Exercise of Thomas and Jerry
Glossary of the Text
Afraid – /əˈfreɪd/ – feeling fear or apprehension
Again – /əˈɡɛn/ – once more; another time
Approached – /əˈproʊtʃt/ – came near or nearer to someone or something
Attention – /əˈtɛnʃən/ – the action of carefully listening to or observing someone or something
Bad – /bæd/ – of poor quality or low standard
Burden – /ˈbɜrdən/ – a heavy load or responsibility that is difficult to bear
Cabin – /ˈkæbɪn/ – a small, simple dwelling or shelter
City – /ˈsɪti/ – a large town or urban area
College – /ˈkɑːlɪdʒ/ – an educational institution or establishment
Comfortable – /ˈkʌmfərtəbəl/ – providing physical ease and relaxation
Continued – /kənˈtɪnjud/ – persisted or carried on without interruption
Departed – /dɪˈpɑːrtɪd/ – left; went away
Dearly – /ˈdɪrli/ – very much; affectionately
Disappointed – /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪd/ – feeling sad or displeased because something did not meet one’s expectations
Draw – /drɔː/ – to cause to move in a particular direction by pulling
Education – /ˌɛdʒʊˈkeɪʃən/ – the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university
Excited – /ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/ – feeling or showing enthusiasm or eagerness
Expect – /ɪkˈspɛkt/ – regard (something) as likely to happen
Filled – /fɪld/ – made or became full
Forgiving – /fərˈɡɪvɪŋ/ – ready and willing to forgive
Graveyard – /ˈɡreɪvjɑːrd/ – a place where dead bodies are buried, usually with tombstones or markers
Guilty – /ˈɡɪlti/ – feeling responsible for a wrongdoing or offense
Hand – /hænd/ – the end part of a person’s arm, beyond the wrist, including the palm, fingers, and thumb
Happened – /ˈhæpənd/ – occurred; took place
Hugged – /hʌɡd/ – held tightly in one’s arms, typically to show affection
Joy – /dʒɔɪ/ – a feeling of great pleasure or happiness
Knocked – /nɑːkt/ – struck a surface with a sharp blow, typically in order to attract attention
Loan – /loʊn/ – a sum of money that is borrowed and expected to be paid back with interest
Location – /loʊˈkeɪʃən/ – a particular place or position
Long – /lɔːŋ/ – measuring a great distance from end to end
Managed – /ˈmænɪdʒd/ – succeeded in doing or achieving something with difficulty or effort
Manner – /ˈmænər/ – a way in which something is done or happens
Mistake – /mɪˈsteɪk/ – an action or judgment that is wrong or misguided
Moment – /ˈmoʊmənt/ – a very brief period of time
Neighbors – /ˈneɪbərz/ – people who live near one another
Nodding – /ˈnɑːdɪŋ/ – moving one’s head up and down as a sign of agreement or acknowledgment
Office – /ˈɔːfɪs/ – a room, set of rooms, or building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work
Pondered – /ˈpɑːndərd/ – thought about something carefully for a long time
Radiated – /ˈreɪdiˌeɪtɪd/ – emitted or spread out from a central point
Reception – /rɪˈsɛpʃən/ – the action or process of receiving something
Requested – /rɪˈkwɛstɪd/ – politely or formally asked for
Shifting – /ˈʃɪftɪŋ/ – moving or changing position or direction
Silent – /ˈsaɪlənt/ – making no sound; not speaking or uttering a sound
Spare – /spɛər/ – give (something of which one has enough) to (someone); afford to give to
