Unit 14 Class 10 English | Weathers by Thomas Hardy | Neb English Notes


Unit 14 Class 10 English | Weathers by Thomas Hardy | Neb English Notes
Neb English Notes 

Unit 14 Class 10 English | Weathers by Thomas Hardy | Neb English Notes


A. Find the words from the poem that are similar in meaning to the following words/phrases.

a. a brief and usually light fall of rain


b. sings


c. young women


d. to tumble about; throw into disorder


e. baby birds


f. dislikes


g. a dull greyish-brown colour


h. beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm


i. small rivers: streams


B. Answer these questions.

a. What do the nestlings do in the spring?


The nestlings fly in the spring.

b. What does the nightingale do?


The nightingale bills (sings) his best.

c. How do the girls come out in spring?


The girls come out in spring by dressing sprig-muslin.

d. What plan do people make?


People make plan to visit different places in the south and west.

e. What happens to beeches in winter?


Beeches turn brown and dun (a brownish grey colour) in winter.

f. Where do rooks go? Why do they migrate?


Rooks go to their homes or nests. They migrate because of a variety of reasons. Their migration is especially for their successful survival and reproduction.

g. Does the poet enjoy the winter or the spring? Why?


The poet enjoys the spring weather. It is because he has presented his enjoyment through his repetitive phrase "And so do I". This phrase suggests that he also enjoys the spring same as cuckoo, nestlings, nightingale, maids, and citizens who dream of the south and west.



C. Complete the interpretation of the poem using suitable words or phrases given below.

chestnut   young girls   south and west

Thomas Hardy    severity     sunny

beeches    rooks       hang

The poem ‘Weathers’ was composed by an English poet, Thomas HardyHe talks about two different seasons which are the spring and the winter.

In the first stanza, the pleasant spring season is described. Cuckoo and nightingale feel good in this season. The light rain flows over the pointed leaves of chestnut tree. The poet is pleased as the nightingale sings at his best tune. People come out of their houses to enjoy the weather and the birds’ song. The young girls are seen in their fine clothes.

The people plan to visit different places of south and west. To an English person, the south and the west are associated with summer holiday destinations, where the weather at that time is often warm and sunny and many coastal towns provide welcoming accommodations and amusements. The poet likes this weather as it is liked by all the birds, animals, and humans as well.

In the second stanza, he talks about the winter's coldness and severity. All the natural beauty turns into dullness and discomfort. The cuckoo hates this weather. The beeches turn dry and brown as their leaves are threshed by the wind. The water drops hang from the wooden bars of gates. One can see some streams overflow as it has been raining a lot. The rooks fly to their homes as harshness of winter gradually grows. The poet dislikes the winter season because it is very cold and wet.

Symbolically the poet tries to state the bright and dark aspects of hu- man life and the word ‘weathers’ indicates human life. The spring represents the bright whereas the winter represents the dark aspects of our life.

D. In which season would you like to travel? Why?


I would like to travel in spring season. It is because this season is quite pleasant and better than other seasons in many ways. For me, the Spring season is the best season for the following reasons

1. The weather is warmer

2. There are more hours in the day to roam.

3. Sunshine is visible for longer hours.

4. Birds and animals emerge and are seen on different occasions. 

5. Delicious seasonal products can be seen.

6. Time for spring cleaning and organizing.

7. Blooming flowers are seen everywhere. 

8. Trees grow fresh leaves again and flourish greenery everywhere. 

Grammar Il

A. Add suitable question tags.

a. I'd rather go travelling, wouldn't I?

b. Everything is okay, isn't it?

c. I shan't be in your position, shall I?

d. I don't think he'll come soon, won't he?

e. Let's not have cold drinks, shall we?

f. All is well, isn't it?

g. There is a coffee shop near the gate, isn't there?

h. Nothing was there, was it?

i. The car sped along the road, didn't it?

j. He's got a very peculiar voice, hasn't he?

k. Asmina, bring me your pen, will you?

l. Nawaraj seldom plays cards, does he?

m. Everyone will be satisfied with my job, won't they?

n. None met me last week, did they?

o. Everything is perishable, isn't it?

p. I think he's busy, isn't he?

Writing Il

Prepare a brochure of a touristic place in your locality. Include the following points:

i. Name of the place ii. Location

iii. Accessibility iv. Major attractions

v. Entry requirements (if any) vi. Contanct information


Discover Amazing Nature-Related Stories in Suklaphata National Park 

Name and Location:

Suklaphata National Park is a famous national park of Nepal located in the Terai of the far western region of Nepal. It is located in Kanchanpur district. It consists of 305 km² of wonderful open grasslands, forests, river banks and tropical wetlands at altitudes of 174 to 1,386 metres. It is bounded by the Mahakali River on the west and south. This national park was established in 2017 AD.


Suklaphata National Park is easily accessible by bus from Bhimdatta. Tourists coming from other parts of the country have to take a domestic flights to reach Dhangadi Airport and then take a taxi or bus to Bhimdatta. It is 24.1 km away from Bhimdatta Bazar. This national park is connected to the Indian border.

Major Attractions:

This national park is very famous.  Most of the tourists from all over the country and from abroad come and explore this unique place for enjoyment and entertainment.  Due to the beautiful landscapes here, tourists can spend a wonderful time here. They can enjoy their trip by indulging in various activities mentioned below.

1. Jungle jeep safari gives them a chance to see different types of animals and flora before their very eyes.

 2. Elephant ride gives them the view of wild animals as well as the enjoyment of greenery all around.

3. They get a chance to observe the natural activities around them.

4. They get a chance to see the beautiful view of the Mahakali River in the west and south.

5. They may get a chance to make extraordinary experiences in their life.

6. They get an opportunity to know about the people and the culture of the Far Western region. Tharu dance is the centre of attraction here. They experience the uniqueness of this cultural dance.

7. They will not have to worry about night stay. Night stay facility is also available for visitors.

8. Tourists can spend their comfortable nights in jungle cottages at very affordable prices with Nepalese hospitality.

Entry Requirements:

Visitors to Nepal do not require any documents for their entry. They can easily enter by buying tickets at the counters. But foreign visitors have to show their foreign documents along with the ticket. There is no additional charge on tickets for overseas visitors.

Contact information:

If you need further information or inquiries regarding our facilities, please feel free to contact us.
Shuklaphanta National Park; Sudurpaschim Province Kanchanpur, Nepal

Phone: +977-099-414309



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