Attitudes and Reactions – Meaning into Words | Grade XII

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Attitudes and Reactions – Meaning into Words

Reference Notes | English
Relating Past Events – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 4: Attitudes and Reactions

1. Rewrite these sentences beginning:

”if there’s one thing. e.g. (i  hate/ dislike/ loathe/ detest/etc.)

a. People who are cruel to animals.

Ans: If there is one thing (that) I hate its people who are cruel to animals.

b. I detest people who interrupt when I’m speaking.

Ans: if there is one thing (that) I detest its people who interrupt when I am speaking.

c. people who break promises make me angry.

Ans: if there is one thing (that) I dislike its people who break promises.

d. I hate people who speak while eating.

Ans: if there is one thing (that) I hate its people who speak while eating.

e. loathe people who ring me up early in the morning.

Ans: if there is one thing (that) I loathe its people who ring me early in the morning.

2. Write a sentence shoeing your attitude to each of the following. using ”the way…

a. parents

Ans: what I like about my parents is the way they care for me.

b. politicians

Ans: what I dislike about politicians is the way they do not keep the promise.

c. teachers

Ans: what I like about teachers is the way they guide their student.

d. advertisements on TV

Ans: I hate the way advertisements on TV make the false claim.

e. Religious leaders

Ans: what I like about the religious leaders is the way they raise the glory of God.

4. Read the example and make a similar construction using the inappropriate expression:

Example: politics

A.: What do you think of politics?

B.: oh, I find politics really depressing.

C.: Yes, politics depresses me, too.

D.: Yes, I agree, I get terribly depressed when people talk about politics.

i.People who speak several languages.

Ans: People who speak several languages.

A.: What do you think of people who speak several languages?

B.: Oh, I find them impressive.

C.: Yes, they impress me too.

D.: Yes I agree. I get impressed when people who speak several languages.

ii. People who talk about themselves.

Ans: People who talk about themselves.

A.: What do you think of people who talk about themselves?

B.: Oh, I find them boring.

C.: Yes, they bore me, too.

D.: Yes, I agree. I get terribly bored when people talk about themselves.

5. How would you describe these people:

Example: gives away lots of money- generous

a.: Helps other people

Ans.: Helpful

b.: Only thinks about himself/herself

Ans.: Selfish

c.: Always sees the dark side of life

Ans.: pessimistic

d.: Never buys the children a doll

Ans.: Stingy/ meane

e.: Easily losses his/her temper

Ans.: Quick tempered

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6. How would you describe a person who …

(The first one is done for you).

a. ……. gives away lots of money. —> generous.

Ans.: One who gives away lots of money.–> generous.

b. ……. never loses his temper. …….

Ans.: One who never loses his temper.–>even-tempered/calm/placid

c. ……. expects good things to happen. ……..

Ans.: One who expects good things to happen.–> optimistic

d. ……. jokes about everything. ……..

Ans.: One who jokes about everything.–> light-hearted/ frivolous cheerful

e. ……. likes to go to parties. …….

Ans.: One who likes to go to parties.–>sociable

f. ……. doubts what you tell him. …….

Ans.: One who doubts what you tell him.–> skeptical

7. How would you describe people who are:

a. Reliable?

Ans.: A reliable person is someone who doesn’t let people down.

b. Short-tempered?

Ans.: A short-tempered person is someone who easily loses his/her temper.

c. sociable?

Ans.: A sociable person is someone who likes going parties.

d. serious?

Ans.: A serious person is someone who doesn’t joke about anything.

e. pessimist?

Ans.: A pessimist person is someone who expects bad thing to happen.

8. Change the following verbs into adjectives.

a.Interest,

Ans.: Interesting

b. Confuse,

Ans.: Confusing

c. Irritate,

Ans.: Irritating

d. Shock,

Ans.: Shocking

e. Offend,

Ans.: Offensive/ offending

9. Fill the gaps with a suitable form of each of these words: impress, fascinate, confuse, depress, embarrass.

a. Don’t feel …….. just go up and ask her to dance.

Ans.: Don’t feel embarrassed just go up and ask her to dance.

b. I’ve always been ……… by the play of children; I could watch them for hours.

Ans.: I’ve always been impressed by the play of children; I could watch them for hours.

c. All the turnings look so similar. It’s terribly ……..

Ans.: All the turnings look so similar. It’s terribly confusing.

d. All those rows of beautiful houses! Don’t you find it very ………. to live there?

Ans.: All the those of beautiful houses! Don’t you find it very fascinating to live there?

e. I don’t really like her, but I find her strength of character rather ………

Ans.: I don’t really like her, but I find her strength of character rather depressing.

10. Rewrite the sentences below beginning ‘If there’s one thing ……. ‘ as in the example.

Example: People who spit in the street irritate me.

If there’s one thing that irritates me it’s people who spit in the street.

a. People who scratch themselves all the time upset me.

Ans.: If there’s one thing that upset me it’s people who scratch themselves all the time.

b. People who drive very fast terrify me.

Ans.: If there’s one thing that terrifies me it’s people who drive very fast.

c. I hate people who smoke in the bus.

Ans.: If there’s one thing I hate its people who smoke in the bus.

d. I detest people who interrupt when I’m speaking.

Ans.: If there’s one thing I detest its people who interrupt me.

e. I loathe people who have shaggy hair.

Ans.: If there’s one thing I loathe Its people who have shaggy hair.

11. How would you describe a person who …….

a. …….. easily loses her/his temper?

Ans.: Quick-tempered easily loses her/his temper.

b. …….. never buys you a drink?

Ans.: Stingy never buys you a drink.

c. …….. doesn’t boast?

Ans.: Modest doesn’t boast.

d. ……… doubts what you tell her/him?

Ans.: Sceptical doubts what you tell her/him.

e. ……… jokes about everything?

Ans.: Frivolous/ light-hearted jokes about everything.

12. Rewrite the following Sentences using ‘if there’s one thing …..’as given in the example:[5]

Example: People who smoke in restaurants annoy me.

If there’s one thing that annoys me it’s people who smoke in restaurants.

a. People who are cruel to animals upset me.

Ans.: If there is one thing (that) upsets me it’s people who are cruel to animals.

b. People who break promises make me angry.

Ans.: If there is one thing ( that)  makes me angry it’s people who break promises.

c. I hate people who smoke in restaurants.

Ans.: If there is one thing (that) I hate its people who smoke in restaurants.

d. I detest people who interrupt when I’m speaking.

Ans.: If there is one thing (that) detest, it’s people who interrupt when I speak.

e. I loathe people who ring me up early in the morning.

Ans.: If there is one thing (that) I loathe, it’s people who ring me up early in the morning.

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