Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 8th
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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 1 - The Nose-Jewel [Latest edition]

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Chapter 1: The Nose-Jewel

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Warm up [Page 1]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Warm up [Page 1]

Warm up | Q 1 | Page 1

What are the life lessons that you can learn form the birds? Match the birds with the characters given in the box and fill in the blanks.

Arise and awake, Beautiful, Unity, Focused, Melodious, Time conscious

birds Qualities of birds Life lessons I can learn from the birds

Time conscious Be on time to school
   
   
   
   
   
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Read and Understand [Pages 6 - 7]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Read and Understand [Pages 6 - 7]

Read and Understand | Q A) 1. | Page 6

Choose the correct synonym for the underline word.

Nice fun indeed.

  • infact

  • doubtedly

  • fine

Read and Understand | Q A) 2. | Page 6

Choose the correct synonym for the underline word.

The poor woman is in a panic.

  • fear

  • grid

  • crash

Read and Understand | Q A) 3. | Page 6

Choose the correct synonym for the underline word.

The mother consoled her little girl.

  • pretended

  • comforted

  • left

Read and Understand | Q A) 4. | Page 6

Choose the correct synonym for the underline word.

You are always self-centered.

  • egostic

  • generous

  • heroic

Read and Understand | Q A. 5. | Page 6

Choose the correct synonym for the underline word.

What is the secret you are whispering?

  • rumour

  • murmur

  • louder

Read and Understand | Q B) 1. | Page 6

Find the antonym for the following word.

Delight × 

Read and Understand | Q B) 2. | Page 6

Find the antonym for the following word.

Disgrace ×

Read and Understand | Q B) 3. | Page 6

Find the antonym for the following word.

Careless ×

Read and Understand | Q B) 4. | Page 6

Find the antonym for the following word.

Secret ×

Read and Understand | Q B) 5. | Page 6

Find the antonym for the following word.

confine ×

Fill in the blanks.

Read and Understand | Q C) 1. | Page 6

The sparrows built their nests in the ______.

Read and Understand | Q C) 2. | Page 6

The diamond jewel was lying in the _______.

Read and Understand | Q C) 3. | Page 6

The diamond jewel belonged to _______ .

Read and Understand | Q C) 4. | Page 6

______ was the servant maid of Meenakshi Ammal.

Read and Understand | Q C) 5. | Page 6

Ramayya and his wife lived with the fear of ______.

Say the following statements are True or False.

Read and Understand | Q D) 1. | Page 6

Two sparrows built a nest on a tree top.

  • True

  • False

Read and Understand | Q D) 2. | Page 6

Kuppayi swept out the diamond jewel.

  • True

  • False

Read and Understand | Q D) 3. | Page 6

Ramayya gave the diamond jewel to the magistrate.

  • True

  • False

Read and Understand | Q D) 4. | Page 7

Ramayya's wife put the stud away in her box.

  • True

  • False

Read and Understand | Q D) 5. | Page 7

The Police searched Rammaya’s home.

  • True

  • False

Answer the following questions.

Read and Understand | Q E) 1. | Page 7

Where did the sparrows build the nest?

Read and Understand | Q E) 2. | Page 7

Why did the bird drop diamond stud?

Read and Understand | Q E) 3. | Page 7

What were the words of Meenakshi Ammal to her daughter?

Read and Understand | Q E) 4. | Page 7

Who was suspected of stealing the diamond nose stud?

Read and Understand | Q E) 5. | Page 7

What did Ramayya’s wife do with the stud?

Read and Understand | Q E) 6. | Page 7

What happened to Ramayya’s wife at the end?

Answer the following in about 100 words.

Read and Understand | Q F) 1. | Page 7

Why did the sparrow throw the nose jewel into Ramayya's house?

Read and Understand | Q F) 2. | Page 7

Explain how Ramayya's wife reacted when she saw the nose jewel?

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Vocabulary [Pages 7 - 9]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Vocabulary [Pages 7 - 9]

Pick out the correct homophone.

Vocabulary | Q a. 1. | Page 7

I am not ______ to drink soda.

  • aloud

  • allowed

Vocabulary | Q a. 2. | Page 7

The wind ________ the leaves.

  • blue

  • blew

Vocabulary | Q a. 3. | Page 7

I will __________ my friend.

  • meat

  • meet

Vocabulary | Q a. 4. | Page 7

He will play the _________ in the second play.

  • role

  • roll

Vocabulary | Q a. 5. | Page 7

I have _________ the movie already.

  • scene

  • seen

Choose the correct homophone.

Vocabulary | Q b. 1. | Page 8

Every morning my father likes to look at the ________ on the grass.

  • due

  • dew

Vocabulary | Q b. 2. | Page 8

Chennai is the ________ of Tamilnadu.

  • capitol

  • capital

Vocabulary | Q b. 3. | Page 8

I was very ________ last weekend because my friends went to the village without informing me.

  • bored

  • board

Vocabulary | Q b. 4. | Page 8

The cat caught the _______ of a mouse.

  • scent

  • cent

Vocabulary | Q b. 5. | Page 8

The _______ rises in the east.

  • son

  • sun

Abbreviation and Acronyms

Vocabulary | Q c. | Page 9

Expand the following:

ECG  
ILO  
SCERT  
IIT  
ISRO  
FIR  
UNESCO  
UNICEF  
NASA  
AIDS  
ADHD  
UFO  
FAQ  
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Listening [Page 10]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Listening [Page 10]

Listen to the passage carefully and choose the right answer.

