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1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
Much before medical science discovered it, Reader’s Digest came out with the prescription – Laughter is the Best Medicine. Newspapers and magazines which regularly run humour columns are, therefore, doing their bit to keep the readers in good health. Reading light articles, whether they be satirical, comic or just humorous, relieves the tedium of work-a-day world. Some pieces may even tickle one’s grey matter.
It is said that if you laugh for ten minutes you will be in a better position to put up with pain for two hours. According to US researchers, laughter is a good antidote to stress that tones up the system. Facial laugh muscles instruct the brain to ‘feel good regardless of how you feel. According to a French doctor, laughter deepens breathing, improves blood circulation, speeds up the process of tissue healing and stabilizes many body functions. In short, it acts as a power drug with no side-effects. Researchers state that laughter stimulates production of betaendorphins, natural pain killers in the body and improves digestion. Those who laugh are less prone to digestive disorders and ulcers.
Some people in France have made it a career. You can hire a ‘jovialist’ who cracks jokes and laughs and promises to make you dissolve in helpless laughter. A word of caution. Although laughing is a good exercise for toning up the facial muscles, laughing at others’ expense, particularly at their disabilities, is in bad taste and is to be avoided. Secondly, laughing with food in the mouth is dangerous as the foodstuff can get into the wind pipe and may choke the digestive system.
Eating, any way, is a serious business to be trifled with by any jocular diversion. Laughter comes best when it is free of encumbrances, whether it is constricting food or the need to humour the boss.
1.1. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it, using headings and subheadings. Use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.
1.2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 80 words.
2. You are Mukesh of Chas, Bokaro. You have been reading the news items on Nithari killings. Write a speech in about 150-200 words to be given in the morning assembly stressing the need of keeping a close vigil on the anti-social elements of the locality and taking care of young children of the area so that they don’t fall prey to bad characters.
3. You have borrowed some books from your school library. Unfortunately you have to go away to visit a sick relative and cannot return the books in time. And now you find that you cannot even locate them. Write a letter to the library in charge. Explain what has happened and propose what you can do in this regard.
4. You are David/ Dorothy, the Secretary of the Dance and Drama Society of the Sanskrit School, Patna. Write a notice for your school notice board inviting students to give their names for a fancy dress competition.
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