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Saturday, 26 January 2019

RAHUL DRAVID: THE TEACHER || ENGLISH LESSON ON READING COMPREHENSION

RAHUL DRAVID: THE TEACHER


If there was ever a pure grammarian with the cricket bat on the field, it was Mr. Rahul Dravid. 

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Mr. Rahul Dravid
Although he produced several sterling 
performances for the Indian team, he rarely fell prey to
complacency. To put it simply, Mr. Dravid showcased some of the 
most admirable qualities that one can possess. We surely can take a leaf out of his book. He is retired now. Still, he is as self-effacing as he was during his playing days. 

Even in post-retirement, he makes sure that his expertise in cricket serves the budding cricketers of our country. As the coach of India's under-19 and 'A' teams, he instills in his students the same resilience he exhibited each and every time he batted against formidable opponents. Among his mentees, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill have 
embarked upon a new phase in their lives. While Gill has been selected for the ongoing New Zealand tour, the other three have already played for India. The most promising part of their introduction to the big arena was that they did not look intimidated by the transition from domestic to international cricket. Just like their teacher, they have learnt to hone their skills to get into the national side. Gill would follow suit soon. 

We will surely relive Dravid's prowess on the cricket pitch every time one of his pupils takes the center stage.

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VOCABULARY

1. sterling (adj.): of a very high standard
   
2. complacency (n.): a feeling of satisfaction with one's abilities that prevents one from improving oneself

3. self-effacing (adj.): making oneself unnoticeable, not trying to get the attention of other people

4. expertise (n.): great skill or knowledge in a particular field

5. take a leaf out of somebody's book: to do exactly what someone else does because it will bring one advantages

6. budding (adj.): beginning to show signs of future success in a particular area 

7. instill (v.): to make someone think along certain lines by putting an idea, a feeling gradually into one's mind

8. resilience (n.): the psychological ability to recover from misfortune

9. exhibit (v.): to put a skill on public display

10. formidable (adj.): difficult to defeat 

11. mentee (n.): one who is mentored

12. embark (v.) on/upon: to begin something new

13. intimidated (adj.): to feel threatened by someone because one may make you do something that one wants you to do

14. hone one's skills (v.): to sharpen one's skills to be more effective

15. transition (n.): a change from one phase to another

16. follow suit (v.): to do exactly what someone else does

17. prowess (n.): great ability and skillfulness 

18. center stage (n.): limelight


TEST

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN THE COMMENT SECTION

A. Is Rahul Dravid a good teacher? (Answer in 50 words) 

B. "A teacher never dies." 
Explain the preceding statement by referring to the text, ''Rahul Dravid: The Teacher''. (50 words)


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