Complete the following sentences with the correct options
1 Daddy was ______ before pursuing his freelance writing.
(i) an actor
(ii) a mimicry artist
(iii)a news reader in AIR
ans. A news reader in AIR
2 The writer was able to complete the half-done script of her father because
(i )she had been a good writer at that time
(ii)she had a copy of rough sketch of the script(
(iii) her father had discussed the presentation of the script with her.
(iv)her mother had given her the copy of the script
Ans. her father had discussed the presentation of the script with her.
Answer the following questions.
1 What was the name of the narrator’s father?
Ans. Narrator’s father name was Nagarcoil K. Padmanabhan.
2 What was the economic condition of the narrator’s family?
Ans. The economic condition of the family was not so good. They had rented out half the house to run the family.
3 Daddy was very caring father. Find out the sentences from the text in support of your answer.
Ans. Although I’d often doze off in the chair and he’d carry me to bed next to Mum- this sentence show how caring her father was.
4 “ I know something for sure about Dad. His writing never stopped.” Why did the daughter say this?
Ans. His writing legacy was passed on to next generations. Even his granddaughter has flair for writing. And though the man dies his writing or certain things remains even after the death
5 The writer talks about each of the following: (Give a description of each of the following.)
Mother: An English literature graduate, avid reader, doe-eyed beauty teacher.
Father: The father was caring and work hard to raise his family and follow his passion. He was a handsome man. His handwriting was beautiful.
Self: he is a passionate writer and enthusiastic person.
Sister: The sister is passionate writer.
ii) The conditions in the family:
a) Home – The home was modest with white washed walls and green windows, a big garden around it and an inviting porch.
b) Life Style –They managed to have a good lifestyle.
c) Passion – Right from the father to the youngest daughter everyone had passion for writing and reading.
Fill in the blanks with words given below to make the passage meaningful.
Mimic freelance treatment passion exclusive
Raghav, who was a freelance writer, went up to the attic with his daughter to sit and discuss the treatment of the newly written script for a Hindi movie. He had a great passion for acting. He used to regale his daughter with tales about the film shoots. He told her how once a big hit eluded him. The daughter, who was studying in an exclusive school, was also a very good mimic and used to entertain her friends with her mimicry.
Read the lesson carefully and find out the nouns/phrases in the passage that take the adjectives given below.
a) Turning thoughts b) Relentless passion
c) Unfinished dreams d) Active cricket blog
e) Doe-eyed beauty
Now match the words in box with their related expressions given below. Write the correct numbers in the brackets.
Read the lesson carefully while you do this exercise.
script 2. big hit 3. current 4. swell 5. ill afford 6. treatment 7. fan, 8. leap of faith
1) arrange with difficulty – ill afford
2) feel proud – swell
3) processing or considering something-
4) letters of an alphabet – script
5) admirer – fan
6) sudden power – current
7) success – big hit
8) recent work – treatment
Find out the meanings of these words written above from the dictionary and match them to the situations given below:
2.fear in a crowd – whisper
3.hide from others – murmur
4.in sadness- sigh
5. in complaint- mutter
6.in hesitation – stammer
7.in excitement- scream
(ii) Categorize the prepositions in the box below to indicate their use as prepositions of place (P), movement (M) or time (T). Each word may have more than one category.
Out of M T
Infront of P
Through P M
In P T
On P T
At P T
Before P T
After T P
Under M P
Around P M
Q Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition of time.
1 My fater has lived in this house for thirty years.
2 Rajeshwari has been using this cycle since 2014
3 I have been studying since morning.
4 Ravi bought his house thirty years ago.
5 we stay in my Aunt’s house for a week every year.
6 My mother visited Dongargarh six years ago
7 I reach home at 6 pm everyday.
8 I shall finish this work on Thursday.
9 She will come back after ten day from now.
10 We sleep at 7 am on Sudays
Practice Exercise IV
Daddy was a freelance writer contributing short stories to Tamil magazine and scripts for films, although the film offers were few and far between. Before I was born, he’d once held a steady, well-paying job in Trivandrum as Malayalam news reader, his name Nagarcoil K. Padmanabhan was known to All India Radio listeners in Kerala. He’d suddenly resigned from AIR to pursue with relentless passion, his dream of being a writer. Among Daddy’s early friends in Chennai were actors Gemini Ganesan And Nagesh, the comedian. Ganesan continued to visit us even after he became famous. I would look out, star-struck, as his blue fiat drove in He’d tease my handsome dad; calling him “Maapilai” ( tamil for bridegroom) and the two would go on talking shop.
