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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES-8th Standard Second Language English Notes

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C1. Some statements are given below. Some are true and
some are false. Tick off 'T' or 'F' before them. Also indicate the scene number in which you can find your answer True.
1) I want tailors who will make me clothes. F (S-1)
2) We require large quantity of the finest silk and purest gold thread. T (S-1)
3) I shall were the new clothes in coronation that I am expected to lead F (S-1)
4) Only the gentlemen who are fit for their jobs can see the clothes. T (S-II)
5) I must send my special Assistant to see what really is happening here. T (S-II)
6) The courtiers showed great surprise to see the Emperor. T (S-IV)
7) When emperor reaches the balcony there was pin drop silence T (S-IV)
C2. Some of important events in the play are given in a jumbled order. Put them in the order in which they are in the text.
1) The Emperor wears the new clothes and walk towards the balcony.
The emperor is fond of wearing new clothes.
2) The Chief Adviser visits the looms to inspect weaving.
The emperor wants a different set of clothes
3) The special assistant pays a visit to see how the
weavers are preparing the new clothes.
He orders to find a new tailor to stich his clothes.
4) The Emperor wants a different set of clothes.
The two tailors visit the palace.
S) He orders to find a new tailor to stitch his clothes.
The chief adviser visits the looms to inspect weaving.
6) The Emperor is fond of wearing new clothes.
The special assistant pays a visit to see how the weavers are preparing clothes.
7) The two tailors visit the palace.
The emperor wears the new clothes and walks to wards balcony.
8) A little child cries out that the Emperor has no clothes on and he is as naked as a baby.
A child cries out that the emperor has no clothes on and he is as naked as baby.
C 3. Four alternatives are given for each of following questions/ incomplete statements choose the most appropriate one.
1) The Emperor was fond of
c) Wearing new clothes
2) The tailors who came to the emperor's place claimed that they were:
d) magic tailors
3) The weavers told the Emperor that they required
a) the finest silk and the purest gold thread
4) According to the weavers, the clothes made by them could be seen by
c) wise men fit for their jobs.
5) Who cried out with laughter that the king was as naked as a baby?
c) a child.
Read and Write :
C4. Read and discuss your responses with your partner. Then wirte.
1) Why was the Emperor not able to give much time to the business of his kingdom?
The emperor spent so many hours in his dressing room every day trying out new clothes that the emperor had no time. So he was not able to give much time for the business of his kingdom.
2) Why did the Emperor want a new set of clothes every day?
To the emperor new clothes meant more than anything in the world. He was proud and foolish. Therefore he wanted new clothes every day.
3) What did the chief adviser tell about the two weavers?
The chief adviser told the emperor that those weavers
had found a secret way of weaving the finest silk cloth and making most beautiful clothes from the cloth that they did weave.
4) What did the two weavers say about the magic way of making beautiful silk cloth?
The weaver said that they have no new clothes to show the emperor but they would explain how they had discovered a magic way of making the most beautiful silk cloth It would be finely woven and it had so many rich colours and also such attractive patterns that only a great emperor like him could wear the cloth made by them.
5) How would the clothes made of the magic cloth be different from the ordinary clothes that people wear? The cloth woven by them was quite different from the ordinary cloth because only those who were clever and fit
for their jobs would see what the emperor wore. But fools would not be able see it.
6) Why did the Emperor think that the weavers had given him an excellent idea?
Weavers told him by wearing that magic cloth king would
be able to judge who was foolish and unfit among his ministers and officials so the Emperor thought that they had given him an excellent idea.
7) What conditions did the weavers lay down for starting the work?
They demanded purest silk cloth golden thread and jewels to start their work.
8) How did the two weavers start their work on the two looms?
The two weavers started their work by pretending to
weave. They did not work at all. They put away all the silk cloth, gold and jewels given by the emperor in their bags.
9) Why was the Chief Adviser greatly surprised when he first saw them working?
The chief adviser was greatly surprised when he visited their room, because he did not see any cloth on the looms.
10) How did the weavers try to confuse the Chief Adviser?
When the Chief advise r came to them they began to describe the colours, back ground pattern of the cloth but the chief adviser did not see any cloth there. He was confused.
11) What made the Chief Adviser feel worried about his own fitness for the post he was holding?
The weavers had said that only wise and fit people would see the cloth but the chief adviser did not see it so he was worried about his intelligence and fitness.
12) Why did the Adviser's Special Assistant consider his experience to be terrible?
He considered his experience horrible because he
thought himself if he was a fool or unfit for the job. But he decided keep the secret himself.
13) How did the two weavers pretend to make Emperor's new clothes and help him to wear them?
They did not prepare or work. They were showing actions as if they were weaving. When the king went in to his dressing room the weavers made some noise rustling noise of the cloth as if the y were helping the emperor to wear the new clothes.
14) Why did the Chief Adviser request the Emperor to show himself on the balcony?
Ans. The Chief adviser requested the emperor that the
people were getting out side to see him in his new clothes. It would please them very much i f he showed them himself on the balcony before the procession started.
15) What was the Emperor's reply to his request?
The emperor replied that he had just put on wonderful clothes those tailors had made for him. He would come as soon as he was ready.
16) How did the courtiers behave when the Emperor walked towards the balcony almost naked?
