Model Activity Sheet

Activity Sheet

Q.1] (A)  Read the  extract and complete the activities given below: (12)

     It was a Langur alarm call. The leader of the gang of Langurs was sitting on the  tall  tree  making  alarm calls out of fear for life. Rest of the Langur brigade continued raising the alarm calls. The network of alarm calls was expanding its range as the Langurs speeded to the trees near and far and secured their places on treetops. All this upheaval was created by only one animal’s presence- a Leopard Many animals make alarm calls when they see a predator – Tiger or Leopard nearby. The Langur is most reliable when it comes to finding clues about the presence of the apex predators in the  jungle.

       The mighty elusive Leopard of Umbarzara was out of its lair. He was on the prowl.The stealthily moving figure in spotted gold-black a canticle for leibowitz walter m miller jr review paper on scott cunningham.doc was spied by these Langurs. Even the small ones from the legion of Langurs were giving alarm calls.

     ‘Chyak! Chyak!

 I stayed put. Gauged the leader Langur’s target sight and scanned the area visually. Took some steps.  Stopped again. A fresh scat was lying before me on the trail The bluish-purple flies were hovering over it. I was sure that the Leopard was somewhere near. The distant alarm call of four-horned antelope was adding to the chaos. I barely walked around15 metres and stopped. I had apparently entered in the sanctum sanctorum of a miracle called Leopard. But the big cat was not visible. It

is an elusive animal. The surroundings were reminding me that I was all alone time and again. As I moved forward on the trail to Pitezari, the fading alarm calls were still heard in the background.  I could tell instinctively that the Leopard had moved away.

     Meanwhile, I saw a man standing at a distance with a stick in his hand. As I approached, he appeared spooked due to alarm calls of the Leopard. We greeted each other. He was Raju Iskape from Pitezari. He had come to collect logs but retreated due to the Leopard’s movement. Raju was amazed at my regular solitary visits to Umbarzara, the haven for Tigers,  Leopards  and  Sloth   Bears.  We stopped under a Kusum tree to take a break. We both felt a bit relaxed. Now we were four eyes, four hands with a stick. Then we both resumed our walking tour.

A1. Rewrite the following sentences and and state whether they are true or false. (2)   

(a)  The writer heard the alarm call of the fox in the forest.

(b) The writer does not believe in the Langur.

(c)  Leopard’s fresh scat was lying on the trail.

(d)  Raju Iskape had come to collect logs in the forest.

A2. Raju was surprised / shocked because———–

(Choose the correct alternative from the following) (2)   

(a)  He had seen the Langurs

(b) The writer would visit alone the Umberzara.

(c)   He heard the alarm calls.

(d)  Sloth Bear had come infront of him.

A3. “We both felt a bit relaxed” (Guess and write the purpose behind this statement) (2)    

A4. Should we visit the forest? Why? (2)   

A5. Language Study (Grammar) (2)

(1) Many animals make alarm calls when they see a predator. (Choose the correct alternative to get the sentence of No sooner —than)

(a)  Many animals make alarm calls no sooner they see a predator than

(b)  No sooner did many animals see a predator than they make alarm calls.

(c)   No sooner do many animals see a predator than they make alarm calls.

(d)  No sooner does many animal see a predator than they make alarm calls.

(2) The Langur is most reliable. (Choose the correct sentence of positive degree)

(a)   Very few reliable are as much as Langur.

(b)  Very few animals are as much as Langur.

(c)   Langur is not as reliable as the animal.

(d)  No other animal is as reliable as Langur.

