ENGLISH PRACTICE PAPER-4 for Annual Evaluation Class-8


for Annual Evaluation Class-8

Subject- General English

Note: All questions are compulsory.

Q. 1. Do as directed:

(a) Fill in the blanks with suitable helping verb from brackets.

(i) All flowers beautiful. (is/are)

(ii) A kite being flown by a child. (is/am)

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

(i) The postman was delivering the letters.  (Change into negative.)

(ii) He is your friend.  (Change into interrogative.)

(c) Write the comparative and superlative degrees of the following words.

(i) long  _______      _______ 

(ii) good _______      _______ 

(d) Fill in the blanks with appropriate modals.

(i) It rain in a day or two.(might/can)

(ii) I come in, sir? (can/may)

(e) Combine the sentences given below using an appropriate conjuction. (and/but/or)

(i) Man discovered fire.

He learnt to cook.

(ii) Hurry up.

You will be late.

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

(i) do/where/live/you/?

(ii) sings/song/a/she/.

Q.2. Write the answers as asked:

(a) Write one word for the following:

(i) one who cuts wood in a jungle _______ 

(ii) one who saves others _______ 

(iii) one who travels _______ 

(iv) one who treats patients. _______ 

(b) Write the opposite gender for the following words.

(i) aunt _______ (ii) son _______ 

(iii) lion _______ (iv) horse _______ 

(c) Write the homophones for the following words.

(i) knew _______ (ii) hear _______ 

(iii) deer _______ (iv) pain _______ 

(d) Classify the words given below according to the sound ‘g’ as in gun and ‘g’ as in giraffe.

leg          message          grass       bridge

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

(i) What is Kanha Kisli?

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

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

(iv) What is Gatla?

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

(vi) Where does Mayank live?

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

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

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

(iii) What were the questions put up by Yaksha? Mention at least four.

(iv) Describe the first space mission of Kalpana Chawla?

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

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

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

(iii) Where do the birdies sleep?

(iv) Why do we wish for another chance?

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

Q.7. Write a paragraph on “Trees” using the clues given below:

leaves, fruits, fresh air, flowers, plant, rain, medicine, firewood, shade

Q.8. Write an application to your headmaster to grant you two days leave as you are sick.


Write a letter to your friend inviting him on your birthday party.

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

(i) Any festival

(ii) Importance of computers

(iii) My school

(iv) Wonders of science

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

You know that bees hum. You also know that bees make honey. Some of you may have been stung by a bee, but do you know why bees hum, sting or dance? On a warm summer morning you may see numerous bees humming around from flower to flower. They make trips to collect nectar and pollen. The nectar is the sugary syrup found at the bottom of the flower cup. The bees visiting a particular type of flower belong to the same hive. Like human beings, they can taste sweet, sour, salty and bitter things.

Questions :

(a) What is nectar?

(b) What can bees do like human beings?

(c) Why do bees make trips?

(d) Write the opposite of given words from the passage.

different _______ 

top _______

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