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Lesson Posted on 22 Feb Language/Hindi Language/Grammer and Vocabulary improvement

Multiple Meaning Words

Kalai Selvi A.

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Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. Pre-lesson questions (5) Read the underlined word in each sentence below. Identify the sentence in which the word... read more

 

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
   

Pre-lesson questions (5)

 Read the underlined word in each sentence below.  Identify the sentence in which the word has the same meaning as in the original sentence.

  1. Henry could not understand the custom of the tribals which they followed on the Full moon
  2. For generations, they followed the custom without any questioning.
  3. Robert likes to wear custom-made suits.
  4. The vending machine at the railway station is not customer friendly.
  5. The new computer that we purchased last week has many custom friendly features.

 

  1. Even though Doriyan took the at most care to prepare the report, the committee members approved it as a draft with some
  2. It was a surprise to Tom, when the students submitted their drafts on time.
  3. With the help of his colleagues, Richard drafted the resolution within a short time.
  4. The whole village cheered when Jack was drafted into the army.
  5. At the welcome party, Julian ordered two drafts of ale.

 

  1. The violent incident that happened at the stadium taught Robert not to harbor ill will toward any
  2. At noon, the ship sailed into the harbor with the biggest catch of the day.
  3. The whole day David searched for the missing cat at every nook and corner of the harbor.
  4. The two families harbored ill feelings for a long time that prevented the little girls from talking to each other.
  5. Port of Manila is one of the natural harbors in the world.

 

  1. For Peter, the research trip to study butterflies turned out to be an amazing one for the butterflies migrated every spring season to
  2. Mary likes to cook food without more seasoning.
  3. Summer is the best season to grow more flowering plants.
  4. Ricky helped his mother to season food according to his taste.
  5. Rick did not like to use mustard for seasoning but his mother insists on using it.

 

 

  1. After the committee submitted their report on damages caused by floods, the government sanctioned adequate funds to help the affected people.
  2. The local committee receieved the sanction after fighting for it.
  3. The Principal did not sanction the local festival holiday as the exams dates neared.
  4. The elected members for the council appealed for immediate sanction of funds to complete the rehabilitation work faster.
  1. Normally it took two weeks to recieve an update on the sanction, but the team got the approval within one week.

  Objectives

After completing the lesson, you will:

  • Know the meaning of an unknown word by context
  • Identify the meaning of a multiple-meaning word

 Vocabulary:

Daunting: causing fear or discouragement

Ardent: characterized by intense desire

Skew: biased in meaning or effect

Esteemed: to regard with respect

Knack: a clever way of doing something

 

Description:

 Multiple-meaning words are words that have more than one meaning listed in the dictionary. When you read, the first meaning comes to mind but that meaning is not implied by the writer.

 Words used in different contexts imply different meanings.  If we don’t know the meaning of that new word, we usually refer to the dictionary or understand from the context in the sentence.    

 Lesson:

 Homonyms:  A homonym is a word which has the same spelling and pronunciation as another word but a different meaning.

 Example: 

 target (n) –  an object, a desired goal, a small round shield

 The batch of students, who were guided by Peter, completed the target well ahead the scheduled time.

 target (v) – to aim at, to make a target of 

 Jack was forced to target less profit for he could not meet more customers as he got injured severely in an accident.

 Homophones:  A homophone is a word that sounds exactly like another word, with a different meaning and a different spelling.

 Example:   

 Cheep (n) – a faint, shrill sound of a young bird

 The place looked lonely and deserted and Sharon waited for help as she silently listened to the cheep of love birds.

 Cheep (v) – During the hurricane, the love birds didn’t cheep for they were also cuddled together at the corner of the cage.  

 Cheap (adjective) – When Shirley realized that she bought the cheap product by paying more, she felt cheated.

 Quick check question (2)

 Fill in the blank with the correct answer:

 The type of ants that lived in my garden preferred to live under the ________of trees for it helped them to store their food quickly.

  1. root
  2. bark
  3. route
  4. barks

 

Fill in the blank with the correct answer:

 

  1. After Rick was seriously injured on the ______ of his left leg, he was admitted immediately to the emergency ward in the nearby
  2. half
  3. calf
  4. calved
  5. halved

 Interactive questions (2)

 

  1. Each sentence or paragraph contains an underlined word. Use the context to figure out the meanings of those words. Those underlined words will be the answers in the crossword puzzle.

