Showing posts with label class11-english. Show all posts
Showing posts with label class11-english. Show all posts

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 12 2017 (Day 10)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 12 2017 (Day 10)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 12 2017 (Day 10)

The Indian Express 

To restrain

Court restrains publication and sale of book on Ramdev (सीमित करना, नियंत्रित करना)


meaning: prevent someone from doing something;


Examples:
1. He could barely restrain his anger.
2. He was restrained and kept in dingy cell.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 8 2017 (Day 9)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 8 2017 (Day 9)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 8 2017 (Day 9)

To brace

Gujarat braces for vote today, as BJP, Cong draw battlelines


meaning: to prepare yourself physically or mentally (दृढ़ करना. सहारा देना)


Examples:
1. He had to brace himself after hearing the sad news of his wife's demise.
2. She braced her back against the screen.



Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 7 2017 (Day 8)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 7 2017 (Day 8)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 7 2017 (Day 8)

The Indian Express

Illiberal

Cultural nationalism illiberal leads to intolerance 


meaning: intolerant, narrow-minded (अनुदार, संकुचित)


Examples:
1. Hitler was a dictator and used illiberal means to torture Jews.
2. An illiberal society does not do any good to mankind.



Sunday, 6 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 6 2017 (Day 7)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 6, 2017 (Day 7)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 6 2017 (Day 7)


The Indian Express


Stalking

Haryana BJP Chief son held for 'stalking', police rescue woman.


meaning:  harassing or following someone illegally ( पीछा करना)

Examples:
1. This street is haunted, a shadow stalks people in a night.
2. The government is considering a new law against stalking.



Saturday, 5 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 5 2017 (Day 6)


Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 5 2017
(Day 6)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 5 2017 (Day 6)


The Indian Express

Heritage

In Metro's heritage walks, some architecture, some jalebis


meaning: features or things of past belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings (विरासत, धरोहर)


Examples:
1. The Taj Mahal has been designated a world heritage site.
2. Indian classical music is an important part of curltural heritage.


Friday, 4 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 4 2017 (Day 5)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 4 2017
(Day 5)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 4 2017 (Day 5)

The Indian Express

Surge

After tomato, surge in onion price likely

meaning: A sudden large increase (बड़ी लहर, आवेश)

Examples:
1. Easy bank loans have surged housing prices in recent months.
2. Tides surged after the storm and flooded the coatal areas.



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 3 2017 (Day 4)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 3 2017



The Indian Express


Inflation

Inflation fall, slowdown spur RBI to cut rate to 6-year low

meaning: a continuous increase in prices (मुद्रास्फीति,  महँगाई)

Examples:
1. The government's overriding concern is to reduce inflation.
2. Economists measure inflation regularly to know an economy's state.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 2 2017 (Day 3)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 2 2017

 Day 3

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 2 2017 (Day 3)

The Economic Times


Narrative

JDU Attempts to Thwart RJD Narrative

meaning: a story or account or a description of a series of events (वर्णन, अफ़साना)

Examples:
1. Did opposition parties play a crucial role in creating a false narrative about JDU and RJD dispute?

2. She is writing a detailed narrative about her experience as photo journalist.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 1 2017 (Day 2)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 1 2017

 Day 2

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 1 2017 (Day 2)

The Times Of India

Intrude

PLA intruded into Chamoli 3 days ahead of Dovals China visit

meaning: to go into a place or situation in which you are not wanted or not expected to be (बलपूर्वक घुस जाना,  दखल देना)

Examples:
1. Reporters unnecessarily intrude into celebrities' private life.
2. I was bit worried for her, but I didn't want to intrude.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - July 31 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers  

July 31 2017
Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - July 31 2017


The Times of India
Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - July 31 2017


Amid
meaning: surround by, in the middle of (मध्य में,  के दौरान)

Examples:
①  The dancers made their bows amid applause.

② The Qutub Minar still stands amind the ruins.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12 - English Literature - A Quiz on Shakespeare's Plays (#cbseNotes)(#ntseExam)

A Quiz on Shakespeare's Plays


CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12 - English Literature - A Quiz on Shakespeare's Plays (#cbseNotes)(#ntseExam)


1. Name the king who adopted Shakespeare's theatre (Globe Theater)




2. Ariel, a spirit servant, brings storm which causes shipwreck. Ariel falls in love with Ferdinand. The play shows painful parting of a father with his daughter, jealousy and hatred between brothers.

Name the play.




3. A double suicide by the lovers in the Capulet tomb. They end the two families hostility that made their love impossible. Name the play.



