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English For Today (Class 8) Exam Preparation - সমগ্র বাংলা

English For Today (Class 8) Exam Preparation

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Section–A : Reading Test (Seen Passage)

English For Today (Class 8) বইটি থেকে একটি Passage দেওয়া থাকবে। এই Passage- এর অধীনে তিন ধরনের প্রশ্ন হবে :

1.  Multiple Choice Question : Choose the best answer from the following alternative. (নিচের বিকল্প উত্তরগুলো থেকে সঠিক উত্তরটি বাছাই করো।)1´5 = 5

Seen Passage থেকে ৫টি MCQ প্রশ্ন করা হবে। প্রতিটি প্রশ্নে ৪টি অপশন দেওয়া থাকবে। শুধু সঠিক উত্তরটি উত্তরপত্রে লিখতে হবে। প্রত্যেকটি সঠিক উত্তরের জন্য ১ নম্বর পাওয়া যাবে।

2.  Short Question : Give short answers to the following questions. (নিচের প্রশ্নগুলোর সংক্ষিপ্ত উত্তর দাও।)        2´5 = 10

একই Seen Passage এর ওপর ৫টি সংক্ষিপ্ত প্রশ্ন থাকবে। সংক্ষিপ্ত আকারে প্রশ্নগুলোর উত্তর লিখতে হবে। প্রশ্নোত্তর যতদূর সম্ভব নিজের ভাষায় লিখতে হবে। প্রতিটি প্রশ্নের জন্য ২ নম্বর থাকবে।

3.  Summarizing : Read the text in A again. Now write the summary of it in around 50 words. (A -তে থাকা টেক্সটি পড়। এখন ৫০ শব্দের মধ্যে এর সারমর্ম লেখ।)                                                                                                10

Seen Passage এর মূল বক্তব্য নিজ ভাষায় প্রায় ৫০ শব্দের মধ্যে লিখতে হবে। উল্লেখ্য যে, পরীক্ষায় ৮৫ শব্দের সারমর্ম লেখা নির্দেশনাও থাকতে পারে।

 Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–1, Lesson–02)

Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. The name was taken from the Bengali word, ‘naksha’ which means artistic pattern. It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries. The name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poem ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ was published in 1929.

Traditional kanthas are made for family use. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these quilts. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for this craft. Now it is produced commercially. You can find them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities. The quilts are now in great demand because of the colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them.

Set 1

1.     Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct meaning closest to the text :

        i)      Kind :

                i)    sympathetic    ii)   sort    ii)     sympathy    iv)   benevolent

        ii)    Pattern :

                i)    decoration      ii)   design     iii)    mark       iv)   embellishment

        iii)   Indigenous :

                i)    indigestion      ii)   native   iii)    indigestible      iv)   indignant

        iv)   Traditional :

                i)    rule   ii)   conventional     iv)   conventional    iv)   convention

        iv)   Thread :

                i)    yarn      ii)   threat      iii)    yard        iv)   rield

2.     Answer the following questions :

        (a)   What is Nakshi Kantha?                                   

        (b)   How long has the art been practised?

        (c)   Which areas are most famous for this craft?

        (d)   Why are the traditional Kanthas made?

        (e)   Why are the quilts now in great demand?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (i)    (d) benevolent; (ii) (b) design; (iii) (b) native; (iv) (c) conventional; (v) 9a) yarn.

2.     (a)   Nakshi Kantha is one kind of embroidered quilt.

        (b)   The art has been practised for centuries.

        (c)   Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore and most famous for this craft.

        (d)   The traditional Kanthas are made for family use.

        (e)   The quilts are now in great demand for the colourful patterns and designs.

3.     Nakshi Kantha is a traditional embroidered quit. The name was taken from the Bengali word ‘naksha’ which means artistic pattern. The art of Nakshi kantha has been practiced in rural areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal in India for centuries. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are famous for ‘Nakshi kantha’. It became popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poem ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ was published in 1929. People like it for its colourful patterns and designs embroidered on it.Now it is in great demand and produced commercially.

