Showing posts with label class12-english. Show all posts
Showing posts with label class12-english. Show all posts

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.


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.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 16 2017 (Day 11)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 16 2017 (Day 11)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 16 2017 (Day 11)

The Indian Express 

To elevate

Trump, Modi agree to elevate strategic talks,...

meaning: To raise or lift something, to improve something (ऊपर उठाना, बौद्धिक व नैतिक स्तर पर उठाना)


Examples:
1. This diet will elevate your blood sugar level.
2. He is elevated to Joint Secretary level.


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.


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