Unit 1 Critical Thinking Guide : Class 12 English Section One Language Development Solution

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Unit 1 Critical Thinking

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A. Find the words from the text that match the following meanings.

a. Shuffle πŸ‘‰ walking by dragging one’s feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground

b. Doodle πŸ‘‰ drawing pictures or patterns while thinking about something else

c. Plaque πŸ‘‰ a piece of flat metal with writing on it

d. Precepts πŸ‘‰ a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought

e. Sneaky πŸ‘‰ move or go in a furtive or stealthy way

B. Consult your teacher and define the following thinking skills.

a. Convergent thinking πŸ‘‰ Convergent thinking refers to the process of analyzing and evaluating information to arrive at a single, correct solution or answer.

b. Divergent thinking πŸ‘‰ Divergent thinking, on the other hand, involves generating multiple ideas or solutions to a problem, often by exploring different perspectives and possibilities.

c. Critical thinking πŸ‘‰ Critical thinking involves analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing information to form a reasoned judgment or conclusion.

d. Creative thinking πŸ‘‰ Creative thinking involves generating new and innovative ideas or solutions, often by combining or reorganizing existing knowledge in novel ways.


Answer the following questions.

a. Who was Jack? How did he make children laugh?

Answer πŸ‘‰

The narrator's classmate was Jack. He was a nice young man who had many of friends. By telling jokes and solving puzzles, he entertained youngsters.

b. Why are “Sharks” important to Reid?

Answer πŸ‘‰

Reid values "Sharks" for their contribution to maintaining a clean ocean environment through their consumption of marine life.

c. What does Mr. Browne think about the most important thing?

Answer πŸ‘‰

The maxim of understanding oneself, in Mr. Browne's opinion, is paramount. He says that in order to get the finest outcomes inside ourselves, we must be aware of who we are and strive to assess them.

d. What is that has not been noticed by the student?

Answer πŸ‘‰

The plaque next to the door of the school is that has not been noticed by the students.

e. How did Jack make fun of the English class?

Answer πŸ‘‰

Jack made fun of the English class by putting forward his answer to Mr. Browne's question related to the purpose of attending in the classroom. 

f. What were the students going to do at the end of the month?

Answer πŸ‘‰

The pupils were supposed to compose an essay about Mr. Browne's new monthly lesson at the end of the month.

g. What particular act of students surprised a girl student?

Answer πŸ‘‰

The students' act of submitting their personal precept to an English teacher Mr. Browne during summer vacation surprised a girl student.


a. Have you made your own precept after you read this lesson? What is it? Share it with your friends.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 

A percept is a broad rule used to control behavior or cognition. This idea is crucial for changing how people behave or think in many beneficial ways. Yes, after reading this lesson, I did create my own commandment. The unique observation I made following this course is:


I came to this conclusion because homework habits force pupils to go through a number of previously unheard-of alterations. The best method to foster creativity is via homework. It presents problems for the pupils to solve while also challenging them. They avoid punishment by doing their schoolwork. If their schoolwork is good, their teachers commend them. They may maintain their confidence and courage at all times by doing their schoolwork.

b. According to Josh Lanyon, “If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity.” Justify this statement with your logic.

Answer πŸ‘‰

Critical objectivity is an important life skill because it helps people make informed decisions, solve complex problems, and understand the world around them. Critical objectivity is the ability to approach information and arguments with an open mind, analyze and evaluate them objectively, and arrive at a rational conclusion based on evidence and reason. With critical objectivity, people are less likely to be swayed by emotion, bias, or misinformation and more likely to make sound judgments and decisions. In today's world, where information overload and misinformation are rampant, the ability to think with critical objectivity is more important than ever.



Write an email to your friend explaining an interesting class you had.

Answer πŸ‘‰

Subject: Interesting Class Today!

Dear [Friend’s Name],

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to share with you about an exciting class I had today.

The topic was about human behavior, and the professor made it so interesting that I was engaged throughout the session. We learned about the different theories of human behavior and how they relate to real-life situations.

The professor also made the class interactive by asking us questions and giving us real-life examples, which helped us to understand the concept better. I was surprised at how much I learned, and I came out of the class feeling more knowledgeable than when I walked in.

I think you would have enjoyed the class too, and it would have been great if you were there with me. I can't wait for the next class in this subject, and I'm looking forward to learning more.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll be happy to answer them.

Best regards,

[Your Name]



Question Tag

A. Study the following examples.

a. You are tired, aren’t you?

b. He left Kathmandu, didn’t he? 

c. Your father never touched alcoholic drinks, did he? 

B. Rewrite the following sentences adding appropriate question tag. 

a. Gill does not know Ann,………?

Answer πŸ‘‰

does he?

b. I’m very patient,…….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

aren't I?

c. They’d never met me before,……?

Answer πŸ‘‰

had I?

d. Listen carefully,…….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

will you?

e. Let’s have a break,…….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

shall we?

f. Let us invite them,……..?

