Chapter 6 Who I Am

SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
Part I
MANY VOICES
This lesson describes how each individual is unique. Each of us is different. Each of us has different features, different likings and dislikings. It is described through some boys and girls in this chapter. They are Radha, Nasir, Rohit, Serbjit, Dolma and Peter.
Let us know about them one by one.
Radha: Radha is an outgoing, bold girl. She loves to go up the mango tree outside her house. She sits there comfortably. Her mother tells her not to take a chance or risk. But one day her mother also climbed with her. Both of them talked and ate raw mangoes. She felt strong and confident, sitting there.
Nasir: Nasir has cotton fields in his village. His father buys new seeds to grow cotton plants every year. A long time ago, the grandfather used to collect the seeds from his own plants. Nasir’s father spends money to buy new seeds every year. Nasir wants to become a seed collector in order to save money.
Rohit: Rohit is a dreamer. He has some ambitions. He wishes he had money to travel to various countries. He wants to visit the mountains of New Zealand. He also wants to sail down the Amazon river, live on the sea beaches and go to the Sun temple in Orissa, the capital of China or the pyramids of Egypt. He is a lover of nature.
Serbjit: Serbjit gets angry when people disbelieve him. He is truthful. He tells his teacher truthfully why he couldn’t do his homework. He tells his parents the fact that his little brother started the fight. But they think that he is telling lies. This makes him angry.
Dolma: Dolma dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of India.
She is sure that her dream will come true. She doesn’t mind if people laugh at her high dreams. She is intelligent and do-gooder.
She wants to make things better for everyone. She wants for the best, best hospitals, roads and schools.
Peter: Peter enjoys going to see a film on the second Sunday of every month. He goes with his parents and brother. In the interval his father buys peanuts for children. They stop to eat ice cream after the show is over. He calls himself lucky that he is a part of such a happy family.
Part II
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
Each one of us is skilled or good at something. But do you know that different people are intelligent in different ways?

VISUAL
INTELLIGENCE
VERBAL
INTELLIGENCE
MATHEMATICAL
INTELLIGENCE
You like to: think in pictures, create mental images to remember things. You enjoy looking at maps, charts, pictures, videos, and movies.
You are good at: puzzle building, reading, writing, understanding maps, charts and graphs, a sense of direction, sketching, painting, fixing or making objects, understanding pictures.
You can become a: navigator, sculptor, artist, inventor, architect, interior designer, mechanic, engineer.
You like to: use words and language. You speak well and think in words rather than pictures.
You are good at: speaking, writing, story. telling, listening, explaining, teaching, using humour, understanding the meaning of words, remembering information, convincing someone of your point of view.
You can become a: poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, translator.
You like to: use reason, logic and numbers. Always curious about the world around, you ask lots of questions and like to do experiments.
You are good at: problem solving, solving puzzles, experimenting, questioning and wondering about natural events, doing mathematics calculations, working with geometric shapes.
You can become a: scientist, engineer, computer programmer, researcher, accountant, mathematician.

Being good at your studies is one kind of intelligence, but there are many others too. Read the descriptions to find out which of the following types of intelligence best describes you. Remember that there will probably be more than one type of intelligence which fits you.

BODILY
INTELLIGENCE
MUSICAL
INTELLIGENCE
INTERPERSONAL
INTELLIGENCE
You like to: control your body movements and handle objects skillfuly. You have a good sense of balance and can catch or hit a ball well, and like to dance. You like to move around while learning.
You are good at: dancing, physical coordination, sports, crafts, acting, miming, using your hands to create or build. You express emotions through your body.
You can become a: dancer, athlete, physical education teacher, actor, firefighter, craftsperson.
You like to: play and enjoy music. You think about sounds, rhythms and patterns. You immediately respond to music either appreciating or criticising what you hear.
You are good at: singing, whistling, playing musical instruments, recognising tunes, composing music, remembering melodies, understanding the structure and rhythm of music.
You can become a: musician, disc jockey, singer, composer.
You like to: understand others. You try to see things from other people’s point of view in order to understand how they think or feel. You are a good organiser and manage to get other people to cooperate and work as a team.
You are good at: seeing things from other’s view, listening, understanding other people’s moods and feelings, solving problems, cooperating with groups, noticing people’s moods, communicating, building trust.
You can become a: counsellor, salesperson, politician, business person, teacher.

