Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Balbharati solutions for English 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board chapter 1 - Dick Whittington and his Cat [Latest edition]

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Chapter 1: Dick Whittington and his Cat

Warming upEnglish workshop
Warming up [Page 5]

Balbharati solutions for English 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Dick Whittington and his Cat Warming up [Page 5]

Warming up | Q 1. (a) | Page 5

Discuss the following in groups and write the answers.

Name the world-famous personalities, who reached great height despite of humble circumstance.

Warming up | Q 1. (a) | Page 5

Discuss the following in groups and write the answers.

Name the world-famous personalities, who reached great height despite of humble circumstance.

Warming up | Q 1. (a) | Page 5

Discuss the following in groups and write the answers.

Name the world-famous personalities, who reached great height despite of humble circumstance.

Warming up | Q 1. (a) | Page 5

Discuss the following in groups and write the answers.

Name the world-famous personalities, who reached great height despite of humble circumstance.

Warming up | Q 1. (b) | Page 5

Guess the types of hardships they must have faced in their childhood and youth.

Warming up | Q 1. (c) | Page 5

What strong qualities possessed by them, could have helped them achieve success and fame, all over?

Warming up | Q 1. (d) | Page 5

How do stories/biographies of such famous people help youngsters?

Warming up | Q 2 | Page 5

Write the names of any 5 of your classmates and list how many syllables each name has.

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English workshop [Pages 9 - 11]

Balbharati solutions for English 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Dick Whittington and his Cat English workshop [Pages 9 - 11]

English workshop | Q 1. (A) | Page 9

Arrange the following set of words in the alphabetical order in your notebook.

ship, small, successful, scoldings, stone, saving, someone, stood, streets, still, screamed, sat, seemed, saint, share.

English workshop | Q 1. (B) | Page 9

Remove the Affixes (Prefix and Suffix) and write the Root-word.

  1. successful - ____________
  2. immediately - ____________
  3. retrace - ____________
  4. mouser - ____________
  5. unfriendly - ____________
  6. fallen - ____________
  7. unkind - ____________
  8. wooden - ____________
  9. luckily - ____________
  10. belonging - ____________
English workshop | Q 2. (A). (a) | Page 10

Find from the story one word for the following.

a small room just below a sloping roof________________________

English workshop | Q 2.(A). (b) | Page 10

Find from the story one word for the following.

a very narrow passage between buildings ____________

English workshop | Q 2. (A). (c) | Page 10

Find from the story one word for the following.

the highest-ranking officer in the Municipality of a city/town ___________________

English workshop | Q 2. (A). (d) | Page 10

Find from the story one word for the following.

the highest-ranking official who commands a ship____________

English workshop | Q 2. (A).5 | Page 10

Find from the story one word for the following.

any animal that catches mice ____________

English workshop | Q 2. (A). (f) | Page 10

Find from the story one word for the following.

a low constant sound made by cats ____________

English workshop | Q 2. (B). (1) | Page 10

Make sentence of your own using the following expression.

overcome:

English workshop | Q 2. (B) (2) | Page 10

Make sentence of your own using the following expression.

put up with:

English workshop | Q 2. (B). (3) | Page 10

Make sentence of your own using the following expression.

bargain:

English workshop | Q 3 | Page 10

Rearrange the following events as they occur in the story. Put the correct number in the boxes.

  1. Mr. Fitzwarren provided shelter to Dick.
  2. A carter gave Dick a lift to London.
  3. A cat sailed to the African coast.
  4. The captain sold the cat for a very high amount of money.
  5. Dick left his village on foot, to go to London.
  6. Dick became rich, and later, the Mayor of London.
  7. Dick was homeless, helpless, cold, and hungry.
  8. Dick bought a cat to get rid of the mice.
  9. The rats and mice ate up all the dinner, laid for the king and queen
English workshop | Q 4. (a) | Page 10

Think and answer.

What decision taken by Dick changed his fortune?

English workshop | Q 4. (b) | Page 10

Think and answer.

What message does this story bring out for youngsters?

English workshop | Q 5. (A) | Page 10

Break the words below into syllables as shown in the first one.

belonging :

morning :

unfriendly :

citizen : 

anything :

message : 

difficulty :

mayor : 

captain :

elected : 

English workshop | Q 5. (B) | Page 11

Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives.

Complete the table of degrees of comparison.

Positive Comparative Superlative
(1) great    
(2) famous    
(3) easier  
(4) worse  
(5)   poorest
(6)   laziest
(7) little    
(8) worthier  
(9) popular    
English workshop | Q 6 | Page 11

Select any one of the famous personalities mentioned in ‘Warming up 1’ on page no. 5. From the library or internet find out their success story.
Write it in your own words in about 20 to 30 lines of your notebook. Give your write-up a suitable title.

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Chapter 1: Dick Whittington and his Cat

Warming upEnglish workshop
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