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Class 8 Reading Passage No-97. Tea (200 Words Subjective Solved)

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Tea

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Every day, thousands and millions of cup of tea are consumed around the globe. The ancient Chinese insisted that tea was good for making the bones feel lighter. In seventeenth-century London, Garraway’s Coffee House advertised tea as being good for headaches, kidney stones, dropsy and sleepiness. It indeed gives so much pleasure while doing so little harm.

It is thought that tea was first grown in China about two thousand years ago and reached Japan in the sixth century. It was introduced in Europe in 1610 when traders of the Dutch East India Company returned from Java with chests of leaves. In the Netherlands, it was sold at chemist’s shops. In New England, it cost up to Rs. 900 a kilo, so the people boiled it thoroughly, drank it bitter, and then ate the leaves also with butter and salt.

Teas from high altitudes are the most priced since they grow more slowly and develop more distinctive flavours. Apart from the Darjeeling, the best Indian teas are the Nilgiris from the mountains of the South West and the strong, pungent Assams from the northeast.

1. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.

Ans:-

Title: Tea! Aha!

5.1 1. Drinking tea makes

(a) bones feel lighter

 (b) tea is good for

 (i) headaches    (ii) kidney stones

(iii) dropsy          (iv) sleepiness

 (c) Acc. to modem believers, tea gives

(i) pleasure        (ii) power to calm

  1. Tea – first grown in China

 (a) Reached Japan in the 6th Century.

(b) Reached Europe in 1610

 (c) Reached Netherland after.

 5.2 Summary:

The ancient Chinese insisted that tea was good for bones. It is also believed to be good for headaches, kidneys and stones etc. Tea was first grown in China about 2000 yrs ago and from there it was bought to Japan from where it finally came to Europe. In the Netherlands, it was sold at the Chemist’s shop. In England, it was very costly to the people did not throw the leaves after boiling them. They ate them with salt and butter. The leaves coming from mountainous regions are more costly.

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Class 8 Reading Passage No-96. Tomatoes (200 Words Subjective Solved)

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Tomatoes

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 Bunol in Spain is famous for its produce-tomatoes. But it is known for the habit of wearing the produce as well as tasting it. On the last Wednesday of every August Bunol hosts La Tomatina, the world’s largest vegetable fight.

La Tomatina started with a good laugh. During the forties in Bunol’s main town square, a number of friends started a tomato fight for unknown reasons. Soon enough, however, with their rowdy hooliganism drawing passers-by into the fray, everyone got involved. They had so much fun, in fact, that from that day onward, it has been celebrated annually and has grown ever bigger each year. The night before La Tomatina, the narrow streets beneath the town’s imposing Medieval Belltower are filled with tomatoes. Early Wednesday morning. large trucks rumble up the cobblestone streets to arrive in the crowd filled square and from the back of the huge trucks, people begin throwing tomatoes on the others.

Soon the streets are awash in seeds, pulp and tomato peels. The madness continues until more than 90,000 pounds of tomatoes have been hurled at anything with a pulse that runs. Like all good battles, the attack is over in less than half an hour. Everyone moves towards the river to wash the saucy mess from their hair and body.

1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.

Ans:-

La Tomatina

1. La — Tomatina – its meaning

(a) Tomato fight

 (b) started in Bunol in Spain.

2. The beginning of La – Tomatina

 (a) two friends fought with tomato

(b) for unknown reasons

(c) others joined them.

3. Time to celebrate.

(a) the last wed6).

(b) in August.

4. Peer” for the celebration

 (a) Tomatoes filled the street

(b) Near Belltower

(c) People hurl tomatoes behind the trucks.

5. After effects

(a) Almost 90,000 pounds tomatoes wasted.

(b) Streets covered with.

(c) People go to the river to wash their body.

Notes

 

             Prep°.       –       Preparation

            Wed day   –      Wednesday

            Pds.            –      Pounds.

