Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In Kuwait, men and women wear their traditional for HSC Exam

Set-7
Read the passage below and answer questions:
In Kuwait, men and women wear their traditional dress most of the time. For men, this consists of a long robe and a piece of cloth covering the head. For women it is similar though generally they wear a veil. Foreign male visitors usually wear lightweight cotton trousers and white shirts with short or long sleeves. Men often wear sandals during the day though rarely in the office. They wear a jacket and tie for social occasions, but when it is really hot, it is usual to take off the jacket. Foreign women visitors usually wear long, loose clothing which cover their neck and arms. The Swedes are very interested in clothes and are less formal now than they were in the past. People usually dress well in public and wear bright colours. In Sweden, winters are very cold, so overcoats and ski jackets are common. Men wear business suits for work, with a shirt and a tie and women often wear trousers. People often carry a spare pair of shoes because they need boots outside. Children and teenagers are more casual than their parents. For school, they wear jeans and T-shirts. Traditional dress in India for women is the sari and for men the achkan suit. The sari has its own distinctive style depending on which part of India it comes from every region has its own special colours, patterns and style. The men wear heavy and expensive achkan suits on formal occasions but normally they wear the kurtha suit, a light, long, loose shirt and light trousers, Indian people wear lighter colours as they grow older, and at funerals, white is the usual colour to wear. Many people, however, wear western style clothes these days, particularly to work. Young people here too are as casual as young people all over the world with their jeans and T-shirts.
5. Write short answers to the following questions. 5
(a) What do men and women in Kuwait wear most of the time?
(b) What do people wear on social occasion?
(c) What do foreign women visitors usually wear?
(d) What are very interested in clothes?
(e)What do the Swedes wear in winter?

6. Fill in the gaps with suitable words: 5
Foreign women visitors usually wear long loose cloth (a) - their neck and arms. The Swedes have keen (b) - in clothes. At present they are not as (c) - as they were in the past. People usually wear good and bright coloured dress in public. During winter people (d) - overcoats and ski jackets to protect themselves from heavy (e) -.
7. Summarise the above passage 5
8. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow chart showing the dress of the Indians. (No. 1 has been done for you). 5
1. sari the dress for women 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-7
5. (a) Most of the time men and women wear their traditional dress. (b) On social occasions people wear a jacket and a tie. (c) Foreign women visitors usually wear long, loose clothing which covers their neck and arms. (d) The Swedes are very interested in clothes. (e) In winter the Swedes wear over coats and ski jackets.
6. (a) covering (b) interest (c) formal (d) wear (e) cold
7. Summary: In Kuwait most of the time men and women wear their traditional dress consisting of a long robe and a piece of cloth. The Swedes are very interested in clothes. In Sweden people usually dress well in public and wear bright colours. In winter the Swedes wear over coats and ski jackets to protect themselves from heavy cold. Men wear business suits for work with a shirt and a tie and women wear trousers. Traditional dress in India for women is the sari and for men the achkan suit. In India men wear heavy and expensive achkan suits on formal occasion but normally they wear lighter colours as they grow old and at funerals they wear white coloured dress. Many people wear western dress to work. The young people of India wear jeans and T-shirts.
8. Flow chart:
1. sari the dress for women 2. achkan suit for men 3. light coloured dress for old people 4. white coloured dress at funerals 5. western style clothes in officials 6. jeans and shirts for young people

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