Showing posts with label class8-english. Show all posts
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

CBSE Class 7/ Class 8 / Class 9 - English - Reading Comprehension (Set-10) (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension (Set-10)

CBSE Class 7/ Class 8 / Class 9 - English - Reading Comprehension (Set-10) (#cbseNotes)

Question. Read the following passage carefully:                                                    

Oscar awards are annual awards given by the United States Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for excellent and outstanding achievements in various branches of film-making. The major best film. Another special Oscar award is given for the best lifetime achievement. These awards are considered the most prestigious international awards in the field of world cinema. The award was instituted by the academy on 16 may, 1929 and named after Oscar Pierce of Texas who was a wheat and fruit grower. The academy was founded by Louis B. Mayer in 1927 with an objective to prevent the creation of a union of actors and artisans. Another aim was to improve the image of the film industry by issuing awards for merits and distinction. Originally the award was intended to be a modest one with citations within the Hollywood film industry. But the importance of the award kept on increasing revenue of winning movies. Labelling of an Oscar worked like a trademark for the commercial success of a film.

Answer the following questions by choosing the correct options given below:


Friday, 15 September 2017

CBSE Class 7/ Class 8 / class 9 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem - 6 (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem - 6

CBSE Class 7/ Class 8 / class 9 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem - 6 (#cbseNotes)


Question: Read the poem carefully and answer the questions by choosing the correct option:

Beggarly Heart

When the heart is hard and parched up,
come upon me with a shower of mercy.
When grace is lost from life,
come with a burst of song.
When tumultuous work raises its din on
                all sides shutting me out from

beyond, come to me, my Lord of silence,
                with your peace and rest.

When my beggarly heart sits crouched, 
                       
                shut up in a corner,
break open the door, my King,
                 and come with the ceremony of a king.

When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust,
                O you holy one,

You wakeful, come with your light
                 and your thunder


Rabindranath Tagore



ENGLISH GRAMMAR: COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH USAGE (#cbseNotes)

ENGLISH GRAMMAR: COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH USAGE 

ENGLISH GRAMMAR: COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH USAGE (#cbseNotes)

Identify the errors in the use of nouns.

1. Though my means is small, I help my younger sister with money.
2. My uncle's friend's son is a doctor .
3. The Jury was divided in its opinion.
4. One should do his duty honestly.
5. The wages of sin are death.


Monday, 11 September 2017

English Vocabulary - Word To use Instead of 'VERY' (#cbseNotes)(#EnglishVocabulary)

English Vocabulary -
Word To use Instead of 'VERY'

English Vocabulary - Word To use Instead of 'VERY' (#cbseNotes)(#EnglishVocabulary)

The frequent use of 'Very' word makes it annoying and often it does not fit appropriately in the sentence. Repeated use of 'very' word can make the text boring and sounds dull.

Following words you should use instead of 'very':


very old ancient
 very rich  wealthy
 very sad  sorrowful
 very open  transparent
 very short          brief
 very simple  basic

Monday, 14 August 2017

CBSE Class 10/9 - English Grammar - Dialogue Completion (#cbseNotes)

Dialogue Completion Exercise

CBSE Class 10/9 - English Grammar

CBSE Class 10/9 - English Grammar - Dialogue Completion (#cbseNotes)


Q1: Read the following conversation and complete the dialogue.

Vaibhav: May I talk to Saurabh Gupta? I am his brother from Jaipur.

Manish: (a) _____________________________

Vaibhar: Can you give him a message?

Manish: (b) _____________________________?

Vaibhav: I am reaching Delhi tonight by Puja Express for some important official work. He should
meet me at Nizamuddin.

Manish: I will tell him so. (c) ______________________________?

Vaibhav: Please tell him to confirm train timings.



Thursday, 3 August 2017

CBSE Class 5/6/7/8 - English Grammar - Reading Comprehension (Set-9) (#cbseNotes)

 Reading Comprehension 

(Set-9)

CBSE Class 5/6/7/8 - English Grammar - Reading Comprehension (Set-9) (#cbseNotes)
Thomas Edison

Question: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions followed by the passage.


