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SHRAVANA KUMARA - Class 8th Third Language English Textbook Solutions


A.) Let us understand the meanings of the following words anduse them in sentences of our own-

1.) Suma always works hard. She solves sums effortlessly. She also draws geometrical figures accurately. Teacher always appreciates her

Answer: My best friend Mith draws his science diagrams very accurately.

2.) The boy was very thirsty after doing some exercise. He could not find water nearby. As soon as he reached home, he ran to the kitchen to quench his thirst.

Answer: During summer, I quench my thirst by drinking coconut water.

3.) The results of my brother was expected. All of us were waiting anxiously for the result.
Answer: She faced her interview anxiously.

B) Choose the right word that is spelt correctly among the group of words and underline them (One is done for you. Work in groups using a dictionary). pilligrimage, pilgrimage,piligremage, Piligramage, pilegrimage
2.) forgiveness, firgiveness, forgivenes, foregiviness, fargiveness
3.) fetch, fecht, fech, fetche, fatch,
4.) thrist, therst, thisty, thirts, thirst
5.) anxiousli, anxiously, anxiouosly, anxusly, anciously
6.) suffering, sufering, seffering, surfering, suffering

C.) Give one word for the following. The answers are hidden in the puzzle. Find those words. Discuss and complete the puzzle. (The first one is done for you)

1.) Going to religious places                                        - Pilgrimage
2.) A small house built of mud with thatched roof     –           Hut
3.) A strong feeling to drink water                              –           Thirsty
4.) This is a place where patients are treated               –           Hospital
5.) This is a place where books and magazines are kept for reading          - Library
6.) This is a man who fights for the country                –           Soldier
7.) Noise made by monkeys                                         –           Chatter

Discuss with your partner:

D.) Form new words by adding one letter to the words or changing the letter of the words underlined (One example is given).

1.) Add a letter to lass to make it a thing from which we drink water.

Answer: glass

2.) Add one letter to lack to make it a colour.
Answer : Black

3.) Add one letter to cold to blame some one.

Answer : Scold

4.) Add one letter to room to make a thing used for sweeping.

Answer : Broom

5.) Change one letter from call to make it a young one of a cow.

Answer : Calf

6.) Change one letter from heal to mean something we eat in the afternoon.

Answer : Meal


A.) Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each.

1.) How would Shravana carry his parents?

Answer: Shravana carried his parents in two baskets (kavadi).

2.) Where did Shravana’s parents want their son to take them?

Answer: Shravana’s parents wanted their son to take them on a pilgrimage.

3.) Where did they want to rest on the way?
Answer: They wanted to rest near a river bank on the way.

4.) Why did Shravana go out in the night?

Answer: Shravana’s parents were thirsty and there was no water in their hut. Shravana told them that he would go and fetch some water from the river so he went out in the night.

5.) Who killed Shravana?

Answer: Dasharatha killed Shravana.

6.) What did Dasharatha realize later on?
Answer:  Dasharatha shot his arrow in the direction of Shravana. Dasharatha didn’t know that there was a human on the other side and not any animal and this is what he realized when he heard the cry of Shravana from the other side.

7.) Who took a pot of water to the old couple?
Answer: Dasharatha took a pot of water to the old couple.

8.) Who cursed Dasharatha? What was the curse?

Answer: Sharavana’s parents cursed Dasharatha. They cursed Dashratha saying that since he was responsible for their sorrow, he too would die like them one day. He too would be suffering the pain of separation from his son.

9.) How did the old parent’s curse come true?
Answer: After a long time, Dashratha’s son Shri Rama left him in Ayodhya and went to live in the forest, in this way the old parent’s curse came true.

B.) Read the statements and answer the questions that follow.

1.) “He took his arrow and aimed in the direction of the sound.”

a.) Who took his arrow?

Answer: Dasharatha took his arrow.

b.) What was the sound?

Answer: The sound was of water filling the pot.

c.) What happened when he shot the arrow?

Answer: When he shot the arrow, it stuck into Shravana Kumara’s chest.

2.) “He rushed to the other side of the river and found a wounded boy crying in pain.”

a.) Who rushed to the other side of the river ?

Answer: Dasharatha rushed to the other side of the river.

b.) Why did he rush to the other side?

Answer: Dasharatha realized that he had hurt a human by mistake so he rushed to see the boy to the other side.

c.) Who was the wounded boy?
Answer: Shravana Kumara was the wounded boy.

3.) “Oh King, you are responsible for our sorrow.”

a.) Who said this?

Answer: Shravana Kumara’s parents said this.

b.) What was their sorrow?

Answer: Their only son Shravana Kumara was killed by Dashratha and this was their sorrow.

c.) What was the effect of their sorrow on the king?
Answer: Shravana Kumar’s parents cursed the king that he too would suffer the pain of separation from his son and this curse came true when Dashratha’s son Ram left him and went away from him.


A.) Fill in the blanks using the words / phrases doing, to do, anddone. Use the correct tense form.

Yesterday, mother asked me, “Have you donethe homework?”
I answered that I was doing it and going to finish it soon.
“What are you going to do after completing the homework?,” asked the mother.
I said, “I am going to watch TV”

B.) Pick out the nouns and verbs from the following sentences and write them in their respective columns (One is done for you. Sit in group of two and do the task).

     Noun    Verb

1.    Shravana    quench
2.    Shravana Dasharatha shot
3.    Customer manager complained
4.    Children television enjoy watching
5.    Mother Food Guest cooking
6. Sailors is land landed

C.) “As you sow, so shall you reap.” This is a proverb. Such proverbs are given below. But they are incomplete. Fill in the other half which is given in brackets choosing them appropriately.

1.) All that glitters is not gold.
2.) A friend in need is a friend indeed.
3.) Honesty is the best policy.
4.) A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
5.) Look before you leap
6.) Charity begins at home.


A.) Read the informal letter that Neela has written to her uncle. They are in bits and scattered. Arrange the bits to make a complete letter. 

92, 4th cross
J.P. Nagar, Bengaluru

No.36, Rohini Appartments
Adyar, Chennai.34

Dear uncle,

I am extremely happy to note that you are coming to Bengaluru. Luckily, I have holidays during your stay with us. Please bring aunt also with you so that we can go round the city, and have fun. By the by I am happy to say that the weather is fine to move about.

Convey my regards to aunt and wishes to Moni. Waiting for your arrival.

                                                                                                Yours lovingly,

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