Showing posts with label class10-english. Show all posts
Showing posts with label class10-english. Show all posts

Saturday, 9 December 2017

CBSE CLASS 10 - English (C) - Literature - Oh, I wish I'd looked after my teeth. (Poem Summary) (#eduvictors) (#cbsenotes)

Oh, I wish I'd looked after my teeth.
                                     - Pam Ayres
SUMMARY

CBSE CLASS 10 - English (C) - Literature - Oh, I wish I'd looked after my teeth. (Poem Summary) (#eduvictors) (#cbsenotes)

About the poetess
Pam Ayres was born on 14th March 1947 at Berkshire, England. She is an English poet, songwriter, comedian, radio and television presenter.

Summary

The poet regrets that she had neglected her teeth during her childhood days and also during her youth. When she was a little girl, she used to chew lots of toffees, took sweet sticky food, enjoyed gobstoppers, liquorice and sherbet dabs, without giving a thought that she may negatively affect her teeth. Little did she realise that her spending money on these pretty things might cause her teeth a major harm one day.

Friday, 1 December 2017

CBSE CLASS 8/9/10 English - Reading Comprehension - Set 11 (Unseen Passage)(#eduvictors) (#cbseNotes)

Unseen Passage (Set 11)
Reading Comprehension
CBSE CLASS 8 English - Reading Comprehension - Set 11 (Unseen Passage)(#eduvictors) (#cbseNotes)

Q: Read the following passages. Answer the multiple choice questions that follow. 

Passage 

The bulk of our population is poor and illiterate. Their sorry condition poses a problem. On the one hand there is a shortage of teachers for Adult Education and on the other, the adults feel shy of starting to learn at a late age and attend classes. Moreover, the adult villagers have little time to spare for attending classes as the job of a farmer is very strenuous. In addition, he finds that what is taught at adult centres of education has no bearing on his daily needs, therefore he has become cynical about adult education. 

It is necessary to make it more meaningful for farmers in the villages. In towns and cities also, emphasis should be laid at increasing literacy rate and encourage adult education. Though it can be made useful and work based to arise their interest. It should comprise types of system in which earning and learning go together. Efforts to enhance adult education will ultimately discourage tendency to migrate to towns for better earning.


MCQs

⑴ What is needed for Adult Education in villages?

a) It should be agriculture oriented
b) It should be free
c) It should be compulsory
d) It should be available in all villages

Saturday, 4 November 2017

English Grammar - All About Coordinating Conjunctions (#cbseNotes)(#eduvictors)

English Grammar - All About Coordinating Conjunctions

English Grammar - All About Coordinating Conjunctions (#cbseNotes)(#eduvictors)

One of the common use of conjunctions is to connect words or phrases that have the same grammatical function.



Coordinating conjunctions help in forming co-ordinate clauses. See the following sentences

1. He worked hard, but he failed each time.

2. He solved the entire assignment and submitted to the class teacher.


In the above sentences, 'but' & 'and' are coordinating conjunctions. Commonly used coordinating conjunctions are:

and
or / either - or
nor / neither - nor
but
yet
as well as
too
not less than
however
nevertheless
therefore
so


Types of Coordinating conjunctions are:

Friday, 13 October 2017

English Vocabulary: 30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs You Must Know (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishVocabulary)

30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs
You Must Know

English Vocabulary: 30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs You Must Know (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishVocabulary)

A phrasal verb is a group of words that functions as a verb and is made up of a verb plus a preposition, an adverb, or both. Phrasal verbs are very common in English usage. Therefore it is important to learn about these verbs. Moreover, the meaning of a verb often changes significantly when it is used in a phrasal verb.


1. bring about : cause

2. bring up : rear children

3. call back : return a telephone call

4. call off : cancel

5. catch up : reach the same position or level

6. check in : register at a hotel

Sunday, 1 October 2017

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Literature Reader - A SHADY PLOT (Summary) (#cbseNotes)

A SHADY PLOT
(Chapter Summary)

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Literature Reader - A SHADY PLOT (Summary) (#cbseNotes)

John Hallock, a ghost story  essayist, is given the undertaking of composing another of the same 'genre’' by Mr Jenkins, the main publisher of his stories.

An arrogant and over-confident John begins considering the 'plot' of his new story yet shockingly he discovers thoughts and new ideas missing his creative energy, at this very crossroads he sees an irregular, spooky and ghostly 'she' figure in his room.

The phantom/ghost claims that she has been the purpose for him composing his spooky stories that effectively by giving him thoughts and plots.


She informs John that she has no further intention to help him as she, along with other members of Writer’s Inspiration Bureau, is going on strike to protest against the misuse of ‘Ghost Calling Board’, i.e., Ouija Board by human beings.

Friday, 29 September 2017

CBSE Class 6 -10 - English Grammar - Practice Jumbled Up Sentences (#cbseNotes)

 Practice Jumbled Up Sentences

CBSE Class 6 -10 - English Grammar - Practice Jumbled Up Sentences (#cbseNotes)
Try online exercise

Jumbled Up Sentences or Rearrange words to form meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. These questions are pretty common in question papers.

You may try the following links to practice this exercise.


Thursday, 28 September 2017

English Vocabulary - Single Word Substitutions (#cbseNotes)

English Vocabulary - Single Word Substitutions

English Vocabulary - Single Word Substitutions (#cbseNotes)


1. Shy, timid, unwilling to face a situation

2. One who gives direction from behind the scene on a stage

3. One who gets pleasure in others trouble and pain

Friday, 22 September 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 22 2017 (Day 16)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 22 2017 (Day 16)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 22 2017 (Day 16)

The Indian Express

Graft

Ex-Judge in CBI net for graft,...


meaning: (verb) piece of living tissue or plant cut from one body and used to repair other body damaged part.
(noun) act of getting money through dishonest way ( कलम लगाना, घूस,  कठोर परिश्रम)


examples:
1. Although he denied graft charges, the judge found him guilty.
2. It was a skin graft operation which restored his face.