 2. Summary:

La Tomatina is a tomato fight that started in Bunol in Spain. There is a very interesting story about the beginning of this fight. Once two friends started throwing tomatoes at each other in the market. Other people were so impressed by it, that they also started throwing tomatoes at one other. Since then this fight is celebrated on the last Wednesday of August every year. People first gather tomatoes in the market and then throw them at each other. A total of about 90,000 pd. tomatoes are wasted on this festival.

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Class 8 Reading Passage No-95. Satellite (300 Words Subjective Solved)

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Satellite

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Satellite TV, providing entertainment 24 hours a day, is leading to an increase in health problems among children. There is an alarming increase in the cases of sleep disturbances in children caused by excessive television viewing. The increased amount of television viewing is associated with many types of sleep problems, including difficulty in getting to and staying asleep. The amount of television viewed also had an effect on whether the child became sleepy even during the daytime, affecting his normal daytime functioning.

Contrary to popular belief that cartoons are harmless, they contain violent portrayals that make children aggressive. Children are very innocent and cannot tell the difference between cartoon violence and real-life violence. The children who watch the violent shows, even ‘just funny’ cartoons, were more likely to hit out at their playmates, argue, disobey class rules and leave tasks unfinished more often than those who watched the non-violent programmes. Televised violence affects its viewer in three ways; inducing aggressive attitudes, desensitization to violence and fear of being victimised by violence.

1. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.

Ans:-

Satellite T.V.

1. Satellite T.V.

(a) to provide 24 hrs. viewing

2. Harmful effects of watching T.V.

(a) sleep disorders

(b) difficulty in getting to sleep

(c) sleepy during day time

3. Harmful effects of watching cartoons

(a) become aggve

(b) become violent

(i) become disobedient

(ii) argue

(ii) leave tasks unfinished.

4. Effect of televised viol”.

(a) learning ate attitudes.

(b) desensitisation to viol”.

(c) fear of being victimised.

Note :

 

Agg(ive)         –     aggressive

Unfini (ed )     –    Unfinished

viol (ce)           –    Violence

 2. Summary:

Watching satellite T.V. has become very harmful these days. The children who watch T.V. for a long time are affected in a number of ways. They are likely to be affected by many sleep disorders. Lack of proper sleep also hampers their proper functioning during the day time.

Even the cartoons which are supposed to be harmless make them violent. They start arguing habits and disobey their elders. Televised violence affects a viewer in about three ways i.e., inducing in t aggressiveness, desensitization to violence and fear of being victimized. 

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Class 8 Reading Passage No-94. State of Orissa (300 Words Subjective Solved)

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State of Orissa

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Situated in the state of Orissa in the eastern part of India, Chilka is Asia’s largest tidal lagoon. It t extends from Bhusandpur in Puri district in the north to Rambha-Maludi in Ganja district in the south, a distance of 72 km. The lagoon has a catchment area of 3,000 sq. km. The water spread ranges from 1,165 sq. kin. In the rainy season to 906 sq. km. in the dry season.

 In many Indian languages, large birds of prey are called chits. Since in the area surrounding the lagoon, birds of this type are particularly abundant, the lagoon came to be known as chilka.

The Chilka lagoon is quite young, by geological standards. It was formed only 5000 to 6000 years ago. Huen Tsang, the famous traveller from China has recorded as recently as in 639 A.D that this lagoon was not fully separate from the Bay of Bengal. Due to the interaction of north-flowing ocean current and the flow of the Mahanadi river, a sand bar 30 km. long and 1.5 km. wide gradually got built up and separated the lagoon from the sea, except for a small online at Magar Mukh.

 Buddhist literature reveals that Chilka once had thriving ports which served as important stopovers for ships plying on the east coast of India.

There are 52 rivers that discharge about 375000 cusec of flood water which pushes out the same volume of saline water from the lagoon into the Bay of Bengal. Because of this, the Lagoon turns into a sweet water ecosystem froth July to December.

1. On the basis of your reading above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.

Ans:-    Chilka Lagoon

  1. Location of Chilka Lagoon — Asia’s largest lagoon

 (a) from Bhuva to Puri

 (b) up to Rambha – Maludi in South

(c) total length — 72 km.

