Choose Three ‘Since’ Expressions and Three ‘For’ Expressions from the Table Above. Then Write Six Sentences Using the Pattern in the Box Below. - English - Communicative

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Choose three ‘since’ expressions and three ‘for’ expressions from the table above. Then write six sentences using the pattern in the box below.

I haven’t seen him since the day before yesterday.
I have not seen him for ages.



(a) We have lived in Chandigarh since 2009.
(b) She has not visited me since Deepavali.
(c) He has not come here since 22nd June.
(d) I have not seen him for several weeks.
(e) I have owned a scooter for a decade now.
(f) This heap of rubbish has not been removed for 6 months.

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Chapter 1.1: Verb Forms - Exercises [Page 9]


CBSE Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English
Chapter 1.1 Verb Forms
Exercises | Q 10 | Page 9


You are the grandmother. How did you feel when your granddaughter gave you the novel ‘Kashi Yatre’ ? Write your feelings in your diary.
To make your diary entry interesting, read the following information about what is a diary entry.
A diary entry is a purely personal piece of writing. The writer expresses his/her thoughts and feelings. Reactions to incidents are generally poured out in a diary. Hence expressions that are emotionally charged are used.

                       For example – When you are happy about something, you could start like this
                       8th July 20xx, Wednesday             8 pm
                       Today I am very happy as ………………………..

Here is a story about Swami and his grandmother. After reading the excerpt, change it into a conversation between Swami and his Grandmother.
After the night meal with his head on his granny’s lap, nestling close to her, Swaminathan felt very snug and safe in the faint atmosphere of cardamom and cloves. ‘Oh, Granny !’ he cried ecstatically. ‘You don’t know what a great fellow Rajam is.’ He told her the story of the first enmity between Rajam and Mani and the subsequent friendship.

‘You know, he has a real police dress,’ said Swaminathan. ‘Is it? What does he want a police dress for?’ asked Granny.

‘His father is the Police Superintendent. He is the master of every policeman here.’ Granny was impressed. She said that it must be a tremendous office indeed. She then recounted the days when her husband, Swaminathan’s grandfather, was a powerful sub-magistrate, in which office he made the police force tremble before him and the fiercest dacoits of the place flee. Swaminathan waited impatiently for her to finish the story. But she went on, rambled, confused, mixed up various incidents that took place at different times. ‘That will do, Granny,’ he said ungraciously. ‘Let me tell you something about Rajam. Do you know how many marks he gets in arithmetic?’

‘He gets all the marks, does he, child?’ asked Granny.
‘No silly. He gets ninety marks out of one hundred.’
‘Good. But you must also try and get marks like him…. You know, Swami, your grandfather used to frighten the examiners with his answers sometimes. When he answered a question, he did it in a tenth of the time that others took to do it. And then, his answers would be so powerful that his teachers would give him two hundred marks sometimes.

‘Oh, enough, Granny ! You go on bothering about old unnecessary stories. Won’t you listen to Rajam?’
‘Yes, dear, yes.’
‘Granny, when Rajam was a small boy, he killed a tiger.’
Swaminathan started the story enthusiastically : Rajam’s father was camping in a forest. He had his son with him. Two tigers came upon them suddenly, one knocking down the father from behind. The other began chasing Rajam, who took shelter behind a bush and shot it dead with his gun.

‘Granny, are you asleep?’ Swaminathan asked at the end of the story.
Now read the dialogue and complete the conversation:
 You don’t know what a great fellow Raj am is! In the beginning I could not get along with him but now he is my good friend. And you know, he has a real police dress.
Grandmother: Is it? What does he want a police dress for?
Swarni: His father is the Police Super­intendent. He is the master of every policeman here.
Grandmother: I think, it must be a tremendous office. Do you know, your grandfather was a powerful sub­magistrate and the Police Force trembled before him? Even the fiercest dacoits of the place fled.
Swarni: That will do, Granny. It’s so boring. Let me tell you something about Raj am. Do you know how many marks he gets in arithmetic?
Grandmother: He gets all the marks, doesn’t he, child?

Answer the following questions briefly:
(a) In 1953, Hooper was a favoured young man. Explain.
(b) They said that they would create a desk job for Hooper at headquarters.

  • Who are ‘they’?
  • Why did they decide to do this?

(c) Duke was an extraordinary dog. What special qualities did he exhibit to justify this? Discuss.
(d) What problems did Chuck present when he returned to the company headquarters?
(e) Why do you think Charles Hooper’s appointment as Assistant National Sales Manager is considered to be a tribute to Duke?

Answer the following question briefly:

Do you think Private Quelch learnt a lesson when he was chosen for cookhouse duties?

Answer the following question briefly.

Who was the passenger of chair No. 9? What did he suddenly do?

Answer the following question.

What is a 'refrain' in a poem? What effect does it create?

Answer the following question.

 In this universe, rain performs many functions. What are those?

'Ode to Autumn' is a beautiful poem written by the famous poet John Keats.
 Your teacher will read an excerpt from the poem. Pick phrases
which personify autumn.
________________________ ______________________________
________________________ ______________________________
________________________ ______________________________
________________________ ______________________________

Ode to Autumn
John Keats
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'erbrimmed their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers;

And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep

As a Conservationist, write a report to the World Wildlife Federation, based on 5. Remember 'CODER' 

From: (your name), Conservationist. 
To: The Chairman 
(Suitable Heading) 
(Suitable introduction) e.g. You recently asked me to submit a report on my study of YAK - in particular, their future. The following are my findings and recommendations. 
1. The current problem. 
2. Reasons why this problem has arisen. 
3. Effects of the problem 
4. Recommendation 
5. Conclusion (Suitable ending, including other ideas for increasing YAK population) 
Your name 

Study the words given in the box below and complete the police report. 

4 January, Wednesday 
At 9.15 pm, I was driving along Belvedere Street when I noticed something moving in the (a)_______ On closer examination, I could see two rather (b) _________looking men outside House Number 5. I felt certain these men were in the middle of (c)____ a crime, so I stopped my car round the corner and walked (d) ________over to the two suspects. By this time I was in no (e) ________ that a robbery was taking place. I quietly spoke to the (f)____________ of police on my radio to inform him that two men had (g) __ _ into a house and were trying to steal what looked like a television. At that moment the criminals saw me. I warned them not to move and told them I was (h)______ them for robbery. I informed them that they could (i) ___________silent if they wished and that they could phone their (j)______________ from the police station. The men said they weren't (k)_______ and that they were just borrowing their friend's TV. "You can tell that to the judge when you get to (1)_____________ " I said. 


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