NEWS

NEW ADDITIONS -AN EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE FOR REVISION IN 12 ...PLS SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO seakeyare@gmal.com.....GUIDANCE TO NEW READERS........To read notes on a particular topic ,type the word(s) in the seach page window on the LHS OR GO TO THE INDEXED BLOG http://plustwoenglishkasargod.blogspot.in/..THE LINK IS AVAILABLE ON THE RHS.Happy blogging to all.PLS SEND YOUR ARTICLES TO seakeyare@gmail.com - CKR

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Plus One Model Question Paper -1

   HSE 1  -Model Question Paper-Workshop in Hosdurg,Kasargod
  Time : 2 ½ hrs.                                                                                                        SCORES 80

1.Read the following extract from The Serang of Ranaganji and answer the questions that follows.
..”Silence -a vision of the serang's nobility rising before me. 'yes... in a way... it
was a cage... but isn't it queer, Miss Jope Smith, the animals were all outside.'

(a). Find out the word which means ‘strange’in the paragraph given above.                                    ( 1 )
(b). Do you agree with aj cronins remark that the animals were all outside? Why ?                        ( 2)
(c ). What is  your opinion on the character , Jope Smith ?                                                                     (2)

2.Imagine that you are planning to visit Mysore with your family. You want to know about the tourist destinations and the facilities in the place. Prepare an email to a leading travel agency to collect the details.                                                                                                                                                             (6)
3.Prepare a profile of Abraham Lincoln( hints---Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Served as President: 1861-1865 
Born: February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky –humble beginnings-little formal education-strong interest in reading-variety of jobs-at last a politician-a great leader-believed in democracy-end to slavery
Died: April 15, 1865. Lincoln died the morning after being shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C 
)                                                                                                                                                                 (6)
4.”The glories of our blood and state
………armour against fate ”-  Elaborate the idea in the above lines                                                       (4)
5.   It is not surprising………………….attracted Gandhiji like  a magnet. Do you think that Gandhiji had a   magnetic power ? Prepare a speech on the role of mahatma gandhi in indian society.                    (8)
write an appreciation of the poem Ozymandias by P B Shelley comparing it with Death the LevelIer
6.Fll in the blanks  using appropriate cohesive device from the ones given in bracket.                     (3)
(a)All the arguments should be submitted on to me .       …………………………they will not be evaluated(Therefore ,Otherwise ,On The Contrary )
(b)The price of petrol has gone up considerably in the last few years .   …….,the sale of cars has not seen any decrease.( in addition to,  Therefore, However)
( c ) Cycling is a good exercise.     ………………….,it helps you to save money(However, Moreover, Conequently)

7.Correct the following sentences                                                                                                                          (3)
(a).  Each of employees are working hard.
(b).  One of the students are absent today.
(c).  Neither lal nor his relatives has arrived.
8.Rewrite the following sentences in to reported speech.                                                                             (6)
She asked the writer ,” Are you an Indian ?”
“Yes.”
“Excuse me, are you a vegetarian ? ”
“Why do you ask that?”
“I have heard that most Indians are vegetarians”
“How is that you know anything about India ? ”
“My elder brother is in india.He is a soldier”

9. The science club  of your school has decided to publish a magazine.You are asked to prepare an article on Stephen Hawking. You decided to conduct an interview with him to collect details about his career and achievements .Prepare four possible questions  and their responses.                                                (8)
10. Read the following lines and answer the questions given below
“If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:”
(a) Identify the figure of speech in the lines.                                                                                                      (3)
(b) Write two or three sentences bringing out the theme of the poem                                                        (2)
11. Complete the following sentence meaningfully.                                                                                         (3)
(a)   If you work with confidence,…………………………….
(b)   If i knew her name,………………………………..
(c)     …………………., you could have met him.
12. Read the following sentence and answer the questions.
“’Then a monstrous terror seized him and his heart stood still. He could hear nothing. But it only lasted a moment”
(a)  Who was ‘he’ here standing still ?                                                                                                               (1)
(b)  Why was he terrified ?                                                                                                                                  (2)
( c ) How did he overcome his  fear ?                                                                                                                (2 )
13.   List six uses of cyberspace in your life as a student.                                                                                (6)
14. Change the following assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences.                (6)
(a).   It was a great beautiful experince.
(b).  The water looked cold and contaminated.
( c ).That was a very interesting theme.
(d) . She  is very generous.
(e).  It would be nice if I were young once again.
(f).   He is an incredibly positive man.
15. Write a précis of the following passage to one-third of its length .                                              (6)
Today there are 3000 million people in the world. Fifty years ago only about 2000 million people lived in it. If earth’s population were evenly distributed over its land surface, there would be about 550 persons to the square mile. But Earth has vast areas of forest, mountains and desert which are almost totally inhabited. On the other hand, it has great cities each with millions of people living in a few square miles.
To feed the fast growing population of our earth, scientists and planners have to discover new ways to produce more. One possible way is to bring more land not under cultivation. This can be done only in places where there is lot of land not used for productive purposes. In many places there is no longer possible all the arable land is already cultivated. A second way is to make use of new types of seeds to produce more. Already a number of new strains of paddy and wheat have been developed in different parts f the world. India is one of the countries where a lot of useful work has been done in the field of agriculture research.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Notes on The Wreck of The Titanic- A ppt presentation


