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Grade 8 English Question Paper

Grade 8 English Question Paper

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Published by Arul Gaspar
It is a First Language English Question Paper. You can solve it and improve your comprehension skills.
It is a First Language English Question Paper. You can solve it and improve your comprehension skills.

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Published by: Arul Gaspar on Oct 15, 2011
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Subject: English Max Marks: 50Grade: 8 Time: 1 ½ hrs.Date: 28/09/11-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRSTIf you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the Booklet.Write your Centre number, candidate number and name on all the work you hand in.Write in dark blue or black pen.Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.Answer all questions.Dictionaries are not permitted.At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together.The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.
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1. Read the following extract carefully, and then answer all the questions.
In this passage written in two paragraphs, the writer describes the snowy owl, its nature andhabitat.
Among North American birds, the snowy owl ranks first in size. It can reach 27 inches in lengthand have a wingspan of 5 feet. The snowy owl is light for its size
about four pounds.It is easily distinguished from other large owls within its habitat by its predominately whiteplumage. The adult has few natural enemies, but eggs and juveniles are in danger from Arcticfoxes and husky dogs.Owls depend on their keen sense of hearing and the efficiency of their sight, which is designed towork well in the dark. Unlike most other owls that primarily hunt at night, the snowy owl isdiurnal, making it well suited to survive in the far north where it can be continuously light ordark around the clock. These owls mainly feed on lemmings, voles, and rabbits but are known toeat other birds and fish as well. The snowy owl can fly long distances carrying an animalweighing far more than itself. [5 x 2 = 10]
1. Where is the snowy owl’s habitat?
____________________________________________________How can you tell?__________________________________________________________________2. What color plumage do other owls of the region have?__________________________________
How can you tell?__________________________________________________________________3. Does the snowy owl hunt during the day, at night, or both?_____________________________What word tells you?_______________________________________________________________4. Is the snowy owl a carnivore or herbivore?____________________________________________How can you tell?__________________________________________________________________5. Could the snowy owl carry off a rabbit weighing five pounds?___________________________How do you know?_________________________________________________________________
 2. Read the following extract carefully, and then answer all the questions.
In this passage written in two paragraphs, the writer talks about solar energy and the building ofit
Solar energy is heat energy that comes from the sun. Solar-heat panels concentrate
the sun’s heat to warm water and create power. Solar power helps save other 
sources of energy
, such as oil, gas, and other fuels. Solar panels collect the sun’s
 heat and change it to useful energy.A solar heater is made up of large dark glass panels or materials placed on a roof.
These panels trap the sun’s warmth to heat water. The panels help
save fuel byusing the heat energy from the sun.
[6 x 2 = 12]
1. What is solar energy? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2. What does the word concentrate mean? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________3. How can people collect heat energy from the sun? _______________________________________________________________________________________________
4. What are other sources of fuel? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________5. Why do you think solar panels are placed on rooftops? ___________________________________________________________________________________________6. Why do you think solar panels are dark-colored? _________________________________________________________________________________________________
 3. Use the following homophones and homonyms to frame meaningful sentences on your own.
[8 x1= 8]1.
Bank Bank 7.
 Read the letter below and write a letter of your own based on the guidelines given below the printed letter.
Dear Mom and Dad,I am having a wonderful time at summer camp here in Maine.Danny is my new best friend and Mr. Kipper is our cabin captain. He 
is always tired. I don’t know why. Today we went to Lake 

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