NCTB Class 8 English Chapter 1 A glimpse of our culture Solution

Bangladesh Board Class 8 English Solution Chapter 1 A glimpse of our culture Exercises Question and Answer by Experienced Teacher. NCTB Class 8 English Solution Unit 1 A glimpse of our culture All Lessons – Lesson 1 Bangabandhu’s Family in 1971, The Tale of Homecoming, Lesson 3 Bangabandhu at the UN, Lesson 4 Bangabandhu’s Relationship with other Countries.

NCTB Solution Class 8 Chapter 1 A glimpse of our culture


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Chapter Name

A glimpse of our culture

Lesson – 1

(1) Who usually likes our folk songs?

Ans: The rural people of the old people and the old people usually likes our folk songs.

(2) Can you name some well known folk singers?

Ans: Yes, I can. Some well known folk singers of our country are Mumtaz, Faria Parvin, Mina Barua and so on.

(3) Do you like folk songs? If you do, who is your favorite folk singer? Which song or songs do you like most?

Ans: Yes, I like folk songs. My favourite folk singer is Farida Parvin. I have many favourite folk songs. Among them ‘Tomra Vulei gecho Mallikader nam’ by Farida Parvin is my most favourite folk song.

(4) Look at the musical instruments in A above and say which instruments go well with the folk song.

Ans: Among the musical instruments in a Dotara, Sarangi, Tabla, Ektara, bamboo flute and drum go well with the folk songs.

Lesson – 2

(c) Complete the sentences with clues given. There are more words than necessary.

(1) Naksha means artistic ——.

Ans: Patterns.

(2) The name was taken from a —– word —–.

Ans: Bengali, Noksha.

(3) The art has been practised in rural Bengal for ——.

Ans: Years.

(4) Nakshi Kanthas are now sold in ——- shops.

Ans: embroidery.

(5) Nakshi Kanthas are in great demand because of their colorful —– and ——.

Ans: patterns, design.

(6) Nakshi Kanthas are kind of ——.

Ans: Quilt.

(D) Write down five questions for the completed statements in E, above. One is done for you.

(1) What does Naksha mean?

(2) Where did the name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ take?

(3) What was name of the poet ‘Nakshi Kanthar math’ poem?

(4) Which Kanthas are made for family use?

(5) Write some most famous places for this craft?

(E) Do you like a Nakshi Kantha or an ordinary kantha? Why?

Ans: I like a Nakshi Kantha, because. It is traditional and made for family use also. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these quilts. This type of quilts are now in great demand for its colorful patters and designs, embroidered on them.

(c) Write a paragraph on the following question. Do you like to listen to folk songs? Why? Why not?

Ans: Yes, I like to listen to folk songs. I want more programmes on folk songs on our TV channels. Because, our folk songs represents our historical, traditional culture, festivals, views of life, natural beauty, rivers, and the life story of people who are belongs here. These songs are also illustrates about social inequality, poverty, etc. Our folk song therefore varies from. Region to region, some songs are based on regional character. So to keep alive our traditional cultural value, we should give more importance on this. To keep alive this folk songs, we need more and more programmes on our TV channels.

(G) Write a paragraph describing how the Nakshi Kantha is made, start like this:

Ans: Traditionally old sarees, lungis and dhoties were used to make Kanthas, old or new cloth and coloured thread are needed. First the cloth is folded, then the layers of cloth spread out on the ground. The cloths are then smoothed, and the cloth is kept flat on the ground with weights on the edges. Now the four edges are stitched and two or three. Rows of large running stitches are done to keep the Kantha together and thick. At this time, the Kanth can be folded and stitched in short time. The design was first outlined with needle and thread.

Lesson – 3

(C) True or False? If false, give the correct information.

(1) The ethnic people of our country live in the Chattogram hill tracts only.

Ans: False – The others live in the regions of Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Sylhet.

(2) Most of them are farmers.

Ans: True.

(3) They are the part of ethnic minority of people of Bangladesh.

Ans: False – They are the part of ethnic minority of people of Bangladesh.

(4) By religion all of them are Buddhists.

Ans: False – By religion some of them are Hindus and Christians.

(5) The Moorangs are on ethnic minority group.

Ans: True.

(6) They practice jhum cultivation.

Ans: True.

(D) Ask and answer the questions in pairs.

(1) Where do you find the Marmans?

Ans: The Marmans mainly live in Chattogram Hill tracts.

(2) What language do they speak at home?

Ans: They speak their own mother tongue at home.

(3) Where and how do they do the Jhum cultivation?

Ans: They do the cultivation in the forest. They clear a place of land, prepare it and sow seeds in it.

Lesson – 4

(B) Find the answers from column B to the questions in column A and write them in complete sentences.

Column A Column B
(1) Where do the ethnic people build their houses? On the wooden or bamboo platforms
(2) What are their favourite pastimes? Fishing and hunting
(3) What is a bugle? A traditional musical instrument made from a buffalo horn.
(4) What do the women wear? Thamis or sarongs and angis.
(5) What are their kitchen utensils made of? Clay, bamboo and wood.
(6) What is their staple food? Rice

(C) Complete the paragraph. Like the words below to fill in the gaps. There are more words than necessary.

Lungi, sport, earthen, machang, wave, wrestling, song, rice, fishing, lifestyles, wooden, bugle

The tribal follow their lifestyles the platform they build their houses on is called Machang. Man wear lungi, women weave their own clothes. Their staple food is rice. They are fond of songs, dance, music, and fishing. Wrestling is their favourite sport.

Page – 7

(D) Imagine you are Sajeed and you have a Marma friend called masing. Now write a dialogue asking and answering questions about your dress, food, songs sports and past times.

=> Sajeed – good morning Masing! What are you doing?

Masing – Oh, Sajid good morning! In fact I am singing a tribal songs that we Marmans like it.

Sajeed – My, I ask you about the dress and food of the Marmas?

Masing – Of course our men wear lungis and women wear thamis or sarongs and angis. Rice is our staple food but we also eat vegetables, maize and fish, poultry and meat. Can I know about yours?

Sajeed – Our men wear lungis or pant and shirts. Pajama and Punjabi are also popular to us. Women wear shari or salwar camiz. Rice is our staple food too. But we eat rice with vegetables curry, lentil soups, fish and meat. We also eat ruti. Can I know about your songs, sports and pastimes?

Masing – We like songs and music. We use bugles made from buffalo horn, drums, and bamboo flutes as traditional musical instruments. Wrestling is most popular sports for us. Hunting and fishing are our favourite pastimes. What about yours?

Sajeed – We like songs and music too. Football and cricket are our popular sports. Our favourite pastimes are watching TV, fishing and visiting historical places.

Updated: June 5, 2021 — 7:39 pm

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