16 May 2023

Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Unit 1 Prose Book Back

8th Book Back English – Unit 1: The Nose-Jewel

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Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Book Back for Unit 1 The Nose-Jewel general and grammar part Question and Answers below:

Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Unit 1 The Nose-Jewel Book Back:


Unit – 1 The Nose-Jewel

A. Choose the correct synonyms for the italicized words

1. Nice fun indeed.
(a) in fact
(b) doubtedly
(c) fine
(a) in fact

2. The poor woman is in a panic.
(a) fear
(b) grid
(c) crash
(a) fear

3. The mother consoled her little girl.
(a) pretended
(b) comforted
(c) left
(b) comforted

4. You are always self-centered.
(a) egoistic
(b) generous
(c) heroic
(a) egoistic

5. What is the secret you are whispering?
(a) rumor
(b) murmur
(c) louder
(b) murmur

B. Find the antonym for the following words.

  1. Delight × displease
  2. Disgrace × glory
  3. Careless × careful
  4. Secret × public
  5. confine × release

C. The Nose Jewel Question Answer

1. Where did the sparrows build the nest?
The sparrows built the nest in a nice spot on the roof of Ramayya’s house.

2. Why did the birds drop the diamond stud?
The wife bird shouted at the male bird to go in search of food. So it dropped the diamond stud.

3. What were the words of Meenakshi Ammal to her daughter?
Meenakshi Ammal consoled her little girl saying that they would search and found out the jewel. You should not tell them anything to her father or else he would go into a rage.

4. Who was suspected of stealing the diamond nose stud?
The maid-servant Kuppayi was suspected of stealing the diamond nose stud.

5. What did Ramayya’s wife do with the stud?
Ramayya’s wife found the diamond stud. She took it and wore it.

6. What happened to Ramayya’s wife at the end?
Ramayya’s wife developed a severe fever and was confined to her bed.

D. Answer the following in about 100 words.

1. Why did the sparrow throw the nose jewel into Ramayya’s house?
The male sparrow wanted to help Ramayya. I felt pity for Ramayya. Ramayya was facing harsh words from his wife often. One day, somewhere in the muck-heap laid a diamond nose jewel. The male bird picked it up and came to the nest with the shining stud in his beak. The male sparrow asked his wife if she liked the jewel. The wife bird replied that the jewel was useless for her. She also said that it would be better for the male sparrow if he went out to find some grub for the hungry young ones. Then the male bird dropped the diamond stud on the floor and went out in search of little worms for the young ones.

2. Explain how Ramayya’s wife reacted when she saw the nose jewel?
When Ramayya’s wife was sweeping the floor she found the diamond nose stud. She picked it up with delight and wore it. Her husband told her that it was a mistake to keep the jewel. She did not bother about it. She knew that the jewel belonged to her neighbor’s daughter. Yet she did not reveal it to anyone. The maidservant of the neighbor was suspected. The police searched her hut, but could not find it. Ramayya’s wife put the stud away in her box. She soon developed a server fever and was confined to her bed.


a. Pick out the correct homophone.

1. I am not …………….. to drink soda, (aloud, allowed)
Ans: allowed

2. The wind …………….. the leaves, (blue, blew)
Ans: blow

3. I will …………….. my friend, (meat, meet)
Ans: meet

4. He will play the in the second play, (role, roll)
Ans: role

5. I have …………….. movie before, (scene, seen)
Ans: seen

b. Choose the correct homophone.

1. Every morning my father likes to look at the …………….. on the grass.
a) due
b) dew

2. Chennai is the …………….. of Tamilnadu.
a) capitol
b) capital

3. I was very …………….. last weekend because my friends made plans that did
a) bored
b) board

4. The cat caught the …………….. of a mouse.
a) scent
b) cent

5. The …………….. rises in the east.
a) son
b) sun

Expand the following:

ECG Electro Cardio Gram
ILO International Labor Organisation
SCERT State Council of Education Research and Training
IIT Indian Space Research Organisation
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
FIR First Information Report
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
AIDS Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Syndrome
UFO Unidentified Flying Object
FAQ Frequently asked Question


C) Listen to the passage carefully and choose the right answer:

1. Why do birds sing?
a) To locate one another
b) To warn other birds
c) To find a mate
d) All of the above

2. Birds perch very high so that …………….
a) other birds can hear them
b) other birds can see them
c) they can hide there
d) Both A and B are correct

3. The health of a bird can be determined …………
a) by the length of its song
b) by the complexity of its song
c) by the volume of its song
d) Both A and B are correct.

4. Young birds perfect their songs by ………….
a) territorial songs
b) mating songs
c) warnings
d) None of the above

5. Young birds perfect their songs by ………………
a) natural instinct
b) listening and interaction
c) practice
d) Both B and C are correct

6. Fitness is ………………
a) health
b) danger
c) a song
d) a warning

7. How do variations in the basic song help the birds?
a) recognize other members
b) Maintain health
c) increase the length of their song
d) Communicate with one another


Using the given letter as a model, write a complaining letter on any one of the topics given below:

a) To the Police commissioner about the noise caused by the loudspeaker in a music shop near your school.

Date: XXXX


M. Kanishk,
S/ o. Manoj,
Nehru Nagar,
Salem – 5.


The Commissioner of Police,
Commissioner Office,
Salem – 5.

Respected Sir,
I am writing to notify you that I am studying standard 10th at Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Salem. Our school consists of 2,000 students. There is a music shop near to our school. They play the songs at the top of their voice during class hours. It really disturbs and distracts our concentration away from studies: We have given many complaints to the authority, but no severe action has been taken by them till now.

I kindly request you to take action on them immediately for the betterment of all the students.

