Sindh Class 10 English Notes Chapter 5 A visit

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A visit Sindh Class 10 English Notes Chapter 5

Why were Mr. Ahmad’s students excited?

Mr. Ahmad’s students were excited because they got permission from the Headmaster to spend a day out for which they had been planning for a sufficient period of time. The best part of the picnic was that they would be traveling by school bus.

What surprised the boys when they reached the model farm?

When Mr. Ahmad reached the Model Farm with his class, the boys were surprised to a great extent to see a vast area of an agricultural farm spread in front of them with the golden wheat standing upright and it was something that seemed to be against their expectation and imagination.


What is the name of the machine working in the wheat field?

On reaching the Model Farm, the boys astonishingly observed a machine that was working in the wheat field named as “Combine”.

What does a Thresher do?

Thresher is a very helpful machine when comes the question of farming as it separates the grain from the chaff. It comprises of two ends, from one end of the machine comes out the pure golden grains of wheat whereas from the other end chaff flies out.

How are plowing, seeding, and harvesting is done on the model farm?

The whole process of ploughing, seeding and harvesting all depends on machines on the model farm. These machines are not only effective in work but save a lot of time and require less manpower too.


How much work can one man do on the machine?

Mr. Hassan threw light on the importance of machine on the farm by saying that one man working with this machine can do as much work as one hundred men working without it. It means that the output which is produced by one man with a machine is equivalent to the output of hindered men who do the same amount of work but without machine.

What is the average production from an ordinary farm?

According to the estimation provided by Mr. Hassan to Mr. Ahmad and his class, the average produce from an ordinary farm is 15 to 20 quintals of wheat per hectare.

What is the produce per hectare on the model farm?

Mr. Hassan proudly compares his model farm production with any ordinary farm by saying that the model farm produces as much as 60 to 70 quintals of wheat per hectare.


Why is there a difference in the output of the two?

One can find a huge difference in the produce of ordinary farm and model farm due to a number of efficient steps such as the use of modern machinery, sowing machine, best quality seeds, use of chemical fertilizers, insecticides and availability of sufficient water. That is why model farm resourcefully produces three to four times as much wheat per hectare as an ordinary farm does.

What do they do to kill germs and insects?

The last stage of the process is that they spray insecticides on their crops to kill germs and other insects in order to protect their crops for any harmful effects.

What do they grow on the model farm?

The model farm is a land with a combination of grains, vegetables and fruits. On the model farm one can easily find and relish wheat, maize, cotton, sugar-cane and gram along with a number of vegetables. A vast orchard is occupied with the green trees laden with fresh mangoes and oranges.


Why were the boys surprised on the vegetable farm?

On reaching the vegetable farm, the sight that surprised the boys was the fresh appearance of even those vegetables which were considered out of season by the general public in the market.


Q.1) Learn the meanings and spellings of the following words from the lesson and use ten of them in sentences of your own:

planning; model; huge; harvesting; sheaves; fertilizers; enrich; irrigate; orchard; plentiful; harmful; delicious.


planning the process of making plans for something
model a three-dimensional representation of a person or  thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a  smaller scale than the original
huge extremely large, enormous
harvesting gather (a crop) as a harvest
sheaves one of the bundles in which cereal plants are bound  after reaping, any bundle, cluster, or collection
fertilizers a chemical or natural substance added to soil or  land to increase its fertility
enrich improve or enhance the quality or value of
irrigate supply water to (land or crops) to help growth,  typically by means of channels
orchard a piece of enclosed land planted with fruit trees
plentiful existing in or yielding great quantities; abundant.
harmful causing or likely to cause harm, destructive,  unfavorable
delicious highly pleasant to the taste, delightful

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planningThe organization works in close collaboration with  the planning commission.
model Father made me a model of a ship for my vacations project.
huge China is a country with huge population.
harvesting The growing, harvesting, and processing is a combination of an art  and a science.
fertilizers Farmers need to have supplies of seed, fertilizer, tractors, and fuel.
irrigate A major project in the basin is aiming to irrigate 25,000 hectares of  land for smallholder farming. 
orchard Apples, cherries and pears are some of the principal orchard fruits.
plentiful Trout and salmon are plentiful in the rivers of northern areas of  Pakistan.
harmful People consume harmful pesticides when they eat plants and  animals that have the chemicals in their tissues.
delicious Tahir ate the delicious meal and thought he must be in heaven.


