Class Seven English Unseen Passage (1-5)

Unseen Passage – 1 

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions. (wb‡Pi cvV¨vskwU g‡bv‡hvM mnKv‡i co Ges  cªkœ¸‡jvi DËi `vI|)

Kamini Roy, poet and social worker, was born in 12 October, 1864 in the village of Basanda in Bakerganj district. She passed the Entrance examination in 1880 from Bethune Female School and FA in 1883 and B.A (Hons.) in Sanskrit in 1886 from Bethune College. The same year she started teaching at Bethune College. Kamini Roy was involved in cultural and social welfare activities, especially women’s welfare. She started composing poems at an early age. Her first book of poems, Alo O Chhaya, was published in 1889. Her other poetical works include Nirmalya. Dharmaputra, Jibenpathey, etc. In recognition of her contribution to Bengali literature, she was awarded the Jagattarini Medal in 1929 by Calcutta University. She passed away on 27 September, 1993 in Hazaribagh, a small town in Bihar and Orissa Province, India.

Word Meanings with Synonyms :    same (†mBg&)adj.– GKB; alike. involve (Bbfj&f)v.– RwoZ Kiv, RwoZ _vKv/nIqv; engage. especially (B‡¯úkvjx)adv.– we‡klfv‡e, exceptionally. compose (K‡¤úvR)v.– †jLv, iPbv Kiv; write, create. publish (cvewjk)v.– cÖKvk Kiv; expose. include (BbK¬zW)v.– AšÍfz©³ Kiv; involve. recognition (†iKM&wbkb)n.– ¯^xK…wZ; acknowledgement. contribution (KbwUªweDkb)n.– Ae`vb, AskMÖnY; subscription.

e½vbyev` : Kvwgbx ivq, Kwe Ges mgvRKg©x, 1864 mv‡ji 12-B A‡±vei ev‡KiMÄ †Rjvi evm›`v MÖv‡g Rb¥MÖnY K‡ib| wZwb 1880 mv‡j †e_yb gwnjv we`¨vjq †_‡K GbUªvÝ cixÿvq cvk K‡ib Ges 1883 mv‡j GdG Ges 1886 mv‡j †e_yb K‡jR †_‡K ms¯‹…wZ‡Z we.G (Abvm©) wWMÖx jvf K‡ib| GKB eQ‡i wZwb †e_yb K‡j‡R wkÿKZv ïiæ K‡ib| Kvwgbx ivq mvs¯‹…wZK Ges mgvR Kj¨vYg~jK Kg©Kv‡Ê RwoZ wQ‡jb, we‡kl K‡i gwnjv‡`i Kj¨vYg~jK Kg©Kv‡Ê| Aí eqm †_‡KB wZwb KweZv iPbv ïiæ K‡ib| Zvi †jLv cÖ_g KweZvi eB ÔAv‡jv I QvqvÕ 1889 mv‡j cÖKvwkZ nq| Zvi Ab¨vb¨ KweZv¸‡jvi g‡a¨ i‡q‡Q Òwbg©vj¨Ó, Òag©cyÎÓ Ges ÒRxebc‡_Ó| evsjv mvwn‡Z¨ Zuvi Ae`v‡bi Rb¨ Zuv‡K KjKvZv wek¦we`¨vjq †_‡K 1929 mv‡j RMËvwiYx c`K cÖ`vb Kiv nq| wZwb 1993 mv‡ji 27†k †m‡Þ¤^i fvi‡Zi wenvi I Dwol¨v iv‡R¨i GKwU †QvU kni nvRvixev‡M g„Zz¨eiY K‡ib|

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. (Aby‡”Q‡` cÖ`Ë Z_¨vbyhvqx wb‡Pi †UwejwU m¤ú~Y© Ki|) 1 × 5 = 5
Year Event Where/What
12 October 1864 was born (i) ——
(ii) —— passed the Entrance examination Bethune Female School
1886 (iii) —— Bethune College
1889 published (iv) ——
1893 (v) —— Hazaribagh
  1. Read the passage again and write ‘True’ or ‘False’ beside the following statements. Give correct answer for the false statement. (Aby‡”Q`wU cybivq co Ges wb‡gœv³ wee„wZ ¸‡jvi cv‡k ‘True’ A_ev ‘False’ †jL| wg_¨v wee„wZi Rb¨ mwVK DËi `vI|) 1 × 5 = 5

(a) Kamini Roy was a philanthropist.