 A6. Match the similar words.(2)

A

B

1] Brigade

2] Scan

3] Trail

4] Secured

A] Look Carefully

B] Path

C] Protected

D] Group

 B] 1) Your college celebrated ‘The Maharashtra Day’ Write a report on it for your college Magazine. (4)

2) Grammar. (2)

(a) He charged Rs. 5000 —— square yard. ( Rewrite the sentence using proper article)

(b) We travel to learn more about the world then our newspaper’s information.(Spot the error and rewrite the correct sentence) 

Q.2] Read the extract and complete the activities given below:  (12) 

As I climbed the  stairs  of  my  hostel  room,  my plan  was  ready  in  my  mind.  Normally  most  of  us who  are  educated  in  vernacular  languages  such  as Marathi,  think  in  Marathi,  before  speaking  in  English, translate  it  in  English  and  then  somehow  try  to  speak out  these  translated  English  sentences  in  an  extremely awkward  fashion.

        I  had  decided  that  I  would  do  nothing  of  this  sort. I wanted to achieve excellence.  This  urge to  excel  in anything  that  you  try  to  do  has  been  with  me  since the  childhood.  Whether I  would  succeed  in  this  or  not, I  always  set  my  aims  high.  In  this  case  too,  I  wanted to  speak  excellent,  elegant  and  fluent  English.

         The  first  thing  I  did  was  to  start  reading  English newspapers  and  English  novels.  I  studied  etymology and  phonetics and  studied  the  roots  of  the  words  and how  to  pronounce  them.  I  used  to  stand  in  front  of the mirror and practice speaking, realizing my mistakes and correcting them myself all the time and improvising and  improving  day  by  day It  took  about  9-10  months  by  which  time. I started feeling quite confident about speaking in  English  at length   with   anybody. My   fear   had   vanished   and I started feeling at home in my hostel.

  In my future career,   out of 32   years   in   Information   Technology field, I was the Chief Executive or Managing Director or   head   of   Software   Company   with   thousands   of software   engineers   worldwide.   During   that   period   I had  to  give  several  presentations  or  negotiate many contracts  with  the  CEOs,  Directors  or  VPs in  the  US, UK  or Australia.  I was absolutely at ease at that time. It  is  only  due  to  the  efforts  at  IIT  that  I  could  sign contracts  worth  millions  of  dollars  worldwide  and  also run  large  global  software  companies.  

A1. Complete the following sentences from the passage. (2)          

(a) The writer wanted to speak————– English.

(b) The writer became confident in English in ———-

A2. Complete the steps that the writer took to learn English.  (2)A3. The writer achieved the chairs/ Positions of …..  (2) A4. Why should we learn English? (2)

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A4. Why should we learn English? 

A5.Language study. (2)

(1)  I started feeling quite confident. (Choose the correct alternative to get the sentence of infinitive)  (a)  I started to feeling quite confident.

(b) I started in feeling quite confident.

(c)  I started feeling quite confident.

(d) I have to start feeling quite confident.

(2)  It took about 9 – 10 months.

(Choose the correct alternative to get the sentence of Wh- question)

(a)   What did it take?   

(b)  How far did it take?   

(c)  When did it take?   

(d)  How long did it take?

A6. Complete the following sentences using proper words from the passage. (2) (1) I ——– with my friends to solve their Problems.

 I have learned in the Z. P. School where ——-language is spoken mostly. 

Answers

Q.1] (A)  Read the  extract and complete the activities given below:  (12)

A1. Rewrite the following sentences and and state whether they are true or false.(2)   

(a)  The writer heard the alarm call of the fox in the forest. false

(b) The writer does not believe in the Langur. false

(c)  Leopard’s fresh scat was lying on the trail.true

(d)  Raju Iskape had come to collect logs in the forest. true

A2. Raju was surprised / shocked because——— (Choose the correct alternative from the following) (2)   

(a)  He had seen the Langurs

(b) The writer would visit alone the Umberzara.

(c) He heard the alarm calls.

(c)   Sloth Bear had come infront of him.

A3. “We both felt a bit relaxed” (Guess and write the purpose behind this statement)  -(2)

Ans: The writer Kiran Purandare was sure that the Leopard was somewhere near him because he heard alarm call of Langurs. He was  all alone in the forest so he was frightened. Meanwhile, I met a man, Raju Iskape from Pitezari with a stick in his hand who had come to collect logs but retreated due to the Leopard’s movement. Now they were four eyes, four hands with a stick so they were relaxed so the writer says we both felt a bit relaxed.     