Each individual differs in the quality of intelligence. It may be divided in 6 groups:
1. Visual intelligence 4. Bodily intelligence
2. Verbal intelligence 5. Musical intelligence
3. Mathematical intelligence 6. Interpersonal intelligence
1. Visual intelligence – Persons with visual intelligence think in pictures. They create picture in the mind to remember things. They enjoy looking at maps, charts, and movies, etc.
Such people can become good artists, mechanics, engineers and inventors.
You like to:
control your body movements and handle objects skillfuly. You have a good sense of balance and can catch or hit a ball well, and like to dance. You like to move around while learning.
You are good at:
dancing, physical coordination, sports, crafts, acting, miming, using your hands to create or build. You express emotions through your body.
You can become a:
dancer, athlete, physical education teacher, actor, firefighter, craftsperson.
You like to:
understand others. You try to see things from other people’s point of view in order to understand how they think or feel. You are a good organiser and manage to get other people to cooperate and work as a team.
You are good at:
seeing things from other’s view, listening, understanding other people’s moods and feelings, solving problems, cooperating with groups, noticing people’s moods, communicating, building trust.
You can become a:
counsellor, salesperson, politician, business person, teacher.
BODILY INTELLIGENCE INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE You like to:
play and enjoy music.
You think about sounds, rhythms and patterns.
You immediately respond to music either appreciating or criticising what you hear.
You are good at:
singing, whistling, playing musical instruments, recognising tunes, composing music, remembering melodies, understanding the structure and rhythm of music.
You can become a:
musician, disc jockey, singer, composer.
MUSICAL INTELLIGENCE
2. Verbal intelligence – People gifted with verbal intelligence speak well and think in words rather than pictures. They are good at teaching, speaking and writing. They can become a poet, journalist, lawyer or politician.
3. Mathematical intelligence – Such people use reason and numbers. They ask questions and like to do experiments.
They are good at solving puzzles and doing mathematics. They become good scientists, accountants and engineers.
4. Bodily intelligence – Such people control their body movements, can catch or hit a ball well and like to dance.
They are good at dancing, acting and expressing emotions.
They become successful dancers, athletes, firefighters and actors.
5. Musical intelligence – With this talent, a person plays and enjoys music. He can sing, whistle, compose music, and play musical instruments well.
6. Interpersonal intelligence – This intelligence helps you understand others, how they think or feel. They are good at listening and reading moods of others. They become successful salepersons, politicians and counsellors.

Textbook Questions Solved

Part I WORKING WITH THE TEXT

A. Answer the following questions.



Question1. Peter’s favourite day of the week is Sunday because …..
Answer: …. on this day the whole family goes to see a film.


Question2. Nasir wants to learn ……
Answer: …. the art of collecting cotton seeds.


Question3. Dolma believes that she can make a good Prime Minister because …..
Answer: …. she hopes to make things better for everyone, to have great scientists and doctors, good hospitals and roads and schools.
B. Write True or False against each of the following statements.
1. Peter is an only child. _____________
2. When Serbjit gets angry he shouts at people. _____________
3. Nasir lives in the city. _____________
4. Radha’s mother enjoys doing things with her. _____________
Answer: 1. False 2. False 3. False 4. True
Part II

Working With The Text

Fill in the blanks to name the different kinds of intelligence. One has been done for you.
When I enjoy listening to people and solving their problems I use my interpersonal intelligence.
(i) When I enjoy dancing or physical activity, I use my ________ intelligence.
(ii) When I enjoy looking at maps and examining pictures I use my ________ intelligence.
(iii) When I enjoy working with numbers and solving maths problems I use my ________ intelligence.
(iv) When I enjoy telling a story or arguing, I use my ________ intelligence.
Answer: (i) bodily (ii) visual (iii) mathematical (iv) verbal

