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Being Safe: Section I

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Unit 5


Being Safe


Section - I


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Prasanth lives with his parents in Tiruchirappalli. In the summer, he always visits his grandparents in Nagathi, a river island in Thanjavur District. The river water, bifurcates into two and merges again and forms this village. So, the village is ever green with mighty trees and beautiful landscapes. He always spends his vacation here, hanging out with his grandfather and his friends. His grandfather was a retired central government employee. So he has travelled to many parts of India. His knowledge always amuses him. Prasanth has just come to his grandparents. This news reaches his friends and they have to take him out for playing. Grandfather is very concerned; he gives some instructions and tips for their safety.

Sundar : Good afternoon grandpa, where is Prasanth?

Grandpa: Good afternoon children.

Ravi : Can we take him out to play in the fields, grandpa?

Grandpa : Of course children, but you should be very careful while walking in the roads and crossing it.

Peter : Yes grandpa, our teacher had taught us the rules of road safety. We always follow them strictly.

Grandpa : Good, When you walk on the road, which side of the road should you walk?

Jaffer : Grandpa, we should walk on our right hand side, against the traffic, so that

we can see the vehicles coming.

Grandpa : Good. I am sure you know how to cross the road?

Mani : Yes grandpa, we should wait until the road is clear of traffic. We should first look right, left and then again right, before we cross the road.

Gandhi : Grandpa, we will also walk, in a line one behind the other and not in groups.

Grandpa: Good, and never use a cell phone while walking on the road. Road safety rules are for our safety. We should follow it strictly.



bifurcates (v) – divide into two separate parts

amuses (v) – to make someone laugh or smile

vacation (v) – holiday

merges (v) – join together


A. State whether the following statements are true or false.


1. Prasanth had gone to bring coffee to his friends. [Answer: False]

2. Grandpa was so angry seeing Prasanth’s friends. [Answer: False]

3. Prasanth’s friend came on by walk. [Answer: True]

4. Teacher had taught about the rules of road safety. [Answer: True]

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