Class 8 NCERT Solutions English Chapter 7 - A Visit to Cambridge
A Visit to Cambridge Exercise 104
Solution I - 1
(iii) To the writer, Cambridge was the real England.
Solution I - 2
(ii) The writer phoned Stephen Hawking's house from outside a phone booth.
Solution I - 3
(ii) Every time he spoke to the scientist, the writer felt guilty because he forced the scientist to use his voice synthesiser.
Solution I - 4
(i) In the given context, the highlighted words refer to shifting in the wheelchair, turning the wrist.
(ii) Yes, he felt excited at the same time because it made him stronger to see somebody like him achieving something huge. This made him aware of the many possibilities present before him, thereby helping him to reach out further than he ever thought he could.
A Visit to Cambridge Exercise 105
(ii) The incandescence or the inner glow of the man is housed within the thin walls.
(iii) The conclusion that the writer drew from this comparison was that the body exists only like a case made of shadows. It is just an accessory and irrelevant. It is the soul that matters. Each individual is what he is from his heart and soul, and not from the body.
(i) There was his assistant on the line and I told him I had come in a wheelchair from India.
(ii) You get fed up with people asking you to be brave, as if you have a courage account on which you are too lazy to draw a cheque.
(iii) There he was, tapping at a little switch in his hand trying to find words on his computer.
(iv) You look at his eyes which can speak, and they are saying something huge and urgent it is hard to tell what.
(v) It doesn't do much good to know that there are people smiling with admiration to see you breathing still.
A Visit to Cambridge Exercise 106
(i) I met a traveller from an antique land.
(ii) I need special guidance in mathematics. I can't count the number of times I have failed in the subject.
(iii) The guide called Stephen Hawking a worthy successor to Isaac Newton.
(iv) His other problems paled into insignificance beside this unforeseen mishap.
(v) The meeting was chaired by the youngest member of the board.
(vi) Some people say 'yours truly' when they informally refer to themselves.
(vii) I wish it had been a drawn match. We would have been spared the noise of celebrations, at least.
(ii) Smiling face
(iii) Revolving chair
(iv) Walking tour
(v) Dancing doll
(vi) Winning chance
(i) He has two brothers. Both are lawyers.
(ii) More than ten persons called. All of them wanted to see you.
(iii) They all cheered the team.
(iv) Both her parents are teachers.
(v) How much have you got? Give me all of it.
(i) My friend has one of the fastest cars on the road.
(ii) This is the most interesting story I have ever read.
(iii) What you are doing now is easier than what you did yesterday.
(iv) Ramesh and his wife are both short.
(v) He arrived late as usual. Even the chief guest came earlier than he did.