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Tiger Hills class 11 Brainstorming

Brainstorming of Tiger Hills class 11

(A1) (i) Narrate in your own words a similar based on text to the class.

(ii) Imagine that you are about to interview the writer. Write 10 to 15 questions 
regarding the operation.

(A2) (i) Enlist any four facts which made the capturing of Tiger Hill a national 
(ii) Different arms and ammunitions are mentioned in the excerpt. Find their 
(iii) Wars are not fought only on the battlefield. Comment.
(iv) Prompt reporting is of strategic importance during a war. Refer to the 
above extract and explain.
(iv) Read the extract and do the following activities.
 Make a list of the preparations made for an assault on Tiger Hill.
 (a) Throughout the last week of June 1999, 18 Grenadiers…..
 (b) They also explored to……….
 (c) After confirming the multidirectional assault as the best strategy the 
commanding officer…….
 (d) Individual guns……
 (e) Bofors guns…….

(v) Complete the flow chart showing the events on the day of the assault.
On 2-3 July 1999, Air Force
At 1900 hours on 3 July …………
At 0130 hours on 4 July……..
‘D’ Company leader ………..
‘D’ Company occupied…….. 
A toehold was……..
At 0400 hours on 4 July,……..
After a short period of………
On 8th July, Indian Tricolour …… 
(vi) Rewrite the given statements in their order of occurence.
The most difficult task of maintaining the hold on Tiger Hill was achieved 
in this way:
 (a) 8 Sikh was ordered to attack and capture Helmet and India Gate.
 (b) Bodies of the Pakistani soldiers were collected and buried appropriately.
 (c) During the ferocious artillery duels the Grenadiers hung on their precarious 
perch with grit and determination.
 (d) Sikh fought back successfully two counterattacks with forty to fifty 
 (e) An adhoc column of 8 Sikh climbed the steep rock and captured India 
 (f) In spite of heavy casualties, 8 Sikh captured Helmet on 5 July.
(A3) (i) Discuss the meanings of the following idioms/phrases and use them in your 
own sentences.
 (a) To hit the bull’s eye
 (b) To be taken by surprise
 (c) To get a toehold

(d) Under the cover of
 (e) A spell of
(ii) Read the following words :
 Brigadier, Commander, capture, evicting, enemy, defense
 All these words are related to the war affairs and war. 
 Find more such words from the passage.
(iii) Understand the usage of the words given:
After consulting him and Nirmal Chander Singh, we decided to await confirmation 
from the GOC and Mountain Division.
You know the verb ‘wait’. But it is an intransitive verb. It doesn’t take a direct 
object; consequently it cannot be cast into passive voice. Also, the past participle of 
the verb ‘to wait’ cannot act as an adjective.
‘The mother waited eagerly’ is a correct sentence as there is no direct object. But 
‘The mother waited eagerly the answer from her son.’ is a wrong sentence. ‘The answer’ 
is the direct object. This sentence can be written by using the phrase ‘wait for’ as ‘The 
mother waited eagerly for the answer from her son.’ ‘Wait for’ can be taken as the 
transitive phrasal verb.
‘To await’ is a transitive verb and it does take a direct object.
For example, ‘The mother awaited the answer eagerly.’
The past participle of it can be used as an adjective.
The most awaited programme started very late.
Note that the object of verb ‘await’ is usually an inanimate object. We don’t usually 
await a person, but we await his answer/ call/ arrival/ letter. 
There are more such words in English. All of them are not verbs. 
For example: Aside, Ashore, Anew, Awake, Afoot.
Prefix ‘A’ provides certain purpose in the formation of the word.
(a) Aside- to the side
(b) Ashore- towards the shore
(c) Afoot-on foot 
(d) Anew- of new
(e) Apolitical- not political 
(f) Asleep- in a state or manner
Share with your friends few more words.

