Rawalpindi board English 9th Notes Chapter 9

Rawalpindi board English 9th Notes Chapter 9 (All is not Lost) (Punjab) Matric (Science) Part -1 Grade 9 notes, Composition, Exercise, Summary, Mcqs, Online Test, Guess Papers, and Past Papers.

Rawalpindi board English 9th Notes Chapter 9 Comprehension – A

Rawalpindi board English 9th Notes Chapter 9

Why did the nurse say: “Where there is a will there is a way”?

The nurse said it because she was determined to save the life of a girl. In spite of the fact that her senior doctor asked her to leave the hopeless case, her sincerity and determination brought her success in the end.

Describe some qualities of the nurse in the story.

The nurse in the story is very sincere to her job and towards her patients. She is kind-hearted and caring to such an extent that she feels the pain of the injured and people with severe disorders quite well. She is very intelligent that she does her best to save the life of a girl who is declared as a hopeless case by the senior doctors. She is hopeful and optimistic that she risks her own job to save the life of the girl. She is very proud of her profession.

Why did the nurse ask herself the question: “Was it worthwhile to oppose and fight the decision of senior and more qualified surgeons?”

The nurse wanted to save the life of the girl who was declared as a hopeless case by the senior doctor. The nurse wanted to give the patient a chance. She went against the decision of the authority and risked her job. But at the same time, she was in a confused state of mind and asked herself if it was worthwhile to oppose and fight the decision of senior and more qualified surgeons.

Why did the nurse disagree with the doctor’s point of view?

The nurse disagreed with the doctors’ point of view because she thought that leaving a patient unattended was not right. A chance should be given to the patient. She thought that her full attention could make her patient recover. The patient should be given a chance.

Why did the nurse ask Hira’s sister to come and talk to her?

The nurse asked Hira’s sister to come and talk to her because she thought that the voice of near and dear ones might activate her nearly dead neurons.

Comprehension – B

Q.1) Rearrange these sentences in correct sequence.

  1. We do not have much hope for her.
  2. As a young professional, I wished to save the world.
  3. I could not leave my patient fighting a lost battle on her own.
  4. I was proud to be a nurse.
  5. One day I was thrilled to see her lift her little finger. All was not lost!
  6. The advice to leave the patient unattended did not seem right.
  7. Thanks to Allah, she was my patient, standing and walking on her own feet.
  8. One day, standing at the bedside of a young bus-accident victim, I wondered if she could make the same recovery as others.

Answer:

  1. As a young professional, I wished to save the world.
  2. One day, standing at the bedside of a young bus-accident victim, I wondered if she could make the same recovery as others.
  3. We do not have much hope for her.
  4. The advice to leave the patient unattended did not seem right.
  5. I could not leave my patient fighting a lost battle on her own.
  6. One day I was thrilled to see her lift her little finger. All was not lost!
  7. Thanks to Allah, she was my patient, standing and walking on her own feet.
  8. I was proud to be a nurse.

Vocabulary

Q.B) Identify the phrases and idioms in the lesson and use them in sentences.

Answer:

Phrases:

from devastating accidents: It happens seldom that people make progress from devastating accidents and get back to life quickly.

with an acute neurological disorder: I know my cousin is suffering from acute neurological disorder still I pray to Allah for her quick recovery.

with utter surprise: The nurse looked at me with utter surprise and left the room.

Idioms:

Fighting a lost battle: They were fighting a lost battle to make the patient come back to life.

made up my mind: At a very early age, she made up her mind to become a doctor.

in good hands: Don’t worry. Your children are in good hands as Samina is an experienced babysitter.

Q.C) Make a list of cognates used in the text.

Answer:

hospital, busy, exercise, injury, phone, colleague, normal, senior, duty, please, chance, try, road, park, nurse, doctor, accident, house, bus, ground, family.

Q.D) Use the following words in sentences first as verb and then as noun.

  1. care
  2. walk
  3. surprise
  4. request
  5. need
  6. state

Answer:

  • They don’t care about human life. (v)
  • He planned his departure with great care. (n)
  • I walked across the house. (v)
  • She has taken the dog out for a walk. (n)
  • I was surprised by his statement. (v)
  • The decision has been greeted with surprise. (n)
  • They requested him to report the details. (v)
  • They made a request for further aid. (n)
  • They don’t need your help. (v)
  • They helped us in the hour of need. (n)
  • You have to state the reason behind late coming. (v)
  • You are not in a fit state to drive. (n)

Writing Skills

Q.A) Write a summary of the story in your own words retelling the nurse’s struggle and how the problem was solved

Answer:

This narrative is all about the sincere efforts of a nurse who worked in the Intensive Care Unit of the neurology ward of the hospital. She wanted to help those who lost their hope for living a healthy life again while suffering from severe neurological problems. Hira was a victim of a bus accident. Rahila, the nurse wanted to help that girl to recover as soon as possible. It seemed quite difficult to others to bring her to a normal healthy life that’s why her colleagues and senior doctors cracked jokes on her and advised her to stop taking care of Hira and let her stay in such miserable condition forever. She wanted to fight for her because she had a special sympathy for the patient.

