Oral Comprehension Check
What did Lencho hope for?
Lencho hoped for a good rain as it was much needed for a good harvest.
Why did Lencho say the raindrops were like ‘new coins’?
Lencho compared the raindrops with new coins because they were promising him a good harvest resulting in more prosperity.
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How did the rain change? What happened to Lencho’s fields?
The rain changed into hailstones as a strong wind began to blow and huge hailstones began to fall alongwith the rain. All the crops in Lencho’s field got destroyed because of the weather conditions.
What were Lencho’s feelings when the hail stopped?
Lencho was filled with grief after the hail stopped as everything was ruined and there was nothing that he could feed his family with. He could see a bleak future for him and his family.
Who or what did Lencho have faith in? What did he do?
Lencho had firm faith in God. He believed ‘ that God sees everything, even what is deep in one’s conscience and help everyone in one’s problems. He wrote a letter to God demanding him a hundred pesos to sow his field again.
Who read the letter?
Postmaster read the letter.
What did the postmaster do after reading a letter?
The postmaster laughed when he read
Lencho’s letter but soon he became serious and was moved by the writer’s faith in God. He didn’t want to shake Lencho’s faith. So, he decided to collect ,money and send it to Lencho on behalf of God.
Was Lencho surprised to find a letter for him with money in it?
Lencho was not surprised to find a letter with money from God as he believed that God will help him.
What made Lencho angry?
There were only seventy pesos in the envelope whereas Lencho had demanded a hundred pesos. The difference in the amount made him angry.
Thinking about the Text(Page 7,8)
Who does Lencho have complete faith in? Which sentences in the story tell you this?
Lencho has complete faith in God as he is instructed that God knows everything and helps us in our problems. There are few sentences which show this
- But in the hearts of all who lived in that solitary house in the middle of the valley, there was a single hope help from God.
- All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope: the help of God, whose eyes, as he had been instructed, see everything, even what is deep in one’s conscience.
- “God”, he wrote, “if you don’t help me, my family and I will go hungry this year”.
- He wrote ‘To God’ on the envelope, put the letter inside and still troubled, went to town.
- God could not have made a mistake, nor could he have denied Lencho what he had requested.
Why does the postmaster send money to Lencho? Why does he sign the letter God?
The postmaster sends money to Lencho in order to keep
Lencho’s faith in God alive and firm as he was completely moved by it.
When postmaster reads the letter of Lencho to God, he becomes serious and does not want to shake his faith and decides to answer the letter. He gathers money with the help of his post office employees and friends on behalf of God and signs the letter ‘God’ so that Lencho’s faith does not get shaken.
Did Lencho try to find out who had sent the money to him? Why or why not?
Lencho did not try to find out who had sent the money to him because he never suspected the presence of God and had complete faith in God. He could not believe that it could be – anybody else other than him who would send him the money.
His faith in God was so strong that he believed that he had sent money to him for his help in his problem.
Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money? What is the irony in the situation? (Remember that the irony of a situation is an unexpected aspect of it. An ironic situation is strange or amusing because it is the opposite of what is expected).
Lencho thinks that the post office employees have taken the rest of the money as he had demanded a hundred pesos from God and in the letter there was only seventy pesos and God cannot make such a mistake. So, he assumes that they have stolen the money.
The irony in this situation is that Lencho suspects those people who helped him in his problem and tried to keep his faith alive in God.
Are there people like Lencho in the real world? What kind of a person would you say he is? You may select appropriate words from the box to answer the question.
It is almost impossible to find a person like Lencho as he is an unquestioning and naive kind of person. He is not stupid if he doesn’t know who has sent him money or a letter will reach God without any address. It is Lencho’s faith in God. In real world, people are selfish and greedy and Lencho is totally lovable and different.
There are two kinds of conflict in the story between humans and nature and between humans themselves. How are these conflicts illustrated?
Conflict between Humans and Nature:The conflict between humans and nature is illustrated by the destruction of Lencho’s crop by the hailstorm as Lencho was expecting a good rain to have good harvest as that was the only hope he had for his earning. He worked so hard to feed his family, but nature turned violent and destroyed everything.
