Ncret words and Expression Class 10 Unit 2 Solution




Let’s Begin


Complete the sentences given below by choosing the most appropriate word or phrase. 

Q.1. The occasion of the speech of Sardar Patel here is 

Ans- an address to a public gathering

Q.2. Patel feels that future generations will heap curses on us if

Ans- we fail to protect our freedom

Q.3. The first and foremost thing Patel stressed to be done is

Ans- to make the country strong and united

Q.4. One major characteristic of university education, as Sardar Patel believes, is

Ans- character

Q.5. What did Patel not mean when he said, “You have to realise that India has to attain its rightful place in the comity of nations”? Tick the right answer.

Ans- Group of nations which wage war against other

Q.6. ‘India abounds in the resources of nature and manpower’ means

Ans-  India’s natural resources and population are a great resource

Q.7. What is the greatest danger for India as Patel believes in his speech?

Ans- India’s lack of manpower.

Q.8. Complete the following statement based on your understanding of Patel’s speech.

Ans- The first and foremost duty of the young nation is to realease that freedom to us through sacrifices once this freedom is yet to be consolidated. The foundation is to well and truly laid . pls should not indulge in useless   conterovieres and unnecessary  debates and disputes. Instead,  they should indulge in the task of making the foundation of freedom strong. we must focus on how to keep our country strong and united. We must train our young men to shoulder this responsibility . Everyone must work with single-minded devotion for our country.


1. Use the following words and phrases in your own sentences. 

(a) Precincts- No one is permitted to litter in the hospital precintes.

(b) Comity of nations: Many people want to get linked to the comity of nation.

(c) Unassailable: His position in this firm was unassailble.

(d) Mutual cooperation: No country can prosper without mutual coopertation.

2. Sardar Patel called upon young students to understand the meaning of freedom and ways to sustain it. Here are two key words which he stressed upon—‘Freedom’ and ‘Responsibility’. Working in pairs, find words and phrases which convey the feeling of these words and write below.

       Freedom                                                          Responsibility

      1. Liberty                                                          1. Charge

      2. Facility                                                          2. Care

      3.Privilege                                                         3. Duty

      4. Exemption                                                    4.Undertaking

      You may have written above at least seven to eight words for each key word. Using the words write at least five sentences describing ‘Freedom’ and ‘Responsibility’. One has been done for you. Example: Freedom is not free

Liberty- you have the liberty to ask me anything.

Facility- my sister handled the crisis with facility.

Privillege- I have the proud privilege to express my views in front of you all.

Responsibility- I take the responsibility  of teaching poor children.

Charge- He was given the charge of looking after the eldery in the old age.


Use of Articles 

1. You have come across the use of articles ‘a’, ‘an’, and ‘the’ in the lesson. The tasks in the textbook give you the idea that the use of ‘the’ with proper noun carries a special meaning. Read the following paragraph from the speech you have read above. The articles are missing in the paragraph. With the help of your partner, fill in the blanks. 

The weapons of  the world war were: violence, brute force, political and military moves, and counter moves. As a result of the churning of the ocean, the  world has emitted poison. That poison is spreading all over and there is none to swallow it.  The countries which were free have managed to digest it somewhat, but we, who have just attained our freedom, it is hard to do the same. Therefore, those who think that having attained freedom they have attained everything, have really attained nothing! the freedom that we have won is yet to be consolidated.

2. Which article most frequently occurs in the passage? Why is it so? Can you replace it with some other article? Why/Why not? Discuss with your peers and make notes.

The article 'the' has occured most frequently in the passage. we cannot replace it with any other article because 'the' is used with specific noun and other articles (a,an) are used for non-specific or non-paticular nouns.

3. Fill in the blanks with suitable articles.

(a) A boy and a girl were shopping in a market. The boy was from Kerala and the girl was from Nagaland.

(b) Can you turn off the light?

(c) He has taken a taxi to the station.

(d) Is there a police station nearby?

(e) My sister works in the bank.

(f) He has been looking for the job for the last seven years.

(g) Would you like to eat the apple

(h) He goes to the theatre once the month.

(i) This morning I bought a newspaper and a magazine. The newspaper is on my table and I forgot where I have placed the magazine. 

(j) We would like to have dinner at a good restaurant.


1. The following passage has an error in each line. Find the error and write the correct word or words against the line.

I don’t mean that some peoples are born clear headed {People}and is therefore natural writers, whereas others {Are} are naturally fuzzy and will never wrote well.{Write} Thinking clearly was a conscious act that writers {Writers} must forced on themselves, as if they were working {Force} on any other project that requires logic: makes {Making} shopping list or doing an algebra problems {Problem} Good writing do not come naturally, {Does} though most people seems to think it does. {Seem} Professional writer are constantly bearded by {Writers} people who say they’d like to “trying a little {Try} writing sometime meaning when they {Mean} retire from their real profession.  {Profession }


1. Make pairs. One of you takes the role of Nelson Mandela and the other becomes the interviewer


1. How do you feel now that you have became the first president of independent South Africa?
2.You Had undergone many years of struggle ,what did you fill like then?
3.What do you have to say about struggle in South Africa?
4.Who inspired you for removal of Apartheid ?
5. What kind of childhood you have?


1.It feels good , as our country is free now and not underpower of any other country.

2.It was a long difficult struggle where many people suffered.

3.The struggle in South Africa  was long one many people lost their lives ,many were imprisoned , many lost their land , loved ones. So it was not an easy one. It was painful experience

4.There were many people who acted as guiding light to me.It was a collective leadership

5.I was born free but in way that only i could know. I enjoyed running in the fields, swimming in the clear streams and rode the broad backs of slow moving bulls. So i can say that i had wonderful childhood.

2. Make groups of four and find out the background information on Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. All three of them fought against all odds and used non-violence to achieve their aim. Choose any two of the above stated leaders and do a comparative study of their principles and lives.