Thinking About the Text
Page no- 92
1. Where is Coorg?
Ans. Coorg is the smallest district of Karnataka. It is rich in evergreen rainforests. It is also famous for spices. Coffee plantations are very popular over there. The place is also known to be Kodagu.
2. What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?
Ans. The narrator said that marriage gifts are meaningless without the sweet bread which is known as the ‘bol’. Party or a feast too is meaningless without bread. Cakes and bolinhas are also quite essential items for Christmas. By this way, we get to know that bread is an important part of Groan life.
- 3. What are some of the things you now know about
- The people of Coorg?
- The main crop of Coorg?
- The sports it offers to tourists?
- The animals you are likely to see in Coorg?
- Its distance from Bangalore, and how to get there?
(i) The people of Coorg were possibly from Greek or Arabic origin.
(ii) The main crop of Coorg was Coffee.
(iii) It offers various adventurous sports to the tourists, such as, river-rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking.
(iv) The animals that can be seen in Coorg are Macaques, Malabar squirrels, langurs, slender loris and wild elephants.
(v) The distance is around 250-260 kilometers by road.
- 4. Here are six sentences with some words in italics. Find phrases from the text that have the same meaning. (Look in the paragraphs indicated)
- During monsoons, it rains so heavily that tourists do not visit Coorg. (para 2)
- Some people say that Alexander’s army moved south along the coast and settled there. (para 3)
- The Coorg people are always ready to the stories of their sons’ and fathers’ valour. (para 4)
- Even people who normally lead an easy and slow life get smitten by the high-energy adventure sports of Coorg. (para 6)
- The theory of the Arab origin is supported by the long coat with embroidered waist-belt they wear. (para 3)
- Macaques, Malabar squirrels observe you carefully from the tree canopy. (para 7)
Ans: (i) to keep visitors away
(ii) As one story goes
(iii) are more than willing to recount
(iv) The most laidback individuals become converts to
(v) draws support from
(vi) keep a watchful eye
Thinking about Language
Page no- 93
Certain words ‘go together’. Such ‘word friends’ are called collocations. The collocation of a word is ‘the company it keeps’.
For example, look at the paired sentences and phrases below. Which is a common collocation, and which one is odd? Strike out the odd sentence or phrase.
- ‘How old are you?’
- ‘How young are you?’
- A pleasant person
- A pleasant pillow
Ans: (a) The odd sentence is ‘How young are you?’
(b) The odd phrase is ‘A pleasant pillow’.
- Here are some nouns from the text.
|Culture monks surprise experience weather tradition|
Work with a partner and discuss which of the nouns can collocate with which of the adjectives given below. The first one has been done for you.
|Unique terrible unforgettable serious ancient wide sudden|
- Culture: unique culture, ancient culture
- Monks: serious monks
- Surprise: unique surprise, terrible surprise, unforgettable surprise, sudden surprise
- Experience: terrible experience, unforgettable experience
- Weather: terrible weather
- Tradition: unique tradition, ancient tradition
You may add your own examples to this list.
Ans: (i) valour