Last Updated on November 30, 2022 by Science Master
English Model Activity Task August 2021 for Class 8
Read the following passage and answer the questions given bellow:
On 16 th January, 1941, Sisir finished his dinner early and drove to Elgin Road around 8:30 p.m. He parked the Wanderer at the back of the house.
Sisir and Subhas had maintained total secrecy about the plan of escape. None of the family members knew anything except Subhas’s niece Ila and a male cousin, Dwijen. Subhas and Sisir waited until the rest of the Bose family had fallen asleep.
Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Ziauddin. He was dressed in a long, brown coat, baggy shalwars and a black fez. He wore gold wire-rimmed spectacles.
Wtite ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Write supporting statements for your answers:
i. It was around 8:30 p.m. when Dwijen reached their house at Elgin Road. F
Supporting statement: Sisir finished his dinner early and drove to Elgin Road around 8:30 p.m.
ii. Sisir was the only person who knew about the plan of escape. F
Supporting statement: None of the family members knew anything except Subhas’s niece Ila and a male cousin, Dwijen.
iii. Muhammad Zaiuddin was Subhas Chandra Bose in disguise. T
Supporting statement: Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Zaiuddin.
Answer the following questions:
a) What is the Wanderer ?
Ans:- The wanderer is a German car owned by Sisir.
b) Which person of the Bose family knew about the grate escape of Subhas ?
Ans:- The persons of the Bose family who knew about the grate escape of Subhas were Sisir, Subhas’s niece Ila and a male cousin Dwijen.
c) How did Subhas disguise himself ?
Ans:- Subhas disguised himself dressing in a long, brown coat, baggy shalwars and a black fez. He also wore gold wire-rimmed spectacles.
Classify the Noun phrase, Adjective phrase and Adverb phrase of the following sentences and fill in the table given bellow:
a) Those houses are very expensive.
Ans:- Those houses – Noun phrase.
b) I will never do that, never in a million years.
Ans:- never in a million years – Adverb phrase.
c) She is rather fond of singing.
Ans:- rather fond –Adjective phrase.
d) The spotted puppy is up for adoption.
Ans:- The spotted puppy – Noun phrase.
e) It was cold, bleak, biting weather.
Ans:- cold, bleak, biting – Noun phrase.
f) Meet me at the mall later in the evening.
Ans:- later in the evening – Adverb phrase.
Write a letter to your friend (in about 80 words), who stay far away, describing about a festival of West Bengal. You may use the following points:
Hints: time when the festival took place – how long it lasted – number of peuple participated – description of the festival – your enjoyment.
West Bengal , India
Date – 22/08/2021
My dear Raju,
Hope you are well. I could not send you any letter as I was busy for some days. In your last letter you wanted to know about the festivals of our West Bengal. In this letter I will tell you about the best festivals of West Bengal, that is Durga puja.
Durga puja is the most awaited fstival of Bengal. You can say it is the greatest and grandest festival of bengalis. This puja continues for four days. These days are consequently Saptami, Astami, Navami and Dashami. Dashami is the last day of puja where the immersion of Devi Idol takes place. People invole in puja of Devi, Pandal hopping and spending time with their relatives and friends. Different puja committees try their best to make their pandals and idols of Devi Durga attractive to the devotees.
This puja usually takes place in October. Last year the puja took place from 23 rd to 26 th October.
No more today, more when we meet. Convey my regards to your parents.
Your loving friend,
C/o- Shyamal Dutta