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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Main Course Book Chapter 19



Unit-6 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 132


Q1 : The following are the lyrics of a famous song. Complete it by filling in the missing letters (mostly vowels).
There c_m_s a time.
When we h_ _d a certain call
When the w_ _ld must come t_g_th_r
As one
There are p_ _ple d_ing
Oh and it’s time
To l_nd a h_nd to l_fe
The gr_ _test gift of all
We c_n’t go on
Pr_t_nding day by day
Th_t s_me_ne, somewhere
Will s_ _n make a change
We are all a p_ _t of
God’s gr_ _t big f_m_ly
And the tr_th, you know
L_ve is all we n_ _d
W_ are the world
We are the ch_ldr_n
We are the _nes
To m_ _e a br_ _ _ter day
So l_t’s st_ _t g_ving
There’s a ch_ _ce we’re m_king
We’re s_ving our own l_ves
It’s tr_ _ we make a b_tter day
J_st y_ _ and me
W_ll, send them your h_ _rt
So they kn_ _ that s_me_ne cares
And th_ _r lives wll be str_nger
And fr_ _
As G_d has sh_wn us
By t_ _ning stone to br_ _d
And so we _ll must
L-nd a h_lping h_nd
We are the world …
We’re d_wn and _ _t
And there s_ _ms no h_pe at all
But if y_ _ just bel_ _ve
There’s no w_y we can f_ll
Oh yes, let’s r_ _lise
That ch_nge can only c_me
When we st_nd t_g_ther
As one
We are t
Answer :
There comes a time.
When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together
As one
There are people dying
Oh and it’s time
To lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We can’t go on
Pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere
Will soon make a change
We are all a part of
God’s great big family
And the truth, you know
Love is all we need
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones
To make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we make a better day
Just you and me
We‘ll, send them your heart
So they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger
And free
As God has shown us
By turning stone to bread
And so we all must
Lend a helping hand
We are the world …
We’re down and out
And there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
Oh yes, let’s realise
That change can only come
When we stand together
As one
We are the world …


Q2 : What do the following extracts mean?

  • We are the children
  • There’s a choice we’re making.

We’re saving our own lives…

  • Well, send them your heart

So they know that someone cares…

  • Change can only come
  • When we stand together

As one …

Answer :

  • We are the children

We are the children of this world; the future is bequeathed in our hands. We alone can work for a better tomorrow. We are the youth and we are to bring the change, for good of course. We all, part of the big family of God, we all children are to reside together with harmony and peace.

  • There’s a choice we’re making.

We’re saving our own lives
We all have to make a choice and if we choose the right thing we are doing our own good, we are saving our own lives by doing so. We have to make tomorrow a better day. We have to start giving and not ask. We have to think of others before ourselves. We have to give love so we get love in return.

  • Well, send them your heart

So they know that someone cares…
There are so many people who are distressed and dying. They are abandoned, but they also are the children of God who reside on this planet. We have to make them happy. We have to save them. So, we will send them our heat, i.e., our love and all the help that they need to suffice. They will know that they are not alone. There is someone out there, who cares and bothers.

  • Change can only come
  • When we stand together

As one …
We all yearn for the change. However, not one of us speaks up or takes a stand to bring the change. No one will bring the change for us. We ourselves have to rise together and fight got the change. We have to stand united as one. And have to change ourselves to bring the change rather than being dependent that someone else will fight for us. This is our fight and we are ourselves responsible. So, let us all join hands and do the good, together.


Q3 : As children of the world, you have a role in helping to solve the problems prevalent in society. In groups of four prepare a short skit on any one problem and present it in front of the class.
Answer :
A sample answer that provides the intro of the skit has been provided for students’ reference.
It is strongly recommended that students prepare the answer on their own.
The Skit is on the emerging problem of digital divide among children.
Title of the skit : O! Computer.
Characters:
Alam
Priya
Ketan
Somesh
The Story line: The skit is on the emerging problem of digital divide among children as all children do not have opportunity to use computers. The skit is a satire on how four children want to pass time playing games. Two of them want to play in the fields while another wants to play on the computer. The third one remains indecisive. It becomes very difficult for them to select a game under the given circumstances.
Alam: our exams are over. What to do now? We should play and play .
Priya: You are right. But where?
Ketan: I think we should play a game in the nearby park.
Somesh: You fool! These days games are played on the computer.
Ketan: But you can’t enjoy a game playing on the computer.
Priya: I do not know which way will be better.


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