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Free IGNOU BEGLA 135 Solved Assignment
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Section A (Solutions)
Q1a. According to the writer, what have past experiences of New Year resolutions taught us?
Ans. Past experience has taught us that certain accomplishments are beyond attainment. If we remain deep-rooted liars, it is only because we have so often experienced the frustration that results from failure.
Q1b. Why, according to the writer, do most of us fail in our efforts for self-improvement?
Ans. Most of us fail in our efforts at self-improvement because our schemes are too ambitious and we never have time to carry them out. We also make the fundamental error of announcing our resolutions to everybody so that we look even more foolish when we slip back into our bad old ways.
Q1c. Why did the writer not carry out his resolutions on New Year’s Day?
Ans. I limited myself to two modest ambitions; to do physical exercise every morning and to read more every evening. An all-night party on New Year’s Eve provided me with a good excuse for not carrying out either of these new resolutions on the first day of the year, but on the second, I applied myself assiduously to the task.
Q1d. The writer eventually failed to implement his New Year’s Resolutions because:
a) His family disturbed him.
b) His resolutions were too ambitious
c) He was looking for some convincing excuse to forget them.
Ans. Because his resolutions were too ambitious
Q1e. Give a suitable little to the passage.
Ans. New Year Resolutions
Q1f) In a few lines write your own experience of New Year Resolutions
Ans. l had a bad habit of using mobile all the time. After few days I realised that it brings a bad effect on my health. So I made resolution not to even looked to mobile for a month. Now I use mobile few time.
Q2. Find words from the passage which convey a meaning similar to the following
- i) Firm decisions (para 1)
- ii) Put together (para 1)
- iii) Overwhelming (para 1)
- iv) Unchanging (para 1)
- v) stumbling-block (para 2)
- vi) Restricted (para 2)
- vii) With great zeal (para 2)
- viii) Very tired (para 3)
- ix) Give me away (para 3)
- x) Ward off (para 3)
iv) Monotonous regulatory
Section B (Solutions)
Q 1. Fill in the blanks with one of the past tenses: simple past, past continuous, present perfect (continuous), or past perfect (continuous). In some cases, more than one answer is possible. The first one is done for you.
A: What happened (happen) to your car?
B. I had (have) an accident yesterday.
A. How did it happened (it/happen)?
C. I was driving (drive) to work when a dog came (come) in front of my car. I stopped (stop) my car suddenly, and the car behind me hit (hit) my car because the driver was following (follow) me too closely.
A. Did you get (you get) a ticket?
B. No, but the driver who hit me did.
A. Who will pay to have your car fixed?
B. The other driver. When he hit (hit) me, he got (get) out of his car and gave me his insurance card.
Q2. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate clause. One is done for you as an example.
If I pass this course, I might take a computer course next semester.
(i) If I work hard, I will easily pass this examination.
(ii) If I save a lot of money, I will plan an international tour with my family.
(iii) If I drink a lot of coffee tonight, I will not be able to sleep.
(iv) If I eat a lot of sugar, it will not be good for my health.
(v) If I don’t get enough sleep, I will not be able to work properly in the office.
(vi) If I go to the gym regularly, I would be fit.
(vii) If I study regularly, I would be better at my job.
(viii) If I save a lot of money till my retirement, I would buy a big house for myself and my family.
(ix) If I tell a lie, I shall be punished.
(x) If I don’t score well in the upcoming exam, I will be scolded by my father.
Q3. More and more young people leading stressful lives are unable to cope with their
situations. Write a dialogue between a counselor and a stressed young person. You must
indicate what is causing the young person anxiety. Write in about 250 words.
Counselor: Heya Sachin. What’s up? My name is Mr. Ramesh Tripathi. I’m a counsellor by profession and thus will like to have some words with you.
Sachin- Sure sir.
Counsellor: Just let me know why and how I can help you.
