NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Hornbill Chapter 6

The Ailing Planet: the Green Movement's Role Class 11

Chapter 6 The Ailing Planet: the Green Movement's Role Exercise Answers & Summary

The chapter comments on the deteriorating condition of our planet. It speaks of the problems faced by our planet, reasons for its poor condition and the changing view of the world for the planet.
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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 43

Q1 :  

Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.

  • a holistic and ecological view 

  • inter alia

  • sustainable development 

  • decimated

  • languish 

  • catastrophic depletion

  • ignominious darknes

  • transcending concern


Answer :

  • a holistic and ecological view - It refers to the view that calls for the preservation of the planet. The holistic and ecological view refers to understanding the importance of earth's resources and environment for the future generations.

  • sustainable development -  A balanced development that meets the needs of the present while taking care of the needs of the future generations.

  • languish -  lot of species are neglected or go unnoticed

  • ignominious darkness -  disgraced or dishonoured as nobody has knowledge about them or is enlightened about them

  • inter alia -  among other things

  • decimated -  to reduce drastically in number

  • catastrophic depletion -  a disastrous and harmful reduction in the number of something

  • transcending concern -  a concern that surpasses generation, boundaries. It is not only about the present but also about future; not only about people but also about the planet.

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Understanding the texttalking about the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 47

Q1 :  

Locate the lines in text that support the title. 'The Ailing Planet'.


Answer :

The lines that support the title of the chapter are given below.

  • "The earth's vital signs reveal a patient in declining health."

  •  "Are we to leave our successors a scorched planet of advancing deserts, impoverished landscapes and ailing environment?"

  • "…the environment has deteriorated so badly that it is 'critical' in many of the eighty-eight countries investigated".

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Laws are never respected not enforced in India.


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Q3 :   What does the notice 'The world's most dangerous animal' at a cage in the zoo at Lusaka, Zambia, signify?


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Are we to leave our successors a scorched planet of advancing deserts, impoverished landscapes and an ailing environment?”


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Q5 :   How are the earth's principal biological systems being depleted?


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Q6 :  

We have not inherited this earth from our forefathers; we have borrowed it from our children”.


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Why does the author aver that the growth of world population is one of the strongest factors distorting the future of human society?


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The problems of over population that directly affect our everyday life.


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Thinking about languageworking with wordsthings to : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 48

Q1 :  

The phrase 'inter alia' meaning 'among other things' is one of the many Latin expression commonly used in English.

Find out what these Latin phrases mean.

1.Prima face

2. ad hoc

3.


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Q2 :  

Locate the following words in the text and study their connotation.

1. gripped the imagination of

2. dawned upon

3. ushered in


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Q3 :   Make posters to highlight the importance of the Green Movement.


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Q4 :   The words 'grip', 'dawn'. 'usher', 'coin', 'passport' have a literal as well as a figurative meaning. Write pairs of sentences using each word in the literal as well as figurative sense.


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Q5 :   Maintain a record of the trees cut down and the parks demolished in your area, or any other act that violates the environment. Write to newspapers reporting on any such acts that disturb you.


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