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Monday, July 23, 2018

Sir C.V.Raman- 8 th English language notes.

  ksge       Monday, July 23, 2018
Sir C.V. Raman. - Sir C.V. Raman.
C I. Answer the following questions.
1) Who were Raman's Parents?
Chandrashekara Iyer and Parvathi Ammal were Raman's parents.
2)  Why  was  Raman  not  able  to  attend  the  school regularly?
Raman  was  not  able  to  attend  the  school  regularly because he used to fall sick now and then.
3) Where did he complete his Intermediate examination?
He completed his intermediate examination from Hindu college.
4) What subjects did his relative advise him to take for B.A.?
His relatives advised him to take History and Economics for B.A.
5) Why could not Raman go to the United Kingdom for higher studies?
Raman could not go to United Kingdom for higher studies because his health broke down again.

C II. Answer the following questions.
1) How long did he work at Calcutta University?
He worked for fifteen years at Calcutta University.
2) What made Raman give up the highly paid post of special Accountant General?
His keen interest in science made him to give up the post of special Accountant general.
3) How did Soviet Union honour him?
The   Soviet  Union   honoured   him  by  awarding  the international Lenin prize.

C. III.  Read the following questions then write.
1) What makes you think that Raman even as a boy had great interest in Science?
Even as a boy Raman had made the model of dynamo. He was very much interested in Science. During his school days he borrowed science books from college students and read them.
2) Why did Raman͛s relatives ask Raman to take up arts subject? How did Raman react to it?
His relatives asked him to take up arts subjects , which would enable him to appear for competitive examination and get highest job in the Government. But Raman did not like it. He took science for his B.A: and M.A. examination and secured first class.
4) What was Raman's first dis appointment in life?
After his M.A. Raman wanted to go to the United Kingdoms for higher studi es in science. But his health broke  down again and he could not go. This was the greatest dis appointment in his life.
4) Why was Raman not happy with the post of Deputy Accountant General?
Raman was not happy how could a scientist like Raman put up with the life of Deputy Accountant General? He felt like a fish out of water in hi s new post. But he still hopes of becoming a scientist.
5) How can you say that Raman had not lost interest in science when he was the Deputy Accounted General?
Raman's interest for science was alive when he saw a banner  in a building  which  was  printed.  "The  Indian Association  of  scientists".  At the  sight  of the banner Raman got off the moving train and went to meet the scientists. In Rangoon he learnt that an institution had bought a piece of modern scientific apparatus he hurriedly put on his clothes and went to that his interest in science was still alive and he had not lost interest in Science.

Vocabulary
V1 Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to the words under lined.
1) We should neither borrow nor lend.
2) Why do you feel  old? Feel young.
3) Don't stand outside come inside.
4) Are wealthy people really happy or unhappy/sad?
5) Eat  less work more.
V-2. The  pronounciation of the  following pairs of woods are  almost the same but they differ in meaning use each word in the pair in meaningful sentences.
2) knew, new
Knew: He knew about the great scientits of the world.
New: We wear new clothes on the days of festivals.
3) Sight - site
Sight: Raju saw beautiful sight near Banvasi.
site: My father purchased a site near Saibaba's temple.
4) Some - sum
Some: Some students attended the class but others did not attend.
Sum: This sum is very difficult to solve.
5) Plays - Place
Plays: Last sunday many plays were enacted Mantap.

Place: I don't know the place of his residence.

V-3.  Fill in blanks with suitable  phrasal verbs or idioms: (make  up,  put  up  with,  give  up,  put  on,  a  fish  out  of water, make out, break down)
1) We usually put on cotton clothes during summer.
2) One day a villager came to me and asked me to read the letter. I tried my best but could not  make  out what the person had written.
3) Great persons have an ocean of patience. They have learnt to put up with difficulties.
4) Raju's health used to break down now and then. So he
had to give up highly paid post as Accountant in an office. At first he felt like  a fish out of water.
5) People  should  make  up their mind to fight against
corruption.
V-4.  Make  compound  words  with  the  words  given  in column.    A  and  B  and  use  the  same  in  meaningful sentences of your own.
1)  Boyhood:  Gopal  was  interested  in  science  in  his boyhood.
2)  Time  table:  Our  school  has  not  yet prepared  the timetable.
3) First class : Raman passed his B.A. examination in First Class.
4) Speed post: Send your letter by speed post it is very urgent.
5) Class mate: Raju is my classmate we study together.

