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THE MONKEYS AND THE FRUIT TREES - Class 8th Third Language English Textbook Solutions


A.) Complete the following words by adding ‘ance’ ‘ence’ or ‘ense’ at the end (You may look up the dictionary to get the
right answer and make necessary changes. Do the exercise in groups).

1.) Resistance
2.) Attendance
3.) Confidence
4.) Existence
5.) Suspense
6.) Expense
7.) Guidance
8.) Ambulance

B.) Complete each sentence below with a word opposite in meaning to the underlined word (First one is done for you).
a) A victory sometimes is worse than defeat
b) The construction of new buildings takes a long time; their destruction takes little time
c) This cloth is not inferior but superior to that
d) Life is full of comforts and
C.) Express what would your reaction be (Write the correct word next to each sentence choosing from the answers given in brackets).

Example: a) You forget to do your homework : worried
b) Someone loses your pen : Worried
c) You have nothing to do : Irritated
d) Your favorite actor is coming to your city : Happy
e) You have done well in your test : Excited
D.) Rewrite the following sentences, using a single word for each group of words underlined (One is done for you).

1.) A person who reports events for a newspaper was present at the meeting

Example : A reporter was present at the meeting.

2.) The people who were watching the show cheered loudly.
Answer: The spectators cheered loudly.

3.) The people who were listening to the speaker sat quietly.
Answer: The audience sat quietly.

4.) After the attack, there were very few people who survived.
Answer: After the attack, there were very few survivors.

5.) Every year India is visited by many foreign people who travel for pleasure.
Answer: Every year India is visited by many foreign tourists.

A.) Answer the following questions briefly.

1.) Why were the people given a day off by their king?

Answer: There was a big parade in the city so the king gave a day off to the people.

2.) What prevented the gardener from going to the parade?
Answer: The gardener had to plant new trees in the king’s garden so he couldn’t go to the parade.

3.) Whose help did the gardener plan to take?
Answer:  The gardener planned to take the help of the monkeys.

4.) How did the monkeys spend their time in the king’s garden?
Answer: The monkeys spend doing nothing in the king’s garden.

5.) What were the gardener’s instructions to water the trees?
Answer: The gardener instructed the monkeys to water the trees when the sun was going down. He also added that they had enough water but not too much.

6.) How did the big monkey instruct the little monkey to water the trees?
Answer: The big monkey instructed the little monkey to water the trees when the sun was going down. He also added that they had enough water but not too much. He also asked it pull up each tree and look at its roots. It asked to give much water if the tree has long roots and give just a little water if the roots are not long.

7.) Did the little monkey follow the big monkey’s instructions? Why?
Answer:  Yes, the little monkey did follow the big monkey’s instructions.

8.) What sight greeted the gardener the next morning?
Answer: Not a single tree was left in the garden when the gardener went to the garden the next morning.
B.) Write whether the following statements are true or false. Write‘T’ or ‘F’ in the brackets accordingly.

a) The king’s cook could not go to the parade. False
b) The gardener planned to ask the monkeys to water the trees. True
c) The monkeys refused to help the gardener. False
d) Trees with long roots were to be given less water. False
e) The gardener saw that every tree had been pulled up by the roots. True

A.) Write the following sentences, changing the nouns in brackets into the plural number- (Follow the example. Work in groups).

1.) The thieves (thief) stole our watches (watch)
2.) The valleys (valley) were full of monkeys(monkey)
3.) The heroes (hero) rode on their ponies. (pony)
4.) The wolves (wolf) attacked the calves.(calf)
5.) The women(woman) hid their babies (baby)and children(child) in the bushes. (bush).
B.) Complete the following using ‘has’ and ‘have’ appropriately.
1.) Our school has twelve classrooms. Our headmistress has a separate room for herself.The teachers have a staff room. We have a brown and white uniform. Our school also has a big playground.
2.) Do you have a library in your school?
How many students does your school have?
Do the classrooms have ceiling fans?
Yes, all classrooms have ceiling fans.
C.) Fill in the blanks with ‘has been / have been’ appropriately.

a.) Using this system, a book has been written by Stephan Hawking.
b.) Dozens of scientific papers have been presented.
c.) Soumya has been staying with me for two weeks.
d.) The lawyers have been on strike since May 28th.

You have found a bunch of keys in the class room. Write out a notice to be pinned up on the notice-board asking the owner to contact you.

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