Conflict between Humans and Humans: The story also illustrated another conflict, between humans themselves as the postmaster alongwith his friends and staff sent Lencho money that Lencho demanded from God although they didn’t know Lencho. Lencho blamed them for taking away some amount of money. He called them “a bunch of crook”. This shows that man does not have faith in other man, thereby giving rise to this conflict.
Thinking about Language (Page 8,9,10,11)
1. There are different names in different parts of the world for storms, depending on their nature. Can you match the names in the box with their descriptions below, and fill in the blanks?
A violent tropical storm in which strong winds move in a circle c__.
An extremely strong wind __ a __.
A violent tropical storm with very strong wind __ p __.
A violent storm whose centre is a cloud in the shape of a funnel __n__.
A violent storm with very strong winds, especially in the Western Atlantic Ocean __ r__.
A very strong wind that moves very fast in a spinning movement and causes a lot of damage __l__.
Match the sentences in column A with the meaning of ‘hope’ in column B.
|1.||Will you get the subjects you want to study in college? I hope so.||(a)||a feeling that something good will probably happen.|
|2.||1 hope you don’t mind my saying this but 1 don’t like the way you are arguing.||(b)||thinking that this would happen (it may or may not have happened.)|
|3.||This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers.||(c)||stopped believing that this good thing would happen.|
|4.||We were hoping against hope that the judges would not notice our mistakes.||(d)||wanting something to happen (and thinking it quite possible)|
|5.||1 called early in the hope of speaking to her before she went to school.||(e)||showing concern that what you say should not offend or disturb the other person a way of being polite.|
|6.||Just when everybody had given up hope, the fishermen came back, seven days after the cyclone.||(f)||wishing for something to happen, although this is very unlikely.|
3. Join the sentences given below using who, whom, whose, which, as suggested.
I often go to Mumbai. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, (which)
I often go to Mumbai which is the commercial capital of India.
My mother is going to host a TV show on cooking. She cooks very well, (who)
My Mother who cooks very well, is going to host a TV show on cooking.
These sportsperson are going to meet the President. Their performance has been excellent, (whose)
These sportspersons, whose performance has been excellent, are going to meet the President.
Lencho prayed to God. His eyes see into our minds, (whose)
Lencho prayed to God, whose eyes see into our minds.
This man cheated me. I trusted him. (whom)
This man whom I trusted cheated me.
4. Find sentences in the story with negative words, which express the following ideas emphatically.
(a) The trees lost all their leaves.
(b) The letter was addressed to God himself.
(c) The postman saw this address for the first time in his career.
(a) Not a leaf remained on the trees.
(b) It was nothing less than a letter to God.
(c) Never in his career as a postman had he seen that address.
5. In pairs, find metaphors from the story to complete the table below. Try to say what qualities are being compared. One has been done for you.
|Object||Metaphor||Quality or Feature Compared|
|Cloud||Huge mountains of clouds||The mass or ‘hugeness’ of mountains|
|Locusts||An ox of a man||An epidemic (a disease) (hat spreads very rapidly and leaves many people dead|
|Object||Metaphor||Quality or Feature Compared|
|Cloud||Huge mountains of clouds||The mass or ‘hugeness’ of mountains|
|Raindrops||Coins||Money that a good crop will bring|
|Hailstones||Frozen pearls||brightness of pearls|
|Locusts||a plague of locusts||An epidemic (a disease) that spreads very rapidly and leaves many people dead|
|Lencho||An ox of a man||strong|
What is the solution of the story a letter to God? ›
When postmaster reads the letter of Lencho to God, he becomes serious and does not want to shake his faith and decides to answer the letter. He gathers money with the help of his post office employees and friends on behalf of God and signs the letter 'God' so that Lencho's faith does not get shaken.What is the name of chapter 1 in first flight class 10? ›
Chapter 1 - A Letter to God by G.L. Fuentes
It is the first chapter in the latest NCERT books for class 10 English First Flight.
