Choose two sentences that appropriately mention the theme of the passage: (i) The extract deals with the techniques to scare the birds away. (ii) The extract depicts how parrots make holes on the tree trunks.

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Q. 1. A. 1. Choose -
Choose two sentences that appropriately mention the theme of the passage:

(i) The extract deals with the techniques to scare the birds away.
(ii) The extract depicts how parrots make holes on the tree trunks.
(iii) The extract depicts the writer's love towards the birds.
(iv) The extract deals with the activities of different birds.

Ans. (i) The extract deals with the techniques to scare the birds away.

(iv) The extract deals with the activities of different birds.

A. 2. Complete the flowchart: -

Ans. (i) It is the patient work of the woodpeckers to make holes in the weak spots of the trunks of the trees,  in searching worms to eat.

(ii) The woodpeckers were the carpenters and their long, sharp and strong beaks, acts as a chisels. Thus woodpeckers make the holes and the parrots occupy them

In this way woodpeckers help parrots.

A. 3. Complete the following table: [2]

Search for food

Weaver birds
young stalks come out of the rice-plants.
Parrots
ripe rice-stalks.

A. 4. Vocabulary - (2)

Match the pairs of the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B'. [2]


Column 'A'
Column 'B'
(i) dagling
(a) connected with farming.
(ii) squeezing
(b) attract the attention
(iii) agrarian
(c) hanging freely
(iv) captivate
(d) pressing firmly.

A. 5. Personal response: [2]
Suggest two measures to increase the number of birds.

Ans. (i) Avoid using mobile phones, to reduce the number of mobile towers and radiation emitted from them, which directly affecting the lives of birds.

(ii) Plant more trees to increase the accommodation facility for birds. As they can build their nest on them.


A. 6. Grammar - [2]
Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed:

(i) The paddy is ripe enough to harvest.
[Remove 'enough' and rewrite the sentence]

Ans. The paddy is ripe much to harvest.

(ii) How beautiful the sight was!
[Rewrite as an assertive sentence.

Ans. The sight was very beautiful.

(B) Grammar: -

Do as directed:-

(1) When earthquake strikes, world trembles. (Insert appropriate articles wherever necessary and rewrite it)

Ans. When an earthquake strikes, the world trembles.

(2) I spent my holiday ______ some friends ______ a wooden house. (Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions)

Ans. I spent my holiday with some friends at a wooden house.

(3) Radha said to the teacher, "I feel very happy to help my mother at home" (Change in into indirect speech)

Ans. Radha told to the teacher that she feels very happy to help her mother at home.  

Q. 2. A. Read the first activity, read the extract and then do all the activities.

A. 1. Read the following statements, Find out the correct statements and write them down: [2]

(i) Both India and maharashtra can progress if they have different interest.

(ii) Hard work is the only way to build the future of India and Maharashtra.

(iii) The sacrifice of the best and grand in Maharashtra will be made for the state of Maharashtra.

(iv) In times of great calamity the Sahyadri will protect the Himalayas, like a shield.

A. 2. Complete the following statements: [2]

(i) The interest of maharashtra and that of India should be one for the progress of maharashtra state, because .........................

Ans. The interest of maharashtra and that of India should be one for the progress of maharashtra state, because Maharashtrians believe from the beginning, that Maharashtra depends on india.

(ii) Maharashtra depends on India, because .......................

Ans. Maharashtra depends on India, because its greatness depends on the greatness of India.

A. 3. Complete the table: (2)

The name of the mountain
Stands for
The reason
The Himalayas



The Sahyadri




Ans.

The name of the mountain
Stands for
The reason
The Himalayas

India
The snowy Himalayas with the highest mountain ranges symbolise India.
The Sahyadri

Maharashtra
With the blackest rock structure and with 200 - 300 inches rainfall symbolise Maharashtra.

A. 4. Vocabulary - [2]

Give antonyms of the following words by adding prefixes:

(i) gratitude
(ii) clear
(iii) believe
(iv) significance

Ans. (i) ingratitude
(ii) unclear
(iii) unbelieve
(iv) insignificance.

A. 5. Personal response:

Give your suggestions that will help the people to make Maharashtra prosperous.

Ans. My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher, but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer. So helping farmers we can make Maharashtra prosperous.

A. 6. Grammar: - [2]

Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed:

(i) India and Maharashtra can progress only when there is oneness of interest.  [Rewrite is using 'unless']

Ans. Unless there is oneness of interest, India and Maharashtra cannot progress.

(ii) This state of Maharashtra will work for the betterment of the common people of Maharashtra.
[Rewrite it using modal auxiliary showing 'obligation']

Ans.  This state of Maharashtra has to work for the betterment of common people of Maharashtra.

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