 Set 2

1.    Choose the best answer from the alternatives :

        a)     The word ‘Nakshi Kantha’ comes from the ¾¾ word.

           i)    English       ii)   Bengali          iii)    Hindi        iv)   Burmese

        b)     Nakshi Kantha is a ¾¾ kantha.

                i)    modern     ii)   ultramodern  iii)    age old    iv)   conventional

        c)     ‘Nakshi Kantha’ is related with ¾¾.

  i)    urban people    ii)   rural people    ii)    ethnic people   iv)   tribal people

        d)     Nowadays Nakshi Kantha is produced ¾¾.

    i)    traditionally   ii)   nationally    iii)    commercially     iv)   normally

        e)     ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ is written by ¾¾.

  i)    Kazi Nazrul Islam  ii) Farrukh Ahmed  iii)  Jasimuddin    iv)  Rabindranath Tagore

2.     Give short answer the following questions :

        (a)   What is ‘Nakshi Kantha’?                                  

        (b)   How long has this been practised?

        (c)   What kind of craft is it?                                    

        (d)   What districts are famous for “Nakshi Kantha’?

        (e)   Why are ‘Nakshi Kanthas’ now in great demand?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (ii) Bengali; (b) (iv) conventional; (c) (ii) rural people; (d) (iii) commercially; (e) (iii) Jasimuddin.

2.     (a)   Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroided quilt.

        (b)   The art has been practised for centuries.

        (c)   It is a kind of traditional craft.

        (d)   Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are famous for ‘Nakshi kantha’.

        (e)   ‘Nakshi kanthas’ are now in great demand for the colourful patterns and designs.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 3

1.     Choose the best answer from the alternative :

        a)     The term ‘indigenous’ means–

                i)    indigestible   ii)   native      iii)    famous    iv)   wild

        b)     Nakshi Kanthas are a kind of–

                i)    quilt     ii)   song          iii)    embrodiered quilt           iv)   crop

        c)     Jasimuddin was a famous–

                i)    poet     ii)   scientist   ii)     painter       iii)    architect

        d)     The art of Nakshi Kanthas is most famous to ¾¾ districts in Bangladesh.

                i)    three     ii)   four       iii)    five       iv)   six

        e)     The people of Bangladesh and West Bengal usually prepare kanthas for ¾¾ use.

                i)    national   ii)   industrial     iii)    family   iv)   commercial

2.     Write short answer the following questions :

        (a)   What does ‘naksha’ mean?

        (b)   Where has the art of ‘Nakshi Kantha’ been practised for ages?

        (c)   What materials are required to prepare Nakshi Kanthas?

        (d)   When did the name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ become popular?

        (e)   Why are ‘Nakshi Kanthas’ in great demands?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (iii) native; (b) (iii) embroidered quilt; (c) (i) poet; (d) (iv) six; (e) (iii) family.

2.     (a)   ‘Nakasha’ means artistic pattern.

        (b)   The art of ‘Nakshi Kantha’ has been practised in rural Bengal for ages.

        (c)   Old or new cloth and thread are required to prepare Nakshi kanthas.

        (d)   The name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poem ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math was published in 1929.

        (e)   The ‘Nakshi Kanthas’ are in great demand for the colourful patterns and design.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 4

1.     Choose the best answer from the alternatives :

        a)     ¾¾ are most famous for the craft.

                i)    Mymensingh, Dhaka     ii)     Rajshahi, Rangpur

                iii)  Mymensingh, Jessore    iv)   Bogra, Pabna

        b)     Nakshi Kanthas are a kind of–

                i)    cloth     ii)   quilt     iii)    embroidered quilt           iv)   Shitol Pati

        c)     What does the word ‘pattern’ mean?

                i)  step by step   ii)   series   iii) artistic design  iv)   handmade work

        d)     What are used to make these quilt?

                i)    New cloth                                     ii)     Old cloth

                iii)  Polymer thread                         iv)   Any type of cloth and thread

        e)     Where has the art been practised?

                i)    Large cities    ii)   Urban area   iii)    Rural area   iv)   Rich family

2.     Give short answer the following questions :

        (a)   What does “naksha” mean?

        (b)   How did it become famous?

        (c)   Do you like a Nakshi Kantha or an ordinary kantha? Why?

        (d)   Why are they in great demand?