Working With Language

Match the job on the left with its description on the right.
(i) Navigator ________ (a) Advises people what to do about jobs, personal problems, etc.
(ii) Architect ________ (b) Works in politics, usually by standing for election.
(iii) Politician ________ (c) Finds and monitors the route to get to a place, or the direction of travel.
(iv) Engineer ________ (d) Reports on recent news for newspaper, radio or TV.
(v) Computer ________ (e) Plans the design of a building, programmer town or city.
(vi) Athlete ________ (f) Controls and puts together a programme of music.
(vii) Disc jockey ________ (g) Works in sports or activities such as running, jumping, etc.
(viii) Composer ________ (h) Designs and builds things like roads, bridges, or engines.
(ix) Counsellor ________ (i) Makes up notes to create music.
(x) Journalist ________ (j) Designs the system by which a computer runs or gives information.
Answer: (i) Navigator – Finds and monitors the route to get to a place, or the direction of travel.
(ii) Architect – Plans the designs of a building, town or city.
(iii) Politician – Works in politics, usually by standing for election.
(iv) Engineer – Designs and builds things like roads, bridges or engines.
(v) Computer programmer – Designs the system by which a computer runs or gives information.
(vi) Athlete – Works in sports or activities such as running, jumping, etc.
(vii) Disc jockey – Controls and puts together programme of music.
(viii) Composer – Makes up notes to create music.
(ix) Counsellor – Advises people what to do about jobs, personal problems etc.
(x) Journalist – Reports on recent news for newspaper, radio or TV.
WRITING
Write a paragraph about yourself so that people who read it will get to know you better. You could write about yourself from any point of view, or choose one of the following topics.
• What I enjoy doing most • What makes me angry • What I hate to do • What I want to become
(Remember to give a reason or details of what you write about, so that anyone reading it will understand you better.) After you have finished your paragraph affix your photo on the sheet and display it on the wall. Read each other’s paragraphs. Did you understand someone else better after you had read what he/she wrote?
Answer: I enjoy talking to my friends, playing roles on the stage and operating computers. I think in words. I love to read jokes and short stories. I believe in simple living and high thinking.
However, I hate people who boast too much or bully the weak, or copy their favourite film stars in fashions. I hate corruption and quarrelling.
I become angry if anybody underrates me, pulls my legs, insults me or comments on my poor background. I want to become a doctor because I love the poor patients and wish to serve them.

Working With Language

Read these columns about careers in environment, that is, working to keep our world – the land, air, water and the people, animals and plants – safe from natural and man-made dangers. Check out the personality profiles needed to be successful at different kinds of careers in the environmental field. Find out whether you are more adventurous than your partner,or whether your partner is a better inquirer than others. You may wish to prepare a personality profile of yourself/your partner. In groups, attempt some of the activities suggested at the end.


Thinker
or
Tinker?
The right job needs
the right kind of
person. Depending on
the kind of person you
are—your personality
type—you would be
best suited for a
particular kind of work.
Find out which
personality matches
yours best and what
you would want to
become.

You Are
Stoic, determined,
patient, romantic, calm,
curious, physically
tough, unflappable.
You Like
Adventure, travelling,
outdoors, forests,
trekking, wild creatures,
rain, climbing
mountains, camping,
being alone.
You Are Good at
Biology, outdoor
activities, keeping calm
under stress, running
long distances, dealing
with bad weather,
looking at a wild
elephant in the eye.
You Can Become
a wildlife biologist,
zoologist, botanist,
naturalist, forester, zoo
curator, veterinary
doctor, biology teacher,
environment educator,
organic farmer, rural
community worker.

You Are
Creative, imaginative,
artistic, a dreamer,
romantic, sensitive,
liberal, cooperative,
cordial, clever,
perceptive, humorous,
intuitive.
You Like
Colours, good design,
outdoors, communicating,
creative writing, art
and craft, watching
films, nature walks,
engaging with social
issues, travelling,
studying liberal arts.
You Are Good at
Art and craft, drawing,
photography, creative
writing, ainting,
dreaming,
communicating ideas.
You Can Become
a film maker, copy
writer, graphic
designer, artist,
sculptor with a social
concern who does
development
communication projects
or works for NGOs,
school teacher,
community worker,
wildife artist/ llustrator,
environment educator,
communication expert.


You Are
Systematic, logical,
practical, organised,
inquistive, thorough,
outward-looking,
rational, studious,
methodical, intuitive.
You Like
Building and fixing
things, finding reasons
behind phenomena,
figuring out how things
work, learning about
new technologies, doing
maths, gadgets.
You Are Good at
Physics, mathematics,
chemistry, fixing and
repairing the plumbing
or electrical gadgets at
home, engineering,
fantastic structures
with Lego.
You Can Become
an environmental
engineer, bio-engineer,
chemical engineer,
meteorologist,
climatologist,
toxicologist, water
expert,
appropriate
technologist.

