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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 4 - My Reminiscence [Latest edition]

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Chapter 4: My Reminiscence

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Warm up [Page 92]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Warm up [Page 92]

Warm up | Q 1 | Page 92

Read the quote and observe the picture.

Complete this graphic organiser.
Remember to use suitable adjectives.

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Read and Understand [Page 95]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Read and Understand [Page 95]

Fill in the blanks

Read and Understand | Q A. 1. | Page 95

The author speaks about the river _________.

Read and Understand | Q A. 2. | Page 95

The author’s brother’s name is _______.

Read and Understand | Q A. 3. | Page 95

The _________ glimmered over the smooth flowing stream.

Read and Understand | Q A. 4. | Page 95

The beauty of Bengal and the Ganges served as _________ and _______ drink to the author.

Answer the following in one or two sentences

Read and Understand | Q B. 1. | Page 95

Quote the expressions from the text when the author sees the Ganges again.

Read and Understand | Q B. 2. | Page 95

In what ways the river and its bank have changed?

Read and Understand | Q B. 3. | Page 95

How were the rooms arranged in his house?

Answer the following in a paragraph

Read and Understand | Q C. 1. | Page 95

How does the author spend his afternoon? Explain.

Read and Understand | Q C. 2. | Page 95

Describe how the river looks when he rows back.

Read and Understand | Q C. 3. | Page 95

Draw the images in the box after reading the text carefully.

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Vocabulary [Page 96]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Vocabulary [Page 96]

Clipped Words

Vocabulary | Q a. | Page 96

Find out the clipped words for the following.

  1. aeroplane -
  2. microphone -
  3. exhibition -
  4. kilogram -
  5. cafeteria -
Vocabulary | Q b. 1. | Page 96

Find and use the clipped word in your own sentence.

photograph -

Vocabulary | Q b. 2. | Page 96

Find and use the clipped word in your own sentence.

gymnasium - 

Vocabulary | Q b. 3. | Page 96

Find and use the clipped word in your own sentence.

luncheon -

Vocabulary | Q b. 4. | Page 96

Find and use the clipped word in your own sentence.

advertisement -

Vocabulary | Q b. 5. | Page 96

Find and use the clipped word in your own sentence.

zoological park -

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Vocabulary [Page 97]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Vocabulary [Page 97]

Blends.

Vocabulary | Q a. 1. | Page 97

Find out the clipped word for the following.

International + police -

Vocabulary | Q a. 2. | Page 97

Find out the clipped word for the following.

helicopter + pad -

Vocabulary | Q a. 3. | Page 97

Find out the clipped word for the following.

motor + hotel -

Vocabulary | Q a. 4. | Page 97

Find out the clipped word for the following.

education + satellite -

Vocabulary | Q a. 5. | Page 97

Find out the clipped word for the following.

Electronic + commerce -

Vocabulary | Q b. 1. | Page 97

Use the blended word in your own sentence.

electrocute -

Vocabulary | Q b. 2. | Page 97

Use the blended word in your own sentence.

Spanglish -

Vocabulary | Q b. 3. | Page 97

Use the blended word in your own sentence.

moped -

Vocabulary | Q b. 4. | Page 97

Use the blended word in your own sentence.

brunch -

Vocabulary | Q b. 5. | Page 97

Use the blended word in your own sentence.

smog - 

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Vocabulary [Page 99]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Vocabulary [Page 99]

Idioms

Vocabulary | Q 1 | Page 99

Match with the meanings for the following Idioms.

1. a piece of cake Moving very slowly
2. on cloud nine easy
3. perfect ten Blissfully happy
4. at a snail’s pace someone who is cherished above all others
5. apple of my eye completely perfect
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Vocabulary [Page 99]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Vocabulary [Page 99]

Vocabulary | Q 1 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

take five ______.

Vocabulary | Q 2 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

pieces of eight ______.

Vocabulary | Q 3 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

black and blue ______.

Vocabulary | Q 4 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

wild goose chase ______.

Vocabulary | Q 5 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

seventh heaven ______.

Vocabulary | Q 6 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

a couch potato ______.

Vocabulary | Q 7 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

the lion’s share ______.

Vocabulary | Q 8 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

in black and white ______.

Vocabulary | Q 9 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

drop the ball ______.

Vocabulary | Q 10 | Page 99

Fill in the blank with the meaning for the following Idiom.

cat's meow ______.

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Listening [Page 100]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Listening [Page 100]

Listen to the Passage carefully and answers the following Questions

Listening | Q 1 | Page 100

The Nobel Committee has been called a conservative body because

  • it is conservative in the choice of subjects.

  • its members believe in conservative ideology.

  • its members are old fashioned.

  • it awards prizes only to those people who adopt a conservative approach.

Listening | Q 2 | Page 100

In the beginning, the Nobel Committee ignored the great advances in theoretical physics because.

  • they were different from other branches of physics.

  • they were concerned with the theory and did not suggest its application.

  • the Committee felt that the discovery and invention in the field did not contribute to the benefit of mankind.

