ICSE and CBSE creative writing exercises Model questions and answers

Write a short story with the following beginnings. [Don’t spend more than 20 minutes on each.]
a. A few miles down a rutted dirt road, and many more miles from the nearest town, a small farmhouse stands surrounded by dense green bush. … Continue
b. There was a boom, and suddenly, all hell broke loose. … Continue

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A few miles down a rutted dirt road, and many more miles from the nearest town, a small farmhouse stands surrounded by dense green bush.
Gomti sits there all alone within the green hedge of the cottage. The shades of the tall papal tree caused by the setting Sun are extending longer and longer. It is getting late. Her father, Radheshyam, a wood cutter, has not returned from the forest. Her mother Gurubari, has not returned too. She has gone to the village landlord’s paddy fields to sow paddy saplings. It has rained the whole day. Poor Gurubari has to stand bent 90 degrees to the front in the mud and the rain for 10 hours to earn her daily wage – a paltry Rs.50.
She will buy some rice and a few potatoes on her way back for the night’s dinner, but Radheshyam must return by then with the firewood, so that the frugal meal can be cooked.
Gomti is 16 – old enough to have been married, but paucity of money has stood on the way. Radheshyam has to face a lot of derision from his clan for having kept a ‘grown-up’ daughter at home.
Gomti sits with her head wedged between her knees. How long will she be here to face the taunts?
Gurbari returns, virtually running and panting for breath! The Zamindar wants to see Gomti the next day. He is adamant. ‘Why’, worries Gurubari. Lust! A chill runs through her spine. But, she is powerless. Her husband owes the Zanindar Rs.500 still.
Radheshyam returns with his load of firewood. Gomti pulls him to a corner for consultation. Within earshot, Gomti overhears it, and concludes she must prepare for a life of a concubine. Tears roll down her eyes.
Next morning, the trio sets out to meet the Zanmindar. Radheshyam has made up his mind. Gurbari has no inkling of what her husband thinks. He carries his billhook. Gomti and Gurbari wonder what can be its need, but dare not ask him. All three speak not a word.
They reach the Zamindar’s haveli. The Zamindar’s wife comes in and whispers something to Gurbari’s ears. Radheshyam can’t understand what transpired between the two. His nerves are taut. He gently moves his hand over his tool, and grips its handle hard.  He is ready. He is his daughter’s saviour.
He is flummoxed to see Gurbari wilfully touching the Zamindar’s wife’s feet. Quite surprisingly, Gyrbari appears very happy. Has she capitulated, he wonders.
A young man dressed as a groom emerges. Radheshyam identifies him to be one of his very distant relation. The Zamindar comes out and makes an announcement. He is doing kanyadan by arranging Gomti’s marriage. An astrologer had told him that his own unmarried daughter would get a groom if he does a kanyadan. With grace and gratitude, he announces the waiver of the Rs.500 loan of Radheshyam.
Gomti does not return home. She leaves for her new home.
[Answers to the second will be posted after a week.]
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Summary writing EXERCISE 1

Write the summary of the following passage. It has 177 words. Your summary’s word count must not exceed 60 words.

Munshi Khairat Ali Khan was the inspector of Sanitation and hundreds of
sweeper women depended on him. He was good-hearted and well thought
of–not the sort who cut their pay, scolded them or fined them. But he went
on regularly rebuking and punishing Alarakkhi. She was not a shirker, nor
saucy or slovenly; she was also not at all bad-looking. During these chilly
days she would be out with her broom before it was light and go on
assiduously sweeping the road until nine. But all the same, she would be
penalized. Huseni, her husband, would help her with the work too when he
found the chance, but it was in Alarakkhi’s fate that she was going to be
fined. For others pay-day was an occasion to celebrate, for Alarakkhi it was
a time to weep. On that day it was as though her heart had broken. Who
could tell how much would be deducted! Like students awaiting the results
of their examinations, over and over again she would speculate on the
amount of the deduction.

[ANSWER WILL BE POSTED SOON.]

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Model answer …

The good-natured Sanitation Inspector Munshi Khairiat Ali Khan oversaw the work of many workers, seldom punishing them for lapses. Intriguingly, he fined the dutiful Alarakkhi for no apparent reason. She was never lax in her work. The pay day brought distress to Alarakkhi as fines imposed on her for dereliction of duty reduced her earnings. The Inspector inflicted this pain. [60 WORDS]
Alternate answer …

The good-natured Sanitation Inspector Munshi Khairiat Ali Khan oversaw the work of many workers, seldom punishing them for lapses. Intriguingly, he fined the dutiful Alarakkhi for no apparent reason. She, often helped by her husband Huseni, did her work sincerely. Sadly, she couldn’t get her due salary because of un-explained fines imposed by the Inspector. The paydays made her nervous.

