Friday, 30 December 2016

COMPREHENSION NO. 16 - ENGLISH FOR CLASS 9

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     Some ants are social insects. It means that they live in societies., cooperate with one another and do only the work assigned to them. They go out in search of food in an orderly fashion, marching in lines and columns like soldiers. Different groups of social ants have different jobs to do. They manage their affairs through division of labour. Some ants guard and protect their community. They fight the other insects who attack them or raid their colony. They are called soldier ants. Another group gathers food for the whole community. The social ants have not learnt this division of labour. They have inherited it.
QUESTIONS
1. What do you mean by social insects?
2. Why are some ants called social insects?
3. How do the ants cooperate with one another?
4. What principle do they follow while doing their work?
5. Why are the members of a certain group called soldier ants?
6. How have the ants learnt the principle of division of labour?
ANSWERS
1. It means the insects that live in societies, cooperate with one another and do only the work assigned to them.
2. Some ants are called social insects because they live in societies, cooperate with one another and do only the work assigned to them.
3. The ants cooperate with one another through division of labour. For example, some ants protect their community while the others gather food.
4. Division of labour is the principle they follow while doing their work.
5. They are called soldier ants because they guard and protect their community. They fight the other insects who attack them or raid their colony.
6. They have not learnt the principle of division of labour. They have inherited it.

Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

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