 (d) Catchment area — 3,000 sq. km.

2. Water Spread

(a) 1165 sq. km. in the rainy season

(b) 906 sq. km. in the dry season.

3. Age of lagoon

 (a) young — 5,000 to 6000 yrs.

(b) in 639 A.D. — not separate from the Bay of Bengal.

(c) Sand bar separated it

 (d) only a small opening at Magar Mukh

4. Name & Fame

 (a) Name — from Chilka — a prey bird

 (b) fame — a stop for ships.

5. Special Features.

(a) water discharged by 52 rivers

(b) amount of water discharged — 375000 cusec.

 (c) saline water pushed out

(d) sweet water ecosystem — July to Dec.

Abbreviations used

 

   1. Sq. km.      –   Square Kilometres

   2. Yrs.             –   Years

   4. Dec.            –   December

 

 2. Summary:

Chilka Lagoon is Asia’s largest lagoon. It was named after the birds of prey called Chil which are abundant here. Its total length is about 72 km. and catchment area is 3000 sq. km. The lagoon’s area is about 1165 sq. km. in the rainy season whereas it is only 906 sq. km. in the dry season. The lagoon is quite young. It receives water from about 52 rivers which push out a big amount of Saline water thereby making it sweet water ecosystem.

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Class 8 Reading Passage No-93. Water Logging (300 Words Subjective Solved)

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Water Logging

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Water, Water everywhere. After a heavy bout of rain in the city on Monday and Tuesday — Waterlogging,

New Delhi: On Tuesday, living in Delhi felt like some punishment. What with traffic jams, water logging and strikes all making sure that one’s life was miserable. And in case one managed to overcome the traffic pile-ups and the car did not break down in a puddle of water — the strike by truckers’ and bank officials turned August 24 into Black day for Delhites.

Where there was no water logging, there bad roads and potholes compensated. “The colony road connecting Asiad Village to Yusuf Sarai in Gulmohar Park is totally broken. Driving down the stretch is a roller-coaster ride. Roads in our colony have not been repaired for a decade,” said Gulmohar Park resident V C Tandon.

 Trouble spots like Adchini, Minto Bridge, Moolchand Crossing, R. K. Puram, Pitampura, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road were all inundated as usual. “Adchini seems to be always dug up. Things get particularly worse if it rains, traffic can only crawl”.

 If waterlogging takes place, then obviously traffic jams cannot be too far away. Residents spent hours stuck in the traffic pile-ups as a result of waterlogging at places and power failures at others. The worst hold-ups, however, were all reported from south Delhi.

“It was a nightmare trying to drive down MB Road, Adchini and the Lajpat Nagar stretch. Traffic crawled and rainwater threatened to choke car engines. The traffic police, however, said that no jams were reported and traffic was only slowed down. Qamar Ahmed, Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) said: “

Traffic was slow because of waterlogging -broken, damaged roads, potholes which were mostly throughout the city. However, areas especially affected were Panchkuian Road, the entire Adchini area, Shahid Jeet Singh Marg, Press Enclave, Vikas Marg and Vasant Kunj.”

1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2 Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.                                                            

Ans: Common Sight: Waterlogging & Traffic Jams

1.Punishment for Delhi

(a) Water Logging

 (b) Traffic Jams

(c) Strikes

 (d) Bad Rd. and potholes compensate.

2. Traffic Jams

 (a) Resident spent time in jams

(b) Waterlogging

(c) Power failure

 (d) Worst hold-ups.

3. Nightmare to drive at

(a) MB Rd.

(b) Adchini

(c) Lajpat Nagar

(d) Saket.

4. Traffic Police says:

 (a) No jams were reported

 (b) Only traffic was slow

 (c) Traffic slow due to waterlogging

Abbreviation

 

           Rd.         –          Roads

           Col.       –           Colony

           Fx          –           Extension

           R.K.       –           Radha Krishan

           Bdg.        –         Bridge

2. Summary:

 During the rainy season, it is very difficult to live in Delhi as the traffic jams, water logging and strikes make it very difficult to move on roads. Driving on a broken road with potholes is very disturbing and tiring. It is like a dreadful nightmare to commute on the city’s roads. The water chokes the engines of the vehicles and they virtually crawl due to traffic jams. The police say there were no traffic jams and only the traffic was slow.

