NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Unit 3

Unit-1 Whopping Walter Hudson Class 10

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Unit-1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 24

Q1 :  

Copy and complete the following table, using information from the boxes below. (Draw an X if there is no information to put in certain boxes.)

Year

What happened

Weight

     
     


Answer :

The completed table is given below:

Year

What happened

Weight

1945

born in Brooklyn/“began gorging“

540 kg

1960

very obese; legs collapsed and he was confined to bed

X

1970

family moved to Hampstead New York; broke the motorcar seat

266 kg

1987/

1988

became stuck in bedroom door for four hours; eight firemen had to free him./ went on a diet; lost 178 kg in three months.

362 kg

1991

died

508kg

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Q2 :  

Find words in the passage from the paragraphs indicated within brackets and complete the following sentences. Use only one word, in its appropriate form, in each blank.

1. Some people are so_______________ to their work that they have no time for their family. (para-2)

2. Harshad's corrupt practices soon gained him___________________ in the city. (para-2)

3. When a person is dehydrated, he should be given ____________________ amounts of fluid. (para-6)

4. He visited various vintage car rallies because he had a _____________________ for old cars. (para-7)

5. If you over-eat and do not exercise, you will become__________________.(para-9)

6. The driver had to _________________ the winding road to the mountain top with caution. (para-8)

7. The new literacy programme _______________ a 20% increase in the literacy rate over the next two years. (para-11)


Answer :

1. Some people are so devoted to their work that they have no time for their family. (para-2)

2. Harshad's corrupt practices soon gained him notoriety in the city.

(para-2)

3. When a person is dehydrated, he should be given copious amounts of fluid. (para-6)

4. He visited various vintage car rallies because he had a penchant for old cars. (para-7)

5. If you over-eat and do not exercise, you will become slow. (para-9)

6. The driver had to negotiate the winding road to the mountain top with caution. (para-8)

7. The new literacy programme envisaged a 20% increase in the literacy rate over the next two years. (para-11)

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Q3 :  

Arrange the following words associated with eating, on a scale ranging from

'peck' to 'gorge'. You may add more words to the list given below:

Words: gobble, nibble, bite, hog, feast, gormandize...............

b. Form a similar scale for words that describe a person's built:


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Q4 :  

What do you think life was really like for Walter Hudson? Was he happy? Did he have many friends? Think of the things that you do every day: what things could Walter not do? Also, what about clothes, chairs, a bed, washing himself……


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Q5 :  

Why do you think he did not go on a serious diet when he was much younger, so that he could live a fuller life?


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Q6 :  

What advice would you have given Walter on his diet?


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Q7 :  

Where do you think he got the money from to eat so much food?


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Q8 :  

Who do you think bought and cooked all the food he ate? Were they also to blame for Walter's obesity?


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Q9 :  

Write the next day's entry in Walter's diary. Make up information, in order to make your entry interesting.


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Q10 :  

Now, read the following telephone conversation which took place between Radhika and Gaurish. As Gaurish wishes to leave home immediately, he will not be able to meet his parents who have gone to the market. He leaves a message for his parents. Write the message for Gaurish in not more than 40 words.

Radhika : Hello, Is that Mr. Saxena's residence.

Gaurish : Yes.

Radhika : May I speak to Mr. Saxena? I am Radhika, the roommate of his daughter, Nidhi.

Gaurish : Papa is not at home as he has gone to the market. Is everything O.K. with Nidhi? I'm her brother, Gaurish.

Radhika : I'm sorry to inform you that Nidhi received an electric shock and is admitted in Sanjeevani Hospital.

Gaurish : Oh! How did it happen?

Radhika : She was switching on the desert cooler when she received a shock and fell down unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital immediately. She is conscious now and wants to meet you and her parents.

Gaurish : Thank you very much for informing us. I'll leave for the hospital immediately.

Radhika : That's all right, Bye.

Gaurish : Bye.


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