West Bengal Board Class 8 English Solution Chapter 2 Clouds

West Bengal State Board Class 8 English Solution: Lesson 2 Clouds

Activity – 1

Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes .

1.) He saw a grass cutter coming from the other direction (4)

2.) The grass cutter was surprised (6)

3.) He reached the old mud hut (2)

4.) He wandered in search of the clouds (1)

5.) He asked the grass cutter if he had noticed the clouds.(5)

6.) He turned into the dirt back .(3).

Activity – 2

Complete the following sentences with information from the text.

A.) The grass cutter had a bundle of freshly cut grass balanced on his head.

2.) He was disappointed to see that the grass cutter was still my stified.

3.) The farmer couldn’t make sense of the boy’s question.

4.) He was asking for the clouds like a man who has lost his child and ask wayfarers if they have seen a child wandering .

Activity – 3

Answer the following questions

Ans: I think everyone tried to give answers but they had not a satisfactory answer because the question he asked , had no sense to everyone. Actually, he was asking about the clouds as if he was looking for a lost child .And that’s why none could understand the meaning of heat question.

Activity – 4 Unit -2

Write ‘T’ for Tense and ‘F’ for false statement in the boxes given. Give supporting statements for each of your answer .

1.) In the morning the boy asked the first questions to his father (f)

S.T:– early in the morning the question was asked by the lad to his Father ‘ papaji , where are the clouds going ?’

2.) The boy’s mother asked him to go to school (T)

S.T:— come on , hurry up! For the school but first have a breakfast.

3.) When the boy got up in the morning , he saw that the sky was cloudless (T)

S.T:– The sky clearly was open and empty !

4.) The boy was happy to think that he had fallen asleep (f)

S.T:– it made sad him to think that he had fallen asleep .

Activity – 5

Answer the following questions

1.) Which question haunted the boy ?

Ans: The question was asked to his father which was “ where did the clouds go?”

2.) What did the boy see in the middle of the night ?

Ans: in the mid night the boy saw the clouds was dense , black one in the occasional flashes of lightening.

3.) How did he feel as he walked between the fields?

Ans: The lad felt that his body was full of fire and fully dry was of his throat in the fierce heat of the sun .

4.) What did he do after reaching the shelter of the tree ?

Ans: The boy had to be splashed the cool water from the Persian wheel on his dusty feet. He then decided to wash his hands , face and drank to his satisfaction.

Activity – 6 unit – 3

What. Why
1.) The boy was open-Mouthed The old man said to the boy , ‘ once you Lived in a place Where it had not  Rained for 10 years.’
2.) The earth was damp Underfoot A while ago was rained strongly
3.) The boy hurried home. He could see the Tree which was Fresh whose It’s name Juman Tree in back the House
4.) When he got home, he saw everything had changed At tha time of his Absence ,he saw a A good platform .

Activity – 7

Answer the following questions

1.) What did the old man say about the place where he once lived?

Ans: The old man told the boy that about the place where already lived it did not rain for 10 years.

2.) How did the boy feel as he reached the mud -hut?

Ans: The boy felt chilly cold in the air as soon as he reached the mud -hut.

3.) What did the boy do as he stood under the Juman tree?

Ans: The boy enjoyed to put the raindrops on his head felt chill as he stood under the Jamun tree.

4.) Why did the clouds shed rain in the absence of the boy?

Ans: There are some natural things which are importantly connected to living beings and non living things such as Clouds and Rain etc. No body can guess whether the clouds can create in the sky while it will be rain .And so the clouds shed rain in the absence of the boy.


Activity 8 (a)

Underline the verbs that denote actions which will be progress at a time in the future:

1.) I shall be reading a book next week.

2.) You will be going to school tomorrow.

3.) They will be visiting our house next month.


Activity 8(b)

Underline the verbs that denote actions that will be completed in the future:

1.) I shall have written the story by then.

2.) He will have left before you go to see the doctor.

3.) You shall have gone to the fair.


Activity 8 (c)

Read the following sentences. Identify the future continuous tense and future perfect tense and fill in the table given below:

Future Continuous Tense Future Perfect Tense
I shall be playing in the field. She will have recited poem.


They will be coming soon. You will have enjoyed the picnic.


Activity 9 

Write the antonyms of the underlined words by using the prefixes from the Help Box:

1.) It is possible for him to life the chair.

Answer: It is impossible for him to life the chair.


2.) His handwriting is legible.

Answer: His handwriting is illegible.


3.) Their claim is not reasonable.

Answer: Their claim is not unreasonable.


4) He believed his friend.

Answer: He disbelieved his friend.


Activity 10 (a)

Write a story in about eight words using the following hints:


False Friend

Once upon a time, there were two friends. They were going through a forest together. Suddenly a bear came. Both of them got scared. One of them climbed a tree to save himself without thinking about his friend. The other friend couldn’t climb the tree. He felt helpless. But then, he hit upon an idea. He lay down like a dead man, because he knew the bear won’t harm the dead body. The bear went near the man and sniffed him. The bear thought that he was dead. When the bear had gone, the fake friend came down and asked what the bear had told him in his ears. The other friend told that the bear advised him to stay away from a fake friend who leaves in the times of the trouble.


Activity 10 (b)

Suppose you have been waiting for a piece of good news. Write a paragraph in about eighty words on your experience of waiting:


In our school painting competition was held last week. I always knew that my passion is painting and wanted to explore more in that competition. When I participated in the competition, I was nervous but then I stay affirmative and painted really well. Even the judges praised my painting a lot. The result was to be declared after two days. I cannot really tell how hard those two days had been. I couldn’t even sleep. For me, those two days felt like two years because I had put my heart and soul in that painting. I knew that it was one of the best paintings, but still I was nervous. Finally the day come, and the result was announced. The result was announced by calling out names from reverese orders and I was sitting having my fingers crossed. And when there was a pause when the announcer was to announce the first winner, my heart skipped a beat. And there, that was the moment I had been waiting for, I was the first winner. My efforts had been paid off. My happiness knew no bounds and the news that I had been waiting for brought immense joy in my life. It motivated me to be better

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Updated: January 30, 2023 — 2:28 pm

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