Meaning into words Grade 11 English

Meaning into words Grade 11 English


Unit 6 – Unit 9

Unit 6 : Talking about Now

1.Change the following sentences as shown in the example

: Example: Somebody’s watching us.

We’re being watched.

 Structure: present continuous passive ……

                     is lam/ are+ being+ v3…….

 a. Someone’s following us.

 – We’re being followed.

 b. Some men are pulling down the house.

The house is being pulled down. 

C. Another car’s overtaking us.

 We are being over taken by another car

. d. Someone’s looking after the children.

 The children are being looked after.

 e. Two policemen are questioning the man.

The man is being questioned by two policemen

 2. Add an explanation to each of the remarks below saying what is happening:

Example: Don’t go out in your sandals: It’s pouring with rain.

 Structure: present                          continuous 

active/passive:………                 islam/ are+

 ing…. or………. islam/are + being+v3………..

 a. Pass me a paper handkerchief.

 My nose is running

 b. I’m afraid you can’t use that room just now.

→ It’s being redecorated

 C. We need to have our roof repaired.,

→ It’s leaking.

 d. You’d better hurry up and eat the ice cream.

It’s melting.

 e. There’s no need to worry about the children.

They are being looked after

3. Change the following sentences as shown in the example.

 Example We are being watched.

Somebody is watching us.

  Structures: see the structure above

  a. The children are being looked after.

  Somebody is looking after the children.

 b. The cows are being fed.

somebody is feeding the cows.

 C. The prisoner is not being guarded.

Nobody is guarding the prisoner.

 d. Is the tea being made?

→ Is anybody making the tea?

 e. The car is not being used today.

→ Nobody is using the car today.

4.Change these sentences as given in the example:

 Example: Somebody’s watching us.

                 We’re being watched.

 a. Nobody’s giving us money.

 We aren’t not being given money.

 b. A policeman is questioning the men.

The men are being questioned.

 C. Is anyone reading the book?

Is the book being read?

 d. We’re overtaking another car.

 Another car is being overtaken.

 e. They’re following us.

  We’re being followed.

 5. Add an explanation to each of the remarks below saying what is happening.

.  Example: Pass me a paper handkerchief.

                          My nose is running.

 Structures: Present continuous tense:

…..is/ am/ are+ v4……..

 a. I’m afraid you can’t use that room just now.

 Someone is using the room.

 b. There is no need to worry about the children.

Joan is looking after the children. 

c. We need to have our roof repaired. 

 → It’s leaking. 

d. You’d better hurry up and eat that ice-cream. 

The ice cream is melting.

 e Don’t go out in your sandals. 

  It is pouring with rain.

Unit 7 · Requests and Offers

1. Write sentences making requests and offers for each of the situations given below. Begin each sentence with the words given in brackets.

  Structures of making Request and Offers:

 Requests: Would/ could you+ v1/ would you

mind+ v-ing/ I don’t suppose you

could+ v1

 Negative Request Structure:

Would you not mind+ vo ing/ Do

you think you could stop+ -ing 

Offers: I’ll + v1 …if you like/ would you

like to+ vi/ would you like me to+v1

Example: You want to borrow a friend’s bicycle. (Would you mind ….)

 Answer: Would you mind lending me yourbicycle

a. You want your friend to open a window. (Wouldyou mind ….) 

 Would you mind opening a window?

 b. You want your friend to stop talking. (Could youstop ……. )

 → Could you stop talking, please? 

C. You want your teacher to help you. ( don’t suppose…….)

I don’t suppose you could help me. 

d. You want to offer your friend a cup of tea. (Wouldyou …….)

 →  Would you like to have a cup of tea?

 e. You want to leave the room. (Do you mind……..)

 Do you mind if I leave the room?

2. Report the following using the past tense:

 a. Sita: Do you think you could lend me Rs. 500?

Sita requested me to lend her Rs 500.

 b. Madan: Would it be all right if I brought the children

  Madan asked me whether he could bring the children.

 C. Gita: Would you mind helping me with the Washing-up?

Gita asked me if I could help her with the washing-up.

d.Shyam: Can I comé too? 

Shyam asked me if he could come too. 

e. Pasang: Do you mind if I phone my parents? 

Pasang asked me if he could phone his parents.

