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Gap Filling Exercises for class 8 Exercise-91

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Following are the exercises of open cloze passage and gap filling.  These grammar exercises for class 8 are based on English modals exercises, verbs exercises, grammar tense exercises, modal auxiliary, simple past and other tense exercises. These gap fillers for beginners and cloze test will help you in the first certificate in English (FCE). The following ESL form filling exercises are specially designed for class 8. A printable version in PDF form is also available at the bottom of each exercise.

Exercise-91

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

In every country people imagine that they are the best and the…… (1)…… and the others are not as good as they are. The Englishman thinks that he and his country are…… (2)…….. The Frenchman is very proud of France and everything French; the Germans and Italians think no end of their countries and many …….. (3) ………. imagine that India is in many ways the ……… (4) ………country in the world. This is all conceit. Everybody wants to think well of…… (5)…… and his country. But really there is not ……. (6)……… who has not got some good in him and some bad.  And in the same way there is no country which is not partly good and partly…….. (7) ……..We must take the good wherever we find it and try to remove the bad ……… (8)……. it may be. We are of course most ……. (9) …….. with our country—India. Unhappily, it is in a bad way and ……. (10)………. of our people are very poor and miserable.

1.(A) miser                   (B) cleverest

(C) active                      (D) hard work

2. (A) bad                     (B) the worst

 (C) the best                 (D) worse

3. (A) Indians               (B) Japanese

 (C) people                   (D) French

4. (A) noblest               (B) greatest

(C) choicest                  (D) the worst

5. (A) themselves        (B) herself

 (C) himself                  (D) yourself

6. (A) woman              (B) man

 (C) people                  (D) person

7. (A) worse                (B) bad

(C) the worst              (D) better

8. (A) which ever       (B) whoever

(C) wherever             (D) however

9. (A) concerned       (B) anxious

(C) conscious            (D) minded

10. (A) great              (B) much

(C) more                    (D) most

ANSWERS

1.(B)            2. (C)

3. (A)           4. (B)

5. (C)           6. (D)

7. (B)           8. (C)

9. (A)           10. (D)

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Gap Filling Exercises for class 8 Exercise-89 & 90

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Following are the exercises of open cloze passage and gap filling.  These grammar exercises for class 8 are based on English modals exercises, verbs exercises, grammar tense exercises, modal auxiliary, simple past and other tense exercises. These gap fillers for beginners and cloze test will help you in the first certificate in English (FCE). The following ESL form filling exercises are specially designed for class 8. A printable version in PDF form is also available at the bottom of each exercise.

Exercise-89

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

Lincoln once played a practical joke …… (1)……..  a rich client of his. This man wanted Lincoln …… (2) ….. take a poor neighbour to court for not paying …….(3) …… a sum of two and a half dollars. The poor man had …… (4)…… to pay it, because, he said, he did not really owe it. Lincoln had ……. (5) ……. idea. He agreed to take up the case if he was paid ten dollars each ……. (6)……. The client readily paid him the cash. Lincoln at once went and…… (7) …….. the other man five dollars and said, “Now go and pay two and a half dollars to that neighbour……. (8) ……..yours and take two and a half dollars ……. (9)……… yourself. Both Lincoln and the poor man …….. (10) …….some money and the rich client was fully satisfied.

1.(A) at                      (B) upon

(C) of                         (D) on

2. (A) above              (B) with

(C) to                         (D) in

3. (A) below              (B) back

 (C) above                 (D) high

4. (A) accused           (B) referred

(C) regretted             (D) refused

5. (A) an                     (B) a

(C) at                          (D) the

6. (A) up                     (B) down

 (C) below                  (D) ground

7. (A) make                (B) granted

 (C) gave                    (D) take

8. (A) of                      (B) at

(C) on                          (D) off

9. (A) with                  (B) on

(C) in                          (D) for

10. (A) accepted        (B) lost

(C) gained                  (D) refused

Answers:-

1.(B)                2. (C)

3. (B)               4. (D)

5. (A)               6. (B)

7. (C)              8. (A)

9. (D)              10. (C)

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Exercise-90

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

 In many countries only one language, the mother tongue is enough to satisfy the need …… (1) …….. expression of most of their inhabitants. In India, however, the position is more…….  (2) ……. Here an educated man is called…… (3) …….to master more than one language. There is first of ……. (4) …….the language that he learns …….. (5)……. his mother’s lap, and through which he expresses his first needs and …….. (6)……. Naturally, it is in this that he gains the most proficiency. But since India is a very  (7)  country, we really need an extra language – a lingua franca – as a means of communications with states other than our own. But even this is not …….. (8) ……. An educated Indian requires the mastery of an international language, one that is widely understood and is used in dealings ……. (9) ……. one country with another. Ideally speaking then, the educated Indian should be able to read and write in three languages and moreover should be able to express ……. (10) ……. in all three with ease and fluency.

