NCERT Words & Expression (UNIT 3) (Class 9)




1. Why was Scout, the little girl upset?
(a) She didn’t like being told what to do.
(b) She didn’t want to read with her father.
(c) She didn’t want to stop reading with her father. 
(d) She didn’t want to read with her teacher.
2. How did Atticus, her father, react to her outburst?
(a) He was angry. (b) He was patient. (c) He was annoyed. (d) He was sad.
3. What little advice did Atticus give to his little girl to cope up with situations that might upset her?
(a) to know and understand that life isn’t fair. 
(b) to stay calm and then run away from the problem.
(c) to try and see from the other person’s point of view.
(d) to face her fears by expressing how she felt.
4. How was the matter eventually resolved?
(a) Atticus agreed to allow her to learn from home. 
(b) Atticus agreed to continue reading as before.
(c) Atticus agreed to speak to her teacher. 
(d) Atticus agreed to allow only the teacher to teach her.
5. “I’m afraid our activities would be received with considerable disapprobation by the more learned authorities.” In this context, the word ‘disapprobation’ might mean
(a) disapproval (b) disturbance (c) disgrace (d) disorientation
6. Atticus decided to come to a compromise and to read to Scout but asked her not to mention it to her teacher because
(a) he respected the wishes of the teacher yet didn’t want to disappoint his daughter.
(b) he might get into trouble with the teacher who Notes might come after him
(c) he only cared for his daughter and thought the teacher was incorrect.
(d) he was afraid that the teacher may not like it and Scout might get into trouble
7. The word ‘reinforce’ means the following—fortify, brace, stiffen, strengthen, underpin.
Answer;strengthen or support  


1. What made Alice Walker open a savings account in High School?
Answer; She remembers that her father was one who taught her how he used to spend money wisely. She also wanted to save money so that she would not face any problem in future. Her father too had opened a saving account in high school and likewise she also opened one.
2. What lesson did her father give her on telling the truth?
Answer; Her father taught that expressing the truth is the most wonderful thing. She learned that when we deliver truth we let not only free ourselves from the prison of untruth but frees others too. The person who listens to the truth gets delighted in hearing it.
3. Tick () the correct answer
(a) To cook relaxedly and with full concentration. 
4. Fill in the blank to complete the following statement
Alice Walker becomes nostalgic for her father and wishes, had he been alive he would have admired her for the  women she had become.
5. Why do you think the title of the poem is ‘Poem at Thirty-Nine’?
Answer; The title of this poem refers to the Walker age when she wrote it. This age is significant to her because she has realized something about her father and the poem is an expression of this realization. This poem focuses on the relationship between the father and daughter.


1. Look at the words—see, watch, look at, view, observe, catch, glimpse. These are all synonyms. Fill in the blanks with appropriate words. You can change the tense where it is required. 
(a) We saw a television programme on tourism in India. It was very informative.
 (b) Somebody is keeping a watch over the tower.
 (c) The view from the cliff is panoramic. 
(d) You can’t afford to fall sick again, observe your diet.
(e) She looked at the amazing view and drew a picture.
 (f) If you are able to  catch a glimpses of dancing dolphins, you are lucky.

2. Look at the following sentence: By that time he had his spectacles on and looked at her over them...
(a) Ginny glanced at her watch. (take a brief or hurried look)
(b) The door was ajar and she couldn’t resist peeping in. (look quickly and furtively at something) 
(c) Lucy watched him playing. (look at or observe attentively over a period of time) 
(d) He could only her in astonishment. (look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise or thought) 
(e) She gazed that all the seats were already occupied. (notice or perceive something) 
(f) In the distance, she could observed the blue horizon. (perceive with the eyes) 
(g) He stared at her in amazement. (look fixedly or vacantly at someone or something with one’s eyes wide open)
3. Study the use of the word ‘little’ in the following sentence:
(a) I was a bodyguard for a short time:
(b) This small in size does have a few problems:
(c) We got a small amount  from a training scheme:
(d) I have to emphasis how small an amount is of their identity:


1.The following words are needed to be underlined
 A. Agreed, cautioned, advised
B. Reminded, insisted, agreed 
C. Recommended, advised, warned
D. Wished, reminded
2. Read the following sentences and choose the correct reporting verb from the options given against each sentence.
(i) He ___________________me against eating junk food.
 A) advised B) told C) suggested 
(ii) The teacher ______________________me to telephone my mother.
 A) informed B) advised C) reminded
(iii) He ___________________to get me a cup of tea
. A) offered B) said C) invited 
(iv) She __________________________Ruchi of stealing her book. 
A) told B) accused C) admitted 
(v) The host ___________________for the delay. 
A) said B) apologised C) regretted 
(vi) The Police later __________________that one of the convicts had been arrested.
 A) convinced B) declared C) confirmed 
(vii) The little girl ___________________to wear the sweater. 
A) refused B) denied C) said no 
(viii) He _________________taking the train as the road was terrible.
 A) invited B) claimed C) suggested


2. Rearrange each set of words to make sentences. Use appropriate punctuation marks.
(a)George Abraham a resident of Noida near Delhi is visually impaired.
(b)It provides confidence and competitive spirit and infuses discipline among the participants.
(c)The disable to dream he has helped the disable to dream.
(d)It was a chance visit to the blind school in Delhi that changed his life


1. What are the questions the poet asked her mother when she was a little girl?
Answer:During child the childhood the poetess asked her mother whether she will be pretty after she grew up? Whether she will be rich ones she become big?
2. What was her mother’s reply?
Answer:Her mother respsond saying that whatwvwe will be,the future will not be ours..
3. She asked a question to her sweetheart. What was it?
Answer: After falling in love,she asked her sweet heart how the future is going to be,will it be full of rainbows?
4. What was his answer? Was it simillar to that of her mother’s?
Answer: His answer was whatever will be,future will not be ours. This answer is similar to her mother's response.
5. Now the poet has become a mother. What questions do her children ask her?
Answer: Her children asked her whatever they will be handsome? And rich when they grow big?
6. What is her answer to her children?
Answer: Her answer was same as that of her mother and sweer heart,which is whatever will be,the future will not be ours.


Look at the questions given below. Discuss with your partner. Jot down the points and make an oral presentation in the class.

Answer: Yes,I have a lots of questions about my future. I discuss my questions with close friends parents parents and relatives. I discuss my queries frequently.I discuss my queries frequently without any fear and discuss it with open heart. As they can help to sort out that problems and give solutions of it. I feel comfortable to share my queries and all doubts with my parents and my close friends.


Write a letter to your parents appreciating them for all the little things they do. You appreciate them, but have never had or taken the time to express it to them.