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(i) The changing ways of our life affect us in many ways. We are often moved by the crowd. We are influenced by their lifestyle, and force us to change our outlook. It is basically a human tendency to go with the group. Thus, there are various ways by which peers affect our lifestyle.

(ii) Going with one’s own self needs courage. The ability to not get influenced by peers and being own self requires a lot of courage. It is a human tendency to get influenced to be it positive or negative. So, to go against this needs a lot of courage.

(iii) The two factors that can help you gain from peer pressure are:

• With the help of peer pressure, one can analyze oneself and contemplate one’s way of life

• With the help of peer pressure, one can look at what others doing and thereby bringing a positive change in life

(iv) The two characteristics of teenage are:

• It is that beautiful phase of life when one is exposed to the outside world and spends most of the time with friends.

• It is that phase when one tries to become independent by bringing one’s own ideas and principals. One can start shaping his/her personality and get introduced to one own self.

(v) Teenagers are more likely to be affected by peer pressure because it is that phase when one spends most of the time with their friends and are exposed to the outside world. They try to be most of the time with their friends and intimate them and thus are being influenced by the people around them.

2.2 On the basis of your reading of the passage, fill in any two of the following black with appropriate words/phrases:

(i) A negative impact on life can be left by blindly following the peers.

(ii) A thoughtful analysis of views of masses will lead to analyze the difference between the positive and negative influence of peer pressure.

(iii) Selective picking can result in changing the way of life positively.

2.3 Attempt any two of the following. Find out the words that mean the same as under:

(i) Affected (Para 1) influenced

Affected means influenced or touched by an external factor.

(ii) Difference (Para 2) distinction

It means a point or way in which people or things are dissimilar.

(iii) Give in to (Para 3) succumb

It means to fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.

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