8TH ENGLISH (TL) UNIT 1 Tenali Rama

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           UNIT 1 Tenali Rama

New Words –

stranger – स्ट्रेंजर = अनोळखी                  

susupect – ससपेक्ट = तर्क असणे

conspiracy – कन्स्पीरसी = कट               

shelter – शेल्टर = आसरा , निवारा

opportunity – आपरट्युनिटी = संधी         

immediate – इमिडीयट = तात्काळ

kingdom – किंग्डम = राज्य          

readily – रेडीली = ताबडतोब        

royal vaidya – रॉयल वैद्य = राज वैद्य      

sharp – शार्प = धारदार

dagger – डॅजर = खंजीर               

stab – स्टॅब = भोसकणे

reflection – रिफ्लेक्शन = प्रतिबिंब

agility – अॅजिलिटी = चपळाई

struck – स्ट्रक = तडाखा दिला                  

thud – थड = धप्प असा आवाज

crowd – क्राऊड = गर्दी                           

rage – रेज =  संताप , क्रोध

intelligent – इंटेलिजंट = बुद्धिमान,हुशार   

grave – ग्रेव्ह = गंभीर

punishment – पनिशमेंट = शिक्षा  

gallows – गॅलोज = फाशीचा स्तंभ

burst बर्स्ट = स्फोट होणे      

anger - अँगर = राग,क्रोध    

Promise प्रॉमिस = वचन


A. Dictionary work/spelling :

In each of the following group of words only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correct word and check the spelling from your dictionary.

1)    shelter, shaltar, shalltar

Ans. shelter

2)    suddan, sudden, suddin

Ans. sudden

3)    fargive, forgive, fargeve

Ans. forgive

4)    oportunity, oppartunity, opportunity

Ans. opportunity

5)    cought, caught, caugt

Ans. caught

B. Write the opposites of the following - Choose the words from the box and write them appropriately in the blanks-

remember, near, depart, absence, front, soft.

1) far X near

2) behind X front

3) presence X absence

4) hard X  soft

5) arrive X depart

6) forget X remember


A. Answer the following questions in a word, a phrase or a sentence each:

1) Who came to Tenali Rama’s house one day?

Ans. One day a stranger came to Tenali Rama’s house.

2) What did he ask for?

Ans. He asked shelter for two days.

3) Why did he want to stay there?

Ans. He wanted to stay there because he wanted to kill the king Krishnadevaraya.

4) Who wrote the letter to the king?

Ans. The stranger wrote the letter to the king.

5)   How did Tenali Rama express his wish to die?

Ans. By saying ‘of old age’ Tenali Rama expressed his wish to die.

B. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each:

1) What did the stranger request Tenali Rama?

Ans. The stranger requested Tenali Rama to give shelter for two days.He said that he will there for              two days and then he will go away.

2) What did the stranger write in the letter?

Ans. The stranger wrote in the letter that, “Tenali Ram’s wife is ill.She needs immediate medical help.”

      3) Why did the king become angry with Tenali Rama?

Ans.  Because Tenali Rama gave shelter to a stranger without finding something about him.And stranger made an attempt to kill the king.This was a grave mistake by an intelligent man.So the king became angry with Tenali Rama.

C. Read the following extracts taken from the lesson and answer the questions that follow:

1) “ It is because of you that an attempt was made to kill me.”

a) Who does ‘me’ refer to?

Ans.  ‘me’ refers to the king Krishnadevaray.

b) Who made an attempt to kill the king?

Ans.  The stranger made an attempt to kill the king. 

c) Who does ‘you’ refer to?

Ans. ‘you’ refer to Tenali Rama.

2) “How could an intelligent man like you make such a grave mistake?”

a) Who asked this question?

Ans. King asked this question.

b) Who was this intelligent man here?

Ans. Tenali Rama was this intelligent man here.

       c) What was the grave mistake?

Ans. Giving shelter to a stranger was the grave mistake of Tenali Rama.


A. Fill in the blanks choosing appropriate prepositions given in brackets:

[with, at, to, off, on, behind]

1) The king was sitting on the throne

2) He was hiding himself behind the main door

3) His mission was to kill the king

4) Rohini went to the market with her mother

5) Father began to shout at Rama

6) I come from a far off village

B. The words in the following sentences are mixed up. Rearrange them into

meaningful sentences:

Example: to king/a / sent/He/letter/ the

                 He sent a letter to the king

1)    had /to/He/ bag/ his/take/forgotten

Ans. He had forgotten to take his bag.

2)    did/utter/He/word/a/not

Ans. He did not utter a word.

3)    big/gathered/A/outside/house/his/crowd

Ans. A big crowd gathered outside his house.

4) not/say/word/a/did/He

Ans. He did not say a word.

6)    kites/have/They/beautiful/made

Ans.  They have made beautiful kites.

C. Frame questions to get the underlined words as answers:

Use what, where, whose, why

Example: The king sat in his chariot

Where did the king sit ?

1)    Tenali Rama’s wife was ill

Ans.  Whose wife was ill?

2)    The stranger was hiding behind the main door

Ans. Where was the stranger hiding?

3)    She asked for a glass of water

Ans.  What did she ask for?

4)    My bag is on the book case

Ans. Where is my bag.

5)    He went to market to buy some fruits

Ans. Why did he got to market?


IV Spoken English

B. Word game—word making (Group work)

Make as many words as possible from the following words. One example is given for you-

TEACHER:- teach, her, tear, tea, reach,ache, cheat etc....

1. OPPORTUNITY – on,turn,port,not,toy,top,pot,run,unity

2. NEIGHBOUR – go , big , hen , our , or , in

3. TREATMENT – net , ten , team , rat , men , tree , ear , mat


A. Read the following story and answer the questions given below:

Once Akbar wanted to test his courtiers. He put a question to all of them. Akbar asked, “What is the thing that travels fastest in the world?” One of the courtiers said, “Bullock cart.”

Another said “Wind.” Yet another said, “Light.” Akbar was waiting for Birbal’s answer. Birbal said, “Your majesty! The thoughts in the mind travel the fastest. In a moment you are in the court and your next thought can be any where else. So, thought is the fastest thing in the world.”

Everyone was surprised at Birbal’s wisdom. Akbar was proud of Birbal and rewarded him suitably.

Answer the following questions:

1)    Who asked the courtiers a question?

Ans.  King Akbar asked the courtiers a question

2)    What was the question?

Ans.   ‘What is the thing that travels fastest in the world?’ was the question

3)    What were the different answers given by the courtiers?

Ans.  Bullock cart,Light,Wind were the different answers given by the courtiers.

4)    What was Birbal’s answer?

Ans. Birbal’s answer was ‘thought’

5)    Why was Birbal rewarded?

Ans.  Birbal was rewarded for his wisdom.


B. Find the answers to these riddles. One is done for you.

1. What is it that dies when it drinks water?

Ans: fire

    2. It has no wings to fly

       It has no ladder to climb

       but it climbs up to the sky

Ans: smoke

    3. It gets beating even if it does not do anything wrong.

Ans: drum

   4. It is yours, but people use it more than you use

Ans: name

  5. You see the world with these to windows

Ans: eyes



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