Complete the following sentences with correct options:
1 Before being a freelance witer daddy held a job in
A Indian Raiways b All India Radio c. Film Theatre
Ans. All India Radio
ii Daddy suddenly resigned from All India Radio because
a he wanted to pursue his dream of being a writer
b He wanted to be an actor
c he was not well paid in AIR
ans. he wanted to pursue his dream of being a writer
iii Daddy’s friend Nagesh was
a a teacher b a wirter c a comedian Ans a comedian
iv Daddy had a relentless passion for being
a wirter b an actor c a doctor
ans. a wirter
Answer the following questions:
1 What was Daddy’s job before the birth of the narrator?
Ans.He was Malayam news reader before the birth of the narrator.
2 Why did Daddy resign from AIR?
Ans. He resigned from AIR to pursue his dream of being a writer.
3 Who used to come in the blue Fiat to meet Daddy?
Ans. Famous actor Gemini Ganesh used to come in blue Fiat to meet Daddy?
4 What did Gemini Ganesan call Daddy to tease him?
Ans. Gemini Ganesan called him “ Maapilai” (tamil for bridegrrom) to tease him.
5 Which line in the paragaraph means that Daddy and his friends talked a lot about their work all the time.
Ans. The two would go on talking shop.
e Find out the word/words from the passage which mean-
i scarce few and far between
ii strong emotion relentless passion
F Find out the antonyms of the following from the passage-
Steady movable or unsteady
3 From the text given above find words/phrases that mean
a the story of a film –script
b good salary (pay) well-paying
c to leave a job –resigned
d feeling too much respect for famous or important people- star-struck
4 Pick out from the passage words related to ‘films’ and write them in the space provided below. Add a few more words related to films (not mentioned in the passage.)
Script, writer, actor, comedian, strar-struck
Dance , hero, heroine villain, release, box-office, show, director, lyrics
i Match actions in column A with actions in column B to make meaningful sentences
|She had lived in Dhamtari
|before she shifted to Delhi
|We arrived late for the show
|because my frined had gone to visit his uncle
|The Grass was yellow
|as it had not rained at all.
|We had not eaen anything.
|so, we went to a restaurant
ii Complete the following paragraph by using verbs given in brackets in simple past and the past perfect tense.
Reeta had left (leave)the house when I reached (reach) there.
Her borther had told(tell) me hat she went (go) to the market to buy some vegetables. He also told (tell) me that she would return in a few minutes. She I decided (decide) to wait for her. I wanted (want) to return her book which she had given (give) me last Monday.
7 Everyone should follow her/his fathers’ profession.
Ans. I agree that everyone should follow her/his fathers’ profession.
2 We should not watch TV during examinations.
Ans. I am not sure about that
3 No student should be punished for any mistake she /he does.
Ans. I disagree, should be punished for any mistake she /he does.
4 Adolescence is the best period of life.
Ans. I too think so, Adolescence is the best period of life.
5 class11 is going to be fun. We will not have to study all subjects.
Ans. I don’t think so.
8 Rearrange these sentences to write a story
- One evening it said to the bamboo,’I always stand upright and strong. I don’t bend and fear every time the wind blows.
- The peepal tree always thought that it was much stronger than the bamboo.
- “Oh my God!”, said the bamboo. “ our way is better. We bend, but we don’t break.”
- That night there was a storm and the peepal tree was uprooted. It fell down.
The peepal tree always thought that it was much stronger than the bamboo.
One evening it said to the bamboo,’I always stand upright and strong. I don’t bend and fear every time the wind blows.
That night there was a storm and the peepal tree was uprooted. It fell down.
“Oh my God!”, said the bamboo. “ our way is better. We bend, but we don’t break.”
II Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
What makes me very angry is when people don’t believe me when I am telling the truth. For example, if I tell my teacher that I couldn’t do my homework because Ravi borrowed my book and forgot to return it. Or I tell my parents that it wasn’t me but my little brother who started the fight. Or if I tell my teacher that I really did study for the test even if I have got bad marks. They all look at me as if they think I am telling lies. The look on their faces really angers me. They should try to understand, shouldn’t they? Sometimes I have to look down at my shoes and count to ten so that I do not show that I am angry.
Choose the correct option.
I the speaker is very angry when—-
a people believe him but he cannot tell the truth.
B he is telling the truth and others don’t believe him.
C No one wants to listen to him.
D he cannot show that he is angry.
ii the speaker has to look down and count to ten because –
a everyone looks at him angrily.
b he feels ashamed about himself
c he does not want to show his anger.
D he is telling lies.
2 Read the following sentences and tick the correct meaning of the underlined words in context.
i They all look at me as if they thingk I am telling lies
ii the look on their faces really angers me
3 Read the example from the passage that shows emphasis by the speaker.
I did study for the test even if I have got bad marks”
Add two more sentences using did for emphasis
i I did do my homework (do homework)
ii I did speak the truth (speak truth)
4 Read the sentence
Tick the sentences with correct questions tag.
1 it’s a sunny day, isn’t it?
2 Bill works hard, doesn’t Bill
3 You have swept the floor, have not you?
5 I look like my aunt, don’t I?
6 Your sisiter has cooked the supper, hasn’t she?