(b) She started her career as a teacher.

(c) She started writing poems after joining the college.

(d) She died in Dhaka.

(e) ‘Alo O Chhaya’ is one of her novels.

Ans.

  1. (i) Basanda in Bakerganj; (ii) In 1880; (iii) Passed B.A (Hons) in Sanskrit; (iv) Alo O Chhaya; (v) died.
  2. (a) False. Correct: Kamini Roy was a poetess.

(b) True.

(c) False. Correct: She started writing at an early age.

(d) False. Correct: She died in Hazaribagh, India.

(e) False. Correct: ‘Alo O Chhaya’ is one of her book of peoms.

Unseen Passage – 2 

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions. (wb‡Pi cvV¨vskwU g‡bv‡hvM mnKv‡i co Ges  cªkœ¸‡jvi DËi `vI|)People drink a lot of tea, There are many kinds of tea. There is black tea. There is green tea, red tea, yellow tea, etc. People drink a lot of tea in China. Some people drink it because it is good for them. It makes them healthy. Other people drink it because it tastes very good. It tastes delicious. People drink a lot of green tea in Japan and Korea. In Vietnam, some people drink coffee before they drink tea. People drink a lot of tea in England. Every afternoon, English people drink tea. They add milk to their tea. Mostly tea comes from China. Some tea comes from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Kenya, Japan, and Indonesia also grow a lot of tea.

 Word Meanings with Synonyms:  kind (KvBÛ)n.— aib, cÖKvi‡f`; sort, type. make (†gBK)v.— ˆZwi Kiv; build, form. healthy (†njw`)adj.— ¯^v¯’¨evb; strong. taste (†UB÷)v.— ¯^v`hy³ nIqv, ¯^v` cvIqv; try. add(A¨vW)v.— †hvM Kiv, †gkv‡bv; mix. grow (†MÖv)v.— Rš§v‡bv, Drcv`b Kiv; produce.

e½vbyev` : mvaviY gvbyl cÖPzi cwigv‡Y Pv cvb K‡i| A‡bK iK‡gi Pv Av‡Q| Kv‡jv Pv Av‡Q| meyR Pv, jvj Pv, njy` Pv, BZ¨vw` Av‡Q| Px‡b †jvKRb cÖPzi cwigv‡Y Pv cvb K‡i| wKQz †jvK GwU cvb K‡i KviY GwU Zv‡`i Rb¨ fv‡jv| GwU Zv‡`i‡K ¯^v¯’¨evb K‡i| Ab¨iv GwU cvb K‡i KviY Gi ¯^v` LyeB fv‡jv| Gi ¯^v` AZ¨šÍ gRv`vi| Rvcv‡b Ges †Kvwiqv‡Z †jvKRb cÖPzi cwigv‡Y meyR Pv cvb K‡i| wf‡qZbv‡g wKQz †jvK Pv cvb Kivi Av‡M Kwd cvb K‡i| Bsj¨v‡Û †jvKRb cªPzi cwigv‡Y Pv cvb K‡i| Bs‡iRiv cÖwZw`b we‡K‡j Pv cvb K‡i| Zviv Zv‡`i Pv‡q `ya †gkvq| †ewkifvM Pv Pxb †_‡K Av‡m| wKQz Pv fviZ, kªxj¼v I evsjv‡`k †_‡K Av‡m| †Kwbqv, Rvcvb Ges B‡›`v‡bwkqvI cÖPzi cwigv‡Y Pv Drcv`b K‡i|

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1 × 5 = 5
What/Where/When Description
(i) ——————————— one kind of drink.
(ii) Kinds of tea (ii) ——————-
(iii)     ——————————— drink a lot of green tea.
(iv)     ——————————— every afternoon people drink tea.
(v) ——————————— main supplier of tea.
  1. Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answer for the false statements. 1 × 5 = 5

(a) People in Japan drink black tea in plenty.

