Wednesday, 2 May 2012

9th class-cbse english(NCERT BOOK-Beehive)(long answers) Chapter-2(The sound of music)(Deborah Cowley) Part-1(Elelyn Glennie listen to sound without hearing it)


Answer following questions in about 100 words.

Q1) Why was Evelyn Glennie’s experience at the royal Academy of music “daunting enough”? How did she fare there?
Ans1) Evelyn’s initial experience at the royal Academy of music was horribly bad. She was almost deaf. Her loss of hearing was severely impaired due to gradual nerve damage. It was found by a specialist when she was eleven years old. Evelyn overcame her handicap with determination and handwork. She took the decision of completing a three year course at Royal Academy of Music When she was auditioned, she scored the highest marks in the history of Royal Academy of music. She had won most of the top awards at the end of her three years course at Royal Academy of music.

Q2) Write the character sketch of Evelyn Glennie.
Ans2) Evelyn was a determined and hardworking girl. With her rock strong will power she overcame the obstacle that was presented by Nature. In childhood she lost her hearing capabilities gradually. At the age of eleven year, her hearing power was severely damaged. In spite of her handicap she did not want to give up. She took music as her passion. Her teachers discouraged her but percussionist Ron Forbes guided her. She joined a three year course at Royal Academy of Music. She captured most of top awards at the Royal Academy. She is the world’s most sought multiplayer of drums and tables. She is the shining example of determination.

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