 

 

  1. Each sentence or paragraph contains an underlined word. Use the context to figure out the meanings of those words. Those underlined words will be the answers in the crossword puzzle.

 

 

Summary

 

Multiple meaning words are words that have several meanings depending on how they are used in a sentence. 

 

Post lesson26 questions

 

1.Fill in the blank with the correct answer

Rita ate ________ only at the buffet organized by the senior boys and girls at school.

  1. desert
  2. dessert
  3. deserrt
  4. descert

 

Explanation: Dessert is the sweet course served at the end completes a meal.

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

Rebecca’s wedding _______ with rain made her day special.

  1. team
  2. teem
  3. teamed
  4. d. teemed

 

Explanation: “Teem” means to pour out.

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

Sid found the lost document in the ______ folder of his computer.

  1. cash
  2. cashed
  3. c. cache
  4. cached

 

Explanation: “cache” means a hiding place used for storing provisions

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The spring ______ brought the blessings of the year to the coastal villages.

  1. tied
  2. tidy
  3. tide
  4. tie

 

Explanation: “tide” means time or season

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

It took some time for her to realize that it is a _______ experience.

  1. reel
  2. reality
  3. real
  4. really

 

Explanation: “real” means true and actual

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The swan with its pure _______ feathers looked at the other swans swimming near her.

  1. dawn
  2. down
  3. dawned
  4. downy

 

Explanation: “down” is the layer of fine feathers found under the exterior feathers

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

After he lifted the last man from the collapsed copper mine, everyone _________ with relief.

  1. side
  2. sigh
  3. sided
  4. sighed

 

Explanation: “sighed” means breathe deeply and heavily

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

After they went ________ a painful struggle, Kate rescued the tiny cat from the floods.

  1. threw
  2. through
  3. throw
  4. thru

 

Explanation: “through” means by way of

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

During their trekking trip, Julian and his team found a new _______ to reach the hidden treasure.

  1. root
  2. routed
  3. route
  4. routes

 

Explanation: “route” means a way for travel from one place to another

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

To make the first quality wine, the ancient people stored the wine in the _________ for more than a year.

  1. seller
  2. cellar
  3. cell
  4. sell

 

Explanation: “cellar” means an enclosed space used for storage

 

11.Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The broken ______ of glasses hurt her badly and made her bleed profusely.

  1. peace
  2. pieces

c  peas

  1. piece

 

Explanation: “pieces” means a small part of an item

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The unexpected floods due to hurricane reached the last _______ of the apartment near the overbridge.

  1. story
  2. storey
  3. stories
  4. storys

 

Explanation: “storey” means one of the floors or levels in a building

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The election failed to play the right ________ for it disappointed people who were prompt to vote.

  1. cord
  2. chord
  3. cords
  4. chorded

 

Explanation:  “chord” means the music produced by musical instruments or singers

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The prisoners escaped through the ______ but the security guards got them back to their cells again.

  1. shoot
  2. chute
  3. choose
  4. chews

 

Explanation: “chute” means a sloping channel built for sending out water or garbage

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

While waiting for the rescue team, every second _______ in constant fear for death.

  1. lap
  2. laps
  3. lapse
  4. lapsed

 

Explanation: “lapsed” means a period of time that moved slowly

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The heavy rain washed away the fertile soil leaving away the land__________ and uncultivable.

  1. baron
  2. barren
  3. bare
  4. barrenly

 

Explanation: “barren” means wasteland not suitable for cultivation

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The  _________ retain hidden characters. .

  1. jeans
  2. genes
  3. jean
  4. gened

 

Explanation: “genes” means any basic elements of heredity passed from parents to their children

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The Princess shocked the delegates with her _______ voice.

  1. housed
  2. horse
  3. hoarse
  4. hours

 

Explanation: “hoarse” means having an unpleasant sound

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

The doctor gave Amala an injection to _________ the pain.

  1. lesson
  2. less
  3. lessen
  4. least

 

Explanation: “lessen” means to reduce the pain

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct answer

A sudden _______ through the door hole shocked Rachel.

  1. peeked
  2. peek
  3. peak
  4. peeking

 

Explanation: “peek” means to glance quickly

 

21.Use the context to determine the meaning of the highlighted word.

In the early 1800s, a dangerous trip across the Sahara desert was a daunting idea. 
A daunting task is one that would _________ someone.

