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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Passage) (Set-14)(#eduvictors)(#readingComprehension)

English - Reading Comprehension 

(Unseen Passage) (Set-14)

For CBSE Class 8 - 10

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Passage) (Set-14)

Reading comprehension is an ability to read content, comprehend its significance, and to incorporate with what the reader knows already.

The motivation behind reading  is comprehension, that is, to be able to gather meaning from the passage text. Comprehension skills don't naturally evolve, it requires practice and one has to enhance word recognition and vocabulary skills. Students need to learn techniques to assist them with turning out to be dynamic reader who comprehend and understand the content very well.

Reading comprehension depends on the reader’s experience, knowledge of language and recognition of syntactic structure.
To solve reading comprehension, follow these steps:

Step 1: Read the entire passage at a moderate pace (not very slow not very fast)
Step 2: Try to identify main points and summarize the contents of each paragraph in your own words.
Step 3: Do some doodling on rough sheet i,e, create graphic organisers (webs, cause and effect charts, outlines) 
Step 4: Try to map a story.
Step 5: For data or date related passages, do mental maths quickly.
Step 6: Don’t make conclusions which are not in the comprehension.
Step 7: Answer the questions by eliminating the wrong options.


Question 1:  Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow:

(1) Tourists to Jammu and Kashmir have another attraction – a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first in the country. ‘Floating Post Office, Dal Lake’ – claimed to be the only one such post office in the world – is built on an intricately carved maroon houseboat, fastened on the western edge of the Dal Lake.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

CBSE Class 6,7,8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Set-14)(#readingcomprehension)(#eduvictors)

English - Reading Comprehension (Set-14)

CBSE Class 6,7,8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Set-14)(#readingcomprehension)(#eduvictors)


Level: Easy 

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and the answer the MCQs given below.

BEES
Bees are insects. Bees are special insects because they can fly! They can move through the air like an aeroplane! Bees can fly because they have wings. They use their wings to fly. Bees can fly fastly.Bees can also fly slowly. They can fly up and they can fly down. They need to fly to get to the flowers. Bees can have three colours. They can be yellow, red and orange. All bees are black in some places. Bees have three main parts. They have a head. They have a body. And, they have a stinger. The stinger is used to defend against enemies. They also have six legs. They use their legs to climb and stand. They also use their legs to eat and collect pollen. Bees live in many places. They live in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The only continent that bees do not live on is Antarctica! I understand why they don’t live in Antarctica. It’s too cold! Most of the time, bees are nice to humans. If you do not bother them, they will not bother you. Have fun watching bees this summer.

Monday, 19 June 2017

CBSE Class 12 - 11 - English - Reading Comprehension (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension
English (Core) Examination Paper 2017

CBSE Class 12 - 11 - English - Reading Comprehension (#cbseNotes)


Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :


We sit in the last row, bumped about but free of stares. The bus rolls out of the dull crossroads of the city, and we are soon in open countryside, with fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see, their heads all facing us. Where there is no water, the land reverts to desert. While still on level ground, we see in the distance the tall range of the Mount Bogda, abrupt like a shining prism laid horizontally on the desert surface. It is over 5,000 metres high, and the peaks are under permanent snow, in powerful contrast to the flat desert all around. Heaven Lake lies part of the way up this range, about 2,000 metres above sea-level, at the foot of one of the higher snow-peaks.


As the bus climbs, the sky, brilliant before, grows overcast. I have brought nothing warm to wear: it is all down at the hotel in Urumqi. Rain begins to fall. The man behind me is eating overpoweringly smelly goats' cheese. The bus window leaks inhospitably but reveals a beautiful view. We have passed quickly from desert through the arable land to pasture, and the ground is now green with grass, the slopes dark with pine. A few cattle drink at a clear stream flowing past moss-covered stones; it is a Constable landscape. The stream changes into a white torrent, and as we climb higher I wish more and more that I had brought with me something warmer than the pair of shorts that have served me so well in the desert. The steam (which, we are told, rises in Heaven Lake) disappears, and we continue our slow ascent. About noon, we arrive at Heaven Lake and look for a place to stay at the foot, which is the resort area. We get a room in a small cottage, and I am happy to note that there are thick quilts on the beds.


