Q. 1. Who is living in Canada?
Ans: Shahid’s friend Nomi is living in Canada.
Q. 2. Who does write a letter to Nomi?
Ans: Shahid writes a letter to Nomi.
Q. 3. Who are the two important persons of the village?
Ans: The two important persons of the village are the primary school teacher and the Imam of the mosque.
Q. 4. Where do villagers meet in their leisure hours or in the evening?
Ans: There is a meeting place in every village known as “Otaq” where the villagers meet in the leisure hours or in the evening. Or the “Otaq” is meeting place for men.
Q. 5. Where do village women meet?
Ans: The village women meet on well or the village well is the meeting place for women.
Q. 6. Briefly describe the following:
Ans: A Village Otaq
The meeting place for men in a village is called “Otaq”. The villagers meet their in the evening or in their leisure hour, talk about the weather, the crops and village affairs and they enjoy the fok song sung to the tune of the Ghaghar and the Tambooro.
A Village Well
The Village Well is a meeting place for women. Here they gather to collect water, wash cloths and wash utensils. The women folk talk about their domestic affairs. This place also helps to create social understanding.
Imam of the Mosque
The imam of the mosque has great influence on the villagers. They look up to him for religious guidance and treatment for minor ailments. He also run a Maktab where he teaches a Holy Quran to the children. He teaches them to become pious, good and responsible citizen.
The Life of Villagers
The villagers are very simple and straight forward people. They lead a happy, contented life. They generally awake at down. Men go to say their prayers in the mosque, while women stay at home. The villagers work in the field from dawn to dusk, reaping the crop under the scorching heat of the sun
Q. 7. Use the following words and phrases in your own sentences:
assure, fortunately, straightforward, scattered, dawn to dusk, scorching.
Assure: I assure you that I shall complete my work.
Fortunately: Fortunately he found his lost pen.
Straightforward:He is very simple and straightforward.
Scattered: There were few scattered shops in the village.
Dawn to dusk: He works in his shop from dawn to dusk.
Scorching: He worked under the scorching sun.
Q. 7. Short Note
Nomi, who lived in Canada, wrote a letter to his friend Shahid. In reply, Shahid wrote a letter to Nomi. In this letter Shahid wrote about the village life in Pakistan. He told him that villagers are very simple and straightforward people. They lead a simple, happy and contented life. Their houses are made of mud except of few. In villages, shops are few and scattered. The most lanes and streets are narrow and dusty. The carpenter and the blacksmith are the two workmen who make and repair their tools. Two other important persons in the village are the Primary School Teacher and “Imam of the mosque”.
The villagers meet in Otaq to discuss their problems. The villagers work in their field from dawn to dusk. The village life is free from pollution.