Sample Paper – 2010 Class – IX subject – English Assignment on Grammar section c (grammar) C1



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Sample Paper – 2010


Class – IX

Subject – English

Assignment on Grammar

SECTION C (GRAMMAR)

C1. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. (½ x 8 =4 marks)

 Everyone have a mental picture

e.g. have …… has

Of a volcano. On appearance it

(a)

looks like a cone shape mountain.

(b)

But in top of the cone is rather

(c)

flat but hollow. This is the

(d)

crater, the mouth in the volcano.

(e)

The volcano are formed by molten rock

(f)

coming with below the earth’s crust.

(g)

This is calls lava.

(h)

C2. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.

Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (1/2 x 4 = 8 marks)

hardly / koalas are / ever drink / animals that / water /
Koalas are animals that hardly ever drink water.
a) water supply / they get / they eat / from / all their / the leaves /
b) inhabited / tree leaves / so, / by koalas / in areas / of / is high / demand /
c) one group / it takes / to support / several acres / of koalas / of trees /
d) can eat / everyday / each / one and a half kilograms / adult koala /up to / of leaves
e) the doctor / to go to / I had
f) by stepping / I slipped / to the bus-stop / on a banana peel / the house / coming from / while
g) On the knee / by the doctor / a / which I have / bad bruise / got bandaged / I had
h) before / I hope / got hurt / someone else / you I banana peel away / threw the / with it.

C3. Read the following dialogue and write it as paragraph using past tense. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet. (4 marks)

Mother

: Why don’t you clean your room?

Daughter

: I’ll do it in the evening. I’m busy at the moment.

Mother

: You always have excuses.

Daughter

: For Heaven’s sake let me go by my own priorities.

Mother

See you have to clean it anyway.

Daughter

: Yes, Don’t worry the job will be done.

Assignment 2


SECTION C (GRAMMAR)

C1. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. (½ x 8 =4 marks)

The ancient Greeks revered honey so much as e.g. as……so
that much playwrights conveyed the (a)
luxurious lifestyle with the Athenians (b)
with its description of cheese cake (c)
eaten with honey. Honey be known not (d)
only for its sweet and also for (e)
its soothing qualities. Unless sugar (f)
became commonplace in a late 18th (g)
century, honey is also used in traditional remedies. (h)

C2. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. (½X8= 4 marks)
The television has always very controversial. e.g. always been very
While the positive aspects the electronic (a)
media innumerable, their negative (b)
impact children cannot be denied. (c)
For new piece of information that (d)
a child learns the Discovery or National (e)
Geographic channel, are also (f)
unrealistic stunt shows parents dislike. (g)
Computers and TV have students to lose (h)
interest in studies.

C3. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.
Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (½x 6 =3 marks)
is it/that / attracts I so many / to it / about prayers / people / what I?
What is it about prayers that attracts so many people to it?
(a) offer / peace / of hope I and / of mind / a lot / prayers.
(b) anything / the faith / they give / to believe / can / that I happen I you.

(c) an / ought / with / honest / heart / offered / prayers / to be.

(d) most / and / swamps / spent / rivers / they I so I their time / of / in I
(e) blow out / but / used to I they / we / candles / light a lamp
(t) weighed / against grain / him / parents / my grandfather’s

C4. Look at the newspaper items below. Then use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentence. (4 marks)
(a) UK EMBASSY IN IRAN CLOSES AFTER ATFACK
London Britain temporarily in Tehran on Wednesday after shots were fired
at it from the street.
(b) NEPALESE WORLD MISS UNIVERSITY
Kathmandu : A Nepalese, class 12 student, Ayusha Shrestha 17 2002
pageant held in Seoul, South Korea.
(c) IRAQI COP KILLED, 20 INJURED
Baghdad : A car bomb exploded today at a police station in Baghdad’s main police compound in Rasafa district , a US Military spokesman said.
(d) REWARDS FOR THAKUR
Ace striker of the world cup winning Indian Junior Hockey team, Deepak
Thakur by his home State, Himachal Pradesh.

C5. Read the following conversation and complete the paragraph. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (5 marks)
Attendant : A person wants to see you, Sir.
Principal : Did you ask him his name?
Attendant : Sorry I didn’t I shall go and ask him.
Principal : Yes, and let me know soon who he is?
The attendant respectfully told the Principal (a) ……...The Principal wanted to know (b) …………The attendant (c) …………. and (d) …………..The principal (e) …………….

