NCERT Class 10 English Solutions: Chapter 4 – From The Diary of Anne Frank Part 3

Thinking About Language

Image of The Dairy of Anne Frank

Image of the Dairy of Anne Frank

Image of The Dairy of Anne Frank

Question 1:

Match the compound words under ‘A’ with their meanings under ‘B’. Use each in sentence.

Table of Match The Compound Words To Column A From Column B
Table of Match The Compound Words To Column A From Column B

A

B

1. Heartbreaking

- obeying and respecting the law

2. Homesick

- think about pleasant things, forgetting about the present

3. Blockhead

- something produced by a person, machine or organisation

4. Law-abiding

- producing great sadness

5. Overdo

- an occasion when vehicles/machines stop

6. Daydream

- an informal word which means a very stupid person

7. Breakdown

- missing home and family very much

8. Output

- do something to an excessive degree

Answer:

Table of Answer of Match Compound Words
Table of Answer of Match Compound Words

A

B

1. Heartbreaking

- producing great sadness

2. Homesick

- missing home and family very much

3. Blockhead

- an informal word which means a very stupid person

4. Law-abiding

- obeying and respecting the law

5. Overdo

- do something to an excessive degree

6. Daydream

- think about pleasant things, forgetting about the present

7. Breakdown

- an occasion when vehicles/machines stop

8. Output

- something produced by a person, machine or organisation

Question 2:

Phrasal Verbs

Some examples of phrasal verbs

Examples of Phrasal Verbs

Some examples of phrasal verbs

Q. Find the sentences in the lesson that have the phrasal verbs given below. Match them with

their meanings.

(i) Plunge in - speak or without focus

A. Plunge in - go straight to the topic

Since no one would understand a word of my stories to Kitty if I were to plunge

right in, I’d better provide a brief sketch of my life, much as I dislike doing so.

(ii) Kept back - stay indoors

A. Kept back - not promoted

The reason, of course, is the forthcoming meeting in which the teachers decide who’ll

move up to the next form and who’ll be kept back.

(iii) Move up - make (them) remain quiet

A. Move up - go to the next grade

The reason, of course, is the forthcoming meeting in which the teachers decide who’ll

move up to the next form and who’ll be kept back.

(iv) ramble on - have a good relationship with

ramble on - speak or write without focus

A. Anyone could ramble on and leave big spaces between the words, but the trick was to

come up with convincing arguments to prove the necessity of talking.

(v) get along - give an assignment (home work) to a person

with authority (the teacher)

A. get along - have a good relationship with

with

I get along pretty well with all my teachers.

(vi) calm down - compensate

A. calm down - make (them) remain quite

Even G.’s pleading advances and my angry outbursts can’t calm them down.

(vii) stay in - go straight to the topic

A. stay in - stay indoors

I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed

and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering

whether to stay in or go out.

(vii) make up for

A. make up for – compensate

This birthday celebration in 1942 was intended to make up for the other.

(viii) hand in - not promoted

A. hand in - give an assignment (homework) to a person in a authority (the teacher)

I handed it in, and Mr Keesing had nothing to complain about for two whole lessons.

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