1.(A) on                      (B) of

 (C) for                       (D) at

2. (A) complex          (B) complicated

(C) connected           (D) concerned

3. (A) on                    (B) up

(C) upon                    (D) of

4. (A) every               (B) another

 (C) each                   (D) all

5. (A) upon               (B) at

(C) on                       (D) of

6. (A) feelings           (B) desires

 (C) needs                 (D) wills

7. (A) big                   (C) huge

 (B) large                   (D) very

8. (A) suitable           (B) appropriate

(C) often                   (D) enough

9. (A) at                     (B) of

 (C) on                       (D) in

10. (A) himself         (B) herself

(C) myself                (D) yourself

ANSWERS

1.(C)          2. (B)

3. (C)         4. (D)

5. (C)         6. (A)

7. (B)         8. (D)

9. (B)         10. (A)

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Gap Filling Exercises for class 8 Exercise-87 & 88

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Following are the exercises of open cloze passage and gap filling.  These grammar exercises for class 8 are based on English modals exercises, verbs exercises, grammar tense exercises, modal auxiliary, simple past and other tense exercises. These gap fillers for beginners and cloze test will help you in the first certificate in English (FCE). The following ESL form filling exercises are specially designed for class 8. A printable version in PDF form is also available at the bottom of each exercise.

Exercise-87

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

One day an old lady was…… (1) ……alone in the first class compartment of a train. She was very well dressed. She was sitting …….. (2) …….. in a corner and was reading a book. A travelling ticket checker came into the compartment and asked for her ticket. The lady …….(3) ……her bag for the ticket but couldn’t find it. She then looked for it among her other things. She could not fond the ticket there also. So, she got very……. (4) …….She said to the ticket checker, “Will you please pull the chain and stop the train? I have …… (5) ……. my ticket.” The ticket checker said, “Please do not worry. I know you are an honest woman”. “You do not understand, ” said the old lady, “If I don’t find my ticket, how shall I know where I have to…….. (6)……………..?

1.(A) going                  (B) landing

 (C) travelling              (D) flying

2. (A) calmly                (B) slowly

(C) quietly                   (D) fastly

3. (A) looked in           (B) searched in

(C) saw in                    (D) put in

4. (A) happy                (B) pleased

(C) worried                 (D) anxious

5. (A) threw                (B) sold

(C) lost                        (D) tore

6. (A) get in                (B) got off

 (C) get off                 (D) got in

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Exercise-88

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

Machines have, in fact, become the…… (1) …….of modern life. They do more and more work that human …….. (2)…….. not want to do. Think for a movement of the……..  (3)……… to which machines do work for you. You woke perhaps, to the hoot of a siren, emitted by a machine in a neighbouring factory. You glance …….. (4) ………. a machine has the right time. You spend your part of your day..….. (5) ……..a school cinema where a machine teaches you ………. (6)……… one of the most pleasant – methods, listen to lesson broadcast by one of the ……… (7)………. wonderful machines invented in modern times. So ………. (8)…….. have we become on machines that a foreign writer of prays, Kerel Capek, has in a play imagined a time …….. (9)…….. machines will have acquired a will of their own and become the masters ……..(10)……. men, doomed once more to slavery.

1.(A) servants            (B) slaves

(C) workers               (D) none of these

2. (A) dwellings        (B) winds

(C) beings                 (D) efforts

3. (A) extent              (B) quantity

 (C) quality                (D) limit

4. (A) on                     (B) upon

(C) of                          (D) at

5. (A) at                      (B) in

 (C) on                        (D) of

6. (A) from                 (B) with

(C) by                         (D) of

7. (A) most                (B) best

 (C) much                  (D) more

8. (A) supportive      (B) dependent

(C) expert                  (D) useful

9. (A) shall have       (B) would have

 (C) have                   (D) when

10. (A) of                  (B) at

(C) on                        (D) by

ANSWERS

1.(B)             2. (C)

3. (A)            4. (D)

5. (B)            6. (C)

7. (A)            8. (B)

9. (D)            10. (A)

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Gap Filling Exercises for class 8 Exercise-85 & 86

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Following are the exercises of open cloze passage and gap filling.  These grammar exercises for class 8 are based on English modals exercises, verbs exercises, grammar tense exercises, modal auxiliary, simple past and other tense exercises. These gap fillers for beginners and cloze test will help you in the first certificate in English (FCE). The following ESL form filling exercises are specially designed for class 8. A printable version in PDF form is also available at the bottom of each exercise.