Assignment 3

C1. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. (1/2 x 10 = 5 marks)

Ordinary good looks depend one’s sense e.g. depend on one’s
of humour—”a merry heart a cheerful (a)
countenance.” Joyfulness keeps the heart face (b)
young. A laugh makes us better friends with (c)
ourselves and everybody us, and puts us into (d)
closer touch with is best and brightest in our (e)
life. Physiology tells a story The great (f)
sympathetic nerves closely allied; and when (g)
one set carries bad news to the head, the nerves
reaching the stomach are affected, indigestion
comes and one’s countenance becomes doleful. (h)
Laugh when you; it is a cheap medicine. (i)
Merriment is a philosophy not well understood.
The eminent surgeon Chavasse says that we to (j)
begin with the babies and train children to
laugh as much as they can the right way.

C2. Supply a suitable word in each of the blanks and complete the paragraph meaningfully. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (½ x 8=4 marks)

Four (a) ……………….. nature and wildlife magazines—National Geographic, Smithsonian, Sunset and Conde Nast Traveller—have (b) ……… pulled up by (c) ……………..publishers of nine environmental magazines for (d) …….virgin fibre paper in (e) …………….. publications. According (f)…………...estimates, 7,37,809 trees were (g) ………………down in 2001 to provide paper for these


four magazines alone, some of (h) …………………., ironically, often celebrate nature with the finest photographs.

C3. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.

Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (½ x 6 =3 marks)

hunting tools / enable them to locate / seals’ whiskers / important / as far as /180 m away / are / that / their prey
Seals’ whiskers are important hunting tools that enable them to locate their prey as far as 180 m away.
(a) to detect fish / dolphins / sonar / use / about 110 m away / up to
(b) seals do not use sonar, / since / was believed / they relied on / or / passive hearing / but / it / vision / that
(c) to be useful / whiskers / only / were / in detecting objects / one centimeter / of / within a range / thought / or less

C4. Look at the newspaper items below. Then provide a suitable headline to each of the paragraphs. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentence. (½ x 6=3 marks)
(a) ………………
Chennai, Aug. 30.
“September 2 will be observed as World Coconut Day to make people understand that this crop has a vital role in poverty reduction and to provide nutritional and health security, which are the prime need of this hour,” says the Executive Director of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community, headquartered at Jakarta.
(b) ……………..
Montgomery, Aug. 31.
Montgomery Federal Judge has said the State of Alabama is in compliance with his order requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.
(c) ……………..
Bhopal, Aug. 30.

The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today emphasized the resolve to ensure electric supply in every village by the year 2007 and said that every house in the country would get a power connection by 2012.

Sample Paper – 2010

Class – IX

Subject – English

SECTION C (GRAMMAR) (20 marks)

1. Read the information given below and fill in the blank spaces appropriately. Do not add any new information. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. (5 x 1 =5 marks)

House — symbol — safe and secure — construct — lot of time and effort — buy — best quality materials — ability to identify and purchase good materials — lay — strong foundation. A house (a) _______________ for a family When a house is (b) __________ The best quality materials (c) ____________ You should be (d) _____________ For the house to last long (e) ________________ .

2. The following passage has not been edited. There is one word missing in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Make sure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. The first one has been done for you. Follow the example. (10 x ½ = 5 marks)

  There various entry points                                                     Example: There are various


  1. to India most foreigners                                                    _______________

  2. tend to land Delhi and a                                                     _______________

  3. good proportion of head for                                               _______________

  4. the main bazaar is India’s                                                  _______________

  5. craziest street It situated close to ----------------------
    the Delhi Railway station.                                                 


f. The main bazaar is packed foreigners     ------------------------               

g. from all the world. Frequent                                             _______________

h. power-cuts affect area and the                                        _______________

i. ugly sound growling generators                                     _______________

j. is common phenomenon                                                 _______________

3. Read the dialogue given below Report it by completing the blanks that follow Write the correct answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number Do not copy the whole sentence. (4 x 1 =4 marks)

4. Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. Write each sentence in your answer sheet against the correct number. The first one has been done for you as an example. (6 x ½ =3 marks)

Example — relieves and amuses / soul / laughter / the depressed /


                      Laughter relieves and amuses the depressed soul.

  1. an antidote / and pain / it is I to stress /

  2. for toning. / a good exercise / up / it is / facial muscles /

  3. are stabilised / is improved / body functions / and blood circulation /

  4. makes one / of friends / feel good / in making / a lot / laughter / and helps /

  5. increases / it / longevity /

  6. negative laughter / at others / the only / is laughing /

5. Read the newspaper headlines and complete the sentences given below Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number Do not copy the whole sentence (3 x 1 =3 marks)


  1. HIGH COURT DISMISSES PETITION
    The Karnataka High Court on Monday ____________ filed by Flying Officer Anjali Gupta

  2. 37 LAKH INDIANS TO PERFORM HAJ
    The Government on Monday informed that the number of Indians ______________ risen to 37 lakhs.

