Friday 1 October 2021






ACTIVITY-1: Meanings of the words as used in the lesson (noun,adjective,verb)etc.





stuck out-(verb)

blow-(noun –

faint and faltering-(adj)-


golden crown-(noun)





ACTIVITY-2: Make a list of five pairs of rhyming words in the poem.


1. hill- will








ACTIVITY -3: Answer the following questions.


1.Q-What is the poem about?

Ans: The poem is about determination and will power. One should never quit.


2.Q-What is hard about going uphill?

Ans: When we go uphill, we may trudge. It means that we may walk slowly because of exhaustion and harsh conditions.


3Q-What is meant by ‘funds are low’?

Ans: It stands for less income and lack of finance.



4.Q-What does the poet mean by ‘twists and turns’?

Ans: The twists and turns are the changes in the course of life.


5.Q- Do you think sudden twists and turns can be beneficial to us?

Ans: Yes, these can be beneficial to us if we don’t quit.


6.Q-Why does the poet say ‘you have to sigh’?

Ans: The poet says so because the man wants to smile but the obstacles deny him happiness.


7.Q-What does another blow mean?

Ans: Another blow is another attempt. We may succeed with another blow when there is remote possibility of success.


8.Q- How long do you try to do something before you turn to do something else?

Ans: I keep on to do until I succeed.


ACTIVITY-4: Read the stanza and answer the questions that follow.


1. a.Q-What is life full of "?

Ans: Life is full of twists and turns.


b.Q-What does every one of us sometimes learn?

Ans-Every one of us sometimes learns that life is not so easy. It has many twists and turns.


c.Q- c. Find the synonym of strange from the stanza.

Ans: Queer


2.a.Name the poem and the poet.

Ans-The name of the poet is Edgar A. Guest and the poem is ’Don’t Quit.’


b.What do you understand by 'sticking to the fight when hardest hit'?

Ans- It means that we should not quit even though the situation is too much adverse.


c. What should not be done when things seem worst?

Ans-We should not quit.


ACTIVITY-5:Fill in the blanks with the appropriate degrees of the adjectives given in the brackets.


1.He is a tall student.(tall)

2.The Taj is a beautiful building.(beautiful)

3.My table is the biggest of all.(big)

4. Her sweatshirt is softer than her jeans.(soft)

5.Teena's hair is longer than Leena's hair.(long)

6.Saumya is funnier thanVijaya.(funny)

7.Haridwar is one of the holiest places for the Hindus.(holy)

8.Gold is more expensive than silver.(expensive)

9.Ravinder is smarter than Parul.(smart)

10. This is the best book I have ever read.(good)


Comparative forms of the word given in the brackets by adding'-er'or' more'


1. Cats are more affectionate than goats

2. Sheena are older than Gagan.

3. China are larger than Poland.

4. My Hindi classis more boring than my Maths class.

5. In the UK the streets are generally narrower than in the USA.

6. Delhi is busier than Chandigarh.

7. Jyoti is quieter than her sister.

8. Kiranis more ambitious than her brother.

9. My garden is a lot more colourful than this park.

10. My house is a bit more comfortable than a hotel.




 Don’t Quit




Dictionary Reference : Learning New Words


Activity I

Look up the following words in a dictionary. You should seek the following information

about the words and put them in your WORDS notebook.


1. Meaning of the word as used in the poem (adjective/noun/verb, etc.)

2. Pronunciation (The teacher may refer to the dictionary or a mobile phone for correct


3. Spellings





Let us read the poem


Don’t Quit


When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,


And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit , ts l iF

Rest, if you must, but don't you quit. .


Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,


And many a failure tums about

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don't give up though the pace seems slow -

You may succeed with another blow.


Often the goal is nearer than,

It seems to a faint and faltering man;

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the victor’s cup;

And he learned too late when the night came down,

How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure tumed inside out-—


The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell just how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -

It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.