Second Semester Practice Paper

Second Semester Practice Paper

SECOND TERM PRACTICE PAPER

STD – VIII SUB – ENGLISH Marks – 50

LANGUAGE STUDY 10

Q.1 A) Do the following as instructed: 08

1) Complete the words by using the correct letters. (01)

i) p l _ y e r ii) t i _ l e

2) Put the words in alphabetical order. (02)

i) happy, hat, home, here –

ii) scene, basket, narrator, pleasant

3) Complete the following word chain noun (01)

Table ____________ _____________ ______________

4) Make Four words (minimum three letters) using the letters in the given word. (01)

Amplification………….

5) Spot the error and rewrite the correct sentences. (01)

The journey were very comfortable.

6) Write related words as shown in the example. (02)

(B) Do as directed. (2 Marks)

(1) Make a meaningful sentence by using the phrase (01)

‘to look for’

(2) Add a prefix or a suffix to make new words. (01)

(i) brave (ii) happy

SECTION II: TEXTUAL PASSAGE

(Reading skills, Vocabulary and Grammar)

Q. 2. Read the following passage and complete the activities. (10 Marks)

(A1) Complete the following sentences with the help of the passage: (02)

(i) The Titanic set sail on………………..

(ii) The word ‘titanic’ means …………………..

(iii) The Titanic was like a ………………..

(iv) The captain of the Titanic was……………….

On 10 April 1912, the largest luxury ship in the world set sail from Southampton in England to New York. She was called the Titanic. The word ‘titanic’ means ‘huge’. This was her maiden voyage that is her first voyage. She set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean and she carried more than two thousand passengers. The Titanic was like a floating town.

Everyone called the Titanic the finest ship in the world. Everyone was proud of her. She was as tall as a building with fifteen storeys. Inside, she was like a large hotel with grand staircases, dining-rooms, shops and swimming pools.

Everyone thought that the Titanic could never sink. They called her the unsinkable ship. The ship’s builders were so sure of this, that they put only a few life-boats on the ship.

The journey was very comfortable. The passengers were proud because they were travelling in the best ship in the world. They felt safe.

Then came the night of 14 April. The sky was clear and the sea was calm. Many of the passengers were asleep. Captain Smith knew that there were icebergs nearby, so he told a man to keep a watch from the top of the ship. Suddenly at 11.40 p.m. the man saw something. He grew cold with fear. A huge iceberg stood right in the path of the Titanic. ICEBERGE! He yelled.

(A2) Complete the following diagram. (02)

 

(A3) Antonyms

Find the antonyms for following from the passage: (02)

(i) Smallest x ………………….

(ii) Sinkable x ……………………

(iii) Outside x …………………….

(iv) Always x ………………………..

(A4) Do as directed.

(1) Choose the correct Question Tag from the alternatives. (01)

They felt safe.

(a) don’t they? (b) didn’t they? (c) did they?

(2) The journey was very comfortable. (Rewrite as an Exclamatory Sentence.) (01)

(A5) Personal Response

What kind of journey do you prefer- bus, train or ship? Why? (02)

 

SECTION III: POETRY

Q.3. (A) Read the extract and complete the following activities. (5 Marks)

(A1) State whether the following statements are true or false. (02)

(a) The little boy is very curious.

(b) The sun sinks behind the hills.

(c) The flowers always remain alive.

(d) Lead and marbles don’t sink in water.

 

(B) Appreciation of the poem.

Read the poem given below and write an appreciation of it with the help of the points given below. 05

Golden Chain

Friendship is a Golden chain,

The links our friends so dear,

And like a rare and precious jewel

It’s treasured more each year…

It’s clasped together firmly

With a love that’s deep and true,

And it’s rich with happy memories

And fond recollections, too…

Time can’t destroy its beauty

For as long as memory lives,

Years can’t erase the pleasure

That the joy of friendship gives…

For friendship is a priceless gift

That can’t be bought or sold,

But to have an understanding friend

Is worth far more than gold…

And the golden chain of Friendship

Is a strong and blessed tie

Binding kindred hearts together

As the years go passing by.

– Helen Steiner Rice

Points:

  • Title of the poem:
  • Name of the poet:
  • Rhyme Scheme:
  • Figures of speech:
  • Theme of the poem:

SECTION IV: NON-TEXTUAL PASSAGE

Q.4. Read the following passage and do the activities: (10 Marks)

(A1) Fill in the blanks. (02)

(i) Dr. Alexander Fleming was born in……………………

(ii) Dr. Alexander Fleming’s brother was a …………………….

