Model Activity Task – English
Class 8 (Part -2)
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
Refreshed, he looked around. An old man sat on a wall by the Persian wheel. He looked at the old man, wanting to say something but hesitated. Finally he asked, “Did the clouds come here ?”The old man looked closely at him and said, “son, when the clouds come, the earth and the sky know about their coming. “But the clouds were here last night and no one got to know. “The old man said, “It is not enough for the clouds to come. I once lived in a palace where it hadn’t rain for ten years.” “Ten years?” He was open Mouthed. He sat there listening to his tales. Suddenly he realized how late it was. He walked for miles in the sun and the dust. He went back by the same dirt track he had taken to come there. The sun was still fiercely hot but when he reached the mud hut, he felt a nip in the air and the earth was dump underfoot.
Write T for the true sentences and F for False Sentences. Quote Supporting phase/Sentences for your answers :
i)The boy sat on a wall by the Persian wheel. (F)
Supporting phase/Sentences :An old Man sat on a wall by the Persian wheel.
ii) According to the boy everybody got to know that the clouds were there last night. (F)
Supporting phase/Sentences :But the clouds wee here last night and no one got to know.
iii) The boy went back using the same dirt track that he had taken to come to the Persian wheel. (T)
Supporting phase/Sentences :He went back by the same dirt track he had taken to come there.
Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the List given below.One extra word is given :
In the last summer vacation, I went on a trekking with my parents. On the way heavy Snowfall started. We spent some anxious moments under a tree. Our guide offered us hot coffee from his thermos flask.
List : thermos, together ,anxious.
Imagine yourself in an express train. It is midnight. One of your co passengers who is traveling alone suddenly has got high fever. Now write in about 80 words on what you should do at this moment :
Last Summer I was going to my uncle’s house in Delhi by Rajdhani Express. A girl named Sree was also going to Agra all by herself to visit her cousins. We became friend. But at midnight she called me and said that she was not feeling well. I checked her forehead and realized that she had got high fever. I immediately asked help from an aunty of our compartment. She gave a medicine and I sponged Sree’s forehead with wet handkerchief. After couple of hours the fever diminished and I asked Sree to drink plenty of water. I was so relieved that she was then feeling good.
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