9th Grade English 1.The Queen Bee Lesson Notes

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9th Grade English 1.The Queen Bee Lesson Notes


Class – 

Board – State Board Karnataka

Syllabus – State

Sub. – English (3rd Language)

Prose – 1.The Queen Bee

Topic covered – Comprehension,Vocabulary



C1. Answer the following questions in one or
two sentences each.

did the two brothers go one day?

Ans.- In search of work, the
three brothers left their city one day.

2.Did the dwarf allow the
brothers to kill the ducks?Why?

Ans.- No.They enjoyed themselves
because they were poor things.

3.All these acts of the dwarf
show that he is a person who…….. (choose the best answer)

a. does not want to eat

b. does not want to harm animals and insects.

c.thinks that they may help him in future.

d. thinks that they are useless creatures. d.

Ans.- b. does not want to harm
animals and insects.

4.”Let the poor things
enjoy themselves. Please don’t ished trouble them.

i. Who said this?

Ans.- The Dwarf said this.

ii. Who are the poor things?

Ans.- Ants are the poor things.

iii. Who should not trouble

Ans.- Dwarf’s brothers.


5.Which place did they reach at

Ans.- Finally, they reached a

6. What did they see there?

Ans.- There they saw horses,
people, king, princes, queen and princesses.Everyone
was turned
into stones. There was not a single man alive.

C2. 1. How did the birds and
creatures help the dwarf to complete the tasks successfully? Complete the given
9th Grade English 1.The Queen Bee Lesson Notes


2.Why did the two brothers fail
to do the first task, and what happened to them?

Ans.- Because the two brothers
did not help each other.So they failed to complete their task in time.As a
result, they turned into stone.

3. Working in pairs or groups,
write a short paragraph on the following. (Clues may help you)

How could the dwarf complete
all the three given tasks?

dwarf was a good man………..intelligent……not harm anyone………wants to live and let
others live…… Knows how to make good use of the situation.

The dwarf was a good man who was also intelligent. He did not harm anyone and wanted to live and let others live. Additionally, he knew how to make good use of the situation. With these qualities, he was able to complete all three given tasks by using his intelligence and resourcefulness to find creative solutions to the challenges he faced. He also likely treated others with kindness and respect, which may have helped him to gain the support and assistance of those around him.

V1. Fill in the blanks giving
one word for the following. The answers are hidden in the puzzle. Find them.
Work in pairs. One is done for you.

1. It is very precious. Ornaments are made out
of it, PEARL

2. Another word for tasty food is – “delicious”
3. A living house for birds is called a

4. A kind of stone or rock which is white in
color is – “marble”

5. Something used to open a lock is called a

6. Birds build nests in

7. Swimmers jump into the water – ”

8. Coming to life – “alive”
9. Kings and queens live in a

V2. Arrange the following group
of words into meaningful sentences.

Work in groups.
under /the /were /the /pearls /moss
Ans.- 1. The pearls were under
the moss.

2.ants/ to /dwarf /five
/thousand /came /help/ the

Ans.- Five thousand ants came to
help the dwarf.

3. stone /marble /turned /was
/he /into

Ans.- He was turned into marble

4. princess /the/had /eaten
/youngest /honey

Ans.- The youngest princess had
eaten honey.

L1. When you go through the text, you come
across contrac forms of certain words. published

For example:
Don’t – do not
Can’t – cannot
Some more contracted words
What is – What’s
We are – We’re
Will not – Won’t
What is – What’s
They are – They’re
Did not – Didn’t
These contracted forms are used in informal
talks and writings.

Write contracted forms for the
underlined in the following dialogues.

One is done for you.

Ram : Why did you not come to school

(didn’t you)
Suma : I was not
well. I cannot come to school for two more days.

(wasn’t)  , (can’t)
Ram : I see, you do not
come to school. I will inform your class teacher.

(don’t) (I’ll)
Suma : Thank you.
Sundar : Hello Raghu. How are you? I have
seen you for long.

(How’re)   (haven’t)
Raghu : Hello. I am fine. I
was not
in town. I went to see my grandfather who was ill.

Sundar : Sorry to hear that. How is he

Raghu : He is better

L2. Uses of ‘can’ and ‘could’
Look at the following

1.I can climb this tree (ability)
2. Can I come in? (permission)
3.Accident can happen even at home (possibility).
‘can’ is used to express
a. ability
b. permission
c. possibility.

What does ‘can’ mean in the
following sentences ? Write the answer
e.g. :1. Can I have a cup of coffee? (Permission)
2. I can solve this problem. (Ability)
3. I can lift this box. (Ability)
4. Malaria can be dangerous. (Possibility)
5. You can go now. (Permission)
6. That man can get well soon if he goes to a
doctor. (Possibility)

Could’ is the past tense of
‘Can’ in some contexts.It is used to express

a. The ability in the past
b. Polite request in the form of question.
1. I could have given him a
cup of coffee.

2. I could have solved his problem easily.
3. I could lift this stone easily.
4. Could I speak to the principal please?

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