Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Wise Caliph (Solved Exercises of the Text Book)

B. Learn the spellings and meaning of the following words from the lesson and use ten of them in sentences of your own.

Afford, winced, hinted, claim, puzzled, pronounce, disguise, dismount, dispute, lend, limp, motion, neigh, snort, swear (For meaning see list of meaning).

1. Afford: I can not afford a car.

2. Winced: The child winced when the doctor touched him.

3. Claim: He claimed that he was winner.

4. Puzzled: I was puzzled so I could not recognize him.

5. Pronounce: Judge pronounced decision in my favour.

6. Disguise: He disguised him self in order to get information about out laws.

7. Dismount: I dismounted from bicycle.

8. Dispute: Judge resolved dispute between two brothers.

9. Lend: I can not lend my camera.

10. Limp: He was limping because he was lame.

11. Motion: I motioned him to sit.

12. Neigh: I heard my horse neighing.

13. Snort: Horse snorted when it saw bucket of water.

14. Swear: He swears that he is innocent.

(a) For each word in list ‘A’ find a word of similar meaning from list ‘B’.


Shiver Tremble

Astonish Amaze

Cling Stick

Request Beg

Stiffen Harden

Severe Stern

Utterly Completely

Disguise Hide

Obvious Clear

Puzzled Confused

Mingle Mix

(b) Crowd, limp, utter, disguise, claim, motion, gallop. By using the words given above and changing the form where necessary, complete following sentences.

1. A large crowd had gathered outside the court.

2. The courtiers crowded round the Caliph.

3. The Caliph disguised himself as a common man.

4. The people recognized the caliph inspite of his disguise.

5. His right leg is shorter than the left leg, so has a limp in his walk.

6. The rich man saw the lame beggar limping along the road.

7. The beggar motioned him to stop.

8. He stood still and made no motion.

9. He uttered a few words then lost consciousness.

10. To his utter disappointment he failed again in the examination.

11. The rich man went galloping along the road.

12. The horse was running at a gallop.

13. The rich man the beggar both claimed the horse.

14. Whose claim was found to be true?

(c) Complete the following sentences by using suitable phrases from the list given below, in their proper form: be off, pull up, fight over, fight for, feel sorry for, well to do, well off, feel ashamed of.

1. He saw two dogs fighting over a bone.

2. From his dress he appears to be a well to do citizen.

3. Noticing a fallen free blocking the road he immediately pulled up his horse.

4. His father was a great leader; he fought for the freedom of his country.

5. He was very poor last year, but now he seems to be quite well off.

6. The master ordered his servant to be off and out of sight.

7. You misbehaved with your teacher and should feel ashamed of your self.

8. The rich man saw the lame beggar and felt sorry for him.

(d) Make nouns from the verbs given below and use both nouns and verbs in sentences of your own.

Beg, live, lend, believe, please, give, speak.

Verb Noun

Beg Beggar

Live Life

Lend Loan

Believe Belief

Please Pleasure

Give Gift

Speak Speech

1. (a) I beg you to help me.

(b) Beggar was asking for meal.

2. (a) He lives in a town.

(b) His life is in danger.

3. (a) Please lend me your watch.

(b) He has applied for loan.

4. (a) I believe what you say.

(b) I have full belief in myself.

5. (a) I am pleased to hear from you.

(b) He expressed great pleasure when he saw me.

6. (a) I shall give you golden pen.

(b) Thanks for your gift.

7. (a) He can not speak English.

(b) He made speech before a large crowd.

(e) Complete the following sentences by using the correct form of verb/verbs places in brackets at the end of each sentence.

1. The horse man noticed a beggar limping along the road. (Notice, limp)

2. When he turned round and looked back the rider and the horse disappeared. (Turn, look, disappear)

3. The beggar clung to the horse. (Clung)

4. The Caliph ordered him to step forward and tell his story. (Order, step. Tell)

5. Both the men swore on the Holy Book. (Swear)

6. Before the Caliph entered the court, the Qazi had brought two men and a horse. (Enter, bring)

7. The Qazi was also present in the court. (To be)

8. The two men fought over the horse.

9. The Qazi could not decide the case. (Can, decide)

10. He struck the horse with a whip. (Strike)

D. Composition:

Q.1: Describe in ten sentences the dispute between the rich man and the beggar.

Ans: During the reign of Muslim Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed of Baghdad. A case was brought to him by the Qazi of the city. The case was about the owner ship of a beautiful white horse, the horse was claimed by a rich man and the beggar. Rich man told that as he was coming to the city, on request of beggar he gave him ride up to the city gate. On reaching the city gate he refused to dismount and claimed that horse was his the beggar complained that taking advantage of his position rich man is robbing him of his horse.

Q.2: How did the Caliph prove that the beggar was liar?

Ans: The Caliph ordered both persons to touch the horse one by one. When the beggar touched the horse, it winced. But at the touch of rich man’s hand the horse snorted and neighed with pleasure. Hence the Caliph proved that the beggar was a liar.

Q.1: How would you greet some one you visit in the evening?

Ans: When, I will visit some one in the evening, I would greet him by saying “Good evening”.

Q.2: How would you wish him at the end of your visit?

Ans: At the end of my visit I wish him by saying “Good night”.


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