Class 8 English Guide Nepal 2080 : Unit - 14 guide english

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Class 8 English Guide Nepal 2080 
Unit - 14 guide

 Unit 14

“The Magic Mirror

A. Match the given words with their meanings.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 

a. kingdom - v. a country ruled by a king or queen

b. merchant - iv. a person whose job is to buy and sell products

c. surround - iii. to be everywhere around something

d. convince - ii. to cause someone to believe something or to do something

e. pleased - i. happy or satisfied

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B. Put these sentences in the order they appear in the story.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 

The correct order of the sentences is:

c. The king promised to give a good amount of money to those who would find him a bride.

a. The barber would have to tackle a lot of problems finding a bride for the king.

g. The shepherd girl was present in the hall.

d. The barber suggested a shepherd girl to the king.

f. Every day, the king asked about the progress.

b. Many girls wanted to be the queen, but none dared to look into the mirror.

e. The women present in the court knew that they were cheated.

D. Read paragraphs (11 - 16) and answer these questions.

a. What happened as soon as the shepherd girl was brought into the palace?
Answer πŸ‘‰ As soon as the shepherd girl was brought into the palace, the whole kingdom filled the royal hall to see her.

b. How do you know the king was happy at the first sight of the girl?
Answer πŸ‘‰ It is implied that the king was happy at the first sight of the girl because the text states that he was very pleased with her appearance and received her kindly.

c. Was the shepherd girl really shy? How can you say so?
Answer πŸ‘‰ The text does not explicitly mention whether the shepherd girl was really shy. However, it can be inferred from the statement that she felt very shy when she entered the hall.

d. What was the secret about the mirror?
Answer πŸ‘‰ The secret about the mirror was that it was not a magic mirror as claimed by the barber. The mirror had no stains or dark spots on its surface, indicating that it did not reveal any dishonesty or flaws.

e. What did the other ladies realize at the end?
Answer πŸ‘‰ In the end, the other ladies realized that they had only themselves to blame for their lack of confidence. If they had been as confident as the shepherd girl, they might have had a chance to become the queen.

E. Read these lines from the story and answer the questions.
Answer πŸ‘‰ 

a. "I am afraid I will have great trouble finding a worthy lady for the king."

i. The speaker is the barber.

ii. He is speaking to the people who questioned his role in helping the king find a wife.

b. "What have you got to do with helping the king find a wife?"

i. The speaker here is the people questioning the barber's involvement.

ii. 'You' refers to the barber, indicating that they are questioning his relevance in the process.

c. "No ladies, you have only yourselves to thank."

i. These words are spoken by the king.

ii. He is addressing the women present, implying that they are the ones who should be accountable for their lack of confidence.

Grammar I

B. Make sensible sentences using the words given.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 
a. If you study hard, you will pass the exam.
b. If it heats up, the ice will melt.
c. If you work hard, you will succeed.
d. If she asked me, I would help her.
e. If they had invited you, you would have come to them.
f. If she doesn't know the answer, the teacher will be unhappy.
g. If she hadn't studied hard, she could have failed her exams.
h. Would you help me if I asked you?

Writing I

Complete the story with the suitable forms of the verbs given in the brackets.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 

One day, a lamb was eating sweet grass away from her flock of sheep. She didn't notice a wolf walking nearer to her. When she saw the wolf, she started pleading, "Please, don't eat me. My stomach is full of grass. You can wait a while to make my meat taste much better. The grass in my stomach will be digested quickly if you let me dance." The Wolf agreed. While the lamb was dancing, she had a new idea. She said, "I can dance faster if you take my bell and ring it so hard." The wolf took the bell and started to ring it so hard. The shepherd heard the sound, ran quickly to see what had happened, and the lamb was saved.

