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Unformatted text preview: 12 CBSE Assignments in ENGLISH PLUS CORE TEACHERS' HANDBOOK (Progressive Educational Publishers) Full Marks Pvt Ltd New Delhi-110002 MRP: ` 80.00 (Inclusive of all taxes) CONTENTS SECTION A: READING 5. Indigo .............................................................................. 53 ♦ Type I: Unseen Passages Assignments – 1 to 8 ................. 3 - 6 6. Poets and Pancakes........................................................... 56 ♦ Type II: Note-Making & Summarising Assignments – 1 to 8.... 6 - 9 7. The Interview.................................................................... 58 8. Going Places .................................................................... 60 SECTION - B: ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS Flamingo — Poetry ....................................................... 63 – 69 ♦ Integrated Exercise for Practice .................................... 10 - 34 1. My Mother at Sixty-Six ................................................... 63 • Short Composition................................................... 10 - 17 2. An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum ................... 64 I. Advertisement............................................................ 10 3. Keeping Quiet .................................................................. 65 II. Notice......................................................................... 12 4. A Thing of Beauty ............................................................ 66 III. Poster.......................................................................... 13 5. A Roadside Stand.............................................................. 67 IV. Invitation.................................................................... 14 6. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers ...................................................... 68 V. Replies to Invitation.................................................... 16 Vistas .............................................................................. 69 – 88 • Long Composition.................................................... 17 - 28 1. The Third Level ................................................................ 69 I. Business Letters/Placing Orders/Complaints ........... 17 2. The Tiger King ................................................................. 72 II. Letters to Editor.......................................................... 22 3. Journey to the end of the Earth......................................... 74 III. Applications............................................................... 25 4. The Enemy ....................................................................... 76 • Very Long Composition........................................... 28 - 34 5. Should Wizard Hit Mommy? ........................................... 79 I. Article........................................................................ 28 6. On The Face Of It ............................................................ 81 II. Speech........................................................................ 31 7. Evans Tries an O-level...................................................... 84 III. Debate........................................................................ 33 8. Memories of Childhood ................................................... 86 IV. Report......................................................................... 33 Unit Assignments ........................................................... 88 – 93 ♦ Assignments – 1 to 8 ...................................................... 34 - 42 Unit Assignment – 1 ............................................................. 88 SECTION - C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOK & LONG READING TEXT Unit Assignment – 2 ............................................................. 89 Flamingo — Prose ......................................................... 43  63 Unit Assignment – 4 ............................................................. 92 Unit Assignment – 3 ........................................................... 901 1. The Last Lesson .............................................................. 43 2. Lost Spring ...................................................................... 45 UNIT ASSIGNMENT QUESTION PAPER’S 3. Deep Water ...................................................................... 48 ♦ Unit Assignment Paper – 1 ........................................... 93 – 98 4. The Rattrap ...................................................................... 50 ♦ Unit Assignment Paper – 2 ......................................... 98 – 103   Note: Please note this Teachers’ Handbook contains the Solutions/ Hints for the Assignments/ Unit Assignments given in the book Assignments in English Plus Core - 12 published by Full Circle Education (P) Ltd.   © All rights reserved with the Publishers. (ii) SECTION - A: READING Type I: Unseen Passages ASSIGNMENT – 1 ASSIGNMENT – 2 A. (i) (c) very poor (ii) (d) to make us aware of death toll due to air pollution (iii) (b) not certain but almost accurate (iv) (a) 0-5 years (v) (c) India’s air quality is worse than China B. (i) Traces of particulates found in the bloodstream of newborn babies show it that the air pollution also affects the babies still in their mother’s wombs. (ii) In 2017, the air pollution accounted for 12.4% of the total deaths in India. (iii) Fine particulate matter contains most of damaging chemical substances which penetrate the lung barrier and enter the systemic circulation and affects our whole body. (iv) Big western cities such as London, New York City and Paris make the news when some of their neighbourhoods exceed the WHO norms by a few microgram/m3. (v) As compared to the annual average levels of emissions in western cities, cities in India have much more higher annual average levels of emissions. (vi) India is dealing with both modern sources of pollution such as industries and vehicles and pollution from traditional practices such as cooking with firewood. C. (i) Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) is a complex mixture of solid and liquid particles that originate from different sources and contains multiple very harmful chemical substances. (ii) We need to worry about air pollution throughout the year. However in winter air pollution reaches its peak and during this period, we should be much more careful. (iii) Air pollution levels across the entire Indo-Gangetic Belt are stretching from Punjab and parts of Rajasthan in the west to Bihar in the east because this belt is sandwiched between the Himalayas in the north and Vindhyas in the south. As a result, this belt becomes a virtual valley where outward dispersion is difficult. (iv) The level of air pollution in India can be diminished by making a serious plan which must be long term in nature, target multiple sources, operate yearround and focus on regions rather than cities. D. (i) Penetrate (ii) Mitigate (iii) Dispersion A. (i) (d) saving of the Arctic (ii) (c) polar bears (iii) (b) Hobie Cat (iv) (b) the ominous sail (v) (c) the ghost of the battleship B. (i) The bowhead whale is able to sense the presence of the author and quickly sounds. In fact, he has good intentions. But he realises that it has no trust in the human beings. Therefore, he feels disappointed. (ii) Mike Beedell, his sailing partner, thinks that it would be foolishness for the mighty beast/ bowhead whale to have any trust in them. He is also well aware that the human beings are the cause of the extinction of bowhead whales for whale oil and bone. (iii) The author finds that the frigid ocean currents upswell and mix nutrients on the edge of a huge shoal. They provide a feast for the food chain. (iv) In some regions of Arctic, the land is perfectly devoid of life. On the contrary there are some regions where the plume of life takes away our breath. Moreover, the wastelands flow into oasis which are found nowhere else on the earth. (v) The skills such as knowledge, teamwork and spirit helped the author and his partner in the momentous crossing and surviving the adventure. (vi) The author’s sailing vessel is an embodiment of adaptability. C. (i) It is human being’s greed for whale oil and bone that resulted in the extinction of bowhead whales. (ii) Inuit people once lived on the waste lands of the Arctic which is a challenging task. That’s why the narrator has great respect for them. (iii) By this statement the narrator means to say that in the Arctic where there were a lot of polar bears, he never did anything that could disturb the polars and consequently might make him their prey. (iv) Jeff Macinnis’ ultimate goal was to reach pond Inlet on Baffin Bay. D. (i) Profusion (ii) Ominous (iii) Convulsing 3 ASSIGNMENT – 3 A. (i) (c) As their favourite bookshop was shutting down for ever (ii) (d) bibliophiles (iii) (b) books in their printed form will survive (iv) (c) He was unable to offer heavy discount. (v) (c) e-books cannot give so many qualities as given by printed books B. (i) Manneys, a bookshop in Pune, attracted the book lovers for generations. But it was going to shut down for good. The news attracted the local press because the readers expressed their dismay and anger. (ii) V.G. Mani started his book-selling business in 1928 in Rawalpindi. (iii) His children had little interest to run the bookshop. It was the reason he did not sell the bookshop to someone who was in the same profession. (iv) According to the French philosopher, opening schools means shutting down prisons. (v) The bookshops give the book lovers opportunity to browse books, chat with the knowledgeable owner and meet with other fellow bibliophiles. (vi) The write thinks that the books are like the spoon, hammer and scissors. it is so because once they are created, they cannot be improved. C. (i) V.G. Mani had 11 books shop in Rawalpindi and Peshwar. But due to the partition he had to shut down all the shop there and started a new shop in