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The Tattered Blanket A Complete Material

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The Tattered Blanket A Complete Materia
The Tattered Blanket A Complete Materia

The Tattered Blanket A Complete Material Class - 8 English

Glossary

futile (adj):                             unsuccessful

huddled (v):                           held arms and legs close because of fear or cold.

reluctantly (adv):                   not willing to do something

screwing up eyes (v):           narrowing the eyes to look more carefully

on toes (idm):                       busy, ready to work

mumbling (v):                        speaking unclearly and quietly

exasperatedly (adv):             very annoyed

 kesariyogam (n):                  well settled (in Malayalam)

tattered (adj):                        torn

irritation (n):                           annoyance

 

Read the Passages and write the meanings of the underlined words.

1. ‘Delhi is too expensive.(1) You know I have four children to look after now. I can’t make both ends meet (2) with my salary. And one has to keep up one’s status.(3) It will be a great help if I can raise (4) some money by selling my share of the family property. I came to talk it over with you’

1._______________           2.______________ 3._____________    4._______________

2. ‘Amma is often like this these days. She doesn’t recognize (1) anybody,’ Gopi’s sister explained. ‘But sometimes her memory (2) is quite sharp. Then she asks me if you have sent any letter. I tell her everything is fine (3) with you, Vimala and the kids. What is the point of telling her that you haven’t written for a year? Poor thing! I wouldn’t dream (4) of making her unhappy.’

1._______________           2.______________ 3._____________    4._______________

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Write the opposites of the underlined words.

She saw a bald, fat, (1) middle-aged man walking in through the gate. ‘Oh, Gopi!’ She said in her grating voice. ‘Why this sudden (2) unexpected visit?’ ‘Kamala, who is it?’ Her mother asked loudly (3) from the veranda. ‘Gopi,’ the man said. ‘There was a meeting in Thiruvananthapuram. I just dropped in on my way back.’(4)

Edit the following passage correcting the underlined parts.

Stephen Hawking was born in (a) 8 th January 1942. He were (b) the eldest of the four sons. her (c) mother was Isobel. His father was an (d) medical researcher. He was recognize (e) as a bright student in his academic life.

I do not knew (a) why children is (b) afraid of speaking English. If we learns (c) it systematically we will learn the basics to (d) the language in six and (e) seven months.

Answers

1. (a) on               (b) was                 (c) his                    (d) a                       (e) recognized

2. (a) Know         (b) are                  (c) learn               (d) of                     (e) or

 

Textual Grammar

I. Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words from the box. Remember, the box has some extra words.

irritation                    huddled                    awkwardly                futile

vacation                    reluctantly                exasperatedly         mumbling

1. All my attempts to make him happy proved ___________.

2. It was very cold. So, I ___________ in a corner.

3. Forced by her parents, Sita _______________ took the diploma course.

4. What are you ____________________? I can’t hear you.

5. The news that he was denied promotion caused _______________ to him.

Answers

1.    Futile              2. Huddled               3. Reluctantly                      4. Mumbling            

5.  irritation

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II. Find the words that are similar in meaning to the underlined words.

1.         His mother made a futile attempt to get up.

a. barren                                b. limited                    c. useless                  d. empty

2.         It’s all tattered now.

a.         spoiled                                   b. old                         c. dirty                        d. torn

3.         There is a cold mist in the mornings.

a.         ice                                           b. snow                      c. fog                          d. win

4.         It’s just like a ball of knotted yarn.

a. very small                          b. rounded tightly     c. joined                     d. tied.

5.         I can’t make both ends meet with my salary.

a. earn a lot of money         b. spend a lot of money

c. earn just enough money d. give all that one has.

Answers

c,         d,        c,         b,        c


The Tattered Blanket Grammar

Phrases, Noun Phrase and Noun Phrase Apposition

I. Look at the following sentences from the text and observe the underlined part in each sentence.

She saw a bald, fat, middle – aged man.

Discussion: Which word in the underlined part is important?

The underlined part in the above sentence has more than one word. It is called a phrase.

The underlined part ‘a bald, fat middle-aged man’ functions as a Noun Phrase. Here the word ‘man’ is important and all other words add more information to that word. So it is called a Noun Phrase.

a          bald    fat       middle-aged            man

article   adj     adj              adj                      noun

Identify some more noun phrases from the story and write them below.

1)________________ 2) ___________________ 3) _____________________

Complete the sentences with noun phrases using the words given in brackets.

1. I bought _______________________________ (beautiful/a/umbrella/red).

2. We saw ___________ in the zoo. (baby/a/elephants/of/couple).

3. Our grandfather lives in ______________ (big/house/a/stone-built).

4. Ramya has __________________ (nice/a/sari/silk).

Answers

1.    A beautiful red umbrella 

2. A couple of baby elephants 

3. A big stone-built house 

4.  A nice silk sari

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Noun Phrase in Apposition.

Look at the following sentences and observe the underlined part in each sentence.

1. Kamala, her eldest daughter, a widow, got up reluctantly.

2. Don’t you remember Vimala, District Collector Nambiar’s eldest daughter?

The underlined part in the above sentences refers to the noun that occurs before it, the underlined parts are called Noun phrase in Apposition.

Rewrite the following sentences using Noun Phrase in Apposition.

1.         Mahesh is my elder brother. He lives in Delhi.

Mahesh, ____________________, lives in Delhi.

2.         Sarojini Naidu is popularly known as the Nightingale of India. She wrote many poems in English.

Sarojini Naidu, _____________, wrote many poems in English.

3.         Rabindranath Tagore is called Gurudev. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.

Rabindranath Tagore, ________________, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.

4.         Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It is located in Nepal

Mount Everest, ______________, is located in Nepal.

Answers

1.    Mahesh, my elder brother lives in Delhi.

2.    Sarojini Naidu, popularly known as the Nightingale of India, wrote many poems in English.

3.    Rabindranath Tagore, also called Gurudev, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.

4.    Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, is located in Nepal.


The Tattered Blanket Comprehension

1.                        1.    Who was lying in the armchair?

2.    Where did Amma sit?

3.    Who was sitting on a thinna?

4.    What was she covered with?

5.    Who came in the car? 

6.    How was he?

7.    Who came home?

8.    How did Gopi arrive?

9.    Where was the man coming from?

10. Why didn’t the mother recognize Gopi?

11. Why didn’t the mother recognize Gopi and how did he feel?

12. Why do you think Gopi didn’t get anything for his mother?

13. The mother could not remember Gopi. Do you think Gopi remembered his mother? What does it suggest?

14. What is meant by the expression the ‘tattered blanket’?

15. Who is Kamala?

16. What do you mean by the word ‘widow’?

17. Where is Gopi coming from?

18. What is the meaning of the word ‘reluctantly’?

19. Who is Vimala?

20. What does Kesriyogam mean?

 

Combine the following sentences using the words given in brackets.

1. Ramu spread the news. The news was fake. (which)

2. We met a man. He was blind. (who)

3. The sun set . the farmer went home. (when)

4. This is a beautiful place. it attracts many visitors (which)

5. Babji is my teacher. I shall never forget him. (whom)

Key:

1. Ramu spread the news which was fake.

2. We met a man who was blind.

3. When the sun set, the farmer went home.

4. This is a beautiful place which attracts many visitors.

5. Babji is my teacher whom I shall never forget.

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