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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Day in the Ashram-8th standard second language English notes

  Admin       Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A Day in the Ashram – C.F Andrews
I. Answer the following questions.
1) Who named the School Shantiniketan?
Gurudev   Rabindranath    Tagore named   the   School Shantiniketan.
2) When does the day in Shantiniketan begin?
The day begins long before the sunrise.
3)  What  is termed  by Gurudev  as the darling of our hearts?
Shantinikethan  is termed  as  darling of our hearts by Gurudev.
4) Which phrase is used in paragraph to mean both the old the young people?
The Phrase used is "old and young alike"
5) The boys in Shantiniketan get up early in the morning. Who else are the early risers?
The Choristers and the birds on the amloki groves are early risers.
II. Answer the following questions.
1)  What kind  of work  do the boys practise  in the afternoon?
In the afternoon boys practice the work chiefly with hands as well as with the mind. Handwork is practiced.
2) What are Shantinikethan boys famous for? 
Shantinikethan boys are famous  for their sports and games.
3) How do the boys spend evenings before they go to bed?
Before they go to bed some fairy tales are told, short dramas are recited Gurudeva's songs are sung and different school gatherings are held.
4) Read the second Paragraph carefully what it describes is_
Ans- (b) the song of the choristers.
III.  Read and  discuss. Then write:
1) What is the effect of the song of the choristers on the listeners?
The Choristers are the first to rise and they go round the Ashram singing their morning hymn, you can hear the voices in distance drawing nearer and nearer and then the sound dies away as choir passes on to another part of the Ashram and then again it comes nearer and near. The beauty of the sound in the silent morning air and the sense of joy and reverence which it brings give peace to the soul.
2)  How  are  the   classes  held  in  the  afternoon   in Shantiniketan?
In the afternoon classes begin again but at this time the work  is  chiefly  with  hands  as  well  as  handi work  is practised and the boys own natural tastes are very soon discovered. Some prefer carpentry others prefer mechanical  work  others  enjoy spinning and weaving others become skilled in draftsman or painters other are musicians
3)   How   do   the   boys   spend   their   evenings   in Shantiniketan?
In the evening at sunset they re turn from their fields and sit down once  more  for a short time to meditate, in silence.
4) How are the classes at Shantiniketan different from the classes in other schools?
In other School's all the boys are made to learn certain subjects. They do not give scope for the development of natural facts. Only bookish knowledge is important. Teachers  do  not  take  interest  in discovering natural talents of  the  students. But in Shantiniketan work of books is less. School is conducted in the open air. Boys are allowed to ask questions. Instead of 40 to 50 boys, there will be group of 8 to 10 boys. Teachers take keen interest. The boy is allowed to practise and learn in which he is interested. It may be carpentry, painting, music, spinning or weaving. The education here is the 'living education.'
5) How does Shantiniketan prepare the boys for life?
The  education  here  is the living education. Boys are taught according to their tastes and preferences. They enjoy learning and become exports in the subject of their liking. That is how Shantiniketan prepares boys for life. 
6)  Write  a paragraph describing your idea of a good school.
According to me a good school is one where boys get living education. The school should give scope to all the students to develop their natural tastes of their liking if they prefer music or spinning painting etc. They should be taught accordingly. It is better to keep the boys away from the bookish knowledge. Students must be allowed to take part in sports and game. In good school scope should be provided for meditation and boys must be allowed to ask questions to their teachers and gain knowledge. I don't want that boys in the school would be passive listeners.
'Prayer, singing hymns meditation all these should become part of education. If the instruction is given in the open air instead of classrooms boys enjoy. Education in different Handicrafts will prepare boys for their future life.
6)  Write  a  few  lines  about  your  school  using  the following clues.
Our School is located in the heart of the city. The name of our School is National School. It is located near the temple of Saibaba. The building of our School is beautiful and solid. There is a beautiful garden in front of our school. There is vast playground behind the school building we play different games after school hours. There are good experienced and learned teachers in our School. They take utmost interest in teaching us. They  allow us to ask questions and solve our problems. There is a big laboratory. All the facilities for experiments are available Teachers help us to conduct experiments. Students are allowed to play different games like football, Cricket, hockey, kabaddi, basketball etc. Our school is a model School; It prepares good citizens of our country.
Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the help of clues given in brackets. (Completed).
1) When you blow air into balloon it becomes  bigger and bigger.
2) As the train approaches the station the sound of its whistle becomes louder and louder.
3) If you practise harder and harder you will feel more and more confidant to solve the problems.
4) Man has been constructing taller and taller buildings in cities.
5) As you move away from a tree it looks  smaller and smaller.
V. 2. Fill in the blanks some and others (Completed).
1) You can see shining objects in the sky at night some of them are planets others are stars.
2)  There are many fruits in basket some of them are mangoes others are bananas.
3) After the bell some boys went out to play others went home.
4) There are a few books on the table some of them are text books others are not.
5) Some of the apples in the basket are good others are bad
V. 3. Fill in the blanks choosing appropriate towards from the words given in brackets.
Last week I went to shop to buy, a pair of trousers. I bought one and returned home. When I tried to wear it, I found that it was rather loose so I wen t to the shop in hurry. But he shop keeper was out. So I had to wait for half an hour. When he returned, I shouted at him "see how big it is. It fights an elephant." He replied coolly looking at my pot belly. Therefore we offered it to you sir. 
V.A. Fill the the blanks using antonyms of the word in italics. (completed)
1) Krishna was rich king while his friend was a poor man.
2) Madanika is tall bat her brothers is short.
3) Radhika is strong but her sister is week.
4) Silk is soft iron is hard.
5) I can remember stories but forget lessons.
V.6. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prefixes choosing from the ones given above (vs)
1) The School re-opens on June 1.
2) Menish eats meat. He is a non-Vegetarian.
3) Terrorists are anti-social.
4) Bakra Nangal is multipurpose project.
5) Plastic chairs are in-expensive.
 V. 7. Fill in the blanks with appropriate suffixes. Choosing from ones given above in V-5
1) He was comfortable in his seat on the train.
2) He was acting in a very childish way.
3) She looked at her reflection in the mirror.
4) India has won the champion ship at Sharjah.
5)  The  rate  of  employment  in India  has  been  rising steadily.

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