Answer πŸ‘‰

will you?

g. Hari used to live in France as a boy, ……?

Answer πŸ‘‰

didn't he?

h. You’d better not take a hard drink,…..?

Answer πŸ‘‰

had you?

i. Sheep eat grass,…?

Answer πŸ‘‰

don't they?

j. Mr. Pande can speak nine languages, ………….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

can't he?

k. She’s finished her classes, ………………?

Answer πŸ‘‰

hasn't she?

l. She barely managed to reach the goal,……….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

did she?

m. Don’t let him swim in that pond, ……….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

will you?

n. There are lots of people here,…………..?

Answer πŸ‘‰

aren't there?

C. Read the following situations. What do you say in these situations? Use question tags.

a. The sky is full of cloud. You can see lightning and hear thunder. 

It’s going to rain soon, ……,…….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

isn't it?

b. You want to pay the taxi fare but you are short by 100 rupees.

Shyam, you ……,…….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

Shyam, you provide me 100 rupees, will you?

c. You have met a stranger at a party and you want to have a chat with him/her. ……,…….?

Answer πŸ‘‰

Let's talk, shall we?

d. You came out of the film hall with your friend. You enjoyed the film.

The film ……………………….,……………? 

Answer πŸ‘‰

The film was very interesting, wasn't it?

e. You and your friend listened to a comedian on the stage and felt spellbound by his/her performance.

He gave an excellent ………………………, ………………..? 

Answer πŸ‘‰

He gave an excellent performance, didn't he?

f. You think your friend’s father has arrived from the US but you are not sure. 

Your father………………….....,…………………?

Answer πŸ‘‰

Your father might have arrived from the US, mightn't he?

g. You think Susan will join the new job tomorrow but you are not sure

Susan…………………, …………………….? 

Answer πŸ‘‰

Susan may join the new job tomorrow, mayn't he?

h. Your friend’s hair looks too short.

You have got …………………………….,, ………………?

Answer πŸ‘‰

You have got your hair trimmed, haven't you?

i. You want to go for a picnic with your friends in class.

Let’s ………………………., …………….? 

Answer πŸ‘‰

Let's go to a picnic, shall we?

j. You want permission from your father to go for a walk.

Let……………………, …………………..? 

Answer πŸ‘‰

Let me go for a walk, will you?



Expressing disappointment

A. Act out the following dialogue.

A: I'm not happy.

B: What's wrong?

A: Oh, I didn't get that job.

B: What a bummer!

A: Yeah, I wish I had prepared better for the interview.

B: Maybe you were just nervous.

A: If I had only thought about how my experience applied to the position.

B: Well, I'm sure you'll do better next time.

A: I hope so. I'm sick of this job.

B: Every job has its ups and downs.

A: Let's have a coffee.

B: That's something that never disappoints me.

B. Underline the expressions in the above dialogue that express disappointment. Can you add some more expressions?

C. How would you express disappointment in the following situations?

a. You missed the birthday party of your close friend because you were unwell.

Answer πŸ‘‰

I wish I had been there in the party with present.

b. You had to go to school on time, but as it happened, you found the tyre of your bicycle flat.

Answer πŸ‘‰

If only I had changed old tyre of my bicycle.

c. You have arranged to go for a picnic with your friends. But it is pouring with rain.

Answer πŸ‘‰

If only we had arranged a mini bus for our picnic.

d.You went to the cinema with your friend to watch a newly-released film, but as it happened, there was ‘Houseful’ sign outside.

Answer πŸ‘‰

I wish we had arrived here a bit earlier. 

e. You could not secure A grade in class 11 in English.

Answer πŸ‘‰

If only I had prepared well for my English subject. 



Invite some students of Grade XI and ask them these three questions. Write a paragraph based on their answers and share it with your friends.

a. What are you CURIOUS about?

Hello, I'm Ram. I'm a student in this school's XI grade. I'm interested in learning more about the school's extracurricular programs. Being a part of many activities at my school makes me feel wonderful. I really love participating in various events at school events. I make an effort to place first in every competition. I feel a certain amount of excitement because of the competition amongst the students from the various homes.

b. What are you CONCERNED about?

Hello, my name is Rama, and I am an XI grade student at this institution. Regarding my area of interest, I like to use the term my study. I worry much too much about my academic career. As a student, my main focus is on my studies. I want to take the top spot in my school and become well-known. The standing of my family is very important to me. I am therefore entirely focused on my study.

c. What do you want to CREATE in the world?

Greetings, I'm Jil. I'm an XI grade student. Among other things, I wish to contribute to this planet. I wish to bring all people in the globe together as a human being. Humanity, as we all know, is the best factor that makes it possible for humans to live in harmony. Humanity is a notion that transcends all other ideas. It can only result in everyone living in harmony. I want to forge enduring bonds among everyone on the planet.

All Class 12 English Book Solution Link Unitwise

Section I : Language Development

Section II : Literature
Unit - 1 Short Stories

Unit - 2 Poems

Unit - 3 Essays

Unit - 4 One Act Plays

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