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NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Chapter 2



Unit-1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 16


Q1 : Discuss with your partner which part of the poem you liked the most and give reasons for your preference.
Answer :
This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, some pointers for discussion have been provided for your reference.
The following part of the poem seemed the funniest to me:
They told him as he went about:
“You’ve got u’r coat on inside out!”
And when they saw his hat, they said:
“You’ve put a saucepan on your head!”
Reasons for preferences:

  • Funny appearance;
  • Embarrassing situation;
  • Hilarious Props like a saucepan on his head;
  • Public Display.

Q2 : Complete the table by putting them in the relevant column.

The Benefits of Laughter

Physical Health Benefits:

Mental Health Benefits:

Social Benefits:

  • Boosts immunity
  • Strengthens relationships
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Relieves stress
  • Helps diffuse conflict
  • Eases anxiety and fear
  • Promotes group bonding
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Decreases pain
  • Improves mood
  • Adds joy and zest to life
  • Attracts others to us
  • Enhances resilience
  • Relaxes our muscles

Prevents heart disease
Answer :

The Benefits of Laughter

Physical Health Benefits:

Mental Health Benefits:

Social Benefits:

Boosts immunity Relieves stress Strengthens relationships
Lowers stress hormones Eases anxiety and fear Enhances teamwork
Decreases pain Improves mood Helps diffuse conflict
Enhances resilience Adds joy and zest to life Promotes group bonding
Relaxes your muscles Attracts others to us
Prevents heart disease

Q3 : Given below in jumbled form are the sub-headings for the paragraphs of the article that you just read. Arrange the headings in the right order against the paragraph numbers:
(para 4) The unconditional nature of joy
(para 6) Healing power of laughter yoga
(para 2) Laughter-Positive Impact – making members refreshed
(para 5) The conditioned Mind
(para 1) The link between Body and Mind
(para 3) Spontaneous laughter
Answer :
(para 1) : The unconditional nature of joy
(para 2) : Healing power of laughter yoga
(para 3) : The link between Body and Mind
(para 4) : Laughter-Positive Impact – making members refreshed
(para 5) : Spontaneous laughter
(para 6) : The conditioned Mind


Q4 : Now write an e-mail to your overstressed sister who is preparing for her Class XII exams suggesting her to join a laughter club to combat her anxiety. You may use the following points along with your own.

Answer :
This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, a sample solution has been provided for your reference.
Hi Kiran,
Long time, no see! We spent so much time together when I was home last month for a week. I miss your company. When I was there you were too busy preparing for your class XII exams. I hope the preparations are going well. It was fun to watch movies and to go sightseeing with you. I hope that you are taking sometime out for yourself in between the studying.
Dad has been telling me that you’re really worked up about the exams. My advice to you is to prepare well and then take it easy. They’re only exams and soon you will be done with them. I suggest you should join a laughter club in your area. That will definitely help you de-stress. Laughter is always good for one as it lowers the blood pressure and reduces stress hormones. Moreover, it cleanses lungs, body tissues and increases blood circulation. Laughter can prevent one from illnesses as it boosts the immune function.
Joining a laughter club will rejuvenate you completely and will produce a sense of well being.
Hope you follow my advice. All the best for your forthcoming exams. Keep laughing!
Cheers,
Rahul.


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