Monday, 31 October 2011

Diwali



Diwali is my favorite festival. On this day Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after killing Ravana. It is a festival of light. People decorate their houses. Shopkeepers start new ledger from this day. Goddess Lakshmi is worshippedin the evening. People distribute sweets and gifts among friends and relatives. There is a practice f exploding crackers at night which is not good for health and environment. We must avoid crackers. I enjoy Diwali very much.   

My self


I am student of VIIIth class. I am thirteen years old. I love my family. My father is a doctor and my mother is a teacher. I have an elder brother. I want to become an actor like Sharukh khan. I watch all his movies. I also take dance classes after my school. I am good at studies also. My favorite subject is science. I am early riser. I take a long walk daily in the morning. I am very impressed with our national father- Mahatma Gandhi. I   want to live a simple life with high ideals.

My brother



My younger brother, Golu is very naughty. He is only four years old and study in nursery class.  He is the star of everyone’s eyes in our house. He engages everyone with his naughty activities and funny talks. He imitates his grandfather and all break into laughter.  He is good at studies also. His class teacher is all praise for him. I love him very much.

My sister


My elder sister, Sunita, is my best friend also. She helps me in my studies. She is my friend and guide. I share all my secrets with her. She is trustworthy.  I feel secure with her. She is a very good cook also. Everyone admires her recipes. She is good at mathematics and runs a small tuition centre. I have a deep attachment with her

My mother


My mother is a kind and caring lady. She is very religious. She starts her day with worship. She has devoted her life for her family. Family is at the centre of her thought and action. She always encourages me for a balanced life mixed with study, play, and other activities. She takes care of every member of the family. I feel like heaven in her warm, loving presence.

My Father



My father is a doctor. He is religious person. He performs his duty very honestly. He works in a charitable hospital in the evening.  He is always ready to help poor. He takes care of all our need. I feel very secure under his guidance. He loves us very much but he never forces his ideas on us. But I aspire to be like him. I want to follow his footprints.

My neighbor (a Bad man)



Mr. Rakesh is our next door neighbor. He is not a good man. He always speak ill of others. He is very quarrelsome. He never support anyone. He drinks daily. He uses abusive language. He beat his wife and children. He does not have good terms with anybody in the colony. Everybody hates him. I also dislike him.

My neighbor (a Good man)


Mr. Gupta is our next door neighbor.  He is a very good man. He is a doctor. He works in a government hospital. In the evening, he runs a charitable clinic at his home. He is very polite and religious person. He is always ready to help others. He is also the president of our RWA. All love him. I want to become like him.

Jumble words-5


 Marking scheme
1) Do one exercise (5 sentences) at one time.

2) Match the answer (given at the end of last exercise).

3) Give yourself marks using following criteria

A) No mistake à “1” mark
B) One mistake à “1/2” mark
C) More than one mistakesà “0” marks

4) Add all the marks using following criteria

Marks
Remark
<3
Not satisfactory
>=3
good
>=4
Very good
=5
excellent

5) Now move to next exercise. Use the knowledge you acquired from previous exercises.

Q) Rearrange the following words to obtain a meaningful sentence.


Exerciseà1
1)      People/rushing/river/noticed/were/the/I/towards/that.
2)      And/to/seem/in/determined/likely/strikers/are/give/not.
3)      Reasons/party/one/I/is/it/the/the/why/of/left.
4)      Standing/a/in/man/corner/who/scientist/the/is/the/is.
5)      When/his/afternoon/it/started/was/journey/he.

Exerciseà2

1)      In/say/no/what/there/sense/you/is.
2)      After/work/a/require/hard/everyone/such/rest.
3)      Whenever/free/like/you/go/are/you/to.
4)      Congested/ pleasure/traveling/gave/in/no/hot/me/bus/a.
5)      Any/by/interested/I/presented/not/project/you/am/in.

Exerciseà3
1)      Who/own/those/friends/their/I/cheat/people/hate.
2)      Good/lead/thoughts/success/provoke/good/which/to/actions.
3)      Difficulty/could/was/comprehend/so/I/assignment/not/that/it.
4)      Well/from/not/Mumbai/since/has/returned/he/been/he.
5)      Went/in/parents/difficulties/help/the/his/great/to/boy/for.

Exerciseà4

1)      Cross/ever/river/have/flooded/tried/a/you/to/?.
2)      Him/not/more/speak/he/you/against/no/should/as/is.
3)      Buckets/we/in/came/many/down/of/fire/water/threw/as/the/it.
4)      For/ party/no/attend/is/to/there/the/him/problem.
5)      Enough/rice/people/kg/for/not/five/fifty/is.

