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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 3 - Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist [Latest edition]

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Chapter 3: Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist

Warm upSection I - Read and UnderstandSection II - Read and UnderstandSection II - VocabularySection II - ListeningSection II - SpeakingSection II - WritingSection II - GrammarExercise
Warm up [Page 63]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Warm up [Page 63]

Warm up | Q 1 | Page 63

In pairs, identify the great thinkers of the world and write the names from the box.

Buddha, C.V. Raman, Plato, Einstein, Vivekananda, Aristotle, A. P. J Abdul Kalam, Socrates.

   

____________

____________

____________

__________________

_______________

____________

____________

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Section I - Read and Understand [Page 66]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section I - Read and Understand [Page 66]

Fill in the blanks.

Section I - Read and Understand | Q A. 1. | Page 66

Issac Newton was born at ________.

Section I - Read and Understand | Q A. 2. | Page 66

Grand mother was advised to apprentice him to a _______.

Section I - Read and Understand | Q A. 3. | Page 66

Isaac made a clock, by the dropping of ______.

Section I - Read and Understand | Q A. 4. | Page 66

The sun-dial made by Isaac is still in existence at _______.

Section I - Read and Understand | Q A. 5. | Page 66

Isaac constructed a model of the ______.

Section I - Read and Understand | Q B. 1. | Page 66

Choose the correct synonyms for the italicized word.

Isaac was chiefly remarkable for his ingenuity.

  • common

  • notable

  • neglected

  • unknown

Section I - Read and Understand | Q B. 2. | Page 66

Choose the correct synonyms for the italicized word.

He will make a capital workman.

  • wealth

  • excellent

  • profitable

  • head

Section I - Read and Understand | Q B. 3. | Page 66

Choose the correct synonyms for the italicized word.

Nobody could tell what the sunshine was composed of.

  • made

  • known

  • full

  • felt

Section I - Read and Understand | Q B. 4. | Page 66

Choose the correct synonyms for the italicized word.

He cared little for earthly fame and honors.

  • disrespect

  • attraction

  • proud

  • popularity

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Section II - Read and Understand [Pages 69 - 70]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Read and Understand [Pages 69 - 70]

Section II - Read and Understand | Q A. 1. | Page 69

Choose the correct antonym for the italicized word.

His Grandmother was very kind to him.

  • affectionate

  • loving

  • disrespectful

  • cruel

Section II - Read and Understand | Q A. 2. | Page 69

Choose the correct antonym for the italicized word.

The boy seemed to have a taste for mathematics.

  • delicious

  • sweet

  • distaste

  • against

Section II - Read and Understand | Q A. 3. | Page 69

Choose the correct antonym for the italicized word.

Isaac possessed a wonderful faculty of acquiring knowledge.

  • owned

  • controlled

  • lacks

  • have

Section II - Read and Understand | Q A. 4. | Page 70

Choose the correct antonym for the italicized word.

He was observed to be usually busy with his tools.

  • common

  • rarely

  • unwantedly

  • usually

Answer the following questions in one or two

Section II - Read and Understand | Q B. 1. | Page 70

Who was taking care of Newton after his father's death?

Section II - Read and Understand | Q B. 2. | Page 70

What did Isaac manufacture at his young age?

Section II - Read and Understand | Q B. 3. | Page 70

How did the young boy find the strength of the wind?

Section II - Read and Understand | Q B. 4. | Page 70

Why were his friends attracted by the windmill?

Section II - Read and Understand | Q B. 5. | Page 70

How was Newton honoured by the king?

Answer the following in about 100 words

Section II - Read and Understand | Q C. 1. | Page 70

Why did Newton's friends advise his grand mother to apprentice him to a clockmaker?

Section II - Read and Understand | Q C. 2. | Page 70

How did Newton learn about the way a windmill operated?

Section II - Read and Understand | Q C. 3. | Page 70

Mention some of Newton's inventions.

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Section II - Vocabulary [Page 71]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Vocabulary [Page 71]

Prefix and Suffix

Section II - Vocabulary | Q a. | Page 71

Underline the prefix in each word in the boxes.

unlock rewrite dislike unsafe remix relocate
distrust untrue unhook unlucky disown disclose
Section II - Vocabulary | Q b. | Page 71

Pick a suitable prefix and suffix from the given box and complete the following words.

able,ful, ly, sub, ion, un, tri, re, im, mis

 

_____call comfort_____
_____category _____understand
_____proper success_____
equal_____ _____colour
construct_____ new_____
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Section II - Vocabulary [Page 73]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Vocabulary [Page 73]

Syllabification

Section II - Vocabulary | Q a. | Page 73

Syllabify the following words.

