Given below are jumbled sentences. Working in groups, rearrange the words in each sentence to form correct sentences. You will find that each sentence contains an idiomatic expression that you have come across in the lesson. Underline the idiom and write down its meaning. Then use you dictionary to check the meaning.

(i) Stop/and tell me/beating about/what you want/the bush

Ans: .............

Idiom: ............

(ii) don't pay/if you/attention/you might/the wrong train/to the announcement/board

Ans: ............... 

Idiom: ..............

(iii) The village/tried/the crime/on the young woman/to pin

Ans: ............... .

Idiom: ..............

(iv)Bepin Babu/orders to/telling people/under/loved/doctor's/eat early/that he was

Ans: .............

Idiom: ............

(v)the student/The teacher/his eyebrows/when/said that/all their lessons/raised/they had revised

Ans: ............

Idiom: ..............

 

Asked by Monika | 1 year ago |  473

1 Answer

Solution :-

(i)  Ans: Stop beating about the bush and tell me what you want.

Idiom: beating about the bush - avoiding the main topic, not coming straight to the point

(ii)  Ans: If you don't pay attention to the announcement, you might board the wrong train.

Idiom: pay attention - listen carefully

(iii)  Ans:. The villagers tried to pin the crime on the young woman.

Idiom: pin the crime - place the responsibility of the crime

(iv)  Ans: Bepin Babu loved telling people that he was under doctor's orders to eat early.

Idiom: under doctor's orders - in complete necessity

(v)  Ans:. The teacher raised his eyebrows when the students said that they had revised all their lessons.

Idiom: raised his eyebrows - expressed doubt/surprise

Answered by Sakshi | 1 year ago

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Study the sentences in the columns below.

A B
I saw this movie yesterday. I have seen this movie already
Bepin Babu worked here for a week last year. Bepin Babu has worked here since 2003.
Chunilal wrote to a publisher last week. Chunilal has written to a publisher.
I visited Ranchi once, long ago. I have visited Ranchi once before.

Compare the sentences in the two columns, especially the verb forms. Answer the following questions about each pair of sentences.

(i)  Which column tells us the Bepin Babu is still working at the same the place?

(ii)  Which column suggests that Chunilal is now waiting for a reply from the publisher?

(iii)  Which column suggests that the person still remembers the movie he saw?

(iv)  Which column suggests that the experience of visiting Ranchi is still fresh in the speaker's mind?

Class 8 English Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory View Answer

Fill in the blanks below using 'had to'/ 'have to'/ 'has to'I

(i) .......cut my hair every month.

(ii) We .......... go for swimming lessons last year.

(iii) She ..........tell the principal the truth.

(iv) They ...............take the baby to the doctor.

(v) We ................ complain to the police about the noise.

(vi) Romit ............finish his homework before he could come out to play.

(vii) I ..............repair my cycle yesterday.

Class 8 English Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory View Answer