Friday, 4 October 2019

Our National Symbols

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                                  Our National Symbols






Textual Comprehension
I. Answer the following questions in your own words:

1. Name the various National Symbols of our country.

Ans. The National Symbols of our country are—the National Flag, the National Emblem, the National Anthem, the National Songs, the National Animals, the national Bird and the National Flower.

2.. What are the different colours in our national flag?
Ans. The different colours in our national flag are:- saffron, white and green.

3.. What is the saffron colour in our flag a symbol of?
Ans. The saffron colour in our flag a symbol of courage and sacrifice.

4.. What is written on the base of our National Emblem?
Ans. ‘Satyameva Jayate’ is written on the base ofour National Emblem. It means truth along wins.

5. On what occasions is our National Anthem sung?
Ans. National Anthem is sung at the time of morning prayers in our educational institutions and on all ceremonial occasions.

6. What should we do when our National Anthem is being sung?
Ans. We should stand in attention when the national anthem is being sung.
            Ans. When our National Anthem is being sung, we should stand at attention.

7. What do you know about the writer of our National Anthem?
Ans. Our National Anthem was writer and composed by Rabindranath Tagore who was a great poet. He was awarded the Noble Prize for literature in 1913.

Ans. 8. Why is the hunting of peacocks prohibited in our country?
Ans. Peacock is symbol of beauty and grace. It is our national bird. Therefore the hunting of peacock is prohibited.

Ans. Hunting of peacocks prohibited in our country because it has been adopted as our National bird.

9. What is the importance of our national symbols in our life?
Ans. They encourage and inspire us to be united and to uphold the glorious traditions and values of our great culture.

10. What do you know about our national animal?
Ans. Our national animal is Tiger. It is symbol of grace, agility and fearlessness. The Tiger was adopted as our National animal in 1972.

11. Where do we have the Ashoka Pillar? What is its importance?
Ans. Ashoka Pillar is at Sarnath. It is important because Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after his Enlightenment at Sarnath.

12. What is the Seal of the Government of India? What is it used for?
Ans. Our National Emblem is the official seal of the Government of India. It is used for currency, stamp papers, official documents and official publications.


sentence: II. Choose words from the box to complete each

1. Our national flag fills us                             with a feeling of pride.

2. We have the green colour                                    at the bottom of our national flag.

3. The peacock is loved for its                        lovely plumage and graceful dance.
4. We have the Ashoka Chakra                      in the white part of our national flag.
5. Our National Emblem is the                       official Seal of the Government of India.
6. Many Hindu gods are shown                          holding the lotus in their hand.

7. We sing the National Anthem                       during the morning assembly of our school.
           
8. We should stand at attention when                        the national anthem is being sung.

• with a feeling of pride.
• holding the lotus in their hand.
• at the bottom of our national flag.
• the national anthem is being sung.
• lovely plumage and graceful dance.
• in the white part of our national flag.
• official Seal of the Government of India.
• during the morning assembly of our school.
 
















III. Tick () the correct choice to complete each sentence:
1. The Ashoka Chakra has
a. thirty-six spokes.
b. twenty-four spokes.
c. forty-eight spokes.
2. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize
a. in 1913.
b. in 1931.
c. in 1950.
3. Our National Anthem is
a. Vande Mataram.
b. Jana Gana Mana.
c. Satyameva Jayate.
4. The peacock has been our national bird
a. since 1947.
b. since 1950.
c. since 1963.
5. Our National Anthem was written by
a. Rabindranath Tagore.
b. Swami Vivekananda.
c. Bankimchandra Chatterji.


Vocabulary Enrichment
I. Find the odd one out in each group:

1.         chirp                bark                 mew              speak   speak

2.         nurse                driver               bike               pilot      bike

3.         dumb               silent                  calm               quiet      dumb

4.         glad                 happy              slow                 joyful     slow

5.         smile                sing                 laugh              giggle     sing

6.         corn                 rice                 wheat             farmer     farmer

7.         lovely              pretty               beautiful         truthful  truthful



11.Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the box:


At,                          up,                         for,                         out,                       
after,                     down,                   into,                      forward
 



1. Do not look down upon the poor.
2. Look at the blackboard, please.
3. Children always look forward to holidays.
4. Look for this word in the dictionary.
5. She is looking up a job near her house.

