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M. Murad

Problems of Farming

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“Khaibur Rahman has worked hard on his own two bighas of land since 1969, but there are problem. For example, it’s not possible to plough all his fields properly because some of them are very narrow and he can’t turn his bullocks round in them. People have irrigated the land since 1895, when Abdur Rahman started to farm. But now it’s’ impossible for

Khaibur Rahman to irrigate his nine fields properly. His grandfather’s wells are still there, but other people’s land is around his. And these people don’t let him dig canals through their fields. So Khaibur Rahman and his two sons carry water in buckets, but its’ difficult and they can’t carry enough water because of these problems, life isn’t easy for Khaibur Rahman and he isn’t able to produce enough food and jute for himself and his family now.

1. True or false? If false, give the correct answer.                     1×5=05
(a) It is difficult to plough a small land.
(b) Khaibur Rahman does not use power-tiller in his filed.
(c) Now he has nine fields.
(d) His grandfather’s wells have been demolished.
(e) Life is difficult for Khaibur Rahman.
2. Fill in the gap with a suitable word from the given box. There are more words than necessary.                                                    0.5×10=05

Problems, too, difficult, impossible, fetches, hard, crops, headway, to, field, but, land

 

Khaibur Rahman faces some (a) — to plough his fields. He works hard (b) — cannot make any (c) — in ploughing his lands. It is (d) — to turn his bullocks in the narrows fields. He fails (e) — dig canals for irrigation as other people’s lands are around his (f) —. He (g) — water in buckets with the assistance of his sons. This is a (h) — and boring job. So life is (i) — for them. They cannot have good (j) —.

3. Give the short answer from the story.                                  1×5=05

a. When did Khaibur Rahman start farming?

b. How did Khaibur Rahman irrigate his lands?

c. How was his life?

d. Which grains did he farm?

e. Why isn’t life easy for Khaibur Rahman and his family?
4. Choose a word from the box and put it in the blanks next to its meaning.                                                                             0.5×10=05

Main Words Similar Words
Strong, show, cultivate, sow, plant, carefully, dig, related, manure, fertile. Fecund, compost, involved, excavate, cordially, grower, inseminate, farm, exhibition, dynamic.

5. Rearrange the following sentences in a correct order.     1×10=10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

a. So during that season he employed more labours.

b. Abdur Rahman was one of the best farmers in his district.

c. His fields were very fertile, because he knew how many times to plough them.

d. Like most rich farmers, he employed two or three labours on his land in order to cultivate it properly.

e. He and his labours worked hard together throughout the year.

f. They planted different crops and pulled out all the weeds.

g. He was a rich farmer with a lot of land.

h. Abdur Rahman was born more than a hundred years ago.

i. Then, when it was time for the harvest, there was more work.

j. They cut and threshed all the crops and washed the jute in the river.

6. Fill in the blanks according to your own experience           1×10=10

Rafiq and his family lived just outside of Sonapur. Like (a) —– his father was also a Cultivator. At the time of his (b) —–, and he helped his father on his land. (c) —– it was very hard to (d) —–, he worked with everybody. His grandfather also (e) —– as he was still a strong man. Rafiq (f) —– everything with him. Once he (g) —– him Endon’s letters from Mongolia. His grandfather told him that Endon (h) —– Rafiq to (i) —– him but Mongolia’s too (j) —– from here and they’re poor.

Answer to the question no- 1:
(a) True. (b) True. (c) True.
(d) False. Correct answer: His grandfather’s wells are still intact. (e) True.

Answer to the Question no- 2:
(a) problems (b) but (c) headway (d) impossible (e) to (f) land (g) fetches (h) hard (i) difficult (j) crops
Answer to the Question no- 3:

a. Khaibur Rahman started farming from 1969.

b. Khaibur Rahman irrigated his lands by collecting water from his grandfather’s well with bucket.

c. His life was difficult.

d. He farmed rice and jute.

e. Life isn’t easy for Khaibur Rahman because he is unable to grow enough crops from him and his family.

Answer to the Question no: 04

Strong – dynamic

Show – exhibition

Cultivate – farm

Sow – inseminate

Plant – grower

Carefully – cordially

Dig – excavate

Related – involved

Manure – compost

Fertile – fecund

 

Answer to the Question no: 05  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
h g d e f i a j c b

 

a. Abdur Rahman was born more than a hundred years ago.

b. He was a rich farmer with a lot of land.

c. Like most rich farmers, he employed two or three labourers on his land in order to cultivate it properly.

d. He and his labourers worked hard together throughout the year.

e. They planted different crops and pulled out all the weeds.

f. Then, when it was time for the harvest, there was more work.

g. So during that season he employed more labourers.

h. They cut and threshed all the crops and washed the jute in the river.

i. His fields were very fertile, because he knew how many times to plough them.

j. Abdur Rahman was one of the best farmers in his district.

 

6. Fill in the blanks according to your own experience          

a. Sanira’s b. leisure c. though d. cultivate e. helped f. shared g. showed h. wanted i. visit j. far away.

Rafiq and his family lived just outside of Sonapur. Like Samira’s his father was also a Cultivator. At the time of his leisure, and he helped his father on his land. Though it was hard to cultivate, he worked with everybody. His grandfather also helped as he was still a strong man. Rafiq shared everything with him. Once he showed him Endon’s letters from Mongolia. His grandfather told him that Endon wanted Rafiq to visit him but Mongolia’s too far away from here and they’re poor.

 

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