Thursday, November 29, 2012

Seen comphrension Feroza

PART: A : Reading Test
Read the text carefully and answer the questions follow it:
Feroza’s childhood was full of suffering and sorrow. She never had a moment of happiness in her life. All she remembered from her childhood was the extreme want of shelter and clothing. In 1972 at the age of 12, she was married to a 25-years old unemployed man. Feroza entered into her husband’s house with the dreams and hopes of a young girl but all she saw was more want. Feroza worked for a handful of grains to feed herself, her mother-in-law and her husband. When her first son was born, she was 19. The birth of a child meant another mouth to feed. Feroza’s toiling days became intense with the birth of her second son in 1982. Her husband was still unwilling to work and therefore, she had to work even harder to feed all the five mouths. From morning till dark she worked, worked and worked. When she was 24, her third son was born. Each day became more difficult for Feroza. No matter how hard she worked, she could never earn enough to feed everyone. Eight years went by and Feroza was still struggling for herself and her family. Then she came to learn about the Grameen Bank. She became a member of the Bank, took a loan and started her own husking-rice business. Gradually, she managed to improve her condition and managed to repay the loan borrowed from the Grameen Bank. In 1995 Feroza took an even larger loan and started a stationery shop along side her husking business. She went to the adult literacy centre, learned how to read and write. By 2000, Feroza’s worst days were over. She had solvency, security and happiness.
1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives: 5
(a) Feroza began her life with a lot of —
(i) land and capital (ii) capital and hopes (iii) sufferings and happiness (iv) sufferings
(b) The first baby was born to them in —
(i) 1992 (ii) 1979 (iii) 1880 (iv) 1980
(c) — Feroza had to work hard to feed 5 mouths.
(i) At last (ii) At first (iii) always (iv) never
(d) Her second son was born in —
(i) 1982 (ii) 1983 (iii) 1984 (iv) 1985
(e) What made Feroza solvent and happy?
(i) her family (ii) her own effort (iii) Grameen Bank (iv) her husband
2. Write whether the statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer: 5
(a) Feroza passed her childhood in miseries.
(b) Feroza was married when she was an adult.
(c) Three sons were born to Feroza.
(d) Feroza’s worst days were never gone.
(e) She started a stationery shop when she was thirty six years old.
3. Fill in each gap in the following sentences of the passage with a suitable word from the box. There are more words than necessary: 5
hopes dreams conjugal till struggling Program unwilling toiling birth with adult Improve
Feroza began her (a) — life in sufferings with high (b) — and lofty (c) — of prosperity. In her husband’s house she had to do a lot of household work from morning (d) — night. Her (e) — days turned more and more intense with the (f) — of children while the unemployed husband was still (g) — to undergo manual labour to earn for the expanding family. However, Feroza’s involvement and financial transaction (h) — the Grameen Bank brought about turning point in her life. She would overcome the difficulties by starting business, joining the (i) — literacy (j) — and by learning to read and write.
4. Read the passage in A. Now write a paragraph based on the information about Feroza. Use the clues in the box below. Write the information in a logical sequence as it appears in the text. The paragraph should not exceed 70 words: 5
toil — childhood — unemployed — dreams — loan — business
5. Read the text in A again. Now answer the following questions in your own words: 5
(a) How was Feroza’s childhood?
(b) What were Feroza’s dreams?
(c) What did Feroza have by the year 2000?
(d) What sorts of business did Feroza start after taking loan?
(e) How did Feroza improve her lot?
6. Fill in each gap with a suitable word of your own, based on the information from the text in A. 5
Being born in poverty, Feroza had never a (a) — of happiness. She felt (b) — want of food (c) — and clothing. She was married to an (d) — youth who was not (e) — to work for the family. Then three children were (f) — to Feroza, she did not have (g) — to eat in spite (h) — working hard, she managed to improve her (i) — by taking loan from Grameen Bank and (j) — a business with that money. At last, she had solvency and happiness.
7. Read the passage A again. Think you are Rahima, landless poor women. Now write in about 70-80 words about yourself, stating how your life has changed through loans, business and education. 5
8. Read the text in A again. Now write the main ideas of the story in your own words in not more than five sentences.

