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ASSIGNMENT SOLUTIONS GUIDE (2014-2015)

F.E.G.-1
Foundation Course in English-I
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Q. 1. (a) Why do you think the statue of a dog was such an important landmark in Tokyo?

Ans. A professor named Hidesaburo Ueno from the University of Tokyo, was the original owner of Hachiko, an
Akita pet who always greeted him when he returned from work in the evening. One day he had a cerebral hemorrhage and never came back to the station to find his faithful dog waiting for him. The statue was erected to commemorate the faithfulness of the dog to his owner.
(b) From the passage write the description of an Akita dog.

Ans. Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachiko, a golden brown Akita, as a pet.
Hachiko greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until
May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never
returning to the train station where Hachiko was waiting. Each day for the next nine years Hachiko awaited Ueno's
return, appearing precisely when the train was due at the station. This shows the loyalty and faithfulness of dog
towards his master.
(c) What did Hachiko do while his owner was at work?

Ans. Professor Hidesaburo Ueno lived in Tokyo with his beloved Akita named Hachiko. Everyday Hachiko
would see Ueno off to work from his home and then, at the end of the day, greet him at the nearby Shibuya Train
Station. One day in May 1925 would be the end of their daily routine together, for Ueno suffered a fatal stroke during
his day at work. He never returned to his faithful friend that day nor any day thereafter.
(d) Why did the people of Tokyo get the statue of Hachiko replaced?

Ans. The people recognized Hachiko from his prior rendezvous with Ueno. Knowing about Ueno's death, they
were deeply touched by this act of loyalty and brought him food. Eventually the story spread about Hachiko.
A former student of Professor Uenos heard of Hachikos vigil and went to the station to see the loyal Akita.
Fascinated by Hachiko, the former student wrote several papers on him. In 1932, one of these papers was published
in Tokyos largest newspaper. This article threw Hachiko into Japans national spotlight.
Hachiko became the personification of loyalty. In 1934, a well-known Japanese artist sculpted a likeness of
Hachiko to be placed at the entrance of Shibuya Station; in the same area he waited for his long-deceased master.
(e) Give a title to the story. Give reasons why you think your title is appropriate.

Ans. The Vigil Ends: On March 8 1935, eleven years after it started, Hachiko's vigil came to an end. At almost
12 years old, the Akita succumbed to heart-worm disease. The nation of Japan mourned the loss of their most
beloved canine.
(f) Find words from the passage which mean the same as:
vast, faithfulness, lucky, well known, sad event
Ans. vast: fairly large, faithfulness: loyalty, lucky: gladly, well known: familiar sight, sad event: tragedy.
(g) Find words/phrases from the passage which mean the opposite of the following words:
behind, stupid, cruel, gradual, young
Ans. behind: in front of, stupid: intelligent, cruel: compassionate, gradual: sudden, young: elderly
Q. 2 (a) Complete the following sentences with suitable question tags:
(i) The Beatles are heard even today ..?
Ans. Has anyone never heard of the Beatles?
(ii) The Kapoors should consult a consultant ..?
Ans. Who was the consultant?
(iii) The bomb blast frightened the people ..?

Ans. What make the people frightened?

(iv) The Rajdhani Express leaves at 17 hours ..?


Ans. When it reach the destination?

(v) He hasnt submitted his medical bills, ..?


Ans. Why he has not submitted his medical bills?

(b) Frame questions to which the following statements are answers. Use the question word given in bracket:
(i) Priya lives in a hostel. (where)
Ans. Where does Priya live?

(ii) The A.P. Express reached New Delhi five hours late. (when)
Ans. When does the A.P. Express reach New Delhi?

(iii) Without making any noise, the thief crept near the steel cupboard. (how)
Ans. How without making any noise, the thief crept near the steel cupboard?
(iv) Look out, shouted the tall man. (what)
Ans. What was tall man shouting?

(v) The children went to the Exhibition with their class teacher. (with whom)
Ans. With whom the children went to the Exhibition?

(c) Supply the appropriate particle from: up, down, out, off, away
(i) Time for bed, children! Put your toys. .
Ans. away

(ii) Drink . your milk, children!


