8th Class English Chapter 1
Working With The Text
Who was Nora? How did she become a friend of the teacher?
Nora was a five-year-old girl. The teacher had visited the family over a weekend, that is how they had become friends.
How did the teacher observe Nora while learning?
Most of the time the teacher used to sit silent and watch her but sometimes he found her unable to read the word or phrase and suggested her to move ahead and sometimes helped her to read the word correctly.
What odd thing happened with Nora? Why was the teacher puzzled?
The odd thing that happened was Nora was unable to read a word correctly that she had read correctly on a previous page or paragraph. The teacher got confused and puzzled.
Was Nora a careless child? How do you know?
No, she was a bright and intelligent student.She was not careless. I know this from the given text that she used to read the book with full focus.
How should a teacher understand the problems of the children?
To comprehensively understand the learning problems of students a teacher must see things through a child’s eye.
What experiences popped into the teacher’s mind after Nora’s learning problem.
The teacher once had a page written in some Indian language script.The words and letters were not known to him.It looked like a jumble of words. Same was the learning problem with Nora as some words looked like a jumble to her.
Why are the children of unlettered homes at a disadvantage?
Children from unlettered homes are at a disadvantage because there is nobody at their homes to teach them. They remain unfamiliar with the shapes and patterns of letters.
How did the child learn from Nora?
The children have some learning problems. The teacher got to know about these learning problems of children after he observed Nora.
- In the text, the author keeps using the American expression, ‘to figure out’. Which of the
following words or phrases is closest in meaning to the expression as it is used in the
(a) To guess (b) to recognize (c) to reason out (d) to decide Answer (b) To recognize
2. He taught me to play the piano.
I learned to play it.
These two sentences describe the same action from different points of view. Now write a second sentence for each of the sentences below in the same way.
(a) He loaned me some clothes.
(b) He sold me an old piano.
(c) He chased me.
(d) I gave him a glass of water.
(e) We conquered the enemy.
(a) I borrowed them.
(b) I bought it.
(c) I ran away.
(e) He took it.
(e) They got defeated.
3. Some suffixes (like -al, -ial, -ish , -py, -ous, -ine, -ly etc.) are added to nouns to form adjectives. e.g. orient ——-oriental ; nation ——national; child—– childish; friend ——friendly.
Now form adjectives from the following nouns by using suffixes.
|Shaped , shapeless
5 Message prepared from telephonic conversation.
Khalid had called me and has asked to convey to you that he has to complete an office assignment and shall be one hour late for dinner at Ahdoos.
I- Fill in the blanks by using the past participle form of the given verbs.
write rent forget break cook
- I am living in a ___________house.
- It is not safe to sit in a ____________chair.
- Some people do not like _____________vegetables.
- The headmaster wanted a __________report
- That is a ______________quallel.
II- Using the words and phrases given, make sentences like in the example given below.
Example: we / the doors / have / painted / shall .
We shall have the doors painted
- made / I / a new suit / had.
- she / heard / has never /spoken / French.
- respected / makes / his knowledge / him.
- I / your name / heard / called
- work / we / want his / quickly / done.
- I had made a new suit.
- She has never heard spoken French.
- His knowledge makes him respected.
- I heard your name called.
- We want his work done quickly.