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Working with Language

Go through Part-I carefully, and make a list of as many words as you can find that indicate movement of different kinds. (There is one word that occurs repeatedly — count how many times!) Put them into three categories.

  • fast movement
  • slow movement
  • neither slow nor fast

Can you explain why there are many words in one column and not in the others?
Answer
Fast movement Slow movement neither slow nor fast
rushed out
swept away
recede
ran
washed away
rising




floating
walking




There are more words in the first category as compared to the others because the incident (the tsunami) took place very quickly without giving timeto plan or think anything. It was a disaster and swept away everything very quickly.