CBSE Class 9 English Reading (5). Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practise them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.
Q1. Read the following passage carefully to answer the questions based on
The tiny village of Ulapur was the postmaster’s first posting. There was an
Indigo plantation nearby. The manager of the plantation, an Englishman, had
after a great deal of effort, managed to get a post office started here.
Our postmaster was from Kolkata. He felt like a fish out of water in
thjis far-flung village. His office consisted of a troubledown shack beside an
algae-covered pond with tangled overgrowth on all sides. The plantation
workers were busy all day.
Our postmaster, being city-bred, did not find it easy to mix with the
village folk. He had found a lot of time on his hands as there wasn’t much
work. He tried to spend some of it writing poetry/poems which said how
happy he would be if he could spend the rest of his days gazing at the
trembling leaves and the passing clouds. But the truth was that, if a jinn from
the Arabian up with rows of houses that blocked out from view the clouds in
the sky, it would have given our hero a new lease of life
(a) Where did the postmaster get his first posting?
(b) Which plantation was nearby?
(c) Describe his office.
(d) What did he do in his spare time?
(e) Find the word for ‘descend’.(para 3)
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