G. On seeing these pictures, you would have gone down your memory lane. Write a paragraph in about 50 words describing your favourite sport when you were young.
1. My Favourite Sport
Every one has a favourite sport. My favourite sport is football. It is a fun game to watch and play. I like every sport but football is my favourite because I love to play it. All my life I have been playing football, from the backyard to high school. Foot ball has also provided me with a lot of memories that I can never forget. One memory is winning the Junior football trophy in high school. That is something I will never forget. Also my family is a football family. My dad is also a football player.
H. Based on the story and your own ideas write your answers in about 80 to 100 words each.
1. Imagine yourself as the writer. Narrate the story of your visit to your ancestral house.
Lesson: I can't climb trees anymore
Author: Ruskin Bond
Character: Self, Boy and Mother
Theme: A possibility becomes an impossibility at times
Here is the story of my visit to my ancestral house. My native place is a village called Udangudi. One day I had been to our ancestral house. It was old but strong. It had been built when my father was young. I waited at the gate. A boy came and asked about me. He took me into his house. His mother was there. My eyes searched for my precious things. I had left them when we left the house. I took the boy into an inner room. I climbed up the ladder and searched in the self. I found it atlast. It was my grandfather's air-gun. I was allowed to take it. I thanked them and left the place
2. The man who came to the house gave the cross as a gift to the girl. Why did he do this? What do you think would have happened if he had taken back the cross with him?
Lesson : I can't climb trees anymore
Author : Ruskin Bond
Character : Author and the girl
Theme : High expectations lead to high disappointments
The narrator came to the house. He remembered his olden days. The house was built with block of granite. There was a new out house. The visitor met a girl infront of the house. She allowed him to enter the house. He saw a jack fruit tree. He used to play with the trees. There was a hollow in a branch of a jack fruit tree. It was his secret place. He kept his treasures in it. He had an Iron cross. He kept the Iron cross in this secret place. The girl found and brought it. The narrator gave it to the girl. If he had taken it with him, the house and the cross would have been separated. The narrator felt that there is no use of an Iron cross. So he did not take the cross with him. So he gave it to her.
I. Write a letter to your friend describing your ancestral house.
How are you? I am fine. Hope you are doing well. Last week I went to our native place near Karur. I would like to describe my ancestral house. I had gone there with my parents. It is an old house build with granite stones. There are lot of trees and garden plants in the garden. My grand parents still live there. There was an old swing beside the house. I remembered my childhood days. I wish to spend my vacation there. I like my ancestral house very much. Convey my love and regards to your family.
Address on the Cover
D/O Mr. K. Sukumar
52, Dolly villa, Mahima Nagar,
PARAGRAPH FOR TOPPERS:
• The ancestral house
• Meeting with a girl
• Treasures on the tree
• An Iron cross
Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is renowned for his role in creating children's book. In the lesson 'I can't climb trees anymore' he recalls the days of his childhood.
The ancestral house:
The narrator visited his ancestral house. He remembered his olden days. The house was built with blocks of granite. There was a new out house. There were few trees. The visitor, as a boy would swing on the turnstile.
Meeting with a girl:
The visitor met the daughter of the owner. The present owner was a colonel. The girl allowed him to enter the house. She was kind and polite. The visitor told that it was once his grandmother's house.
Treasures on the tree:
The Jack fruit tree was the visitor's favourite place. He used to play with the tree. He used to collect marbles and old coins. There was a hollow in a branch of the jack fruit tree. He kept his treasures in it.
An Iron cross:
The visitor had an iron cross. It was a gift of a German soldier to his grand father. He kept the iron cross in his secret place. He is unable to climb the tree at present. The girl helped him by climbing the tree. She found and brought the Iron cross.
The narrator gave it to the girl. The visitor felt that there is no use of an Iron cross. So he gave it to her. The visitor left the place with his golden memories.
PARAGRAPH FOR AVERAGE STUDENTS:
Lesson : I can't climb trees anymore
Author : Ruskin Bond
Theme : Memories remain forever
The narrator visited his ancestral house. He remembered his olden days. The house was built with blocks of granite. There was a new out house. There were few trees. The visitor met a thirteen years old girl infront of the house. The girl allowed him to enter the house. The visitor told that it was once her grand mother's house. The jack fruit tree was the visitor's favourite place. He used to collect marbles and old coins. He kept his treasures in it. He had an iron cross. It was a gift of a German soldier to his grandfather. He kept the Iron cross in his secret place. The girl climbed the tree found the iron cross and brought it. The visitor gave it to the girl. The visitor left the place with his golden memories.
PARAGRAPH FOR LATE BLOOMERS:
• The narrator visited his old house.
• He remembered his olden days.
• A little girl invited him.
• There was a jack fruit tree.
• He kept his treasures in it.
• He kept the iron cross in it.
• The girl found and brought the iron cross and gave it to the visitor.
• The narrator gave it to the girl.