Pune. (ii) It is true that Manik did not want to close his books shop at his sweet will as they were giving good profit. But reluctantly he had to close them because his children did not take any interest in running the shops. (iii) It means that when a school is opened a large number of people study in that school and educated people hardly involve in committing any crime. If these people were uneducated, some of them would involve in crime and new prisons would have to be made. (iv) It means that when a good bookshop shuts down, many shopkeepers get chances to sell books, even of inferior quality, at exorbitant price. D. (i) Bibliophiles (ii) Zeal (iii) Quintessential ASSIGNMENT – 4 A. (i) (c) Psycho-social stress (ii) (b) chronic fatigue (iii) (a) stress busters 4 (iv) (d) stressful person (v) (b) frequent changes in one’s mood B. (i) Stress is our body reaction to any changes in its internal and external environment. (ii) They should know that some degree of pressure is essential for performance. If they want to enjoy success, they must recognise stress in their life. (iii) Under stressful condition, a professional behaves like a perfectionist followed by depression, lethargy and weakness for further work. (iv) The stress diseases may be the major killers in 2020. (v) Our comparison with what others have achieved in the society is the root cause of psycho-social stress. (vi) He must have faith in himself. He should depend on the usefulness of the job he is doing. C. (i) No, the age of a person has nothing to do with stress levels. An adolescent may feel hopeless in stress caused by his failure in examination. In the same manner, an adult may become hopeless in stress caused by job failure. (ii) Muscle tension in various parts of the body, palpitation and high blood pressure, indigestion and hyper acidity and self-destructive behaviour are some of the symptoms by which a person can recognise that he is under stress. (iii) Due to stress a person becomes the victim of ischaemic heart diseases, hypertension and neuronal disorders. (iv) The person must develop his self-inner control. He should believe in his inner-self and be an optimistic. He should be hopeful that something positive will happen in his life. D. (i) Collapse (ii) Lethargy (iii) Threshold ASSIGNMENT – 5 A. (i) (b) in India 40% to 50% discount is given on all medicines (ii) (c) its traditional treatment therapies (iii) (d) low-cost medical services and the facilities (iv) (d) all of these (v) (c) India provides excellent treatment at a low cost B. (i) The concept of medical tourism originated in Ancient Greece. (ii) India provides better medical care facility at far cheaper rates than the other countries in fact, the lowest treatment cost. A number of hospitals in India, accredited by international institutes, are offering premier treatment at the rate of almost Assignments in English Plus Core – 12 Teachers’ Handbook 40 to 50 per cent less than that of any European or American countries. (iii) The Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, provide medical tourism facility today. (iv) The tour planners offer services like appointments with concerned specialists at a world renown hospital, making arrangements for escorting, transportation and accommodation as per the requirement of the patient, helping to obtain medical visa and preparing other documents as required by the health centres. They also make arrangements for sight-seeing, local transportation and shopping if required by the patient or family members. (v) There is almost a difference of $1000-2000 between the cost of treatment provided in India and Thailand for the medical procedures like bone marrow transplant, heart transplant surgery, knee replacement surgery or even cosmetic body contouring. (vi) Some of the major factors for the growth of medical tourism include the rise in income standards and an increase in older population, shifting demographics disease variations and the explosion of lifestyle diseases in India. It has encouraged a number of international pharamaceutical companies, NRIs and foreign investors to invest in this industry in India. C. (i) The narrator feels overjoyed because his generation has witnessed fast growth of 25% to 30% annually in medical tourism. (ii) Today our medical and healthcare services are as good as anywhere in the world. (iii) India will be the best medical tourism destination in the world because of the excellent treatment at the lowest cost. (iv) India’s medical tourism is growing very fast. The author in almost 50 years of his experience has never seen a young industry attain so much success and popularity as our medical tourism industry has achieved. D. (i) Reputation (ii) Affordable (iii) Recession ASSIGNMENT – 6 A. (i) (a) copy (ii) (b) customs (iii) (c) magic (iv) (d) the stone age (v) (b) Eskimo women B. (i) The man tied feathers and skin to themselves with purpose to look fierce and more terrifying. Section - A: Reading (ii) They wore rare objects which often came from far off distance. These