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BHARATHIDHANSANAR MATRIC HR SEC SCHOOL

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UNIT - 1
LN.1- UNITY IS STRENGTH
COMPOSITION-LEAVE LETTER
Book Back L.No:1 Fully
MONTHLY EXAM 1
LN.1&POEM.1
GRAMMAR MORE BOOK- Sentences
COMPOSITION-LEAVE LETTER
MY MOTHER
UNIT II
LN.2(BENO AND THE BUTTERFLY)
POEM.2 -COLOUR BUTTERFLIES
COMPOSITION 3-LETTER TO YOUR FATHER
Grammar & More
MONTHLY EXAM II
LN.No 2, LN.3 WHO SAVED THE TREE
POEM 2-COLOUR BUTTERFLIES
COMPOSITION 3-LETTER TO YOUR FATHER
GOOD HABITS
GRAMMAR MORE BOOK-VERB
QUARTERLY EXAM
TERM 1 FULLY
UNIT III
LN.1 -THE NEXT TIME
COMPOSITION 5 -LETTER TO A FRIEND
MONTHLY EXAM III
LN.1 -THE NEXT TIME
POEM-ON THAT DAY(MEMORY POEM)
GRAMMAR MORE BOOK-ARTICLES

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COMPOSITION - Letter to friend


COMPREHENSION WRITING
UNIT IV
LN. 2 -AN INTRODUCTION TO CHESS
GRAMMAR MORE BOOK-PRONOUN
COMPOSITION 7 -THE COCONUT TREE
HALF YEARLY EXAM
TERM 2 FULLY
UNIT V
LN.1-THE MAGIC CHISEL
GRAMMAR-BRITISH &AMERICAN ENGLISH
COMPOSITION 8-LETTER TO BOOK SELLER
MONTHLY EXAM IV
LN 1&POEM 1- BRING ME A LETTER
COMPOSITION 9-THE PEACOCK
LETTER TO BOOK SELLER
GRAMMAR MORE BOOK-ADVERB
UNIT VI
LN 2 THE GREAT CULTURAL EXPO
COMPOSITION 10 TRANSLATION
GRAMMAR MORE BOOK-PREPOSITION
MONTHLY EXAM V
LN. 2&POEM 2(MEMORY LINES)
GRAMMAR MORE BOOK- CONJUCTION
COMPOSITION 9-THE PEACOCK
TRANSLATION
ANNUAL EXAM
TERM 3 FULLY

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QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

50 MARKS
1. Meanings

5x1=5

2. Opposites

5x1=5

3. Book back

15x1=15

4. Question and answer

5x2=10

5. Grammar and more

5x1=5

6. Letter writing

1x10=10

100 MARKS
1. Meanings
2. Opposites
3. Q ues and Ans
4. Poem lines
5. Poem Que and ans
6. Grammar and more
7. Book back grammar
8. Book back onewords
9. Letter writing
10. General essay

7x1=7
5x1=5
5x2=10
1x5=5
5x2=10
20x1=20
20x1=20
3x1=3
1x10=10
1x10=10

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Term 1
1. Unity is Strength
I.
Meanings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

II.

Trapped
Caught
Nibbled
Bite
Torn
Cut into pieces
Limping
Walk unevenly with wounded or broken leg.
Merciless Unkind, Heartless
Heart of the Forest Centre of the Forest.

Double an alphabet and fill in the blanks:


1. D E E R
2. L O O K E D
3. F O O D

4. F O L L O W
5. T R A P P E D
6. N I B B L E D

III.

Find the hidden animals:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Plant
Coward
Crowded
Catch
Ration

Ant
Cow
Crow
Cat
Rat

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6. Batch

IV.

Bath

Do magic by changing one animal into the other.


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

V.

Change one letter at a time.


Dog Dot Cot Cat
Cow Cot Cut Cup Pup
Bear Dear Deer
Rig Pin Pen Hen
Goat Boat Beat Bear

Word Ladder: Identify the wild animals from the clues given below to
climb down.

R
A
B
B
I
T

E
L
E
P
H
A
N
T

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I G E R

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
VI.

I have beautiful eyes and horns.


I live in burrows.
I carry my house on my back.
I have one trunk and two tusks.
I have a yellow coat with black lines.
I have a horn on my nose.
I can see only at night.
I am the king of the forest.

