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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide chapter 1 - Learning the Game [Latest edition]

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Chapter 1: Learning the Game

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Warm up [Page 1]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameWarm up [Page 1]

Warm up | Q 1 | Page 1

Think of what you would like to do in future. Fill in the spaces.

My Goals
Timeline Action Plans
2022  
20....  
20.... - 20....  
20.... - 20....  
20.... - 20....   
2040 0nwards  
Intext [Pages 1 - 4]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameIntext [Pages 1 - 4]

Intext | Q 1 | Page 1

Who were Sachin’s favourite players?

Intext | Q 2 | Page 1

What was special about Shardashram Vidyamandir in Mumbai?

Intext | Q 3 | Page 2

What was the opportunity that transformed the life of Sachin?

Intext | Q 4 | Page 2

What sort of conversations did Ajit and Sachin have while travelling?

Intext | Q 5 | Page 2

What routine did Sachin follow in washing his clothes?

Intext | Q 6 | Page 2

What did Achrekar inform Ajit?

Intext | Q 7 | Page 2

What was the suggestion given by Achrekar to Sachin’s father?

Intext | Q 8 | Page 2

What acted as a safety valve?

Intext | Q 9 | Page 3

What did Sachin do during the thirty-minute break?

Intext | Q 10 | Page 3

What is the intense ‘fifteen minutes’ mentioned?

Intext | Q 11 | Page 4

What did Sachin’s father do just to make Sachin happy?

Intext | Q 12 | Page 4

What did embarrass Sachin in the bus?

Intext | Q 13 | Page 4

What made Sachin forget, to go to the nets?

Intext | Q 14 | Page 4

What did Achrekar advise Sachin?

Exercise [Pages 5 - 8]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameExercise [Pages 5 - 8]

Answer the following questions in one or two sentences.

Exercise | Q A. 1. | Page 5

What was coach Achrekar's first impression on Sachin?

Exercise | Q A. 2. | Page 5

Why did Sachin feel that the schedule of the camp was ‘rigorous’?

Exercise | Q A. 3. | Page 5

What did serve as a very personal coaching manual to Sachin?

Exercise | Q A. 4. | Page 5

Why was Sachin asked to change the school?

Exercise | Q A. 5. | Page 5

What was the condition laid down by Sachin’s father for changing the school?

Exercise | Q A. 6. | Page 5

How did the act with the one rupee coin help Sachin become a good cricketer?

Exercise | Q A. 7. | Page 5

What did help Sachin build his physical and mental stamina?

Exercise | Q A. 8. | Page 5

Which incident triggered the coach to be angry on Sachin?

Exercise | Q A. 9. | Page 5

Why do you think Achrekar punished Sachin?

Exercise | Q A. 10. | Page 5

’I owe myself to him’ - What does Sachin mean by this?

Answer the following in a paragraph of 120-150 words

Exercise | Q B. 1. | Page 6

'Achrekar was a sincere coach'. Substantiate.

Exercise | Q B. 2. | Page 6

Narrate in your own words the hardships underwent by Sachin to become a great cricketer.

Exercise | Q B. 3. | Page 6

Quote the sentences which you find most inspiring from ‘Learning the Game’. How do they inspire you? Explain.

Vocabulary

Exercise | Q C. | Page 6

Match the words in column A with their Synonym in column B.

S.No. A B
1. ease endure
2. evolve surplus
3. excess effortless
4. survive great
5. immense progress
Exercise | Q D. | Page 6

Match the words in column A with their Antonym in column B.

S.No. A B
1. concentrate incomplete
2. inevitable distract
3. occasional wise
4. complete continual
5. insane preventable

Homonyms

Exercise | Q E. | Page 7

Use the words given below in your own sentences so as to get different meanings. One is done for you.

cricket Cricket is a popular sport.
Cricket is active at night.
bank  
 
will  
 
bark  
 
watch  
 
bat  
 

Homophones

Exercise | Q F. | Page 7

Consult a dictionary, to find the homophones for the given words.

1 in  
2 know  
3 be  
4 to  
5 watt  
6 right  
7 were  
8 bare  
9 herd  
10 throne  

Prefix and Suffix

Exercise | Q G. | Page 7

Look at the prefixes given and frame two new words. One is done for you.

Prefix Word-1 Word-2
sub subway subconscious
un    
re    
en    
dis    
ir    
Exercise | Q G. | Page 7

Look at the suffixes given and frame two new words. One is done for you.

Suffix Word-1 Word-2
ly suddenly happily
or    
er    
ness    
ian    
ist    

Listen to the passage on Paralympics and choose the correct answer

Exercise | Q H. 1. | Page 7

The Paralympic games are for _____.

