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Get here NCERT Solutions Class 9 English Main Course Chapter 4. These NCERT Solutions for Class 9 of English subject includes detailed answers of all the questions in Chapter 4 – The Final Flight provided in NCERT Book which is prescribed for Class 9 in schools.

Book: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Class: 10th Class
Subject: English
Chapter: Chapter 4 – The Final Flight

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NCERT Solutions Class 9 English Main Course Chapter 4 – The Final Flight

Question 1:

Given below are four headings and four magazine extracts. Match each heading to the corresponding extract and write it as a heading for the extract.

Answer:

a) A trail to discovery

b) Spirit of daredevilry

c) Gateways to the underworld

d) Sail to adventure

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Question 2:

In pairs, discuss what is common about all the articles given above. Complete the web chart below, with the characteristics of adventure. (One has been done for you)

Answer:

A model answer has been provided for students’ reference.

It is strongly recommended that students prepare the answer on their own.

Question A.1:

Below are certain words that appear in the story of Amelia Earhart’s journey. The meanings have been given in a jumbled order. Match the words with their meanings.

WordsMeanings
1) Navigatora) an infection of the bowels
2) Skirtingb) a person who flies an aircraft
3) Dysenteryc) a person who plans a route for a ship or plane
4) Parachuted) to put something in a safe place
5) Cablee) to leave something with no intention of returning
6) Precisef) to be or go around the edge of something
7) Transmitg) a device that is attached to people or objects to make them fall slowly and safely.
8) Implementh) a small boat made of rubber or plastic that is filled with air.
9) Rafti) a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber that carries electricity or telephone signals
10) Stowedj) carry out
11) Aviatork) exact
12) Abandonedl) to send an electronic signal

Answer:

WordsMeanings
1) Navigatorc) a person who plans a route for a ship or plane
2) Skirtingf) to be or go around the edge of something
3) Dysenterya) an infection of the bowels
4) Parachuteg) a device that is attached to people or objects to make them fall slowly and safely.
5) Cablei) a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber that carries electricity or telephone signals
6) Precisek) exact
7) Transmitl) to send an electronic signal
8) Implementj) carry out
9) Rafth) a small boat made of rubber or plastic that is filled with air
10) Stowedd) to put something in a safe place
11) Aviatorb) a person who flies an aircraft
12) Abandonede) to leave something with no intention of returning

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Question A.3:

The following is a time chart of Amelia’s aviation record in her attempt to go around the world. Complete it with the missing dates and events.

DateEvent
1) June 1, 1937
2) June 17Electra flew to Calcutta
3) June 27
4) June 29Reached Lae in New Guinea
5) July 2Amelia left Lae
6) July 2 (7:20 hrs)
7) July 2 (8:00 GMT)Amelia made her last radio contact
8) July 2 (20:14 GMT)Last voice transmissions from Amelia
9) July 18

Answer:

DateEvent
1) June 1, 1937Amelia Earhart with her navigator Fred Noonan departed in Electra from Miami, Florida. She was to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe.
2) June 17Electra flew to Calcutta
3) June 27They left Bandoeng for Port Darwin,Australia.
4) June 29Reached Lae in New Guinea
5) July 2Amelia left Lae
6) July 2 (7:20 hrs)Amelia provided a position report placing the Electra on course at some 20 miles southwest of the Nukumanu Islands.
7) July 2 (8:00 GMT)Amelia made her last radio contact
8) July 2 (20:14 GMT)Last voice transmissions from Amelia
9) July 18The ongoing search of Electra was abandoned by ships in the Howland area.

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Question A.4:

During the summer vacation, your friends and you decide to enroll in ‘The School for Flying’. While training, you had an interesting and unforgettable experience. Here’s an account of it. Complete it using words from A.1.

It was the most amazing summer camp that we have ever had. My friend Jonathan and I decided to join the flying-school. There was rigorous training and we gained a lot of expertise, Jonathan in charting the course of flying and I in flying the plane. 25 May 2010 was the Red Letter Day as we were to fly a plane for nearly half an hour without an instructor. At 6:15 GMT we took the flight, Jonathan as a (1) ________ and I the (2) ________. We remembered all the instructions given at the academy and we were (3) _____________ signals at frequent intervals. The day was