Use the given expressions in the box to suit the situations and say it to your friends.
Sorry

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Pardon

Excuse Me

Thank you

Please

Excuse me may I know where is this address?


Give me your pen, please.
Pardon will you kindly tell your name once again?
I have you hurt you very much, sorry friend.
Thank you very much for your help.

Questions:
1. What happened to the deer?
The deer was trapped into the hunters net.
2. Who save the deer?
The mouse saved the deer.
3. What is the moral of the story?

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Unity is Strength is the moral of the story.


4. What happened to the hunter finally?
The hunter went back to his house with empty hand.

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Letter Writing
1. Write a letter to your class teacher asking leave for two days.
xxxx,
07.03.2104
From
xxxx,
III Std , B Sec,
B.D.M.H.S. School,
Arakkonam.
To
The Class Teacher,
III Std , B Sec,
B.D.M.H.S. School,
Arakkonam.
Respected Madam,
As, I am suffering from fever. I am unable to attend the class. I
request you to grant me leave for two days. From 07.03.14 to 08.03.14
Thanking you,
Yours Obediently,
xxxx

Poem -1 My Friend
I. Meanings:
1. Stress
2. Strife

Trouble
quarrelling

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3. Precious

Valuable, dear

II. Choose the correct answer:


1. The poet wants us to have one good friend
(a) Many friends (b) one good friend
2. The poets friend is always with the poet.
(a) never
(b) always
3. The mood of the poet is gratitude
(a) gratitude
(b) anger
III. Match the following rhyming words:
1. Life
Strife
2. There
Care
3. Fears
Years
4. Call
Fall
5. Depend
Friend
IV. Memory poem: (first four lines)
Composition Essay
2. Write an essay about My Mother?
Every mother is known as the heart of the family.
She makes the family happy.
My mother is a noble lady.
She helps me in my studies.
She gives me healthy food and cleaned dress.
She tells me stories of animals and birds.
She teaches me how to keep our house clean.
Everything we learn from our mother.
She is not my mom but also my best friend.
She is my loveable god.

Prose -2 BENO AND THE BUTTERFLY

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I. Meanings:

1. Huge
2. Sprinkle
3. Spotted
4. Alas
5. Crept
6. Splash
7. Grabbed
8. Flutter
9. Excited
10. Created
11. Ashamed
12. Caging

Big
Spray
Dotted
Unfortunately
Move slowly
Dash
Took away by force
Flap
Eager
Formed, Produced
Feeling guilty
Looking up

II. Answer the following;


1. Name the four places the butterfly rested on?
The butterfly rested on,
Pink rose
White lily
Shoe flower
Bougainvilla flower
2. What did Beno do to the butterfly?
Beno put the butterfly in an ink bottle and close it.
3. What was the mothers reaction when she saw the butterfly?
The mother was shocked to see the butterfly in the bottle.
4. Why did Beno let the butterfly go?

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Benos mother told him that butterfly is outside in the garden.


The butterfly is created to fly and be free. The butterfly helps us
get fruits from flower. Beno understand the truth and allowed the
butterfly to go.
5.
What lesson do you learn from the story?
We should not caging the insects, birds and animals. They
have every right to be free as we are.
III. Complete the questions for the following sentences:
1. Beno had a beautiful garden.
Who had a beautiful garden?
2. One Evening he saw a butterfly.
When did he see a butterfly?
3. It looked beautiful.
How did it look?
4. The butterfly sat on the lily plant.
Where did the butterfly sit?
IV. Arrange the letters and find out the flowers in Benos garden.
1. U N L O R E S F W
SUNFLOWER
2. R O D L M A G I
MARIGOLD
3. S R O E
ROSE
4. H E O F L W R S E O
SHOEFLOWER
5. M E J S A N I
JASMINE
V. By adding just one letter we make a new word:
The Magic E.
Mat
Hat
Bit
Not
Hop

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Tub

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E
Mate

Hate

Bite

Note

Hope

Tube

Additional Questions
I. Opposites:
1. Clean
x
Dirty
2. Beginning
x
Ending
3. Love
x
Hate
4. Old
x
Young
5. Earlier
x
Later
II. Question & Answer:
1. How did Beno feel about his garden?
Beno feel proud about his garden.
2. What is the colour of the butterfly?
The colour of the butterfly is yellow with red spotted
dots.
3. Did Beno feel ashamed for caging the butterfly?
Yes, Beno felt ashamed for caging the butterfly.

