Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's Change - Poem - Glossary & Comprehension



Glossary
plot (n)                 : a secret plan made to do something wrong
see through (phrasal v) : understand
the rot (n)           : (here) the situation is getting worse
cloning (v)           : producing an exact copy of an animal
quantum leap (n): a sudden, great and important change
stem cell (n)       : a basic type of cell from which all other cells develop
fossil (n)               : the remains of an animal or a plant which have become hard and turned into  rock
concern (n)         : worry

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

I got the idea of the poem on my own.

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

The teacher helped me to understand the poem.

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


  1. Answer the following questions:
  1. Who is the speaker of this poem? Guess her age.  Support your answer.
  2. What is the speaker’s complaint?
  3. *How would you feel if a scientist cloned you?
  4. What is the speaker’s concern? Which line in the poem shows it?
  5. *‘Yes, scientists are causing me great concern.’ –
How is this statement true in view of the speaker’s view?  What is your view?
  1. Pick out the word that describes the person who studies the life of plants and animals.
  2. What does an archaeologist do?

  1. Read the following lines from your poem and notice that  the underlined words end with the same sound. Such words are called rhyming words.
Mum, I don’t want to go to school today,
‘Cause I fear our world is in decay.

Now match the following words that rhyme. One  is done for you. Add two more words to each pair that rhyme with them.

Part –A
Part – B

Correct Pair of Words
plot
go

Plot                        rot
cot                          lot
sheep
rot

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grow
leap

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earth
birth

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bones
learn

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Concern
clones

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