The instructions suggested hereunder may help you perform better in your upcoming Madhyamik Examination 2018.
Complete and thorough study of the following lessons from the textbook is recommended (Bliss for class X /2nd language). Learners need to keep in mind that the texts of the following lessons should be read thoroughly for better performance in textual grammar as well as vocabulary. This would save their valuable allotted time in the examination hall.
Lesson 1. “Father”s help” by R.K. Narayan.
- Father”s behaviour took an unexpected turn.
- The teacher will scold me.
- What have you written father?
- Swami changed his tactics.
- Give it to your father.
- Does he always scold the students?
- Samuel looked at Swami.
- Father had composed a long letter to the Headmaster.
- What has he done father?
- I shouldn”t miss school.
- He had mixed up the real and the imagined.
- He found the room locked.
- You deserve your Samuel.
- “He will scold me if I say so”, Swami said to his father.
- “What have you written father?”, Swami asked apprehensively.
- “Have you no school today?”, Father asked Swaminathan.
- “Does he always scold the students?”, Father said to Swami.
- “What will the teacher think if I go so late?”, Swaminathan said.
- “Have tou written anything about our teacher Samuel?”, Swaminathan said to his father.
- “Everything is in the letter. Give it to your headmaster”, Father said to Swami.
- “What has he done, father?”, Swami said.
- “I have a headache, sir”, Swami said.
- Samuel said, “Your father is quite right. We want more parents like your father.”
- “Then why did you come at all”, Samuel said to Swami.
- Father said, “I knew you won”t deliver it.”
- “Swaminathan, where is your homework?”, the teacher said.
- “Don’t ever come to me for help if Samuel scolds you again. You deserve your Samuel.”, Father said to Swami.
- Joining into complex:
- You had a headache. Tell him this.
- Even the headmaster is afraid of Samuel. They say this.
- It was Monday morning. Swami realised this with a shudder.
- Some boys come late. Samuel is especially angry with those boys.
- Swami was the worst boy in the class. He went to school feeling this.
- The bell rang for the last period at 4:30. Swami ran to the headmaster’s room.
- Samuel had special regard for him. Swami also felt this.
- The headmaster had gone on a week’s leave. The peon said this.
- Swami stood at the entrance to his class. Samuel was teaching Arithmetic.
Do as Directed:
- He was the worst boy in the class. (Positive and Comparative)
- He proposed to send a letter to the headmaster.(Complex)
- He put it in an envelop and sealed it.(Simple)
- Swami asked apprehensively.(Use Noun form of the word in bold letters)
- I can’t go so late to the school.(Interrogative)
- Father”s behaviour took an unexpected turn.(Use the adverb form of the word in bold letters)
- Tell him you had a headache and so are late.(Complex/ Rewrite using “because”)
- If he is so angry why not tell your headmaster about it?(Assertive)
- He is very angry man.(Complex)
Lesson 3. “The Passing Away of Bapu” by Nayantara Sehgal.
- Out of every window one could see a brown blur of faces.
- People in the train sang bhajans.
- I was called to Birla House by an urgent telephone.
- I asked myself.
- It required no vehicle except his body.
- At every station sorrowful crowds filled the platform.
- The compartment was decked with flowers.
- Padmasi said, “It is the last time we shall be walking with Bapu.”
- She said simply, “We will walk”.
- I said to myself, “How would, I so easily lose courage!”
- I asked myself, “Had bapu lived and died for nothing?”
Do as directed:
- Gandhiji had been shot on his way to a prayer meeting. (Complex)
- Gandhiji”s relatives and followers had gathered round his body. (Complex)
- I was having tea at home on the evening of 30th January 1948. (Complex)
- Words of Bapuji”s death had spread through Delhi like a flame fanned by wind. (Complex)
- There was silence in the room.(rewrite using the adjective form of the word in bold letters)
- The people were too stunned to speak.(omit too)
- They did not make a sound.(Affirmative)
- They would be allowed to see Gandhiji before funeral. It was announced. (Join into a complex sentence)
- This was the question in the mind of the people. It was sure.(Simple, Complex)
- This was the question in the mind of the people.The people were mourning.(Simple, Complex)
- Padmasi was Mrs. Naidu”s daughter. She spoke for all of us.(Simple, Copmplex)
- Thousands silently watched the procession.(Use Adjective of the word in bold letters)
- Gandhiji”s funeral was to take place the day after his death.
- Thousands of people wept, trying to touch Bapu”s feet.(Complex)
- It is to think with clarity.(Use the adverb form of the word in bold letters)
- It was impossible to move in the thick crowd.(Negative, Complex)
- The ashes were immersed in the Ganges. A huge crowd had gathered at the bank.(Complex)
- The magic circle had vanished. It left us unprotected. (Simple)
- Bapu had passed away but India would continue to live in his children. (Complex)
- They could feel Gandhiji’s presence amid the flowers and songs. (Complex/ Use the adjective form of the word in bold letters)
- I had not directly made any sacrifice for my country.(Use the verb form of the word in bold letters)
Lesson 7. “The Cat” by Andrew Barton Paterson.