Ans. up

(iii) If these houses are not repaired, they will fall of their own accord.
Ans. down
(iv) Read.this passage to the whole class, please.
Ans. out
(v) We propose to set.at daybreak.
Ans. off
Q. 3. Write a short composition (about 200 words) on any one of the following:
(i) Changing patterns of behaviour among the young that I have noticed.
(ii) Why do I make the effort of learning English?
(iii) My favourite website.
Ans. (iii) My Favourite Website: Most of the time I connected with internet in a day. There have some website
that I always visit. And most of the time I visit a website that is "YouTube". This is my favorite website because I can
make, load, and share my own videos with the rest of the world.
YouTube is the most popular video website. There have full of type of videos. This is something that is literally
amazing. After I have created my own video, I can upload easily in a few minutes.

In addition to being to create my online videos, I can also view those that others have created. What is nice about
YouTube is that I get a wide variety of different videos, all on different topics, issues, and subjects. On YouTube, I
can find videos focusing on pets, entertainment, sports, cars, and comedy. YouTube has is that videos must be no
longer than ten minutes. This means that I can enjoy videos while taking a short break at home or at work. It is also
nice that I am not require to listen to boring advisements, as many other online video websites require to do.
The greatest reason why YouTube is favorite to me because it is free. I can also make and share my own and it is
easy to use. I do not have to be an experienced internet user to enjoy online entertainment. With easy to use categories and search features, I find and watch any online videos that peak my interest.
You Tube is not only for entertainment, it is very essential for small business and advertisement. And some other
important for educational and informative videos. It is the most effective tool for video marketing because it is the
most watched website for videos.
Q. 4. Write a dialogue of about 200 words on any one of the themes given below:

(i) Your friend feels that compulsory voluntary service of six months should be part of the university
programme. You disagree.
(ii) Complete the dialogue that has just begun:

Raj: I think that the age for voting should be lowered.


Jeet: Do you, really?

Raj: Yes, I think young people mature faster these days.

(iii) A young boy has just snatched your gold chain and sped off on a waiting bike. Write a dialogue
reporting the incident to a policeman.
Ans. (iii) I: I am going to market for some work and a boy snatched my gold chain. He was on the bike.
Police: In which time it done?
I: In evening 5 P.M.
I: Why are all these incidents happening and that too in a daring manner? These young men are carrying on in
the same pattern and we residents are duped inside 'our own sector'.

Police: Such incidents encourage the miscreants to carry on their ways. But if we have to counter this, we have
to change ourselves. Why do we have to wear gold ornaments when they lure the youngsters? Why give them a
chance? Sure enough it entails tradition for married and the elders, but with changing time when circumstances do
not permit to follow traditions then why risk the life?
There have been cases when the ladies are alert and have been able to save their ornament and raise alarm. But
there may be chances that some of these boys in self-defence may harm the ladies. There are chances of minor to
major injuries. Prevention is always better. There are other alternatives to gold jewellery, so why not make a beginning? One careful step from our end can curb this menace.
Police: How many people present there?
I: Many peoples.
Police: Does any people identify them?
I: No.
Police: What was the price of the chain?
I: Rs. 30 thousand.
Police: I should try to recover it soon.
I: Thank you. It will be great Sir.

Q. 5. Identify the segment which is incorrect in each of the sentences:

(i) (A) These machines (B) are destroying (C) our ability (D) of thinking.
Ans. These machines are destroying our thinking ability.

(ii) (A) My new job (B) takes me (C) almost to every part (D) of the world
Ans. My new job will take me almost every part of the world.

(iii) (A) Please ask your staff (B) if anybody of them (C) has seen (D) my laptop.
Ans. Pleased ask to your staff if anybody of them had seen my laptop.

(iv) (A) Would you please (B) send me (C) more informations (D) about the accommodation?
Ans. Would you please send me more information about the accommodation?

(v) (A) These days I (B) generally take my breakfast (C) at seven because (D) I had waked up at six.
Ans. These days I have generally take my breakfast at seven because I had walked up at six.
Q. 6. Underline the silent letters in each of the words. Example: Walk.

comb, adjective, sign, knee, gnaw, autumn, saw, wrap, pneumonia, castle

Ans. comb, adjective, sign, knee, gnaw, autumn, saw, wrap, pneumonia, castle
Q. 7. Mark the stress in the following words:

science, scientific, artist, artistically, politics, political, govern, government, physics, democratic
Ans. science: sciENce, scientific: sciENTific, arTIst, artiSTIcally, poliTICs, poLITical, govERN, govERNment,
phySICS, democratic (The words in capital letters are stress).