Class 6

### 𝐀 𝐃𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥

1. I HAD heard a great deal about Miss Beam's school, but not till last week did the chance come to visit it.

2. When I arrived there was no one in sight but a girl of about twelve.

color{green}(•) Her eyes were covered with a bandage and she was being led carefully between the flower-beds by a little boy, who was about four years younger.

color{green}(•) She stopped, and it looked like she asked him who had come.

color{green}(•) He seemed to be describing me to her.

color{green}(•) Then they passed on.

3. Miss Beam was all that I had expected- middle-aged, full of authority, yet kindly and understanding.

color{green}(•) Her hair was beginning to turn grey, and she had the kind of plump figure that is likely to be comforting to a homesick child.

color{green}(•) I asked her some questions about her teaching methods, which I had heard were simple.

4. No more than is needed to help them to learn how to do things- simple spelling, adding, subtracting, multiplying
and writing.

color{green}(•) The rest is done by reading to them and by interesting talks, during which they have to sit still and keep
their hands quiet.

color{green}(•) There are practically no other lessons.

5. 'The real aim of this school is not so much to teach thought as to teach thoughtfulness - kindness to others, and being responsible citizens.

color{green}(•) Look out of the window a minute, will you?

6. I went to the window which overlooked a large garden and a playground at the back. "What do you see?" Miss Beam asked.

7. "I see some very beautiful grounds," I said, "and a lot of jolly children.

color{green}(•) It pains me, though, to see that they are not all so healthy and active-looking.

color{green}(•) When I came in, I saw one poor little girl being led about.

color{green}(•) She has some trouble with her eyes.

color{green}(•) Now I can see two more with the same difficulty.

color{green}(•) And there's a girl with a crutch watching the others at play.

color{green}(•) She seems to be a hopeless cripple.

8. Miss Beam laughed. "Oh, no!" she said. "She's not really lame.

color{green}(•) This is only her lame day.

color{green}(•) The others are not blind either. It is only their blind day.

color{green}(•) I must have looked very surprised, for she laughed again.

9. 'This is a very important part of our system.

color{green}(•) To make our children appreciate and understand misfortune, we make them share in misfortune too.

color{green}(•) Each term every child has one blind day, one lame day, one deaf day, one injured day and one dumb day.

color{green}(•) During the blind day their eyes are bandaged absolutely and they are on their honour not to peep.

color{green}(•) The bandage is put on overnight so they wake blind.

color{green}(•) This means that they need help with everything. Other children are given the duty of helping them and leading

color{green}(•) They all learn so much this way- both the blind and the helpers.

10. "There is no misery about it," Miss Beam continued.

color{green}(•) "Everyone is very kind, and it is really something of a game.

color{green}(•) Before the day is over, though, even the most thoughtless child realises what misfortune is.

11. The blind day is, of course, really the worst, but some of the children tell me that the dumb day is the most
difficult.

color{green}(•) We cannot bandage the children's mouths, so they really have to exercise their will-power.

color{green}(•) Come into the garden and see for yourself how the children feel about it.

12. Miss Beam led me to one of the bandaged girls. "Here's a gentleman come to talk to you," said Miss Beam,
and left us.

13. "Don't you ever peep?" I asked the girl.

color{green}(•) "Oh, no!" she exclaimed. "That would be cheating! But I had no idea it was so awful to be blind.

color{green}(•) You can't see a thing. You feel you are going to be hit by something every moment. It's such a
relief just to sit down."

14. "Are your helpers kind to you?" I asked.

color{green}(•) "Fairly. But they are not as careful as I shall be when it is my turn. Those that have been blind already are the best
helpers. It's perfectly ghastly not to see. I wish you'd try."

color{green}(•) "Shall I lead you anywhere?" I asked.

15. "Oh, yes", she said. "Let's go for a little walk.

color{green}(•) Only you must tell me about things.

color{green}(•) I shall be so glad when today is over.

color{green}(•) The other bad days can't be half as bad as this.

color{green}(•) Having a leg tied up and hopping about on a crutch is almost fun, I guess.

color{green}(•) Having an arm tied up is a bit more troublesome, because you can't eat without help, and things like that.

color{green}(•) I don't think I'll mind being deaf for a day- at least not much.

color{green}(•) But being blind is so frightening.

color{green}(•) My head aches all the time just from worrying that I'll get hurt. Where are we now?"

