Here are some “gems” from the textbook (not exhaustive, there are many more)
The roof was not thatched for the last years and so it was not friendly with the wall.
The family mix the previous day’s left over cooked rice with the rice soup they got form the landlord’s house and ate.
Children used to quarrel while discussing how they should act when father plucked them and how they should cook and eat.
At times they would have burning bites on the chilly.
(Idakkidacku karuthalode mulakilonnu kadikkum).
The far stretching farms and fields, swelling grounds and hill.
He reaps who sows (Vithittavan Vilakoyyum)
Highlights of reply talk of Smt. K. R. Gowri Amma to the discussion of Kerala Land Reform Bill
As they enter what faces them is a litter of waste remains on plantain leaves spread on the floor.
By bloodshed and intimidation, they started to rule and we were forced to become servants at orders.
The exhortation words thrilled the agitators with vibrant enthusiasm.
We have seen that the temperature received by the earth’s surface is not equal in all seasons.
The rain occurs from the sky without any cost.
The impact of the difference in the temporal and spatial distribution of rainfall is detrimental in nature.
If we want to retain rainwater in the soil in Kerala which has an inclined relief, the overland flow should be restricted.
The area encompassed between the place of origin of a river to the place where it is empties out is called the watershed.
Resurgence of water channels
Attappadi is a place in Kerala which stands out from the other places because of its peculiarity in relief, climate, ecosystem and social advantages. The place is situated at an altitude between 450 m to 2300 m above the mean sea level.
Here are some of the wrongly used words in the textbook
Chances instead of opportunities
Achieve instead of win
Resurged instead of revived
Wills and fancies instead of whims and fancies
Temperature instead of heat or sunshine
Rainfall instead of rain or rainwater
The latter two errors are serious since that would prevent pupils from understanding temperature and rainfall as measurement and quantity respectively.
The text is full of errors of punctuation and capitalisation. Many words have been mispelled. Several of the headlines could have been improved. The printing quality is poor.