CBSE Class 9 English - Revision (18)
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Subject : English Assignment No. 3
Section A (Reading)
1. Read the passage carefully:-
Our country gave birth to a mighty soul and he shone like a beacon not only for India but
also for the whole world. And yet he was done to death by one of our own brothers and
compatriots. How did this happen? You might think that it was an act of madness, but that
does not explain this tragedy. It could only occur because the seed for it was sown in the
poison of hatred and enmity that spread throughout the country and affected so many of our
people. Out of that seed grew this poisonous plant. It is the duty of all of us to fight this
poison of hatred and ill-will. If we have learnt anything from Gandhiji, we must bear no ill or
enmity towards any person. The individual is not our enemy; it is the poison within him that
we must fight and which we must put an end to.
Read the above passage carefully and answer the following questions :-
(i) Who is “the mighty soul“referred to in the passage?
(ii) Why was he done to death?
(iii) What do we learn from Gandhiji?
(iv) What should we fight against in the individual?
(v) What is the poison referred to in this passage?
2. Prepare a speech on the topic “Qualities required for success.”
3. You have been participating in an Environment Protection Week. Write an e-mail to your
cousin describing your experience in about 120 words. You may take help from the following
* treatment of garbage
* no garbage heaps
* different dustbins for garbage
* biodegradable and non-biodegradable
4. There is an error in each line. Mark the error and write the correction.
Error / Correction
Indira Gandhi was an only daughter of e.g. : an / the .
Pd. Jawaharal Nehru. She is outspoken a._______ /_________
bold or courageous like her father. b._______ /_________
India can alway be boastful of great c._______ /_________
men and women. She reminds you of d._______ /_________
Rani off Jhansi. Her political education e._______ /_________
started in the age of three when she f._______ /_________
attend the Congress Session on g._______ /_________
a lap of her mother. h._______ /_________
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