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Precis writing exercise with answer

PRECIS WRITING

The Happy Prince
by Oscar Wilde

First part of the story ….

Write a precis of the following …

High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
He was very much admired indeed. ‘He is as beautiful as a weathercock,’ remarked one of the Town Councillors who wished to gain a reputation for having artistic taste; ‘only not quite so useful,’ he added, fearing lest people should think him unpractical, which he really was not.
‘Why can’t you be like the Happy Prince?’ asked a sensible mother of her little boy who was crying for the moon. ‘The Happy Prince never dreams of crying for anything.’
‘I am glad there is some one in the world who is quite happy’, muttered a disappointed man as he gazed at the wonderful statue.
‘He looks just like an angel,’ said the Charity Children as they came out of the cathedral in their bright scarlet cloaks, and their clean white pinafores.
‘How do you know?’ said the Mathematical Master, ‘you have never seen one.’
‘Ah! but we have, in our dreams,’ answered the children; and the Mathematical Master frowned and looked very severe, for he did not approve of children dreaming.
One night there flew over the city a little Swallow. His friends had gone away to Egypt six weeks before, but he had stayed behind, for he was in love with the most beautiful Reed. He had met her early in the spring as he was flying down the river after a big yellow moth, and had been so attracted by her slender waist that he had stopped to talk to her.
‘Shall I love you said the Swallow’, who liked to come to the point at once, and the Reed made him a low bow. So he flew round and round her, touching the water with his wings, and making silver ripples. This was his courtship, and it lasted all through the summer.
Number of words 340 Précis should have 340/3= 113 to 118 words
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  PRECIS ..

The Happy Prince’s statue stood on a stanchion. With eyes of sapphire, gold-draped torso and ruby-studded sword-hilt, the Prince towered over his adoring subjects.
Councillors said he was as beautiful as the weathercock, mothers prodded their kids to emulate him, and sad citizens drew comfort from his beaming face. However, a dour mathematics teacher was not amused to hear from some Church children that the Prince looked like a dream angel.
A swallow had stayed behind from its migratory flock to have a romantic chat with a Reed it loved. The Swallow had stumbled on the Reed while chasing a moth across a river. The Swallow performed acrobatics on the water all through the Summer.
Number of words 116.
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Word Exercises -Learning to write well through good words

Word Exercises – Learning to write well with appropriate words ..

 

Select the right word from the list given below and insert it in its right place.

1. Iran is back on its feet again. People are agog with excitement as the U.S.-backed ———- that crippled their country for years has finally been lifted.

2. Iran is a nation with a rich heritage. Its artists and film-makers are very creative. This is why Iranian film-makers get so many awards for art films in global competitive events. With more exposure to the world, Iran will rise to new heights. In exchange for the ——– nuclear weapon which Iran really didn’t need, ———- access to global markets and investment sources is a much bigger gain.

3. The western world was deeply suspicious of Iran, and its leaders. Now, after Iran joins the mainstream, ——– will be replaced by partnership in fields of oil exploration, education, technology, and scientific research.

4. Logically, America and Israel could never have ———- a nuclear Iran. If not through negotiations, the two powers would have adopted military power to ——- Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

5. The recourse to such heavy-handed approach would have destabilized the whole region —— unpredictable and highly disruptive forces. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards could have run amok often turning on the liberal forces in their own country.

6. Like what happened in Iraq in the aftermath of American intervention, Iran could have slid into a state of upheaval, fratricidal warfare, and a huge ——– in Islamic terrorism.

7. After the accord was signed, the whole world heaved a sigh of relief. The ——– of war seems to have receded for the near future.
8. With Iran crisis averted, the UN can focus its attention on the Syrian ——–.

List of words …
[Paranoia, Decimate, Unfettered, Embargo, Elusive, Specter, Countenance as verb, Spurt, Imbroglio, Unleashing]
Answers will be posted tomorrow.
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Vocabulary Exercise- Learning good English through words 1

Vocabulary Exercise- Test your word power. —–

Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate word from among the list of 10 words given at the bottom of the questions.