Exerciseà5
1)      School/he/rang/just/the/entered./bell/as/the.
2)      Match/who/brother/the/boy/is/the/my/won.
3)      Had/days/to/is/nothing/since/eat/he/it.
4)      From/backyard/of/heaven/once/his/a/gold/into/plate/fell.
5)      How/book/does/borrow/know/a/he/to/not.

Answer Exerciseà1

1)      I noticed that people were running towards the river.
2)      Strikers seem determined and are not likely to give in.
3)      It is one of the reasons why I left the party.
4)      The man who is standing in the corner is a scientist.
5)      It was afternoon when he stared his journey.

Answer Exerciseà2
1)      There is no sense in what you say.
2)      Everyone require rest after such a hard wok.
3)      You are free to go wherever you like.
4)      Traveling in a hot congested bus gave me no pleasure.
5)      I am not interested in any project presented by you.

Answer Exerciseà3  
1)      I hate those people who cheat their own friends...
2)      Good thoughts provoke good actions which lead o success.
3)      Assignment was so difficulty that I could not comprehend it.
4)      He has not been well since he returned from Mumbai.
5)      The boy in great difficulties went to his parents for help.

Answer Exerciseà4
1)      Have you ever tried to cross a flooded river?
2)      You should not speak against him as he is no more.
3)      The fire came down as we threw many buckets of water in it.
4)      There is no problem for him to attend the party.
5)      Five kg rice is not enough for fifty people.

Answer Exerciseà5  
1)      Just as he entered the school the bell rang.
2)      The boy who won the match is my brother.
3)      It is two days since he had nothing to eat.
4)      Once a plate of gold fell from heaven into his backyard.
5)      He does not know how to borrow a book.


for further practice see
Jumble words | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

Jumble words-4


 Marking scheme
1) Do one exercise (5 sentences) at one time.

2) Match the answer (given at the end of last exercise).

3) Give yourself marks using following criteria

A) No mistake à “1” mark
B) One mistake à “1/2” mark
C) More than one mistakesà “0” marks

4) Add all the marks using following criteria

Marks
Remark
<3
Not satisfactory
>=3
good
>=4
Very good
=5
excellent

5) Now move to next exercise. Use the knowledge you acquired from previous exercises.

Q) Rearrange the following words to obtain a meaningful sentence.

Exerciseà1

1)      Expected/escape/he/jail/his/would/friend/from/that/the.
2)      That/citizen/shelther/king/every/announced/and/get/cloth/will/food.
3)      Must/write/every/paragraph/person/a/know/educated/to/how.
4)      Theatre/reached/show/he/the/finished/in/had/when.
5)      Is/make/he/Biryani/know/to/not/needed/did/what.

Exerciseà2
1)      Could/is/the/now/who/winner/name/not/his/boy/spell/the.
2)      Not/can/nation/grow/not/can/women/which/respect/a.
3)      Whenever/like/to/feel/you/me/you/come/can.
4)      There/to/assure/fear/to/is/want/that/reason/you/I/no.
5)      Dark/come/building/It/out/was/we/the/when/of.

Exerciseà3
           
1)      Not/fast/it/train/could/was/that/catch/so/I.
2)      Jam/returning/he/office/in/he/was/from/was/a/as/caught/the.
3)      Whitewash/six/we/as/finished/clock/the/struck/the.
4)      The/nearby/broke/the/where/is/house/fire.
5)      Child/toys/like/longs/other/he/any/for.

Exerciseà4

1)      Truth/life/who/never/those/fail/speaks/in.
2)      Your/words/an/thank/much/most/very/sympathetic/you/kind/for.
3)      The/were/off/to/present/my/see/station/parents/at/me.
4)      May/this/student/sum/class/every/know/solve/of/how/must/to.
5)      Meaning/you/there/write/in/no/what/is.

Exerciseà5

1)      Unless/consistently/can/works/student/he/no/succeed/.
2)      To/for/single-handed/is/student/project/do/the/any/too/big.
3)      Know/introduce/class/to/do/to/I/how/the/myself/not.
4)      Forget/best/should/honestly/policy/is/you/that/never/the.
5)      School/started/reached/had/when/prayer/the/I.


Answer Exerciseà1
1)      His friend expected that he would escape from the jail.
2)      King announced that every citizen will get food, cloth and shelter.
3)       Every educated person must know how to write paragraph.
4)      Show had finished when he reached in the theater.
5)      He did not know what is needed to make Biryan.

