NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Main Course Book Unit 4

Unit 2(A) - The Final Flight Class 9

Unit 4 Unit 2(A) - The Final Flight Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-2 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 21

Q1 :  

Given below are four headings and four magazine extracts. Match each heading to the corresponding extract and write it as a heading for the extract.




Answer :

a) A trail to discovery

b) Spirit of daredevilry

c) Gateways to the underworld

d) Sail to adventure

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Q2 :  

Below are certain words that appear in the story of Amelia Earhart's journey. The meanings have been given in a jumbled order. Match the words with their meanings.

Words

Meanings

1) Navigator

a) an infection of the bowels

2) Skirting

b) a person who flies an aircraft

3) Dysentery

c) a person who plans a route for a ship or plane

4) Parachute

d) to put something in a safe place

5) Cable

e) to leave something with no intention of returning

6) Precise

f) to be or go around the edge of something

7) Transmit

g) a device that is attached to people or objects to make them fall slowly and safely.

8) Implement

h) a small boat made of rubber or plastic that is filled with air.

9) Raft

i) a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber that carries electricity or telephone signals

10) Stowed

j) carry out

11) Aviator

k) exact

12) Abandoned

l) to send an


Answer :

Words

Meanings

1) Navigator

c) a person who plans a route for a ship or plane

2) Skirting

f) to be or go around the edge of something

3) Dysentery

a) an infection of the bowels

4) Parachute

g) a device that is attached to people or objects to make them fall slowly and safely.

5) Cable

i) a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber that carries electricity or telephone signals

6) Precise

k) exact

7) Transmit

l) to send an electronic signal

8) Implement

j) carry out

9) Raft

h) a small boat made of rubber or plastic that is filled with air

10) Stowed

d) to put something in a safe place

11) Aviator

b) a person who flies an aircraft

12) Abandoned

e) to leave something with no intention of returning

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Q3 :  

In pairs, discuss what is common about all the articles given above. Complete the web chart below, with the characteristics of adventure. (One has been done for you)


 


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Q4 :  

The following is a time chart of Amelia's aviation record in her attempt to go around the world. Complete it with the missing dates and events.

Date

Event

1) June 1, 1937

 

2) June 17

Electra flew to Calcutta

3) June 27

 

4) June 29

Reached Lae in New Guinea

5) July 2

Amelia left Lae

6) July 2 (7:20 hrs)

 

7) July 2 (8:00 GMT)

Amelia made her last radio contact

8) July 2 (20:14 GMT)

Last voice transmissions from Amelia

9) July 18

 


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Q5 :  

During the summer vacation, your friends and you decide to enroll in 'The School for Flying'. While training, you had an interesting and unforgettable experience. Here's an account of it. Complete it using words from A.1.

It was the most amazing summer camp that we have ever had. My friend Jonathan and I decided to join the flying-school. There was rigorous training and we gained a lot of expertise, Jonathan in charting the course of flying and I in flying the plane. 25 May 2010 was the Red Letter Day as we were to fly a plane for nearly half an hour without an instructor. At 6:15 GMT we took the flight, Jonathan as a (1) ________ and I the (2) ________. We remembered all the instructions given at the academy and we were (3) _____________ signals at frequent intervals. The day was

clear but windy. We were (4) _____________ hills and were flying along the coast. Suddenly, the weather turned turbulent we (5) ________ our position asking for advice. But unfortunately there was no communication from the other end. All of a sudden, we heard an explosion. The fuel tank of our plane caught fire due to the lightning. We immediately decided to (6) ________ the plane and donned the (7) ___________ that were available. We were blown off 55-60 kms away from the coast and we landed in the outskirts of a dense forest. We were uninjured but hungry and thirsty. We ate some wild fruit hoping it was safe. But unluckily it was disastrous for Jonathan as he had (8) __________ after that. We remembered our instructor's clear and (9) ____________ instructions in case of such an emergency. We discussed various strategies and decided to (10) ______________ to the core the life saving strategies. We started exploring the forest. We must have wandered for about an hour or so along the coast when my eyes suddenly fell on something red in the crevice of a big rock. I went closer to it and to my great happiness and relief I saw a (11) __________. It


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Q6 :  

You are a member of 'Explorer', an adventure club. Write a paragraph about one of your experiences of adventure activity.

Here are some words and phrases you can use

Curious

thrilled

terrified

relieved

felt euphoric

agonizing moments

insecurity

grateful

uncertainty

overwhelming experience

extraordinary courage

 


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