ENGLISH PRACTICE PAPER-1 for Annual Evaluation Class-8


for Annual Evaluation Class-8

Subject- General English

Note: All questions are compulsory.

Q1 . Do as directed:

(a) Write the comparative and superlative degrees of the following words:

(i) small

(ii) handsome

(b) Change the following sentences according to the instructions given in brackets

(i) Trees are valuable to all.   (Change into negative)

(ii) There was a poor woodcutter.   (Change into interrogative.)

(c) Choose the correct form of the verb given in brackets.

(i) I don’t _______ grapes. (like/liked)

(ii) She _______  her work yesterday. (done/did)

(d) Fill in the blanks with appropriate modals

(i) _______ I come in, Sir? (Can/May)

(ii) _______ you read this story for me, please? (could/may)

(e) Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences:

(i) useful/are/dams/us/for/

(ii) can/English/l/speak/

(f) Combine the sentences below using an appropriate conjuction:


(i) She is slow.

she is sure.

(ii) Hurry up.

You will be late.

Q.2. Write the answers as asked.

(a) Write the opposite gender for the words given below:

(i) king  _______ 

(ii) ox _______ 

(iii) man _______ 

(iv) hen _______ 

(b) Write rhyming words for the following words :

(i) hold _______ 

(ii) free _______ 

(iii) sleep _______ 

(iv) jug _______ 

(c) Write the plural form of the following words:

(i) mango _______ 

(ii) chair _______ 

(iii) tooth _______ 

(iv) lady _______ 

(d) Write one word for the following:

(i) One who cuts wood _______ 

(ii) One who travels _______ 

(iii) One who makes jewellery _______ 

(iv) One who teaches _______ 

Q.3. Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each: (any five)

(i) What is Kanha Kisli?

(ii) What is meant by the word ‘conservation’?

(iii) Who was invited to draw the portrait of the king?

(iv) Which is the best of all virtues?

(v) What is a disaster?

(vi) What did the villagers decide when the axemen refused to return?

Q.4. Answer the following questions in about three or five sentences each (any three): 

(i) Describe Kalpana Chawla’s last space mission?

(ii) How did Chandra Shekhar prove his name Azad?

(iii) Who among the four trapped in the well proved ungrateful to the woodcutter. How?

(iv) Write a short note on the ‘Bhagoria Haat’.

Q.5. Answer the following questions in about one or two sentences each (any three):

(i) Why did the miser make a terrible clatter?

(ii) What is the shape of the moon according to the poem. “The Moon”?

(iii) Why do we wish for another chance?

(iv) What are the colours of the balloons which shine far away?

Q.6. Write a stanza of any poem from your textbook of English.

Q.7. Write a short paragraph on “Tree Plantation” using the clues given below:

tree, leaves, flowers, fruits, medicines, plantation, fresh air, rain, firewood

Q.8. Write an application to your Headmaster requesting him to issue your transfer certificate.


Write a letter to your friend inviting him to your brother’s marriage party.

Q.9. Write an essay on anyone of the following topics: 

(i) My hobby        (ii) Any great leader

(iii) My school    (iv) Any game

Q.10. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below :

The kangaroo is an animal found in Australia. These animals were given their name by the famous English Captain, James cook, who discovered Australia. There are many types of kangaroos and they vary in size. The Wallaby for example, is no bigger than a rabbit. But the great kangaroo or the Forester, stands 7 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. Surprisingly its body is only about an inch long when it is born. These babies are carried by the mother in a pocket of skin, in the lower half of her body. Kangaroos, often meet in groups called mobs: In Australia’s early days, such mobs numbered thousands of kangaroos. Nowadays a mob of one hundred animals is unusually large. Kangaroos sleep on ground. They eat vegetables only. They live for fifteen years.


(a) Who gave the name Kangaroo to these animals?

(b) What is surprising about the baby of the great kangaroo?

(c) What is a mob?

(d) Find the opposite word of the following from the passage.

smaller ____________

night ____________

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