(b) Bangladesh is one of the major tea producers.

(c) Tea tastes bitter.

(d) The people of England drink tea in the morning on a regular basis.

(e) China is the largest supplier of tea.

Ans.

  1. (i) Tea; (ii) black, green, red, yellow; (iii) people in Japan and Korea; (iv) In England; (v) China.
  2. (a) False. People in Japan drink green tea in plenty.

(b) True.

(c) False. Tea tastes delicious.

(d) False. The people of England drink tea in the afternoon on a regular basis.

(e) True.

Unseen Passage – 3 

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions. (wb‡Pi cvV¨vskwU g‡bv‡hvM mnKv‡i co Ges  cªkœ¸‡jvi DËi `vI|)

National Professor Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim, a physician, teacher, organiser was born in Murshidabad, India on 31 December 1911. He spent major part of his life in the Government Health Services in 12 different key positions after getting MBBS degree in 1938. He received MRCP in 1949. He was made FCCP in 1950. He founded the Diabetic Associations in Dhaka in 1956. He also founded its branches at Karachi and Lahore in West Pakistan in 1964. He established BIRDEM in 1980. In recognition to his contributions in the health and social sectors, he received numerous prizes, medals and honours from different organisations. Some of such awards are Independence Day Gold Medal (1979), Mahabub Ali Khan Memorial Trust Award (1985) and Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Memorial Trust Award (1987).

Word Meanings with Synonyms :    physician (wdwRwkqvb)n. – wPwKrmK; doctor. organiser (Ii&M¨vbvBRvi)n. – msMVK; developer. recognition (†iKM&wbkb)n. – ¯^xK…wZ; acceptance. contribution (KbwUªweDkb)n. – Ae`vb/AskMÖnY; subscription. establish (B÷¨ve&wjk)v. – cÖwZôv Kiv; found, start. numerous (wbDgvivm)adj. – AmsL¨; many. major (†gBRi)adj. – cÖavb; main. award (A¨vIqvW©)n. – cyi¯‹vi; prize.

e½vbyev` : RvZxq Aa¨vcK W. gynv¤§v` Beªvnxg GKRb wPwKrmK, wkÿK I msMVK, 1911 mv‡ji 31†k wW‡m¤^i fvi‡Zi gywk©`vev‡` Rb¥MÖnY K‡ib| wZwb 1938 mv‡j Gg.we.we.Gm wWMÖx AR©‡bi ci Zvi Rxe‡bi AwaKvsk mgq miKvwi ¯^v¯’¨ †mevi 12wU wewfbœ cÖavb c‡` AwZevwnZ K‡ib| wZwb 1949 mv‡j Gg.Avi.wm.wc AR©b K‡ib| 1950 mv‡j wZwb Gd.wm.wm.wc n‡qwQ‡jb| 1956 mv‡j wZwb XvKvq Wvqv‡ewUK A¨v‡mvwm‡qkb cÖwZôv K‡ib| wZwb 1964 mv‡j cwðg cvwK¯Ív‡bi jv‡nvi Ges KivPx‡Z GUvi kvLvI cÖwZôv K‡ib| wZwb 1980 mv‡j we.AvB.Avi.wW.B.Gg cÖwZôv K‡ib| ¯^v¯’¨ Ges mvgvwRK Kg©Kv‡Ê Ae`v‡bi Rb¨ wZwb wewfbœ msMVb †_‡K AmsL¨ m¤§vbbv, †g‡Wj Ges cyi¯‹vi AR©b K‡ib| G ai‡bi wKQz cyi¯‹vi n‡jv ¯^vaxbZv w`em ¯^Y©c`K (1979), gvnveye Avjx Lvb †g‡gvwiqvj Uªv÷ A¨vIqvW© (1985) Ges Lvb evnv`yi AvnQvbDjøvn †g‡gvwiqvj Uªv÷ A¨vIqvW© (1987)|

