MP Board Class 9th English The Rainbow Solutions Chapter 8 The Goal not Scored

MP Board Class 9th English The Rainbow Solutions Chapter 8 The Goal not Scored

The Goal not Scored Textual Exercises

The Goal not Scored Vocabulary

A. Make adverbs from the following words:
(1) ginger
(2) complete
(3) obvious
(4) fast
(5) well.
Answer:

  1. gingerly
  2. completely’
  3. obviously
  4. fastly
  5. nicely.

B. Write the difference between the following :
(i) match and tournament
(ii) practice and practice
(iii) captain and caption
(iv) plenty and surplus
(v) through and thorough
(vi) moment and movement.
Answer:
Word – Meaning
(i) Match = a contest between two teams
Tournameit = a contest in any game of skill
between a number of comptitors.
(ii) Practice = Noun = habitual action
Practise = Verb = to pursue any profession.
(iii) Captain = the leader of a team.
Caption = a legal arrest
(iv) Plenty = a great deal of anything.
Surplus = something more than one reeds
(y) Through = from end to end or side to side
Thorough = out and out, complete.
(vi) Moment = a short while
Movement = motion, wheel work of a clock or watch.

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C. What are the different meanings of ‘shoot’ in the following sentences?
(1) I’m coming out with my hands up : don’t shoot
(2) We’II be ready to shoot as soon as all the cameras are loaded.
(3) Let’s shoot a game of pool.
(4) He invited us to his country estate for a week-end shoot.
(5) Rose bushes shoot again after being cut back.
(6) Can you shoot a goal from twenty yards out?
(7) You want to tell me something? Well, shoot!
Answer:

  1. to operate a gun or arrow.
  2. to take photograph;
  3. to start
  4. hunting
  5. to send forth branches.
  6. to dart
  7. to project one’s voices, speak out.

D. Pronounce the following words
gingerly, game, gem, guard, goal, ground, gesture, general.
Answer:
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Comprehension
A. Answer each of the following questions in about 25 words.
1. Explain the importance of winning the match to tire Blues.
2. Why were the Blues angry on their defeat in the last match?
3. How did the Red prevent Blues from attacking?
4. How did Arif change the attitude of the Reds in the coming 1 matches?
5. What is more important than victory?
Answer:
1. The inter-house matches were going on. The Blues were going to ensure that they played well against the Red House. The Reds had been claiming that they had never lost to the Blues. Winning the match was important to the Blues because they needed a win to get the two points. It was necessary for them to get into the finals.

2. The Blues had played with the Reds in the previous year’s finals. They had been leading by a goal till half time. Then the Reds had turned violent. They subdued fire Blues by their violent tactics.They struck two goals during the confusion and got away. Therefore, the Blues were angry on their defeat in the last match.

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3. The Reds thought Arif as the star player of the Blue. They had decided to target him from the beginning. Whenever, Arif thought of getting to the ball, some Red house player would stop him by force. Arif was pushed on to the ground every time. Thus, th? Reds prevented Blues from attacking.

4. Arif noticed that the goal keeper of the Reds had been injured seriously He did not push the ball through the vacant and unprotected goal post to claim his team’s victory. He, rather, signalled to the reference showing him the injured player. Arif’s sportsmanship charged the attitude of the Reds on the coming matches.

5. There are many things which are more important than victory in a game. The friendly nature and helpful attitude of the players towards their.rivals is a noble quality. A player should be a sportsman. A lion does not strike a wounded animal. In the same manner, a true player never strikes his injured rival. Fair play is the best play. Victory by foul tactics is sinful.

Answer each of the following questions in about 50 words.

1. Describe, how Arif succeeded in taking the ball to the goal post of the Reds.
2. Why did Arif not hit the ball into the goal even though he was sure to score a goal? ‘
3. What qualities of a good player do you notice in Arif ?
Answer:
The match started. The Reds had the impression that Arif was the star player of the Blues. They targeted him and stopped him from going to the ball. Then they got two free kicks. Arif was pushed on to the back ground. He noticed that a player of the Reds was seeking a close watch on him. He ran fast enough towards the ball. Just then his marker was caught off guard. Being free, Arif succeeded in taking the ball to the goal post of the Reds.

