The Fun They Had

 Answer the questions in a few words or a couple of sentences each.

1. How old are Margie and Tommy ?

= Margie was eleven years old and tommy was thirteen years old.

2. What did Margie write in her diary ?

= Margie wrote in her diary, " Today Tommy found a real book. "

3. Had Margie ever seen a book before ?

= No, Margie had never seen a book before.

4. What things about the book did Margie find strange ?

= Margie found the words and sentences of the book strange because they stood still instead of moving the way on a electronic screen.

5. What do you think a telebook is ?

= I think telebook is a such kind of book which is shown or displayed on  a electronic screen.

6. Where was Margie's school? Did she have classmates?

= Margie's school was in her house next to her bedroom. No, Margie had not any classmate.

7) What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn?

= Margie learnt the subjects Maths and Geography and Tommy learnt the subjects Maths and History.

Answer the following with reference to the story.

1) " I wouldn't throw it away."

i) Who says these words ?

= Tommy says these words.

ii) What does 'it' refer to ?

= 'It' refers to the old book found by Tommy in the attic of their house.

iii) What is it being compared with by the speaker?

= By the speaker it is being compared with the telebook.

2) "Sure they had a teacher, but it wasn't a regular teacher. It was a man"

i) Who does 'they' refer to?

= Here "they" refers to the students who belonged to the old schools.

ii) What does 'regular' mean here?

= Here 'regular' means the usual kind.

iii) What is it contrasted with?

= It is contrasted with the mechanical teacher.

III) Answer each of these questions in a short paragraph (about 30 words)

1)What kind of teachers did Margie and Tommy have?

= Margie and Tommy did not have man teachers. They had mechanical teachers. Like the man teachers they also asked them questions and gave them homework. Moreover, they were regular teachers and stayed at the students' home.

2) Why did Margie's mother send for the County Inspector ?

= Margie's mother sent for the County Inspector because the mechanical teacher of Margie had been giving her test after test in Geography and she had been doing worse and worse 

3) What did the Country Inspector do?

= The geography sector of Margie's mechanical teacher was geared a little too quick. So, the County Inspector had slowed it up to an average ten - year level. Actually, the over all pattern of Margie's  progress was quite satisfactory.

4) Why was Margie doing badly in geography? What did the County Inspector do to help her?

= Margie was doing badly in geography because the geography sector of her teacher was geared a little too quick.

              To help her the County Inspector had slowed the gear to an average ten-year level.

5) What had once happened to tommy's teacher?

= Once Tommy's mechanical teacher had been taken away for nearly a month because the history sector of it had blanked out completely.

6) Did Margie have regular days and hours for school? If so why?

= Yes, Margie had regular days and hours for school.

             She had regular days and hours because her mother thought that little girls learn better if they learn at regular hours.

7) How does Tommy describe the old kind of school?

= Tommy describes that old kind of school was full of fun. At that time the students had a special building for school. All the kids from the whole neighbourhood came together laughing and shouting , and played in the schoolyard. They sat together in the schoolroom , learned the same thing and could help one another in their homework. Moreover, the teachers were man. They were not robotic ones. They taught the students with  love.

8) How does Tommy describes  the old kind of teachers?

= Tommy describes that the old kind of teachers were man. They taught the students with love and care. Like the robotic teachers they also asked the students questions and gave them homework, but did not stayed at their homes. 

9) Why did Margie hate school? Why did she think the old kind of schools must have been fun ?

= Margie hated school because the mechanical teacher of her school had been giving her test after test in Geography and she had been doing worse and worse.

                Margie thought that the old kind of schools must have been fun because in the old time the students had a special building for their school. Like Margie and Tommy their schools were not at their home. All the kids from the whole neighbourhood went to school together laughing and shouting. They played together in the schoolyard and sat together in the schoolroom. They learnt the same thing and so they could help one another in doing their homeworks. Moreover, the teachers of the old kind of schools were not robotic one. They were man teachers and they taught the kids with love and care.

              So, Margie thought that the old kind of schools must have been fun.

10. How was the old book to look ?
= The old book was very strange to look. The pages of the old book were yellow and crinkly. The words of the book stood still instead of moving the way on a computer screen.

11.What did Margie's grandfather tell her ?
= Margie's grandmother told her that when he was a little boy his grandfather told him that there was a time when all stories were printed on papper

 Awfully      Sorrowfully     Completely Loftily      Differently     Quickly                                        Nonchalantly

Fill in the blanks in the sentences using the adverbs given in the box.

i) The report must be read ________ so that performance can be improved.

ii) At the interview, Sameer answered our questions___________ shrugging his shoulders.

iii) We all behave _________  when we are tired or hungry.

iv) The teacher shook her head ________ when Ravi lied to her.

v) I _________ forgot about it.

vi) When I complimented Revathi on her success, she just smiled _________ and turned away.

vii) The President of the company is _________ busy and will not be able to meet you.

Viii) I finished my work _________ so that I could go out to play.

Answers:-

i) Carefully

ii) Loftily

iii) Differently

iv) Sorrowfully

v) Completely

vi) Nonchalantly

vii) Awfully

viii) Quickly


3. Make adverbs from the following adjectives.

i)  Angry  

ii) Merry 

iii)Easy    

iv)Tidy     

v) Happy 

vi) Sleepy

vii)Noisy

viii)Gloomy

ANSWERS

i) Angrily:-

ii) Merrily

iii) Easily

iv) Tidily

v) Happily

vi) Sleepily

vii) Noisily

viii) Gloomily

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