Being Safe - Grammar: Skill Development

Improving skills : Listening, Writing, Critical Thinking, Differentiating between right and wrong.

Learner's Guide

Motivation:

In this session, we will work on following skills:

    1. Listening
    2. Reading
    3. Writing
    4. Verbal Reasoning

 

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Listen to following audio carefully and answer the questions:

 

The ‘net’ in internet really stands for ____________.?
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Answer:

network

 

A network is two or more computers connected together so that ____________ can be shared, or sent from one computer to another.?
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Answer:

information

 

____________ is accessed through web pages that companies, organizations and individuals create and post.?
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Answer:

information

 

____________ may enjoy using it to do research for a school project, downloading your favorite songs or communicating with friends and family.?
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Answer:

You

 

____________ like a giant bulletin board that the whole world?
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Answer:

Web page is

 

What is the passage about?
  1. Computer
  2. Mobile Phone
  3. Software
  4. Internet
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Answer:

Internet

 

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Writing:

Complete the paragraph based on hints. and Give an appropriate title.
Tortoise - hare - forest - Tortoise walking- seen by a hare- hare laughs - tortoise speed - Tortoise sad - bet - race - Tortoise moving- slow speed -Hare moves - fast - sleeps- tortoise - reaches winning point - first - Wins the bet.
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Answer:

Tortoise and hare live in the forest. One day Tortoise was walking around and enjoying the natural beauty. He was walking slowly and was seen by a hare. After seeing him walking slowly hare laughs at tortoise speed. Tortoise was sad because of hare's laughter at him and bet with hare for a race. In the race, Tortoise was moving at slow speed and Hare was running very fast.

Seeing tortoise move slowly, hare sleeps for sometime but when he woke up, tortoise had already reached the winning point and won the bet.

 

Steady wins the race, Lazy Hare can be few titles of this part.

 

Complete the paragraph based on hints. and Give an appropriate title.
Akbar - Birbal - courtiers jealous of Birbal - ask Akbar - test Birbal wiseness - Courtier puts a question - How many crows in Agra - Birbal asks for a week - everyday sitting on the terrace - looking at the crows- after a week - courtier asks - Birbal says 156757 crows - asks the courtier to check- Akbar laughs.
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Answer:

One day, Akbar, his minister Birbal, and courtiers were sitting in the court. Courtiers were always jealous of Birbal and asked Akbar to test Birbal's wiseness.
As a challenge, Courtier puts a question: How many crows in Agra and asked Birbal to find the answer. After listening to question, Birbal asks for a week of time to answer it.
To find answer, everyday, Birbal will sit on the terrace and looking at the crows grazing in the field. After a week, the same courtier asks the Birbal for answer, Birbal says there are 156757 crows in Agra. He further says that if the courtier is not satisfied with his answer, he can recount the cows. Hearing this, Akbar starts laughing and everyone was convince of Birbal's wiseness.

 

Suitable titles:

  • Birbal: The wisest minister of Akbar.
  • Counting the number of cows Agra

 

Complete the paragraph based on hints. and Give an appropriate title.
A wood cutter - cutting wood - dropped his axe in the pond - started weeping - angel appeared - asked what the matter was - brought a golden axe - from the pond - wood cutter did not accept - brought a silver axe - not accepted - brought an iron axe - accepted - pleased with the honesty - offered all the axes to him
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Answer:

One day, A wood cutter went to cut the wood in the jungle. He was cutting a branch of tree near the pond and by accident dropped his axe in the pond. After loosing his axe, he became sad and started weeping.

