1. Discuss in class the shrines you have visited or know about. Speak about one of them.

2. Imagine you are giving an eyewitness account or a running commentary of one of the following:

(i) a game of football, cricket or hockey, or some sports event

(ii) a parade (e.g. Republic Day) or some other national event

Speak a few sentences narrating what you see and hear. Use the simple present and the present continuous tenses. For example:

• He passes the ball but Ben gets in the way...

• These brave soldiers guard our frontiers. They display their skills here...

1. Directions:

You may talk about any shrine that you have visited. It could be Ajmer Sharif, Madurai, Sanchi, Varanasi, Sarnath, Halebid, Amarnath, Vaishno Devi, Haridwar, Ujjain, Shirdi, etc.

You may speak about the following points:

• the city where it is located

• reason why it is famous

• surrounding areas/streets/neighbourhood

• any unique feature/ belief associated with the place

• priests or devotees

• anything strange or different thing you may have noticed

(Directions have been provided for students’ reference. It is strongly recommended that students prepare the answer on their own.)

2. (i) Cricket Match:

Team A has won the toss and has come on the field to bat. Ben hits the first ball hard.  The bewildered fielders are trying their best to stop the ball. It's a four. Team A scores four runs on the first ball of the match. The bowler throws the next ball, which just misses the wicket. The batsman survives. The stadium breathes a sign of relief...

(ii) A Parade:

The brave soldiers of AB Battalion are next to march past the President's arena. Around 100 of them are taking part in the parade competition. They are displaying their skills and discipline through their well coordinated march. They salute the guests in the President's arena...

(A model answer has been provided for students' reference. It is strongly recommended that students prepare the answer based on their own creativity and understanding.)

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