Staying – /ˈsteɪɪŋ/ – remaining in a particular place or condition
Stressful – /ˈstrɛsfəl/ – causing mental or emotional strain or tension
Strive – /straɪv/ – make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
Succeeded – /səkˈsidɪd/ – achieved the desired result or aim
Swamped – /swɑmpt/ – overwhelmed with an excessive amount of something
Weird – /wɪrd/ – suggesting something supernatural; uncanny
A. The words in red colour in the story correspond to the meanings below. Find the words and write.
a. a load, typically a heavy one ⇒ burden
b. came near ⇒ approached
c. so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react ⇒ stunned
d. left, especially in order to start a journey ⇒ departed
e. a burial ground ⇒ graveyard
f. very strange; bizarre ⇒ weird
g. satisfied ⇒ content
h. shined with energy or happiness ⇒ radiated
i. moved or ran somewhere suddenly or rapidly ⇒ scurried/ bustled
B. Read the story again and decide whether the following statements are true or false.
Jerry did not use to get letters from his son. ⇒ False
The neighbours helped Jerry find a way to meet his son. ⇒ True
Thomas was so eager to meet his father in his office. ⇒ False
Thomas asked his father to stay with him for a week. ⇒ False
Thomas felt bad to see his father in his workplace. ⇒ False
The story tries to show that parents’ happiness is tied up with their children’s success and happiness. ⇒ True
C. Answer the following questions.
a. Why did Jerry go to the city?
⇒ Jerry went to the city to meet his son.
b. What did the father want from his son?
⇒ The father wanted his son to go with him as his mother wanted to see him.
c. Did the father come back to the village happily? Why?
⇒ No, he didn’t come back to the village happily because his son said that he was very busy working for his success and it was hard to manage a leave to visit as his hands were full of loads of stressful work.
d. What made Thomas decide to visit his father?
⇒ After his father had gone, he wondered why his father came alone after a long time, he felt bad for treating his father in a weird manner. This guilty made him decide to visit his father.
e. What had Jerry taken the loan for?
⇒ Jerry had taken the loan for paying for his son’s college education, and a new car.
f. Why did Jerry return home without telling his son about the loan?
⇒ Jerry returned home without telling his son about the loan because his son was very busy and bustled with his work, and he didn’t want to burden his son with the problem.
g. What lesson do you learn from this story?
⇒ From this story, we learn that parents’ happiness is tied up with their children’s success and happiness.
A. Complete the following conversations using can, could and would.
A: Can I get you something to drink?
B: Yes, please. A glass of lemonade for me.
A: Could you tell me where the nearest community school is, please?
B: I’m sorry, I’m not from around here.
A: Would you like me to answer the phone?
Yes, please, that would be lovely.
A: I’ve finished my homework. Can I play now?
B: Ok. You may.
A: Can I come round to your house sometime later?
B: Well, actually, my dad’s not feeling well. Maybe another time.
A: Would you mind passing me that register, please?
B: Yes, of course. Here you go.
A: Would you like me to talk to the head teacher?
B: Oh. Yes, please! would you?
A: Could you lend me Rs. 200, please?
B: I suppose so. But I need it back before next month.
A: Would you mind if I used your pen, mam?
B: Not at all, go ahead.
A. Request Letter Writing
Write a letter to the head teacher of your school on behalf of your class requesting him/her organize an inter-house volleyball tournament in your school. Make requests for managing all required sporting goods for the tournaments.
The Head Teacher
We are pleased to inform you that the students of Class IX are organizing an inter-house volleyball tournament in our school.
The tournament will feature four houses competing against each other and will commence after school on Friday. To ensure the smooth execution of the event, we have sought the assistance of Mr. Nirmal KC, our sports teacher, who plans to involve three senior students as well. The quarter-final and semi-final matches are scheduled for Monday, which coincides with a public holiday, while the final match will take place next Friday.
In order to facilitate the tournament, we kindly request your support in arranging the necessary sporting equipment. We would greatly appreciate permission to utilize the school playground, along with the ball and net, under the supervision of Mr. KC.
Furthermore, we cordially invite you to be our esteemed chief guest at the program. Your presence and words of encouragement would greatly inspire the students to exhibit excellent sportsmanship and strive for excellence.
Thank you for your consideration.
Students of Class IX