World Record

Reading II

B. Write True for true and False for false statements.

a. Two people are going to cast their performance to break the world record today. → False b. Michael is one of the contestants. → True c. Michael also tried dipping his foot on the bucket. → True d. Albert broke the world record for standing on a bucket of hot soup. → False e. The word “sizzling” is similar in meaning to “scorching”. → True f. The program is a comedy show. → False

C. Answer these questions.

a. Who is Mabel Phillips?

Mabel Phillips is a charming young lady.

b. What is she trying to do?

She is leaning on a brush.

c. How do they maintain the heat of the soup?

They maintain the heat of the soup by having Mrs. Hargreaves pour more sizzling soup into the bucket every half-hour.

d. How far was Albert from breaking the record?

Albert was only one minute away from breaking the world record (standing on one leg in a bucket of hot soup) when Mabel pushed him.

e. How did the man lose his trousers?

The man lost his trousers when he took them off to have a bath, and they were gone when he got out of the bath.

f. Why do you think Mabel pushed Albert?

Mabel pushed Albert ironically, likely as a playful gesture or a humorous action. This might have been intended to create a comedic moment or to add to the overall lightheartedness of the situation.

E. How do you feel if somebody interrupts you on the verge of winning point? Do you think it is ethical?

If somebody interrupts me on the verge of winning a point, I would feel frustrated and annoyed. It would feel like they were trying to sabotage my victory, and it would be a violation of the rules of the game. I would also question their ethics, as it is not fair to interrupt someone when they are in the middle of making their point.

In a competitive setting, it is important to be respectful of your opponents and to follow the rules of the game. Interrupting someone on the verge of winning a point is not only unethical, but it is also a sign of poor sportsmanship. If you find yourself in a situation where you are tempted to interrupt an opponent, it is best to take a deep breath and remind yourself of the importance of fair play.

Grammar II

A. Change the following sentences into affirmative.

a. Does Dev Narayan perform well?
Ans: Dev Narayan performs well.

b. Did the dog bite Fatima?
Ans: The dog bit Fatima.

c. Did a room in the flat need painting?
Ans: A room in the flat needed painting.

d. Did all the students have to sit in the re-examination?
Ans: All the students had to sit in the re-examination.

e. Does he drink wine?
Ans: He never drinks wine.

f. Should you pour much water in the curry?
Ans: Pour less water in the curry.

g. Did somebody come to me?
Ans: Somebody came to me.

h. Is there anyone in the locality living in luxury?
Ans: There is no one in the locality living in luxury.

i. Does he have a bath every day?
Ans: He does not have a bath every day.

j. Does either the boy or the man go to school?
Ans: Neither the boy nor the man goes to school.

k. Does she have anything in her bag?
Ans: She does not have anything in her bag.

l. Does he work with us?
Ans: He does not work with us.

B. Rewrite the following letter correcting the errors in subject-verb agreement.

Dear Hiring Manager,

I feel that I am the ideal candidate for the position of Communication Manager in your company. I have three years of experience as a receptionist in a company that is similar to yours. My phone skills and written communication are excellent. These skills, and others that I have learned on the job, help me understand that every person in a company helps make the business a success. At my current job, the team always says that I am very helpful. Everyone appreciates when I go the extra mile to get the job done right. My current employer and co-workers feel that I am an asset to the team. I along with my colleagues are efficient and organized. Are there any other details about me that you would like to know? If so, please contact me. Here is my resume. You can reach me by e-mail or phone. I look forward to speaking with you in person.

Sincerely Yours,
Adara Banu

Writing II

B. Write a similar message of condolence using the given outlines.


Jayananda Lama (1956-2022 A.D.)

It is with heavy hearts that we convey the news of the passing of Jayananda Lama, a respected senior folk singer and actor. He breathed his last at his residence in Kaushaltar, Bhaktapur. The Nepali entertainment industry has suffered an incredible loss with his departure.

Jayananda Lama was a remarkable artist known for his soulful contributions to songs like "Herda Ramro," "Chuin Chuin Chuikane Joota," "Mulako Chana," and many more super hit folk tracks. He also showcased his talent as an actor in over a hundred movies. His presence on stage and screen brought joy to countless fans.

Our organization, Thakur Asram, extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Jayananda Lama. His legacy will forever resonate through his art and the memories he leaves behind. During this challenging time, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are mourning his loss.

May his soul find eternal peace.

Thakur Asram

C. Imagine you and your friend, Purna were working in a factory. Unfortunately he broke his hand while working with a machine. Write a letter of sympathy using the clues given below.

Purna — 28 years old — working together for 3 years — regular and dutiful — a sort of mechanical failure — gets hand broken on 20th Oct 2022 — in hospital under treatment — wish speedy recovery.

Dear Purna,

I was truly sorry to hear about your accident at the factory and the injury to your hand. We've been working side by side for three years now, and I know how dedicated and reliable you are.

It's unfortunate that a mechanical failure led to this incident. I hope you're getting the best care and treatment in the hospital. Please know that we're all thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Take this time to rest and heal. Your presence is missed, and we're looking forward to having you back with us soon.

Best wishes,
Ram Sherpa