Saturday, 16 January 2021

Chapter-9 The Kabuliwala


 Chapter-9 The Kabuliwala


Activity 1: Dictionary Reference: Learning New Words


worried: icqMq

quieten: cu`p krwauxw

conversation: g`lbwq

lively: jIivq/culb`lI

clouds: b`dl

crime: zurm

recognise: pihcwnxw

ceremonies: rsmW

terror: dihl/sihm/fr

chatterbox: gwlVI

sack: borI

tenderly: komlqw nwl

chatter: bVbV

expenses: ^rcy


Activity 2: In the following table, you will see some words with their meanings. Make one sentence of each word:


1 chatting(v) [talking in a friendly way]:- I am chatting with a friend.

2 conversation (n) [talk between people]:- We had a long conversation.

3 lively (adj.) [full of life]:- His performance was lively.

4 crime (n) [an act for which you can be punished by law]:- A crime can never remain hidden for a long while.

5 ceremony(n) [an important religious or social event- wedding, birthdays, etc.]:- The marriage ceremony was performed well.

6 afford (v) [to have enough money to pay for something]:- I can’t affordto buy a new car.


Activity 3: Choose the correct option to answer the following questions:


1. Why was Mini afraid of the Kabuliwala?

(a) Kabuliwala looked very horrible. (b) She had heard that Kabuliwala caught the children.

Ans. (b) She had heard that Kabuliwala caught the children.


2. What was Kabuliwala's name?

(a) Rehman (b) Armaan

Ans. (a) Rehman


3. Why was the Kabuliwala arrested?

(a) He had stolen money from Mini's house. (b) He had stabbed a man.

Ans. (b) He had stabbed a man.


4. What did Mini's father give to the Kabuliwala?

(a) some clothes and food (b) some money

Ans. (b) some money.


5. Mini's father could not afford the military band on her marriage. Why?

(a) because he had given some money to the Kabuliwala. (b) because he had suffered a huge loss in his business.

Ans. (a) because he had given some money to the Kabuliwala.


Activity 4: Put a tick (/) or a cross (X) against each sentence:

1. Little Mini was three years old. (X)

2. Rehman was a big bearded pathan. (/)

3. The Kabuliwala was hanged to death. (X)

4. Mini could not forget the Kabuliwala. (X)

5. Mini's father helped Rehman with some money. (/)


Activity 5: Complete the following sentences:

1. Mini could not live without chatting all the time.

2. The Kabuliwala and Mini would sit and chat for hours and crack jokes with each other.

3. There was a terrible noise in the street.

4. Mini had grown into a beautiful woman.

5. Mini's father had to cut down the expenses on the wedding.


Activity 6:Underline the conjunctions in the following sentences:

1. Slow and steady wins the race.

2. Caesar and Pebble are friendly dogs.

3. I went out and had ice-cream.

4. I missed my flight because I was late.

5. Yesterday, it rained but today it is sunny.

6. I remember his name but not his mobile number.

7. He bought a book because he loves reading.

8. They went to the restaurant and had dinner.


Activity 7:

Fill in the blanks with but/and/so:


1. I can read and write English.

2. Nisha can swim but Rani can't.

3. Tom and Lucy came to my house.

4. He didn't work hard so he failed.

5. I have a bat but I don't have a ball.

6. It was a holiday so we did not go to school.