You Are
Confident, intelligent,
creative, gregarious,
talkative, opinionated,
alert, energetic,
purposeful, forthright,
sociable, eloquent.
You Like
Reading, writing,
thinking about the
state of the world,
politics, cultures,
arguing, travelling to
remote places, meeting
people, stating your
opinion, intellectual
pursuits, current
affairs, cities.
You are Good at
Literature, history,
language,
communicating,
debating, oratory,
demanding your rights,
sensitive to injustice,
interactifng with all
kinds of people.
Your Can Become
a documentary
filmmaker, environmental
lawyer, newspaper/
magazine journalist,
urban researcher,
ecological historian,
development consultant,
communications expert,
government official.

You Are
Hopeful, selfless,
romantic, radical,
frank, political,
rebellious, socialist,
freethinking, restive,
passionate, visionary,
helpful.
You Like
To help others, to
express your concern at
injustice, social and
cultural histories,
understanding human
psychology, a sense
of community, people
with social concerns.
You Are Good at
Dealing with all kinds
of people, working in a
team, demanding your
rights, living frugally,
making the most of any
given situation,
strategising, writing
letters, taking criticism,
doing daring acts.
You Can Become
a social worker,
environmental activist,
NGO representative,
rural development
expert, public interst
advocate, lawyer,
communications expert.

Word-finders group

  1. Thinker Tinker if we leave out an ‘h’.Who is a tinker?
  2. Make a list of words that your classmates want to find out the meanings of. Then find out the meanings by consulting a dictionary or asking your teacher. Tell your classmates what you have found out.

People-finders group Find people in the jobs mentioned here. They may be people you know, or people mentioned in newspapers, etc. Make a chart.
Picture-finders group Get pictures or photograph of the kinds of people, subjects, activities, places, etc., mentioned above.

SPEAKING
A. Why does Radha’s mother tell her that it is not suitable for girls to climb trees? Find points to agree with Radha or her mother.
Plan what you will say by making notes like this:
Girls should be able to climb trees if they wish
1. It is an interesting game.
2. It is a good exercise for the body.
3. It builds their confidence to go in for adventure.
Girls should not be allowed to climb trees
1. Tree climbing involves risk of getting hurt.
2. It is a game that suits man’s physique.
3. Girls need not be sturdy. They lose their feminine charm if they do very hard jobs.
Now divide the class into two groups. Present to the rest of the class the opinion of Radha who thinks there is no harm in girls climbing trees and of her mother who thinks girls should not do this.
Answer: For self-attempt.
B. Sit in a circle so that you can see each other. Each one must talk to complete the following sentence in your own way.
“What makes me very angry is ………..” Remember to listen with respect and without comment to each person as he/she speaks.
Answer: For self-attempt.

The Wonderful Words

Textbook Questions Solved

Working With The Poem


Question1. With your partner, complete the following sentences in your own words using the ideas in the poem.
(i) Do not let a thought shrivel and die because ____________________.
(ii) English is a ____________________ with words that everyone can play.
(iii) One has to match ____________________.
(iv) Words are the ____________________ of thought.
Answer: (i) you don’t know how to say it.
(ii) wonderful game.
(iii) the words to the brightest thoughts in one’s head.
(iv) food and dress.


Question2. In groups of four discuss the following lines and their meanings.
(i) All that you do is match the words To the brightest thoughts in your head
(ii) For many of the loveliest things Have never yet been said
(iii) And everyone’s longing today to hear.
Some fresh and beautiful thing
(iv) But only words can free a thought.
From its prison behind your eyes
Answer: (i) You need to look for proper and accurate words to convey your thoughts beautifully.
(ii) It is wrong to think that all that was worth saying has already been said earlier. There are numerous lovely things waiting to be said.
(iii) If you have got some original and striking thing to say, you will find thousands of eager listeners.
(iv) Mind is a treasure house of wonderful ideas and plans.
They are like captives in your head. Only proper words can liberate those thoughts from the prison.

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