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Assignment Code: FEG-1/BEGF-101/TMA/2022-23
Course Code: FEG-01/BEGF-101
Assignment Name: Foundation Course in English
Verification Status: Verified by Professor
Max. Marks: 100
Answer all the questions
1 Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
You seemed at first to take no notice of your schoolfellows, or rather to set yourself against them because they were strangers to you. They knew as little of you as you did of them; so that this would have been the reason for their keeping aloof from you as well, which you would have felt as a hardship. Learn never to conceive a prejudice against other because you know nothing of them. It is bad reasoning and makes enemies of half the world. Do not think ill of them till they behave ill to you; and then strive to avoid the faults which you see in them. This will disarm their hostility sooner than pique or resentment or complaint. I thought you were disposed to criticize the dress of some of the boys as not so good as your own. Never despise any one for anything that he cannot help - least of all, for his poverty. I would wish you to keep up appearances yourself as a defence against the idle sneers of the world, but I would not have you value yourself upon them. I hope you will neither be the dupe nor victim of vulgar prejudices.
Instead of saying above "Never despise anyone for anything that he cannot help," I might have said, "Never despise anyone at all"; for contempt implies a triumph over and pleasure in the ill of another. It means that you are glad and congratulate yourself on their failings or misfortunes.
You have hit her to be a spoilt child and have been used to have your own way a good deal, both in the house and among your playfellows, with whom you were too fond of being a leader; but you have good nature and good sense and will get the better of this in time. You have now got among other boys who are your equals, or bigger and stronger than yourself and who have something else to attend to besides humouring your whims and fancies, and you feel this as a repulse or piece of injustice. But the first lesson to learn is that there are other people in the world besides yourself. The more airs of childish self-importance you. give yourself, you will only expose yourself to be the more thwarted and laughed at. True equality is the only true morality or wisdom. Remember always that you are but one among others and you can hardly mistake your place in society. In your father's house you might do as you pleased; in the world you will find competitors at every turn. You are not born a king's son, to destroy or dictate to millions; you can only expect to share their fate or settle your differences amicably with them. You already find it so at school, and I wish you to be reconciled to your situation as soon and with as little pain as you can.
- William Hazlitt
1a) Who were strangers to you in your school? 1
Ans) My schoolfellows were strangers to me at my school.
1b) How much did you know about them? 1
Ans) I knew as little of them as they did of me.
1c) What was the reason for keeping your schoolfellows aloof from you? 2
Ans) The reason for keeping my schoolfellows aloof from me was because we both knew little to nothing about each other.
1d) Describe in detail as to what the writer wants you to learn? 4
Ans) The writer wants us to learn:
To never conceive a prejudice against other because I know nothing of them.
Do not think ill of them till they behave ill to me; and then strive to avoid the faults which I see in them.
Never despise any one for anything that he cannot help - least of all, for his poverty.
To neither be the dupe nor victim of vulgar prejudices.
1e) What is the message that we get? 1
Ans) The message that we get is to learn that there are other people in the world besides ourselves. The more airs of childish self-importance we give ourselves, we will only expose ourselves to be the more thwarted and laughed at. True equality is the only true morality or wisdom so we need to remember that we are but one among others and we can hardly mistake your place in society.
1f) Give a suitable title to the passage. 1
Ans) Title: Never Harbour to Prejudice against Others.
1g) Find words from the passage which mean the same as the following: 10
Ans) Keeping aloof
2 Choose the correct form of the verb from within the brackets so as to make it agree with the subject. 10
A famous Irish banister, who. .......... (be) a very witty person, .......... (appear) before a judge who ............. (not like) him and. ............. (not try) to hide the fact. While the barrister. ............ (argue) his case, the judge. ............. (not seem) to be paying any attention to him. He. ............. (pat) his huge dog, which ............. (sit) beside him, and ............... (say) something to it. The barrister.............. (stop).
Ans) A famous Irish banister, who was a very witty person, appeared before a judge who did not like him and did not try to hide the fact. While the barrister argued his case, the judge did not seem to be paying any attention to him. He patted his huge dog, which sat beside him, and said something to it. The barrister stopped.
3 Put the verbs given in brackets in the present perfect or the present perfect continuous tense: 10
1) I not (see) a film since December.
Ans) I have not seen a film since December.
2) Which book you (read) since this morning?
Ans) Which book are you reading since this morning?
3) I (try) to swim for years but I not (succeed) yet.
Ans) I tried to swim for years but I have not succeeded yet.
4) The judge (examine) three witnesses since morning.
Ans) The judge has examined three witnesses since morning.
5) The servant (wait) for an hour now. Your mother not (give) him any work yet.
Ans) The servant waited for an hour now. Your mother has not given him any work yet.
6) I (read) this essay five times, but I can't understand it.
Ans) I have read this essay five times, but I can’t understand it.
7) The old man (sleep) in the garden all day.
Ans) The old man slept in the garden all day.
8) You (eat) four ice creams already.
Ans) You ate four ice creams already.
9) What you (do) since I saw you last?
Ans) What have you done since I saw you last?
10) The lions in the zoo (roar) for a quarter of an hour; they will soon be given food.
Ans) The lions in the zoo roared for a quarter of an hour; they will soon be given food.
4. Supply the appropriate particles from those given below: 5
up, out, after, to, down.
i) I can't start the car; the battery has run-----
Ans) I can't start the car; the battery has run out.
ii) Look------- the baby while I am away.