Poem

- 2 Colour Butterflies
-- Susan M. Paprocki

I. Meanings:

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1. Brilliant
2. Spring time

Very bright
Season when plants grow.

II. Match the Rhyming Words:

1. Fellow Yellow
2. Red
Bed
3. Sight
Delight
4. Belong Long
5. Seen
Green
I. Questions & Answer:
1. Which insect is the poet talking about?
The poet is talking about Butterfly.
2. How many butterflies come into the garden?
Six butterflies came into the garden.
3. Which season is mentioned in the poem?
Spring season is mentioned in the poem.
4. What does the green butterfly say?
The green butterfly says that the garden is fine and
best.
II. Meanings:
1. Fine
2. Belong
3. Delight
4. Innocent
5. Created
6. Infact
7. Tiny
8. Pet
9. Proud

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good to look at
live
joy, happiness
Harmless
Formed, Made
Really
Very small
animal treated with affection
Showing pride or dignity

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10.Lovely
11.Greens
12.Let

Beautiful
leaf vegetables
allow

III. Opposites: (with prefix or suffix)


1. Encourage
x
discourage
2. Unity
x
disunity
3. Satisfy
x
dissatisfy
4. Possible
x
impossible
5. Careful
x
careless
6. Merciful
x
merciless
7. Kind
x
unkind
Write a letter to your father requesting him to send Rs.600 to join your school excursion
party.
10, Gandhi Nagar,
Arakkonam.
My dear father,
I am fine. How are you and mummy. I am studying well. I like this
school and my friends.
We have planned to go on Monday an excursion to Delhi and Agra.
Please permit me to join the excursion. Kindly send me Rs.600 for my expenses.
Yours lovingly,
xxxx
Address on the envelope:
To
xxx,
12, Park Street,
Trichy.

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Prose-3 who Saved the tree?


I. Meanings:
1. Strangers
2. Axe
3. Shock
4. Chopping
5. Upset
6. Rush
7. Favourite
8. Appreciated

unknown persons
A tool used for cutting wood.
A feeling of surprise or distress.
cutting
unhappy, worried
move or act quickly
Loved
Put a high value on.

II. Answer in a word or two:


1. Where did the boys find the two strangers?
At Ramus tea stall.
2. What were the strangers doing in the forest?
Chopping trees
3. Who saved the tree?
Deepak, Arun and the villagers.
III. Answer the following questions in a sentence:
1. Where did Arun and Deepak usually play?
Arun and Deepak usually played under a banyan
tree.
2. Why were the two boys shocked?

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The two boys were shocked because the strangers


were chopping the trees in the forest.
IV. Form new words using the clues given by the side.
1. M O B
(a crowd)
2. M O T H
(Night insect)
3. M O N T H
(30 days)
4. M O T H E R
(she loves you)
5. M O R N I N G
(Breakfast time)
6. M O U N T A I N
(Himalayas)
V. Fill in the blanks with
- ea, -ae,
1. d r e a m
2. b r e a k
3. t r e e
4. b r e a t h e
5. a e r o p l a n e
6. j e e p
7. t e a k
8. l e a f
9. a e r i a l
10.r e a c h
VI. Write S if the words have similar
have the opposite meaning.
1. Hot
Cold
2. Start
Stop
3. Smart Clever
4. Open
Close
5. Noisy Loud
6. Dry
Wet
7. Fast
Slow
8. Large Huge

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- ee.

meaning and O if they


O
O
S
O
S
O
O
S

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VII. Read the calendar for the month of August 2012. Fill in the
blanks:
1. There are 7 days in a week.
2. There are 31 days in the month of August.
3. There are 4 Sundays in the month of August.
4. The first day in the month of August 2011 is Monday.
5. The last day in the month of August 2011 is Wednesday.
6. The fifteenth day of August is Monday.

3. Write an essay about Good Habits


Get up early from the bed.
Pray in the morning and night.
Be punctual to school.
Be punctual in your work.
Be regular in doing your homework
Dont disturb when the teacher is teaching.
Keep your books and toys neat.
Throw waste paper only dustbin.
Dont waste food and water.
Dont talk while eating.

Five Tall Teak Trees.