Friday, 15 September 2017

ENGLISH GRAMMAR: COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH USAGE (#cbseNotes)

ENGLISH GRAMMAR: COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH USAGE 

ENGLISH GRAMMAR: COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH USAGE (#cbseNotes)

Identify the errors in the use of nouns.

1. Though my means is small, I help my younger sister with money.
2. My uncle's friend's son is a doctor .
3. The Jury was divided in its opinion.
4. One should do his duty honestly.
5. The wages of sin are death.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 13 2017 (Day 15) (#EnglishVocabulary)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 13 2017 (Day 15)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 13 2017 (Day 15) (#EnglishVocabulary)

The Indian Express


Revenge

Sasikala out, nephew vows revenge

meaning: harm done to someone in return for an injury suffered at his/her hands (बदला)


Examples:
1. This movie is about a woman who took revenge on her unfaithful husband.
2.  After the loss, he demanded that he be given his revenge.

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Periodic Test 2 Paper (2017-18) (#cbsePapers)

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Periodic Test 2 Paper (2017-18) (#cbsePapers)

CBSE Class 10 - English  - Periodic Test Paper (2017-18) 








Monday, 11 September 2017

English Writing Prompt: Can you make a full paragraph without the letter 'E'?

Can you make a full paragraph without the letter 'E'? 



Once Iswarchandra Vidyasagar jokingly  asked Michel Modhusudhan Dutt "As you are master in English can you make a sentence without using 'E' ".


English Writing Prompt: Can you make a full paragraph without the letter 'E'?


He wrote this :


English Vocabulary - Word To use Instead of 'VERY' (#cbseNotes)(#EnglishVocabulary)

English Vocabulary -
Word To use Instead of 'VERY'

English Vocabulary - Word To use Instead of 'VERY' (#cbseNotes)(#EnglishVocabulary)

The frequent use of 'Very' word makes it annoying and often it does not fit appropriately in the sentence. Repeated use of 'very' word can make the text boring and sounds dull.

Following words you should use instead of 'very':


very old ancient
 very rich  wealthy
 very sad  sorrowful
 very open  transparent
 very short          brief
 very simple  basic

Sunday, 10 September 2017

English Vocabulary Check - IDIOMS AND PHRASES (Multiple Choice Questions) (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishGrammar)

English Vocabulary
IDIOMS AND PHRASES
Multiple Choice Questions

English Vocabulary Check - IDIOMS AND PHRASES (Multiple Choice Questions) (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishGrammar)




Tick mark which gives the correct meaning of the idiom/phrase.

1. Of one's own record

(a) of one's own free will
(b) to agree to something
(c) to sign an accord
(d) to behave honourably


2. Accepted by

(a) to gain access
(b) to submit
(c) to receive
(d) agreed to



3. Acceptable to

(a) agreeable to
(b) to be accessible
(c) force to accept
(d) to behave humbly


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 6 2017 (Day 14)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 6 2017 (Day 14)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 6 2017 (Day 14)

The Indian Express
Sanitisation

Crackdown on Dera soon as HC allows sanitisation

meaning:  the act of making something clean, making something germ-free (स्वच्छता)

Examples:
1. The sanitisation process used by medical staff in not fool proof.
2. After the terrorist attack, the shopping mall has been closed for sanitisation.


Friday, 1 September 2017

English Grammar - Antonyms Quiz (#cbseNotes)

English Grammar - Antonyms Quiz



One of the choices provides suitable answer to the given question. Choose the correct option.
 

1. The antonym of prosperity is

(a) inprosperity
(b) disprosperity
(c) windfall
(d) adversity



2. The antonym of analysis is

(a) inanalysis
(b) synthesis
(c) unanalysis
(d) disanalysis




3. Pick out the opposite of progressive.

(a) retrogressive
(b) disprogressive
(c) unprogressive
(d) conservative




Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 29 2017 (Day 13)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 29 2017 (Day 13)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 29 2017 (Day 13)

The Indian Express


To defuse

Doklam is defused.


meaning: making situation less tense or dangerous ( तनाव कम करना)

Examples:
1. Bomb diposal team defused 10kg bomb at the Metro Station.
2. India and Pakistam delegates will meet next week to defuse the border tension.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Chapter 2 - MRS.PACKLETIDE’S TIGER - Chapter Summary (#CBSENotes)

MRS PACKLETIDE’S TIGER - Chapter Summary

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Chapter 2 - MRS.PACKLETIDE’S TIGER - Chapter Summary (#CBSENotes)

Mrs Packletide was an English lady who was was an English woman who was overwhelmed with a powerful urge to shoot a tiger. Basically, she was not adventurous or brave but she was srather she was stricken with envy when her friend, Loona Barberton, had recently been carried in an aero plane. Mrs Packletide wanted to outshine her and longed to prove that she was no less. Her ultimate desire was to obtain a tiger skin and display it on the wall of her house. If she succeeded in killing a tiger her photographs would be published in the magazines and she would host a party in Curzon Street in Loona Bimberton’s honour, but the talk would be her hunting expedition. She also planned to present a tiger claw brooch on Loona’s next birthday. All her motives were largely dominated by her dislike of Loona.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 22 2017 (Day 12)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 22 2017 (Day 12)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 22 2017 (Day 12)


To Purge

EPS and OPS are one again, move to purge Sasikala loyalists, all eyes on Dinakaran


meaning: to get rid of people from an organization (निकाल देना)

Examples:
1. Purge the data of those whose subscriptions have expired.
2. She is so superstitious that she hired an astrologer to purge evil spirits from her house.