NCERT Class 10 English Solutions: Chapter 7 – Glimpses of India Part 2
Here are some nouns from the text.
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.
(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
Complete the following phrases from the text. For each phrase, can you find at least one other word that fit into the blank?
(i) tales of ______________
A. tales of valour
A. tales of morality
(ii) coastal ___________
A. coastal town
A. coastal food
(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
A. rope bridge
A. sturdy bridge
(vii) wild ______________
A. wild elephants
A. wild beasts
Thinking About Language
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).
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.
(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.