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(Subject Notes) Study Notes For CBSE Class X (English)
English - Subject Notes:
This is a set of News Headlines type exercise. The knowledge of VOICE & other basic grammar enable the students to solve such exercises. The students need to identify the structure of sentences. Writers constantly make choices about which voice to use. In any sentence, the choice of voice can greatly affect how forceful the writing is and how clearly it gives the meaning.
Read these two sentences:
Anu teaches Science.
Science is taught by Ritu.
The two sentences communicate the same idea,
but they're constructed differently.
The first sentence is written in active voice. This means that the noun that is the subject of the sentence performs the action the sentence describes. Ritu (the subject) teaches Science.
The second sentence is in passive voice: The action is performed upon the subject of the sentence. Science (the subject) is taught by Ritu.
Now try these two NEWS HEADLINES Exercises & identify the sentence structure:-
1. MCA CLASSES BEGIN ON JANUARY 15
The academic director
___________________________ on January 15.
The academic director has announced that MCA classes will begin on January 15.
2. NATIONAL AWARD FOR BRAVERY
Bjorn, a student of a reputed school in Chennai _________________________ by the President of India on the Republic Day for bravery and courage shown in rescuing of drowning child.
Bjorn, a student of a reputed school in
Chennai has been given a nation award by the President of India on the Republic
Day for bravery and courage shown in rescuing of drowning child.
A little practice will help the students to recognize the active and passive formation of sentences.
EXERCISE : News Headlines :
NANO INSPIRED THE KITE MAKERS IN GUJRAT
Ratan Tata's dream car has become the latest (a) _______________________. Kites with pictures of the Nano, Narendra Modi and Ratan Tata are the biggest sellers of the season.
SCHOOL TIMINGS CHANGED
In view of the cold wave conditions and foggy climate in the region, District Magistrate has issued orders (b) __________________, government as well as private, in the district till January 14.
INDIAN COUPLE APPEALS FOR MISSING SON
An Indian-origin family (C) __________________________ the safe return of their 15-year-old son, who went missing since Tuesday en-route to his school.
RECESSION NO ESCAPE, DECLINING PLACEMENTS AT IITs
It seems there is (d) ____________________ bug, even if you go to the top engineering institute in the country, the IIT. A report shows that (e) ________________________ by 30 per cent as compared to last year.
TRAINING HELPED AIR INDIA PILOTS BEAT FOG
One airline that is not affected (f) ___________ is Air India whose pilots (g) _____________________ to land and take off even when the visibility is near zero.
COMBAT – TERROR CLASSES FOR BANGLORE
A special training (h) ________________________ offered to the citizens by a private company in Banglore now a days.
DELHI RETAILERS INFLATE VEGETABLE PRICES
Though it is true that the truckers strike has had an impact on the prices of vegetables, vegetable retailers also happen to be hoarding their supplies and then selling vegetables (i) _____________________.
CHINESE VISITS TO NEPAL TRIGGERS WORRIES
Worries in this regard (J) _____________________ following a flurry of visits by senior Chinese military officials to Kathmandu during the last few months.
BRITISH CLIMBERS KILLED IN THE ALPS
The youngest Briton to have climbed Mount
Everest (k) _________________ along with a second British climber, in an
accident in the French Alps.
PRINCE HARRY PUBLICALLY APPOLOGISES FOR USING RACIST LANGUAGE
Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday issued (l) ___________________ after a British tabloid newspaper published video footage of him using offensive and racist language.
GANGULY RECEIVES ‘BANGA RATNA’ HONOUR
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly (m) ____________________________ on Sunday by Rotary International District on the last day of their annual conference.