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Translation of Passages :

Rules for Translation of Passages :

  1. Read the passage two or three times.

  2. Understand the meaning of the passage.

  3. Translate into the language coherently.

  4. Direct Speech should be changed into Indirect Speech.

  5. Have a rough draft first and then a fair draft.

Translate the following passage into your first language :

  1. Trees are useful to us. They give us timber and firewood. The timber is used to make chairs, tables and other furniture. We get oil from the oil seeds of some trees. The leaves and fruits of some trees are used to prepare medicines.

  2. Food is essential for all living beings. Without food man cannot live long. Every man has to eat a certain quantity of food. If he eats less than that quantity, his health will fail and he will fall ill. So every man has to eat enough food to live.

  3. Once a speeding car hit an old gentleman. The driver lifted the wounded man. He comforted gentleman saying that he was lucky. He said that the accident had taken place in front of a doctor’s house.

  4. Electricity gives us comfort and happiness. The fans that run by electricity give as cool air. The washing machine and the grinders are very useful to women. Electricity runs factories. The electric lamps give brighter light than the old kerosene lamp.

  5. Television is one of the wonders of modern science. Many useful programmes on education, health and agriculture are telecasted. Interesting plays and films are shown at regular intervals. It is used for commercial advertisement. It was invented by John Baird.

  6. The crow is a common bird found in our country. It eats all kinds of waste food materials thrown out of the house. It also eats rats and decayed things found in the street. The crow removes all bad smelling things by eating them. So it is called the scavenger of the sky.

  7. India is a very big nation. It is as large as the whole of Europe minus Russia. Gandhiji is the father of our nation. He fought bravely against the foreign rulers who ruled India. Non violence was the only one weapon that he used to fight for his cause. India became independent on 15th August, 1r947.

  8. A Policeman has to protect the public from thieves and wicked men. He has to give help to all those who need it, especially to strangers, foreigners and old people. He must be brave and strong so that he can prevent violent people behaving rudely. In a difficulty the policeman has the right to call upon anybody for help. To refuse to help the policeman is an offence against good citizenship.

  9. Africa is the home of rhinoceros. They also live in India. He is the big, ugly animal with two horns on his snout. It is not made of bone but of pressed hair. However it is solid enough to with stand blows against hard objects. But the horn has a weakness. If a bullet hits it the rhino falls down stunned.

  10. A poor man was once wrongly imprisoned. After some years he was set free and given a sum of money as compensation for the imprisonment. He went straight away to the market and bought all the birds he saw in cages. To the great surprise of the shopkeepers, he opened the cages and set the birds free. He explained that he pitied anything that was in prison for no fault at all.

Translation of Passages needs very good command over both languages.

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