Kerala State Board New Syllabus Plus One English Textbook Answers Unit 3 Beyond The Horizon Text Book Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes.
Kerala Plus One English Textbook Answers Unit 3 Beyond The Horizon
Look at the illustration given below.
Give a suitable caption to it.
What more would you like to include in this illustration?
An aeroplane, a train, a mountain, a beach, a big hotel, a city, skiing, dancing
Travel is an integral part of modern life. It opens up new horizons and experience. Imagine that you are planning a tour to a place of importance.
What are your criteria for selecting your tourist destination?
a) Scenic beauty
b) Good accommodation and good food
d) Travel facilities and Safety
Read and discuss :
The lush beauty of a place is a real feast for the eyes. It never fails to attract us. Here is an account of the magical beauty of nature-the panoramic view from the top of Thamarasseri Ghats orThamarasseri Churam (a hilly highway with 9 hairpin curves from Adivaram to Lakkidi, in Wayanad) towards the Arabian Sea.
Read the material given below.
‘High mountains rise to the left with water glistening on bare black rocks like tears of gladness in the eyes of sorrow; forests stretch away here with gentle slope and easy undulation; far below lie swamps choked with thorny thickets and rank coarse grasses in whose bosoms are stored the streams which water those large stretches of rice fields, here sere and yellow after the sickle of the reaper, there whitening unto harvest or again a vivid green where the second crop matures.
Hills everywhere, some arid, red and unfruitful, more covered in the feathery foliage of the Eastern orchards… As the distance grows farther, hill and field all merge into one green plain, and beyond gleams the sea, hard to be discerned from heaven that bends down and meets it. The thought rises from the heart that in such fair and well-ordered beauty, the affairs of this world may perchance appear… so strange, so little comprehendible by us, the dwellers, amid its hills and valleys.
– (Wayanad: It’s Peoples and Traditions by C. Gopalan Nair, 1911)
Discuss the colours mentioned in the passage.
Black rocks, yellow rice fields, whitening into harvest, green crops, red hills, green plain.
What gives Thamarasseri its well-ordered beauty?
The high mountains with water glistening on bare black rocks, the forests that stretch with gentle slope and easy undulation, the swamps choked with thorny thickets, the harvested rice fields, the vivid green second crops, the hills, the green plain, and he gleaming sea and the sky that bends down to meet the sea gives Thamarasseri its well-ordered beauty.
Pick out the word pictures found in the passage.
Thorny thickets coarse grasses sere and yellow
Think of a place in your locality which is noted
for its scenic beauty. Is it attractive and beautiful as the place described in the above passage? Discuss with your friends. (3 Mark)
Read and Enjoy
Travel is an eye-opener. It opens up new, refreshing snapshots before us and often helps us to change our philosophy of life.
… all experience is an arch wherethrough’
Gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades Forever and forever when I move.
Beyond The Horizon About the Author:
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ulysses is the speaker of Tennyson’s poem. For him travel is the means to satisfy his unquenchable thirst for knowledge. With his strong determination, ‘to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield’, he plans to go beyond horizons of knowledge and experience. Nowadays the amenities of travel have improved. The opportunities of travel have also increased.
This Unit focuses on travel and the different experience it gives. It takes the students through different areas of travel – adoration of natural beauty, a desire for adventure and an exploration of new cultures, customs and traditions.
It has three lessons:
a) Sunrise on the Hills (a poem)
b) The Trip of Le Horla (a short story)
c) The Sacred Turtles of Kadavu (a Fijian Legend)