Tea from Assam by Arup Kumar Datta NCERT Solutions for Class 10 First Flight

Page No: 96

Thinking about the Language

I. 1. Look at these words: upkeep, downpour, undergo, dropout, walk-in. They are built up from a verb (keep, pour, go, drop, walk) and an adverb or a particle (up, down, under, out, in).

Use these words appropriately in the sentences below. You may consult a dictionary.

(i) A heavy ___________ has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

(ii) Rakesh will ___________major surgery tomorrow morning.

(iii) My brother is responsible for the ______________of our family property.

(iv) The ____________rate for this accountancy course is very high.

(v) She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a _______________ interview.

Answer

(i)A heavy downpour has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

(ii)Rakesh will undergo major surgery tomorrow morning.

(iii)My brother is responsible for the upkeep of our family property.

(iv)The dropout rate for this accountancy course is very high.

(v)She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a walk-in-interview.

Q2. Now fill in the blanks in the sentences given below by combining the verb given in brackets with one of the words from the box as appropriate.

over

by

through

out

up

down

(i) The Army attempted unsuccessfully to ___________ the government. (throw)

(ii) Scientists are on the brink of a major ___________in cancer research. (break)

(iii) The State Government plans to build a ______________for Bhubaneswar to speed up traffic on the main highway. (pass)

(iv) Gautama’s ____________on life changed when he realised that the world is full of sorrow. (look)

(v) Rakesh seemed unusually _______________ after the game. (cast)

Answer

(i) The Army attempted unsuccessfully to overthrow the Government.

(ii) Scientists are on the brink of a major breakthrough in cancer research.

(iii) The State Government plans to build a by-pass for Bhubaneswar to speed up traffic on the main highway.

(iv) Gautama’s outlook on life changed when he realized that the world is full of sorrow.

(v) Rakesh seemed unusually downcast after the game.

Page No: 96

Q1. Think of suitable −ing or −ed adjectives to answer the following questions.

How would you describe

(i) a good detective serial on television? ___________________

(ii) debate on your favourite topic ‘Homework Should Be Banned’?_______

(iii) how you feel when you stay indoors due to incessant rain?_____________

(iv) how do you feel when you open a present? __________________

(v) how did you feel  when you watch your favourite program on television? _______________

(vi) the look on your mother’s face as you waited in a queue? ______________

(vii) how you feel when tracking a tiger in a tiger reserve forest?______________

(viii) the story you have recently read, or a film you have seen?______________

Answer

(i) a good detective serial on television? Interesting

(ii)a debate on your favorite topic ‘Homework Should Be Banned’? Exciting

(iii)how you feel when you stay indoors due to incessant rain? Bored

(iv)how you feel when you open a present? Excited

(v) how you feel when you watch your favourite program on television? Interested

(vi)the look on your mother’s face as you waited in a queue? Tired

(vii)how you feel when tracking a tiger in a tiger reserve forest? Thrilled

(viii)the story you have recently read, or a film you have seen? Boring