Chapter 3

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Class 10
English
Solutions
2. Discuss what you would do in the situations described below. Remember that presence of mind comes out of a state of mental preparedness.

Question:

Discuss what you would do in the situations described below. Remember that presence of mind comes out of a state of mental preparedness. If you have thought about possible problems or dangers, and about how to act in such situations, you have a better chance of dealing with such situations if they do arise.

  • A small fire starts in your kitchen.
  • A child starts to choke on a piece of food.
  • An electrical appliance starts to hiss and gives out sparks.
  • A bicycle knocks down a pedestrian.
  • It rains continuously for more than twenty-four hours.
  • A member of your family does not return home at the usual or expected time.

You may suggest other such situations.

Answer:

  • When a small fire starts in the kitchen, try switching off the gas knob, gas cylinder, try to extinguish it with water and call for some help.
  • When a child is choking on food, rub his back in upward and downward motion and take him to a doctor immediately if it doesn’t help.
  • When an electrical appliance is giving some sparks or hissing, switch off the electric supply for the time being and call an electrician.
  • When a bicycle knocks a pedestrian down, if it is not very serious, give him some water, and help him to get first aid. If it is serious, call an ambulance.
  • When it rains continuously for 24 hours, try staying indoors and unclog the nearby drainage system.
  • When a family member is not returning at the usual time, wait for him/her, don’t panic, call him/ her to know his/ her location and wait patiently. If they still don’t show up, contact the police.

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