  • they proved to be merchants of death and hence dangerous to mankind.

Listening | Q 3 | Page 100

The noble prize would not be given to.

  • a diplomat who negotiated a peace settlement

  • a doctor who discovered a vaccine

  • a composer who composed a symphony

  • an author who wrote a novel

Listening | Q 4 | Page 100

Alfred Nobel left his colossal fortune to the cause of progress in human knowledge because he.

  • was ‘Europe’s richest vagabond’

  • were a chemist, engineer, and an aspiring poet.

  • felt guilty for having invented highly destructive things

  • felt guilty for having earned so much money

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Writing [Page 102]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Writing [Page 102]

Exercise

Writing | Q 1 | Page 102

Your school is going to organize an inter-school dance competition. Write a notice for your school notice board inviting all the interested students.

Writing | Q 2 | Page 102

You are Santhosh, Secretary, Housing Board, Officer’s colony, Thiruvarur. Water supply will be suspended for ten hours (10 a.m to 8 p.m) on the 5th of October for cleaning of the water tank. Write a notice in about 50 words advising the residents to store water for a day.

Writing | Q 3 | Page 102

You are the head girl/boy of a Govt. High School. Your school is soon going to publish the annual magazine next month. Write a notice for the notice board of your school inviting students to submit write-ups.

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Grammar [Page 105]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Grammar [Page 105]

Conjunctions / Connectors

Grammar | Q a. 1. | Page 105

Underline the conjunction in the following sentence.

Revathy and Rohini are friends.

Grammar | Q a. 2. | Page 105

Underline the conjunction in the following sentence.

If you say so, I will believe it.

Grammar | Q a. 3. | Page 105

Underline the conjunction in the following sentence.

Shekar is intelligent but careless.

Grammar | Q a. 4. | Page 105

Underline the conjunction in the following sentence.

The bus was overcrowded so Arun avoided travelling in it.

Grammar | Q a. 5. | Page 105

Underline the conjunction in the following sentence.

Though Vinay is ill, he doesn't skip the class.

Grammar | Q b. 1. | Page 105

Fill in the blank in the following sentence with suitable conjunction from the option.

I returned home _______ the bus had started.

  • if 

  • after 

  • unless

  • until

  • and

  • till

  • although

  • so

  • because

  • but

Grammar | Q b. 2. | Page 105

Fill in the blank in the following sentence with suitable conjunction from the option.

I respect him ______ he is very strict.

  • if

  • after

  • unless

  • until

  • and

  • till

  • although

  • so

  • because

  • but

Grammar | Q b. 3. | Page 105

Fill in the blank in the following sentence with suitable conjunction from the option.

Sudharshan will succeed ______ he works hard.

  • if

  • after

  • unless

  • until

  • and

  • till

  • although

  • so

  • because

  • but

Grammar | Q b. 4. | Page 105

Fill in the blank in the following sentence with suitable conjunction from the option.

Aravinth ______ Arun are classmates from their childhood.

  • if

  • after

  • unless

  • until

  • and

  • till

  • although

  • so

  • because

  • but

Grammar | Q b. 5. | Page 105

Fill in the blank in the following sentence with suitable conjunction from the option.

You can’t have your fruits ______ you take your food.

  • if

  • after

  • unless

  • until

  • and

  • till

  • although

  • so

  • because

  • but

Grammar | Q c. 1. | Page 105

Choose the correct conjunction from the option.

Everyone likes him _________ he is very helpful.

  • because

  • for

Grammar | Q c. 2. | Page 105

Choose the correct conjunction from the option.

______ it was cloudy, we decided to take an umbrella.

  • so

  • as

Grammar | Q c. 3. | Page 105

Choose the correct conjunction from the option.

Rathi found her watch ______ she had left it.

  • wherever

  • where

Grammar | Q c. 4. | Page 105

Choose the correct conjunction from the option.

I don’t know _________ I can afford to buy a new dress or not.

  • why

  • whether

Grammar | Q c. 5. | Page 105

Choose the correct conjunction from the option.

_______ he was ill, he went to the doctor.

  • as

  • though

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Grammar [Page 107]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 My Reminiscence Grammar [Page 107]

Choose the right pattern.

Grammar | Q a. 1. | Page 107

The wall collapsed.

  • SV

  • SVO

  • SVIODO

Grammar | Q a. 2. | Page 107

During the war, many people lost their homes.

  • SVO

  • SVIODO

  • ASVO

Grammar | Q a. 3. | Page 107

I promised the children a trip to the zoo.

  • SVO

  • SVDOIO

  • SVIODO

Grammar | Q a. 4. | Page 107

In 1998, Frank moved to London.

  • ASVA

  • ASVO

  • SVIODO

Grammar | Q a. 5. | Page 107

Pooja hired a bicycle.

  • SV

  • SVO

  • SVA

Grammar | Q b. | Page 107

Write two sentences for each pattern.

SV    
SVO    
SVC    
SVA    
SVOC    
SVIODO    
ASV    
SVAA    
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Chapter 4: My Reminiscence

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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 4 - My Reminiscence

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