Class 8 English compilation model activity task
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SECTION A : READING COMPREHENSION
Class 8 English complation model activity task
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 :
(i) What happened as Jon lay fast asleep?
Ans: One quiet afternoon, while Jon laid fast asleep Unknown to him, the ship stood offshore from his old farm.
(ii) How did the squall arise suddenly?
Ans: One quiet afternoon, while Jon was laying fast asleep, the cap on his head twisted round and about. It called up a squall form the clear sky and hit the ship without warning.
(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 from Jon’s 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.
Supporting statement: On 16th January 1941, 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.
Supporting statement: None of the family members knew anything except Subhas’s niece lla and a male cousin, Dwijen.
iii. Muhammad Ziauddin was Subhas Chandra Bose in disguise.
Supporting statement: Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Ziauddin.
B. Answer the following questions :
a) What is the Wanderer?
Ans: Wanderer is the name of a personal car of Sisir.
b) Which persons of the Bose family knew about the great escape of Subhas?
Ans: Subhas’s niece lla and a male cousin, Dwijen knew about the great escape of Subhas.
c) How did Subhas disguise himself ?
Ans: Subhas was dressed in a long, brown coat, baggy shalwars, and a black fez and wore gold wire-rimmed spectacles.
SECTION B : GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
Class 8 English complation model activity task
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.
ys supply of food grains is abundant. (Replace the underlined word with its antonym)
Ans: Nowadays supply of food grains is scarce.
(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
Main Clause: This is the place
Subordinate Clause: where Rabindranath was born.
(iv) The news that shocked me proved false. (Identify the type of clause used in the sentence)
Ans: Adjective 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 :
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.
rather fond of singing
never in a million years
The spotted puppy
cold, bleak, biting weather
later in the evening
5. Change into Indirect Speech :
(i) My father said to me, “May God bless you.”
Ans: My father prayed 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 :
Hints: time when the festival took place – how long it lasted– number of people participated- description of the festival– your enjoyment
kolkata, WB – 742202
Dear friend Jisan Islam
How are you? I hope you and your family all are well. Today I am going to share with you about a great festival of West Bengal Kali Puja. This festival takes place in the Bengali month of Kartik. During this festival, the weather is very pleasant. The festival lasts for only two days. Thousands of people participate in this festival. All the pandals are decorated with different kinds of lightings. The pula of goddess Kali is held at midnight. In the morning the idol is abandoned. We enjoy these two days very much wearing new dresses, eating different kinds of food and visiting so many pandals. No more today. Please reply to this letter as soon as possible.
Your loving friend,
C/O: Sahil Islam
Address: Vill – Kasinagar
P.O – Deonapur,
P.S – Farakka,
District – Mursidabad,
Pin – 742202
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 :
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
Abanindranath Tagore was one of the most famous artists of India. He was born on 7th August, 1871 at
Jorasanko in Calcutta. His father was Gunendranath Tagore and his mother was Saudamini Devi. His siblings were Gagendranath Tagore and Sunayani Devi. Abanindranath 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 wonks are ” Khirer Putul”, ‘Raj Kahini’, ‘Buro Angla’ etc. He passed away on 5th December 1951. Though he is no more, he is alive in the heart of every Indian.
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