English Class 9 Solved Past Papers for Sindh Board Pdf download
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i) He is _____ M.A in English.
A. a B. an C. the D. none of these Answer: B. an
ii) My uncle lives _______ Sukkur.
A. in B. at C. within D. upon Answer: A. in
iii) A word that is used in place of a noun, is called:
A. an interjection B. an adverb C. a pronoun D. a verb Answer: C. a pronoun
iv) Pick out the synonym of the word “misfortune”.
A. luck B. adversity C. impartiality D. fortune Answer: B. adversity
v) He did not make a delicious cake for the guests yesterday.
A. He did make a delicious cake for the guests yesterday. B. He made a delicious cake for the guests yesterday. C. He had made a delicious cake for the guests yesterday. D. He makes a delicious cake for the guests yesterday. Answer: B. He made a delicious cake for the guests yesterday.
A. happy B. strange C. puzzled D. fear Answer: B. strange
vii) Allama Iqbal was elected as a member of the Punjab Legislative Council in:
A. 1924 B. 1926 C. 1930 D. 1932 Answer: B. 1926
viii) The burglar breaks into the house.
A. Does the burglar break into the house? B. Did the burglar break into the house? C. Does the burglar breaks into the house? D. Did the burglar broke into the house? Answer: A. Does the burglar break into the house?
ix) Who opened the door?
A. By whom is the door opened? B. By whom was the door opened? C. By whom has the door been opened? D. By whom the door was opened? Answer: B. By whom was the door opened?
x) The poem ‘Children’ is composed by:
A. Henry Longfellow B. Mrs. Elsa Kazi C. William Wordsworth D. Robert Frost Answer: A. Henry Longfellow
xi) My books were being taken away by him
A. He took away my books. B. He is taking away my books. C. He was taking away my books. D. He will be taking away my book. Answer: C. He was taking away my books.
xii) Choose the correct meaning of scorching.
A. very hot B. hot C. soft D. very soft Answer: A. very hot
xiii) Nasim said: “I have passed the exam this year.”
A. Nasim said that he had passed the exam that year. B. Nasim said that he passed the exam that year. C. Nasim said that he will pass the exam this year. D. Nasim said that he has passed the exam this year. Answer: A. Nasim said that he had passed the exam that year.
xiv) She asked me when I would take my final exam.
A. She said to me, “When would you take your final exam?” B. She said to me, “When will you take your final exam?” C. She said to me, “When shall I take my final exam?” D. She said to me, “When you will take your final exam?” Answer: B. She said to me, “When will you take your final exam?”
xv) What a nice school she exclaimed.
A. “What a nice school!” she exclaimed! B. “What a nice school! she exclaimed! C. “What a nice school?” she exclaimed. D. “What a nice school? “she exclaimed! Answer: A. “What a nice school!” she exclaimed!
Read the following passage and answer the questions given below:
The Quaid-i-Azam led his people through the terrible first year of their history. When the country was divided, millions of people had crossed the border of the new state. The sight of these homeless people moved Jinnah to tears. The angry crowds murdered the people, tole the property and burned homes. Millions of Muslims were killed or kidnapped. All this killing and destruction shocked Jinnah who begged for peace and friendship but unfortunately, it was all in vain.
i). What happened when the country was divided?
ii). How did the homeless people affect Mr. Jinnah?
iii). What did the angry crowd do?
iv). What did Mr. Jinnah beg from the non-Muslims after killing and destruction of the Muslims?
v). Give nouns form of ‘divide’ and ‘beg’.
i) When the country was divided, millions of people had crossed the border of the new state.
ii) The sight of the homeless people moved Jinnah to tears.
iii) The angry crowds murdered the people, tole the property and burned homes.
iv) Hebegged for peace and friendship but unfortunately, it was all in vain.
v) The noun form of the divide is division and beg is begging.