 

a. The Maoists continually raided the village and looted items like rice, vegetables, livestock, cash etc. On receiving the complaints from the harried villagers, the Police Superintendent posted pickets around the village on 24×7 basis. The step was intended to ——- the fears of the villagers.

 

b. All the five giant water supply pumps failed simultaneously. As a result, all taps in households and public places went dry causing great hardship to the inhabitants. The irate inmates of the town could take the suffering no longer and decided to lay siege to the Collector’s office. At noon, they shouted angry slogans. The wise Collector didn’t order police action to disperse them. Instead, he came out of his office to meet and speak to the people. He informed them that nearly 50 water tankers would soon reach them. It ——- the angry people, who left to await the arrival of the tankers patiently.

 

c. Later, the Minister telephoned the Collector and praised him for his ——–.

 

d. The vengeful murderous paramour of the young businessman wanted to marry the man so that she could enjoy his wealth and influence. But, the young man’s wife stood on the way. One day, the paramour had the wife abducted by a group of contract killers. She murdered her with her own hands, cut off her limbs, packed the ——— body in a bag, and threw it to a pond.

 

e. The ——— murder made headlines and the police launched a massive manhunt to nab the killer. The clever ———— of the crime fled her house to evade arrest. She remained ——— to the search team for nearly a year before the police could arrest her.

 

f. The political parties fought the election basing their campaigns on diametrically opposite ———-. The campaign was bitter, and long. In the debates, neither of the two candidates —— any ground to the other.

 

g. The typhoon ravaged the towns and villages along its way. Tress were uprooted, houses were broken and ——— were twisted snapping the wires. Power supply could be restored after almost a week.

 

List of words …. [Manifestos, Gruesome, Allay, Mollified, Sagacity, Ceded, Elusive, Mutilated, Perpetrator, Pylon]

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ANSWERS …

a. The Maoists continually raided the village and looted items like rice, vegetables, livestock, cash etc. On receiving the complaints from the harried villagers, the Police Superintendent posted pickets around the village on 24×7 basis. The step was intended to allay the fears of the villagers.
b. All the five giant water supply pumps failed simultaneously. As a result, all taps in households and public places went dry causing great hardship to the inhabitants. The irate inmates of the town could take the suffering no longer and decided to lay siege to the Collector’s office. At noon, they shouted angry slogans. The wise Collector didn’t order police action to disperse them. Instead, he came out of his office to meet and speak to the people. He informed them that nearly 50 water tankers would soon reach them. It mollified the angry people, who left to await the arrival of the tankers patiently.
c. Later, the Minister telephoned the Collector and praised him for his sagacity.
d. The vengeful murderous paramour of the young businessman wanted to marry the man so that she could enjoy his wealth and influence. But, the young man’s wife stood on the way. One day, the paramour had the wife abducted by a group of contract killers. She murdered her with her own hands, cut off her limbs, packed the mutilated body in a bag, and threw it to a pond.
e. The gruesome murder made headlines and the police launched a massive manhunt to nab the killer. The clever perpetrator of the crime fled her house to evade arrest. She remained elusive to the search team for nearly a year before the police could arrest her.
f. The political parties fought the election basing their campaigns on diametrically opposite manifestos. The campaign was bitter, and long. In the debates, neither of the two candidates ceded any ground to the other.
g. The typhoon ravaged the towns and villages along its way. Tress were uprooted, houses were broken and pylons were twisted snapping the wires. Power supply could be restored after almost a week.
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Noun, Adjective and Adverb Phrases and Clauses Examples

Understanding Phrases, and Clauses

How to differentiate between an adjective, adjective phrase and an adjective clause? ..
See these sentences carefully.

a. Modi is a popular [Adjective] leader.
b. Modi is a man of great popularity [Adjective phrase].
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a. My grandfather was a sagacious [Adjective] person.
b. My grandfather was a man of great sagacity [Adjective phrase].
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a. India faces a hostile [Adjective] neighborhood.
b. India faces a neighborhood riddled with hostility. [Adjective phrase]
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a. The match ended with a exciting [Adjective] finish.
b. The match ended with a finish of great excitement. [Adjective phrase].
As you see from the above examples, the adjectives such as ‘popular’, ‘sagacious’, ‘hostile’, and exciting’ have been replaced by a group of words such as ‘of great popularity’, ‘of great sagacity’, ‘riddled with hostility’, and ‘of great excitement’. The words that substitute the adjectives are the respective adjective phrases.
Adjective clause ….
a. The long-bearded terrorist was easily spotted by the police. [Adjective]
b. The terrorist who had long beards was easily spotted by the police. [Adjective clause].
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a. The semi-rotten fish was eaten up by the cats. [Adjective]
b. The fish, which was partly rotten, was eaten up by the cat. [Adjective clause]
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a. The unclear message created the confusion among the soldiers. [Adjective]
b. The message, which lacked clarity, created the confusion among the soldiers. [Adjective clause]
As you can see, the Adjective clause has a subject and a predicate, unlike the Adjective phrase that does not have these. The adjective phrases are just a bunch of words acting as an adjective.
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How to differentiate between a noun, noun phrase, and a noun clause? ..
Nouns ..
We live in houses. [Noun]
The food was tasty. [Noun]
Rains bring good luck. [Noun]

