English is a very important subject as it is useful in academics and real-life conversations. If you want to score more and get a high percentage you cannot overlook English. You must have a command of the English language and a grasp of English grammar. Most of the students do not pay attention to this subject and forget how easy it is to score.
As the grade increases, parents tend to push their children into studying seriously rather than having fun learning them. Having fun is seen as carelessness by our parents. However, learning while having fun activities makes us understand the important life lessons as well as get interested in education.
Most of the students tend to focus on the main subjects. To make English learning more fun, here are a few tips and tricks, and how you can score well.
- Enact as a play: The chapters in the CBSE 9th class English include stories that are narrated by the author. The literature part is included in the English Beehive and the answers must be written in the form of paragraphs explaining the scene. For the students to be more attentive and for their benefit of scoring marks in the exams, the students can be told to enact the whole story as a play. A student can choose any character in the chapter and can enact. To make it more challenging, it can be held as a competition to see which team wins the play.
The stories that can be enacted are The Fun They Had, The Little Girl, etc, and other chapters from the English Beehive.
From the Moments English textbook, most of the chapters are stories which when enacted improve the vocabulary and your speech such as The Happy Prince, The Accident Tourist, etc.
- Work as a group:When the students are told to work in a team, they understand better. Each student shares their part of the information to the group and each student gets a turn. The important points are to be noted down. The students can take turns and pose questions to the others so that they learn what they hear. The teachers can also take part when the questions are being asked and they can ask questions to the students that have appeared in the previous year examinations.
The students explain to the students about the summary of the topics such as The Lost Child, Kathmandu, Reach for the top, etc.
- Teacher-Student Communication: The teachers can give topics to the student so that the students can do their research about the topic and give a speech in front of the whole class. The topics in grammar for 9th std include determiners, idioms, phrases, voices, tenses, gerunds, etc. The students can take it upon themselves to teach the rest of the class on a specific topic and give questions on the board for the students to come and solve. Teachers can assess the topics and give marks for the same. They can also add additional information to the student’s information or speech or can give questions. Chapter-wise solutions are available on Vedantu Class 9 English Beehive.
- Learn Meaning of the Poem: Before the teacher teaches the class about the English Beehive Poems, the students can research the topics and try to find the meaning for each paragraph in different poems. It gives the students an understanding of what the poet is trying to convey in their own words. They will understand their language.
For example, the poem “Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost aims at shooting the idea of belief that one must have about their choice.
The poems are included to give the students an understanding of the main idea of the story the poet is trying to convey.
- Pick the given choices: One of the ways the students can engage in English is by letting them pick from the various choices. Besides enacting, speeches, and quizzes, the students need to know why they are doing it. They need to understand the importance of each lesson. After explaining the lesson to the students, the teachers should let the students pick the moral that suits best for the lesson taught. This shows how well the student understands the chapter and in what depth.
For example: In the lesson The Fun They Had, the teacher can ask what was the idea and moral of the story. This is one way of teaching literature.
The Teacher can assign a paragraph to the students and ask them to point out the adverbs, adjectives, or any grammar topic that they have. This makes them learn both literature and grammar.
- Solve previous year’s question papers: There are a lot of sample papers available on the internet or the official website of the CBSE Board. Each student can pick a specific year of question paper and attempt to solve it with a time of 3 hours. They can write the answers on a sheet of paper and put themselves to the test. Like this, most of the question papers are solved and each student gets to go through the answer sheets of the other students. This also gives an idea to the students to write their answers descriptively with more clear points.
- Spot the scoring sections:Generally, most of the students find grammar and vocabulary as the scoring sections in the English language. This may not be true for all the students. You can pick your strengths and answer that particular section first. Work on your weakness. One way to make this interesting and fun is by challenging your friend for a face-off to see who scores better.
The general tips to score better in the English language for class 9 include, to make a study timetable, to reduce the grammatical mistakes during the sentence formations, focus more on the format of the essay writing and letter writing, as well as improve your vocabulary and speech amidst preparing for the examinations.