Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
1. 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 :

Question:

Thinking About the Text

Notice how these -ing and -ed adjectives are used.

The -ing adjectives show the qualities that chess, trekking, or these books have: they cause interest, excitement, or boredom in you. The —ed/—en adjectives show your mental state, or your physical state: how you feel in response to ideas, events or things.

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 :

(i) a good detective serial on television?

(ii) a debate on your favourite topic ‘Homework Should Be Banned’?

(iii)how you feel when you stay indoors due to incessant rain?

(iv)how you feel when you open a present?

(v) how you feel when you watch your favourite programme on television?

(vi)the look on your mother’s face as you waited in a queue?

(vii)how you feel when tracking a tiger in a tiger reserve forest?

(viii) the story you have recently read, or a film you have seen?

Answer:

(i) Interesting, (ii) Exciting, (iii) Bored, (iv) Excited, (v) Interested, (vi) Tired, (vii) Thrilled, (viii) Boring

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