objects demonstrated their importance. (iii) The prehistoric men often took shelter in the caves during the cold weather. They might have left these tools. (iv) They were more beautiful than those we use today. In certain cases, they are finer and more beautifully shaped than those of Roman times. (v) Clothing started as ornament with belief to have some magic qualities. The idea behind was to differentiate one tribe from another or to demonstrate one’s rank in the tribe. (vi) They wear feathers and claws to represent the animals or birds. Thus, they show that they are closely associated with them. C. (i) He had desire to prove that he was exceptionally strong and brave man. He also wanted to demonstrate his bravery before his friends. Besides, he knew that his act may set a trend/ custom to be followed by others in his tribe. (ii) The necklace found in Italy consisted of stag’s teeth. These were arranged at intervals with two upper rows made of the vertebrae of fish and one row of shells. It also contained the skeleton of a young man belonging to the stone age. (iii) Man learnt from the skins of animals that he could get more comforts and live better. He used to cover his body with the skins of animals. Gradually he learnt how to make skins softer and better garments. (iv) The prehistoric men used tools to scrape the inner side of skins. Their purpose was to make these skins soft to wear. The needles were made of bones. They were beautiful and fine, and some of them were not bigger than those we use today. Their shape and size were better than those of Roman times. D. (i) Ornament (ii) Elaborate (iii) Supple ASSIGNMENT – 7 A. (i) (c) the author (ii) (a) the sculptured repose of his profile against the vanishing daylight (iii) (d) his matured and firm determination (iv) (d) an ordinary drive and lodge (v) (a) observe some illegal hunters in the adjoining forest B. (i) An idea rather than a passion inspired Lord Upland towers to win Barbara. (ii) Cynical doggedness at the age of 19 made Lord Uplandtowers an Earl. 5 (iii) The young Earl went to Chene Manor to attend a ball. (iv) Barbara was the daughter of Sir John and Lady Grebe. (v) He told him so because the lady was not influenced by love. (vi) The Earl was impassive to his friend’s forecast. C. (i) When Lord Uplandtowers was a twelve years old, his father died and he became the main character of his family which made him a matured person soon. At the age of nineteen he became an Earl. (ii) A branch from turnpike road was known as the Great Western Highway which is still one of the finest examples of a macadamised turnpike-track that can be found in England. (iii) The first attempt to relate Lord Uplandtowers with Barbara was made in the ball when Barbara was barely seventeen. (iv) It signifies that Barbara is not able to make right decision about her suitable life partner at her tender age. D. (i) Doggedness (ii) Equanimity (iii) Edifice ASSIGNMENT – 8 A. (i) (c) first get shocked and gradually accept and find ways to protect their child from harassment. (ii) (b) autism (iii) (c) is not cured completely (iv) (d) rote learning (v) (a) by observing his/her behaviour B. (i) When their child is diagnosed with mental disorder, they initially get shocked, numbed and spend a considerable period in this bewilderment. (ii) Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the way the child reacts to people and the environment. He/She develops speech problem and often has difficulty in using language to communicate. (iii) Differently abled children are looked upon with contempt, pity and are made the bulk of all jokes. (iv) Autistic individuals have the problem of communicating with others. They also lack the ability to understand some special area like social skills, whereas non-autistic children do not have communication problems and easily understand social skills. (v) Autistic children display an excellent ability to learn by rote and this is essentially what is required in elementary education. (vi) Autistic children who develop speech can communicate with non-autism people but have to face some difficulties such as echoing whatever is said to them, repeating a word over and over and speaking only to express needs rather than emotions. C. (i) Differently abled children have to face many difficulties. They face difficulty in performing acts which come naturally to others. (ii) No, Bollywood movies produced with a view to bringing such anomalies to public awareness have failed to imbibe the minor intricacies of these disorders in people’s minds. (iii) No, the children with autism cannot communicate in a usual speech pattern. However, they may develop speech but have difficulty using language to communicate. (iv) Children with autism can develop their skills if they receive early, well focused intervention. D. (i) Hazy (ii) Visual (iii) Appropriateness Type II: Note-Making & Summarising ASSIGNMENT – 1 A.    I. Title: U.N. Development Programme 2006 II. Notes: 1. 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