Match items in Column A with those in Column B :
Match the items in Box A with those in Box B :
Box - A
(i) To burn paper or a piece of wood
(ii) Small fires can be put out
(iii) When water is spread on fire,
(iv) A carbon dioxide extinguisher is the best thing
(v) Space left between buildings
Box - B
● It absorbs heat from the burning material and Lowers the temperature
● Reduces the risk of fire.
● With a damp blanket.
● We heat it before it catches fire.
● To put out an electrical fire.
Read the following sentences.
To burn paper or a piece of wood, we heat it before it catches fire. We generally do it with a lighted match. Every fuel has a particular temperature at which it
The verbs in italics are in the simple present tense. When we use it, we are not thinking only about the present. We use it to say that something happens all the time or
repeatedly, or that something is true in general. Find ten examples of verbs in the simple present tense in the text ‘Fire: Friend and Foe’ and write them down here.
Do not include any passive verbs.
Fill in the blanks in the sentences below with the words in the box. You may use a word more than once.
(i) Gandhiji's life was devoted to the _________ of justice and fair play.
(ii) Have you insured your house against _________?
(iii) Diamond is nothing but _________ In its pure form.
(iv) If you put too much coal on the fire at once you will _________ it.
(v) Smoking is said to be the main _________of heart disease.
(vi) When asked by an ambitious writer whether he should put some _________ Into his stories, Somerset Maugham murmured, "No, the other way round."
(vii) She is a _________ copy of her mother.
(viii) It is often difficult to _________ A yawn when you listen to a long speech on the value of time.
One word is italicised in each sentence. Find its opposite in the box and fill in the blanks.
Spending; shut; destroy; subtract; increase
(i) You were required to keep all the doors open, not _________
(ii) Pupil: What mark did I get in yesterday's Maths test?
Teacher: You got what you get when you add five and five and _________ten from the total.
(iii) Run four kilometre a day to preserve your health. Run a lot more to _________it.
(iv) If a doctor advises a lean and lanky patient to reduce his weight further, be sure he is doing it to _________His income.
(v) The world is too much with us; late and soon.
Greeting and _________we lay waste our powers.
Use the words given in the box to fill in the blanks in the sentences below.
Across; along; past; through
(i) The cat chased the mouse _________ the lawn.
(ii) We were not allowed to cross the frontier. So we drove _________ It as far we could and came back happy.
(iii) The horse went _________ the winning post and had to be stopped with difficulty.
(iv) It is not difficult to see _________your plan. Anyone can see your motive.
(v) Go _________ The yellow line, then turn left. You will reach the post office in five minutes.
Look at the following three units. First, re-order the items in each unit to make a meaningful sentence. Next, re-order the sentences to make a meaningful paragraph. Use correct punctuation marks in the paragraph.
(i) and eighteen fire tenders struggled/the fire began on Monday/to douse the blaze till morning
(ii) in a major fire/over 25 shops/were gutted
(iii) but property/was destroyed/worth several lakhs/no casualties were reported