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Thinking about Language I. Here are some sentences from the text. Say which of them tell you, that the
author: (a) was afraid of the snake, (b) was proud of his appearance,
(c) had a sense of humour, (d) was no longer afraid of the snake.
1. I was turned to stone.
2. I was no mere image cut in granite.
3. The arm was beginning to be drained of strength.
4. I tried in my imagination to write in bright letters outside my little heart the
words, ‘O God’.
5. I didn’t tremble. I didn’t cry out.
6. I looked into the mirror and smiled. It was an attractive smile.
7. I was suddenly a man of flesh and blood.
8. I was after all a bachelor, and a doctor too on top of it!
9. The fellow had such a sense of cleanliness...! The rascal could have taken
it and used it after washing it with soap and water.
10. Was it trying to make an important decision about growing a moustache or
using eye shadow and mascara or wearing a vermilion spot on its forehead.

Answer

S. No

 was afraid of the snake

was proud of his appearance

had a sense of humour

was no longer afraid of the snake

1

I was turned to stone.

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

I was no mere image cut in granite.

3

The arm was beginning to be drained of strength.

 

 

 

4

I tried in my imagination to write in bright letters outside my little heart the words, 'O God'.

 

I tried in my imagination to write in bright letters outside my little heart the words, 'O God'.

 

5

I didn’t tremble. I didn’t cry out.

 

 

 

6

 

I looked into the mirror and smiled. It was an attractive smile.

 

 

7

 

 

 

I was suddenly a man of flesh and blood.

8

 

I was after all a bachelor, and a doctor too on top of it!

 

 

9

 

 

The fellow had such a sense of cleanliness...! The rascal could have taken it and used it after washing it with soap and water.

 

10

 

 

Was it trying to make an important decision about growing a moustache or using eye shadow and mascara or wearing a vermilion spot on its forehead?