraph saying what you want or wish to do. Then say (in another paragraph) how you think you can make your dream come true.NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Match the following
In her message to students of her college, Kalpana Chawla said, “May you have the vision to find the path from dreams to success … Wishing you a great journey.”
Form pairs. Use “May you …” and “I wish you / Wishing you” to wish your partner good luck and success in
(i) a sports event,
(ii) a quiz or a completion, and
(iii) a test or examination.
Be sure to thank your partner when she/he wishes you in turn. You may also look up a telephone directory, or go to a post office, and get a list in English and Hindi of standard phrases that can be sent in greeting telegrams anywhere in India. Discuss which of these you might use, and when. Compare the English and Hindi phrases for expressing good wishes. Do you know such phrases in any other language?NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Add ‘un’ – to the words below to make their opposites. Then look up the meanings of the words you have formed in the dictionary.
1. identified ______________
2. controlled ______________
3. attended ______________
4. successful ______________
5. important ______________
6. educated ______________
7. interesting ______________
8. qualified ______________
9. trained ______________
10. answerable ______________NCERT English - Honeysuckle