Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Class 7th - English : Short Stories - Lesson 3 - Face Showing by B. P. Sathe

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Face Showing| Story 3 |English 7th | Tulip Series |
(B. P. Sathe)

Working with the Text

Q1. Who came to the narrator’s village?

Ans. Ilamdin’s wife, Rahimbibi came to narrator’s village. She was a newly wedded bride.

Q2. What did the narrator’s mother, aunt, and his elder brother’s wife give the newly wedded bride?

Ans. Narrator’s mother gave her a pair of bangles. Her aunt gave her a pair of anklets and his elder brother’s wife gave her a pair of small silver toe-rings.

Q3. The narrator’s sister-in-law said, “Only her complexion is fair, the face is full of freckles.” This shows she (Narrator’s sister-in-law) is:

a) Nice                        b) Arrogant   c) Vain                       d) Humble

Ans. The narrator’s sister in law was vain because she did not like another being praised.

Q4. What did the newly wedded bride do after three or four days?

Ans. The newly wedded, bride was treated specially for three to four days and after that joined household tasks.

Q5. Why did the sister-in-law keep quiet?

Ans. The sister-in-law kept quiet – either she could not find suitable reply or she did not think it suitable to carry on the argument.

Q6. Where did the parents of the daughter-in-law live?

Ans. The parents of daughter-in-law live in Saurinsar.

Q7. Why did the mother-in-law stop coming to the well?

Ans. Mother-in-law stopped coming to the well with her daughter-in-law as she was engaged in other domestic work at home.

Q8. How many years did the narrator spend in the ninth class?

Ans. The narrator spent three years in the ninth class.

Q9. What did Rahimbibi ask the narrator to give her as his masahni when she was dying?

Ans. Rahimbibi asked narrator to place a handful of soil on her face in the grave as his masahni.

Language Work

(A) Find from the lesson words which mean the following:

a) To want something or to want something to do. Tempt

b) Small pale brown spots on the skin, usually on the face. Freckles

c) Not able to walk correctly. Lame 

d) Happening or doing at the same time. Together

e) Treated in a special way. Pamper

f) A piece of thin material worn by women to cover the face or head. Veil

g) A strong wish or longing. Desire

h) Something which makes a situation more difficult. Complication

(B) Fill in the blanks in the following sentences using co-relative conjunctions.

1. Whether he likes it or not, he has to move with his parents.

2. Both my brother and my sister is a graduate.

3. She is not only beautiful but also intelligent.

4. The fire destroyed not only the cloth store but also the stationery shop.

5. whether he likes it or not, he has to undergo surgery.

6. either he is sincere or he is pretending to do so.

7. He borrowed a book from the library. He neither read it nor returned it.

8. He speaks both English and Hindi.

(He speaks neither English nor Hindi.)

9. Both Hafeez and Salma have taken the stationery to the class.

(Neither Hafeez nor Salma has taken the stationery to the class.)

10. She is neither a regular student nor she is ready to give up studies.

(C) Fill in the blanks wit idioms given in the box (You may change the sentence if necessary).

1. He told us an interesting joke. All of us burst into laughter.

2. His father is a poor ma. It is difficult for him to make both ends meet.

3. The rich man invited all and sundry to the wedding of his daughter.

4. Gandhiji never told a lie. He always called a spade a spade.

5. This piece of land has become a bone of contention between the two brothers.

6. When he heard the answer, he was cut to the quick.

7. When Rahimbibi told the narrator that the previous year he had also been in the ninth class, he felt at a loss for words and couldn’t bear t stand in front of her.

8. If you don’t study properly, you will cut a sorry figure in the examination.

 Grammar Work

Fill in the blanks using future continuous or progressive tense of the verbs given in brackets.

1) We will be learning English this time tomorrow. (learn)

2) The sun will be shining this time tomorrow. (Shine)

3) I like cricket. I will be watching a cricket match at 9 p.m. tonight. (Watch)

4) When he reaches home, his son will be waiting for him. (Wait)

5) They shall be waiting for us when the train arrives. (Arrive)

6) They shall be playing a match this time tomorrow. (Play)

7) Don’t phone me after ten o'clock, I shall be sleeping. (Sleep)

8. when you reach there, she will be reading a book. (Read)

9. I shall be listening to the news at 9 a.m. tomorrow. (Listen)

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