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Oxford Progressive English ( Grade-VII ) Peace International School (PIES)

THE ELEPHANTS FLIGHT (Copy Writing Work)


Q1: Describe the dangers being faced by wildlife in Zimbabwe.

Q2: Explain the problems caused by the fleeing elephants.

VOCABULARY:

A: Matching definitions
Devastation : Catastrophe (___________________________________________________)
Foliage : Green leaves (__________________________________________________)
Lawlessness : Absence of law and order (________________________________________)
Cagey : Reluctant to (___________________________________________________)
Repercussions : ill effects (______________________________________________________)
Implementing : Using (________________________________________________________)
Hemmed in : Surrounded by (_________________________________________________)
Resorting to : Falling back on (_________________________________________________)

B: Use each of the following words in sentences of your own:


a) Succulent: _________________________________________________________________
b) Plod : _________________________________________________________________
c) Devastation: _______________________________________________________________
d) Creak : _________________________________________________________________
e) Cull : _________________________________________________________________
f) Cannon : _________________________________________________________________

C: Give two meanings for each of the following words:


a) Bolt : ___________________________________________________________________
b) Treat : ___________________________________________________________________
c) Trunk : ___________________________________________________________________
d) Train : ___________________________________________________________________
e) Tender: __________________________________________________________________

D: Explain what the following words mean:


a) Lavishly : _________________________________________________________________
b) Exodus : _________________________________________________________________
c) Poacher : _________________________________________________________________
d) Fertility : _________________________________________________________________
e) Hoarse : _________________________________________________________________

Sir Rahmat Ullah


Oxford Progressive English ( Grade-VII ) Peace International School (PIES)

GRAMMAR

Active and passive voice


When any action is described as being done by the subject to or upon an object, it is expressed in the active voice.
For example: The cats (subject) chased (action/verb) the mice (object).
But when the same event is described as the object being acted upon, it is expressed in the passive voice.
For example: The mice (object) were chased (action/verb) by the cats (subject).
Note that in the active voice, the word order is subjectverbobject,
Whereas in the passive voice it is objectverbsubject.
In the passive voice the verb also takes a helping verb in the same tense. For example: chasedwere chased.
But when the verb is in the present tense in the active voice, it changes to helping verb+ past participle.
For example: Cows eat grass (active voice). Grass is eaten by cows (passive voice).

EXERCISE

A. Change these statements from active to passive voice.


1. The other animals asked many questions about Unananas children.
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2. The elephant swallowed her children in one big gulp.
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3. Farmers use large machines to harvest the wheat crops.
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4. Unanana built a fire inside the elephants stomach.
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5. She cut large chunks of meat and roasted them.
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B. Change these statements from passive to active voice.


1. Animals in the zoo are fed by the zookeeper.
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2. The fantasy novel Lord of The Rings was written by J. R. Tolkien.
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3. The Suez Canal was built by the French in the 1860s.
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4. These beautiful pictures have been painted by my brother.
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5. Mrs. Khans valuable library was destroyed by a fire.

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Sir Rahmat Ullah