CBSE Class 8 English Worksheet Set C

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English Worksheet for Class 8

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Complete the conversations.
A: How long are you going to stay at this hotel?
B: On Sunday we ............................................................ (stay) here for two weeks and we'd like to stay
one more week.
 
A: Do you think Matt will finish the report in time?
B: No problem. He ............................................................. (work) on it for nearly three days tomorrow.
 
A: Are you worried about your job interview in Paris?
B: Not really. When I leave for France, I .................................................................... (prepare) for it for more than a month.
 
A: We are going to the party at 6 o'clock. Will you join us?
B: I'm afraid I'll be tired. I'll .................................................................. (plant) apple trees for five hours when the party starts.
 
A: Is the electric engine the future of cars?
B: I don't think so. In a ten years' time people ....................................................................... (drive) carswith internal combustion engines for a century and a half and it will remain so.
 
A: How long has Patricia been learning English?
B: At the end of this course she ............................................................................ (study) English for six years.
 
A: How many countries has your sister visited during her journey?
B: I don't really know. But she ............................................................... (backpack) the world for a year before she gets back home.
 
A: Do you like endless soap operas?
B: I love them. By the end of this year I ............................................................... (watch) Guiding Light for two decades.
 
A: Is the chicken ready?
B: Not at all. At 12.30 I ....................................................................... (bake) it for ninety minutes and it is not ready yet!
 
A: Is tennis a tiring sport?
B: Tiring? Look at this match. They ........................................................................ (play) for more than three or four hours when it ends.
 
answers
 
On Sunday we will have been staying here for two weeks and we'd like to stay one more week.
 
No problem. He will have been working on it for nearly three days tomorrow.
 
Not really. When I leave for France, I will have been preparing for it for more than a month.
 
I'm afraid I'll be tired. I'll will have been planting apple trees for five hours when the party starts.
 
I don't think so. In a ten years' time people will have been driving cars with internal combustion engines for a century and a half and it will remain so.
 
At the end of this course she will have been studying English for six years.
 
I don't really know. But she will have been backpacking the world for a year before she gets back home.
 
I love them. By the end of this year I will have been watching Guiding Light for two decades.
 
Not at all. At 12.30 I will have been baking it for ninety minutes and it is not ready yet!
 
Tiring? Look at this match. They will have been playing for more than three or four hours when it ends.
 
Exercise 
 
Rewrite the following sentences. Use the underlined verbs and keep the same meaning.
 
It will rain for 24 hours and it will stop raining in the morning.
 
When it stops raining in the morning, it ............................................................................... for 24 hours.
 
I'll learn French for seven years and then I leave school.
 
I ......................................................................................... French for seven years before I leave school.
 
We moved in Hastings 18 years ago and we will live here for another two years.
 
In a two years's time we ............................................................................. at this place for two decades.
 
I'll work in my office for a couple of hours and you'll get up at last.
 
By the time you get up I ..................................................................... in my office for a couple of hours.
 
The farmer's family started picking strawberries last Friday and they will continue till Friday.
 
On Friday the farmer's family ............................................................................ strawberries for a week.
 
In Monaco it will be one month since Darren started sailing on his yacht.
 
Darren ..................................................................... on his yacht for a month when he lands in Monaco.
 
The computer will update its operating system first. It will start working in five minutes.
 
The computer ........................................................................ its operating system for about five minutes before it starts working.
 
We used the Internet for the first time nearly twenty years ago.
 
By the end of this year we ......................................................................... the Internet for twenty years.
 
In July it will be one year since Maggie started singing in the choir.
 
In July Maggie ...................................................................................................... in the choir for a year.
 
Shall I turn off the gass? It will be 10.15 and the water has nearly been boiling for twenty minutes.
 
Shall I turn off the gass? The water .................................................................................... for twenty minutes at 10.15.
 
answers
 
When it stops raining in the morning, it will have been raining for 24 hours.
 
I will have been learning French for seven years before I leave school.
 
In a two years's time we will have been living at this place for two decades.
 
By the time you get up I will have been working in my office for a couple of hours.
 
On Friday the farmer's family will have been picking strawberries for a week.
 
Darren will have been sailing on his yacht for a month when he lands in Monaco.
 
The computer will have been updating its operating system for about five minutes before it starts working.
 
By the end of this year we will have been using the Internet for twenty years.
 
In July Maggie will have been singing in the choir for a year.
 
Shall I turn off the gass? The water will have been boiling for twenty minutes at 10.15.
 
Complete the questions with the words in brackets.
 
................................................................................................. their house for two or three years by the end of this year? (the Clarks - renovate)
 
How long ............................................................................................. your Spanish by the time you leave for Madrid? (you - refresh)
 
How many days ..................................................................... for the message before he gets it? (Tom - wait)
 
................................................................................. with this company for more than five years by the time he is 30? (Ben - work)
 
How long ....................................................................................... cakes by the end of the day? (your grandma - bake)
 
........................................................................................ for the driving test for at least a month when you take it? (you - practise)
 
.................................................................................... with you for four or five years by the end of this year? (Marion - live)
 
How many years ................................................................................... the flute when she turns fifteen? (your daughter - play)
 
..................................................................................... for at least twelve hours when you wake him up? (little Sam - sleep)
 
How long ............................................................................. the report before you hand it over? (you - write)

answers
 
Will the Clarks have been renovating their house by the end of this year?
 
How long will you have been refreshing your Spanish by the time you leave for Madrid?
 
How many days will Tom have been waiting for the message before he gets it?
 
Will Ben have been working with this company for more than five years by the time he is 30?
 
How long will your grandma have been baking cakes by the end of the day?
 
Will you have been practising for the driving test for at least a month when you take it?
 
Will Marion have been living with you for four or five years by the end of this year?
 