3. What will you say in the following situations, write as indicated:

a. You want your mother to wake you up in themorning. (making a request), 

 Could you wake me up early in the morning?

 b. You want your friend to return a library book for you. (making a request) 

 Would you mind returning a book for me. 

C. You are staying at your uncle’s house. You want

to invite your friends over there.(asking for permission)

  Do you mind if I invite my friends here? 

d. Your friend looks thirsty. (making an offer)

Would you like to drink water? 

e. Your friend hasn’t seen much of your place.

(making an offer)

 Would you like me to take you to the city?

Unit 8 : Recent Actions and Activities

Write two sentences about each of th using yet and still telling what of these people using yet and still telling what these people 

Example: Shyam is unemployed.

(i) He han’t found a job yet.

(ii) He’s still looking for a job.

 Structures: Present Perfect Negative:

haven’t + V3……yet.

+ stillt islam/aret V-ing. 

(a) Lisa doesn’t know whether she has passed her exams. 

(i). She has not checked her result yet.

(ii) She’s still looking for her result.

 (b) Ajit’s house is still on the bank of the river

(i) He has not bought house in city area yet

(ii) He’s still living on the bank of river.

 (C) Shankar’s essay is only half written

(i) He hasn’t completed his essay yet.

(ii). He’s still writing his essay.

 (d) Mary is not in her office- it’s her lunch time.

(i) She hasn’t taken her lunch yet.

(ii) She’s still working in office. 

(e) Peter is a bachelor.

(i) He has not got married yet. 

(ii) He’s still searching a girl to marry.

2. Write two sentences about each of those people:

Example: Peter is unemployed. 

a. He hasn’t found a job yet.

b. He is still looking for a job.

a. Jack’s library book is overdue.

(i) He is still keeping the libray book

(ii) He has not returned the book yet.

 b. Olga’s article is only half-written.

(i) He has not completed his article yet.

 (ii) He is still writing the article. 

C. Axe doesn’t have driving license.

(i) He has not passed the exam yet.

(ii) He is still learning to drive. 

d. Wendy’s house is still in the market.

(i) Her house has not been sold yet:

(ii) She is still living there.

 e. The hostages are still in the building.

(i) They haven’t left the house yet.

 (ii) They are still staying there.

Meaning into Words Unit 9 : Comparison

1 Write sentences comparing the words given below. Use the word in brackets and begin each sentence with the first word given.

 Example 1: Kathmandu | Dhankuta (big).

 Kathmandu ……….. 

Answer: Kathmandu is bigger than Dhankuta.” Example 2: Pokhara /Kathmandu (big). Pokhara

Answer: Pokhara is not as big as Kathmandu.

 Structures for making a comparison:


          …… more than……

         (not)…as adj. as …….

 a. Rocks/ feather (heavy) Rocks ……….

Rocks are heavier than feathers.

 b. Fish/ human beings (intelligent) Fish ………

   Fish aren’t as intelligent as human beings.

 C. Palpal Jhapa (flat) Jhapa ………

Jhapa is flatter than Palpa.

 d. The top of Mount Everest The Terai (cold) The top of Mount Everest ….. 

The top of Mt. Everest is colder than the Terai. 

e. Cars/ bicycles (expensive) Cars ………. 

Cars are more expensive than bicycles.

2.Rewrite the following sentences using the comparative forms so that they mean the same as in the example.

·  Example: My elder sister earms Rs. 15,000 a month, but she spends Rs.16,000 a month.

 i. My elder  sister spends more than she earns.

ii. My elder sister doesn’t earn as much as she We spends. 

a. Sushmita plays the piano quite well, but she sings even better. 

i. Sushmita sings better than she plays the Piano.

 ii. Susmita doesn’t play piano as well as she sings.

 b. The chair is really very comfortable, though it doesn’t look at .

 i. The chair is more comfortable than it looks. 

ii. The chair does not look as comfortable as it is.

 C. He goes running every morning and he plays squash twice a week. 

 i. He goes running more than he plays squash.

 ii. He doesn’t play squash as much as he goes running.

 d. She does not sound very friendly on the telephone, but she is extremely friendly.

  i. She is friendlier than she sounds on the telephone. 

ii. She doesn’t sound as friendly on telephone as she really is.

 e. He bought three kilos of sausages, but we only needed two.

 i. He bought more sausages than we needed.

 ii. We didn’t need as much sausages as he bought.\

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