CBSE Class 8 English Worksheet Set A

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English Worksheet for Class 8

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Future perfect simple

Rewrite the sentences with expressions in brackets.

NOTE - Read the summary of the chapter and then learn and write the following exercises in copy or on paper.

SUMMARY OF THE CHAPTER
In the beginning of time, when the world was new, there was a Camel. The Camel was very lazy and he sat in the middle of the Howling Dessert, eating prickles and milkweeds. When anyone spoke to the Camel he responded with, “Humph”.
On Monday, the Horse came and asked the Camel to help trot. The Camel replied, “Humph”. The Horse went away and told the Man. On Tuesday, the Dog came and asked the Camel to help fetch and carry. The Camel responded, “Humph”. The Dog went away and told the Man. On Wednesday, the Ox came and asked the Camel to help plough. The Camel stated, “Humph”. The Ox went away and told the Man. At the end of the day, the Man called the Three animals together. The Man said that since the Camel would not work, they would have to do extra work to make up for him. This made the Three very angry, and they talked and complained about the Camel.
In rolls a Djinn, the man in charge of All Deserts, and he conferred with the Three. They asked if it is alright for someone to be so lazy and not work. The Djinn, of course, said it is not.
The Djinn headed to the middle of the desert where the Camel was ogling his reflection. The Djinn asked the Camel why he is not doing any work and the Camel responded, “Humph”. The Djinn told the Camel that since he has chosen not to work, he has given the Three extra work. The Camel said, “Humph”. The Djinn warned the Camel that if he said ‘humph’ again, something bad may happen. As soon as the Camel responded with “humph” again, and a huge hump grew on the back of the Camel!
The Djinn told the Camel that his very own hump, is brought on by his selfishness and lack of activity. The Djinn said the Camel has to work, and the Camel asked how can he work with a giant hump on his back. The Djinn explained that the hump will hold enough fuel for him to be able to work for three days without eating.
The Camel went to join the Three, and from that day always has a hump. The Camel has yet to catch up with the work he missed in the beginning of time, and he has not yet learned how to behave.

Question / Answers

Question. What tasks, do you think, were assigned to the dog and the ox?
Answer : The dog was assigned the task of fetching and carrying sticks, while the ox was assigned the task of ploughing

Question. Why did the camel live in the middle of the desert?
Answer : The camel lived in the middle of the desert because it did not want to work. It ate sticks, thorns, and prickles, and when anybody spoke to it, it said “Humph!” and nothing more.

Question. What made the dog, the horse and the ox very angry?
Answer : The man told the dog, the horse and the ox that since the camel cannot work, he would leave it alone and the three of them would have to work double-time to make up for the work not done by the camel. This made the three of them very angry

Question. How did the Djinn know the horse was complaining against the camel?
Answer : The Djinn knew that the horse was complaining against the camel because he was the in charge of all deserts and knew about everything happening in relation to his deserts.

Question. The camel was looking at his own reflection in the pool. What does it suggest to you about the camel?
Answer : The camel’s looking at his own reflection in the pool shows that he was proud of his appearance, especially his back. He liked admiring himself

Question. The camel said, “Humph” repeatedly. How did it affect him?
Answer : When the camel said “Humph!” repeatedly despite the Djinn’s warning, his back puffed up into a big hump.

Question. What, according to the Djinn, was the use of the “humph”?
Answer : The Djinn assured the camel that his “humph” would not create a problem for him while working. Since the camel had skipped work for three days, he could live on his humph and would be able to work for three days without eating. This means that the hump was a kind of food reserve.

HOMEWORK -Make sentences by using the following words: -
prickles, idleness, purpose, hump, fetch, reflection.



Rewrite the sentences with expressions in brackets.
 
Example
The meal will be ready sooner than at 6 o'clock. (finish)
I will have finished the meal by 6 o'clock.
 
You will get the photographs on Friday.
I ....................................................... the photographs by the end of the week. (take)
 
Call me later. I will know the information.
When you call me I .......................................................... the information. (find out)
 
I will be here tomorrow, but Tim is going to leave today.
I will still be here tomorrow, but Tim ........................................... . (leave)
 
Clare will have nothing to do in half an hour.
Clare .......................................................... her work in half an hour. (finish)
 
In summer there will be two new houses in this field.
By next winter they ............................................... two new houses in this field. (build)
 
When we come to the station, the train will be already there.
The train ....................................................... at the station before we come there. (arrive)
 
I will have 150 lessons in the English course.
I ............................................................. 150 lessons when the English course ends. (attend)
 
We will have no bread tomorrow.
We .............................................................. all that bread by tomorrow. (eat)
 
They will be in the middle of the journey when they reach York.
They .................................................... half of the journey in York. (do)
 
If you don't hurry, you won't meet anyone at the party.
Hurry up or everyone .............................................. home by the time you get to the party. (go)
 
 answers
 
I will have taken the photographs by the end of the week.
 
When you call me I will have found out the information.
 
