Monday, December 31, 2018

Model 2
Myensing Girl’s cadet collage
Part A: Reading Test (50 marks)
Read the following passage and answer the question below
In the primitive age communications took place between humans through sings and gestures. As humans began to use their vocal cords, these silent gestures were no larger used as the primary means of communication. But they did not completely disappear. They evolved as a form of art, used to entertain thousands, and came to be known as ‘mime’.
Mime touched a little boy’s heart while he was watching a performance in his village he was so fascinated by the show that he was determined to master this art. He is no other than paratha partum Mujumdar, who won the world’s highest award in mime – Moliere Award.
Paratha is undoubtedly a forerunner in the field or mime in Bangladesh. He started as a musician and his keen sense of rhythm helped him to let his limbs move and express his surroundings through gestures.
Paratha partum Mujumdar is the first Bangladeshi to take up mime as a profession. He performed in a number of television shows in Bangladesh and gained popularity. In his mime, Mujumdar depicted the day to day life of the people. There was sadness, tears as well as happiness and laughter.
Mujumdar’s turning point of life came in 1979.When he was asked to give a solo performance in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The then French Ambassador Laic Moreau happened to be among the audience. Mr. Moreau    noticed the talent in Mujumdar. In 1981, the France Government offered him a scholarship so that he could get professional training in mime. This was the first time that a student was granted a France scholarship in mime. Mujumdar started his training under the legendary maestro, Etienne Dec roux.   Through Dec roux, he met another celebrated mime artist named Marcel Marceau. Marceau has transformed modern mime by taking it to an unimaginable height.
Marceau was very impressed by the Bangladeshi young talent and offered him a place in his school for mime, named ‘E. coli international de Melodrama de Paris- Marcel Marceau’. This school is the biggest and the best in the world. During his three years training period, Mujumdar practiced 16-18 hours daily till each and every bone in his body would feel like breaking. After his time with Marceau, He staged solo performance in England, Belgium, Germany, Spain Italy and the USA. France, Canadian and American TV channels enthusiastically aired his shows.

1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives.
(a) Mime is performed—
(i) Through vocal cords
(ii) through using instruments
(iii) through dialogues
(iv) through physical gestures
(b) In the last paragraph, what does the statement “After his time with Marceau, there was no looking back for Mujumdar” mean?
(i) Mujumdar did not come back in Bangladesh after his contact with Marceau.
(ii) Mujumdar did not want to recollect his childhood memories.
(iii) Mujumdar could not continue hard work after his bones had been fractured.
   (iv) Mujumdar’s fame as a mime artist spread to different                 countries of the word.
   (c) Mime is an – form to entertain people.
   (i) oid                           (ii) occasional
   (iii) ancient                 (iv) chirping
   (d) The use of vocal cords led to---
   (i) mime art               (ii) acting
   (iii) talking                            (iv) chirping
   (e) What can help a mime artist perform better?
   (i) a sharp sense of rhythm
   (ii) responsive audience
   (iii) flexible body
   (iv) background music
   (f) Where did Majumder meet Marceau first?
   (i) Paris              (ii) France
   (iii) Dhaka         (iv) Bangladesh
   (g) Majumder started his career as a/an
   (i) musician                (ii) magician
  (iii) dancer                 (iv) artist
  (a) (iv) through physical gestures
  (b) (iv) Majumder’s fame as a mime artist spread to                     different countries of the world
  (c) (iii) ancient
  (d) (iii) talking
  (e) (i) a sharp sense of rhythm
  (f) (ii) France 
  (g) (i) musician
  2.Answer the following questions.
  (a) What is mime?
  (b)Why is Majumder’s performance in the Bangladesh Shilpakala        Academy very important for his career?
 (c) How did oral communication evolve among the ancient                   people?
 (d) What do you mean by enthusiastically aired his shows’ in the          last pare of the passage?
(e) When was the seed of mime art sown in the heart of Majumder?
3. Read the following passage and answer the question
Can you think of a classroom where there is no blackboard or desks? Do you believe that you can be a student without a traditional book or writing pad or even pen/pencil? Are you not thrilled to imagine that you have asked a question and your tutor is answering that while flying midair in a Boeing from California to Tokyo? These are all possible in a ‘virtual campus’ in the system of e-learning. No kidding! For quite a long time, educationists have been utilizing the advantages of computer technology. The social networking services have a huge potential to help educationists in this sector. They have access to millions of people worldwide.
Educationists have noticed that a large number of social network users come from young generation and especially belong to student community. So side by side with computer assisted teaching- learning software, online education programmes are evolving fairly rapidly to assist conventional education system. But that e-learning?
2. Answer:
(a) Mime is an art of one’s acting through the use of movements of one’s hands or body and the expression on one’s face to tell a story or to act something through physical gestures without speaking.
(b) Majumder’s performance in the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is very important for his career because Loic Moreain, the then French ambassador happened to be among the audience. He was charmed at Majumder’s mime performance and made arrangement for a scholarship so that he could get professional training in time.
(c) Oral communication evolved as a form of art used to entertain thousands of ancient people.
(d) This means that they with interest telecast his mime shows live in different countries of the world.
(e) The seed of mime was sown in the heart of Majumder when he came across a mime artist named Jogesh Dutta in Chandernagar. Dust’s mime performance made Majumder spellbound and he desired to be a mime artiste in course of time.
3. Read the following text and fill in each gap with suitable word based on the information of the text.
Through the (a)---- of computer technology benefits, ‘virtual campus’ has emerged in the form of (b)----- system. Moreover, social (c)----- have enhanced the scope to (d)----- a huge number of students (e)----.
3. Answer:
(a) use
(b) e-learning
(c) networks
(d) grab
(e) as well
Read the following passage to answer the questions no. 4-5. Salman khan (born October 11,1976) is an American educator and entrepreneur. He was born in Metairie, Louisiana, United States, To a Bengali family. His father was born Barishal, Bangladesh, and his mother was from Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Khan attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), graduating with Bachelor of Science and Master of science degrees in Course 6 (electrical engineering and computer science), and another bachelor’s degree in Course 18 (mathematics), in 1998. He was class president in his senior year. Khan also holds a Master of business Administration from Harvard Business School. Salman khan founded Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over 6,500 videos lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects. He is also the founder of khan Lab School, a brick-and –mother school associated with khan Academy. The story behind Mr. Khan’s joining YouTube is that in late 2003. Khan began tutorials his cousin, Nadia, in Mathematics over the internet using Yahoo!’s Doodle notepad. When other relatives and friends sought his tutoring, he moved his tutorials to YouTube where he created an account on November 16, 2006. As of September 2018, the khan Academy channel on YouTube has more than 4.2 million subscribers and the khan Academy videos have been viewed more than I and a half billions items. In 2012, time named Salman Khan in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes magazine featured khan on its cover, with the story “$1 Trillion Opportunity.”
4. Read the passage on Salman Khan & Khan Academy and complete the following table with information from the text.
Salman khan
was born
Khan’s father

