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1.2 On To The Summit: We Reach The Top class 11

1.2 On To The Summit: We Reach The Top


     

1.2 On To The Summit: We Reach The Top Brainstorming


(A1) Summarize to the class in your own words the highly risky and dangerous
journey of Tenzing and Hillary from the base to the top of Mt. Everest.

Ans- The journey of Tenzing and Hillary was very risky and dangerous. One hour of steady going, they had to pass up a steep queue of rocks. They had to climb the snow covered slope. It caused slanting up and down. By the help of rope, they went over the dangerous ground. They were thirsty and tired. But eventually they reached the top of the Everest.


A2.

(i) Complete the web highlighting the feelings/emotions of Tenzing after reaching the summit.

Tenzing’s feelings / emotions after reaching the summit:-



Answer -

1) Gratitude to God.

2) Placed offerings to God on top.
3) Adjusted flags on summit to show win of man over Everest.
4) Embraced each other to express joy.
5) Red scarf made Tenzing felt that his friend Lambert was with him.
6) Exhilarated for completing the task


(ii) Glance through the text again and explain the qualities of Tenzing Norgay.

     Pick lines that show his unique qualities. One is done for you.



Answer:-


Sr.
Qualities
Lines
1
Patriotic
I told colonel Hunt that I was carrying the Indian flag with me and I would like it to on the top with other flags.
2
Aesthetic
My first thought -----gratitude to God
3
Emotional
I was wearing a red scarf -------I remembered him.
4
Humble
The tea smelled kerosene --- enjoy it whatever the smell


(iii) Write down the significance of the following in the context of 'On to the Summit' :

      (i) Red Scarf
      (ii) husiar
      (iii) Kerosene flavoured tea

      (iv) Ice axe
      (v) Anchor



Answer:-


1) Red scarf:- It felt Tenzing that his friend who had given that was with him.


2) Husiar:- Means caution. Climbing down needed to be cautious or it might result in an accident.

3) Kerosene flavoured tea :- It was the tea provided by Noyce who was in a hurry he brought Kerosene mixed tea to welcome them.

4) Ice axe:-  It's a multipurpose hiking and climbing tool used by mountaineers.

5) Anchor:- The person follows other climbing person, has a difficult job both climbing up and down. He connects the other person. It makes the climbing persons remain fixed to any place. Such a person is called anchor.



A3 (i) Add suitable suffixes (-tion,- ly, -ment, -ous) and prefixes (un, il, im) to

         the words given below. One is done for you.



Answer:-
Sr.
Word
Prefix
Suffix
1
absolute
nonabsolute 
absolutely
2
fulfill
unfulfilled
fulfillment
3
determine
undetermined
determination
4
danger
endanger
dangerous
5
tight
airtight, untighten
tightly, tighten
6
clear
unclear
clearly, clearance
7
sure
ensure
surely
8
legal
illegal
legally
9
legitimate
illegitimate
illegitimately
10
possible
impossible
possibility


(ii) By filling appropriate letters in the blank spaces, you will get a past
participle from it. Use the word as adjective in your own sentence.
One is done for you.
 (a) s _ _ n _ d
 Word- signed. The advocate took all the signed documents to the court.
 (b) p_ _ z _ d
 (c) f_ _ t_ e n e_
 (d) b _ i _ e_
(iii) Spot the error. One is done for you.
 I was not afraid for die that day.
 Correct Sentence- I was not afraid to die that day.
 (a) Tenzing and Hillary made an pact at the office of P M of Nepal.
 (b) I has to bring my ice axe down with me.
 (c) Tenzing have spent a night with Camp Eight.
 (d) Pact was signed from Tenzing and Hillary.
 (e) I and Hillary were in no mood of talking.
(A4) When Tenzing and Hillary reached the summit, Tenzing in utter joy said,
“We have done it.” In this sentence the subject (we) is the doer of the
action while it (achieving the feat) is the subject. The verb of passive voice
is formed by using the correct form of the verb ‘to be’ + past participle
of the main verb. Construct the sentences accordingly.
 Now carefully go through the changes in both the sentences and do the
changes accordingly in the remaining sentences.
 • We have done it.
 It has been done by us.
 (a) We made a pact.
 (b) I offered silent prayer in my heart.
 (c) Colonel Hunt gave me three flags.
 (d) I was carrying the Indian flag.
 (e) I took photographs of Tenzing holding aloft the flags.
 (f) I remembered him.
 (g) We spent the night at Camp Eight.
(A5) (i) After reading the text one can easily understand that there is a lot of risk
involved in mountaineering. Write in short about any adventure sport that
you like and the risk involved in it.

(ii) Give your opinion: Whether we should or should not participate in
adventure sports because
(A6) (i) Tenzing and Hillary created history by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest.
There are many mountains in Maharashtra where one can fancy his or her
chances of climbing them. Imagine that you have climbed a mountain and
are immensely thrilled and excited. Write a letter to your friend about it.
(ii) You are the college representative and your Principal has assigned you the
task of writing a letter to the Divisional Officer, Satpuda Mountain Ranges,
Nagpur, seeking permission for the mountaineering expedition to be
organized by your college.
(iii) Convert the letter into e-mail format.
Name
Address
Date
Sender
Receiver's designation
Address
Salutation
Subject :
Respected Sir/Madam,
Introductory paragraph (purpose)
Main body (information/explanation/elaboration)
Concluding paragraph (opinion/request)
Complimentory close
Signature
List of enclosures

Comparisons
• Look at the sentences given below. Find out which one is correct. If the
sentence is wrong give reasons.
 a. Sunita is the quieter of four sisters.
 b. Sunita is the quietest of the four sisters.
 c. Anil’s computer is more new than mine.
 d. Anil’s computer is newer than mine.
 e. I have the wonderfullest mother in the world
 f. I have the most wonderful mother in the world.
 g. Aditi is more carefuller than Mary.
 h. Aditi is more careful than Mary.
• When we compare two nouns, we use comparative adjectives. When we
compare more than two nouns, we use superlative adjectives.
 For Example. – a. Milind is taller than John.
 b. Zakir is the tallest of the three brothers.
• Look at the following sentences and observe the changes in the three
sentences. Discuss the changes and note your responses:
 a. Atul is not as bright as Milind in studies.
 b. The dining room is brighter than the kitchen.
 c. Anne is the brightest girl in class.
• Make a list of adjectives in three different forms of comparison. Use
different texts to find these.
• Fill in the blanks with comparative, superlative and positive forms of the
correct adjectives in the brackets.
 a. You are very naughty. You are your brother (clever)
 b. The tiger is the animal in the zoo (dangerous)
 c. This is road in town. (busy)
 d. My new house is the one I used to live in. (big)
 e. He is the boy in class. (forgetful)
(A7) Project:
Go to your college library or surf the internet for names of various
mountaineers who have successfully climbed Mt. Everest. Write in your
notebook about their struggles, the interesting anecdotes they have shared,
their failures and the message that we get from their lives. Submit them
to your teacher.

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