Important Chapters In Class 8 English And Tips To Prepare

Chapters In Class 8 English

English is a universal language. It helps you to communicate with people in many parts of the world. However, several students ignore English as it is a language subject and not much importance is given. But English is a vital subject to study, especially in the present world. Studying English during school life helps you to improve your fluency and build a strong foundation in the fundamentals. English has now become a medium of communication in the majority of institutions. This blog will discuss the important chapters in Class 8 English And Tips To Prepare.

CBSE class 8 English includes prose, poetry, grammar, and composition. It introduced two books – “Honeydew” and “It So Happened”.  

The book “Honeydew” is important as it is all about poems and interesting stories, which helps you know more about English literature and enriches your knowledge. This book will help in improving your vocabulary and makes you view things from a new perspective. 

Reading stories will increase your fluency. Poems will make you understand what rhyming is. All chapters are important to study. Few stories are based on real-life incidents. You can even build comprehensive skills through the book “It So Happened”.  Class 8 English also includes a grammar section which is extremely important to improve your speaking and writing skills. Grammar helps you to create perfect and error-free sentences and paragraphs.

Let me provide you with some tips on how to prepare for class 8 English.

  1. Read your NCERT Textbooks thoroughly: NCERT textbooks are a must to start your preparation since they are designed based on the CBSE curriculum. Especially for the literature part, a thorough reading is a must, which will help you to build a foundation for further learning. We highly recommend these books because the CBSE board exam question papers are completely based on this book. That is why don’t skip any chapter or poem. Every chapter is important for your exam and you must have a thorough knowledge of every chapter. Read, analyse and answer all the questions, which are given at the end of the chapter. 
  2. Refer to NCERT Solutions: It’s easy for you to read and learn prose and poetry. But you might face little difficulty in writing answers during exams. You might get doubts and may face little challenges in expressing the authors’ sentiments and the true meaning of the chapter in your own words. You need not worry about that as “NCERT solutions of class 8 English honeydew” will guide you in writing well-structured answers. They are of great help for you in providing answers to all the questions from the textbooks according to the CBSE pattern. The answers are framed by the experts in an easy way, which will make you understand how to convey the poet or author’s emotions. Referring to NCERT solutions will help you to frame answers in exams and score good marks. 
  3. Study important portions of Literature first: Every year, questions keep changing. Questions asked in the previous year will not repeat this year. So, you should make sure that you don’t skip any chapter. Solve previous year question papers and analyse which lessons questions have higher chances of asking in the exam. This will also make you familiar with how the question pattern will be. Focus more on the chapters from which questions have not been asked in the exams in the previous two years and prepare them well.
  4. Practice answer writing: You need to concentrate on your writing skills. Practice writing answers to all questions and evaluate them. This will help you to identify your grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. You will get to know where to improve your writing skills. Focus on correcting your mistakes and avoid repeating them in the exam. Focus more on practising passages as this is one section where you can score marks without memorizing any answer. 
  5. Solve Previous Year Papers: Solving previous year question papers will help you find out your weaknesses and strengths for various concepts. Set a timer and solve it. This will help you analyse how well you have prepared for your exam and know to manage time. Solve sample papers to improve your grammar and essay writing skills. 
  6. Reading Comprehension Section: This is one section that can fetch more marks. One or two passages and a set of questions based on them will be asked. This section checks how good your comprehensive and reading skills are. Passages can be asked from any source. Try finding out the hidden message or theme of a passage and this will help you easily understand the meaning of the text. All you have to do is make a habit of reading newspapers, books, journals etc. This will slowly help you to have command over English. 
  7. Writing Section: This section is important and requires you to practice a lot. It mainly has two or three subparts and its main intention is to check how creative you are in writing. This section is typically about notice writing, report writing and an essay. You have to focus mainly on format and style. Avoid writing in a passive voice. You must also have a good command of grammar. You must know all the grammar rules and conventions. You will be able to ace this section only when you practise writing a lot. 
  8. Literature: To score well in this section, you must have a thorough knowledge of the text. You should be able to analyse each chapter. This section consists of two or more subparts. It has objective and subjective questions. Objective questions will be based on reference to context and subjective questions are opinion-based. Subjective questions will require you to write answers creatively and justifying by giving references from the chapters. So, in-depth knowledge of the prescribed text is important. This section requires you to provide references from your prescribed textbook. So, in-depth knowledge of the text is mandatory. 
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  I hope these tips will help you to make your preparation easy and ace your exam.