So she discussed the matter with the senior nurse but she said the doctor-in-charge want to shift the girl to general ward as the chances of her recovery were low. Hira’s family made a request to her so she put all her efforts and was successful in keeping Hira in ICU. She worked really hard on Hira’s exercises but she was not showing much progress. But one day Hira was able to raise her little finger and that showed a ray of hope to Rahila. Then Rahila was sent to Karachi for a three months’ training course. When she returned she saw Hira’s bed vacant. She was in a state of shock, then someone patted on her shoulder and that person was none other than Hira who was standing on crutches with a smile on her face. That was the moment of intense relief for Rahila as her efforts and determination were fruitful in bringing Hira to her normal life.

Q. B) Write a personal narrative. Focus on the following points

  1. include a choice of the time period in your life
  2. include a clear statement of personality traits at that time
  3. include significant details and an incident to portray personality

Answer:

Childhood is typically associated with innocence, naughtiness, cheerfulness, stupidity or laughter. It is considered to be one of the best times in the life of any individual.

Whenever I step into the land of my childhood recollections, I always find myself a very innocent, truthful, simple-natured, and respectful child. It is not an exaggeration but the truth. I can justify it with one of the recounts of my childhood. I think it is the incident that happened 3 years ago. It was summer. Sweating, hot weather, and the short temperament of the people could be seen quite clearly around me. Children were in high spirits as having a long break from school in the form of summer vacations. My siblings and I were also enjoying our holidays. And then, one day…On an especially hot day, we were extremely bored. My elder sister made a plan to have the fresh, unripe guavas from none other than the tree of our neighbors.

Our mother was having a sweet nap in the afternoon in an air-conditioned room; we were also lying by her side. Then one by one we crawled out from our places and met in the drawing-room. After a conference of 10 minutes, it was decided that my younger brother and I had to go and fetch some guavas from the neighbor’s tree. Although we had begun our mission like a ghost, all of us were fearful of our mother. Because while she was extremely caring, she was also very strict. My brother and I opened the gate and started treading towards the neighbor’s house which was standing there with a tree full of tempting and green guavas. The street was as quiet as a graveyard; you could not find even a single bird flying in the sky under the scorching sun.

Whenever I step into the land of my childhood recollections, I always find myself a very innocent, truthful, simple-natured and respectful child. It is not an exaggeration but the truth.

I can justify it with one of the recounts of my childhood. I think it is the incident that happened 3 years ago.

It was summer. Sweating, hot weather and short temperament of the people could be seen quite clearly around me. Children were in high spirits as having a long break from school in the form of summer vacations. My siblings and I were also enjoying our holidays. And then, one day…

On an especially hot day, we were extremely bored. My elder sister made a plan to have the fresh, unripe guavas from none other than the tree of our neighbors. Our mother was having a sweet nap in the afternoon in an air-conditioned room; we were also lying by her side. Then one by one we crawled out from our places and met in the drawing room. After a conference of 10 minutes, it was decided that my younger brother and I had to go and fetch some guavas from the neighbor’s tree.

Although we had begun our mission like a ghost, all of us were fearful of our mother. Because while she was extremely caring, she was also very strict.

My brother and I opened the gate and started treading towards the neighbor’s house which was standing there with a tree full with tempting and green guavas. The street was as quiet as a graveyard; you could not find even a single bird flying in the sky under the scorching sun.

When we reached the gate of the neighbor’s, my brother said, “Let’s steal some of the best guavas and run.” But being an honest and truthful person, I said that rather than stealing the guavas we should take permission from the residents to have some guavas from their tree.

Time was very short and we had to take a prompt decision, so I rang the bell. As soon as the lady came out, we just greeted her and I asked if we could take some guavas from her tree. With a smiling face, she gave us the permission. We thanked her and got some of the best guavas from the tree and ran away.   

Just at the moment, we reached the gate of our home, we found our mother standing there, looking angry, whereas my elder sister and the youngest brother were hiding behind the door with embarrassed faces. Before she started scolding us, I hastily said that we hadn’t stolen the guavas, we had taken permission from the neighbor’s and then we got these.

She didn’t say anything to us at that time but we never dared to do such a thing again in our life.


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