JSC Seen Cloze Test

Gap filling activity without clues from English For Today by NCTB. 



Class_8_Unit_6


1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Zara lives with her parents in London. They have come to Bangladesh to visit Zara's aunt and uncle. She is very (a) ---------- to her cousin Mita. Both the families have visited many (b) ---------- places together in Bangladesh. It was a great (c) ----------. Then they decided that they would visit some places (d) ---------- Bangladesh too. They decided to go to Thailand. But Mita's parents were too busy (e) ---------- their work, so they could not go. [C8_U6_L1]

2. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

However, Mita was going with them. Mita, Zara and her parents are at Hajrat Shahjalal (a) ---------- Airport. They are waiting in the (b) ---------- . Mita is very (c) ----------. This is her first time to (d) ---------- a plane. They are flying by Bangladesh Biman. Mita is hoping to have a (e) ---------- time in Thailand. [C8_U6_L1]

3. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

As they wait, the two cousins start planning what they would do once they, reach Bangkok' Mita's uncle brings (a) ---------- for all of them to fill in before going through the (b) ---------- . He gives one to Mita and says, "You have to give some (c) ---------- about yourself in the form. The immigration officer will check your passport and (d) ---------- it. And then you are ready to travel." Mita, Zara and her parents start (e) ---------- in the forms. [C8_U6_L1]

4. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Zara's parents Mrs Jhuma Islam, Mr Mazharul Islam, Zara and Mita, fill in their

(a) ---------- cards and move towards the immigration counter. Mita stands in front of one of the (b) ---------- . She hands in her (c) ---------- and the departure card to the officer. The (d) ---------- officer goes through Mita's passport, (e) ---------- and the departure card. [C8_U6_L3]

5. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Mita, Zara, Mr and Mrs Islam all sit at the (a) ---------- . They all have (b) ---------- luggage with them. Mr Islam asks, “ Mita, Zara, are you two carrying any (c) ---------- , lotion, gel or cream in your carry-on luggage?” “I have a small lip gel in it. Why Uncle?” “Well, if it is a very small one, there is no problem. But if you’ve more than (d) ---------- ml, you have to put it in the checked–in luggage. These are not allowed on board in hand luggage.  For security reasons, the officials who do the baggage checking will (e) ---------- and throw them away”. [C8_U6_L4]

6. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Mita, Zara, Jhuma Islam and Mazharul Islam go (a) ---------- the security checking and wait in the enclosed area. All the (b) ---------- are done. Now they are waiting to (c) ---------- the plane. Mita, Zara and her parents board the plane after their row number is announced. Mita gets a window (d) ---------- . Her seat number is F23 C. Zara sits beside her on an (e) ---------- seat and her parents sit behind them. [C8_U6_L4]

7. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome on (a) ---------- Flight BG88 to Bangkok. We are currently third in line for (b) ---------- and are expected to be in the air in (c) ---------- seven minutes. Please fasten your (d) ---------- and secure all baggage under your seat or in the (e) ---------- compartments. [C8_U6_L5]

8. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Keep your seats and table trays in the (a) ---------- position for take-off. Please turn (b) ---------- all personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. This is a (c) ---------- flight. Smoking in the lavatory is (d) ---------- . Thank you for choosing (e) ---------- Biman. Enjoy your flight. [C8_U6_L5]

9. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Good afternoon (a) ---------- . This is your captain Rashid Akbar (b) ---------- . First I'd like to (c) ---------- everyone on Flight BG 88. We are currently (d) ---------- at an altitude of 10058.40 feet at (e) ---------- of 643.7376 km per hour. The time is 1:25 pm. [C8_U6_L5]

10. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The weather looks good and with the (a) ---------- on our side we are expecting to land in Bangkok approximately fifteen minutes ahead of (b) ---------- . The weather in Bangkok is clear and (c) ---------- . The temperature is 32 degree Celsius for this afternoon. If the (d) ---------- is good we should get a great view of the city as we (e) ---------- . [C8_U6_L5]

11. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The (a) ---------- crew will be coming around in about twenty minute’s time to offer you a light (b) ---------- and drinks. The (c) ---------- movie will begin shortly after that. I'll talk to you again before we reach our (d) ---------- . Until then, sit (e) ---------- , and enjoy the flight. [C8_U6_L5]

12. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Oxygen and the air (a) ---------- are always being monitored. In the event of a lack of (b) ---------- , an oxygen mask will automatically (c) ---------- in front of you. Pull the mask towards you and place it firmly over your (d) ---------- and mouth. Secure the elastic band behind your head, and (e) ---------- normally. [C8_U6_L6]

13. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires (a) ---------- , secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person. Keep your mask on until a (b) ---------- crew member advises you to remove it. In the event of an (c) ---------- , please assume the bracing position. That is, lean (d) ---------- with your hands on top of your head and your elbows against your thighs. Ensure your feet are (e) ---------- on the floor. [C8_U6_L6]

14. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

A life vest is located in a (a) ---------- under your seat or between the armrests. When (b) ---------- to do so, open the plastic pouch and remove the vest. Slip it over your (c) ---------- . Pass the (d) ---------- around your waist and adjust at the front. To inflate the vest, pull firmly on the red cord, before you (e) ---------- the aircraft. [C8_U6_L6]

15. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

We remind you that this is a nonsmoking (a) ---------- . You will find this and all the other (b) ---------- information in the card located in the seat pocket in front of you. We strongly suggest you read it before (c) ---------- . If you have any questions, please don’t (d) ---------- to ask one of our crew members. We (e) ---------- you all an enjoyable flight. [C8_U6_L6]

16. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The plane (a) ---------- at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 4:55 p.m. The name ‘Suvarnabhumi’, is (b) ---------- as “su-wan-na-poom”. The name is derived from (c) ---------- , which means golden land. The name was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadie. The airport is (d) ---------- in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan (e) ---------- , 30 kilometers east of Bangkok. [C8_U6_L7]

17. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The airport has two (a) ---------- runways. Both of them are 60 metre wide. One of the (b) ---------- is 4000 meter long and the other is 3,700 meters. It can handle 76 flight (c) ---------- per hour. It can (d) ---------- 45 million passengers and 3 million tonnes of cargo per year. The airport (e) ---------- terminal is 563,000 square meter that is, 6,060,000 square feet. [C8_U6_L7]

18. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

It is the fourth biggest (a) ---------- terminal building in the world. The airport is going (b) ---------- phase 2. It will raise the airport’s (c) ---------- to handle 65 million passengers per year. The airport has two 5 (d) ---------- car park buildings. The buildings can (e) ---------- 5000 cars. [C8_U6_L7]

19. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Mita was (a) ---------- to see such a big airport. After completing immigration, they all came (b) ---------- of the airport. Mr. Mazarul Islam (c) ---------- to the taxi counter and bought a ticket. They stood in a line, (d) ----------  for their turn. Soon their (e) ---------- came and they all got into it. [C8_U6_L8]

20. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Mita’s uncle (a) ---------- the driver his address, Happy Condo 18 Rachada Pisek Road. The driver (b) ---------- and started for the destination. Mita (c) ---------- very excited. She (d) ---------- Zara’s hand and whispered, “ Oh Zara, I can’t believe I’m here with you and I’m so (e) ----------. [C8_U6_L8]

21. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Mita had never (a) ---------- a car at such a high speed. She (b) ---------- a little scared. It (c) ---------- about one and a half hours to reach their destination. Mita’s uncle paid the (d) ---------- according to the metre. The driver (e) ---------- out their luggage, thanked Mr. Islam and drove away. [C8_U6_L8]

22. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Mita looked (a) ---------- and saw a garden of trees and flowers (b) ---------- her. There was a small (c) ---------- at the middle of the garden, bringing in cool breeze. Mita (d) ---------- the place. Mita brought a suitcase as (e) ---------- as a piece of carry-on luggage. [C8_U6_L8]

23. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

She carried her luggage to the (a) ---------- and pressed a button that said 6. Her uncle’s (b) ---------- was on the 7th floor. It was a (c) ---------- done two-bedroom apartment. Mita and Zara were going to (d) ---------- the same (e) ---------- . [C8_U6_L8]

24. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

It was nearly 8 p.m. when they all got (a) ---------- . They finished dinner and started to plan for the next day. Mita read about the (b) ---------- market in the internet, and wanted to see one. “Well, then you have to (c) ---------- up very early tomorrow. The market sits early in the morning and is (d) ---------- before noon. We are going to the Tha Kha floating (e) ---------- tomorrow,” said Mr. Islam. “Wow!” cried out Mita and Zara together. “Thank you, uncle.” “Thank you, dad.” [C8_U6_L8]

25. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

It was Sunday. Mita, Zara, Jhumona Islam and Mazharul Islam woke up very early. They quickly got ready and started for Tha Kha (a) ---------- market. They planned to have (b) ---------- at the market. They reached the market place (c) ---------- at 7. The canals were (d) ---------- with coconut palm trees. They hired a boat. The boatman started to (e) ---------- slowly taking them to the centre of the market. [C8_U6_L9]

26. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

There were (a) ---------- everywhere. The sellers were mainly (b) ---------- Thai women. Their small boats were (c) ---------- with bundles of lotus flowers, farm-fresh coconuts, fruits, vegetables, local food, and delicious sweets. The sellers and buyers rowed their boats slowly. The sellers displayed their goods for sale and the buyers chose their (d) ---------- . They could have a little (e) ---------- as buying and selling was going on. [C8_U6_L9]

27. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The Tha Kha floating market is more (a) ---------- with a few tourists visiting than other floating markets. Originally, the Tha Kha floating market used to sit only six or seven days a month depending on the (b) ---------- of the moon. Now a days, the (c) ---------- takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays too. The main buyers here are the Tha Kha natives. People seem to know each other very well. Everyone was seen (d) ---------- and calling each other by name. The locals did not notice Mita and others much. They were all busy (e) ---------- and selling. [C8_U6_L9]

28. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

They passed an hour and a half at the market and enjoyed the (a) ---------- . Then all of them were (b) ---------- . They rowed near the boat of an (c) ---------- woman who was selling food. She welcomed them with a (d) ---------- and showed them the (e) ---------- . [C8_U6_L9]

29. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

They bought the (a) ---------- and very popular food called 'Pad Thai', a kind of (b) ---------- with shrimps, tomato and some vegetables, with freshly roasted (c) ---------- peanut. The food was served in a bowl made from (d) ---------- leaf. After Pad Thai, they ate 'Kanom Krok'. It is a coconut (e) ---------- which is very sweet. [C8_U6_L9]

30. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The Tha Kha people are simple and (a) ---------- going. They are very friendly and (b) ----------. They do not understand English or any other (c) ----------. Yet they have a way to (d) ---------- with Mita and others. Mita was delighted to see a traditional Thai (e) ---------- market. She took a lot of pictures with the elderly sellers. [C8_U6_L9]


Class_8_Unit_7


1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Thousands of years ago, the first (a) ---------- was probably discovered while human beings were searching for food at the sea (b) ----------  . Throughout history the pearl with its (c) ----------  has been one of the most highly valued (d) ----------  . Pearls have been mentioned many times in religious texts and (e) ----------  from the earliest times. [C8_U7_L1] 

2. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The ancient Egyptians (a) ----------  pearls so much that they were (b) ----------  with them. It is said that, the famous queen of Egypt Cleopatra would (c) ----------  a pearl in a glass and drink it as a sign of love and respect for the (d) ----------  nation. The Greeks thought the pearls as a (e) ----------  of wealth and social position. [C8_U7_L1]

3. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

The (a) ----------  of pearls was associated with love and (b) ----------  . In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the greatest sign of wealth and social (c) ----------  . At that time the young women of noble families loved to wear beautiful pearl (d) ----------  . The brave (e) ----------  used to wear them in the battles for good luck. [C8_U7_L1]

4. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

Before the beginning of the 20th century, (a) ----------  were obtained from pearl oysters. These oysters were collected from the (b) ----------  of the ocean, lake or river. To get enough pearl oysters, free-divers were often forced to (c) ----------  to the depth of more than 100 feet in one breath. Because of the (d) ----------  of diving, pearls at that time were of different quality as well as very (e) ---------- . [C8_U7_L2]

5. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

In Asia some pearl (a) ----------  could be found on (b) ----------  at a depth of 5–7 feet from the surface. At times the (c) ----------  had to go 40 feet or even up to 125 feet deep to find enough pearl (d) ----------  . These deep dives were extremely (e) ----------  to the divers. [C8_U7_L2]

6. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

In some fishing villages along the coast of Japan, there are (a) ----------  groups of women known as ‘’. These women worked and are still working as Ama. The word ‘Ama’ means ‘women of the sea or (b) ----------  women’. They are (c) ----------  divers. They make their living by diving. They can dive to the (d) ----------  of the sea up to 25 metres. And they dive without using oxygen tanks or other breathing (e) ----------  . [C8_U7_L2]

7. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

The Ama divers (a) ----------  on their own skills and breathing techniques. They use that (b) ----------  and technique to push themselves down to the bottom of the sea and back to the (c) ----------  again. They can hold their (d) ----------  for up to two minutes. Careful watching, lung capacity and hunter (e) ----------  are the special qualities of Ama divers. [C8_U7_L2]

8. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

However some of these (a) ----------  villagers are going to the city for other jobs. The (b) ----------  Ama divers are now aged between 50 and 60. But there are still some who (c) ----------  to dive even at their 70s. If the young people do not (d) ----------  up Ama diving, soon this profession will (e) ----------  out. [C8_U7_L2]

9. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

River gypsies are an (a) ----------  group in Bangladesh. They are known as (b) ----------  to local people. The gypsies have their own (c) ----------  and culture. They live in groups and do not (d) ----------  any land. Therefore, they live a (e) ----------  life travelling from one place to another. [C8_U7_L3]

10. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

These people (a) ----------  across our rivers and waters from May to December in small country boats. These boats are their houses and these people are a (b) ----------  of our waters. In winter, many water (c) ----------  dry up. At that time they return to the (d) ----------  and live in make-shift (e) ----------  tents on open river banks. [C8_U7_L3]

11. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

You can see their men relaxing in the (a) ----------  . (b) ----------  play with dogs or other pets in the dust. Women often (c) ----------  away time by hair doing, (d) ----------  off lice in twos or threes sitting in a (e) ----------  . [C8_U7_L3]

12. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

Throughout the (a) ---------- , they remain busy with fishing. They also (b) ----------  for natural pearls in waters. Sometimes, they (c) ----------  for a couple of weeks. Men catch snakes and (d) ----------  people with snake charming and sell (e) ----------  cures. [C8_U7_L3]

13. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

Women go from door to door to sell (a) ----------  , cosmetics and other things. They also try to (b) ----------  pains of old people often by sucking out blood from their body. Many villagers believe in the (c) ----------  power of the gypsies. They can an evil (d) ----------  leave someone’s body by magic or special (e) ----------  . [C8_U7_L3]

14. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

River gypsies in Bangladesh are having various (a) ---------- . First, Bangladesh is (b) ----------  very rapidly. Gypsy people are losing their (c) ----------  in urban population. Hence, their income is (d) ----------  . Secondly, 24,000 kilometres of previous (e) ----------  has shrunk into only 6,000 kilometres in the country in dry seasons. [C8_U7_L4]

15. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

Scientists believe that Bangladesh will be worst affected by global (a) ----------  change. The (b) ----------  rain and drying out of rivers have made boat movement heavily (c) ----------  . Thirdly, many river gypsies are changing their (d) ----------  in the context of changed reality. They are thinking of living (e) ----------  on land. [C8_U7_L4]

16. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

The authority feels that (a) ----------  gypsies need help to survive in the (b) ---------- population. Therefore, the government is offering (c) ----------  rights, permanent housing and bank (d) ----------  facilities. However, (e) ----------  do not come overnight. [C8_U7_L4]

17. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

Traditionally, river gypsies are used to (a) ---------- life. They have inherited from their (b) ----------  necessary life skills to survive in waters. They have no education and training to adapt to (c) ----------  modern society. So the authority feels the need to bring them under (d) ----------  education network. But they have no (e) ----------  living place. [C8_U7_L4]

18. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.