-- Anon.
I. Meanings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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Sizzle
Merchant
Charcoal
Furnace
By Pass

make a hissing sound.


A Person who buys and sells goods.
Substance used as fuel for burning.
enclosed fire place for heating a room.
A shorter route.

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II. Question & Answer:


1. What happened to the teak tree in the first stanza?
The teak tree in the first stanza was struck by lightning.
2. Mention three things for which the trees were cut?
The Trees were cut for:
Firewood
Charcoal
Constructing Bridges.
3. What was missing after all the trees were cut?
The rain was missing after all the trees were cut.

Additional Questions
Memory Poem
I. Opposites:
1. Hot
2. Start
3. Open
4. Fast
5. Dry
6. Noisy
7. Here
8. Near
9. Now
10. Right

x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

First Four Lines

Cold
Stop
Close
Slow
Wet
Quiet
There
Far
Then
Left

II. Meanings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Responsible
Search
In vain
Grey rain
Quivers
Glade
Timber

liable for
look for
unsuccessfully
sky with less moisture
Shakers downwards
open space
quality wood

III. Abbreviation:
1. W.H.O
2. U.P

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World Health Organization


Uttar Pradesh

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Term 1
Grammar
Lesson 1 Unity is Strength
Book Exercise - Grammar
I. Read the word cards and write it in the proper box.
Animal

Place

Person

Thing

Rat

Delhi

King

Boat

Lamb

Chennai

Dolly

Milk

Milk

Delhi

Lamb

King

Dolly

Boat

Chennai

Rat

II. Fill in the Right Words:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Baby
Plate
Leaf
Knife
Dress

Three babies
Four plates
Five leaves
Six knives
Seven dresses

III. Decorate the cap with -ies and -ves words for leaf, fly, wolf,
city, lily and thief.
-ies
Flies
Cities
Lilies

-ves
Leaves
Wolves
Thieves

IV. In the following words there is a change in the vowels.


a. Tooth

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teeth

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b. Mouse
c. Man

mice
men

V. There is a complete change in the following words.


a. Child
b. Ox

children
oxen

VI. Some nouns dont change whether they are one or many.
a. Deer
b. Sheep

deer
sheep

VII. Change the number for each of the following:


1. Box
Girl
Heroes
Churches
Army
Boys
Balloon

boxes
girls
hero
church
Armies
boy
Balloons

2. Leaf
Key
Family
Class
Ass
Shelf
Chimney

Leaves
Keys
Families
classes
Asses
shelves
Chimneys

3. Mosquito
Book
Wolf
Lion
Kite
Brush
Duty

Mosquitoes
Books
Wolves
Lions
Kites
Brushes
Duties

Lesson 2 Beno and the Butterfly


Book Back Exercises Grammar

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I. Write down suitable words describing each picture:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

a fat girl
a long pencil
a happy boy
a beautiful peacock
a black board

II. Fill in the words of comparison:


1. Fat
2. Big
3. Thick

Fatter
Bigger
Thicker

Fattest
Biggest
Thickest

III. Write down the Names of


1. Two fruits cheaper than an apple, banana, mango.
2. Two birds bigger than the crow, eagle, peacock.
3. Two animals stronger than the horse, tiger, cheetah.

IV. Fill in the blanks:


1. Banana is the cheapest fruit.
2. Ostrich is the biggest fruit.

V. Add er or est:
1. Apples are sweet. Mangoes are sweeter. Jack fruit is the sweetest.
2. A zebra runs fast. A Tiger runs faster than a zebra. A cheetah
runs the fastest.
3. Lamp is bright. The Tube is brighter. The sun is the brightest.

TERM-2
Prose - 1. The Next Time ?
I. Meanings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Penny
coin of least value in Britain
Matted
knotted
Baker
person who makes bread and cake
Compelled
forced
Drag
pull
Butcher - one who kills animals and sells meat

Book back

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II. Question & Answer:


1. Why was Dannys mother sad?
Dannys mother was sad because her son was lazy
2. What did Danny do with the bowl of milk?
Danny kept the bowl of milk into is pocket.
3. What was then reply given by danny to his mothers advice?
I will do so next time said danny.s
4. Have you ever done any foolish act like danny?
No, I never done any foolish act like danny
5. Have you ever corrected any foolish act of your brother sister or
friend?
No, I never done any foolish act.
III. Complete the sentence using the words Given below
1. Mithwin likes cheese
2. He works for a penny
3. He bought seeds for a shepherd
4. He drags his toy where ever he goes

IV.