Answer:
1. Chose the best answer (Capital letter এবং small letter-এর ব্যবহার বিশেষভাবে খেয়াল রাখতে হবে।)
a) (iv) sufferings b) (ii) 1979 c) (i) At last d) (i) 1982
e) (ii) her own effort
2. True/ False: (এই প্রশ্নের উত্তর লেখার সময় অনেকে not শব্দটি ব্যবহার করে অর্থাৎ (is not/ was not/ are not etc.) এটা কিন্তু মৌলিক উত্তর হয় না। তার মানে উত্তরটি সঠিক বলে বিবেচনা করা হয় না অনেক ক্ষেত্রে।)
a) True b) False, Correct answer: Feroza was married at the age of 12. c) True. d) False, Correct answer: Feroza’s worst days had gone by 2000. e) False, Correct answer: She started a stationary shop when she was thirty five years old.

3. Fill in the gaps:
a) conjugal b) hopes c) dreams d) till e) toiling f) birth g) unwilling h) with i) adult j) program
4. Wring a paragraph within 70 words using information in a logical sequence.
এই প্রশ্নের উত্তর লিখতে অনেক বিষয়ের প্রতি খেয়াল রাখতে হবে। যেমন:
(১) Box-এ তুলে দেওয়া শব্দগুলো passage থেকে খুঁজে বের করতে হবে।
(2) Passage অনুযায়ী ধারাবাহিকতা বজায় রেখে উত্তর লিখতে হবে।
(3) প্রয়োজনে word-এর পরিমার্জন, বর্ধন, রূপ পরিবর্তন করতে হবে। অর্থাৎ word-টিকে past / verb+ing / A_বা sentence-এ অন্য কোনো পরিবর্তনের প্রয়োজন হলে করা যাবে।
(4) তোমাকে খেয়াল রাখতে হবে, উত্তর paragraphটি যেন 70 শব্দের চেয়ে খুব বেশি না হয়।)
Feroza had to live a poor and miserable life from her childhood. She did not have a moment of happiness. She was married to a lazy and unemployed man. She dreams of happiness, solvency and education were shattered. She worked hard to support her family. She took a loan from the Grameen Bank and started a rice husking business of rice husking. After much toiling her worst days were gone. She became successful changing her life.
5. Questions answer:
a) Feroza’s childhood was full of suffering and sorrows without having any happy moment.
b) Feroza’s dreams were a happy family, financial solvency and starting reading and writing again.
c) By the year of 2000, Feroza’s had overcome her worst days and then she had solvency, security and happiness.
d) After taking loan, Feroza started her rice-husking business.
e) Feroza improved her lot by working hard and doing business with loan money taking from the Grameen Bank.
6. Fill in the gaps:
(শিক্ষার্থীরা তোমরা ৬ নম্বর প্রশ্নের উত্তর লিখতে গিয়ে অনেক সময় vocabulary সমস্যায় পড়ো। কারণ, passage থেকে হুবহু লাইনটি থাকে না। তবে ভয়ের কিছু নেই। মনে রাখবে, পরীক্ষায় তুমি শূন্যস্থান পূরণে সমজাতীয় (synonym) শব্দ ব্যবহার করতে পারবে এবং সঠিক হলে নম্বর পাবে।)
a) moment/time b) more/further c) protection/shelter d) unemployed e) willing/eager f) born g) food h) of i) condition/state j) started
7. Writing guided paragraph within 70-80 words.
(7 নম্বর উত্তর লেখার সময় প্রায় সব সময়ই 1st person singular number use করে লিখতে হয়। খেয়াল রাখতে হবে, উত্তরটি যেন কোনোভাবেই ৮০ শব্দের বেশি না হয়।)
I am Rahima. I live at Dhamrai in Dhaka. My husband is an unemployed man because he does not want to do any work. I am fighting for the survival of my family and myself. I have become a member of the Grameen Bank. After taking a loan from the Grameen Bank, I started rice-husking business. I have also started a stationary shop near my house. Moreover I can now read and write. I am very busy with my current business and enjoying a happy life.
8. Writing summary/Main ideas:
(শিক্ষার্থীরা, তোমরা ৮ নম্বর প্রশ্নের উত্তর লিখতে গিয়ে অনেক সময় সমস্যায় পড়ো এই ভেবে যে উত্তরটি কীভাবে লিখবে? তুমি দুইভাবেই লিখতে পারো: passage আকারে অথবা sentence আকারে। যেভাবেই লেখো, নম্বর পাবে।)
Feroza, an extra ordinary woman grew up in want. She was married at an early age when she was only 12 with an unemployed man. She worked very hard to support herself as well as her family. After becoming a member of Grameen Bank, she took a loan, started a rice-husking business, and changed her poor condition. Finally, she could overcome all odds and got happiness and solvency in her life.

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