Sachin: so sir, I am a bit stressed by the pressure nowadays of work especially. I can’t sleep properly and sometimes I even dream of not being able to deliver projects on time. It contributes to many problems like headache, stomach ache, short temperature and difficulty concentrating.
Counselor: relax now. Did you try to stand up for yourself and tell the boss about the pressure at work?
Sachin: There’s no way! There’s so many candidates I can lose my job to fill my position.
Sachin – What’s your financial situation? Can you support yourself for a while without a job?
Sachin: I’ve got enough savings for a few years to support myself.
Counselor: You have two options to think about, either standing by yourself or resigning from work and taking a sabbatical.I’m sure you’re going to get a talented person like you in no time.Think about it and come to me after a week. Set up for yourself some boundaries of work-life.That may mean making a rule not to check email from home at night, or not to answer the phone at dinner time.While people have different preferences about how much they blend their work and home life, creating clear boundaries between these realms can reduce the potential for conflict between work-life and the stress that goes with it.
Sachin- Thank you for your advice. I’m going to think about it and come back to you.
Section C (Solutions)
Q1. Write a biographical sketch in about 250 words of a great social worker who impacted
society positively. Write about his/her contributions and the cause(s) that were
Mother Teresa is a world famous social worker. She has taught us that the best way of worshipping God is to serve the sick and the diseased, the old and the infirm. The house where she used to live with her nuns is called “Nirmal Hriday” in Calcutta. Although she is no more but the path shown by her is being followed by her mission in the house for the dying, and the children’s home.
The light of service which she lighted forty years ago is still bright with her inspiration and model work. Mother Teresa was born on 27 August 1910 in Yugoslavia. Her interest in serving the poor dates back to her childhood. She became a nun at the age of eighteen.
After a year’s training, she came to Calcutta as a Geography teacher in St. Mary’s High School. On the 10th of September, 1946, she received a special call from Jesus Christ to go to the slums and serve the poor. A few months later, Sister Agnes joined her. Her association with the American Medical Missionary sisters helped her learn nursing the sick and the diseased.
Her service in Calcutta has won her a great fame and name. She liked the people of Calcutta. She had also worked for the flood victims and endeared herself to men, women and children of all castes, faith and religion.
She could speak Bengali very well. She had adopted Indian saree and Indian manner of eating. This helped her achieve a great rapport with the masses.
No one wants the dying, the diseased and the crippled people. But the homes which she has established welcome such unwanted people. Her service began when she saw a woman lying in front of a hospital half-eaten by rats and worms. She looked after her till the old woman died.
Mother Teresa-received many awards and world-wide honours. She won Padmashree, Peace Prize, and Good Sanaritan Award. Her death on 5th Sept, 1997 may have snatched her body from us but her spirit of service before self continues unabated.
Q2. There is an ancient historical monument in your area which is slowly crumbling and
needs to be revived. Write to your local leader suggesting ways in which this monument
may be saved. Also say why it is important to do so. Write in 250 words.
Ans: Innovation in architecture is with no doubt extremely important, but preserving and restoring the old buildings is also important because those old monuments are the reflection of our history, they help us to understand and respect people who lived in different eras with different habits and traditions.
As well the existence of old monuments will help us observe the changes in the societies for a better understanding of the reasons that lead to the development of cities and societies and even traditions to the current status. Old buildings are the face of cities they reflect the changes that happened in a city over time, they reflect conflicts, wars, and the prosperity of the society, it even reflects the economic condition of the city over time.
Though building new buildings are simpler, and cheaper than preserving the old buildings, there are many benefits of maintaining and keeping heritage buildings of our cities intact, of those benefits the following:
With respect to tourism, maintaining and saving Architectural monuments attract tourists, specially people who like to experience the “spirit” of the city, which is seen through architecture.
With respect to culture, old buildings help us to understand the history that occurred before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in prior times and different traditions.
With respect to the environment, despite that building new green buildings that save energy is important, restoring old buildings is environmentally friendly as well, and can simply become green.