HOBBIES – UNIT – 5
My Hobby – Anonymous
The sky is as blue as the heavens
The crowd was nowhere to be found
The birds are happy singing
Oh, what an enchanting sound!
No one knows why I do this
Why I sit hours carelessly away
This sketching is my hobby
This world of beauty is where I play
So now I lie here, drawing
Oh, what a beautiful scene!
This world is my cherished love
So peaceful, so serene.
New words :
sketch : draw – ಚಿತ್ರ ಬರೆ, ರೇಖಾ ಚಿತ್ರ ರಚಿಸು
enchanting: very pleasant; attractive – ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸುವ, ಆನಂದದಾಯಕ
cherished : desired – ಆಸೆಪಡು, ಇಚ್ಛಿಸು
serene: calm – ಪ್ರಶಾಂತ
lie: ಮಲಗು, ಮಲಗಿರು
Sing and enjoy
The teacher recites/sings. Listen, then open the book and recite/sing (in chorus).
There is a lovely nest,
a lovely lovely nest.
The nest is in the tree,
the tree is in the park.
Once I saw a little bird,
come hop, hop, hop.
I cried, “Little bird,
will you stop, stop, stop ?’’
I was going to the tree
to say, “How do you do?”
But he shook his little tail
and away he flew.
Read and enjoy:
Teacher reads the lesson. Listen with your book closed. Teacher reads it again. Listen with your book open.
There lived a cute boy at Thiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu. He was born on November 7, 1888. He was very clever and smart. He was good at his studies and had good hobbies, too. He loved to swim in the village pond for hours. He had so many friends to play with. They loved flying kites. They used to make colourful kites. The boy was always busy. When he had no work, he used to go for a long walk. He loved to watch the beauty of nature. He was very curious about everything around him.
The boy waited for evening every day because it was time to listen to stories from his father. Many village people used to come to his father to listen to the stories of the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and other stories. The father also used to play on the veena and violin. The boy enjoyed the sweet music. He was so curious to know everything.
The boy was very intelligent and disciplined. All the teachers loved him and advised him to read good books. The boy started to read books on science and nature. His interest in science grew day by day. Physics became his favourite subject.
These good hobbies helped him to work hard to find new things.
With his hard work, he became a famous scientist and got the Nobel Prize in 1930.
Do you know who this boy was? It was Sir C.V. Raman. He invented his theory on “LIGHT”, popularly known as the “Raman Effect”.
hobby: an activity which someone does for pleasure – ಹವ್ಯಾಸ
curious: interested to know about something – ಕುತೂಹಲ
scientist: one who studies science – ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿ
invent: create something new – ಆವಿಷ್ಕಾರ
Read this conversation between a new student and his teacher on the first day of school.
Teacher : Dear student, will you please stand up?
Sesha : Yes, Miss.
Teacher : What’s your name?
Sesha : My name is Sesha Rai.
Teacher : Sesha Rai, where are you from?
Sesha : I am from Mangaluru.
Teacher : Ok. Let’s know about your parents.
Sesha : My father is a lawyer and my mother is a teacher.
Teacher : I am glad to hear that. Can you please tell us about your hobbies?
Sesha : Of course. I like to read story books and my favourite subject is Maths.
Teacher : Well, please sit down.