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Assignment Code: BEGF-101/TMA/2021-22
Course Code: BEGF-101
Assignment Name: Foundation Course in English
Verification Status: Verified by Professor
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Q1 Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
During our growing up years we as children were taught - both at home and school - to worship the photos and idols of the Gods of our respective religions. When we grew a little older, we were to read holy books like the Bhagwad Gita, Bible and Quran; we were told that there are a lot of life lessons to be learnt from these holy books. We were then introduced to stories from our mythologies which taught us about ethics and morality- what is good and what is bad. I also learnt to be respectful towards my parents who made my life comfortable with their hard work and love and care, and my teachers who guided me to become a good student and a responsible citizen. Much later in life, I realised that though we learn much from our respective holy books, there is a lot to learn from our surroundings. This realization dawned upon me when I learnt to enquire and explore. Everything around us- the sun, the moon, the stars, rain, rivers, stones, rocks, birds, plants and animals – teach us many valuable life lessons. No wonder that besides the scriptures, in many cultures nature is also worshipped. The message that we get is to save our environment and maintain ecological balance. People are taught to live in harmony with nature and recognize that there is God in all aspects of nature.
Nature is a great teacher. A river never stops flowing. If it finds an obstacle in its way in the form of a heavy rock, the river water fights to remove it from its path or finds an alternative path to move ahead. This teaches us to be progressive in life, and keep the fighting spirit alive. Snakes are worshipped as they eat insects in the field that can hurt our crops, thus protecting the grains for us. In fact, whatever we worship is our helper and makes our lives easy for us. There are many such examples in nature, but we are not ready to learn a lesson. Overcome with greed, we are destroying nature. As a result, we face natural disasters like droughts, floods and landslides. We don’t know that nature is angry with us. However, it is never too late to learn. If we learn to respect nature, the quality of our life will improve.
Q1. a What were we taught as children-both at home and school? 1
Ans) During our growing up years we as children were taught - both at home and school - to worship the photos and idols of the Gods of our respective religions.
Q1. b What were we taught to read when we grew a little older? 1
Ans) When we grew a little older, we were to read holy books like the Bhagwad Gita, Bible and Quran; we were told that there are a lot of life lessons to be learnt from these holy books.
Q1. c What is the realization of the writer? 2
Ans) Much later in life, I realised that though we learn much from our respective holy books, there is a lot to learn from our surroundings. This realization dawned upon me when I learnt to enquire and explore.
Q1. d Describe in detail as to what teaches us many valuable life lessons? 4
Ans) Everything around us- the sun, the moon, the stars, rain, rivers, stones, rocks, birds, plants and animals – teach us many valuable life lessons.
Q1. e What is the message that we get? 1
Ans) The message that we get is to save our environment and maintain ecological balance. People are taught to live in harmony with nature and recognize that there is God in all aspects of nature.
Q1.f Give a suitable title to the passage. 1
Ans) Nature teaches us important Lessons in Life.
Q1. g Find words from the passage which mean the same as the following: 10
i. mature - grew a little older
ii adore - - to worship
iii deity - photos and idols of the Gods
iv decipher - teach us many valuable life lessons.
v fable - stories from our mythologies
vi reverent - respectful
vii at ease - comfortable
viii accountable - responsible
ix hurdle - obstacle
x advance - to be progressive
Q2. Choose the correct form of the verb from within the brackets so as to make it agree with the subject. 5
i Where .................. she study? (do/does)
Ans) Where does she study?
ii We ……….to school by bus but our friends ............. as they live nearby. (go/goes) (walk/walks)
Ans) We go to school by bus, but our friends walk as they live nearby.
iii Children ............... playing football. (is/are)
Ans) Children are playing football.
iv My aunt ................... a short memory. (has/have) 4
Ans) My aunt has a short memory.
Q3. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article (a/an or the or no article): 5
Roberts recently became…..minister in …..new Government, being appointed…..Minister for Industry. Roberts is ….honest person and ….hardworking professional.
Ans) Roberts recently became a minister in the new Government, being appointed the Minister for Industry. Roberts is an honest person and a hardworking professional.
Q4. Fill in the blanks with the correct tense of the verb given in brackets: 10
Many years ago when Martin Luther King (address) a public meeting, someone (throw) a shoe at him. There (be) a deep silence. King (pick) up the shoe and (tell) the gathering that some king gentlemen, knowing that he (can) not afford shoes (throw) one for him. He (request) the gentlemen to throw him the other one too. The man(feel) embarrassed and (go) away from there.
Ans) Many years ago when Martin Luther King addressed a public meeting, someone threw a shoe at him. There began a deep silence. King picked up the shoe and told the gathering that some king gentlemen, knowing that he could not afford shoes threw one for him. He requested the gentlemen to throw him the other one too. The man felt embarrassed and goes away from there.
Q5 Replace the italicized words with another word of similar meaning beginning with un-, in- or im- 5
i He was not Patient.
