Matric (Science with Biology) Lahore Board Class 10 English Notes Chapter 10 A World Without Books | Grade 10, according to Lahore Board syllabus Long and Short question, grammar, Mcqs, and Writing Skills.
Class 10 English Notes Chapter 10
i) How does a book connect the reader and the writer?
A book connects the reader and the writer as the reader moves into the world of imagination or fantasy according to the words that are written on the pages. He considers the possession if something deliciously private between him and the writer as no one else knows what he is reading, feeling or experiencing.
ii) In what way books are better than radio, TV and Internet?
Books are better than radio, TV and the Internet because they are not the time or place-bound. Book reading does not depend on electricity or powers sources; one can get benefit from reading books while traveling.
iii) “It’s slow food in a world given over to fast food” Explain.
This means that books are quite a reliable source of information and private too. One can enjoy the flavor of books at any time whereas blogs, text messages and e-books are like fast food that one can enjoy for a particular period of time and they are endured only as long as the stuff they are printed on.
iv) Why should people be given more opportunity to read books?
People should be given more opportunity to read books as books are the true source of shelters, sustenance and also provide a path that leads towards a prosperous future. Reading books enhance the understanding of mankind about history, feelings, thoughts, imaginations, compassion, and voice.
v) Which book has inspired you the most? Why?
The book that inspired me the most is the Holy Quran because it tells us how to live our lives successfully and how to stay away from evils and try our level best to tread on a path that leads us to Heaven.
i) What is the main idea of the letter?
The main idea of the letter about a decline in reading. He suggests various ideas for promoting the habit of reading in society.
ii) According to the writer what has the youth lost by ignoring good books?
According to the writer, today’s youth has lost the refuge from almost all the miseries of life. They have lost the building blocks of character, economy, society, politics, and nation. They have lost the treasure that could develop their knowledge.
iii) What are the factors responsible for diverting people’s attention from books?
The factors that must be held responsible for diverting people’s attention from the books are the quick browsing on the internet, playing games on mobile phones, passing on non-stop text messages and last but not the least TV and movies that have filled their minds with unwanted stuff.
iv) What is the responsibility of parents?
There falls a huge responsibility on shoulders of parents as they have to maintain a proper and all-time check and balance system on their teenagers due to their easy access to all the irrelevant, uncensored stuff that is available on the internet. The parents must discourage their children from using mobile phones.
v) Why should libraries be established widely?
Libraries should be established widely to promote the healthy habit of reading among young generation.
vi) What solution does the writer suggest to promote the habit of book-reading?
The writer suggests that the habit of reading must be promoted among the youth. He also the habit of book-reading by recommending the students that they should reda some general books beside text-books.
vii) Encircle the transitional devices used in the letter. What is their function?
The transitional devices used in the letter are so, as, but, while, however, furthermore and besides.
The word transition means passing over. Transitional words are the words used to connect one idea to the next. These words help to make a piece of writing flow better. They can turn disconnected pieces of ideas into a unified whole and prevent a reader from getting lost in the reading.