Gap Filling Exercises for class 8 Exercise-83 & 84

By | February 6, 2019

Cloze Test Printable Exercises with Answers

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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