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Unit 16 (Grade 9) Games and Sports (Part I)

 Unit 16 Games and Sports

Getting started

Look at the pictures and identify the sports. Then, talk about them in pairs using ‘can, can’t, be able to’.

 

Reading I (page 198)

Look at the picture and answer the following questions:

a. What is the name of the sport?

b. Can you identify the players? Name them.

 

Wimbledon (Page 200)

 

A. Match the words in column A with the meanings in column B.

         Column A                    Column B

a. prestigious             i. a thin layer of gold

b. substantially         ii. a large plate, usually made of metal

c. gilt                          iii. extremely attractive or impressive

d. inscription             iv. considerably

e. salver                      v. study of myths

f. mythology              vi. respected and admired as very important

g. stunning                 vii. words written in front of a book or cut in stone or meta

 

Answer:

a. prestigious           vi. respected and admired as very important

b. substantially        iv. considerably

c. gilt                          i. a thin layer of gold

d. inscription            vii. words written in front of a book or cut in stone or metal

e. salver                     ii. a large plate, usually made of metal

f. mythology             v. study of myths

g. stunning                iii. extremely attractive or impressive

 

B. State whether the given statements are True or False.

a. The original name of tennis is ‘lawn tennis’.

b. Ladies’ wheelchair doubles comes under junior events.

c. Most of the tickets are distributed through online booking.

d. The Wimbledon Championship is usually played in June and July.

e. The players can practise matches in the main show courts at any time.

f. The prize money for the singles winners was £2.35 million.

Answer:

a. The original name of tennis is ‘lawn tennis’. True

b. Ladies’ wheelchair doubles comes under junior events. False

c. Most of the tickets are distributed through online booking. False

d. The Wimbledon Championship is usually played in June and July. True

e. The players can practise matches in the main show courts at any time. False

f. The prize money for the singles winners was £2.35 million. True

 

C. Answer the following questions

a. How is Wimbledon different from other Grand Slam tournaments?

Answer:

Wimbledon is different from other Grand Slam tournaments as it is the world's oldest tennis tournament.

b. State the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

Answer:

The four Grand Slam tennis tournaments are Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open.

c. What are the five main events of Wimbledon?

Answer:

The five main events of Wimbledon are gentlemen's singles, ladies' singles, gentlemen's doubles, ladies' doubles and mixed doubles.

d. What can tennis fans do if they don’t win a ticket in the public ballot?

Answer:

Tennis fans can can queue up overnight to get seats on match day if they don’t win a ticket in the public ballot.

e. Why was Wimbledon Centre Court fitted with a rectangle roof?

Answer:

Wimbledon Centre Court was fitted with a rectangle roof to substantially reduce the loss of playing time caused by bad weather.

f. What is inscribed on the of Gentlemen’s Singles trophy?

Answer:

On the of Gentlemen’s Singles trophy, the statement ‘All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World.' is inscribed.

g. Who won the Gentlemen’s Singles and Ladies’ Singles in 2019?

Answer:

In 2019, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep won the Gentlemen's Singles, and  Ladies’ Singles  respectively. 

 

Grammar I (Page 203)

A. Read the text below and find the tag questions. Notice what punctuations are used to add the tag.

Mira is sitting alone and enjoying her surroundings. She looks around and speaks to herself. “Birds are free, aren’t they? Although humans are the best creation of God, they can’t fly in the sky, can they? Birds play an important role in the ecosystem, don’t they? Humans have polluted the environment, haven’t they? We must keep our environment clean, mustn’t we?”

B. Add correct tag questions to the following statements.

a. Smoking is hazardous to health, …............ ?

b. Preeti speaks excellent French, …............ ?

c. Please keep quiet, …............ ?

d. Everybody has finished their work, …............ ?

e. We do not go to school on Saturdays, …............ ?

f. I'm tired and hungry, …............ ?

g. Let's do our homework, …............ ?

h. Let him open the door, …............ ?

i. They’d build a house, …............ ?

j. You'd better help them, .…............ ?

k. No one could solve the problem, …............ ?

l. Roshan’s gone to school, …............ ?

m. You needn’t stay out long, …............ ?

n. We’d prefer coffee, …............ ?

Answer:

a. Smoking is hazardous to health, isn't it?

b. Preeti speaks excellent French, doesn't she?

c. Please keep quiet, will you?

d. Everybody has finished their work, haven't they?

e. We do not go to school on Saturdays, do we?

f. I'm tired and hungry, aren't I?

g. Let's do our homework, shall we?

h. Let him open the door, will you?

i. They’d build a house, wouldn't they?

j. You'd better help them, hadn't you?

k. No one could solve the problem, could they?

l. Roshan’s gone to school, hasn't she?

m. You needn’t stay out long, need you?

n. We’d prefer coffee, wouldn't we?

 

Writing I (Page 204)

Write a news story using the outline given below.

Nepali Army (NA) collects 800 kg of garbage from

Mt. Ama Dablam. Mt. Ama Dablam clean-up campaign 2075 organised by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC).

The Shumser Gulma, a company of Nepal Army participates

Financial assistance from Khumbu Village Body.

800 kg of garbage collected.

Handed over to the local community amid the programme.

SPCC Chair Mr. Sherpa expresses his gratitude to NA.

Answer:

Nepal Army (NA) collects 800 kg garbage from Mt. Ama Dablam

By Pawan Aryal

Kathmandu, Jan 19

 

The Shumsher Gulma is a popular company of Nepal Army which was participated in the 'Mt Ama Dablam clean-up Campaign-2075'. The program was organized by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) that had started from November 25.

 

It was a program to keep our earth neat and clean. The campaign was organised with financial assistance from Khumbu Village Body. Nepal Army personnel from Shumsher Gulma collected 800 kg of garbage through the campaign. A company of 116 armies involved in the campaign. The company handed them over to the local community amid a program. On the occasion, SPCC Chair Mr. Sherpa expressed his gratitude to NA for contributing to clean.

 


For unit 17 CLICK HERE.

For remaining exercises CLICK HERE

For Contents CLICK HERE .

For Unit 15 CLICK HERE.

Other notes

For class 6 CLICK HERE.

For unit 7 CLICK HERE.

For class 11 CLICK HERE.

For class 12 CLICK HERE.

  



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