9th English (TL) 5.THE VISIT

State – Karnataka

State Syllabus 

Sub. – English (TL)

Class – 9th 

Textbook Solutions 




9th English (TL) 5.THE VISIT


C1. Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each : Discuss the answers with your partner.

1. Where did grandpa and Debbie go every Saturday?

Ans.-  Grandpa and Debbie went to the nursing home every Saturday.

2. Who did grandpa and Debbie meet?

Ans.-Grandpa and Debbie met several elderly residents at the nursing home, including Mrs. Sokol, Mr. Meyer, Mr. Lipman, Mrs. Kagan, Mrs. Schrieber, and Mr. Krull.

3. Why was Mr. Krull called ‘The quiet Man’?

Ans.-Mr. Krull was called ‘The Quiet Man’ because he didn’t have much to say during their visits; he mainly listened and nodded.

4. What made Debbie go to the nursing home alone?

Ans.- Debbie went to the nursing home alone when Grandpa was sick and in the hospital because she remembered Grandpa’s advice that nothing should stand in the way of doing a good deed.

5. What did the grandmother show Grandpa at the nursing home?

Ans.-The grandmother showed Grandpa pictures of her grandchildren, which were displayed all over her room, including in frames, albums, and taped to the walls.

6. “Whoever visits the sick gives them life.”

a. Who said this?

Ans.- The statement “Whoever visits the sick gives them life” was said by Grandpa.

b. Who was this said to?

Ans.- It was said to Debbie, his granddaughter.

c. When was this said?

Ans.- This statement was likely said to emphasize the importance of visiting and supporting the sick, suggesting that such visits can bring hope and happiness to those in need.

7. “Nothing should stand in the way of doing good deed”

a. Who is the speaker?

Ans.-The speaker of the statement “Nothing should stand in the way of doing a good deed” is Grandpa.

b. Who was this said to?

Ans.-This statement was said to Debbie.

c. What do you understand by this statement?

Ans.- This statement conveys the idea that when there’s an opportunity to perform a kind or helpful act, nothing should prevent or discourage you from doing it. It emphasizes the value of helping others.

C2. Answer the follwing questions in three or four sentences each. Discuss the answers with your partner.

1. Why were the doctors shocked ?

Ans.- The doctors were shocked because Grandpa’s recovery was considered a medical miracle. He was initially very sick, and the doctors had doubts about his chances of getting better. However, his health improved significantly after his friends’ visit to the hospital, which was unexpected and remarkable.

2. What made Grandpa get well soon ?

Grandpa got well soon because of the emotional support and positive energy he received from his friends during their visit to the hospital. Their presence, humor, and shared memories lifted his spirits and motivated him to recover. Their visit had a profound impact on his well-being, contributing to his rapid recovery.

3. Why did they visit the nursing home ?

Ans.- They visited the nursing home to spend time with and bring joy to the elderly residents living there, many of whom were sick and unable to take care of themselves. Their visits were an act of kindness and companionship,offering the elderly residents a sense of connection and happiness in their later years.


V1. Match the opposites:

      A     B

Laugh ugly

remember cry

good forget

finish bad

dry start



  • laugh – cry

  • remember – forget

  • good – bad

  • finish – start

  • dry – wet

  • ugly – beautiful


L1. Observe the following verb forms in column A and B.



mark – marked – marked

work – worked – worked

fill – filled – filled

try – tried – tried

give – gave – given

eat – ate – eaten

speak – spoke – spoken

write – wrote – written

The verbs in column A are ‘Regular verbs’.

The verbs in column B are ‘Irregular verbs’.

Complete the table by filling the missing verb forms :

Present Past Past Participle

walk walked walked

sing sang     sung

grow  grew   grown

say   said     said

begin began   begun

run       ran          run

come   came     come

L2. Read the passage below and observe the underlined

words :

Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three

daughters. The two older girls were selfish, but the youngest

named Beauty, was gentle and kind.

One day the merchant’s ship was lost in a storm. He set off

to see what remained of his fortune. But he got lost in a terrible

storm. He saw a palace in a distance. So, he started walking

towards the palace. It was a great palace. It was empty. He was

a bit afraid.

The underlined words in the passage describe either persons

or things. Such describing words are called ‘adjectives’. They

describe ‘Nouns’.