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Dear friends,I took more than 12 hours to do this.
Please comment after reading or  using it in the classsroom.
Images and ideas have been collected from various sources available via internet.
.Let me  thank all of these resourceful people.- CKR

Monday, January 26, 2015

THE WRECK OF TITANIC- NOTES

Teacher Planner
Introduction 
click here to read a NEWS REPORT ABOUT THE SINKING OF TITAINIC

Development

LISTEN TO THE POEM BEING READ-


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AND THOMAS THOTTIPPAL
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Practise -textual exercises




video to learn phonetic sounds like /ae/
introduction-a discussion -must we learn phonetics ?



more details





combination sounds



an online game to check your understaning of phonetics
click here


Monday, January 12, 2015

THE SERANG OF RANAGANJI;Unfamiliar words

THE SERANG OF RANAGANJI
Unfamiliar  words



Azure - ˈaʒə bright blue in colour like a cloudless sky
Lascar- /lashkar/an East Indian sailor
Gaiety- A state of joyful exuberance or merriment; vivacity
Thrusting - aggressively ambitious
Snob- a person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to those of other people.
Malaise- a general feeling of discomfort
Racking- cause extreme pain, anguish, or distress to
Furred toungue - a tongue with a whitish layer on its upper surface
Battered- injured by repeated blows or punishment
Thickset- heavily or solidly built; stocky.
Contagion- a disease spread by close contact.
Undismayed- not discouraged by a setback
Afterdeck- an open deck toward the stern of a ship.
Derricks- a kind of crane with a movable pivoted arm for moving heavy weights, especially on a ship.
Donkey engines- a small auxiliary engine.

Stokers- a person who tends the furnace on a steamship or steam train
Lazaretto- an isolation hospital for people with infectious diseases
Unperturbed- not perturbed or concerned
Indefatigable- /ˌɪndɪˈfatɪɡəb(ə)l/-  persisting tirelessly
Solace- comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.
"she sought solace in her religion"

Succour- assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
"the wounded had little chance of succour"

Seafaring- regularly travelling by sea.
"the Danes are an ancient seafaring people"

Creased-made  a line, mark, or ridge made by or as if by folding a pliable substance.
Pang- a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion.
"Lindsey experienced a sharp pang of guilt"

Dross- something regarded as worthless; rubbish.
"there are bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross"

Delirious- in an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence; affected by delirium.
Sores- a raw or painful place on the body.
"all of us had sores and infections on our hands"

Quay- a stone or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships.
Hatch battens- a long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.

Mirth- amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A BEAUTIFUL RESPONSE FROM THRISSUR- VISIT https://deltathrissur.wordpress.com/plus-one/ IF YOU LOVE THIS LANGUAGE

A BEAUTIFUL COMMENT FROM THRISSUR( 08/01/2015)

Dear sir,

Thanks for helping teachers with your ICT Materials

The Higher Secondary English teachers of thrissur Distrct have created a blog and plenty of ICT Materials are uploaded in it. Your are free to use it or embed in your site. 

Visit https://deltathrissur.wordpress.com/plus-one/

Some samples 
Video and presentation of disasters and disaster management in India 

1. https://deltathrissur.wordpress.com/plus-one/unit-4-braving-the-hazards/disasters-and-disaster-management-india-by-anjana-majundar/ 

2. Video of the poem The wreck of the Titanic https://deltathrissur.wordpress.com/plus-one/unit-4-braving-the-hazards/the-wreck-of-the-titanic-poem-by-benjamin-peck-keith/

3. Video of the poem To Sleep https://deltathrissur.wordpress.com/plus-one/unit-5-harmony-of-life/to-sleep-poem-by-william-wordsworth/ 

REPLY-

DEAR THOMAS SIR AND THE TEACHERS OF ENGLISH(DHSE) IN THRISSUR DISTRICT,
YOU HAVE HONOURED THE TEACHING FRATERNITY IN KASARGOD THROUGH THIS COMMENT.

LET US WORK TOGETHER AND KEEP THESE BLOGS UPDATED TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES AND THUS CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENTS WHO LOVE THIS LANGUAGE.

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR SPARING A FEW MOMENTS TO COMMENT.