FA - 1, 8th English




8th English

Name: ____________________ Sec:..........Marks : 20


  1. Read and answer. 12*1= 12

  1. When he arrived unexpectedly at his home in the countryside in his office car and got down at the gate, his mother, who was lying in an armchair on the veranda, made a futile attempt to get up.

  1. Who arrived unexpectedly?

  2. Who was she in the arm chair?

  3. Was she able to get up

B.  I cannot remember my mother,

only sometime in the midst of my play

a tune seems to hover over my playthings,

the tune of some song that she used

to hum while rocking my cradle.

  1. Who was the poet of this poem?

  2. Where did the tune hover over?

  3. When did the mother hum the tune?

C. Old Giant :I once owned a large, lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring time broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl and in the autumn bore rich fruit. The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games in order to listen to them…

  1. Who owned a lovely garden?

  2. How was the garden?

  3. Why did the children use to stop their games?

D. There is a garden

in my heart

where beauty grows

in fits and starts.

  1. What is there in my heart?

  2. How does beauty grow in the heart?

  3. Who was the poet?

II. Complete the sentences with noun phrases using the words given in brackets.     4* 1=4

1.  I bought _____________ (beautiful/a/umbrella/red).

2.  We saw ___________________________ in the zoo. (baby/a/elephants/of/couple).

3.  Our grand father lives in  _______________________ (big/house/a/stone-built).

4.  Ramya has ___________________________________ (nice/a/sari/silk).

   III.. Writing    4

  1. Read the following paragraph, taken from the story.4

Delhi is too expensive. You know I have four children to look after now. I can’t make both ends meet with my salary. And one has to keep up one’s status. It will be a great help if I can raise some money by 

selling my share of the family property. I came to talk it over with you.Now, write a paragraph on how to keep up family ties despite economic pressures (You may use the hints given below).

 Impact of economic pressures

Lack of time to spend with the family

Lack of love and affection

Absence of human relationships


Write about a beautiful garden you have seen.


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