Yours faithfully,
M. Kanishk


b) To the Postmaster General on non-receipt of book parcel.

M. Vinith,
13, Nehru Road,
Trichy-621 019.To
The Postmaster General,
Head Post Office,
Trichy-621 001.Respected Sir,
This is to inform you that I have sent a registered parcel to my niece Mr. R. Pravin at 132, Netha Colony, Faripur, Andhrapradesh, on 16th January 2020. My receipt no. is 3001. But the parcel has not been received by my niece so far. Ten days have passed ever since 1 sent the parcel.
1 kindly request you to look into the matter and inform us about the condition of my parcel as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,
M. Vinith

c) To the Transport Manager, TNSTC on non-stopping of buses near your school bus stop.

P. Arun Kumar,
S/o. Palanichamy,
No. 6, Ukarthey Nagar,
The Transport Manager,
TNSTC office,
Dindigul.Respected Sir,
I am writing to inform you that, I am studying a higher secondary first year at St.Xavier School, Kodaikanal. Our school provides education for 1500 students. Most of the students come to school from nearby towns and villages. As the buses do not stop at our school bus stop the students suffer severely every day. It causes them to come to class very late daily. We have given complaints to the transport office many times, but they failed to act on our complaint. I hope that you will do the needful for the goodness of the students and their education.

Yours faithfully,
P. Arunkumar

Using the given informal letter as a model, write a letter on any one of the topics given below.

a) Write letter to your father asking permission to go on an educational tour.

10, Babu Sankar Hostel,
New Colony,
Madurai – 8

Dear Father,
My class teacher has planned to go on an education tour to Tuticorin. There we will be learning details on fish culture. Everyone should attend. The fees to be paid to Rs. 500 only, it will be two days trip. I need your permission to go on the tour. Kindly grant me permission. Send me the money too. I will let you know the other details later. With love and regards.

Your loving daughter

K. Kamala

Address on the Envelope:

Mr. Kathiravan,
7, Kottam Patti Main Road,
Kottam Patti,
Madurai District.

b) Write a letter to your friend about your summer holidays.

10, Teachers Colony
Madurai – 10

Dear Sankar,
I am fine. I hope and pray that you are enjoying the pink of your health. For the summer holidays, I had been to Trivandram. I visited the zoo, aquarium, Seashores, Kovalam beach, Sangu Mugam beach, etc. It was cool there. I really enjoyed my holidays. For the next summer vacation, I have planned to visit Ooty. With love and regards.

Your loving friend
K. Bala

Address on the Envelope:

K. Sankar,
10, Haily road,
Barath Nagar Salem.

c) Write a letter to your sister advising her to take part in cultural programs in the school’s annual day celebration.

8, St. Marys’s hostel,
Holy Cross College

My Dear Jovina,
I was happy to know that you have a cultural program in your school’s annual day celebration which will be held on 30.3.XXXX at your school. You can participate in singing, dancing, drama, recitation of poems, and rangoli decorations. It will be fun. Apart from fun, it will be a chance for you to develop your talents. Your confidence will get boosted when you are appreciated for your talent. So kindly put forth maximum participation in the cultural program. With regards.

Your loving sister,
R. Kamala

Address on the Envelope:

M. Jovina,
1, Babu new road,
Theni main road,


a. Pick out the words from the list and put them appropriately on the table.

David, Madurai, parrot, happiness, book, thought, green, tiger, Trichy, computer, Narayanan, fan, sister, Kalam, woman, pencil, Bharathi, problem, brother, Mumbai, swan, elephant, Vijay, solution, success, school, convent.
9th english book back questions with answer
9th english book back questions with answer

b. Read the following paragraph and pick out the different types of nouns and put them in the table.

A hobby is an activity we enjoy doing in our free time. It keeps us busy in our leisure time. People choose their hobbies on the basis of their interests and personality. Do you know what Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s hobby was?
9th english book back questions with answer
9th english book back questions with answer

c. Fill in the blanks with a suitable collective noun.
choir, shower, bowl, flock, cup, pair, swarm, bunch, herd, bottle

1. a …………. of cows.
Ans: herd
2. a …………. of birds.
Ans: fleet

3. a …………. of singers.
Ans: choir

4. a …………. of milk.
Ans: bottle

5. a …………. of tea.
Ans: cup

6. a …………. of ants.
Ans: swarm

7. a …………. of grapes.
Ans: bunch

8. a …………. of rice.
Ans: bowl

9. a …………. of shoes.
Ans: pair

10. a …………. of rain.
Ans: shower


a. Change the underlined words with a correct pronoun:
(they, he, him, it, she )

1. I saw Mr. Balu this morning and gave Mr. Balu my homework.
Ans: him

2. Muthu likes computer games but he doesn’t play computer games very often.
Ans: it

3. My aunt lives in Trichy but, my aunt often comes to visit my family.
Ans: she

4. Neil Armstrong was born in 1930. Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969.
Ans: He

b. Change the possessive adjective into a possessive pronoun:

1. This is my pen.
Ans: This pen is mine

2. She missed her purse.
Ans: The missed purse is hers

3. Her speech is nice.
Ans: Nice speech is hers

4. My book is new.
Ans: The new book is mine

5. My bike is costly.
Ans: The costly bike is mine

The verb is a word used to express an action or state.

Transitive verbs

Transitive verbs are verbs that express
action with an object.
The object of a transitive verb can be a
noun, pronoun, or a noun clause or phrase.
I threw the ball. (Noun as object)
We beat them. (Pronoun as object)
I think that you are correct. (Noun clause as object)

Intransitive verbs

Intransitive verbs are verbs that
express action without an object.
I ran.
I ran swiftly.
I ran in the race

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