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Unit 1 The World Of Sports - NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English

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Page No 29:

Question D.1:

Discuss in small groups and select two games that, according to you, develop us the best (a) physically, (b) mentally and (c) socially. Give reasons for your choice.

Answer:

This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, some pointers for discussion have been provided for your reference.

Physically:

Games: Swimming and Soccer

Reasons for your choice:

  • Highly recommended for reducing fat;

  • Recreational sport.

Mentally:

Games: Chess and Scrabble

Reasons for your choice:

  • Makes one focused and sharp;

  • Increases vocabulary and knowledge.

Socially:

Games: Snooker and Golf

Reasons for your choice:

  • Relaxes tensed mind;

  • Sport of name, fame and money.

Page No 29:

Question D.2:

There are hundreds and thousands of sports and games being played all over the world. However, we can place them under the following categories in order to know about them in a more convenient and systematic manner.

Some of the categories are as follows:

1. Team Sports 2. Athletics 3. Gymnastics 4. Racquet Sports 5. Water Sports 6. Combat Sports 7.Target Sports 8. Motor Sports 9.Equestrian Events 10. Adventure, Fun and Indigenous Sports

Working in small groups of 4-5 students, discuss and place the sports and games given below in the category to which each of them belongs.

Paragliding Go-Karting hurdles pommel horse basketball windsurfing Formula One judo sculling fencing kayaking pole vaulting dressage squash kickboxing kho kho kung fu malkham snowboarding golf decathlon cricket soccer snooker kabbadi

Answer:

1. Team Sports: basketball, cricket, soccer

2. Athletics: hurdles, pole vaulting, decathlon

3. Gymnastics:

4. Racquet Sports: squash

5. Water Sports: sculling, kayaking

6. Combat Sports: judo, fencing, malkham, kickboxing, kung fu

7. Target Sports: snooker

8. Motor Sports: Go-Karting, Formula One

9. Equestrian Events: pommel horse, dressage

10. Adventure, Fun and Indigenous Sports: Paragliding, windsurfing, kho kho, snowboarding, kabbadi, golf



Page No 30:

Question D.3:

Punctuate the following passage:

a new age cycle rickshaw that is light on both the pockets and the calf muscles of rickshaw pullers mobile games designed to battle life threatening diseases like hiv/aids and tb and a low cost computer that enables visually challenged students to read the textbooks these are all new inventions these are not innovations designed by phunjshuk wanngduaka ranchhoddas shamaldas of chanchad of 3 idiots fame much before aamir khan's rancho made innovation a household word these simple but powerful ideas were being quietly conceptualised and put to practice by enterprising Indians in various corners of the country.

Answer:

The punctuated message is given below:

A new age cycle rickshaw that is light on both - the pockets and the calf muscles of rickshaw-pullers, mobile games designed to battle life - threatening diseases like HIV/AIDS and TB and a low cost computer that enables visually - challenged students to read the textbooks. These are all new inventions.

These are not innovations designed by Phunjshuk Wanngdu or Ranchhoddas Shamaldas Chanchad of 3 Idiots fame. Much before Aamir Khan’s Rancho made innovation a household word, these simple but powerful ideas were being quietly conceptualised and put to practice by enterprising Indians in various corners of the country.



Page No 33:

Question D.5:

Given below are some qualities that a human being may possess. On the basis of your reading of the passage, pick three qualities that you think the ace Indian golfer Ashok Kumar possesses and using incidents or statements justify your choice in a short paragraph of around 100-150 words.

(a) pride (b) frankness (c) jealousy (d) humility (e) perseverance (f) compassion (g) goal orientation

Answer:

This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, some pointers for discussion have been provided for your reference.

Three qualities that Indian golfer Ashok Kumar possesses are:

(b) frankness (e) perseverance (g) goal orientation

It can be said that Ashok Kumar possesses the quality of frankness as he tells a sports journalist “The reason I am here in this swanky restaurant of the Oberoi, sipping coffee with you is because of golf. It has brought me name, fame and money and all that I could possibly ask for in life. Without golf, I am a zero.” Ashok also has the quality of perseverance in him. He started off working as an errand boy, then he became a caddie and gradually, he became a successful golfer all due to sheer hard work. Ashok can also be called goal - oriented as he says to the journalist: “For the moment, I eat, drink and sleep golf. There’s no distraction in my life.”

Page No 33:

Question D.6:

The journalist has used some lovely words and expressions in the above ‘story’. Match the words or groups of words with the meanings given.

A

B

1.

swanky

(a)

a return to the original situation from where one started

2.

candour

(b)

highly unbelievable

3.

A far cry from

(c)

very quickly or in large amounts

4.

stranger than fiction

(d)

frankness

5.

back to square one

(e)

very different

6.

by leaps and bounds

(f)

fashionable and expensive

7.

inherent

(g)

a great performer

8.

maestro

(h)

pertaining to a natural quality that can’t be removed

Answer:

A

B

1.

swanky

(f)

fashionable and expensive

2.

candour

(d)

frankness

3.

A far cry from

(e)

very different

4.

stranger than fiction

(b)

highly unbelievable

5.

back to square one

(a)

a return to the original situation from where one started

6.

by leaps and bounds

(c)

very quickly or in large amounts

7.

inherent

(h)

pertaining to a natural quality that can’t be removed

8.

maestro

(g)

a great performer



Page No 34:

Question D.7:

Use the above words and expressions in meaningful sentences of your own.

You may use more than a sentence to bring out the meaning clearly.

Answer:

This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, some ideas for discussion have been provided for your reference.

The examples of sentences that can be made from the given words are:

1. Swanky: Young kids driving swanky cars is a common sight in Delhi.

2. Candour: Talk show hosts are often successful in making politicians and celebrities talk with candour.

3. A far cry from: The movies of Dibaker Banerjee are a far cry from commercial Indian Cinema.

4. Stranger than fiction: The fact that people can kill their own daughters in the name of honour-killing is stranger than fiction.

5. Back to square one: Failure in her attempt to clear the architecture entrance exams made Neha feel as if she was back to square one.

6. By leaps and bounds: As the Commonwealth Games were approaching, the government had to complete the preparations for it by leaps and bounds.

7. Inherent: Playfulness is an inherent quality in children.

8. Maestro: Amjad Ali Khan is a musician who is a sarod maestro.

Page No 34:

Question D.8:

You must be fond of a sport or any hobby like painting or dancing or singing.

Imagine that you have become a star in your field of interest. One day, you meet a poor boy with a lot of talent, but no resources to get himself the facilities to nurture his talent. As a successful person, who is very interested in nurturing his talent, you decide to become his mentor. How would you go about doing it? Write a diary entry on any given date ten years from now about the feelings that the young but poor talented person evoked in you and the plans you thought of to develop his potential.

Answer:

This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, a sample solution has been provided for your reference.

23 March 2021

It was 10 years ago that I met Ramesh. He was a young Nepali boy who used to sell momos near my centre of dance lessons. He often used to pass by my class. One day I invited him in and asked if he wanted to learn dancing. He replied in the affirmative and I asked him to come for the afternoon classes from the next day. After that there was no looking back. Although he is from Nepal, he has a great passion for Hindi Cinema music. In a year, he was as good as my other students. Later on, I made him an instructor at my dance class. Now, after 10 years, he has made a career for himself as a Bollywood choreographer and lives a comfortable life. Today, I can say that I am very proud of my former student. Both Ramesh and his family are very grateful for all the support I gave him during the last 10 years.



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