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NEB Grade XI Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 11 Why Is the Renaissance Important? Part 1

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NEB Grade XI Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 11 Why Is the Renaissance Important? Part 1

Why Is the Renaissance Important?

Ways with words

A. Circle the correct meanings of the underlined words.

a. Martin Luther started a revolt against the conventions of the Roman Catholic Church.

i. styles ii. creations iii. customs iv. writings

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Answer:
iii. customs

b. It blended classical styles with new ideas.

i. separated ii. corrected iii. put side by side iv. mixed together

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Answer:
iv. mixed together

c. The dome marks the beginning of Renaissance architecture.

i. indicates ii. tells iii. serves as a sign of iv. makes

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Answer:
iii. serves as a sign of

d. The arts flourished during the Renaissance.

i. were almost forgotten ii. grew and improved iii. discovered iv. stayed about the same

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Answer:
ii. grew and improved

e. The new passion for learning also led to amazing discoveries in science.

i.enthusiasm ii. emotion iii. logic iv. power

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Answer:
i.enthusiasm

C. What do the following idioms mean? Use them in sensible sentences.

a. a hot potato
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Answer:
a controversial situation- He never discusses about anyone's religion because it can be a hot potato.

b. once in a blue moon
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Answer:
not very often or rarely- I see my uncle once in a blue moon because he lives in Europe.

c. a bed of roses
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Answer:
easy or comfortable situation or activity- I tell him that his new job in construction isn't going to be a bed of roses.

d. when pigs fly
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Answer:
used to say that something will never happen - I'll vote for the corrupted leader for the MP when pigs fly!

e. miss the boat
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Answer:
miss an opportunity- I am 30 and still unmarried. My parents think that I have missed the boat.

f. zip your lip
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Answer:
shut up- He said that everyone had to zip up their lips until the presentation was over.

g. fight tooth and nail
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Answer:
to fight with great ferocity- Since the guards forced him to leave the building, he fought them tooth and nail.

h. when life gives you lemon, make lemonade
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Answer:
change something negative into a positive - My father lost his job but started his own business. He said to me 'when life gives you lemon, make lemonade'.

i. goose egg
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Answer:
a score of zero - She was crying because she had a goose egg in the project.

D. Match the following phrasal verbs with their meanings.

  1. break down- xi. to stop functioning (vehicle, machine)
  2. check out - ix. to leave a hotel
  3. fed up- vii. tired of something or someone
  4. fill out- xii. to complete a form
  5. get away- x. to escape
  6. give away- viii. to give something to someone for free
  7. give up - iii. to quit a habit
  8. look forward to - vi. to wait anxiously for something or an event
  9. make up - ii. to invent a story or lie
  10. pass away - v. to die
  11. put out - i. to extinguish (fire)
  12. take off - iv. to remove clothes or shoes from the body, to depart as in airplane

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