  1. amuse
  2. misplace
  3. lose
  4. frighten

 

Explanation: “daunting” means causing fear or discouragement

 

  1. Use the context to determine the meaning of the highlighted word.

Wherever he goes, the esteemed Dr. Jerald is applauded for his life saving research.

What does “esteemed” mean?

  1. very old
  2. stunted
  3. greatly admired
  4. mocked

 

Explanation: “esteemed” means to regard with respect

 

  1. Use the context to determine the meaning of the highlighted word.

If you count all the votes in an area that supports the ruling party candidate, and only some of the votes in an area that supports the opposition party candidate, you will skew the results in favor of the ruling partly candidate.

What does “skew” mean?

  1. ignore
  2. ask
  3. biased
  4. slant

 

Explanation: “skew” means distorted or biased in effect

 

  1. Use the context to determine the meaning of the highlighted word.

No one suspected that Mike was a spy. He looked normal like any neighbor.  When his covert activity was found out, every one in the neighborhood was shocked.

  1. helpful
  2. loud
  3. friendly
  4. hidden

 

Explanation: “covert” means a covering that helps to conceal or hide something

 

  1. Use the context to determine the meaning of the highlighted word.

Richard is an ardent supporter of his presidential candidate. He has been spending most of his time for the election compaign.

What does “ardent” mean in the context of the selection?

  1. foolish
  2. old
  3. passionate
  4. strong

 

Explanation: “ardent” means enthusiastic, strong support, showing great interest

 

  1. Use the context to determine the meaning of the highlighted word.

Patrick has a knack for making the tough shots when they are needed most.  We would win more games with his help.

What does “knack” mean?

  1. a hard punch
  2. to throw
  3. a special ability
  4. not skilful

 

Explanation: “knack” means having the ability to do something skilfully

 

Test questions5

Use the context to choose the correct meaning:

 

  1. Every portable communication device is made with an Internet connection.  Most of the new televisions come with Internet connections.  The Internet is omnipresent.

 

If something is omnipresent, _____________.

  1. it is present everywhere
  2. it is costly
  1. it is hidden
  1. it is sharp

 

  1. Mother Teresa's cardinal rule is this:  Be kind to others.  She believed that everything in life will be good if we are kind to others.
  1. a bird
  2. not worthy
  3. most important
  1. not valid

 

  1. Roy was very happy about his e-bike shop.  “We have such an extensive selection of bikes,” he said, “everyone would find a bike that he or she will love to own.”

The word “extensive” means _________.

  1. not enough
  2. large extent
  3. cost more
  4. large number of

 

  1. Ruben liked sailing in the turbulent waters during storms. Though it is an arduous task, he loved the adventurous trip with his friends.
  2. funny
  3. hard
  4. strange
  5. risky

 

  1. David misjudged the worthless replica at the museum was a valuable painting for it looked like the real one.

A replica is __________.

  1. without value
  2. a copy
  3. original
  4. ugly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lesson Posted on 03/09/2020 Language/Hindi Language

Spoken Hindi

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First, we start with simple words and then expand to sentences Each and every class there us a recall method of the previous class Mein _I Tum _you Aap _you Hum_we Yah _he, she, it nearby things or persons Vah _he, she, that, far by things or persons Like this method Every recall u have to... read more
  • First, we start with simple words and then expand to sentences
  • Each and every class there us a recall method of the previous class
  • Mein _I
  • Tum _you
  • Aap _you
  • Hum_we
  • Yah _he, she, it nearby things or persons
  • Vah _he, she, that, far by things or persons
  • Like this method
  • Every recall u have to speak in Hindi
  • So, students can easily understand and able to speak also
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List Of Birds Name

Birds Picture

Birds Name In English

Birds Name In Hindi

 

Parrot (पैरट)

तोता (Tota)

 

 (कॉक)

मुर्गा (Murga)

 

Peacock (पीकॉक)

मोर (Mor)

 

Owl (ऑऊल)

उल्लू (Ullu)

 

Pigeon (पिजेन)

कबूतर (Kabutar)

 

Hen (हेन)

मुर्गी (Murgi)

 

Crow (क्रो)

कावा (Kawa)

 

Swan (स्वान)

हंस (Hans)

 

Duck (डक)

बतख (Batakh)

 

Cuckoo (कक्कू)

