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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English chapter 19 We are the World

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Question E.1:

The following are the lyrics of a famous song. Complete it by filling in the missing letters (mostly vowels).

There c_m_s a time.

When we h_ _d a certain call

When the w_ _ld must come t_g_th_r

As one

There are p_ _ple d_ing

Oh and it’s time

To l_nd a h_nd to l_fe

The gr_ _test gift of all

We c_n’t go on

Pr_t_nding day by day

Th_t s_me_ne, somewhere

Will s_ _n make a change

We are all a p_ _t of

God’s gr_ _t big f_m_ly

And the tr_th, you know

L_ve is all we n_ _d

W_ are the world

We are the ch_ldr_n

We are the _nes

To m_ _e a br_ _ _ter day

So l_t’s st_ _t g_ving

There’s a ch_ _ce we’re m_king

We’re s_ving our own l_ves

It’s tr_ _ we make a b_tter day

J_st y_ _ and me

W_ll, send them your h_ _rt

So they kn_ _ that s_me_ne cares

And th_ _r lives wll be str_nger

And fr_ _

As G_d has sh_wn us

By t_ _ning stone to br_ _d

And so we _ll must

L-nd a h_lping h_nd

We are the world …

We’re d_wn and _ _t

And there s_ _ms no h_pe at all

But if y_ _ just bel_ _ve

There’s no w_y we can f_ll

Oh yes, let’s r_ _lise

That ch_nge can only c_me

When we st_nd t_g_ther

As one

We are the world …

Answer:

There comes a time.

When we heed a certain call

When the world must come together

As one

There are people dying

Oh and it’s time

To lend a hand to life

The greatest gift of all

We can’t go on

Pretending day by day

That someone, somewhere

Will soon make a change

We are all a part of

God’s great big family

And the truth, you know

Love is all we need

We are the world

We are the children

We are the ones

To make a brighter day

So let’s start giving

There’s a choice we’re making

We’re saving our own lives

It’s true we make a better day

Just you and me

We’ll, send them your heart

So they know that someone cares

And their lives will be stronger

And free

As God has shown us

By turning stone to bread

And so we all must

Lend a helping hand

We are the world …

We’re down and out

And there seems no hope at all

But if you just believe

There’s no way we can fall

Oh yes, let’s realise

That change can only come

When we stand together

As one

We are the world …

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Question E.3:

What do the following extracts mean?

  • We are the children

  • There’s a choice we’re making.

We’re saving our own lives…

  • Well, send them your heart

So they know that someone cares…

  • Change can only come

When we stand together

As one …

Answer:

  • We are the children

We are the children of this world; the future is bequeathed in our hands. We alone can work for a better tomorrow. We are the youth and we are to bring the change, for good of course. We all, part of the big family of God, we all children are to reside together with harmony and peace.

  • There’s a choice we’re making.

We’re saving our own lives

We all have to make a choice and if we choose the right thing we are doing our own good, we are saving our own lives by doing so. We have to make tomorrow a better day. We have to start giving and not ask. We have to think of others before ourselves. We have to give love so we get love in return.

  • Well, send them your heart

So they know that someone cares…

There are so many people who are distressed and dying. They are abandoned, but they also are the children of God who reside on this planet. We have to make them happy. We have to save them. So, we will send them our heat, i.e., our love and all the help that they need to suffice. They will know that they are not alone. There is someone out there, who cares and bothers.

  • Change can only come

When we stand together

As one …

We all yearn for the change. However, not one of us speaks up or takes a stand to bring the change. No one will bring the change for us. We ourselves have to rise together and fight got the change. We have to stand united as one. And have to change ourselves to bring the change rather than being dependent that someone else will fight for us. This is our fight and we are ourselves responsible. So, let us all join hands and do the good, together.

Question E.4:

As children of the world, you have a role in helping to solve the problems prevalent in society. In groups of four prepare a short skit on any one problem and present it in front of the class.

Answer:

A sample answer that provides the intro of the skit has been provided for students’ reference.

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

The Skit is on the emerging problem of digital divide among children.

Title of the skit : O! Computer.

Characters:

Alam

Priya

Ketan

Somesh

The Story line: The skit is on the emerging problem of digital divide among children as all children do not have opportunity to use computers. The skit is a satire on how four children want to pass time playing games. Two of them want to play in the fields while another wants to play on the computer. The third one remains indecisive. It becomes very difficult for them to select a game under the given circumstances.

Alam: our exams are over. What to do now? We should play and play .

Priya: You are right. But where?

Ketan: I think we should play a game in the nearby park.

Somesh: You fool! These days games are played on the computer.

Ketan: But you can’t enjoy a game playing on the computer.

Priya: I do not know which way will be better.


 

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