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Unit 10 (Grade 9 ) The Earth and Space (Part I)

 Unit 10 The Earth and Space (Part I)

Getting started (page 121)

 

Look at the pictures and talk to your friends about them.

 

Reading I (Page 121)

 

Look at the picture below and answer the questions.

a.         What do you see in the picture?

b.         Do you think life exists on planets other than the Earth?

Answer:

a. I can see a boy fishing on the bank of the river.

b. Yes, I think life exists on planets other than Earth.

 

A Message from Another Planet

A.  Find the words from the story that are either opposite or similar to the words below.

a. dawn (opposite)                       b.  shining (similar)

c. took off (opposite)                  d.  modern (similar)

e. descended (opposite)               f.   great (similar)

Answer:

a. twilight             b. flashing            c. landed

d. advanced          e. ascended          f. enormous

B.  Match the words with their meanings.

a.        saucer      i.  a ship or large boat

b.        spaceship ii.  a long comfortable seat

c.        vessel       iii. short bursts of bright light

d.        flashing    iv.  a vehicle that travels in space, carrying people

e.        couch       v.  a machine that is designed to do a particular thing in the home

f.         broadcast vi.  a small shallow round dish that a cup stands on

g.        appliance vii. to send out a programme on television or radio

Answer:

a.        saucer               vi.  a small shallow round dish that a cup stands on

b.       spaceship          iv.  a vehicle that travels in space, carrying people

c.        vessel                i.  a ship or large boat

d.       flashing             iii. short bursts of bright light

e.        couch                ii.  a long comfortable seat

f.         broadcast          vii. to send out a programme on television or radio

g.        appliance          v.  a machine that is designed to do a particular thing

                         in the home

 

C.  Put the following events in the correct order.

a.    They gave Suren a tiny computer.

b.    The spaceship landed back on the bank of the Sunkoshi River.

c.    A voice welcomed him, and asked him to sit on the couch.

d.    Suren wondered whether he had been dreaming.

e.    Suren had been fishing when he saw a bright object over the Sunkoshi River.

f.     They wanted to send a message to the leader of Nepal and the world.

g.    When Suren went closer to the vessel, he was pulled into it.

Answer:

a.    Suren had been fishing when he saw a bright object over the Sunkoshi River.

b.    The spaceship landed back on the bank of the Sunkoshi River.

c.    When Suren went closer to the vessel, he was pulled into it.

d.    A voice welcomed him, and asked him to sit on the couch.

e.    They wanted to send a message to the leader of Nepal and the world.

f.     They gave Suren a tiny computer.

g.    Suren wondered whether he had been dreaming.

D.         Answer the following questions.

a.        What did Suren think about the bright object at first?

b.        Where had Suren seen a spaceship before?

c.        How did Suren feel when he was drawn inside the vessel?

d.        How had they known about Suren?

e.        How do they manage resources on their planet? 

f.         Why did Suren express his inability to deliver a message at first?

g.        What message did they want to pass on?

h.        Why did they give Suren a tiny computer?

i.          Do you think people will believe Suren's story? Give your reasons.

Answer:

a.        Suren thought that it was a helicopter probably going to Diktel.

b.        Suren had seen the spaceship in the film before.

c.         Suren felt frightened when he was drawn inside the vessel.

d.        They had known about Suren by using long distance listening device.

e.         They manage the resources on their planet by setting up collection centres and by recycling the things which are no longer in use.

f.          Suren expressed his inability to deliver a message at first because he thought that leaders would not listen to a poor kid like him.

g.        They wanted to pass on the message that collection centers should be set up in every town and city on Earth and cans, bottles, old household appliances, in fact, everything which is no longer in use, should be taken there and recycled.

h.        They gave Suren a tiny computer to make Suren's story believable to everyone.

i.          Yes, I think people will believe Suren's story because they gave Suren a far more advanced tiny computer which is not found in the earth till now.

 

E.          If you met someone from another planet, what advice would you ask for about the Earth or Nepal?

 

Grammar I (page 125)

A.           Fill in the blanks with prepositions in, at or on.

a.        We will meet ……….. the corner of the street on Sunday at 5: 00 pm.

b.        Phurba is studying English literature  …………. Ratna Rajya Campus.

c.        The horses are grazing …….. the field.

d.        Rima and Nakul got married ………. Bhadrakali temple 10 years ago.

e.        What time did you arrive …….. the hotel?

f.         Rachita lives ………….. England these days.

g.        The cat is somewhere ……… the house.

h.        There is a picture of house ……. Sheetal’s T-shirt.

i.          The instruction is ……. the top of the page.

j.          The dog is sleeping ……. the carpet.

Answer:

a. at b. in c. in d. at e. at f. in g. in h. on i. on j. on

 

B. Choose one of the words/phrases from the box and complete the sentences below using in, at or on.

 the air          a farm

school

prison

the airport

Shanti Chalchitra Hall

bed

hospital

the station

Example: My train arrives at 4:30. Can you meet me at the station?

a.          I love Saturdays the most. I can stay ……….. until eight.

b.         My favourite movie Pashupati Prasad is playing ………..

c.          Many people are …….. for the crime they committed.

d.         I like the village, especially the fresh air. I think I should work ……..  my village.

e.          Did you make many friends when you were ………….. ?

f.           Aryashila had an accident last month. She is still ………..

g.         It was not a long flight. We were ………. for only 25 minutes.

h.         When our flight was delayed, we had to wait ………. for about two hours.

Answer:

a.      I love Saturdays the most. I can stay on bed until eight.

b.     My favourite movie Pashupati Prasad is playing in Shanti Chalchitra Hall.

c.      Many people are in prison for the crime they committed.

d.     I like the village, especially the fresh air. I think I should work on a farm in my village.

e.      Did you make many friends when you were in school?

f.       Aryashila had an accident last month. She is still in hospital.

g.     It was not a long flight. We were in the air for only 25 minutes.

h.     When our flight was delayed, we had to wait at the airport for about two hours.

 


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