Noun phrase ..
Remember ..A noun phrase can just be a simple noun or a pronoun.
Example .. Nurses help during delivery. [Noun]
Passengers like to have hot lunch. [Noun phrase]
I am tired. [Noun phrase]
It is getting late. [Noun phrase]
It can also be a determiner and a noun …:

Our nurses help during delivery. [Noun phrase]
All passengers like to have hot lunches. [Noun phrase]
Those villas are very huge. [Noun phrase]
An adjective can also be joined with it at times.
Example …
Our well-trained nurses help during delivery. [Noun phrase]
All business class passengers like to have hot lunches. [Noun phrase]
Those sprawling villas are very huge. [Noun phrase]
Sometimes the noun phrase can begin with a quantifier.
Example …
All our well-trained nurses help during delivery. [Noun phrase]
Both of the refugee children were accommodated here. [Noun phrase]
Some villas are indeed very huge. [Noun phrase]
Noun clause ..
Noun clauses make it easy to form good, meaningful sentences. The use of these clauses adds beauty to one’s writing. Noun clauses can be used in a variety of ways to serve different purposes. It is important to know that these clauses are dependant clauses. They can not stand alone.

Noun clauses used as Subject of a Verb
Example ..
a. What Modi said made the Congress leaders angry. [Noun clause]
b. What Mrs. Clinton wrote in her mails intrigued many in her country. [Noun clause]
c. What the speaker said was lost in the din. [Noun clause]
d. What the agitated member said was expunged by the Speaker from the records. [Noun clause]

Noun clause used as Object of a Verb …
a. The pilot did not know that the on-board computers were mal-functioning. [Noun clause]
b. The drug addict didn’t know that he had already developed cancer. [Noun clause]
c. The customer was unaware that his debit card had no balance. [Noun clause]
d. Robert Frost did not anticipate that his poem ‘Stopping by the Woods…” would be so much acclaimed. [Noun clause]

Noun clause used as Subject Complement …

a. BJP’s problem is that it can’t silence its motor mouths. [Noun clause]
b. Raghuram Rajan’s crowning achievement was his appointment as RBI Governor.
c. Mr. Donald Trump’s weakness is his vitriolic anti-Islamic outbursts. [Noun clause]

Noun clause as Object of a Preposition

a. Pakistanis are painfully unaware of the damage Taliban is doing to the country’s reputation. [Noun clause]
b. The captain of the sunken ship was not responsible for what happened in the engine room. [Noun clause]
c. The Andhra politician is the owner of a fleet of luxury cars.
Noun clause as Adjective Complement

a. The Clinton camp is happy that she managed to scrape through in Iowa. [Noun clause]

b. The fisherman is elated that the catch has been good. [Noun clause]

c. The mountaineer is excited that the weather has finally cleared. [Noun clause]

[To be continued]

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Sentence correction exercise for GMAT, CAT & Civil Service exams

Sentence correction exercise …
a. After the shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey, a Russian military spokesman issued a statement. The last sentence read like this.
This flight safety plan ensures that retaliatory fire power must be used to counter any hostile action by Turkey intending to harm our fighter jets. Correct this sentence.
b. In the Annual General Meeting of the company, the Chairman gave a speech. The following sentence formed a part of his speech.
Your company spent significant funds having to build 10 warehouses in different parts of the country. Correct this sentence.
c. The leader of a breakaway group of Indian lawmakers made a short speech before the media saying he, along with his coterie, could come to Delhi for discussion with the President. Part of his speech read like this.
We are to receive an invitation. Correct this sentence.
d. The principal of a college counseled the irate parents of a student who was detained for poor marks saying the student would be given another chance. Part of his advice read like this.
Should he pass the test, he will be promoted to the next class. Correct this sentence.
e. The manager of a canteen was briefing the CEO about the menu and the preferences of the staff. Part of his account read like this.
Some people do not eat carrot soup, but others do. Correct this sentence.