Write a note on any ONE of the following:
i) Major Aziz Bhatti
ii) Urs of Shah Latif Bhitai
iii) Helen Keller
i) Major Aziz Bhatti
Major Aziz Bhatti was the son of the soil. He became a cadet of the Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul in the year 1948. On account of his performance, he was awarded the Sword of Honor and the Norman Medal. Afterward, he joined the 6th Punjab Regiment as a commissioned officer. When the war broke out between India and Pakistan in 1965, he fought against the enemy in the defence of the country with great courage and determination. Major Aziz Bhatti was a man of courage and a soldier having a true position spirit. On the sixth day of the war, the commanding officer sent him word to recall him since he had been fighting tirelessly for six days. However, he refused to leave the war front. He said that he would not hesitate to shed the last drop of his blood in the defence of the country. Despite having a small army, Major Aziz Bhatti successfully managed to push the enemy back. His martyrdom teaches us the lesson of patriotism and loyalty towards our dear homeland. His sacrifice, undaunting patriotic spirit, and bravery will always be remembered.
ii) Urs of Shah Latif Bhitai
Shah Abdul Latif led the larger part of his life on a mound, at some distance from his village. A mound is called ‘Bhit’ in Sindhi. The poetry of Shah Abdul Latif was inspired by the beauty of nature. He composed verses in the praise of God. He died in 1195 Hijra. After his death, his devotees started paying tribute to him every year. The shrine of Shah Abdul Latif is located, Bhit Shah. It is situated at a distance of approximate kilometres from Hyderabad. Shah Abdul Latif’s `Urs` is held at Bhit Shah on the 14th of Safar every year. On that day devotees from across the country start arriving at Bhitshah town for his Urs. It lasts for 3 days. In that Urs Agro-Industrial Exhibition, cattle show, wrestling, horse and bull races, etc and lots of other things are arranged during the celebration. High-security is there on the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Urs. Medical aid is also available there medical camps are available after a few distances. Millions of people come and attend this Urs. This Urs is considered as a celebration of Saint Shah Abdul Latif’s death as a union with God.
iii) Helen Keller
Helen Keller is an inspiration for the people who are deprived of the sense of sight, hearing or the ability to speak. She was born in a little town in the United States of America in 1880. At the age of two, she fell dangerously ill and became blind and deaf. When she was seven years old, his father hired Miss Sullivan as her teacher, who took a keen interest in her. Through her support and with a lot of practice, Helen Keller was able to read, speak and write with timeinskipsIn 1956, she came to Pakistan when she was seventy-six years old. She came herein help in the blind and deaf. She has devoted her whole life to the service of humanity.
Translate the following sentences into English :
ا۔ میرے اسکول پہنچنے سے پہلے گھنٹی بج چکی تھی۔
ب۔ آج کا کام کل پر مت چھوڑو۔
پ۔ جی میں سو کر اٹھوں تو بازار جاوں گا۔
ت۔ درخت اپنے پھل سے پہچانا جاتا ہے۔
ٹ۔ باغ میں پھول نہیں کھل رہے ہونگے۔
ث۔ وہ چھ سال سے اسی اسکول میں پڑھ رہے ہیں۔
ج۔ کیا میرے پاس بہت سی دلچسپ کتابیں ہیں؟
1. The bell had rung before I arrived at school.
2. Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
3. When I wake up I will go to the market.
4. The tree is known for its fruit.
5. Flowers will not be blooming in the garden.
6. They have been teaching at the same school for six years.
7. Do I have many interesting books?
Write an application to the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school, requesting him/her to grant you 15 days leave to attend your cousin’s marriage at Islamabad.
Subject: Request to attend cousin’s marriage
It is stated that I, X.Y.Z. is a student at your respectable institution for the past five years. I beg to say that I have to attend the wedding ceremony of my close cousin. We are not just cousins but like my brother and my uncle`s family living in Islamabad. My presence, as well as full participation in the wedding, is very necessary. All of my family members have planned to go there earlier before marriage dates so we can help them with different chores at the wedding.
It is, therefore, requested to grant me 15 days leave from January 10 to January 25, 2019.
I shall be highly obliged for this favour.
Write a letter to your younger brother, advising him to pay more attention to his health along with his studies.
January 3, 2020.
My Dear Brother,
I hope you are fine. We are really happy to know that you have got admission to the Government College, Multan, for higher studies in Computer Science. I know it would be difficult for you to adjust to the new environment but you have to do it as soon as possible to make yourself comfortable.
