K. Tick the right option to fill in the blanks.
1. ___________ a beautiful flower!
2. ___________ play football?
a. You can
b. Can you
c. Have you
d. You could
3. ___________ did you go yesterday?
4. ___________ us go for a walk.
5. ___________ like to play hide and seek.
L. Look at the punctuation of these sentences. Why are they punctuated differently? Discuss in class.
1. One always felt like drawing close to him. → Statement (ends with full stop.)
2. But no one ever comes here! → Express emotion (exclamatory !)
3. Who’s going to see them? → Asking question (?)
4. Come here. → Command.
M. Work in pairs and say the sentences to each other. Do you hear any difference in the way it is spoken? Discuss and share with the class.
Discuss the difference in the meaning of the sentences.
1. This is a banyan tree. Answer: Statement
2. Is this a banyan tree? Answer: Question
3. What a beautiful banyan tree! Answer: Excalmation
4. Look at this banyan tree. Answer: Command
N. Read these sentences from the story carefully. Do they give commands or requests or make statements? Write 'C' for command and 'R' for request and 'S' for statement.
1. The tendril moved towards grandfather. [S]
2. I want a roof over my head. [C]
3. Please do not cut trees. [R]
4. We spent the whole day planting saplings. [S]
5. Will you please remove the trees growing on the wall? [R]
6. There was a forest on the island. [S]
7. Go to the river bed. [C]
8. The island was a green paradise. [S]
9. Grow more trees to protect nature. [C]
10. Grandfather’s dream had come true. [S]