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16.The English Language
– Harry Hemsley
class – 12 HM
Q.1.some important meaning-
- word syn/similar Ant/opposite
Queer strange / unusual –
Ajar slightly open –
Adders a small poisonous snake , often with diamond shaped marks on its back –
Copper a police officer
Some words have different meanings
And yet they are spelt the same
A cricket is an insect
To play it , it’s a game
On every hand in every land,
It’s thoroughly agreed
The English language to explain
Is very hard indeed.
(a) The above lines have been taken from the poem ………..
(b) What is the name of the insect in the stanza?
(c) Give the opposite of the word ‘easy’ from the above lines.
(d) The same meaning of ‘completely’ is :
(i) purely (ii)wrongly (iii) thoroughly (iv) explain
(e) The opposite of the word ‘same’ in the stanza is :
(i) difficult (ii) different (iii) hard (iv) every
(f) The meaning of word ‘hard’ is :
(i) difficult (ii) easy (iii) rough (iv) plain
(g) what are the two meaning of ‘cricket’?
(h) An insect and a game both can be called :
(i) chess (ii) Cricket (iii) fly (iv) similar
(i) What is thoroughly agreed everywhere?
(a) The English Language (b) cricket (c) difficult (d) (iii) thoroughly
(e) (ii) different (f) (i) difficult (g) a game ,an insect (h) ii) Cricket
(i) English Language to explain is very hard indeed.
Some people say that you‘re a dear
Your dear is far from cheap,
A Jumper is a thing you wear,
Yet a jumper has to leap,
It’s very clear .it’s very queen
And pray who is to blame
For different meaning to some words,
Pronounced and spelt the same?
(a) What is the opposite of word ‘dear’ ?
(i) costly (ii) cheap (iii) precious (iv) beloved
(b) The word ‘jumper’ has two meanings. It’s one meaning is ‘one who jumps.’ What is the second meaning ?
(i) a woman’s loose outer garment. (ii) Strange (iii) Different (iv) blame
(c) Name the poem from which this extract has been taken .
Answer : (a) (ii) cheap
(b) (i) a woman’s loose outer garment.
(c) The English Language
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