Monday, 19 June 2017

CBSE Class 12 - 11 - English - Reading Comprehension (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension
English (Core) Examination Paper 2017

CBSE Class 12 - 11 - English - Reading Comprehension (#cbseNotes)


Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :


We sit in the last row, bumped about but free of stares. The bus rolls out of the dull crossroads of the city, and we are soon in open countryside, with fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see, their heads all facing us. Where there is no water, the land reverts to desert. While still on level ground, we see in the distance the tall range of the Mount Bogda, abrupt like a shining prism laid horizontally on the desert surface. It is over 5,000 metres high, and the peaks are under permanent snow, in powerful contrast to the flat desert all around. Heaven Lake lies part of the way up this range, about 2,000 metres above sea-level, at the foot of one of the higher snow-peaks.


As the bus climbs, the sky, brilliant before, grows overcast. I have brought nothing warm to wear: it is all down at the hotel in Urumqi. Rain begins to fall. The man behind me is eating overpoweringly smelly goats' cheese. The bus window leaks inhospitably but reveals a beautiful view. We have passed quickly from desert through the arable land to pasture, and the ground is now green with grass, the slopes dark with pine. A few cattle drink at a clear stream flowing past moss-covered stones; it is a Constable landscape. The stream changes into a white torrent, and as we climb higher I wish more and more that I had brought with me something warmer than the pair of shorts that have served me so well in the desert. The steam (which, we are told, rises in Heaven Lake) disappears, and we continue our slow ascent. About noon, we arrive at Heaven Lake and look for a place to stay at the foot, which is the resort area. We get a room in a small cottage, and I am happy to note that there are thick quilts on the beds.


Standing outside the cottage we survey our surroundings. Heaven Lake is long, sardine-shaped and fed by snowmelt from a stream at its head. The lake is an intense blue, surrounded on all sides by green mountain walls, dotted with distant sheep. At the head of the lake, beyond the delta of the inflowing stream, is a massive snow-capped peak which dominates the vista; it is part of a series of peaks that culminate, a little out of view, in Mount Bogda itself.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12: ⑬ Fun Facts about English Words (#englishgrammar) (#cbsenotes)

Fun Facts about English Words

CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12: ⑬ Fun Facts about English Words (#englishgrammar) (#cbsenotes)

The following sentence contains all the alphabets of English (A to Z).

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog 

Such type of sentences are called pangrams. Other examples of pangrams are:

The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.


Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioisis (a lung disease) is the longest word in the English language that appears in major dictionaries. Mostly, other longest words are also technical or biological terms.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

CBSE Class 9/10/11/12 - English Grammar - Phrasal Prepositions

Phrasal Prepositions

CBSE Class 9/10/11/12 - English Grammar - Phrasal Prepositions

Phrasal (or Phrase) prepositions are group of words which are used as a single preposition.

e.g. Manoj couldn't succeed on account of his negligence.

Here 'on account of' is a phrase preposition which means 'for' (reason).

Here is a partial list of phrasal prepositions:

according to
along with
agreeably to
away from
because of
by dint of
by means of
by reason of
by virtue of
by way of
conformably to
for the sake of
in accordance with
in addition to
in (on) behalf of
in case of
in comparison to
in compliance with
in consequence with/of
in course of
in favour of
in front of
in lieu of
in order to
in place of
in reference to
in regard to
in spite of
instead of
in the event of
on account of
owing to
with a view to
with an eye to
with regard to
with reference to


Friday, 13 January 2017

English Grammar - Commonly Used Latin Phrases You Must Know (#cbsenotes)

Commonly Used Latin Phrases 

You Must Know


English Grammar - Commonly Used Latin Phrases You Must Know (#cbsenotes)

Ad hoc:  for this

Ad referendum: For further consideration

In Absentia: While Absent

Mea Culpa: By my fault

Tempus Fugit: Time Flies

Prima Facia: On first view

Caveat Emptor: Let the buyer beware

Friday, 23 December 2016

Class 9/10/11/12 - English - Commonly Misspelled and Confused Words (#CBSENotes)

COMMONLYMISSPELLED & CONFUSED WORDS

Class 9/10/11/12 - English - Commonly Misspelled and Confused Words (#CBSENotes)

A
Accessory
Accessible
Accidentally
Accommodate
Accompany
Acknowledgement
Acquaintance
Across
Altogether
Amateur
Analogous
Announce
Antarctic
Arithmetic
Ascend
Ascertain
Asinine
Assassin
Assess
Assignment
Associate
Asthma
Athletic
Attendance
Auxiliary
Available
B
Bachelor
Balance
Beautiful
Beginning
Behavior
Believe
Benefit
Biscuit
Bookkeeper
Bought
Bouillon
Boundary
Buoy
Buoyant
C
Calendar
Campaign
Canoe
Cantaloupe
Cashier
Casserole
Casualty
Catastrophe
Caterpillar
Changeable
Circumference
Circumstance
Coercion
Commitment
Condescend
Convenient
Conscientious
Correspondent
Counterfeit
Criticism
Customary
D
Debt
Decreased
Decision
Dependent
Definitely
Definitive
Delegate
Delicious
Despise
Despair
Desperately
Diaphragm
Difference
Disappear
Disease
Disguise
Dissatisfied
Duplicate
Dysfunctions
E
Eager
Effervescent
Efficient
Eligible
Eliminate
Emanate
Embarrass
Eminent
Environment
Equipped
Erroneous
Exaggerate
Exceed
Excessive
Exhaust
Extraordinary
F
Fallacy
Famous
Fascinate
Fatigue
February
Foliage
Foreclose
Foreclosure
Fulfill
G
Gauge
Genealogy
Glamour