Here I want to give you certain advice that you should keep in mind. Your first duty is to pay full attention to your studies. This is the time you can work hard and make the best for your future. If you waste it, you will repent throughout your life. All of us have high hopes for you and want to see you succeed in life. Your success and adjustment in life will be a great consolation for our parents. In the new environment, you will come across students of every type, good as well as bad. Must try to keep a company of good, studious students. If you are not cautious, you will get into bad company. Be very particular about your studies.
You also have to give proper attention to your health because if you are not healthy then you will not be able to study and perform well. As it is said that “A healthy body has a healthy mind”. Eat healthy food and take the maximum amount of water as you can. Make a routine of morning walks and exercise that will keep you fresh and active all the time. This will also increase your working power. Your teachers are your well-wishers. Show great respect to all of them. Consult them when you feel some difficulty.
With love and best wishes,
Your affectionate brother,
Write a dialogue between two students, discussing their preparation for the examination.
Amir: Asalaam U Alaikum. How are you, Haider?
Haider: Walaikum Assalam. I am fine. How are you?
Amir: I am a little tense about the examinations starting next week.
Haider: Yes me too. I am really tense as well. But I realize that being tense does nothing to help us. Have you revised all the material?
Amir: Yes I have, in fact, I have revised all the courses twice and have done many past papers. I just wish the exams would start.
Haider: Yes, I feel as though I am forgetting things.
Amir: How about we study together? You can come to my house this evening and we can compare notes.
Haider: Yes that would be a good idea. It will help us gain a different perspective on the topics.
Amir: And there are a few things, which I am not all quite clear on, I am sure you can help me out.
Haider: I would be glad to help. See you in the evening In Shaa Allah.
Amir: Allah Hafiz
Write an essay of 100 to 120 words on any ONE of the following topics:
i). An Interesting Match of PSL 4
ii). Ever-increasing Pollution in Karachi
iii). An Unforgettable School Function
iv). Importance of Discipline
i). An Interesting Match of PSL 4
Cricket always holds a special place in our life. We Pakistani all are cricket lovers. All of us used to watch the matches of football and tennis too but cricket is something for which we all Pakistanis can do anything. This liking has its roots in our childhood and as time passes by it turns into a strong tree. Our whole nation hardly skips any cricket match of our team. But when it comes to the PSL, the Nation goes crazy. Because PSL is all related to Pakistan. PSL Pakistan Super League is the Twenty 20 cricket League founded in Lahore on the 9th of September 2015 with 5 teams initially but now it comprises 6 teams.
PSL 4 was the 4th edition of the Pakistan Super League. This whole PSL featured six teams and it was started from 14th February 2019 to 17th March 2019. In this edition, twenty-six matches were played in the UAE and the rest were played in Pakistan.
The most exciting match of PSL 2019 was in theMrAfterwardsnal which was played between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiator. It was played on 17th March 2019 at National Stadium in Karachi Pakistan. Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field. In the first innings opener were Imam-ul-Haq and Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi. Zalmi played well and scored 138 by losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.
The 2nd inning was of Quetta Gladiators. The match opener was Ahmed Shehzad who scored 58. Throughout the whole match, Shehzad was the phenomenal player who helped Gladiators to achieve their target in just 17.5 overs. Gladiators won their PSL title by beating Zalmi by eight wickets. It was a very thrilling match and I enjoyed watching it a lot.
ii). Ever-increasing Pollution in Karachi
Pollution is defined as the presence of substances in the environment which causes harmful effects on the inhabitants of the environment. The advances in science and technology have improved our living standards by a great deal, yet these advantages have come at a high price in the form of pollution for not only our planet but our individual health as well.
In Pakistan, the most common source of pollution is increasing traffic; the exhaustive fumes pollute the air. Almost all the cities of Pakistan are facing the problem of pollution but on the top of the list is Karachi.
In Karachi, as most of the people are poor they don’t have enough money to repair or spend money on their vehicles so that they may become environment-friendly. Even the car manufacturers don’t make their cars environment-friendly and the people are forced to buy these cars. More fuel is burned as most roads of Karachi are broken and there are a lot of traffic jams which increase the journey time.
Many industries in big cities such as Karachi and Lahore emit harmful pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. The government and the authorities are least concerned about these industries. As a result of this, the skies of Lahore and Karachi are covered with thick smog. This is leading to respiratory diseases and is also causing harm to wildlife.
