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CARD NO- 91

A. GITANJALI VERSE 36

THIS IS MY prayer to thee, my Lord-Strike strike at the root of penury in my heart,


Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high brave daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.

B.COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
1.What does the poet wish to get from the almighty?
2.Why does he want to get the strength?
3.Why is the poet worried to disown the poor?
4.Why does the poet want to surrender before almighty?
5.Who prays and to whom?
c. VOCABULARY
WORDS MEANING USAGES
Strike (Verb) To hit It strikes me that nobody is really in favour of the
changes.
Strike To engage in a suspension Labourers have gone for two days strike.
( Noun) of work
Strength (Noun) Being physically strong He pushed against the rock with all his strength.
Strengthen (Verb) To become stronger Her position in the party has strengthened in recent
weeks.
Insolent (Adjective) Extremely rude Some of the students are insolent in each class.
Insolence (Noun) Her insolence cost her job.
Rude

Raise (Verb) Move upwards She raised the gun and fired.
Raising (Noun) To collect We are raising money for charity.
Trifle (Adjective) Slightly She seemed a trifle anxious.
Trifle with (Verb) Used specially in He is not a person to be trifled with.
negative/to deal lightly
Surrender (Verb) To allow yourself to be The rebel soldiers were forced to surrender.
Surrender (Noun) caught Porus regretted his surrendering.
The act of surrendering

SOURCE 1.Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore (Verse-36)


SOURCE 2. Oxford Advance Learners Dictionary
D. STRUCTURE
you studied hard you would get a first class.
I were you I should not do that.
we started now we could be in time.
If you were a millionaire how would you spend your time?
he stopped smoking he might get fat
I had a degree I could get a job easily.

E. IRREGULAR VERBS
VERB MEANING USAGE AND PRACTICES
Come To move to or towards a She comes to school by bus.
Came person or place Help came at last.
Come I have come for my book.
Forget To be unable to I never forget a face
Forgot remember They forgot to bring their books.
Forgotten I have forgotten where they live exactly.
Send To make go or taken to a I will send you a text message.
Sent place She sent the letter by Airmail.
Sent Have you sent a postcard to your mother?
Draw To make a picture I tried to draw him aside.
Drew She drew a house.
Drawn Spielberg refused to be drawn on his next movie.
Speak To have conversation Do you speak English?
Speak He spoke in favour of the new tax.
Spoken I have spoken to the manager about it.

SOURCE- Oxford Advance Learners Dictionary

F. LANGUAGE GAME
1. Ask the students to write a few sentences about their friends especially about their habits.The other
groups may be asked to change these sentences in negative / interrogative sentence.
2.Dividing the class in groups and asking them to recite poems ,tounge twisters,songs, and idioms and
pharses ,and giving the marks based on their performance.
3.Divide the class in two groups and ask one group to write some adjectives on the board and the other
group to write the synonyms/antonyms of these words ,asking the first group to frame some sentences
using there words.
4.Ask the students to write one sentence about their family/nation/neighbours/poet/authors,etc and tear
the sentence in parts .Then ask them to give these parts to the students sitting beside them and rearrange
to form meaningful sentence.