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Class 10 English Solution New Course | Unit 4 Cabbage White-I

Unit 4
Class 10 English Solution New Course | Unit 4 Cabbage White-I

Grammar Items

Reading I

Cabbage White

A. Match the following meanings in the left column with the correct words in the right.

a. to laugh at somebody in an unkind way- vii. mock

b. very unpleasant- v. hideous

c. to twist and turn body or part of it with quick, short movements- viii. wriggle

d. in a cheerful way- vi. gaily

e. very surprised or shocked- iii. open-mouthed

f. to ask for something in a serious and emotional way-ii. plead

g. to make a facial expression indicating disapproval- i. frown

h. to argue or disagree strongly with somebody - iv. dispute

B. The word tiptoe refers to the way of walking with one's heels off the ground, in order to make them taller or to move very quietly. Consult a dictionary and find the meanings of the following words related to walking.

sneak-to move in a stealthy or quiet manner, especially to avoid being noticed or heard

stroll- to walk in a leisurely way, often for pleasure or exercise

lurch - to walk unsteadily or staggeringly, as if about to fall

stagger- to walk unsteadily or move from side to side, as if about to fall, usually due to being unbalanced or intoxicated

stride - to walk with long steps in a confident or purposeful manner

stumble- to trip or lose one's balance while walking, often due to an obstacle or uneven surface

C. Answer these questions.

a. Why do you think the man frowned his face when Sarah and Jamie gave him their school card?

The man frowned when Sarah and Jamie gave him their school card because they were not at school, but looking for work.

b. Why were Sarah and Jamie looking for a job instead of going to school?

Sarah and Jamie were looking for a job instead of going to school because they wanted to earn money and support their parents during their holiday.

c. Why was the man ready to give them work in his farm?

The man was ready to give them work in his farm because he needed someone to eliminate all the caterpillars in the cabbage patch.

d. What work were they supposed to do at the man's farm?

They were supposed to check every single cabbage in the garden and eliminate all the caterpillars by picking them off and collecting them.

e. Were there really a million or billion caterpillars in the cabbage field? If not, what do Sarah and Jamie mean by a million or billion caterpillars?

No, there were not really a million or billion caterpillars in the cabbage field. Sarah and Jamie meant that there were so many caterpillars that it seemed like there were a million or billion of them.

f. What were Sarah and Jamie desperate about?

Sarah and Jamie were desperate about the tough job of eliminating all the caterpillars in the cabbage patch.

g. What was Sarah's 'brilliant' idea?

Sarah's "brilliant" idea was to get rid of the butterflies, so there won't be any more eggs or caterpillars.

h. Were the children happy with their work? Give reasons for your answer.

It is not clear if the children were happy with their work because the text does not provide explicit information. However, it can be inferred that the work was difficult and tiring, and the children were desperate and exhausted.

i. Why did they run away from the farm secretly?

They ran away from the farm secretly because they had destroyed the cabbage patch while trying to get rid of the butterflies, and they did not want to face the consequences of their actions.

D. Read the story and write 'True' for true statements, and 'False' for false ones. If the information is not given in the text write 'Not Given'.

a. Sarah and Jamie's parents were unable to work to support the family.

Not Given

b. Sarah and Jamie have never been to school.


c. The man decides to pay them upon the completion of their work.


d. Sarah and Jamie had not expected to find so many caterpillars in the cabbage field.


e. Sarah's idea finally worked to finish off their job.


f. They were caught by the farm owner while running away.


Grammar I

A. Read the story below and tell what the underlined words are used for.

- All he could see on the clear water was a little fish. (could: indicating ability or possibility)

- This might be a good breakfast for me. (might: expressing possibility or uncertainty)

- Master Heron should not be happy with such a tiny fish. (should: expressing obligation, expectation or recommendation)

- I wouldn't even trouble to open my beak for anything like that. (wouldn't: expressing a negative conditional)

- while I may have a lovely dinner. (may: expressing possibility or permission)

- But I must play a trick on the octopus. (must: expressing obligation or necessity)

- The poor Heron had to be content for breakfast on a tiny Snail. (had to: expressing necessity or obligation)

B. Complete the sentences below with the correct words given below.

[could, can't, must, may, should, might, would]

a. Safal's coat. It is too small for him.


b. .... .... you please tell me the way to the airport?


c. … like to stay with us at the weekend?


d. Do you know where Jack is? He. .. .......... be in his office.


e. The sky is overcast. It…..rain in the afternoon.


f. Sanam has been working in the field all day. She..... . be tired.


g. The film is really wonderful. You….see it at least once.


C. Complete the sentences below with must or can't in the blank spaces.

a. The man is looking around. lost.


b. He … a doctor. He has not studied medicine.

can't be

c. Sushmita failed the test although she is a smart student. She...... have prepared well this time.


d. The restaurant always serves really good food. They..... have employed excellent chefs.


e. There ....... be something wrong with the fan. It is making an unusual sound.


g. This..... be Sumana's book. There is a stamp of the library on it.


h. He...... have had hard times. He has lost his job and has to support his elderly parents.


Writing I


Bhanu-10, Tanahun

18 August

The Headteacher,

Shree Janajagriti Secondary School,

Bhanu 10, Tanahun

Subject: Job application for the position of School Secretary

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to apply for the position of School Secretary that was recently advertised on The Tanahun Post. I am a young girl of 20 and possess all the skills and qualifications that you are looking for. After my SLC, I worked as an office secretary for a year at Himalayan Investment Company Limited. Moreover, I possess good skills in handling a wide range of tasks at the institution.

As an experienced secretary, I have a proven record of successfully managing administrative and secretarial duties. I also possess sound skills of spoken and written English besides the Nepali language. I have enclosed the copies of my relevant credentials required for the position.

I have a keen interest to work with students and support their academics. If I am appointed as the secretary in your school, I will provide excellent customer service. I look forward to working with your team. I am confident that I can be a valuable asset to your school.


Pabitra Nepali


[Your Address]


The HR Manager

Kimatsu Electronics and Home Appliances Company

Kathmandu, Nepal

Subject: Job Application for Marketing Manager

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to apply for the position of Marketing Manager advertised on your website. With my Bachelor's degree in Management and 3 years of experience in the field of marketing, I believe that I possess the necessary skills and qualifications required for this position.

During my career, I have gained expertise in sales and marketing planning, projection report, and reporting. I have experience in handling various marketing campaigns and initiatives that helped the company to reach its sales goals. I have a good command of the Nepali and English language, and I am proficient in computer literacy with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Word.

I am highly motivated, result-oriented, and committed to achieving the objectives of the company. My strong leadership skills, ability to work in a team, and creativity in marketing strategies will be an asset to your company. I am confident that I can contribute to your company's growth and success.

Please find attached my curriculum vitae (CV) and scanned copy of my citizenship for your consideration. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my application further at an interview. Thank you for considering my application.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Name]

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