E. V. Lucas
Words to Remember
Kind: Gentle and considerate towards othersمہربان – رحم دل–
Plump: Stout; pleasantly fatجسیم – موٹا-
Responsible: Aware of one’s dutiesجواب دہ – ذمہ دار-
At play: Playingکھیل رہا–
Hopeless: Unfortunate; without hopeنا اُمید – مایوس-
Lame day: Day on which students act as if they were lameلنگڑوں کا دن-
Misfortune: Unfortunate condition; bad luckبد قسمت-
Misery: Difficulty; unpleasantnessمُشکِل-پریشان-
Gradually: Slowlyآہستہ آہستہ-
A Different Kind of School Lesson 1 Class 6th by E.V. Lucas
WORKING WITH THE TEXT
A. Match the words and phrases with their meanings in the box below:
T shaped support for a lame person fitting under the armpit, it hurts me, frightful, happy, almost or very nearly, intense feeling of returning home after being away from it, bad luck, not very caring
1. Homesick intense feeling of returning home after being away from it
2. Practically almost or very nearly
3. It pains me it hurts me
4. Jolly happy
5. Thoughtless not very caring
6. Crutch T-shaped support for a lame person fitting under the armpit
7. Misfortune bad luck
8. Ghastly frightful
- I had heard a great deal about Miss Beam’s school.
- MissBeam was all that I had expected — middle-aged, full of authority.
- I went to the window which overlooked a large garden.
- “We can not bandage the children’s mouths, so they really have to exercise their willpower.”
- The writer had heard a great deal about Miss Beam’s school.
- The writer foundMissBeam was all that he had expected — middle-aged, full of authority.
- The writer went to the window which overlooked a large garden.
- Miss Beam tells the writer that they cannot bandage the children’s mouths so that they can realize the exercise of their willpower.
- Make a list of:
(a) all the words that begin with terr-.
Ans. Terrace, terrible, terrify, territory
(b) Five words that may follow the last word, that.
Ans. That, thatch, thaught, thaw, the Theaceae, theater
(c) Write down your own meaning of the word ‘thank’. Then write down the meaning given in the dictionary.
Ans. Express gratitude or show appreciation, to say we are grateful to someone
- A poem for you to read:
All but blind All but blind
In his chambered hole In the burning day
Gropes for worms The Barn Owl blunders
The four-clawed Mole On her way
All but blind All but blind
In the evening sky These three to me
The hooted Bat So, blind to Someone
Twirls softly by I must be.
- Cross out the wrong words in the following sentences:
- All the children in Miss Beam’s school took the games, serious/seriously. Serious
- The bandaged girl walked careful/carefully to avoid hitting a thing. Careful
iii. Miss Beam bandaged the girl complete/completely. Complete
- The visitor felt unhappy/unhappy after leaving school. Unhappily
- Miss Beam expected her children to arrive punctually/punctually. Punctual
- Complete the following questions by using is/am/are or a wh-word:
- i) ‘IsMajid writing a letter to his father?’ ‘No, he isn’t.’
- ii) ‘Where are you going this morning?’ ‘To my sister’s house.’
iii) ‘Are your friends coming to the picnic?’ ‘Only one.’
- iv) ‘IsTashi visiting Leh again?’ ‘I think so.’
- v) ‘Is planning to go by bus or by air? ‘I believe, by air!’
- Make a shortlist of things you find difficult to do.
- i) Touching an electric wire while an electric current.
- ii) Comparing the race of the train.
iii) Going nearer to the lion when in a cage.
- iv) Looking towards the sun.
- Look at your hands. Now, write down for each finger one action for which that finger is particularly important. For example, the second (or index) finger helps to hold the knife down firmly when cutting.
Forefinger: It is also known as the index or the first finger is used to represent the number 1. It is used for pointing toward something or someone. It signifies Tawhid in Islam which means the invisible oneness of Allah.
Middle finger: This finger is between the forefinger and the little finger. It is also called a ring finger. In most countries, people wear rings, on this finger.
Little finger: This is the smallest of all the five fingers in the hand. It is sometimes used to make a promise by wrapping it with another person’s same finger.