        (e)   In cities, where do we get them?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (iii) Mymensingh, Jessore; (b) (iii) embroidered quilt; (c) (iii) artistic design; (d) (iv) Any type of cloth and thread; (e) (iii) Rural area.

2.     (a)   “Naksha” means artistic pattern.

        (b)   Poet Jasimuddin’s poem “Nakshi Kanthar Math” made it famous.

        (c)   I like Nakshi Kantha for its colourful patterns and designs.

        (d)   They are in great demand for the colourful patterns and designs.

        (e)   We get them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 5

1.     Guess the meaning of the following words. Choose the correct meaning closest to the text.

        (a)   kind

                i. sympathetic     ii. sort       iii. sympathy       iv. benevolent

        (b)   pattern

                i. decoration      ii. design   iii. mark      iv. embellishment

        (c)   indigenous

                i. indigestion    ii. native     iii. indigestible      iv. indignant

        (d)   thread

                i. yarn      ii. threat    iii. yard      iv. field

        (e)   traditional

                i. rule     ii. custom      iii. conventional    iv. convention

2.     Answer the following questions.

        (a)   What is Nakshi kantha?

        (b)   Nakshi kantha is a traditional craft of Bangladesh and India. How?

        (c)   Where has the art been practised?

        (d)   What are the traditional kanthas made?

        (e)   Describe its commercial value.

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (ii) sort; (b) (ii) design; (c) (ii) native; (d) (i) yarn; (e) (iii) conventional.

2.     (a)   Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt.

        (b)   Yes, it is. The art of Nakshi kantha has been practiced in rural areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal in India for centuries.

        (c)   The art has been practiced in rural Bengal.

        (d)   The traditional kanthas are made for family use.

        (e)   Nakshi kantha is produced commercially because we can find them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 6

1.     Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct meaning.

        (a)   kind

                i. sympathetic     ii. sort     iii. sympathy       iv. benevolent

        (b)   indigenous

                i. indigestion    ii. native     iii. indigestible     iv. indignant

        (c)   traditional

                i. rule      ii. custom      iii. conventional      iv. convention

        (d)   thread

                i. yarn      ii. threat     iii. yard     iv. field

        (e)   famous

                i. renowned       ii. notorious        iii. famine          iv. fume

2.     Answer the following questions.

        (a)   What is Nakshi kantha?

        (b)   How long has the ar been practised?

        (c)   Why was the name popular?

        (d)   Why are traditional kanthas made?

        (e)   Why are the quilts now in great demand?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (ii) sort; (b) (ii) native; (c) (iii) conventional; (d) (i) yarn; (e) (i) renowned.

2.     (a)   Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt.

        (b)   The art has been practised for centuries.

        (c)   The name was popular because it is related to poet Jasimuddin’s poem “Nakshi Kanthar Math”.

        (d)   The traditional kanthas are made for family use.

        (e)   The quilts are now in great demand for its colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 7

1.     Guess the meaning of the following words. Choose the correct meaning closest to the text.

        (a)   embroidered

                i. embellished     ii. patterned    iii. coloured    iv. decoration

        (b)   traditional

                i. unusual     ii. modern    iii. innovative   iv. conventional

        (c)   pattern

                i. figure    ii. plan      iii. design       iv. motif

        (d)   indigenous

                i. indigestion    ii. native     iii. indigestible       iv. indignant

        (e)   famous

                i. fame    ii. known    iii. well-known     iv. extraordinary

2.     Answer the following questions.

        (a)   What is ‘Nakshi kantha’?

        (b)   How is it made?

        (c)   Why are the quilts now in great demand?

        (d)   How long has this been practised?

        (e)   Why are the traditional kanthas made?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (i) embellished; (b) (iv) conventional; (c) (iii) design; (d) (ii) native; (e) (iii) well-known.

2.    (a)   Nakshi kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt.

        (b)   Old or new cloth and thread are used to make this quilt.

        (c)   The quilts are now in great demand for their colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them.

        (d)   This art has been practised for centuries.

        (e)   The traditional kanthas are made for family use.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 8

1.     Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct meaning closest to the text.

