Summary of Free Birds
Class 8 English Book solution Nepal Unit 5 Free Birds [Poem] complete exercises Question answer is provided in this post. Here you can download pdf of chapters for offline viewing too. You don’t have to face the hassle of finding right course curriculum. For Download link Subscribe blog and fb page.
A. Find the words from the poem that matches the following meanings.
- Hindrances -things that make it more difficult for somebody to do something
- Courage – the ability to do something dangerous
- Patriot – a person who loves and strongly supports or fights for his or her country
- Flap -(of a bird) move (its wings) up and down when flying or preparing to fly
- Expedition – an excursion or a journey made for some specific purpose
- Incredible – difficult to believe; extraordinary
B. Answer these questions.
a. What are students compared within the poem?
Students are compared to free birds in the poem.
b. How can students overcome the hindrances on their way?
Students can overcome hindrances by having determination.
c. How is it possible to achieve your goal?
It is possible to achieve our goal by recognizing the courage within ourselves and utilizing our incredible strength.
d. Why is it necessary to value time?
It is necessary to value time because “Time and tide wait for none.” This means that time passes quickly and waits for no one, so it is important to make the most of it and use it wisely.
e. How can we make our country a piece of heaven?
W can make our country a piece of heaven by being true patriots and loving our nation.
f. What expression does the poet use to persuade you to do things?
– Do continue your expedition to touch the sky.
– Come on dear students, you can reach the destination.
– Overcome them with determination.
– Give it a try to achieve your goal.
– Try to recognize the courage within.
– Time and tide waits for none, Follow it with great care and caution.
– You can make your nation a piece of heaven, Being a true patriot keep loving your nation.
Change the following sentences into reported speech as in the example.
Please open the window.
She asked me to open the window.
Do not waste your time.
My teacher advised us not to waste our time.
Speak the truth.
The old man suggested us to speak the truth.
Avoid eating unhealthy food.
My grandmother told him to avoid eating unhealthy food.
Please come to my birthday party.
Ranjana requested me to come to her birthday party.
Clean the room.
My brother told me to clean the room.
Do everything in time.
My parents advised us to do everything in time.
Give up bad habits.
The monk advised us to give up bad habits.
A. Rewrite the following paragraph with the correct punctuation marks.
David didn’t really like school, but he did enjoy practical subjects where he could use his hands to make things. He also loved biology because he could draw lots of diagrams and do experiments. In fact, his mother once told him that he should become a surgeon.
B. Develop a story with the help of the clues given below. Give a suitable title to the story.
A crow……..sticks some peacock feathers…….. flies to peacocks ………… claim a peacock as relative….. they drive him away …. fly to ducks……….. ducks also drive him away ………… crow is left alone friendless . . . . .
The Crow and the Peacock Feathers
Once upon a time, in a big forest, there lived a clever crow. One day, while exploring, he stumbled upon a pile of colourful peacock feathers. The crow had an idea. He carefully picked up some of the peacock feathers and stuck them onto his own plain, black wings. With his new feathers, he thought he could pretend to be a peacock and be accepted as one of them.
With his newly decorated wings, the crow flew to a nearby group of peacocks. He claimed himself to be one of their relatives. But the peacocks were not fooled. They saw through the crow’s disguise and became angry. They drove him away.
Feeling sad and rejected, the crow flew away and soon found himself near a pond where a friendly flock of ducks swam happily. He approached them, hoping for acceptance. But the ducks saw through his disguise too. They quacked loudly and drove him away. Feeling lonely and lost, he flew back to his favourite tree in the forest. He accepted himself just the way he was.
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