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'.

1 comment:

  1. it's true that in the ways you mention, English is one of the easier languages in the world. However, you left out one key element--that English, plain and simple, makes no sense

    natural English fluency

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