(iii) At the age of…………………. Alexander went to his brother.

(iv) While working at hospital, Alexander did some research on……..

Dr. Alexander Fleming was born in Britain in 1881. When he was fourteen, he went to live with his brother, who was a doctor in London. Alexander, too, decided to study medicine. He finished his studies in 1906 and then worked in a hospital in London. While he worked at the hospital, he also did some research on germs. “These germs are killing people. How can this be stopped? How can the germs be killed?” he wondered. “The human body has the power to kill many kinds of germs. But there are some other kinds which cannot be killed. I must find a substance which can be used to kill these other germs.” But the First World War broke out and Dr. Fleming had to go to France. He looked after the wounded soldiers. Wherever he went, he found soldiers dying because there wasn’t any effective medicine to kill germs. “An effective way of killing the germs must be found,” Dr. Fleming thought.

(A2) Arrange the following sentences as per their sequence: (02)

(a) Alexander did research on germs.

(b) Alexander finished studies in 1960.

(c) Alexander had gone to France.

(d) The First World War broke out.

(A3) B3.Match the words in column A with their synonyms in column B. (02)

A

B

  1. wounded
  2. wondered
  3. kinds of
  4. doctor
  1. physician
  2. injured
  3. surprised
  4. types of

(A4) Do as directed. (02)

(1) He went to live with his brother. (Underline the infinitive)

(2) He finished his studies in 1906.

(Frame a ‘Wh-Question’ to get underlined part as an answer.)

(A5) Personal Response

How can we keep ourselves away from germs? (02)

SECOND TERM PRACTICE PAPER

STD – VIII SUB – ENGLISH Marks – 50

LANGUAGE STUDY 10

Q.1 A) Do the following as instructed: 08

1) Complete the words by using the correct letters. (01)

i) p l _ y e r ii) t i _ l e

2) Put the words in alphabetical order. (02)

i) happy, hat, home, here –

ii) scene, basket, narrator, pleasant

3) Complete the following word chain noun (01)

Table ____________ _____________ ______________

4) Make Four words (minimum three letters) using the letters in the given word. (01)

Amplification………….

5) Spot the error and rewrite the correct sentences. (01)

The journey were very comfortable.

6) Write related words as shown in the example. (02)

(B) Do as directed. (2 Marks)

(1) Make a meaningful sentence by using the phrase (01)

‘to look for’

(2) Add a prefix or a suffix to make new words. (01)

(i) brave (ii) happy

SECTION II: TEXTUAL PASSAGE

(Reading skills, Vocabulary and Grammar)

Q. 2. Read the following passage and complete the activities. (10 Marks)

(A1) Complete the following sentences with the help of the passage: (02)

(i) The Titanic set sail on………………..

(ii) The word ‘titanic’ means …………………..

(iii) The Titanic was like a ………………..

(iv) The captain of the Titanic was……………….

On 10 April 1912, the largest luxury ship in the world set sail from Southampton in England to New York. She was called the Titanic. The word ‘titanic’ means ‘huge’. This was her maiden voyage that is her first voyage. She set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean and she carried more than two thousand passengers. The Titanic was like a floating town.

Everyone called the Titanic the finest ship in the world. Everyone was proud of her. She was as tall as a building with fifteen storeys. Inside, she was like a large hotel with grand staircases, dining-rooms, shops and swimming pools.

Everyone thought that the Titanic could never sink. They called her the unsinkable ship. The ship’s builders were so sure of this, that they put only a few life-boats on the ship.

The journey was very comfortable. The passengers were proud because they were travelling in the best ship in the world. They felt safe.

Then came the night of 14 April. The sky was clear and the sea was calm. Many of the passengers were asleep. Captain Smith knew that there were icebergs nearby, so he told a man to keep a watch from the top of the ship. Suddenly at 11.40 p.m. the man saw something. He grew cold with fear. A huge iceberg stood right in the path of the Titanic. ICEBERGE! He yelled.

(A2) Complete the following diagram. (02)

 

(A3) Antonyms

Find the antonyms for following from the passage: (02)

(i) Smallest x ………………….

(ii) Sinkable x ……………………

(iii) Outside x …………………….

(iv) Always x ………………………..

(A4) Do as directed.

