Category: Unseen Passage for Class 8

  • Unseen Passage: Be Like a Flower

    Reading Comprehension Be like a flower. One must try to become like a flower: open, frank, equal, generous and kind. So you know what it means? A flower is open to all that surrounds it: nature, light, the rays of the sun, the wind etc. It exerts a spontaneous influence on all that is around…

  • Unseen Passage: Owl

    Reading Comprehension An owl is a bird. There are two basic types of owls: typical owls and barn owls. Owls live in almost every country of the world. Owls are mostly nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night. Owls are predators—they hunt the food that they eat. Owls hunt for mice and other small mammals,…

  • Unseen Passage: Service Dogs

    Reading Comprehension For the mobility — impaired, highly trained canines called ‘service dogs’ can pick up dropped keys, open and close drawers, retrieve prepared meals, help a person in and out of bathtub, dial 911, push and pull wheelchairs, help operate a car or van and pull off gloves, shoes, socks and jackets. Other dogs…

  • Unseen Passage: A Great Lesson

    Reading Comprehension This is a great lesson for all of us to learn, that in all matters the two extremes are alike. The extreme positive and the extreme negative are always similar. When the vibrations of light are too slow we do not see them, nor do we see them when they are too rapid.…

  • Unseen Passage: Elderly Carpenter

    Reading Comprehension An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the pay cheque, but he needed to retire. The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if…

  • Unseen Passage: Nuclear Families in Fashion

    Reading Comprehension The culture of nuclear families is in fashion. Parents are often heard complaining about the difficulties in bringing up children these days. Too much of freedom in demand, too much independence; over night parties; excessive extravagance, splurging pocket money; no time for studies and family; all this is a common cry of such…

  • Unseen Passage: Be the Best

    Reading Comprehension Be the Best If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,Be a scrub in the valley—but beThe best little scrub by the side of the rill,Be a bush if you can’t be a treeIf you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,And some highway happier make;If…

  • Unseen Passage: Statue of Liberty

    Reading Comprehension When we enter New York harbour, the first thing we see is the Statue of Liberty. What impresses us the most is its size and magnificence. Have you ever wondered how it came to be there? The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to mark the one hundred…

  • Unseen Passage: Tea

    Reading Comprehension Next to water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world. This is a good news because tea offers important health benefits. Its benefits were first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung who declared that it gave one vigour of body, contentment of mind and determination of purpose. Today there…

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