(а) Mohan Comes in Wearing Overalls and is Covered in Paint. - English - Communicative

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(а) Mohan comes in wearing overalls and is covered in paint.
(i) _______________________________________
(ii) _______________________________________

(b) Ramesh comes in with a smile on his face. He is holding a trophy.
(i) _______________________________________
(ii) _______________________________________

(c) Monica returns home with lots of packets in her hands.
(i) _______________________________________
(ii) _______________________________________

(b) Sheela comes in with red eyes and a wet handkerchief.
(i) _______________________________________
(ii) _______________________________________



(a) (i) Perhaps he has been painting a picture.
(ii) I think he has been painting his house.

(b) (i) I think he has been returning after a prize distribution function.
(ii) Perhaps he has been coming after attending a tournament.

(c) (i) I think she has been shopping.
(ii) I imagine she has been returning from market.

(d) (i) I think she has been crying.
(ii) Perhaps she has been suffering from conjunctivitis (disease of the eyes).

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Chapter 1.1: Verb Forms - Exercises [Page 10]


CBSE Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English
Chapter 1.1 Verb Forms
Exercises | Q 12.1 | Page 10


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?

A large part of the story is composed of conversation between the characters.
Can you convert it into a play and in groups, present your version of the play before the class? Before that, decide onthe members of cast, minimum props required and also the costumes.

Imagine that a Social Worker comes to the abandoned farmhouse to find out what may have happened to the family. She makes the following observations in her note-pad 

Clues Conclusions
empty house  Have they left? Where could they have gone to? 
boulders in the field , leaky barn The owner might not have been a farmer. 
 sealed jars in the cellar  A woman lived there - family short of money left in a hurry 
toys scattered in the yard Something went wrong????? 

On the basis of these notes, the Social Worker presents the facts as she sees them to her Head of Department. Unfortunately, she spills ink on her report. Complete her report. 

When I reached the farmhouse , I saw that the house was empty , which ........ I wondered where they might have gone . .................. the owner was not a farmer , because of the boulders in the field and the leaky barn .............. the family was poor , because I saw several sealed jars in the cellar . Also ............ a woman lived there .  It was obvious she had left in a hurry . what was most touching was that the toys were scattered in the yard . 

You are JEANNE. After coming home you realize that the Villa was not actually
bought and your husband has fooled both you and the landlady of the Villa. You
are filled with rage, disgust and helplessness because of your husband's
betrayal. Write your feelings in the form of a diary entry.

Study the following sentences. Select the one underlined word which is incorrect. Write the incorrect answer in the boxes provided. One has been done as an example.

e.g. The National Gallery of Art at Washington D.C., is one of the world’s greatest museums.


(a) Millions of people had entered its doors to see the paintings by some of the world’s finest artists


(b) But if, those priceless masterpieces are to be preserved, the gallery must protected them carefully.


(c) The 150 guards have successively prevented damage and theft.


(d) But, protecting the paintings from nature was a greater problem.


Review of passives
Look back on the exercises in this Unit. Discuss why the passive is used in each of these different circumstances.
Can you think of any other times when it is best to use the passive?

Now prepare a graph based on the students' response to the survey you conducted in Question 2. Then write a report for the newspaper taking the help of Question 5, Question 3 and Question 6. You may follow this pattern: 

Paragraph 1 : A suitable introduction as in B.4. 
Paragraph 2 : Hours per week spent on different activities - classes VI, IX and XI compared. 
Paragraph 3 : How extra time would be used - Classes VI, IX and XI compared. 
Paragraph 4 : Boys and girls compared - Classes VI, IX and XI 
The following words and phrases will be useful to you: 

To express proportion 
Most __
Many __ 
The majority of ___ 
A large number of ___ 
A small number of ___
Very few ____
Only a few ___ 
To express frequency 
Most of the time ___ 
Frequently ___
Occasionally ___ 
Often ____
At times ___ 
To express comparison and contrast 
__ compared with __
On the other hand, ___ 
In contrast, ___ 
By comparison, ___
___ however, ___
____ in comparison with ___ 
You may also find some of the phrases from B.5 useful. 

Based on the information on your completed scorecard, write a short report for the Danapur local newspaper about the Annual Athletic Meet of the school. Remember 'CODER'. Some further advice ... 

• Give an interesting heading 
• By line (who has written the report) 
• Answer the 'WH' questions - Who? Why? When? Where? 
• Overall result 
• Aim of the Meet 

Prepositions of Location
Picture Dictation
Work in pairs - Student A and Student B. Student A only (picture given below) - . Keep the picture secret from Student B. Describe exactly what you see to Student B, who must draw the picture from the information given. At the end, compare the two pictures. Draw your picture in the box below.


In the middle there’s a small house. Behind the house there are two hills. Several birds are flying over the house…

Given below is some information about Jesse Owens, one of the most famous athletes of all times. His friend is planning to write his biography. Using information from the table, complete the biography. (The first gap has been completed for you, as an example.) 

James Cleveland Owens (J.C. Owens) became famous as Jesse Owens 

1913 Birth, Alabama, USA. 
1934 After First World War - goes to school, teachers recognise and develop his athletic talents. 
1935 Six world records 
1936 Berlin Olympics, four gold medals 
1950 Sports experts vote him Greatest Track Athlete of the half Century. 
1960 Another athlete breaks Owens' last Olympic record .
1980 Dies oflung cancer. 

Jesse Owens was born in Alabama USA, in 1913. He was the youngest often children, and the family lived in a cramped shanty house. After the First World War, the family moved to Cleveland, where his school (1)__________ his talents. He quickly became a local hero. Soon afterwards he gained a place not only at the Ohio State University, but also in the US Olympics team. 
On 25th May 1935, Jesse Owens performed athletics' greatest feat when he (2) _________ at the Ohio state University Athletics Championships. A year later, at the Berlin Olympics, his greatness was confirmed; he (3) __________ for 100m, 200m, long jump and sprint relay. 
Because of his achievements in track and field events, in 1950 he (4) _______ .His last Olympic record (5) ___________ only in 1960. This great athlete (6) ______________ 1980. 


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