NCERT Solutions for Class 8th: Ch 2 The Tsunami Honeydew English
Sanjeev was swept away when he jumped into the water to rescue the wife of the guesthouse cook.
Meghna saw relief helicopters overhead, but they did not see her. She was brought to the shore by a wave.
1. Tilly's family came to Thailand to celebrate Christmas.
2. Tilly’s mother saw that the water was swelling and the beach was getting smaller and smaller. And Tilly saw that the sea was slowly rising, bubbling and forming a whirlpool.
3. Tilly's mother could not understand what was happening and only realised that it was serious when Tilly got frightened and mentioned what a Tsunami was.
4. Tilly had seen the sea behaving in the same strange fashion in a video of tsunami which was shown in her class by her geography teacher.
5. The Smith family and the others on the beach took refuge on the third floor of a hotel.
6. Her geography teacher felt very happy because her student and geography lesson saved many people from tsunami waves.
1. Although no data is given in the story but it says the number of dead animals was far less compared to human casualties.
2. Sixty visitors and only two water buffaloes died at the Yala National Park.
3. The people at the Yala National Park had seen three elephants running away from the Patanangala beach about an hour before the tsunami hit.
4. The dogs refused to go for their daily run on the beach.
No, when he felt the earthquake Ignesious did not think about the tsunami. He thought only about the tremors. That was why he took his television off the table and put it on the ground. In fact the Ignesious family did not have any time to discuss and plan their course of action after tsunami struck. That was why there was only chaos and confusion. The following tells it clearly: “In the chaos and confusion, two of his children caught hold of the hands of their mother’s father and mother’s brother and rushed in the opposite directions.”
The words that would describe Sanjeev are brave, heroic, and selfless.
(i) I don't know if Sanjeev was cheerful, ambitious or humorous.
(ii) I think that he was very brave, heroic and selfless.
(iii) Sanjeev was not heartless, brash or careless.
Both Meghna's and Almas' families were washed away. Both of them kept floating in the sea for days. Meghna floated in the sea for two days holding on to a wooden door. She was brought to the shore by a wave. Similarly, Almus climbed on to a log of wood and fainted. She woke up in a hospital. Both the girls were traumatised after the incident. While Meghna was seen walking on the seashore in daze, Almus does not talk about the incident to anyone.
Not taking her seriously, Tilly's parents could have tried to calm her down thinking that she had been frightened by something. As a result, they could have been washed away by the tsunami waves.
If I were in their place, I too would have listened to her and realised that there was a danger approaching. Consequently, I too would have rushed away from the beach.
If Tilly's award was to be shared, she should share it with her geography teacher who made her aware of tsunami in the first place. It was this awareness that helped her save so many lives.
The first idea is that the animals have a sixth sense. They know when the earth is going to shake. The second idea is that the animals have a more acute sense of hearing. This helps them to hear or feel the earth’s vibration. In this way they sense the coming disaster much before the human beings. So they run away to safer places.
To me the first idea seems more believable. It is so because many animals get an idea of the coming rains. Now rain has nothing to do with the sense of hearing. So it is more sensible to think that nature has provided them some sixth sense which helps them get over the crises.
Neither slow nor fast
The ‘fast movement’ column has many more words as compared to the other two columns. This is because the story is about tsunami, which is a fast movement of waters. Due to tsunami, all the immediate actions are fast, such as running, climbing and sweeping away of people by water.
(i)The earth trembled, but not many people felt the trembling.
(ii)When the zoo was flooded, there was a lot of confusion and many animals escaped into the countryside.
(iii)We heard with relief that the lion had been recaptured.
(iv)The zookeeper was stuck in a tree and his rescue was filmed by the TV crew.
(v)There was much excitement in the village when the snake charmer came visiting.
(i)Someone stole my bicycle. A
(ii)The tyres were deflated by the traffic police. P
(iii)I found it last night in a ditch near my house. A
(iv)It had been thrown there. P
(v)My father gave it to the mechanic. A
(vi)The mechanic repaired it for me. A
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