Q.1) Complete these sentences with words from the lesson:
1.The headmaster………………. them a day’s……………………………
2. Mr. Hassan received them at the gate and………………… them……………….
3. With one………………….. it seemed to eat up a large…………………………….
4. The students watched the working of the machine with…………….. interest.
5. No,…………………………. not.
6.The sowing machine……………………………. the seed well.
7.No seed…………………………… waste.
8.We use chemical fertilizers to……………………………. the soil.
9. The visitors were ………………………… to see growing their such vegetables as were out of season. ,
10. He…………………………………. the boys fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

1. The headmaster had allowed them a day’s outing and they were to go by the bus.
2. Mr. Hassan received them at the gate and showed them around.
3. With one sweep it seemed to eat up a large area of the golden crop which came out tied into a bundle at the other end.
4. The students watched the working of the machine with keen interest.
5. No, certainly not.
6. The sowing machine sows the seed well.
7. No seed goes waste.
8. We use chemical fertilizers to enrich the soil.
9. The visitors were surprised to see growing there such vegetables as they were out of season. ,
10. He offered the boys fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.


Q.1) Look at these sentences:
Indirect: Mr. Ahmad thanked him.
Direct: Mr. Ahmad said: “Thank you.”
Indirect: Bilal asked Mr. Hassan respectfully if he got bigger crops that way.
Direct: Bilal: “Sir, do you get bigger crops that way?”
Now turn the following passage into Direct speech:
Mr. Hassan told the visitors that the farm had been doing so well that they had decided to add a dairy to it. There, finest cows and buffaloes would be kept. The farm would use an electric milker to milk the animals. Modern machinery would make cream and butter.
Begin like this:
Mr. Hassan: “The farm has been doing so well that we….”

Mr. Hassan: “The farm has been doing so well that we have decided to add a dairy to it.”
Mr. Hassan: “Here, finest cows and buffaloes will be kept.”
Mr. Hassan: “The farm will use an electric milker to milk the animals. Modern machinery will be used to make cream and butter.”


Q.1) Passage for dictation:
To show what machines mean to the farmer, experts have calculated that with these modem tools, it takes half an hour to sow a quantity of grain that used to require ten hours. The mowing machine does more in an hour than the scythe would do in seven. Among other modern equipment for the farm may be mentioned the electric milker, the cooler, the cream separator, the feed grinder, the manure spreader and a score of others. Many of them are operated by a petrol engine or a tractor at a great saving of time and labour.

Note: It’s just for dictation, no excercise to be done.


Q.1)Narrate in your own words how they get so much produce per hectare on the model farm. 

They get so much produce per hectare on the model farm due to a number of effective steps taken there:

  • The first and the foremost element is the use of machines at the model farm for each and every process. For instance, tractors are used to plough the land deeper to prepare it for sowing much faster.
  • Secondly, the sowing machine sows the seed very fast and in this way no seed goes waste.
  • Thirdly, the selection of seed is of vital importance. The seed selected at the model farm is one of the best qualities. They never compromise on seed quality for best production.
  • Next, wisely they use chemical fertilizers on the model farm in order to enrich the soil for better yield.
  • Then, definitely availability of ample water is a must for agriculture. For that purpose, a lot of canal water is there to irrigate the fields at model farm along with the private tube – wells which are responsible for continuous supply of water throughout the year to the model farm.
  • Finally, insecticides are sprayed on the crops to kill germs and other harmful insects.

Q.2) Write ten sentences about the crops grown in your area. 

Sindh is a province that is not as much fertile as the province of Punjab but still it is rich enough to produce a great number of crops in bulk that is not only utilized by the people of   Pakistan but are also exported to different countries  of the world. The economic development of Sindh  largely depends on the progress and growth of  Agriculture Sector. Sindh produces eleven Kharif  and eight Rabi crops throughout the year. Kharif, or  summer crops, are planted in June and harvested in  October whereas Rabi, or winter crops, are planted  in October and harvested in March. Wheat, cotton, rice, sugarcane, maze, chillies, mung, mash, sesame, soybean, fruits, gram, oilseeds, tobacco, lentil, potato, onion, barley are the major crops of the province of Sindh.