One of the greatest inventors of all times, Thomas Alva Edison was born in 1847 in a small town in Ohio, USA. His teachers thought he was a slow learner, so his mother taught him herself, inspiring his interest in Science. In 1869, after moving to New York, he improved a machine called the "ticker". It was used for relaying information about the stock market. Edison invented many things that changed the world.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12 - English Literature - A Quiz on Shakespeare's Plays (#cbseNotes)(#ntseExam)

A Quiz on Shakespeare's Plays


CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12 - English Literature - A Quiz on Shakespeare's Plays (#cbseNotes)(#ntseExam)


1. Name the king who adopted Shakespeare's theatre (Globe Theater)




2. Ariel, a spirit servant, brings storm which causes shipwreck. Ariel falls in love with Ferdinand. The play shows painful parting of a father with his daughter, jealousy and hatred between brothers.

Name the play.




3. A double suicide by the lovers in the Capulet tomb. They end the two families hostility that made their love impossible. Name the play.



Thursday, 13 July 2017

CBSE Class 7/8/9/10 English Grammar - Prepositions Practice Sheet (#cbseNotes)

Prepositions Practice Sheet

CBSE Class 7/8/9/10 English Grammar - Prepositions Practice Sheet (#cbseNotes)


Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition. In some questions options are given. 


All _______ Ram were present.

They deal _____ gems. (in/ with)

He will see me ______ a week. (after/for)

He has no taste _____ panting. (with / for)

Friday, 7 July 2017

CBSE Class 7/8/9/10 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem-4 (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem-4

CBSE Class 7/8/9/10 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem-4 (#cbseNotes)


INDIAN WEAVERS
Weavers, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay?
Blue as the wing of a bluebird wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.
Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright?
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.
Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.
                                      -Sarojini Naidu

Q: Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

(a) What do the weavers weave in the early morning?
(i) a bright blue cloth
(ii) a dull grey cloth
(iii) a soft white cloth
(iv) a red coloured veil

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Class 8/9/10 - English - 1 Hour Quick Exercise to Revise Active - Passive Voice (#cbseNotes)

1 Hour Quick Exercise
to Revise Active - Passive Voice

Class 8/9/10 - English - 1 Hour Quick Exercise to Revise Active - Passive Voice (#cbseNotes)

Here are 102 sentences in different tense forms. These will help you revise transforming active voice to passive voice (or vice versa).

Change the following sentences into passive voice.


Present Indefinite Tense

I like this bike.
He does not fly kites.
Madhurima sings a song.
Do you love him?
Does she know you?
What do they want?
When do you see movies?
Who advises you?  
     

Answers:
This bike is liked by me.
Kites are not flown by him.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3) (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3)

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3) (#cbseNotes)

Question: Read the poem below:

When storm‐clouds rumble in the sky and
June showers come down
The moist east wind comes marching over the heath
to blow its bagpipes amongst the bamboos
The crowds of flowers come out of a sudden
from nobody knows where,
and dance upon the grass in wild glee.

Mother, I really think the flowers go to school underground
They do their lessons with doors shut,
and if they want to come out to play before it is time,
their master makes them stand in a corner.
When the rains come they have their holidays.

Branches clash together in the forest
and the leaves rustle in the wild wind,
the thunder‐clouds clap their giant hands and
the flower children rush out in dresses of
pink, yellow and white.

Do you know, mother, their home is in the sky,
Where the stars are.

Haven’t you seen how eager they are to get there ?
Don’t you know why they
are in such a hurry ?
Of course, I can guess to whom they raise their arms
they have their mother
as I have my own .