Answer Exerciseà2
1)      The boy who could not spell his name is the winner now.
2)      A nation which can not respect women can not grow.
3)      You can come to me whenever you feel like.
4)      I want to assure you that there is no reason to fear.
5)      It was dark when we came out of the building.

Answer Exerciseà3
1)      Train was so fast that I could not catch it.
2)      He was caught in a jam as he was returning from the office.
3)      We finished the whitewash as the clock struck six.
4)      The house where the fire broke is nearby.
5)      Like any other child he longs for toys.

Answer Exerciseà4
1)      Those who speak truth never fail in life.
2)      Thank you very much for your most kind and sympathetic words.
3)      My parents were present at the station to see me off.
4)      Every student of my class must know how to solve this sum.
5)      There is no meaning in what you write.

Answer Exerciseà5
1)      No student can succeed unless he works consistently.
2)      The project is too big for any student to do single-handed.
3)      I do not know how to introduce myself to the class.
4)      You should never forget that honesty is the best policy.
5)      When I reached the school prayer had started.


for further practice see
Jumble words | 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 |

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Jumble words--3


 Marking scheme
1) Do one exercise (5 sentences) at one time.

2) Match the answer (given at the end of last exercise).

3) Give yourself marks using following criteria

A) No mistake à “1” mark
B) One mistake à “1/2” mark
C) More than one mistakesà “0” marks

4) Add all the marks using following criteria

Marks
Remark
<3
Not satisfactory
>=3
good
>=4
Very good
=5
excellent

5) Now move to next exercise. Use the knowledge you acquired from previous exercises.

Q) Rearrange the following words to obtain a meaningful sentence.


Exerciseà1
1)      Made/left/teacher/after/a/had/the/the/noise/students.
2)      The/to/exams/does/learn/he/pass/not/to/what/know.
3)      Grains/soon/that/I/down/prices/will/hope/go/of.
4)      Thought/the/money/principal/belongs/hospital/that/to.
5)      Can/work/that/time/I/on/he/believe/complete/not.

Exerciseà2

1) Prices/commodities/going/it/that/up/seems/all/are/of.
 2) Got/since/five/it/married/now/years/he/is.
3) My/he/was/me/I/homework/came/busy/when/to/doing.
4) Reached/had/the/died/the/patient/doctor/after.
5) When/your/what/you/you/course/will/complete/do/?.

Exerciseà3
           
1)      While/the/school/going/discussed/the/they/issue/to.
2)      Tour/we/were/cancelled/near/the/because/very/exam.
3)      The/it/not/too/we/hot/because/complete/project/could/was.
4)      Fame/the/name/country/earned/served/he/as/and/he.
5)      Truck/with/was/car/hurt/the/no/the/one/collided/but.

Exerciseà4

1)      Has/that/false/the/died/news/is/he.
2)      Disappeared/sun/the/rose/fog/the/after.
3)      When/it/happened/7 O’clock/accident/was.
4)      Hear/exam/was/passed/to/the/I/that/happy/he.
5)      Day/we/match/principal/holiday/us/because/gave/won/one/the.

Exerciseà5
           
1)      Where/our/from/the/now/we/is/shop/close/clothes/buy.
2)      Stands/roads/the/my/meet/four/school/where.
3)      Will/long/are/you/Mumbai/stay/you/me/in/may/as/as.
4)      You/be/friend/with/you/best/happy/meet/my/when/will.
5)      Exam/not/failed/hard/because/he/the/had/in/he/worked.


Answer

Exerciseà1

1)      The students made a noise after the teacher had left.
2)      He does not know what to learn to pass the exam.
3)      I hope that prices of grains will go down soon.
4)      Principal thought that money belongs to the hospital.
5)      I believe that he can not complete work on time.

Exercise à2

1)      It seems that prices of all commodities are going up.
2)      It is now five years since he got married.
3)      I was busy doing my homework when he came to me.
4)      The doctor reached after the patient had died.
5)      What will you do when you complete your course?

Exerciseà3

1)      They discussed the issue while going to the school.
2)      We cancelled the tour because exams were very near.
3)      We could not complete the project because it was too hot.
4)      He earned name and fame as he served the country.
5)      The car collided with the trunk but no one was hurt.

Exerciseà4

1)      The news that he has died is false.
2)      The fog disappeared after the sun rose.
3)      It was 7 O’clock when accident happened.
4)      I was happy to hear that he passed the exam.
5)      Principal gave us one day holiday because we won the match.