Water Pollution is a major problem in Pakistan. There are many sources of water pollution in Pakistan. Most of them are found in Karachi as it is the industrial hub of Pakistan. Although it is a government policy to filter the industrial water and then release it into the sea, many industries here are dumping contaminated water in seas, thereby increasing the threat of the extinction of marine life as well as polluting the drinking water. Almost all the sewerage of the city is dumped into rivers and the sea. As a result, Karachi is facing many problems in access to clean water and most parts of the city are devoid of the regular supply of clean water.
Global warming will eventually result in the depletion of the Ozone layer to a dangerous extent. This will give rise to the spread of skin cancer as well as other contagious skin diseases to a dangerous extent. In short, if the human attitude towards environmental pollution continues to be indifferent, their survival on this planet will become extremely difficult.
iii). An Unforgettable School Function
School life has a charm of its own. Owing to its pleasures, there is no doubt that school life is the golden period of a student’s life. The knowledge gained, the opportunities availed, and the friendship made during the stay at school goes a long way in shaping the career and personality of a student.
I must acknowledge that I had spent the most valuable time of my life at school, which I will cherish forever. I clearly remember the day when I had to face a lot of embarrassment. Still, when that strikes my mind I feel ashamed and burst into laughter. It was a prize distribution ceremony at my school. The school auditorium was decorated in a black and gold theme.
I was very excited because I was the position holder of my class. On that particular day, I dressed up well and with my parents, I reached school. The ceremony started and I was super excited and was feeling proud as well. The Chief guest was the Education Minister and I was going to get a prize from him. The function started with the recitation of the Holy Quran, which was followed by a speech from one of the representatives from our juniors, who not only expressed gratitude for our guidance on behalf of them all but also showered us with best wishes for our prosperous and bright future.
The ceremony continued with the result and prize distribution and when the turn of my class came they announced my name incorrectly. Everyone was waiting for me and I was surprised that they didn’t call my name. I got depressed that I didn’t get the position then after 5 minutes they corrected the name. I got up from my seat and moved towards the stage. As I reached the stage everyone’s eyes were at me and when I reached near to the chief guest to receive my prize I slipped and fell onto him and he fell swith labour concerning me I was at him and he was on the floor.
Everyone on the stage rushed to get him up and the audience was worried as well and when he and I got up all the audience burst into laughter. All the people on the stage started laughing as well, then after controlling the laughter he gave me my prize I took the prize embarrassingly and came back to my seat and on sitting at my seat I laughed a lot.
This incident is that whenever I remember I burst into laughter. It is an unforgettable school function.
iv). Importance of Discipline
Life is a very precious thing and it is blessed by Allah Almighty only once to the man, therefore, it is the responsibility of an individual to value it and try to lead it in a well-disciplined and civilized way. Discipline is very important in every walk of life.
Discipline not only makes a person civilized but grooms his personality in a much better way. It is the discipline that makes the life of a person contented and pleasant, free from chaos and disorder. In simple terms, discipline is a short but comprehensive set of values, norms, rules, and regulations.
Discipline is necessary to balance work and play. Discipline creates self-confidence and self-esteem, which leads to satisfaction and happiness. Lack of self-discipline can cause failure, health issues, relationship problems, and other problems. Using discipline can help one overcome addictions, negative habits, and laziness
At the individual or domestic level, discipline helps a person in living a tension free life. There are some rules homemade by our parents or grandparents to be followed. If we follow them, the home environment remains calm and peaceful but if we don’t then all the time we have to face an awful, disturbing situation at home which becomes a source of tension for all the famiAfterwardstos.
At the societal level, there are several labour concerning proper rules and regulations at school, college and other educational institutions made by teachers or school management. The students have to follow them to have a smooth, calm environment such as wearing the proper uniforms, being on time at school, showing the best mannerisms with friends and teachers, etc. The same is the case in the work environment, to have a smooth flow of work, discipline has to be maintained by the higher authorities for the employees and workforce in the forms of rules and regulations that are compulsory for everyone to abide by.
