Life Saving Inventions – Class 8 English Exercise [New Course]

The Life Saving Inventios is a reading text that has been included in the new course of grade 8 English. In this article we have covered the exercise [Question Answer, grammar and writing] of class 8 English new course.

Life Saving Inventions

A. Find the words/phrases from the text for the following meanings.

Replace – change for a new one

Deliver – hand over goods to the proper recipients

Invented – undertook a scientific procedure to make a discovery

Experimented – a thing or an idea that has been created

Injuries – harms done to a person’s body

Passes through – goes through

B. Write whether the following statements are True or False. If the information is not given, write NG.

Women in Africa walked for a long time to fetch water for their homes. – True

With the hippo-roller, people can carry more water than with a normal bucket. – True

LifeStraw is made of paddy straw. – False

LifeStraw never stops working.- False

Japanese technology was used in those three inventions.- False

Coca-Cola company worked with Simon Berry to design AidPod.- Not Given (NG)

AidPod has been used successfully in many different countries. – False

C. Answer these questions.

Why was life tough with traditional plastic buckets?

Life was tough with traditional plastic buckets because they were very heavy, often causing back and neck injuries.

Who made the lives of African women easier?

Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker, the engineers who designed the hippo-rollers, made the lives of African women easier.

How does LifeStraw work?

LifeStraw works by using a long thin plastic tube that cleans the water as it passes through it into somebody’s mouth, allowing people to drink dirty water without getting ill.

Where was LifeStraw used during disasters?

LifeStraw was used during disasters such as the Haiti earthquake, and floods in Pakistan and Thailand.

What made Simon Berry design the AidPod?

Simon Berry designed the AidPod because he noticed that people in remote villages in Zambia could buy Coca-Cola, but they had no access to medicines. He wanted to bring medicines when delivering Coca-Cola to those villages.

If his plan works well, what does Simon Berry hope to achieve?

If his plan works, Simon Berry hopes to do the same thing in other African countries and save thousands of lives by distributing AidPods with medicines alongside Coca-Cola deliveries.

D. Which of the inventions mentioned above do you think is the most relevant in your locality? Talk to your friends. Give reasons.

I think hippo-rollers are the most relevant in our locality. They can be particularly relevant in our areas where access to clean water is a challenge or where people have to travel long distances to fetch water. Women and children often bear the responsibility of collecting water, which can be physically demanding and time-consuming.

Grammar II

A. Do the verbs in the following sentences match with the subjects? Tick (✔) the correct sentences and cross (X) the incorrect ones.

i. The students attend the language course. (✔)

The students attends the language course.(X)

i. Aayusha and her friend decorates her classroom.(X)

Aayusha and her friend decorate her classroom.(✔)

i. Either my brother or my father do not let us come to the meeting.(X)

Either my brother or my father does not let us come the meeting.(✔)

i. Has Utsav with his friends made preparation for the programme?(✔)

Have Utsav with his friends made preparation for the programme?(X)

i. The story in a movie, including all the songs, attracts audiences’ attention.(✔)

The story in a movie, including all the songs, attract audiences’ attention.(X)

i. They were made dance at the party.(X)

They were made to dance at the party.(✔)

B. Choose the correct option from the brackets to complete the following sentences.

Writing an email ….needs…(needs/need) a lot of care.

Two plus three ….makes… (make/makes) five.

Mr. Karki and Mr. Mandal….were…..(was/were) studying mathematics together last evening.

Five years ….pass…..(pass/passes) too early.

Either the child or the parents ….need….(need/needs) to come to receive the prize.

…Were….(Was/Were) the scissors working properly?

The director and the actor never …go…..(go/goes) late for the shooting.

A team of players …receives….(receive/receives) medals.

Both of them …have….(has/have) returned home late.

Jina …does.. not.like…(do not like/does not like) tea.

Writing II

Read the given paragraph carefully and paraphrase it as in the example.

A dog is a domestic animal often kept as a pet. It has a keen sense of smell and is used for a variety of tasks, such as hunting, search and rescue. Dogs come in a wide range of sizes and breeds, each with their unique characteristics and abilities. They are known for their loyalty and obedience to their owners and are often considered to be members of the family. Training and proper care are essential for dogs to live a happy and healthy life.

Paraphrased Text

The dog, a domesticated animal, is commonly kept as a pet. Possessing a keen olfactory sense, it serves diverse purposes, including hunting and search and rescue operations. Dogs exhibit a wide range of sizes and breeds, each possessing distinct characteristics and abilities. Renowned for their loyalty and obedience to their human companions, dogs are regarded as integral members of the household. The provision of training and attentive care is crucial to ensuring the well-being and contentment of these animals throughout their lifespan