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Unit 5 Guide


‘The Old Woman and the Lime Tree

B. Put the following events in the correct order.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 
d. There lived an old man and an old woman.
c. The old man went to the forest to cut down a lime tree.
g. The old woman sent her husband to ask for a horse and a cart.
a. The old man asked for a new hut.
b. The old woman wanted to frighten everyone.
e. The two old people were as happy as children.
f. Everything was lost at the end.



C. Answer these questions.
a. Why did the old man go to the forest with an axe? 
Answer πŸ‘‰ The old man went to the forest with an axe to cut down a lime tree.

b. What did the lime tree tell the old man when he was about to cut it down?
Answer πŸ‘‰ The lime tree told the old man not to cut it down because it was a home to many creatures and cutting it down would cause harm.

c. List the things that the old people received from the lime tree.
Answer πŸ‘‰ The old people received a horse, a cart, and gold coins from the lime tree.

d. Do you like the old woman? Why?
Answer πŸ‘‰ do yourself

e. What lesson did you learn from this story?
Answer πŸ‘‰ The lesson learned from this story can be the importance of kindness, compassion, and respect for nature. It teaches us to consider the consequences of our actions and the impact they can have on others.


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D. What would you do if you were the old woman? Discuss.

Answer πŸ‘‰ If I were the old woman, I would seek alternative solutions and avoid resorting to frightening people. I would communicate openly with the old man, reflect on the consequences, and consider seeking assistance from the lime tree in a different way.


Grammar I

B. Choose the correct alternative.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 
a. ii. Jiban said me clean the bedroom.
b. ii. The teacher told her to work with her classmates.
c. iii. The doctor advised him to take his medicine regularly.
d. iii. She told me not to do it.
e. i. I told him to go to the market.
f. iii. He told me to post this letter at once.
g. i. He asked me to wait there till he returns.
h. iii. Sunita ordered him not to stay there anymore.



Reading II

Free Birds

A. Find the words from the poem that matches the following meanings.
Answer πŸ‘‰ 
a. Hindrances: things that make it more difficult for somebody to do something.
b. Courage: the ability to do something dangerous.
c. Patriot: a person who loves and strongly supports or fights for his or her country.
d. Flap: (of a bird) move (its wings) up and down when flying or preparing to fly.
e. Expedition: an excursion or a journey made for some specific purpose.
f. Incredible: difficult to believe; extraordinary.


B. Answer these questions.
a. What are students compared within the poem?
Answer πŸ‘‰ Students are compared to free birds in the poem.

b. How can students overcome the hindrances on their way?
Answer πŸ‘‰ Students can overcome the hindrances on their way with determination.

c. How is it possible to achieve your goal?
Answer πŸ‘‰ It is possible to achieve your goal by recognizing the courage within and having incredible strength.

d. Why is it necessary to value time?
Answer πŸ‘‰ It is necessary to value time because time and tide wait for none.

e. How can we make our country a piece of heaven?
Answer πŸ‘‰ We can make our country a piece of heaven by being true patriots and loving our nation.


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C. What expression does the poet use to persuade you to do things?
Answer πŸ‘‰ The poet uses the expression "Give a try to achieve your goal" to persuade the reader to take action and strive towards their goals.



Grammar II

Change the following sentences into reported speech as in the example.
Answer πŸ‘‰ 
a. She asked to open the window.
b. My teacher advised us not to waste our time.
c. The old man suggested us to speak the truth.
d. My grandmother told him to avoid eating unhealthy food.
e. Ranjana requested me to come to her birthday party.
f. My brother told me to clean the room.
g. My parents advised me to do everything in time.
h. The monk advised us to give up bad habits.




A. Rewrite the following paragraph with the correct punctuation marks.
Answer πŸ‘‰ 
David didn't really like school, but he did enjoy practical subjects where he could use his hands to make things. He also loved biology because he could draw lots of diagrams and do experiments. In fact, his mother once told him that he should become a surgeon.


B. Develop a story with the help of the clues given below. Give a suitable title to the story.
Answer πŸ‘‰ 
Title: The Crow's Quest for Belonging

Once upon a time, there was a clever crow who lived in a bustling forest. The crow had always felt a sense of longing to belong somewhere and have companions. One day, as the crow was wandering through the forest, it came across a pile of discarded peacock feathers. Curiosity sparked within the crow, and it got an idea.

The crow carefully picked up a few colorful peacock feathers and adorned its own dark feathers with them. With its new appearance, the crow confidently flew towards a group of peacocks, hoping to claim them as its relatives. But as soon as the peacocks saw the crow approaching, they were furious. They recognized the crow's deception and angrily drove it away, refusing to accept it as one of their own.

Disheartened but not willing to give up, the crow decided to seek companionship elsewhere. It flew to a nearby pond where a flock of ducks was swimming. The crow hoped that the ducks would accept it, but to its dismay, they also rejected the crow, seeing through its disguise.

Feeling rejected and alone, the crow flew away, searching for a place where it would be accepted for who it truly was. As it soared through the sky, the crow realized that it didn't need to pretend to be someone else to find companionship. It needed to embrace its own identity.

The crow learned the importance of authenticity and self-acceptance. It realized that true friends would appreciate and value it for being genuine. With newfound wisdom, the crow embraced its solitary nature, finding joy in its own company and the beauty of the world around it.

And so, the crow continued its journey, embracing its unique qualities, knowing that one day it would find friends who would accept it for who it was, friendless no more.



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