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Unit-4 One Act Plays Refund Fritz Karinthy Summary This play is about a man named Wasserkopf who comes to demand a refund from the school he left 18 years ago. He could not get a good job and also missed a recent chance. He feels the teachers did not teach him well at school. To deal with him, they set a test and say he will get refund if he fails. All subject teachers ask him questions, and he gives wrong answers. But they prove him right with tricks. In this way, he passes the test and does not get…

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  Unit 4 One Act Plays A Sunny Morning Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero Summary This play is about two lovers, Don Gonzalo and Dona Laura, who happen to meet after 50 years. They recognize each other but  hide their identities. He says he is Gonzalo’s cousin and she says she has heard Laura’s story. They recall the romantic past by adding false stories about their own deaths. He used to pass her house and they would exchange flowers. But her parents wanted her to marry another man. Gonzalo beat him and ran away. Their love was not successful. Although…

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Unit 4 One Act Plays Trifles  By Susan Glaspell   Summary This play describes different points of view regarding Mr. Wright’s Death in his own house. Some officers are investigating the case after a neighbour visited the house and reported about the death. The wife was arrested because she was at home during the event. But she says he must have hanged himself while she was asleep. Two neighbouring women help to search the house and find some objects. The men think these are trifles. The men find no sure evidence. The women find a dead bird which Mrs. Wright…

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Unit-7  An astrologer’s day R. K. Narayan Summary The story describes a day in the life of a typical Indian astrologer with an unexpected event. He sits in a busy marketplace. Though a fraud, he can convince people by saying what they want to hear and offering solutions. At the end of this day comes a stranger, who challenges him to tell exact details. The astrologer recognizes him and gives every detail. That man, Guru Nayak, was nearly killed with a knife and pushed into a well years ago. In fact, the astrologer himself did it. But he lies that…

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Unit 1 Short Stories:  Two Little Soldiers     By Guy de Maupassant Summary The story is about two friends who fall in love with the same girl. Luc and Jean are soldiers living in the barracks. When they are free from duty on Sundays, they spend time in a forest under the trees. There is a spot which reminds them of home and their area, so they love to go there. They talk, eat, drink and enjoy there. Every time they meet a young village girl going to milk her cow. After some talks, both begin to love her.…

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Unit 1 Short Stories 5. Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe Summary of Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe The story is about the effect of civil war in Nigeria. Jonathan Iwegbu is happy to survive the war. He feels very lucky and grateful for five blessings: himself, his wife and three out of their four children. As a bonus he finds his old house to move the family with some repair. He also gets his old bicycle back and makes money using it. The whole family begins to work. He gets some money from the government for returning rebel money. One…

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Unit: 4  The Wish Roald Dahl Summary of The Wish by Roald Dahl The story presents a boy’s exciting mind game. On the carpet in his house, he imagines red parts as hot coals, black parts as snakes and yellow areas as safe. He motivates himself with a puppy as the prize if he can safely go across. He steps carefully on the yellows trying not to fall on the reds and blacks. Big gaps at places make his job more difficult. At last, he loses control. His hand falls on a black part. He cries as if the snake…

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Unit-3 God Sees the Truth but Waits Leo Tolstoy   Summary of God Sees the Truth but Waits This is the story of a merchant named Ivan Aksionov, who is accused of another’s crime. On the way to a business trip, he is arrested for the killing and robbing another merchant, with whom he had stayed in the same hotel. He spends 26 years in jail. He keeps praying, hoping for justice some day. He gains respect from fellow prisoners. One day the real killer named Makar comes there. Ivan is angry but later forgives him. Ivan’s goodness finally forces…

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Unit-2 The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe Exercise, Summary and Theme Summary The story is about an artist who is so interested in his wife’s painting that he doesn’t see her dying. In search of a shelter, the narrator enters an old building full of many paintings. A young woman’s painting, which has an oval frame, looks so real that it attracts his attention. There he also finds a book which tells its story. Actually, she was an artist’s wife. It took him many weeks to complete the picture. Sitting for the pose, she was growing weak day by…

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Unit-1        Education and Humanity Education First                      Grammar Exercise from the Book (Page-8) Alphabetical Order/Word classes/ Parts of speech Rules: Always alphabetize names by the first letter of the last name. A before B, and so on. If the first letters of the last name are the same, order according to the second letter. In alphabetical order a come before b and so on. Example: Apple comes before apply because (Apple) ‘e’ comes before apply ‘y’   B) Arrange the following words in alphabetical order. i. advance, analysis, amuse, assure, allergy, attain,…

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Unit-1 The Selfish Giant Oscar wilde Summary The story is about the change of heart and character caused by love. An unkind giant does not allow children to play in his beautiful garden. Spring does not come at his place and winter stays. One day he sees flowers come to trees as children play on them, so he makes his garden free. A sweet little child, whom he helps to climb a tree, comes back years later with marks of nails on his hand and feet. He says these are the marks of his love, he has come to take…

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Unit 19 Travel and Tourism Discovering West Nepal – The Wild Frontier Exercise from the Book: Ways with words A. Find the words from the text which mean the following. a. became fuller and softer by shaking: fluffed b. sound mental health: sanity c. consisting of or easily breaking into small pieces: crumbly d. neither very hot nor very cold: temperate e. land that does not have enough water to support the growth of plants: arid region f. only slightly warm: lukewarm B. Find the meanings of the following words in an English dictionary write their word classes and use…

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Unit 18 Immigration and Identity Identity Crisis in Immigrants Exercise Ways with words A. Find the words from the text to solve the crossword puzzle below. The meanings of the words are given in the clues. Across 2. as is certain to happen : Inevitably 4. famous and respected: Eminent 6. a temporary stay: Sojourn 7. knowing everything: Omniscient Down 1. the state of being preoccupied: Preoccupation 3. anxious or fearful that something bad will happen: Apprehensive 5. a person of mixed white and black ancestry: Mulatto B. Find the meanings of the following words in a dictionary as they are…

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Unit : 17 Globalisation and Diaspora What Lost Identity? The Diaspora and Globalisation Exercise From the Book: Ways with words A. Choose the words from the box for the following meanings. confront, refugee, ravage, assimilation, enclave, usurp a. the severely damaging or destructive effects of something Ans: ravage b. someone forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster Ans: refugee c. to face a difficult situation Ans: confront d. take a position of power or importance illegally or by force Ans: usurp e. the process of becoming a part of a group, country,…

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Unit 16 Critical Thinking                            What Is the Soul? Exercise Ways with words A. The words in the crossword puzzle are from the text. Find them from the text to solve the puzzle based on the meaning clues given below. Across Down 3. emergence or origination 1. unquestionable, impossible to doubt- Indubitable 5. impossible to achieve or overcome- Insuperable 2. never done or known before- Unprecedented 7. appropriate or suitable- Apt 4. obviously or clearly-Evidently 8. force back- Repel 6. moved with a violent, irregular action-Agitated 10. up…

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