WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY – UNIT- 6 : Prose
Let’s Listen :
Do you know what a website is? A website is a place on the Internet where you can find information about something.
Dr Vinod Sena, a visually challenged man, has developed a website for the blind. Listen to your teacher to know more about Dr Vinod Sena.
Let’s listen and respond :
1. What is a website?
2. Who is Dr Vinod Sena?
3. How did Dr Vinod Sena connect the visually challenged people to the world of the internet?
4. Do you know any other specially-abled persons who have done great things in their lives? Describe the achievements of such persons.
No one is born great. One becomes great by his deeds, willpower, patience and perseverance. These make a person overcome his / her weaknesses and disabilities to achieve his / her goal. Here are two stories of athletes who have achieved their best, inspite of their physical challenges. They were differently-abled indeed!
WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY
The 1992 Olympics had put Barcelona on the map of the world. Thousands of athletes take part in the games. Why do so many countries send their teams to the Olympics? It is because the Olympics is one of the world’s biggest events. It is an honour for any country to send her athletes to take part in these games. It is not success or failure that counts; what matters is participation in the games.
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona
The players put in their best efforts to win. They want to set a new record and become the world’s best ever.
A few among such players have already been victims of accidents; a few others have been victims of diseases. Yet none of these see themselves as disabled. They are eager to show that they are champions in their own fields. One such champion was Wilma Rudolf of the U.S.A. She is popularly known as the ‘Black Gazelle’. She had the speed and grace of a deer.
Wilma Rudolf of the U.S.A.
Wilma Rudolf of the U.S.A.
Wilma belonged to a large Negro family. In fact, she was the fourteenth child and was very weak when she was born. At the age of four, she had an attack of polio and was in bed for two long years. The doctors recommended a regular massage to get her limp leg back to normal. Each member in her family spent some time massaging her leg and in course of time, she was able to walk. She, however, needed special shoes.
As her legs became a little stronger, she began to run about and play. At no time did she feel that she was physically handicapped. As years passed, she improved in health and grew strong enough to play basketball for her school. She was always cheerful and active and was full of hope that she would one day be a great player.
A trainer of athletes happened to meet her one day. He saw that she was a talented girl and could become a sprinter. She took regular lessons from this coach, which helped her join the American Olympic team that went to Melbourne. At the next Olympics in Rome, she became a superstar and won three gold medals. She used to say jokingly, “I run fast because mine is a large family and I need to get to the dining table first!”
Another champion who suffered a lot as a boy was Rafer Johnson. When he was only twelve, his left leg was badly crushed in a machine. The front of one of the toes was hanging out as though it would fall off. The surgeon who treated him feared that the entire leg might have to be cut off. Rafer was very much upset. All the time he was in bed he prayed to God for His mercy. He grew better day by day and the surgeon could finally save his leg, but it did not heal completely.
Rafer’s interest in sport was so strong that he did not worry about his weak leg. He often had difficulty in wearing spiked shoes, but this did not stop him from having a regular practice. He worked hard day and night and was finally selected for the Olympics. He took part in the decathlon and won first place. He was called “the greatest all-round athlete in the world”.
Both these champions had a dream: they set themselves a goal to achieve the dream; they worked with a will to reach this goal. Their dreams came true and they became world-famous athletes.
Wilma Rudolph’s Incredible Career | Olympic Records
Wilma Rudolph Biography In Hindi | Inspirational & Motivational Life Story Video | Never Give Up
event : an important happening, ಸಂದರ್ಭ
exciting : causing strong feelings, ರೋಮಾಂಚನ, ಆತುರ, ಕುತೂಹಲ
participate : take part in, ಭಾಗವಹಿಸು, ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಳ್ಳು, ಭಾಗಿಯಾಗು
victim : one who suffers pain or disability as a result of an accident or disease, ಅಪಘಾತದಿಂದಾಗಿ ದೇಹ ಊನವಾಗು, ಸಂತ್ರಸ್ತೆ
massage : pressing or rubbing to remove pain, ನೋವು ಗುಣವಾಗಲು ತಿಕ್ಕುವುದು
gazelle : deer-like animal, ಜಿಂಕೆ ತರಹದ ಪ್ರಾಣಿ
recommend : suggest, advise, ಸೂಚಿಸು, ಸಲಹೆ
sprinter : fast runner, ಓಟಗಾರ
spikes : pointed pieces of metal on running shoes, ಓಟಗಾರರು ಬಳಸುವ ಪಾದರಕ್ಷೆ
decathlon : a competition where athletes take part in ten separate events-10 mt dashes, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 mt run, 110 mt hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw,1500 mt run, ದಶಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ
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Samveda – 6th – English Second Language – Where there is a Will There is a Way (Part1 of 2)
Samveda – 6th – English Second Language – Where There is a Will There is a Way (Part 2 of 2)
Where there is a will there is a way | Unit 6 | 6th standard English
Language work (Grammar)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb. It tells you about an action or the way something is done. A lot of adverbs end in -ly
The dog is barking fiercely.
Alice skated beautifully.
The prince and the Princess lived happily ever after.
The birds are singing sweetly.
It is raining heavily.
The dog and the cat live together peacefully.
The soldiers fought bravely.
The sun is shining brightly.
The old man walked slowly.
|Some adverbs describe the way something is done. They are called adverbs of manner.|
- I went to school cheerfully.
- He runs fast.
- We celebrated teacher’s day happily.
|Some adverbs describe when something happens. They are called adverbs of time.|
No, do it now.
- Point of time—now, then, today, tomorrow, tonight, yesterday, last week, last night, next year, etc.
- Relationships in time (when)—already, before, early, after, while, earlier, finally, first, just, last, late, later, later, next, previous, recently, since, soon, till, yet, etc.
We went out for dinner last night.
I shall go to the dentist tomorrow.
Next year my sister will be in college.
Now is the time for children.
|Some adverbs tell you where something happens. They are called adverbs of place.|
- They were coming here.
- Some are talking outside.
- Please come inside.
- They live somewhere in Paris.
Adverbs of Degree tell us the extent and the intensity of action.
They answer the question how much. Some common adverbs of degree are almost, nearly, quite, just, too, enough, hardly, scarcely, very and extremely.
- This is just the book I want.
- I have nearly finished my dinner.
What are Adverbs | Type of Adverbs | Four Types of Adverbs
Introduction to ADVERBS | Types and Uses | Spoken English
HOW & WHERE to put -Ly Adverbs Properly | Spoken English
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