MP Board Class 9th English The Rainbow Workbook Solutions Chapter 16 Where the Mind is without Fear
Where the Mind is without Fear Vocabulary and Pronunciation
A. Use the following words in your own sentences, mind, brain, habit, forward, fore-word
Mind : You should mind your business.
Brian : His brain is sharp.
Habit : Cultivate good habits.
Forward : Look forward before moving on.
Fore-word : The foreword of this book is very confusing.
B. Write the meaning of the word let’ as used in the following sentences.
Let your body relax.
If he thinks he can help me, just let him try.
I let the spare room.
C. Distinguish between :
wake and awake, sleep and asleep, fresh and afresh, rise and arise.
What do you notice in the pronunciation of these words, awake, asleep, afresh, arise.
A. “Listen to the poem by Mathew Arnold and pay attention to its rhythm, rhyme and intonation.
See workbook page 119.
Now, tell, how many times the following words occurs in the poem., now, away, way.
B. Listen to the following words/ phrases repeat them,
let us away – shore ward blow
from the way – seaward flow
white horses play – let us away
toss in the spray – this way, this way
Some opinions are given below. First discuss in the group, the group leader will sum up views.
I think ………………
- A criminal should be punished publicity.
- Smoking should altogether be banned.
- Nuclear weapons should be destroyed.
Why? / Why not?
Read the following poem attentively and answer the questions given below it.
See workbook page 120.
Who can build a nation’s pillars deep ?
Those who dare whole others fly can build a nation’s pillars deep.
Where in lies the greatness of a nation ?
The greatness of a nation lies in its people’s strength.
What does ‘a people’ mean ? Explain.
‘A people’ means a nation.
Pick out words/ phrases which have the following meanings :
(a) willing to do things which are difficult, dangerous or painful
(b) having a large distance from the top or surface to the bottom
A. Write a letter to your younger sister suggesting her how to prepare for the coming competitive examinations. (50 words)
My dear Nisha
Today I received your letter. I am very happy to know that you are preparing for NTSE and Maths olympiad. These are career building exams. You can get wider opportunities through these exams. You should prepare for them seriously. If you need consult a good teacher collect previous years question so that you can be familiar with the pattern of exams. You can collect information through Internet. Concentrate upon these exams.
B. Study the bar diagram given below.
On the basis of this bar diagram write an article ‘Key to Success’ for the school magazine. (150 words)
Success is the name given to the achievement. Everyone has a goal in life and achieving that goal is the success. But it is a fact that everyone doesn’t succeed in achieving the goal. As per a survey report it has been assessed that hard labour and honesty are the to virtues which count most for getting success. Their percentage is respectively 80%o and 75%. Intelligence is another virtue” after them being 70% followed by talent. Which adds 50% success. Luck also matters but only 30 % while many contributes only 20 %. Contacts add only 15 % being the lowest. If one works in a proper direction one is sure to get success. But man rely on his hard labour most.