Friday, 4 October 2019

A Robot Called Makito


                             A Robot Called Makito

Textual Comprehension
I. Answer each question briefly:

1. How did Robin look? How old was he?
Ans. Robin looked tall and was very slim. He had bright black eyes. He was sixteen years old.

2. What was it that interested Robin most?
Ans. He was most interested in reading books, making new and interesting things.

3. What happened to Robin’s mother?      
Ans. His mother developed cancer and died after a long sickness.

4. What did the doctor say to Robin’s father and why?
Ans. The doctor told his father that the boy must come out of his depression, or he would be very sick.

5. What did Robin’s aunt do for Robin?
Ans. Robin’s aunt knew his love for books. So she gave him some lovely books with colourful pictures.

6. What was the first book on robots that Robin read?
Ans. The first book on robots that Robin read was a gift to him by his aunt.

7. What did the librarian at school say to Robin?
Ans. The librarian at the school told Robin that he could keep the new book on robots for one week only because the other children might also want to read it.

8. Why did Robin say to his father that he wanted to go to school?
Ans. Robin told his father that he wanted to go to school so that he could get some more books on robots.

9. What kind of robot did Robin want to make for himself?
Ans. Robin wanted to make a robot for himself that could talk to him and also small jobs for him in his room.

10. What did Robin say to his father he wanted to learn?
Ans. Robin told his father he wanted to learn how to make robots.

11. Who was Mr. Yamawaki? What was his advice to Robin?
Ans. Mr. Yamawaki was his father’s partner and was from Japan. He advised Robin to learn Japanese language before going to Japan.

12. What are the four main islands of Japan?
Ans. The four main island of Japan are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku.

13. What did Robin do while he was living in Japan?
Ans. While living in Japan, Robin worked hard at the factory and made a small robot for himself called ‘Makito’.

14. What did Robin bring with him when he came back from Japan?
Ans. When Robin came back from Japan, he brought with him his robot ‘Makito’ in its special box.

II. Put a tick () or a cross () for each statement:
1. Robin was very fond of playing games at school. 

2. Robin had a very tall and slim body. 


3. Robin never went to school after his mother’s death.    


4. The librarian allowed Robin to keep the book for a week.

5. Robin’s father taught Robin how to make robots.

6. Robin learnt Japanese at the Cultural Centre in Japan.

7. Robin gave his robot a Japanese name, Makito.

8. Mount Fiji is the name of a volcanic mountain in Japan.


9. Mr Yamawaki took Robin to his factory in Japan daily.

10. Robin came back to India by air with his father.

Vocabulary Enrichment
I. Fill in the names of people in each country:



















II. Look at these compound words:

White        -skinned          people
1                     2                       3
dark-                     eyed                      lady
1                              2                              3

The word 1 above describes word 2; words 1 and 2 together describe word 3.
Now find the right word to complete the following compound words: -toothed cat                                                                                       long

2. quick -witted student                                                                                  narrow

3.. tight -fisted miser                                                                                      sharp

4..left -handed batsman                                                                                  quick

5..high -necked dress                                                                                      high

6. narrow –minded lady                                                                                left

7. long -legged runner                                                                                     tight

III. Find from the lesson the opposites of the following words:
1. dull              bright                                                             5. Irritated            delighted

2. ugly             pretty                                                             6. Partially            completely

3. drop             pick                                                                7. Ordinary           special

4. similar          different                                                         8. Dangerously     safely

Gammar in Use

I. The following passage is on robots. There is one mistake in each line of the passage. Underline the mistake and write the correct word on the space given against each line:

In films, robots often looks like metal peoples. They can walk, talk and even think. Real robots are very difference. They are machine with arms that can move. We can program robots. This mean they can be instructed to carry out different task. These instructions- are store in the robot’s computer brain. Most robots are use in industry. Some work in places danger for humans.
Ans. Look                              people                         different                     machines
        Means                             tasks                            stored                          used

II. Rewrite each sentence using not only ....... but also:

1. He was sad as well as depressed.
Ans. He was not only sad but also depressed

2. Robin was intelligent as well as curious.
Ans. Robin was not intelligent but also curious

3. Makito could walk as well as move his hands.
Ans. Makito could not only walk but also move his hands.

4. Robots work at machines as well as human beings.
Ans. Robots work not only as machines but also as human beings.

5. The robot helped them in cleaning as well as in washing.
Ans. The robot helped them not only in cleaning but also in washing.

III. Rewrite each sentence in the Passive Form:

1. He spends all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time is spent reading books.

2. He spent all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time was spent reading books

3. He will spend all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time will be spent reading books

4. He is spending all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time is being spent reading books.

5. He was spending all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time was being spent reading books.

6. He has spent all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time has been spent reading books.

7. He had spent all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time had beenspent reading books.

8. He will have spent all his time reading books.
Ans. All his time will have been spent reading books.

Pronunciation Practice

I. Put these words in two groups, according to their long or short sound:

At                    hit                   flat                  fish                  dish                 died

If                     sip                   ask                  wax                 cake                back

an                    cap                   gift                  will                  bike                 milk

can                   ran                   late                  tick                 map                lamp

zip                   pin                  tin                   rain                 has                  dime











Ans. Short:-
At                    if                      an                    can                   hit                    sip                                pin                        tin                    gift                  fish                  will                  tick
            Dish                milk.
Long:- flat                  ask                  late                  wax                  ran                 cake
            Bike                map                 has                  died                  back               lamp
            Dime               cap                  ran

A vowel (a / e / i / o / u) can have a short sound or a long sound, as ––

Short               :           had bed dish top mug

Long                :           tape seal kite cone tube

Rule                 :           If a word (or syllable) has only one vowel and the vowel comes at the beginning, or between two consonants, that vowel usually has a short sound.

II. Join the three parts (called syllables) of each word in the three different boxes, and build a word. Say each part aloud while you write it.













Lib                  +              ra                +             ry                 =                      library

In                    +              tro               +            duce              =                      Introduce
Beau               +              ti                  +            ful                 =                      beautiful
Lan                 +              gu                +            age                =                      language

Composition Writing

I. Write a paragraph on The Use of Robots in our Life.
Ans. Robots are machines. They looks like human beings. They can walk, talk and even think. We can program robots. It means they can be instructed to carry out different tasks. They can be used to tidy our rooms. They can lay the table for us. They can arrange our things. They can make little sounds of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Most robots are used in industry for manufacturing and packing things. Some work in places dangerous for man.

II. You must be using a computer. Make chart for your class, showing the different parts of the computer.
III. Imagine that you have been to Japan. Write a few lines telling what you have learnt about that country.
Ans. Japan is made up of four main islands. The main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Millions of years ago these island were pushed up by the sea. Many of the islands are covered with thicks forests. They have a large number of lakes and rivers.  Earthquakes are common in japan.

IV. Suppose you are Robin. Send an e-mail to a friend of yours giving an account of Makito, the robot you have made.

Date: 10th March 20…..
Subject: About Makito Robot
To: ashoka verama
Dear Friend
You will be glad to know that I have made a robot. I call it Makito. It is a Japannese name. Makito is a robot which can walk and move its hands. It can do little tasks. In the morning it helps me tidy my room. In the evening it helps to lay the table. When it does not want to work i.e. when its machinary gets over used it says ‘No’. Then we leave it to rest in a box made for it.
Your Sincerely