NCERT Words and Expression Unit 9 Solution
a) Valli saw a canal on one side, and beyond that trees, distant mountains and a large blue sky. There was also greenery all around. It was a dream ride for her and she thoroughly enjoyed it. She also saw a barren land with a few shrubs, some small shops, a small town, a big busy public road with big bright shops. She was awe struck with all the brightness and decorations in the shops.
b) Valli did not have the same level of excitement, on her return journey. When she was coming back, she saw the same cow which had made her laugh and was full of life, lying dead on the road. It must have been hit by a moving vehicle. She became very sad after this incident, wondering how such a playful creature could be transformed into this lifeless one. This incident robbed her of her happiness.
2)Have you undertaken any journey by bicycle, boat, bus, train, or on an elephant back? Share your experience with your friends in the class.
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Q.1. What is the meaning of the expression “when our peers were slowing down, relaxing and watching sunsets from their front porch” and in what context has the author used this?Ans: The author has used this to tell is that all her friends has started living a relaxed life after their retirement where as they both had different plans in their mind.
1. Find out the words from the text ‘Madam rides the Bus’ that match with the given meanings.
(a) inquisitive - Curious
(b) intricate- Elaborate
(c) mesmerizing- Fascinating
(d) immense- Uneding
(e) hardly- Only
1. In the text, seeing Valli travelling alone in the bus, some of the characters showed concerns. An elderly woman asked, “Are you alone, dear?”...............• What type of education should be given to them? • This is a vulnerable age and children are innocent.
Everyone in the world whishes to lead a life of freedom where no restrictions are imposed on him especially the youngers. The Young Children are innocent and sometimes fall into the a trap laid for them. Many children feel that the elderly and their parents who are much more experienced and have their parents who are much more experienced and have a caring altitude towards them. Many children feel that the elderly are fussy and impose restrictions on them. They feel that freedom should be given to them to move around or travel alone in a bus or auto rikshaw. In my opinion, the children should take liberties only upto an extent and should follow the advice of their parents.
2. You have read that on her return journey, Valli saw the young cow lying dead by the roadside. This young cow was running very fast in front of the bus and had given Valli unbound happiness when she was travelling to the town. Now, write a paragraph on ‘Should the domestic animals be let loose to walk on the roads freely’ where the vehicles are plying? Who is responsible for the death of the young cow?
SHOULD THE DOMESTIC ANIMALS BE LET LOOSE ON ROADS??
Man is a selfish animal. He has its own priorities and move accordingly. When it comes to safety of domestic animals, many of them fail in this task. They show an irresponsible behaviour. They domesticate animals but let them loose to walk on roads freely where the vehicle are plying. Most of them do not care about the chaos that the animal is going to create on the road nor does he feel concerned about the safety of animals. This is not a good thing. Everyone should behave as a responsible citizen ; Domestic animals should be taken good care of. If the young cow in the chapter had not been allowed to roam on the road, it would never had died. It is a humble request to owner of all domestic animals to take care of their animals.