Q. 64.2( 86 Votes )
"They can't hang me twice".
(i) Who says this?
(ii) Why does the speaker say it?
(i) The given line, "They can't hang me twice" has been spoken by the intruder.
(ii) The speaker i.e. the intruder had been telling Gerrard his story of previously murdering one man along with the fact that he won’t shy away from adding one more to his crime list because irrespective of murdering one or more than that, he would be hanged only once for the same offence.
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Convert the play into a story (150-200 words). Your story should be as exciting and as witty as the play. Provide a suitable title to it.NCERT English - Beehive
Which of the words below describe Gerrard and which describe the Intruder?
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Imagine you are Gerrard. Tell your friend what happened when the intruder broke into your house.
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Look up the dictionary entries for the words sympathy, familiarity, comfort, care, and surprise. Use the information given in the dictionary and complete the table.
"This is your big surprise."
(i) Where has this been said in the play?
(ii) What is the surprise?NCERT English - Beehive
Consult your dictionary and choose the correct word from the pairs given in brackets.
(1) The (site, cite) of the accident was (ghastly/ ghostly).
(2) Our college (principle/ principal) is very strict.
(3) I studied (continuously/ continually) for eight hours.
(4) The fog had an adverse (affect/ effect) on the traffic.
(5) Cezanne, the famous French painter, was a brilliant (artist/ artiste).
(6) The book that you gave me yesterday is an extraordinary (collage/ college) of science fiction and mystery.
(7) Our school will (host/hoist) an exhibition on cruelty to animals and wildlife conservation.
(8) Screw the lid tightly onto the top of the bottle and (shake/shape) well before using the contents.NCERT English - Beehive
“A mystery I propose to explain." What is the mystery the speaker proposes to explain?NCERT English - Beehive
Irony is when we say one thing but mean another, usually the opposite of what we say. When someone makes a mistake and you say, "Oh! that was clever!" that is irony. You're saying "clever" to mean "not clever."
We use a slightly different tone of voice when we use these words ironically.
Read the play carefully and find words and expressions Gerrard uses in an ironic way. Then say what these expressions really mean. Two examples have been given below. Write down three more such expressions along with what they really mean.
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