Lencho is a farmer who writes a letter to God when his crops are ruined, asking for a hundred pesos.What is the first chapter of Class 10 English? ›
NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter 1 A Letter To God.What are the main points of the chapter a letter to God? ›
Lencho, a farmer, who is the protagonist of the story, writes a letter to God. In the letter, he seeks help from the Almighty as he discovers his entire crop yield has been destroyed by a devastating hailstorm. Although his wishes get fulfilled partially, if not completely, he remains ungrateful in the end.Why did Lencho need money? ›
Ans. Lencho was a poor farmer who totally depended on the harvest to survive and fulfil basic needs of his family. Once his crops were destroyed due to heavy rainfall and hailstones, and he was afraid to think how his family would survive. He believed that God would help him in this plight.What made Lencho angry? ›
On seeing that he had only received seventy pesos, he thought that the employees of the post office had stolen the rest of the money. This made Lencho angry.Who was the Lencho? ›
Lencho was a farmer who was very hardworking. He lived with his family on the crest of the low hill, where it was his only house in the whole valley. Because of hailstorms, his crops were destroyed and thus he wanted to sow his field t support his family. But he needed more money for this which became his main problem.What made his angry? ›
What made him angry? Lencho became angry when he counted the money that God had sent him. He found that the money amounted to seventy pesos only whereas he had asked for hundred pesos. He believed that the post office employees have stolen the rest of the amount because God could never make a mistake.Why was Lencho sad? ›
Lencho's soul was filled with sadness because his crops was totally destroyed by hailstones. Not a leaf remained on the trees. The flowers were gone from the plants. The corn was totally destroyed.
What did Lencho hope for Chapter 1? ›
Answer: Lencho hoped for rains as the only thing that his field of ripe corn needed was a shower.Why did Lencho say the raindrops? ›
Lencho compares the raindrops were like new coins because the raindrops help him to grow and harvest the crops, which results in more prosperity. Hence, he compares raindrops to new coins.How can I study chapter 10? ›
- Tip No. 1 - Know Syllabus and Resources. ...
- Tip No. 2 - Make a Proper Study Schedule. ...
- Tip No. 3 - Avoid Distractions and Concentrate on Study. ...
- Tip No. 4 - Solve Previous Years' Question Papers. ...
- Tip No. 5 - Consult Teachers and Experts. ...
- Tip No. 6 - Be Confident, Avoid Stress.
The toughest chapter in Class 10 Science is Heredity and Evolution. However, it also contains more weightage of marks.Which is the easiest chapter in class 10? ›
The simplest science chapter in class 10 is chemical reactions.What is the theme of Chapter 1 letter to God? ›
Theme of the Story: The story discusses the power of innocent faith in God by a man and how is able to accomplish his want through it. The story ends with an irony. The story talks about Lencho, the main character who is a farmer and has immense faith in God.What is the strong message behind the story a letter to God? ›
The moral of the story 'The Letter to god' is that extreme faith in the almighty can give you a ray of hope even in the darkest times.Why did Lencho write a letter addressed to God? ›
Lencho's crops were destroyed by the hailstorm. He wrote a letter to God asking for a hundred pesos. He needed the money to sow his field again and survive till the new crops came.Who gave Lencho money? ›
The postmaster sends money to Lencho so as to keep his faith in God alive and firm, as he was completely moved by it. When the postmaster reads Lencho's letter to God, he becomes serious. He decides that he wants to keep Lencho's faith intact, so he decides to answer the letter.What did Lencho believe? ›
Lencho had firm faith in God. He believed that God sees everything, even what is deep in one's conscience and helps everyone in one's problems. He wrote a letter to God demanding a hundred pesos from him to sow his field again. Was this answer helpful?