(A4) (i) Use of although/ though/ even though/but

 Read the following sentences.
(a) Although the café was crowded, we found a vacant table.
 Although Sadie has passed her test, she never drives.
 The clause with although can also come after the main clause. 
For example: We found a vacant table, although the café was crowded.
(b) Though I liked the pullover, I didn’t buy it.
 Though it was pouring cats and dogs, he set out for his journey.
 We can use though at the end of the sentence. 
 For example: I liked the pullover; I didn’t buy it, though.
(c) We can use ‘even though’ in the same way.
 John looked quite fresh even though he had just recovered from jaundice.
 ‘Even though’ can be used in the beginning of the sentence also.
 ‘Even though’ I hate Gopal, I shall try to be nice with him. 
 ‘Even though’ is stronger and more emphatic than ‘although’. 
(d) We can join two clauses with ‘but’.
 For example: We wanted to go abroad, but our passports were not ready.
 We use these words (although, though, even though, but) to show the contrast 
between two clauses or two sentences. 
 Although, though, even though and but can be used as conjunctions to introduce 
afterthoughts, contrasts or restrictions and conditions.
 Find out the sentences from the lesson in which any of these words are used.
 Discuss in pairs/groups the purpose they serve. 
(ii) Sing and recite one of the famous folk songs given below.
 There is a mountain for away.
 And on the mountain stands a tree.
 And on the tree there is a branch.
 And on the branch there is a nest.
 And in the nest there is an egg.
 And in the egg there is a bird
 One day the bird will fly.
 One day we will be free.

Discuss with your teacher and classmates regarding the changes seen in 
the underlined words. Find the reasons behind the changes.
 • a mountain – the mountain
 • a tree – the tree
 • a branch – the branch
 • a nest – the nest
 • an egg – the egg
 • a bird – the bird
Put ‘a/an’ or ‘the’ at proper places. Put a cross (X) where no article is 
 1. Ravi walked up to Principal’s cabin. 
 2. Ahmed lives in small town
 3. Can I use your cell phone ?
 4. Who’s woman in your office ?
 5. I need English-Marathi dictionary.
(A5) (i) Imagine that you are one of the soldiers from 18 Grenadiers on the mission 
Tiger Hill. Narrate your experience of the war to your friend.
(ii) Would you like to join Indian Army/Navy/ Air force? If not, suggest other 
ways in which you could serve your nation.
(iii) Report writing
Analysis of 
Passive voice
Indirect speech
Past tense
Be brief
Study the web diagram and write the characteristics of report writing.
Purpose of Report Writing-
 • To provide unbiased information based on reality
 • To give analysis of the facts
 • To make recommendations, if any and if expected. (as in business reports.)
Types of Reports-
 • Business Report • Factual Report

Format of a Report-

 • Headline
 • Name of the reporter
 • Dateline (date and place)
 • Opening paragraph (Lead or Intro- Who, when, what, where)
 • Detailed paragraphs (Why and how.)
 • Conclusion/suggestions if any
 • Report should be written in the box.
(a) You are Sharad Mathur, the General Secretary of the Sports Club of your 
college. Write a brief report of the Annual Sports activities for the college 
(b) Your school organised 'Van Mahotsav Day' recently. Write in about 100 to 150 
words a report to be published in the school magazine.
(c) You are the secretary of the NSS unit of your college. Write a brief report 
of the Blood Donation Camp arranged by your unit.


-Tejal Patil
(Students Reporter)
24 December 2014
A fabulous and memorable cultural fest was organised by Adarsh College, 
Koregaon, Dist- Akola on 24th December 2014. The mega event of Adarshotsav was 
held in the college premises - The indoor events in the auditorium and the outdoor 
events in the college playground.
The grand show commenced by the arrival of participant teams from many 
colleges in the vicinity. Dr. P.S. Shinde, the Principal of Adarsh College inaugurated 
the festival events by lighting the lamp. Students participated enthusiastically in 
different competitions such as Melody Makers (Singing), Dancing Bells (Dance), 
Mimicry, mono- acting, skits, Khana Khajana (cooking), Mehandi, Nail Art, Hair 
Dressing, T –shirt Painting, Poster Making, Rangoli and many other events.
The grand finale of Adarshotsav was graced by the dignified presence of the 
well-known film director Shri. Pranav Palave. He enthralled the audience by his 
inspirational speech describing his college days.
The event was concluded by a sincere Vote of Thanks expressed by Dr. Chhaya 
Malhotra, the Professor-in-chage of Adarshotsav.

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