ACTIVITY 1: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Three adult elephants were electrocuted at Binpur in Jhargram when one of them came in contact with a wire carrying 11,000 KV of power and the other two tried to rescue her. The elephants were crossing a paddy field at around 1:30 am on Wednesday, when the accident took place. Sources said the elephants – two females and a male – were part of a herd of thirty that had been roaming the forests of West Midnapur and Jhargram for the past few weeks. Late on Tuesday night, the elephants had been chased by villagers to prevent the herd from entering Mohanpur village. After being chased away the herd entered Binpur. First, an adult female elephant’s head touched her in an attempt to help her out. A villager, named Sambhu Mahato, said residents of Bimpur had contacted Local office of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd, but got no response.
Fill in the Blanks:
(i) The number of elephants that have died were ______.
Ans: b) three
(ii) The place Binpur is in ______________.
a) West Midnapur
Ans: c) Jhargram
(iii) The wire carried a power of __________
a) 11,000 KV
b) 1,000 KV
c) 10,000 KV
Ans: a) 11,000 KV
State True and Flase :
(i) There were thirty-three elephants in the herd. (False)
(ii) The residents of Mohanpur contacted local office of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (False)
ACTIVITY 2: Write a Paragraph within 100 words on “Myself”
Use the following points: [introduction – qualities you like in yourself – qualities you want to improve – conclusion]
Among all the creatures on Earth, human being is definitely superior. Writing a few lines or words about myself to introduce, I feel myself to be a tiny part of this entire world that is filled with the human beings and all kinds of things around. I am Shubham a student of class X. I love to watch movies and read story books. My favourite reads are Feluda, Byomkesh and Sherlock. I am mad about Football and remain glued to TV when Ronaldo is on hte field. My father is a government employee who knows how to love his profession with passion and dedication.While my mother is a hardworking home maker. I have learned, from the very start, the importance of passion, dedication, confidence and time management. I lead quite a happy and satisfied family life. I am the only child of my parents. Being the only child, sometimes, gives you the favors but responsibilities also. I feel I have the responsibility to make my family happy and proud. To talk about my positive qualities I think I am hardworking, sincere and ambitious. I am also humble, kind and caring. But there also some negative aspects of my character. I am impatient, impulsive and sometimes I aspire too much which results in dejection and mood swing. I used to be quite a short tempered boy but now I have overcome that problem. Life is meant to be lived passionately and with a vision to do good for your fellow beings. Keeping this aim in mind, I have always aspired to serve my people in whatever capacity I can. I am thankful to my parents, friends and school teachers for standing beside me in every step of life.
ACTIVITY 3: Replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs from the given list. Change the form of verbs if necessary. Write the answers in the given space.
(i) The manager rejected the proposal.
Ans: Turned down
(ii) She cannot tolerate bad habits.
Ans: Put up with
(iii) She is going
ACTIVITY 4: Join the following pairs of sentences
(i) Walk slowly. You will fall.
Ans: If you don’t walk slowly, you will fall.
(ii) Salma won the first prize. I know it.
Ans: I know that Salma won the first prize.
(iii) He cannot come. His brother cannot come.
Ans: Neither he nor his brother can come.
ACTIVITY 5: Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:
(i) The man sat on the chair.
(ii) The boy dived into the river.
(iii) She is going to school.
ACTIVITY 6: Write a paragraph in about 100 words on the importance of reading newspaper
Use the following points: [powerful medium – provides information – benefits of reading newspaper – demerits – conclusion]
IMPORTANCE OF READING NEWSPAPER
Reading the newspaper is one of the most benefecial habits. It helps us to get to know the world’s current affairs. We’re getting to know about the latest events from a reliable source. We also get to know about different politics, economics, entertainment indystry, sports, and much more. Also, newspapers help us finding jobs. Most companies post advertisements for job vacancies.
Unfortunately, while having so many benefits, the habit of reading newspapers is dying. Besides, electronic gadgets are more convenient, so people don’t bother to pick up a newspaper. Also, reading is becoming an endangered habit. Everything is comfortable and visual now that nobody wants to read papers, books, letters, etc. People will prefer to watch the news on TV or their smartphones, but will not read a newspaper. To add to this, the internet has made it worse.
As a result, everybody is turning lazy. No one wants to read, and this is affecting the vocabulary skills of the younger generation. People do not know how to spell and depend on autocorrect to correct their mistakes. Perhaps the most dangerous is the spread of false news.
If people would read more newspapers, and stop reading every second article on Facebook and internet, perhaps these incidents wouldn’t be as unfortunate as they are right now.