Find the hidden words

V.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Penny
Cat
Donkey
Milk
Penny
Cheese
Mutton

Observe the map and fill in the blanks


Kashmir is in the North
Assam is in the East
Tamil nadu is in the south
Gujarat is in the west
The Arabian sea is in the west
The Arabian sea is in the east
The Bay of bengal is in the east

VI. Pair of words


1. You are a teacher

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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

We are doctors
They are engineers
He is a tall boy
She is a short girl
It is a monkey
I am a doctor

VII. Frame the sentences using the word given in the table
I

Playing cricket

We

Reading a book

You

Was

Drawing a cartoon

He

Is

Singing sweetly

She

Will be

Writing a letter

It

Dancing at school

They

Swimming in the pool

VIII.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Frame the sentences


He is drawing a cartoon
It was singing sweetly
They will be dancing at school.
I was reading a book
She was writing a letter
It will be swimming in the pool
He was drawing a cartoon

Composition
Write a letter to your friend inviting to your birthday party.
12, Park Road,
Arakkonam
My Dear friend,

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Thank you for the beautiful greeting card. My parents have


arranged to celebrate my birthday on 28.10.14 in a grand manner. Please come and
attend the dinner party.
Yours Lovingly,
Xxx
Address on the envelope:
To
Rani,
10, Kumaran Street,
Vellore.

Poem

On that day

I. Question & Answer:


1. What happened to the girl when she fell down?
When the girl fell down her elbows and knees were hurt.
2. What did the girl prepared for her breakfast?
The girl prepared toast for his breakfast.
3. Did the girl complete her homework?
No, the girl did not complete her homework.

II. Rhyming words


1. Wrong
2. Knees
3. Ghost
4. Shirt

III.

Underline the odd sound word:


1. Shirt
2. Toast 3. Knees

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bong
keys
toast
dirt
shot skirt hurt
most lost post
fees peas size

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4. Wrong -

song , monk long

Comprehension Writing
Viswanathan Anand was born on December 11th,1969 in Mayiladuthurai, a small
town in Tamil Nadu. He was taught chess by his mother. His other hobbies are
Reading, Swimming and Music. He is the Indian chess master and the current World
Chess Champion. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2007 and the Rajiv Gnadhi
Khel Ratna award in the year 1991. He is popularly known as the, Lightning Kid.

Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Whom does the passage talk about?


Who was taught chess to Anand?
What are his other hobbies?
He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in the year -------------What he is popularly known as?

Answers:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

The passage talks about, Viswanathan Anand.


He was taught chess by his mother.
His other hobbies are Reading, Swimming and Music.
1991.
He is popularly known as the, Lighting Kid.

Prose
AN INTRODUCTION TO CHESS

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I. Meanings:
1. Brief
short
2. Origin
- beginning
3. Battle
- fight
4. Ahead
- in front
5. Opponent - enemy
6. Capture - arrest

II. Answer the following


1. How many pieces does a player have?
A Chess player has sixteen pieces.
2. Who makes the first move?
The player who has chosen the white pieces makes the first
move.
3. What is the Indian name of the game chess?
Saturang is the Indian name of game chess.
4. How does the Knight move ?
The knight moves like the letter L;
5. When does the game end ?
When the king is check matted the game ends.

III.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

OPPOSITES
Move
Opponent
Indoor
War
First

x
x
x
x
x

stable
friend
outdoor
peace
last

IV. circle the word that matches the picture:


1. Flour flower
flower
2. Sea
see
sea
3. Ring wring
ring
4. Pale pail
pail
5. Knows nose
nose
6. I
eye
eye
7. Son sun
sun
8. Hare hair
hare
9. Blue blew
blue

Functional Grammar

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I. Put a an before the given words


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

an apple
a house
an aero plane
an hour
a window
a table

II. Use a an or the in the following story


In Tenkasi there is only one pet shop. One Sunday morning, selvi went to the pet
shop with her father .Her father said that she could buy a pet . she looked at a white mouse
in a cage. The mouse did not stop running. Then she saw a rabbit she offered rabbit a
carrot. loooking at different animals and playing with each one took an hour. Finally, they
saw a funny animals near the entrance of the shop. Can you guess what it was ?it was a
cute furry puppy. She decide to have the puppy as her pet

