MY FAVORITE TEACHER. Questions to facilitate better expression of thoughts. Who is your favorite teacher? What is it you like about your teacher? What subject does he/ she teach? Do you like that subject ? How much time … Continue reading
Read the questions given below, think of the answers and talk about your school.
Where do you study?
In which class are you studying?
What are the timings of your school ?
How do you go to school?
Do you like to go to school?
What is your favorite subject?
This is to test your vocabulary and spelling.
|With the grandchild||Egyptian Mummy|
Parvathi observed that Grandma would give her friends a scathing look whenever they spoke about their mothers. She wondered about this and decided to get at the root of the matter. After her friends left, she approached her Grandma and asked her why she had given her friends such scornful looks.
Grandma said,‘Parvathi, do you address mother as ‘Mom’ or ‘Mummy’. Parvathi replied in the negative as she had been taught to say ‘Amma’ to her mother. Grandma said, ‘see, my dear, you should learn to love and respect your elders. Relationships are strengthened when your speech reflects the thoughts that are expressed from the depth of your heart. Whenever there is a conflict between the mind and the heart, you should listen to the heart. You should not give up your native tongue and forget your roots. The closest bonds are forged within the four walls of a home. It is only your parents who will stand by you, through thick and thin. You should love them and have trust in them. All this requires a proper level of communication.’ Parvathi wondered about what her grandma was speaking. There did not appear to be any connection between what grandma was telling her and the question she had asked. She started fidgeting.
Grandma said,‘I am coming to the point. Did you notice that your friends keep saying, ‘Mom’, or ‘Mummy’? There is nothing wrong in the words, but remember you are not an Englishman. The word ‘Mummy’ makes me think of the Pyramids of Egypt and the Egyptian Mummies. How can it forge a bond between you and your mother? There is an air of artificiality which severs your relationship. Your feelings will not come out spontaneously. You cannot be your natural self. You should not discard your value system. You must be a Roman in Rome, but not a Roman in your home. You must respect and love your mother tongue, only then will you develop your Character and Personality.’ Parvathi thought,’ I wonder what my friends will say, if I tell them all this.’ She decided to have some fun with them the next day. She was however certain that what her Grandma told her was perfectly right.
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