Monday, December 3, 2012

There have been significant changes for HSC Exam

Set-5
Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions:
There have been significant changes in the types of entertainment over time. Many of these no longer exist. Even if they do, people keep, looking for newer forms of entertainment. Thus snake charming, puppet shows Jatra, Jarigan, Sharigan and Kabigan which were common forms of entertainment in the past, have almost lost their appeal. Radio, which used to be a good source of entertainment in the past, is now giving place to television, and to satellite channels in particular. The entertainment business, like other spheres of life, is getting westernised day by day. Folk music or polygenetic is now sung with western instruments. At the same time, modern music is now fusing melodies from folk and traditional songs. In general, band and pop music is becoming more and more popular, particularly among the young generation. Sport has become a source of entertainment today. Football, which used to be the most popular spectator sport in Bangladesh, is gradually being replaced by cricket as a popular form of sports entertainment.
5. Write short answers to the following questions about entertainment: 5
(a) Is there any change in the field of entertainment in our country?
(b) What were the common forms of entertainment in the past?
(c) What is the position of radio now?
(d) Are the common forms of entertainment in the past?
(e) Which sport is gradually taking the place of football?

6. Fill in each gap with a suitable word: 5
Change is the (a) — of the day. Everything (b) — in course of time. What is new today will grow old tomorrow. In the same way we notice changes in the matter of (c) —. At present our people find little (d) — in Jarigan, Sharigan and Kabigan. Our melodious and meaningful Bangla songs are yielding place (e) — the vociferous pop songs.

7. Summarise the passage in five sentences. 5
1. Noticeable changes in the forms of entertainment 2 3 4 5 6
8. Make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow chart showing how changes are taking place in the sphere of entertainment. (No 1 has been done for you):
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-5 :
5. (a) There is a great change in the field of entertainment in our country. (b) Jatra, Jarigan, Sharigan, Puppet show and snake charming etc. were the common forms of entertainment in the past (c) Radio is no more popular because it is being replaced by television. (d) No, the common forms of entertainment are not popular as before. (e) Cricket is gradually taking the place of football.
6. (a) order (b) changes (c) entertainment (d) delight/interest (e) to
7. Summary: With the passage of time forms of entertainment are undergoing a great change. As a result, many of them have already disappeared. People do not find any interest in traditional snake charming, puppet show, Jarigan, Sharigan. The same thing has happened in case of entertainment. The traditional radio has been replaced by television and satellite channels and in case of sports cricket has been replaced by football in Bangladesh.
8. Flow chart:
1. Noticeable changes in the forms of entertainment 2. people’s liking for newer forms of entertainment 3. loss of popularity of old forms of entertainment 4. radio is giving place to television and to satellite channels 5. folk music or palligeeti is now sung with the western instrument 6. increasing popularity of band and pop music

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