(1) Choose the correct Question Tag from the alternatives. (01)

They felt safe.

(a) don’t they? (b) didn’t they? (c) did they?

(2) The journey was very comfortable. (Rewrite as an Exclamatory Sentence.) (01)

(A5) Personal Response

What kind of journey do you prefer- bus, train or ship? Why? (02)

 

SECTION III: POETRY

Q.3. (A) Read the extract and complete the following activities. (5 Marks)

(A1) State whether the following statements are true or false. (02)

(a) The little boy is very curious.

(b) The sun sinks behind the hills.

(c) The flowers always remain alive.

(d) Lead and marbles don’t sink in water.

 

(B) Appreciation of the poem.

Read the poem given below and write an appreciation of it with the help of the points given below. 05

Golden Chain

Friendship is a Golden chain,

The links our friends so dear,

And like a rare and precious jewel

It’s treasured more each year…

It’s clasped together firmly

With a love that’s deep and true,

And it’s rich with happy memories

And fond recollections, too…

Time can’t destroy its beauty

For as long as memory lives,

Years can’t erase the pleasure

That the joy of friendship gives…

For friendship is a priceless gift

That can’t be bought or sold,

But to have an understanding friend

Is worth far more than gold…

And the golden chain of Friendship

Is a strong and blessed tie

Binding kindred hearts together

As the years go passing by.

– Helen Steiner Rice

Points:

  • Title of the poem:
  • Name of the poet:
  • Rhyme Scheme:
  • Figures of speech:
  • Theme of the poem:

SECTION IV: NON-TEXTUAL PASSAGE

Q.4. Read the following passage and do the activities: (10 Marks)

(A1) Fill in the blanks. (02)

(i) Dr. Alexander Fleming was born in……………………

(ii) Dr. Alexander Fleming’s brother was a …………………….

(iii) At the age of…………………. Alexander went to his brother.

(iv) While working at hospital, Alexander did some research on……..

Dr. Alexander Fleming was born in Britain in 1881. When he was fourteen, he went to live with his brother, who was a doctor in London. Alexander, too, decided to study medicine. He finished his studies in 1906 and then worked in a hospital in London. While he worked at the hospital, he also did some research on germs. “These germs are killing people. How can this be stopped? How can the germs be killed?” he wondered. “The human body has the power to kill many kinds of germs. But there are some other kinds which cannot be killed. I must find a substance which can be used to kill these other germs.” But the First World War broke out and Dr. Fleming had to go to France. He looked after the wounded soldiers. Wherever he went, he found soldiers dying because there wasn’t any effective medicine to kill germs. “An effective way of killing the germs must be found,” Dr. Fleming thought.

(A2) Arrange the following sentences as per their sequence: (02)

(a) Alexander did research on germs.

(b) Alexander finished studies in 1960.

(c) Alexander had gone to France.

(d) The First World War broke out.

(A3) B3.Match the words in column A with their synonyms in column B. (02)

A

B

  1. wounded
  2. wondered
  3. kinds of
  4. doctor
  1. physician
  2. injured
  3. surprised
  4. types of

(A4) Do as directed. (02)

(1) He went to live with his brother. (Underline the infinitive)

(2) He finished his studies in 1906.

(Frame a ‘Wh-Question’ to get underlined part as an answer.)

(A5) Personal Response

How can we keep ourselves away from germs? (02)

PRACTICE PAPER OF

SECOND TERM EXAMINATION

STD – VIII SUB – ENGLISH Marks – 50

ANSWERSHEET

LANGUAGE STUDY 10

Q.1 A) Do the following as instructed: 08

1) Complete the words by using the correct letters. (01)

i) p l _ y e r ii) t i _ l e

Ans: i) Player ii) Title

2) Put the words in alphabetical order. (02)

i) happy, hat, home, here –

ii) scene, basket, narrator, pleasant

Ans: i) happy, hat, here, home,

ii) basket, narrator, pleasant, scene

3) Complete the following word chain noun (01)

Table ____________ _____________ ______________

Ans: Table: Elephant, Tiger, Rabbit, Tortoise

4) Make Four words (minimum three letters) using the letters in the given word. (01)

‘Competitions’

Ans: ‘Competitions’: Compete, Pet, Ten, Son, Nose

5) Spot the error and rewrite the correct sentences. (01)

The journey were very comfortable.

Ans: The journey was very comfortable.