Salman khan
joined YouTube
Recognized khan
(a) Metairie, Louisiana, United States
(b) was born
(c) created an account
(d) Time
(e) one of the 100 most influential people in the world
5. Write a summary of the above passage in not more than 55 to 65 words.
5. Answer:
Salman Khan, an American educator and entrepreneur was born in Metairie, Louisiana, USA on 11 October, 1976. His father was from Bangladesh and his mother was from Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Khan graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later, he also took MBA from Harvard Business School. Salman Khan founded Khan Academy, a free online education platform. He also founded Khan Lab School associated with Khan Academy. Time named Khan in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. Forbes magazine featured Khan with the story“S 1 Trillion Opportunity”.
6. Match the parts of sentence given in column A, B and C make five complete sentences.
Column A
Column B
Column C
(a)Countries of the world
(i) comes
(i) as hydroelectric energy
(b) Most renewable energy
(ii) its energy can be captured
(ii) heavily on petroleum, coal and nature gas for energy sources.
(c) The sun’s heat
(iii) cause
(iii) with wind turbines to produce electricity.
(d) Then the wind and the sun’s heat
(iv) rely
(iv) either directly or indirectly from the sun.
(e) when this water vapor turns into flows downhill into rivers or streams
(v) drives the wind and this wind energy can be capture
(v) water to evaporate.

(a+iv+ii) Countries of the world rely heavily on petroleum, coal and natural gas for their energy source.
(b+i+iv) Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun.
(c+v+iii) The sun’s heat drives the wind and this wind energy can be captured with wind turbines to produce electricity.
(d+iii+v) Then the wind and the sun’s heat cause water to evaporate.
(e+ii+i) When the water vapor turns into rain or snow and flows downhill into rivers or streams, its energy can be captured as hydroelectric energy.
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to
Rewrite the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentence need to be written.
 Lalon lost one of this eyes for the smallpox disease.He came in touch with philosopher and singer of Cheuriya, Kushtia Siraj Shah who recovered him and had, later, great influence upon his Baul philosophy.
His companions had to abandon him being though as dead.
Once Lalon was going out to pilgrimage at his young age but he contracted smallpox on the way.  
Fakir Lalon Shah was born in 1774 at Horishpur, Horinakundo, Jhenidha; valiantly in a Kayastha family of the village Bhadra in Khumarkhali of kushtia distric.Later without any institutional education, he established a new variety of Baul tradition denouncing the caste distinction.
Lalon returned to his house, but was denounced by his wife and the relatives since he had been under the shelter and association of the Muslims.Then Malam Shah and his wife Matijan rescued dying Lalon from the banks of the Ganges.



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