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Chapter: 8th English : Unit 5 : Prose : Being Safe

Vocabulary

Homonyms : Two or more words having the same spelling and pronunciation but different meanings and origins. Phrasal verb: A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both.

Vocabulary

 

Homonyms

Two or more words having the same spelling and pronunciation but different meanings and origins.


 

a. Write a sentence of your own for each homonyms.

 

1. a. bright - very smart or intelligentAnswer: He was a bright student.

b. bright - filled with light Answer: The hall was bright with colourful lights.

2. a. express - something done fast – Answer: Please send it by express mail.

b. express - convey  Answer: She expressed her sorrow to her friends.

3. a. kind - type – Answer: Please show us this kind of material.

b. kind - caring – Answer: Her teacher was kind to her.

4. a. well - in good health – Answer: I did surprisingly well in my history test.

b. well - water resource - Answer: There is a big well at back of this building.

 

Phrasal verb

A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both.

"Catch on" is a phrasal verb which means to understand.


 

a. Write the meaning for the phrasal verbs.

 

1. look into [Answer: to examine]

2. give up [Answer: surrender]

3. put off [Answer: postpone]

4. get on [Answer: M manage]

5. take off [ Answer: depart]

 

b. Use the following phrasal verbs in your own sentence.

 

1. put up with : I can’t put up with it any longer.

2. keep on : Keep on going and never give up.

3. look after : She looked after her old grandmother.

4. take over : Who will take over the leadership of the club?

5. go through : I apologize for what you had to go through.


VOCABULARY ~ ADDITIONAL

HOMONYMS

Write a sentence of your own for each homonyms

1. (a) park - to leave a vehicle temporarily - Don’t park your car near my house.

 (b) park - public land for recreation - I go the park regularly.

2. (a) rose - a flower- He has a rose garden.

(b) rose - past tense of rise’- Sales rose by 30% in the last month.

3. (a) letter - to write letters on a paper - I wrote a letter to my friend.

(b) letter- a written symbol/character - ‘A’ is the first letter of alphabet.

4. (a) nail - the claw of a mammal - I have broken my nail.

(b) nail - a pointed piece of a metal - I hanged the key on a nail

PHRASAL VERBS

Write the meaning for the phrasal verbs:

1. bear with- [Answer: tolerate]

2. carry out – [Answer:  perform]

3. give away – [Answer: distribute]

4. put out [Answer: extinguish]

5. step down- [Answer: resign]

6.passed away -[Answer: died]

7.in vain-[ Answer: in failure]

8.inferior to [Answer: of a lower level]

9.thirst for [Answer:  yearn]

10. endowed with [Answer: naturally to have a particular quality]

Use the following phrasal verbs in your own sentence:

1. passed away : The old man passed away yesterday.

2. in vain : The attempts of the police to trace the dacoits were in vain.

3. inferior to : Junk foods are inferior to home-made dishes.

4. thirst for : Today’s youth thirst for challenging tasks.

5. endowed with : My grandmother is endowed with a healing touch.


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