No Men Are Foreign 9th English Poem


"No Men Are Foreign" 

by James Kirkup:

1. What is the central theme of the poem?

  • (a) The beauty of nature 

  • (b) The importance of love 

  • (c) The dangers of war (

  • d) Universal brotherhood and shared humanity

2. What line best summarizes the message of the first stanza?

  • (a) "Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign" 

  • (b) "We have many ways of thinking of other people as different" 

  • (c) "Have you ever thought of some people as strange" 

  • (d) "Other countries as foreign"

3. How does the poem portray the similarities between people from different countries?

  • (a) By comparing their appearance 

  • (b) By highlighting their cultural differences 

  • (c) By focusing on their shared experiences and needs 

  • (d) By mentioning their shared ancestry

4. What effect does the repetition of the phrase "Remember" have in the poem?

  • (a) It introduces new ideas. 

  • (b) It creates a sense of urgency. 

  • (c) It emphasizes the importance of the message. 

  • (d) It slows down the pace of the poem.

5. What does the poet mean by "Our hells of fire and dust outrage the innocence of air"?

  • (a) War pollutes the environment. 

  • (b) Nature is pure and untouched by humans. 

  • (c) We should protect the Earth. 

  • (d) All of the above.

6. What is the poet's call to action in the final stanza?

  • (a) To appreciate the beauty of other cultures. 

  • (b) To fight against injustice. 

  • (c) To choose love and understanding over hatred. 

  • (d) To travel the world and experience different countries.

7. Which literary device is used in the line "Beneath all uniforms, a single body breathes"?

  • (a) Metaphor 

  • (b) Simile 

  • (c) Synecdoche 

  • (d) Hyperbole

8. What is the tone of the poem?

  • (a) Angry and vengeful 

  • (b) Lighthearted and playful 

  • (c) Poignant and hopeful 

  • (d) Fearful and anxious

9. What symbol is used to represent shared humanity in the poem?

  • (a) Fire 

  • (b) Water 

  • (c) Earth 

  • (d) Air

10. How does the poem challenge your own perceptions of "foreignness" and "otherness"?

  • (a) It doesn't offer any new perspectives. 

  • (b) It reinforces the idea of cultural differences. 

  • (c) It encourages you to see the commonalities between people. 

  • (d) It makes you feel more patriotic to your own country.

1. (d) 2. (a) 3. (c) 4. (c) 5. (d) 6. (c) 7. (c) 8. (c) 9. (c) 10. © 

Reasons for the Amazon Rainforest's Droughts and Famines (Reading)

Reasons for the Amazon rainforest's droughts and famines:

  • Climate change: The Amazon rainforest is being hit hard by climate change. Rising temperatures are causing the rainforest to dry out, leading to more frequent and severe droughts. These droughts are making it harder for plants to grow and survive, which is leading to food shortages for animals and humans who depend on the rainforest.

  • Deforestation: Deforestation is another major threat to the Amazon rainforest. When trees are cut down, the rainforest loses its ability to store water and regulate the climate. This can lead to more droughts and floods. Deforestation also destroys the habitat of plants and animals, which can disrupt the rainforest's ecosystem and make it more vulnerable to other threats.

  • El Niño: El Niño is a naturally occurring climate phenomenon that can cause droughts in the Amazon rainforest. El Niño occurs when the trade winds in the Pacific Ocean weaken, allowing warm water to build up off the coast of South America. This warm water can cause the jet stream to shift, which can bring dry weather to the Amazon.

Solutions to the Amazon rainforest's droughts and famines:

  • Reduce climate change: The most important thing we can do to protect the Amazon rainforest is to reduce climate change. This means reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide. We can do this by using renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, and by improving energy efficiency.

  • Protect the rainforest: We need to stop deforestation and protect the existing rainforest. This can be done by supporting sustainable forestry practices, such as selective logging, and by creating protected areas for the rainforest.

  • Restore the rainforest: We can also help to restore the rainforest by planting trees. This will help to store carbon dioxide, regulate the climate, and provide habitat for plants and animals.

  • Support indigenous communities: Indigenous communities play a vital role in protecting the Amazon rainforest. We can support them by respecting their land rights and by working with them to develop sustainable ways to manage the rainforest.

Additional information:

  • The Amazon rainforest is home to about 10% of the world's known species.

  • The Amazon rainforest is a major source of fresh water for South America.

  • The Amazon rainforest plays an important role in regulating the global climate.

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas Greetings 


  • Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with joy, love, and peace!

  • May your home be blessed with the warmth of loved ones and the twinkling magic of Christmas.

  • Merry Christmas! Wishing you a season of good tidings and festive cheer.

More creative:

  • May your Christmas sparkle brighter than the lights on the tree!

  • Let the bells of Christmas jingle all your worries away. Wishing you a joyous holiday!

  • May your heart be merry and bright with the spirit of Christmas.

To loved ones:

  • Merry Christmas to my dearest friends and family! Wishing you a season of laughter, love, and creating lasting memories.

  • Though miles may separate us, you're always close in my heart. Sending you warm wishes for a magical Christmas.

  • Merry Christmas! You are the best gift I could ask for. May your day be filled with joy and love.


  • "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!" - Elf

  • "Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hearth of friendship." - Washington Irving

  • "Peace on Earth, and good will to men." - Luke 2:14

Spread the Christmas Spirit All Over!


Essential Vocabulary 10


Essential Vocabulary: 10

1. The word "meticulous" describes someone who is:

  • (a) forgetful 

  • (b) careless 

  • (c) detail-oriented 

  • (d) impulsive

2. The opposite of "ambiguous" is:

  • (a) clear 

  • (b) concise 

  • (c) brief 

  • (d) precise

3. The word "dilemma" refers to:

  • (a) a boring task 

  • (b) a difficult choice 

  • (c) a surprising event 

  • (d) a funny storyp

4. The synonym of "exorbitant" is:

  • (a) reasonable 

  • (b) affordable 

  • (c) excessive 

  • (d) moderate

5. The word "fallacy" means:

  • (a) a truth 

  • (b) a mistake 

  • (c) a belief 

  • (d) an opinion

6. The antonym of "impulsive" is:

  • (a) thoughtful 

  • (b) spontaneous 

  • (c) energetic 

  • (d) decisive

7. The word "meticulous" can be used to describe:

  • (a) a messy room 

  • (b) a carefully crafted plan 

  • (c) a loud conversation 

  • (d) a quick decision

8. The opposite of "melancholy" is:

  • (a) joy 

  • (b) curiosity 

  • (c) anger 

  • (d) fear

9. The word "obsolete" means:

  • (a) important 

  • (b) useful 

  • (c) outdated 

  • (d) modern

10. The synonym of "perseverance" is:

  • (a) giving up 

  • (b) making excuses 

  • (c) determination 

  • (d) laziness

1: (c) detail-oriented 2: (a) clear 3: (b) a difficult choice 4: (c) excessive 5: (b) a mistake 6: (a) thoughtful 7: (b) a carefully crafted plan 8: (a) joy 9: (c) outdated 10: (c) determination.

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