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1 × 5 = 5
Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When
Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim born (i) —— 1911
He (ii) ——   1938
He founded Diabetic Association (iii)—— 1956
BIRDEM (iv) —– Dhaka 1980
He (v) ——   1979
  1. Read the passage again and write ‘True’ or ‘False’ beside the following statements. Give correct answer for the false statement. 1 × 5 = 5

(a) Dr. Ibrahim played a triple role in health sector.

(b) His contribution was hailed duly.

(c) He served in different ignoble positions.

(d) Dr. Ibrahim was born in Bangladesh.

(e) He was awarded Bangla Academy Medal.

Ans.

  1. (i) in Murshidabad; (ii) obtained MBBS degree; (iii) in Dhaka; (iv) established; (v) was awarded Independence Day Gold Medal.
  2. (a) True.

(b)  True.

(c)  False. Correct. He served in different key positions.

(d)  False. Correct. Dr. Ibrahim was born in India.

(e) False. Correct. He was awarded Independence Day Gold Medal.

Unseen Passage – 4 

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions. (wb‡Pi cvV¨vskwU g‡bv‡hvM mnKv‡i co Ges  cªkœ¸‡jvi DËi `vI|)

The National Memorial at Savar is a symbol of the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation. It is built with concrete but made of blood. It stands 150 feet tall, but every martyr it stands for stands so much taller. It is an achievement the dimensions of which can be measured, but it stands for an achievement which is immeasurable. It stands upright for the millions of martyrs who laid down their lives so that we may stand upright.

Most prominently visible is the 150 feet tower. There is actually a series of 7 towers that rise by stages to a height of 150 feet. The foundation was laid on the first anniversary of the Victory Day. There is actually a plan to build a huge complex. The entire complex will cover an area of 126 acres. The plan of this complex includes a mosque, a library and a museum. The relics of the Liberation War will be kept in the museum. They will ever remind everybody that would come to visit the museum of the valiant struggle and supreme sacrifices of a freedom loving people. Here also will be a warning to all oppressors that oppression will always be defeated. The will of people prevails, for man is born to be free.

Word Meanings with Synonyms :    symbol (wmg&ej)n. – cÖZxK; sign. martyr (gviUvi)n. – knx`; immolate. achievement (A¨vPxf‡g›U)n. – AR©b; gain. measure (†gRvi)n. – cwigvc; weight. immeasurable (Bg‡gRvi¨ve&j&)adj. – Acwigvc‡hvM¨; impossible to measure. upright (AvcivBU)adj. – Lvov; vertical. prominently (cÖwg‡b›Uwj)adv. – ¯úófv‡e, fv‡jvfv‡e; remarkably. relic (†iwjK)n. – aŸsmve‡kl; remains. valiant (f¨vwjA¨vb&U&)adj. – mvnmx; gallant. supreme (mywcÖg)adj. – m‡e©v”P; greatest, highest.

