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CBSE Class 9 English Course Communicative: Main Course Book Interact in English

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Chapter 2: The Final Flight

Exercise

CBSE solutions for Class 9 English - Communicative Chapter 2 Exercise [Pages 23 - 29]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 23

Below are certain words that appear in the story of Amelia Earhart's journey.The meanings have been given in a jumbled order. Match the words with their meanings. 

Words  Meanings 
1.Navigator  (a) an infection of the bowels 
2.Skirting  (b) a person who flies an aircraft. 
3.Dysentery  (c) a person who plans a route for a ship or plane 
4.Parachute  (d) to put something in a safe place 
5.Cable  (e) to leave something with no intention of returning 
6.Precise  (f) to go or around the edge of something 
7.Transmit  (g) a device that is attached to people or objects to make them fall slowly and safely. 
8.Implement  (h) a small boat made of rubber or plastic that is filled with air. 
9.Raft  (i) a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber that carries electricity or telephone signals 
10.Stowed  (j) carry out
11.Aviator  (k) exact
12.Abandoned  (l)  to send an electric signal 
Exercise | Q 2 | Page 26

The world's most famous female aviator, Amelia Earhart, disappeared in 1937, as she attempted to become the first woman to fly around the world with her navigator, Fred Noonan. She was last heard when she was around 100 miles from the tiny Pacific Howland Island on July 2, 1937. 

Read the story of her 'Final Flight'. 

On June 1, 1937 Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan departed from Miami, Florida; bound for California. Their first destination was San Juan, Puerto Rico; from there, skirting the northeast edge of South America; and then on to Africa and the Red Sea. 

The flight to Karachi was another first. No one had previously flown non-stop from the Red Sea to India before. From Karachi, the Electra flew to Calcutta on June 17 from there on, to Rangoon, Bangkok, Singapore and Bandoeng. 

The monsoon prevented departure from Bandoeng for several days. Repairs were made on some of the 'long distance' instruments which had given trouble previously. During this time, Amelia became ill, and suffered from dysentery that lasted several days. 

It was June 27 before Amelia and Noonan were able to leave Bandoeng for Port Darwin, Australia. At Darwin, the direction finder was repaired, and the parachutes were packed and shipped home as they would be of no value over the Pacific .

Amelia reached Lae in New Guinea on June 29. At this point they had flown 22,000 miles and there were 7,000 more to go over the Pacific. Amelia cabled her last commissioned article to the Herald Tribune. Photos show her looking very tired and ill during her time at Lac.

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Itasca had been standing off Howland Island for some day to act as a radio contact for Amelia Radio communications in the area were very poor as Itasca was overwhelmed with commercial radio traffic that the flight had generated . 

Amelie left Lae at preciaely 00:00 hours Greenwich Mean Time on July 2 . It is believed that the Electra was loaded with 1,000 gallons of fuel , allowing for 20-21 hours of flying .
At 07:20 hours GMT Amelia provided a position report placing the Electra on course as some 20 miles southwest of the Nukumanu Islands . The last weather report Amelia was known to have received was before take-off . The head wind speed had increased by 10-12 mph, but it is not known if she ever received the report.
At 08:00 GMT Amelia made her last radio contact with Lae . she reported being on course for Howland Island at 12,000 feet . There is no real evidence as to the precise track of the aircraft after Nukumanu . No one saw or heard the plane fly over .
Several short transmissions were received by the Itasca with varying signal strengths but they were unable to get a fix on her location because they were too brief. At 19:30 GMT the following transmission was received from the Electra at maximum strength. 
"KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you but cannot see you ... gas is running low ... " 

At 20: 14 GMT, the Itasca received the last voice transmission from Amelia giving positioning data. The Itasca continued to transmit on all frequencies until 21:30 hours GMT. They determined that Amelia must have died at sea and began to implement search procedures. 

It has been determined that the plane went down some 35-100 miles off the coast of Howland Island. A life raft was stowed on board but no trace was ever found of the raft. Some experts felt that the empty fuel tanks could keep the plane afloat for a period of time. 

President Roosevelt authorized a search party of 9 naval ships and 66 aircrafts at an estimated cost of over $4 million. On July 18, the search was abandoned by ships in the Howland area. George continued to seek help in the search, but by October he too abandoned all hope of finding them alive. 

