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English

Class 8

Task 1

Reading exercise

Read the novel, ‘The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne; Chapters 1- 4

Focus on:

• What themes are explored in the first four chapters?

• The relationship between Bruno and Maria.

Task 2

Speaking and Listening

Prepare a 2 minute talk to your class about something that really irritates you. It does not necessarily require a very formal language. Follow the steps below:

1. Decide on a topic. It’s always best to talk about things you actually know about and to express feelings you really have.

2. Structure your talk. It may be brief, but it still requires:

• An opening in which you quickly grab the audience’s attention and let them know what you’re going to talk about.

• A main body in which you give a couple of reasons or ideas to support your point.

• A conclusion in which you leave the listeners with a memorable phrase.

Task 3

Grammar

Practice adverbs and adjectives using the following websites:

• http://www.schoolexpress.com/fws/cat.php?id=2287

• http://sites.google.com/site/jostombaugh/adjectivesadverbs

Task 4

Spelling

Learn the spellings of the following words:

1. Autumn

2. Knowledge

3. Development

4. Embarrass

5. Definite

6. Audible

7. Concentration

8. Assessment

9. Accommodation

10. Diamond

11. Beginning

12. Height

13. Queue

14. Business

15. Beneath

16. Tomorrow

17. Jealous

18. Questionnaire

19. Issue

20. Atmosphere

21. Continuous

22. Marriage

23. Imaginary

24. Improvise

25. Miscellaneous

26. Happened

27. Process

28. February

29. Forty

30. Separate

31. Straight

32. Success

33. Reference

34. Technique

35. Conscience

36. Murmur

37. Diary

38. Design

39. Column

40. Weird

41. Listening

42. Montague

43. Mantua

44. Capulet

45. Shakespeare

46. Idolatry

47. Adversaries

48. Nuptial

49. Forfeit

50. Foreshadowing

51. Shroud

52. Apothecary

53. Tybalt

54. Abram

55. Balthasar

56. Rosaline

57. Cemetery

58. Epitaph

59. Exile

60. Enmity

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NOTE:

• Students will be assessed on the given tasks when they return to school.

• Any queries regarding these tasks should be addressed to: farihahaq@hotmail.com
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