Gap fills worksheet for class 8

Fill in the blanks using one of the given options. In a few cases, more than one option may be correct.

Once a fairy visited a young woman and …………………….. (give / gave / given) her some magical seeds. She told the woman to …………………… (sow / saw) the seeds in her garden and ………………. (disappear / disappeared). The woman ………………. (do / did) what the fairy ………………… (told / had told) her to do.

The next morning, she ………………….. (see / saw) a little plant in the place …………………… (where / were) she had ……………….. (shown / sown) the seeds. The plant had a bright red bud ………………… (on / in) it. The woman ……………….. (touch / touched) the bud and softly kissed it. And, ………………. (as if / if) by magic, the petals started opening!

………………… (To / For) her surprise, the woman saw a tiny, pretty girl ……………….. (sleeping / slept) in the middle of the beautiful flower. She was only half a thumb tall!

The woman called her Thumbelina. Soon she became the …………………… (apple / orange) of her eye.

Answers

Once a fairy visited a young woman and gave her some magical seeds. She told the woman to sow the seeds in her garden and disappeared. The woman did what the fairy told / had told her to do.

The next morning, she saw a little plant in the place where she had sown the seeds. The plant had a bright red bud on it. The woman touched the bud and softly kissed it. And, as if by magic, the petals started opening!

To her surprise, the woman saw a tiny, pretty girl sleeping in the middle of the beautiful flower. She was only half a thumb tall! The woman called her Thumbelina. Soon she became the apple of her eye.

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