Leave this Chanting and Singing

Reading II

A. Find the words from the poem which have the following meanings.

a. a small piece of glass or stone threaded with others to make a necklace → beads

b. to prepare and use land for growing crops → tile

c. a piece of clothing → garment

d. a layer of something that covers a surface → mantle

e. the state of being rescued from danger, evil or pain → deliverance

f. a substance that produces a pleasant smell when you burn it → incense

g. covered with marks → stained

h. hard unpleasant work that makes you very tired → toil

B. Find the modern equivalents of the following archaic words used in the poem.

a. dost → do/does
b. thou → you
c. thine → your
d. thy → your

C. Answer the following questions.

a. Who is the poem addressed to?

The poem is addressed to people who are seeking God through traditional forms of worship, such as chanting, singing, and telling of beads.

b. What does the speaker advise people?

The speaker advises people to abandon these traditional forms of worship and to instead seek God in the world around them. The speaker says that God is not found in temples or in dark corners, but rather in the midst of everyday life, in the work of farmers and laborers.

c. Where do people try to find the god?

People try to find God in temples, in dark corners, and in other places that are set aside for worship.

d. Where, according to the speaker, does the god actually reside?

According to the speaker, God actually resides in the world around us, in the work of farmers and laborers.

e. How can people have a glimpse of the god?

People can have a glimpse of God by participating in the work of the world, by getting their hands dirty and working alongside others.

f. Why can't the god rescue people?

People can have a glimpse of God by participating in the work of the world, by getting their hands dirty and working alongside others.

g. What does the speaker ask people to do in the last stanza?

In the last stanza, the speaker asks people to come out of their meditations and leave aside their flowers and incense. The speaker asks people to meet God in the toil and sweat of their brow, in the work of the world.

D. Do you believe in the existence of god? What do you do to please him? Share your opinion.

I believe in God and I try to please Him by helping others in need, being kind and compassionate to everyone I meet, praying, and meditating. I believe that these actions are all ways to show God's love in the world. I also believe that faith is important because it gives us hope and strength in times of trouble. I hope that my actions will please God and that I can make a difference in the world.

Grammar II

A. Match the following imperative sentences with their functions.

a. Kindly tell me where the bus park is. → vii. making a request

b. Go straight and take the first turn on your right. → i. giving direction

c. Cook the rice in medium heat until it turns tender. → vi. giving instruction

d. Please join us on the tour. → viii. making an invitation

e. Don't feed the animals in the zoo! → ii. warning

f. Wear warm clothes. → iv. giving advice

g. Put your hands up! → iii. making a command

h. Get out of here at once. → v. making an order

i. Let's go for a walk. → ix. suggesting

B. Change the following imperative sentences into negative.

a. Turn left at the junction.
Don't turn left at the junction.

b. Please open the door.
Please don't open the door.

c. Let him tell a story.
Don't let him tell a story.

d. Putout the light.
Don't put out the light.

e. Let's play a friendly football match.
Let's not play a friendly football match.

f. Please help the man get out of well.
Please don't help the man get out of well.

g. Instruct the people about how they should work.
Don't instruct the people about how they should work.

Writing II

B. Write a set of rules and regulations for the visitors in the following places. You may use the expressions given below.

............... is/are ................(not) allowed to ........ strictly prohibited/forbidden to .... ., can/cannot ............, is/are required/expected to........, must/must not .......

a. Library

Public Library
Bharatpur, Chitwan
Library Rules and Regulations

  1. Silence must be maintained inside the library at all times to provide a conducive environment for study and research.
  2. Eating, drinking, and smoking are strictly prohibited within the library premises.
  3. Mobile phones must be switched to silent mode or turned off while in the library to avoid disturbing others.
  4. All library materials, including books, journals, and other resources, must be handled with care. Writing, marking, or damaging library materials is strictly forbidden.
  5. Borrowed books and resources must be returned on or before the due date to avoid late fees or penalties.
  6. Talking on cell phones is not allowed in the library. If you need to take a call, please do so outside the library.

Thank you!

b. Hospital

Bharatpur Hospital
Bharatpur, Chitwan
Hospital Rules and Regulations

  1. Visitors are kindly requested to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before entering patient rooms or sensitive areas.
  2. Visiting hours should be strictly followed to ensure patient rest and recovery. Inquire about specific visiting hours from the hospital reception.
  3. Smoking is strictly prohibited within the hospital premises.
  4. Visitors must keep noise to a minimum to create a peaceful environment for patients and healthcare providers.
  5. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while visiting patients.
  6. Visitors showing any signs of illness, such as cold or flu symptoms, should refrain from visiting patients to prevent the spread of infections.

Thank you!