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Reading Test (25 Marks)

Read the passage and then answer the questions below (1-2)

Meherjan lives in a slum on the Sirajgonj Town Protection Embankment. Her polythene-roofed shelter looks like a cage. She is nearly 45 but looks more than her age. In front of her shelter, she is trying to make a fire to cook the day’s only meal. Her weak hands tremble as she adds some fallen leaves and straw to the fire. The whispering wind from the river Jamuna makes the fire unsteady. The dancing of the flames reminds Meherjan of the turmoil in her life. Not long ago Meherjan had everything a family, cultivable land and cattle. The erosion of the Jamuna consumed all her land property gradually. It finally claimed her only shelter during the last monsoon. It took the river only a day to demolish Meher’s house, trees, vegetable garden and the bamboo bush. She had a happy family once. Over the years, she lost her husband and her family to diseases that cruel hunger and poverty brought to the family. Now, she is the only one left to live on with the loss and the pain. The greedy Jamuna has shattered her dreams and happiness.

There are thousand others waiting to share the same fate like Meherjan. Bangladesh is a land of rivers that affect its people. Erosion is a harsh reality for the people living along the river banks. During each monsoon many more villages are threatened by the roaring rivers like the Jamuna, the Padma and the Meghna. It is estimated that river erosi at least 1,00,000 people homeless every year in Bangladesh. In fact, river erosion is one of the main dangers caused by climate change. If we can’t take prompt action to adapt to climate change, there will be thousands of more Meherjans in our towns and villages every year.

1. Choose the correct answer from the fair alternatives given after each question:-

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1. (a) What does the expression "The turmoil in her life" in the 1st paragraph mean?

(i) The pleasures of life
(iii) The pangs and pains of her life
(ii) The thunderstorm in her life
(iv) The dreams of her life

2. (b) What are the rivers mentioned in the passage?

(i) The Jamuna
(ii) The Padma
(iii) The Meghna
(iv) All the Above

3. (c) Once Meherjan was-

(i) solvent
(ii) insolvent
(iii) poor
(iv) impoverished

4. (d) Meherjan was homeless because of

(i) the erosion of the Jamuna
(ii) selling of her house
(iii) destruction of her house
(iv) flood

5. (e) What is the main purpose of the author of the passage?

(i) To explain the importance of river.
(ii) To describe the impact of monsoon.
(iii) To describe the effect of river erosion.
(iv) To describe the fate of a woman.

6. f) She is living _____ in her makeshift house now.

(i) with her relatives
(iii) with her husband
(ii) alone
iv) with her family

7. g) Dancing of the flame means-

(i) a traditional form of folk dance.
(ii) a flame that makes people dance around it.
(iii) unstability of flame.
(iv) a flame made by people to remember their past.
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1. (a) Why does Meherjan look more than her age?

2. (b) Where does she live and how does her living place look like?

3. (c) When are many more villages threatened by the roaring rivers?

4. (d) What happens then?

5. (e) How can we reduce the increasing number of shelterless people affected by river erosion?

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**Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of sentences need to be written.

      (a) The dog dropped the bone and barked at the crow

      (b) One of them started pecking to dog’s tail.

      (c) Both the crows went near the dog.

      (d) Once a dog was eating a bony piece of meat sitting under a tree.

     (e) The dog not only felt disturbed but also became angry.

     (f) If flew away and after sometime returned with another crow. 

     (g) A crow saw him and wished to eat that.

     (h) In the meantime the other crow flew away with the bone.

Written Test (25 Marks)

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1. Read the beginning of a story. Add at least ten new sentences to complete the story.

Liton is a brilliant student. Though he wants to make good result, he does not attend classes regularly. Rather going to a coaching center, he memorises answers from guide books and sheets and finds that he cannot cut a good figure in the exams. One day his class teacher called him and ……………………..

2. The pie chart below shows the percentage of transportation used by the students to come to their school. Describe the chart in 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given in the chart.

3. Look at the table:

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Listening Test (25 Marks)