Listening | Q c) 1) | Page 10

Why do birds sing?

  • To locate one another

  • To warn other birds

  • To find a mate

  • All of the above

Listening | Q c) 2) | Page 10

Birds perch very high so that ______.

  • other birds can hear them

  • other birds can see them

  • they can hide there

  • Both A and B are correct

Listening | Q c) 3) | Page 10

The health of a bird can be determined ______.

  • by the length of its song

  • by the complexity of its song

  • by the volume of its song

  • Both A and B are correct

Listening | Q c) 4) | Page 10

Shorter bird vocalizations are ______.

  • territorial songs

  • mating songs

  • warnings

  • None of the above

Listening | Q c) 5) | Page 10

Young birds perfect their songs by ______.

  • natural instinct

  • listening and interaction

  • practice

  • Both B and C are correct

Listening | Q c) 6) | Page 10

Fitness is ______.

  • health

  • danger

  • a song

  • a warning

Listening | Q c) 7) | Page 10

How do variations in the basic song help the birds?

  • recognize other members

  • Maintain health

  • Increase the length of their song

  • Communicate with one another

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Writing [Page 15]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Writing [Page 15]

Using the given letter as a model, write a complaining letter on any one of the topics given below.

Writing | Q a) | Page 15

To the Police commissioner about the noise caused by the loud speaker in a music shop near your school.

Writing | Q b) | Page 15

To the Postmaster General on non – receipt of book parcel.

Writing | Q c) | Page 15

To the Transport Manager, TNSTC on non-stopping of buses near your school bus stop.

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Writing [Page 16]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Writing [Page 16]

Writing | Q a) | Page 16

Using the given informal letter as a model, write a letter about the topic given below.

Write a letter to your father asking permission to go on an educational tour.

Writing | Q b) | Page 16

Using the given informal letter as a model, write a letter on a topic given below.

Write a letter to your friend about your summer holidays.

Writing | Q c) | Page 16

Using the given informal letter as a model, write a letter on the topic given below.

Write a letter to your sister advising her to take part in the cultural programme in the school annual day celebration.

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Grammar [Pages 18 - 19]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Grammar [Pages 18 - 19]

Grammar | Q a. | Page 18

Pick out the words from the list and put them appropriately on the table.

David, Madurai, parrot, happiness, book, thought, green, tiger, Trichy, computer, Narayanan, fan, sister, Kalam, woman, pencil, Bharathi, problem, brother, Mumbai, swan, elephant, Vijay, solution, success, school, convent.

 

Person Place Animals Thing Ideas/ feelings
         
         
         
         
         
Grammar | Q b. | Page 19

Read the following paragraph and pick out the different types of nouns and put them in the table.

Hobby is an activity that we enjoy doing in our free time. It keeps us busy in our leisure time. People choose their hobbies on the basis of their interests and personality. Do you know what Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s hobby was?

Proper Noun Common Noun Collective Noun Abstract Noun
       
       
       
       
Grammar | Q c. 1. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

a ______ of cows.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 2. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

a ______ of birds.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 3. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

a ______ of singers.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 4. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

a ______ of milk.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 5. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

a ______ of tea.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 6. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

A ______ of ants.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 7. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

A ______ of grapes.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 8. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

A ______ of rice.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 9. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

A ______ of shoes.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

Grammar | Q c. 10. | Page 19

Fill in the blank with the suitable collective noun.

A ______ of rain.

  • Choir

  • shower

  • bowl

  • flock

  • cup

  • pair

  • swarm

  • bunch

  • herd

  • bottle

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Grammar [Pages 20 - 21]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 1 The Nose-Jewel Grammar [Pages 20 - 21]

Pronoun

Grammar | Q a. 1. | Page 20

Change the underlined word with the correct pronoun.

I saw Mr. Balu this morning and gave Mr. Balu my homework.

  • they

  • he

  • her

  • him

  • it

  • she

Grammar | Q a. 2. | Page 20

Change the underlined word with the correct pronoun.

Muthu likes computer games, but he doesn’t play computer games very often.

  • they

  • he

  • her

  • him

  • it

  • she

Grammar | Q a. 3. | Page 20

Change the underlined word with the correct pronoun.

My aunt lives in Trichy but, my aunt often comes to visit my family.

  • they

  • he

  • her

  • him

  • it

  • she

Grammar | Q a. 4. | Page 20

Change the underlined word with the correct pronoun.

Neil Armstrong was born in 1930. Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969.

  • they

  • he

  • her

  • him

  • it

  • she

Grammar | Q a. 5. | Page 20

Change the underlined word with the correct pronoun.

He helped the old lady. He gave the old lady food.

  • they

  • he

  • her

  • him

  • it

  • she

Grammar | Q b. 1. | Page 20

Change the possessive adjective into a possessive pronoun.

This is my pen.

Grammar | Q b. 2. | Page 20

Change the possessive adjective into a possessive pronoun.

Shenbah missed her purse.

Grammar | Q b. 3. | Page 20

Change the possessive adjective into a possessive pronoun.

Her speech is nice.

Grammar | Q b. 4. | Page 20

Change the possessive adjective into a possessive pronoun.

My book is new.

Grammar | Q b. 5. | Page 20

Change the possessive adjective into a possessive pronoun.

My bike is costly.

VERB

Grammar | Q C) | Page 21

List out the transitive and intransitive verbs in the following words.

come, buy, teach, learn, arrive, sing, run, draw, jump, write.

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Chapter 1: The Nose-Jewel

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