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Chapter 2: The Sound of the Shell

Exercise

Chapter 2: The Sound of the Shell Exercise Exercise solutions [Pages 30 - 33]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 30

Teacher/ Student to read out the first part given . After you listen, answer the following questions : 

Nuclear war has broken out in Europe. A school in England has been evacuated by airplane to an unknown destination. While flying over a tropical region, the plane is shot down and it bursts into flames , but the body of the plane containing the passengers falls to earth safely. A few boys (Ralph, Jack, Roger, Simon, Piggy and others) manage to scramble out. They have landed on an unnamed island which has coral reefs, beaches, caves and fruit trees. The novel tells their story. 

a. What do you think happened to the boys and the plane they were flying in? 
b. What happened to the other part of the plane? 
c. How did Ralph attract the attention of the other boys? 
d. What were the names of the first three boys who came to the meeting? 
e. Why do you think the groups of boys were marching in two parallel lines? 
f. Do you think there were any adults on the island? Why/ Why not? 
g. Can you predict what happened to the boys next? For example, how did they organise themselves? What about shelter and food? 

Exercise | Q 2 | Page 30

Imagine that you are one of the boys, and that the map on the next page is of the island on which you have landed. Your most urgent task is to decide where to live. Work in groups of four; decide where to set up camp, and the materials you will use. Be prepared to justify your choices to the rest of the class. 

Exercise | Q 3 | Page 30

The last part of the extract that you have just heard is given below. Notice

how the author creates interest through a step-by-step organisation of his ideas.

Within the diamond haze of the beach, something dark was fumbling along. Ralph saw it first and watched until the intentness of his gaze drew all eyes that way. Then the creature stepped from the mirage on to clear sand and they saw that the darkness was not all shadow but mostly clothing. The creature was a party of boys marching approximately in step falling on two parallel lines. 

The author uses these words to create an atmosphere of mystery and suspense. 

The 'something' becomes clearer ... 

clearer still .... 

until finally we learn what it really is. 

Exercise | Q 4 | Page 32

The next part of the story has been given below. Punctuate it, remember to use quotation marks (" ")when people speak. 
they were dressed strangely in eccentric clothing shorts shirts and different garments they carried in their hands their bodies from throat to ankle were hidden by black cloaks the boy who controlled them came forward vaulted on to the platform with his cloak flying and peered into what was almost complete darkness whereas the man with the trumpet ralph sensing his sun blindness answered him theres no man with a trumpet only me the boy came close and peered down at ralph screwing up his face as he did so he turned quickly isnt there a ship then he was tall thin and bony his face was crumpled and freckled out of his face stared two light blue eyes frustrated now and turning or ready to turn to anger isnt there a man here ralph spoke to his back no we are having a meeting come and join us 

Exercise | Q 5 | Page 32

Imagine that you are on an uninhabited island with a group of children of your age. In groups of four, discuss and enumerate the strategies that will be adopted by you to survive. You can think on the following lines : 

food  protection against animals 
shelter  life-skills (problem-solving, decision-making) 
means of escape  protection against harsh weather conditions 
Exercise | Q 6 | Page 33

Imagine that you have just returned from Topo Island. The Editor of a local newspaper has asked you to write about your adventure. Write the article. 
Some hints : 
1) Very briefly, describe how you landed on the island, and the main features of the island. 
2) Write about where you set up camp, describe one main adventure, and how you were eventually rescued. 
3) Make the adventure part of your story exciting, with lots of action. 
4) Include dialogue in the adventure part. 
5) Try to create mystery and suspense, as in B.3. 
6) Finally, give your adventure story a suitable heading. 
7) Your story must be written in paragraphs and should carry your By line. 

Exercise | Q 7 | Page 33

Look at the map of Topo Island in B.2 and read the notes given below. Then complete the tourist brochure. 
Notes

  • Beaches - 6km north-west coast, 6km south - east coast; relax 
  • Fishing - near beach on north - west coast 
  • Adventure seekers - caves, mountains 
  • Trees - fruit, shade if day is too hot 
  • Lookout Point - can see whole island

Visit Topo Island for the Holiday of a Lifetime!
Here is the perfect paradise for holidaymakers - Topo Island. You .......... Fishing ........... . If it's adventure that you're after,........... . Fruit trees found on most parts of the island ........... And the Lookout Point on the northern tip of the island ................. Come to Topo Island, an exotic place, where dreams come true. 

Chapter 2: The Sound of the Shell

Exercise

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

Class 9 English Course Communicative: Main Course Book Interact in English - Shaalaa.com

CBSE solutions for Class 9 English - Communicative chapter 2 - The Sound of the Shell

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