ENGLISH PRACTICE PAPER-3 for Annual Evaluation Class-8


for Annual Evaluation Class-8

Subject- General English


Note: All questions are compulsory.

Q. 1. Do as directed:

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

(i) great _______      _______ 

(ii) difficult _______      _______

(b) Combine the following pairs of sentences using the suitable conjuctions: (and/or/but)

(i) Priya can come early.

Reshma can’t come early.

(ii) Sanjana worked hard. She won a scholarship.

(c) Fill in the blanks with appropriate modals.

(i) I could) jump over the wall when I was young. (can/

(ii) The sky is clear. It rain today. (can’t/may)

(d) Choose the correct form of the verb given in brackets:

(i) She to market yesterday. (go/went)

(ii) They had for railway station. (left/leave)

(e) Change the following sentences according to the instruction given in brackets:

(i) The king has rewarded the poet.  (Change into interrogative.)

(ii) The market was full of people.  (Change into negative.)

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

(i) should/plant/trees/we/more/.

(ii) the/won/first/she/prize/.

Q.2. Write the answers as asked:

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

(i) queen _______  (ii) mother _______ 

(iii) husband_______  (iv) ox _______ 

(b) Write rhyming words for the following:

(i) hold _______ (ii) measure _______ 

(iii) sole _______ (iv) jeep _______ 

(c) Write the plural form of the following:

(i) city _______  (ii) hen _______ 

(iii) calf _______ (iv) tooth _______ 

(d) Write one word for the following:

(i) one who makes jewellery _______ 

(ii) one who makes sculptures _______ 

(iii) one who teaches _______ 

(iv) to walk slowly without purpose _______ 

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

(i) Who inspired Kalpana Chawla to fly?

(ii) Where did Chandra Shekhar receive his early education?

(iii) Why do the villagers migrate to cities and towns?

(iv) Who were trapped in the well?

(v) When did Kanha National Park come into existence?

(vi) Who wanted Tenali Raman’s help?

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

(i) What is the work of “Dasohli Gram Swarajya Mandal”?

(ii) What were the questions put up by ‘Yaksha’? Mention at least five.

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

(iv) How are human beings responsible for causing floods?

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

(i) What was the only pleasure of the miser?

(ii) What does it take to make a brand new start?

(iii) What do the flowers and children do till morning?

(iv) Who told the secret to the tree?

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

Q.7. Write a paragraph about “Maharani Laxmi Bai” using these clues: 

[Name – Manu, born – Kashi in 1835, father – Moropant Tambe, mother -Bhagirathi Bai, married to- Gangadhar Rao, faught – against Britishers, breathed last – near Gwalior Fort]

Q.8. Write an application to your Headmaster requesting him to provide you free textbooks as you were absent on the day, they were distributed.


Write a letter to your friend suggesting him some tips regarding conservation of water.

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

(i) Any Indian festival

(ii) Importance of trees

(iii) Independence Day celebration in your school

(iv) My hobby

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

Ants are the most interesting of all insects. They are like human beings in many ways. They live in families, build their own houses and have a ‘king’ and a ‘queen’. Each ant has its own work to do. The very young ants, who have just come out of their cocoons, are generally the nurses. When they are older, and their skins are harder, they are ready to leave the nest and do other kinds of work. Some of the ants hunt for food. They bring in food for the queen and other workers, as well as for themselves.


(a) Who are the nurses?

(b) When do the young ants leave the nest?

(c) Whom do the ants bring in the food for?

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



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