The Courtiers showed great surprise to see the emperor having little clothes on his body. But no one said anything because they had been mind that only wise people would be able to see the Emperor's new cloth and the fools and the people who were unfit for their posts would not see them.
17) What happened when the Emperor reached the balcony?
When the emperor reached the balcony there was pin drop silence. Then the voice of a little child was heard with laughter it said emperor had no clothes on at all. The child asked his father if the Emperor had become poor and he did not have money to buy clothes.
C5. Answer each of the following q uestions in a paragraph.
1) The Emperor has been described as proud and foolish.
But he has another serious weakness which is shown in his behaviour towards his Chief Adviser. Write a paragraph describing the Emperor's character.
Emperor in spite of being proud and foolish he was very fond of new clothes. Every day he wanted new clothes to wear to him new clothes meant more than anything In the world. Indeed he spent so many hours every day in his dressing room
2) Imagine you are the child who laughed at the king at the end of the story. Narrate the scene to your friends, and write the narration.
At that time I was a child of four or five years. My father was in service of the kingdom. One day he told me a great procession was conducted in the palace the emperor himself would lead the procession and another interesting thing that he told me that tailors from distant place had prepared magic clothes for the Emperor would wear them and lead the procession. With great joy I went to the palace with my father. There was a big crowd that was shouting and laughing. They were eager to look at the eŵperor͛s new clothes. We came to know that emperor had come out from his dressing room and was advancing towards balcony to show his dress to the people: I sat on the shoulders of my father I could see clearly Emperor came out. My father pointed out that he was the emperor. I was surprised because he had on clothes on his body he was almost naked as naked as a baby. All the people, courtiers were silent but I could not control my feelings. I shouted loudly to my father why the king was naked had he become poor had he no money to buy the clothes. May father kept mum.
3) The weavers tricked the Emperor. Do you think what they did was right?
The weavers tricked the Emperor they were right because they taught a lesson to the foolish and proud emperor who spent his time in wearing new clothes every day and neglecting the affairs of his state. But the way in which they tricked the emperor was not advisable as they looted silk, gold and Jewels from his kingdom it was not right.
They might have found any other method to mend and foolish attitude of the Emperor.
VI. Make as many phrases as possible and use them in sentences of your own.
1) The book of Grammar and composition is very useful for students to refer.
2) Yesterday I read a digest written on the VIII English I found it quite useless.
3) They told him a story with some purpose. They admired the book without reading it.
4) Raju's advice is useful/ useless. He did not follow Raju͛s advice; as + was meaningless.
5) The product produced in the factory was helpful. But the cost of the product was high. we did not it use of we were helpless.
6) My friend told me an incident with a purpose. I found it purpose less.
7) The agreement between Rama and Sita was hopeful As they could not fellow it was hopeless.
7) The discussion between the ministers was f ruitful in the beginning but at the end it was fruitless.
8) The information he gave to me was worthy to listen. My friend not accepts it as he considered it unworthy (worthless).
9) Raju is Careful while crossing the roads. His friend is carless while crossing the road so he met with an accident.
10) The suggestions given by Komala are useful. But sheela considered them useless.
V2. From the web diagram frame phrases like set up First match them with their meaning given in brackets then fill in the blanks.
1) Why don't you setdown your ideas on papers.
2) Ravi and Raju have set off on a journey round the world.
3) How long will you take to setup this machine.
4) Suma set herself against going to university
5) If we all set out we can finish the cleaning in an hour.
6) I have to buy some woolens before the cold weather Sets in.
V3. Read the sentences and match them with their meanings.
1) Take a day off kavya c) away from the duty or work
2) Mysore is still five mil es off d) away distant in space
3) As ha i s off to Mangal ore tomorrow b) s tarti ng on a Journey
4) Shoes are on s ol d off wi th 20% f) reduced i n pri ce or cheaper
5) The bullet went off the target g) away from the aim
6) The hol i days are not s o far off now c) away di s tant i n ti me
7) Veena was bi t off wi th me thi s morni ng a) angry unfri endl y.
V 4. Read the table and study the example now frame
sentences using each of these word forms.
1) Success: Success comes to those who dare and act.
2) Succeed: Indian team succeed in getting good captain.
3) Successful: He was successful in his work.
4) Successfully: Ranga got first class successfully.
5) Raju tried unsuccessfully to get first class.
5) Succeeded: He Succeeded in recovering the loans from his friend.
7) Unsuccessful : He tried hard due to bad luck he was unsuccessful in his effort.
8) Successor: He was the legal successor to his father's property.
V 5. Fill in the blanks with correct form of the word in bracket.
1) The dog was named Tommy.
2) I'm hopeful that you will succeed this time.
3) His love was only pretence to cheat me.
4) The child was healthy and good looking.
5) It is our duty to serve our parents in their old age.
6) Parents should educate their children to behave well.
V 6. Fill in the blanks using the appropriate form of words given in (brackets).
Answers: 1) wonderful 2) cold 3) pleasant 4) delicious 5) spicy 6) friendly 7) attractive 8) beautiful 9) entertaining 10) artistic
V 7 Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary corrections :
1) The news is very good.
2) There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
3) Please give me some information.
4) I have bought some furniture last week.
5) Politics is the last resort of scoundrels.
6) There is scenery in the paintings.


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