1.

education

 
2. school  
3. college  
4. English  
5. opportunity  
6. friend  
7. teacher  
8. simultaneously  
9. laboratory  
10. beneficiary  
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Section II - Listening [Page 74]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Listening [Page 74]

Section II - Listening | Q 1 | Page 74

Listen to the passage carefully and write the answer.

Fleming’s thought at breakfast

Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, was once forced into an interview in New York by two journalists just as he was about to have breakfast. One of them asked him, ‘Sir, what are you thinking about right now? We wish to know what a great scientist think while getting ready for breakfast’. Fleming mused a while on the question and he replied, ‘I am thinking of something very special. The journalist, who were all ears, drew themselves forward. ‘I am thinking, whether to have one egg or two.

 

  1. Name the scientist.
  2. What did he discover?
  3. Who approached the scientist?
  4. What was the question asked by the journalist?
  5. When did they meet the scientist?
Section II - Listening | Q 2 | Page 74

Listen to the passage carefully and write the answer.

What did he discover?

Section II - Listening | Q 3 | Page 74

Listen to the passage carefully and write the answer.

Who approached the scientist?

Section II - Listening | Q 4 | Page 74

Listen to the passage carefully and write the answer.

What was the question asked by the journalist?

Section II - Listening | Q 5 | Page 74

Listen to the passage carefully and write the answer.

When did they meet the scientist?

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Section II - Speaking [Page 74]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Speaking [Page 74]

Section II - Speaking | Q 1 | Page 74

Take a few minutes and make hints of the picture. Arrange your thoughts. Using the points you write, deliver a small speech focusing on the issue picturized here. Give an interesting and informative speech. Your speech should include the cause and the solution.

Tips for effective speaking

• Organise your points and ideas well.
• Don’t memorise the speech. If you forget a point, it will make you nervous.
• Avoid the things that are of no value or interest to the audience.
• Before you speak, take a deep breath, smile, greet the audience.
• Don’t be nervous about making a mistake.
• Interesting speech makes your mistakes nothing.

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Section II - Writing [Page 75]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Writing [Page 75]

Section II - Writing | Q H) | Page 75

Write a character sketch of any character from fiction that has made an impact on you.

  1. Introduce the person.
  2. Highlight his/her character as revealed in the story.
  3. Talk about what others say about the character.
  4. Write if the character appealed to you, with reasons.
  5. Support your views with evidence from text.
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Section II - Grammar [Page 76]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Grammar [Page 76]

Prepositions.

Section II - Grammar | Q a) 1. | Page 76

Fill in the blanks by using the correct preposition.

We go to school ____ Mondays, but not on Sunday.

Section II - Grammar | Q a) 2. | Page 76

Fill in the blank by using the correct preposition.

Christmas falls ____ 25th December.

Section II - Grammar | Q a) 3. | Page 76

Fill in the blank by using the correct preposition.

Buy me a present ____ my birthday.

Section II - Grammar | Q a) 4. | Page 76

Fill in the blank by using the correct preposition.

Families often argue ____ Christmas time.

Section II - Grammar | Q a) 5. | Page 76

Fill in the blank by using the correct preposition.

I work faster ____ night.

Section II - Grammar | Q a) 6. | Page 76

Fill in the blank by using the correct preposition.

Her shift finished ____ 7 p.m.

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Section II - Grammar [Page 76]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Section II - Grammar [Page 76]

Modal Verbs

Section II - Grammar | Q 1 | Page 76

underline the modal verbs in the list given in the box.

shall should will have to would can need to
could may ought to might dare used to need
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Exercise, Section II - Grammar [Page 78]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist Exercise, Section II - Grammar [Page 78]

Exercise | Q a) 1. | Page 78

______ please close the door?

  • would you

  • could you

Fill in the blank

Exercise | Q a) 2. | Page 78

______ please open the window?

  • would you

  • could you.

Exercise | Q a) 3. | Page 78

______ mind going to the back bench?

  • would you

  • could you.

Exercise | Q a) 4. | Page 78

______ please bring some water for me?

  • would you

  • could you

Section II - Grammar | Q b) 1. | Page 78

Use the phrase could you or would you in the following situation with your friend.

Ask the policeman for directions.

Section II - Grammar | Q b) 2. | Page 78

Use the phrase could you or would you in the following situation with your friend.

You need to borrow your friend’s bike.

Section II - Grammar | Q b) 3. | Page 78

Use the phrase could you or would you in the following situation with your friend.

You would need to exchange the book purchased.

Section II - Grammar | Q b) 4. | Page 78

Use the phrase could you or would you in the following situation with your friend.

You want to open your classroom window.

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Chapter 3: Sir Isaac Newton -The Ingenious Scientist

Warm upSection I - Read and UnderstandSection II - Read and UnderstandSection II - VocabularySection II - ListeningSection II - SpeakingSection II - WritingSection II - GrammarExercise
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