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Class 10 English Model Activity Compilation / Class 10 Model Activity Task Part 8 English Marks 50

 ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE

Class - X

Full Marks : 50


A. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow :


     I was having tea at home on the evening of 30th January, 1948, when I was called to Birla house by an urgent telephone. Gandhiji had been shot on his way to prayer meeting. I was numb with shock as I got into the car.

     At the Birla House, Gandhiji's relatives and followers had gathered round his body. There was silence in the room as Gandhiji breathed his last. Words of Bapuji's death had spread through Delhi like a flame fanned by wind. Sad groups of men and women had collected around Birla House. Out of every window one could see a brown blur of faces. They did not make a sound. There was an unnatural silence. It was as if time stood still for those few minutes.

     The people were too stunned to speak in the beginning. Later they clamoured widly, shouting and crying. They jostled one another in a stampede to break into the house. They calmed a little when it was announced that they would be allowed to see Gandhiji before the funeral.


Activity 1


Write the correct alternative to complete the following sentences :


a) The narrator was having __________.

i) rice

ii) bread

iii) tea

iv) fruits

Answer : iii) tea


b) The narrator recived a telephone call in the _____________.

i) morning

ii) afternoon

iii) night

iv) evening

Answer : iv) evening


c) Gandhiji was shot on his way to a __________.

i) fair gathering

ii) prayer meeting

iii) political meeting

iv) marketplace

Answer : ii) prayer meeting


d) The narrator went to Birla House by __________.

i) car

ii) bus

iii) train

iv) rickshaw

Answer : i) car


e) Time appeared to have stopped for a few __________.

i) hours

ii) days

iii) minutes

iv) months

Answer : iii) minutes


Activity 2


Complete the following sentences with information from the text :


i) At the Birla House, Gandhiji's ______________.

Answer : relatives and followers had gathered round his body.


ii) Words of Bapuji's death had ______________.

Answer : spread through Delhi like a flame fanned by wind.


iii) The people were too stunned to _______________.

Answer : speak in the beginning.


Activity 3


Answer the following questions :


i) What could one see out of every window?

Answer : Out of every window one could see a brown blur of faces.


ii) When did the people become a little calm?

Answer : They calmed a little when it was announced that they would be allowed to see Gandhiji before the funeral.


B. Read the text given below and answer the questions that follow :


The mountain and the squirrel

Had a quarrel:

And the former called the later "Little Pring."

Bun replied,

'You are doubtless very big;

But all sorts of things and weather

Must be taken in together,

To make up a year

And a sphere,

And I think it no disgrace

To occupy my place.

If I'm not so small as I,

And not half so spry.

I'll not deny you make

A very pretty squirrel track;

Talents differ, all is well and wisely put;

If I connot carry forests on my back

Neither can you crack a nut.'


Activity 4


Write the correct alternative to complete the following sentences :


i) The quarrel was between the mountain and the ____________

a) nut

b) track

c) weather

d) squirrel

Answer : d) squirrel


ii) The "later" is the _____________

a) squirrel

b) mountain

c) quarrel

d) year

Answer : a) squirrel


iii) The squirrel is very _____________

a) spry

b) big

c) lazy

d) tall

Answer : a) spry


iv) The mountain can carry on its back a ____________

a) sphere

b) forest

c) weather

d) year

Answer : b) forest


Activity 5


Complete the following table :


Sl. No.

Statement

Reason

i

The former called the later ‘Little Prig.’

The former called the later ‘little prig’ to mock him-as the squirrel is too small compared to the mountain.

ii

Neither can the mountain crack a nut nor can the squirrel carry a forest.

The mountain is not active and cannot move. The squirrel is a very small creature and unable to cary forest.



Activity 6


Split the following into two sentences :


a) Having heard the news, she fainted.

Answer : She heard the news, she fainted.


b) It was raining heavily, When she reached home.

Answer : It was raining heavily, when she reached home.


c) Ashoka, who was a great king, helped in the spread of Buddhism.

Answer : Ashoka was a great king. He helped in the spread of Buddhism.


d) Shabnam thought that she would win the first prize.

Answer : Shabnam would win the first prize. She thought about it.


Activity 7


Replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs from the given list. Change the form of verbs if necessary. Write the answer in the given space. One extra phrasal verbs is given in the list :


i) My older brother is in search of a job.

Answer : tooking for


ii) I connot tolerate his audacity.

Answer : put up with


iii) The Headmistress distributed books among the students.

Answer : gave away


[List : give away, turn down, took for, put up with]


Activity 8


Write a dialogue within 100 words between two friends on your feelings about not going to school for a long time.

Answer :

Rahul : Hello Rajesh, how are you?

Rajesh : I am fine, but not mentally.

Rahul : Why, any problem?

Rajesh : Not that. But I am not feeling good in staying home for quite a long time.

Rahul : That’s indeed a sad matter. I am also missing my school very much.

Rajesh : Not only school but also missing the lectures of our respected teachers, especially Gopal Pal's Bengali classes.

Rahul : No doubt Gopal Pal was our favorite teacher, I am also missing him very much. It is our great bad luck that we have not got any of his online classes.

Rajesh : But, sir does help me in any of my problem. Yesterday, I got struck while writing the answer of a question of our Bengali text book, I called him and received instant assistance from him.

Rahul : That’s great, I also call our school-teachers whenever I ran into a problem in my studies.

Rajesh : With our school teacher I am also missing our friends moreover the whole environment of the school. I am feeling very sad whenever I am calling up the memory of the morning assembly of our school.

Rahul : Oh yes, I do miss that also. I hope that the school will start soon.

Rajesh : I am also hoping that. The fast it starts, the great it will be.

Rahul : Ok, bye.

Rajesh : Bye.


Activity 9


Suppose you are the Cultural Secretary of the Students' Club of your school. Write a notice in about 100 words informing the students about an Online Debate Competition for the students of Classes IX and X your school.

Answer : 

NOTICE WRITING

[Your School Name]

Address (School)

NOTICE


Date - 26.08.2021

Sub : Online Debate Competition

        It is really a great pleasure on our part to announce that the "debate society" of our school has decided to organize a debate competition involving the students of class nine and ten, online on google meet platform. The motion of the debate is "Online Education System is the future of Education."

       The students willing to take part in the debate for and against the motion are hereby asked to enlist their names by messaging to the WhatsApp Number 9876543210. They are also asked tp note the following :

 Date and time : 19.09.2021, 2PM

Open to : Students of Class IX & X

Last Date of 

Enlistment : 17.09.2021

      A Google Meet link will be shared to all the participants on the day of the Competition.

     Cooperation from all is highly solicited.

Your Name

Secretary of Students Club

Counter Signed

           By

      The HM

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