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【#】Unit 8 Human Culture Land of Plenty Exercise Questions and Answers

Unit 8 Human Culture Land of Plenty Exercise Questions and Answers

Working with words

A. Complete the given sentences with the suitable words from the box. 

Wrapped, embarrassment, abundance, ordinary, teetering, outskirts, dragging

a. The annual report has caused acute ........................ to the government.

b. Ellen has worn high-heels. She is ........................

c. Look! The poor horse is .................................. a heavy load.

d. As they approached the .......................... of the city, Ella's mood visibly lightened.

e. The parcel was ............................ in plain brown paper. It still looks attractive.

f. Fruits and vegetables grow in ............................ in the Terai region.

g. They can abstract precious medicines from ........................ substances.


B. Word formation is a process in which new words are formed from base or root words by adding prefixes or suffixes. A root word can be a verb, noun, adjective or an adverb. See the following examples.

Root word                        Suffix                                            New word

govern (v.)                        -ment                                              government (n.)

perfect (adj.)                     -ion                                                 perfection (n.)

service (v.)                        -able                                               serviceable (adj.)

beauty (n.)                        -full                                                 beautiful (adj.)

warm (adj.)                      -ly                                                    warmly (adv.)


D. Look for the following words related to waste management in an English dictionary. Make sentences of your own using them.

sewage, sludge, organic waste, inorganic waste, methane, waste reduction, monofil, market waste, incineration, hazardous waste


Comprehension

Answer the following questions.

a. How does the author describe the Japanese waste management system?

b. What are the two reasons behind the existence of sodaigomi in Japanese culture?

c. What, according to the author, do the Japanese feel at the thought of buying second hand items?

d. How is Malaysian culture different from Japanese culture concerning the used items?

e. Why did the author feel awkward at the sodaigomi pile?

f. How many articles did the author bring to his house one after another?

g. Why do most people try to find things in trash pile ‘in the dead of the night’?

h. How did the author’s family assimilate Japanese culture in using consumer goods?


Critical thinking

a. If you happen to be in Japan someday, will you collect articles from sodaigomi? Why or why not?

b. There are some second hand shops in Nepal, too. But, people are not much interested in them. What practice would be suitable in managing second hand items in Nepal?


Writing

A. Write a paragraph elaborating the idea of 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) in garbage management.

B. Garbage management is a big problem in most of the cities in Nepal. Write a letter to the editor to be published in the daily newspaper suggesting the ways of ‘Solving Garbage Problems.’


Grammar

Adjectives and adverbs

A. Observe the following examples carefully.

a. The trash is wrapped in neat bundles.

b. We realize that sodaigomi is a part of larger cycle.

c. In the morning, the choicest items are gone.

d. I looked around me quickly, and I happily picked up one bookcase with both arms.


B. Use the words from the brackets to complete the sentences.

a. This house is very small. I want to buy a .................... one. (much / big)

b. I liked the magic show. It was ............ than I’d expected. (far / exciting)

c. It was very cold yesterday. It’s ............... today. (a bit / warm)

d. The warmer the weather the ................... I feel. (good)

e. An average American earns .................... than an average Nepali. (considerably / high)

f. Health care in Nepal is not as .................. as it is in the US. (expensive)

g. I think the problem is ..................... than it seems. (far / complicated)

h. You are driving very fast. Would you please drive ............? (a bit/ slowly)

i. Your handwriting is not legible. Can you write ...............? (a bit/ neat)


C. Rewrite the following sentences with the sentence beginnings given below.

a. Kabir is less intelligent than he pretends. He is not as ....................

b. I am busy today but I was busier yesterday. I’m not ..................

c. Hari has lived in Kathmandu for 10 years but Bikram for 20 years. Bikram has.......

d. I used to study 12 hours a day but nowadays I study only 5 hours a day. I don’t ...............

e. It’s a very good room in our hotel. In fact, it’s the .....................

f. He earns 30 thousand rupees a month but spends 40 thousand. He spends ..............

g. There is no other mountain higher than Mt. Everest in the world. Mt. Everest is the .................

h. The place was nearer than I thought. It was not as ....................

i. Bharat can play better than Mohan. Mohan can’t ....................

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