16. "In the playground," I said. "We're walking towards the house. Miss Beam

𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦
𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭."
"𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨?"
𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘥.
"𝘈 𝘣𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥
𝘢 𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦."
"𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘦?" 𝘴𝘩𝘦
𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥. "𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳
𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳?"
"𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵," 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥.
"𝘠𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘦. 𝘚𝘩𝘦'𝘴
𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭."
"𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦'𝘴 𝘢𝘯. 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴,"
𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥.

"𝘠𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳. 𝘏𝘦'𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳.
𝘏𝘦'𝘴 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥!"
"𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘥
𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳. 𝘚𝘩𝘦'𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴."
"𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘈𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘢," 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥.

17. And so we walked on. Gradually I discovered that I was ten times more thoughtful than I ever thought I could
be.

color{green}(•) I also realised that if I had to describe people and things to someone else, it made them more interesting to me.

color{green}(•) When I finally had to leave, I told Miss Beam that I was very sorry to go.

color{green}(•) "Ah!" she replied, "then there is something in my system after all."

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ color{green}("E.V LUCAS")

### 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐭

𝐀. 𝐏𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡.

color{green}(•) Don't refer to the text.

color{green}(•) I shall be so glad when today is over.

color{green}(•) Having a leg tied up and hopping about on a crutch is almost fun, I guess.

color{green}(•) I don't think I'll mind being deaf for a dayat least not much.

color{green}(•) But being blind is so frightening.

color{green}(•) Only you must tell me about things.

color{green}(•) Let's go for a little walk.

color{green}(•) The other bad days can't be half as bad as this.

𝐁. 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬

1. Why do you think the -writer visited Miss Beam's school? (l)

2. What was the 'game' that every child in the school had to play? (9)

3. "Each term every child has one blind day, one lame day ... " Complete the line. Which day was the hardest? Why was it
the hardest? (9, 11, 15)

4. What was the purpose of these special days? (5, 9)

### 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞

𝐀. 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐡𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐱 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰.
 paragraph numbers 1. homesick (3) 2. practically (4) 3. it pains me (7) 4. appreciate (9) 5. thoughtless (10) 6. exercise (11) 7. relief (13) 8. ghastly (14)
𝐁. 𝐑𝐞-𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲:
1. I had heard a great deal about Miss Beam's school.
2. Miss Beam was all that I had expected- middle-aged, full of authority.
3. I went to the window which overlooked a large garden.
4. "We cannot bandage the children's mouths, so they really have to exercise their will-power."
𝐂. 𝟏. 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲. 𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝
(i) find a word which means the same as ghastly. Write down the word and its two meanings.
(ii) find a word meaning a part of the school year.
(iii) find a word that means examination.
𝟐. 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟
(i) all the words on the page (plus any more that you can think of) that begin with terr-
(ii) five words that may follow the last word on the page, that.
(iii) write down your own meaning of the word thank.
color{green}(•) Then write down the meaning given in the dictionary.

### 𝐏𝐨𝐞𝐦

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ color{red}("All but Blind")

𝘈𝘭𝘭. 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥
𝘐𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦
𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘴
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳-𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘔𝘰𝘭𝘦.
𝘈𝘜 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥
𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘬𝘺
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘉𝘢𝘵
𝘛𝘸𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘺.
𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥
𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘢𝘺
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘖𝘸𝘭 𝘣𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴
𝘖𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺.
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘢..𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘯𝘦,
𝘚𝘰, 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦
𝘐 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦.
\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ color{green}("WALTER DE LA MARE")

### 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠

𝐀. 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨.

For example :

turning a somersault

color{green}(•) Compare your list with the others' in the class. Can you explain why you find these things difficult to do?
color{green}(•) Now, write down for each finger one action for which that finger is particularly important.
color{green}(•) For example, the second (or index) finger helps to hold the knife down firmly when cutting.