Standing outside the cottage we survey our surroundings. Heaven Lake is long, sardine-shaped and fed by snowmelt from a stream at its head. The lake is an intense blue, surrounded on all sides by green mountain walls, dotted with distant sheep. At the head of the lake, beyond the delta of the inflowing stream, is a massive snow-capped peak which dominates the vista; it is part of a series of peaks that culminate, a little out of view, in Mount Bogda itself.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3) (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3)

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3) (#cbseNotes)

Question: Read the poem below:

When storm‐clouds rumble in the sky and
June showers come down
The moist east wind comes marching over the heath
to blow its bagpipes amongst the bamboos
The crowds of flowers come out of a sudden
from nobody knows where,
and dance upon the grass in wild glee.

Mother, I really think the flowers go to school underground
They do their lessons with doors shut,
and if they want to come out to play before it is time,
their master makes them stand in a corner.
When the rains come they have their holidays.

Branches clash together in the forest
and the leaves rustle in the wild wind,
the thunder‐clouds clap their giant hands and
the flower children rush out in dresses of
pink, yellow and white.

Do you know, mother, their home is in the sky,
Where the stars are.

Haven’t you seen how eager they are to get there ?
Don’t you know why they
are in such a hurry ?
Of course, I can guess to whom they raise their arms
they have their mother
as I have my own .

Rabindranath Tagore


Sunday, 22 July 2012

English Reading Comprehension (Set-2)

Reading Comprehension


Q1 (CBSE 2011 Class 9 Exam): Read the passage carefully.

It is about nine in the morning and a scraggly bunch of kids is waiting near an abandoned building in Lodhi Colony for their school to arrive. School is a bright yellow bus kitted out with cabinets, blackboard, water dispenser, ladder, a canopy, teaching aids and an LCD TV.  They call it the Mobile Learning Centre or school-on-wheels. When the bus arrives, it parks parallel to the pavement, the television is turned to face the road and an inspirational song, is played loud enough to draw the attention of children.

Friday, 21 October 2011

English Reading Comprehension (Set-1)

Reading Comprehension (Set-1)

Q.1 Read the given passage carefully:                                                     (5 Marks)


My next pet was a pigeon, the most revolting bird to look at, with his feathers pushing through the wrinkled scarlet skin, mixed with the horrible yellow down that covers baby pigeons and makes them look as though they have been peroxiding their hair. Because of his repulsive and obese appearance, we called him Quasimodo.
Since he had an unorthodox upbringing, without parents to teach him, Quasimodo became convinced that he was not a bird at all, and refused to fly. He walked everywhere. He was always eager to join us in anything we did. He would even try to come for walks with us. So you had to either carry him on your shoulder, which was risking an accident to your clothes, or else you let him walk behind. If you let him walk, then you had to slow down your own pace to suit his, for should you get too far ahead you would hear the most frantic and imploring coos and turn around to find Quasimodo running desperately after you.

Q1. Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

1. The narrator describes the pigeon as a ‘revolting bird’ because
a)      he could not fly
b)      he had to be carried everywhere
c)      he had wrinkled skin covered with yellow feathers
d)     he was fat

2. Quasimodo got his name because
a)      he was a fat and ugly
b)      he was attractive
c)      he could not fly
d)     he love behaving like human beings

3. We know that Quasimodo was always eager to go on walks because
a)      he walked everywhere
b)      he did not know how to fly
c)      he complained loudly if he was not taken along
d)     he always copied whatever humans did

4. Quasimodo protested when he was
a)      left at home
b)      lifted on human shoulders
c)      taken for a walk
d)     left behind during walks

5. The phrase ‘risking an accident to your clothes’ means
a)      the bird pecked at their clothes
b)      there was a chance of the bird soiling their clothes
c)      the bird risked a fall
d)     the bird did not like their clothes

Answers: