The Importance of Family Class 11th Notes for kpk

The Importance of Family Class 11th Notes for kpk comprehension, mcqs, short question, long question, summary, application and Vocabulary. Sindh, Punjab, Fbise, islamabad, mardan, peshwar and Karachi boards.

the importance of family notes class 11 *)

What is the central idea of Keen’s essay and how is it related to the title?

The central idea of the essay is quite evident from its title ‘The Importance of Family.’ The whole essay focuses on this aspect. Keen believes that family is the first line of defence against all the ills of society.

What according to Keen is the ‘only revolution’ that will heal the ills of our society?

According to Keen, the ‘only revolution’ that will heal the ills of our society is the role of men and women that they can play together. They are the ones who can place the creation of rich family life in the center of our values. This only revolution will help in binding the family members once again with the strong thread of love, care, affection, and togetherness.

Is the thesis of the essay ‘The Importance of Family’ implied or stated? Explain.

The thesis of the essay ‘The Importance of Family’ is the stated one. Keen clearly explains the importance of family, strong family relationships, the equal responsibility of men and women for nurturing social, cultural, moral, and ethical values. Arguments, examples, opinions, and evidence are used elaborately by the writer to explain his point of view in length to the readers and this supports the thesis of the essay as well.

Q.4) Analyze any two paragraphs of the essay ‘The Importance of Family’ and classify the sentences that support the main idea under the headings of definition, example, cause and effect, facts and opinions.

Basically all the paragraphs of the essay ‘The Importance of Family’ have the essence of coherence. Each and every paragraph of this essay has the topic sentence and the supporting details. Let’s take the example of the first paragraph, the topic sentence states that the family is the first target of tyrants and utopians. The rest of the sentences are supportive to the topic sentence. Similarly, in the next paragraphs, the author tries to prove that family is the natural school of love. Keen says that men and women should come together and share equal responsibilities.

Q.5) What is the point of the 4th paragraph? What do its contents have to do with the thesis of the essay?

Answer:
The point of the 4th paragraph is that once the term economics meant ‘the art of managing household’. This terminology is changed under the influence of industrial revolution when the word economics stands for ‘the system of production, distribution, and consumption of commodities.’ The changed terminology casts a negative impact on the family system and it helps in the degradation of the dignity of the home. The contents of this paragraph are a clear reflection of the thesis of the essay as it is all about the importance of family.

Q.6) Keen says, “We heal ourselves by learning to give to our children what we did not receive.” What does he mean? Do you agree?

Answer:
I totally agree with Keen’s point of view that ‘We heal ourselves by learning to give to our children what we did not receive.’ Here, Keen wants to say that if we ourselves were the unfortunate ones to get the loving father or the perfect family system, we should try to become a good father or develop strong family relationships. In this way, we can heal all our past sorrows and pains. Hence, we should try to give to our children what we have longed throughout our lives.

Writing

A. Keen believes that “the family is the first line of defence against dehumanization and misplaced loyalty.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement. Write about your reaction.

Answer:
Yes, I agree with what Keen believes that “the family is the first line of defence against dehumanization and misplaced loyalty.” It is true, as within the premises of a home, a family may enjoy the freedom to think, speak, and worship according to their will. Many thinkers or social activists try to give rise to the aspect of dehumanization and misplaced loyalty and they have done a great deal in promoting their desire.

Due to such elements, people are pushed silently but ruthlessly towards a new economic order where they give more importance to their economic development as compared to family life. In this case, according to Keen “efficiency is preferred above compassion, and devotion to the competitive goals of the corporation over loyalty to family. “

B. An extended family, consisting of parents like father, mother, and their children, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins, all living in the same household, is on the decline. The extended families are gradually shrinking into a nuclear family system, consisting of parents and their children.
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper on the causes of the decline of extended family and its effects on the social, cultural and moral of our young generation.

Vocabulary

Use authentic dictionary to find meaning of the following words. Identify part of speech of the words through abbreviations used. Also find their pronunciation through pronunciation key.

be mad aboutespeciallytrekkingaward
ordinaryjoggingwasteleisure
save  indoorkid remember
WordsMeaningsPart of SpeechPronunciation
be mad aboutto be fond of something
especiallyparticularlyadverb/ɪˈspɛʃ(ə)li
trekkinghikingnoun/trɛk/
awardprize, rewardnoun/əˈwɔːd/
ordinary usual, commonadjective/ˈɔːdɪn(ə)ri
joggingsteady runningnoun/ˈdʒɒɡɪŋ/
wasteunwanted, left oververb/weɪst/
leisurefree timenoun/ˈlɛʒə/
save  rescueverb/seɪv/
indoor existing inside a buildingadjective/ˈɪndɔː/
 kidchildnoun/kɪd/
 rememberrecallverb/rɪˈmɛmbə/

Grammar

A. Each sentence below contains at least one infinitive. Identify the infinitive in each sentence and tell what function it serves.

  1. More than anything else, I wanted some time alone to read.
  2. My grandmother told me that we have been put on earth to share, to care, to give, and to receive.
  3. While the train was stopped at the station, Baber attempted to climb to the top of one of the freight cars.
  4. In the book, “Mama Day,” “Mama Day tells the citizens of the island to listen to the crows instead of the news bulletins.”
  5. During the Great Depression, audiences wanted to laugh when they went to the movies.
  6. Every Wednesday, six women from the nearby village came to the hostel to do the weekly wash.
  7. On the last night of the retreat, we wanted to sing a song to end an evening that had been particularly touching to us all.
  8. The duke left the duchess at the Red Roof Inn and proceeded to drive to the country to see his mother.
  9. At the end of their long adventure, Anum and Nizam are told that they are too old to return to Kalam.

Answer:

  1. More than anything else, I wanted some time alone to read.
  2. My grandmother told me that we have been put on earth to share, to care, to give, and to receive.
  3. While the train was stopped at the station, Baber attempted to climb to the top of one of the freight cars.
  4. In the book, “Mama Day,” “Mama Day tells the citizens of the island to listen to the crows instead of the news bulletins.”
  5. During the Great Depression, audiences wanted to laugh when they went to the movies.
  6. Every Wednesday, six women from the nearby village came to the hostel to do the weekly wash.
  7. On the last night of the retreat, we wanted to sing a song to end an evening that had been particularly touching to us all.
  8. The duke left the duchess at the Red Roof Inn and proceeded to drive to the country to see his mother.
  9. At the end of their long adventure, Anum and Nizam are told that they are too old to return to Kalam.

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