Sunday, 10 May 2015

COMPREHENSION NO. 12

COMPREHENSION NO. 12

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end. 
     Making pottery on the potter's wheel is called "throwing". The thrower is a very skillful workman. But there is another method of shaping articles out of clay, -- "moulding". A plaster mould is made and the clay is pressed into it. This is a quicker and less difficult way and must be used to make things like handles; but all the most beautiful pottery is thrown. When a piece of pottery is taken off the wheel, it is put aside to dry, after which a design may be painted on it with special colours that will stand great heat; it is then ready to be fired. This is done in a large oven, or kiln. The pieces of pottery are placed in earthenware tubes called "saggers" so that the flames cannot touch the potter. 
QUESTIONS
1. What is throwing? 
2. What is the other method of shaping articles? 
3. What is the advantages of moulding? 
4. How does the porter make designs on the pieces of pottery? 
5. How is pottery baked in fire? 
ANSWERS
1. Making pottery on the potter's wheel is called 'throwing'.
2. The other method of shaping articles out of clay is 'moulding'.
3. Moulding is a quick and easy method of making things like handles.
4. The potter paints designs on the pieces of pottery with special colours.
5. The pottery is baked in a large oven or kiln. The pieces of pottery are placed in earthenware tubes called 'saggers'.

COMPREHENSION NO. 11

COMPREHENSION NO. 11

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end. 
     About sixty years ago the question of choosing a profession was not taken up seriously. A son generally followed the trade of his father. But nowadays one can take up a trade one likes. The students who make the right choice of profession are always successful. For the right choice of a profession there should be some definite aim. The students who do not have any definite aim suffer a lot in the end as they have also a difficulty in finding an employment. In choosing a profession, the teacher and the parents play a very important part. The teacher keeps an eye on his pupils. He studies their habits. So he can put his pupils on the right path of life. 
QUESTIONS
1. What were the conditions about the choice of a profession sixty years ago? 
2. Why did the people not choose the profession seriously?
3. Can a student of the present times choose his profession freely?
4. What is the advantage of a right choice of a profession? 
5. How can a student choose his profession rightly? 
6. What will be the difficulty of a student who is studying without a definite aim? 
7. How can a teacher help his pupil in making a choice of profession? 
ANSWERS
1. About sixty years ago, the question of choosing a profession was not taken up seriously.
2. People did not choose the profession seriously because a son generally followed the trade of his father.
3. Yes, a student of the present times can choose his profession freely.
4. The right choice of a profession makes one successful in life.
5. A student can choose a right profession if he has a definite aim in life.
6. A student who is studying without a definite aim would suffer a lot in the end. It would be difficult for him to get en employment.
7. A teacher keeps an eye on his pupils. He studies their habits. So he can put his pupils on the right path of life.

COMPREHENSION NO. 10

COMPREHENSION NO. 10

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end. 
     Newspapers keep us constantly in touch with the whole of mankind. In olden days a man's world consisted of his own village and one or two neighbouring villages. It was difficult for him to know what was going on in other parts of the country. But today the press assisted by rapid means of communications brings us news from the farthest corners of the globe. The press is also responsible for educating public opinion. The laws of a nation are really shaped by its press. In fact, the public receives guidance from the newspapers. Thus their power in modern times is really great.
QUESTIONS
1. What good do the newspapers do to us?
2. Why in olden days man could not know what was going on in far off places?
3. What is the responsibility of the press today?
4. How are the laws of a country shaped nowadays?
5. How are newspapers a source of public guidance?
6. What is your opinion about the power of the press?
ANSWERS
1. Newspapers keep us constantly in touch with the whole of mankind. 
2. In olden days man could not know what was going on in far off places for want of means of communication and newspapers. 
3. Today the press is responsible for educating public opinion. 
4. Newspapers play a great part in shaping the laws of a country. 
5. Newspapers are a source of public guidance because newspapers bring the public full information relating to all aspects of the society. 
6. Press has great power. It educates public opinion and shapes the laws of a country. 

COMPREHENSION NO. 9

COMPREHENSION NO. 9

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end. 
     A man is known by the company he keeps. A good student should avoid the company of those who keep playing all the time. Many students miss their classes and seldom do their homework because fellow students do the same. There are hardworking students also who work while others play. They know when to study and when to play. They play when it is time to play. They enjoy the games of their choice because they know that playing games is essential for health. A sick student is not so quick in learning his lesson as a healthy one.
QUESTIONS
1. What kind of company should a good student keep?
2. Why do some students miss their classes?
3. Why do good students enjoy good health?
4. Why are games necessary for students?
5. Where does the success of a student lie?
ANSWERS
1. A good student should keep good company. 
2. Some students miss their classes because some other fellow students do the same. 
3. Good students enjoy good health because they work and play at proper time. 
4. Games are necessary for students because games keep them healthy and active. 
5. The success of a student lies in following a timetable of work and play.