NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Unit 5

The Little Girl Class 9

Unit 5 The Little Girl Exercise Answers & Summary

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Thinking about the textthinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 38

Q1 :  

Given below are some emotions that Kezia felt. Match the emotions in the Column A with the items in Column B.

A

B

1.

fear or terror

(i)


Answer :

A

B

1.

fear or terror

(iii)

father comes home

2.

glad sense of relief

(iv)

speaking to father

3.

a “funny” feeling, perhaps of understanding

(v)

going to bed when alone at home

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Q2 :  

Look at the following sentence.

There was a glad sense of relief when she heard the noise of the carriage growing fainter...

Here, glad means happy about something.

Glad, happy, pleased, delighted, thrilled and overjoyed are synonyms (words or expressions that have the same or nearly the same meaning.) However, they express happiness in certain ways.

Read the sentences below

Ӣ She was glad that the meeting was over.

Ӣ The chief guest was pleased to announce the name of the winner.

1. Use an appropriate word from the synonyms given above in the following sentences. Clues are given in brackets.

(i) She was __________ by the news of her brother's wedding. (very pleased)

(ii) I was __________to be invited to the party. (extremely pleased and excited about)

(iii) She was __________ at the birth of her granddaughter. (extremely happy)

(iv) The coach was __________ with his performance. (satisfied about)

(v) She was very __________ with her results. (happy about something that has happened).

2. Study the use of the word big in the following sentence.

He was so big - his hands and his neck, especially his mouth...

Here, big means large in size.

Now, consult a dictionary and find out the meaning of big in the following sentences. The first one has been done for you.

(i) You are a big girl now. older

(ii) Today you are going to take the biggest decision of your career. _________

(iii) Their project is full of big ideas. _________

(iv) Cricket is a big game in our country. _________

(v) I am a big fan of Lata Mang


Answer :

1. (i)  She was delighted by the news of her brother's wedding.

(ii)  I was thrilled to be invited to the party.

(iii)  She was overjoyed at the birth of her granddaughter.

(iv)  The coach was pleased with his performance.

(v)  She was very happy with her results.

2.  (i)  older

(ii) most important

(iii) excellent

(iv) huge (in popularity)

(v)  great

(vi) a lot or above average (in quantity)

(vii) a good and kind

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Q3 :  

Answer the following questions in one or two sentences.

1. Why was Kezia afraid of her father?

2. Who were the people in Kezia's family?

3. What was Kezia's father's routine

(i) before going to his office?

(ii) after coming back from his office?

(iii) on Sundays?

4. In what ways did Kezia's grandmother encourage her to get to know her father better?


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Q4 :  

Discuss these questions in class with your teacher and then write down your answers in two or three paragraphs each.

1. Kezia's efforts to please her father resulted in displeasing him very much. How did this happen?

2. Kezia decides that there are "different kinds of fathers". What kind of father was Mr. Macdonald, and how was he different from Kezia's father?

3. How does Kezia begin to see her father as a human being who needs her sympathy?


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Thinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 39

Q1 :  

Verbs of Reporting

Study the following sentences.

”¢ “What!” screamed Mother.

”¢ “N-n-no”, she whispered.

”¢ “Sit up,” he ordered.

The italicised words are verbs of reporting. We quote or report what someone has said or thought by using a reporting verb. Every reporting clause contains a reporting verb. For example:

Ӣ He promised to help in my project.

”¢ “How are you doing?” Seema asked.

We use verbs of reporting to advise, order, report statements, thoughts, intentions, questions, requests, apologies, manner of speaking and so on.

1. Underline the verbs of reporting in the following sentences.

(i) He says he will enjoy the ride.

(ii) Father mentioned that he was going on a holiday.

(iii) No one told us that the shop was closed.

(iv) He answered that the price would go up.

(v) I wondered why he was screaming.

(vi) Ben told her to wake him up.

(vii) Ratan apologised for coming late to the party.

2. Some verbs of reporting are given in the box. Choose the appropriate verbs and fill in the blanks in the following sentences.

were complaining


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Writingspeaking : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 40

Q1 :  

Has your life been different from or similar to that of Kezia when you were a child? Has your perception about your parents changed now? Do you find any change in your parents' behaviour vis-a-vis yours? Who had become more understanding? What steps would you like to take to build a relationship based on understanding? Write three or four paragraphs (150-200 words) discussing these issues from your own experience.


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Q2 :  

Form pairs or groups and discuss the following questions.
1. This story is not an Indian story. But do you think there are fathers, mothers and grandmothers like the ones portrayed in the story in our own country?
2. Was Kezia's father right to punish her? What kind of a person was he?
You might find some of these words useful in describing him:

undemonstrative

loving

strict

hardworking


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