সুমন লেনার্ড রোজারিও, সিনিয়র শিক্ষক (ইংরেজি), সেন্ট গ্রেগরী হাইস্কুল এন্ড কলেজ, ঢাকা
প্রিয় শিক্ষার্থী বন্ধুরা, তোমাদের প্রাথমিক শিক্ষা সমাপনী পরীক্ষার চূড়ান্ত প্রস্তুতির জন্য মডেল প্রশ্ন দেয়া হলো, আশা করি মনোযোগ দিয়ে অনুশীলন করবে, তাহলেই তোমরা আনন্দে পরীক্ষা দিতে পারবে।
ইংরেজি Seen Comprehension
(Seen Comprehension: 33 marks)
Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2, 3 & 4.
A person’s birthday is a special day. This is the date when the person was born. People around the world celebrate birthdays in different ways. In many countries, people celebrate with a cake. There are candles on the cake. There is one candle for each year of the person’s life. People sing a song for the person. At the end of the song, the person blows out the candles. In some countries, there is often a party for a child’s birthday. The child’s friends come to the home. There is special food, like sweets. The children play games and sing. The friends often bring a birthday gift for the child. The gifts are wrapped in colorful paper. The gift may be a toy, a book or some clothes. In some countries, the friends don’t bring gifts. The most important thing is to enjoy the day and spend time with friends and family.
1. Match the words of column A with their meaning that is mentioned in the text in column B. 1×5=05
(i) a social unit living together
(ii) a state or a nation
(iii) a death anniversary
(iv) the earth or globe considered to be a planet
(v) a social gathering for a purpose
(vi) a matter made from sugar
(vii) an anniversary of the day on which a person was born
OR, Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the box below: 1×5=05
(a) People all _______ the world celebrate birthdays in different ways.
(b) There are _______ on the cakes.
(c) ________ are special fruits on birthday celebration.
(d) The friends _________ a birthday gift for the child.
(e) But in some countries, the friends don’t bring ___ on birthday celebration.
2. write true or false 1×6=06
(a) Candles are kept around the cake.
(b) People wish the person saying birthday song.
(c) The presents are wrapped in colourful papers.
(d) People celebrate birthday with a cake in few countries.
(e) Candles are blown out at the middle of the song.
(f) There is ordinary food served in a birthday party.
3. Answer the following questions: 2×6=12
(a) Who celebrate birthdays in different ways?
(b) How do people celebrate birthday in many countries?
(c) When does a person blow out the candles in his birthday?
(d) What are the special foods in one’s birthday celebration?
(e) What do the children do in a birthday celebration?
(f) How are the gifts wrapped?
4. Write at least five sentences about what things are done in a birthday celebration answering the given set of questions related to the text. (Remember to use capital letters, punctuation and correct spelling). 10
* Why is birthday a very important day in one’s life?
* How do people celebrate a birthday?
* Where are there candles?
* When does the person blow out the candles?
* How do the children enjoy the day?
Solution to the model question -01
Answer to the question No-1
(a) + (vii) Birthday = an anniversary of the day on which a person was born
(b) + (i) Family = a social unit living together
(c) + (iv) World = the earth or globe considered to be a planet
(d) + (ii) Country = a state or a nation
(e) + (v) Party = a social gathering for a purpose
Answer to the question No-1/Or
(a) over (b) candles(c) Sweets(d) bring(e) gifts
Answer to the question no: 2
(a) False. (b) True.(c) True.(d) False. (e) False. (f) False.
Note: In the examination, the students will only write True or False. They need not to write the correct answer if the statement is false.
Answer to the question no: 3
(a) Ans: People around the world celebrate birthdays in different ways. They cut cakes, play games and sing birthday song to celebrate the day in a special way.
(b) In many countries, people celebrate birthday with a cake. This cake is called birthday cake because it is cut on the occasion of someone’s birthday.
(c) A person usually blow out the candles in his birthday at the end of the birthday song. Everybody then clap their hands loudly and say happy birthday to wish the person.
(d) Ans: The special foods in one’s birthday celebration are various kinds of sweets. Besides sweets, birthday cake and many other rich and junk foods are also served in a birthday party.
(e) Ans: The children are the main attraction in a birthday party. They play various games and sing birthday song. They wish the person “Hay Birthday” whose birthday is being celebrated.
(f) Ans: The friends often bring a birthday gift for the child. The gifts are wrapped in colorful paper. The gift may be a toy, a book or some clothes.
Answer to the question no: 4
Birthday is a very important day in one’s life. It is so important in one’s life because it comes only once in a year a person’s life. That is why everyone in the world either a child or an aged person wants to celebrate this special day in a very special way.
People around the world celebrate a birthday specially and colorfully. They want to make the day memorable. They want to enjoy the day together with their kith and kin, with their near and dear ones, with their friends and relatives in the midst of joy, peace and happiness.
The most important things for anyone’s birthday is a birthday cake. Without having a birthday cake, the celebration of a birthday is not a complete one. Moreover, candles are kept on the cake.
When the candles are lit, everyone start singing birthday song to wish the person whose birthday is celebrating. When the song is over, the person whose birthday is celebrating blow out the candles and everybody clap their hands loudly then.
Children all over the world enjoy a lot during the celebration of someone’s birthday. They cut cakes, play games and sing birthday song to celebrate the day in a special way. Their happiness on someone’s birthday cannot be described in words. As a child, I also celebrate my birthday every year and enjoy a lot on that day with my friends and relatives.