NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Unit 7

Glimpses of India Class 10

Unit 7 Glimpses of India Exercise Answers & Summary

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Oral comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 86

Q1 :  

What are the elders in Goa nostalgic about?


Answer :

The elders in Goa were nostalgic about the good old Portuguese days, the Portuguese, and their famous loaves of bread.

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Q2 :  

Is bread-making still popular in Goa? How do you know?


Answer :

Yes, bread-making is still popular in Goa. The author says that the mixers, moulders, and those who bake the loaves were still present in Goa. The age-old, time-tested furnaces still existed. The 'thud' and 'jingle' of the traditional baker's shampoo, marking his arrival in the morning, could still be heard in some places. It was a family profession, which was carried out generation after generation.

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Q3 :  

What is the baker called?


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Q4 :  

When would the baker come everyday? Why did the children run to meet him?


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Q5 :  

Match the following. What is a must

(i)

as marriage gifts?

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cakes and bolinhas

(ii)

for a party or a feast?

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sweet bread called bol

(iii)

for a daughter's engagement?

-

bread

(iv)

for Christmas?

-

sandwiches


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Q6 :  

What did the bakers wear: (i) in the Portuguese days? (ii) when the author was young?


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Q7 :  

Who invites the comment - “he is dressed like a pader”? Why?


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Q8 :  

Where were the monthly accounts of the baker recorded?


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Q9 :  

What does a 'jackfruit-like appearance' mean?


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Thinking about the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 88

Q1 :  

Which of these statements are correct?

(i) The pader was an important person in the village in old times.

(ii) Padersstill exist in Goan villages.

(iii) The paderswent away with the Portuguese.

(iv) The paderscontinue to wear a single-piece long frock.

(v) Bread and cakes were an integral part of Goan life in the old days.

(vi) Traditional bread-baking is still a very profitable business.

(vii) Padersand their families starve in the present times.


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Q2 :  

Is bread an important part of Goan life? How do you know this?


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Q3 :  

Tick the right answer. What is the tone of the author when he says the following?

(i) The thud and the jingle of the traditional baker's bamboo can still be heard in some places. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)

(ii) Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)

(iii) I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (nostalgic, hopeful, naughty)

(iv) The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all. (naughty, angry, funny)

(v) Cakes and bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. (sad, hopeful, matter-of-fact)

(vi) The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous. (matter-of-fact, hopeful, sad)


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Q4 :  

Where is Coorg?


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Q5 :  

What is the story about the Kodavu people's descent?


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Q6 :  

What are some of the things you now know about

(i) the people of Coorg?

(ii) the main crop of Coorg?

(iii) the sports it offers to tourists?

(iv) the animals you are likely to see in Coorg?

(v) its distance from Bangalore, and how to get there?


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Thinking about the textthinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 93

Q1 :  

Here are some nouns from the text.

culture

monks

surprise

experience

weather

tradition

Work with a partner and discuss which of the nouns can collocate with which of the adjectives given below. The first one has been done for you.

unique

terrible

unforgettable

serious

ancient

wide

sudden

(i)

culture

:

unique culture, ancient culture

(ii)

monks:

:

______________________________________________

(iii)

surprise:

:

______________________________________________

(iv)

experience

:

______________________________________________

(v)

weather

:


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Q2 :  

Here are six sentences with some words in italics. Find phrases from the text that have the same meaning. (Look in the paragraphs indicated)

(i) During monsoons it rains so heavily that tourists do not visit Coorg. (para 2)

(ii) Some people say thatAlexander's army moved south along the coast and settled there. (para 3)

(iii) The Coorg people are always ready to tellstories of their sons' and fathers' valour. (para 4)

(iv) Even people who normally lead an easy and slow life get smitten bythe high-energy adventure sports of Coorg. (para 6)

(v) The theory of the Arab origin is supported bythe long coat with embroidered waist-belt they wear. (para 3)

(vi) Macaques, Malabar squirrels observe you carefullyfrom the tree canopy. (para 7)


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Thinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 94

Q1 :  

Complete the following phrases from the text. For each phrase, can you find at least one other word that would fit into the blank?

(i) tales of _______________

(ii) coastal _______________

(iii) a piece of ______________

(iv) evergreen ______________

(v) _____________ plantations

(vi) _____________bridge

(vii) wild __________________

You may add your own examples to this list.


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Q2 :  

1. Look at these words: upkeep, downpour,undergo, dropout, walk-in.They are built up from a verb (keep, pour, go, drop, walk) and an adverb or a particle (up, down, under, out, in).

Use these words appropriately in the sentences below. You may consult a dictionary.

(i) A heavy ___________ has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

(ii)Rakesh will ___________major surgery tomorrow morning.

(iii)My brother is responsible for the ______________of our family property.

(iv)The ____________rate for this accountancy course is very high.

(v) She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a _______________ interview.

2. Now fill in the blanks in the sentences given below by combining the verb given in brackets with one of the words from the box as appropriate.

over

by

through

out

up

down

(i)


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Q3 :  

1. Think of suitable -ing or -ed adjectives to answer the following questions.

How would you describe

(i) a good detective serial on television? ___________________

(ii) a debate on your favourite topic 'Homework Should Be Banned'?_______

(iii) how you feel when you stay indoors due to incessant rain?_____________

(iv) how you feel when you open a present? __________________

(v) how you feel when you watch your favourite programme on television? _______________

(vi) the look on your mother's face as you waited in a queue?

______________

(vii) how you feel when tracking a tiger in a tiger reserve forest?

______________

(viii) the story you have recently read, or a film you have seen?

______________


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