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NEB Grade XI Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 7 Foresters without Diplomas

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NEB Grade XI Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 7 Foresters without Diplomas

Foresters without Diplomas

Ways with words

A. Match the words with their meanings.

  1. constituency - iv. electoral district
  2. pursue- iii. to follow in an effort to overtake or capture
  3. infiltrate - to enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) secretly and gradually
  4. nomadic - ii. living the life of roaming
  5. anatomy- vi. art of studying the different parts of any organized body
  6. subversive - i. seeking or intended to overthrow an established system or institution

C. Make two other words by using each prefix given above and use them in sentences.

Unacceptable- Raising taxes now would be politically unacceptable.

Deactivate- He doesn’t know how deactivate the alarm.

Comprehension

Answer these questions.

a. What did Maathai decide to do for the community?
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Answer:
Maathai decided to create jobs for the community.

b. Mention the problems faced by women in Kenya.
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Answer:
The problems faced by women in Kenya were problems of firewood, malnutrition, lack of food and adequate water, unemployment and soil erosion.

c. Why did the speaker go to the women to talk about planting trees?
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Answer:
The speaker went to the women to talk about planting trees because the women were most affected by the problems of firewood, malnutrition, lack of food and adequate water, unemployment and soil erosion, and were concerned about children and future.

d. What is the most important achievement of the movement described in the text?
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Answer:
The women were independent, had acquired knowledge and techniques, had become empowered. They have been teaching each other.

d. Why were the foresters’ ways not helpful to the women for planting trees?
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Answer:
The foresters’ ways were not helpful to the women for planting trees because they have complicated ways of dealing with a very simple thing like looking for seeds and planting trees.

e. When and how did she start The Green Belt Movement?
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Answer:
She started The Green Belt Movement on World Environment Day by planting the first seven trees.

f. Why do the donors want to provide money to the women?
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Answer:
The donors want to provide money to the women because the efforts of women are providing results.

g. What happened when the speaker criticized the political leadership?
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Answer:
The speaker has been portrayed as subversive when the speaker criticized the political leadership.

h. Mention the agencies that supported her movement.
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Answer:

the United Nations Development Fund for Women

the Danish Voluntary Fund

the Norwegian Agency for International Development

the African Development Foundation


Critical thinking

a. Do you think that the title “Foresters without Diplomas” is suitable to the essay? How?

The title “Foresters without Diplomas” is suitable to the essay. The entire essay revolves around the efforts made by the women in Kenya to make The Green Belt Movement successful.


The essayist and her team first called the foresters to come and show the women how they planted trees. The foresters proved to be very problematical because they had diplomas. They had difficult methods of dealing with a very simple thing like looking for seeds and planting trees. Finally, the essayist and her team taught the women to do the thing using common sense and they did. They were able to look for seeds in the neighborhood, and learn to recognize seedlings as they germinated when seeds fell on the ground. Women did not have to wait for anybody to grow trees. They have been teaching each other. They are really foresters without a diploma.

b. Can a person make a difference in a society? Discuss with an example from a person who has made a difference in your society.

It is not the fact and easy to take on the idea like “I am the person who can make a difference in a society”. But the truth is that it is quite difficult, but not impossible. If we all places our struggles to make a society better, we can achieve greater things. Making the society better not only involves fixing the right rules but also includes society’s kindness, generosity, social work, and responsibilities. The person who is concerned about others more than personal benefits can have an impact on them. Here is an example of a kind and generous person.


Dr. Ramesh Thapa is my neighbor. He works in a government hospital. He is counted as one of the best surgeons in the city. Every three months he runs a mobile clinic campaign in the different parts of our district, who can’t afford the expensive treatment. In addition to this, he manages free medical treatment for 4 persons who are suffering from chronic diseases. He has saved the lives of several people. His family members also support him unconditionally.


He is modest and simple. For him humanity comes first. Different organizations have honored him for his pious contribution to the society. We really feel proud of him.

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