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Me at the Beginning of Life [People & Places] - NEB English Class 10 Exercise

Me at the Beginning of Life [People & Places] - NEB English Class 10 Exercise

Me at the Beginning of Life [People & Places] - NEB English Class 10 Exercise

Reading Exercise

Look at the picture and answer these questions.

a. Who is the person in the picture?

b. What is she famous for?

Me at the Beginning of Life

A. Find the words from the text that have the following meanings.

a. ............................lacking taste

b. .........................wrote words

c. ........................twisted together

d. ............................causing difficulty in breathing

e. ...................a particular attitude towards something

f. ..................a person's child or children

g. ...............................bad luck

B. Complete the sentences below choosing the correct words from the text.

a. The word ‘calm’ is opposite in meaning to ..............

b. The phrase .............. means 'died.’

c. The word .............. means incapable of being seen.

d. The word 'wish' and .............. are synonyms.

e. The word ............... means making dirty.

C. State whether the following statements are true or false.

a. Jhamak Ghimire defines her life as a beautiful flower of creation.

b. According to her, our fortune decides how our life will be.

c. The author was happy with how she spent her childhood.

d. People blamed Jhamak herself for her physical disability.

e. According to the writer, Homer was incomplete because he was physically incapable.

f. Jhamak could make grandmother happy with her voice.

g. Jhamak's grandmother still looks after her.

D. Answer these questions.

a. Why does Thamak think of her life as burdensome life?

b. When does fortune draw a line of fate?

c. How did people respond to her life? Was she happy with their behaviour?

d. Who does JThamak compare herself with? What made them different from JThamak?

e. Did achieving awareness become a curse for her? Why?

f. How does Jhamak picturise her family's economic condition during her childhood?

E. Read the opening chapter of 'Jivan Kadan Ki Phul' in Nepali and narrate the story of Jhamak's life in your own words.


Each word below has two different pronunciations which give two different meanings. Pronounce them as per the meanings given below, Take help from your teacher or a dictionary.

read (v.) to perceive the information provided in a written form

read (v.) - the past tense of the verb “read”

live (v.) — to be alive

live (adj.) — being alive

wind (n.) — a movement of air

wind (v.) — to turn, especially something around something else

wound (n.) — an injury

wound (v.) — the past tense of the verb “wind”

tear (v.) — to rip a solid material

tear (n.) — a water drop coming from someone's eyes

use (v.) — to utilise

use (n.) — away in which something is used


A. Work in pairs and practise the conversation below.

Woman: Excuse me sir!

Police Inspector: Yes, how may I

help you?

Woman: Someone snatched my handbag.

Police Inspector: Can you describe the person?

Woman: He is a young man, sir. He is of medium height.

I saw only the side of his face. He is rather dark-skinned. He has short black hair. He had put on a half-sleeved shirt of grey colour and faint blue trousers. He slipped while running and I saw yellow rubber slippers on his feet.

B. Work in pairs. Ask and answer about your friends, teachers, or parents. Describe their age, face, general appearance, build, manner of walking, hair, dress, etc.

C. Read the text below. Sukumaya is describing her village.

My village is a very beautiful place. There is a big lake vear my house, On the full moon night, you can watch the moon reflected in the calm water of the lake. We can see many snowcapped mountains from the village. The forest is full of a variety of animals such as wild pigs, leopards, tigers, deer, etc. Evenings here are very pleasant.

Now, tell about your village or town in a similar way.

Grammar I 

A. Read the conversation below and underline the relative clauses used in it.

Swikriti : Abdul, look at this photo.

Abdul: Is this Sahara, the girl who plays the piano?

Swikriti: No, this is Reema, the girl who won the singing competition last year.

Abdul: I know her. She is the girl who has long brown hair.