Ans) Look after the baby while I am away.
iii) The price of fruit usually goes ------- in summer in Delhi; even melons cost a lot.
Ans) The price of fruit usually goes up in summer in Delhi; even melons cost a lot.
iv) I am looking forward --------meeting my cousin next week.
Ans) I am looking forward to meeting my cousin next week.
v) Long sideburns went-----years ago.
Ans) Long sideburns went down years ago.
5. Fill in the blanks using who, which or that: 5
i) The man is standing at the door is an actor.
Ans) The man who is standing at the door is an actor.
ii) The policy the government is following these days is praiseworthy.
Ans) The policy that the government is following these days is praiseworthy.
iii) Teachers generally like students are punctual and hardworking.
Ans) Teachers generally like students that are punctual and hardworking.
iv) The play we saw last night was hilarious.
Ans) The play that we saw last night was hilarious.
v) You are telling a story is unbelievable.
Ans) You are telling a story which is unbelievable.
6. Frame questions to which the following statements are answers. Use the question word given in brackets.
e.g., The door leads to the balcony. (Where?) 10
Where does the door lead?
1. I arrived at ten this morning. (When)
Ans) When will I arrive?
2. 1 didn't write a letter because there was no time. (Why)
Ans) Why didn’t I write a letter?
3. Miss La1 came with me. (Who)
Ans) Who came with me?
4. We came by train. (How)
Ans) How did we come?
5. We travelled by train because we couldn't get seats on the plane. (Why).
Ans) Why did we travel by train?
6. We took the night train. (Which)
Ans) Which train did we take?
7. We left home around seven in the evening. (When)
Ans) When did we leave home?
8. I rang you up at the office. (Where)
Ans) Where did I rang you?
9. A derailment delayed us. (What)
Ans) What delayed us?
10. We took a taxi from the station. (How)
Ans) How did we reach from the station?
7. Write a about 300 words on any one of the following topics: 20
i New Education Policy 2020
Ans) The National Education Policy of India 2020, approved by the Union Cabinet of India on 29 July 2020, outlines the vision of the new education system of India. It replaces the previous National Policy on Education, 1986. The vision of the policy is to build an education system rooted in Indian ethos that contributes directly to transforming India by providing high-quality education to all, thereby making India a global knowledge superpower.
The National Education Policy 2020 has emphasised on the use of mother tongue or local language as the medium of instruction till Class 5 while recommending its continuance till Class 8 and beyond. It recommends that all students will learn three languages in their school under the formula. The three languages learned by children will be the choices of States, regions, and of course the students themselves. However, at least two of the three languages should be native to India, one of which is most likely to be the local/ regional language. The rule will apply to both private and public schools. High-quality textbooks, including science, will be made available in-home languages. In cases where home-language textbook material is not available, the language between the teachers and students will still remain the home language wherever possible.
The National Education Policy 2020 encourages teachers to use a bilingual approach, including bilingual teaching-learning materials, with those students whose home language may be different from the medium of instruction. As per the National Education Policy 2020, Exams will also be made ‘easier’. They will test primarily core competencies to eliminate the “Coaching Culture.” Students will be allowed to take Board Exams twice in any given year, to eliminate the high stakes of board exams.
In accordance with the New Education Policy 2020, board exams in certain subjects could be redesigned. Board exam questions to have two types:
Objective type with multiple-choice questions
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will offer a high-quality common aptitude test, as well as specialized common subject exams in various subjects, at least a twice every year as prep for entrance examinations.
8. In about 200 words, write a conversation between: 20
ii You and your superstar about a situation where you are asking him 10 questions and he is answering those 10 questions.
1) What projects are you presently working on?
I am presently involved in 4 major filmmaking projects, 3 of which I am also acting in. The 4th one is my directorial debut.
2) What types of projects have you acted in before?
So far, I have acted in twenty-two commercials, eighteen theatre production and twelve independent films.
3) What are the most valuable skills for an acting career?
There are two particularly valuable skills for an actor: memorisation and the ability to observe, enact behaviours, expressions, and tones. It is also useful to have good intrapersonal skills and be able to speak and sing in various vocal styles and dialects.
4) What professional training do you have in acting techniques?
I have trained in the Stanislavski method, the Chekhov technique, the Meisner technique, the practical aesthetics acting technique and the method acting technique.
5) Where do you see yourself in the competition?
I am a very non-competitive person. The only person that I do compete with is myself., I concentrate on my own work and leave the competition part to people who are not secure about their talent.
6) How has stardom changed you?
Stardom has changed me for sure but not in the conventional way most people believe. I am the same person that I was 5 years ago when the world didn’t know me.
7) How do you balance your work and private lives?
I try to take one month out each year so that I can just run away from it all with my family. I try not to work over the weekends unless I have a commission that is not in the city where I live.
8) How do you respond to negative performance reviews?
If the criticism is valid, I use the feedback to understand my performance and think of how to improve it in the future. If the criticism is baseless, then I try to ignore it.
9) Where do you see yourself in the next 20 years?
That is difficult to say. Ideally, I would like to be spending the life of a recluse in a cabin deep in the woods! That is all I can think of right now!
10) What is your dream project?
I would love to act in a high-budgeted science fiction movie. I have always been a fan of good, believable science fiction but have not yet had the opportunity to work in one.
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