Exerciseà5

1)      The shop where we buy our clothes from is close now.
2)      My school stands where the four roads meet.
3)      You may stay will me as long as you are in Mumbai.
4)       You will be happy when you meet with my best friend.
5)       He failed in the exam because he had not worked hard.


for further practice see
Jumble words | 1 | 2 | 4 | 5 |

Tips-to remove common errors of Noun


Commonly errors in the use of noun occurs because
a)      Some nouns are same in singular and plural form.
b)      Some nouns come only in plural form.
c)      Plural form of some nouns is used in singular. etc.

To remove these errors you should go through following tips.

1)      Some collective nouns are plural even in singular form.-cattle, gentry, people, poultry, folk, police, government etc.
Exampleà  
·        The cattle were grazing in the garden.
·        All gentry re present in the party.
·        People are against corruption.

2) Some nouns are same in singular and plural form-sheep, deer, fish, swine, means wages, pubic, etc.
Exampleà
·        Sheep are going in the forest.
·        His means are small.

3) Dozens, hundred, thousand, million, pair.

A) These words if come after a digit/number are used as singular.
Example à
·        Three dozen oranges.
·        five hundred sentences.
·        Six thousand people.

B) These words if come before preposition “of” are used as plural.
Exampleà
·        Dozens of cows.
·        Hundred of people.
·        Thousands of viewers.

4) Some nouns always come in plural form-scissors, spectacles, trousers, tongs, measles, thanks, assets, riches, etc.
Exampleà
  • His spectacles are imported.
  • My trousers are costly.
  • My thanks are due to you.
5) Abstract nouns are not used in plural form- kindness, charity, love, hope, poverty.

6) Material nouns are not used in plural form- wood, iron, copper, water, etc.

7) Some Nouns always come in singular form-hair, scenery, furniture, information, vacation, advice, fruit, issue, abuse, luggage, poetry, weather, etc.
Exampleà
·        His hair is curly.
·        Office was full of furniture.
·        Information was false.

8) Some nouns look like plural because they end with ‘ s’ but they are used as singular –physics, news, mathematics,   mechanics, athletics, politics, summons, economics, innings etc.
Exampleà
·        He is good at mathematics.
·        News is bad.
·        First innings was not that good.
·         
9) Use following nouns in full; not in short.
a) Blotting paper not blotting.
b) Boarding house not boarding.
c) Signature not signs.
d) Copy book not copy.

10) When some noun a) Represent number, measure, distance, etc. and b) Used as adjective
Then they are used in singular form.
Exampleà He gave me ten rupee note.
                  I am only four year old
This path is five kilometer long...
Otherwise they come in plural form.
1)      He has been living here for four years.
2)      People were five thousands.



For practice see noun—common errors-1



Preposition (Practice)-10


Exerciseà1
1)      I assist him ---his work.
2)      It is not related ---me. (With/to)
3)      Never be false ---your parents.
4)      He has no respect ---elders.
5)      He was contented ----his achievement.
6)      This diagram is ----page ten.(on/at)
7)      She is wanting ----common sense.
8)      Don’t meddle ---other’s affairs.
9)      He objected ---my proposal.
10)  He impressed the audience----his dance.

Exerciseà2
1)      Someone is knocking ----the door.
2)      A truck collided ----a bus.
3)      He is not good ---mathematics.(at/in)
4)      MPs are answerable ----parliament only.
5)      Please keep ---the grass.
6)      He is notorious ---backbiting.
7)      Everyone yearns -----true friends.
8)      He provided me-----food and shelter.
9)      The bus arrived ---the bus stand.(on/at)
10)  He remained me---my oath.

Exerciseà3
1)      He was admitted ---the school. (In/to)
2)      There is no exception ----this rule.
3)      Principal imposed a fine ----boy.
4)      He is no match ---Sachin Tendulkar.
5)      You should not make fun---handicaps.
6)      His attitude is known ----all.
7)      Open your book ---page twenty.(on/at)
8)      He was deprive ----all manners.
9)      All his dreams reduced ---ashes.
10)  Shop was full ----gift items.(With/of)

Answer

Exerciseà1
1) In.
2) To.
3) To.
4) For.
5) With.
6) On.
7) In.
8) With.
9) To.
10) With.

Exerciseà2

1)      At.
2)      With.
3)      At.
4)      To.
5)      Off.
6)      For.
7)      For.
8)      With.
9)      At.
10)  Of.

Exerciseà3
1)      To.
2)      To.
3)      On.
4)      For.
5)      Of.
6)      To.
7)      At.
8)      Of.
9)      To.
10)  Of.


For further practice see
Preposition 1 |  2 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |