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10th English : A day in 2889 of an American Journalist

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Unit 5.3 > A day in 2889 of an American Journalist


phonotelephote(n)A means of transmitting and receiving both voice and picture for a personal conversationகுரலையும் உருவத்தையும் சேர்த்து தனி உரையாடலில் பெறுதல்
Champs-Elysees(n)a prestigious avenue in Paris, famous for the Cafes, cinemas and shopsபாரிசில் உள்ள பிரபலமான சினிமா, கடைகள் மற்றும் சிற்றுண்டி வளாகம்
phototelegrams (n) A telegraphic transmission including imagesஉருவத்துடன் தந்தியை பரிமாற்றம் செய்தல்
jovians(n)inhabitants of planet Jupiterஜீபிடர் கோளில் வாழும் மக்கள்
inhabitants(n)a person or animal that lives in or occupies a place.ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட இடத்தில் வாழும் மக்கள் அல்லது மிருகங்கள்
Centropolis (n)(in this story) the new name of New York in 2889கதையில் 2889-ம் ஆண்டு நியூயார்க்கின் புதிய பெயர்
valet(n)a man’s personal male attendant, who is responsible for his clothes and appearanceஆடை மற்றும் தோற்றம் சம்பந்தமான ஒரு மனிதனின் ஆண் உதவியாளர்

A. Answer the following questions in one or few sentences:

1. Why did Francis Bennett wake up with a bad temper?

Francis Bennett’s wife was away in France and he felt a little lonely, So he woke up with a bad temper.

2. What was a mechanized dressing room?

The mechanized dressing room had machines for washing, shaving, shoding, dressing and buttoning from top to toe.

3. How was food served to him?

Food was served with dishes of a thousand types through a network of pneumatic tubes by the Society for Supplying Food to the Home on subscribing.

4. Why was Bennett curious about astronomy?

Bennett was the owner of a newspaper and had scientists working on satellites to receive photo telegram from other planets.

5. Why did he visit Niagara?

Niagara was his work place, so he visited Niagara.

6. How did Bennett travel?

Bennett travelled in an aerocar.

7. Give three instances of bow mechanization has changed life at home in 2889?

  • All personal care is carried out in a mechanised dressing room.
  • A phonotelephote helps to speak to near and dear ones with a feeling of nearness.
  • Domestic cooking can be abandoned and travelling will be by aero car or tube.

8. How is advertising in this age different from what we have today?

A daily audience is conducted by the owner of the newspaper to collect proposals from petitioners then a choice is made and the bad ones are rejected. The good ones are welcomed.

B. Identify the character/speaker,

1. As soon as he woke up, he switched on his phonotelephote.

  • Francis Bennett

2. Well, Cash, what have you got?

  • Francis Bennett

3. ‘Phototelegrams from Mercury, Venus and Mars, Sir.’

  • Cash

4. ‘Interesting! And Jupiter?’

  • Francis Bennett

5. ‘Not yet, Mr. Bennett,’

  • Cash

6. ‘No, it’s the inhabitants.’

  • Corley

7. ‘Where are we going, Sir?’

  • Aero coachman

8. ‘Then, Sir, I shall really have discovered the absolute.’

  • A young man

9.‘Are you saying you’re going to be able to construct a human being?’

  • Francis Bennett

10. ‘I’m going to start this moment.’

  • A young man

C. Choose the best answer.

1. Bennette’s wife was in ________________.

  1. Germany
  2. Australia
  3. France
  4. Holland

Ans : France

2. The data from the stellar world was gathered by_________________.

  1. Bennette
  2. astronomical reporters
  3. the computer
  4. telephote

Ans : astronomical reporters

3. The food was being delivered through ____________ tubes.

  1. pneumatic
  2. shallow
  3. hollow
  4. virtual

Ans : pneumatic

4. The wayfarers were carried to one place to another by the _____________.

  1. bullet train
  2. jet
  3. moving pavement
  4. heli-taxi

Ans : heli-taxi

D. Fill in the story map given below.


A Day in 2889 of an American Journalist


work place of the Earth Herald


Mr. Francis Bennett Astronomical Reporters
Mes. Francis Bennett Petitioners


cannot understand the signals of the Jovains

Your Views:-

Life cannot be wholly controlled by technology. Man, the creation of God should work individually and find new inventions which should not lead to his laziness but make him more active.

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