Page 56-57 “The eight & a half hour …………… had moved away”

Read the extract & complete the activities given below.    [12]

A1] Global Understanding-                                                            [2]


Arrange the following incidents in the sequence as they occur in the extract-

  1. The writer walked 15 meters to enter in the leopard’s zone.
  2. The writer noticed a fresh scat lying on the ground.
  3. The langurs spread to nearby treetops.
  4. The writer heard the langurs giving alarm call for the leopard.

A2] Complex factual                                                                       [2]

Mention two clues that made the writer aware of the presence of a leopard apart from the langur’s alarm call.

A3] Analysis –                                                                                    [2]

Explain – The writer says – ‘I was alone here like a fox’

A4] Personal Response:                                                                  [2]

Do you like adventures? Explain.

A5] Language study –                                                                      [2]

Do as directed:

i] The fading alarm calls were still heard.  

[Rewrite the sentence beginning with ‘I still……’]

ii] The langur is most reliable when it comes to finding clues about the presence of the apex predators in the jungle.

[Change into Positive degree]

A6] Vocabulary –                                                                              [2]

Find words from the extract with the meaning –

  1. i] disturbance –
  2. ii] an animal which preys on another animal –
  3. iii] encircling in the air –
  4. iv] deerlike animal with horns –


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