NCERT Class 10 English Solutions: Chapter 7 – Glimpses of India Part 2

Question 1:

Here are some nouns from the text.

  1. culture

  2. monks

  3. surprise

  4. experience

  5. weather

  6. tradition

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    Image of Glimpses From India Kids Fashion Week - Mumbai & Delhi

    Image of Glimpses From India Kids Fashion Week - Mumbai & Delhi

Work with a partner and discuss which of the nouns can collocate with which of the adjectives given below. The first one has been done for you.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and nouns

Examples of Common Parts of Speech

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and nouns

  1. unique

  2. terrible

  3. unforgettable

  4. serious

  5. ancient

  6. wide

  7. sudden

(i) culture : unique culture, ancient culture

A. culture : unique culture, ancient culture

(ii) monks: : ___________________________

A. monks: : serious monks

(iii) surprise: : ___________________________

A. surprise: : unique surprise, terrible surprise, unforgettable surprise

(iv) experience : ___________________________

A. experience : unique experience, terrible experience, unforgettable experience

(v) weather : ___________________________

A. weather : terrible weather

(vi) tradition : ___________________________

A. tradition : unique tradition, ancient tradition

Question 2:

Complete the following phrases from the text. For each phrase, can you find at least one other word that fit into the blank?

Idioms and phrases examples and meanings

Common Idioms and Phrases

Idioms and phrases examples and meanings

(i) tales of ______________

A. tales of valour

A. tales of morality

(ii) coastal ___________

A. coastal town

A. coastal food

Image of Authentic Coastal Cuisine For Glimpses of India

Image of Authentic Coastal Cuisine for Glimpses of India

Image of Authentic Coastal Cuisine For Glimpses of India

(iii) a piece of ___________

A. a piece of heaven

A. a piece of cake

(iv) evergreen __________

A. evergreen rainforests

A. evergreen hero

(v) ____________ plantations

A. coffee plantations

A. crop plantations

(vi) ____________bridge

A. rope bridge

A. sturdy bridge

(vii) wild ______________

A. wild elephants

A. wild beasts

Thinking About Language

Question 1:

Q. 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).

Common adverbs and examples

Adverbs

Common adverbs and examples

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

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

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

(ii) Rakesh will _______ major surgery tomorrow morning.

A. Rakesh will undergo major surgery tomorrow morning.

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

A. My brother is responsible for the upkeep of our family property.

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

A. The dropout rate for this accountancy course is very high.

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

A. She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a walk – in interview.

Q.2 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.

Prepositions
Prepositions for the question

over

by

through

out

up

down

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

A. The Army attempted unsuccessfully to overthrow the Government.

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

A. Scientists are on the brink of a major breakthrough in cancer research.

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

A. The State Government plans to build a by-pass 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)

A. Gautama’s outlook on life changed when he realised that the world is full of sorrow.

(v) Rakesh seemed unusually _________ after the game.

A. Rakesh seemed unusually downcast after the game.

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