Ans) He was impatient.
ii It is not moral for a man to show no concern for his fellowmen.
Ans) It is immoral for a man to show no concern for his fellowmen.
iii He was not mature to be selected for the job.
Ans) He was immature to be selected for the job.
iv Rahul is not acceptable.
Ans) Rahul is unacceptable.
v Kiran is feeling not secure with her present job.
Ans) Kiran is feeling unsecure with her present job.
Q6. Correct the following sentences: 5
i She often go late for the class.
Ans) She often go late for the class.
ii I am not knowing why he left the college.
Ans) I am not knowing why he left the college.
iii One of my friend is a teacher.
Ans) One of my friend is a teacher.
iv He said that he has bought the flowers.
Ans) He said that he has bought the flowers.
v Either he or his sister are going abroad.
Ans) Either he or his sister are going abroad.
Q7. Asking Wh-Questions, example:
You want to know where the post office is.
Where’s the post office?
Now make questions in a similar way. 10
i Find out why your brother is angry.
Ans) Why is your brother angry?
ii Find out when your exam will start
Ans) When will the exams start?
iii Find out why he arrives late at the office.
Ans) Why does he arrive late to office?
iv You want to know where the Railway station is
Ans) Where is the railway station?
v Find out how far is your father’s office from your home.
Ans) What distance is your father’s office from home?
vi You’re interested in knowing where he’s coming from.
Ans) Where are you coming from?
vii You need to know when you could reach him.
Ans) What time can I reach you?
viii Find out what the number of the Chairperson is.
Ans) What is the number of the chairperson?
ix Find out how she goes to the office.
Ans) What route does she take to reach the office?
x Find out how to reach the airport.
Ans) What is the way to the airport?
Q8 Write a about 300 words on any one of the following topics: 20
Q8. ii The role of Media.
Ans) Media plays a crucial role in shaping a healthy democracy. Media makes us aware of various social, political and economical activities happening around the world. It is like a mirror, which shows us or strives to show us the bare truth and harsh realities of life.
The media has undoubtedly evolved and become more active over the years. It is the media only who reminds politicians about their unfulfilled promises at the time of elections. T.V news channels excessive coverage during elections helps people, especially illiterates, in electing the right person to the power. This reminder compels politicians to be up to their promises in order to remain in power.
Television and radio have made a significant achievement in educating rural illiterate masses in making them aware of all the events in their language. Coverage of exploitative malpractices of village heads and moneylenders has helped in taking stringent actions against them by attracting government’s attention.
Impact of Media
The media's impact is notable. Excessive coverage of sensitive news has led to riots. Illiterates are more likely to provoke than literates. It breeds apathy and insensitivity. For example, in the Dhananjoy Chatterjee case, the excessive media coverage led to the deaths of many youngsters who replicated the hanging method. There are numerous harmful effects. This type of news should be handled with extreme caution.
Commercialization has increased media rivalry. To outdo each other, print media have often published articles, cover stories, etc. about sex.
Experts in the media think this is a cheap way to attract readers who are addicted to new TV news channels that have sprung up recently.
No one, including the media, is perfect. I am not criticising the media, but rather stating that it may yet develop to meet the expectations of the people it serves. What is a democracy without active and impartial media? In a democracy, the media keeps the government active. It has evolved from a simple news source to a daily necessity. It has evolved and gotten more responsible through time. The current media revolution has helped individuals make informed decisions, ushering in a new era of democracy.
Q9 In about 200 words, write a conversation between: 20
Q9. i You and your younger sister suggesting her what subject she should go for after completing class 12 whereas your sister wants to do something else.
Ans) Jane: So, Juliet it is nice that you have cleared your XII class with distinction marks. What are your plans now?
Juliet: Jane, I've been busy in preparing for my engineering entrance examinations.
Jane: Oh! I did not know you wanted to become an engineer.
Juliet: I've always had a natural inclination towards a mechanical occupation, so I want to become an engineer.
Jane: But really Juliet Engineering is mostly taken up by men. I would rather want you to be a graduate in Home Science. This will help you in everyday life.
Juliet: In what way will it help me? And how will it be better than engineering?
Jane: Well Juliet, Engineering may be good but soon your job will become monotonous, and you will not have joy.
Juliet: I see but in what way will home science be better. Can you elaborate?
Jane: Sure, firstly you will be receiving training in most household activities like its upkeep, decoration, maintenance and care. You will learn many trades in housekeep and etiquettes in serving guests well. You will experience joy everyday particularly when guests visit you and praise you for your fine decorum. Your creative mind will bring in new feelings and beautification of your premises each day.
Juliet: I really did not think about that. It seems interesting to know more before I can finally decide.
Jane: You sure can take your time and let me know.
Juliet: Thanks for your guidance though. I surely need to think about this venture seriously.
Jane: Wish you all the best in all your endeavours.
Juliet: Thanks, see you later. Bye.
Jane: Bye. Take care.
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