Unit-11 Gadgets & Instrument: Save your Smartphone – Class 9 English Exercise

Save your Smartphone is the reading text of class 9 English book. This article presents the exercise; question answer of Save your Smartphone of class 9 English book.

Save your Smartphone

A. Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B.

a. prolong- v. to make something last longer

b. essential- vii. extremely important

c. fading – i. being less bright

d. generate- ii. to produce

e. gunk- iii. any sticky or dirty substance

f. render- iv. to cause something to be in a particular condition

g. notification- vi. notices

B. Write True for true statements and False for false ones.

It’s a good idea to keep our phones fully charged. ⇒ False

We should keep our phones together with other gadgets. ⇒ True

A phone is likely to hold more bacteria than a toilet seat. ⇒ True

Setting a screen lock on the phone helps us keep the information safe. ⇒ True

Smartphones are very useful even without apps. ⇒ False

C. Answer the following questions.

a. Write any three uses of smartphones in everyday life.

The Three uses of smartphones are as follows:

– staying connected with family and friends

– staying up to date with important schedules

– buying groceries or clothes online.

b. Why should we care for our phones?

We should care for our phones to prolong their lifespan and also to safeguard important information that’s stored there.

c. Why should we not use cheap chargers to charge our phones?

We should not use cheap chargers to charge our phones because cheap chargers can catch fire.

d. How can we prevent our phones from getting overheated?

We can prevent our phones from getting overheated by avoiding placing them next to other gadgets which produce heat.

e. How can the phone be cleaned?

The phone can be cleaned by disinfecting it with an antimicrobial spray and wiping it with a soft cloth.

Grammar I

A. Change the following sentences into indirect speech. Use the given sentence starters.

“He works in a bank.”

⇒ She said that he worked in a bank.

“We went out last night.”

⇒ She told me that they had gone out the previous night.

“I’m coming!”

⇒ She said that she was coming.

“I was waiting for the bus when he arrived.”

⇒ She told me that she had been waiting for the bus when he had arrived.

“I’d never been there before.”

⇒ She said that she’d never been being there before.

“I didn’t go to the party.”

⇒ She told me that she hadn’t gone to the party.

He said to me, “Help him to do his homework.”

⇒ He asked me to help him to do his homework.

The doctor said to the patient, “Take bed rest for a week.”

⇒ The doctor advised the patient to take bed rest for a week.

The commander said to his soldiers, “March further.”

⇒ The commander ordered his soldiers to march further.

Writing I

A. Prepare a recipe to cook your favourite dish at home.

Cooking Recipe for Vegetable Momo

Momos are dumplings filled with a delicious vegetable filling and steamed to perfection. Let’s get started!


For the dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Water, as needed

For the filling:

  • 2 cups finely chopped mixed vegetables (carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, etc.)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro (coriander), chopped (for garnish)

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (or to taste)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Gradually add water and knead to form a smooth dough. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, let’s prepare the filling. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and grated ginger, and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent. Then, add the mixed vegetables and stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until they are slightly cooked but still retain their crunch.
  4. Add soy sauce, vinegar, ground black pepper, and salt to the vegetable mixture. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let the filling cool down.
  5. Now, let’s shape the momos. Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a thin, circular shape. You can use a rolling pin to achieve this. Make sure the edges are thinner than the center of the circle.
  6. Take a portion of the rolled dough and place a spoonful of the vegetable filling in the center. Fold the dough in half to form a crescent shape, and then pinch and pleat the edges to seal the momo. Repeat this process for the remaining dough and filling.
  7. Prepare a steamer by filling a pot with water and placing a steamer basket or a greased steamer rack on top. Make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the steamer basket.
  8. Arrange the momos in the steamer, leaving some space between each to prevent sticking. Steam them over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes or until the momos are cooked through and the dough becomes slightly translucent.
  9. While the momos are steaming, let’s prepare the dipping sauce. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, and chili garlic sauce until well combined.
  10. Once the momos are cooked, remove them from the steamer and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  11. Serve the Vegetable Momos hot with the dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy their delicious flavors!

These vegetable momos make a great appetizer or snack. You can also customize the filling by adding or substituting other vegetables and seasonings to your taste. Enjoy cooking and savoring this delightful dish!

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