Exercise-85

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

Late in the afternoon, Swami Vivekananda (1) ……….. in the great meeting. He was dressed in the yellow robes of a Sanyasi. When he came and stood before the people, they were charmed by his (2) ………….He was silent for some time and then he felt a divine power in him. He began his speech. He addressed the gathering as ‘Sisters and brothers of America’. People (3)………… and gave him hearty cheers. When the clapping ceased, Swamiji spoke on Hinduism. He said that all the religions of the world were the same. They were all true only the path leading to the goal were different. He also said that Hinduism (4) ………… every man, woman and child as a part of God. To a Hindu, the (5)………… of man is the true service of God.

1.(A) figure                    (B) appearance

 (C) size                          (D) name

2. (A) addressed           (B) told

(C) said                          (D) say

3. (A) roared                 (B) laughed

(C) clapped                   (D) pleased

4. (A) gives                   (B) obeys

 (C) helps                      (D) regards

5. (A) work                   (B) service

(C) deed                       (D) servant

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Exercise-86

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

Once Abraham Lincoln (1)…………. a book from a neighbour. He put the book between the cracks in the logs of his hut. He wanted to read it. As soon as he (2)…………….in the morning. At night it rained and water came through the cracks and damaged the book. The (3)…………..of the book made Lincoln work in his fields for three days (4) ………………the damage. However, this did not stop Lincoln from borrowing books to read. And before long he had read every book owned by anyone living within fifty miles. He remained hungry and thirsty to know what was (5) …………… between the covers of books. He used to say, “My best friend is the man who’ll lend me a book I haven’t read.”

1.(A) bought                (B) took

(C) borrowed              (D) lent

2. (A) woke up            (B) wake up

 (C) get up                   (D) go to bed

3. (A) employer          (B) employee

(C) owner                   (D) borrower

4. (A) to pay for         (B) to give for

(C) to send for           (D) to go for

5. (A) there                 (B) hidden

(C) arround                (D) before

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Gap Filling Exercises for class 8 Exercise-83 & 84

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Following are the exercises of open cloze passage and gap filling.  These grammar exercises for class 8 are based on English modals exercises, verbs exercises, grammar tense exercises, modal auxiliary, simple past and other tense exercises. These gap fillers for beginners and cloze test will help you in the first certificate in English (FCE). The following ESL form filling exercises are specially designed for class 8. A printable version in PDF form is also available at the bottom of each exercise.

Exercise-83

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

The joint family system has undergone a (1) ………… change in India. There are a number of factors which are leading to its (2) ………….. opportunities for employment outside agriculture, especially in urban areas, are increasing. As a result young men from rural areas have been shifting to cities. Many young persons in urban areas are also moving out of their parents’ places (3) ………… opportunities in other parts of the country or even outside India. Sour relations between the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law have forced many persons to see an (4) …………. living. Property disputes are another big reason. All this has resulted in the disintegration of joint families. The aged ones have thus lost the traditional source of economic and social support which was easily (5)………… to them in joint families.

1. (A) great                 (B) drastic

(C) very                      (D) big

2. (A) loss                   (B) destroyed

 (C) disintegration     (D) disappeared

3. (A) seek                  (B) take

(C) get                        (D) took

4. (A) free                   (B) freedom

(C) independence     (D) independent

5. (A) appropriate     (B) available

(C) in the reach         (D) present

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Exercise-84

In each of the following passages, there are given some blanks each of which has been numbered. These are printed below the passage and against each, some words are given, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Fill in the blank with an appropriate word-

Gradually more and more of the penicillin drug was prepared. It was used to save the lives of people  Ninety five per cent of the soldiers were ( 1)…………..  in the World War-II, who were treated, with penicillin, recovered. In 1940, the news of the power of penicillin burst upon the world. Fleming became famous (2)……………. He was regarded as one of the most distinguished scientists of his time. In 1944, he was honoured by King George VI with a knighthood. The next year he and his fellow bacteriologists, whose combined (3)……………..  led to the great discovery, were (4) ………………. with a joint noble prize. On receiving this great honour, Fleming said in his usual modest way, “Wherever I go, people thank me for (5) ……………….. their lives I didn’t do anything. I just found a remedy that was there.

1.(A) recovered         (B) treated

 (C) cured                  (D) healthy

2. (A) in a day           (B) over day

(C) in the night         (D) overnight

3. (A) tries                 (B) efforts

(C) works                  (D) hard work

4. (A) get honour     (B) rewarded

 (C) honoured          (D) given prize

5. (A) saving             (B) taking

 (C) loosing              (D) giving

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