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Answers….

Answers to Sentence correction exercise …

a. After the shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey, a Russian military spokesman issued a statement. The last sentence read like this.

This flight safety plan ensures that retaliatory fire power will be used to counter any hostile action by Turkey intending to harm our fighter jets.  Correct

b. In the Annual General Meeting of the company, the Chairman gave a speech. The following sentence formed a part of his speech.
Your company spent significant funds in building 10 warehouses in different parts of the country.  Correct

c. The leader of a breakaway group of Indian lawmakers made a short speech before the media saying he, along with his coterie, could come to Delhi for discussion with the President. Part of his speech read like this.
We will receive an invitation.  Corrected

d. The principal of a college counseled the irate parents of a student who was detained for poor marks saying the student would be given another chance. Part of his advice read like this.
If he passes the test, he will be promoted to the next class.

e. The manager of a canteen was briefing the CEO about the menu and the preferences of the staff. Part of his account read like this.
Some people do not eat carrot soup, as others do. Corrected

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Conversational English -Using the right word in the right place

Baby steps to learning conversational English – 15

 

a. Ahmed had a small real estate agency. Later, he closed his business and joined a big construction company as sales manager. His friend, Muneer met him in the street a few days later. The conversation ran like this.
Muneer – ‘What’s your new job like?’
Ahmed – ‘Mixed. I ……….. having a bit more money, but I ……….. having my own office, and I really ………… having to write a detailed report on every single job I do.’ [Suggested words … admit, appreciate, deny, resent, miss]

 

b. Ananth is a Training Manager in an airline company. Smitha is the Asst. Training Manager. They have been asked to attend a second meeting of the stewards to brief them about the new hand baggage rules introduced by the management. The conversation runs like this.
Smitha — ‘Ananth, we need to meet the stewards again at 7pm.’
Ananth — ‘Not another meeting. I just ……….. seeing all those people again. Honestly, when Sinha opens his mouth, I just …… screaming. Would you ……… going and taking notes for me? Tell them I am ill, or my grandfather died, or something.’ [Suggested words .. can’t face, imagine, feel like, mind, involve]

 

c. Sudha is a domestic help recruited by a manpower providing agency. She was assigned to a wealthy man’s house. After working there for just a day, she has come back to the recruiting agency to vent her frustration like this.
Sudha .. ‘They said the job would ……. some light house work. They didn’t …….. cooking, gardening, scrubbing the floor, and dusting the house from end to end. I can’t ….. going another day. I am off.’ [Suggested words …. admit, involve, mention, mind, imagine]

 

d. Amir is a driver who was involved in an accident. He had to face the court where the prosecution lawyer (a junior working with the Public Prosecutor) grilled him rigorously. This is how the junior lawyer briefed his senior later in the evening.
Junior lawyer .. ‘During my cross-examination, the driver continued to ………… talking on his mobile phone at the time of the accident, and refused to ….. driving dangerously, claiming that he was forced to accelerate in order to ……. hitting an old lady who was crossing the road at that time. [Suggested words involve, appreciate, admit, avoid, deny]

 

ANSWERS ……..
a. Ahmed had a small real estate agency. Later, he closed his business and joined a big construction company as sales manager. His friend, Muneer met him in the street a few days later. The conversation ran like this.
Muneer – ‘What’s your new job like?’
Ahmed – ‘Mixed. I admit having a bit more money, but I miss having my own office, and I really resent having to write a detailed report on every single job I do.’ 
b. Ananth is a Training Manager in an airline company. Smitha is the Asst. Training Manager. They have been asked to attend a second meeting of the stewards to brief them about the new hand baggage rules introduced by the management. The conversation runs like this.
Smitha — ‘Ananth, we need to meet the stewards again at 7pm.’
Ananth — ‘Not another meeting. I just can’t face seeing all those people again. Honestly, when Sinha opens his mouth, I just feel like screaming. Would you mind going and taking notes for me? Tell them I am ill, or my grandfather died, or something.’ 
c. Sudha is a domestic help recruited by a manpower providing agency. She was assigned to a wealthy man’s house. After working there for just a day, she has come back to the recruiting agency to vent her frustration like this.
Sudha .. ‘They said the job would involve some light house work. They didn’t mention cooking, gardening, scrubbing the floor, and dusting the house from end to end. I can’t imagine going another day. I am off.’ 
d. Amir is a driver who was involved in an accident. He had to face the court where the prosecution lawyer (a junior working with the Public Prosecutor) grilled him rigorously. This is how the junior lawyer briefed his senior later in the evening.
Junior lawyer .. ‘During my cross-examination, the driver continued to deny talking on his mobile phone at the time of the accident, and refused to admit driving dangerously, claiming that he was forced to accelerate in order to avoid hitting an old lady who was crossing the road at that time. 
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Model school essay — The Season I like Most

