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Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board chapter 4 - Please Listen! [Latest edition]

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Chapter 4: Please Listen!

Warming Up!English Workshop
Warming Up! [Page 80]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 4 Please Listen! Warming Up! [Page 80]

Warming Up! | Q 1 | Page 80

Form groups of 6-8. One person (leader) chooses one item - a picture, a paragraph, or a lesson from any one of the 9th standard textbooks and writes the reference on a slip of paper, and folds it. Others ask him/her questions and try to guess what it is, from his/her answers. Follow the rules given below.

  • The maximum number of questions the rest of the group can ask is 20.
  • You cannot ask a direct question like ‘What do you have in mind?’
  • You can ask ‘Wh-’ questions or ‘Yes/no’ questions.
  • The leader has to give truthful answers.
Warming Up! | Q 2 | Page 80

Form pairs. List the things on which you have the same opinion and also the ones on which you have different opinions. Prepare a list of ten things in all and see how far you agree or disagree with your friend. Some useful phrases are given alongside. You could talk about:

  • Clothes, latest fashion.
  • Performance of sportsmen and women.
  • Traffic/Transport in your area.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene in your area.
  • Future occupations/Careers.
  • Latest news items.
  • TV programs
  • Mobile Apps
  • Any subject of your choice.
Agreement Ask for your friend’s opinion: Disagreement
I totally agree with you. Do you think ...? No, I don’t think so.
Exactly/Absolutely! Do you agree ...? I totally disagree.
You are right. What do you think? Not necessarily.
I don’t know, I need to think about it. (partial agreement) What is your opinion? I’m not sure about that.
I suppose so. How do you feel about that? Let’s agree to disagree!
English Workshop [Pages 82 - 83]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 4 Please Listen! English Workshop [Pages 82 - 83]

English Workshop | Q 1 | Page 82

The poet uses a free, conversational style in his poem. It is also called Colloquial style.

Pick out and write down such lines or expressions that support the above statement.

  1. ______ you have not done what I asked.
  2. _______________________.
  3. _______________________.
  4. _______________________.
  5. _______________________.
  6. _______________________.
English Workshop | Q 2 | Page 82

Put the following expressions in a table of Do’s and Dont’s as expressed by the poet.

  1. Please listen.
  2. give me advice
  3. tell me why.
  4. solve my problem
  5. just hear me.
  6. accept as a simple fact.
  7. contribute to my fear
  8. wait a minute.
  Do’s Don’ts
1.    
2.    
3.    
English Workshop | Q 3. (a) | Page 83

Write in your own words:-

What does the listener do when the poet asks him to just listen? Give 3 points.

English Workshop | Q 3. (b) | Page 83

Write in your own words:-

Why does the poet remark that advice is cheap?

English Workshop | Q 3. (c) | Page 83

Write in your own words:-

Which two facts show that the poet is confident of overcoming his irrational feeling?

English Workshop | Q 4 | Page 83

According to the poet, how does God help people, when they pray to him for help?

English Workshop | Q 5 | Page 83

Why should one learn to tackle one's problems by one’s own self?

English Workshop | Q 6 | Page 83

Why should seniors not overprotect or over - pamper juniors?

English Workshop | Q 7 | Page 83

Find out and write down some proverbs/axioms/quotations that convey a message similar to ‘Self-help is the best help.’

English Workshop | Q 8 | Page 83

Maintain a diary at least for a week. Write about your interactions with other people in your surroundings in 3-4 lines. Also write whether you find the interactions happy unhappy, satisfactory-unsatisfactory, enjoyable-stressful, etc.

English Workshop | Q 9 | Page 83

Write an informal letter from a teenager to his/her parent, expressing a few thoughts from the poem.

(My dear ______/Dearest ______./Hi! ______ Are you surprised to see this letter? I wanted to talk to you about this, but then I thought I will be able to express myself better in a letter. Love,/Yours lovingly/Yours ______).

English Workshop | Q 10.1 | Page 83

Read aloud a couple of stanzas of the poem ‘Invictus’ and ‘Please Listen’. In what ways do they differ? Think and fill up the table with ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

  Invictus Please Listen
Rhyming lines ______ ______
Steady rhythm ______ ______
Uniformity in the length of lines ______ ______
Uniformity of the number of lines in each stanza. ______ ______
Figurative language ______ ______
English Workshop | Q 10.2 | Page 83

‘Invictus’ is an example of Traditional Poetry. ‘Please Listen’ is an example of Free Verse.

Chapter 4: Please Listen!

Warming Up!English Workshop
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