Appearance – Meaning into Words | Grade XII Notes

By | November 4, 2018

Reference Notes | English
Appearance – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 1: Appearance

1. Rewrite the following sentences using  ‘seem’

a. you see someone climbing through a window.

Ans: he seems to be a thief.

b. when you touch your writing desk, you notice it’s sticky.

Ans: the desk seems to be recently painted

c. The postman always delivers a lot of letters with foreign stamps to his house.

Ans: He seems to know a lot of people in different places.

d. You only see his children during the school holidays.

Ans: His children seem to be at boarding school.

e. He usually carries a walking stick when he goes out.

Ans: H seems to have injured his leg.

2. Change each of the following sentences using seem:

a. Mr. Panth is very friendly.

Ans: He seems (to be) very friendly.

b. He isn’t very rich.

Ans: He doesn’t seem (to be) rich.

c. He’s happily married.

Ans: He seems (to be) happily married.

d. He watches television a lot.

Ans: He seems to watch television a lot.

e. He has lived a very interesting life.

Ans: He seems to have lived a very interesting life.

3. Continue the following remarks with look, sound, smell, feel or taste (whichever is appropriate. +like.

Example: Surely he’s not a manual worker.

Answer: He looks like a businessman to me.

I’ve got something in my shoe.

a. I’ve got something in my shoe.

Ans: It feels like stone.

b. I wonder who wrote that music.

Ans: It sounds like Narayan Gopal’s song.

c. Are you sure this is tea?

Ans: It tastes like coffee.

d. He’s got a foreign accent.

Ans: He sounds like Russian.

4. Rewrite these sentences about Shanti usng seem.

a. She’s very friendly.

Ans: Shanti seems (to be) very friendly.

b. She isn’t very rich.

Ans: Shanti doesn’t seem (to be) very rich.

c. She’s happily married.

Ans: Shanti seems (to be) happily married.

d. She doesn’t spend much time out of doors.

Ans: Shanti doesn’t seem to spend much time out of doors.

e. She watches televisions a lot.

Ans: Shanti seems to watch television a lot.

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5. Make sentences from the following hints using ‘look, look like or look as if/ look as though’.

a. Drunked

Ans: He looks like a drunked.

b. Terribly complicated.

Ans: The building looks terribly complicated.

c. A honeymoon couple.

Ans: They look like a honeymoon couple.

d. They have come out of a swimming pool.

Ans: They look as if/ as though they have come out of a swimming pool.

e. She has never seen a mountain.

Ans: She looks as if she has never seen a mountain.

6. Talk about the people below in the same way as given in the example:

Example: You see a man lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

He looks as if he is seriously wounded.

a. You see a girl standing on the seashore, staring into the water.

Ans: She looks as if she is going to dive into the sea.

b. You see someone climbing though a window.

Ans: He looks as if he is a thief.

c. You see a man lying underneath a car.

Ans: He looks as if he is repairing the car.

d. He watches television a lot.

Ans: He seems to watch television a lot.

e. He is some kind of businessman.

Ans: He seems to be some kind of businessman.

7. Use these phrases in sentence with look as though, as in the example.

Example: They are happy.

They look as though they are happy.

a. He needs a wash.

Ans: He looks as though he needs a wash.

b. He is aggressive.

Ans: He looks as though is aggressive.

c. It gives excellent result.

Ans: It looks as though it gives excellent result.

d. They are brother and sister.

Ans: They look as though they are brother and sister.

e. She is celebrating.

Ans: She looks as though she is celebrating herself.

8. Make comments based on the following statement using looks as if/ as though.

Example: You see a man lying underneath a car.

He looks as if he wants to commit suicide.

He looks as though he is drunk.

a. You see a big crowd gathered on the street.

Ans: It looks as if an accident has happened.

It looks as though there is a show of magic trick.

b. When you get into the kitchen, you get a very bad smell.

Ans: It smells as if something is burning.

It smells as though something is spilled over.

c. When you touch you friend’s shirt, you can feel it wet.

Ans: It feels as if he has completed marathon race.

It looks as if he is sweating.

d. You see a man crying in front of a hospital.

Ans: It sounds as if his relative is passed away.

It sounds as though he has been injured.

e. When you go to school, you see the gate closed.

Ans: It looks as if it is public holiday.

It looks as though the gate-keeper is out.

9. Continue the following remarks with selecting appropriate verbs from the box. One is done for you.

Look, sound, smell, feel, taste, like

Example: Surely he’s hot a manual worker.

He looks like a businessman.

a. Are you sure this is tea?

Ans: It tastes like coffee.

b. I wonder who wrote that music.

Ans: It sounds like a pop song.

c. He’s got a foreign accent.

Ans: He sounds like an American.

d. This material is very soft.

Ans: It feels like velvet.

e. They have got very similar faces.

Ans: They look like brothers.

10. Rewrite the following sentences about Murari using ‘seem’

a. He’s an excellent driver.

Ans: He seems to be an excellent driver.

b. He’s not selfish.

Ans: He doesn’t seem to be selfish.

c. He’s used to live in cold climate.

Ans: He seems to be a Himalayan.

e. He takes care of his children.

Ans: He seems to take care of his children./ He seems to be a loving father.

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