THE SEASON I LIKE MOST

In India, we have six different seasons each having its characteristic features. They come one after another. The rainy season comes after the scorching heat of summer. In India, it generally begins from the middle of June and lasts till the end of September. I like rainy season very much.
Rainy season is the lifeline of the flora and fauna on earth. For humans, it brings respite from heat and acute water shortage. Plants, shrivelled by the parched earth and the unforgiving Sun, get their much-needed water as the rains begin to fall. In the rainy season, the sky is generally covered with clouds. On some occasions during the rainy season, it rain continuously for days together. Rivers and canals, dried by the summer heat, get filled with water. Nature seems to get a new charming face with the advent of this season.
Sometimes, breathtakingly beautiful rainbow arches across the sky. It fades off in minutes leaving the children gaping in wonder and sadness. We see lush green grass, trees and paddy fields. Farmers, who await the first rains anxiously, start their brisk activities in the fields. Mother earth gets ready to give us a fresh bumper harvest. The countryside looks so colourful.
Many great poets in the past like Kalidas were fascinated by the bewitching beauty of Nature in this season. They composed fantastic poems eulogizing the rainy season.
Some important festivals are observed in this season. The Car Festival, Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Puja, etc. are some of the important festivals that bring cheer and hope to all of us. People from far and wide come to Puri to witness the Car Festival. On Raksha Baildhan sisters tie Rakhi around the wrists of their brothers to ensure their safety and security.
Hydro-electric power stations run in full capacity generating power. The thunder and lightning in the overcast sky drive fear into the minds of children. They cling to their mothers as the roar and the blinding light shock and awe them.
No doubt, the rainy season brings devastating floods, but the misery is generally short-lived. After the flood, soil becomes more fertile, and agriculture gets a major boost. Colourful flowers in plants and creepers sway in the wind. Forest floors become a beehive of activity as the dry leaves rot providing food for myriad species of animals, tiny, small and large. Vegetable shops overflow with cheap and fresh vegetables. So it is said that, “No rain, no grain.”
Despite the muddy roads, swarming insects, damp walls and the inconvenience of going to school, I like the rains because it falls from Heaven to sustain life on earth. The copious rains seep and recharge our ground water ensuring plentiful drinking water for us for the rest of the year. This is why I adore the Rainy Season most.
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Advanced grammar exercise –6

Advanced grammar exercises 5 ….

[Use of whatever, whenever, whichever, wherever, whoever, however etc.]

Fill in the gaps using the appropriate word given in the bracket.
Example …
Whoever approaches you for a loan, tell him you have no money.
Questions ..
1. ……………….. you employ as driver, make sure he has a valid driving license.
2. Maintain your composure, ……. may be the provocation.
3. Tendulkar is welcome, ……….. country he goes.
4. Contrary to our fears, we found the people (of Kashmir) friendly  ………. we went.
5. You can stay with us …………… you like.
6. …………… you may preach to me, I will not follow your ways.
7. ……………. many times I explained the problem to her, she could not understand.
8. The final match is going to be pulsating one, ……… wins.
9. ………… the doctor wants to examine her eye, the child shuts it tight.
10. Keep your mouth shut, …….. much they deride you.
[Answers will be posted soon.]

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Answers …..

1. Whomever you employ as driver, make sure he has a valid driving license.
2. Maintain your composure, whatever may be the provocation
.3. Tendulkar is welcome, whichever country he goes to.
4. Contrary to our fears, we found the people (of Kashmir) friendly  wherever we went.
5. You can stay with us whenever you like.
6. Whatever you may preach to me, I will not follow your ways.
7. However many times I explained the problem to her, she could not understand.
8. The final match is going to be pulsating one, whoever wins.
9. Whenever the doctor wants to examine her eye, the child shuts it tight.
10. Keep your mouth shut, however much they deride you.

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