Look at the following sentence.
There was a glad sense of relief when she heard the
noise of the carriage growing fainter...
Here, glad means happy about something.
Glad, happy, pleased,
delighted, thrilled and overjoyed are
synonyms (words or expressions that have the same or nearly the
same meaning.) However, they express happiness in certain ways.
Read the sentences below
”¢ She was
glad that the meeting was over.
”¢ The chief guest
was pleased to announce the name of the winner.
1. Use an appropriate word from the synonyms given above in the
following sentences. Clues are given in brackets.
(i) She was __________ by the news of her
wedding. (very pleased)
(ii) I was __________to be invited to the party. (extremely
pleased and excited about)
(iii) She was __________ at the birth of her granddaughter.
(iv) The coach was __________ with his performance. (satisfied
(v) She was very __________ with her results. (happy about
something that has happened).
2. Study the use of the word big in the following
He was so big
- his hands and
his neck, especially his
Here, big means large in size.
Now, consult a dictionary and find out the meaning of
big in the following sentences. The first one has been
done for you.
(i) You are a big girl now. older
(ii) Today you are going to take the biggest decision of
your career. _________
(iii) Their project is full of big ideas. _________
(iv) Cricket is a big game in our country. _________
(v) I am a big fan of Lata Mang
1. (i) She was delighted by the
news of her
(ii) I was thrilled to be invited to the party.
(iii) She was overjoyed at the birth of her
(iv) The coach was pleased with his performance.
(v) She was very happy with her results.
2. (i) older
(ii) most important
(iv) huge (in popularity)
(vi) a lot or above average (in quantity)
(vii) a good and kind
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