Friday, 30 December 2016

COMPREHENSION NO. 24 - ENGLISH FOR CLASS 9

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     A professional player is quite different from an amateur. His main aim is to make money. He plays the game to earn money or to win a name. On the other hand the amateur player has no such aim. He plays because he gets pleasure in playing. Games not only give him recreation but also physical exercise. He enjoys good health and a sound physique. He plays the game as he should. He observes all the rules and regulations of games. The amateur player plays honestly. He becomes a disciplined gentleman and a responsible citizen. He accepts defeat but does not resort to cheating or other unfair means to win. If he wins a game he feels happy but he is not sad at losing one.
QUESTIONS
1. What is meant by professional player?
2. With what aim does he play games?
3. What makes an amateur player a responsible citizen?
4. What qualities of true sportsmanship does a professional player lack?
5. How does an amateur player differ from a professional player?
6. How does an amateur player take his defeat?
7. Who plays a game for the sake of the game?
ANSWERS
1. A professional players is the person who plays the game to earn money or to win a name.
2. He plays games with the aim to earn money or to win a name.
3. An amateur player observes all the rules and regulations of games. He plays honestly.  These things make him a responsible citizen.
4. A professional player lacks recreation, honesty and discipline.
5. Unlike a professional player, an amateur players plays the game for recreation and not for money. He plays the game as he should. He observes all the rules and regulations of games and plays honestly.
6. An amateur player is not sad at his defeat. He accepts his defeat but does not resort to cheating or other unfair means to win.
7. An amateur players plays a game for the sake of the game.
Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

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