8th Class English Sample Paper English Sample Paper - 2

  • question_answer 2)
    Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
    The next time you take print outs unnecessarily or you throw a paper into the bin, think for a minute as to how many trees have been cut to manufacture something you use so often every day.
    Can you take out some time from your everyday routine and devote it to starting a simple recycling programme at your school or your neighbourhood? Not only would you save our planet from the torture of felling greenery, you would also reduce generation and dumping of waste into the environment. Using recycled paper conserves natural resources. As our worldwide population grows, the strain on these resources becomes even greater. You can drastically reduce the number of trees cut down for manufacturing paper. In addition to saving landfill space, you cut down on your expenses of trash- disposal. There is a reduction in    air pollution caused due to incineration. Making paper from discards instead of trees not only saves forests, it also reduces energy use by up to three quarters and requires less than half as much water. Paper items that can be recycled are loose paper, envelopes, paper bags, wrapping paper, cardboard, soft-cover books, newspapers, magazines and cardboard egg-trays. A paper-recycling programme gives positive images to large corporation or business organizations. Parents can teach their children the importance of recycled paper by bringing about simple changes in the lifestyle. School can also train students to make paper products like folders, penholders, material for display board, lampshades, teaching/learning aids, etc. Students can creatively make their own cards, files, folders, invitation cards and certificates for the school. Working on a paper recycling plant demonstrates the concepts of recycling waste into 'wealth'. The real success of such programmes is visible in the seemingly simple acts like students exchanging books in a new academic session, indirectly saving paper and thereby, trees. If each child saves one sheet of paper a day then 40,000 trees are saved per year by students alone.
    (i) Answer the following questions:                                             
    (a) Why do you need to think before you take print-outs unnecessarily?
    (b) Name the products that can be obtained from recycled paper.
    (c) How can schools help in creating awareness about paper recycling?
    (d) What act of children can save paper indirectly?
     

    Answer:

    (i) (a) We need to think because many trees have been cut to manufacture paper.                                         
    (b) Loose paper, envelopes, paper bags, wrapping paper card board, soft-cover books, newspapers, magazines and card board egg-trays.
    (c) Schools can train students to make paper products like folders, penholders, material for display board, lampshades, teaching-learning aids, etc.                                                                                        
    (d) Students can exchange books in a new academic session. In this way, indirectly, they can save paper and thereby trees.


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