Little Things Sindh Class 10 English Notes Chapter 4 Exercise-B, Idiomatic-C, Grammatical Structure-D, Idioms-E, and question answers.
Little Things Exercise-B Sindh Class 10 English Notes Chapter 4 Little Things
There is a proverb in Urdu and Sindhi that expresses the thought contained in the first verse. What is it?
The proverb in Urdu is: “Qatra qatra mil kr hi darya banta hy.”
Write five lines about a little act of kindness done by you, and the result of it.
It was a hot day of the month of June when I was going back to home from my school. I was about to enter my home when all of a sudden I heard the loud screeching of a car and the meek painful voice of an animal. I turned back and saw a little white kitten lying on the hot hard street stained with blood. I quickly ran towards it and hold it in my arms. I rushed into my home and called my mother. As soon as she came, she asked me the reason for my shouting and then saw the kitten in my hand. She quickly went into her room and brought the first aid box. The kitten was severely hurt at his right leg and we knew it quite well that his leg was fractured. With the help of my mother, we cleaned the wound, put some medicine on it and bandaged it firmly. Then I gave him some milk in a pot. He drank it and slept. We took great care of the kitten for a number of days and found improvement in his walk. After a month, he started running here and there. That was the moment when we were happy to save the life of a kitten and made him walk and run on its own.
Do you remember a time when you were sad, but became happy when someone spoke kindly to you? Describe this in a few lines.
Yes, it was the time when my result came out some years back. I worked really hard and was expecting to get marks more than 90%. But the result was not according to my expectation and I got 88%. My family members were not that much happy as I was. I locked myself in my bedroom as I didn’t have much confidence to face my family. I was sitting dejectedly on the bed when someone knocked at the door. I didn’t want to open but I know I had to. When I opened the door, I saw my great grandmother standing over there. I hugged her tightly with my eyes bursting with tears. She just held me and we both sat on the bed. She kissed me on my forehead and said politely that whatever we get is the exact result of our efforts as Allah Almighty never does unjust with anyone. Furthermore, she consoled me by saying that no doubt I got good marks but if I have firm belief in Allah Almighty I would definitely get whatever I want or expect. After listening that all, I gave a big smile to my grandmother and felt happy and relaxed. I made a promise to her that next time I would work hard.
Idiomatic Structures explained:
- “Don’t make fun of me” means “Don’t ridicule me.”
- “Make room for more passengers” means “Arrange place for more passengers”
- “His only aim in life is to make money” means “He is only interested in earning money.”
- “If you make a mistake, you should say You’re sorry” means “If you commit a fault, you must apologize.”
- ” She spends an hour on her make-up” means “She spends an hour on beautifying herself with cosmetics.”
D. Made of:
Example: What are your shoes made of? They are made of leather.
Exercise: Complete the following sentences by using words from the brackets (bricks, steel, foam rubber).
1. That house is made of bricks.
2. This cushion is made of foam rubber.
3. These machines are made of steel.
1. To make the most of: To take the fullest advantage of the circumstances.(Substitute this idiom in the exercise)Example: Youth is the best time of one’s life so make the most of it.Exercise: He let me use his bicycle for a month so I’m going to take thefullest advantage of it.(Substitute the idiom).
2. To make both ends meet: to be able to live within one’s income.Example: Due to inflation, salaried people can’t make both ends meet.’Exercise: I had to take up a part-time job to be able to meet all my expenses.(Substitute the idiom).Note: The expressions “meet my both ends”, and “make my both ends meet” are wrong and should never be used.
3. To make one’s mouth water: to cause someone to desire something intensely, especially food.Example: The sight of the food was enough to make his mouth water.Exercise: As soon as we got the smell of food, we felt a strong desire to eat.(Substitute the idiom).
1. He let me use his bicycle for a month so I’m going to make the most of it.
2. I had to take up a part-time job to be able to make both ends meet.
3. As soon as we got the smell of food, it made our mouth water.