I Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.
|1. interstate||difficult or impossible to believe:|
|2. obtain||to penetrate or go through something.|
|3. impossible||to perceive, discover, or uncover:|
|4. clearance||to be customary; prevail:|
|5. perforate||a pause or interruption between periods of activity; respite; recess.|
|6. intermission||available to others; easily approached.|
|7. interview||to cause (a liquid) to trickle or pass through something porous, such as a filter.|
|8. incredible||to provide an explanation.|
|9. permissible||permitted; allowable.|
|10. interpret||easily influenced or impressed (usu. fol. by to):|
|11. susceptible||the space between things that prevents a collision.|
|12. perennial||a meeting between a job applicant and a prospective employer, usu. to determine the applicant’s qualifications.|
|13. approachable||lasting throughout the year, for many years, or indefinitely; constant:|
|14. percolate||not able to happen, exist, or be done:|
|15. detect||concerning or connecting two or more states, esp. of the United States:|
II Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.
|1. interrupt||to cause (a particular activity or process) to happen faster:|
|2. accelerate||to formally relinquish a position of power, a claim, or a right.|
|3. intention||to cause to stop; break off:|
|4. absence||to set aside (money or other resources) for some specific use.|
|5. accuse||to pardon or overlook (a minor fault or error):|
|6. paramedic||one who is trained to work as a doctor’s assistant or as a provider of emergency medical care.|
|7. perpetual||to lower the speed of; decrease in velocity; slow down.|
|8. interception||a decided course of action; plan.|
|9. decelerate||steadfast continuance in a course of action, task, or belief.|
|10. allocate||to locate or move again.|
|11. perseverance||of or relating to the affairs of two or more nations.|
|12. international||the state or condition of being away or not present.|
|13. relocate||to charge with a crime or error.|
|14. abdicate||the act of intercepting or the condition of being intercepted.|
|15. excuse||lasting or continuing forever.|
III Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.
|1. derive||to catch and place under arrest.|
|2. assume||to take a possession or attribute away from; divest of:|
|3. paraphrase||to obtain or extract from an original source (usu. fol. by from).|
|4. resent||a sequence, as of items in a series; succession:|
|5. assent||to lessen drastically; exhaust:|
|6. parallel||to agree or give approval; concur (usu. fol. by to).|
|7. aggression||a restatement of a passage or text in somewhat different words so as to simplify or clarify.|
|8. destruction||concentration of mental powers, esp. on a particular object.|
|9. progression||the act of destroying.|
|10. attention||extending in the same direction and being the same distance apart at every point:|
|11. deplete||unprovoked hostile action against a country by another’s military forces.|
|12. pronounce||to make known publicly:|
|13. apprehend||to articulate or enunciate (a sound, word, or words), or to utter (something) in a specified manner:|
|14. announce||to suppose (something) to be true without evidence; take for granted:|
|15. deprive||to feel or exhibit bitterness, displeasure, or indignation toward.|
IV Unscramble the following words:
V WORD SEARCH
Read the following extract from the science fiction ‘Star Fish’ and answer the questions given below
…. Beebe Station floats tethered above the seabed, a gunmetal-gray planet ringed by a belt of equatorial floodlights….
“I heard something out there,” Ballard says. “I just wanted to make sure you were—”
“I’m fine,” Clarke says. “Just a fish.”
“They never learn, do they?”
“No. I guess not. See you later.”
Clarke switches off her receiver. Poor stupid fish. How many millennia did it take for them to learn that bioluminescence equals food? How long will Beebe have to sit here before they learn that electric light doesn’t?
We could keep our headlights off. Maybe they’d leave us alone
She stares out past Beebe’s electric halo. There is so much blackness there. It almost hurts to look at it. Without lights, without sonar, how far could she go into that viscous shroud and still return?
Clarke kills her headlight. Night edges a bit closer, but Beebe’s lights keep it at bay. Clarke turns until she’s face to face with the darkness. She crouches like a spider against Beebe’s hull.
She pushes off…..
Clarke looks up. Piccard Station is anchored on the Galapagos Rift; it is not a particularly stable mooring.
“You ever meet the couple there?” Ballard asks. “Ken Lubin,Lana Cheung?”
Clarke shakes her head. “They went through before me. I never met any of the other Rifters except you.”
“Nice people. I thought I’d call them up, see how things were going at Piccard, but nobody can get through.”
“They say it’s probably something like that. Nothing serious. They’re sending a ‘scaphe down to check it out.”
Maybe the seabed opened up and swallowed them whole, Clarke thinks. Maybe the hull had a weak plate—one’s all it would take—Something creaks, deep in Beebe’s superstructure. Clarke looks around. The walls seem to have moved closer while she wasn’t looking.
“Sometimes,” she says, “I wish we didn’t keep Beebe at surface pressure. Sometimes I wish we were pumped up to ambient. To take the strain off the hull.” She knows it’s an impossible dream; most gases kill outright when breathed at three hundred atmospheres. Even oxygen would do you in if it got above one or two percent. Ballard shivers dramatically. “If you want to risk breathing ninety-nine percent hydrogen, you’re welcome to it. I’m happy the way things are.” She smiles. “Besides, you have any idea how long it would take to decompress afterwards?”
In the Systems cubby, something bleats for attention. “Seismic. Wonderful.” Ballard disappears into Comm. Clarke follows.
An amber line is writhing across one of the displays. It looks like the EEG of someone caught in a nightmare.
“Get your eyes back in,” Ballard says. “The Throat’s acting up.” They can hear it all the way to Beebe; a malign, almost electrical hiss from the direction of the Throat. Clarke follows Ballard towards it, one hand running lightly along the guide rope. The distant smudge of light that marks their destination seems wrong, somehow. The color is different. It ripples. They swim into its glowing nimbus and see why. The Throat is on fire.
Sapphire auroras slide flickering across the generators. At the far end of the array, almost invisible with distance, a pillar of smoke swirls up into the darkness like a great tornado.
The sound it makes fills the abyss. Clarke closes her eyes for a moment, and hears rattlesnakes.
“Jesus!” Ballard shouts over the noise. “It’s not supposed to do that!”
Clarke checks her thermistor. It won’t settle; water temperature goes from four degrees to thirty eight and back again, within seconds. A myriad ephemeral currents tug at them as they watch.
“Why the light show?” Clarke calls back.
“I don’t know!” Ballard answers. “Bioluminescence, I guess!
Without warning, the tumult dies.
- Predict the theme of the story.2
- .What is the attitude of the author?3.
- Can you make pictorial description of an incident or segment that inspired you in the story?
- Identify three difficult words from the extract of the story. Guess the meaning of those Words.
- Explore the words that refer to light/sea/ and identify three synonyms on your own.
- Identify the following sentences: Interrogative; imperative ; assertive; negative; exclamatory sentences; direct and indirect forms of utterances; tag questions; active and passive voice.
- What are the general and specific details you find in the story?
- Identify factual and non-factual details.
- Identify different words and phrases connected to ocean and group them under different titles.
- New words –Identify the professionals and their nature of duties
- one who studies about rocks——————————–
- one who studies about ocean———————————–
- one who studies about earth quake——————————-
- one who studies about hydrothermal vent in the ocean floor—————-
- one who studies about marine creatures————————
- one who studies about sky and stars- ——————————
- one who studies about volcanoes- ——————————-
11.Collect some pictures related to the topic and theme of the passage given.
12. Identify some book/video references related to the passage. Write the names of the books and the websites referred to.