BLE English Model Question for BLE 2079
PM – 75
Grade – VIII Time: 2.15 hrs PM – 27
- Rewrite the following sentences selecting the correct options: 
a. The girl has…………….beautiful eyes. (a, an, the, nothing)
b. He has been writing a book………….5 months. (since, for, to, in)
c. Rabindranath Tagore died………..1941 (at, of, in, on)
d. Today is hot………….(is it, is this, isn’t it, is that?)
…………..it rained a lot, we walked out. (because, although, however, if)
2. Change the following sentences as indicated in brackets: 
a. Rohan said,” My bike isn’t starting. “ (into Indirect Speech)
b. Waiters serve you at the restaurant.(into passive voice)
c. The place is called Dharapani. Drinking water is not available there. (join with WH word)
3. Fill in the blanks with the correct word from the box below: 
a. She …………. to temple every Saturday.
b. The principal and writer………………going to say something about the book.
4. Read the following text and do the activities that follow: 
Games and sports help people face challenges in life bravely, players are not deferred by failures because they know that failure is the stepping stone to success. Such an approach would help one recognize one’s skills. Players develop team spirit. They learn to adjust to other people’s shortcomings. They respect and follow the rules of the game they play. Sportspersons display punctuality, diplomacy, and self-discipline. Games are very essential for students. In Our schools, however, games and posts are not given much importance.A period of half an hour or forty -five minutes should be dedicated to games in every school Some schools dedicate this ticking to games only once a week. Children find it difficult to pursue a game in the specified period. Some schools cannot afford funds for sports equipment. Similarly, some schools don’t have a playground. Many schools do not employ any physical teacher to guide the children in various games. Even parents want their children to complete their homework after school rather than play games.
A. Match the following words in column A with their synonyms in column B (4×1=4)
a. unsuccessfulness i. essential
b. provided ii. shortcomings
c. weakness. iii. dedicated
d. necessary iv. failures.
B. Answer the following questions. 6
a. What are the qualities that games and sports develop in a person?
b. What do parents want rather than sports?
c. Why don’t some schools afford funds for sports?
5. Read the following text and do the activities that follow: 
White House, Washington DC
He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true but teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader… Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend. It will take time, I know, but teach him, if you can, that a dollar earned is of far more value than five pounds…Teach him to learn to lose…and also to enjoy winning. Steer him away from envy, if you can, and teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Let him learn early that bullies are the easiest to lick…Teach him, if you can, the wonder of a book…but also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hillside.
In school, teach him it is far more honourable to fail than to cheat…Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong…Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with the tough. Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the bandwagon…Teach him to listen to all men…but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.
Teach him, if you can, how to laugh when he is sad…Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness…Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders, but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob…and to stand and fight if he thinks he is right. Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel. Let him have the courage to be impatient…let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind.
A. Find the gaps with appropriate words/sentences from the passage. (3×1=3)
a. There is ………….for every scoundrel.
b. it is far more honorable to ………….than to cheat.
c. Only the test of ………….makes finds steel
B. State whether the following sentences are True or False. (3×1=3)
a. A student writes this letter to his teacher.
b. The writer suggests that the teacher teaches his boy to filter all he hears on a screen of truth.
c. Let him have the patience to be brave.
C. Answer the following questions. (4×1=4)
a. Where can we find a hero?
b. What is the address of the winter given in the letter?
c. What do we need to be brave?
d. What does “dollar earned is far more value than five pounds mean?”
- Read the following text and do the activities that follow: 
Every year thousands of visitors come to Muktinath Pilgrims from Nepal and India and trekkers from all over the world climb up from the valley to Kaligandaki going to eastwards on the path which goes over the high Thorung La Pass to Manang. The country is like the moon because it is so dry. Nothing grows here. There are only bare brown rocky hillsides. No trees, no grass, just rock. And then they reach Muktinath with its tree-lined streets and apple, plum, and peach orchards. In a peaceful park, there are old twisted trees covered with prayer flags and a temple surrounded by a hundred and eighty water spouts. Many people come to see the flame which never goes out. This natural gas from underground burns continuously. In the village, the houses are brown and flat-roofed, but here are bright lodges were seen everywhere. The streets are full of people and horses, mule trains, sheep and goats and you can hear many languages spoken
A. Rewrite the following sentences in the correct order. (4×1=4)
a. Rocky hillside can be seen during the journey to Muktinath.
b. Visitors can hear different languages being spoken around Muktinath.
c. Pilgrims from Nepal and India visit Muktinath.
d. The trees have been covered with prayer flags there.
B. Answer the following questions.
a. What is the source of flame that burns continuously?
b. How many water spouts are found in Muktinath?
c. Why do thousands of visitors come to Muktinath?
7. Read the following news and do the activities that follow. 
Protest Against Acid Attack Organized in the City
Kathmandu, March 3: A scarf movement -‘Let’s unite against the acid attack’ was going on in the capital today in the wake of the February 22 acid attack on two teenage girls at Jonchhe, Basantapur.
According to the participants of the rally organized as part of the movement, the acid attack had caused a sense of fear among Nepali women. They said if the situation remained the same, women would have to cover their faces with scarves for fear of working and walking freely. The rally started from Basantapur Durbar Square and went around the Tundikhel. Anil Shah, CEO of Mega Bank was a motivator for the movement. An interview with Bindabasini Kansakar, a survivor of acid attacks from Hetauda, Makwanpur, was showcased before the rally where she talked about her views on the acid attack that injured them recently.
The participants carried placards and banners demanding justice to the victims. It has been 10 days since the attack. But the police have been unable to arrest the perpetrators.
A. Find similar words (4×1= 4)
a. protest. b. onslaught c. ideas d. offenders.
B. Answer the following questions.4×1.5=6)
a. What was the slogan of the movement?
b. When was the news published?
c. Who were the victims?
d. Why was the scarf movement organized in the city?
8. Look at the pie chart below and interpret the details of Mr Dutta’s monthly expenses in your own words. 5
9. Write a news story with the help of the following outlines. 5
A boy cries for an expensive shoe……….his father is poor…………buys a cheap one………….cries and leaves the house…………….sees a beggar passing………he has no legs…………..gets enlightened…………..at least he has legs…………….thank god and parents.
10. Write an essay on” Growing use of Mobile Phones and its Impact on students. (150 words) 
Write a letter to your friend describing music (importance, types of music, favourite one, reasons to like, any song reminding you of a particular place, event, and people)
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