e½vbyev`: mvfv‡ii RvZxq ¯§„wZ‡mŠa ¯^vaxbZv hy‡× knx`‡`i cÖwZ RvwZi kª×vi wb`k©b| GUv KswµU w`‡q ˆZwi wKš‘ i³ w`‡q Mov| GwU 150 wdU DuPz wKš‘ †hme knx‡`i cÖZxK wn‡m‡e GwU cwiMwYZ nq †mme knx‡`i gh©v`v AviI D”PZi| GwU GKwU AR©b hvi AvqZb cwigvc‡hvM¨, wKš‘ GwU Ggb GK AR©‡bi cÖZxK hv Acwi‡gq| GwU jv‡Lv knx‡`i cÖwZf‚ wn‡m‡e `uvwo‡q Av‡Q hviv Avgv‡`i‡K mgybœZ ivL‡Z Zuv‡`i Rxeb DrmM© K‡iwQ‡jb|

me‡P‡q fvjfv‡e `„k¨gvb nq 150 dzU UvIqvi/¯Í¤¢wU| cÖK…Zc‡ÿ GwU 7wU ¯Í‡¤¢i mvwi hv avivevwnKfv‡e evo‡Z evo‡Z 150 dzU D”PZvq D‡V †M‡Q| weRq w`e‡mi cÖ_g evwl©Kx‡Z Gi wfwË cÖ¯Íi ¯’vwcZ nq| GLv‡b g~jZ GKwU wekvj Kg‡cø· wbg©v‡Yi cwiKíbv i‡q‡Q| cy‡iv GjvKvwUi AvqZb n‡e 126 GKi| cy‡iv Kg‡cø‡· _vK‡e GKwU gmwR`, GKwU cvVvMvi Ges GKwU Rv`yNi| ¯^vaxbZv hy‡×i wb`k©bmg~n GB Rv`yN‡i ivLv n‡e| G¸‡jv cÖ‡Z¨K‡K, hviv GB Rv`yNi cwi`k©b Ki‡Z Avm‡e, g‡b Kwi‡q w`‡e GK ¯^vaxbZv wcÖq RvwZi mvnmx jovB I gnvb ejx`v‡bi K_v| GLv‡b mKj wbh©vZbKvixi cÖwZ mZK©evZ©v/ûuwkqvwi _vK‡e †h, wbh©vZb memgq civwRZ n‡e| gvby‡li B”QvB wU‡K _v‡K, KviY gvbyl Rš§MZfv‡e ¯^vaxb|

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1×5 = 5
Who/ what Event/Activity Where/What How/ Why
The National Memorial (i) —— at Savar as a symbol.
The foundation of the memorial was laid (ii). —— to show nation’s respect.
A huge complex is to build in the national memorial (iii) ———
The relics of the liberation war (iv).. —— in the museum as a warning.
v)  (v)  — rise to a height of 150 feet by stages.
  1. Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements: 1 × 5 = 5

(a)  It stands upright for thousands of martyrs.

(b)  The foundation was laid on the first anniversary of the Victory Day.

(c)  Their achievement is measurable.

(d)  To keep us standing upright, they laid down their lives.

(e)  Entire complex includes a mosque, a temple and a museum.

Ans.

  1. (i) situated; (ii) in 1972; (iii) planfully; (iv) will be kept; (v) A series of 7 towers.
  2. (a) False. It stands upright for the millions of martyrs.

(b)  True.

(c)  False. Their achievement is immeasurable.

(d) True.

(e)  False. Entire complex includes a mosque, a library and a museum.

Unseen Passage – 5 

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions. (wb‡Pi cvV¨vskwU g‡bv‡hvM mnKv‡i co Ges  cªkœ¸‡jvi DËi `vI|)

George Washington was the first President of the USA. He was born in 1732 in Virginia. His family used to cultivate tobacco in their estate Virginia. When he was twenty years old, he took over these estates and lived a comfortable life. In 1752, France and Britain started war. Then he left his estates and joined the English forces. He soon made a good name for himself as a brilliant officer. In 1773, the unpleasant incident known as Boston Tea Party took place between the Americans and British. Thirteen colonies joined into a congress in 1774. In 1775, some English troops were attacked and a war broke out. In 1776, the colonies formally declared themselves independent. Peace treaty was signed between America and Britain in 1783. When England and France made peace, he went to his home Virginia to live happily. In 1789, Washington became the first President of the United States.

