Class 10 English guide 2080 unit 14 Weather [Poem] has the complete exercises and notes. it will be very helpful to the students.
A. Find the words from the poem that are similar in meaning to the following words/phrases.
a. a brief and usually light fall of rain – showers
b. sings – bills
c. young women – maids
d. to tumble about; throw into disorder – betumble
e. baby birds – nestlings
f. dislikes – shuns
g. a dull greyish -brown color – duns
h. beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm – throb
i. small rivers; streams – rivulets
B. Answer these questions.
a. What do the nestlings do in the spring?In the spring, the nestlings fly.
b. What does the nightingale do?The nightingale sings its best.
c. How do the girls come out in spring?In spring, the girls come out dressed in sprig-muslin.
d. What plan do people make?People plant to visit different places of south and west.
e. What happens to beeches in winter?In winter, beeches turn brown and dun.
f. Where do rooks go? Why do they migrate?Rooks go to their nests or rookeries.They might migrate for various reasons, including breeding, access to food, social bonding, and seeking suitable environmental conditions that support their survival and reproductive success.
g. Does the poet enjoy the winter or the spring? Why?The poet enjoys the spring weather. The repetition of the phrase “And so do I” suggests that the poet shares the same preference for the weather as the cuckoo, nestlings, nightingale, maids, and citizens who dream of the south and west.
C. Complete the interpretation of the poem using suitable words or phrases given below.[chestnut, young girls, south and west, Thomas Hardy, severity sunny, beeches, rooks, hang]
The poem ‘Weathers’ was composed by an English poet, Thomas Hardy, who talks about two different seasons which are the spring and the winter. In the first stanza, the pleasant spring season is described. Cuckoo and nightingale feel good in this season. The light rain flows over the pointed leaves of chestnut tree.
The poet is pleased as the nightingale sings at his best tune. People come out of their houses to enjoy the weather and the birds’ song. The young girls are seen in their fine clothes. The people plan to visit different places of the south and west. To an English person, the south and the west are associated with summer holiday destinations, where the weather at that time is often warm and sunny, and many coastal towns provide welcoming accommodations and amusements. The poet likes this weather as it is liked by all the birds, animals, and humans as well.
In the second stanza, he talks about the winter’s coldness and severity. All the natural beauty turns into dullness and discomfort. The cuckoo hates this weather. The beeches turn dull and brown as their leaves are threshed by the wind. The water drops hang from the wooden bars of gates. One can see some streams overflow as it has been raining a lot. The rooks fly to their homes as the harshness of winter gradually grows. The poet dislikes the winter season because it is very cold and wet.
Symbolically the poet tries to state the bright and dark aspects of human life and the word ‘weathers’ indicates human life. The spring represents the bright whereas the winter represents the dark aspects of our life.
D. In which season would you like to travel? Why?If I had to choose just one season to travel, I would personally lean towards autumn/fall. Autumn travel holds a special allure with its vibrant foliage, pleasant temperatures, and seasonal traditions. Witnessing nature’s colorful transformation and indulging in harvest festivals create a unique and captivating experience. With milder weather and fewer crowds, it’s an ideal time to explore both natural landscapes and cultural attractions, making autumn a perfect season for travel.
A. Add suitable question tags.
a. I’d rather go travelling,…..wouldn’t I…?
b. Everything is okay,…isn’t it…?
c. I shan’t be in your position, …..shall I….. ?
d. I don’t think he’ll come soon, ….won’t I…..?
e. Let’s not have cold drinks,…shall we…..?
f. All is well, …….isn’t it………?
g. There is a coffee shop near the gate,…….isn’t there… ?
h. Nothing was there,…..was it…. ?
i. The car sped along the road,…didn’t it….?
j. He’s got a very peculiar voice,…hasn’t he….. ?
k. Asmina, bring me your pen,…will you….. ?
l. Nawaraj seldom plays cards, …does…he…..?
m. Everyone will be satisfied with my job,…won’t they…..?
n. None met me last week,……did they….?
o. Everything is perishable,…….isn’t it……. ?
p. I think he’s busy, ……isn’t he……?
Prepare a brochure of a touristic place in your locality. Include the following points:
i. Name of the place ii. Location iii. Accessibility iv. Major attractions v. Entry requirements (if any) vi. Contact informationExplore the Wonders of Sauraha
LocationSituated in the southern part of Nepal, Sauraha is located in the Chitwan District, nestled in the lush Terai region. It is 143 km from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
AccessibilitySauraha Chitwan is easily accessible by road and air. Regular bus services connect it to major cities in Nepal. The nearest airport, Bharatpur Airport, is about 17 km away, offering domestic flights from Kathmandu and other major cities.
Major attractionsChitwan National Park: Explore the renowned Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark on thrilling jungle safaris, spot rare wildlife like tigers, rhinos, elephants, and engage in bird watching. Experience the beauty of diverse ecosystems and the rich flora and fauna.
Elephant Safari: Enjoy a memorable elephant-back safari through the wilderness of Chitwan National Park. Traverse through dense forests, encounter wildlife up close, and create unforgettable memories.
Tharu Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Tharu culture with traditional dance performances, local cuisine, and authentic village tours. Discover the unique traditions, art, and lifestyle of the indigenous Tharu community.
Canoeing in the Rapti River: Embark on a tranquil canoe ride along the Rapti River. Witness breathtaking sunsets, spot aquatic wildlife, and embrace the serenity of the riverine ecosystem.
Entry requirementsForeign visitors to Chitwan National Park require an entry permit, which can be obtained at the entrance gate. The permit fee varies depending on the duration of stay and nationality.
For further information or inquiries, please contact:
Sauraha Tourism Office
Plan your visit to Sauraha Chitwan and immerse yourself in the natural wonders and cultural richness of Nepal. Encounter wildlife, explore pristine jungles, and experience the warmth of Nepali hospitality. Sauraha Chitwan awaits you!