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2. Arif jumped over a player who had fallen over the ground. He realized that the goal keeper was badly injured. Just then, Arif saw the vacant and unprotected goal post. He could easily push the ball through the goalpost and claim his team’s rightful victory. But he realized that the referee had not noticed the fallen goal keeper. He was a true sportsman His conscience did not allow him to hit the ball into the goal even though he was sure to score a goal. He knew it well that there were some things in the game which were more than merely winning it.

3. Arif had a bundle of qualities of a good player. He longed to be fit for the next day’s match. He- ensured himself to play well and defeat the Reds. He aspired to get into the finals. He put in thorough practice before the match. He ran fast when he noticed
a player of the rival team marking him. He introduced an element of surprise and got rid of him. He made him caught off guard. He gained a sound position. He jumped over the goal keeper who was badly injured. He did not shoot when the goalpost was vacant and unprotected. He was a true sportsman.

The Goal not Scored Grammar

A. Study these sentences.

  • The inter-house matches were going on.
  • Arif was having the feeling that they were playing some very important tournament.
  • The players were adding to confusion.

B. They were going to meet the Red house?They were beginning to play well as a team.

  • The sentences given under ‘A’ show past continuous tense.
  • The sentences given under B have ‘going to’ form. This form always If implies a premeditated intention. The intention is accompanied by a plan.

Now, put the verbs in brackets into simple past or past continuous.
I (Walk) along the streets m Mumbai when I (realize) that a man with a ginger bread, whom I had seen three times already that afternoon (follow) me. To make quite sure, I (walk) on quickly, (turn) right then left and (stop) suddenly at a shop window. I (go) on. Whenever I (stop) he (stop) and whenever I (look ) round he (be) still there. He (look) a very respectable type and (wear) very conventional clothes and I (wonder) if he was a policeman or a private detective.
Answer:
I was walking along the streets in Mumbai when I realized that a man with a ginger bread, whom I had seen three times already that afternoon was following me. To make quite sure, I walked on quickly, tuned right then left and stopped suddenly at a shop window. I went on. Whenever I stopped he stopped and whenever I looked round he was still there. He looked a very respectable type and wore (was wearing) very conventional clothes and I wondered if he was a policeman of a private detective.

Speaking Activity

A. Consider yourself a commentator, make a live commentary of the match played between the Red House and the Blue House.
Answer:
The captain of the Red House. He wins the toss. He decides to bat first. He goes as an opening batsman. Hardik is another opening batsman. Both the players are playing well. They have scored a sixer. Lo ! the captain is given run out by the umpire. Here comes Mukul. Alas! he is caught behind the wicket keeper. The bowlers of the team are bowling nicely. The team is out now after making two hundred runs only. The opposite team comes to bat. They are getting dismissed one after the other. They lose the match by a big margin.

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B. Ask questions about the match described in the lesson. Use the following words:
1. between/whom
2. What/Arif/feeling
3. How/the team/enter
4. The blues/why/disappointed
Answer:

  1. Between whom was the match played?
  2. What was Arif feeling about the match?
  3. How did the teams enter the ground?
  4. Why were the Blues disappointed ?

C. What’ are the do’s and don’ts of the winners Discuss with your friends.
For example,

  1. Winners should not laugh at the losers.
  2. Losers should not be discouraged.

Answer:
Some more do’s of the winners and losers
Losers should ensure that they would play well next time. Winners should ensure that they would never lose to the Blues. Loser should ensure that there was always going to be a first time winners should ensure that they would gain victory every time. Losers should ensure that they would get a win and enter the finals. Winners should ensure that they would again get a win and enter the final. Losers should ensure that they would make thorough preparation to win. Winners should ensure that they would win every time.
Some more don’ts of the winners and losers.

  1. Losers should not be depressed. Winners should not be over-confident.
  2. Losers should not make ft a prestige issue to gain victory. Winners should not take the game casually.
  3. Losers should not be opportunists.
  4. Winners should not claim that they would never lose. Losers should not adopt rough tactics.
  5. Winners should not turn violent.