6) Write related words as shown in the example. (02)

Loud

Ans:

Natural

Music

 

Melodious

Soft

 

(B) Do as directed. (2 Marks)

(1) Make a meaningful sentence by using the phrase (01)

‘to look for’

Ans: He left his home to look for his lost mobile phone.

(2) Add a prefix or a suffix to make new words. (01)

(i) brave (ii) happy

Ans: i) bravery, ii) unhappy

SECTION II: TEXTUAL PASSAGE

(Reading skills, Vocabulary and Grammar)

Q. 2. Read the following passage and complete the activities. (10 Marks)

(A1) Complete the following sentences with the help of the passage: (02)

(i) The Titanic set sail on………………..

(ii) The word ‘titanic’ means …………………..

(iii) The Titanic was like a ………………..

(iv) The captain of the Titanic was……………….

On 10 April 1912, the largest luxury ship in the world set sail from Southampton in England to New York. She was called the Titanic. The word ‘titanic’ means ‘huge’. This was her maiden voyage that is her first voyage. She set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean and she carried more than two thousand passengers. The Titanic was like a floating town.

Everyone called the Titanic the finest ship in the world. Everyone was proud of her. She was as tall as a building with fifteen storeys. Inside, she was like a large hotel with grand staircases, dining-rooms, shops and swimming pools.

Everyone thought that the Titanic could never sink. They called her the unsinkable ship. The ship’s builders were so sure of this, that they put only a few life-boats on the ship.

The journey was very comfortable. The passengers were proud because they were travelling in the best ship in the world. They felt safe.

Then came the night of 14 April. The sky was clear and the sea was calm. Many of the passengers were asleep. Captain Smith knew that there were icebergs nearby, so he told a man to keep a watch from the top of the ship. Suddenly at 11.40 p.m. the man saw something. He grew cold with fear. A huge iceberg stood right in the path of the Titanic. ICEBERGE! He yelled.

Ans:

(i) The Titanic set sail on 10 April 1912,

(ii) The word ‘titanic’ means huge.

(iii) The Titanic was like a floating town.

(iv) The captain of the Titanic was Smith

(A2) Complete the following diagram. (02)

 

(A3) Antonyms

Find the antonyms for following from the passage: (02)

(i) Smallest x ………………….

(ii) Sinkable x ……………………

(iii) Outside x …………………….

(iv) Always x ………………………..

Ans:

(i) Smallest x largest

(ii) Sinkable x unsinkable

(iii) Outside x Inside

(iv) Always x never

(A4) Do as directed.

(1) Choose the correct Question Tag from the alternatives. (01)

They felt safe.

  1. don’t they? (b) didn’t they? (c) did they?

Ans: They felt safe, didn’t they?

(2) The journey was very comfortable. (Rewrite as an Exclamatory Sentence.) (01)

Ans:

How comfortable the journey was!

(A5) Personal Response

What kind of journey do you prefer- bus, train or ship? Why? (02)

Ans:

I always prefer to travel by train because Indian Railway is well connected with all cities and we can easily communicate with other cities by railways. But travel by bus is not comfortable and you cannot find any bus service that cover long distance.

 

SECTION III: POETRY

Q.3. (A) Read the extract and complete the following activities. (5 Marks)

(A1) State whether the following statements are true or false. (02)

(a) The little boy is very curious.

(b) The sun sinks behind the hills.

(c) The flowers always remain alive.

(d) Lead and marbles don’t sink in water.

Ans:

(a) The little boy is very curious. True

(b) The sun sinks behind the hills. True

(c) The flowers always remain alive. False

(d) Lead and marbles don’t sink in water. False

Why should wood swim?

Why we eat & drink?

The little boy

Wants to know…

 

Why should winds blow?

Why lead and marble sink?

(B) Appreciation of the poem.

Read the poem given below and write an appreciation of it with the help of the points given below. 05

Golden Chain

Friendship is a Golden chain,

The links our friends so dear,

And like a rare and precious jewel

It’s treasured more each year…

It’s clasped together firmly

With a love that’s deep and true,

And it’s rich with happy memories

And fond recollections, too…

Time can’t destroy its beauty

For as long as memory lives,

Years can’t erase the pleasure

That the joy of friendship gives…

For friendship is a priceless gift

That can’t be bought or sold,

But to have an understanding friend

Is worth far more than gold…

And the golden chain of Friendship

Is a strong and blessed tie

Binding kindred hearts together

As the years go passing by.