How many pesos did Lencho get? ›
After his crops were destroyed in a hailstorm, he wrote a letter to God and asked for 100 pesos as help. When he opened the letter from God, he found 70 pesos, but was not surprised because he had unwavering faith in God and was sure that God would help him anyhow.What did Lencho hope? ›
Q1. What did Lencho hope for? ANS. Lencho hoped for a shower for his crops.What did Lencho do for his loss? ›
Lencho's crops were completely destroyed by the hailstorm, he wrote a letter to God because he was the only hope in his despair. Lencho asked him to send hundred pesos to sow his field again and support his family.What were Lencho's feelings when the hail stopped? ›
When the rain began, Lencho was very happy. But, when hailstones destroyed his crops completely he became very unhappy. After the hail stopped, Lencho thought that God is the only hope to save his family.Is Lencho a Mexican? ›
An illegal immigrant from Mexico, Lorenzo Anzaldua, nicknamed Lencho, arrived in Texas with his father and three brothers in 1920.Who was a Ausable? ›
Ausable was a smart, intelligent man who was a secret agent. He was very fat and sloppy. He spoke in an American accent which he had brought from Boston twenty years ago. He could speak French and German but possibly he was a spy who dealt in espionage and danger.What kind of man is Lencho? ›
Lencho was a very hardworking farmer. He work like an ox in his fields. He had firm faith in god. He believed that god is watching everything and would definitely help him in his problem.Why did Lencho go to the window? ›
Immediately, Lencho went up to the window to ask for paper and ink.What was Lencho's pride and possession? ›
1. What was Lencho's pride and possession? According to the story of “A letter to God”, the pride and possession of Lencho was his great belief in the almighty and his harvest.Who does Lencho think has taken the rest? ›
Lencho thinks that the post office employees have taken the remainder of the cash as he had demanded hundred pesos from God and within the letter, there was only seventy pesos.
What was Lencho's last hope? ›
The rain with large hailstorm had ruined Lencho's field of ripe corn. So he was sad. His only hope was—help from God. So he asked God for money.What was Lencho's soul filled with? ›
The flowers were gone from the plants. Lencho's soul was filled with sadness.Why was Lencho angry when he received the letter? ›
Lencho received the letter on the following Sunday when he went to the post-office. He became angry because he received only seventy pesos instead of one hundred.What is the irony in the lesson a letter to God? ›
In the lesson “a Letter to God”, the irony is that Lencho's field is destroyed due to a hailstorm and his family and he have no food for the rest of the year. Because, of his immense faith in God, he writes a letter to God beseeching him that God send him a hundred pesos, so that he can sow his land again.How did Lencho comfort his family? ›
His crop was completely destroyed by hailstorm and he and his family were left with nothing to eat, so he wrote a letter addressing God to send him 100 pesos so that they could survive in such a difficult situation. 2. Lencho had complete faith in God, so he wrote a letter to God asking for 100 pesos.Why are hailstones compared to silver coins? ›
The hailstones resembled new silver coins because like new coins they were shining. Hailstones contain water and the reflection of these shone like new silver coins and therefore Lencho made the above comparison.How did rain affect Lencho's life? ›
His corn crops were destroyed by hailstorm . He had no crops to feed his family for thr the entire year . He was sure that he and his family would starve that year. The lencho's life affected by rain because their field has entire crops was destroyed due to rain so the lencho's life affected by rain.Why was Lencho waiting for the rain? ›
Lencho was a farmer and he was experienced at looking at the sky and predicting how the weather was, from his years of farming. He knew the clouds of the northeast would bring rain, so he stared at them, waiting for rain to come. Was this answer helpful?How to score 95 in class 10? ›
Practice last 10 year CBSE papers, 10 sample papers Solving past year papers help you understand what sort of questions are asked and be prepared for them. Likewise, CBSE sample papers make your speed and accuracy better. 3. Study subjects that require memorisation in morning There is no best time of day to study.How many hours should a 10th grader study? ›
If you are like Ram, you need to study 8-9 hours a day to become CBSE Class 10 topper, and if you think you are like Shyam and have the ability to grasp the concepts faster, you can top the exam even by studying for 5-6 hours per day.
How to score 100 percent in class 10? ›
- Step 1: Make Notes for Formulae, Theorems and Methods using NCERT.
- Step 2: Try To Find Solutions of NCERT Exemplar Yourself.
- Step 3: Practicing From The Sample And Previous Year Papers.
- Step 4: Set the Target to Know Your Weak Points.
- Step 5: Cover All Your Syllabus and Be Confident.
