Class 10 English guide 2080 unit 10 The Popularity of Different Sports has the complete exercises and notes. it will be very helpful to the students.
Popularity of Different Sports in the World
A. Fill in the crossword puzzle with the correct words from the text.
1. a person who works as a professional, especially in a sport-athlete
4. existing for longer than people can remember; very old-immemorial
6. possible to approach, enter, or use-accessible
9. long and thin, often in a way that is unusual-elongated
2. a British game by two teams using a bat and ball- cricket
3. connected with activities that people do for pleasure when they are not working-recreational
5. a hit of the ball before it touches the ground-volley
7. a large pile of earth or stones; a small hill-mound
8. showing or feeling respect and slight fear-awe
B. Choose the correct alternative and answer the questions.
a. Which two games are popular in the world for their cheap equipment?
i. football and hockey ii. football and basketball iii. basketball and volleyballii. football and basketball
b. In which countries is cricket particularly popular?
i. Canada, America and Africa ii. UK, American and Australia iii. India, Pakistan and Australiaiii. India, Pakistan and Australia
c. What is the significant difference between regular volleyball and beach volleyball?
i. the number of teams ii. the number of players iii. the size of playgroundii. the number of players
d. Which of the following games involve the use of ball and bat?
i. baseball and cricket ii. rugby and cricket iii. hockey and cricketi. baseball and cricket
e. Which country is supposed to have named ‘golf?
i. Scotland ii. England iii. the Netherlandsiii. the Netherlands
e. Which of the following games hava their varieties in terms of the places they are played?
i. rounders and baseball ii. hockey and volleyball iii. football and cricketii. hockey and volleyball
C. Answer these questions in short.
a. Mention any two reasons behind the popularity of sports in the world.Two reasons behind the popularity of sports in the world are: for health benefits and as a recreational activity.
b. What do historical evidences say about the origin of football?Historical evidences suggest that the origin of football can be traced back to similar games played in China as far back as two thousand years ago, but the modern form of football as we know it originated in England in the 19th century.
c. What is the main difference between cricket and baseball?he main difference between cricket and baseball is that cricket is played on an elongated rectangular pitch with a bowler throwing the ball to a batsman, while in baseball, a pitcher throws the ball overhand to a batter at home plate on a diamond-shaped field.
d. How is regular volleyball played?In regular volleyball, two teams of six players each play on opposite sides of a raised net, with each team trying to volley the ball onto the ground of the opposing team’s side to score points.
e. Who originated basketball and when?Basketball was originated by James Naismith, a Canadian teaching at a school in the US, in the late 19th century.
f. What risk is involved in rugby?Rugby is a contact sport involving a lot of tackling, similar to American football. However, unlike American football, rugby players wear very little protection, which puts them at risk of serious injury.
A. Complete the text below with the correct alternative from the brackets.
A man who..wanted..(wanted. is wanted, was wanted) to buy an ass went to market. Coming across a likely looking beast, he …arranged..… (arranged, arranged, had been arranged) with the owner that he should…be allowed.…(allowed, be allowed, was allowing) to take him home on trial to see what the beast was like. When the man ...reached...(reached. was reached, will be reached) home. He put the beast into his stable along with the other asses.Tho newcomer looked around, and immediately went and chose a place next to the laziest and greediest beast in the stable. When the master ….saw..… (saw, was seen, had been seen) this, he put a halter on him at once, and …led.…..(led, was lead, was leading) him off and ………handed….(handed, was handed, will be handed) him over to his owner. The latter….was surprised…(surprised, was surprising, was surprised) to see him back so soon. He inquired, “Why, do you mean to say you …have tested..(tested, have been tested, was tested) him already?” “I don’t want to put him through any more tests, replied the other. I..could see..(could see, could be seen, could have seen) what sort of beast, he is from the companion he chose for himself.”
B. Complete the sentences below with the correct alternative from the brackets.
a. People always admire this picture.
b. His leg was hurt in the accident’. This is to say: He hurt his leg in the accident.
c. Some people dress their children very badly. The passive form of the sentence is: Their children are very badly dressed.
d. Two of my dinner plates have been broken. That means someone has broken two of my dinner plates.
e.They will forget this story in few years. This story will be forgotten in a few years.
f. You must answer all the questions. All the questions must be answered.
g. The packet of biscuits has been eaten by the boys. This is to say the boys have eaten the packet of biscuits.
h. The bridge was built last year. The active voice of the statement is the people built the bridge last year.
i. The field is being ploughed by the farmers. The farmers are ploughing the field.
j. How is a tiger trapped? The active voice of the statement is How do people trap a tiger?
k. ‘The teacher will help us.’ This statement has a passive voice as we will be helped by the teacher.
l. ‘The tiger should be preserved’ is the passive voice of we should preserve the tiger.
m. The bird has built a nest. It means a nest has been built by the bird.
C. Change the sentences below into passive voice.
a. People could hear the noise of explosion from a distance.The noise of the explosion could be heard from a distance.
b. We ought to break down the building before it collapses.The building ought to be broken down before it collapses.
c. Has he translated the book in any other language?Has the book been translated into any other language by him?
d. I like people driving me to my home.I like being driven to my home.
e. Can anybody solve this problem?Can this problem be solved?
f. We had to book the ticket in advance because of the festive season.The ticket had to be booked in advance because of the festive season.
g. Who might have stolen your bicycle?By whom might your bicycle have been stolen?
h. I didn’t notice that you were recording the class.I didn’t notice that the class was being recorded.
i. Does he always sing songs in the party?Are songs always sung by him in the party?
j. She will draw the painting beautifully.The painting will be beautifully drawn by her.
k. Let the mechanic repair my bike.Let my bike be repaired by the mechanic.
l. People believe that the Mahabharata was fought in the 10th century BCE.The Mahabharat was believed to have fought in the 10the century BCE.
m. What are you instructing them now?What are they being instructed now?
Write dialogue between you and your friend about the upcoming Sports Day; Week in your school. Include the following points in your dialogue.
Time and venue of the sports day/week
Types of events
Prize distribution, etc.
Me: Hey, have you heard about the upcoming Sports Week in our school?
Friend: No, I haven’t. When is it and where will it be held?
Me: It’s going to be held next month in our school ground. The exact dates and timings will be announced soon.
Friend: That sounds exciting! What kind of events will be there?
Me: There will be a variety of events like running races, relay races, shot put, long jump, high jump, and many more. There will also be team events like tug of war and football.
Friend: Wow! That sounds like a lot of fun. Who can participate in these events?
Me: All the students from our school can participate. There will be separate categories for different age groups and gender.
Friend: That’s great! What about the prizes?
Me: The winners of each event will receive medals and trophies. There will also be a prize for the overall winner.
Friend: This Sports Day/Week is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to participate in all the events.
Me: Same here! Let’s start preparing and make sure we give our best in all the events.