Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan 9th class English workshop

Workshop- Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan 9th class English

English workshop

1. Say whether the following sentences are true or false :
(a) The most important day in Helen Keller’s life was 
when her teacher came to her.
(b) When young Helen stretched out her hand, her 
mother took it.
(c) Young Helen learnt to spell many words without 
understanding them.
(d) One day, young Helen understood that everything 
has a name.
(e) Young Helen did not try to put the pieces of the 
doll together.
(f) Young Helen felt sorry that she had broken the doll.

2. Listen carefully and classify the following into ‘one’ 
and ‘many’.
day, contrasts, teacher, lives, months, years, afternoon, 
porch, signs, face, fingers, leaves, blossoms, anger, 
bitterness, weeks, struggle, ship, darkness

3. This narrative is written in the first person - using ‘I’. Rewrite the following 
sentences using ‘Helen Keller/Young Helen’ appropriately in place of ‘I’ and making 
other neccessary changes in the sentences
(a) I did not know what the future held of marvel or surprise for me.
(b) The morning after my teacher came she led me into her room
 and gave me a doll.
(c) On entering the door I remembered the doll I had broken.
(d) Then my eyes filled with tears; for I realised what I had done, and for the first
time I felt repentance and sorrow.
4. Read the following sentences and frame at least two relevant questions on each.
(a) I was like that ship before my education began. 
 (Questions with ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’. 
 Example : Who was like that ship before her education began?)
(b) One day I was playing with the new doll.
(c) I learnt a great many new words that day.
(d) She brought my hat.
(e) We walked down the path to the well-house.
(f) That living word awakened my soul.
5. Write about your own experience. Do you remember an occasion when you did 
something successfully for the first time ? Write about it in short (10-12 lines). 
Prepare an outline of your composition before you write it.
6. Gather more information about the following :
(a) Different types of impairment that limit a person’s activity or make it difficult for
him/her to mix with others in society.
(b) How modern technology can be used to overcome these problems.
7. Complete the following sentences using your own ideas:
(a) The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which ..............
(b) I did not know what ........................ .
(c) One day, while I was playing .............................. .
(d) I realised what .................................... .
(e) I do not remember what ............................. .
7. Find three examples of the following from the passage.
(a) articles
(b) compound words
(c) present participles 
  • (d) past participles

Workshop- Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan 9th class English

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