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

CBSE Class 9/10 - ENGLISH GRAMMAR - CLOZE TEST-3

CLOZE TEST-3


ENGLISH GRAMMAR



CBSE Class 9/10 - ENGLISH GRAMMAR - CLOZE TEST-3
Directions: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

(✍Following Passage appeared in Indian Bank PO Exam 2010)

Passage


The World Diabetes Congress has determined that India has the largest number of diabetics in the world. Apart from the loss of productivity, the …(1)… burden is alarming – $ 2.8 billion annually. Sedentary jobs, …(2)… of electronic entertainment, changing diet patterns and …(3)… dependence on automobiles have driven the activity …(4)… of Indians’ lives especially in cities.

The …(5)… is, therefore, to make people physically …(6)… and requires interventions which impact a large …(7)… of the population. Admittedly physical activity is a …(8)… of choice and is strongly driven by …(9)… preferences. But policy making needs to shift to …(10)… moderate levels of physical activity in the daily lives of people. One way to accomplish this is to create walk-able communities that give residents a variety of destinations within walking distance.


1.
(A) economic
(B) finance
(C) subsidy
(D) physical
(E) health

Friday, 11 November 2016

CBSE Class 9/10/11/12 - English Vocabulary - One Word Substitution

One Word Substitution

CBSE Class 9/10/11/12 - English Vocabulary - One Word Substitution

One word, representing a phrase or sentence or clause, helps in communicating precisely. Here is a list of 20 commonly used words. You may also check this quiz on One word Substitution to learn 100+ words.


1. Able to use the left hand and right hand equally well - Ambidextrous

2. A lightly constructed open booth generally used as a newsstand- Kiosk

3. A game in which in which no one wins - Draw

4. A sweet music - Melody

5. An official call to appear in a court of law - Summon

6. Words of similar meaning - Synonyms

7. Belonging to all parts of the world - Universal

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Class (6 - 12) English Grammar - KINDS OF SENTENCES (Part 1)

KINDS OF SENTENCES (Part 1)

Class (6 - 12) English Grammar - KINDS OF SENTENCES (Part 1)

Sentences based on functions are categorised as follows:

1. Assertive Sentences
2. Interrogative Sentences
3. Imperative Sentences
4. Optative Sentences
5. Exclamatory Sentences

Assertive Sentences

These sentences merely assert an incident or a fact.
e.g.
The sun is a big star. (Affirmative)
The Taj is a beautiful monument.         (Affirmative)
He is not in Delhi. (Negative)
It does not glow at night.         (Negative)

Sentences that affirm one or the other fact are called affirmative sentences. First two sentences listed above are affirmative ones.

Sentences that negate a fact are called negative sentences. The last two sentences listed above are negative sentences.

Exercise:
Convert the following affirmative sentences into negative sentences.

1. I like him.
2. Banana is a sweet fruit.
3. They play for Delhi Soccer club.
4. We sing a song.
5. He gets up early.


Answers:
1. I do not like him.
2. Banana is not a sweet fruit.
3. They do not play for Delhi Soccer club.
4. We do not sing a song.
5. He does not get up early.


Monday, 30 May 2016

CBSE Class 9 -12: English Grammar Quiz

ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
CBSE Class 9 -12: English Grammar Quiz

[Questions from SSC Exam Paper 2014]
Q (1 - 5) In these questions some part of the sentences have errors and some are correct.Find out which part of the sentence has error and mark that part (A), (B) or (C). If a sentence is free from error, then mark (D) as your answer.


Q1: In his book (A)/ Churchill describes (B)/ that historical first meeting with Roosevelt (C)/ No error (D).

Q2: The ant who was nearby (A) / walked forward and bit the hunter (B)/ sharply in the ankle (C) / No error (D).


Q3: They can promise you (A) / an experience (B) / you won't never forget (C)/ No error (D)


Q4: The dress that the (A) / girl wore was (B)/ more attractive than the other girls (C)/ No error (D)


Q5: Fifty years has passed (A)/ since man first ventured (B)/ in outer space (C)/ No error (D).


Directions (6 - 10): Fill up the blanks with approproate word(s) in the sentences. Four options are given, choose the correct one. 


Q6: I can ______ him without qualifications.

(a) recommend
(b) commend
(c) praise
(d) suggest


Q7: She let her horse ________ in the field.

(a) loosen
(b) loose
(c) loosely
(d) lose