6. Tom gets ill very soon; please look after him.


7. Look out for the shark when you are in the sea.
8. The inspector said, “I will look into the matter.”

III. There is one misspelt word in each of the following sets. Underline the misspelt word and write it correctly on the given space:
1.         unity                offical                          emblem            patience___________-
           
2.         salute               anceint                         sacrifice           national____________

3.         stamp               fertility                       ravenue             motivate______________

4.         people             remind                         homage            currency______________

5.         Saffron                        symbol                        country             direction______________

6.         reform            anthem                       peaceful           document_____________

7.         inspire              courage                       freedom           government_____________

Ans   misspelt word                                 correct   word                                                  Official                                                                                   official
            
    1.Ancient                                                                     ancient

         2.Ravenue                                                                      revenue
  3. Currency                                                                    currency

1.Saffron                                                                                    Saffron
           
 2. Document                                                                 document

3.Government                                                                government                                       


Grammar in Use
I. There is one mistake in each line of the passage given below. Underline the mistake and write it correctly on the given space:
Tigers are the bigger members of the cat family.________. They live into the forests of Asia and Indonesia.___________. Tigers hunt deers or large cattle. They usually_____________ lie still during the day, and hunting alone by____________ night. They are very stronger. One tiger can___________ pull a dead buffalo which even a groups of___________ people would finding difficult to move._______________

Ans. misspelt word                               correct   word

1.    Bigger                                                                                          biggest                                                  
2.    Into                                                                               in

3.    Deers                                                                        deer

4.    Stronger                                                                                   strong                                                                                                          
5.    hunting                                                                                            hunt

6.    groups                                                                                       group

7.    finding                                                                                     find

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II. You have already learnt on page 37 the Passive Form of verb in three tenses. Now learn the passive form of the verb in three other tenses:


Present Continuous
Past Continuous
Future Perfect

Active
is/am/are+V1-ing
was/were+V1-ing
has/have+V3

Passive
is/am/are+being+V3
was/were+being+V3
has/have+been+V3


Fill in the blanks with the Passive Form of the italicised verbs:

1. They are planting trees along the road.
Trees are being planted along the road.

2. They were planting trees along the road.
Trees were being planted along the road.

3. They have planted trees along the road.
Trees have been planted along the road.

4. Someone is stealing money from my drawer daily.
Money is being stolen from my drawer daily.

5. Someone was stealing money from my drawer daily.
Money was being stolen from my drawer daily.

6. Someone has stolen money from my drawer.
Money has been stolen from my drawer.

III. Complete these sentences, using the Passive Form of the verb in brackets:
1. Dogs are not allowed in the garden.
(not allow)
2. This bridge was built last year.
(build)
3. I was bought up by my grandparents.
(bring up)
4. This film is directed by Raj Kapoor.
(direct)
5. Pure ghee and milk are sold in this stop.
(sell)
6. Today’s match has been cancelled because of the rain.
(cancel)
7. Three people were killed in a road accident yesterday.
(kill)



Pronunciation Practice
Rule: When the letter g is followed by the vowels a, o, or u, it has a hard sound. When g is followed by e, i, or y, it usually has a soft sound. Soft g has the sound you hear at the beginning of ‘jam’, and a hard sound at the beginning of ‘gate’.

Gain                       got                        gum                      age                        giant                     gypsy
 





Now say these words aloud. Put them in two groups according to the sound of ‘g’ (hard or soft).


Ago                                        page                                     game                                                    engine
flag                                         stage                                     organ                                                   pigeon
god                                        guru                                      figure                                                    orange
gold                                       large                                     gutter                                                   change
gym                                       sugar                                    giraffe                                                   arrange


 












Composition Writing
I. Prepare for your classroom a colourful chart of as many national symbols of ours as you can.
Ans.

II…We had a number of freedom fighters who laid down their lives for their motherland. Write a brief paragraph on any one who you think was the greatest of them.

Ans. India has produced many freedom fighters. They fought for the freedom of the country. Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest of all. He is called ‘Father of the National’. He was an advocate of non- violence. He started many movements against the British rulers. He went to a jail several times. A large number of people followed him.  He lived a simple life. He forced the English to leave India. He won freedom for us in 1947. Unfortunately he was shot dead on January 30, 1948.

III. As a citizen of India, write three things you would always do, and three that you would never do.
1. I shall always follow the laws of my country.

2.. I shall always pay my taxes dutifully.

3 I shall always protect its public property.

1. I shall never disrespect the national anthem. 

2. I shall never take part in anti- social activities

3. I shall never spread communal feelings.



Q.1. Name the various National Symbols of our country?

 Ans. Our National Flag, our National Emblem, our National Anthem, our National Song, our National Animal, our National Bird and our National Flower are our National symbols of our country.

Q.2. What are the different colours in our National Flag?

Ans. Saffron, White and Green are the different colours in our National Flag.

Q.3. On what occasion is our National Anthem sung?

Ans. Our National Anthem is sung at the morning prayers in our educational institutions and all ceremonial occasions.

Q.4. What should we do when our National Anthem is being sung?

Ans. When our National Anthem is being sung. We should stand at attention.

Q.5. What do you know about the writer of our National Anthem?

 Ans. Rabindranath Tagore wrote our National Anthem. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913.He was a great poet.

Q.6. Where do we have Ashoka Pillar? What is its importance?


Ans. It is situated at Sarnath .Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after his enlightenment.