Class 9 English Model Activity Compilation Part 8 Solutions

Class 9 English Model Activity Compilation Part 8:

Full Marks – 50

It had been raining for seven years. Thousand upon thousands of days filled from one end to the other with rain. The days were filled with the gush of water and endless showers. Heavy storms caused tidal waves to come over the islands. A thousand forests crushed under the rain, had grown up a thousand times to be crushed again. This was the way of life forever on planet Venus. Here was located the schoolroom of the children belonging to men and women who came by rockets from Earth. They set up a civilization in this raining world.

Activity 1

i) How long it had been raining in Venus?

Ans: It had been continuously raining for seven years on planet Venus.

ii) What was the way of life in Venus?

Ans: A thousand forests crushed the rain, had grown up a thousand times to be crushed again. This was the way of life forever on planet Venus.

iii) Who set up a civilization in the “raining world”?

Ans: Here was located the schoolroom of the children belonging to men and women who came by rockets from Earth. They set up a civilization in this raining world.

Activity 2

Complete the sentences with information from the text :

a) The days were filled with _____________________

Ans: the gush of water and endless showers.

b) A thousand forests crushed under ________________________

Ans: the rain, had grown up a thousand times to be crushed again.

c) This was the way of _____________________________

Ans: life forever on planet Venus.

d) They set up a ___________________________

Ans: civilization in a raining world.

The Asian Games of 2022 in Hangzhou will see the return of the game of Chess after the Olympic Council of Asia decided to reinstate the sport in its games programme. Chess was a part of Asian Games 2006 in Doha and 2010 in Guanghou. India won gold medals at Doha, with Koneru Humpy winning the gold medal in women’s rapid individual event well as the mixed team winning the standard events gold. In 2010, the Indias men won a bronze in the standard team while D. Harika took the bronze in the women’s individual event.

Viswanathan Anand, five time world champion and India’s first Grandmaster, expressed his happiness over the inclusion of Chess in 2022 Asian games. The All India Chess Federation vice-president D. V. Sundar said it was very good news for the game and the players too and gave India change to win medals. He also expected a team event and individual events to be part of the games.

Activity 3

Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences :

i) The Asian Games of 2022 will be held in ______________________

a) Doha

b) Chennai

c) Guangzhou

d) Hangzhou

Ans : d) Hangzhou

ii) In the standard team event in 2010, the Indian won __________________

a) bronze

b) gold

c) no medals

d) silver

Ans: a) bronze

iii) D. Harika won __________________________

a) gold medal

b) silver medal

c) no medal

d) bronze medal

Ans : d) bronze medal

iv) The vice-president of the All Indian Chess Federation is _____

a) D. V. Sundar

b) Koneru Humpy

c) D. Harika

d) Viswanathan Anand

Ans: a) D. V. Sundar

Activity 4

State whether the following sentences are True or False. Provide supporting statement for your answers :

a) Chess has always been a part of the Asian Games.

Ans : False

S.S –  Chess was a part of Asian Games 2006 in Doha and 2010 in Guangzhou.

b) The Asian Games of 2006 was held in Doha.

Ans : True

S.S – Chess was a part of Asian Games 2006 in Doha

c) Viswanathan Anand was not happy at the inclusion of Chess in the Asian Games.

Ans: True

S.S – Viswanathan Anand, five-time world champion and India’s first Grandmaster, expressed his happiness over the inclusion of Chess in the 2022 Asian games

Activity 5

Do as directed :

i) I wish you to be quiet. (Change into a complex sentence)

Ans: I wish that you will be quiet.

ii) Opening the gate, the man came in. (Change into a compound sentence)

Ans: The man opened the gate and came in.

iii) I know who said it. (Change into a simple sentence)

Ans:  I know the speaker.

iv) Returning home, he went to sleep. (Change into a compound sentence)

Ans: He returned home and went to sleep.

v) He was very sorry and left the place. (Change into a simple sentence)

Ans: He was very sorry to leave the place.

vi) Work hard or you may fail. (Change into a complex sentence)

Ans: If you will not work hard then you will fail.

Activity 6

Fill in the blanks with appropriate Prepositions :

a) He is going _________  school.

Ans : to

b) The shopkeeper deals ________ sugar.

Ans: in

c) __________ having a pen, he has a pencil.

Ans: I am

d) She is free _________ fear.

Ans: from

Activity 7

Write a paragraph within 100 words on the Importance of Tree Plantation.

Use the following points :

[introduction – brings rain – prevents soil – erosion – decreases air pollution – adds to beauty of nature – conclusion]

Ans:

Importance of Tree plantation

Trees are beautiful gifts of nature. A tree is our true friend. They give us flowers and fruits and soothe us with their cool shades. Forest cause normal rainfall which can
control flood. The roots of trees bind loose soil and prevent soil erosion. Another very
important function of trees is to purify the air. Trees help in maintaining ecological
balance. They absorb carbon dioxide and give us oxygen with their leafy banners and
colorful flowers, trees add beauty to nature. We should preserve trees for our own sake. We must have the motto ”Each one,  planet one.

Activity 8

Your father has to shift to a different district due to his requirements. Write a letter to the Headmistress / Headmaster of your school seeking a Transfer Certificate.

Ans :

To

Date –

Sub – Application for seeking Transfer Certificate

With due respect, I, Riju Sarkar,  a student (class 9 roll no. 5 section A) of your school, beg to inform you that my father, an employee of South Eastern Railway has been transferred to Nadia district. He has to join his post within 7 days. We are going to shift on coming Friday i.e on 10th December.

Therefore, I humbly request you to issue me my school transfer certificate which will be needed to join a new school there. I will be very grateful to you if you Kindly issue me a transfer certificate for this purpose.

Yours faithfully