Model Activity Task 2021 Part 8
Model Activity Task Compilation | Class- 8 | English
মডেল অ্যাক্টিভিটি টাস্ক ২০২১ | Part- 8
অষ্টম শ্রেণী| ইংরাজী| পার্ট – ৮
READING COMPREHENSION 1.
Read the following passage and answer the questions given below :
One quiet afternoon, he lay fast asleep and fell to dreaming again. Unknown to him, the ship stood offshore from his old farm. In Jon’s dream the seasons turned rapidly and as each turned, so did Jon in his bed. Consequently, the cap on his head twisted round and about. It called up a squall from the clear sky that hit the ship without a warning. The wind had been whirling about the boat tearing the sails and snapping the spars. “Its’ his fault,” the sailors cried. They shouted in anger and fear and tried to rid the cap off his head. Well, they were unsuccessful, for it was a fairy cap.
Answer the following questions
i)What happened as Jon lay fast asleep?
Ans- As Jon lay fast asleep, he started to dream again.
ii)How did the squall arise suddenly?
Ans- In Jon’s dream the seasons turned rapidly and so he was also turning in his bed, as a result the cap on Jon’s head twisted round and called up a squall.
iii)Describe the condition of the ship in the squall?
Ans- The squall teared the sails of the ship and snapped the spars. The boat had been whirling in the storm.
iv)What did the sailors do to stop the squall?
Ans- The sailors suspected that it was Jon’s fault and to stop the squall they tried to rid the magic cap off his head.
- Read the following passage and answer the questions given below :
On 16th 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
A.Write ‘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 Rad.—-– [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 Subha’s niece lla and a male cousin, Dwijen.
iii) Muhammad Ziauddin was Subhas Chandra Bose in disguise.—– [T]
Supporting statement:– Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Ziauddin.
B.Answer the following questions:
a) What is the Wanderer?
Ans:- The Wanderer is the personal car of Sisir.
b) Which persons of the Bose family knew about the great escape of Subhas?
Ans:- Sisir, lla and Dwijen from the Bose family knew about the great escape of Subhas.
c) How did Subhas disguise himself?
Ans:- Subhas had changed into his disguise as Muhammad Ziauddin wearing a long, brown coat, baggy shalwars, a black fez and gold wire-rimmed spectacles.
SECTION B : GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
3.Do as directed : 1×5=5
(i) Every morning he has to go for a walk. (Underline the Infinitive used in the sentence)
Ans- Every morning he has to go for a walk.
(ii) Nowadays supply of food grains is abundant. (Replace the underlined word with its antonym)
Ans- Nowadays supply of food grains is scarce
(iii) This is the place where Rabindranath was born. (Underline the Main Clause and circle the Subordinate Clause)
Ans- Main Clause: This is the place
Subordinate Clause: Where Rabindranath was born
(iv) The news that shocked me proved false. (Identify the type of clause used in the sentence)
Ans: Noun Clause
(v) By this time next year Diya will be attending her university classes. (Rewrite the following sentences using Future Perfect tense
Ans- By this time next year Diya will have attended her university classes.
4.Classify the Noun phrase, Adjective phrase and Adverb phrase of the following sentences and fill in the table given below:
- a) Those houses are very expensive.
- b) I will never do that, never in a million years.
- c) She is rather fond of singing.
- d) The spotted puppy is up for adaption.
- e) It was cold, bleak, biting weather.
- f) Meet me at the mall later in the evening.
|Noun Phrase||Adjective Phrase||Adverb Phrase|
|a) Those houses are very expensive.||c) She is rather fond of singing.||b) I will never do that, never in a million years|
|d) The spotted puppy is up for adaption||e) It was cold, bleak, biting weather||f) Meet me at the mall later in the evening|
5.Change into Indirect speech :
(i) My father said to me, “May God bless you.”
Ans: My father prayed that God might bless me.
(ii) The police officer said, “Don’t go there.”
Ans: The police officer ordered not to go there.
(iii) The Headmaster said to me, “Where do you live?”
Ans: The headmaster asked me where I lived.
SECTION C : WRITING
6.Write a letter to your friend who stays 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 people participated – description of the festival — your enjoyment.
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Dear friend Puja,
I am glad to receive your letter and you want to know about West Bengal’s greatest festival Durga Puja. Well I will try my best to describe the grandeur of the festival of light and fun.
The entire Bengal specially Kolkata is decorated like a new bride. We have holidays for a week. Everybody go to the market and malls for shopping each day. We visit many temples and decorated pandals every day and offer prayers and prasad to Goddess Durga. The festival will end with the immersion of the idol.This is my most favourite time of the year. And the food during this entire season was mesmerizing. Every family prepared yummy rasgullas, jhal muri,shukto, shondesh, bhapa doi and more.
I wish this year you can join us during durga puja.I’ll wait for your response and I hope you could come.
Your dearest friend.
7.Write a paragraph in about 80 words on the life of the famous painter and writer Abanindranath Tagore. You may use the following points :
Birth : 7 August, 1871 at Jorasanko, Calcutta
Parents : Gunendranath Tagore and Saudamini Devi
Siblings : Gagenendranath Tagore and Sunayani Devi
Education : Government College of Art and Craft, Sanskrit College, University of Calcutta
Famous for : Drawing, painting and writing
Notable work of art : Bharat Mata, The passing of Shah Jehan
Important books : Khirer Putul, Raj Kahini, Buro Angla etc.
Death : 5 December 1951
Abanindranath Tagore was the principal artist and creator of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art”. On 7 august, 1871 Abanindranath Tagore was born in Jorasanko, Calcutta, British India, to Gunendranath Tagore and Saudamini Tagore. He had a sister, Sunayani Deví. Tagore learned art when studying at Sanskrit College, Kolkata in the 1880s.
In 1890, around the age of twenty years, Abanindranath attended the Calcutta School of Art where he learnt to use pastels from O. Ghilardi, and oil painting from C. Palmer, European painters who taught in that institution.
His idea of modernizing Mughal and Rajput paintings eventually gave rise to modern Indian painting, which took birth at his Bengal school of art. some of his notable painting are Bharat Mata, The passing of Shah Jahan , Ganash Janani e.t.c.
Abanindranath is also regarded as a proficient and accomplished writer. Most of his literary works were meant for children. Some of his books like ‘Budo Angla’, ‘Khirer Putul’ and ‘Raj kahini’ are best examples of Bengali children’s literature. The famous artist died on 5 December, 1951.
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