Writing Activity

A. Give a pen-portrait of Arif to be published in the school magazine. You may write about Arif’s exemplary’action.
Answer:
Pen Portrait of Arif Arif was the star player of the Blues. The Reds had defeated his team last time. He was dead set to win the match next time. He made his team practise well. Arif found the match tougher. The Reds targeted him. He ran fast enough towards the/bail. His marker was caught off guard. Arif got a beautiful through pass and he dribbled the ball close to the opponent’s goalpost. He saw the goal-keeper badly injured. He did not shoot to get an easy victory. He was a true sportsman.

B. Write the highlights of any memorable match you have watched recently. (150 words)
Answer:
Last evening I have seen a hockey match. It was played between the Modem School and the Butter School at the Shivaji Stadium. The stands were fully packed. The teams entered the play- field at exact 5 p.m. The Butter School won the toss. They took the side of their choice. A player showed some trick in passing the ball. After a few minutes the forward line of Butter School moved forward with the help of short passes. They took the ball into the striking circle of the Modern School. At last a player of the Butter School scored a goal. The players danced with joy. Then the game started again. The Modern School tried to push forward but their attempts were foiled by the defensive line of the Butter Team. After half time, the game started with a new vigour. A thin player of Modern School cleverly hit the ball into the goal. Both the teams were now on level. The match ended in a draw.

Think it over

A. All the sports and games are played according to the rules. The rules are enforced by a referee or an umpire. Who knows the rules better, the player or the referee?
Answer:
The rules of all the sports and games are enforced by a referee or an umpire. The rule-enforcing authority (referee) obviously knows the rules better because he has studied all the rules thoroughly. The players may know most of the rules but not all. The examiner decidedly has more knowledge of the rules than the examine. The player sometimes misinterprets the rules in his own favour and spoils the show of the game.

B. Think of two arguments supporting the Arifs viewpoint.
Answer:
Arif did not hit the ball because he thought the goalkeeper was badly injured. His view point was right. Kicking the ball over the unconscious goalkeeper would have brought meaningless victory. Victory in the game is not everything. Therefore, I support Arif’s viewpoint.

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C. Suppose there is a wrong judgement in the field. How should the players react to it?
Answer:
The referee or umpire is not an angel. He is also a man of flesh and blood. Sometimes he becomes negligent or partial and gives a wrong decision in favour of a particular team. The rival team gets aggressive and abuses or manhandles the referee. This is quite an ugly and wrong step. Disputes should be settled in a refined and sportsman-like spirit. Both the captains should jointly meet the referee and apprise him of his wrong decision. There should be no bloodshed.

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Make a list of the fouls in a game of your choice.
Answer:
Name of the game Basket Ball

SI. No.    Fouls       
1. Touching a player by any other player during the game.
2. Abusing/humiliating other players, official or coach.
3. Foul intention to harm interest of rival team.
4. If some player/coach violates some rule of the game.
5. Coach is disqualified on being given three fouls.
6. If a player makes more than five fouls.
7. If the attempt for the basket is not made within 30 minutes.
8. Player of offending team remains in restricted area.
9. Side throw is given to rival team if the contestant fails to pass, dribble, shoot or roll the ball within five seconds.
10. Side throw is given to rival team if player of the team fails to carry the ball from his back board to the front
11. court within ten seconds after getting the ball.

The Goal not Scored Additional Questions

Short Answer Questions

Question 1.
What are the functions of the coach in Basket Ball?
Answer:
The Coach brings his team to the court at least twenty minutes earlier than the match starts. He will also provide information about the names and number of players of his team soon after. Moreover, he will give information about the names of five players of his team with his signatures ten minutes before the start of the game. He will get their names registered on the score sheet. He can substitute the players in the midst of the game. He can get any misgiving redressed.

Question 2.
Provide sketchy information about the football match?
Answer:
In a football match, there should be 11 members in each team. The number of additional reserve players can be five. The time duration of the match is two halves of 45 minutes each. There should be an interval of ten minutes. There should be one referee and two linesmen. Two players on each side can be substituted during the match. The circumference of the ball should be 27-28 inches and its weight should be 14-16 ounces. The colour of the costume of the goalkeeper should be a bit different from the costumes of other players. Distance between two goal posts and their height is eight yards and eight feet respectively. The distance of the comer flag is 1-5 metres. The distance between the goal line and the penalty spot is twelve yards.

