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Prabha : Hi Sudha! How was your vacation?
Sudha : Great!We had lots of adventure and excitement!
Prabha : Adventure?! How come? You were going to Pune for a quiet holiday at your grandfather’s farm, weren’t you?
Sudha : Yes. You see, we had to go to Pune en route Bombay to pick up my aunts and via Hyderabad for a stop-over as Dad had some business deals to complete. Dad came up with a suggestion that we try different modes of transport. So we booked air and train tickets at the booking counters, boarded the train to Hyderabad, took a flight to Bombay and from
there we completed our journey to Pune by road.
Prabha : So that was the adventure!
Sudha : It was just one of the many. The adventure started from home when we couldn’t get the car started so we had to phone for a call taxi.We were delayed on our way due to
traffic snarls, and we managed to reach the railway station at the nick of time. Surprisingly, the train was starting out as scheduled so we scrambled into the coach with the porter
pushing us in along with our luggage. With the train departing on time we arrived at Hyderabad, without much ado but it was difficult to find the three star hotel in which
we had booked rooms well in advance. By the time we checked in we were exhausted!
As we had to catch a 7 a.m flight with the reporting time at 6 am we asked the reception to give us an early morning call at 4 a.m. He woke us only at 5.30 a.m. So we had to dash
to the airport, run up to the check-in desk, weigh our luggage – fortunately we had no excess baggage – collect our boarding passes and rush to the departure lounge. It was only then that we noticed the weather conditions! Yes, you guessed right! There was heavy fog! So you can imagine what followed: the flight was delayed by fog! We finally boarded
the plane at 8 am found our seats with the help of the airsteward and relaxed only after we had fastened our seat belts, and watched through the porthole the plane taxiing along the runway before it took off. The flight was not bumpy in spite of the weather and the pilot being a veteran, the plane cruised at a comfortable altitude. The touchdown was so smooth that I didn’t realise we had landed. When we alighted from the plane and walked to the terminal building we found our aunties waiting to receive us. They had rented cars for our drive down to Pune. So we piled in into two Ambassadors and from here the excitement began.
Prabha : I don’t see what is so exciting about riding in a car.We are doing it everyday, aren’t we?
Sudha : It’s not the car ride I’m talking about! It’s the road! The beautiful scenery on either side; the cool freshness of the air! There’s nothing like travelling by road if you want to know your country!
Prabha : So, how did the rest of your vacation go?
Sudha : I’ll tell you later, it’s time for the Morning Assembly.
Son : I’m sorry to bother you, I need a help daddy.
Father : What help?
Son : I want ss…some…mm money.
Father : What was that?
Son : I said I want some money.
Father : Money? What for?
Son : I’ve lost my friend’s cell phone Daddy.
Father : Your friend’s cell phone? How did it happen?
Son : It was in my shirt pocket, Daddy. While travelling in a crowded bus, some thief picked it from my pocket. I have to buy a new one and give it to him.
Father : You’re always careless. How much does it cost?
Son : Only Rs.3000 /-
Father : Go and get it from your mom.
Son : Thank you, Daddy.
Mother : Manav, do you know how I can move this paragraph? I need to put it at the end of this page.
Manav : Yes, I think so. First, you move the mouse to select the text that you want to move ….. like this ……Then you go to the Edit menu and choose the Cut command.
Mother : A….mmm …. E….dit…then … Cut…. Like this?
Manav : Very good, mother! The selected text disappears and goes onto the Clipboard. Next, you find where you want the text to appear and you click to position the insertion there.
Mother : Okay. I want the text here ….. so I position the cursor here and click. Right?
Manav : Yes – right! Now, choose Paste from the Edit menu, or hold down Command and press V. Finally, check that the text has appeared in the right place.
Mother : Mmm …. Paste and click. Oh dear ….. what did I do wrong?
Manav : Your cursor shifted when you were clicking! It doesn’t matter – Go to Edit again and choose Undo this time. This will reverse your last editing command …. Now, try again.
Mother : Thanks so much, Manav. You are a patient teacher.
Manav : You are most welcome, Ma. You are a …. er – quick learner!
Venu : Have you got all the equipment? Let’s check ….. screwdriver, spanner, drill and drill bits.
Susai: (checking material) a plumb line, ladder, a marking out tool, a chisel, a hammer, a spade, a measuring tape and the Kit. Yes, all here.
Venu : (instructing Susai, after reading from the manual) Lay out the main frame on the ground, first.
Susai : OK. Now, I mark the positions for all the posts on the ground.
Venu : Pass me the spade, Susai. We have to dig the holes for the posts.
Susai : (after digging and making the holes) Now that’s done, let us fix the posts in the holes.
Venu : OK, here are the posts. Now, … er … (reading) … mark the holes for the wall-plate screws.
Susai : Right! Pass me the drill. Let me drill the holes for the wall-plate screws.
Venu : Here Susai, ….. let me do this now. Er ….. mmm … OK ….. wall-plate is screwed to the wall now.
Susai : Now comes the tricky part – ….. fixing the main beam to the top of the posts. Venu, pass me the hammer.
Venu : I’ll help you …. Ahhhhh-Ouch!!—hey—careful!……. There that’s done!
Susai : What is next? Just read from that manual, Venu.
Venu : (reading) Fix the cross members between the wall-plate and the main beam.
Susai : Fine! …. Let’s do that. Help me with the beam. All right …. That’s in place. What is next?
Venu : Now we fix the purlins in position.
Susai : Great work! This is exhausting work! ….. Now for the final bit.
Venu : (wiping perspiration) Phew! Let’s place the roofing sheets on top. Just pass them to me. This is hot work, Susai!
Susai : Fix the roofing sheets to the frame and the purlins. Finally, the gutter and the drain pipe. Slowly …. Slowly … you don’t want me to drop it!
Venu : Good work, Susai! Now you have a shaded area to park your new car! I think we deserve a long cool drink …. let’s sit here and have one!
Principal : Don’t you think the scholarship is a great boon you’ve got. Why do you decline this offer?
Rahim : I do realise the value of the scholarship, sir. But if I could explain, my mother doesn’t want me to go overseas.
Principal : Why?
Rahim : You know, Sir. I am a fatherless boy and I’m the only son at home. My mother living alone for three years in my absence! She cannot even think of it.
Principal : Nobody to take care of her?
Rahim : My uncle, my mother’s brother, is already in Dubai.
Principal : Oh, I see. Then you are justified.
Student : Have you got pens?
Shopkeeper : Would you like a ball pen or a micro tipped one?
Student : I prefer a micro tipped pen.
Shopkeeper : What colour do you want?
Student : I want green.
Shopkeeper : Here are some green colour pens. You can choose from them.
Student : (Chooses a pen) How much does this pen cost?
Shopkeeper : Cello pen? This costs Rs.11/-
Student : Here you are.
Shopkeeper : Thank you.
(The mother is away on a pilgrimage. The father and daughter are at the dining table.)
Daughter : Papa, I’m so hungry. Have you got anything to eat?
Father : Oh, darling, sure! Here I’ve got chappatis for you.
Daughter : No, dad. I don’t feel like eating now.
Father : But why? You said you were hungry.
Daughter : Yes, I’m hungry. I’m sorry to say this, but you’ve been giving me bread and chappatis for the past two days. I can’t eat them anymore.
Father : Please, bear with me dear. We’ll have a grand dinner tonight. Your mom comes home this evening.
Daughter : Really! Thank you, Dad.