At governmental or military stands, the dignitaries or the armed personnel from top to bottom have to be disciplined to set an excellent example for the citizens of the state. Therefore, one can witness a quite strict discipline in the homes of the armed personnel.
In a nutshell, it can be said that discipline is the training of the mind and character as well as it is obedience to rules and an orderly behaviour to lead a tension-free, happy, peaceful life without any chaos or disorder. We all must try our level best to make ourselves disciplined for the best of our society and state.
Use any six of the following idioms/phrases in sentences of your own.
i) look after;
ii) bit by bit;
iii) day and night;
iv) to shed the last drop of blood;
v) smile at;
vi) far and wide;
vii) all in all;
viii) nothing but.
i) look after It is a tradition that the young look after the old in their family.
ii) bit by bit: He saved money bit by bit until he had enough to buy a car.
iii) day and night: He carefully attended to the wounded soldiers day and night.
iv) to shed the last drop of blood: I have decided that I will join the Pak army and I will shed the last drop of blood for my country.
v) smile at: I had to smile at his optimism.
vi) far and wide: They searched far and wide for the missing child.
vii) all in all: All in all, her condition has greatly improved.
viii) nothing but: Genius is nothing but labourconcerning and diligence.
Supply the missing contextual words or phrases.
i). Nobody knew anything about Moen-jo-Daro until ……….
ii). I gazed and gazed but ……….
iii). The ………. exercises a great influence on the villagers.
iv). Thy ……… is worth my crown.
v). Shah Latif grew up to be a scholar of Arabic and ……….
vi). The King saw a bearded man running towards him, gripping ……. in his right hand.
vii). How strong you are, how ………
viii). The Holy Prophet ﷺ raised women from the ………. to complete legal equality with men.
i) Nobody knew anything about Moen-jo-Daro until 1922.
ii) I gazed and gazed but little thought.
iii) The Imam exercises a great influence on the villagers.
iv) Thy mealy cap is worth my crown.
v) Shah Latif grew up to be a scholar of Arabic and Persian.
vi) The King saw a bearded man running towards him, gripping a dagger in his right hand.
vii) How strong you are, how unafraid.
viii) The Holy Prophet ﷺ raised women from the chattel to complete legal equality with men.
Explain with the reference to the context: (Poem)
In your hearts are the birds and the sunshine,
In your thoughts the brooklet`s flow,
But in my mind is the wind of Autumn
And the first fall of the snow
i) Name the poem and the poet/poetess.
ii) Write the correct and actual name of your English Textbook from which this stanza has been taken.
iii) Why was the poet/poetess depressed? How did he/she get rid of it?
This stanza has been taken from the poem ‘Children’ written by ‘Henry Longfellow’.
This poem is written about children. Children are the source of happiness and joy. The company of the carefree children, unaware of the worries of life, provides relief to the soul, on the other hand, the old mind is filled with the worries of life and the thoughts about fast approaching death. If there were no children, our lives would become barren and lifeless for us.
In these lines, the poet talks about the traits of the children he says that children are as carefree, joyful and as the songs of the birds. The poet says that the children are thinking of the brooks while he is thinking of Autumn. He means to say that since the children are young, energetic, and full of life, and are oblivious towards the worries of life, whereas he has grown old and weak. In other words, he is old and tired, and his life is filled with worries and anxiety of life and old age.
i) The name of the poem is Children and the name of the poet is Henry Longfellow.
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iii) He is old and tired, and his life is filled with worries and anxiety of life and old age. To show the coming of old age upon him made him depressed. Children are the source of happiness for him. He got rid of his fears by looking at their plays and happiness.
Explain with reference to the context: (Prose)
“Always be happy and cheerful. Never curse your fate. You can do everything in this world.”
i) Name the speaker and the lesson.
ii) When and why did the speaker visit our country?
iii) By whom and how was the speaker brought back to life?
These lines have been taken from the lesson of Hellen Keller.
These lines were spoken by Hellen Keller when she visited Pakistan to help the blind and deaf as she was blind and deaf.