  • children

  • disabled people

  • women

Exercise | Q H. 2. | Page 8

The Paralympic games usually happen ______.

  • in Greece

  • every four years

  • after the Olympic Games

Exercise | Q H. 3. | Page 8

The first true Paralympic Games happened in Rome in _________.

  • 1960

  • 1952

  • 1848

Exercise | Q H. 4. | Page 8

In 394 BCE, the ________ stopped the Greek Olympic Games, because they didn’t like them.

  • Romans

  • Greeks

  • British

Exercise | Q H. 5. | Page 8

______ was a doctor at the Stoke Mandeville hospital in England.

  • Pierre de Coubertin

  • Sir Ludwig Guttmann

  • Natalie du Toit

Speaking [Page 8]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameSpeaking [Page 8]

Speaking | Q I. | Page 8

Given below are five main qualities for true sportsmanship.

i. Determination
ii. Optimisation
iii. Stamina
iv. Perseverance
v. Decisiveness

Get into groups of four. Each group will choose one quality to talk about to the whole class for about one minute. But before you talk, you have two minutes to think about it. You can make notes if you wish.

Speaking | Q J. | Page 8

Prepare a speech in about 80-100 words for the morning assembly, stressing on the importance of games and sports in ensuring a healthy body and mind.

Writing [Page 8]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameWriting [Page 8]

Writing | Q K. | Page 8

Your friend who lives in another town/city has won his/her championship trophy in the recent sports meet. Write a letter congratulating him/ her.

Writing | Q L. | Page 8

Collect information from newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and books about any two famous sports women. Prepare their profiles. Use the following format.

Name Details
Date of birth  
State/Team she represents  
Sports/ Games she is associated with  
Debut (first entry)  
Best in her career  
Hobbies  
Awards/ Medals received  
Creative Writing [Page 8]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameCreative Writing [Page 8]

Creative Writing | Q M. | Page 8

Write a newspaper article in about 100 words, comparing the achievements of the two sportswomen based on the information you have already collected.

Reading [Pages 11 - 12]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameReading [Pages 11 - 12]

Answer the following questions briefly

Reading | Q N. 1. | Page 11

What do Tamil Nadu folk dances and folk arts represent?

Reading | Q N. 2. | Page 11

When are folk dances and folk music usually performed?

Reading | Q N. 3. | Page 11

How is Karagattam performed?

Reading | Q N. 4. | Page 11

How were offerings carried during the ancient period?

Reading | Q N. 5. | Page 11

Bring out a few differences between the two art forms: Therukoothu and Bommalattam.

Anagrams

Reading | Q O. | Page 11

An Anagram is a word or a phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once. 

Now try to solve these anagrams

1. ELBOW  
2. SECTION  
3. VIEWER  
4. RIPPLES  
5. NEEDLESS  

Work with a partner

Reading | Q P. | Page 11

Pick out two words from the article on folk culture and folklore of Tamil Nadu with which you can form anagrams. Take turns and ask your partner to solve the anagram and come out with the right words.

A Talk Show

Reading | Q Q. | Page 12

Work in groups of 4-6. Choose one folk art form, that is rarely or no longer performed.

Find out the reasons for this and suggest practical solutions/steps that can be taken to prevent this. After discussion and research, conduct a talk show in the class on the topic FOLK ARTS - A REVIVAL. The following inputs will help you.

Each group will consist of the following members.

1. The host
2. A folk artist
3. A representative from an NGO engaged in reviving some of the dying folk arts.
4. A student
5. A citizen from the city.

NOTE: Your teacher will distribute role cards with cues to each member of the group to help you play your roles.

Grammar [Pages 14 - 16]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 1 Learning the GameGrammar [Pages 14 - 16]

Choose the most appropriate preposition from the options.

Grammar | Q A. 1. | Page 14

We have been living in Chennai _________ eight years.

  • for

  • since

Grammar | Q A. 2. | Page 14

Abdul has taken______ his father.

  • after

  • at

Grammar | Q A. 3. | Page 14

Vimal generally goes to his workplace ______ bus.

  • by

  • on

Grammar | Q A. 4. | Page 14

The cricket ball was hidden ______ the leaves.

  • among

  • between

Grammar | Q A. 5. | Page 14

Mani divided his toys ______ his brothers and sisters.

  • among

  • between

Grammar | Q B. 1. | Page 14

Identify the preposition in the given sentence and underline them

Riya borrowed a dress from me and lent it to her friend, Mary.

Grammar | Q B. 2. | Page 14

Identify the preposition in the given sentence and underline them

When I moved back to the city, things had changed considerably.

Grammar | Q B. 3. | Page 14

Identify the preposition in the given sentence and underline them.

