Dignity of Labour – Unit – 6 : Prose

Warm-up Activity:

Task A: Discuss with your partner the different kinds of professions.

The different kinds of professions are Teacher, Doctor, Carpenter, Housekeeper, conductor, Driver, Musician, Painter, Photographer, Postman, Police, Tailor, Dancer, etc.

Task B: You must have seen your mother and father work at home and outside. They work hard from morning till night. Make a list of the work each one does.

1cuts grass1ploughs the field
2sows seeds2weeds the field
3gather the crop3cut the crops
4cooks food4milk the cows
5grazes the cows5looks after the sheep

Dignity of Labour

1. Once there lived a rich businessman. He had a lazy son. The father wanted his son to be hard-working and responsible. He wanted his son to realize the value of labour.

2. One day the father called his son and said, “Today, I want you to go out and earn something. Otherwise, you won’t be given food tonight.”

3. The lazy boy was not used to doing any kind of work. This demand by his father scared him. He went crying to his mother. Her heart melted at the sight of tears in her son’s eyes. She gave him a gold coin. In the evening when the father asked him what he had earned, he showed the gold coin. The father asked him to throw it into the well in front of their house. The son did as he was told.

4. The father was a man of wisdom. He guessed that the gold coin was given by his wife. The next day, he sent her to her parent’s house. He ordered his son to go out and earn something. This time the sister gave him a rupee coin. The boy showed his father the coin. The father asked him to throw that coin too into the well. The son did so.

5. The father realized that yet again someone had helped the boy. He sent his daughter back to her inlaw’s house. He again asked his son to go out and earn something, else he would not be given supper.

6. This time there was no one to help the boy. He went to the market in search of work. A shopkeeper offered him two rupees for carrying his bag to his house. The boy accepted the offer. He was sweating a lot by the time he finished the work. His feet were trembling and his neck and back were aching.

7. He returned home and handed the two-rupee coin to his father. His father asked him to throw it into the well. The boy cried out in pain and said, “Father, I earned this money. My entire body is aching, my palms have rashes and you are asking me to throw my hard-earned money into the well!”

8. The businessman was happy. His son had realised the value of hard work. The son promised never to be lazy. The father handed over the keys of his shop to the son.

Words to Know:

lazy : one who does not want to work, ಆಲಸಿ, ಸೋಮಾರಿ, ದುಡಿಯಲು ಮನಸ್ಸಿಲ್ಲದ
responsible : one who can take up work and finish it, ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿ, ಹೊಣೆಗಾರಿಕೆಯ
realise : become aware or understand something, ಅರಿವಾಗು
labour : hard work, ಶ್ರಮದ ಕೆಲಸ, ದುಡಿಮೆ, ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕ
scare : get frightened, ಹೆದರಿಕೆ, ಭೀತಿಗೊಳ್ಳು
melt : get softened, ಕರಗು
wisdom : knowledge, ಬುದ್ಧಿವಂತಿಕೆ, ಲೋಕಜ್ಞಾನ
supper : meal eaten at night, ರಾತ್ರಿಯ ಊಟ
accept : agree, ಒಪ್ಪಿಕೊ, ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸು
tremble : shake due to fear or excess work, ನಡಗು
ache : pain, ನೋವು
rashes : red marks on the skin, ದದ್ದುಗಳು

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Samveda – 5th – English Second Language – Dignity of Labour (Part 1 of 2)

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DIGNITY OF LABOUR | 5TH STANDARD ENGLISH | Dignity of Labour in Kannada


ಈ ಪಾಠದ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೋತ್ತರಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಮೇಲಿನ ಲಿಂಕ್ ಮೇಲೆ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

Competency – Genders



Gender is a category of nouns. There are four types of Genders.

Masculine Gender: The names of all male persons or animals are said to be of the Masculine Gender.

Example:  man, actor, uncle, hero, king, lion etc.

Feminine Gender: The names of all female persons or animals are said to be of the Feminine Gender.

Example: woman, aunt, daughter, actress, queen, lioness etc.

Neuter Gender: Things without life cannot be distinguished either as male or female; hence the names of such things are said to be of the Neuter Gender. Example: house, knife, tree, chair, table, book, ball etc.

Common Gender: Names that can be used for both males and females are said to be of the Common Gender.

Example: child, parent, student etc.

Methods to distinguish the Feminine Noun from the Masculine Noun;

        1.   By making a change in the last part of the word.

        2.   By adding a word after or before.

        3.   By changing the word.

By making a change in the last part of the word

Some Feminine is formed by simply adding –ess to the Masculine.

Sometimes the form is slightly changed before –ess is added.

Note – Also note how the following Feminines are formed:

By adding a word after or before

The Feminine of a Compound Noun is formed by changing that part which shows the gender.

By changing the word

Many Nouns have different words for the Masculine and the Feminine.

Common Gender


Neuter Gender


When a Noun changes from Masculine to Feminine, the Pronoun in the sentence must change too.



        1.   Though Collective Nouns refer to living beings but are used as Neuter-Noun. For Example : The army is called to tackle the situation.

        2.   Objects known for their power, strength, and violence are used as Masculine Gender Noun. For Example: Death is cruel. He is as certain as tomorrow.

        3.   Objects known for their beauty, gentleness and grace are used as Feminine-Gender Noun. For Example: The earth is a unique planet. Her beauty is adorable.

Nouns Gender | English Grammar & Composition

Gender Nouns in English Grammar