NCERT Class 9 English Solutions: Chapter 8 Reach For The Top Part 2

Question 1:

A Russian girl, Maria Sharapova, reached the summit of women’s tennis when she was barely

eighteen. As you read about her, see if you can draw a comparison between her and Santosh Yadav.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

Tennis player Maria Sharapova

Santosh Yadav world record montaineer

Santosh Yadav

Santosh Yadav world record montaineer

Q. Match the Following.

Table of Match The sentences
Table of Match The sentences

something

disarming

quickly, almost immediately

at odds with

more calm, confident and in control than people of age usually are

glamorous attire

in contrast to; not agreeing with

in almost no time

something that makes you feel friendly, taking a your suspiciousness

poised beyond her years

sent off

packed off

attractive and exciting clothes

launched

causing strong feelings of sadness

heart wrenching

started

Answer:

Table of Match The Correct Sentences
Table of Match The Correct Sentences

1.

something

disarming

something that makes you feel friendly, taking a your suspiciousness

2.

at odds with

in contrast to; not agreeing with

3.

glamorous attire

attractive and exciting clothes

4.

in almost no time

quickly, almost immediately

5.

poised beyond her years

more calm, confident and in control than people of age usually are

6.

packed off

sent off

7.

launched

started

8.

heart wrenching

causing strong feelings of sadness

Q. As you read, look for the answers to these questions.

(i) Why was Maria sent to the United States?

A. Maria was sent to the United States for her tennis training.

(ii) Why didn’t her mother go with her?

A. Her mother could not go with her because of visa restrictions.

(iii) What are her hobbies? What does she like?

A. Her hobbies are fashion, singing and dancing. She likes reading the novels Arthur Conan Doyle. She is fond of sophisticated evening gowns, pancakes with chocolate spread, and fizzy orange drinks.

(iv) What motivates her to keep going?

A. She was motivated by the zeal to become the number one in the world.

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