The burglar found the keys under the pot in the balcony.

Grammar | Q B. 4. | Page 14

Identify the preposition in the given sentence and underline them.

Prabhu was hiding behind the door when his sister came looking for him.

Grammar | Q B. 5. | Page 14

Identify the preposition in the given sentence and underline them.

My dog sat on my hat and squashed it.

Grammar | Q C. | Page 14

Complete the passage by filling in appropriate prepositions from the list- (with, out, to, in, from, during, of, for, by). Some prepositions may be used more than once.

In Tamil Nadu, a very interesting form of recitation named Villupattu developed (a) ____________ the 15th century. Villupattu means bow-song because a bow-shaped musical instrument (b) ___________ strong high tension string is used (c) __________ placing it (d) _______________ an earthen pitcher. It is believed that this narrative form was an invention (e) __________ Arasa Pulavar. The troupe gives its performance mostly (f) ___________ temple festivals. There are seven to eight persons in a troupe who form a kind (g) ___________ chorus that supports the main singer-narrator. When the chief narrator sings, the chorus takes (h) ____________ the refrain (i) _______________ the song and repeats it in unison. The whole party sits (j) _____________ the ground and performs (k) __________ a lot (l) ____________ gesticulation and facial expression to suit the narrative they have taken. The ballad style songs are composed (m) __________ the rural dialect which appeals (n) ___________ the audience who sometimes join the troupe (o) ____________ suitable notes or words.

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

stand-in

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

benefit from

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

Stay at

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

go into

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

prepare for

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

pay for

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

rely on

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

joke about

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

consist of

Grammar | Q D. | Page 15

Frame sentence using the prepositional verb given below.

attend to

Grammar | Q E. | Page 15

Given below is a picture of a carnival. Complete the factual description by filling in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.

Fairs and festivals form an integral part of the culture of Tamil Nadu. They are an excellent platform to promote and preserve the vibrant art and culture of the Tamils.

A thiruvizha (festival) is a source of excitement and thrill for villagers. The village thoroughfare wears a festive look, as the open spaces are cleaned, spruced up and decorated (a) ________colourful streamers.

People throng the premises (b) ______catch a glimpse (c)________their village deity (d)______ a magnificently decorated chariot, and pay their respects. There is a big crowd (e)_____ the food stalls that serve free piping hot sakkarai pongal (sweet pongal), lemon rice and curd rice.

People (f)______nearby villages and towns display their wares attractively, and call out loudly (g)______the people (h)_______buy their wares. Cotton candy, cut raw mangoes smothered (i)________salt and chilly powder, boiled groundnuts, murukku, sweets, buttermilk etc are sold. Men, women, grandmas, grandpas and little children dressed (j)_________their best clothes, enjoy the Thiruvizha greatly.

You can hear the shrieks (k)________happy children enjoying the rides on ferris wheels and carousels, elders looking (l)_________ each other with smiles on their faces.

The entire day is spent (m) _______fun and gaiety. All the village people irrespective of their age, look forward (n)_________the thiruvizha every year.

Writing

Grammar | Q F. | Page 16

You stayed with your grandparents at your native village during Pongal. You had an unforgettable time with them. You visited the village fair and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life like bathing in the river, strolling in the fields, eating food cooked in earthen utensils over firewood, sleeping on a cot on the terrace under the star-lit sky, visiting temple fairs, and watching Karagattam presentation.

Write a letter to your friend, describing the joy of celebrating festivals in a village, with the inputs given above.

Project

Grammar | Q G. | Page 16

Your class has to stage a Puppet Show in the Assembly Open Forum on the topic ‘Child Labour’. Divide yourselves into groups and discuss the requirements for the presentation like a storyline, characters, dialogues, choice of puppets, and music for the interlude. Now complete the dialogues given below.

Ramesh Let us present a Puppet Show on CHILD LABOUR for our Assembly Open Forum.
Mohammed That is a very good idea! Let us start planning right away.
Geetha _______________________________________________________?
Leema I suggest we begin with the storyline first.
Mani How ___________________________________________________ ?
Ramesh We can have around five characters.
Mohammed What __________________________________________________ ?
Meena We can focus on the problems of poverty and illiteracy as the major reasons for child labour.
Ramesh Can _________________________________________________?
Leema I am good at making stick puppets. I will make them myself. But I require some help.
Mani I ________________________ . Tell me, ______________________. 
Leema Thank you, Mani. Let us stay back after the meeting and discuss.
Ramesh Have ___________________________ ?
Meena I think we should have some music for the interlude.
Geetha That would make it really interesting. I will get my music group to start working on the tunes for our puppet show.

Chapter 1: Learning the Game

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Class 9th English Answers Guide - Shaalaa.com

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