Rabindranath Tagore


Saturday, 10 June 2017

CBSE Class 8/9/10 - English Grammar - Sentence Correction - 1 (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishErrorSpotting)

Sentence Correction Worksheet - 1

English Grammar
CBSE Class 8/9/10 - English Grammar - Sentence Correction - 1 (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishErrorSpotting)

Q: Following sentences are incorrect. Spot the error and write the correct sentence.

Sita bought a bread.

What is the cost of this shirt?

I saw beautiful sceneries in painting exhibition.

He is a noted dacoit.

What a luck!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

CBSE Class 8 - English Grammar (Notice Writing) (#cbseNotes)

Notice Writing

(ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS)
CBSE Class VIII, IX and X
CBSE Class 8 - English Grammar (Notice Writing) (#cbseNotes)



Q1. You are Neha/Nikhil of Ramjas Public School, Jaipur. Write a notice to be put up on the school notice board regarding the upcoming Annual Day Celebration in your school.

Answer:

Monday, 29 May 2017

CBSE Class 8/9/10 - English - Writing A Biographical Sketch (#cbseNotes)

Write A Biographical Sketch

English Writing Skills

CBSE Class 8/9/10 - English - Writing A Biographical Sketch (#cbseNotes)

A biographical sketch or bio-sketch is a brief summary of a person's life achievements. It includes professional, educational accomplishments, publications and affiliations that highlight important aspects of his experiences, training etc.

While writing the bio-sketch,

  • It should be written in third form.
  • It should outline important events of person's life including experiences, competencies and interests.
  • Special awards and recognitions be mentioned.
  • Emphasize on portraying a person in an admirable manner


An Example of Biographical Sketch Format
  •  Name and age
  •  Main personality traits
  •  Special interests
  •  Education and training
  •  Special contribution or research, if any
  •  Why people like him/her

Sunday, 21 May 2017

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Set-8) (#cbsenotes)

Reading Comprehension

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (#cbsenotes)

(NTSE 2015) Read the comprehension passage and answer the following questions:

Marie Curie was one of the most accomplished scientists in history. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used for treating cancer and studied uranium and other radioactive substances. Pierre and Marie’s amicable collaboration later helped to unlock the secrets of the atom.

Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of Physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and blithe personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women, Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland and in 1891 entered the Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master’s degree and the doctorate in Physics.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

CBSE Class 6/7/8 - English Grammar - Proper Nouns vs Common Nouns (Worksheet) (#cbsenotes)

Proper Nouns vs Common Nouns

Worksheet
English Grammar
CBSE Class 6/7/8 - English Grammar - Proper Nouns vs Common Nouns (Worksheet) (#cbsenotes)

A noun is the name of a place, person, quality, or action. Common nouns refer to ordinary things whereas proper nouns denote to a specific person or persons or specific things or places

Circle the proper nouns and underline the common nouns in the following sentences.

1. Mrs. Sharma is painting her wall.

2. Galileo Galilei invented the telscope.

3. Maruti is a company that manufactures cars.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

CBSE Class 6/7/8 - English Grammar - Collective Nouns For Animal Groups (#cbsenotes)(#englishgrammar)

Collective Nouns For Animal Groups 

CBSE Class 6/7/8 - English Grammar - Collective Nouns For Animal Groups (#cbsenotes)(#englishgrammar)

 Fill in the blanks with appropriate collective noun against the given animal group. 

1. an ________ of eagles.

2. a ________ of gorillas/horses/jays.

3. a ________ of crocodiles.

4. a ________ of chickens.

5. a ________ of camels.


Friday, 3 February 2017

Jumbled Up Sentences (Set -3)

Jumbled Up Sentences

(Set-3)
Jumbled Up Sentences (Set -3)

Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences.


1. bike/ blue/./nitish/rode/his/new/

   __________________________________________________________________


2. There/./two/in/the/are/birds/nest/

   __________________________________________________________________


3. Mr. Shyam/ our/ has/teacher/ a/ named/ Timmy/./cat/

   __________________________________________________________________


4. park/./is/a/place/walk/for/lake/good/

   __________________________________________________________________