Popularity of Different Sports in the World

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Reading II

B. Choose the correct alternative and answer the questions.

a. Which two games are popular in the world for their cheap equipment?
Answer: ii. football and basketball

b. In which countries is cricket particularly popular?
Answer: iii. India, Pakistan and Australia

c. What is the significant difference between regular volleyball and beach volleyball?
Answer: ii. the number of players

d. Which of the following games involve the use of ball and bat?
Answer: i. baseball and cricket

e. Which country is supposed to have named 'golf'?
Answer: i. Scotland

f. Which of the following games have their varieties in terms of the places they are played?
Answer: i. rounders and baseball

C. Answer these questions in short.

a. Mention any two reasons behind the popularity of sports in the world.

Answer: Sports are popular in the world because are keeping people healthy, and it has recreational purposes.

b. What do historical evidences say about the origin of football?

Answer: People played similar games as far back as two thousand years, beginning in China.

c. What is the main difference between cricket and baseball?

Answer: Cricket involves a long rectangular pitch and throwing the ball to a batsman, while baseball involves a mound and a batter at home plate.

d. How is regular volleyball played?

Answer: Two teams on each side of a raised net volley a ball onto the ground of the opposing team's side for points.

e. Who originated basketball and when?

Answer: James Naismith, a Canadian, invented basketball in late 19th century.

f. What risk is involved in rugby?

Answer: Rugby is a contact sport involving tackling, and players wear little protection compared to American football.

Grammar II

A. Complete the text below with the correct alternative from the brackets.

A man who wanted to buy an ass went to market. Coming across a likely-looking beast, he arranged with the owner that he should be allowed to take him home on trial to see what the beast was like. When the man reached home, he put the beast into his stable along with the other asses. The newcomer looked around, and immediately went and chose a place next to the laziest and greediest beast in the stable. When the master saw this, he put a halter on him at once, and led him off and handed him over to his owner. The latter was surprised to see him back so soon. He inquired, "Why, do you mean to say you have tested him already?" "I don't want to put him through any more tests," replied the other. "I could see what sort of beast he is from the companion he chose for himself."

B. Complete the sentences below with the correct alternative from the brackets.

a. People always admire this picture.

b. His leg was hurt in the accident’. This is to say: He hurt his leg in the accident.

c. Some people dress their children very badly. The passive form of the sentence is: Their children are very badly dressed.

d. Two of my dinner plates have been broken. That means someone has broken two of my dinner plates.

e. They will forget this story in a few years. This story will be forgotten in a few years.

f. You must answer all the questions. All the questions must be answered.

g. The packet of biscuits has been eaten by the boys. This is to say the boys have eaten the packet of biscuits.

h. The bridge was built last year. The active voice of the statement is people built the bridge last year.

i. The field is being ploughed by the farmers. The farmers are ploughing the field.

j. How is a tiger trapped? The active voice of the statement is How do people trap a tiger?.

k. ‘The teacher will help us.’ This statement has a passive voice as we will be helped by the teacher.

l. ‘The tiger should be preserved' is the passive voice of people should preserve the tiger.

m. The bird has built a nest. It means a nest has been built by the bird.

C. Change the sentences below into passive voice.

a. People could hear the noise of explosion from a distance.
Ans: The noise of the explosion could be heard from a distance.

b. We ought to break down the building before it collapses.
Ans: The building ought to be broken down before it collapses.

c. Has he translated the book in any other language?
Ans: Has the book been translated into any other language by him?

d. I like people driving me to my home.
Ans: I am being driven to my home by people.

e. Can anybody solve this problem?
Ans: Can this problem be solved by anybody?

f. We had to book the ticket in advance because of the festive season.
Ans: The ticket had to be booked in advance because of the festive season.

g. Who might have stolen your bicycle?
Ans: By whom might your bicycle have been stolen?

h. I didn't notice that you were recording the class.
Ans: It wasn't noticed by me that the class was being recorded by you.

h. Does he always sing songs in the party?
Ans: Are songs always sung by him in the party?

i. She will draw the painting beautifully.
Ans: Let my bike be repaired by the mechanic.

j. Let the mechanic repair my bike.
Ans: Let my bike be repaired by the mechanic.

k. People believe that the Mahabharata was fought in the 10th century BCE.
Ans: It is believed by people that the Mahabharata was fought in the 10th century BCE.

l. What are you instructing them now?
Ans: What are they being instructed by you now?

Writing II

Write a dialogue between you and your friend about the upcoming Sports Day/ Week in your school. Include the following points in your dialogue.

Time and venue of the sports day/week
Types of events
Prize distribution, etc

Dipak: Hey Rames, are you excited about the upcoming Sports Day in our school?

Me: Hi Dipak! Absolutely! It's going to be so much fun. Do me know when and where it's happening?

Dipak: Yeah, it's on the 15th of this month, and it'll be held at the school's sports field.

Me: Nice! What kind of events do they have planned for the Sports Day?

Dipak: There will be various events like relay races, long jump, sprinting, and even a sack race.

Me: That sounds like a lot of events. Who gets to participate?

Dipak: Everyone in our school can participate. They've organized events for different age groups and classes.

Me: Great, I'll definitely sign up for some events. What about the prize distribution?

Dipak: They'll be giving out medals and trophies to the winners during a special ceremony at the end.

Me: Awesome! I'm really looking forward to it. Let's make sure we practice and have a great time.

Dipak: Absolutely, let's do our best and enjoy the Sports Day to the fullest!