The Best Christmas Present in the World 31 to 60 Questions

 The Best Christmas Present in the World 31 to 60 Questions.

How to use this Quiz:

  1. Read the Textbook carefully.
  2. Listen to the Audio one are two times.
  3. Then play the quiz cautiously.

Draupadi Murmu - 15th President of India.

Draupadi Murmu - 15th President of India.

(A simple essay for School Children)

Draupadi Murmu is the 1st tribal and 2nd woman President of India. She is a former Governor of Jharkhand belonging to the tribal community. She took charge as the 15th President of India. She hails from the Santhal community in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj, Orissa. On Friday 20 June 1958, she was born in the house of Biranchi Narayan Tudu. 

Her father and grandfather were traditional heads of the village council. Murmu is an arts graduate of Rama Devi Women's College.

From 1979 to 1983, Murmu worked as a junior assistant at the irrigation department of the Government of Odisha. She then worked as a teacher at the school Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Rairangpur and taught Hindi, Odia, Maths and Geography.  She joined BJP in 1997 and entered politics as a councilor in Rairangpur, Orissa. She served Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) by holding many prestigious positions. From 2015 to 2021, she served as 9th governor of Jharkhand. Draupadi Murmu holds a good political image and experience. In 2022 15th presidential elections, her name was highlighted by the BJP-led NDA (National Democratic Alliance). Draupadi Murmu was also awarded Nilkantha Award by the Legislative Assembly of Orissa for being the best MLA.

The Best Christmas Present in the world II

 The Best Christmas Present in the world- II

  1. How to use this video.

  • Watch the video as many times as possible.
  • Observe the pictures and captions carefully.
  • Then mute the video and guess the related sentences of the images. 
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  • Happy Learning.


Dearest Connie,

I write to you in a much happier frame of mind because something wonderful has just happened that I must tell you about at once. We were all standing in our trenches yesterday morning, Christmas morning. It was crisp and quiet all about, as beautiful a morning as I’ve ever seen, as cold and frosty as a Christmas morning should be. I should like to be able to tell you that we began it. But the truth, I’m ashamed to say, is that Fritz began it. First someone saw a white flag waving from the trenches opposite. Then they were calling out to us from across no man’s land, “Happy Christmas, Tommy! Happy Christmas!” When we had got over the surprise, some of us shouted back, “Same to you, Fritz! Same to you!” I thought that would be that. We all did. But then suddenly one of them was up there in his grey greatcoat and waving a white flag. “Don’t shoot, lads!” someone shouted. And no one did. Then there was another Fritz up on the parapet, and another. “Keep your heads down,” I told the men, “it’s a trick.” But it wasn’t. One of the Germans was waving a bottle above his head. “It is Christmas Day, Tommy. We have schnapps. We have sausage. We meet you? Yes?” By this time there were dozens of them walking towards us across no man’s and and not a rifle between them. Little Private Morris

was the first up. “Come on, boys. What are we waiting for?” And then there was no stopping them. I was the officer. I should have stopped them there and then, I suppose, but the truth is that it never even occurred to me I should. All along their line and ours I could see men walking slowly towards one another, grey coats, khaki coats meeting in the middle. And I was one of them. I was part of this. In the middle of the war we were making peace. You cannot imagine, dearest Connie, my feelings as I looked into the eyes of the Fritz officer, who approached me, hand outstretched. “Hans Wolf,” he said, gripping my hand warmly and holding it. “I am from Dusseldorf. I play the cello in the orchestra. Happy Christmas.” 

 “Captain Jim Macpherson,” I replied. “And a Happy Christmas to you too. I’m a school teacher from Dorset, in the west of England.”

“Ah, Dorset,” he smiled. “I know this place. I know it very well.” We shared my rum ration and his excellent sausage. And we talked, Connie, how we talked. He spoke almost perfect English. But it turned out that he had

never set foot in Dorset, never even been to England. He had learned all he knew of England from school, and from reading books in English. His favourite writer was Thomas Hardy, his favourite book Far from the Madding Crowd. So out there in no man’s land we talked of Bathsheba and Gabriel Oak and Sergeant Troy and Dorset. He had a wife and one son, born just six months ago. As I looked about me there were huddles of khaki and grey everywhere, all over no man’s land, smoking, laughing, talking, drinking, eating. Hans Wolf and I shared what was left of your wonderful Christmas cake, Connie. He thought the marzipan was the best he had ever tasted. I agreed. We agreed about everything, and he was my enemy. There never was a Christmas party like it, Connie. Then someone, I don’t know who, brought out a football. Greatcoats were dumped in piles to make goalposts, and the next thing we knew it was Tommy against Fritz out in the middle of no man’s land. Hans Wolf and I looked on and cheered, clapping our hands and stamping our feet, to keep out the cold as much as anything. There was a moment when I noticed our breaths mingling in the air between us. He saw it too and smiled. “Jim Macpherson,” he said after a while, “I think this is how we should resolve this war. A football match. No one dies in a football match. No children are orphaned. No wives become widows.” “I’d prefer cricket,” I told him. “Then we Tommies could be sure of winning, probably.” We laughed at that, and together we watched the game. Sad to say,  Connie, Fritz won, two goals to one. But as Hans Wolf generously said, our goal was wider than theirs, so it wasn’t quite fair. The time came, and all too soon, when the game was finished, the schnapps and the rum and the sausage had long since run out, and we knew it was all over. I wished Hans well and told him I hoped he would see his family again soon, that the fighting would end and we could all go home.