Amelia had been sending letters to George at stopovers all along her route quite regularly. These were published in the book 'Last Flight'. The book has a note from her to George .... 
"Please know I am quite aware of the hazards ... I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. If they fail, their failure must be, but a challenge to others. " 

Amelia created a number of aviation records : 
o The first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928 
o The second person to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932 
o The first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California in 1935 Guided by her publicist and husband, George Putnam, she made headlines in an era when aviation had gripped the public's imagination. 

Exercise | Q 3 | Page 27

The following is a time chart of Amelia's aviation record in her attempt to go around the world. Complete it with the missing dates and events. 

Date Event
1) June 1, 1937   
2)  Electra flew to Calcutta 
3) June 27   
4) Reached Lae in New Guinea.
5) Amelia left Lae. 
6) July 2 (7:20 hrs)   
7)  Amelia made her last radio contact. 
8) Last voice transmissions from Amelia 
9)   
Exercise | Q 4 | Page 28

During summer vacation, you and your friends decide to enroll in 'The School for Flying'. While training, you had an interesting and unforgettable experience. Here's an account of it. Complete it by using words from A.1. 

It was the most amazing summer camp that we had ever been to. My friend Jonathan and I decided to join the flying-school. We underwent rigorous training and gained a lot of expertise, Jonathan in charting the course of flight and I, in flying the plane. 25 May 2010 was the Red Letter Day as we were to fly a plane for nearly half an hour without an instructor. At 6: 15 GMT we took the flight, Jonathan as a (1)............ and I, as the (2) ............ . We remembered all the instructions given to us at the academy and we were (3) ............ signals at frequent intervals. The day was clear but windy. We were (4) ................. hills and were flying along the coast. Suddenly, the weather turned turbulent. We (5)............ our position asking for advice. But unfortunately there was no communication from the other end. All of a sudden, we heard an explosion. The fuel tank of our plane had caught fire due to the lightning. We immediately decided to (6) ............... the plane and donned the (7) .......... that were available. We were blown off 55-60 kms away from the coast and we landed on the outskirts of a dense forest. We were not injured but were hungry and thirsty. We ate some wild fruit hoping it was safe. But unluckily it was disastrous for Jonathan as he had (8) ............ after that. We remembered our instructor's clear and (9)................ instructions in case of an emergency. We discussed various strategies and decided to (10).............. to the core about the life saving strategies. We started exploring the forest. We must have wandered for about an hour or so along the coast, when my eyes suddenly fell on something red in the crevice of a big rock. I went closer to it and to my great happiness and relief I saw a (11) ............. . It was (12).......... away in a cosy nook. Oh! What a relief it was! We were successful in rowing our way back from where we had started. Meanwhile, the coast guards were hunting for us. We had instantly become celebrities! 

Exercise | Q 5 | Page 29

You are a member or 'Explorer', an adventure club. Write a paragraph about one of your experiences or adventure activity.
Here are some words and phrases you can use 

Curious  thrilled  terrified  relieved 
felt euphoric  agonizing moments  insecurity  grateful 
uncertainty  overwhelming experience  extraordinary  courage 
Exercise | Q 6 | Page 29

You have read an account of the final stages or Amelia's life. It had been a saga of struggle and courage. Read about her early life - the factors that inspired her to become an aviator and the difficulties she raced. Make a project on her life. Here is a list or the reference books and websites which will guide you in your endeavour. It can also be in the form or a CD. 
REFERENCE ON AMELIA EARHART 

o The Sound of Wings by Mary S. Lovell, 1989, Century-Hutchinson Ltd., ISBN 0-09-1 73596-3 
o Last Flight by Amelia Earhart (arranged by George Palmer Putnam from correspondence), 1988, Crown Publishers, ISBN 0-51 7-56794-6 
o The Epic of Flight : Women Aloft by Valerie Moolman, Time/ Life Books, ISBN 0-8094-3289-7 
o Biography : Amelia Earhart by Blythe Randolph, 1987, Frankin Watts Publisher, ISBN 0-531-100331-5 
WEBSITES 
1) www.ellensplace.net/eae intr.html

2) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart

3) www.acepilots.com/earhart.html.

Chapter 2: The Final Flight

Exercise

CBSE Class 9 English Course Communicative: Main Course Book Interact in English

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