Q. 44.3( 107 Votes )
What was Mr. Gessler’s complaint against “big firms”?
Mr. Gessler complained that the big firms had no self respect. They sold cheap pairs of boots that pinched the toe and did not feel ashamed of cheating the customer. He was upset that the big firms were taking away his customers because they could advertise better even if their quality was not up to the mark.
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Each of the following words contains the sound ‘sh’ (as in shine) in the beginning or in the middle or at the end. First speak out all the words clearly. Then arrange the words in three groups
Look at the picture.
Let pairs of students talk to each other about leaving the country. One student repeats Ajit’s statement. The other gives a reason for not agreeing with Ajit. The sentence openings given below should be used.
● If I leave this country, I’ll miss _______.
● There are some things which you can get only here, for example _______.
● There are some special days I’ll miss, particularly _______.
● Most of all I’ll miss _______ because _______.
● I think it’s impossible for me to leave my country because _______.
● How can you leave your own country except when _______?
● Depends on one’s intention. I can’t leave for good because _______.
● Maybe for a couple of years _______.NCERT English - Honeycomb
What is the significance of the title? To whom or what does it refer?NCERT English - Honeycomb
Speak to five adults in your neighbourhood. Ask them the following questions (in any language they are comfortable in). Then come back and share your findings with the class.
(i) Do they buy their provisions packed in plastic packets at a big store, or loose, from a smaller store near their house?
(ii) Where do they buy their footwear? Do they buy branded footwear, or footwear made locally? What reasons do they have for their preference?
(iii) Do they buy ready-made clothes, or buy cloth and get their clothes stitched by a tailor? Which do they think is better?NCERT English - Honeycomb
● Notice the way Mr. Gessler speaks English. His English in influenced by his mother tongue. He speaks English with an accent.
● When Mr. Gessler speaks, p, t, k, sound like b, d, g. Can you say these words as Mr. Gessler would say them?
It comes and never stops. Does it bother me? Not at all. Ask my brother, please.NCERT English - Honeycomb
Do you think Mr. Gessler was a failure as a bootmaker or as a competitive businessman?NCERT English - Honeycomb
In each of the following words ‘ch’ represents the same consonant sound this sound initially. Those on the right have it finally. Speak each word clearly.
Underline the letters representing this sound in each of the following words.
(i) feature (iv) reaching (vii) riches
(ii) archery (v) nature (viii) batch
(iii) picture (vi) matches (ix) churchNCERT English - Honeycomb
Why did the author order so many pairs of boots? Did he really need them?NCERT English - Honeycomb
Read the following sets of words loudly and clearly:
Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to complete the sentences that follow.
(i) After a very long spell of heat, the weather is ________ at last.
(ii) We have no right to ________ people who do small jobs.
(iii) Nitin has always ________ his uncle, who is a self-made man.
(iv) The police are ________ the matter thoroughly.
(v) If you want to go out, I will ________ the children for you.
(vi) I promise to ________ On your brother when I visit Lucknow next.
(vii) ________ when you are crossing the main road.NCERT English - Honeycomb