I will still be here tomorrow, but Tim will have left.
 
Clare will have finished her work in half an hour.
 
By next winter they will have built two new houses in this field.
 
The train will have arrived at the station before we come there.
 
I will have attended 150 lessons when the English course ends.
 
We will have eaten all that bread by tomorrow.
 
They will have done half of the journey in York.
 
Hurry up or everyone will have gone home by the time you get to the party.
 
Exercise 
 
Correct mistakes.
 
In two years' time we will have reconstruct our house.
In two years' time we ......................................................................... our house.
 
Will have your father returned by Sunday?
.................................................................................................... by Sunday?
 
My friend will taken up a new job before summer.
My friend ............................................................................ a new job before summer.
 
Will you prepared everything for me when I arrive?
.................................................................... everything for me when I arrive?
 
Will you have gone to bed until midnight?
..................................................................... to bed ...................................... ?
 
By the end of next week Sharon has come back from Greece.
By the end of next week Sharon ............................................................. from Greece.
 
We will have tidy up the rooms before our guests appear.
We ................................................................. the rooms before our guests appear.
 
Next month we will be married for five years.
Next month ............................................................. married for five years.
 
The translation will be ready when you need it. Greg is going to do it by then.
The translation will be ready when you need it. Greg ................................................ it by then.
 
At the end of this exercise I will correct ten mistakes.
At the end of this exercise I ................................................................ ten mistakes
 
 answers
 
In two years' time we will have reconstructed our house.
 
Will your father have returned by Sunday?
 
My friend will have taken up a new job before summer.
 
Will you have prepared everything for me when I arrive?
 
Will you have gone to bed by/at midnight?
 
By the end of next week Sharon will have come back from Greece.
 
We will have tidied up the rooms before our guests appear.
 
Next month we will have been married for five years.
 
The translation will be ready when you need it. Greg will have done it by then.
 
At the end of this exercise I will have corrected ten mistakes.
 

Determiners are those words that modify nouns or noun phrases. They are placed before nouns.
Examples:-. The, my, that, each etc.

Quantifiers are those words which help us talk about Quantity without our mentioning quantity in exact terms.
Examples:- some, any, much, every, a few etc.
There are five types of Determiners:-
1) Articles: a, an, the
2) Demonstratives: this, that
3) Possessive: my, her, their etc.
4) Distributive: each, every, both, all etc.
5) Quantifiers: some, many, a few, a little etc.

Uses of Determiners

a) Some - is used in affirmative sentence
Ex.:- I gave some food to the beggar.

b) Any - is used in negative and interrogative sentence.
Ex.:- Is there any water in the jug?

c) Every - is used for more than two.
Ex.- Every child has right to education.

d) Each - is used for one of any number more than two.
Ex.:- Each student will get the sweet.

e) Much - is used for a large quantity of uncountable nouns.
Ex.:- There is much joy in life.

f) Many - is used for a large number of countable nouns
Ex.:-I got many toys on my birthday.

g) Little - not much. Is used in negative adjective.
Ex.:- My father has little time to spend with us.

h) A little - means some at least . Is used in affirmative sentence.
Ex.:- I drink a little tea in the evening.

I) The little - means the whole, though very little.
Ex.:- The little food he has is not enough for his purpose.

j)Few - means not many. It is a negative adjective.
Ex.:- I have few dresses for formal occasions.

k) A few - means some, though not many. It is an affirmative adjective.
Ex.:- My friend bought a few chocolates for me.

l) The few - means all of them, though very few.
Ex.:- The few men present there to help me.

m) All - for number and quantity.
Ex.:- All work is done.

n) Both - is used for two objects/ persons/ animals
Ex.:- Both the dresses are beautiful.

o) No - is used with countable and uncountable nouns in positive sentences. It is also used for negative sentence.
Ex.:- There are no animals in the picture.

p) Less - is used to refer quantity.
Ex.:- The doctor has advised me to drink less tea.

q) Fewer - is used to refer number.
Ex.:- Fewer than two hundred students came to school today.

r) A lot of / lots of - are used with countable and uncountable nouns.
Ex.:- There are a lot of people here today.

Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners:-
1) There were ............persons at the hotel.
2) Are there ............apples in the fridge.
3)........... country is facing the problem of COVID -19
4) The teacher gave .........of the students a piece of paper.
5) Nowadays parents have ............ control on holiday their children.
6) ........... students were present today.
7) My parents bought ............ storybooks for me.
8) ..........the sisters are intelligent.
9) I have not got ............. time, so be quick.
10) There's ..........of rooms for all of us here.

NOTE- Do the above exercise in a copy or on paper.


SECTION A – READING
 
1 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below : 
 
1. Every time a child takes a soft drink, he‟s laying the groundwork for a dangerous bone disease. No, fizzy and sugary drinks don‟t cause osteoporosis. But, because they are often a substitute for a glass of milk, kids are not getting the calcium and vitamin D they need to build a strong skeleton. Many of them also lead a sedentary lifestyle, so they aren‟t getting the bone-building benefits for vigorous exercise either. These children aren‟t just in jeopardy for brittle bones and fractures decades down the road. They could be at risk of osteoporosis at a younger age than ever before.
 
