Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Solution of Class Eight (VIII) English Unit- Sixteen A Beggar's Dream

Solution of Class Eight (VIII) English Unit- Sixteen A Beggar's Dream
Unit- Sixteen
A Beggar's Dream
1.    Read the text above and fill in the gaps with the correct word from the list below.
[dairy, jewels, purchased, scolded, spilled, crashed]
a.    Bimala purchased a beautiful house.
b.    In her wedding ceremony, she was full of jewels.
c.    Milk and curd etc. are dairy products.
d.    Karuna scolded her son when he failed in six subjects out of seven.
e.    The car crashed when it collided with a bus.
f.     The water spilled all over the floor since the water tank was leaking.
2.    Read the text above and match the words/phrases in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B'.
a.    universe- cosmos, space
b.    generous - willing to give freely
c.    stone-made bed- a bed made with pieces of stones
d.    alms- donations, offerings
e.    butter and curd -  dairy products
f.     castle of dream-  beautiful fantasy
3.    Read the text again and answer these questions.
a.    Who is Dhan Bahadur?
Ans- Dhan Bahadur is a poor man who lived in Gaurigaun and used to beg for his living.
b.    What did he use to eat?
Ans-  He used to eat whatever food he got as alms.
c.    Who gave him five liters of milk? Why?
Ans- A generous person gave him five liters of milk to do better for his livelihood from it.
d.    What type of business did he start in his dream?
Ans- He started a big dairy.
e.    Why did Dhan Bahadur run after his children?
Ans- Dhan Bahadur ran after his children because they played around all day making a noise and didn’t listen to him.
f.     How did he realize his reality?
Ans- He realized his reality as he started to weep putting both his hands on his forehead.
g.      Why did his castle of dream crash?
Ans- His castle of dream crash because of his daydreaming.
4.    Read the text agan and rewrite the story in your own words.
A Beggar’s Dream
Once there lived a beggar named Dhan Bahadur in Gaurgaun. He lived on alms which he begged for.

One day he was given a bucket of milk by a generous man. He brought the milk home and kept it beside him. He had a dream.  He started his own dairy. He earned good money from his dairy. He purchased many more buffaloes and cows with his profit. Soon he was able to make a lot of money and built his own house. He was rich. He got married and got children. They played around making a noise.  To make them quiet, he ran after them. He began to move his legs rapidly. In doing so, he hit the milk pot with one of his legs. The pot with milk broke. The milk was spilled all over the floor. He came to reality and realized daydream is good for nothing.
Moral: One bird in hand is better than two in the bush.
Grammar: Reflexive Pronoun
Put the correct reflexive pronouns in the spaces.
a.    My father does his work himself.
b.    He is pointing to himself.
c.    My sister can dress herself.
d.    You must do all the exercises yourself.
e.    We decorated our room ourselves.
f.     The cat found itself a bone.
1.    Write a readable story.
The Pencil and the God
A long time ago, a pencil wanted to come to the earth. It asked the God for the permission. The God replied the pencil that he could allow it to go to the earth on five conditions. The pencil agreed. Then, the God explained the pencil about the five conditions.
First: you should be handled by others.
Second: you should have a needle.
Third: you should be sharpened frequently.
Fourth: you should have an eraser to omit the mistakes that you have made.
Fifth: you should struggle with the rough surface.

After hearing the conditions, the pencil agreed like an honest and sincere student. The pencil came to the earth.

From this story, we learn a lesson that every person is a special and only he/she can fulfill the purpose to which he/she was born to accomplish.


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