  3. FROGS MARRIED OFF IN HOPE OF RAIN
    A pair of golden frogs ___________________ in West Bengal in the hope of rains.

ASSIGNMENT 2
SECTION C (GRAMMAR)

1. Read the information given below and fill in the blank spaces appropriately. Do not add any new information. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. (5 x 1 = 5 marks)



Daylight robbery — family — enjoy — afternoon-siesta — group — masked men — enter — through roof — demand keys — family — helpless.

Mr. Arjun Bhatia’s house (a) ___________ at 3 P.M. The family (b) ____________ when (c) ___________ . The robbers (d) ___________ and escaped with the valuables. The family (e) __________________ .

2. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. The first one has been done for you. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given in the example. ( 10 X ½ = 5 marks)



I have been the chief guest of                                                                    Example: of....... for

  1. Several programmes at several place.                                              _________________

  2. To be a guest anywhere is a honour.                                                 _________________
  3. It mean they respect you and                                                              _________________


  4. expect guidance but leadership                                                         _________________

  5. from you. People look up at you                                                         _________________

  6. and every attention is focused on you.                                             _________________

  7. They take me as a role model                                                           _________________

  8. and it is yours responsibility to                                                          _________________

  9. create the good impression on them.                                             _________________

  10. Here are a few tip for those who go as chief guests.                    _________________


Sample Paper – 2010

Class – IX

Subject – English

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct word chosen from the pair given in brackets:-

  1. I have three winter coats but ______ of them are new ( neither, none)

  2. There are two umbrellas here, but _____ of them is mine. ( neither, none)

  3. He owns twelve cows. ______ of them are Jerseys. ( All, both)

  4. She has painted dozens of pictures. Have you seen _____________

of them? (Any, either)

  1. Amy and Beth are twins. They ______ play the guitar. ( all, both)

  2. Two people said “Hello” to me, but I did not recognize _______ them.

( any, either)

  1. My wife and I _________ enjoy the classical music. ( all, both)

  2. I found all of the questions difficult. Did you answer _____ of them correctly? ( any, either)
  3. I asked six different people, but _________ of them knew where Walnut Street was. ( any, either)


  4. I have read five books on the subject, but ___________ of them was very helpful. ( neither, none)

  5. Two wrist watches was left here. Is _______ of them yours? (any, either)




  1. Read the following idiomatic expressions and underline the determiners.

  1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

  2. There is no smoke without fire.

  3. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

  4. Many hands make light work.

  5. Any time means no time.

  6. Every cloud has a silver lining.

  7. More haste, less speed.

  8. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

  9. All roads lead to Rome.

  10. One man’s meat is another man’s poison.



  1. Complete the following passage with “all”, “each”, “every”, “several”, “a lot of” but in some blanks, more than one word will fit.

Once there was a very rich man. He was neither handsome nor clever but

and saved ______________ money. Living two doors away from him was a beautiful lady. She was a widow with ___________ children. ___________ morning, the rich man would steal a ____________ glances at the widow when she came out to do her chores in the garden. One evening, the rich man decided to pay her a visit. He brought with him ___________ presents, one for __________ child. _________ the children liked him and so ___________ time he visited her. He brought presents for the children. This went on for ___________ months. Just when the man thought that he could propose to the widow, something happened. A handsome stranger came to the town. He was not a rich man. But somehow, ___________ eligible lady in the town fell in love with him, including the widow.



  1. Complete the sentences with the right form of verb given in the brackets.




  1. When Carol (call) __________ last night, I (watch) ______ my favorite show on television.

  2. I (work) ___________ for his company for more than thirty years, I intend to stay here until I retire.

  3. Sharon (love) ___________ to travel. She (go) _________ abroad almost every summer.

  4. Thomas is an author. He (write) _________ mystery novels and travel memoirs. He (write) ________________ since he was twenty-eight. Altogether, he (write) __________ seven novels, three collections of short stories and a book of poetry.

  5. We were late because we had some car problems. By the time we (get) ______ to the train station, Susan (wait) _____________ for us more than two hours.

  6. Sam (try) _________ to change a light bulb when he (slip) _______________ and (fell) ____________.

  7. Every day I (wake) ___________ up at 6o’clock, (eat) _______ breakfast at 7o’clock and (leave) __________ for work at 8o’clock. However, this morning I (get) _____________ up at 6:30, (skip) ___________ breakfast and (leave)____________ for work late because I (forget) _____________ to set my alarm.




  1. Underline the correct verb in the sentences.

A)Almost everybody ( has/have) some difficulty with writing.

B)Neither the chipmunk nor the squirrels (is/are) bothering us.

C)Both of us (is/are) voting in the next election.

D) Milo, Phoebe, and I (was/were) offering our help.

E) Neither of you (jump/jumps) to conclusions.

F) Some say Indians (has/have) been treated unfairly.

G) Neither the boys( has/have) to shave.


H) “Safe” and “out” (is/are) two calls in baseball.




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