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 visits 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 the 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 leave 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 didn’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.
(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.
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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
Initial Medial Final
Sheep fashion trash
shriek portion marsh
shore ashes anxious
sure nation fish
shoe pushing polish
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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.
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