Chapter 16 King Bruce And The Spider Class 10 English Notes sindh and Karachi board
What lesson did the King learn from the spider?
The King learnt a very amazing lesson from the spider that one should be brave and courageous enough to face all the difficulties of life to achieve success. The spider tried again and again to reach its cobweb without getting weary; it got success after so many attempts. It is the persistent nature of any creature that enables him to get triumph in life under any circumstance.
Write a short note on King Bruce of Scotland.
King Bruce of Scotland was a true emperor as patriotism was just like his blood that ran in his entire body. He always wanted to help his people and save them from the atrocious rule of any foreign power. He had a desire to see his people contented and prosperous. He fought six battles against the British army but lost all six. With the defeat, he lost all his hope and became so disappointed that he decided to hide him somewhere away from the questioning eyes of his people and victorious cheers of British army.
- To put into practice: to carry out in deeds.
Example: Now is the time to put into practice all the good things you were taught in school.
Exercise: The soldiers made use of the training they got in military school. (Substitute the idiom)
2. A wild goose chase: an enterprise that will not succeed.
Example: The thief led the police on a wild goose chase.
Exercise: The old man ran after the boy but he would not catch him. (Substitute the idiom).
3.To end in smoke: to have no result: to come to nothing.
Example: All his efforts ended in smoke.
Exercise: Unless you persevere, your work will have no result. (Substitute the idiom).
4.At a loss: puzzled, not knowing what to do.
Example: The news stunned him and he was at a loss for words.
Exercise: I misplaced the book and i don’t know how to manage without it. (Substitute the idiom).
5. With flying colors: to emerge successfully from some difficult task
Example: He passed his examination with flying colors.
Exercise: Our team returned from the match having performed very successfully. (Substitute the idiom).
- The soldiers put into practice the training they got in military school.
- The old man ran after the boy on a wild goose chase.
- Unless you persevere, your work will end in smoke.
- I misplaced the book and I am at a loss without it.
- Our team returned from the match with flying colors.