III. Use the correct Pronouns:


1. He is dreaming (simon)
2. It is green (grass)
3. They are on the wall.(the posters)
4. It is running.(the dog)
5. We are watching T.V (my mother and I)
6. They are in the garden . ( shibu and vijay )
7. Our mother land is India. ( Indians)
8. Her fathers name is Anand.(sitas)
9. She has got a brother .(Diana)
10. He won a prize.(mani)

IV. Fill in the blanks with correct pronouns

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My name is chandran I am a Tamilzhan . this is my family my mothers name is


devi. She. Is a good cook. Selvaraj is my father .He is a doctor this is lalitha . She is my
sister. We are twins. We live in Madurai it is not far from Chennai. mMy grand parents
live in Chennai they often visit us.

V. Prepare a scrap book and mark a presentation


1.Saina Nehwal:

Saina Nehwal is Indias best woman Badminton player.

2. Abinav Bindra: Abinav Bindra is the first Indian to win a gold medal in an individual
event the Olympics.
3. Joshna Chinappa: Joshna chinappa is a five time National squash champion.

The Coconut Tree

The most useful tree in the world is coconut tree.


It can be cultivated anywhere in the world.
The coconut is used for cooking.
It is also used for preparing oil.
Tender coconut is very cool.
It helps our body fresh.
It is useful for preparing ropes and beds.
It is also used as decorative articles.

Poem 2. School and Me


-- Hemant Suryakant

I. Question & Answer:


1. Who asks the poet to go to school?
The Poets mother asks the poet to go to school.
2. What does he study in school?

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He studies new things in school.


3. Who are his brothers in school?
His friends are his brothers in school.
4. What does he promise his mother?
He promise his mother that he goes to school everyday.

II. Rhyming word:


1. Play
2. Teach
3. School

clay
Beach
Cool

Under Graduate
Post Graduate
State Bank of India
Life Insurance Corporation
Value Added Tax

I. Abbreviation:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

U. G
P.G
S.B.I
L.I.C
V.A.T

II. Comparison of Adjectives:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Tall, Taller, Tallest


Sweet, Sweeter, Sweetest
Fast, Faster, Fastest
Bright, Brighter, Brightest
Long, Longer, Longest

Prose 1 The Magic Chisel


I. Meanings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Chisel
- Sharp edged flat metal blade
Fetch
- Bring
Appear
- Come into sight
Fragrance - Smell, Scent
Greedy
- Greatly in want of wealth
Princess
- The daughter of a king
Handwork
- Creation, Things made by a
person
8. Glittering
- Shining
9. Bitterly
- Terribly
10. Forgive
- To excuse
11. Reward
- Prize

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II. Question & Answer


1. Where did somu live?
Somu lived in valliyur.
2. Who appeared in his dream?
An angel was appeared in his dream.
3. What did the fairy give him?
The fairy gave him a magic chisel.
4. What is the power of the chisel?
The power of the chisel is giving fragrance to the
furniture.
5. What did somu promised to give sundari on her birthday?
Somu promised to give sundari the beautiful doll
on her birthday.
6. Who visited somus shop?
The princess visited the somus shop.

III.

Choose it:
1. The angel had given somu one condition. He was not be greedy.
a) Happy
b) Greedy
2. An Angel was more generous in the story. The Magic chisel.
a) An Angel
b) Sundari
3. The story tells us that the angel helped a kind hearted person.
a) Princess
b) A Kind hearted person.
Additional Question:
4. Somu was a carpenter
a) Tailor
b) Carpenter
5. Sundari was a somus neighbour
a) Kavi
b) Sundari

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Functional Grammar
I. Use the Possessive Form in the sentence:
1. My Mothers brother is my uncle
2. My Fathers sister is my aunt.
3. My Aunts daughter is my cousin.
4. My Fathers mother is my grandmother.
5. My Brothers daughter is my niece.
6. My Sisters son is my nephew.
7. My Uncles daughter is my cousin.
8. My Brothers son is my nephew.
9. My Sisters daughter is my niece.
10. My Aunts son is my cousin.

