Unit 1(Comprehension Exercises)
1.Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
a)Most people think that the cat is –
i)wise [ ]
ii)unintelligent [ ✓ ]
iii)clever [ ]
iv)intelligent [ ]
b)The cat cares little for anything but mice and –
i)soup [ ]
ii)juice [ ]
iii)water [ ]
iv)milk [ ✓ ]
c)One can see the cat as he really is in the –
i)morning [ ]
ii)night [ ]
iii)afternoon [ ]
iv)evening [✓ ]
2.Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
a)The cat really has more character than most human beings.
b)The cat sometimes watches a mouse-hole for an hour and two to pass the time away.
c)All day long the cat allows himself to be pestered by the attentions of the people in the house.
3.State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences/phrases/words in support of your answer:
a)The cat is not fond of ease. [False]
Supporting Statement: Most people think that the cat is an unintelligent animal, fond of ease and caring little for anything but mice and milk.
b)The cat has no athletic skills. [False]
Supporting Statement: He – or she – is an athlete, an acrobat and a grim fighter.
c)The cat takes things very easily. [True]
Supporting Statement: All day long the cat loafs about the house, takes things easy and allows himself to be pestered by the attentions of the people in the house.
Unit 2(Comprehension Exercises)
4.Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
a)The cat rubs himself against the legs of the family members and noisily –
i)purrs [ ✓ ]
ii)howls [ ]
iii)barks [ ]
iv)mews [ ]
b)With tears of rage and pain in his eyes, the guest affects to be very much –
i)amused [ ✓ ]
ii)annoyed [ ]
iii)unhappy [ ]
iv)upset [ ]
c)The guest hands down the cat a bit of –
i)meat [ ]
ii)fruit [ ]
iii)fish [ ✓ ]
iv)vegetables [ ]
5.Fill in the chart with information from the text:
|a)The guest calls the cat||Poor pussy|
|b)Part of the guest’s body that the cat rakes||Leg|
|c)The thing from which the cat stays at a safe distance||The guest’s boot.|
6.Answers the following questions:
a)When does the cat make an appearance to get his share of food?
Ans. The cat makes an appearance to get his share of food when the family sits down for tea.
b)Who is the cat particularly civil to?
Ans. The cat is particularly civil to the guests at the table
c)How does the cat receive the bit of fish handed down by the guest?
Ans. The cat receives the bit of fish gingerly handed down by the guest.
Unit 3(Comprehension Exercises)
7.Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
a)The cat saunters down his own –
i)courtyard [ ]
ii)front yard [ ]
iii)backyard [ ✓ ]
iv)shipyard [ ]
b)The cat skips to the roof of an empty –
i)room [ ]
ii)shade [ ✓ ]
iii)floor [ ]
iv)corridor [ ]
c)Exiled in a new land, the cat would have to learn new –
i)history [ ]
ii)manners [ ]
iii)culture [ ]
iv)geography [ ✓ ]
8.Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
a)When the family gathers around the fire, the cat casually goes out of the room.
b)The cat droops his head nearly to his paws and sends across a call to his kindred.
c)Cats go for sport to the suburban backyards as they get older.
9.Fill in the chart with information from the text:
|a)The cat has many enemies||The cat looks keenly from side to side and moves noiselessly.|
|b)The cat wishes to see if his every muscle is in full working order.||The cat stretches himself a few times.|
|c)The cat knows his friends and every landmark.||The cat does not like to leave his country and land.|
Grammar in use
10.Split the following sentences:
a)They postponed their visit as the programme was called off.
Ans. The programme was called off. They postponed their visit.
b)Having fought the battle, he returned victoriously.
Ans. He had fought the battle. He returned victoriously.
c)He poured some water into the glass and drank it.
Ans. He poured some water into the glass. Then he drank it.
d)He was afraid lest he be proved guilty.
Ans. He might be proved guilty. He was afraid of that.
11.Join the following sentences into a single sentence:
a)He is wise. He is brave.
Ans. He was wise as well as brave. (Compound Sentence)
b)My grandfather lived in a big house. The house is by the river.
Ans. My grandfather lived in a big house by the river. (Simple Sentence)
c)I got a new book. I felt happy.
Ans. Getting a new book I felt happy. (Simple Sentence)
d)Muskan is sick. She could not attend the function.
Ans. As Muskan is sick, She could not attend the function. (Complex Sentence)
12. Suppose you are the secretary of a club which has decided to open a library. Write a notice(within 100 words) to the members of your club inviting them to join this programme by donating books to the library actively.
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