NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Chapter 6

The Third and Final Continent Class 11

Chapter 6 The Third and Final Continent Exercise Answers & Summary

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Word meanings : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 62

Q1 :  
  • Guess what these words and phrases mean from the context

LSE

Grundig reel-to-reel

hollered

heralded

clamorous

stucco

forsythia bushes

ruffles

chapped

foyer

mortified


 

 


Answer :

  • Guess what these words and phrases mean from the context


 

LSE

Grundig reel-to-reel

hollered

heralded

clamorous

stucco

forsythia bushes

ruffles

chapped

foyer

mortified


 


 


 

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  • LSE – LSE stands for London School of Economics. In this context, it is quite clear that the place mentioned is a university.

  • Grundig – This word describes a person who is very jolly, sportive and scared to ask people awkward questions, likes it kinky, usually is pretty hilarious, likes it when people jack off and is just a pretty cool person.

  • reel-to-reel – It is an adjective which is used to describe the process of winding from one reel to another in use.

  • Hollered – The word here means to yell or shout. Informally it is also used to complain. Description of passengers cheering reflects the fact that people might be yelling in the context.

  • Heralded – Herald means to proclaim or announce. Thus, 'flashing sirens heralded endless emergencies ' clearly explains the verb as an announcement.

  • clamorous – When a lady is described here as talking in a bold and demanding voice, the meaning of the word 'clamorous' comes out easily as a loud outcry or a voice demanding attention.

  • Stucco – Stucco is a durable finishing for exterior walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and lime, and applied while wet. A fine plaster for interior wall ornamentation, such as mouldings.

  • forsythia – Any of several shrubs of the genus are called forsythia.

  • bushes – A bush means a low shrub with many branches.

  • ruffles – A ruffle means a strip of frilled or closely pleated fabric used for trimming or decoration.

  • chapped – Chapped refers to a verb which means to cause (the skin) to roughen, redden, or crack, especially as a result of cold or exposure

  • foyer – A foyer is an entrance hall or a vestibule.

  • mortified – Mortified means to humiliate. It also means a cause to experience shame or wounded pride.

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Understanding the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 83

Q1 :  

Indicate the details that tell us that the narrator was not very financially comfortable during his stay in London.


Answer :

The following details depict a very uncomfortable picture of life, faced by financial crisis: The author travelled in a third class cabin. The author talks about 'struggling' to earn a livelihood and establishing oneself  abroad. The author were three or four friends residing together and sharing a wash-room which was icy cold. The author, along with his friends, took turns cooking pots of curry which they ate with their hands on a table covered with newspapers. His rugged life could well be understood by instances such as watching cricket at Lord's or listening to Mukesh. Habits such as walking barefoot, smoking, drinking tea and strolling around on weekends show that he wasn't all set in his life. The word 'penniless' quite describes the financial crunch which he faced while he was studying at LSE.

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Q2 :  

How did the narrator adjust to the ways of life first in London and then in Cambridge, U.S.A.?


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What do you understand of the character of Mrs Croft from the story?


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What kind of a relationship did Mrs. Croft share with her daughter Helen?


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How does the narrator bring out the contrast between the Indian way of life and American society? Do you think his wife Mala adjusted comfortably to the new way of life?


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Talking about the textappreciationlanguage work : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 84

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Living abroad is challenging in many ways.


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Q2 :  

Discuss the manner in which the author interweaves details of the narrator's family with the flow of the main narrative.


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'Don't expect an English cup of tea'—how does this phrase bring out the contrast between the English and American attitudes?


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The Indian family system offers more security to the aged than what is found in the West.


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'Mrs Croft's was the first death I mourned in America, for, hers was the first life I had admired; she had left this world at last, ancient and alone, never to return'—how do these lines encapsulate the bond that is possible between two strangers?


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Q6 :  

How did the narrator learn to distinguish between 'a flask' and 'a thermos'?


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Q7 :  

The eccentricities of the old are often endearing.


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Q8 :  

Examine the pieces of conversation in the story. How do they reflect the world view of each of the speakers?


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Q9 :  

It took the narrator quite some time to understand that what he heard as 'piper', in fact, meant 'paper' and the phrase 'mind the gap' in the Tube. What do you think caused the problem?


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There are many instances of gentle humour in the story. Point out some of these and state how this contributes to the interest of the narration.


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Q11 :  

Make a list of items that are referred to differently in British and American English, for example, 'lift' (BE) 'elevator' (AmE).


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Q12 :  

See if you understand what the following words that are parts of a house mean. Look up the dictionary if you don't.

parlour

foyer

lounge

porch

lobby

attic

portico


 

 


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See if you understand what the following words that are parts of a house mean. Look up the dictionary if you don't.

parlour

foyer

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portico


 

 


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