Day: 13 Sub: English Std.: 10th
13. Use Quotations and Idioms in writing
Use quotations, idiomatic expressions, etc. appropriately in writing.
Teacher distributes the strips of quotations and idioms.
Teacher asks student to read the given quotations and idioms carefully.
Student reads the given quotations and idioms carefully.
Read the following quotations and idiomatic expressions and classify them properly.
1) The ball is in your court.
2) “If you want to shine like a sun, first, burn like a sun”. – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
3) Beat around the bush.
4) “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” – Sudha Murthy
Teacher asks student to classify the given quotations and idioms in their respective columns.
Student classifies and writes.
Teacher writes examples of quotations and idioms on the blackboard.
Teacher tells the definition of quotations and idioms and discusses the difference between the two terms.
Teacher asks student to write the definitions and examples in their notebooks.
Student writes the definitions and examples.
“A quotation is an impactful statement of any great person made at the specific situation, being praised and used by many all times”.
Note: Therefore, a quotation is used in present form like…
1) Joan Keats says, “Beauty is Truth and Truth is Beauty”.
2) Rabindranath Tagore says,“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”
b) Idiomatic Expressions:
“It is a phrase or a group of words which has a different meaning than the actual words used.”
1) Cool as a Cucumber: Calm in difficulty or frustration.
2) Don’t judge a book by its cover: Don’t judge anything by its appearance.
Collect quotations from the story books, magazines, etc.
Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions.
a) to add fuel to the fire
b) hit the sack
c) to get cold feet
- “I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.“ —Stephen King.
- You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
- Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated. -Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
- “Life should be great rather than long”. __ Dr. Ambedkar.
- Freedom is not given, it is taken. –Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.\
* Write the meanings of the following idiomatic expressions.
a) to add fuel to the fire b) hit the sack c) to get cold feet
a) To add fuel to the fire: Making a bad situation worse by saying or doing something that makes it more intense.
b) Hit the sack: Go to bed or sleep.
c) To get cold feet: Suddenly feel scared or hesitant about doing something you planned to do.
Find quotations and idiomatic expressions from your course book.
Write the meaning of idioms and use them in your own sentences.