Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Unit: 3. Public Announcements (Reading I) || Reading & Grammar Exercise || Grade 8 || English


Unit: 3 (Reading I)

Public Announcements

Reading, Grammar & Writing Exercise


Public Announcements

Reading Exercise

A. Find the correct words from the text to complete the sentences below.

We had to pay an extra amount for our…baggage…. in the aeroplane.

Would you switch off all your …..gadgets…. as the plane is going to take off?

Tomorrow is my parents’ wedding….anniversary…..

The Chief Guest will …..confer….. the prizes to the winners.

Please keep your seat in the ……upright…… position. The plane is going to land soon.

Our school will remain closed for 15 days on the …..auspicious ……. occasion of Dashain.

B. Write True or False for the following statements.

a. The pre-flight announcement is about the landing of an aeroplane.


b. Baggage should be kept either under the seat or in the overhead compartments.


c. Parents Day is going to be celebrated on March 21st.


d. A dance will be performed by professional artists on the Parents Day.


e. The photo session is scheduled at the beginning of the programme.


C. Answer these questions.

a. What are the first and the second announcements about?

– The first announcement is a pre-flight announcement for Flight RA-402 from Kathmandu to New Delhi.

– The second announcement is about the Parents Day celebration at Dibya Jyoti Secondary School.

b. State the travel route of flight RA-402.

The travel route of flight RA-402 is from Kathmandu to New Delhi.

c. Why do you think the seats should be in the upright position during the takeoff?

The seats should be in the upright position during take-off for safety reasons. This position ensures that passengers are securely seated and provides better stability during the critical phase of takeoff. In case of any sudden movements or emergencies, having the seats upright allows for easier evacuation and helps reduce the risk of injuries.

d. Who is the Chief Guest on the Parents’ Day?

The Chief Guest on the Parents Day celebration at Dibya Jyoti Secondary School is the Mayor of Bardaghat Municipality.

e. When and where is the Parents Day programme scheduled to be held?

The Parents Day program is scheduled to be held on the 22nd of March in the Assembly Hall at Dibya Jyoti Secondary School at 11:00 a.m.

D. Why do you think it is important to celebrate Parents’ Day?

Celebrating Parents' Day holds significant importance as it provides an opportunity to express gratitude and honor the unwavering love, sacrifice, and support that parents provide throughout our lives. It is a day dedicated to acknowledging the pivotal role parents play in our upbringing, shaping our values, and fostering our growth. By celebrating Parents' Day, we not only recognize their dedication and selflessness but also strengthen the bond between parents and children. It serves as a reminder to cherish and appreciate the invaluable contributions our parents make, ensuring that their efforts are acknowledged and cherished.

Writing I

Write a short announcement on behalf of the class captain/monitor to celebrate any one event (e.g. Children’s Day) at your school. Include what, when, where, who and how the event is going to be celebrated. Also, request people to attend the function.

Dear Students, Teachers, and Parents,

We hope this message finds you in high spirits and good health. On behalf of the class captain/monitor and the entire student body, we are thrilled to invite you to join us in celebrating Children's Day with an exciting event packed with joy, laughter, and entertainment!

Date: [Date] Time: [Time] Venue: [School Auditorium or designated area]

This special occasion aims to commemorate the spirit of childhood, where we can all come together as a school community and embrace the inner child within us. Children's Day is a time to cherish the enthusiasm, creativity, and innocence that make every child unique.

Our program for the day promises an array of delightful activities, including captivating performances by our talented students, interactive games, engaging storytelling sessions, and much more. We have also organized a craft corner where everyone can unleash their artistic flair and create wonderful keepsakes.

The event is open to all students, teachers, and parents who wish to join in the celebrations. We encourage parents to accompany their children and share in the joyous moments as we celebrate the remarkable young individuals who grace our school.

We kindly request your presence at this joy-filled gathering to support and encourage our students as they showcase their talents and celebrate the essence of childhood. Together, let us create cherished memories that will be etched in our hearts for years to come.

We look forward to your presence on this special day as we honor and celebrate the vibrant spirit of our children. Your support and participation will undoubtedly make this event even more memorable.

Should you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to the class captain/monitor or any of the organizing committee members.

Thank you for your attention, and we eagerly await your presence at the Children's Day celebration!

Warm regards,

[Your Name] Class Captain/Monitor

Grammar I

A. Match the questions on the left with their reported speech.

Can Sharmila read a book?        - iii. The teacher asked if Sharmila could read a book.

Was the waiter rude?       - v. My aunt want to know whether the waiter had been rude.

Is Punam his teacher?      - vi. They asked whether Punam was his teacher.

Does she have a problem?         - ii. Elis asked whether she had a problem.

Does he love playing tennis?     – i. She asked if he loved playing tennis.

Did the boss notice the mistake?          – iv. She asked if the boss had noticed the mistake.

B. Change the following questions into reported speech.

a. Does she spend her money on books?

My father asked if she spent her money on books.

b. Did the farmer decide to sell her old oxen?

They asked if the farmer had decided to sell her old oxen.

c. Can I borrow your pen?

She asked if she could borrow my pen.

d. Should the students concentrate on their studies?

Rajani asked if the students should concentrate on their studies.

e. Will you come to my housewarming party tomorrow?

Milan asked if I would come to his housewarming party the following day.

f. Was Srijana born in this hospital?

My friend wanted to know if Srijana had been born in that hospital.

g. Did he put the spoon on the table?

The waiter questioned if he had put the spoon on the table.

h. Is his mother a professor of History?

My father asked if his mother was a professor of History.

i. Has his sister gone to market?

Rachana inquired if his sister had gone to market.

j. Are you a foreigner?

She asked if I was a foreigner.

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