Having Fun: Exercise Class 8 English [New Course]

Having Fun: Exercise

A. Underline the words in column B which are similar in meaning to the words in column A.

mischief – misconduct, mishap, misbehaving

precious- common, valuable, expensive

vain – useless, impossible, sufficient

happy- lively, depressed, cheerful

hugged – rejected, embraced, cuddled

B. Use appropriate words from ‘column A’ above to complete the sentences below.

Everyone likes her. She is …..happy…… and outgoing.

These guys are best known for causing ……mischief……. and making fun.

That old man tried in …..vain…… to escape from prison.

After they won the match, the players …….hugged……. their coach.

The Mountain Museum is full of rare and ……precious…… treasures.

C. Put these sentences in the correct order.

A pair of old shoes were lying on the road.

The father and son hid behind the bush.

The farmer found some coins inside his shoes.

The farmer was very happy to get the money.

The old farmer thanked God for everything he had got.

The son learnt a good lesson that day.

D. Read the story again and answer these questions.

What did the son want to do with the shoes?

The son wanted to hide the shoes and watch the farmer’s reaction when he couldn’t find them.

How did the father react to his son’s proposal about hiding the shoes?

The father was disappointed in his son’s proposal and told him that it was wrong to make fun of a poor person.

What was the farmer going to do with the money?

The farmer was going to use the money to buy medicine for his sick wife and food for his starving children.

What would have been the farmer’s reaction if his shoes had been hidden?

The farmer would have been very upset and worried if his shoes had been hidden. He would have had to walk home barefoot, and he would have been unable to buy medicine for his wife or food for his children. e. What lesson did the son learn from the incident? The son learned that it is wrong to make fun of poor people and that it is more rewarding to help them than to hurt them. He also learned that it is important to be grateful for what you have and that even a small act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life.

E. Imagine you are the boy in the story. Retell the story in your own words.

Having Fun

I was walking with my father one evening when we saw a pair of shoes lying on the ground. I thought it would be funny to hide the shoes and watch the farmer who owned them get confused. But my father said that it was wrong to make fun of a poor person. Instead, he suggested that we put some coins in the shoes. We did, and when the farmer came back, he was so happy. He said that the coins would help him buy medicine for his sick wife and food for his children. I learned a valuable lesson that day: it is always better to be kind than to be cruel.

Grammar I

Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentences.

The climate of the city …remained.. pleasant most of the time last year.

is remaining ii. remained iii. has remained

While they …were having… lunch, some guests arrived.

were having ii. was having iii. had

Manita and Pasang ….were playing… hid and seek at this time yesterday.

played ii. were playing iii. have played

Sonali …had painted… her house before she sold it.

had painted ii. painted iii. paint

Susan ..was working.. all day yesterday. He is not working today.

was working ii. had worded iii. worked

All the students ….were queuing… for lunch when I reached there.

was queuing ii. had queued ii. were queuing

Last year, we …hadn’t celebrated… any festival.

hadn’t celebrated ii. didn’t celebrate iii. celebrating

Use past simple, past continuous or past perfect forms of the verbs from the brackets to complete the sentences.

When the burglars broke into the house, I ….was having…. sound sleep. (have)

They were watching TV when they ….heard… a loud bang on the door. (hear)

Namrata ..had called…. her parents before she left for her office. (call)

…..Did you remember… to call your mother last night? (you/remember)

Sami ….called…. me twice yesterday but I didn’t reply to him. (call)

Their team scored 150 runs after they ….had had.. lunch break. (have)

The bus …had… already ..been.. there at the stop before we reached. (be)

Bipana was mending the roof when she …fell off.. (fall off)

After Alina ..had read… a novel, she wrote its summary. (read)

Writing I

Choose the correct phrases/sentences from the box to complete the following story.

The correct order of the phrases/sentences is:

A busy couple used to live in Chicago

They booked a hotel room

his wife was planning to meet him there

he accidentally left out one letter from her email address

who had just returned home from her husband’s funeral

she screamed and fainted

Write a story with the help of the given clues. Give it a suitable title.

The Ripple of Kindness

Once upon a time, in a coastal town, there was a man who found himself strolling along the beach on a gloomy day after a fierce storm. The crashing waves had washed ashore thousands of starfish, leaving them stranded on the sandy expanse. The man observed their plight as the helpless creatures wriggled and struggled, desperate to find their way back to the ocean.

As the man stood there, contemplating the overwhelming task before him, he noticed a young girl who seemed unaffected by the vastness of the challenge. She was diligently picking up one starfish after another, throwing them back into the safety of the ocean. Intrigued, the man approached her and inquired about her actions.

“I’m saving them,” the girl replied earnestly. “If I don’t, they’ll die.”

The man couldn’t help but express his skepticism. “But there are so many,” he remarked, gesturing toward the countless starfish covering the beach. “You can’t possibly save them all.”

Unfazed by his doubt, the girl picked up another starfish, carefully launching it into the waves. She turned to the man and with unwavering determination said, “It sure made a difference to that one.”

Her words struck a chord within the man, and a smile tugged at the corners of his mouth. “You’re right,” he admitted. “It did make a difference.”

Inspired by the girl’s simple yet profound perspective, the man decided to join her cause. Side by side, they devoted themselves to the task at hand, their shared efforts breathing hope into the starfish’s struggle. Together, they tossed starfish back into the embrace of the ocean, one by one.

Though their arms grew weary and the sun began to set, the man and the girl persevered, determined to see their mission through until every last starfish was safely returned to the water. And as they worked tirelessly, the warmth of satisfaction replaced their exhaustion. They had not only saved lives but also taught the invaluable lesson that even the smallest acts of kindness can create ripples of change.

In the end, the man and the girl stood side by side, surveying the now vacant beach. They were tired, but their hearts swelled with contentment. They had made a significant difference in the lives of the starfish they had saved.

As the story of the man and the girl spread throughout the town, it ignited a flame of compassion within its residents. People began to recognize the power of their own actions, no matter how seemingly insignificant. Kindness began to flourish, casting its glow upon the lives of others, and the world became a little brighter.

The moral of this tale is a reminder to us all: Each act of kindness, no matter how small, has the power to make a difference. By extending a helping hand, we can bring about positive change and inspire others to do the same. The ripples of our actions can shape a better world for all.