Self Learning English Course With Activities-3
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Preface Communication is life. Just as healthy biological life is possible only when the brain is able to communicate well with other parts of the body, similarly a successful social life is possible when one is able to communicate well with other members of society. Self-Learning English Course with Activities is a series of ten books that is especially designed for primary classes, keeping in view the latest trends of Communicative Teaching of English Language. The aim of this series is to help the learner attain Communicative Competence in the English language. The practice material includes Comprehension Passages and Interactive Exercises. There are also activities designed to stimulate children to think and develop their creative powers. Through these books students take on a less heavy structural load but come away with greater language ability and con dence. Language is a means of communication. How effectively one communicates and interacts with people re ects ones personality. Interaction and Communication skills need development right from an early stage. Keeping this in mind the Central Board of Secondary Education has formulated and introduced a stepwise scheme of Communicative Approach as a part of the teaching of English as a language. Based on the guidelines, an effort has been made to provide suitable practice material on comprehension passages and writing skills while taking care of Grammar. Thus the old adage 'Practice makes a man perfect' has been implemented. The development of material is from the simple to the complex in a carefully graded manner with suitable practice exercises. We extend our grateful thanks to the entire management and editorial staff of S. Chand and Co. Pvt. Ltd., who took great pains to get the book published in an attractive format. The authors invite constructive feedback from teachers and users which will be thankfully acknowledged in the future editions of the book. Authors
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Acknowledgment James Stephens for Wood of Flowers Lord Tennyson for What Does Little Birdie Say Ruskin Bond for A Crow in the House From-Little House in the Big Woods for A Christmas Morning Bobbi Katz for If I Could be an Astronaut Mary Sullivan for A Dinosaur Was at my Door Christina Rossetti for 'The Wind'. Although every effort has been made to contact the owners of copyright of the pieces published here, a few have been impossible to trace. If they could please contact the publishers, appropriate acknowledgement will be made in future editions.
Contents Comprehension of Unseen Passages and Poems