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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide chapter 7 - A Birthday Letter [Latest edition]

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Chapter 7: A Birthday Letter

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Warm up [Page 177]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterWarm up [Page 177]

Warm up | Q 1 | Page 177

Have you ever received a personal letter from your friends or relatives?

Warm up | Q 2 | Page 177

If yes, from whom and about what?

Warm up | Q 3 | Page 177

Have you ever written a personal letter to anyone?

Warm up | Q 4 | Page 177

If yes, to whom and about what?

Intext [Pages 178 - 179]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterIntext [Pages 178 - 179]

Intext | Q 1 | Page 178

From which prison did Nehru write this letter?

Intext | Q 2 | Page 178

Did Nehru send any presents to Indira?

Intext | Q 3 | Page 178

Which historical character inspired young Indira?

Intext | Q 4 | Page 178

What helps the ordinary men and women to become heroes?

Intext | Q 5 | Page 179

Who is addressed as ‘Bapuji’?

Intext | Q 6 | Page 179

What should the soldiers of India respect?

Exercise [Pages 180 - 181]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterExercise [Pages 180 - 181]

Answer the following questions in one or two sentences.

Exercise | Q A. 1. | Page 180

Why could not Nehru send any presents to Indira?

Exercise | Q A. 2. | Page 180

What cannot be stopped even by the high walls of prisons?

Exercise | Q A. 3. | Page 180

Why did Nehru dislike sermonizing?

Exercise | Q A. 4. | Page 180

What does history tell us?

Exercise | Q A. 5. | Page 180

What do ordinary men and women usually think of?

Exercise | Q A. 6. | Page 180

When do ordinary men and women become heroes?

Exercise | Q A. 7. | Page 180

What does the phrase ‘great drama’ refer to?

Exercise | Q A. 8. | Page 180

Why are the freedom fighters under Gandhi not afraid of anything?

Answer the following in about 80 - 100 words each.

Exercise | Q B. 1. | Page 181

Explain the important elements of Nehru’s letter.

Exercise | Q B. 2. | Page 181

Imagine yourself as Indira and write a reply letter to your father, Nehru for the letter you received on your birthday.

Exercise | Q C. | Page 181

Match the words with correct Synonym and Antonym from the table.

S.No Word Synonym Antonym
1 wide privilege freedom
2 noble valiant public
3 oppress valuable coward
4 honour personal ignoble
5 worthy gentle dishonour
6 private broad narrow
7 brave subdue unworthy
Exercise | Q D. 1. | Page 181

Identify, whether the following statement is of OPINION or FACT

On your birthday you have been in the habit of receiving presents and good wishes.

  • Opinion

  • Fact

Exercise | Q D. 2. | Page 181

Identify, whether the following statement is of OPINION or FACT

I have liked my talks with you.

  • Opinion

  • Fact

Exercise | Q D. 3. | Page 181

Identify, whether the following statement is of OPINION or FACT

The best way to find what is wrong and right is by discussing.

  • Opinion

  • Fact

Exercise | Q D. 4. | Page 181

Identify, whether the following statement is of OPINION or FACT

A letter can hardly take the place of a talk.

  • Opinion

  • Fact

Exercise | Q D. 5. | Page 181

Identify, whether the following statement is of OPINION or FACT

For the desire to hide anything means that you are afraid.

  • Opinion

  • Fact

Listening [Pages 181 - 182]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterListening [Pages 181 - 182]

Listen to the dialogue and answer the following questions.

Listening | Q E. 1. | Page 181

Aadhav and Raghav are ______.

  • brothers

  • friends

  • colleagues

  • classmates

Listening | Q E. 2. | Page 181

The brothers are planning to celebrate their ___________ wedding anniversary.

  • uncle’s

  • parents’

  • grandparents’

  • sister’s

Listening | Q E. 3. | Page 182

The wedding anniversary is on ______.

  • March 2nd

  • April 2nd

  • May 2nd

  • June 2nd

Listening | Q E. 4. | Page 182

As part of the celebration, the brothers have planned to make their parents to ______.

  • visit an orphanage

  • donate some money

  • plant a mango sapling

  • conduct a game

Listening | Q E. 5. | Page 182

State whether the statement is true or false.

The brothers have decided to borrow money for the wedding anniversary celebration.

  • True

  • False

Reading [Page 183]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterReading [Page 183]

Answer the following questions based on the given reading passage.

Reading | Q F. 1. | Page 183

What is the name of her diary?

Reading | Q F. 2. | Page 183

Why did Anne want to exchange the book ‘Camera Obscura’?

Reading | Q F. 3. | Page 183

Who baked the homemade cookies?

Reading | Q F. 4. | Page 183

What game did Anne choose to play?