“I think that is what every soldier wants, on both sides,” Hans Wolf said. “Take care, Jim Macpherson. I shall never forget this moment, nor you.” He saluted and walked away from me slowly, unwillingly, I felt. He turned to wave just once and then became one of the hundreds of grey-coated men drifting back towards their trenches. That night, back in our dugouts, we heard them singing a carol, and singing it quite beautifully. It was Stille Nacht, Silent Night. Our boys gave them a rousing chorus of While Shepherds Watched. We exchanged carols for a while and then we all fell silent. We had had our time of peace and goodwill, a time I will treasure as long as I live.

Dearest Connie, by Christmas time next year, this war will be nothing but a distant and terrible memory. I know from all that happened today how much both armies long for peace. We shall be together again soon,

I’m sure of it. 

Your loving, 


Comprehension Check

1. Who had written the letter, to whom, and when?

2. Why was the letter written — what was the wonderful thing that had happened?

3. What jobs did Hans Wolf and Jim Macpherson have when they were not soldiers?

4. Had Hans Wolf ever been to Dorset? Why did he say he knew it?

5. Do you think Jim Macpherson came back from the war? How do you know this?

8.1. The Best Christmas Present in the World - 1

 8.1. The Best Christmas Present in the World - 1 

Hi! Friends,

✅ How to Use this Video?

✅ Just Close your eyes and listen to it carefully.

✅ If you are able to get the Central idea,  you can watch the video after which has been muted.

✅ what you must do is guessing that related sentence to the picture.


8.1. The Best Christmas Present in the World - 1.

Before you read.

There are some dates or periods of time in the history of the world that are so significant that everyone knows and remembers them. The story you will read mentions one such date and event: a war between the British and the Germans in 1914. Can you guess

which war it was? Do you know which events the dates below refer to?

(a) 4 July 1776 (b) 17 December 1903

(c) 6 August 1945 (d) 30 January 1948

(e) 12 April 1961 (f) 20 July 1969

The answers are on page 23.

I spotted it in a junk shop in Bridport, a roll-top desk. The man said it was early nineteenth century, and oak. I had wanted one, but they were far too expensive. This

one was in a bad condition, the roll-top in several pieces, one leg clumsily mended, scorch marks all down one side. It was going for very little money. I thought I could

restore it. It would be a risk, a challenge, but I had to have it. I paid the man and brought it back to my workroom at the back of the garage. I began work on it on Christmas Eve.

I removed the roll-top completely and pulled out the drawers. The veneer had lifted almost everywhere… 

It looked like water damage to me. Both fire and water had clearly taken their toll on this desk. The last drawer was stuck fast. I tried all I could to ease it out gently. In the end I used brute force. I struck it sharply with the side of my fist and the drawer flew open to reveal a shallow space underneath, a secret drawer. There was something in there. I reached in and took out a small black tin box.

Sello-taped to the top of it was a piece of lined notepaper, and written on it in shaky handwriting: “Jim’s last letter, received January 25, 1915. To be buried with me when the time comes.” I knew as I did it that it was wrong of me to open the box, but curiosity got the better of my scruples. It usually does. Inside the box there was an envelope. The address read: “Mrs Jim Macpherson, 12 Copper Beeches, Bridport, Dorset.” I took out the letter and unfolded it. It was written

in pencil and dated at the top — “December 26, 1914”..

Comprehension Check

1. What did the author find in a junk shop?

2. What did he find in a secret drawer? Who do you think had put it in there?. ✅

Video on Reading And Learning practice.

Baseline Sample Tests 2022


Baseline Sample Tests 1 to 10 

By Department of School Education Government of Andhra Pradesh.



Reading Practice for Slow Learners.


Reading Practice for Slow Learners.

Suffix : FULL : FULL OF πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–•

En : Made of πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–•

Able : can do πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• 

Less : without πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• 

Dis: Not, none. πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• 

 Im: not or no, used with some Adjectives and Nouns begin with the words 'by 'my ' p' to give the opposite meaning. πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–•

Re: Back, again, πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• 

Ex: out, from πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• 

Word FormationπŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• 

Phonics. πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• AZ Sounds.

Synonyms. πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–• 

Antonyms: Opposites. πŸ–•πŸ–•πŸ–•

Nasc Prefix.

Ness: Suffix.

Il. It. Prefix.

I'm. Prefix.

To be continued.

The Best Christmas Present in the World 4


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The Best Christmas Present in the World 2

 The Best Christmas Present in the World 2

Read and Answer.

It was going for very little money. I thought I could restore it. It would be a risk, a challenge, but I had to have it. I paid the man and brought it back to my workroom at the back of the garage. I began work on it on Christmas Eve. I removed the roll-top completely and pulled out the drawers. The veneer had lifted almost everywhere



Dear AP 8th Students!

Welcome to the World of NCERT. You don't know how lucky you really are. 

The decision taken by the Government will certainly benefit you only if you read the prescribed books carefully & thoroughly. 

You must improve your reading skills as well as your understanding techniques. 

There is a shortcut to improve and develop your Reading skills and Understanding Techniques that is Reading a wide variety of themes. That's what our books provide us.

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