Class 8 English Guide Nepal 2080 
Unit - 14 guide

Reading II

If I was a Superhero

B. Fill in the blanks. Use information from the poem.

Answer πŸ‘‰ 

a. The speaker wants to fly stretching the arms.

b. The strong legs would be used to jump over the towers.

c. The oceans would be saved with secret and magical cleaning up potions.

d. The speaker would save all the trees, mountains, and rivers.

e. The poor would be helped with food.

f. The world would be a better place because of the speaker.

C. If you were a superhero, what would you do? List down at least five things you want to do.

Answer πŸ‘‰ If I were a superhero, I would use my powers to help in disaster relief, provide medical aid to remote areas, solve global challenges, protect the environment, and promote education and social justice.

Writing II
Nepal begins exporting cement to India


a. What is the headline of the news story?
Answer πŸ‘‰  The headline of the news story is "Nepal begins exporting cement to India."

b. What is the by-line of the news story?
Answer πŸ‘‰ The by-line of the news story is "By Satish Mishra."

c. When is it written?
Answer πŸ‘‰  It is written on "10th July 2021."

d. Identify the lead paragraph.
Answer πŸ‘‰ The lead paragraph is: "Nepal has begun exporting cement to India. Palpa Cement, based in Sunawal-7 of Nawalparasi district, says it has begun exporting cement to India, for the first time in the country."

B. Write a news story with the help of the guidelines below. Nepali youth awarded in Delhi
Answer πŸ‘‰ 
Headline: Nepali Youth Mohammad Irfan Honored with National Youth Icon Award in Delhi

Byline: Staff Reporter

Delhi, 12th October 2022 - Mohammad Irfan, a young Nepali from Banke, has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of development and disability awareness. He was awarded the prestigious National Youth Icon Award 2022 at a grand ceremony held in Delhi, India.

The award was presented to Mohammad Irfan by the Chief Minister of Delhi, highlighting his remarkable dedication and accomplishments. Starting his career with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Jumla, Irfan has been actively involved in various initiatives that aim to bring about positive change in society.

Known for his unwavering commitment to promoting disability awareness, Mohammad Irfan has been a driving force in advocating for the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities. His efforts have made a significant impact on raising awareness and fostering a more inclusive society.

Expressing his gratitude upon receiving the award, Mohammad Irfan said, "I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition. It is a testament to the collective efforts of individuals and organizations working tirelessly to create a more inclusive and equitable society. I dedicate this award to all those who have supported and believed in me throughout my journey."

Mohammad Irfan's remarkable journey and his determination to make a difference have inspired many young individuals across Nepal. His passion for social and political activism, particularly in the realm of disability awareness, has brought about positive change and empowered countless lives.

The National Youth Icon Award serves as a testament to Mohammad Irfan's dedication and his invaluable contributions to society. It not only recognizes his personal achievements but also serves as an inspiration for young people to actively engage in initiatives that foster development and create a more inclusive world.

As Mohammad Irfan continues to pave the way for progress, his work serves as a reminder that the efforts of one individual can have a profound impact on society, bringing about positive change and inspiring others to follow suit.

(Contact information: [Provide relevant contact information for further inquiries or interviews])

Grammar II
A. Complete the sentences by choosing the correct options.
Answer πŸ‘‰ 
a. If you are hungry, I will give you something to eat.
b. What would you do if you were alone at your home?
c. If they had gone to bed early, they wouldn't have been late for the bus.
d. A snake may bite you if you touch it.
e. If it rains this evening, I will stay at home.
f. Would you walk more if you had a pair of shoes?
g. Maria would have bought a watch if she had had enough money.
h. If I hadn't climbed up the tree, I wouldn't have fallen.
i. What happens if the doors are closed?

B. Complete the given sentence in any way you like.
Answer πŸ‘‰ 
a. If I were you, I would take some time off and relax.
b. If you call him, he will be happy to hear from you.
c. I would have called your mother yesterday, but I couldn't find her number.
d. If you don't brush your teeth regularly, you may develop dental problems.
e. If they didn't hurry, they would miss the train.
f. If it's sunny tomorrow, we will play golf.
g. I can help you with your project.

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