II. Write down the possessive forms of the words underlined:


1. The Family of Channappa was very happy.
Channappas family was very happy.
2. Ramesh took the pen of Hari.
Ramesh took Haris pen.
3. The song of the bird was sweet.
The birds song was sweet.
4. The bag of the lady looked beautiful.
The Ladys bag looked beautiful.
5. The name of the dog was Laika.
The dogs name was Laika.

III.

Punctuate the following sentence:


1. meera is in delhi
Meera is in Delhi.
2. what work does your father do
What work does your father ?
3. ravi gita and anwar are playing football
Ravi, Gita and Anwar are playing football.
4. my sister dress is pink in colour
My sisters dress is pink in colour.

American English1. Wallets


2. Cab
3. Vacation

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British English
-

Purse
Taxi
Holiday

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4. Lorry
5. Maths
6. Enroll

Truck
Math
Enrol

Composition
Write a letter to a bookseller ordering for some books.
Arakkonam
27.03.14.
From
xxx,
yyy,
zzz,
To
Bhavani Publisher,
23, College Road,
Chennai 5.
Sir,
We need the following books for our studies. Kindly send them by V.P.P at
once.
Name of Books
English Grammar Books
G.K Books

No. of Copies
10
10
Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully,
xxxx,
Address on the Envelope:
To
Bhavani Publishers,
23, College Road,
Chennai 5

Poem -

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Bring me a letter
-- Allice Jodd

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I. Meanings:
1. Fairy
- An imaginary small creature
with magical powers.
I.
Fill Ups:
1.
2.
3.
4.

The girl expects a letter from the Fairy.


The fairy will come to tea.
She will wait at the garden gate.
The girl will put on her party frock.

II.

Rhyming Words

1.
2.
3.
4.

Star
Places
Moon
World

III.

Familiarize the rhyme with new words in the space


provided and tap to tune.

Car
Faces
Balloon
Gold (or) Unfurled.

If, I could wish upon a friendship, I wish I had a Magic


ship.
A magic ship to take me places. A magic ship to see
different races.

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IV.

Insert oo to the letters cl, pl, wl, tl, fd, md, gd and
coin the new words:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Cool
Pool
Wool
Tool
Food
Mood
Good

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V.

Read the words in the stars. Colour the words that


are connected to the angel.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Star,
Crown,
Magic,
White Dress,
Golden Hair,
Wings,

I. Abbreviation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

U.S.A
U.K
T.N
A.P
M.P

-- United States of America


-- United Kingdom
-- Tamil Nadu
-- Andhra Pradesh
-- Madhya Pradesh

The Peacock

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The peacock is our National Bird.


It is a very colourful bird.
It is found in many parts of India.
It dances with the first rains.
Its feather is very beautiful and colourful.
Peacocks voice is not very sweet.
Its neck is long shining dark blue.
It cannot fly very high.
Its feathers are used to make many beautiful things.
A peacock is a great friend of farmers.

I.

Prose 2. The Great cultural expo


Meanings:

1.
2.

Buzzing
Monument

3.

Delicious

Busy, active
Structure of historical
importance.
Very tasty.

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4.

Pith work

Art work done using the


spongy tissues in the stem of plants.
The arts and customs of the
Nation
Only one of its kind.
Native
duty
Keep up
Knowledge

5.

Culture

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Unique
Citizen
Responsibility
Uphold
Wisdom

II.

Question & Answer


1. Where is their cultural expo taking place?
Their cultural expo taking place at Nellore
Village.
2. What are the folk dance forms of Tamil Nadu?
Karagattam,
Oyilattam,
Silambattam,
Thappattam are the folk dance forms of Tamil Nadu
3. Name the famous festival of Tamil Nadu?
Pongal is the famous festival of Tami Nadu
4. What is Kerala otherwise known as?
Kerala is otherwise known as, Gods Own
Country.
5. List out the important tourist spots of Kerala.
The important tourist spots of Kerala are:
Athirapally
Falls,
Munnar,
Padmandhapuram Palace, Cochin and Kovalam.
6. Which is the most famous festival celebrated in Kerala?
Onam is the most famous festival celebrated in
Kerala.

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THAPPATTAM

Thappattam

Onam

Karagattam

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Oyilattam

Barathanatyam

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III.

Combine the pictures to form a new word

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Pea
Lady
Sun
Key
Cup

IV.

Complete the sentences with the opposites of the


underlined.

