Chapter I: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Vocabulary in use
Read the poem, and match the following words with their meanings.
|a. vacant||vii. empty|
|b. sprightly||vi. lively; full of life and energy|
|c. couch||v. sofa; a long comfortable seat|
|d. gaze||iv. to look steadily|
|e. sparkling||ix. shining and flashing with light|
|f. bay||iii. a broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inwards|
|g. stretched||viii. extended|
|h. gay||i. cheerful|
Read the poem again and answer the following questions.
a. Who is compared with a cloud?
The person in the poem is compared with a cloud.
b. Where did the person in the poem see the daffodils?
The person in the poem saw the daffodils beside a lake, beneath some trees.
c. What word does the poet use to compare the daffodils with?
The poet compares the daffodils with stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way.
d. The speaker dances with the daffodils. Why?
The speaker dances with the daffodils because they are so lively and full of energy.
e. What is the theme of the poem?
The theme of the poem is the beauty and joy that can be found in nature.
f. Is the ‘loneliness’ of the first stanza similar to the ‘solitude’ of the last stanza?
The 'loneliness' of the first stanza is not the same as the 'solitude' of the last stanza. The loneliness of the first stanza refers to the person feeling alone and isolated, while the solitude of the last stanza refers to a feeling of peaceful solitude and being at one with oneself.
Rearrange the paragraph given below in the correct order so that they make the complete summary of the poem.
b. The speaker was wandering alone like a floating cloud on high over valleys and hills. Suddenly, he saw a crowd of golden daffodils beside the lake, beneath the trees. They were fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
a. Those daffodils were like stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way. They were stretched endlessly along the shore. The speaker saw ten thousand daffodils tossing their heads in a sprightly dance.
d. The waves beside them were also dancing but they were not as beautiful as daffodils. There he could not do anything but be happy in such a joyful company of flowers. He gazed and gazed but did not realize what wealth the scene would bring him.
c. For now, whenever he lies on his couch in vacant or pensive mood, the memory flashes upon that inward eye; that is bliss of solitude. Then his heart is filled with pleasure and dances with the daffodils.
Nature is a precious gift to human beings. Have you ever been amazed at or been pleased by the nature like Wordsworth? Create a poem about nature.
Nature, the gift of life A blessing in endless strife A source of joy and endless delight A beauty that fills my heart with light
From the mountains tall and grand To the seas that stretch across the land Nature's wonders are never-ending A sight that is always comprehending
The trees that stretch up to the sky The flowers that bloom and never die The birds that sing a sweet refrain Nature's beauty is a never-ending chain
Nature's gifts are all around In the sights and sounds that abound So let us take a moment to see The beauty that surrounds us, endlessly
Chapter II: Interview
Vocabulary in use
Find the word/s from the text above that give similar meaning to the following.
a. with the capacity to develop or happen in the future = potential
b. the conditions relating to public health, especially the provision of clean drinking water and adequate sewage disposal = sanitation
c. continue after interruption = recurrent
d. the condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels = constipation
e. make (something) impure by exposure or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance = contaminate
f. the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms = diagnosis
g. able to be prevented or avoided = preventable
Read the interview, and answer the following questions.
a. What do you mean by Typhoid fever?
Typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A and B. It is common in countries with poor sanitation.
b. What is an infectious disease?
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi. They can spread directly or indirectly from one person to another through contact, ingestion, or inhalation of contaminated substances.
c. What are the symptoms of Typhoid fever?
Symptoms of typhoid fever include a high fever, headache, body aches, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea, vomiting, rashes on the abdomen and back, a cough, and delirium. If left untreated, it can lead to coma and death.
d. How does Typhoid fever transmit?
Typhoid fever is transmitted through the fecal-oral route or the urine-oral route, often through contaminated water, food, or hands.
e. What are the preventive measures of Typhoid fever?
Preventive measures for typhoid fever include protecting and purifying drinking water, improving basic sanitation, promoting food and personal hygiene, washing hands frequently with soap and clean water, early diagnosis and treatment, and vaccination.
Recall any exciting or thrilling experience of your own, and share it with your friends.
I stood at the edge of the platform, looking down at the ground far below and feeling the rush of adrenaline. I took a deep breath and stepped off, plummeting towards the ground as the bungee cord stretched and bounced me back up. The sensation of weightlessness and freedom was exhilarating. I felt alive in a way that I never had before, and the view from above was breathtaking. It was an exciting and thrilling experience that I will never forget.
Rewrite the following passage choosing the correct forms of verbs.
When man first made music, he probably started by beating sticks together or by hitting a hollow log with a stick. This, of course, is just rhythm, without melody. Rhythm, one of the ingredients that go together to make up music, is the oldest.
What exactly is rhythm? In music, the word rhythm means the steady beat of time. It refers to time patterns that repeat over and over again. Some people have the idea that only fast music has rhythm. This is not so. Rhythm is found in all music, whether it is slow or fast. When we hear slow music, we listen to a slow steady flow of music in time. When we hear quick lively music, we also hear rhythm, but at a much faster tempo, or speed.
When dad drives the car he watches the speedometer to know how fast he’s going. Also, signs are found along the way to tell him the speed limit. In music, the conductor tells us how fast to go. We also have a music speedometer, called a metronome, to help out. In addition, we find signs to tell us how fast to go. Both conductors and musicians are used to these signs which they call tempo signs. They are usually written in Italian.
Brainstorm on the topic "Memorable Experience of my Life" and gather as much information as you can on the topic. Then write a couple of paragraphs on the same topic elaborating the idea that you have generated. Revise and edit your writing, and prepare its final version.
One of my most memorable experiences was traveling to Ghale Gaun, a small village in Nepal known for its beautiful natural surroundings and traditional Gurung culture. The journey to the village itself was an adventure, as I had to travel by foot through winding mountain trails and cross suspension bridges over deep ravines.
Once I arrived in Ghale Gaun, I was struck by the beauty of the landscape. The village is nestled in a valley surrounded by lush forests and towering peaks, and the air was fresh and clean. I had the opportunity to stay with a local Gurung family and learn about their way of life, including their farming practices, their traditional clothing and handicrafts, and their customs and traditions. The villagers were also incredibly hospitable and welcoming, always offering me food and a place to sleep. It was a truly unforgettable experience that left a lasting impact on me.