        (a)   pattern

                i. design    ii. cloth       iii. picture      iv. portrait

        (b)   craft

                i. a device     ii. asset    iii. art       iv. property

        (c)   indigenous

                i. familiar   ii. foreign     iii. native    iv. artificial

        (d)   expensive

                i. costly         ii. cheap         iii. different    iv. excellent

        (e)   demand

                i. price     ii. need     iii. popularity   iv. familiarity

2.     Answer the following questions.

        (a)   What is ‘Nakshi kantha’?

        (b)   From when has the art of Nakshi kantha been practised?

        (c)   How did the name Nakshi kantha become popular?

        (d)   Which districts are most popular for Nakshi kantha?

        (e)   What are used to make Nakshi kantha?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (i) design; (b) (iii) art; (c) (iii) native; (d) (i) costly; (e) (ii) need.

2.     (a)   Nakshi kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt.

        (b)   The art has been practised for centuries.

        (c)   The name was popular after poet Jasimuddin’s poem “Nakshi kanthar Math” had been published.

        (d)   Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most popular for this craft.

        (e)   Old or new cloth and thread are used to make Nakshi Kantha.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 9

1.     Choose the best answer from the alternatives :

        (a)   Which of the closest meaning of pattern?

                i. Artistic   ii. Patternal     iii. Design     iv. View

        (b)   Nakshi kantha is the ¾¾ of our rural women.

                i. pride    ii. rule     iii. balk of their tradition     iv. simple tradition

        (c)   Nakshi kantha became popular ¾¾ 1929.

                i. after     ii. before     iii. in        iv. with

        (d)   “Popular” means ¾¾.

                i. favourite       ii. disgusting    iii. disliked     iv. liked

        (e)   “The quilts are now in great demand” what does the statement mean?

                i. It is used more than ever before    ii. It has become less popular

                iii. It is expensive               iv. It is less expensive than before

2.     answer to the following questions.

        (a)   What is Nakshi kantha?

        (b)   Where was Nakshi kantha originated from?

        (c)   Why is this kantha made for?

        (d)   Who is Jasimuddin?

        (e)   How long is the tradition of Nakshi kantha carried down?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (iii) Design; (b) (i) pride; (c) (i) after; (d) (i) favourite; (e) (i) It is used more than ever before.

2.     (a)   Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt.

        (b)  The name ‘Nakshi kantha’ was originated from the Bengali word “naksha” meaning artistic pattern.

        (c)  The kanthas are made for family use.

        (d)  Jasimuddin is famous Bangladeshi poet.

        (e)  The tradition of Nakshi kantha is carried down is rural Bengal for centuries.

3.     Same as Set 1

Set 10

1.     Choose the best answer from the alternatives.

        (a)   ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ is a ¾ by Jasimuddin.

                i. novel       ii. poem       iii. satire     iv. drama

        (b)   Nakshi kantha is one kind of ¾.

                i. dress    ii. toy      iii. quilt      iv. book

        (c)   The word ‘naksha’ refers to ¾.

        i. new pattern     ii. artistic pattern      iii. old pattern       iv. best pattern

        (d)   The name ‘Nakshi kantha’ was taken from ¾ word.

                i. English    ii. Arabic        iii. French      iv. Bengali

        (e)   ‘Nakshi kantha’ is a ¾ art in our country.

                i. popular   ii. unpopular     iii. urban     iv. foreign

2.     Answer the following questions in your own words.

        (a)   What things are used to make ‘Nakshi Kanta’?

        (b)   Where can people find it?

        (c)   How old is the art?

        (d)   Which areas are famous for ‘Nakshi kantha’?

        (e)   Why do people like ‘Nakshi kantha’?

3.     Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

 Answer 

1.     (a)   (ii) poem; (b) (iii) quilt; (c) (ii) artistic pattern; (d) (iv) Bengali; (e) (i) popular.

2.     (a)   Old or new clothes and thread are used to make ‘Nakshi Kantha’.

        (b)   People can find it in many expensive handicraft shops in cities.

        (c)   The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries.

        (d)   Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are famous for ‘Nakshi kantha’.

        (e)   People like it for its colourful patterns and designs embroidered on it.

3.     Same as Set 1

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