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Class 9 (Unit 4) Part II

 

Unit 4 Life and Death                              

 

Reading II (Page 45)

Crossing the Bar

A. Find the words from the text for the following meanings.

Column A                               Column B

a. moaning           i.  a boundary; a limit

b. boundless          ii.  though

c. twilight              iii.  go on board

d. embark              iv.  never-ending; infinite

e. tho’                   v.  complaining

f. bourne                vi.  crossed

g. crost                  vii.  dusk

Answer:

a. moaning                     i. complaining

b. boundless                   ii. never-ending; infinite

c. twilight                       iii. dusk

d. embark                      iv. go on board

e. tho’                             v. though

f. bourne                        vi. a boundary; a limit

g. crost                           vii. crossed

B. Fill in the gaps with the words/phrases given below to complete the paraphrase of the poem.                                               

the sandbar                   return                   the evening bell              floating        

the sunset and evening star     on a tide      sad goodbyes        God

I notice…………………………………….... in the sky, and hear a sound calling for me loud and clear. I hope that …………………..will not be disturbed when I go out to sea.  Instead, I want to be carried out……………..….. moving so slowly it seems almost asleep, and which is too swollen to make a sound. That's what I want when I………….….. home to the depths of the great unknown. Twilight comes with……………………..., which will be followed by darkness. There don't need to be any …………………. when I go. Even though I'll be going far from this time and place,……………..…..on the tide of death, I hope to meet.…………., who has been like my pilot in this journey, when I've made it across the bar.

 

Answer:

I notice the sunset and evening star in the sky, and hear a sound calling for me loud and clear. I hope that the sandbar will not be disturbed when I go out to sea.  Instead, I want to be carried out on a tide moving so slowly it seems almost asleep, and which is too swollen to make a sound. That's what I want when I return home to the depths of the great unknown. Twilight comes with the evening bell, which will be followed by darkness. There don't need to be any sad goodbyes when I go. Even though I'll be going far from this time and place, floating on the tide of death, I hope to meet God , who has been like my pilot in this journey, when I've made it across the bar.

C. Answer the following questions.

a. Where does the speaker have to go crossing the sandbar?

b. Why can’t the tide make a huge sound or create a lather?

c. What do the twilight and the evening bell suggest in the poem?

d. Where is the speaker going without accepting sad goodbyes?

e. Who is the only agent that helps the speaker to go far in his journey?

f. Does the speaker fear death? Why/Why not?

g. What does the pilot symbolize?

 

Possible answers:

a. The speaker has to go to the sea crossing the sandbar.

b. the tide can’t make a huge sound or create a lather because he wants to move on a tide slowly.

c.  The twilight and the evening bell suggest the time to farewell in the poem. 

d. The speaker is going unknown home   without accepting sad goodbyes.

e. Pilot is the only agent that helps the speaker to go far in his journey.

f. The speaker doesn’t fear death because he has hope to meet God.

g.  The pilot symbolizes the God.

 

 

Grammar II (Page 48)

A. Complete the following sentences with the correct adverbs from the brackets.

a. I see one or two movies every week. I .... (often/never) ..... go to the movies.

b. I let my roommate borrow my car just once. I ………… (sometimes/rarely) ……….. let my roommate borrow my car.

c. Maria eats cereal for breakfast seven days a week. Maria …… (usually/always) …….. eats cereal for breakfast.

d. Four out of five visitors to the museum stay for three hours or longer. Museum visitors ……… (usually/seldom) ….. stay for at least three hours.

e. We occasionally have quizzes in history class. The teacher ……… (always/sometimes) …….. gives quizzes in history class.

f. Subina always misses the morning assembly. She ...... (rarely/ never) ....... arrives at school on time.

j. In the desert, it rains only two days between May and September every year. It ……… (rarely/often) …….. rains there in the summer.

h. Rohit asks me to go to the winter camp, but I don’t accept his invitation. I ……… (seldom/often …….. go to the winter camp.

i. Lisa and Samrat go fishing at least three times a week. They ……… (usually/seldom) ………. go out to dinner with each other.

Answer

a. I see one or two movies every week. I .... (often/never) ..... go to the movies.

b. I let my roommate borrow my car just once. I ………… (sometimes/rarely) ……….. let my roommate borrow my car.

c. Maria eats cereal for breakfast seven days a week. Maria …… (usually/always) …….. eats cereal for breakfast.

d. Four out of five visitors to the museum stay for three hours or longer. Museum visitors ……… (usually/seldom) ….. stay for at least three hours.

e. We occasionally have quizzes in history class. The teacher ……… (always/sometimes) …….. gives quizzes in history class.

f. Subina always misses the morning assembly. She ...... (rarely/ never) ....... arrives at school on time.

j. In the desert, it rains only two days between May and September every year. It ……… (rarely/often) …….. rains there in the summer.

h. Rohit asks me to go to the winter camp, but I don’t accept his invitation. I ……… (seldom/often) …….. go to the winter camp.

i. Lisa and Samrat go fishing at least three times a week. They ……… (usually/seldom) ………. go out to dinner with each other.

 

B. Rewrite the following sentences with the correct alternatives from the brackets.

a. Your friendship over the years and your support ....... (has/have) ........ meant a great deal to us.

b. Hamilton Family Center, a shelter for teenage runaways in San Francisco, ......... (offers/offer) .......... a wide variety of services.

c. One of the major sources of income of Trinidad ....... (is/are) ....... tourism.

d. The chances of your being promoted .... (is/are) ...... excellent.

e. There ............... (was/were) ............... a Pokemon card stuck to the refrigerator.

f. Neither the professor nor his assistants ............... (was/were) ................ able to attend the conference.

g. Many hours at the driving range ...... (has/have) ....... led us to design golf balls with GPS locators in them.

h. Discovered in the soil of our city garden ........ (was/were) ...... a button dating from the turn of the century.

Answer

a. Your friendship over the years and your support ....... (has/have) ........ meant a great deal to us.

b. Hamilton Family Center, a shelter for teenage runaways in San Francisco, ......... (offers/offer) .......... a wide variety of services.

c. One of the major sources of income of Trinidad ....... (is/are) ....... tourism.

d. The chances of your being promoted .... (is/are) ...... excellent.

e. There ............... (was/were) ............... a Pokemon card stuck to the refrigerator.

f. Neither the professor nor his assistants ............... (was/were) ................ able to attend the conference.

g. Many hours at the driving range ...... (has/have) ....... led us to design golf balls with GPS locators in them.

h. Discovered in the soil of our city garden ........ (was/were) ...... a button dating from the turn of the century.

 

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