A4. Should we visit the forest? Why? (2)

Ans: Forests are known to contribute to our good health with the abundance of fresh air, free from trafic,  sound polution as well as natural surroundings that help us to reduce mental stress. At the same time our lungs get a lot of natural oxygen. Forests are natural healers that play a vital role to recover our physical and emotional health. But while wandering we should not harm any tree or wild animal.

A5. Language Study (Grammar)                 

(1) Many animals make alarm calls when they see a predator.(Choose the correct alternative to get the sentence of No sooner —than)

(c) No sooner do many animals see a predator than they make alarm calls.

(2) The Langur is most reliable. (Choose the correct sentence of positive degree)

(d) No other animal is as reliable as Langur.

A6. Match the similar words. (2)

 

A

B

1] Brigade  (D)

2] Scan       (A)

3] Trail       (B)

4] Secured  (C)

A] Look Carefully

B] Path

C] Protected

D] Group

B] 1) Your college celebrated ‘The Maharashtra Day’ Write a report on it for your college   Magazine.  (4)

Ans: Republic Day celebration in JD College.

Ram Patil. (Student’s Reporter)

1 May 2022

On 1st May Maharashtra Day was celebrated in Jawaharlal Darda Junior College with joy, glory and enthusiasm in the presence of the chief guest, teachers, students and parents.

All the students gathered on the college ground at 7:30 am. After some time the Principal came with the chief guest Ex. army man, Mahadev Kale. The Principal, of our college Mr. Bharti sir hoisted the Indian National tri-colour which was followed by our National Anthem ‘Jan Gan Man’. After the national anthem guard of honour was given. We all saluted the flag. Then the chief guest felicitated the national players of our college. Everybody was waiting the speech of the chief guest very eagerly.   In his inspiring speech he told some incidents during the Kargil war, which captivated all of us. Mr. Mahadev Kale appealed the students to maintain the unity and peace and to work hard for the development of the nation. He also appealed not to give in our life the room to caste and religion. After The Principal’s address, the cultural programs were held. The whole programme of the Maharashtra day was nice. College Representative, Mohit Khurana thanked the chief-guest, dignitaries, and parents for giving their valuable time to attend the function. The programme ended with the distribution of sweets…

2) Grammar.  (2)

(a) He charged Rs. 5000 a square yard. ( Rewrite the sentence using proper article)

(b) We travel to learn more about the world than our newspaper’s information.

(Spot the error and rewrite the correct sentence)

 Q.2] Read the  extract and complete the activities given below:(12)

A1. Complete the following sentences from the passage.  (2)

(a) The writer wanted to speak excellent,  elegant  and  fluent  English.

(b) The writer became confident in English in about  9-10  months.

A2. Complete the steps that the writer took to learn English.    (2)

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 A4. Why should we learn English?(2)

Ans: There are so many reasons to learn English, first is that it is widely spoken language which is a very handy language for travel and communication. The second reason is that it is valuable for education and career booster. Having English language skills increases our chances of getting a good job, whether in a multinational company or working abroad and learning English might mean accessing a better education. It is also digital door-opener , because most of the content available on the internet is in English. Learning the language will allow us to access information that otherwise may not be available.

A5. Language study.  (2)

(1)  I started feeling quite confident. (Choose the correct alternative to get the sentence of infinitive)  

(c)   I started to feel quite confident.

(2) It took about 9 – 10 months. (Choose the correct alternative to get the sentence of Wh- question)

(d) How long did it take?  

A6. Complete the following sentences using proper words from the passage.  (2)

(1) negotiate with my friends to solve their Problems.

(2)  I have learned in the Z. P. School where vernacular language is spoken mostly.

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