Sunday, June 17, 2012

CBSE Class 9 English (Comm.) Workbook - INTEGRATIVE GRAMMAR PRACTICE 1

INTEGRATIVE GRAMMAR PRACTICE 1

1. Study the given notes and complete the paragraph that follows by filling in the blanks.

Mobile phones - emit electromagnetic field - prolonged exposure - research needed - brain illness - cancer memory loss - evidence - likely to cause - health scares - press reports - people worry needlessly.


Think about it. Every time you use a mobile phone, (a) ___________________head to electromagnetic emission. Manufacturers (b) _______________ to prove there is no risk (c)_________. Some evidence, so far suggests that mobile phone emissions (d)______________. These health scares (e)____________________. So, people worry needlessly.

Answer:



(a)
(i) you expose your ✓
(ii) he exposes his
(iii) one exposes his
(iv) one exposes one's

(b)
(i) needed
(ii) are needed
(iii) have needed
(iv) need ✓

(c)
(i) in brain cancer or memory loss
(ii) from brain cancer or memory loss
(iii) with brain cancer or memory loss
(iv) of brain cancer or memory loss ✓

(d)
(i) are likely to cause illness ✓
(ii) are likely for causing illness
(iii) is likely in causing illness
(iv) is likely to cause illness

(e)
(i) is base on press reports
(ii) have been based on press reports
(iii) are based on press reports ✓
(iv) are being based on press reports

2. Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.

Answer:

(!) other species/ human species/the/of/ many/ the/ very existence/ is threatening.
⇒ The human species is threatening the very existence of many other species.

(a) of nature/biodiversity/the/is/variety of life forms/interact to support/ that/and sustain/ balance/ the
⇒The bio-diversity is the variety of life forms that interact to support and sustain the balance of nature.

(b) consumed/as/group grows,/ more and more of / Earth's/ the / resources/ are/human population/the
⇒ As the human population grows, more and more of the earth's resources are consumed.

(Note: It seems there is a misprinting in the book. Instead of 'grows','group' has been printed.)

(c) extinction/ crisis / explosive/ an/ consumption/ had led / growth and / an
⇒ An explosive growth and consumption had led to an extinction crisis.

(d) that have/ Earth's history/ mass extinctions / the/ threatens/ periodically during/ occurred/ the/ and/ to surpass
⇒ And threatens to surpass the mass extinctions that have occurred periodically during the Earth's history.

(e) one everyday/ scientists/ that/ estimate/ rate of/ species are disappearing/the / at
⇒ Scientists estimate that species are disappearing at the rate of one everyday.



3. Choose one suitable word from the given options to complete the paragraph.

It's in (a) ______ middle of (b) ______ night on (c) ______edge of the world. On the fringes of civilization, where man and beast have barely left (d) ____ mark, 12 people are sleeping in small nylon tents pitched in the scant shelter of (e)________ mountains. The camp is at (f) _____ mercy of the elements. (g) ________ are volunteers who have set up camp to help gather (h)______ information on (i)_________ the snow leopard population. These conservationists have had
very (j) ______ or no scientific training. They, along with (k) _____ guides intend to assess (l) ______ snow leopards habitat in (m) ______ Altai region, Siberia.

Answer:

(a)    (i) X               (ii) a                  (iii) an                  (iv) the ✓
(b)    (i) the             (ii) some           (iii) a   ✓              (iv) one
(c)    (i) a                (ii) an                (iii) the ✓             (iv) X
(d)    (i) their's        (ii) their ✓        (iii) his                  (iv) our
(e)    (i) a                (ii) X                 (iii) the ✓             (iv) some
(f)     (i) X              (ii) a                  (iii) an                   (iv) the ✓
(g)    (i) This          (ii) There ✓      (iii) That                (iv) These
(h)    (i) some ✓     (ii) few             (iii) X                    (iv) a few
(i)     (i) X  ✓         (ii) a                  (iii) an                   (iv) the
(j)     (i) a little       (ii) few             (iii) some               (iv) little ✓
(k)    (i) there         (ii) their ✓        (iii) they're             (iv) these
(l)     (i) the ✓        (ii) a                  (iii) an                   (iv) X
(m)   (i) an             (ii) a                 (iii) X                     (iv) the ✓


4. Edit the following narrative by choosing the appropriate word from the options given at the end of the paragraph.

(a) Wander along the streets of New York City, my daughters and (b) me stop at shoe stores wherever we (c) happens to be. This is their choice. These women, who as little (d) girl, teetered around the house (e) balances like cranes in my mother's high heels. I (f) sits on the bench and wait while they try on shoe (g) on shoe readjusting their positions in (h) a mirror, eyes downcast considering
their feet.
"So?" one of them (i) will ask me. "What do you think of these ?" "I love them," I say about (j) all pair

Answer:

(a)    (i) wandered             (ii) wandering ✓   (iii) were wandering         (iv) was wandering
(b)    (i) they                     (ii) I  ✓                  (iii) we                              (iv) us
(c)    (i) happen ✓            (ii) happened        (iii) are happening            (iv) are happened
(d)    (i) girls ✓                (ii) woman            (iii) boys                           (iv) people
(e)    (i) are balancing ✓  (ii) is balancing    (iii) balanced                    (iv) balance
(f)     (i) sit ✓                   (ii) am sitting        (iii) sat                              (iv) was sitting
(g)    (i) after ✓                (ii) before             (iii) in                               (iv) by
(h)    (i) that                     (ii) the ✓               (iii) their                           (iv) X
(i)     (i) is asking             (ii) asks ✓            (iii) are asking                   (iv) asked
(j)     (i) every ✓              (ii) few                 (iii) some                           (iv) a

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