NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Unit 21

Unit-5 The Emerald Islands Class 10

Unit 21 Unit-5 The Emerald Islands Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-5 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 181

Q1 :  

Articles are often divided into parts to help the reader. Given below are the subheadings of the eight paragraphs given in a jumbled order. Match the paragraphs with the subheadings.

1. Southern paradise.

2. Life of harmony.

3. Showcasing the culture and spirit of A&N

4. Links with freedom struggle.

5. Sea sports, farms and temples.

6. Indigenous population and settlers.

7. Flora and fauna.

8. Get to know the Emerald Islands.


Answer :

Paragraph number

Subheadings

1

Showcasing the culture and spirit of A&N

2

Links with freedom struggle

3

Indigenous population and settlers

4

Life of harmony

5

Sea sports, farms and temples

6

Southern paradise

7

Flora and fauna

8

Get to know the Emerald Islands

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Q2 :  

When people are not very familiar with a language, they sometimes explain words by paraphrasing them. Match the words in the box to the paraphrases below. Check in the dictionary if you are not sure.

cluster, fauna, penal settlement, languish, mangrove, aboriginal, archipelago, topography, meandering, snorkeling

  • It's a tropical tree, found near water, whose twisted roots grow partly above ground

  • It refers to the shape of an area of land, including its hills, valleys etc.

  • It is an area of sea in which there are many small islands

  • It is a group of similar things that are close together

  • It is to describe the course of a river, coast line or path that turns a lot.

  • This is to exist in an unpleasant or unwanted situation

  • They are all the wild animals that live in a particular area

  • It is an activity that involves swimming underwater using a breathing device

  • A type of prison, which is often in a place far away from other people

  • This is a person or living thing that has existed in a country or continent since the earliest time known to people


Answer :

Cluster: It is a group of similar things that are close together

Fauna: They are all the wild animals that live in a particular area

Penal settlement: A type of prison, which is often in a place far away from other people

Languish: This is to exist in an unpleasant or unwanted situation

Mangrove: It's a tropical tree, found near water, whose twisted roots grow partly above ground

Aboriginal: This is a person or living thing that has existed in a country or continent since the earliest time known to people

Archipelago: It is an area of sea in which there are many small islands

Topography: It refers to the shape of an area of land, including its hills, valleys etc

Meandering: It is to describe the course of a river, coast line or path that turns a lot

Snorkeling: It is an activity that involves swimming underwater using a breathing device

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Q3 :  

On the basis of your reading of the passage complete the "Mindmap" given below:

Floating Splendour

Andaman & Nicobar Islands-Introduction

  • Origin of Name: ________________

  • Location: ________________

  • Length: ________________

  • Topography: ________________

  • Tourist Attractions: ________________

 

Link with the Freedom Movement

  • ________________

  • ________________

  • ________________

  • ________________

 

People

  • ________________

  • ________________

  • ________________

 

Harmonious Life

  • Faiths________________

  • Languages________________

 

MGM National Park

  • ________________

  • ________________


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Q4 :  

Dr Varun is a tourist on a visit to the awesome Andaman and Nicobar Islands

and Maiguru is his tour guide. Dr Varun wishes to know about the history and

social life of the Islands and the best places to visit during his trip. Based on

the "Mindmap" you have prepared, write and act out a short dialogue between

them. You can choose a partner for this activity.


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Q5 :  

Overawed by the beauty of the Islands, Dr. Varun writes an e- mail to his sister Ishita who promptly responds. Draft this exchange of e- mails between them.


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Q6 :  

Imagine that Class X of your school is planning a trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands from 25th Dec to 01st Jan. Based on your reading of the text and your imagination complete the following itinerary:

25th Dec: fly from the nearest airport to Port Blair

26th Dec: (morning) …….

(afternoon) …….

(evening) Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail

27th Dec: (morning): take bus to National Park at Wandoor

(afternoon): …….

(evening) :enjoy local cuisine at hotel

28th Dec: (morning): visit the Chidiya Tapu to observe the magnificient birds

(afternoon) : ………………………………….

(evening) : ……………………………………..

29th Dec: (morning): ………………………………………..

(afternoon) : free to explore local market

(evening) : …………………………………..

30th Dec: (morning): …………………………………………

(afternoon) : Island Tourism Festival

(evening) :………………………………………….

31st Dec: (morning): relaxed Breakfast at hotel

(afternoon) : …………………………………………

(evening) : cultural evening at hotel to celebrate New Year Eve

1st Jan: (morning): by bus to Katchal for………………………………………

(afternoon) : transfer to Airport to reach home destin


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Q7 :  

Prepare a similar brochure for the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Besides

using the information from the passage given in this section (C. 1), you will

have to gather more information about the history, mode of travel,

accommodation etc. Work in groups of 4-5 to prepare the brochure. Please

keep in mind the following attributes of a brochure:

  • Introduction

  • General Information

  • How to Reach

  • Accommodation

  • Intercity Travel

  • Local Attractions

  • Sightseeing

  • Cuisine

  • Shopping

  • Appropriate closing sentence


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Q8 :  

Punctuate the passage given below using capital letters wherever necessary.

on a spring evening some years ago while living in mumbai i decided to take in a musical where i heard lakshya kumar sing for the first time i was enthralled i believed i had discovered the next kishore kumar yet disappointed by the sparse audience i decided to write an article to help promote him struggling to contain my excitement the next day i phoned the theatre where he was performing and unabashedly acted like a professional writer may I speak with lakshya kumar please just one moment replied the person at the other end hello this is lakshya kumar answered a deep voice at the other end who is speaking my trembling hands dropped the receiver and I seemed to have lost my voice I heard the phone being disconnected at the other end what an end to my grand plans


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