9th English (TL) 7.THE LITTLE GIRL WHO DARED TO WISH

Amy was sad because she was teased and made fun of at school almost every day because of her cerebral palsy, which made her feel alone.
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Class - 9 
Syllabus - Karnataka state 
Subject - English (3rd Language)
Lesson Notes And Textbook Solutions 

Lesson - 7

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO DARED TO WISH


COMPREHENSION - 

1. Why was Amy sad?

Ans. - Amy was sad because she was teased and made fun of at school almost every day because of her cerebral palsy, which made her feel alone.

2. Who was Amy’s mother? What exciting news did she have for Amy?

 Ans. - Amy's mother was Patti Hagadorn. She had exciting news about a Christmas wish contest on the radio where one could write a letter to Santa and possibly win a prize.

 

3. What did Amy’s sister and mother think would be on the top of Amy’s wish list?

Ans. - Amy’s sister and mother thought a three-foot Barbie doll would be at the top of Amy’s wish list.

 

4. How did Mr. Tobin give the information about cerebral palsy?

Ans. - Mr. Tobin, upon receiving Amy's letter at the radio station, thought it would be beneficial for people to learn about cerebral palsy, so he called up the local newspaper, which led to Amy's story being shared across the country.

 

5. "I would like to be your friend."

Ans. –

a. Who said this?

Ans. - Lynn said this.

b. Who was it said to?

Ans. - It was said to Amy.

c. Why did she say it?

Ans. - She said it to express her desire to support Amy and have a friendship where they wouldn’t be subjected to teasing.

 

6. Did Amy get her Christmas gift? How?

Ans. - Yes, Amy did get her Christmas gift. Her wish for a day without teasing was granted at South Wayne Elementary School. Additionally, she received immense support and letters from over two thousand people worldwide.

 

C2. Answer the following questions in three or four sentences each:

1. Why did the mayor officially proclaim December 21 as Amy’s Day?

Ans. - The mayor proclaimed December 21 as Amy’s Day because Amy’s simple wish highlighted a universal lesson: everyone deserves respect and dignity, emphasizing the impact of treating others kindly.

2. Write a short note on Amy’s wish.

Ans. - Amy’s wish was not for material possessions but for a day without being teased, revealing her deep desire for acceptance and understanding. It symbolized the importance of kindness and empathy.

VOCABULARY :

V1. Read the following paragraph and underline the words with similar pronunciation. Example : sea - see

Hello friends, this is Neeta talking to you. Do you know what happened today? My friend Waheeda came to meet me. She told me about a big turtle that was found dead lying beside the sea. It was seen by the fishermen who were about to go fishing. I felt very sad to hear it. We decided to go and see the turtle. We walked to the beach. I saw fishermen selling fish for wheat flour. Others were selling some meat. Many people were already there to see the turtle which was then placed on the cement floor. Some were busy in their own business. We felt very sad to see the dead turtle. Is it fair to kill animals?

Ans. - Similar pronunciation pairs:

   1. sea - see

  2. wheat - meat

 

Words having different spelling and meaning but similar pronunciation are called homophones.

V2. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks choosing suitable homophones given in bracket.

(dairy-diary, steal-steel, site-sight, sale-sail, ear-year, maid-made, by-buy)

Nagma had some problem in her ___________ last ___________. The doctor thought that it is because of the ___________ rings she had worn. She was happy that nobody would ___________ them. Moreover her father had spent a lot of money to buy a ___________. The ___________ of her worried father ___________ the house ___________ also feel sad. In his ___________ the father has written the details of money he had got from the ___________. Now Nagma wanted to ask some money to ___________ a pair of gold rings ___________ next week. But she knew that the father

could give money only after the ___________ of clothes that he bought during his ___________ to a rich island.

Ans. -

Nagma had some problem in her ear last year. The doctor thought that it is because of the steel rings she had worn. She was happy that nobody would steal them. Moreover her father had spent a lot of money to buy a diary. The sight of her worried father made the housemaid also feel sad. In his diary the father has written the details of money he had got from the sale. Now Nagma wanted to ask some money to buy a pair of gold rings for next week. But she knew that the father could give money only after the sale of clothes that he bought during his sail to a rich island.

