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Unit-3 Family, Market and Public Place [Class-9]

What do you think these pictures are related to? How do people make requests in these situations?

Answer: In the first picture, the man is taking photographs, in the second picture, they are buying goods and in the third picture they are walking in the departure lounge.

Reading I - Thomas & Jerry

Look at the picture below and answer the following questions.

What do you see in the picture?

Answer: In the picture, we see an old man and two boys. Probably the boys are leaving the house.

What is more important for you; family or work or both? Why?

Answer: For me both family and work are important.

A. The words in red in the story correspond to the meanings below. Find the words and write them.

a load, typically a heavy one = burden

came near = approached

so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react = stunned

left, especially in order to start a journey = departed

a burial ground = graveyard

very strange; bizarre = weird

satisfied = content

shined with energy or happiness = radiated

moved or ran somewhere suddenly or rapidly = scurried

B. Read the story again and decide whether the following statements are true or false.

a. Jerry did not use to get letters from his son. False

b. The neighbours helped Jerry find the way to meet his son. True

c. Thomas was eager to meet his father in his office. False

d. Thomas asked his father to stay with him for a week. True

e. Thomas felt bad to see his father in his workplace. False

f. The story tries to show that parents’ happiness is tied up with their children’s success and happiness. True

C. Answer the following questions.

a. Why did Jerry go to the city?

b. What did the father want from his son?

c. Did the father come back to the village happily? Why?

d. What made Thomas decide to visit his father?

e. Why did Jerry take the loan?

f. Why did Jerry return home without telling his son about the loan?

g. What lesson do you learn from this story?


He went to city to visit his son.

The father wanted his son to go to his home to visit his mother.

The son did not agree to fulfill his father’s request because he was busy in his work

Smiling and polite behavior of his father made Thomas decide to visit his father.

Jerry took the loan for the study of his son.

Jerry didn’t want to add burden to his son so he returned home without telling his son about the loan.

We learn the lesson "We must give priority to our family" from the story.

Have you ever witnessed or heard such an  event similar to the one in the story?  Share it in small groups.

Grammar I

Study the following examples about making requests and offers along with their responses.

‘Can I help you?’ ‘Yes, sure.’

‘Would you like some help?’ ‘Yes, of course.’

‘Wouldyou like to come for lunch this weekend?’ ‘Oh, I’d love to, thank you.’

‘Can you help me with this desk for a moment?’  ‘Yes, sure. Where do you want to put it?'

‘Could you say congratulations to your brother on my behalf?

Complete the following conversations using can, could and would.

A: …… I get you something to drink?

B: Yes, please. A glass of lemonade for me.

A:…….. you tell me where the nearest community school is, please?

B: I’m sorry, I’m not from around here.

A:  ................ you like me to answer the phone?

Yes, please, that ...... be lovely.

A: I’ve finished my homework. …….. I play now?

B: OK. You may.

A: ….. I come round to your house sometime later?

B: Well, actually, my dad’s not feeling well. Maybe another time.

A: ……. you mind passing me that register, please?

B: Yes, of course. Here you go.

A: …….. you like me to talk to the head teacher?

B: Oh. Yes please! …… you?

A: ......... you lend me Rs. 200, please?

B: I suppose so, but I need it back before next month.

A: ……you mind if I used your pen, madam?

B: Not at all, go ahead.








Would, Could



Writing I 

Write a letter to the head teacher of your school on behalf of your class requesting  him/her to organise an inter-house volleyball tournament in your school. Make requests for managing all required sporting goods for the tournament.


Body paragraph


………………The match will be played among the four houses in the school. It will start after school on Friday. We have requested Mr. Chulung Chaudhary, our sports teacher to help us conduct the match. Mr. Chaudhary is planning to ask three of our senior students to help him. We are thinking of doing the preliminary round of the match on Friday. We plan to do the quarter-final and semi-final on Monday as it is a public holiday. The final will take place next Friday. The house captains are thinking of forming volunteer team of students to maintain discipline and help the match run smoothly. As Mr. Chaudhary has allowed us, we will be using the school playground and the ball as well as the net.  We have also requested Ms. Manmaya. She is thinking of being the umpire for us. Besides, she plans to appoint two students to keep the score. We hope the play will be great. We, the students at Ashigram Nature Club, would like to ask you to be the chief guest at the programme and encourage the students to better play in a sporting manner.

Thanking you---------


Reading II - Dance

Look at the picture and answer these questions.

What types of dance are they performing?

In which part of Nepal is the most popular?


They are performing a cultural dance as the Tharu dance and Jhyaure dance.

They are popular in Terai and Hilly regions.

A. Find words from the story which are similar in meaning to the words given below.

man         ………..     ………….. ………...... ………......

came       ………..     …………

clothes    ……...... ………..


man             lad  chap   fellow

came           approached arrived

clothes        dress trousers

B. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given and complete the sentences.

a. The storyteller is probably…

i. a comedian

ii. a musician

iii. an actor

b. When he arrived at the disco, he first…..

i. saw his grandmother

ii. saw some guys dancing

iii. saw a beautiful girl

c. Now his age may be about…

20 years ii. 30 years      iii. 40 years

The lovely girl….

didn’t dance  at all  ii. became nervous iii. danced at last

The story can be best described as…

humorous       ii. serious   iii. sad


a comedian


40 years

danced at last


Recall the time that you first danced. Share your experience with your friends.

Grammar II

A. Match the sentence halves to make full sentences.

a.  I'di.  a good dentist?
b.  Would it beii.  a table for six?
c.  Would you be able toiii.  possible to invite my cousin?
d.  Could you recommendiv.  you like me to call a taxi?
e.  Can I book av. get me a ticket for the concert?
f.  Wouldvi. like to rent an apartment.


I'd like to rent an apartment.

Would it be possible to invite my cousin?

Would you be able to get me a ticket for the concert?

Could you recommend a good dentist?

Can I book a table for six?

Would you like me to call a taxi?

B. Complete the sentences below in any way you like to make requests or offers.

a. Would you like me to call my sister to the party?

b. Can I enter the temple without flower?

c. Could you help me to solve the problem?

d. Would it be possible to go to the park without entrance ticket?

d. Would you mind opening the window?

e. Could you possibly open the door?

f. Would you like me to pass the compass?

Writing II

In Nepali culture, there are many occasions people dance. The Gurung Community has Rodhighars, the Rai Community celebrates Chandi Naach, etc. Write a couple of paragraphs about any one of the dancing cultures or traditions in your community.

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