- Watch him as the shades of evening fall.
- You can see cat as he really is.
- Most people think that the cat is an unintelligent animal.
- He sometimes watches the mouse hole for an hour or two.
- He would have to learn a new geography.
- He sorts out a peace of fish from his plate and hands it down.
- He puts up his claw.
- The cat struck his claw into me.
- The guest strokes the cat.
- The cat gingerly receives it.
- He stretches himself.
- The cat arches his back.
- The family has finishes tea.
- He will give them the privilege of boarding.
- The host says,”He wants you to give something to eat.”
- “Ow!” says the guest, “The cat struck his claws into me!”
- The cat says to the guest,”Another time my friend, you won’t be slow to understand.”
Do as directed:
- The cat is an unintelligent animal.(Complex/ Negative)
- The cat sometimes watches the mouse hole for an hour or two. His object is to pass the time.(Simple)
- Cat is an unintelligent animal. Most people think this.(Complex)
- The family sits down to the tea. The cat puts in an appearance to get his share.(Complex)
- The guest is likely to have the best.(Complex)
- The cat puts in an appearance to get his share.(Use the verb form of the word in bold letters)
- He puts up his claws and quietly but firmly rakes the guest.(Simple)
- There may be a guest at the table. The cat is particularly civil to him.(Complex)
- He sorts out a piece of fish from his plate and hands it down.(Simple)
- He wants you to give something to eat.(Complex)
- He pours as he retires to a safe distance from guest”s foot before eating the food.(Split into two simple sentences)
- The guest would like to do something. He dares not to do that.(Complex)
- The cat is particularly civil to the guest. The guest is likely to have the best.(Complex)
- The guest does not give him something to eat. He stoops down and strokes the cat.(Simple)
- He trots across and skips to the roof of an empty shed.(Simple)
- The grow old. Then they go in for sport to the suburban backyard.(Complex)
- The cat casually goes out for the room.(Use adjective form of the word in bold letters)
- These backyards are dull to us. These are to them hunting grounds.(Complex)
- The cat does not like to leave his country. All his friends live there.(Simple/ Complex)
- He looks keenly from side to side and move noiselessly.(Simple)
- The cat will stay at the old house and attach himself to the new tenants.(Simple)
- An hour ago they were mewing for fish and milk. They are no longer the meek creatures.(Complex)
Lesson 4. “My Own True family” by Ted Hughes.
Do as directed:
- I met an old man there.(Change the voice)
- She opened up her little bag and I came twice awake.(Use as soon as/ Use No sooner……..than)
- I was looking for a stag.(Change the voice)
- We are chopped down.(Change the voice)
- She said,”I have your secret here inside your little bag”(Change the speech)
- I was surrounded by a staring tribe.(Complex)
- She began to cackle and I began to quake.(Complex)
- They said,”We are the oak trees and your true family”(Change the speech)
- Unless you make a promise, you are going to die.(Negative/ Compound)
- We are torn up.(Voice)
- You see an oak tree felled. Swear now you will plant two.(Complex)
- You do not blink an Eye.(Interrogative)
- The dream altered me.(Voice)
- This was my dream. I had a dream beneath the boughs.(Simple/ Complex)
- My walk was the walk of a human child but my heart was a tree.(Complex)
Lesson 6. “Sea Fever” by John Masefield.
Do as directed:
- All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.(Complex/ Negative)
- I must go down to the seas again. I want to pursue the vagrant gypsy life.(Simple)
- I must go down to the seas again. I desire to go to the lonely sea and the sky.(Join using infinitive/ Simple)
- The call of the running tide is a wild call and clear call. It may not be denied.(Complex)
- I must go down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life.(Split into two simple sentences)
- All I ask is a merry yarn from a hanging fellow-rover.(Negative)
Lesson 8. “The Snail” by William Cowper.
Do as directed:
- Give his horns a slightest touch. He shrinks into his house.(Complex/ Compound)
- He dwells alone.(Negative/ Complex)
- Danger imminent besides of storm. Then he hides within that secure house.(Complex/Compound)
- Except himself, he has chattels none.(Interrogative)
- Within the house secure he hides.(Use Noun form of the word in bold letters)
- He feels much displeasure. He shrinks into his house.(Simple/ Complex)
Answers to the above questions are available in our recently published post.
Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions or with correct alternatives may be set from anywhere in the texts. Students are repeatedly asked to read all the texts thoroughly and repeatedly to improve their level of performance.
All the questions set above are mere assumptions. Learners are suggested to study as thoroughly as they can to avoid any controversy regarding the relevance of the questions mentioned. This suggestion is constructed only with a view to assist the students to perform better in their upcoming Examinations and does not produce any claim to be set in the Madhyamik question paper (Eng. 2nd Language) 2018 in any way.
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