Gypsy children are born and brought up on (a) ----------  boats. Therefore, they cannot go to (b) ----------  schools. And hence, mobile boat-schools are coming (c) ----------  for gypsy children. Some voluntary (d) ----------  are running special schools on boats to (e) ----------  river gypsy children in some areas. [C8_U7_L4]

Class_8_Unit_9

1. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Human beings have invented many (a) ---------- things so far. They have brought great (b) ---------- to the world through these inventions. Do you know which (c) ---------- is the greatest? It is ‘the (d) ----------’. A wheel is a circular object. It can rotate around its (e) ---------- and help easy movement of things across a surface. [C8_U9_L1] 

2. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The (a) ---------- are, in fact, everywhere. They are on our cars, trains, planes, wagons and so on. Besides, they are on most factory and farm (b) ---------- . Fans, propellers, turbines are also other (c) ---------- of wheels. So the wheel is very (d) ---------- . We cannot imagine modern life without wheels. But do we know exactly who made the first (e) ---------- ? [C8_U9_L1]

3. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Although the wheel is a very (a) -------- invention, the history of its origin is unknown. Experts guess that the first wheel was developed from a circular object. The early man observed that a huge piece of stone could be rolled easily if it was (b) --------- in shape. Similarly, a heavy tree-trunk is (c) -------- to carry; but it can be rolled away with less effort. Even, a gigantic tree-trunk can be moved easily using other small and round trunks as rollers under it. Thus, early man took advantage of rolling objects and developed the (d) ------- wheel. Apart from its mechanical advantage, a wheel’s mobility has contributed (e) ------- to the civilisation. [C8_U9_L1]

4. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

You know that the (a) ---------- of the wheel has helped to create a new civilisation. But do you know who first used (b) ---------- ? I guess it may be the Greeks. The Greeks were (c) ---------- in many things. But in this case, however, the (d) ---------- were the first. The oldest ever wheel was (e) ---------- in Mesopotamia. It was in 3,500 B.C. [C8_U9_L2]

5. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Well, Mesopotamia was in ancient (a) ---------- . It was along the (b) ---------- of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. After the Mesopotamians, the wheel was further improved by the (c) ---------- . They first made wheels with (d) ---------- . Then they used them on (e) ---------- around 2000 BC. [C8_U9_L2]

6. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

So, the wheel (a) ---------- to Egypt from Mesopotamia? Exactly. But it travelled (b) ---------- too. Wheels reached the (c) ---------- valley by 3000 B.C. But chariots with spoked wheels were made in (d) ---------- India in around 1500 B.C. They were used for war, (e) ---------- and racing. They definitely did. [C8_U9_L2]

7. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

In 1500 BC, the Greeks too (a) ---------- the idea of wheel-making from the (b) ---------- . They also made further (c) ---------- on it. Later, the Romans did the (d) ---------- too and produced a variety of (e) ---------- vehicles. [C8_U9_L2]

8. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, meaning high-speed train) is France's high-speed (a) ---------- service. It started in the 1970s. Originally, it was (b) ---------- by gas turbines. But in 1973, the TGV was changed into (c) ---------- trains. The TGV service first started (d) ---------- Paris and Lyon in 1981. Later, the network connected other (e) ---------- in France with Paris. [C8_U9_L3]

9. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

A TGV test train set the world record for the (a) ---------- conventional wheeled train on 3 April 2007. It reached the (b) ---------- of 574.8 km/h (357.2 m/h) on the test run. But the regular TGV trains (c) ---------- at the highest speed of 320 km/h (200 m/h). It is the present (d) ---------- record of speed of a conventional (e) ---------- train. [C8_U9_L3]

10. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The Bullet Train is the network of high-speed (a) ---------- service in Japan. It started (b) ---------- in 1964 on a limited route. But at present, most major cities of Japan come under the (c) ---------- . The Bullet Train runs at a maximum (d) ---------- of 300 km/h (186 m/h). It plans to increase speeds up to 320 km/h (199 mph). In 2003, Japan set the world record for unconventional (e) ---------- trainsets. In a test run, the speed was 581 km/h (361 mph). But it is not yet in regular commercial operation. [C8_U9_L3]

11. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The High-speed Rail service in China started (a) ---------- on April 18, 2007. Currently China has started (b) ---------- a high-speed passenger rail network. It will be similar to French TGV or Japanese Bullet Trains. The usual top speed of China’s conventional quick trains is 300 km/h (186 mph). Recently China has set the world (c) ---------- of a speed of 487.3 km/h (303 mph). In 2011, this record was set by an unconventional (d) ---------- trainset called the “Harmony Express”. This is the highest speed of an unconventional magnetic (e) ---------- in regular commercial operation. [C8_U9_L3]

12. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Human beings conquered the (a) ---------- on earth by discovering wheels. They (b) ---------- further. Then on December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers in America made the first experiment of (c) ---------- in a plane. In the (d) ---------- , a machine carried a man and rose (e) ---------- by its own power. [C8_U9_L4]

13. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The machine was called ‘aka airplane’. It flew naturally in a (a) ---------- speed, and finally landed without damage. That was human being’s first real (b) ----------. And now, they have got a (c) ---------- speed. In a supersonic speed, something travels (d) ---------- than sound! So, the (e) ---------- is the limit now! [C8_U9_L4]

14. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Modern aircraft companies are making revolutions in (a) ---------- technology. Boeing as well as Airbus is producing modern (b) ---------- airplanes. These planes (c) ---------- very fast. Boeing 787 flies 950 km/h. However, Airbus 350 is expected to (d) ---------- in a couple of years. Its (e) ---------- will be 945 km/h. [C8_U9_L4]

15. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

You find attractive ads on the websites of both Boeing and Airbus planes. Both have (a) ---------- features. But in speed, neither could (b) ---------- the Concorde. It is the world’s (c) ---------- supersonic passenger aircraft. Its normal speed was 2,170 km/h. The Concorde was a joint project by France and Britain. It started passenger (d) ---------- in 1976. Unfortunately, the Concorde fleet was grounded for ever in 2003 after a major (e) ---------- . [C8_U9_L4]

16. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The (a) ---------- of sound, which is approximately 760 miles (b) ---------- hour is called 1 Mach. An airplane flying less than 1 Mach or less than 760 miles per hour is traveling at a (c) ---------- speed. Faster than 1 Mach or 760 (d) ---------- per hour would be a (e) ---------- speed. [C8_U9_L4]

17. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 (Falcon HTV-2) is the fastest plane ever (a) ---------- by human beings. It would (b) ---------- from London to Sydney in less than an hour. Supersonic Concorde, by the way, could not fly at such a (c) ---------- speed. At the same time, it would (d) ---------- temperatures of almost 2,000-degree C. This temperature is hotter than the (e) ---------- point of steel. [C8_U9_L5]

18. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The US Defense Agency will (a) ---------- the Falcon HTV-2. First, they will set it on the (b) ---------- of a rocket. Then they will launch both into the (c) ---------- from an Air Force Base. The plan goes like this: engineers will (d) ---------- the Falcon HTV-2 into the space on the back of a rocket; then they will (e) ---------- the plane from the rocket; the plane Falcon will fly towards the Earth; engineers will guide and monitor it in its flight. [C8_U9_L5]

19. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The plane Falcon would fly in hypersonic (a) ---------- of 13,000 mp/h. This speed is about 20 times the speed of (b) ---------- . The Falcon was (c) ---------- in 2003. It was born as part of a US (d) ---------- project. The project researched and built a (e) ---------- type of plane. [C8_U9_L5]

20. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

The (a) ---------- wanted that the plane could reach any part of the (b) ---------- in less than an hour. They also wanted to use it for any (c) ---------- , military or civil. The plane was already tested in computer (d) ---------- . The Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 would be mankind’s (e) ---------- aircraft in the days to come. [C8_U9_L5]

21. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Even Concord (a) ---------- fly as fast as Falcon HTV-2. The news report says: the US Defense Agency (b) ---------- launch the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 into space. Scientists expect that the Falcon HTV-2 (c) ---------- fly at 13,000 miles per hour. The US military wishes that the Falcon (d) ---------- bomb any part of the world in less than an hour in the future. Engineers plan that they (e) ---------- set the Falcon on the back of a rocket to launch it into the distant space. [C8_U9_L5]

22. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Communication of ideas is at the centre of (a) ---------- . It needs written (b) ---------- . Most of our records in the modern age are on (c) ---------- . Though (d) ---------- was invented very early, paper is a more modern invention. For long in history, people exchanged (e) ---------- through speaking and listening. [C8_U9_L6]

23. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Then there came the (a) ---------- of writing. But to record thoughts in (b) ---------- was difficult. Writing (c) ---------- were not available. People used (d) ---------- of stone, metal, wood, bark, leaves, etc. for writing. Those things were not (e) ---------- to carry. [C8_U9_L6]

24. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

Then for (a) ---------- , people looked for easy writing (b) ---------- . Finally, paper was (c) ---------- in China in 105 AD. Before the (d) ---------- age, knowledge was very restricted. Can you think (e) ---------- that time? [C8_U9_L6]

25. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

There were very (a) ---------- books in the world. Maybe, they were written on stone or on heavy (b) ---------- plunks or on metal (c) ---------- . Suppose, one page was a heavy (d) ---------- block. So think of a hundred-page (e) ---------- ! [C8_U9_L6]

26. Fill in each gap with a suitable word. 

In our age, you can carry the entire world of knowledge in (a) ---------- form in your laptop bag. You can even carry a huge (b) ---------- of paper encyclopedia. But who could produce and carry tons of heavy stone books and documents in those (c) ---------- days? In fact, paper has made publication and the (d) ---------- of knowledge and information easy. So, you can see how paper has (e) ---------- our life. [C8_U9_L6]


Class_8_Unit_10

1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

Once upon a time, a dove and a (a) ---------- were very good friends. One day the two friends decided to (b) ---------- out on a journey. They flew (c) ---------- the rivers and hills and came to a big jungle. Both the friends were very tired, they (d) ---------- to sit down and take a rest. Soon (e) ---------- fell and it was dark all around. [C8_U10_L1] 

2. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

A storm rose. It started to (a) ---------- heavily. The dove and the bat started to look for a (b) ----------. They came upon a century-old (c) ---------- tree. An owl had his (d) ---------- in that tree. The dove and the bat (e) ---------- at the owl’s door. [C8_U10_L1]

3. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The old (a) ---------- owl opened the door. The dove and the bat requested him to give them (b) ----------. The owl (c) ---------- let them in. The two birds were (d) ---------- too. They (e) ---------- for some food. [C8_U10_L1]

4. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The (a) ---------- owl was not happy. However, he shared his (b) ---------- with them. The dove was so tired that she could (c) ---------- eat. But the bat was (d) ----------. He ate greedily. He began to (e) ---------- the owl with the thought of getting more food. [C8_U10_L1]

5. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The bat said, "O wise and brave owl, you are the most (a) ---------- person I have ever seen. You are powerful and mighty." The owl was very pleased at the bat’s (b) ----------. He puffed and (c) ---------- himself, trying to look as wise and (d) ---------- as possible. Then he (e) ---------- to the dove and asked, “Now little dove, what do you think about me?” [C8_U10_L1]

6. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

All this time the dove was listening to her friend's false (a) ----------. She was wondering how (b) ---------- his praises were. The dove (c) ---------- her head down and was quiet. The owl got (d) ----------. He wanted to hear more (e) ----------. [C8_U10_L2]

7. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

He looked at the dove and asked, "Don't you have any (a) ---------- thing to say about me?" The bat (b) ---------- the owl, "Yes, don't you have any words of (c) ---------- for our kind host?" The dove was (d) ---------- of her friend bat and kept her eyes down. The owl (e) ---------- the dove, "Come on, say something!" [C8_U10_L2]

8. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

The dove (a) ---------- her head slowly and said, "Master (b) ----------, thank you very much for the (c) ---------- you have given me, thank you for the food you have (d) ---------- me. I will remain ever (e) ---------- for this".[C8_U10_L2]

9. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

"What?" cried the bat. "Is that all you have to say to our (a) ---------- host?" Is he not the wisest, bravest and most (b) ---------- of all animals and birds? Have you no (c) ---------- for his noble character as well as for his goodness to us? I am (d) ---------- of you! You do not deserve such (e) ----------. You do not deserve this shelter." [C8_U10_L3]

10. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

"You are an (a) ---------- bird, and the bat is right. You do not deserve this generous (b) ---------- which I have offered. Get out! Be (c) ----------, I say!" "Yes, get lost!" (d) ---------- the bat, flapping his leathery wings. And the two (e) ----------  creatures fell upon the poor little dove and drove her out into the dark and stormy night. [C8_U10_L3]

11. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. 

But the owl and the bat did not go (a) ---------- for their act of heartlessness. The bat can never fly in broad daylight. He has to wait for the sun to go down. And do you know what happened to the (b) ---------- owl? Well, he is blind as long as the sun is up. He cannot hunt or feed himself unless it is dark. So, the two (c) ---------- creatures with their dark heart live in the dark. On the other hand, the dove is (d) ---------- for her truthfulness. Her name shall be used by poets as long as the world lasts to (e) ---------- with “LOVE”.  [C8_U10_L3]