NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Unit 1

A Letter to God Class 10

Unit 1 A Letter to God Exercise Answers & Summary

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Oral comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 5

Q1 :  

What did Lencho hope for?


Answer :

Lencho hoped for rains as the only thing that his field of ripe corn needed was a shower.

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Q2 :  

Why did Lencho say the raindrops were like 'new coins'?


Answer :

Lencho's crops were ready for harvest. However, they required a good downpour before harvesting. After a downpour, he could sell the harvest and get money. That is why he compared the raindrops to 'new coins'.

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Q3 :  

How did the rain change? What happened to Lencho's fields?


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Q4 :  

What were Lencho's feelings when the hail stopped?


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Q5 :  

Who or what did Lencho have faith in? What did he do?


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Q6 :  

Who read the letter?


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Q7 :  

What did the postmaster do then?


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Thinking about the textoral comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 7

Q1 :  

Who does Lencho have complete faith in? Which sentences in the story tell you this?


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Q2 :  

Was Lencho surprised to find a letter for him with money in it?


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Q3 :  

Why does the postmaster send money to Lencho? Why does he sign the letter 'God'?


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Q4 :  

What made him angry?


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Q5 :  

Did Lencho try to find out who had sent the money to him? Why/Why not?


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Q6 :  

Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money? What is the irony in the situation? [Remember that the irony of a situation is an unexpected aspect of it. An ironic situation is strange or amusing because it is the opposite of what is expected.]


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Thinking about the textthinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 8

Q1 :  

There are different names in different parts of the world for storms, depending on their nature. Can you match the names in the box with their descriptions below, and fill in the blanks? You may use a dictionary to help you.

gale,

whirlwind,

cyclone,

hurricane,

tornado,

typhoon

1. A violent tropical storm in which strong winds move in a circle:

__ __ c __ __ __ __

2. An extremely strong wind: __ a __ __

3. A violent tropical storm with very strong winds: __ __ p __ __ __ __

4. A violent storm whose centre is a cloud in the shape of a funnel:

__ __ __ n __ __ __

5. A violent storm with very strong winds, especially in the western Atlantic ocean: __ __ r __ __ __ __ __ __

6. A very strong wind that moves very fast in a spinning movement and causes a lot of damage: __ __ __ __ l __ __ __ __


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Q2 :  

Match the sentences in Column A with the meanings of 'hope' in Column B.

A

B

1.

Will you get the subjects you want to study in college?

I hope so.

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a feeling that something good will probably happen

2.

I hope you don't mind my saying this, but I don't like the way you are arguing.

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thinking that this would happen (It may or may not have happened).

3.

This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers.

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stopped believing that this good thing would happen

4.

We were hoping against hope that the judges would not notice our mistakes.

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wanting something to happen (and thinking it quite possible)

5.

I called early in the hope of speaking to her before she went to school.

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Q3 :  

Are there people like Lencho in the real world? What kind of a person would you say he is? You may select appropriate words from the box to answer the question.

Greedy

Naïve

stupid

ungrateful

selfish

comical

unquestioning

 


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Q4 :  

There are two kinds of conflict in the story: between humans and nature, and between humans themselves. How are these conflicts illustrated?


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Thinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 9

Q1 :  

Relative Clauses

Join the sentences given below using who, whom, whose, which as suggested.
1. I often go to Mumbai. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. (which)

2. My mother is going to host a TV show on cooking. She cooks very well. (who)

3. These sportspersons are going to meet the President. Their performance has been excellent. (whose)

4. Lencho prayed to God. His eyes see into our minds. (whose)

5. This man cheated me. I trusted him. (whom)


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Q2 :  

Find sentences in the story with negative words, which express the following ideas emphatically.

1. The trees lost all their leaves.

_______________________________________________________________

2. The letter was addressed to God himself.

_______________________________________________________________

3. The postman saw this address for the first time in his career.

_______________________________________________________________


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Q3 :  

In pairs, find metaphors from the story to complete the table below. Try to say what qualities are being compared. One has been done for you.

Object

Metaphor

Quality or Feature Compared

Cloud

Huge mountains of clouds

The mass or 'hugeness' of mountains.

Raindrops

   

Hailstones

   

Locusts

   
   

An epidemic (a disease) that spreads very rapidly and leaves many people dead.

 

An ox of a man.

 


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