Question 3.
Give an account of the ‘Kabaddi’ match, you have viewed?
Answer:
I like the game of Kabaddi the most. Last week an enthu¬siastic Kabbadi match was played between two rival teams. Each ;team consisted of eleven players. A line was drawn between the two teams. Mr. Roshan Lai was the umpire. He blew the whistle.
The player of one team entering the area of the other team shouting ‘Kabbadi-Kabaddi’. He was caught by the other players. He failed to touch the line. The match continued for twenty minutes. Both the teams had scored equal points. The match became vigorous after the interval. One of the teams won two matches. Their supporters cheered their victory.

Question 4.
Give a brief account of your favourite game.
Answer:
Games form an integral part and parcel of our life. They refresh our minds. They inculcate among us the lesson of cooperation, sportsmanship and presence of mind. I like to play all games. ( However, I like hockey the most I have been enjoying this game since childhood. It is also India’s national game. We have remained the world Champion in hockey for many decades. On each side there are five forwards, three half-backs, two full-backs and one goal-keeper. A hockey match lasts for an hour and a half. The goal-keeper has to defend the goal post. The team which scores a goal feels proud.The game teaches us discipline and obedience to law.

Long-Answer Type Questions

Question 1.
Give an account of the ‘Importance of Exercise and games in life?
Answer:
Taking regular exercise is as important as taking food or regular breathing. It keeps us fit, smart and healthy; wealth and power cannot make you as happy as sound health. Exercise is a sort of physical training. It gives you good appetite and a sound body. Body building is quite important for the improvement of one’s mind. Exercise makes you cheerful, manly and smart. It is another name of physical labour. Outdoor games also keep us healthy. They teach us both to work and to enjoy. Games are played in teams. Therefore, they create in us a spirit of discipline. They teach us obedience to rules and to take defeat heroically.

The Goal not Scored Summary in English

Arif had to ensure that he played well in the interhouse match against the Red House. His team, the Blue House needed a win to get the two points. It was necessary for them to get into the finals. The star player could ill-afford to be injured. The teams belonged to the same school. All the players of his team made phenomenal practice. Their captain called it the most important match. They wanted a victory at any cost. Their team had great coordination. Santosh, their goal-keeper was sure of their victory. He would not let the ball get past him. The Reds had won the previous year’s finals by rough tactics. Both the teams entered the ground. Praveen, the goal-keeper was the main strength of the Reds. Mr. Sahu, the sports teacher blew the whistle. The match started with the kickoff.

The Reds had decided to target Arif. Every time they pushed him on to the ground. A player of the Reds kept a closer watch on Arif than on the ball. The game got rough. The players of both sides wee seen falling on the .ground or nursing their injuries. The game was played in the midfield. The Blues had to score in order to get the two points. Arif ran towards the ball but he stopped with a sudden action. Then he turned and ran back. The player who was marking him was caught off guard. Vikas moved along the flanks and sought out Arif. Arif got a beautiful through pass and he dribbled the ball close to the rival team’s goal post amidst total confusion.

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A player of the Reds fell on the ground. He seemed to be badly injured. Arif saw the vacant and unprotected goalpost. He thought that it was the goal-keeper. He did not shoot. He signalled to the referee who decided to stop the game. Praveen, the goal-keeper was seriously injured. He had become unconscious and had to be carried off the ground. The play was resumed with another goal-keeper. Only five minutes were left. The game got rougher and took place in the midfield. The match ended in a draw. The Blues had missed the chance to go up in the tournament.

Vikas scolded Arif for not availing himself of the God-given, chance. Santosh sided with Arif, kicking the ball over the unconscious goal-keeper would have brought meaningless victory. Moreover, the referee would have stopped the game on noticing the injured goal-keeper. The Reds were touched by Arif’s character. They became much more polite and softer in their approach in the remaining matches. They use learnt a lesson that victory in the game is not everything.