V-5. Which words I Phrases in the text mean more or less the same as the following? Paragraph numbers are given in the brackets.
1) Boyhood - early days
2) Uncomfortable - feel like a fish out of water
3) Chance - opportunity
4) Happily - gladly
5) Not remember - forgot
6) Morning food - breakfast
7) Money permitted to be drawn for expense travelling allow once.
8) Sympathy - pity

V-6.  Give the negative  form of the underlined words using a prefix like in un, dis, im.
1) an interesting story - an uninteresting story
2) a fortunate thing - an unfortunate thing
3) a correct answer - an in correct answer
4) a pure heart - an impure heart
5) a happy day - an un happy day
6) an honest person - a dis honest person.

V-7. Fill in the blanks with noun forms of the underlined words.
1) The teacher dictates notes.
The teacher gave us dictation.
2) Admit suresh to VIII standard.
Let Suresh get admission to VIII standard.

3) Literates should educate villagers. Literates should give  educations to villagers.
4) Appoint him.
Give him an appointment.
5) Have you decided Where to go? Have you taken decision where to go?

V-8.  Fill  in  the  blanks  with  appropriate  forms  of  the words given in brackets.
1) The speaker accepted the  resignation of the legislator.
2) We should not have too much attachment to anything.
3) The  discovery of the sea route to India was made by Vasco-da-Gama.
4) The Teacher admired the honesty of Manjula.
5) Have a Scientific outlook.
6) Please don't cause inconvenience to others.
7) Make meaningful sentences.
8) Why are you Afraid of the examination?
9) Chemistry is an interesting subject.



THE LITTLE BUSY BEE. - Issac Watts.
C.1. Answer the following questions:
1) Who is the poet speaking about?
The poet is speaking about a little busy bee.
2) Why does the bee sit on the flower?
The bee sits on the flower to collect honey.
3) How does bee build her cell?
The bee builds her cell skill fully.
4) 'I' would be busy too who does refer to
The ͚I͛ refers to the poet.
5) What does sweet food mean in the context?
In the context sweet food means honey.
6) When does Satan manage to work through?
The Satan manages to work through when we are idle.

C2. Pick out the best alternative for each of the following statements.
1) People like the bee because.
c) It works hard.
2) And labours hard to store it well.
b) the honey.

C  3.  Read and Discuss your responses with your partner then write.
1) Why does the poet call be busy?
The bee is always working. It spends each shining hour and makes, the good use of it. Every day it gathers honey from the opening flower. so poet calls the bee busy bee.
3) "Let my first years be passed" a) What does first years refer to-
First year refers to the early years or boyhood of the
poet.
b) How does the poet want to spend his first year?
Poet wants to spend his first year in books or work or healthy play.
c) Why does he want to do so?

He wants to do so because after his first years he wants to work hard and give the account of his work on his last day.
3) How can you say that the bee is intelligent and clever? The bee skilfully builds her cell, it neatly spreads her wax and labours hard to store it and makes sweet food out of it. That is why bee is intelligent and clever.
4) What is admirable about the work of the bee?
The bee is always busy. It works hard. It is never idle. I t uses every hour for its work. Therefore we admire its work.
5) Why does the poet want us to be like the bee?
The poet wants us to be like be because we must be
always busy like bee and we should never be idle.
6) Why should we not keep ourselves idle? What will happen it we are idle?
If we are idle satan finds some mischie f for the idle hand to do.
7) What is the message of the poem?
The bee is always busy. It builds the hive very skillfully and stores sweet honey in it. Like the bee we too must be busy and always do useful work. This is the message of the poem.
8) Which lines do you like the best in the poem? Give reasons for your choice.
I like the lines. How skilfully she builds her cell ............. with the sweet food she makes.
I like these lines because poet describes the hard labour, cleverness and neatness of  the  bee. After such hard labour it gives sweet food.
9) Pick out the rhyming words in the poem and add more words.
hour - flower
cell - well - fell - tell
skill, still, bill, till
play, every day, may, pay.
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