NCERT Class 9 English Solutions: Chapter 8 Reach For The Top Part 3

Question 1:

Working in small groups of 4-5 students, go back over the two passages on Santosh Yadav

and Maria Sharapova and complete the table given below with relevant phrases or sentences.

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Table of Two Passages On Santosh Yadav And Maria Sharapova And Complete The Table
Table of Two Passages On Santosh Yadav And Maria Sharapova And Complete The Table

Points of

Comparison/Contrast

Santosh Yadav

Maria Sharapova

1.

Their humble beginning

2.

Their parents’ approach

3.

Their will power and strong desire to succeed

4.

Evidence of their mental toughness

5.

Their patriotism

Answer:

Table of Answer The Two Passages On Santosh Yadav And Maria Sharapova With Complete Sentences
Table of Answer The Two Passages On Santosh Yadav And Maria Sharapova With Complete Sentences

Points of

Comparison/Contrast

Santosh Yadav

Maria Sharapova

1.

Their humble beginning

She was born in the small village of Joniyawas of

Rewari District in Haryana. She was brought up in tough conditions.

She was born in the frozen plains of Siberia in touch physical and climatic conditions.

2.

Their parents’ approach

Her parents disapproved of her going to Delhi to get a better education. However, later they accepted her desire for more education.

Her father worked to keep her tennis-training going and even took her to the United States.

3.

Their will power and strong desire to succeed

She enrolled herself at Uttarkashi’s Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, went on an expedition every year, and eventually scaled Mt Everest.

She never thought of quitting, will to become number one kept her going.

4.

Evidence of their mental toughness

Instead of marrying at 16, she enrolled in a school in Delhi. She even offered to pay of it by working. She went on a mountaineering expedition every year. Her skills matured rapidly and equipped with a strong will, she scaled Mt Everest.

As her mother could not make it to US for the visa restrictions, she felt lonely. She was aware that her father was working hard to keep her tennis training going. The other tennis pupils came in at 11 p.m. and ordered her to tidy up the room and clean it. Instead of letting that depress her, She became more determined and tough. She eventually became the youngest women to become number 1 world tennis ranking.

5.

Their patriotism

She felt very proud to unfurl the Indian flag at the summit of the Everest. She felt that it was a spiritual moment and felt proud to be an Indian.

Although U.S. is a big part of her life, she has Russian Citizenship. Her blood is Russian and she would play Olympics for Russia if they want her to.

Question 1:

I. Identify the two parts in the sentences below by underlining the part that gives us the information in brackets.

Q. Where other girls wore traditional Indian dresses, Santosh preferred shorts. (Contrasts her dress with that of others)

A. Where other girls wore traditional Indian dresses, Santosh preferred shorts.

Q. She left home and got herself enrolled in a school in Delhi. (Tells us what happened after the first action.)

A. She left home and got herself enrolled in a school in Delhi.

Q. She decided to fight the system when the right moment arrived. (Tells us when she was going to fight the system.)

A. She decided to fight the system when the right moment arrived.

Q. Little Maria had not yet celebrated her tenth birthday when she was packed of train in the

United States. (Tells us when Maria was sent to the U.S.)

A. Little Maria had not yet celebrated her tenth birthday when she was packed of train in the

United States.

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