NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book Unit 4 Environment Chapter 4 A Tale of Three Villages
CBSE Class 10 English Main Course Book Unit 4 Environment Chapter 4 A Tale of Three Villages
Now that you have each read one of the stories above, first complete the appropriate column of the table below. When you have done that, ask the other two students in your group about the stories you have not read. For example, ask “In which country did your story take place ? What type of pollution is there ?” When it is your turn to give information, only do so when the other two students ask you questions. As you receive the answer, complete the other two columns.
Work in groups of three, and answer the following questions :
Koko Village, Nigeria
- Why do you think there are “three large, empty metal drums” outside Mr. Nana’s front door ?
- Why do you think the drums were sent from Italy to Nigeria ?
- What do you think was in the brown paper bag that the Chief received ?
- Why are the drums referred to as “the mountain of death” ?
Still working in groups of three, find any ten “happy” words and ten “unhappy” words from the passages you have just read. First, copy and complete the table below :
Note : Students to select 10 words, as asked for.
|“happy” words||“unhappy” words|
|Koko village, Nigeria||picturesque, colourful stream, playful, smiling, brightest||skull and crossbones symbol, corroded, slimy… leaking out, badly, fallen down, smoking, swelling, bursting, mad, poisonous, frowning, troubled, died, pain, terrible pain, deaths, sick|
|Ponnimanthuri Village, India||green, good, jobs, rich, grow, rivers||wistfully, monsters, spluttered, anger, ominous- looking, black, shroud, thick, black, smoke, silent, chemicals, arsenic, discharged polluting, poison dumped, ulcers, sores, tailed off|
|birthday, lovely, warm, played, laughing, chewed, neighed||explosion, worry, white smoke, nervously, tears slid, pinched, pale, radioactive dust, vomit, hair fell out, thin, sores, died, broke down, cried, buried, ghost, barren|
Now give reasons why you have classified them as “happy” and “unhappy” words.
The Ecological Footprint
The situation is not hopeless. There are lots of things we can do to reduce our impact on the planet ! Fill in the worksheet given below to measure your ecological footprint.
My Ecological Footprint
Worksheet : Measure Your Impact
How could you improve your score ?
How could you improve your score ? Also reflect on the ways in which the waste produced in carrying out some of the activities above is disposed of
My Ecological Footprint
Worksheet: How could you improve your score ?
What changes could you make in your daily activities at school and at home to improve your score ? Use the table below to write down ways of using less energy, less water and making less waste.
|Use Less Energy||Use Less Water||Make Less Waste|
|Turn off the light when there is no one in the classroom or bedroom (a)||Don’t leave the water running when brushing (b)||Put the rubbish in the recycling bins (c)|