Seeing his pain, an angel appeared before him and asked what the matter was. After hearing wood cutter's story, the angel dipped in and brought a golden axe from the pond. He offered the golden axe to the wood cutter but he did not accept his offer. To find the axe, angel again dipped in the water and this time brought a silver axe but wood cutter again did not accept it. In third attempt, angel brought an iron axe. Seeing the iron axe, wood cutter became happy as it was his axe and accepted it. Angel was pleased with the honesty of wood cutter offered all the axes to him

 

Suitable titles:

  • Reward for Honesty
  • Wood cutter and his honesty

 

 
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Coding – Decoding verbal reasoning:
 
In a certain code language, if Violet is called as Green, Green is called as Red, Red is called as Brown, Brown is called as Orange, Orange is called as Yellow, Yellow is called as Blue and Blue is called as Indigo, then what is the colour of human blood in that language?
a. Red
b. Blue
c. Green
d. Violet
e. Brown
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Answer:

 

 English Language  Code Language
 Violet  Green
 Green  Red
 Red  Brown
 Brown  Orange
 Orange  Yellow
 Yellow  Blue
 Blue  Indigo

 

Colour of blood in English = Red = Brown colour in Code Language

 

So Brown is correct answer.

 

In a certain code language, if Pen means Eraser, Eraser means Book, Book means Scale, Scale means Sharpener, Sharpener means Duster and Duster means Table, then what is the name of the object that is used to clean the black board in that language?
a. Duster
b. Sharpener
c. Table
d. Scale
e. Book
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Answer:

 

 English Language  Code Language
 Pen  Eraser
 Eraser  Book
 Book  Scale
 Scale  Sharpener
 Sharpener  Duster
 Duster  Table

 

Name of object to clean the black board in English Language = Duster = Table in Code Language.

 

So in code language, Table is used in cleaning black board.

 

In a certain code language, if Bread is called Butter, Butter is called Milk, Milk is called Shirt, Shirt is called Shoe, Shoe is called Bicycle, Bicycle is called Watch, Watch is called Aeroplane and Aeroplane is called Ship, then which of the following indicates time in that language?
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Answer:

 

 English Language  Code Language
 Bread  Butter
 Butter  Milk
 Milk  Shirt
 Shirt  Shoe
 Shoe  Bicycle
 Bicycle  Watch
 Watch  Aeroplane
 Aeroplane  Ship

 

Name of object to indicate time in English Language = Watch = Aeroplance in Code Language.

 

So in code language, Aeroplane is used in finding the current time.

 

 
 
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Differentiating between Right and Wrong:
 

 

Put a  ✔  for the do and put a  ✘  for don't.
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In the image:

  • Looks like students are crossing the road.
  • Someone is holding a sign of "Stop" for vehicles to stop.

This is correct method as it reduces the chances of accident.

 

Put a  ✔  for the do and put a  ✘  for don't.
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In the image:

  • Looks like train is running
  • A person is trying to take selfie in front of it.

 

This should be avoided because there is high chance of life threatening accident.

 

Don't do it.

 

Put a  ✔  for the do and put a  ✘  for don't.
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In the image:

  • Looks like lady is driving the car.
  • Lady is talking to someone.

 

Using cellphone while walking or driving can lead to loss of control. and thus might result in accident.

 

Don't do it.

 

Put a  ✔  for the do and put a  ✘  for don't.
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In the image:

  • Looks like the person is about to start his journey
  • He is fastening seat belt.

 

Fastening seat belt is a good practice while sitting in car. At the time of collision, seat belt prevent sudden jerk as well as stop the body from moving front and collide with wind shield or front seat.

 

Always do it.

 

Put a  ✔  for the do and put a  ✘  for don't.
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Answer:

In the image:

  • Looks like Bus is moving
  • children are getting on the bus
  • One boy is running
  • One boy is hanging on window
  • One boy is still on steps

 

All these are very dangerous and can cause accident.

 

Never do it.

 

Put a  ✔  for the do and put a  ✘  for don't.
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Answer:

In the image:

  • Looks like children are playing
  • Children are playing on road
  • There are some vehicles on road

Whether there is vehicle on road or not, you should never play on roads.

Never do it.

 

 

Tip: Think before answering.

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