Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Balbharati solutions for English 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board chapter 1 - Revathi’s Musical Plants [Latest edition]

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Chapter 1: Revathi’s Musical Plants

Warming upEnglish workshop
Warming up [Page 16]

Balbharati solutions for English 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Revathi’s Musical Plants Warming up [Page 16]

Warming up | Q 1 | Page 16

Discuss in groups and share your answers with the class.

  1. Can you name the famous musician in Emperor Akbar’s court, who could perform miracles, when he sang different Ragas?
  2. What miracles could he perform with his music?
  3. What impact does music have on human beings?
  4. Do you think music can have an impact on animals, birds, and even plants?
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English workshop [Pages 2 - 22]

Balbharati solutions for English 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Revathi’s Musical Plants English workshop [Pages 2 - 22]

English workshop | Q 1. (a) | Page 20

Read the story and complete the following.

At first, Revathi’s plants did not look normal and healthy because,

English workshop | Q 1. (b) | Page 20

Read the story and complete the following.

When Revathi played her favourite raga, the plants began to move because,

English workshop | Q 1. (c) | Page 20

Read the story and complete the following.

Revathi’s grief knew no bounds because,

English workshop | Q 1.(d) | Page 20

Read the story and complete the following.

Revathi was confident of proving her ownership of her pot of plants because,

English workshop | Q 1.(e) | Page 20

Read the story and complete the following.

Revathi won the prize for the ‘Best plant’ because,

English workshop | Q 2. (a) | Page 20

Answer in your own words.

What did Revathi discover about her balsam plants?

English workshop | Q 2. (b) | Page 20

Answer in your own words.

Why did she decide to keep her new knowledge ‘a secret’?

English workshop | Q 2. (c) | Page 20

Answer in your own words.

How did the plants respond when Revathi played her favourite tune?

English workshop | Q 2. (d) | Page 20

Answer in your own words.

How did the plants react to the fast rhythmic music?

English workshop | Q 2. (e) | Page 20

Answer in your own words.

How did Revathi prove to the organisers of the competition, that the plants truly belonged to her?

English workshop | Q 2. (f) | Page 20

Answer in your own words.

What helped Revathi to claim her plants - her belief in magic or the belief in her convictions? Explain your choice.

English workshop | Q 3. (A) | Page 21

A word chain consists of words of a certain category that begin with the letter, that the previous word has ended with.

Complete the word chain adding Four Nouns from the text. Music - courtyard - d ____________,____________,____________, ____________.

English workshop | Q 3. (B) | Page 21

Add the appropriate Prefix to make the following words opposite in meaning.

  • continue
  • possible 
  • certain
  • definite
  • believe
  • important
  • place
  • known
  • regular
English workshop | Q 3. (C). 1 | Page 21

Use the following expressions to make sentences of your own.

make up one’s mind

English workshop | Q 3. (C). 2 | Page 21

Use the following expressions to make sentences of your own.

struck as odd

English workshop | Q 3. (C). 3 | Page 21

Use the following expressions to make sentences of your own.

knew no bounds

English workshop | Q 3. (C). 4 | Page 21

Use the following expressions to make sentences of your own.

flash across one’s mind

English workshop | Q 3. (C). 5 | Page 21

Use the following expressions to make sentences of your own.

to surmise

English workshop | Q 3. (C). 6 | Page 2

Use the following expressions to make sentences of your own.

not to deter

English workshop | Q 4 | Page 21

Imagine there is a ‘Best Plant’ Competition in the locality/colony where you live.
Frame a Notice about the same, in the form of an attractive poster. Cover the following points.

  1. Name of the organisation.
  2. Name of the Contest.
  3. Day, Date, Venue.
  4. Who can participate.
  5. Prizes.
  6. Contact details for further enquiry
English workshop | Q 6. (1) | Page 22

Make the following Negative using the negative word given.

There were a few potted plants in the courtyard. (not many)

English workshop | Q 6. (2) | Page 21

Make the following Negative using the negative word given.

They looked healthier than the other plants. (not as healthy as).

English workshop | Q 6. (3) | Page 21

Make the following Negative using the negative word given.

She refused to share her secret. (would not)

English workshop | Q 6. (4) | Page 21

Make the following Negative using the negative words given.

She went around asking everyone about her plants. (No one/did not).

English workshop | Q 7. (1) | Page 22

Make the following Affirmative using the word given.

There was no breeze. (hardly)

English workshop | Q 7. (2) | Page 22

Make the following Affirmative using the word given.

Their ridicule did not deter her. (failed to).

English workshop | Q 7. (3) | Page 22

Make the following Affirmative using the word given.

Her mother knew nothing about it. (denied)

English workshop | Q 7. (4) | Page 22

Make the following Affirmative using the word given.

She did not give up. (refuse to)

English workshop | Q 8 | Page 22

Imagine that Revathi’s father is abroad on business and she wishes to convey the news of her prize-winning plants. Draft an email for the above subject. Use an email format.

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Chapter 1: Revathi’s Musical Plants

Warming upEnglish workshop
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