Word Meanings with Synonyms :    president (†cÖwm‡W›U)n. – ivóªcwZ; monarch. cultivate (KvjwU‡fBU)v. – Pvl Kiv; farm. comfortable (KgdiU¨vej)adj. – Avivg`vqK; pleasant. brilliant (weªwjq¨v›U)adj. – †gavex; meritorious. unpleasant (AvbwcøR¨v›U)adj. – AcÖxwZKi; horrible. incident (Bbwm‡W›U)n. – NUbv; event. troop (Uªyc)n. – †mbv; soldier. declare (wW‡K¬qvi)v. – †NvlYv Kiv; announce. independent (BbwW‡cb‡W›U)adj. – ¯^vaxb; free. treaty (UªxwU)n. – Pzw³; agreement.

 e½vbyev` :   RR© IqvwksUb hy³iv‡óªi cÖ_g †cÖwm‡W›U wQ‡jb| RR© IqvwksUb 1732 mv‡j fvwR©wbqv‡Z Rš§MÖnY K‡ib| Zuvi cwievi fvwR©wbqv‡Z Zv‡`i f‚m¤úwˇZ Zvgv‡Ki Pvl KiZ| RR© IqvwksU‡bi eqm hLb wek, ZLb wZwb Gme m¤úwËi fvi MÖnY K‡ib Ges ¯^w¯ÍKi Rxebhvcb K‡ib| 1752 mv‡j d«vÝ Ges weª‡Ub hy× ïiæ K‡i| Zvici wZwb Zvi me f‚m¤úwË Z¨vM K‡i Bs‡iR †mbvevwnbx‡Z †hvM`vb K‡ib| GKRb †gavex Kg©KZ©v wnmv‡e wZwb kxNÖB myL¨vwZ jvf K‡ib| 1773 mv‡j Av‡gwiKvb Ges weªwUk‡`i g‡a¨ GKwU AcÖxwZKi NUbv N‡U hv †ev÷b wU cvwU© bv‡g cwiwPZ| †Z‡ivwU Dcwb‡ek 1774 mv‡j Ks‡MÖ‡m †hvM`vb K‡i| 1775 mv‡j wKQz Bs‡iR †mbv Avµg‡Yi wkKvi nq Ges hy× ïiæ n‡q hvq| 1776 mv‡j Dcwb‡ek¸‡jv AvbyôvwbKfv‡e wb‡R‡`i ¯^vaxb †NvlYv K‡i| 1783 mv‡j Av‡gwiKv Ges weª‡U‡bi g‡a¨ kvwšÍ Pzw³ ¯^vÿi nq| hLb Bsj¨vÛ I d«v‡Ý kvwšÍ cªwZwôZ nq, ZLb wZwb Zvi evwo fvwR©wbqv‡Z my‡L emevm Ki‡Z hvb| 1789 mv‡j IqvwksUb hy³iv‡óªi cÖ_g ivóªcwZ n‡qwQ‡jb|

  1. Complete the table below with information from the above passage. 1 × 5 = 5
Who/what Event when where
George Washington (i) …………. in 1732 in Virginia
French and British started war in 1752 (ii) …………..
Boston Tea party unpleasant incident (iii) …………….. in America and Britain
(iv) ……………… declared independence in 1776 in America
Washington became the first president in 1789 (v) ……………..
  1. Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give correct information for the false statement: 1 × 5 = 5

(a) In his early life, Washington was a politician.

(b) He led a discomfortable life after the war.

(c) He was acknowledged as an obedient officer.

(d) When a war started between France and Britain, he joined the American force.

(e) He was the pioneer President of the USA.

Ans.

  1. (i) was born; (ii) in Virginia; (iii) 1773; (iv) Colonies; (v) of the United States.
  2. (a) False. In his early life, Washington was the owner of an estate. (b) True. (c) False. He was acknowledged as a brilliant officer. (d) False. When a war started between France and Britain, he joined the English force. (e) True.
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