B. Fill in the gaps with the correct relative pronouns.

a. I admired the player ............. performance was fantastic.

b. We had some juice ............ was in the fridge.

c. She didn't tell her teacher about her problem ............ was her mistake.

d. My mother, ............ is a farmer, grows a lot of vegetables.

e. You are my friend ............ I want to sit with.

f. I want to help those children ............ economic condition is very bad.

g. This is the road ............ the accident took place.

h. The mobile phone, ............ I bought six years ago, is still working.

i. It was in 2015 ............ .the earthquake hit Nepal badly.

j. Marima is a wonderful lady ............ everyone can trust.

C. Join the following pairs of sentences as in the example.

Example 1: I was a girl robbed by fate. I had neither the sweetness nor the joy of life.

I was the girl robbed by fate who had neither the sweetness nor the joy of life.

Example 2 : The mother bore me, She also taught me values.

The mother, who hore me, also taught me values.

a. The letter reached me this morning. My friend sent it from abroad.

b. This is the palace. Bhimsen built it.

c. The boy committed cybercrime. The judge sent him to jail.

d. He is a liar. You should not believe him.

e. I know an artist. He moves with an artificial leg.

f. Bring me the file. The file is ahout our new project.

g. We met a girl. The girl had lost her way.

h. I saw a soldier. His bravery impressed everyone.

i. Once upon a time there lived a giant in a forest. Nobody dared to go there.

i. The dog took away the ball. The kids were playing it.

Writing I

Write a short biography of Nepali literary figure Til Bikram Nembang Limbu aka Bairagi Kainla. Use the outlines given below.

Birth: August 9, 1939- Panchthar, Nepal

Education : Bachelor's Arts — learnt letters at home- taught by local teachers

Publications : Bairagi Kainlaka Kavitaharu, Sappok-Chomen: Limbu Jatima Kokh-Puja, Nawacoit Mundhum and others

Contributions : Poet, former Chancellor of the Nepal Academy, pioneer of Tesro Aavam   [Third Dimension] movement

Awards:  Jagdamba Shree Award, 2076 B.S. - Sajha Puraskar, 2031 B.S. , Vishist Shrasta Samman, B.S. 20686, etc.


Til Bikram Nembang Limbu [Bairagi Kainla]

Til Bikram Nembang Limbu, popularly known as Bairagi Kainla, was a prominent literary figure hailing from Nepal. He was born on August 9, 1939, in the district of Panchthar, Nepal.

Bairagi Kainla received his primary education at home, where he learned the fundamentals of letters under the guidance of local teachers. His thirst for knowledge and passion for literature led him to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Arts.

Throughout his illustrious career, Bairagi Kainla made significant contributions to the field of literature. He authored several acclaimed publications, including "Bairagi Kainlaka Kavitaharu," "Sappok-Chomen: Limbu Jatima Kokh-Puja," and "Nawacoit Mundhum," among others. His writings delved into a wide range of themes, reflecting his deep understanding of Nepali culture, spirituality, and social issues.

Beyond his literary accomplishments, Bairagi Kainla also held prestigious positions in the Nepalese literary landscape. He served as the Chancellor of the Nepal Academy, playing a pivotal role in promoting and preserving the rich literary heritage of the country. Moreover, he was recognized as a pioneer of the Tesro Aavam (Third Dimension) movement, a literary movement that sought to explore new perspectives and break conventional boundaries in Nepali literature.

Bairagi Kainla's immense contributions to literature garnered him numerous accolades and awards. He was the recipient of the esteemed Jagdamba Shree Award in 2076 B.S., Sajha Puraskar in 2031 B.S., and the Vishist Shrasta Samman in 2068 B.S., among others. These honors not only celebrated his literary prowess but also acknowledged his profound impact on the cultural landscape of Nepal.

Til Bikram Nembang Limbu, widely known as Bairagi Kainla, left an indelible mark on Nepali literature through his insightful writings, leadership, and commitment to expanding the horizons of literary expression. His works continue to inspire and captivate readers, preserving the rich cultural heritage of Nepal for generations to come.

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