+
+
+
+
+

Cock
Bird
Flower
Chain
Board

=
=
=
=
=

Peacock
Ladybird
Sunflower
Keychain
Cupboard

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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

My house is in the north but my school is in the south.


Tea is hot but ice cream is cool.
The pen is on top of the shelf but the book is at the Bottom.
I love honest people but I hate liars.
Fish can live in water but will die out of it.

V.

Rearrange the words to form meaningful sentence.

1.

Shall / come / I / tomorrow.


I Shall come tomorrow.
Yesterday / she / reading / was / my / book.
She was reading my book yesterday.
Playing / now / are / we / cricket.
We are playing cricket now.
am / painting / I / the / picture.
I am painting the picture.
Be / leaving / will / he / this / evening.
He will be leaving this evening.

2.
3.
4.
5.

VI.

Write the pair of words pronounced is same or


different

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Lion Steal AcceptRight Dye HigherI


-

Line
Steel
Except
Write
Die
Hair
Eye

Different
Same
Different
Same
Same
Different
Same

VII. Match the dance forms with the states:


Dance Form
States
1. Bharatanatyam
2. Kathakali
3. Kuchupudi

Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh

VIII. Identify the moments below. Write their names using


the help box given below:
1.

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2.
3.
4.
5.

Gateway of India
Mamallapuram
Taj Mahal
Charminar

I.

Functional Grammar
Underline the correct describing word(Adj) for the
pictures.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Cold, hungry, Warm


Noisy, Handsome, Bad
Fast, Slow, Sluggish
Sleepy, Fat, Far
Lazy, Sick, Full

II.

Fill in the blanks of the rhyme with suitable articles.


[a , an, the]
INVISIBLE BOY
Here we see an invisible boy. In his lovely
invisible house, feeding a piece of invisible
cheese.
To a small, little invisible mouse.
Oh! What a beautiful picture to see!.
Will you draw an invisible picture for me?

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III.

Choose the correct preposition from the list given.


[Between, in, on, inside, behind, over]

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Tom is behind the wooden step.


The cat is inside the box.
A man is standing on the top stop.
The ball is between the dog and the boy.
Jerry is climbing over the stop.
The rifle is held in the policemans hand.

IV.

Write the full forms of:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

didnt
isnt
wont
arent
Havent

did not
is not
will not
are not
have not

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Grammar
I. Prefix:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Disable
Encourage
Impossible
Unpleasant
Irregular

II. Suffix:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Sadness
Careful
Reality
Fastly
Payment

III.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Choose the correct preposition:

The book is under the chair.


A monkey is infront of the tree.
The cat is on the table.
The dog is under the chair.

Translation
1. Unity in diversity.

ntw;Wikapy; xw;Wik
2. Unity is strength.

xw;Wik typik
3. Honesty is the best policy.

neh;ikia kpfr; rpwe;j bfhs;if


4. God is love.

md;ng flt[s;
5. Knowledge is power.

mwpit Mw;wy;
Poem

2. My India
-- Esther Stanley

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I. Meanings:
1. Burning
2. Rooted
3. Loyalty

Very Strong
Deeply fixed
Faithfull

II. Fill Ups:


1. I cannot hide the love for my country.
2. I learn brotherhood from the countrys pledge.
3. The word Strangers refer to foreigners

III. Rhyming Words:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Hide
Live
Brotherhood
Diversity
Blessed
Duty

inside
give
Childhood
Simplicity
Stressed
Beauty

Additional Questions
I. Meanings:
1. Pledge
2. Blessed

3. Stressed

4. Strangers

Promise
Lucky,
fortunate
Pressure,
Tension
Foreigners

II. Question & Answers


1. What is the beauty of our country?
Simplicity and unity is the beauty of our
country.
2. What is the strength of our country?
Unity in diversity is the strength of our
country.

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3. What does the pledge teach from the childhood?


The pledge teaches the brotherhood and
loyalty from the childhood.

III. Homophones:
1.
2.
3.

IV.

Seeing
Place
Look
Ocean
Soldiers
Time after sunset

Discuss with your friends and match the following


important days
A
B

Independence day
Republic day
Flag day
Gandhi Jayanthi
Children's day

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Sight
Site
See
Sea
Knight
Night

15th August
26th January
7th December
2nd October
14th November

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