NCERT Textbook Questions (Part - 2) - A Visit to Cambridge Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

Class 8: NCERT Textbook Questions (Part - 2) - A Visit to Cambridge Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

The document NCERT Textbook Questions (Part - 2) - A Visit to Cambridge Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8 is a part of the Class 8 Course English Class 8.
All you need of Class 8 at this link: Class 8

Working with Language (Page 106) 

Q1. Fill in the blanks in the sentences below using the appropriate forms of the words given in the following box.

guide, succeed, chair, travel, pale, draw, true

(i) I met a __________ from an antique land.
Ans. traveller

(ii) I need special __________ in mathematics. I can’t count the number of times I have failed in the subject.
 Ans. 
guidance

(iii) The guide called Stephen Hawking a worthy __________ to Issac Newton.
 Ans. 
successor

(iv) His other problems _________ into insignificance beside this unforeseen mishap.
 Ans. 
paled

(v) The meeting was _________ by the youngest member of the board.
 Ans. 
chaired

(vi) Some people say ‘yours _________ ’when they informally refer to themselves.
 Ans. 
truly

(vii) I wish it had been a _________ match. We would have been spared the noise of celebrations, at least.
 Ans. 
drawn

Q2. Look at the following words.

walk, stick

Can you create a meaningful phrase using both these words? (It is simple. Add ‘ing’ to the verb and use it before the noun. Put an article at the beginning.) ...a walking stick

Now make six such phrases using the words given in the box.

read/session, smile/face, revolve/chair , walk/tour, dance/doll , win/chance

Ans.
(i) a reading session
(ii) a smiling face
(iii) a revolving chair
(iv) a walking tour
(v) a dancing doll
(vi) a winning chance

Q3. Use ‘all’ or ‘both’ in the blanks. Tell your partner why you chose one or the other.

(i) He has two brothers. _____________ are lawyers.
 Ans. 
Both

(ii) More than ten persons called. _____________ of them wanted to see you.
 Ans. 
All

(iii) They _____________ cheered the team.
 Ans. 
All

(iv) _____________ her parents are teachers.
 Ans. 
Both

(v) How much have you got? Give me _____________ of it.
 Ans. 
All

Q4. Complete each sentence using the right form of the adjective given in brackets.

(i) My friend has one of the _____________ cars on the road. (fast)
 Ans. 
fastest

(ii) This is the _____________ story I have ever read. (interesting)
 Ans. 
most interesting

(iii) What you are doing now is _____________ than what you did yesterday. (easy)
 Ans. 
easier

(iv) Ramesh and his wife are both _____________ (short) 

Ans. short

(v) He arrived _____________ as usual. Even the chief guest came _____________ than he did. (late, early) 

Ans. late, earlier

Speaking and Writing (Page 107)

Q3. Writing a notice for the School Notice Board.
 Step 1
 Discuss why notices are put up on the noticeboard.
 What kinds of ‘notices’ have you lately seen on the board?
 How is a notice different from a letter or a descriptive paragraph?

Step 2
 Suppose you have lost or found something on the campus.
 What have you lost or found?
 You want to write a notice about it. If you have lost something, you want it restored to you in case someone has found it. If you have found something, you want to return it to its owner.

Step 3
 Write a few lines describing the object you have lost or found. Mention the purpose of the notice in clear terms. Also write your name, class, section and date.

Step 4
 Let one member of each group read aloud the notice to the entire class. Compare your notice with the other notices, and make changes, if necessary, with the help of the teacher.

Ans. 
 

D.A.V. School

10th September, 20XX

NOTICE
 Found a Purse

Found a purse in the school playground. It has no name card in it.
It seems that it belongs to some class VIII Student. The owner may contact the undersigned, prove his claim and take it away.

ABC
Roll No ........
VIII A

 

Q. 

  • Imagine that you are a journalist. 
  • You have been asked to interview the president of the village panchayat.     
  • Write eight to ten questions you wish to ask.     
  • The questions should elicit comments as well as plans regarding water and electricity, cleanliness and school education in the village.

Ans. The questions that I would ask the president of the Village Panchayat:

1. What steps will you take for the development of education in your area?
2. What will you do for health facilities?
3. What will you do for roads?
4. What will you do for civil amenities?
5. How will you improve agriculture of your village?
6. What will you do for farmers?
7. What do you plan for female child promotion?

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