कोयल (Koyal)

 

Crane (क्रेन)

सरस (Saras)

 

Dove (डव)

फाख्ता (Phakhta)

 

Eagle (ईगल)

चील (Cheel)

 

Nightingale (नाईटिंगल)

बुलबुल (Bulbul)

 

Flamingo (फ्लेमिंगो)

राजहंस (RajHans)

 

Quail (क्यूयाल)

बटेर (Bater)

 

Partridge (पार्ट्रिज)

तितर (Titar)

 

Ostrich (ऑस्ट्रिच)

सुतुरमुर्ग (Suturmurg)

 

Mynah (मैना)

मैना (Maina)

 

Kite (काईट)

चील (Cheel)

 

Kingfisher (किंगफ़िशर)

राम चिरैया (Ram Chiraiya)

 

Hoopoe (हुपी)

हुदहुद (Hudhud)

 

Hawk (हॉक)

बाज (Baaj)

 

Hawk-Cuckoo (हॉक कक्कू)

पपीहा, कपक (Papiha, Kapak)

 

Woodpecker (वुडपीकर)

कंठफोड़वा (KanthPhodwa)

 

Wagtail (वेगटेल)

खंजन (Khanjan)

 

Vulture (वल्चर)

गिद्ध (Giddh)

 

Sparrow (स्पैरो)

गोरेया (Goreya)

 

Skylark (स्काईलार्क)

आबबिल, चकता (Aabbil, Chakta)

 

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      वाच्य : वाच्य  क्रिया के  उस रुप को कहते हैं जिससे पता चलता है कि क्रिया के विधान का विषय कर्ता है, कर्म है, अथवा भाव है।

     वाच्य के निम्नलिखित तीन भेद होते हैं ।

1) कर्तृ वाच्य - कर्तृ  वाच्य  क्रिया  के  उस रुप  को  कहते  हैं जिससे पता चलता है कि क्रिया का सीधा फल  कर्ता (उद्देश्य) पर पडता  है। जैसे  - राम  रोटी खाता है 

2) कर्म वाच्य  - कर्म वाच्य क्रिया के उस रुप को कहते हैं जिससे पता चलता है कि वाक्य का उद्देश्य क्रिया का कर्म है। जैसे- पत्र भेजा गया। 

3) भाव वाच्य  - क्रिया  के उस रुप को, जिससे यह पता चलता है कि  वाक्य का उद्देश्य  न तो कर्ता है, न कर्म  है, बल्कि  क्रिया का  भाव ही प्रधान है, उसे भाव वाच्य कहते हैं। जैसे  - अब चला जाए। 

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Apprendre l'hindi avec Manish

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हिन्दी  बहुत मुश्किल है। l’hindou est difficile

मैं युनिवर्सिटी में हिन्दी पढ़ती थी। j’ai étudié   l’hindou  à l’université

मेरी अध्यापिका कठोर और उग्र स्वभाव की  थी, लेकिन वह कभी कभी मजाकिया भी थी।

Ma professeur  a été …….  et …………

मेरे लिए हिन्दी भाषा का व्याकरण बहुत मुश्किल था

la grammaire de l’hindou a été très difficile pour moi

लेकिन हिन्दी पढ़ना मेरा सपना है।

mais j’aimais l’hindou

इसलिए सब कुछ ठीक है।

pas problème !!

अब यह पाठ्यक्रम समाप्त हो गया है

j’ai fini mon cours

इसलिए मैं अपने से ही हिन्दी पढूंगी।

मुझको आशा है कि आप मेरी मदद करगें। बहुत धन्यवाद।

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Answered on 18/10/2018 Language/Hindi Language Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Public Speaking Training

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the question seems simple and the answer too is simple if you allow yourself to see it. I suggest you speak with a therapist- NLP practitioner to find the underneath reason at the subconsious level for you to do so. It might be a matter of an hour or so and youu might find magical outcomes after the... read more

the question seems simple and the answer too is simple if you allow yourself to see it. I suggest you speak with a therapist- NLP practitioner to find the underneath reason at the subconsious level for you to do so.

It might be a matter of an hour or so and youu might find magical outcomes after the session.

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There is no shortcut to teach Hindi in 30 days, 25 days, or two months because language is a long-term subject. If you learn step by step, then you will reach a level in about 50-55 class where you will be able to understand and express yourself.
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