– Helen Steiner Rice

Points:

  • Title of the poem:
  • Name of the poet:
  • Rhyme Scheme:
  • Figures of speech:
  • Theme of the poem:

Ans: An Appreciation:

  • Title of the poem: Golden Chain
  • Name of the poet: Helen Steiner Rice
  • Rhyme Scheme: abcb
  • Figures of speech: Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor
  • Theme of the poem: Theme of the poem is the importance of true friendship in one’s life.

 

SECTION IV: NON-TEXTUAL PASSAGE

Q.4. Read the following passage and do the activities: (10 Marks)

(A1) Fill in the blanks. (02)

(i) Dr. Alexander Fleming was born in……………………

(ii) Dr. Alexander Fleming’s brother was a …………………….

(iii) At the age of…………………. Alexander went to his brother.

(iv) While working at hospital, Alexander did some research on……..

Dr. Alexander Fleming was born in Britain in 1881. When he was fourteen, he went to live with his brother, who was a doctor in London. Alexander, too, decided to study medicine. He finished his studies in 1906 and then worked in a hospital in London. While he worked at the hospital, he also did some research on germs. “These germs are killing people. How can this be stopped? How can the germs be killed?” he wondered. “The human body has the power to kill many kinds of germs. But there are some other kinds which cannot be killed. I must find a substance which can be used to kill these other germs.” But the First World War broke out and Dr. Fleming had to go to France. He looked after the wounded soldiers. Wherever he went, he found soldiers dying because there wasn’t any effective medicine to kill germs. “An effective way of killing the germs must be found,” Dr. Fleming thought.

Ans:

(i) Dr. Alexander Fleming was born in Britain in 1881.

(ii) Dr. Alexander Fleming’s brother was a doctor in London

(iii) At the age of fourteen Alexander went to his brother.

(iv) While working at hospital, Alexander did some research on germs.

(A2) Arrange the following sentences as per their sequence: (02)

(a) Alexander did research on germs.

(b) Alexander finished studies in 1906.

(c) Alexander had gone to France.

(d) The First World War broke out.

Ans:

  1. Alexander finished studies in 1906.
  2. Alexander did research on germs.
  3. The First World War broke out.

(c) Alexander had gone to France.

(A3) B3.Match the words in column A with their synonyms in column B. (02)

A

B

  1. wounded
  2. wondered
  3. kinds of
  4. doctor
  1. physician
  2. injured
  3. surprised
  4. types of

Ans:

A

B

(1) wounded

(2) wondered

(3) kinds of

(4) doctor

b. injured

c. surprised

d. types of

a. physician

(A4) Do as directed. (02)

(1) He went to live with his brother. (Underline the infinitive)

(2) He finished his studies in 1906.

(Frame a ‘Wh-Question’ to get underlined part as an answer.)

Ans:

  1. He went to live with his brother.
  2. When did he finish his studies?

(A5) Personal Response

How can we keep ourselves away from germs? (02)

Ans:

So many times we come in contact with them and may fall a prey to various health diseases. We can keep ourselves away from germs if we take following precautions:

• Wash hands frequently. • Carry a hand sanitizer with you. • Maintain a healthy immune system. • Take vitamin C daily. • Avoid using public toilets. • Avoid any kind of intimation with sick person. • Consult a doctor every time when you feel sick.

a)

* Do you like to play?

* Yes, I like to play.

* Which games do you like to play?

* I like to pay kabaddi, football and cricket.

b)

Suresh: Do you like to listen music / songs?

Anil: I like to listen song very much.

Suresh: What types of songs do you sing?

Anil: I sing Rock songs.

Ans: Presence Of Mind

Once I was alone in the house. My parents were out for attending our relative’s marriage ceremony. At midnight suddenly I heard speaking sound. I tried to guess about it. I noticed four thieves were entered in the house. At first I was so afraid. But I tried to keep myself calm and quite. Thieves were busy in opening our locker. I slowly come out by the back door and bolted it. Then I slowly come to the front door it also bolted. I called for police. After some time police came. They caught the thieves. Because of my presence of mind, I was praised by police and my parents.

Ans:

  1. 1) courage – धैर्य, 2) journey – प्रवास
  2. Honesty is the best policy.

प्रामाणिकपणा ही माणसाची सर्वोत्तम गुणवत्ता आहे.

  1. नेहमी खरे बोला.

Always speak the truth

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