1. Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list. Put them in the correct tense. Use negative where necessary. 1×5=5
A school magazine is a kind of periodical publication, which contains the writings and contributions the students and the teachers in a school. Every school publishes a school magazine every year. At first, a committee is formed for publishing the magazine. Then the committee asks the learners and the teachers to send their writings. The editor then corrects the writings. They select the publishable writings. The school magazine is generally open to all teachers and famous person outside the school is allowed to write in it. It also contains messages from the headmaster, assistant headmaster and the chairman of the school managing committee. There are short stories, poems, essays, verses, jokes, riddles and other writings related to studies, sports and cultural activities of the school. It often contains album of photography. A school magazine can play a vital role in improving the young learner’s habit of reading and writing. It can develop the students’ interest in literature. It stimulates their imagination and develops their creative powers. It is a mirror of the school. It adds to the glory and honor of the school.
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The name of our country is Bangladesh. It became independent in 1971. Dhaka is its capital. Bangladesh is a small country. Its land area is 1,47,570 square kilometres. But it has a large population. About 140 million people live here. Bangladesh is mainly an agricultural country. Its main crops are rice, jute, sugar-cane and tea. Many kinds of fruits also grow here. Jackfruits, mangoes, bananas, pine-apples, guavas and water-melons are the most common. My country has also many rivers. The main rivers are the Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna and the Karnaphuly. There are many varieties of fishes in these rivers. We have many interesting places.
Traffic jam is a situation in where vehicles cannot move freely and traffic comes to a standstill. It occurs almost all the district towns where a lot of vehicles play every day. Especially it occurs near bus stand, railway crossing, and turn of a road, at the junction of various roads or near a market. It occurs mainly in the morning and afternoon on working days when everyday body tries to attend office in short time or returns home as early as possible. The indiscriminate playing of vehicles like rickshaws, bus, scooters etc. and haphazard parking of vehicles and small shops in the footpaths are the main reason of traffic jam. Traffic jam causes untold sufferings to people.
A man who leads his life by catching and selling fishes is known as fisherman. Generally he lives in the rural area near the rivers, the big canals, marshy lands and the seas. He is hard working and painstaking. He uses nets and boats in fishing. Some fishermen have nets but no boats. Some who have boats and nets employ the boat less ones and they work in a group. A fisherman is always at work. While at home he repairs his boats or nets and he paints his boats or dyes his nets.
A man or woman who teaches the students in any educational institutions is called a teacher. He is an important person and an architect of a nation. He plays an important role to build up an educated nation. He is a friend, philosopher and guide to the students. He makes any topic very interesting to the students so students get much pleasure to understand the topic. He awakens the students and makes them more eager to study and other social and religious activities beside study. He also makes them more confident and proves them clever. The hidden treasure of each student is brought out by the touch of the teacher. Several times he makes his students very busy by giving homework and assignment.
Feroza’s childhood was full of sufferings and sorrows. She never had a moment of happiness in her life. All she remembered from her childhood was the extreme want of food, want of shelter and want of clothing. In 1972 at the age of 12, she was married to a 24 years old unemployed man. Feroza entered into her husband’s house with the dreams and hope of a young girl but all she saw was more want. It was Feroza who worked for a handful of grains to feed herself, her mother-in-law and her husband. When her first son was born she was 19. The birth of a child meant another mouth for feed. Feroza’s toiling days became harder with the birth of her second son in 1982. Her husband was still unwilling to work and therefore she had to work even harder to feed all the five mouths. From morning till dark she worked.
Summary of The Lotos- Eaters By Alfred Lord Tennyson