2. The Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research, a body of osteoporosis experts is trying to spread awareness about this bone crippling disease. Osteoporosis starts in childhood but has consequences later in life. The condition causes bones to become riddled with holes, like the framework of a house that‟s been attacked by termites. That can lead to broken bones, which in turn can cause deformity, chronic pain or disability. Osteoporosis can be fatal: up to 25 per cent of older people who suffer a broken hip die within a year. Osteoporosis isn‟t just your grandmother‟s health threat. Although it strikes over 50 million women in India, it also menaces over 12 million men. Osteoporosis causes loss of height, pain in joints and back, fractures and fear of fractures, and can be very depressing. So it is important that we adopt preventive measures, to save millions of people.
 
3. There is a new medical understanding of the best ways to protect ourselves and our children. “Simple lifestyle changes and nutrition will help save your bones,” says Dr Mittal. To get us moving in the right direction, he says, “It‟s never too late to adopt bone-friendly habits—exercise, get enough sunlight, and have adequate calcium. This way, we can keep our bones healthy and prevent osteoporosis.
 
I. Answer the following questions:
 
a) Why are fizzy and sugary drinks blamed for osteoporosis?
 
b) Why do bones get weak? 
 
c) When does osteoporosis become apparent? Why is it called fatal? 
 
d) What are the measures to prevent osteoporosis? 
 
II. Complete the following paragraph with words from the passage: 
 
Osteoporosis causes loss of a) __________, pain in joints and back, b) ________ and fear of fractures, and can be very c)____________. So it is important that we adopt preventive measures, to save d) ___________ of people.
 
III. Write the synonym of the word ‘danger’ from the passage. 
 
SECTION B – WRITING & GRAMMAR
 
2. Draft an attractive poster to educate people to make your city green and pollution free. Put the poster in a box.
 
OR
 
You are Vrinda Jain/ Vineet Jain, the Head Boy/ Head Girl of your school. Draft a notice requesting the students to maintain silence in the library in their free periods, Also mention the consequences if a student is found doing so.
3. Write a letter to your younger brother/ sister who lives in another town/city, describing a dance festival you attended recently telling him about the organizer of the dance event, different dance performances as well as about the performers in about 100 – 150 words
 
Value Points:
 
• Kind of festival, the organizer and how well it was attended
 
• Different dance performances from different cities, their dresses, instruments etc.
 
•  Knowledge gained about the culture, your wish to attend such performances again.
 
OR
 
Mostly road accidents are caused due to negligence, reckless speed and human error. You strongly feel about the loss of lives that can easily be saved by taking various precautions. Write an article in about 100- 150 words on the topic ‘Drive Safe, Avoid Accidents’.
 
Value Points:
 
•  Highlight the increase in road accidents and the casualties
 
• Cause for all accidents
 
•  Suggestions and precautionary steps for passengers and drivers
 
• Following traffic rules, conclusion
 
4. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect and correct word in the blank space given
 
                                                                               INCORRECT                      CORRECT
 
An elephant do not work mechanically                  a) ___________                    __________
 
like many other animals. He never stop                b) ____________                   ___________
 
learning, because he can always thinking.             c) _____________                 __________
 
Not even a really good sheep-dog could be           d) ____________                   ___________
 
compared to a elephant in intelligence.                 e) ___________                     __________
 
I do not believe that an elephant never forget        f) ___________                     __________
 
but I could hardly be surprise if he                       g) ___________                    ___________
 
tie a knot in his trunk to remember                      h) ___________                     ___________
 
something.
 
5. Rearrange the following to make meaningful sentences. 
 
a) Stands/ on/ the / banks/ the Taj Mahal/ of / the Yamuna
 
b) Considered/ of / love / to be / it / is / a symbol
 
c) Of / is / white / marble / made / it
 
6. Fill in the blanks with determiners each, every, either, both, neither. 
 
a) A: Which chair do you want?
 
B: ____________ chair will do.
 
A: ____________ chair is good, they are both too small.
 
b) A: I want _________ child to get a free meal.
 
B: I can understand. _____________ child in this world is precious.
 
c) A: This magazine is published __________ Saturday. There have been two issues so far
 
B: I liked __________ one of them.
 
SECTION C – LITERATURE
 
7. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:
 
I. “He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
 
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
 
And when you reach the scene of crime — Macavity’s not there!”
 
a) Who breaks the law of gravity and why? 
 
b) From where has the above lines been taken? 
 
OR
 
II. “But the Spring never came, nor the Summer. The Autumn gave golden fruit to every garden, but to the Giant’s garden she gave none.”
 
a) Why the different seasons did not enter the giant‟s garden? 
 
b) What quality of the giant is reflected in the above lines


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