Tea from Assam – NCERT Solutions

Q. Look at these words: upkeep, downpour, undergo, dropout, walk-in. They are built up from a verb (keep, pour, go, drop, walk) and an adverb or a particle (up, down, under, out, in). Use these words appropriately in the sentences below.

  1. A heavy ___________ has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.
  2. Rakesh will ___________ major surgery tomorrow morning.
  3. My brother is responsible for the ___________ of our family property.
  4. The ___________ rate for his accountancy course is very high.
  5. She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a ___________ interview.


  1. downpour
  2. undergo
  3. upkeep
  4. dropout
  5. walk-in

Q. Now fill in the blanks in the sentences given below by combining the verb given in brackets with one of the words from the box as appropriate.

over, by, through, out, up, down

  1. The Army attempted unsuccessfully to ____________ the Government. (throw)
  2. Scientists are on the brink of a major ____________ in cancer research. (break)
  3. The State Government plans to build a ____________ for Bhubaneswar to speed up traffic on the main highway. (pass)
  4. Gautama’s ____________ on life changed when he realised that the world is full of sorrow. (look)


  1. overthrow
  2. breakthrough
  3. bypass
  4. outlook
  5. downcast

Q. Think of suitable –ing or –ed adjectives to answer the following questions. You may also use words from those given above. How would you describe

  1. a good detective serial on television? _______________
  2. a debate on your favourite topic ‘Homework Should Be Banned’? _______________
  3. how you feel when you stay indoors due to incessant rain? _______________
  4. how you feel when you open a present? _______________
  5. how you feel when you watch your favourite programme on television? _______________
  6. the look on your mother’s face as you waited in a queue? _______________
  7. how you feel when tracking a tiger in a tiger reserve forest? _______________
  8. the story you have recently read, or a film you have seen? _______________


  1. interesting
  2. exciting
  3. bored
  4. excited
  5. excited / interested
  6. boring
  7. exciting
  8. boring

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