Reading | Q F. 5. | Page 183

Which gift did Anne value the most?

Speaking [Page 183]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterSpeaking [Page 183]

Speaking | Q G. | Page 183

Imagine you are going to celebrate your forthcoming birthday at an orphanage/old age home.

Deliver a short speech about your birthday celebration by using the following hints.

  • The reasons for choosing an orphanage/old-age home.
  • The people who accompany you.
  • The food which you are going to offer them.
  • The useful gifts/articles which you are going to give them.
  • Other events like cake cutting, conducting games, etc.
Writing [Page 183]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterWriting [Page 183]

Writing | Q H. | Page 183

Write a meaningful paragraph using the hints given below.

Mahesh – celebrates – 14th birthday – an old-age home – family, friends – informs home in advance – delegates tasks – friends buy things necessary – arrives home early – decorates place – balloons, colour papers – inmates gathered – cuts cake – sing-song, claps – distributes cakes – expresses his feelings – gets blessings – offers things – bedsheets, footwear, etc. needed – fun, entertainment – happy and content.

Grammar [Pages 184 - 189]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 7 A Birthday LetterGrammar [Pages 184 - 189]

Choose the Correct Options.

Grammar | Q A. 1. | Page 184

Could you bring me ________ tools I left in the garden?

  • this

  • those

  • these

Grammar | Q A. 2. | Page 184

______ Earth revolves around the sun.

  • the

  • a

  • an

Grammar | Q A. 3. | Page 184

I found ________ one rupee coin in the playground while playing.

  • a

  • an

  • the

Grammar | Q A. 4. | Page 184

There aren’t ________ students in the library.

  • much

  • many

  • a lot

Grammar | Q A. 5. | Page 185

It was ________ unforgettable experience.

  • a

  • an

  • the

Grammar | Q A. 6. | Page 185

I haven’t got ________ pictures in my bedroom.

  • some

  • any

  • many

Grammar | Q A. 7. | Page 185

He said that he wanted to become ________ engineer.

  • a

  • an

  • the

Grammar | Q A. 8. | Page 185

Kokila gave a pen to ______ child in the classroom on her birthday.

  • any

  • all

  • each

Grammar | Q A. 9. | Page 185

I’ve got to solve ________ math problems before I go to sleep.

  • all

  • some

  • any

Grammar | Q A. 10. | Page 185

India is ________ largest democracy in the world.

  • a

  • an

  • the

Grammar | Q A. 11. | Page 185

My father doesn’t drink ________ coffee.

  • much

  • many

  • a lot

Grammar | Q A. 12. | Page 185

I always keep ________ money in my wallet for emergencies.

  • any

  • every

  • some

Grammar | Q A. 13. | Page 185

This year we are celebrating my sister’s ________ birthday.

  • a

  • two

  • second

Grammar | Q A. 14. | Page 185

I have ________ pencils with me.

  • a

  • three

  • third

Grammar | Q A. 15. | Page 185

‘What is that noise?’ I think it is ________ aeroplane.

  • a

  • an

  • the

Grammar | Q B. | Page 188

Observe the following call-outs. Reporter (C) has reported the sentences of Speaker (A). Now, help Reporter (C) report the rest of the sentences of Speaker (A).

A (Speaker) B (Questioner) C (Reporter)
I have to go. What did he say?

He said that he wanted to go. (say)

Can you hear me? What did she say?

She asked if you could hear her. (ask)

Consult the doctor. What did he say?

He advised you to consult the doctor (advice)

I won’t go to the party. What did he say? (say)
When did you come? What did she say? (ask)
Don’t touch the wire. What did she say? (warn)
  What did he say?  
  What did he say?  
Grammar | Q C. 1. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

Pushpa said, “Do not spoil the eco-system.”

Grammar | Q C. 2. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

Ebin said, “Have you booked the tickets to Delhi?”

Grammar | Q C. 3. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

Rehman said to Tilak, “When are we leaving to our native?”

Grammar | Q C. 4. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

Maha said, “Lakshan, you should get up early in the morning.”

Grammar | Q C. 5. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

Gladin said to his mother, “Can you, please, buy me a hot chocolate?”

Grammar | Q C. 6. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

“Tomorrow I have to take a test in English”, said Sudha.

Grammar | Q C. 7. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

Amali said to her sister, “I need your help to arrange the books in the shelf.”

Grammar | Q C. 8. | Page 189

Report the following sentence.

“Why don’t you use crayons for colouring?” said Prabhu to his son.

Project

Grammar | Q D. | Page 189

Write a Diary entry each day for a month and compile them into a book. You may also name your diary as Anne Frank did.

Chapter 7: A Birthday Letter

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