11th is very different in terms of the course content as compared to what you have studied till 10th. Difficulty level is higher if you have chosen the science stream as now it is no more general science. 11th grade will teach you concepts of fundamental physics, chemistry, biology, maths etc.Is Class 9 or 10 easier? ›
Yes, as a teacher I can close my eyes and say that Class 10 is much easier than Class 9. The same applies to Class 11 & Class 12 in which Class 12 will be much easier than Class 11. Generally, the difficulty level of Class 9 and Class 11 will be much higher than Class 10 and Class 12 respectively.Is 10th more difficult than 9th? ›
It is an acknowledged fact that class 9 is a little more difficult than class 10 since it deals with a whole lot of basics that are absolutely new to class 8 pass-outs.Should I study harder chapters first? ›
(1) Always do HARDEST subjects first, and then EASIEST last
- You have the most energy and concentration when you first begin working which will help you attack the difficult work, fatigue will not set in.
Maths Preparation Tips: Although Maths is considered to be one of the highest scoring subjects in class 10 and there are about 60% of the students who don't like the subject much. Mathematics can play the role of a nightmare to some students and fun for others.What should I study first in class 10? ›
Students must concentrate on all the three subcategories in Science – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Studying thoroughly these three subjects and topics will ensure Class 10 students have a strong foundation.What is the problem in the story a letter to God? ›
Explanation: In the story A Letter to God, the first conflict occurs between Lencho and nature (in the form of hailstones), as the rain brings a heavy downpour of hailstones with it and destroys his field. The second conflict occurs between Lencho and the post master.Why is the ending of the story Ironic a letter to God? ›
Answer:The irony about the ending is that LENCHO who had immense faith in God is not satisfied with the behavior of human beings and his faith in GOD turns to be more powerful when Lencho gets the envelope from the post office which had money in it .What is a dust of snow solutions? ›
Answer: The 'dust of snow' means the fine particles or flakes of snow.
What is the moral of the story the letter? ›
Moral: we should have faith in God but we should also trust in humanity. Unlike Lencho we should trust other humans also.What was Lencho's belief? ›
Lencho had firm faith in God. He believed that God sees everything, even what is deep in one's conscience and helps everyone in one's problems. He wrote a letter to God demanding a hundred pesos from him to sow his field again.What was Lencho's pride? ›
What was Lencho's pride and possession? According to the story of “A letter to God”, the pride and possession of Lencho was his great belief in the almighty and his harvest.What did Lencho mean by the rest? ›
Lencho meant the remaining 30 pesos as "the rest". B)when Lencho was writing the letter he thought that definitely god had not denied his request for money nor could he had made a mistake. It was the post office employees who has created some mess behind him.What irony did Lencho face? ›
Answer: Lencho thought that the post office employees had taken the rest of the money. The irony of the situation was that the employees whom he called a “bunch of crooks” and suspected of taking some of the money were the same people who had contributed and sent him the money in the first place.What is the theme of letter to God? ›
Theme of the Story: The story discusses the power of innocent faith in God by a man and how is able to accomplish his want through it. The story ends with an irony.What is hemlock tree a symbol of? ›
Hemlock tree is a coniferous tree. It signifies the poison and toxicity. Q.What do the Crow and hemlock represent? ›
The crow and the hemlock tree represent sorrow. The dust of snow that is shaken off the hemlock tree by the crow stands for joy that Frost experiences. He has, therefore, used an unconventional tree and bird in order to contrast them with joy in the form of snow.What is the irony in the poem dust of snow? ›
The irony in this situation is that the poet utilised them to illustrate how happy things may come even from negative references. A movement from the crow sitting on the branch of the hemlock tree happened to throw some dust of snow on the poet.What is symbolism of story letter to God? ›
Symbolism: In the story farmer Lencho was described as "an ox of a man" using the ox to represent how hard working he is. Falling Action: Lencho wrote a letter back to the "God" that only gave him seventy pesos, asking for the other thirty.
Why did Lencho write a letter to God? ›
Lencho's crops were destroyed by the hailstorm. He wrote a letter to God asking for a hundred pesos. He needed the money to sow his field again and survive till the new crops came.What is the moral of the story his first flight? ›
The theme of “His first flight” is about self-confidence and courage. It teaches about the importance of facing one's fears bravely and boldly and one should always inculcate the spirit of never give up attitude to attain success.