Discuss in groups and give as many words as possible to describe

the following :

1. Your Mother:

   – Loving

   – Caring

   – Supportive

   – Nurturing

   – Compassionate

   – Selfless

   – Patient

   – Strong

   – Wise

   – Sacrificing

2. Your Neighbor:

   – Friendly

   – Neighborly

   – Helpful

   – Quiet

   – Cooperative

   – Welcoming

   – Community-oriented

   – Respectful

   – Considerate

   – Polite

3. Your Friend:

   – Trustworthy

   – Loyal

   – Fun-loving

   – Understanding

   – Reliable

   – Kind-hearted

   – Funny

   – Supportive

   – Empathetic

   – Adventurous

4. Your Grandmother:

   – Wise

   – Affectionate

   – Experienced

   – Traditional

   – Warm

   – Nurturing

   – Gracious

   – Loving

   – Generous

   – Storyteller

5. Your Teacher:

   – Knowledgeable

   – Inspirational

   – Dedicated

   – Patient

   – Motivational

   – Encouraging

   – Skilled

   – Educated

   – Mentor

   – Disciplined

6. Your Class Leader:

   – Responsible

   – Organized

   – Leadership qualities

   – Reliable

   – Diligent

   – Respectful

   – Supportive

   – Team player

   – Charismatic

   – Enthusiastic


L3. Frame questions for the following statements :

e.g. i) I can answer.

Can I answer ?

ii) The boys will leave soon.

Will the boys leave soon ?

1) She has finished her work.

Has she finished her work?

2) They were late yesterday.

Were they late yesterday?

3) The doctor is treating the patient.

 Is the doctor treating the patient?

4) They won’t be late tomorrow.

Will they be late tomorrow?

5) Girls are playing in the ground.

Are the girls playing in the ground?

6) The teacher could teach better.

Could the teacher teach better?

L4. Read the following sentences and observe the changes:

1. a) “Basha is sleeping,” said Afzal. (direct speech)

b) Afzal said that Basha was sleeping. (indirects peech)

2. a) “They are playing cricket,” said Neha. (directs peech)

b) Neha said that they were playing cricket. (indirects peech)

L5 : Change the following direct sentences into indirect speech:

  • “The boy is reading a book,” said Mary.

Ans.- Mary said that the boy was reading a book.

  • “Children are running into the class,” said Neha.

Ans.- Neha said that children were running into the class.

  • “The cat is drinking milk,” said Rekha.

Ans.- Rekha said that the cat was drinking milk.

  • “Teachers are sitting in the staff room,” said the student.

Ans.- The student said that teachers were sitting in the staff room.

A. Imagine that you are Nikil. Your friend Niharika is

hospitalized. You go to meet her at the hospital. Discuss

in pairs and write a small conversation between you and

Niharika in about 10-15 lines using the clues given :

high fever — need complete rest for two weeks — good

treatment by the doctor — taking tablets on time — discharge



Nikil: Hello Niharika, how are you?

Niharika: Hello Nikil, I’m fine. Come in.

Nikil: I heard you have a high fever. How are you feeling?

Niharika: Yes, I do, but the doctor said I need complete rest for two weeks. I’ve been following the treatment plan, taking tablets on time.

Nikil: That’s good to hear. It’s important to take care of your health. How has the doctor been treating you?

Niharika: The doctor has been really good, and the medication is helping. They said I might be discharged soon if I continue to improve.

Nikil: I’m glad to hear that you’re getting better. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery. If you need anything, just let me know.

Niharika: Thank you, Nikil. Your visit brightened my day.


A. Frame meaningful sentences using the following words. Refer to a dictionary to find their meanings :

famous , sick , familiar , visit , together , quiet

  • Famous: She is a famous actress, known all over the world for her incredible talent.

  • Sick: After eating the street food, he felt sick and had to stay home for a day.

  • Familiar: The old house looked strangely familiar, as if I had been there before.

  • Visit: We plan to visit the museum this weekend to see the new art exhibition.

  • Together: The family enjoyed a picnic together in the park, making precious memories.

  • Quiet: The library is a quiet place where people come to study and read in peace.

About the Author :

Debbie Herman is a teacher for physically challenged children. She is from Germany. She is an author of interesting

books for children. She enjoys narrating stories of value to children. She says that life is beautiful because of love and care.

‘The Visit’ is a story that tells us about a cute granddaugher and sweet grandfather. It also says how love and affection revive hopes. There is a magical power in true relationship. This story

is taken from the anthology ‘Pearls of Hope’ published by Aspire Printers, Hamburgh.

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