 

LANGUAGE :

L 2:Fill up the blanks with suitable prepositions given in brackets.

(by towards to of for up with into near)

Mariyappa was very hungry. “I must catch plenty________ fish this morning,” he said ________ himself. “If I don’t get some fish, we will not have anything ________ lunch today.

So, he got _________ and walked _________ the stream _________ his net. At last he reached the fishing spot and threw the net into the shallow water. He was able to catch some fish ________ noon. He put all the fish _________ a bag. It was getting hot and Mariyappa decided to go to market. The fish market was _________ vegetable market.

Ans. -

Mariyappa was very hungry. “I must catch plenty of fish this morning,” he said to himself. “If I don’t get some fish, we will not have anything for lunch today. So, he got up and walked towards the stream with his net. At last he reached the fishing spot and threw the net into the shallow water. He was able to catch some fish by noon. He put all the fish into a bag. It was getting hot and Mariyappa decided to go to market. The fish market was near the vegetable market.

 

LISTENING / SPEAKING :

A. Read the given headlines and complete the dialogue between Father and Geetha.

 Road accident near Chennamma road. 10 killed, five serious.

 Bank robbery in Mangalore,33 lakh looted.

 Petrol prices to rise by 5%

 CM visits Gol Gumbaz next week.

 Indians defeat Australia in Asian Hockey.

Ans. -

Father: What is the news about?

Geetha: It is about bank robbery, petrol prices, and Indians winning in Asian Hockey.

Father: Where was the bank looted?

Geetha: In Mangalore.

Father: Where did the accident take place?

Geetha: Near Chennamma road.

Father: Is anyone dead or hurt?

Geetha: Ten killed, five serious.

Father: Is there any news about the PM’s visit?

Geetha: CM visits Gol Gumbaz next week.

Father: When is the PM visiting Gol Gumbaz?

Geetha: Next week.

Father: Who did Indians defeat in Asian Hockey?

Geetha: Australia.

Father: How much is the rise in petrol price?

Geetha: Petrol prices to rise by 5%.

WRITING :

A. Think of a memorable incident of your life and note down relevant points against the given question words.

When? :

Where? :

Who all? :

How? :

:

Why? :

:

B. Use the above details and write a letter to your friend about the memorable incident of your life. Your letter may be in the format given below.

Memorable Incident Points:

When? : Last year in March 2023

Where? : At Belagavi

Who all? : My family

How? : We organized a surprise birthday celebration of my sister  for my parents

Why? : To celebrate and create joyful memories for my sister's special day

Letter Writing Format:

Place - 

Date -  

Dear [Friend's Name],

I hope you're doing well! My name is [Your Name], and I live with my family. We had a really exciting time last year, and I want to share it with you. We decided to do something amazing for my sister's birthday! We kept it a secret from her and our parents because we wanted it to be a big surprise."

"Here's what we did: We planned a special birthday party just for her. We decorated our home, made her favorite food, and had lots of presents ready! When she came home, she was so surprised and happy! We all laughed and had a great time together. I felt really happy to see her smile and have such a wonderful day."

"Overall, it was a fantastic day! My sister was really happy, and we made so many good memories. I can't wait to tell you more about it when I see you next time." "Take care!

Yours lovingly,

[Your Name]

Address :

___________________

___________________

___________________

Dictionary Work –

Given below are some words from the lesson. They are used both as nouns and verbs. Look up a dictionary and find their meanings. Frame sentences to bring out their meanings. An example is given below:

1. want (v): To desire or wish for something.

   want (n): A lack or shortage of something.

   - V: She wanted a new bicycle for her birthday.

   - N: There was a want of enthusiasm in the room.

 

2. gift (v): To give someone a present.

   gift (n): A present or something given voluntarily without payment in return.

   V: He gifted his sister a book on her graduation.

   N: The necklace was a beautiful gift from her grandmother.

 

3. visit (v): To go to a place to see someone or something.

   visit (n): An instance of going to see someone or something.

   V: We plan to visit our grandparents this weekend.

   N: Their visit to the zoo was filled with excitement.

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