5.Quality

 

5 Quality Honeycomb

John Galsworthy

Working
with the Text(
Page No: 78)

Answer the following questions.

 

1. What was the author’s opinion about
Mr Gessler as a bootmaker?

Answer

According to the
author, Mr. Gessler was the best shoemaker in the city. He made only what was
ordered and what he made never failed to fit. The boot made by him yet
seems  mysterious and wonderful. He was the perfect artist in this
job.

2. Why
did the author visit the shop so infrequently?

Answer

The boots made by Mr. Gessler lasted terribly lasts longer than the usual like
having something beyond temporary.. Therefore, the author visit the shop
so infrequently.

3.
What was the effect on Mr Gessler of the author’s remark about a certain pair
of boots?

 

Answer

When author’s
remark about a certain pair of boots, Mr Gessler surprisingly looked at
him for a time to withdrew or qualify his statement. After that, he asked the
author to get the pair back and if he could do nothing of them then he
would take them off his bill.

4. What
was Mr Gessler’s complaint against “big firms”?

Answer

Mr Gessler’s complaint against “big firms” that they didn’t have self respect.
They got their business by advertisement not by work. Every year, the sell of
Mr Gessler is getting less because of them and soon he will left with no job.

5.
Why did the author order so many pairs of boots? Did he really need them?

Answer

The author got shocked and Filled with sorrow when he knew about the death of
Mr Gessler’s elder brother. In order to help him, he ordered so many pairs of
boots. No, he did’t really need them.

Working with Language

I. Study the following phrases and their meanings. Use them appropriately to
complete the sentences that follow.
look after: take care of
look down on: disapprove or regard as inferior
look in (on someone): make a short visit
look into: investigate
look out: be careful
look up: improve
look up to: admire

(i) After a very long spell of heat, the weather is …………………. at
last.
(ii) We have no right to ………………. people who do small jobs.
(iii) Nitin has always ……………. his uncle, who is a self-made man.
(iv) The police are ……………….. the matter thoroughly.
(v) If you want to go out, I will …………………….. the children for
you.
(vi) I promise to ……………………. on your brother when I visit
Lucknow next.
(vi) ……………… when you are crossing the main road.

Answer

(i) After a very long spell of heat, the weather is looking up at last.

(ii) We have no right to look down on people who do small jobs.

(iii) Nitin has always looked up to his uncle, who is a self-made man.

(iv) The police are looking into the matter thoroughly.

(v) If you want to go out, I will look after the children for you.

(vi) I promise to look in on your brother when I visit Lucknow next.

(vii) Look out when you are crossing the main road.

Page
No: 79

 

3.
Each of the following words contains the sound ‘sh’ (as in shine) in the
beginning or in the middle or at the end. First speak out all the words
clearly. Then arrange the words in three groups in the table on page 80.

 


sheep
trash
marsh             fashion


anxious
shriek
shore                fish


portion
ashes
sure               nation


shoe
pushing
polish            moustache

Answer

Initial
Medial
Final

Sheep
fashion  

 trash

shriek
portion

 marsh

shore    

ashes
anxious

sure    

 nation
fish

shoe    

 pushing
polish

     

               moushtache

Page No: 80

4.
In each of the following words ‘ch’ represents the same consonant sound as in
‘chair’. The words on the left have this sound initially. Those on the right
have it finally. Speak each word clearly.

 

 

 choose
bench

 

child
march

 

 cheese
peach

 

chair
wretch


charming
research

 

Underline
the letters representing this sound in each of the following words.


(i) feature
(iv) reaching
(vii)
riches


(ii) archery
(v) nature        

 (viii) batch


(iii) picture
(vi) matches
(ix)
church

 

Answer

(i) Feature

(ii) Archery

(iii) Picture

(iv) Reaching

(v) Nature

(vi) Matches

(vii) Riches

(viii) Batch

(ix) Church

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