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Class 7 (Unit 8) Part I

 Unit 8 (Part I)

Reading I (page 75)

Answer the following questions.

a. How is the road?

Answer: The road was winding.

b. Have you ever travelled along such a road?

Yes, I have/No I haven’t.

The First Day of Holiday

A. What are the words/phrases for these meanings? Find them in the text and write.

a. to use off or finish a supply of something

b. not feeling physically relaxed

c. clearly

d. having many bends

e. started/began a journey

f. the act of looking at something very carefully

g. space

 

Answer.

 

a.      run out off

b.     uncomfortable

c.      obviously

d.     winding

e.      set off

f.       examination

g.     room

 

B. Now, complete these sentences with the words you found.

a. I couldn't sleep because the bed was so …………….. .

b. They ……………. for Kathmandu just after 10.

c. The walk follows a ……………. path through the forest.

d. Diet and exercise are ……………. important for our health.

e. They had ……………. of time for the trapped miners.

f. After a thorough ……………., they announced that the suspicious device was harmless.

g. Is there enough ……………. to sleep for all of us?

 

Answer.

a. I couldn't sleep because the bed was so uncomfortable.

b. They set off for Kathmandu just after 10.

c. The walk follows a winding path through the forest.

d. Diet and exercise are obviously important for our health.

e. They had run out of time for the trapped miners.

f. After a thorough examination, they announced that the suspicious device was harmless.

g. Is there enough room to sleep for all of us?

 

C. Are these statements True or False?

a. They drove all day without stopping until the car broke down.

b. They forgot to take a map with them.

c. Their car stopped because they had run out of petrol.

d. They spent a comfortable night in the car.

e. They had to push their car to the top of the hill.

Answer.

a. They drove all day without stopping until the car broke down.  False

b. They forgot to take a map with them. False

c. Their car stopped because they had run out of petrol. False

d. They spent a comfortable night in the car. False

e. They had to push their car to the top of the hill. False

 

D. Answer the following questions.

a. Where were they going to spend their holiday?

b. Why was it difficult to see the road?

c. What did they ask the driver of the passing car?

d. What did the driver tell them?

e. What was the first thing they did when they reached the village?

Answer.

a.      They were going to spend their holiday in the mountains.

b.     It got dark and it began to rain too, so it was difficult to see the road.

c.      They asked the driver of the passing car where the village was.

d.     The driver told them that the village was just on the other side of the hill.

e.       They had a good breakfast when they reached the village.

 

Grammar I (page 77)

A. Study these sentences.

a. They went on for another five miles and then the car suddenly

stopped.

b. They thought that they had run out of petrol but they found that this was not the trouble.

c. Although they had very little food with them, they decided to spend the night there.

d. They had very little food with them, however, they decided to spend the night there.

e. There was not much room for three people, however, they managed to sleep there.

B. Complete these sentences with and, but, although or however.

a. I passed the exam, …………. I didn't get a better score.

b. ……….. it was raining, we still went to the park.

c. She worked hard …………. made a lot of money.

d. John bought the watch, ……….., it was expensive.

e. He was late ……… wasn't allowed to get in.

f. She is rich ………. helpful.

g. I finished the homework, ………… it wasn't easy.

h. ……….. we had an umbrella, we got extremely wet.

i. She didn't want him to see her ………. hid behind a plant.

j. I don't like running, ……….. I like swimming.

Answer.

a. I passed the exam but I didn't get a better score.

b. Although it was raining, we still went to the park.

c. She worked hard and made a lot of money.

d. John bought the watch, however it was expensive.

e. He was late and wasn't allowed to get in.

f. She is rich but helpful.

g. I finished the homework, however it wasn't easy.

h. Although we had an umbrella, we got extremely wet.

i. She didn't want him to see her and hid behind a plant.

j. I don't like running, but I like swimming.

C. Match the two halves to make meaningful sentences.

a. We wanted to go to the show          i. however, I went to bed late last night.

b. Shall we go to the cinema               ii. but there weren’t any seats left.

c. Although burgers are very tasty,     iii. and watch that film you were talking         about?

d. My neighbours are friendly            iv. they are not very healthy.

e. I feel extremely tired,                     v. but they’re noisy.

Answer.

a. We wanted to go to the show but there weren’t any seats left.

b. Shall we go to the cinema and watch that film you were talking about?

c. Although burgers are very tasty, they are not very healthy.

d. My neighbours are friendly but they’re noisy.

e. I feel extremely tired; however, I went to bed late last night.

 

(My special thanks to Shiva Prasad Aryal from Kapiya Secondary School for preparing this material.)

 

For remaining exercises CLICK HERE.

For Contents CLICK HERE.

For unit seven CLICK HERE.




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