A Mousetrap – Class 8 English Exercise [New Course]

A Mousetrap is a reading text in the form of Story which has been included in the new course of grade 8 English. In this article we have published the exercise of the reading text including grammar, reading and writing.

A Mousetrap: Exercise

A. Look at the dictionary and find the meaning of the following words.

a. Package: A package refers to a wrapped or sealed box, envelope, or container that holds items or goods for transport or delivery.

b. Worried: Worried means feeling anxious, concerned, or troubled about something.

c. Ingredient: An ingredient is a component or a substance used in the preparation of a meal or a recipe.

d. Delicious: Delicious describes food or drink that has a highly pleasing taste or flavor.

e. Celebrate: Celebrate means to observe or commemorate a special event, occasion, or achievement with festivities, joy, or ceremony.

B. Correct order of events in the drama:

c. A man and woman brought a mousetrap.

g. The mouse was afraid that he would get trapped.

a. The mouse asked for help with other animals.

b. None of the animals were ready to help the mouse.

e. A snake bit the woman.

f. The doctor recommended chicken soup to the woman.

d. All the animals except the mouse were killed one after another by the man.

C. Answers to the questions:

a. The mouse was shocked when he saw a mousetrap because it created a threat to his safety and well-being. Mousetraps are typically used to catch and kill mice, so the mouse recognized the danger it represented.

b. The mouse complained to the chicken, lamb, and buffalo about the mousetrap in the house. However, none of the animals, except for the mouse, were concerned or willing to help.

c. When the mouse asked the lamb for help, the lamb replied that it could only offer prayers and reassured the mouse to stay calm, indicating its inability to take any direct action.

d. When the woman went to see the mousetrap in the dark, she did not realize that it had caught a deadly snake instead. As a result, the snake bit her, causing her to cry out for help and faint.

e. The couple decided to kill the buffalo because they wanted to celebrate the woman’s recovery from the snakebite by organizing a big party for their well-wishers.

f. They chose the buffalo as the main dish to serve to their guests during the celebration.

D. “We need to help someone if they ask us for our help because we never know when we will be in the same situation.” Do you agree with the statement? Give reasons.

Yes, I agree with the statement. It’s important to help someone when they ask for my help because I never know when I might be in the same situation and need help myself. If I were in a similar situation, I would appreciate it if someone helped me. By helping others, I contribute to creating a caring and supportive community where people can rely on each other. It’s a way of treating others the way I would like to be treated. So, offering help when someone asks for it is a kind and compassionate thing to do.

Grammar II

Underline the verb forms and identify their tenses. One example has been given.

a. The diagram is a bar graph.

Present Simple

b. The bar graph shows the population growth in Nepal over the 20 years.

Present Simple

c. Look! The dog is running.

Present Continuous

d. I‘ve found this pen on the floor.

Present Perfect

e. I‘d been studying at this school when you were born.

Past Perfect Continuous

B. Choose the correct options to complete the sentences.

a. Some teachers always us …….a lot of homework.

i. give ii. are giving iii. have given iv. have been giving

i. give

b. Tim and Dolma…..good friends. They always walk together.

i. are ii. are becoming iii. has become iv. has been becoming

i. are

c. Every morning, I …….at seven o’clock.

i. get up ii. getting up iii. have got up iv. have been getting up

d. It ……heavily at the moment.

i. rains ii. is raining iii. has rained iv. has been raining

i. get up

e. Fred…… his room. It looks neat now.

i. cleans ii. is cleaning iii. has cleaned iv. has been cleaning

iii. has cleaned

f. Listen! My sister…… the Madal.

i. plays ii. is playing iii. has played iv. has been playing

ii. is playing

g. We…….. here for 13 years. I think we’ll live here for three more years.

i. live ii. are living iii. have lived iv. have been living

iv. have been living

h. Every day after breakfast, she ……the newspaper.

i. reads ii. is reading iii. has read iv. has been reading.

i. reads

i. We ……. him very well.

i. know ii. are knowing iii. have known iv. have been knowing

i. know

j. I wonder if he ……. my name.

i. remembers ii. is remembering iii. have remembered iv. have been remembering

i. remembers

C. Use the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets to complete the sentences.

a. Give me that book. It ..belongs… (belong) to me.

b. Listen! The head teacher..is…. calling..(call) Rama.

c. They …plays…(play) football every Saturday.

d. She …is.taking..(take) a shower now.

e. Look! Nima.is..carrying..(carry) two bags.

f. I ..have..lost…(lose) my key. Can you help me to look for it?

g. She..is..having. (dance) for three hours. She will continue dancing for the next hour.

h. ..Have….you ….heard…(hear) the news? The school will be closed tomorrow.

i. I usually live in Dhading but now I ….am..living.(live) in Kathmandu.

j. He …has..been..teaching.. (teach) here for the last ten years. I think he’ll retire from this school.

B. Complete the sentences:

a. Some teachers always give us a lot of homework.

b. Tim and Dolma are good friends. They always walk together.

c. Every morning, I get up at seven o’clock.

d. It is raining heavily at the moment.

e. Fred has cleaned his room. It looks neat now.

f. Listen! My sister is playing the Madal.

g. We have been living here for 13 years. I think we’ll live here for three more years.

h. Every day after breakfast, she reads the newspaper.

i. We know him very well.

j. I wonder if he remembers my name.

C. Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs:

a. Give me that book. It belongs to me.

b. Listen! The head teacher is calling Rama.

c. They play football every Saturday.

d. She is taking a shower now.

e. Look! Nima is carrying two bags.

f. I have lost my key. Can you help me look for it?

g. She has been dancing for three hours. She will continue dancing for the next hour.

h. Have you heard the news? The school will be closed tomorrow.

i. I usually live in Dhading, but now I am living in Kathmandu.

j. He has been teaching here for the last ten years. I think he’ll retire from this school.

Writing II

The following flowchart shows the process of making orange juice. Study the chart and write a short description of it.

[Oranges received, Best oranges selected, Oranges cleaned, Served in a glass, Filtrated, Juice extracted]

The flowchart illustrates the process of making orange juice.

The process starts with the oranges being received. From the received oranges, the best ones are selected for further processing. The selected oranges then go through a cleaning process to ensure they are free from any dirt or impurities.

Once the oranges are cleaned, they are ready to be used for making juice. First, the oranges are filleted, which involves removing the peel and separating the segments. After filleting, the oranges are juiced to extract the liquid.

Finally, the freshly extracted orange juice is served in a glass, ready to be enjoyed.

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