Exam Pack Empowering English 7


Term 1

Reading Comprehension

At 5 PM a car stopped in front of house number 22. A little man in grey suit opened its driver’s door and stepped out. He lifted his gaze and studied the board by the side of the road. Jim’s Corner, Hoy Street, London. He didn’t look familiar at Hoy Street so a few men turned to him, ready to offer any help if he wished.

  1. Where did the little man get down?
  2. Why did some men turn to the little man?

Alien Speak

Matching Genres

The Great Chess Challenge

Irvana Settles on Planet Othgar

Palanquin Bearers

Coromandel Fishers

In the Bazaars of Hyderabad

Indian Weavers

The Wandering Singers

Informal Letter

  1. Write a letter to your friend Govind Kulkarni, 77 Poes Gardens, Amethi, UP, about a rare species of wild cat you have recently picked from a forest nearby. Your friend and you are passionate about wildlife.

Notice Writing

  1. You are asked by your class teacher to draft a notice to inform all the students about a 1 hour class by experts from Penguin books on ‘How to Get your Book Published’ on 24th of this month at 12.00 PM. Invent all relevant information and prepare the notice. Sign yourself as Kunal Khanna, student in charge, Literary Club of St. George’s School, Vaapi, Gujrat.

Tenses

  1. Mother came and sat next to me, in grandfather’s chair. She looked into my eyes for a while, silently …….. (study) me. She was sure that I was ……… (feared/afraid). After a while she lifted

Punctuation

  1. there are two kinds of people said professor smith those who live to eat and those who eat to live
  2. at last the helper said mrs mary it was so kind of you do you want me to do you any other service
  3. hurah shouted raju i never imagined this victory what else do we need friends

Sample answer

  1. “There are two kinds of people,” said Professor Smith. “Those who live to eat and those who eat to live.”

Transitive – Intransitive

  1. I have been looking at the scenery for an hour.
  2. She and her calf ran out of the field before rain had started.

Compound Nouns & Compound Adjectives

Some Compound Adjectives

  • Sun-dried, one-eyed, short-sighted, short-tempered, long-standing, bleary-eyed, riot-torn, journey-weary, sad-eyed, misty-eyed, terribly-wounded, gloomy-eyed, blond-haired.

Use the above compound adjectives to describe people, etc.

  1. Sun-dried workers.
  2. One-eyed man.
  3. Short-sighted woman.
  4. Short-tempered general.
  5. Long-standing tower.
  6. Bleary-eyed child.
  7. Riot-torn city.
  8. Journey-weary guide.
  9. Sad-eyed mother.
  10. Misty-eyed child.
  11. Terribly-wounded soldier.
  12. Gloomy-eyed grandmother.
  13. Blond-haired teenager.

Now, replace the nouns in blue to compound nouns. Remember, you can combine two nouns (time + table = timetable), an adjective and noun (black + board = blackboard) or two nouns separated by a hyphen (fire-fly)

  1. Sun-dried gas-workers.
  2. One-eyed postman.
  3. Short-sighted policewoman.
  4. Short-tempered army-general.
  5. Long-standing stone-tower.
  6. Bleary-eyed street-child.
  7. Riot-torn city.
  8. Journey-weary tour-guide.
  9. Sad-eyed grandmother.
  10. Misty-eyed orphan-child.
  11. Terribly-wounded Italian-soldier.
  12. Gloomy-eyed grandmother.
  13. Blond-haired teenager.
  14. Badly-wounded one-eyed-man.
  15. Over-boiled sweet-potato.

Syllabus

  1. The Diamond Necklace
  2. Daily Grammar
  3. Notice Writing – Events
  4. Spinning a Fantasy via HHW
  5. Assessments
  6. Trial of Socrates
  7. The Wisdom of Tagore
  8. Pollution and Policies (Letter to the Editor)
  9. Daily Grammar
  10. Being a TV critic (Note Making)
  11. Assessments -Speaking/Reading/Writing

Week 5/2

Punctuate and analyse:

Question

the advantage is that if I wait patiently for my very influential and generous uncle he may be able to get me out of this trouble which is terribly torturous said kiran

Answer

“The advantage is that if I wait patiently for my very influential and generous uncle, he may be able to get me out of this trouble which is terribly torturous,” said Kiran.

“The advantage is that if I wait patiently for my very influential and generous uncle, he may be able to get me out of this trouble which is terribly torturous,” said Kiran.

  1. Clauses
    1. if I wait patiently for my very influential and generous uncle
    2. which is terribly torturous
  2. Noun phrase
  3. Adjectival clause
    1. my very influential and generous uncle
  4. Prepositional phrases
  5. Adverbs
  6. Change the adjectives into abstract nouns and adverbs
  7. Change the adverbs into abstract nouns and adjectives
  8. Change to indirect speech.
    1. Kiran told that the advantage was that if she waited patiently for her very influential and generous uncle, he might be able to get her out of that trouble which was terribly torturous.
  9. How many clauses? Which kind?
  10. Find a phrasal verb to mean save.
    1. Get out of trouble
  11. Change one verb in the sentence into a modal verb that shows certainty.
    1. May be → will be
  12. Continue the sentence by adding a relative pronoun to it:
    1. … said Kiran who is my neighbor’s son.
  13. Take any two suffixes of adjectives and make two more words, each with the same suffix:
    1. Influential → Substantial
    2. Terribly → Strictly

Sentence Analysis

Question

I never realized doing the most impressionable primary years of my education that mathematics could be easy until i had an amazingly creative and supportive teacher in grade 7 who was as good as mrs gomes.

  1. Punctuate the sentence.
    I never realized, during the most impressionable primary years of my education, that mathematics could be easy until I had an amazingly creative and supportive teacher in grade 7, who was as good as Mrs. Gomes.
  2. Bracket the clauses, circle the noun phrases, underline the adjectives and prepositional phrases:
    I never realized, during the most impressionable primary years of my education, that mathematics could be easy until I had an amazingly creative and supportive teacher in grade 7, who was as good as Mrs. Gomes.

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