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Class 8 Reading Passage No-91. School Phobia (150 Words Subjective Solved)

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School Phobia

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 There are more and more cases of students who are refusing to go to school due to various reasons. These range from peer pressure to disinterest in studies or even inability to cover up studies in case of prolonged illness, “said psychiatrist Samir Parikh, who interacts with students from many prominent public schools.

This holds true not just for junior classes but also for the senior ones.

Possible factors for school-phobia could be mounting pressure of studies, and the inability to cope with peer pressure.

“Although it is difficult to cite figures, school phobia can be spotted across a large no. of schools,”

A division could be made between the student’s underclass VIII and those from class VIII to XII. The the first category of students would simply refuse to go to school using various pretexts.

After this, the phenomenon takes the form of truancy where the child can indulge in frequent or regular bunking.

1. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.

Ans:-

School Phobia

1. School phobia and school truancy.

 (a) Junior students.

(b) Senior students.

2. Reasons behind refusing to go to school

(a) Disinterest in studies.

(b) Inability to cover up studies.

 (c) Teasing my classmates.

3. Possible factors for school phobia

 (a) the pressure of studies.

(b) inability to cope with peer gr.

4. Diff. to cite fig. r.

 (a) School phobia spotted across the schools.

5. Jr. & Sr. school phobia

 (a) Under VIIIth using various pretexts.

(b) VIII to XII

(i) Inability to cover-up studies.

Abbreviations

 

            st.          –             students

            pr.          –            Pressure

            fig.         –             figure

            Jr.           –            Junior

            Sr.          –            Senior

             Ca           –         Group

             Diff.        –        Difficult

2. Summary:

There is a considerable increase in the number of students refusing to go to schools at various levels due to various reasons. The peer pressure, studies and inability to maintain good grades are some of the main causes behind these recent trends in the absentation of the students. The pressure in senior classes is from the teachers and studies which lead to tension and truancy.

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Class 8 Reading Passage No-90. FILM FESTIVAL (100 Words Subjective Solved)

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FILM FESTIVAL

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The Tenth Film Festival for children and young people opened on November 14 at Hyderabad. The popular American film ‘Babe’ was shown on the first day. Everyone enjoyed the film. On the second day, a European wan-film named ‘Star Kid’ was screened.

Some of the Indian films which were shown were Dak Ghar (Hindi), `Ganga Bhawani’ (Telugu), `Abhayam’ (Malayalam), ‘Mudhalia'(Tamil) and Lawanya Preeti’ (Oriya).

 In all 131 films from over 30 countries were screened. The money collected from the festival is to be used for the welfare of poor children.

1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2 Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.                                                          

Ans:-

FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN

1. 10th Film festival for children & young people

(a) on Nov-14

(b) at Hyderabad

2. The film was shown on I” Day.

 (a) ‘Babe’

 (i) American film

3. The film was shown on 2’4 Day.

 (a) ‘Star kid’

 (i) euro’ film

4. Indian films are shown.

 (a) Dak Ghar (Hindi)

 (b) `Gangs Bhawani’ (Telugu)

 (c) `Abhayam’ (Malayalam)

(d) ‘Mudhalia’ (Tamil)

(e) Lawanya Preeti’ (Oriya)

5. Main obj. of 10th film-festival.

 (a) To screen 131 films

 (b) Films from 30 countries

(c) Money to be used for poor Children

Note

 

          10             —               Tenth

         Euro          —            European

        Obje          —           Objective.

 

 2. Summary:

The Tenth film festival was celebrated on 14th Nov. at Hyderabad. It was dedicated to the children and youth. A number of films were screened. 131 films from about 30 countries were screened. ‘Babe’ the American film and ‘Star kid’ the European Film stole the show as they started the festival. Many Indian films were also screened there which were appreciated by the people.

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