Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Trip to Andaman Glossary & Comprehension

longing (n)          : strong feeling or desire
vanish (v)            : disappear
treating (v)         : curing an illness or injury
inhabited (v)      : lived
aboriginal (adj)  : original people belonging to a place
creek (n)              : a narrow area of water where the sea flows into the land
coral reefs (n)    : a hard substance that is red, pink or white in colour and that  forms on the bottom of the sea
ferry (n)               : a boat or a ship that carries people, goods, vehicles across a river

How well did  I read?
Fill in the boxes using yes/ somewhat/ no.
I enjoyed reading the passage.

I got the idea of the passage on my own.

I got the idea with the help of my friends in the group.

The teacher helped me to understand the passage.

I used the glossary given at the end of the passage.

I. Answer the following questions:
  1. Based on your reading of the passage, list the tourist attractions of Andaman Island.
Which one of them has fascinated you the most? Why?
  1. *Would you like to go to Andaman during holidays? Give reasons for your answer.
  2. *Which means of transport is, in your opinion, more enjoyable for visiting a  place like Andaman? Give reasons for your answer.
  3. *The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been called miniature India.  Do you agree with this view? Give reasons for your answer.
  4. What does ‘’I’’ refer to in the passage?
  5. The writer saw many interesting things on the ship.  But which one surprised  him the most?  Why?
  6. How did the tourists enjoy on the beach?
  7. Who guided the family on the Islands?
  8. Why do you think the Scuba divers need air cylinders?
  9. *Have you ever visited any tourist place?  Share your experience.

II. Tick the correct answer
  1. How did the author feel, when the windows and doors of their cabin were closed.
    1. The author felt the ship sinking                                 (         )
    2. The author felt uncomfortable                                   (         )
    3. The author did not feel the movement of the ship     (         )
    4. The author felt the fast movement of the ship.          (         )
  2. The most favourable time to visit Andaman is the…. . . . . . .. . .
    1. winter.               (         )
    2. spring.               (         )
    3. summer.             (         )
    4. monsoon.           (         )
  3. Why did the family go to Andaman?
    1. to learn about the aborigines                            (         )
    2. to watch how foreigners enjoy themselves      (         )
    3. to explore a tourist spot                                    (         )
    4. to view only the sea beaches.                           (         )

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