In these lines, while addressing a school gathering of the blind, deaf and dumb she said to all of them that none of you should lose hope if you have some deprivation that does not mean that you should not be happy. Happiness belongs to all of you, you should be happy, you should not cry over your deprivation and curse your fate. You can do all the things in this world.
i) These words are spoken by Hellen Keller during her visit to Pakistan and the name of the lesson is Hellen Keller.
ii) Helen Keller visited Pakistan, in the year 1956, at the age of seventy-six. She came to Pakishelp PhDhelpPhD the blind and deaf. She addressed many gatherings in Karachi and visited the school for the deaf, blind, and dumb.
iii) Miss Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller who brought her back to life. She took a keen interest in Helen and taught her to read and write.
What resemblance does the poet find between the stars and the daffodils?
The resemblance which he finds between the stars and daffodils is that they are numerous and are growing beside the lake and beneath the trees in a never-ending, continuous line, in the same way as the stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way.
What did the King say to the Miller in the last stanza of the poem ‘The Miller of the Dee”
In the last stanza of the poem, the King said to the miller that he was worthy of the King’s crown. He also told the miller that men like him are the pride of England.
Why should the horse think it strange to stop by the woods?
The horse should find it strange to stop there because there is no farmhouse over there which is the usual destination of the carriage rider.
What did Abou Ben Adhem ask the angel and what request did he make to him?
Abou Ben Adhem asked the angel what he was writing in the book of gold. Abou Ben Adhem requested him to write his name on the list of the people who loved Allah Almighty’s fellowmen.
What do you know about the academic achievement of Allama Iqbal?
Allama Iqbal, generally known as the poet of the East and West, was born in the city of Punjab, Sialkot. He received his early education in his home town and joined Government College, Lahore later. He completed his Masters from the University of Punjab in 1895 in the same year he was appointed Professor of Arabic at the Oriental College, Lahore. He left his job in 1905 and went to England to receive higher education. In London, he received a law degree. In 1908, he was awarded a degree of PhD by Munich University, for his work on Persian philosophy. That is why he is also known as Dr Mohammad Iqbal.
Name the Muslim ladies and how did they work on the battlefield?
The history of the struggle of the Muslims of the sub-continent for freedom would be incomplete without mentioning the contributions of women. One of the most notable names among these is that of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, sister of the Quaid-i-Azam, who inspired the Muslim women to educate and raise awareness about their potential and the need for a separate nation. Another such brave woman was Abadi Begum, who was the mother of Maulana Muhammad Ali and Maulana Shaukat Ali,
who devoted their lives to the cause of the independence of Muslims. BegumRana Liaquat Ali Khan, who was the wife of Liaquat Ali Khan, not only worked as an honorary secretary to her husband when Muslim Lague could not afford one but also arranged parties where Muslim women could meet the wife and daughter of the Viceroy, and preset their agenda. Other noticeable names of Muslim women who made significant contributions towards the Pakistan Movement are Begum Muhammad Ali, and Begum Jahan Ara Shahnawaz.
When, where and on what principles was an Islamic Society founded by the Holy Prophetﷺ?
In 622 A.D at Madina the Holy Prophet ﷺ founded an Islamic Society, based on three principles that all power belongs to God, Muhammad ﷺ is His Prophet, and all the Muslims are brothers to one another.
Who are the most needed persons in village life? What do they do?
The two most important persons in the village are the primary school-teacher, who also acts as the postmaster of the village, and the ‘Imam’ of the mosque. The ‘Imam’ exercises a great influence on the villagers, who look up to him for moral and religious guidance and for the treatment of minor ailments and common diseases of their children. He also teaches the Holy Quran to young children for which he does not charge a fee.
What were the three questions of the King? Why did he want to find out the answers?
Three questions of the King were:
i) What is the most important time to start some work?
ii) What is the most important work to do?
iii) Who is the most important person?
He was in search of the secret of success. He thought that if he could find out the answers to these three questions, he would discover this secret and would never fail.
Name the canal system of The Guddu Barrage. Which areas are being irrigated by this system?
The Guddu Barrage is built on the river Indus. It has three main canals, two on the right bank and one on the left. The Begari Sindh Feeder and the Desert Pat Feeder, are on the right bank and the Ghotki Feeder on the left bank. It irrigates an area of 2.7 million acres. Most of this area lies in the Sukkur and Jacobabad districts of Sindh and the rest in the Kalat division of Balochistan province.