How many years will your daughter have been playing the flute when she turns fifteen?
 
Will little Sam have been sleeping for at least twelve hours when you wake him up?
 
How long will you have been writing the report before you hand it over?

ENGLISH
NAME: CLASS VIII

SECTION A – READING
 
Q1. Read the following passage and answer the questions
 
This summer in Chennai, locals were praying for some rain; in Mumbai, people were reeling under a deluge. Long ago, these extreme disparities may have been solely blamed on nature’s vagaries, but now science has established that human-induced climate change is playing a major role. Climate change, caused by emissions from industries and other human activity, is making the world warmer, disrupting rainfall patterns and increasing the frequency of extreme weather events. No country is immune to these forces, but India is particularly vulnerable.
 
In 2018-19, as many as 2,400 Indians lost their lives to extreme weather events such as floods and cyclones, according to the environment ministry. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) says these events are increasing in both frequency and intensity Extreme events may be the most tangible and immediate impact of climate change, but another more long-term and equally dangerous effect is rising temperatures.
 
In India, according to IMD data released by the statistics ministry, average temperatures have increased by 0.6 degrees Celsius (° C) between 1901-10 and 2009-18. At an annual level, this may seem trivial, but projections deeper into the future paint a more alarming picture. For instance, the World Bank estimates that, if climate change continues unhindered, then average temperatures in India could reach as high as 29.1° C by the end of the century (up from 25.1° C currently).
 
As climate change becomes more palpable, some parts of India will be more affected. Comparing the average temperature in 2009-18 to the that in 1950-80 reveals that some pockets have already become much hotter. In parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the North-East, average temperature over the last decade has risen by nearly 1° C compared to the historical average in the 1950-80 period. Rising temperatures, especially combined with humidity, can even be fatal. In his new book, Air: Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence, Dean Spears suggests that a new born exposed to a week of hot and humid environment is much less likely to survive compared to one faced with a less hostile condition.
 
Answer the following with help from the passage:
 
a) What is the main cause of climate change?
 
b) What does The India Meteorological Department say about the change in environment?
 
c) How will change in climate affect different places?
 
d) Name the book by Dean Spears and what does it say?
 
e) Which word means the same as ‘ a period of ten years’
 
Q2. Read the following poem and answer the questions
 
The countryside must be preserved
Preferably miles away from me.
Neat hectares of the stuff reserved
For those in need of flower or tree.
I’ll make do with landscape painting
Film documentaries on TV
And when I need to escape, panting,
Then open-mouthed I’ll head for the sea.
Let others stroll and take their leisure,
In grasses wade up to their knees.
For I derive no earthly pleasure
 
 
From the green, green rash that makes me sneeze.
 
I. Answer the following with help from the poem above.
 
a) According to the poet for what should the countryside be preserved?
 
b) When does the poet feel the need for fresh air?
 
c) Why does the poet hate countryside?
 
d) How does the poet give the impression of the countryside full of tall grass?
 
e) What is theme of the poem?
 
f) What does ‘of the stuff’ refer to?
 
Q3. You are Sagar/ Sagarika, the Head Boy/ Head Girl of your school. Write a notice to be put up on the school notice board inviting students to participate in the Inter School English Poetry Recitation Competition to be organised in your school.
 
OR
 
Design a poster on the topic ‘Importance of Yoga’
 
Q4. Write an article on the topic ‘Victory favours the brave’ in about 120 – 150 words
 
OR
 
One of your friend lives in a small town. He is very intelligent but lacks resources. Write a letter to him/ her giving him/ her assurance of your help in his/her studies.
 
Q5. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions
 
Dwarka a)_________ the west coast of Gujarat is believed to be the kingdom b)___________ Lord Krishna after he left Mathura. In the old texts and Puranas there has been mention c)___________ Dwarka which in olden days was known as Dwaravati. The temple Jagar Mandir is dedicated d)__________ Lord Krishna and pilgrims e)____________all over India and abroad visit this pilgrimage. Lord Krishna was the incarnation of Almighty God f)_____________ wipe out oppression and misrule in the world.
 
Q6. Use determiners to complete the paragraph.
 
People living around a)____________ oasis depend b)____________ their living on the careful use c)___________ small quantity of water. d)____________ inch of land is utilised to grow as e)____________ food items as possible. The desert soil is fertile f)_________ the hot sun causes quick ripening.
 
Q7. Rearrange the following to make meaningful sentences
 
a) Is free/ a/ the din and noise/ village / from / city / of / the
 
b) Crowd free / there/ open / and / atmosphere / is
 
c) Water / fresh air / vegetables / milk / and / in / are / village / in plenty
 
Q8. Reference to the context
 
“The poor children had now nowhere to play. They tried to play on the road, but the road was very dusty and full of hard stones, and they did not like it”
 
a) Name the chapter from which the above lines have been taken.
 
b) Why did the children have nowhere to play?
 
c) What is the reason for the children to not like the road to play?
 
Q9. Answer the following questions in about 40 – 50 words.
 
a) Why did Jim Macpherson consider German’s action to be trick?
 
b) In the chapter ‘The Summit Within,’ why did the author the summit of Everest?
 
c) How was the little bird affected when Princess September caged the bird?
 
d) What was the story attributed to the family of Mrs. Sappleton created by the niece, Miss Vera?
 
e) What is Macavity expected to be doing after committing a crime?
 
f) Why couldn’t Bepin Babu ignore what Parimal Ghose had said to him?
 
Q10. What evidence do you find in the story about the giant’s selfishness and wicked nature? Did he stick to this? How do you know?
 
Q11. Give a brief character sketch of Bepin Chaudhury for the chapter ‘Bepin Chaudhury’s Lapse of Memory
 
 
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