clear but windy. We were (4) _____________ hills and were flying along the coast. Suddenly, the weather turned turbulent we (5) ________ our position asking for advice. But unfortunately there was no communication from the other end. All of a sudden, we heard an explosion. The fuel tank of our plane caught fire due to the lightning. We immediately decided to (6) ________ the plane and donned the (7) ___________ that were available. We were blown off 55-60 kms away from the coast and we landed in the outskirts of a dense forest. We were uninjured but hungry and thirsty. We ate some wild fruit hoping it was safe. But unluckily it was disastrous for Jonathan as he had (8) __________ after that. We remembered our instructor’s clear and (9) ____________ instructions in case of such an emergency. We discussed various strategies and decided to (10) ______________ to the core the life saving strategies. We started exploring the forest. We must have wandered for about an hour or so along the coast when my eyes suddenly fell on something red in the crevice of a big rock. I went closer to it and to my great happiness and relief I saw a (11) __________. It was (12) _____________ away in a cosy nook. Oh! What a relief it was, we were successful in rowing our way back. In the meanwhile, the coastal guards were hunting for us. In an instant we were celebrities.

Answer:

It was the most amazing summer camp that we have ever had. My friend Jonathan and I decided to join the flying-school. There was rigorous training and we gained a lot of expertise, Jonathan in charting the course of flying and I in flying the plane. 25 May 2010 was the Red Letter Day as we were to fly a plane for nearly half an hour without an instructor. At 6:15 GMT we took the flight, Jonathan as a navigator and I the aviator. We remembered all the instructions given at the academy and we were transmitted signals at frequent intervals. The day was clear but windy. We were skirtinghills and were flying along the coast. Suddenly, the weather turned turbulent we cabled our position asking for advice. But unfortunately there was no communication from the other end. All of a sudden, we heard an explosion. The fuel tank of our plane caught fire due to the lightning. We immediately decided to abandon the plane and donned the parachutes that were available. We were blown off 55-60 kms away from the coast and we landed in the outskirts of a dense forest. We were uninjured but hungry and thirsty. We ate some wild fruit hoping it was safe. But unluckily it was disastrous for Jonathan as he had dysentery after that. We remembered our instructor’s clear and preciseinstructions in case of such an emergency. We discussed various strategies and decided to implement to the core the life saving strategies. We started exploring the forest. We must have wandered for about an hour or so along the coast when my eyes suddenly fell on something red in the crevice of a big rock. I went closer to it and to my great happiness and relief I saw a raft. It was stowed away in a cosy nook. Oh! What a relief it was! We were successful in rowing our way back. In the meanwhile, the coastal guards were hunting for us. In an instant we were celebrities.

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Question A.5:

You are a member of ‘Explorer’, an adventure club. Write a paragraph about one of your experiences of adventure activity.

Here are some words and phrases you can use

Curious

thrilled

terrified

relieved

felt euphoric

agonizing moments

insecurity

grateful

uncertainty

overwhelming experience

extraordinary courage

Answer:

It was the summer of 2011. My team mates from ‘The Explorer’ planned a sudden trip to Kinnaur, one of the 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh. I had heard little of the place and was curious about it. I did all the possible research on the internet about the place and the places to visit. It was decided that we would go ahead till Chitkul pass at Indo-Tibetan border. Just the idea of touching the border seemed so thrilling to me. We started from Delhi, around 5 o’clock in the evening. We made a stop at highway during night around 10 to have dinner. We crossed Shimla around midnight and got the fuel refilled at Narkanda, late night around 3. We crossed the Jindal hydro project in Karcham. We were relieved to reach our first station, Sangla, 10 o’clock in the morning. We pulled in a guest house and relaxed for the day. The scenic beauty was stupendous. The flora and fauna, the serene environment and Baspa flowing at a distance looked amazing. The glacier streams with trout; royal red apple and cherry trees was the beauty wide spread. We cooked ourselves for the night and spent the time merry-making.

The next morning we started for Chitkul. Chitkul is 24 kms from Sangla Valley. The stretch towards Chitkul, post Raksham is incredible. We did have insecurities, for it had started drizzling and the road was not that wide. We stopped at streams, plucked apples and enjoyed our drive thoroughly. We reached Chitkul village, the last Indian village at Tibetan border. It was an overwhelming experience to watch the beauty the village embraced. We drove a little to reach the end of the road; there a man told us that we had had to walk beyond that point. We were just two to three kilometers away from the border. There was a base camp of ITBP at a little height and we had to track the mountain to reach it, so we started to walk. It was an unconstructed muddy path covered with horse’s and donkey’s shit. However, the whole experience was great. We went as high to reach rice fields. Flowing beside, Baspa looked beautiful in its monsoon’s terrific mood. We felt euphoric to be at such a place, just a kilometer away from the Tibetan border at 15th of August. The return journey however was a little difficult one. It rained continuously. All the streams had turned muddy; the roads were very slippery. We almost escaped a land slide. That was an agonizing moment. The driver needed an extraordinary courage to drive in such conditions. However, we all returned safely by the grace of God.

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