Q.3) Write ten sentences to show whether modem methods of farming are better, or the old ones.

As the time flies at a very fast pace, one can find a huge difference in the way of living as well as methods adopted by mankind to perform various jobs. Modern methods of farming are much better than the old ones due to certain valid reasons. It is just because of the modern machinery and techniques that farmers are able to produce best quality agricultural products in less time. Mechanized machinery not only save a farmer’s time but reduce the dependency on work force. Now, a man can do as much work with machinery as hundred men without machines. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used now-a-days and these salts provide extra enrichment to the crops and protect them from various diseases. Better crops are grown now as compared to the past time crops due to the availability of tube-wells or other latest irrigation systems that were not there in old times.  

Q.4) Write a dialogue between an Inspector of the Department of Agriculture and a farmer discussing the advantages of chemical fertilizers and insecticides sprayed on crops.

Instructor: “Good morning! I am Inspector from the Department of Agriculture and I came here to discuss your problems and provide you useful knowledge that would be helpful for your profession.”
Farmer: “I want to ask that how can I increase my production?”
Instructor: “Chemical fertilizers are the best solution of your problem.”
Farmer: “But can they help to increase my production?”
Instructor: “Basically these fertilizers are salts, which provide extra nourishment to the crops. In this way, you can get better crops.”
Farmer: “That’s great! Can you tell me any other significant benefit of using these fertilizers?”
Instructor: “These fertilizers not only provide salts to the land but also help you to grow crops that are out of season.”
Farmer: “I have one problem to discuss.”
Instructor: “What is it?”
Farmer: “It’s just a matter of hard luck that last year my whole crop was destroyed by insects. What cure can you suggest for that?”
Instructor: “It’s very simple dear. You can use pesticides or simply insecticides for your crops. Actually these kill the insects and prevent destruction of crops.”
Farmer: “It’s very easy to use. Thank you for providing me such useful information and resolving my problems.”
Instructor: “No issues dear. It’s my job.”

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Q.1) Oral Exercise:

He teachme.
The postman wear ,blue trousers.
Our teacherused totellus jokes.
His father giveme books.
The old man comehere often.

1) Make 15 sentences using the table above.
2) Make more sentences, but use your own words instead of those in column 1.
3) Do the same, using your own words instead of those in columns 3 and 4.

1. Make 15 sentences using the table above.
The boy used to talk a lot.
The man used to wear clean shoes.
The teacher used to teach effectively.
The cobbler used to mend shoes appropriately.
The woman used to stitch clothes precisely.
His mother used to sew clothes.
The old man used to wear glasses.
The farmer used to take care of his farm daily.
The child used to eat a lot.
The shopkeeper used to arrange things properly.
The student used to learn thoroughly.
Our teacher used to take us on educational trips.
The painter used to work on daily basis.
The naughty boy used to steal things.
The postman used to come daily.
2. Make more sentences, but use your own words instead of those in column 1.
She used to swim every week.
The sick lady used to walk with crutches.
The principal used to take rounds after every hour.
The bus driver used to drive carefully.
The baby used to crawl swiftly.
3. Do the same, using your own words instead of those in columns 3 and 4.
Her mother used to clean the house daily.
His friend used to beat the class fellows.
The girl used to go to the cinema every weekend.
The man used to like skiing.
The woman used to bake biscuits for sale.


Q.1) Non-textual Exercises:

1. It was a pleasant day.
2.A large area.
3.An agricultural farm is interesting.
Exercise: Pick out five adjectives from any paragraph in this lesson and use each of them in your own sentences.

Paragraph: 7
Adjectives: green, large, neat, clean, wild

green Saim doesn’t like green beans in salad.
large He accumulated a large fortune by adopting ill means.
neat I want to keep my room as neat as possible.
clean Keep your hands clean to stay fit and healthy.
wild It is very difficult to breed many kinds of wild animals in zoos.

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