The Goal not Scored Summary in Hindi

ऑरिफ को यह सुनिश्चित करना था कि उसे रेड हाउस के विरुद्ध इंटर हाउस मैच में बढ़िया खेलना होगा। उसकी टीम ब्ल्यू हाउस को दो अंक जीतने के लिए जीत हासिल करनी जरूरी थी। फाइनल मैच में शामिल होना उनके लिए आवश्यक था, मुख्य खिलाड़ी के आहत होने पर काम नहीं चलता था, दोनों टीमें एक ही स्कूल की थीं। उसकी टीम के सभी खिलाड़ियों ने विस्मयकारी अभ्यास किया। उनके कप्तान ने इसे सर्वाधिक महत्त्वपूर्ण मैच कहा। उन्हें किसी भी हालत में जीत हासिल करनी थी। उनकी टीम में अत्यधिक तालमेल था।

उनके गोलरक्षक सन्तोष को विजय प्राप्त करने का निश्चय था। वह बॉल को अपने पास से आगे नहीं गुजरने देगा। रेड टीम ने पिछले वर्ष के फाइनल मैच को भद्दी चाल द्वारा जीता था। दोनों टीमें मैदान में उतर आईं, प्रवीण नामक गोलरक्षक, रेड टीम का मुख्य खिलाड़ी था। खेलों के अध्यापक, श्री साहू ने सीटी बजाई। बॉल को लात मारकर खेल आरम्भ किया गया।

रेड टीम ने ऑरिफ को निशाना बनाने का निर्णय ले लिया था। हर बार वे उसे मैदान में धकेल देते थे। रेड टीम का एक खिलाड़ी बॉल की तुलना में ऑरिफ की पूरी निगरानी रखता था। खेल खुरदुरा हो गया। दोनों टीमों के खिलाड़ी मैदान पर गिरते हुए और अपनी चोटों की मरहम-पट्टी करते हुए दिखाई देते थे। खेल, मैदान के बीच में खेला जा रहा था। दो अंक हासिल करने के लिए ब्ल्यू टीम को गोल करना था। ऑरिफ बाल की तरफ दौड़ा परन्तु किसी कारणवश वह अचानक रुक गया। फिर वह मुड़ा और पीछे की तरफ दौड़ने लगा। जो खिलाड़ी उसकी निगरानी कर रहा था वह ऑफ गॉर्ड में पकड़ा गया। विकास पार्श्व भाग से आगे बढ़ा और ऑरिफ से आगे बढ़ा। ऑरिफ को सुन्दर थू पास मिला और पूर्ण संभ्रान्ति के बीच उसने बॉल को विपक्षी टीम के गोल स्तम्भों के नजदीक पहुँचा दिया।

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रेड टीम का एक खिलाड़ी, जमीन पर गिर गया। ऐसा प्रतीत होता था मानो उसे गहरी चोट लगी है। ऑरिफ ने खाली और अरक्षित गोलस्तम्भों को देखा। उसने सोचा कि वह गोलरक्षक है। उसने बॉल को ठोकर नहीं लगाई। उसने रेफ्री को संकेत किया। जिसने खेल को रोकने का निर्णय लिया। गोलरक्षक, प्रवीण, बुरी तरह घायल हो चुका था। वह बेहोश हो चुका था और उसे मैदान से बाहर ले जाया गया। दूसरा गोलरक्षक आने पर खेल दोबारा प्रारम्भ किया गया। केवल पाँच मिनट बचे थे। खेल तीव्रतर हो गया और मैदान के बीच में अटका रहा। मैच बिना हार-जीत के समाप्त हो गया। टूर्नामेंट में जाने का ब्ल्यू टीम ने अवसर खो दिया। नोटों की मरहम-पट्टी करत लिए ब्ल्यू टीम का गालाफिर वह मुड़ा और

भाग्य द्वारा प्रदत्त अवसर का लाभ नहीं उठा पाने के कारण, विकास ने ऑरिफ को बुरा-भला कहा, सन्तोष ने ऑरिफ का पक्ष लिया। अचेत गोलरक्षक के ऊपर से बाल को ठोकर मारकर विजय प्राप्त करना निरर्थक था। साथ ही, आहत गोलरक्षक को देखकर रेफ्री, खेल को रुकवा देता। रेड टीम, ऑरिफ के चरित्र से मानो प्रभावित हुई। शेष मैचों में उनकी कार्य प्रणाली अधिक विनीत तथा नरम हो गई। उन्होंने एक शिक्षा भी ग्रहण की कि खेल में जीत सभी कुछ नहीं होती है।

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