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Model Activity Tasks | Second Language (English) | CLASS 8 | Part 8 | 2021 | PDF | Question & Answer

  Model Activity Tasks || Second Language (English) || Class 8 || 2021 || PDF || Question & Answer

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ENGLISH

Class VIII

Full Marks - 50

Model Activity Tasks | Second Language (English) | CLASS 8 | Part 8 | 2021 | PDF | Question & Answer

Model Activity Tasks | Second Language (English) | CLASS 8 | Part 8 | 2021 | PDF | Question & Answer

ENGLISH

Class VIII

Full Marks - 50


SECTION A : READING COMPREHENSION

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below :

One quiet afternoon, he lay fast asleep and fell to dreaming again. Unknown to him, the ship stood offshore from his old farm. In Jon's dream the seasons turned rapidly and as each turned, so did Jon in his bed. Consequently, the cap on his head twisted round and about. It called up a squall from the clear sky that hit the ship without a warning.

The wind had been whirling about the boat tearing the sails and snapping the spars. "Its' his fault," the sailors cried. They shouted in anger and fear and tried to rid the cap off his head.

Well, they were unsuccessful, for it was a fairy cap.

 

Answer the following questions : 2×4=8

(i) What happened as Jon lay fast asleep?

Ans.> He fell to dreaming again.

(ii) How did the squall arise suddenly?

Ans.> The cap on Jon’s head twisted round and about and it called up a squall.

(iii) Describe the condition of the ship in the squall.

Ans.> The wind had been whirling about the boat tearing the sails and snapping the spars.

(iv) What did the sailors do to stop the squall?

Ans.> The sailors shouted in anger and fear and tried to rid the cap off his head.

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below : 

On 16th January, 1941, Sisir finished his dinner early and drove to Elgin Road around 8.30 p.m. He parked the Wanderer at the back of the house.

Sisir and Subhas had maintained total secrecy about the plan of escape. None of the family members knew anything except Subhas's niece, Ila and a male cousin, Dwijen. Subhas and Sisir waited until the rest of the Bose family had fallen asleep.

Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Ziauddin. He was dressed in a long brown coat, baggy shalwars and a black fez. He wore gold wire-rimmed spectacles.

 

A. Write 'T' for true and 'F' for false statements in the given boxes. Write supporting statements for your answers : 2×3=6

(i) It was around 8.30 p.m. when Dwijen reached their house at Elgin Road. F 

Supporting statement:  Sisir finished his dinner early and drove to Elgin Road around 8.30 p.m.

 

(ii) Sisir was the only person who knew about the plan of escape. F

Supporting statement:  None of the family members knew anything except Subhas's niece, Ila and a male cousin, Dwijen.

 

(iii) Muhammad Ziauddin was Subhas Chandra Bose in disguise. T

Supporting statement: Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Ziauddin.

 

B. Answer the following questions : 2×3=6

(a) What is the Wanderer?

Ans.> The Wanderer is a name of a car.

(b) Which persons of the Bose family knew about the great escape of Subhas?

Ans.> They are Sisir, Ila and a male cousin, Dwijen.

(c) How did Subhas disguise himself ?

Ans.> Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Ziauddin.


SECTION B : GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

 

3. Do as directed : 

(i) Every morning he has to go for a walk. (Underline the Infinitive used in the sentence)

Ans.> Every morning he has to go for a walk.

(ii) Nowadays supply of food grains is abundant. (Replace the underlined word with its antonym)

Ans.> Nowadays supply of food grains is insufficient.

(iii) This is the place where Rabindranath was born. (Underline the Main Clause and circle the Subordinate Clause)


Ans.> This is the place where Rabindranath was born.

(iv) The news that shocked me proved false. (Identify the type of clause used in the sentence)

Ans.> Adverbial Clause

(v) By this time next year Diya will be attending her university classes. (Rewrite the following sentences using Future Perfect tense)

Ans.> By this time next year, Diya will have attended her university classes.

4. Classify the Noun phrase, Adjective phrase and Adverb phrase of the following sentences and fill in the table given below : 1×6=6

 

(a) Those houses are very expensive.

(b) I will never do that, never in a million years.

(c) She is rather fond of singing.

(d) The spotted puppy is up for adoption.

(e) It was cold, bleak, biting weather.

(f) Meet me at the mall later in the evening.

 

Noun Phrase

Adjective Phrase

Adverb Phrase

Those houses

rather fond of singing

never in a million years

The spotted puppy

cold, bleak, biting weather

at the mall later in the evening

5. Change into Indirect Speech : 1×3=3

(i) My father said to me, "May God bless you."

Ans.> My father told me that God might bless me.

(ii) The police officer said, "Don't go there."

Ans.> The police officer ordered not to go there.

(iii) The Headmaster said to me, "Where do you live?"

Ans.> The Headmaster asked me Where I lived.

 

SECTION C : WRITING 

6. Write a letter to your friend (in about 80 words), who stays far away, describing about a festival of West Bengal. You may use the following points :           8

Hints: time when the festival took place – how long it lasted– number of people participated- description of the festival– your enjoyment

Ans.> 

My Dear Milan,

How are you? Hope you are well. Today I am going to share with you about, Kali Puja, a great festival of West Bengal. Kali Puja is one of the most well-known festivals in West Bengal. Kali Puja is celebrated in West Bengal in the dark after autumn and on the night of the auspicious new moon. During this festival, the weather is very pleasant. The festival lasts for only two days. The puja of goddess Kali is held at midnight. I spent the time enjoying myself with my friends and relatives which gives me a lot of pleasure. No more today. More when we meet again.

Yours ever,

Saga

 

7. Write a paragraph in about 80 words on the life of the famous painter and writer Abanindranath Tagore. You may use the following points :  8

Birth: 7 August, 1871 at Jorasanko, Calcutta Parents: Gunendranath Tagore and Saudamini Devi Siblings: Gagenendranath Tagore and Sunayani Devi

Education: Government College of Art and Craft, Sanskrit College, University of Calcutta Famous for: Drawing, painting and writing

Notable work of art: Bharat Mata, The passing of Shah Jehan Important books: Khirer Putul, Raj Kahini, Buro Angla etc.

Death: 5 December, 1951


Ans.> 

Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore was one of the popular artists of our country. He was born on 7th August in 1871 at Jorasanko in Calcutta. His father was Gunendranath Tagore and his mother was Saudamini Devi. He had one brother named Gagendranath Tagore and a sister named Sunayani Devi. He studied in Sanskrit College under the University of Calcutta. After that, he attended the Government College of art and craft. He was famous for his drawings, painting, and writing. His notable works include the painting of “Bharatmata” and “The passing away of shah Jehan”. His famous literary works are ” Khirer Putul”, ‘Raj Kahini’, ‘Buro Angla’ etc. This great artist and writer passed away on 5th December 1951. Though he is no more with us his contribution is alive in the heart of every Indian.

 

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